Re: Using Surface Pro with touchscreen only?

Quentin Christensen

I think the main issue might be that not as many touch gestures are pre-setup, however you can setup any gestures you like using NVDA's Input Gestures feature, particularly as the newer hardware running the latest Windows 10 might be able to distinguish different gestures.

I think if you can input a gesture that Narrator recognises, NVDA should be able to recognise it also - it might just be that we haven't set anything to activate to that gesture by default.

That is probably the main thing I would say - even if we defined more gestures by default, it would still be hard to try to come close to the number of commands you can give NVDA via the keyboard - certainly not as logically.  But that will be the same for any screen reader on any platform.

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 8:57 AM Kevin Cussick via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Hi,   well,   for me I had the same problems You face I just don't think
Nvda is up to the job using the touch screen. nothing near  as good as

On 06/11/2019 10:20, Denis Sariyannis wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just got my new Surface Pro 7 which runs Windows 10 with NVDA as my
> primary screenreader.
> Of course I use the device as a notebook and it works very well. NVDA is
> extremely responsive, too.
> Now I wonder if it would make sense to learn about its touchscreen and
> to run it also in tablet mode. From what I've seen so far it seems to be
> quite complicated for example to navigate through a list of files in
> Windows Explorer or to work with menus.
> Furthermore NVDA regularly doesn't recognize gestures correctly.
> Flicking left and right with two fingers often gets interpreted as a
> single finger flick etc. The iPad seems to be much more precise when
> doing that.
> Does it make sense to keep trying and maybe even turning on Narrator
> instead when using it without a keyboard or is it not really usable
> productively?
> Maybe you could give me some hints and tell about your experiences?
> Thank you!
> Regards
> Denis
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Quentin Christensen
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