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Seeking a Keyboard Shortcut

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I am totally blind, and quite often websites displays a question something like, "Website X would like to access your location. Allow?" My issue is that I cannot find a keyboard-only method to answer that pop-up. Most of the time, I cannot find the "click" control to say either "allow" or "don't allow." I hope that there is a way that I can respond to those pop-ups without sighted assistance because I do not have such assistance readily available, and the pop-up apparently disappears after a few seconds. The old Internet Explorer had a shortcut ALT-N to reach that bar or whatever it was so that a blind person could enter a response. Firefox needs something like that function if it doesn't already exist so that we who are blind would have access to this type of pop-up equal that of sighted users.

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It is possible to navigate this doorhanger by setting access to the location bar (Ctrl+L) and use keyboard navigation. Press Shift+Tab and "O" to go to the "Open location request panel" (usually the first letter is the access key). Press Space or Enter to set focus to the panel and use the Tab key to cycle through all the elements. When the doorhanger is open then "Allow" has Alt+A as access key and "Don't Allow" has access key Alt+N.

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There is also "Tools -> Page Info -> Permissions" (Ctrl+I plus Alt+P) where you can inspect and manage permissions.