moderated Re: Accessing the jump lists in the taskbar


Life in Six Dots
 

Hi Jim,

 

You’re correct in stating that the Application Key (or Context Menu Key) is subtly different to SHIFT+F10 but there isn’t a keyboard shortcut for it, at least not as far as I know. It’s strange because they have one for the Windows Key (CTRL+ESC). Microsoft say the Application Key isn’t realy used much these days (I use mine all day, every day), and have threatened to remove it!

 

Paul

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Benstead
Sent: 20 August 2021 14:09
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessing the jump lists in the taskbar

 

Correction! It turns out that the Application key *does* bring up the jump list. My keyboard doesn't have an Application Key, so I was using SHIFT + F10, which *doesn't* bring up the jump list: it turns out that the Application key and SHIFT + F10 are actually subtly different keystrokes.

 

So, to rephrase my question: how might I access the jump list when I don't have access to an Application key?

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Jim Benstead

Assistive technology trainer and consultant

 

 

On Fri, 20 Aug 2021 at 12:49, James Benstead <james.benstead@...> wrote:

The keystroke WINDOWS + T takes me to the taskbar, and I can then navigate through the various icons in the taskbar using the TAB and arrow keys.

 

If I'm using the mouse, I can right-click on icons in the taskbar to bring up what Microsoft calls a "jump list" that shows (amongst other things) files that I've recently opened in a given application.

 

However, if I use the Application Key or SHIFT + F10 to simulate a right click I don't get the jump list; instead I get an old fashioned looking context menu.

 

How can I access the jump list for a given icon in the taskbar using the keyboard? I know I can use WINDOWS + ALT + n to access the jump list for the icon in the nth position, but what do I do if I've already moved to some icon using WINDOWS + T and the arrow keys?


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Jim Benstead

Assistive technology trainer and consultant

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