Re: question: laptop equivalent for NVDA+numpad divide /was/ Adobe Flash Player with NVDA

Andre Fisher

The laptop equivalent to NVDA+NumPad slash is NVDA+Shift+M, and the
equivalent to just NumPad slash is NVDA+the left bracket key beside
the letter P on most keyboards.

For more information, please please read the user guide.

On 5/25/16, Laurie Mehta via <> wrote:
I've read with interest about performing certain functions with NVDA.
Two key combinations have been recommended, for example,
NVDA+numpad divide and just the numpad divide alone.

I have a laptop that has no numpad and am hoping that someone can let me
know what the laptop keyboard equivalent is for these key combinations and
for other mouse clicking equivalents, if any that I can use with my laptop
that has no numpad?

(I already know about using shift+F10 to do the "right click" or
applications key function.)

On Wed, 5/25/16, Cearbhall O'Meadhra <> wrote:

Subject: Re: [nvda] Adobe Flash Player with NVDA
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:47 AM


I am very interested in your
topic as I am currently writing a tutorial for users of the
BorrowBox digital library service in which Adobe Flash comes
in to playing a preview of an audio book. I can forward my
recent discussion on this and the solution to it if that
would be of interest?

is a good deal of discussion between NVDA technical team
members on getting NVDA to work with the embedded objects in
Adobe Flash.
These are known as windowless
objects and JAWS, for instance cannot see them at all in
FireFox but can see them but has difficulty keeping focus on
them in Internet Explorer.

NVDA gets around this by labelling the embedded
oject as unavailable and using the NVDA+numpad divide (to
move the mouse pointer to the current navigator object)
followed by  numpad divide on its own which emulates a left
mouse clikc.

I wonder if
you could try this solution and see if it gives you access
to the player?

I have tried
your two links with NVDA and Firefox on windows 10 (all
latest versions) and found the following:
This stream started playing and sounding in the
speakers as soon as I opened the link in Firefox.

This link did not start and a typical part of
the screen showed this:


iFrame 'embedded Object
unavailable' and then 'Out of iFrame' after I
pressed down-arrow once.
The stream did not
start playing automatically like the first one.  However, I
pressed NVDA+numpad divide and then numpad divide alone and
it did start to play. Another numpad divide stopped it.
While NVDA is reporting the embedded object, the screen is
reporting "blank" under the active cursor.

With these work-around
techniques , both streams are working on what appears to be
a similar system configuration to yours.

What do you think?

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On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:15 AM
Subject: [nvda] Adobe Flash Player with NVDA

Hello everyone,

Adobe Flash Player is
preventing me from tuning in to the local news online on
such sites as:



I had contacted these TV
stations to report the technical difficulties, and both
Webmasters had told me that their live streams were working

Just a recap: My
laptop's operating system is Windows 10, my Web browser
is Firefox, and of course I use NVDA as my screen-reader.

So my questions are these:
1. How user-friendly is Adobe Flash Player with
2. What could be causing Adobe Flash
Player to play live Webcasts on some sites but not on
3. Is there a way for me to
troubleshoot Adobe Flash Player without uninstalling and
reinstalling it?

Thanks so
much for your folks' help, and have a good day.



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