Re: Is there a way to control click (select) with NVDA?

Steve Nutt

Hi Brian,


The reason for the double press of CTRL Space is that you are already on the first item, so it is selected. What you are effectively doing, is unselecting, then reselecting it.


Example, if you move to an item in the list, it is now selected. If you want to continue selecting items above or below it, press control and down/up arrow to move to them, and hit space, the one you selected first, should remain selected.


All the best




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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 04 October 2021 15:30
Subject: Re: [nvda] Is there a way to control click (select) with NVDA?


Under Windows, in most instances where list selection(s) are possible, CTRL + SPACEBAR will select (or deselect) an item to add to (remove from) the collection of things already selected.  You must keep the CTRL held down between items to do a multi select.  If you release it and proceed to move with the arrow keys the previously selected items will then deselect.  Note, you sometimes have to have held down CTRL and hit SPACEBAR two times to select the first item you wish to select.  I wish I could figure out why that is, but I've never yet found the "rhyme and reason" for it, but after that first item is selected, so long as CTRL remains held while moving between items, the following ones only need to have spacebar hit once to select (or deselect if you accidentally select something you don't want) it.

If you're trying to select all, try a CTRL + A , as that often works as a select all in any context where multi-selection is possible.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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