MSN is dedicated to providing accessible products. MSN software automatically detects assistive technology tools and adjusts your interface to display high contrast and large fonts. It can be used by screen readers and other assistive technology.

MSN supports the following accessibility options:

  • Extensive keyboard access: Navigate MSN using keyboard shortcuts rather than a mouse.

  • Customizable navigation bar: Change the size of buttons on the navigation bar, change which buttons appear on the bar, or hide the bar.

  • Highlight box: A highlight box identifies which user interface element is selected as you navigate MSN using the keyboard.

  • Address bar keywords: Type keywords (such as “mail” or “calendar”) directly into the address bar to access MSN features.

  • AutoComplete: MSN displays a list of previously visited web addresses that match what you type in the address bar.

Note: Assistive technology tools may not be available for all areas and languages.

Visit Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone, Home for more information about accessibility of Microsoft products, assistive technology, keyboard shortcuts, disability types, demos, tutorials, news and resources for educators.

Use these keyboard shortcuts to navigate through the features in MSN without using a mouse. 

Browser windows

To do this

Use this keyboard shortcut

Maximize or restore the current window

F11

Go to homepage

ALT+HOME

Go back

BACKSPACE or ALT+LEFT ARROW

Go forward

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Close current window

ALT+F4

Refresh current window

F5

Move to address bar

ALT+D

Open Print dialog box

CTRL+P

Save selected item

CTRL+S

Cut selected item

CTRL+X

Copy selected item

CTRL+C

Paste copied item

CTRL+V

Find content on current page

CTRL+F

Open history list

CTRL+H

Open Keyword dialog box

CTRL+K

Open dialog box

CTRL+O

Switch between windows

ALT+TAB

Open next open window

ALT+ESC

Display shortcut menu for selected link

SHIFT+F10



Dashboard

To do this

Use this keyboard shortcut

Open or close dashboard

CTRL+L

Select dashboard parts

TAB

Move dashboard to desktop

CTRL+SHIFT+D

Move dashboard to other side

CTRL+SHIFT+Y

Select highlighted text in dashboard part

SPACEBAR or ENTER


Download Manager 

To do this

Use this keyboard shortcut

Begin downloading selected files

CTRL+S

Stop downloading selected files

CTRL+P

Remove selected download files from list

CTRL+SHIFT+R

Move selected download files up in list

CTRL+U

Move selected download files down in list

CTRL+D

Hide details for all files in list

CTRL+I

Show details for all files in list

CTRL+Q

Display Download History

CTRL+Y

Display Current Downloads

CTRL+E

Choose page number

ALT+A

Go to first page

ALT+HOME

Go to last page

ALT+END

Zoom out

ALT+MINUS SIGN

Zoom in

ALT+PLUS SIGN

Choose zoom size

ALT+Z

Search the Web

To do this

Use this keyboard shortcut

Open Keyword dialog box

CTRL+K

Open Find dialog box

CTRL+F

Select text in address bar

ALT+D

Select AutoComplete matches

UP and DOWN ARROWS


Web pages

To do this

Use this keyboard shortcut

Go to home page

ALT+HOME

Go to previous page

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Go to next page

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Go back two pages

CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW

 

MSN supports the following Microsoft Windows accessibility settings, which you can select in the Internet Options dialog box. These settings affect the way web content appears, not the way features in MSN appear.

Internet options accessibility settings

  • Ignore colors specified on web pages.

  • Ignore font styles specified on web pages.

  • Ignore font sizes specified on web pages.

  • Format documents using my style sheet.

Advanced Internet options settings

  • Always expand ALT text for images.

  • Move system caret (cursor or insertion point) with focus/selection changes.

  • Play animations/Play sounds/Play videos.

  • Print background colors and images.

Notes: 

  • To open Internet Options, select Run on the Start menu. Type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER.

  • You may need to sign out of MSN and sign in again for changes to your Internet Options to take effect.

 

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