Re: Accessibility of gnome-controlcenter?
- From: Henrik Nilsen Omma <henrik ubuntu com>
- To: Al Puzzuoli <alpuzz gmail com>
- Cc: Ubuntu Accessibility Mailing List <ubuntu-accessibility lists ubuntu com>, Gnome accessibility <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Accessibility of gnome-controlcenter?
- Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:16:20 +0100
Al Puzzuoli wrote:
I've noticed that by default in Feisty, the administration menu seems to be
gone, and all of the functions it contained can now be accessed via the
gnome-control-center. My concern is that unless I'm missing something,
there doesn't seem to be a way to navigate the control-center UI efficiently
via the keyboard. Granted, it is possible to tab to, and then press enter
on each function's corresponding button; However, I don't see any way of
quickly jumping to a desired function. As an example, under administration,
if I wanted to get to the sound preferences, I could do so relatively
quickly by pressing S a couple of times. Are there plans to implement first
letter navigation into the control-center's UI? If this isn't going to
happen any time soon, is there an option somewhere to easily restore the
The new control centre resembles the control panel in Windows, which
does respond to first-letter-pressing as you describe. I think we should
pursue that option. Only trouble is that the items are sorted by
category first, then alphabetically (is that a problem? the selection
could skip through categories).
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