How To Navigate A Website Without a Mouse
Point Clear Media | January 30, 2013
There are times when using a mouse is not an option and you ask yourself, “How do I navigate a website without a mouse?” Someone without the full use of his or her hands will often have to use the computer keyboard or a special input device.
On websites that comply with WCAG 2.0, the TAB key in conjunction with the ENTER (i.e. RETURN) key and the arrow keys should get a user to all of the interactive elements of a web page.
There are also key code combinations that will help you focus on other browser windows and tabs. For example on a Mac, to return to the browser tab you were on previously, you can hold down the command key (⌘) while typing the opening square bracket ( [ ). For a full list of Mac keyboard shortcuts visit:
Windows keyboard shortcuts can be found at:
Microsoft has a good cheat sheet for Linux keyboard shortcuts:
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