I just verified with multiple sighted folks, and each and every
one of them uses control-f when they want to find text. Most of
them don't even bother with the mouse, because control-f is the
find command, so they hit the key combo instead of navigating
through the menus to get to the find command. So, feel free to
use your screen reader only find command if that's what you want
to do, but don't tell people that's the only to do things because
you're a screen reader user, the standard windows key of control-f
works and it works for everyone, screen reader user or not.
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.