Add keyboard shortcuts to your website

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By using a simple tag in your HTML, you can make it possible for your visitors to use keyboard shortcuts on your site.


Here is how:

Let´s say you want to implement a link to The IT Community and it should load whenever someone presses ALT+g (for Firefox, for other browsers see below).

Use the following code in the body part of your site:

<a href="http://www.theitcommunity.com" accesskey="G">www.theitcommunity.com</a>


Just be sure to add a description to your page so that your visitors about this new feature.


Unfortunately every browser behaves differently:

  • Internet Explorer: Alt + Accesskey + Enter
  • Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape: Alt + Accesskey
  • Firefox Version 2.0 and up: Alt + Shift + Accesskey
  • Opera: Shift + Esc + Accesskey


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