Re: NVDA, read current line and read all
Hi. I am using desktop layout and the numpad lock is off. Things are looking a little better since I've had help from this list. It has confirmed things I suspected and informed me of things I was unaware of.
One thing I'm not sure of is reading by word. In Jaws insert/right arrow will read forward word by word and insert/left arrow will read word by word backwards. just pressing left arrow will move forward character by character and left arrow the same but backwards.
In NVDA I can move forward or back character by character by pressing the left or right arrows but I can't read word by word by pressing insert/left or right arrow. I'm not sure if NNVDA does this. I've pressed insert/right arrow or left arrow but nothing is spoken. Is this feature absent from NVDA? If NVDA does have this feature then where do I go to find it. I don't want to spend a long frustrating period of time looking for a feature that doesn't exist. With thanks. Walter.
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: 16 April 2020 00:36
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all
There are a couple of options for keystrokes depending on how you have NVDA setup. So first:
- You can have INSERT (either the numpad 0 or the extended insert) or CAPS LOCK (or all three) set as your NVDA modifier key. Note if you use the numpad insert, you need to have numlock OFF for it to work.
- You can use "Desktop keyboard layout" or "Laptop keyboard layout". Desktop layout assumes you have a number pad which can be used for NVDA commands. Laptop keyboard layout reassigns those commands to other keys and so ends up remapping quite a lot of keystrokes.
So, to read the current line is NVDA+up arrow in desktop layout, or NVDA+L in laptop layout.
To read from the current point onwards in NVDA+down arrow in desktop layout or NVDA+A in laptop layout.
As previously noted, the arrows in this case are the dedicated arrow keys (often found in set out in an upside down T shape) not the number pad.
Also another thing you will likely be interested in, is the guide to switching from Jaws to NVDA, which you can find here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA
On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 8:46 AM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote: