Spatial Browser Navigation

By Deane Barker on April 21, 2005

Firefox Experiments With Keyboard Navigation: This reminds me of DVD menu navigation, which kinda sucks, so I don’t know how well this is going to work. Bravo for trying, though.

Rather than point and click with the mouse, these Firefox builds let users apply the Shift and Alt keys, then one of the four cursor keys, to move to a nearby link on a Web page.

Although that idea is far from new, the spin here is that the keystroke combinations take users to the next link by visual position, not its place in the HTML source code.



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