Re: separate cursor for browse and focus modes?

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I got the impression he in fact was querying about the way the focus mode is triggered on the first edit or interactive element that can be changed.

This behaviour can of course be changed, but only globally not for each web site.

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From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
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Sent: Friday, November 25, 2022 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] separate cursor for browse and focus modes?

To answer your first question, there is no separate cursor. The whole reason for Browse Mode is that web pages don't have cursors. The cursor you work with in browse mode isn't on the web page. NVDA creates and uses it.

You can use object navigation while in focus mode but discussing that is a whole different subject and you would need to know how to use object navigation, if you don't.

I created a tutorial on using object navigation. I can find a link to it and send it to you if you wish.

On 11/25/2022 2:07 PM, Bob Cavanaugh wrote:
Hi all,
Is there a separate cursor for browse and focus modes? When I check my
email sometimes, more often with my school email than my personal one,
I am not placed at the top of the page in the GMail interface, but
rather somewhere down the page, where focus mode is automatically
activated. I don't often pay attention to where I am, but I think that
was something brought up on this list not too long ago. Where I am
placed doesn't really matter, but since focus mode is automatically
activated, I then press escape to return to browse mode and go to the
top of the page, where I know I must then activate focus mode in order
to get to the button that loads basic HTML. The problem is, when I
then activate focus mode, I am not at the top of the page anymore as
expected, but apparently back where I was put when I first logged in.
So, what's happening here? Do browse and focus modes have a separate

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