Re: possible long-standing bug
NVDA reads the top line if there is print on it. While people who use JAWS grow used to such announcements as top, they really aren't necessary in my opinion.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I can't say how others would react if such speech were added or if it should be added as default behavior. I consider it to be annoyingly intrusive.
I can't comment on Excel (spelling) in terms of what feedback may be important but when moving through a list of files, the top one is announced when you move to it and the bottom one is. I already discussed documents.
You can read about and down load the add-on at:
The add-on allows the user to use numpad insert numpad 2 for read to end. This may be a real convenience to JAWS users who are used to constantly using that command. I have long thought that it should be made available in NVDA because it is such a convenient way of initiating read to end. I can move up and down by line using numpad 8 to move up and numpad 2 to move down and use insert numpad insert 2 to initiate read to end when I get to where I want to do that. Not only is it more convenient than any means available in NVDA without changing input commands, but it is important for people with problems using two hands. It is a very convenient one-hand command to initiate read to end.
I think this is important enough that this add-on should be incorporated into the core and that it be discussed on the transition page for JAWS users and in the manual and training material.
From: Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] possible long-standing bug
I don't have any add-ons on this copy of NVDA, the only one I ever
used was the OCR one on my desktop. I'll have to look into the add-on
that changes the numpad functions, as I'd like to be able to fully use
the normal numpad functions when running NVDA. What's that add-on
called? Even without it, some of the Windows commands work that use
the numpad's Windows functions, but what I'd like is for NVDA to give
some kind of feedback about that. JAWS says "top of file" and System
Access simply reads the first line when the command is pressed to go
to the top of the file. NVDA says nothing until another action is
taken. I'm not familiar with what JAWS says when switching sheets in
Excel as it's been years since I've used those two programs together,
but System Access says the name of the sheet as soon as you press the
command to change sheets, while NVDA requires a press of an additional
command to make sure that you have indeed switched sheets.
On 11/22/20, Gene <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I didn't make this clear in my last message. Whenever an add-on is being