[duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 10:50:55 -0400

Ian,

It is certainly counter-intuitive to push down arrow to progress from item 4
of 4 to anything else.  In this case, the use of down arrow is, I believe,
inspired by the downward drop of the combo box as it expands from showing
only the current selection to showing several.  I do believe that DBT is
standard in this regard, so I'll let it lie unless I hear back from others
with more experience as dedicated keyboard devotees than what I have.

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ian Robinson
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 6:17 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

Hi Peter,

> I can verify that All Files (*.*) is item 4 of 4.  Without JAWS 
> running, keyboard control can select another item by pushing Down 
> Arrow then Up Arrow.  I don't know what you've tried for key commands, 
> or whether any other JAWS user can verify that the dialog gets stuck 
> on item 4 of 4 when JAWS is running.

I had tried using each of the cursor keys, but must have used cursor down
last.  I had also tried alt+cursor down in case the list needed to be opened
first.

When I use cursor down first, then cursor up, as you suggest, it works just
fine.

If that is a standard Windows feature, it is one that has escaped me for a
decade or so.  <smile>

Anyway, that's one little mystery solved.

Cheers.

Ian


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