Re: Some mouse navigation questions

Tony Malykh

I think what you would like to know is how to switch between the equivalent of PC Cursor (which is I believe called System Focus in NVDA) and equivalent of Jaws cursor (which is called review cursor or review mode in NVDA). If that's your question, then here is the answer. You don't have to switch between them in NVDA - they coexist. You just use the main inverted T-shaped arrow keys to move system focus and you can use numpad keys to move review cursor. Typically, you only need to use review mode cursor only in places where system focus cannot go. Review cursor is tethered to system cursor by default. Also the numpad keystrokes to control review cursor are very different from Jaws numpad keystrokes, but you can read more in NVDA documentation. Other than that, the two modes in Jaws and NVDA are very similar.



On 2/9/2019 10:52 AM, Jed Barton wrote:
how do you go between object and screen navigation?

On 2/9/19, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
The equivalent to the JAWS cursor is screen review mode. There is also
object navigation which, according to what I've heard and read is equivalent
to the touch cursor in NVDA. To read about screen review, you can look at
the user guide

You can look at the user guide for information about object navigation but
you would probably be better off using a tutorial. I'll let list members
discuss which tutorial they like that deals with the subject.

You can click the mouse once you move to something using object navigation
or screen review mode. Use the command NVDA key slash, the mouse left click
key in JAWS and NVDA. That moves the mouse to your current position in
object navigation or screen review, whichever you are using. Then press
slash again, which iss left click, as I said.

I can tell you where to look in the user manual but if you want me to, ask
and I'll do so in another message. I'd have to look it up.

Also, if you don't know them, you need to know screen review keys such as
numpad 8 read current line in review, numpad 7, move to and read previous
line. and the rest.

Also, remember to always go back to object navigation after using screen
review. Certain things won't work as they should if you don't.

----- Original Message -----

From: Jed Barton
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some mouse navigation questions

Hey guys,
so i guess what i'm trying to figure out here, ya know in jaws we have
the PC and jaws cursor. Does such an animal exist in NVDA? Obviously
there are some things we can access in jaws with the PC cursor, and
some things with the jaws cursor. Then we have the ability to route
from 1 to the other. Can we do the same thing in NVDA?

On 2/9/19, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 11:54 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

Unfortunately, I know of no way of efficiently navigating with the mouse
in NVDA, using the keyboard. If there is, again, I'd love to hear it.
Please expand on what you are using in JAWS. One of the things I think
(or at least was) better in NVDA was how it worked in conjunction with

I'm trying to figure out what it is you're using that NVDA lacks, whether
native form or by installing any of several different add-ons.


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