Re: prevent pages from refreshing

Chris Mullins

In my original post I said NVDA+4 on number row which is used to toggle 'Speak Command keys' which at Josephs prompting, I amended to NVDA+5 on number row, which toggles 'Report Dynamic content changes'. The only keystroke I know regarding the navigator object is NVDA+7 on number row which is 'Focus moves navigator object'.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mallard []
Sent: 26 March 2016 20:50
Subject: Re: [nvda] prevent pages from refreshing

Thanks Joseph.

The command Chris referred to had to do with moving the navigator to previous object, which didn't seem to be the right one for me.

In the Supermarket site I gave as an example, my son managed to go to Ad Block plus and actually remove the Carousel, but that's pretty hard to do, as you need a mouse and need to know a specific code.
Now I'm set for online shopping on that site, but the problem is there on other sites.

Il 26/03/2016 18:14, Joseph Lee ha scritto:


If this happens on all browsers, chances are that we the developers
will need to dive into this; but if this is specific to one or two
browsers, this is going to be tough to fix.

A page refresh may happen due to several reasons, namely
Javascript-based, live regions, dynamic parts of pages and so on.

As for the command given, it is actually NVDA+5 (toggling dynamic
content changes).



*From:*Kevin Chao []
*Sent:* Saturday, March 26, 2016 9:15 AM
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] prevent pages from refreshing

Has anyone filed a NVDA github issue on this? If so, what's link to
bug? Thanks!

On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 8:38 AM Patrick Le Baudour
< <>> wrote:

if it is that important, maybe you should post a ticket on the dev
site ?
As it is browser-dependant, it isn't that easy... it can probably be
done, but i'd guess it would be quicker to find the option for most
browsers. I've done it long ago in firefox and IE.

Not sure about javascript-based refreshing, though.

-- Patrick
Le 26/03/2016 15:02, Mallard a écrit :
> ...And Cobra, just like Jaws, has been around for quite a while.
> Threfore, I suppose, NVDA should be able to face this issue and
solve it
> too.
> I really find it strange (and disappointing) that, in spite of my
> bringing this up a few times, at different moments, nobody ever
gave a
> REAL reply.
> I hope that now, with a few more people complaining about this
issue, it
> will be taken seriously and tackled once and for all.
> Ciao,
> Ollie
> Il 26/03/2016 13:20, Davy Cuppens ha scritto:
>> Gene
>> Cobra is the screen reader from
<> <> a
>> German company for assistive technologies for the blind.
>> Regards
>> Davy
>> *From:* Gene < <>>
>> *Sent:* Friday, March 25, 2016 8:24 PM
>> *To:* <>
< <>>
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] prevent pages from refreshing
>> I don't know what Cobra is. I can say that in Firefox, there is a
>> setting to stop the browser from refreshing. I don't know what
>> the setting has on structures such as carousels. Nor do I know if
>> what is going on has the same or a similar cause because I
don't know
>> what is being described as refreshing in today's message.
>> If you use firefox, in the main window, press alt, then press
t, wait
>> a moment then o.
>> Tab once after waiting a moment.
>> down arrow to advanced.
>> If you get stuck partway down the list, up arrow then continue down
>> again to get you unstuck.
>> Once you get to advanced, start tabbing. You will see a check box
>> about notifying you if Firefox is being redirected or refreshing a
>> page. That isn't the exact wording but it's there and my
>> should allow you to kno it. Check the check box. There is no ok
>> button. Continue using firefox now. Or close it if you wish.
>> You may find that you get one such message when a page wants to do
>> something and nothing more during that session of working on
the page.
>> You don't have to worry about closing such messages. They
don't block
>> anything and will be replaced automaticaally with future messages.
>> As far as commercial screen-readers are concerned, while they have
>> features to stop refreshes, I don't know if they work in all
cases. I
>> have found times in the past when the JAWS feature didn't work when
>> confronted by some kinds of page refreshes.
>> Gene
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Mallard <
>> *Sent:* Friday, March 25, 2016 2:07 PM
>> *To:* <>
< <>>
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] prevent pages from refreshing
>> Hello Davy,
>> I started this topic more than once, and even last week or ten
days ago.
>> I was told that "I was describing a way Firefox behaves on my
>> and that if this had been a problem for more people than
myself, there
>> would be ah uge number of messages on this (or soemthing to
that ilk).
>> Clearly, this is an issue that NVDA should find a way of
solving, one
>> way or another. This constant refiesching of webpages is
nnoying, and
>> prevents one from working correctly.
>> Other screen readers have a way of blocking this, so it MUST be
>> I'd hate to have to go back to commercial screen readers
because of this
>> issue, because more and moe web pages seem to be employing this
>> technology (Carousels, or whatever they call them).
>> Thanks for beinging this up again.
>> Hopefully, since there are now tro of us, someone will take a
minute to
>> look into this.
>> Ciao,
>> Ollie
>> Il 25/03/2016 17:34, Davy Cuppens ha scritto:
>> > Hi folks
>> > Is there a way in nvda that one can prevent pages from being
>> > constantly refreshed? In my professional sr Cobra I have a
shortcut s
>> > in virtual mode so that pags become static and focus won’t
jump to the
>> > front of it.
>> > Regards
>> > Davy
>> >
> .

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