Re: Tooltips


There are times in Windows where, if you select something, a tool tip will be shown and as I recall, NVDA is set to read tooltips by default.  Try moving through the items on the desktop and see if tool tips are read.  It is highlighting or selecting the item that causes the tooltip to be shown.  When you move to an item in a list using the arrow keys, it is selected.  If it wasn't, nothing would happen when you pressed enter.  In general, though not absolutely always, you can't take an action on anything unless it is selected. 
If you move a mouse to an item, that may cause a tooltip to be shown as well. 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tooltips

Well, I hear tooltips sometimes. Certainly  NVDA can beset to read them in
the settings. Since you cannot prove a negative its hard to say without
sighted help but on some things when highlighted by tabbing to them I hear a
description as is supposed to be in the tooltip, on others I do not. Same
with Jaws. Similar issues with windows 7 balloons etc too.

For a definitive answer though you will need somebody who  works with the
nvda code. I have my suspicions that some  objects use   a different method
to generate the tips.

Its a bit like the extra details some folders in explore seem to reveal
making it found like a file name is read twice, the second time with other
data appended.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Vlad Dragomir" <vladdragomir1983@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 3:48 PM
Subject: [nvda] Tooltips

> Good afternoon,
> Friends, this might seem odd to some and obvious to others, so I feel I
> should apologise in advance for what follows.
> I've just learnt about the existance of tooltips. If I understand well,
> they are messages displayed when someone points the mouse at certain
> elements on a web page, without clicking on them. If possible, I would be
> curious to know the folowing:
> 1. How can we know if, and where these tooltips are present? Does NVDA
> anounces them? If so, what does it say?I don't remember hearing such
> information so far, and I've been using it for quite a while.
> 2. How can we read those tooltips, given that we rarely use the mouse? At
> least I never do that, even though I know about mouse simulation; I never
> have the reflex to actually use that function. I am getting old I suppose.
> I thank in advance all those who will enlighten me on this topic.
> Warm regards from France,
> Vlad.

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