[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #149: Forums should expose accesskeys

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#149: Forums should expose accesskeys
  Reporter:  Daedalon  |      Owner:
      Type:  task      |     Status:  new
  Priority:  lowest    |  Component:  Support Forums
Resolution:            |   Keywords:

Comment (by Daedalon):


 I have a different experience. Accesskeys are massively useful. At
 WordPress.org forums they've saved me a ton of time and concentration. No
 more moving hands between keyboard and mouse and pointing the mouse at the
 correct item. There's a reason keyboard shortcuts exist in most every UI.
 WordPress.org forums are a UI some of us use very often.

 However, if you mean accesskeys are not commonly used, I agree. Many
 people don't know they exist in the first place. There's a simple
 solution: let people know that they exist.


 Useful input, thanks! I'm not convinced of that TL;DR, though. I've used
 accesskeys on many sites on many browsers. There are millions of users
 using the same browsers and sites. The trouble has been that finding the
 accesskeys has required looking at the HTML. This leaves most users out of
 the benefits of accesskeys.

 Title attributes are an excellent mouseover help that doesn't consume
 screen space. Making the title text vary between browsers sounds like a
 matter of a few if clauses, nothing to fret about. The default can be so
 that no title text is output, but if the browser is a recognized one, then
 the correct one is displayed. No one loses by this addition, but millions

 What do you mean by workaround key combinations? In which case would one
 be needed?

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