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The accesskey attribute specifies a shortcut key to activate/focus an element.

Note: The way of accessing the shortcut key is varying in different browsers:

BrowserWindowsLinuxMac
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer [Alt] + accesskey N/A
Chrome Chrome [Alt] + accesskey [Alt] + accesskey [Control] [Alt] + accesskey
Firefox Firefox [Alt] [Shift] + accesskey [Alt] [Shift] + accesskey [Control] [Alt] + accesskey
Safari Safari [Alt] + accesskey N/A [Control] [Alt] + accesskey
Opera Opera [Alt] + accesskey

However, in most browsers the shortcut can be set to another combination of keys.

Tip: The behavior if more than one element has the same access key differs:

  • IE, Firefox: The next element with the pressed access key will be activated
  • Chrome, Safari: The last element with the pressed access key will be activated
  • Opera: The first element with the pressed access key will be activated