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Accessibility Information

Updated: August 9, 2012

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 2.0

Microsoft is committed to making its products and services easier for everyone to use. The following topics provide information about the features, products, and services that make Windows PowerShell ISE more accessible for people with disabilities.

  • Accessibility Features of Windows PowerShell ISE

  • Accessibility Features of Windows PowerShell ISE Help

Accessibility Features of Windows PowerShell ISE

Windows PowerShell ISE supports high contrast mode. For the visually impaired, breakpoint information is available through the cmdlets for managing breakpoints, such as Get-PSBreakpoint and Set-PSBreakpoint. For more information please see How to Set, Remove, Disable, Enable, and List Breakpoints. In addition to accessibility features and utilities in Microsoft Windows, the following features make Windows PowerShell ISE more accessible for people with disabilities:

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Syntax Coloring Table and the ability to modify several other color settings using the $psISE.Options scripting object.

  • Text Size Change

noteNote:
The information in this section applies only to users who license Microsoft products in the United States. If you obtained this product outside of the United States, you can use the subsidiary information card that came with your software package or visit the Microsoft Accessibility Web site for a list of telephone numbers and addresses for Microsoft support services. You can contact your subsidiary to find out whether the type of products and services described in this section are available in your area. Information about accessibility is available in other languages, including Japanese and French.

Accessibility Features of Windows PowerShell ISE Help

Windows PowerShell ISE Help includes features that make it accessible to a wider range of users, including those who have limited dexterity, low vision, or other disabilities.

Keyboard shortcuts for using the Help window:

By using the following keyboard shortcuts in Help, you can quickly accomplish many common tasks.

 

To do this Use this keyboard shortcut

Display the Help window.

F1

Switch the cursor between the Help topic pane and the navigation pane (tabs such as Contents, Search, and Index).

F6

Change between tabs (for example, Contents, Search, and Index) while in the navigation pane.

ALT + Underlined letter of the tab

Select the next hidden text or hyperlink.

TAB

Select the previous hidden text or hyperlink.

SHIFT+TAB

Perform the action for the selected Show All, Hide All, hidden text, or hyperlink.

ENTER

Display the Options menu to access any Help toolbar command.

ALT+O

Hide or show the pane containing the Contents, Search, and Index tabs.

ALT+O, and then press T

Display the previously viewed topic.

ALT+O, and then press B

Display the next topic in a previously displayed sequence of topics.

ALT+O, and then press F

Return to the specified home page.

ALT+O, and then press H

Stop the Help window from opening a Help topic (useful if you want to stop a Web page from downloading).

ALT+O, and then press S

Open the Internet Options dialog box for Microsoft Internet Explorer, where you can change accessibility settings.

ALT+O, and then press I

Refresh the topic (useful if you have linked to a Web page).

ALT+O, and then press R

Print all topics in a book or a selected topic only.

ALT+O, and then press P

Close the Help window.

ALT+F4

To change the appearance of a help topic

  1. To customize the colors, font styles, and font sizes used in Help, open the Help window.

  2. Click Options, and then click Internet Options.

  3. On the General tab, click Accessibility. Select Ignore colors specified on Web pages,Ignore font styles specified on Web pages, and Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages. You also can choose to use the settings specified in your own style sheet.

  4. To change the colors used in Help, see To change the color of the background or text in Help. To change the font, see To change the font in Help.

To change the color of the background or text in Help

  1. Open the Help window.

  2. Click Options, and then click Internet Options.

  3. On the General tab, click Accessibility. Then select Ignore colors specified on Web pages. You also can choose to use the settings specified in your own style sheet.

  4. To customize the colors used in Help, on the General tab, click Colors. Clear the Use Windows Colors check box, and then select the font and background colors that you want to use.

    noteNote:
    If you change the background color of the Help topics in the Help window, the change also affects the background color when you view a Web page in a browser.

To change the font in Help

  1. Open the Help window.

  2. Click Options, and then click Internet Options.

  3. On the General tab, click Accessibility. To use the same settings as those used in your instance of Microsoft Internet Explorer, select Ignore font styles specified on Web pages and Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages. You also can choose to use the settings specified in your own style sheet.

  4. To customize the font style used in Help, on the General tab, click Fonts, and then click the font style you want.

    noteNote:
    If you change the font of the Help topics in the Help window, the change also affects the font when you view a Web page in a browser.

To increase or decrease the size of the text in Windows PowerShell ISE

  • You can change the size of the text that appears in the Command, Script, and Output Panes by using the text-size slider in the bottom right-hand corner in ISE. Alternately, you can increase the FontSize by using the Options scripting object. To increase the font size, move the text-size slider to right, or in the View menu, click Zoom In. To decrease the font size, move the text-size slider to left, or in the View menu, click Zoom Out.

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