Re: Some mouse navigation questions
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At least it is separated in terms of how it is presented (multiple entries for the same command description, each of which have different commands assigned; this is on JAWS 2019). But the fact that all of these are stored inside one file (a .jkm file) demonstrates the fact that, when it comes to managing commands, JAWS and NVDA are taking the same approach (NVDA stores custom command assignments inside a file named gestures.ini, or for other languages, gestures_lang.ini where “lang” is the language code).
Ultimately, it comes down to terminology and philosophy employed (being discussed on another thread). It is true that different screen readers have different terms for the same thing; what’s more important is what’s under the surface (procedures and assumptions) given appropriate training.
I’ll bring up terminology issue with other NVDA developers (via GitHub) soon.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some mouse navigation questions
Yes, JAWS does separate them. I’m surprised this wasn’t done at the offset.
All the best
It is the same situation as JAWS’s keyboard manager (at least in the old days) where you had commands for keyboards, braille displays, and alike.
As for an explanation as to why it might not be separated for a while, see my post on road travel analogy.
I think maybe they should be separated. Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, not all lumped into one.
All the best
The problem is, what should this array of ways of input be called? Maybe input commands, which would cover everything. This is just one more example of the decline of English. Apps and applications, two different things, are used increasingly interchangeably. the language in general is becoming less precise and accurate and this is just one area.
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On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 07:06 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Which is precisely the problem. Callin something that is intimately familiar to the typical end user, and when it's currently the only method (regardless of keyboard being used), something "more abstract" is not the way to go.
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