Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge
Welcome to this tutorial. In this tutorial you will discover how to get around the web using the keyboard and learn the features available in SuperNova and Dolphin ScreenReader that help you browse the web quickly and easily.
This tutorial is for you if you are using:
- SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader version 21.0 or later.
- Dolphin ScreenReader version 21.0 or later.
- Microsoft Edge version 98 or later.
If you prefer to use the mouse pointer or touch gestures to navigate windows or are using a different web browser, then this tutorial is probably not for you. You can find alternative tutorials for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox available from Online Learning.
If you are running an earlier version of SuperNova or Dolphin ScreenReader, then the stated commands may not be available or function as documented. In such cases, all efforts have been made to highlight these differences.
This tutorial frequently refers to keyboard commands. The keyboard commands in this tutorial refer to the UK English keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts may not correspond exactly to the documented keys.
Where keyboard commands are stated, a plus sign (+) means that you need to press multiple keys at the same time. For example, ALT + F means you must hold down the ALT key and while it is held down, press the F key before releasing both keys.
When a comma sign (,) appears in a keyboard command it means that you need to press the keys in sequence. For example, ALT, F means you tap the ALT key and then tap the F key.
It is important to have a basic understanding of your keyboard layout and how to use the keyboard to work and navigate in Windows to complete this tutorial. If this is unfamiliar to you then please consider spending time learning your keyboard layout before embarking on this tutorial.
Throughout this tutorial you will find two different hotkeys stated. The referenced hotkeys come from the two most popular hotkey sets used with SuperNova and Dolphin ScreenReader.
- The Desktop Default NumPad Set, which is based upon a standard Windows plugin keyboard, makes use of both the numeric keypad and the main keyboard for its hotkey assignments.
- The Laptop Universal Set, which is based upon a standard inbuilt laptop keyboard layout that does not include a numeric keypad, makes use of only the main keyboard layout for its hotkey assignments.
If you are unsure of the hotkey set you are using, then you can review your assignment in the SuperNova and Dolphin ScreenReader "Keyboard" dialog box.
To do this:
- Open the SuperNova or Dolphin ScreenReader Control Panel by pressing LEFT CONTROL + SPACEBAR.
- Open the "General" menu, "Keyboard Settings" submenu and select "Keyboard" (Alt, G, K, K).
If you find instructions stating only one hotkey, then this means the keyboard assignment is the same in both hotkey sets.
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