Re: Windows 10: Firefox 59 Unusable with NVDA


Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Gene,

 

Your step by step instructions were very helpful, thanks! I now have Adobe set as the application to use for viewing PDF files.

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:59 AM
To: Gene <gsasner@...>; nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10: Firefox 59 Unusable with NVDA

 

I don't know if you are seeing my messages since you haven't responded to any but you have to every other sender. 

 

To change the behavior, do the following.

Open tools, alt t, then o for options.

After options opens tab once.

Down arrow to applications.

Tab until you get to the search field.

Type pdf

Then tab and there will be a result.

It will tell you what your current choice is.  It will say list but you'll only see that item.

In the list up or down arrow to select that item.  Then tab once. 

You are in a combo box.  Up arrow to the choice you want, preview in Firefox.

This dialog doesn't have an ok button.  Settings take immediate effect.

 

Options is a web page that looks like a dialog.  Since you are actually on a web page that Firefox generates internally, do whatever you wannt from here in the same way as you would leave any web page, such as going to another page with a book mark, closing the browser, etc.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

 

From: Gene

Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:41 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10: Firefox 59 Unusable with NVDA

 

In this case, how would you tell Firefox to either download the PDF or open it in another program?  right clicking the link and using save link as might allow a download but there are sites where right clicking won't work so if the situation can't be corrected or another method is desired, it would be good to know how this is done. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

 

Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:31 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10: Firefox 59 Unusable with NVDA

 

You are correct Gene it is built in. I hate it. I still use Adobe Reader DC.

 

Lino Morales

 


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Gene <gsasner@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:28:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10: Firefox 59 Unusable with NVDA

 

Firefox has a PDF reader.  I don't know if its built into the browser or if it's an add on but whatever it is, it is distributed as part of the browser.  Why yours doesn't work, I don't know. 

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:19 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10: Firefox 59 Unusable with NVDA

 

John,

I just tried that now that you described it but, no luck! I still got a blank screen when the link opened and no sign of adobe or any effort to display the pdf document.

All the best,

Cearbhall

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10: Firefox 59 Unusable with NVDA

Oh, here's how I opened the link. I went to the brochures page, got down to the brochures, highlighted a link, November 2014 or whatever with the arrow keys, and pressed enter, specifically enter on the main keyboard.
I didn't touch the number pad in any of this. It didn't show up as being in tables for me, but I have include layout tables unchecked.


On 4/24/2018 11:54, Cearbhall O'Meadhra wrote:
>
> Quentin,
>
> I am using Firefox 59.0 64 bit in Windows 10 with latest NVDA.
>
> When I use Firefox, I cannot open some links. If you try the web site
> www.brayarts.net <http://www.brayarts.net> you will find that Firefox
> opens the links to the associated pages on the web site but not to the
> attached .PDF files. For example, open “Brochures Page”. When this
> page opens you will see that it is laid out in sets of HTML tables
> containing a link to a .pdf brochure in each cell of the table. The
> brochure files are held on the website.
>
> When I press tab to get to any of these links, NVDA echoes that I am
> on the link and numpad  5 confirms this. I press space bar to open it.
> This has always worked up to last month but Now, all that happens is
> that Firefox opens a new tab with nothing in it!
>
> I tried using JAWS to see if this was a problem for NVDA alone but
> JAWS was also unable to open the link so, I think it is a Firefox problem.
>
> Does NVDA have another means of opening a link besides the space bar,
> the application key, numpad * or numpad enter, …  All of these do nothing!
>
> Would you try the link www.brayarts.net <http://www.brayarts.net> and
> see if you are having the same trouble?
>
> All the best,
>
> Cearbhall
>
> m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e:
> cearbhall.omeadhra@...
>
>






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