moderated Re: Windows 11 Task Bar Question


 

Hi,

Which checkboxes? Are you talking about things like “Widgets” and ‘Chat” toggle buttons/checkboxes? If so, they are really toggle switches that gets “toggled on” when the user activates the button in question. For example, if focused on Start button, it’ll show up as “toggled on” if you press Windows key to open Start menu. I suspect this has to do with something beyond a screen reader’s control (in a way, screen readers can control how things are announced to users, but when it comes to the underlying info screen readers get, it’s really the territory of UI team at Microsoft).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Brown
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2021 9:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 11 Task Bar Question

 

Can someone explain what the checkboxes are for on the Windows 11 task bar

Thanks.

Dennis

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Arnold A

BG
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2021 12:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 11 Task Bar Question

 

Thanks for the reply.  It used to be so easy to simply do the Windows Key plus T and then use first letter navigation.  I guess this Old Dog will need to learn a new trick!

 

Thank you again,

Mark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2021 11:28 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 11 Task Bar Question

 

Hi,

I don’t think so, as this change has to do with changes to the technology used to display Taskbar and other items on screen. Without going into details, I can say that Taskbar and other items are seen as UIA controls instead of Microsoft Active Accessibility (ask me offlist for some technical details as that is beyond the scope of one screen reader).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Arnold ABG
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2021 8:02 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Windows 11 Task Bar Question

 

Hello All,

 

In Windows 10 I was able to use first letter navigation on the task bar to open pinned apps.  This does not seem to work in Windows 11.  Any way to change this?

 

As always, thanks in advance…

Mark

 

 


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