Gene. I see that your link plays the file, however I’d like to download it
and don’t know how. Please help.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Gene
November 24, 2016 8:03 AM
[nvda] Thunderbird Tutorial (Text Format)
Years ago, I did a
presentation for Accessible World on the old version of Windows Live Mail and
Thunderbird. Windows Live Mail is covered first, then Thunderbird. A
good deal of what I cover concerning Thunderbird is also covered in the text
discussion that was sent to the list. But it is covered as in a tutorial
with discussion and demonstration. Message rules aren't covered. The
topics are demonstrated as in a tutorial and I discuss importing and exporting
the addressbook and there may be this or that other item I discuss that isn't
covered in the text discussion. Certain items such as how to set up an
account may be out of date. I don't use Thunderbird and, though that
information still largely applies, I believe there have been changes in how to
stop automatic detection of settings and set up accounts manually. Those
who want an audio tutorial and a discussion of this or that in addition to
information they already got from the list can download the presentation
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Sent: Thursday, November
24, 2016 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda]
Thunderbird Tutorial (Text Format)
millions for this one.
Going to save it and treasure
Il 24/11/2016 06:01, Paul
Benson ha scritto:
> Hello all,
> Below my signature is a
text format tutorial on Thunderbird which was posted a few months on a couple of
UK lists by a highly-esteemed contributor, Mo. I recall it being posted along
with a link to the portable version, but suspect it applies in all versions.
Let's hope so. He also references JAWS, but perhaps this is not
> I have marked my copy into sections with a double
hash sign, "##", for easy searching. I am not sure if I still have the original,
hope this is not a problem. I have yet to get round to doing battle with
Thunderbird, so cannot pass comment, other than Mo has a very good reputation on
BCAB and Access-UK lists.
> Paul Benson.
> ## Accessing messages.
> When you first open
thunderbird, you have to tab 3 times to get to the list of messages.
layout of thunderbird is similar to outlook and outlook express.
have a treeview of folders, so as you're tabbing listen out for,
> Arrowing up and down navigates you to the
different folders inbox, sent, trash, junk etc.
> Unfortunately, you
cannot use, control Y, or the first letter of a folder to jump to a particular
> You have to arrow through all the folders to get to the one you
> ## Following are some common shortcuts for thunderbird, as
well as a link at the bottom for the lot.
> control N - new
> control shift A - to attach a file to a message.
control R - to reply.
> control shift R - to reply to all.
L - to forward.
> control enter - to send.
> control shift B - for
the address book.
> ## To send a message from a different
> Press, control N, as usual for a new message.
> When the
new message window is displayed, press, shift tab, twice to the from combo
> Arrow down to the account that you want to send from and then tab
twice to get back to the too box.
> Type in the person's name and tab to
> Type the subject and tab to the message area and continue as
> ## Spell checking in thunderbird is the same as outlook
> You press, F7, and the spell checker is displayed.
will be told which word is spelled wrong.
> Tab to the list of
suggestions, arrow to the one you want and tab to change.
> You can also
tab to ignore if you do not wish to make any changes.
> ## To
create a new sub folder in your account.
> Tab to the, treeview, and arrow
up/down until jaws says the name of your account.
> Press, applications,
and click new folder.
> Type your new folder name and press, enter. The
folder will then be created.
> Note that with some email providers, you
have to arrow to the inbox and go to create new folder from there. this is not
the case with GMail, the first method is recommended.
> ## Moving
messages to a certain folder is quite simple.
> Arrow to the message you
wish to move.
> Press, applications, and a menu will open.
to, move too, and press, enter.
> Arrow down to the account you wish to
move the message to and press, enter.
> Finally, arrow down to the folder
you wish to move the message too and press, enter.
> ## To send a
message to multiple people.
> Press, control N, for new message.
Select the first person you want to send to by typing the first few letters of
> Then press, enter, once you have the right person.
second box will be displayed and your screen reader will say, too edit combo
> To tell thunderbird we want this box to be a CC box, press shift
tab once and use your arrows to select the option you'd like CC, BCC,
> When you have selected the right option, press, tab, back to the
> Instead of, too edit combo, your screen reader should now say,
BCC edit combo, or the option you picked.
> Find the person you'd like to
add to the email by typing their name, and press, enter, again if you'd like to
select a third person to send to.
> Keep doing this until you've selected
all the people you'd like to send to.
> Then tab, to subject, fill in the
box and press, tab, to the main message box.
> Type your message and
press, control enter, to send.
> ## To
access, settings, for example to request, a read receipt.
> When writing
your message, press, alt P, for the message options menu and, tick, the option
you'd like to enable, for example, request read receipt.
> ## To
attach a file to a message.
> Press, control shift A, when you're writing
> A file browse box will open and allow you to select the
file you'd like to send.
> ## To view attachments.
> Go in
to the message that has an attachment.
> Press, alt M, for the message
menu, then press, H, for attachments.
> The files that are attached to the
message will be displayed.
> Press, enter, on the one you'd like to open
or save, and then arrow to the option you'd like i.e., open, save,
> ## To search for a particular sender, In any
> Press control shift K, this will take you to an edit box where
your screen reader will say, filter edit.
> Type in a keyword to filter
your messages, for example, mobeen, so it filters all the messages specifically
> Then press tab to get to the list.
> When done looking
for my message, press, shift tab, to get back to the filter box.
press, escape, twice to close the box.
> Note: if you do not do this,
thunderbird will continue only displaying messages from me.
To create a filter in thunderbird.
> Press, alt T, for tools.
down to, message filters, and press, enter.
> A list of your message
filters will be displayed.
> If you'd like to change or remove one, arrow
to it and press, tab, to edit.
> ## If you would like to create a
> Tab across to the new option and press, enter.
in the boxes as follows.
> Filter name: self explanatory, to define it in
> Tab past the next 2 boxes they can be left checked and again
are self explanatory.
> Tab again and leave the box that says, before junk
classification, as it is.
> Press, tab, and thunderbird will say, match
all of the following.
> This is again the option we want, so tab twice
more to reach the box that says, subject.
> This box is the box that
allows us to specify how thunderbird searches for the message, for example, by
subject, from, keywords, etc.
> In this case, we want to select the, from,
option, so arrow down to, from.
> Tab again and the next box allows us to
tell thunderbird will differentiate and search the, from, field.
example, some of the options in this box are, contains, doesn't contain, ends
with, begins with etc.
> Your filter can search the from address for those
> Select the one you'd like, then tab to the edit box and type
or paste the address you'd like to filter, for example, igain.com.
Press tab twice more to the, move message too, box.
> This box allows us
to choose what thunderbird does with a message.
> Leave this set, to move
too, and tab again.
> The next box allows you to select where thunderbird
will move the message too.
> To select the folder, do the
> Press, alt down arrow, and your screen reader should say,
> Press your, right arrow, once.
> Then press, down arrow,
> You should hear the name of your email account sub menu.
Press, right arrow, then, arrow down, until you get to, deleted, or the folder
you want to move to and press, enter.
> Now tab to, OK, and the filter
should be created.
> ## To back up your thunderbird
> Exit thunderbird, then, press windows R and paste the
> After pressing enter, your user profile folder will
> Press T for thunderbirdPortable, and press control C to copy the
folder to your clipboard.
> Paste the folder to another hard drive or to
your preferred backup location.
> This procedure backs up everything, so
should anything go wrong in future you can simply paste the folder back to your
user profile folder and continue using thunderbird as if nothing had
> A full list of shortcuts can be found
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