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Firefox 2 Breaks Numeric Access Keys

The Firefox 2 browser breaks numeric access keys. Yes, it’s true. Firefox 2 now requires the Shift key to the Alt + Access Key function, but it doesn’t work with numbers. How silly. A large portion of sites (including mine) that implement access keys use numbers because they are least likely to interfere with various user agents.

But now, there’s a solution! Firefox! It’s available through Firefox’s auto-update. Shift + Alt + Access Key now works fine.

In IE, the access key usage hasn’t changed; it’s Alt + Access Key, then Enter.

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Tab Order and Accesskey

Techniques and discussion on setting the tabbing sequence and creating access keys for elements on your HTML page.

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