There’s been a thought rattling around in my brain for a while, but when my hand started hurting a bit today, I thought a bit more.
Many of the Firefox extensions I use don’t have keyboard shortcuts. Or, for that matter, menuitems inserted by overlay into the main toolbar.
I’m not intending to point fingers (I’m guilty of not considering a11y with tinderstatus), but there are some popular extensions out there that could really use some accessibility love. Including several that I use on a daily (and in one case, hourly or even more frequently 😉 ) basis.
On the other hand, there is the danger of two or more extensions picking the same key combination to do something. I am acutely aware of that problem; I face the same sort of issue at a higher level of magnitude with Verbosio. We might need some kind of functionality through Firefox’s Extension Manager to override assigned alternate UI’s to their core functions. (What to do for extensions missing UI I haven’t figured out yet.)
Thoughts? I’d be willing to design & patch for this, but I want some community feedback (and if I do patch, a general assurance that it will get fast reviews). Is this worth doing? If so, how would you want it to work?