What is an access key?

What exactly is < accesskey> and do I only use “s” even if I have multiple? I looked it up on other sites, and I just don’t get what it is.

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Clarification: if I press the s key on a site that uses < accesskey>, what happens? Also, can I use something other than s?

Serious replies please. I have looked it up.

Hi, this isn’t helpful. I have googled it and still do not understand. Thanks.

Hello @briannaarb !

The following link explains access keys and provides a good example for you to see how they are used in code.


Basically, access keys are used to get to a specified place on a document quickly.

You would use a different key for each location where you wanted to access.


 <a href="A" accesskey="A">A</a>

For better understanding you can click on the link provided above.

Wishing you good progress.

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Can you explain which part you didn’t understand ?

So that it’ll be easier for community to answer preciously

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Thank you! This is exactly what I needed. Nothing else I read helped me understand.

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