When reviewing one of my recent questions, I wanted to tab through the question to upvote one of the answers a poster provided. However, it appears that downvotes and upvotes aren't accessible through tab. Why is this?

Can we make it so that we can vote with the keyboard (using tab and spacebar)?

Also just found I can't add comments via tabbing on the keyboard...

Another Sidenote: I can't accept an answer via tabbing on the keyboard...

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    feature-request? – Naftali aka Neal Mar 22 '12 at 12:49
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    All you need to do is ask :P stackapps.com/questions/2567/official-keyboard-shortcuts – Lix Mar 22 '12 at 12:56
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    @Lix Ironically, the official keyboard shortcuts "vote" command seems to be failing on this question (at least for me). – ABANDON STACK -- Jeremy Banks Mar 22 '12 at 12:57
  • @jer - seems to be working for me – Lix Mar 22 '12 at 13:01
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    @JeremyBanks It works for me fine as well ^_^ – Naftali aka Neal Mar 22 '12 at 13:03
  • @Lix - wow - I love the official-keyboard-shortcuts! That does everything I need to through the keyboard. Should I delete this post or do you think it's worth getting the voting and comments to be "tab-able"? – Zack Macomber Mar 22 '12 at 13:12
  • @JeremyBanks: Doesn't work for me either. I'm running Google Chrome, you too? – Tamara Wijsman Mar 22 '12 at 13:14
  • @TomWijsman - I just installed the "version with update check" in Chrome and it's working for me – Zack Macomber Mar 22 '12 at 13:18
  • @Zac - Well... it does already exist... But you might be able to squeeze a few more upvotes ;) – Lix Mar 22 '12 at 13:21
  • @ZackMacomber: Ah, that one wanted to install a new one on every visit, probably a bug with Tampermonkey. Will update it soon, there was a probably related to blocking the historic votes... – Tamara Wijsman Mar 22 '12 at 13:27
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    This website is totally gonna be the best video game ever when they hopefully add this feature. I'll be ecstatic, pewnpewnpewn up-down-upup-down-down..hmmmm-DOWN-up-up-CHICHING-upupupupup – Adel Mar 22 '12 at 13:41
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    @adel - You've been setting fire to the rain and inhaling the smoke again I see... – Lix Mar 22 '12 at 13:44
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    I know this is really a year old, but I want to comment that people who need to access sites with keyboard control only, shouldn't be forced to learn 'official keyboard shortcuts' - nice as they are. Websites should be made to be accessible using standard techniques as much as possible. – iandotkelly Jan 23 '13 at 21:01

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