Re: Focus changes that NVDA doesn't seem to notice

John J. Boyer

I use a braille display. When I start Firefox NVDA shows the first link on my home page, because that is where Firefox
has placed the cursor. i have always considered this the natural response. If I want to type something in the address
bar I press Alt+d.

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 08:41:44AM +0100, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
For me its nearly always a browser.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen"
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Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 7:35 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Focus changes that NVDA doesn't seem to notice

Which version of Windows are you using? And from the way you've written,
assume Chrome is just an example - it also happens if you open NotePad or
Word or Calculator or anything else?

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Felix G. <constantlyvariable@...>

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced the following phenomenon.
Soon after starting Windows, I launch a program, let's say Chrome, and
no feedback whatsoever about it. In particular, the Chrome window title
not announced, and neither is the address bar. To test what NVDA is
I press NVDA+t, and it says "Explorer." However, maintaining the
that Chrome indeed has focus, I type a web address and press enter, and
indeed the site opens in Chrome and is read properly by NVDA.
So, a new window became active, and keyboard focus was on a specific
control within this window, but NVDA did not detect this. The NVDA log
shows no irregularities.
Any idea what might be going on and how the effect could be prevented? Is
it a known fact that Windows sometimes does not raise such important
events? Or might there be a timing issue in which NVDA is temporarily
overloaded and thus fails to track them? Would that not generate log
Kind regards,

Quentin Christensen
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