Tabbing and spaces problems when using keyboard shortcut for Settings (WinKey + I), and I'm sure in other areas. RRS feed

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     When invoking the Settings "charm" via keyboard, getting to first option (e.g., the network icon) takes two tabs.  Steps:

    1. From the start screen, type WinKey + I.

    2. In the Settings "charm" displayed, tab once.  Nothing happens.  Tab again to get lucky. The first option (network icon) is selected.


    Question:  Is this by design?  Seems to me that it should not behave that way.



    When tabbing through the different selections in Settings, and the last selection is reached, tabbing goes nowhere--the tab does not cycle back to the first option, the network icon. For example, get to the Network icon, tab until you reach the ENG icon (the one for language) and then tab.  The tab is lost in translation. Tab again to cycle back.

    Where did my action go?



    Making a selection is done with the space bar, not the Enter key.  For example, selecting the Power icon has to be done with the space bar.  This is inconsistent with Windows in the sense that the Enter key is the typical option--while space as a selection key has been supported since Windows' inception.



    The tooltip for the Power | Restart option reads "Closes all apps, turns off the PC, and then turns it on again."

    I think this is misleading, since the PC is not turned off.  Since we are in the Power icon, it should read something along restarting Windows without turning off the power :-).

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:11 PM

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    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:40 PM
  • Thx.  Will do.
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:34 PM