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The key used to focus/activate various elements in Mozilla is determined by this preference. Until very recently, this preference affected both chrome and content-area elements.

Possible values and their effects


Use ui.key.chromeAccess as the access key for chrome-area elements and ui.key.contentAccess as the access key for content-area elements. (Default in recent builds)


Disable the access key.


Use the "Ctrl" key as the access key. (Default in Mac OS X)


Use the "Alt" key as the access key. (Default in Windows)


All possible values are defined in nsIDOMKeyEvent.idl, though they are listed there in hex (base 16) — you will need to convert the values to decimal (base 10).

First checked in

2002-05-08 by Aaron Leventhal

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 1.1)
  • Mozilla Firefox (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)

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