Re: Find On Page


JAWS reassigns that command to work with the virtual pc cursor. Window-eyes didn't use control f either. it used Control shift f.

Browsers have their own find command, usually control f. But the virtual PC cursor or browse mode is not using the browser find command because when you move through a page using the virtual pc cursor or browse mode, you are using a virtual cursor, there is no cursor on the actual page. A sighted person looks at the page and reads what is there. He doesn't move through a page with a cursor. He can scroll down, causing new text to appear on the screen, but there is no cursor. You don't need a cursor if you are just reading and aren't intended to edit anything. The reason you can move around a web page as though you were in a word processor is because the screen-reader simulates a cursor. If it didn't, you couldn't properly move in a web page to read what you want and skip what you want.

When you use the browser's find command, you are telling the virtual cursor to move to the find result.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2021 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Find On Page

What is the difference between browser find and NVDA find? It seems
odd to me that control+F does not work in NVDA as expected when I've
had no issues with it in any other screen reader. I would suggest a
change here, but I have no idea what would need to be changed.

On 4/8/21, Brian Vogel <> wrote:
On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 09:52 PM, Gene wrote:

Control f is not the find command for NVDA. its control NVDA key f.
Indeed, but it appears the questioner has described using browser find
(CTRL+F) and NVDA Find (NVDA+CTRL+F) and neither is working as expected.
Why that would be, I cannot say, since browser find or NVDA find both work
for me (and many others) when either is used, depending on what, exactly one
is trying to do.

I have suggested trying: The Most Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Suspected
NVDA Issues ( )
as a starting point.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

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