Re: Changing Browsers


I consider it a bad use of the home page feature to have it be a search engine site in most cases. I, for example, would much rather have a news site as the home page, since I look at it a number of times a day to see what new content has been added.

Unless I want to conduct a search almost every time I open a browser, why have a search engine as the home page? I can simply issue the command control k, type a search and press enter no matter what page I'm on.

I, myself, would far rather have a news site as a home page, since I look at it a number of times a day to see if new content has been added. others might want another kind of home page but why use a search engine when conducting searches is so easy without being on the actual page?


-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 3:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing Browsers

Hi Nancy.

I use google chrome and ms edge. In both cases I have google set to be the page I land on when the browser opens. I land on the search field for google and I have forms mode automatically come on, so I just have to type what I’m looking for, then press enter. When the page of search results loads I use the R key to move to the main region of the page. I then use the H key to move through the search results as most of them are denoted by a heading. If you require assistance setting up chrome or edge I’m sure one of us can give you a hand.


Chris Judge

From: <> On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: September 1, 2020 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing Browsers

I am not good at explaining...When I go to google to look something up, IE puts me right where I need to enter my inquiry. I do not see any mention of IE...just the place where I neeed to ask my inquiry. When I have tried to use edge, there seems to be more 'things' involved than just landingt on the place I need to ask my question. That total simplicity is what I am looking for in a new browser.

I am using an updated win10 and one of the latest jaws.

Thanks to all!


On 8/31/2020 11:23 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 03:50 AM, chris judge wrote:

What do you mean by invisible?

I share this question. Without a definition of what this means, in practice, it's really impossible to help much.

And, like so much in Windows, and in this case in browsers, ALT+D throws focus straight to the web address edit box and selects what's already there, so if you wish to overtype on a tab/page already open to go somewhere else you can. It works in every modern browser I'm aware of and I just tested it in Firefox, Edge, Chrome, and Brave and it has this behavior in all of them.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

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