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Re: Keyboard short cuts and access keys.


From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Sep 23, 2012 11:53AM


Google and other sites use JavaScript to check to make sure focus
isn't in a certain part of the page, such as where you type the body
of the e-mail. If that is true they add key listeners for certain
keys. Doing this instead of making your site/app accessible is a bit
frowned upon.

Ryan E. Benson

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Ramya Sethuraman
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Not sure why the google link didn't get pasted correctly, here is the
> correct url:
> http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&;answer559
> Look for the word, shortcut.
> Thanks,
> Ramya
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Ramya Sethuraman <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to find out if Google's method of implementing keyboard short
>> cuts described here:
>> http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&;answer559 is the
>> standard way to implement keyboard shortcuts? Normally, when we use access
>> keys, we would have to use a browser specific keystroke like alt + shift
>> for FF for example
>> to trigger the access key. However, if you turn on keyboard shortcuts in
>> Google, you can just type the letter c for example and you will be able to
>> compose a new email.
>> You don't need to press Shift + alt + c to compose a new email. Is this
>> standard?
>> Thanks,
>> Ramya
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