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Maybe it's just me, but it seems that Safari 1.2 still won't let you tab to controls (pull down menus, buttons, etc.) as just about every other browser does. For example, if I'm filling out a form, I can't tab to a pull down menu; I must use the mouse. I can't select between multiple buttons; I must use the mouse. Not sure how much of a win it is to be able to tab to links if you still have to use the mouse to select other objects on the page. JKG...

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    Default Safari 1.2

    Maybe it's just me, but it seems that Safari 1.2 still won't let you tab
    to controls (pull down menus, buttons, etc.) as just about every other
    browser does. For example, if I'm filling out a form, I can't tab to a
    pull down menu; I must use the mouse. I can't select between multiple
    buttons; I must use the mouse. Not sure how much of a win it is to be
    able to tab to links if you still have to use the mouse to select other
    objects on the page.


    JKG
    Jonathan Guest

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    Default Re: Safari 1.2

    In article <comcast.net>,
    Jonathan Goodish <net> wrote:
     

    I was breezing through the discussion of Safari 1.2 on Macintouch.com
    today. I believe I saw something about it - perhaps even a fix -
    something to do with System Preferences.
    Daniel Guest

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    Default Re: Safari 1.2

    In article <comcast.net>,
    Jonathan Goodish <net> wrote:
     

    This feature was in fact added in Safari 1.2. You do have to turn on
    "Full keyboard access" in the Universal Access preference pane, but you
    already did that so you could use GUI Scripting, right?

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    Default Re: Safari 1.2

    In article <040220041150371347%invalid>, Jerry
    Kindall <invalid> wrote:
     
    >
    > This feature was in fact added in Safari 1.2. You do have to turn on
    > "Full keyboard access" in the Universal Access preference pane, but you
    > already did that so you could use GUI Scripting, right?[/ref]

    its actually in keyboard and not universal access, but as far as i can
    tell, it doesn't provide type selecting menu items. sure, you can use
    arrow keys to navigate it, but that is a pain with long menus, perhaps
    even more so than just using a mouse and letting it scroll.
    nospam Guest

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    Default Re: Safari 1.2

    In article <040220041434039930%invalid>,
    nospam <invalid> wrote: 
    >
    > its actually in keyboard and not universal access, but as far as i can
    > tell, it doesn't provide type selecting menu items. sure, you can use
    > arrow keys to navigate it, but that is a pain with long menus, perhaps
    > even more so than just using a mouse and letting it scroll.[/ref]

    Right. It will let you type select after you hit the arrow key to
    activate a menu, but you still have to it the arrow key. Not a big
    deal, but I don't have to do this in other browsers that have worked
    that way for a long, long time.

    I haven't checked yet to see if Safari still prints background images,
    but I didn't consider that a feature of previous versions. I believe
    that Explorer provides an option to turn off printing of background
    images.



    JKG
    Jonathan Guest

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    Default Re: Safari 1.2

    On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 14:34:03 -0800, nospam wrote
    (in message <040220041434039930%invalid>):
     

    It only works once the menu is open; either click the menu or hit the down
    arrow once it's selected. Works anywhere, too, not just Safari.

    Steven Guest

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    Default Re: Safari 1.2

    In article <0001HW.BC46E865001DB19BF00805B0shawnews>, Steven Fisher
    <net> wrote:
     
    >
    > It only works once the menu is open; either click the menu or hit the down
    > arrow once it's selected. Works anywhere, too, not just Safari.[/ref]

    Yeah, you do have to open the menu, then you can select by typing.

    The only thing I don't like about the full keyboard access is, now all
    the bookmarks in my bookmark bar get selected when I tab from the
    Location field. Guess I'll have to make a JavaScript bookmarklet to
    pop me into the first form field.

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