[uf-discuss] Mediawiki accesskey shortcut usage instructions

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Jul 25 17:14:57 PDT 2007

In message <007401c7cf15$8872db80$bc08a8c0 at nzto22>, Paul Wilkins 
<paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz> writes

>From: "Andy Mabbett" <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
>> CTRL-S on my machine. *when editing a wiki page*, causes my browser 
>>to  open a dialogue to save a local copy of the editing form.
>When editing a wiki page you're right. The Accesskey is ctrl on IE5/Mac 
>and it's variations of the alt key on most other browsers. The 
>exceptions to this tend to be Firefox 2 with alt-shift, Opera with 
>shift-esc, and ancient browsers that don't support Accesskeys.
>Getting back to where this all started, the instruction in question is 
>"use CTRL S to save"
>That's only valid if the browser is something like IE5/Mac
>It could be a lot better if it said
>"Accesskeys differ according to your browser." which links off to a 
>page that explains about Accesskeys, followed by "use ACCESSKEY S to 

It would be better still to say nothing. We don't say "move your mouse 
pointer here and press the button to go to the page about..."

Andy Mabbett

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