Help:Keyboard shortcuts

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The MediaWiki software that powers The Sims Wiki has a number of keyboard shortcuts that can be used to access certain features more quickly.

Modifier keys[edit source]

Before most keyboard shortcuts can be used, at least one or two modifier keys need to be pressed. Most keyboard shortcuts on The Sims Wiki are used by pressing the modifier keys for your web browser, and then pressing the actual access keys. The modifier keys will vary depending on the web browser and the operating system you are using.

Browser Operating system Modifier
Google Chrome
Opera 15+
Windows
Chrome OS
Hold ⎇ Alt or ⎇ Alt+⇧ Shift or ⎇ Alt+Control+⇧ Shift[n 1] press access key
Linux Hold ⎇ Alt+⇧ Shift
macOS Hold Control+⌥ Option
Firefox Windows, Linux Hold ⎇ Alt+⇧ Shift
macOS Hold Control+⌥ Option
Internet Explorer
Edge
Windows Hold ⎇ Alt (in some versions you may then need to press ⌅ Enter)
Safari macOS Hold Control+⌥ Option
Windows Hold ⎇ Alt
Older browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 on Windows: hold ⎇ Alt
  • Mozilla Firefox before version 14 on Mac OS X: hold Control
  • Safari 3 or earlier on Mac OS X: hold Control
  • Camino (Mac OS X): hold Control
  • Opera 12 and lower: press and release ⇧ Shift+⎋ Esc

List of keyboard shortcuts[edit source]

Site navigation
f Move cursor to search box
q Special pages
r Recent changes
u Upload file (only available to logged-in users)
x Random article
z Main Page
Personal tools
. My user page
L My watchlist (only available to logged in users)
n My talk
y My contributions
Current page tools
e Edit this page / view source
v Edit with VisualEditor (if available)
h View history
j What links here
k Related changes
m Move page (only available to logged in users)
p Printable version
w Watch / unwatch page (only available to logged in users)
t Switch to talk page
Talk pages
+ Start a new discussion
c Switch to content page
Editing page
, Move cursor to edit box
⧼accesskey-ep-summary⧽ Move cursor to edit summary
⧼accesskey-ep-minor⧽ Toggle minor edit checkbox (only available to logged in users)
p Show preview
v Show changes
s Publish page
w Toggle "Watch this page" checkbox
Admin only
d Delete / undelete current page
= Protect / unprotect current page

Displaying keyboard shortcuts[edit source]

Most keyboard shortcuts can be seen by moving your cursor over a link that has a keyboard shortcut for it. The keys you need to press to trigger the shortcut will be displayed in the tooltip.

If you are logged in, it is also possible to edit your user CSS file and add the following code to cause shortcuts to be displayed before links on any page.

Shortcuts shown on mouse cursor hover
a:hover[accesskey]:before {
    content: " " attr(accesskey) " ";
    text-transform: uppercase;
    white-space: pre;
    font-family: sans-serif;
    margin-right: 0.5ex;
}
Shortcuts always shown
a[accesskey]:before {
    content: " " attr(accesskey) " ";
    text-transform: uppercase;
    white-space: pre;
    font-family: sans-serif;
    margin-right: 0.5ex;
}
Shortcuts shown in a box
a[accesskey]:before {
    content: " " attr(accesskey) " ";
    text-transform: uppercase;
    white-space: pre;
    border: thin solid;
    font-family: sans-serif;
    text-decoration: underline overline;
    margin-right: 0.5ex;
}

The above methods will not work in Internet Explorer versions lower than 8.0 as those versions lack support for the CSS selector used in these examples. The above methods will also not work for the keyboard shortcuts in the VisualEditor, as those are coded differently.

Known issues[edit source]

The wikEd gadget blocks keyboard shortcut inputs on both Google Chrome and Firefox.

See also[edit source]

Notes[edit source]

  1. For some keys (e.g. r), both ⎇ Alt and ⎇ Alt+⇧ Shift work; For other keys (e.g. f), only ⎇ Alt+⇧ Shift works; For other keys (e.g. .), only ⎇ Alt works.