I ask a question in this message
and make a few comments but the second half of the message
discusses what might be a related command, at least in terms
of how you would program it. Perhaps if there is enough
interest on the list, the developers will work on it soon.
The review cursor by default if
you are using object navigation follows the system cursor.
But what I'm saying is if you only want to read the top level
comments, then don't you have to move to every comment and
measure the distance? My question is how that is better than
reading a few words of each comment to see if you want to
continue. But maybe you have to read enough of each comment
that it is slower enough to matter.
Evidently, the speak position
command has more functions than in the old version of NVDA I
use. So you are correct that to hear the numbers, you have to
issue the command twice.
Also, the idea of being able to jump to
the next occurrence of text starting a certain point from
the left of the screen might be related to another feature
NVDA should have. If you have a page with two or three
columns or more and you want to only read one column, you
should be able to define a start point and an end point
farther to the right. Then you could read and only have
that defineed column read. ASAP had a read column feature
in JAWS. I seldo had to use it but I would imagine it was
very useful to some people, Consider one use with NVDA:
Suppose you got a poorly formatted PDF
document where pages didn't decolumnize properly. Rather
than have decolumnization occur, if you could just have the
page recognized with no decolumnization and set the columns
yourself, you might be able to read such documents.
Genea distance from the left of the
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Browsing hierarchical tree of
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 why.
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 be developed.
By the way, you don't have to
issue the command twice. It does the same thing if issued
once or more times.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Browsing hierarchical tree
I've been playing with NVDA and just discovered a simple
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
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, but for
>> 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 next comment
>> 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!