My experience with Keyboard on Browsing Web

Tony Atkins tony at
Tue Mar 3 10:10:07 UTC 2020

Hi, Mohit.

Thanks for taking the time to write up your experience.  As you pointed
out, power users who prefer keyboard shortcuts can more easliy use sites
that can be easily navigated by keyboard.  This is a nice illustration of
how it's possible to make something that benefits multiple groups.

For some users, keyboard navigation is a critical means of accessing web
sites that would otherwise be out of reach.  For other users, keyboard
navigation is faster and nicer than other alternatives.  So, although my
idea was written in terms of the first group, your example is perfectly
valid, as the work might also be of benefit to PC gamers.

Anyway, as a next step, I would suggest taking some time to get to know the
Fluid community.  Read up on our tools, our practices, our goals, and the
ideas (like inclusive design) that inform our work.

You've already started participating in one of our shared spaces (this
mailing list).  I'd also encourage you to observe how we work in other
shared spaces such as the IRC channel, JIRA, GitHub.  Try out the tools we
use, ask questions, get to know the community and let them get to know you.



On Tue, 3 Mar 2020 at 06:34, Mohit Kumar Verma <yaimgr8 at> wrote:

> So, I browsed Web using the keyboard for half an hour. For me, it was
> comforting as I use Linux as my operating system and I use windows for
> playing games.
> I had prior experience with browsing with keyboard and having a lot of
> buttons and different functions allocated to all of them is great but
> remembering all those for some newbie is very difficult.
> My experience is good as now I can do all of those different things with
> keyboard and pressing the tab button takes you directly to the next option
> and in mouse, we have to drag it all the way to the next option.
> The only problem I got with the keyboard is the precision and also the
> location of the next button where I want to move next. Assume that the next
> button is just to the right but pressing the tab button takes you to all
> the way to the bottom in the current column and then to next column and
> then you can press on it.
> The integration of the mouse and keyboard in a single device can be a
> gamepad. We can use the analog sticks as a way of moving the pointer and
> buttons for accessing different options.
> Imagine a scenario where we are playing games and suddenly an E-mail
> notification pops up and we want to check it but don't want to go and get
> the keyboard. We can do it by the controller and return back to the game
> anytime we want. This idea is great but needs someone who understands this
> scenario. And I think I fit here the best for this project. I want to
> contribute to this project and I want someone to mentor me in the future on
> this project.
> I am Mohit Kumar Verma, a second-year Computer Science student at NIT
> Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh.
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