Re: [nvda] Microsoft Edge is Starting to Grow on Me.
When I use the Try-Build, NVDA works with Microsoft Edge perfectly. Have no problems with anything, but sometimes being thrown in the icons pain of Edge. There is something about this build that my PC running the latest build of Windows 10 Spring Creator loves.
Even ETI Eloquence sounds fuller and responds better when using it.
Is there a list or something I can subscribe too for alerts on any updates? I'm sticking with this as my primary screen reader even though Joseph warns me against doing so. Sorry, but it works much better for me overall, especially with Edge.
In Edge all the shortcut keys ctrl+j and ctrl+I works, at least with jaws 2018!
Are you having a problem with NVDA in Edge saying entering navigation, exiting navigation; entering search, exiting search etc…
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Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 9:52 AM
Subject: [nvda] Microsoft Edge is Starting to Grow on Me.
Well with Joseph's announcement about the NVDA Try Build, I decided to
invest more time in using Microsoft's applications on my Windows 10 PC.
Started things off with the Microsoft Edge browser.
Not sure if it's the new Try-Build or a lot of changes have recently
been made to Edge overall, but it works pretty damn well with NVDA.
NVDA reads All of the push notification bar messages automatically. It
also informs me when the page has fully loaded (Loading complete.) Most
of the NVDA quick navigation key shortcuts do work to quickly jump
through web content.
Love... love... love... the Reading View ([Ctrl]+[Shift]+[r]) feature of
Edge. This alone is starting to make me a Chrome to Edge convert.
I hate to say it, but managing Favorites in Edge is much much easier to
do then with Chrome in my humble opinion. Microsoft uses a traditional
Treeview structure in their manager. Very nice!
The only problem I'm having is when I find myself sometimes being placed
in the toolbar icons pain of Edge. I quickly jump back to the web page
content by pressing [F6]. I just get annoyed with this at times.
Curious why they don't implement a shortcut key to display that entire
pain (Similar to [Ctrl]+[i] for Favorites, [Ctrl]+[h] for History, and
[Ctrl]+[j] for Downloads?) I could simply hit the [Escape] key to
hide/dismiss it again.
Reading Joseph's recent email regarding the Try-Build of NVDA being
released and us really caring about the changes Microsoft is
implementing all the time to make their line of Windows applications
more accessible got me thinking.
Why can't I give their programs a chance? Yes, in the past I've
experienced a lot of problems with their applications. That doesn't mean
they've not made efforts to correct things (Due to feedback from Insider
testers and bug reports.)
Time for me to start using the free tools Microsoft has developed and
stop searching for replacements. And I mean all of the tools (Even the
bug report and feedback submission tools.) This is key to helping
Microsoft fix things they may not yet be aware of.
By the way, if you want a nice resource listing Microsoft Edge keyboard
It really has morphed into a pretty good browser. I'm going to start
using it more.