More help: Selecting text with the caret without losing selection

Jonathan Milam

Hi All,

To revisit this issue, what I am needing to do is to use the System Caret
and be able to select text using the caret itself. With this application,
whenever I select text with caret browsing on in Firefox, I am supposed to
be able to find and select a button called "annotate" that appears when text
is selected. However, when I select text, and use the caret desktop
shortcut key NVDA+Shift+UpArrow, NVDA tells me that the text is selected,
however, if I move away from the selection to search for the button that
should appear, the selection is lost in browse mode. I am not getting any
feedback when in Focus mode. How can I select text with the caret and then
search for the annotate button without losing my selection while in browse
mode? Is that possible?

Originally, I thought object navigation would work here, but Object
navigation isn't actually using the caret when selecting text.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting text

I don't know if this works in all browsers that support browse mode. it
does work in some.
I am using movement commands for the desktop keyboard layout.

Be in object review.
Use numpad 4 and 6 by themselves. 4 will move back and 6 will move forward.
You are moving by word. To move by line, use 7 and 9. To move by letter,
use 1 and 3.
When you get to the beginning of what you want to select, issue the command
NVDA f9. Move to the end of what you want to select and issue the command
NVDA f10 quickly. You should hear something indicating that text was
selected. To copy text to the clipboard, issue the command twice quickly,
not once.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Milam
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 8:48 AM
Subject: [nvda] Selecting text

Hi All,

I am testing a web application called “Hypothesis” and need to be able to
select text while in browse mode, separate from the caret. Is there a way
of selecting text with NVDA in one of its object modes so that I can have
the main browser cursor elsewhere?



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