Keyboard navigation when viewing slides as PDF

Fixed Issue #11466174


Muhammad Z.
Mar 31, 2017
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Steps to reproduce

A lot of presentations are shared as PDFs rather than PPTs and viewing them in Edge is a pain.

In other browsers, I open the PDF, select fit to window and use arrow keys to switch through the slides.

However, in Edge such a functionality is missing which makes reading such slides on Edge a pain.

You can use this PDF as an example to understand what I am talking about

Example PDF

  1. Open the Example PDF on Chrome/Firefox. Select Fit to Page and use the arrow keys(left/right) to navigate through the slides.
  2. Repeat the above in Edge and try to navigate using the arrow keys.

Expected behaviour : The PDF should switch through a slide

Actual behaviour : The PDF scrolls horizontally.

I think this is more of a feature request than a bug but wasn’t sure where to file this.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Balaji B.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Amit K.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are pleased to report this feature is fixed in Edge 16199 and is available in our latest Insider Preview build.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Great…I just tried it out…Although I wasn’t able to use the arrow keys to navigate PgUp/PgDown worked alright. I can live with that although arrow keys are more intuitive to use than PgUp/PgDown…

      In laptop keyboards, PgUp/PgDown is in a weird place compared to arrow keys and that is why I’m more comfortable with the latter.


    • I had my PDF layout option to Single Page with continuous scrolling. After removing continuous scrolling, it is just the way I wanted.

      Thanks for fixing it…Great job…

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