When you are on such a link, try
the following two things. I think it may be more likely that
the one I'll describe will work first than the one I will
Some links are specified to only
work with the mouse. For those, if you do the following, you
may be able to follow them:
When you are on the link, route
the virtual mouse to the link with the command NVDA key numpad
slash. Numpad Slash is the left click key in NVDA and you are
using the NVDA key with it to route the mouse. Hold the NVDA
key and while doing so, press numpad slash. See if the link
is followed. I gave the left click command for the desktop
layout. I don't use the laptop layout.
The second thing to try is to be
on the link, then turn on forms mode with NVDA key space. Try
pressing enter on the link. After doing so, turn browse mode
back on with NVDA key space again. When you go into forms
mode, before pressing enter, see if you are on the correct
link by shift tabbing, then tabbing to see if you are in the
right place. At times, browse mode doesn't line up properly
with forms mode.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 6:10 PM
Subject: [nvda] links
Running NVDA 2019.2 beta 1 on a Win 10 1903 system.
On certain web pages there are links that I can not activate. I
enter on them, I hit space bar on them and nothing happens. I get
sighted help and they can both activate them with a physical mouse
using the touch screen.
Are there other ways to activate a link?