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I just tried, and I can find the button, pretty much exactly the same ways as in Firefox.
Note that YouTube has a few different ways of showing ads. The ones which have the "Skip ad" button, tend to be ones which play for five seconds or so first (with a count down timer where the Skip Ad button would be) before the Skip Ad button is shown. If you are quick off the mark, and try to find the button before this point, you may not be able to.
The ads in this case are often a couple of minutes long. YouTube sometimes shows other ads which are 30 seconds or so, and for some of these ads, it doesn't offer a facility to skip the ad, but rather shows a message saying that your video will play (or resume) after the ad. In that case there is no Skip ad button either.
Are you sure the ads you are seeing do in fact have skip ad buttons?
I was using Chrome Version 75.0.3770.142 (Official Build) (64-bit) I noticed when I just checked that it decided there was an update, but I don't think this build was that old.
On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 7:31 PM Dejan Ristic <r.dejan83@...
What I've faced so far?
If I wish NVDA to recognize the skip ad button, I switch to the
focus mode and tab and/or shift tab to find and activate the
button, for there are cases when NVDA does not recognize the very
button we're talking about when in the browse mode.
On 01/08/2019 10:23, Jaffar Sidek
Hi Quentin. I have been using Chrome for quite a while and so
i can't tell you if Chrome is the culprit or not since the
button is still seen by JFW. For me at least, NVDA seems to no
longer read the button correctly since the early 2019 version,
so if it was a chrome or youtube update, won't JFW face the same
issue then? The "Clickable" word to me is not an issue for me
right now as I depend upon it to tell me that I am on the "Skip
ad" button. Cheers.
On 8/1/2019 2:19 PM, Quentin
Can you confirm whether the issue is with newer versions
of NVDA, or recent updates to YouTube (or your browser)?
Looking at YouTube in FireFox 68.0.1 with NVDA 2019.2rc1,
I can see a "Clickable skip ad" button when there is an ad
showing. You can either get to it with tab or b (or
shift+tab or shift+b), or you can do an NVDA search for
"skip" is usually enough to find it.
For the "clickable" part, if you don't want clickable
announced, you can turn that off in NVDA's document settings
I must admit, I have a YouTube subscription so I haven't
seen ads in awhile to know if that behaviour has changed
Hi. Not so long ago,
with the previous versions, the "Skip ad" button
on youtube could be read by NVDA. Now however, the newer
NVDA seem to read that particular button just as
"Clickable". It is
rather unfortunate that one has to navigate to the slider
us to skip a video back or forward, then arrow up to the
button immediately above the slider to activate it. The
button is still recognized by JFW as usual. Perhaps I am
something? Just letting the NVDA team know. Cheers!
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