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kabull

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 6:27 pm

I want to be able to use a shortcut key to shift focus and format text inside another application. I've discovered the concept of 'accesskey' and the guidance in the knowledge base (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Ui.key.chromeAccess). I've seen that all the settings in about:config are correctly defaulted and that ALT+ i (for example) should enable me to apply italic to a selected word. But I can't get it to work.
Can anyone help, please?

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 7:21 pm

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Ui.key.chromeAccess
This page was last modified 02:00, 14 July 2006.

The Keyboard API has been changed since 2006, and maybe changed more than once in 50+ versions.

Here are a couple of recent support pages related to accesskey and the Keyboard API.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... Key_Values
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... _Shortcuts

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kabull

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Post Posted December 10th, 2017, 12:17 am

Thanks. I'll have a look at those pages.

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