moderated Re: Navigation of Settings in new MS Edge

Mike B.

Hi Bill,
Using J2021 and Edge latest, whether using forms mode in automatic or manual mode I'm not finding what you're referring to as a Main settings button.  This what I get navigating by button using manual forms mode.
Add Profile button
More actions button menu
Sign in button
Passwords button
Payment info button
Address and more button
Import browser data button
Profile preferences button
No more buttons found
But, if I turn forms mode to automatic, 
open settings, navigate to, Search settings edit
close forms mode with the PC key,
then down arrow to, Settings categories,
and press enter a tree view opens and then I can down arrow to many other categories listed below.
Profiles selected
Privacy, search, and services
On startup
New tab page
Share, copy, and paste
Cookies and site permissions
Default browser
Family safety
Reset settings
Phone and other devices
About Microsoft Edge

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: Navigation of Settings in new MS Edge

Hi, David. One thing can make Microsoft's Settings behave sort of like that of Google Chrome's Settings. Once you reach the Settings page in edge, if you press the B key a few times, do you see a button labelled something like Main Settings Menu? If so, press SPACE or ENTER on that button, and you will see headings for all the settings.


If you don't see this button, try the following. Once you are in Settings (not Settings and More), TAB once, and see if you see a Settings tree view for which JAWS announces Settings Tree View. If you see this category list, all you need do is Arrow up and down to reach a particular Settings category. Once you find the category you wish to explore, simply press ENTER.


Bill White



From: [] On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:09 AM
Subject: Re: Navigation of Settings in new MS Edge


Hi Robin and others,


Thanks for the question and ideas of ways to find settings you can change. While the new Edge is very nice in many respects, procedures for accessing all the settings you can change is not one of them. It makes no intuitive sense. By contrast, the Chrome Settings page is much easy to figure out for anybody who knows how to navigate by headings. I hope at some point, the Microsoft folks reconfigure their Settings page so it can be navigated similar to how the Chrome Settings page is navigated.






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