Re: JavaScript events related to Screen reader virtual cursor

Vaibhav Saraf

Hi Jean,

Yes a sighted user would hover over the notification to keep it for longer.

I have set mouse tracking on, which I think is the way to tell NVDA to move mouse alongwith the browser mode focus. But mouse cursor does not move on majority of the places, that's what people tell me.

I have been using screen readers for little less than a year now, and probably do not know some commands and jargons very well, sorry for that.



On Wed, 16 Jun 2021 at 00:51, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
Evidently you are asking about moving through a web page and whether in browse mode, that causes java script events to occur.  In NVDA, Browse Mode is the name for what JAWS calls the Virtual PC Cursor.  I don’t know when, and how JAVA events may occur.  When I down arrow through a web page, on some pages, JAVA events occur that cause parts of the page to be shown that aren’t shown otherwise.  But whether there is any connection between this and what you are asking about, I don’t know.  But how do sighted people move in what you are describing?  Do they hover the mouse to cause what you want to happen?  If so, do you know how to move the mouse using NVDA?  Have you tried being on something on the page you are asking about and moving the mouse there? 
The mouse may not move there if you use the NVDA move mouse commands, on some web ppages, proper movement doesn’t occur but it often does. 
In summary, my questions are, how do sighted people keep the notifications on screen longer and can you do so by moving the mouse to the notification?
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Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] JavaScript events related to Screen reader virtual cursor
No, there is no way to know about virtual cursor position, especially if the mouse is not following the browse cursor. If you use the focus cursor then it will get events, as well as if the mouse moves in or out of the elements .

On Jun 15, 2021, at 12:31 PM, Vaibhav Saraf <vaibhav.s.acc@...> wrote:
Hi Community,
Folks at my organization are building a toast notification for something, I know they are not good friends for many of us, but that's a different part of the story as they are doing only for cosmetic updates.
The problem is that when I arrow over the notification and read it, it disappears while my virtual cursor is still on it. They have handled events to detect hover and focus to increase the timeout but nothing related to other key strokes.
Are there any JS events triggered by NVDA virtual cursor when on a page which can be handled to reset the timeout in such a case?


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