Re: controlling the mouse?


I love being able to use the mouse for certain things, it's awesome. I
think as long as we don't put ourselves in a certain box we will be
fine. I reall need to try this golden curser

On 2/3/17, Dennis L <> wrote:
I have no problem using the key navigation. I see no need for a mouse.

From: [] On Behalf Of john s
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 5:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] controlling the mouse?

I don't mind moving the mouse pointer when I have to and I use Window Eyes
mouse keys to do so. Otherwise, I don't care where something is on the
screen as long as I can get to it, first with keystrokes and then with

earlier, David Moore, wrote:

Hi all,
There is something else that excites me about the golden cursor. I like to
be able to do a task like a sighted person does instead of always using
navigation commands. It is harder to move the mouse instead of using object
review or screen review, and routing the mouse to that spot. However, when
can move my mouse around and find a control in a program with the mouse
pointer, it sure gives me a sense of satisfaction. I get so excited, when I
can do something like a sighted person. I use object and screen review to
the max, and do everything I can with key commands, but it really excites
when I can move the mouse pointer around and find something just like a
sighted person. When I show a sighted person how I move the mouse pointer
and save positions with Golden cursor, that excites them about my assistive
technology much more than when they see me using key commands. We all need
to show off what we can do to sighted friends, to get the sighted excited
about what the blind can do. So, there is a reason to use the Golden cursor
for excitement and fun, and not just to get the job done. I don't like to
just get the job done. I like to get a visual picture of everything and do
something just like I would if I was sighted. I don't know if any of you
feel that way or not. I want the sighted seeing my technology, as well as
the blind. Moving the mouse with Golden cursor, is something sighted
can really relate to, because they use the mouse. I only use a computer a
third of the time to get the job done. The other two thirds of the time is
to be adventurous and try doing tasks different ways, and always be
researching how something might be done. A lot of inventions have been made
by doing just that, not just getting the job done. I am a research person,
not someone who just wants to get the job done. Maybe that is why I get
excited over something like Golden cursor, because you can actually move
mouse around. I can't stress enough, that it really helps the blind to have
a visual picture of where everything is on the screen. If you always use
commands, you do not know the visual layout, and where things are in your
mind. I am a very visual person even though I am blind, if that makes
I had half of my sight until I was 15, and I constantly think as I saw
I am 50 now, and I still have good light perception. Maybe that makes a
difference of why I have to have a visual picture of everything to be
Only using key commands, a blind person is left without a visual reference.
I am always asking sighted people where the mouse is on the computer screen
if I am using JAWS. This is why I love NVDA and Golden Cursor, because I
hear in pixels of where something is on the screen, and get a picture in my
mind of where that is. No matter what I do, even with key commands, I want
to see it in my mind like I am looking at the screen. Does anyone else feel
like this. I learn better if I can see something in my mind instead of just
memorizing a bunch of key commands and not having a visual reference of
those commands are doing on the screen. It is the same with me and a phone.
I want to picture the icons and everything. I wish NVDA told us what the
icons looked like, what color they are and so on. Let me know what you
about all of this. Let us love technology as well as just getting the job
done. Take care, guys,
David Moore
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From: Gene <>
Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:37 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] controlling the mouse?

I didn't say that. I said that numpad insert numpad slash moves the mouse
to the location of the review cursor. I also said that the left click
command is numpad slash. Just numpad slash by itself.

----- Original Message -----
From: Travis Siegel <>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] controlling the mouse?

In your original email, you said that numpad zero/insert and the slash key
would move the cursor to the location of the mouse. I'm saying that
performs a left click, it does not move the mouse cursor (or any other
cursor) anywhere, if you want to move the cursor, you want the
shift-numpad-dash key combination. That's all I'm saying now, and that's
all I said to start with. Go back and read your email again (I did), and
clearly says move the cursor with the numpad and slash key combo, that
information is incorrect, I simply corrected that information, that's all,
this doesn't have to be a long drawn out thread, simply to correct a key

On 2/2/2017 12:26 PM, Gene wrote:

I just looked at the commands given on the Golden Cursor page. No such
commands are given.


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

From: Gene <>

Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:12 AM


Subject: Re: [nvda] controlling the mouse?

Are you giving commands for NVDA or the Golden cursor add on? The commands
may be correct for the Golden Cursor add on, I don't know. For NVDA the
move mouse to review position is as I stated. For NVDA, to click the mouse
command is numpad slash.


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

From: Travis Siegel <>

Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:25 AM


Subject: Re: [nvda] controlling the mouse?

The command to move the focus to something is shift-numpad zero-dash This
will move the actual focus of the mouse to the position in question. I
believe the numpad zero-slash key simulates a left button click, not actual
focus movement.

On 2/2/2017 8:23 AM, Gene wrote:

In the first copy of this message I sent to the list I mistakenly have a
phrase at the end that says something like announce items under the mouse.
That was an error and I have removed it from this copy.


There may be objects you can find with the mouse that you can't find using
object review or screen review, I don't know. But much of what is being
described in terms of looking at a screen and finding things can be done
with screen review or object review. Sometimes, one of those modes finds
something another doesn't find. And the thing about the Golden cursor, as
understand it, is that you can set pixel points to move immediately to
something. But people who don't properly learn to use object navigation
screen review are doing themselves a disservice if they are advanced users
and want to do things that can't be done with standard keyboard navigation.

If you find something using object review or screen review and want to move
the simulated mouse to it, using the desktop layout, the command to move
mouse is numpad insert numpad slash. Hold numpad insert and, while doing
so, press numpad slash. I don't use the laptop layout and don't know the
command. In most cases, the mouse will now be at the position of the
object. You should now be able to use the Golden cursor to set a return

I haven't used the Golden cursor because I don't use programs where doing
is an advantage. But as I understand the description given of how to use
it, a good deal of the excitement is the result of not using object
navigation and screen review to advantage.


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

From: Antony Stone <>

Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 4:41 AM


Subject: Re: [nvda] controlling the mouse?

If NVDA could know where all the interesting or useful objects were, I

we'd have a far better way of interacting with them instead of having to

the mouse pointer around.

The problem (or at least one of them) is that you often don't know where an

object is or what it can do until you put the mouse pointer on top of it.


On Thursday 02 February 2017 at 11:26:41, john s wrote:

I would find this mouse movement more exciting if
the pointer would move from object to object rather than by number of

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