GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris Operating Environment Accessibility Guide

To Navigate Drop-Down List Boxes

A drop-down list box is a control that you use to select one of several available items. The drop-down list box contains a button that you use to display the available items.

Figure 3–8 Sample Drop-Down List Box


The following table lists the keyboard shortcuts that you can use to navigate a drop-down list box.




This key performs one of the following functions: 

  • If the drop-down list is not open, this key opens the drop-down list.

  • If the drop-down list is open, this key accepts the current selection and closes the list.

up arrow

Select the previous list item. 

down arrow

Select the next list item. 


Close the list without changing the selection.