Why would you go into forms mode?
I don't change modes at all. I open a web page, hit control-F,
type in what I'm looking for, press enter, then press escape, and
poof, my cursor is sitting on the text I just searched for. F3
repeats the search, and shift-F3 repeats the search (only
backwards), and this works in just abut every windows program
there is, except obiously those where it wouldn't make sense for
it to do so.
I don't understand your insistance that I'm the only one having
this result, if it works for me, it should work for anyone. In
fact, I know it works for everyone, included sighted folks,
because that's exactly the same way they search for things, only
they use the mouse to click on find instead of using the control-F
On 2/26/2019 6:46 AM, Gene wrote:
Out of curiosity, I just did another test. I went into forms
mode and used control f to search. I pressed escape after using
control f and went back into browse mode. If you do that, you
are on what you searched for. But that is not how searching in
NVDA is intended to be used. You are intended to stay in browse
mode and search using the commands I gave in my last message.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Differences between using the
NVDA and the browser commands search on a webpage
I wasn't going to respond to your last message because I
hoped that someone who speaks with the authority of a
developer would respond. They still may. I wouldn't have
continued to answer when it became clear that you wouldn't
believe what I said if we were not on the list. But this is
an NVDA list with users who range from beginner to advanced.
I shall therefore quote from the manual. Maybe you will think
the manual writers know what they are talking about if you
insist that I don't.
I tried using control f during the debate to make
absolutely sure it doesn't work in browse mode. It doesn't.
I wasn't moved to the result I was looking for.
From the manual:
Pops up a dialog in which you can type some text to find in
the current document
Finds the next occurrence of the text in the document that you
previously searched for
Finds the previous occurrence of the text in the document you
previously searched for
If control f could be used, don't you think it would have
been stated in the manual and would be the command given? Why
give a command different from the general one used in Windows
and Windows programs and a command that requires that an extra
key be pressed when simply control f can be used.