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


I seldom correspond privately with list members and if you have a problem you want help on, it's a much gbetter idea to ask about on list.  I have no idea if I can help and even if I can, others may have other or additional information.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] 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.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brian Vogel
> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:45 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Forcing an NVDA Search rather than a built-in search
> function
> 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
> accepted.
> --
> Brian
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> of profundity.
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