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I am an NVDA newbie, so I don't know how or why this works, but
it works for me. I tried it on both Reddit and Hacker News in
Google Chrome and Firefox. I don't have to press any extra buttons
to route the review cursor, perhaps the review cursor just follows
the system cursor in my case.
After your email I tried pressing Insert+Delete only once, and it
indeed speaks the horizontal offset of current object in (I
assume) pixels. After pressing it twice it speaks the horizontal
offset in percentage of the screen width. So either way can be
I like your idea about NVDA addon that would let you jump between
paragraphs with the same offset. I might try to write such a
plugin myself when I have some free time.
On 12/6/2017 3:33 PM, Gene wrote:
I haven't tried this but I don't
see how using the cursor location feature would help much.
You would still have to move to the beginning of each comment
and check the distance. If that would save you time in not
having to read any of the comment, I don't know but having to
move to the next comment and check the distance of each
comment would seem to be cumbersome and perhaps not much
easier than reading a bit of each comment to see if it’s a
reply. but those who try this may explain that I'm wrong and
Perhaps what we need, if this can
be done, is a feature or a plugin you can set to look for text
that starts a certain distance from the left side of the
screen and then be able to jump to the next text that starts
at the same number of pixels from the left of the screen. You
could issue a next and a back command to move to these items.
So the idea may lead to a good solution if such a feature can
By the way, you don't have to
issue the command twice. It does the same thing if issued
once or more times.
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Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Browsing hierarchical tree of
I've been playing with NVDA and just discovered a simple solution:
Insert + Numpad Delete twice (Report review cursor location) and
tell you the distance from the left edge of the screen. The
distance - the deeper the level of the comment.
I think in theory something can be done on the client side to make
comments more readable for screenreader users.. You can write a
plugin that would modify a page to include the level of the
explicitly for example. But this is only in theory: my knowledge
On 12/6/2017 11:29 AM, Bill Dengler wrote:
> I’m interested in this as well, but suspect it requires
changes on the site’s end.
>> On Dec 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM, Tony Malykh <anton.malykh@...>
>> Hi everyone,
>> Many websites have tree-like structure of comments. For
>> example, reddit, hacker news, and probably a lot more
>> like this. Sometimes I would like to read some comments,
>> example I would like to read only the top-level comments,
and not the
>> deeper levels, because that would be the replies to the
>> comments, and they are typically not as interesting. Is
there any way
>> to achieve this with NVDA?
>> So, for example, I would like to have a key combination
to jump to the
>> next same level comment. Right now I can only jump to the
>> of any level by searching a keyword ("up vote" or
>> appears next to every comment), and then I'd have to
deduce in my mind
>> what level comment is this. It is very tedious to browse
comments this way.
>> Another way that might help me would be to figure out the
level of the
>> current comment. At least I'd be able to move down
>> comments without reading them and without trying to
deduce its level
>> from the contents.
>> I can use Firefox, Google Chrome and IE, so I'd be happy
to find a solution that works in any of these browsers.
>> Any advice would be appreciated!