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Re: SV: Use first letter as ACCESSKEY

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 15:49:38 -0500
To: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <BA7FEF92.FD7F%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>

On 2/24/03 3:23 PM, "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk> wrote:

> If you press the ALT key the focus is the browser. Then you can press the
> access key letter you want for the browser. Keeping the ALT key down when
> you press the accesskey letter does the same thing accept that the accesskey
> letters used in the web page overrules the access keys in the browser's
> menu.
> Not many people know this, so test it in an IE-browser. This means that
> access keys for the web page and for the browser can be the same without
> conflicts, if we learn the two ways of pressing the ALT-key.

This is not my experience with IE.  Taking the example David gave, Alt+d to
set focus to the address bar, this shortcut doesn't work unless alt is held
down.  The only shortcuts that seem to be saved by separating the keypresses
are f,e,v,a,t, and h.

Am I missing something?

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