I usually try the screen reader simulated click first, &, if no
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workie, I reach over & do a physical left click. I too have not found
any patterns about what works when.
On 7/4/21, Brian Vogel <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 05:18 PM, Jackie wrote:
a move mouse to navigator object, & then a left mouse click.
Just curious if you mean a literal left mouse click or a screen-reader
emulated left mouse click?
The reason I ask is a way of addressing Gene's questions, but indirectly.
It has been my observation, regardless of the screen reader involved, that
emulated mouse clicks are not anywhere near to reliable.
I can't count the number of times over the years where a route mouse to
navigator object has been issued, focus has changed (I most often have some
sort of focus highlight on if I'm working with a screen reader, even when
with a client, because movement in the virtual cursor very often "does not
track" with where I'd expect to be next gaining focus), but the emulated
click does nothing. Most often a literal left click from the mousepad or
mouse itself will. This is the main reason I keep saying that there is very
good reason to either mask the thumbpad that lets you move the mouse on a
laptop, or tape over the tracking laser on an optical mouse, so that you
have access to a real left and right click. It sometimes makes the
difference between success and failure in activating certain controls. And,
no, I have yet to decipher any sort of pattern that would indicate which
will or won't work with a screen reader emulated mouse click.
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