Re: trouble switching to basic mode in Gmail


Gene
 

I had to refresh the page when I was playing with this after I sent my message. Another list member said that you have to refresh the page sometimes. Its much more convenient to use a Chrome-based browser such as Chrome or Brave or Edge if you want to have easy access to the button. I have Firefox on my machine in case it works better on this or that site, but my experience is that, in general, Chrome-based browsers crash less and work better with screen-readers when moving through text. Sometimes, on The New York Times page, when I move by headings to move from article to article, there are movement problems where you try to move but stay where you are instead. I haven't played to see if this is common, there may be something about that site, but regardless, Chrome browsers work better with screen-readers.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Beaver
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 12:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] trouble switching to basic mode in Gmail



Yep, turning browse mode off does indeed let me see the button. However, in Firefox it takes quite a few shift-tabs to get to it. It isn't very convenient at all.




I appreciate your help though.





Sure wish I could turn it on permanently though.




Dan Beaver


On 11/13/2020 12:31 PM, Gene wrote:
I said that the button is at the top of the page. At times, you won't see something in browse mode or the virtual pc cursor, whatever your browser calls it. Go to the top of the page, turn it off, and shift tab two or three times. You will see the button.

If you don't see something you should and its something you can tab to like an edit field, a button, etc. turn off the virtual pc cursor or browse mode and look

Gene
----Original Message----- From: Dan Beaver
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 10:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] trouble switching to basic mode in Gmail



Using Firefox I do not see the button/link at all. Even if I do a screen search it doesn't come up with a hit.




I used to have basic mode as my default before I did this clean up activity but now it always comes up in standard mode. I thought there was a choice in settings for making it always basic mode but I have searched through settings and can't find that either.




When I did a google search I found a page that talks about it but only gives 2 links, one for using standard mode and the other for using basic mode. It doesn't save this change at all, you have to use them every time if you go to that page.




This is getting super frustrating.




Thanks.




Dan Beaver


On 11/13/2020 10:10 AM, Gene wrote:
It is at the very top of the page, the first line. At least that's where I see a button that says Basic HTML View using Chrome. My experience, however, is that this button doesn't work reliably to change the view when you open the web page again. If I switch to standard view, I have to press the button every time I open the web page. I don't know if others have that experience and I think I've seen instances where that isn't necessary, but you may find it so, based on my experience.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Nevzat Adil
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 8:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] trouble switching to basic mode in Gmail
This is getting super frustrating.





Thanks.




Dan Beaver


Once I had that problem and I found the button to switch by pressing
tab+space bar and then tab or shift+tab to find the button to switch
back to basic html.

On 11/13/20, Dan Beaver mailto:dbeaver888@gmail.com wrote:
I switched to standard mode so I could try to delete thousands of old
emails. Once I was done with that I tried to switch back to basic mode but
couldn't find the place to do so. How do we do this using NVDA? There
doesn't seem to be anything that NVDA can see to do this.


Thanks.



-- Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)

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