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The commands I gave before were for a desk top user and if you
sued object navigation before to get to where the information is
the below from the user manual will give you the commands for desk
top user, lap top user or touch.
If you are using a lap top layout use the commands for it.
5.5. Reviewing Text
NVDA allows you to read the contents of the screen, current
document or current object by character, word or line. This is
mostly useful in places (including Windows command consoles) where
there is no system caret. For example, you might use it to review
the text of a long information message in a dialog.
When moving the review cursor, the System caret does not follow
along, so you can review text without losing your editing
position. However, by default, when the System caret moves, the
review cursor follows along. This can be toggled on and off.
Note: Braille following the review cursor can be configured via
The following commands are available for reviewing text:
Move to top line in review
Moves the review cursor to the top line of the text
Move to previous line in review
flick up (text mode)
Moves the review cursor to the previous line of text
Report current line in review
Announces the current line of text where the review cursor is
positioned. Pressing twice spells the line. Pressing three times
spells the line using character descriptions.
Move to next line in review
flick down (text mode)
Move the review cursor to the next line of text
Move to bottom line in review
Moves the review cursor to the bottom line of text
Move to previous word in review
2-finger flick left (text mode)
Moves the review cursor to the previous word in the text
Report current word in review
Announces the current word in the text where the review cursor is
positioned. Pressing twice spells the word. Pressing three times
spells the word using character descriptions.
Move to next word in review
2-finger flick right (text mode)
Move the review cursor to the next word in the text
Move to start of line in review
Moves the review cursor to the start of the current line in the
Move to previous character in review
flick left (text mode)
Moves the review cursor to the previous character on the current
line in the text
Report current character in review
Announces the current character on the line of text where the
review cursor is positioned. Pressing twice reports a description
or example of that character. Pressing three times reports the
numeric value of the character in decimal and hexadecimal.
Move to next character in review
flick right (text mode)
Move the review cursor to the next character on the current line
Move to end of line in review
Moves the review cursor to the end of the current line of text
Say all with review
3-finger flick down (text mode)
Reads from the current position of the review cursor, moving it as
Select then Copy from review cursor
Starts the select then copy process from the current position of
the review cursor. The actual action is not performed until you
tell NVDA where the end of the text range is
Select then Copy to review cursor
On the first press, text is selected from the position previously
set as start marker up to and including the review cursor's
current position. If the system caret can reach the text, it will
be moved to the selected text. After pressing this key stroke a
second time, the text will be copied to the Windows clipboard
Move to marked start for copy in review
Moves the review cursor to the position previously set start
marker for copy
Report text formatting
Reports the formatting of the text where the review cursor is
currently situated. Pressing twice shows the information in browse
Report current symbol replacement
Speaks the symbol where the review cursor is positioned. Pressed
twice, shows the symbol and the text used to speak it in browse
Note: numpad keys require the Num Lock to be turned off to work
A good way to remember the basic text review commands when using
the Desktop layout is to think of them as being in a grid of three
by three, with top to bottom being line, word and character and
left to right being previous, current and next. The layout is
illustrated as follows:
On 20/10/2021 10:12 am, Lexi wrote:
Thank you for the explanation. Unfortunately, it
didn't work for me. I am using a laptop but I have a keyboard
connected to it. Do I have to listen to all of the information
play through before I can do it?
The easiest way if it is on the about button is when
you open it in my case I use object navigation.
It will read out the information and you can not
interact with it so I do the following
I am using a desk top after it has read out the
information I use object navigation in this case it is
the nvda key+ number 8 on the numeric keypad. It takes
me up a level to where the information is.
Then I can use the number 7 on the numeric keypad to
take me up to the top line which is previous line to I
get to top.
I can use the number 9 on the numeric key pad to read
down a line
4 will do previous word and 6 next word.
1 is previous character and 3 is next character.
8 is current line, 5 is the word you are on and 2 is
the character you are on.
Depending how you read it I might read the whole lot
then do it word by word say for example.
You might have to look up the command to go up a level
in object navigation if using a lap top.
hope it helps.
On 20/10/2021 9:42 am, Lexi wrote:
Hello everyone, when I go into
the NVDA menu, and click on manage add-ons, and I go to
about add-on, it reads all the information all at once.
Does anyone know of a way to slow this down? Reading it
by words, lines, and characters doesn't work. I only
need a little bit of information, and that's at the end
of all of the information that it gives me.--
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