Use the keyboard shortcuts available for the Home page to navigate the Updates
and the Widgets
® Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, press Alt+Shift to activate the access key. For example, pressing Alt+key+S skips the focus to the main area of the page. Then, any relevant element of the page can be accessed by pressing Tab as many times you need to reach the element that you want to access.
The keyboard navigation can be enhanced with additional software, such as the JAWS 11 screen reader.
If you are using JAWS and Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or a later version, you can skip to different locations on the Updates
tabs by using Ctrl+Insert+Semicolon to access the ARIA landmarks provided.
Keyboard navigation for the Updates and Widgets tabs
Table 1. Keyboard shortcuts for navigating the Updates and Widgets tabs
|Close pop-up window (the focus must be on the window).||Esc|
|Open menu (the focus must be on the menu).||Enter|
|Close menu (the focus must be on the menu).||Esc|
|Move up through menu options.||Up Arrow|
|Move down through menu options.||Down Arrow|
|Select a menu option (the focus must be on the menu option).||Enter|
For the calendar items in the Activities widget, the mechanism and keys are the same as for the drop-down menus. However, when a date has multiple entries associated with it, after pressing Enter to open the pop-up window for the date, you use the Tab key, rather than the arrow keys, to navigate through the items in the window.
To display the Profiles business card anywhere in the Home page application, move the focus to the user name, and then press Ctrl+Enter to display the card.