Re: JAWS extend select mode in NVDA?

Ed Marquette

This is not really a JAWS extended select mode.  It is a Word function, and, you can use the same function with NVDA; the status is just not announced.
Consequently, you may press F-8 once to turn on a select mode.  Pressing a second time selects the word.  Pressing a third time selects a sentence or the end of the paragraph (whichever comes next).  Pressing a 4th time selects either the paragraph or the end of the document.  Once selected, of course, the text may be copied, cut, bolded, or whatever.  NVDA just does not announce what is being selected.  That would be a nice feature, but unlike reading capital letters by line, it is not crucial.
I often hit f-8 once,search for a particular word or series of words (or unique character), and then take action on the text selected in this manner.

On Aug 11, 2019, at 2:31 PM, Akshaya Choudhary <acsociopath@...> wrote:

Is there something similar to JAWS's extend select mode in NVDA? In JAWS one can press F8 to start extended selection, and then can select text without using the shift key. This is especially useful with selecting sentences in word, which is otherwise not directly possible with NVDA. 

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