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My mouse died today.

When I wanted to add a comment with just the keyboard, I found that it was just not possible.

lifeless screenshot

Allow for me a way to be able to add comments without having to make use of the mouse.

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This comment is made possible by the use of arrow keys and Shift on Opera. This pointless edit is also possible by the same means. – random Jan 29 '10 at 9:27
Accessibility issue – Jay Zeng Jan 29 '10 at 23:40
Besides "add comment", "flag" is also not-clickable. – Jay Zeng Jan 29 '10 at 23:41

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Windows has MouseKeys and I'm assuming OSX and Linux have something similar, so it is possible given the right configuration of your system.

I would imagine that the kind of user who never used a mouse - rather than just on the odd days it was broken - would be familiar with such tools.

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worth of upvotes .. good answer :-) – InfantPro'Aravind' Mar 22 '10 at 11:56

I hadn't noticed the missing tab behaviour; but this works with gleeBox on chrome (yes I know the question was opera):

  • press g (bring up gleeBox)
  • type "add c"
  • press enter

Note that since "add c" is in the title, you'd have to press [tab] to get to the right link.

But gleeBox is great; I have it set to apply a jQuery selector by default (h3>a) on stackoverflow, so I can [tab] through the titles ;-p

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