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 email:

  1. If you are working in another app than the email app, do the following:

    • Repeatedly press [Tab] or [Shift]+[Tab] until the [Email] icon will be highlighted in the menu bar.

      Press [Enter].

    The email app will be launched.

  2. Repeatedly press [Tab] until the New email button will be highlighted. Press [Enter]. The Compose window opens. The input field To: is enabled.

  3. Enter the recipient's email address. Press [Enter].

    If required, repeat these steps to add additional recipients.

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

  5. Enter the email text.

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

    To add attachments, do the following:

    • Press [Tab]. The first icon in the button bar will be highlighted.

    • Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Add local file icon Press [Enter].

      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.

    • Press [Shift]+[Tab] to highlight the Send button. Press [Enter]. The email is sent.

How to use the keyboard to reply to an email:

  1. If you are working in another app than the email app, do the following:

    • Repeatedly press [Tab] or [Shift]+[Tab] until the [Email] icon will be highlighted in the menu bar.

      Press [Enter].

    The email app will be launched.

  2. Repeatedly press [Tab] or [Ctrl]+[F6] or [F6] on Mac OS systems until the name of the email account will be 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 email in the folder will be highlighted in the list view.

  4. Use the cursor keys to select the desired email.

  5. Press [Tab]. The first icon in the toolbar will be highlighted.

    Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Reply icon. Press [Enter]. The window for replying to the email opens. The input field for the email text is enabled.

  6. Enter your reply.

    Press [Tab]. The Send button is highlighted. Press [Enter]. The email is sent.

Parent topic: General Description of the User Interface