|Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||Richard John (RJ) Wu||2/27/13 10:28 AM|
Now, you can use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate your labels (the navigation panel on the left that includes the Inbox, Sent Mail, and Drafts links), and also to navigate the conversation threadlist (the message list panel on the right) in Gmail.
When you navigate using these keys, the browser will focus on selected items, enabling screenreaders to read out what's selected.
Previously, using the arrow keys would have caused your browser to scroll up or down the webpage.
|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||Scott Blanks||2/28/13 11:35 AM|
Can you give a real-world example of this in action? Currently, I'm
using Jaws 14, with either Firefox 18, or IE 9. If I am using Gmail in
its standard view, and I move into the message list, what should I
hear when arrowing left/right, or up/down. At the moment, if I am
focused on the sender's name, and I arrow left or right, I hear that
name spelled out, which is the same behavior I have always
experienced. Can you provide a bit more detail of the expected output
from a screen reader?
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|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||burt henry||3/1/13 12:45 PM|
What would you prefer?
Maybe I'm not following what is supposed to be happening here, but going
from one email to the next or prev is exactly what I think I want, and
would think most users would expect.
Maybe I'm completely missing a point here, so I'm asking.
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> Is there a way to switch this off? It would have made sense if you would navigate the panels using the Left and Right arrow
> keys to select the focus and then could use the Up and Down keys to scroll up and down within the respective focus.
> Currently in the main Gmail panel, anytime I press up or down, it simply navigates from one email to the next, which is
|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||Mike Reiser||3/1/13 2:09 PM|
Seems to work correctly gere. You get better feedback with chromevox, though it seems to constantly say edit text when composing or replying which is quite annoying. It also reads what you've typed multiple times as if the cursor is blinking or something. Please fix this, otherwise I like this new developement.
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What would you prefer?
|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||Yaron Lebovitz||3/3/13 1:16 AM|
another thing about this new format this is exceedingly annoying:
you seemed to have messed with how the google calendar is displayed on the right. I used to be able to scroll the whole webpage downwards and then have plenty of space for the google calendar and the items below it. Now it is squeezed into a tiny space and I can't see the items below it without scrolling through it. I mean seriously, why do you guys pull this stuff? The COMPOSE button is always there, taking up a huge amount of space and I'd prefer to just be able to move the whole screen down so there is plenty of space for the side bar with the gadgets.
do you realize that you had this same stupid arrow navigation on google search results about a year ago, and it quietly disappeared? I imagine I wasn't the only one who was so annoyed by this feature. But again, the biggest problem vis a vis the arrow navigation is the fact that it jumps from the bottom of the screen to the middle, so you can't really follow the emails as you go down looking for one. If it scrolled smoothly would not be such a big deal (although I still don't liek the fact that I can't highlight a particular email without opening it.
please change it or give us an opt out!
|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||Yaron Lebovitz||3/6/13 6:55 AM|
I have found a NEW problem that I had not noticed before. I have a second email account that I set up to display at the bottom of my gmail main page. In the past I would look at my new main email account and then continue down the page and look at the second email account. Now I found that when I continue down the page with the arrow, when it gets to the bottom of the top page, it moves to the top and continues with the primary email account on the next page i.e from email 1-40 to emails 41-80. So i cannot scroll down to look at my second email account. I cannot highlight the top email in the second email account without opening the email, which often I don't want to do since a lot of this account is junk email. So my only option to look at my lists is to use the mouse and the side scroll bar, which I really don't like to do and why all of us like the arrows in the first place..
Do you have any solution to this?
|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||Yaron Lebovitz||3/6/13 6:58 AM|
read below first. actually even when I highlight the top email in the second account and it opens, and I go back, it is highlighted but when I use the down arrow it still thinks I am looking at the top list and jumps to the top page. this is clearly a bug.
|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||Aubs||3/22/13 3:40 PM|
Ok, so this now seems to be working as I would expect, pressing the up or down arrow keys / Page Up/Down keys now does scroll the conversation rather than the labels list.
Thanks if someone sorted this out as a result of this thread. :)
On Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:42:28 PM UTC, Aubs wrote:
I completely agree. I am pretty keyboard savvy and would rather use keyboard shortcuts than use a mouse (especially on a laptop).
|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||Beto Queiroz||3/23/13 10:06 AM|
An excelent idea coming from GMail. Thank you for share, Richard.
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|Re: Introducing arrow key navigation in Gmail||yurkennis||11/6/13 6:41 AM|
Please allow to disable left-right arrows, they are never useful but frequently either ruining my scroll position in the thread and/or make we wonder why I can't scroll up/down any more -- only to realize that it happened after I scrolled left-right in a large zoom, which resulted in focus on labels which I never meant to.