Re: NVDA's handling of checkboxes especially in Google Chrome
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This is where JAWS has the edge. It has semi auto mode, which means it will behave like NVDA does now, or auto mode, which means that a press of the down arrow from an edit box will switch back on browse mode.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 16 November 2021 17:24
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA's handling of checkboxes especially in Google Chrome
This discussion illustrates the major flaw in the way automatic switching of modes is implemented. Modes aren’t automatically switched when you down arrow from forms mode to browse mode. If you are in forms mode and you up or down arrow, you will remain in forms mode. Thus, you will not move from where you are. If you tab you will move and the mode will automatically switch. This is a built-in bias that encourages tabbing through forms, which is often the behavior you miss content by doing. I’m not saying that is the intent of the design, but that is an important effect.
To be consistent and not encourage tabbing over arrowing, automatic switching should occur when you up and down arrow as well as when you tab. Making this change would eliminate my major objection to automatic switching.