Keyboard Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts below are available on nearly all the BGS website pages. Certain pages (such as the GeoIndex interactive map service) do not use the keys as they are not applicable.

Key Action
1 Go to the BGS Home page
2 Go to the About BGS page
3 Go to the top of the current page (if not in view)
4 Go to the navigation menu of the current page (if not in view)
5 Go to the content of the current page (if not in view)
6 Go to the bottom of the current page (if not in view)
7 Go to the BGS Site map
8 Go to the Search page
9 Go to the Contacts page

How to use the access keys in your browser

Browser How to use the access key
Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac) Access keys are not supported
Netscape 7 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Safari and Omniweb (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Opera Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the access key

Please note that some assistive technology such as the IBM HomePage Reader and WindowEyes make use of the alt+[access key] combinations internally. Users of this software will not be able to use the access keys.