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RE: web access keys


From: L
Date: Aug 17, 2005 3:00AM

Thomas Jedenfelt wrote:

"Personally, I find Access Keys very convenient."

I'm sure you wouldn't find them as convenient if they frequently overrode your keyboard only access to menu functions and navigational areas of the browser :-)

"Also, Access Keys would be a good way to prevent mouse arm fatigue and RSI (repetitive strain injuries)."

Although this *may be the case for mouse arm fatigue, replacing repetetive mouse clicking action with repetetive key press action is not a long term solution for RSI.

Reviewing posture, sitting position, keyboard and mouse peripherals and making adjustments are far more likely to offer resolution.