Re: The CC and BCC Fields in Thunderbird

Ron Canazzi

Hi Group,

The various fields within the headers of Thunderbird have always been a bit problematic.  Here is what I do.  After opening a new message/composition, I back tab until I hear 'list of addresses' and the first address in my address book. I then use first letter navigation or arrow down to whomever I want to send messages to. Now as  you back tab to get to the list of addresses, you will see the various buttons such as add, cc,and BCC.  There is a hotkey associated with each button: alt + A for the to field, alt + C for the CC field and alt + B for the BCC field.  In the latest Thunderbird 78.51, these keystrokes still work. Use the mark and space method or first letter navigation to arrow down the list of addresses in your address book and press the appropriate hotkeys for the To, CC and BCC fields as shown above.

Then tab to the subject line and proceed as usual.

On 12/4/2020 12:15 PM, Gene wrote:
Start a new message and shift tab beyond the other addressing fields button. You will see a button for bcc and for cc.  Press enter on the button you want to work with.  The space bar, which is the standard command for most buttons, doesn't work.  So much for following Windows standards.
Type the address or use autocomplete or however you want to enter an address, then press enter and either leave the field as it is, or enter another address, then press enter.  Repeat until you have the addresses in the field you want.  You can place focus on an address by left arrowing. Left arrow more times to place focus on different addresses.  You will hear your screen-reader prompt you for how to work with addresses if you let the full address read followed by the prompt.

-----Original Message----- From: Rich DeSteno
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2020 11:02 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] The CC and BCC Fields in Thunderbird

The latest version of Thunderbird changed the format for the To, CC, and
BCC fields, totally for the worse in my opinion.  I cannot determine how
to get more than one CC and BCC field.  How is this done with a
screen-reading program?
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