Re: Forcing an NVDA Search rather than a built-in search function


hi. i have this problem too.
when i want search something in my gmail, nvda says the result not
found and i dont know how to find everything that i needed!
the situation in firefox or any browser is worse.
may i be contact with you via your gmail addresss or skype?

On 1/12/17, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
You haven't said whether this behavior occurs on other pages or just on this
one. There are sites, such as The New York Times where you can search for a
specific button such as the all button. You haven't established, at least
not in what you have described, whether this is behavior caused by this one
page or general behavior. Also, what happens if you don't just move to the
top of the page before repeating the search, but move to the top and then do
something like tabbing once. I'm not sure what is causing the problem but
it sounds as though something isn't calibrating correctly as you move in the
virtual buffer and starts a search from the location of the previous result
rather than from the top of the page.

----- Original Message -----

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Forcing an NVDA Search rather than a built-in search

Well, there's good news and bad news.

The good news is that using INS+CTRL+F in both Firefox and Chrome is
invoking the NVDA search now that I've rebooted.

The bad news is that what NVDA finds (and I am going to have to do
additional testing) as far as the "Select Menu Button" seems to change after
having done a search. When I do my initial search in Firefox, then use
INS+CTRL+F to invoke the NVDA search and use "select" as my string it lands
on the Select Menu Button as I'd expect. If I go back and perform a
subsequent search and then use the same NVDA search, it lands me on "Select
Input Tool" rather than the "Select Menu Button" which is weird.

Even though I have the Focus Highlight add-on added on I do not seem to be
able to follow exactly where NVDA has it's focus when doing anything other
than the first NVDA search. If I completely reload my inbox page before
doing a subsequent NVDA search things seem to behave as I'd expect. I would
have to believe that the "page state" (for lack of a better description) is
precisely the same when any given Gmail search completes from its search
box, so I would think that an NVDA search for Select immediately after
should always land one on the Select Menu Button, but it doesn't.

More work to be done on my part, but if anyone has any thoughts about what I
am doing wrong or might try to do differently they will be gratefully

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