the set of shortcuts you can use from within browser is very
This should really say "the set of shortcuts you should use from
within browser is very limited". Technically, they could use
almost any keyboard shortcuts, apart from system keyboard
shortcuts, they just don't, because that would stop people from
being able to access their browser. That is why, for example,
their menus are all accessed with Alt+Shift+<letter>.
On 2021-01-13 12:55, Tony Malykh wrote:
in theory it might be possible to write an add-on that sends
Control+ALt+N keystroke directly to the browser window bypassing
Windows. NVDA+F2 is not using this way though as others explained.
But the bigger problem I see here is that all the shortcuts in
Google Docs are inconvenient to put it mildly. Google essentially
had to implement their own screenreader in browser. And they were
bound to use inconvenient set of shortcuts because the set of
shortcuts you can use from within browser is very limited. I wish
there was an interface similar to IAccessible2 or UIA to let NVDA
to communicate with google docs directly inside the browser. But I
think creating such an API would require long collaboration
between NVAccess and Google. And it doesn't seem plausible that
this is going to happen for just a single product. Sigh.
On 1/12/2021 4:01 PM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Google Docs has a number of keyboard shortcuts requiring
be pressed. You may have guessed where I am going with this, but
are a few specific remarks in this context:
* I press NVDA+F2 so that the next keyboard shortcut I press
straight to Google Docs without the interference of NVDA. That
work and NVDA+F2 followed by Ctrl+Alt+N still restarts NVDA. I
understand why this edge case might have been missed, but I was
wondering if this this issue has already been documented on the
* I realize that I can just alter the hot key to launch NVDA
Properties dialog corresponding to the NVDA Desktop icon for
But is there any cleaner alternative approach to this problem?
I would greatly appreciate any assistance with the above.