Re: Accessing alerts on webpages

George McCoy

It is, or was, an add-on.  Don't know if it will be brought forward to work with next NVDA version, however.


On 12/3/2019 11:18 PM, John Isige wrote:
Huh, really? Maybe it's called something else because it doesn't show up
in the user guide under that name. You're not thinking of the speech
viewer under tools by chance?

On 12/3/2019 18:59, Gene wrote:
I haven't used it but it is a part of NVDA.  Others will have to
discuss it.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* John Isige <mailto:gwynn@...>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 03, 2019 5:06 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Accessing alerts on webpages

Oh, they're probably still on the screen when they get interrupted,
unless they disappear after a certain amount of time. Some do I imagine,
but I'll bet others don't, e.g. something that's asking if you want
notifications from a site. Also, I have no idea what you mean by "speech
history". So far as I can tell it's not part of standard NVDA anyway.

On 12/3/2019 14:20, Gene wrote:
I'm not sure if you can see them again.  Every now and then, I've
looked around but I often haven't found them.  I wonder if they can be
heard in speech history.  If speech is interrupted by new speech, I
wonder if everything that would have been spoken is in speech history.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* John Isige <mailto:gwynn@...>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 03, 2019 2:09 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Accessing alerts on webpages

To be fair, it's not that simple. A lot of times for me, alerts get
interrupted by some other web event, and i only get part of them. So
having a way to access them would be pretty handy. Suppose for example
that a page is loading. An alert pops up, but then the page finishes
loading and NVDA begins reading the page. There goes the alert

On 12/3/2019 10:49, Gene wrote:
What browser are you using?  It is the browser that displays these
kinds of alerts in certain places, whether they originate from the
browser or the web page.  If you let the entire message speak and
don't interrupt it, you should hear choices with commands for them
like allow, alt a don't allow, alt d.  I made up those choices and
letters but I make sure to listen to all speech and pay very close
attention to the choices and commands.
I'm not sure if and how you see these things after they have spoken.
If an unfamiliar message occurs, unless you know it is of no
don't stop it and pay very close attention to see if any choices and
commands are given if the message is that kind of message.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* leochick78@... <mailto:leochick78@...>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:39 AM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* [nvda] Accessing alerts on webpages

How does one access alerts on a webpage?  Like the would you like to
save this password alert or answer an incoming chat request on a
help page?

Thanks for any help,


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