Re: Gmail Web Interface - Quick Location of a Button

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>

Hi again, Brian. There is no shortcut for the Settings dropdown menu. The quickest way to get to the Settings Dropdown Menu is:


1. Press CONTROL plus F.

2. Type Settings and press ENTER.

3. Focus will move to the Settings Dropdown Menu.

4. Press Space to expand the dropdown menu.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:34 PM
Subject: Gmail Web Interface - Quick Location of a Button


Today while working with a client I wanted to get into the Gmail Settings via the web interface.  In order to do this you must activate the Settings Menu Button, which drops down the Settings Button submenu, and you choose the Settings item from it.

In my notes I somehow omitted how I managed to "zero in" on that Settings Menu Button without having to brute force TAB or use a long stream of 'B's to jump from button to button.  I've tried several JAWS Searches on what I had thought was hidden label text for that button, which actually shows a cog icon, but nothing is found.

Does anyone know a way that does not involve brute force navigation to get to that particular button quickly?   In this case we were using the JAWS 2019 beta running on a Windows 7 machine, but given that this is a webpage I doubt that either the JAWS version or the Windows version is critical here.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

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