Re: FW: Chrome updates
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If I press alt+d and type about://version in the Omnibox, I get the following page which I can read with arrow keys:
Copyright 2016 Google Inc. All rights reserved.
49.0.2623.110 (Official Build) m(64-bit)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.110 Safari/537.36
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
it continues with more information and I don’t have mouse tracking active.
Using W7 with NVDA 2016.1
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: 31 March 2016 00:13
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: Chrome updates
Just so people know this, even though NVDA+Down Arrow on the Chrome About page reads only "About Blank" there is other text, including the Version, that NVDA can and does read if you have mouse tracking on (which it is by default) and you glide your mouse pointer about the screen.
I have no idea why NVDA Find cannot find the word Version while a standard CTRL+F find in Chrome itself does. I've tied playing with the commands to Follow System Caret and Move mouse to current navigator object to see if I could get NVDA to read that way, but I haven't succeeded.
Even if you don't typically use a mouse, if you've got one and are really certain that there must be something on a page you can get a lot of information by doing a slow, orderly "glide over" of the page with the mouse. Depending on the layout of the page left-to-right working from top to bottom may work best. For others top-to-bottom working from left to right will work best. The layout of the Chrome About screen is pretty much a single column, not far from the left, so top to bottom, left to right works reasonably well. You can always try a "quick and dirty" scan with the mouse until you hear something, anything, announced then getting organized about moving about.
Mouse tracking is one of the NVDA features I really like best because it gives another method to get to information when "the usuals" get cranky.