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Accessibility Features of Configuration Manager

Updated: October 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

This topic provides information about features in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager that make the product more accessible for people with disabilities.

For general information about Microsoft accessibility products and services, visit the Microsoft Accessibility website.

In addition to accessibility features and tools in Windows, the following features make Configuration Manager more accessible for people with disabilities:

  • To access a workspace, use the following keyboard shortcuts:

     

    Workspace Keyboard shortcut

    Assets and Compliance

    Ctrl+1

    Software Library

    Ctrl+2

    Monitoring

    Ctrl+3

    Administration

    Ctrl+4

  • To access a workspace menu, press the Tab key until the Expand/Collapse icon is in focus. Then, press the Down Arrow key to access the workspace menu.

  • To navigate through a workspace menu, use the arrow keys.

  • To access different areas in the workspace, use the Tab key and Shift+Tab keys. To navigate within an area of the workspace, such as the ribbon, use the arrow keys.

  • To access the address bar when your focus is in the tree node, use the back tab 3 times.

  • On a wizard or property page, you can move between the boxes with keyboard shortcuts. Press the Alt key plus the underlined character (Alt+_) to select a specific box.

noteNote
The information in this section may apply 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 website for a list of Microsoft support services telephone numbers and addresses. 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.

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

 

To do this Use this keyboard shortcut

Display the Help window.

F1

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

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, such as to stop a webpage from downloading.

Alt+O, and then press S

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

Alt+O, and then press I

Refresh the topic, such as a linked webpage.

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

  1. To prepare to customize the colors, font styles, and font sizes 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.

  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 for webpages in Windows Internet Explorer.

  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 Windows 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 that you want.

    noteNote
    If you change the font of the Help topics in the Help window, the change also affects the font for webpages in Windows Internet Explorer.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for Configuration Manager.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For instructions and examples, see Search the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.
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