Re: comment section in you tube is not displaying

JM Casey

I usually use Chrome on youtube. What I do is open a video. I hit the letter e twice, and this puts me directly in the comment field. This seems to have become more rather than less reliable lately (the comment field seems to have been moved on the video pages by youtube, but I’m not quite sure of its new position on the screen, if any.)
Chrome seems by far to give the best youtube experience for me. I find firefox to be a little unmanageable on youtube and slow, and I don't use any other chromium-based browsers currently to determine whether they work as well as Google Chrome.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: April 13, 2021 11:33 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] comment section in you tube is not displaying

I suspect there is something wrong with Youtube. On another list there is discussion that comments canbe be seen with Edge but not with one or two other browsers.

Also, because the person asking the question has been seeing them before and something must have changed.

I tried looking for comments on a page and I didn't find them even though I skimmed down the page to allow it to change.

-----Original Message-----
From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] comment section in you tube is not displaying

Although there is something which acts like an edit field to "add a public
comment", it's done in such a way that it isn't actually a traditional edit
field, so you can't find it by navigating by edit field or even form field.
The best way I've found to get to it is:

1. Press NVDA+control+f to open NVDA's find function.
2. Type the word "comments" (without quotes)
3. Press ENTER to move to the first instance of the word.
4. Press TAB twice to move past "Sort by" and onto the edit field.

I have found that sometimes everything hasn't loaded and it can't find
comments. In this case, escape the error dialog, press CONTROL+END to jump
to the bottom of the page, then up arrow and it's usually actually at the
comments - YouTube seems to load the video and then related / suggested
videos, then after that the comments, and sometimes it doesn't load the
comments until you actually scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to

Kind regards


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 12:10 PM Robert Mendoza <lowvisiontek@...>
Not sure if this problem occurs with the NVDA but I will give a shot to
discuss here.

Does anyone could noticed in the youtube website the comment section is
not displaying. Well, this is the second time I noticed this and
observing and tried to shift to different browser but no luck.


Quentin Christensen
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