Re: Keystrokes from other screenreaders NVDA does not have


The keystroke I was looking for the other day was the one to place a URL on the desktop. Right now you have to find an empty space on the desktop using the mouse before you can drop a shortcut to a URL. I don’t think there’s even a windows command for this.


On Jun 24, 2019, at 10:36 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

That is an example of a proprietary interface that makes people dependent on JAWS and doesn't work as well as real ribbons. 
I don't know if something that extensive would want to be discussed in whatever material is being contemplated, but I created a ribbon tutorial that you may want to refer people to.  if you want to see it, I'll send it in another message.  I'd have to upload it to my Drop Box account if you want to provide a link.  I improved it a little.  It was previously a part of a short Windows 7 tutorial I did but I never uploaded it separately.
----- Original message -----
From: zahra
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:21 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Keystrokes from other screenreaders NVDA does not have

hi quentin.
the only amazing aspect of jaws that unfortunately nvda does not
support, its virtual ribbon menu that we can navigate between ribbons
as we used to use in classic menus.

On 6/25/19, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
> The discussion in the Drag and drop thread around the system tray has got
> me thinking:
> - The NV Access philosophy is that if Windows includes functionality which
> is accessible, why re-invent the wheel
> - Users who come from other screen readers get confused when they are
> encouraged to use the Windows keystrokes for functionality they are used to
> being provided by the screen reader.
> I was going to mention the "Switching from Jaws to NVDA" document in that
> thread, but in reading it just now, I noted that it does NOT, in fact,
> include how to perform tasks such as access the system tray.
> So, can anyone please give me examples of functionality that other screen
> readers provide (such as INSERT+F11 to access the system tray), that NVDA
> expects people to use the Windows keystroke (WINDOWS+B in the case of the
> system tray) for?
> I'd like to collate them and update the relevant documents with them, and
> potentially even make a document all its own if needed.
> Kind regards
> Quentin.
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