[Athen] Internet Explorer keyboard only

Russell Solowoniuk SolowoniukR at macewan.ca
Fri May 15 12:34:27 PDT 2015


As a Jaws user, when I end up on the address bar, I sometimes find that pressing F6 gets me to the content of the page quicker than pressing tab. Might be worth a try.



Russell Solowoniuk
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>>> Joseph Sherman <Joseph.Sherman at cuny.edu> 5/15/2015 12:17 PM >>>

I am having an annoying issue when I am using Internet Explorer without a mouse. On page loads, I press TAB to navigate. The focus shifts to the address bar, then icons, then favorites bar. On the sixth TAB the focus finally goes to the web page. This happens on almost every web site.

When I use FireFox or Chrome, the first TAB after a page load goes right to web page content. What seems to be happening is that Internet Explorer puts focus on the end of a page after it loads, thus first TAB wraps to address bar, while FireFox and Chrome correctly put focus on top of page after load.

If this is just me, am I doing something wrong? If not, is this a bug in Internet Explorer? It makes using Internet Explorer without a mouse for tests a real hassle.


Joseph Sherman
Accessibility Specialist
CUNY Computing & Information Services
395 Hudson St 6FL, 6-236
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