Re: JAWS User Looking for Guidance in Getting Started with NVDA.
There is no setting to use the equivalent of the JAWS cursor with standard movement keys such as up and down arrow. There is an equivalent to the JAWS cursor, screen review and you navigate mostly using the numpad in that mode. It's somewhat similar to Window-eyes in that you can still use the arrow keys on the main keyboard and the main navigation commands for screen review are on the numpad. This is for the desktop layout. I don't know what the navigation commands are for the laptop layout.
After using screen review, you should return to object navigation. If you do, certain review commands you may want to use won't work correctly. For example I don't like using the read current line command NVDA uses. I use numpad 8 which reads the current object, which acts the same as read current line.
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From: JM Casey
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] JAWS User Looking for Guidance in Getting Started with NVDA.
I started using NVDA recently, and I really was surprised at how similar the default keyboard layout is to that of JAWS. I’m sure this wasn’t done by accident. The only thing is, that navigation and focus does work a little differently. And of ourse, ther’es no “JAWS cursor”, but that particular JFW feature is growing less and less useful as times goes on (though I still use it a fair bit in certain older applications that don’t have screen-reader support built in or any add-ons).
NVDA’s web support is great, and while I happen to only have Office 2010 on this Windows 10 machine, Outlook and Word both function pretty much as well as they do with JFW. Others have reported issues with office 2016/365, but, well, this isn’t unique to nVDA users so far as I can tell.
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Yes the reading navigation keys.