accesskey for search box [tracked]

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gizban
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accesskey for search box [tracked]

Post by gizban » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:46 am

My feature request is to add the accesskey attribute to the search box. Wikipedia uses accesskey="f", which means you can press ALT-f and then the search box will be selected. I suggest using either "f" (like wikipedia) or "s" (like php.net).

Thank you

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Post by fahrenheit » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:35 am

access keys are nice but aren't very standart in my opinion, every browser handles them in a diferent away.
i bet you are using firefox :P

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Post by gizban » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:20 pm

It's is true that not all browsers handle accesskeys the same way. (IE uses ALT-key. Opera 9 uses ALT-ESC-key, which I think is a terrible choice). However, I still think that every website should add an accesskey to the site's search box. If people don't know what accesskey's are, they don't have to use them.

digg.com uses ALT-2. It would be nice if many sites used the same key, or at least gave a visible indication of which key to use, instead of having to read the HTML source.

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