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HTML accesskey Attribute


Two hyperlinks with specified accesskeys:

<a href="https://www.w3schools.com/html/" accesskey="h">HTML</a><br>
<a href="https://www.w3schools.com/css/" accesskey="c">CSS</a>
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Definition and Usage

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

The accesskey attribute value must be a single character (a letter or a digit).

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

Browser Windows Linux Mac
Chrome [Alt] + accesskey [Alt] + accesskey [Control] + [Alt] + accesskey
Edge [Alt] + accesskey N/A N/A
Internet Explorer [Alt] + accesskey N/A N/A
Firefox [Alt] + [Shift] + accesskey [Alt] + [Shift] + accesskey [Control] + [Alt] + accesskey
Safari [Alt] + accesskey N/A [Control] + [Alt] + accesskey
Opera Opera 15+: [Alt] + accesskey
Opera 12.1 or older: [Shift] + [Esc] + accesskey

Browser Support

accesskey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


<element accesskey="character">

Attribute Values

Value Description
character A single character that specifies the shortcut key to activate/focus the element

Related Pages

HTML Tutorial: HTML Attributes

HTML DOM reference: accessKey Property