Re: Reading parts of the cursor's line


Those are laptop layout commands.  You need to specify the keyboard layout you are referencing. 
Using the desktop layout, the default, read the current line is NVDA up arrow.  Read the current line of the current object when you are in object navigation mode, the default, is numpad 8. 
Read the current word, numpad 5.
Read the current character is numpad 2.
Read the previous line is numpad 7.  The previous word is numpad 4.  The previous character is numpad 1.
The next line is numpad 9.  Next Word is numpad 6, next character is numpad 3.  Note the patterns.  The larger numbers read the larger units and the left keys read previous, middle keys read current and keys to the right read next.
For example, read previous line is numpad 7.  Read current is numpad 8.  Read next is numpad 9.  The cursor isn't moved by any of these commands.
That answers what you asked but you need to know how to get to documentation in NVDA.  Use the command NVDA key n.  You are in the NVDA menu.  I haven't used newer NVDA versions but if you type h, you will probably be in the help submenu. 
You are on the user guide option.  Press enter and it will open in your browser.
Following the same procedure, after you type h, down arrow and look for the quick keys reference.  Press enter and it will open in the default browser.
The guide and the reference are both web pages.  If you book mark them as you would any other web page, you can open them more conveniently.  You can also read them with other screen-readers if you aren't comfortable with NVDA yet.
----- Original Message From: molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading parts of the cursor's line

Try pressing NVDA plus L. NVDA will read the current line. Press NVDA plus down arrow. NVDA will read the next line.
Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Robert Geoffroy
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 AM
Subject: [nvda] Reading parts of the cursor's line

Hi, everyone,

This is one first question: is there any way to read the current line before the cursor and after the cursor as well?

I'm discovering NVDA with enjoyment!

Thanks a lot,


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