Re: automatic brows mode

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One thing to be aware of, there hasbeen a bug in the second of these checkboxes in Internet Explorer 11 for about a year, where the effect does not change. Apparently this is going to be difficult to fix andfor now they suggest one uses Firefox or just puts up with the fact you cannot cursor through the focus mode item sometimes with some edit field types.
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From: "Gene" <>
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Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2016 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] automatic brows mode

From the manual:
Automatic focus mode for focus changes
This option allows focus mode to be invoked if focus changes. For example, when on a web page, if you press tab and you land on a form, if this option is checked, focus mode will automatically be invoked.
Automatic focus mode for caret movement
This option, when checked, allows NVDA to enter and leave focus mode when using arrow keys. For example, if arrowing down a webpage and you land on an edit box, NVDA will automatically bring you into focus mode. If you arrow out of the edit box, NVDA will put you back in browse mode.
Audio indication of Focus and Browse modes
If this option is enabled, NVDA will play special sounds when it switches between browse mode and focus mode, rather than speaking the change.

My comments:
One way to open the browse mode dialog is with the command insert b or insert b if you are using the desktop layout. You can use either insert. This command may work in the laptop layout as well, I haven't checked.

In this case, we don't know what behavior you want. It isn't just a question of turning this behavior on and off. Different options cause different behavior as the manual excerpt shows.

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Hi all,

How do I turn on auto brows mode?
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