[Athen] Internet Explorer keyboard only

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Mon May 18 06:13:49 PDT 2015

I have not experienced this behavior. The only thing I can recommend is press CTRL+HOME first to make sure you are at the top of the page. It may be another keystroke, but it's better than tabbing all the way around.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Joseph Sherman
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2015 1:17 PM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network'
Subject: [Athen] Internet Explorer keyboard only

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
646-664-2167| Joseph.Sherman at cuny.edu<mailto:Joseph.Sherman at cuny.edu>

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