Re: listing open windows with NVDA

Sean Murphy



Thank you for the suggestions. They were useful information but did not answer my question about floating windows. I think I am using a term which some people do not understand.


Windows tab only shows the applications currently open plus some historical information. If you have a floating window from an application. This does not appear here.

The task tray has nothing to do with the original question. But this was a useful command.



Let me try and explain again. I cannot tell you the name of the product as it is an internal program where I work and is not available to the general public. Thus why I am trying to find a solution to this issue. The true solution is for the dev’s to fix the issue. 😊


You open this program. Lets say you press ctrl o to open a dialog. The dialog does not receive keyboard focus. Visually you can see the dialog and object Nav takes a lot of keystrokes to find it, if you are lucky. As the object might or might not have a title.


Windows tab, alt tab and pressing f11 do not show the dialog. As stated before, Jaws isnert+f10 and all application windows and any other open windows (dialogs) are listed. This is the feature I am issing from NVDA being able to access this. Mac also has the same feature when you open the open windows vo shift f2 from memory. From this discussion, it appears NVDA cannot do this by default.




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Sent: Monday, 18 March 2019 3:35 AM
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Oh, then actually this does the same thing that the add-on does? Good to know :)


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Em 17/03/2019 11:37, George McCoy escreveu:

You can get the same result without the add-on.  In windows 10, go to the desktop.  Tab four times to the task view button and click it.



On 3/15/2019 4:01 PM, marcio via Groups.Io wrote:

Oh, then that's it.

I don't use this add-on. :)

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Em 15/03/2019 18:04, Gene escreveu:

Evidently, you need to use the system tray add-on to do this.  I use the add-on but I don't use a new version.  All I want is to get the system tray dialog.  there is evidently an updated version that adds this other feature if you issue the NVDA key f11 command twice.



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Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 3:49 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] listing open windows with NVDA


Guys, are you sure this is a built-in NVDA command?

Here it doesn't do anything at all.

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Em 15/03/2019 15:04, Ralf Kefferpuetz escreveu:

NVDA + F11 twice basicly shows the task bar with all programs on the task bar, the opened ones and the not opened ones which are just shortcuts pinned there for fast opening.
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From: <> On Behalf Of Rui Fontes
Sent: Freitag, 15. März 2019 16:26
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Jaws+F10 is equivalent to NVDA+F11 twice...
Às 05:00 de 15/03/2019, Gerardo Corripio escreveu:
SisTray isn’t the one you’re trying to think of its name? With this 
NVDA+F11 twice brings up the Task ist, but I don’t think this is what 
being wanted to be done? What’s wanted to be done is like Jaws’s
Jaws+F10, which would be an awesome feature to have!
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El 14 mar 2019, a la(s) 10:30 p. m., marcio via Groups.Io 
<mailto:marcinhorj21@...>> escribió:
If I'm not going wrong, there was an add-on that would allow us to 
see all the windows opened at the time, including, I think, those you 
are talking about.
I don't remember the add-on's name, though. Sorry :(
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Em 13/03/2019 04:48, mhysnm1964@... escreveu:
How do you find floating windows with NVDA other than using the 
object nav? In Jaws there is a hot key that shows all open app and 
windows. I cannot find a similar command.
A floating window for those who might not know the terminology. Is a 
window that is open by a program and is not attached to the program 
and some of them are not even attached to the application ring (alt 
tab). If the program does not place the focus correctly into the 
window. Then you cannot access the window by the keyboard. Thus the 
workaround which Jaws provides of listing all the windows helps here.
Hope someone can help.
Second question, just thought of. Are you able to remap keys in NVDA?

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