Re: having multiple webpages opened when using NVDA?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>

Absolutely, this is something everyone should know about.


Of course, a good indicator that a command is not a screen-reader command is: does it start with the nVDA modifier key (insert usually, or caps lock if laptop settings operate similar to jAWS, which I’ve never looked into). But of course, this isn’t universal; add-ons or scripts often use other key combinations.


But it’s good to kno these things, because you won’t always have access to your screen-reader, and you might still want to perform certain tasks, like run something, shut down the system, or whatever. Also of course, if you have ever been in the position of trying to explain to a sighted person how to do something and you’re not sure what they ought to be doing with their mouse, you can give them the keyboard commands. You might be surprised at how many sighted people don’t actaully know how many functions you can perform with the keyboard alone, and how delighted they are when they learn them.




From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: April 19, 2018 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] having multiple webpages opened when using NVDA?


A big shout out to Gene, Jonathan, & Sylvie for all reinforcing the importance of knowing the difference between application program or Windows OS keyboard shortcuts and screen reader shortcuts.

When shortcuts "are your life" (and even when they aren't) it's very easy to lose track of which shortcuts are processed by what layer - screen reader, program, or OS - but knowing which it is can really make your life much easier.  The CTRL+T for "open new tab" command is universal, or very nearly so [as I've not hit an exception yet], within all web browsers.

A huge number of the keyboard shortcuts that any of use use are Windows OS keyboard shortcuts.  Microsoft now has a great page documenting same which allows you to choose which version of Windows you wish to get them for via a dropdown box near the very top of the page:  Windows Keyboard Shortcuts.   While the old tried and true ones from all prior versions of Windows remain unchanged, there are a number of new ones, mostly using WinKey plus something, but a few others as well, that are new to Windows 10.
Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1709, Build 16299  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

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