NVDA's Focus Jumping Around On The Web

Bhavya shah

Dear all,

I am using Firefox version 108.0.2 and NVDA version 2022.4. This is
not a new issue, but has been cropping up in my workflow more
frequently of late. On many webpages (placing an order on DoorDash,
LinkedIn Messaging, and many others), especially when ample form
controls are present, NVDA’s focus jumps around a fair bit and often
goes into focus mode. (I will note here that Automatic focus mode for
focus changes is enabled in Browse Mode settings and I would prefer
to not disable that to suppress the latter issue.) Based on my
understanding of NVDA, arrowing around or pressing single-letter
navigation keys (say 'e' for edit field) should not trigger focus
mode; but it frequently does, needing me to keep switching back to
browse mode in addition to correcting for NVDA’s focus bouncing

Is this a known issue? Do others experience this on the web? Are there
known work-arounds?

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions and inputs.

Kind Regards,
Bhavya Shah
B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science | Stanford '24
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/

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