Re: NVDA and Google Chrome
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Ctrl+shift+o is the shortcut key to the Bookmarks Manager, which is used for organizing, importing and exporting bookmarks rather than accessing bookmarked pages. It may present them in a long list but there is no first letter pick available so you could be tabbing forever. I don’t understand what you mean by ‘activating bookmarks’ other than activating the Bookmarks Toolbar which, once activated remains so until you de-activate it. The alt+shift+b shortcut takes you straight to the toolbar, as does shift+F6. F6 alone hass to be pressed twice as the first press puts you in the address bar. As for the Bookmarks toolbar contents, these cannot be accessed using first letter pick and if not organized by yourself, do get grouped automatically by Chrome, I suspect due to horizontal space limitations.
I’ve been playing around with bookmarks the last couple of days and have found that if I group bookmars into folders, I have 5 of them, these are displayed as sub menu items on the tool bar and when enter or down arrow is pressed, the menu opens vertically and has first letter pic available. If you don’t want to have several folders, just create one and with a couple of keystrokes you be able to use first letter pic to zero in on any bookmark. Pressing the applications key on a folder in the toolbar opens a context menu allowing various functions including adding the currently displayed site to the folder and opening a web page tab for every bookmark you have in the folder. After being initially dismissive of the Bookmarks toolbar, due mainly to my own ignorance, I have found it to be both accessible and easy to use.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: 22 June 2017 17:28
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Google Chrome
Once again, I have to restate this.
Using the activate bookmarks keystroke still requires an additional keystroke to get to the bookmark list, whether it be the alt-shift-b or the f6, or something else. The navigation is with right/left arrows, to go through the bookmarks, and down/up arrows to expand/collapse different categories. as it classifies all book marks in groups, and some folks may not want that grouping.
When using the control-shift-o keystroke, you're placed in a full-screen layout of the bookmarks, and you can simply tab to the list of bookmarks, then arrow up/down through the bookmarks to get to the one you want, and there are no subcategories, no expanding/collapsing is necessary, and all the bookmarks are in one long single list.
There is the issue with double speech in that the speech reads the bookmark you just left, then the one that is currently highlighted, which can be annoying, but this should be fixable with some sort of highlight tracking modifications, or in the chrome NVDA module. I've not made any attempt to do so, but it should be possible to have the speech read only the currently highlighted item instead of both of them.
In any case, these two views are presented in very different ways, and some folks may prefer one over the other, so a mention of both methods is not out of order here.
On 6/22/2017 10:43 AM, Steve Nutt wrote: