AmigoJack wrote:phpBB already supports accelerator keys: with MSIE or FFOX on Windows you can hit ALT+B for clicking the Bold-button. With OPER it's not that easy (SHIFT+ESC, then press the key of choice) unless you use an extension which enables you to do the same with ALT+SHIFT+B. While "accelerator keys" is the Win32 API term, HTML entitles this as "access keys": http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/f ... #h-17.11.2 - see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_key
So I see no reason why to re-invent something which every browser already supports.
We're talking about using the well known Ctrl based shortcuts rather than more obscure browser specific access key modifiers, which vary by browser and architecture.