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


Joshua, there is a far better and easier way than a plugin to do this.
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Windows), as well as your webserver software, & I can advise.

This will be my last post on the topic.

On 10/4/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 10:38 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

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.
I now see what you mean, literally.   Those of us who are "point and
clickers" in our general daily workings with Windows come into things like
file explorer Windows with focus on the folder tree, not the file list, and
everything in the file list is unselected.  When we point and click on that
first item, it does a combination of "gain focus and select."

When I do the same thing via keyboard and down arrow on to the first item
(or just land on it, no down arrowing necessary) precisely the same thing
happens, but because of the way Windows shows focus and selection at the
same time, and since I haven't pointed or clicked, there is a tendency to
see what's presented as letting you know where the system focus is, rather
than that it's also selected.

This is one of those things where I'm used to thinking about what I see in
one way because I operate it in one way most of the time.  Thanks for
pointing out that down/up arrowing through a list of items without having
pressed anything gives me focus and selection simultaneously just as
pointing to it and clicking would have.  After that, the need to hold CTRL,
and keep it held, to continue selecting non-contiguous items via spacebar is
precisely the same as it is were I clicking.

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

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