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Re: alt - <key> function

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 03:39:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
cc: John Russell <ve3ll@RAC.CA>, <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0105150338170.10759-100000@tux.w3.org>
It would be helpful if this were a shortcut that could easily be switched
(like browser/editor mode) so that people who want accesskeys can use them.
They are reasonably likely to be the same people who are relying on keyboard
shortcuts instead of using a mouse, in many cases.


On Tue, 15 May 2001, Irene Vatton wrote:

  > Alt keys are used for the accesskey function in html documents.
  > Some are also used for shortcut functions in the editor....
  > To resolve conflicts may I suggest that editor mode be used...
  > Editor mode on --- invoke any shortcut assigned to an alt key.
  > Editor mode off -- (assume browsing) -- do accesskey if used.

  There is an entry in Special/Preferences/General that allows you to
  ignore accesskeys.

  > This would also allow more edit shortcuts based on alt key
  > These may be required once more mathml pallettes available.
  > John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
  > http://www.cgocable.net/~jrussel
  > Please send complaints to my legal reps
  > Dewey, Cheatum & Howe  ATTN: Sue Alotte

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