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Re: Floating "back to top" element -- no keyboard focus


From: Isabel Holdsworth
Date: Mar 22, 2019 9:52AM

"Back to top" doesn't necessarily mean the top of the page. It could
mean the top of the main content, in which case IMO the "Back to top"
button should be focusable, especially if there's a lot of interactive
elements in the main content. If not, there's no easy way for keyboard
users to get the focus back to where that button would presumably
position it.

Cheers, Isabel

On 16/03/2019, Philip Kiff < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On 2019-03-15 18:52, Mallory wrote:
>> I just use the Home key. It may differ between OSes. But yes, those just
>> move the view. To get my focus up there too, Ctrl-L (apparently Ctrl-D
>> works as well but I never learned it) to get to the address bar and start
>> moving from there has been my lifesaver.
> I think you mean ALT-D, not CTRL-D, as an alternative shortcut to the
> address bar.
> And I think that historically it may be that ALT-D comes from Windows
> File Explorer, and CTRL-L comes from various browsers. And only in more
> recent iterations have both shortcuts worked on both types of windows in
> MS Windows. Maybe?
> Phil.
> Philip Kiff
> D4K Communications
> > > > >