Re: NVDA question for a friend
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The other point that Gene made which is also worth being aware of, is whether he actually is in focus or browse mode. These work similarly to forms and browse mode in Jaws.
Browse mode lets you press single letter navigation keys such as h to jump to the next heading, d to jump to the next landmark or f to jump to the next form field. (Shift+letters to jump to the previous instance).
Focus mode is where you can interact with form fields and type text into edit fields. So those single letter navigation keys don't work in focus mode.
NVDA is set to change automatically by default, but this can be disabled, which would explain if it is not automatically changing as needed. NVDA makes a high pitched click sound when it goes from browse to focus mode, and a lower beep when it changes from focus to browse mode (it can be set to speak these instead).
If you are in focus mode and want to get back to browse mode, press escape.
Your NVDA key is either insert or caps lock, similar to Jaws, although with NVDA this can be set independently of whether you are in desktop or laptop keyboard layout. Press NVDA+spacebar to force NVDA to change between browse and focus modes or back, but be aware that this will disable automatic switching while on the current page.
On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 11:57 AM Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@...> wrote: