ACCESS KEY DETAILS

Many thanks to http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Hl1/Help/DG_020463 for this, other useful information also available from them.

Access keys and how to use them

Unfortunately, different browsers use access keys in different ways.  In general you need to hold down a key or two, and then press the access key you want.

Browsers for PCs

Firefox 2: Hold down the SHIFT key and the ALT key and then press the number of the access key
Firefox 1.5 for PCs: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Opera 9: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.
Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 4: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Netscape 7: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Netscape 6+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key
Netscape earlier versions: Access keys are not supported

Browsers for Macs

Firefox 2: Hold down the SHIFT key and the ALT key and then press the number of the access key
Firefox 1.5: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Safari: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Opera 9: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.
Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 4.5: Access keys are not supported

We always code to comply with accessibility requirements.  We would like everyone else to!

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