Re: what's wrong with start mark/end mark
I'm not saying it won't work, it will. What I'm saying is that the numpad method was developed for times when no cursor is present. It wasn't developed to duplicate something that is already present.
It is also more intuitive and more efficient often to use the Windows method where possible.
Consider one example. If I want to select two consecutive lines of text in a document, using the Windows method, I start at the beginning of the first line. If I hold shift and down arrow, one time, I've selected the first line. Continuing to hold shift and down arrowing again selects the second line.
Compare that with the numpad method.
Start on the first line of text and set the start marker. Moving to the next line, numpad 9, and setting the end marker doesn't select the whole second line. it only selects the first line and the first letter of the second line.
So I have to both move to the second line and then move to the end of that line. in addition, when I select using the Windows method, if I want to, I can move slowly enough to have NVDA say selected, and then announce what I've selected as I move. You don't hear that when you use the start and end marker method.
For some reason, I see this sort of question off and on and I wonder how many people don't know about the Windows method.
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From: Rui Fontes
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] what's wrong with start mark/end mark
Sorry, but this method of copying text is also valid when the text have a cursor...
Às 16:48 de 25/11/2019, Gene escreveu: