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Many people rely on keyboard shortcuts in their browser to navigate webpages, and Thinkific aims to support as many accessibility options as possible for our users.
On Windows computers, the Tab key can be used to move between all selectable items (buttons, links) on a webpage. However, on an Apple computer, the Tab key will skip over plain links by default, which can be frustrating for users who rely on the keyboard to navigate our site.
Luckily, you can adjust your MacOS Keyboard settings to ensure that you can Tab to every link:
- Navigate to your System Preferences
- Select Keyboard
- Click on the Shortcuts tab
- Click on the Use keyboard navigation to move focus between controls checkbox which appears at the bottom of the window
- Optional (On pre-Catalina versions of MacOS): Select the 'All controls' radio button option
If you're still having trouble getting your browser to select all the links on a page, you can read this detailed article from a11yproject.com for some more browser-specific options.