Re: Another NVDA question

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There are still some bits of software where nvda b will read stuff that neither screen nor object nav can venture though. That seems to be a bit of an issue on soome windows 10 screens.
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From: "Cearbhall O'Meadhra" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Another NVDA question


What a strange thing to assert!

As I speak, I can use browse mode on this message and look around at areas that the live cursor cannot get to. I can also use this feature reading Word documents. I can, in fact, use it everywhere that the JAWS cursor moves to.

Would you like to clarify your statement?

All the best,


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From: [] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 10:44 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Another NVDA question

Browse mode doesn't apply. It is used in web browsing and reading PDF documents. It is a specific feature that certain browsers and PDF readers support. The JAWS cursor equivalent is what is being asked about.


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From: Cearbhall O'Meadhra <>

Sent: Monday, November 06, 2017 4:40 PM

To: <>

Subject: Re: [nvda] Another NVDA question

Hi, Howard,
You will need NVDA's browse mode to move freely around the screen.
NVDA + space bar toggles between focus mode and browse mode. You can tell you are in browse mode when you hear a high "pip" sound. When you are in focus mode you will hear a dropping "chopping" sound. A good idea is to turn on keyboard help with NVDA +1 Then try NVDA+ space bar and listen to what it describes as you repeat it a few times.

All the best,


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-----Original Message-----
From: <> [] On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 10:05 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Another NVDA question

NVDA-b reads a dialogue. NVDA-numpad 7 changes review modes, sometimes screen review will read things, sometimes it won't. The next thing to look into, if neither of those work for you, is object navigation.

On 11/6/2017 14:48, Howard Traxler wrote:
Could someone please tell me--or tell me where in the manual to find:

Back when I was using jaws, I could turn on the "JAWS Cursor" and look
all over the screen--or maybe the current window. How can I get that
effect in NVDA. Many times programs will give me a screen full of
info and then just let me tab around a two or three button dialog:
"yes, no, or cancel". I'd sometimes like to read the question before
I answer it.

Thanks, anybody.

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