Tabbed browsing seems to be fine.
as long as you keep Gmail in a single tab. And don't use your browser's
keyboard shortcuts, such as Ctrl+t to open a new tab.
But you cannot (for instance) start two drafts each in a different tab while keeping your inbox open in another one - so you can not go backwards and forwards to copy and paste between tabs. The result is ridiculously slow and inefficient.
If you're using Firefox or Mozilla, installing the latest browser extension update is supposed to fix many issues.
Mozilla 1.6 on this box - which is almost the latest and not all that different from 1.7. And yes, I need to override security settings for Gmail to work - otherwise only the scarse real
links will work. What extension? I need an extension as well??
I found that pretty soon; it's just a couple of shortcuts (which may interfere with your browser's keyboard shortcuts - at least one interferes with Mozilla's). I mean you cannot use it with keyboard only
. Try it. Try tabbing to a link. Without that capability, it's definitely not accessible.
First two bug reports I sent them were acknowledged quickly; the last one I elaborated more about the inaccessibility and asked is they PLEASE could make it so that at least all links were real links and could be used with the keyboard, and generally make it accessible - and I did not even receive an acknowledgement.
At that point I gave up on them - they're obviously interested only in making something "cool" - for sharpeyed, nimble-limbed people exclusively. That includes me, for now (with my glasses on) but it's enough of a reason for me not
to recommend it (or even use it except as a bit of on-line storage).