Re: NVDA documentation

Quentin Christensen

Just to recap where we're at here:

1) In the Input Gestures dialog, under "Object Navigation" are two gestures, "Moves to the next object in a flattened view of the object navigation hierarchy", and "Moves to the previous...".  These are assigned flick right and flick left (respectively) in touch screen object mode.

2) There are no default keyboard keystrokes assigned to these gestures.  By opening the Input Gestures dialog and moving to those two options, you can assign keystrokes to these.

3) In the User Guide, under Object Navigation, flick right and left are listed as gestures for next and previous object with flick up and flick down listed as move into and out of the containing object.  The "flattened view" commands are not mentioned:

So, for now, if you want to assign a keystroke to move by object in a flattened view, see point 1 above.  If you strongly feel there should be default gestures already and would like to put forward a good argument for that, please create an issue:

And meanwhile I will follow up the discrepancy between what is in the user guide and what the gestures are (point 3).

Kind regards


On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 5:59 AM Rui Fontes <rui.fontes@...> wrote:

In this specific case, it was Jaws copying NVDA! lol!


Rui Fontes

Às 20:56 de 08/09/2021, Jonathan COHN via escreveu:
So this works the same way essentially as JAWS's touch cursor if I am reading your description correctly. JAWS does have an "advanced touch" cursor mode that treats up/down/left/right almost identically to how NVDA does object navigation.
Thanks, this is quite useful to know.
Jonathan C. Cohn 

On Sep 8, 2021, at 08:29, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:


Quentin is the one who looks after documentation these days, and I sometimes look at user guide.

The flattened view refers to moving to the next or previous object regardless of object navigation hierarchy. For example, you can move from an object to its child, then to the object's sibling, then to the object next to its parent and what not. This was implemented to support object navigation via touchscreen gestures where you can move among objects on the screen regardless of relationship.



Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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