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Oracle Solaris 11 Accessibility Guide for the GNOME Desktop     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Introduction to Accessibility

2.  Using Assistive Technologies

3.  Configuring the Mouse and Keyboard

4.  Using the Keyboard to Navigate the Desktop

Introduction to Keyboard Navigation

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

Global Keyboard Shortcuts

Navigating the Desktop Background

Navigating Panels

To Move a Panel Object

Navigating Drawers

Navigating Menus on Panels

Navigating Panel Applications

Navigating Your Workspaces

Navigating Windows

Giving Focus to a Window

Controlling a Window

Moving a Window

Resizing a Window

Navigating Paned Windows

Navigating Applications

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating Applications

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating Dialogs

Navigating the File Manager

Navigating Folders

Navigating the Side Pane

Navigating HTML Content in Caret Navigation Mode

Navigating Standard Elements and Controls

Navigating Menus

Navigating Buttons

Navigating Radio Buttons

Navigating Check Boxes

Navigating Text Boxes

Navigating Spin Boxes

Navigating Drop-Down Lists

Navigating Drop-Down Combination Boxes

Navigating Sliders

Navigating Tabbed Sections

Navigating Lists

Navigating Trees

Customizing Your Keyboard Shortcuts

To Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

To Disable a Keyboard Shortcut

5.  Customizing the Appearance of the Desktop

6.  System Administration


Navigating the File Manager

The File Manager window contains several components and different keyboard shortcuts are defined to navigate each component.

Navigating Folders

Arrow keys
Selects the next or previous file or folder in the direction of the arrow key.
Ctrl+arrow keys
Gives focus to the next or previous file or folder but does not select the item. This allows multiple, non-contiguous blocks of files to be selected.
Opens the focused file or folder.
A sequence of characters that matches the first n characters of a filename.
Selects the first file or folder that starts with the specified sequence of characters.
Selects the first file or folder within the current folder.
Selects the last file or folder within the current folder.
Opens the current folder's parent folder.
Opens a file or folder pop-up menu.
Opens the pop-up menu of the enclosing folder.

Navigating the Side Pane

The following table describes the keyboard shortcuts that enable you to navigate the File Manager side pane in general. The side pane is displayed on the left side of the File Manager window.

Switches focus between the side pane and the view pane.
Opens the side pane pop-up menu.