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Mysterious/Cool Feature hidden in LinkedIn… Accessibility mode

So I was jumping through various tabsĀ currently open in my Chrome browser when my finger appeared to have slipped when hitting the key combo in LinkedIn tab and suddenly a blue bar appeared –

Mystery Accessibility

As soon as it appeared, it flew away though šŸ˜¦ But after playing around with it some more, the Accessibility feature came back! The secret combination of keys are:

Tab + Spacebar

Wala, the Accessibility Navigation bar thingie opens up. Ā You can continue to use your keyboard to navigate the options such asĀ hitĀ Enter to view the navigation menu, or hit arrow to right to place focus in search box or hit Esc to close the menu.

Here is an example of what you see when you open the “Jump To” menu

MenuofAccessibility

I attempted a search in LinkedIn help for more details about the Accessibility bar, but found no resources, closest information I found was a blog from LinkedIn here. Maybe this is a standard key combination for accessibility standards such as 508? I am a great supported of providing accessibility tools to help all people, but why hidden with little information of how to access or use such feature?

Hey LinkedIn, could you make my feed sorter any smaller?

As I get more into blogging and the whole social networking aspect with a professional twist, I am using LinkedIn more. I noticed just the other day, how the order of my home page feed just made no sense chronologically. It dawned on me that maybe LinkedIn is playing games like Facebook and has different sort controls for the home page feed. I looked all over the home page and just could not find a sort control. Then just now I saw this weird … at top of my feed –

HidingFeed

Very first thought I had was that it is used to expand and collapse (in varying sizes) the status update section above the feed. You know how in many web programs with individual frames, they show the … to expand and collapse a section (including Windows 8.1 as shown below)

Windwos81

So out of curiosity, I clicked on it, and wala!! there is my feed sorter:

Feedsorter

Can someone explain why social networks are so set on “Top Stories” and go so far out of their way to make sort of Recently Updates impossible to find????