Re: NVDA + F5 hotkey doing an actual document reload
I just tested the command by disconnecting from the Internet before issuing it. it refreshed the buffer even when disconnected from the Internet so it works as initially described. It just refreshes the buffer without reloading the page.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:02 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA + F5 hotkey doing an actual document reload
Ok, I actually now just tested the NVDA + F5 keystroke on one of my own
webpages, where I am making changes to layout/content dynamically, and,
it did seem to indeed repopulate the virtual buffer, and, not try reload
the page, since, yes, inbetween having loaded the page, and having
invoked content changes, I then disconnected from the internet, before
hitting that keystroke, and, NVDA key + F5 didn't try reload the page
normally, but, just seemed to be rescanning the page contents/document
object model, and, I tried this with both firefox and chrome, so, not
sure why it seems to, at times operate slightly differently - will need
to make notes the next time I come across something like this, to make
sure it's not just my own imagination...<smile>
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On 8/14/2018 5:49 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
> I suggest you ask this question as an issue on github. I to was under
> the same impression as you.
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> Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA + F5 hotkey doing an actual document reload
>> Problem with standard F5 keystroke is that almost every single browser
>> will then just reload the page from scratch, losing all DHTML content
>> I do also know that NVDA key + number row 5 is meant to turn on
>> reporting of dynamic content changes, but, it won't always work, partly
>> since, at times, the webpages document-object-model will be rather
>> Either way, I had just thought/assumed that it was offering/implementing
>> a form of virtual page buffer refresh, but anyway - will play around
>> with other keystrokes, alt+tabbing away from window, and back to it,
>> etc. etc.
>> Stay well
>> Jacob Kruger
>> Blind Biker
>> Skype: BlindZA
>> "Resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
>> On 8/14/2018 1:59 PM, Gene wrote:
>>> I believe it does reload the document, because, as I recall, I think
>>> it takes too long than to just refresh the buffer. If so, it is doing
>>> the same thing as just f5. Of course, if you reload the document, you
>>> are reloading the buffer. But try turning browse mode off and then on
>>> with NVDA key space. This may just refresh the buffer.
>>> If NVDA key f5 is explained in the manual, I don't know where. It
>>> isn't discussed in the browse mode section. It is probably mentioned
>>> in the quick reference guide, but it may well not clarify what it does.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> *From:* Jacob Kruger <mailto:jacob@...>
>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:45 AM
>>> *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
>>> *Subject:* [nvda] NVDA + F5 hotkey doing an actual document reload
>>> This is something I think has been going on across a few versions of
>>> NVDA now, and, just wanted to confirm that it's not me that's confused.
>>> I am currently making use of Version: alpha-15854,a8bda064, FWIW.
>>> Anyway, I was under the impression that, for example, in a web browser,
>>> the hotkey combination of NVDA + F5 should repopulate the virtual
>>> rendition of the page contents - I do need this at times since I work
>>> with dynamic web contents - but, it seems to, literally, just reload
>>> page as if you'd clicked on something like the browsers own refresh
>>> button, or as if you'd in fact told NVDA that the next keypress should
>>> be passed directly through to the operating system?
>>> Or am I incorrect in having thought it only repopulated a form of
>>> virtual buffer for the webpage?
>>> Jacob Kruger
>>> 082 413 4791
>>> Skype: BlindZA
>>> "Resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."