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No, that has nothing to do with whether the mouse moves. Mouse
tracking means that when you manually move the mouse, NVDA reads what is under
the mouse when you move it to a new position. That’s one way you can tell
if the mouse moved where you want it to move. I don’t know if
announcements are always made, but its one way to check.
You must manually move the mouse. The command is, using the default
desktop layout, numpad insert numpad slash. Hold numpad insert and press
slash while doing so.
There is no way to have the mouse move
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:04 PM
Yes a sighted user would hover over the notification to keep it for
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@...
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
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:12 PM
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 .
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
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?