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Re: Keyboard support for user agent functionalities for Netscape products for Windows, UNIX and Macintosh

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 09:39:45 -0600
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.19991103093853.00bf6100@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
Cc: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
David,
What does shift+ctrl+t suppose to do?
I tried it and it doesn't seem to do anything.
Jon


At 05:06 AM 11/2/99 -0500, David Poehlman wrote:
>the biggest problem I had with it is closing it.  don't forget to
>toggle the link tracking type with shift+ctrl+t
>"Gregory J. Rosmaita" wrote:
> >
> > aloha, jon!
> >
> > one thing that wasn't addressed in keren's otherwise excellent report was
> > keyboard accessibility of the NetHelp (Netscape Help) system...
> >
> > i'm using Navigator 4.08, and i can't actually get to the links contained
> > within help pages using the keyboard (at least not by using the TAB 
> key) -- i
> > can, however, move through the items listed in the "Content Frame" (as JFW
> > announced the frame), but can only activate them by routing the JAWS 
> cursor to
> > the PC cursor and double-clicking on the link using JFW's left mouse 
> emulation
> > key (pressing ENTER does nothing, as far as i can tell)
> >
> > sometimes, when cycling through the "Content Frame" using the TAB key, i am
> > taken from the last link in the "Content Frame" to the first graphical 
> link in
> > the "Header Frame", in which there are several unlabeled graphics, but
> > sometimes, i just cycle back through the "Contents Frame"
> >
> > as for the help itself, i have to move to that area of the screen with 
> the JAWS
> > (speech) cursor, and review the contents of the help file line by line, 
> as JFW
> > cannot read the contents of the help file using the standard
> > read-to-end-of-document command...
> >
> > when the report stabilizes, would it be possible to generate a 
> non-table-ized
> > (linear) version?  if this is too much to ask your student, i would gladly
> > volunteer to transform the finalized table to a linearized list -- 
> something
> > which a great many people would find quite useful...
> >
> > gregory.
> >
> > At 01:59 PM 11/2/99 -0600, Jon wrote:
> > >Keren Moses, a graduate assistant here at UIUC, put together an initial
> > >table of important keyboard functionalities for Netscape navigator for
> > >Windows, UNIX and the Macintosh products.  I would like to continue to
> > >develop this resource for use by Lakespur and the techniques document.
> > >Please review and comment on the accuracy of the information and other
> > >important keyboard support that we would recommend to Lakespur and can use
> > >in the UA techniques document.
> > >
> > >http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/netscape-keyboard.html
> > >
> > >One important issues is that in the UNIX and Macintosh versions, Keren 
> only
> > >observed that the TAB key moved the focus between text edit boxes, no 
> other
> > >active elements could be accessed via the keyboard.
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >Jon
> > --------------------------------------------------------
> > He that lives on Hope, dies farting
> >      -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
> > --------------------------------------------------------
> > Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
> >    WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
> >         <http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/vicug/index.html>
> > --------------------------------------------------------
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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