Menus at the top of the Meeting client (Application Bar menus) can be navigated to and executed entirely by keyboard.
- Press Ctrl+ Space to activate the Meeting menu.
- The left and right arrow keys activate adjacent menus on the Application Bar.
- The down arrow key activates the current menu. To select an item within the menu, use the down, up, left, and right arrows keys.
- Enter selects the current menu item.
- Esc closes the current menu.
Navigation among pods
You can navigate among the visible pods entirely by keyboard.
- Press Ctrl+F6 (Windows) or Command+F6 (Mac OS) to navigate to the next visible pod.
- When you navigate to a pod, a colored border displays around the pod’, indicating that the pod is actively selected.
You can specify the color of the border for all meetings in an account. Click Administration > Customization > Customize Meeting > Button Rollover.
Certain pods have a default field that assumes focus. For example:
- Chat pod: Focus defaults to the new message field.
- Notes pod: Focus defaults to the note letting you change the message.
- Attendees pod: Focus defaults to the selected users in the list, or to the first user in the list if no users are selected.
When the Adobe Connect client starts, the default focus is set to the Message entry area of the visible Chat pod, if one is available. If the Adobe Connect client loses focus (for example, if you switch to another application) and later regains focus, the Meeting application defaults back to the Message entry area of the visible Chat pod.
The following keyboard shortcuts provide improved accessibility so that the Adobe Connect Meeting client can be used as much as possible without a mouse.
Shortcuts for attendee management
|Toggles Raise-Hand status||Ctrl+E||Command+E|
|Promote to host. Requires selected items in Attendees pod||Ctrl+'||Command+'|
|Demote to participant. Requires selected user in Attendees pod||Ctrl+]||Command+]|
|Promote to Presenter. Requires selected user in Attendees pod||Ctrl+/||Command+/|
Shortcuts for navigating pods, menus, and windows
|Toggle between notification window and meeting room||F8||F8|
|Display application menu for keyboard navigation||Ctrl+Space||Command+F2|
|Move focus to next / previous pod||Ctrl+F6 / Ctrl+Shift+F6||Command+F6 / Command+Shift+F6|
|Display pod menu for keyboard navigation||Ctrl+F8||Command+F8|
Shortcuts for audio and recordings
|Toggles Microphone on or off||Ctrl+M||Command+M|
|Start/Stop Recording. For Start, brings up the Start Recording Dialog||Ctrl+,||Command+,|
|Toggles Play/Pause during playback of recorded meetings||P||P|
Shortcuts for presenter content in the Share pod
|Start/Stop Desktop Sharing||Ctrl+[ (Windows) or Command+[ (Mac OS)|
|Next page/slide||Page Up or Right Arrow|
|Previous page/slide||Page Down or Left Arrow|
Shortcuts for the whiteboard
|Delete selected items||Del||Delete|
|Move selected items in a specific direction||Arrow keys||Arrow keys|
Shortcuts for the Chat pod
|Place focus on Chat pod, activate cursor in new message field||Ctrl+;||Command+;|
|When cursor is in new message field, sends message||Enter||Return|
Shortcuts for the Notes pod
|Place text in boldface||Ctrl+B||Command+B|
Shortcuts for dialog boxes
|Close or cancel a dialog box||Esc||Esc|
|Execute the default action (defined per dialog)||Enter||Return|
The following video from Adobe TV includes a full overview of the accessibility features available in Adobe Connect:
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