First Steps

Keyboard Input

2.5.3. Use cases

Instructions that show how to use the keyboard control:

How to use the keyboard to send a new E-Mail:

  1. If the E-Mail app is not launched, do the following:

    • Repeatedly press [Ctrl]+[F6] or [F6] on Mac OS systems until the Settings icon is highlighted on the right side of the menu bar.

    • Use [Left arrow] to navigate to the App Launcher icon. Press [Enter] to open the App Launcher.

    • Use [Down arrow] to navigate to the E-Mail icon Press [Enter].

      The E-Mail app will be launched.

  2. Repeatedly press [Tab] until the Compose button is highlighted in the toolbar. Press [Enter]. The Compose window opens. The input field To: is enabled.

  3. Enter the recipient's E-Mail address. Press [Enter].

  4. Repeatedly press [Tab] until the Subject input field is highlighted. Enter the subject. Press [Enter]. The input field for the E-Mail text is enabled.

  5. Enter the E-Mail text.

  6. In order to send the E-Mail, press [Tab]. The Send button is highlighted. Press [Enter]. The E-Mail is sent.

  7. To add attachments, repeatedly press [Tab] or [Shift]+[Tab] until the Attachment button is highlighted. Press [Enter]. Select Add local file.

    A dialog field for selecting files opens. Depending on the system, use the [Tab] key, the [Enter] key and the cursor keys to select a file and to close the system dialog.

    Repeatedly press [Tab] until the Send button is highlighted. Press [Enter]. The E-Mail is sent.

How to use the keyboard to reply to an E-Mail:

  1. If the E-Mail app is not launched, do the following:

    • Repeatedly press [Ctrl]+[F6] or [F6] on Mac OS systems until the Settings icon is highlighted on the right side of the menu bar.

    • Use [Left arrow] to navigate to the App Launcher icon. Press [Enter] to open the App Launcher.

    • Use [Down arrow] to navigate to the E-Mail icon Press [Enter].

      The E-Mail app will be launched.

  2. Repeatedly press [Tab] or [Ctrl]+[F6] or [F6] on Mac OS systems until a folder is highlighted in the folder view. Use the cursor keys to select the desired folder. To view or hide subfolders, use [Right arrow] or [Left arrow].

  3. If the wanted folder is highlighted, press [Enter]. The first E-Mail in the folder is hightlighted in the list.

  4. Use the cursor keys to select the desired E-Mail.

  5. To reply to the E-Mail, repeatedly press [Tab] or [Shift]+[Tab] , until the Reply function or the Reply all function is highlighted. Press [Enter] to activate the function.

    Repeatedly press [Shift]+[Tab] until the Compose button is highlighted in the toolbar. Use the cursor keys to browse to the Reply to sender icon or to the Reply to all recipients icon. Press [Enter].

Parent topic: The User Interface