Wikipedia

Wikipedia. I like it. I love the Wiki concept and I love the amount of information that’s up there on Wikipedia already. Part of me doesn’t like the chaotic nature of the more controversial subjects but another part of me thinks that sort of chaos is really interesting and worth allowing.

But there’s one thing I really hate. Try doing a text search with your browser via the search hotkey. You can’t. Why? Because the letter F is the access key for the search field. So anytime you type control-f or option-f or whatever, the search box does not appear but rather the site search field gains focus. Very annoying. But also an interesting case for accessibility. Perhaps using accesskeys requires a bit of forethought? As a web page/site designer do you ignore key browser hotkeys and assign them to page objects or do you work around the issue by intentionally not using those specific hotkeys?

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