Screen review is much more simple and easy to explain than object
You are moving around the screen, the same screen that a sighted
person sees and you can move to what is on the screen.
In object review, you can move to information not shown on
screen. to give one example, if you open a large document in a
word processor, the entire document is one object. Using object
navigation, you can move through the entire document. In screen
review, you can only move through what is being displayed on the
I am using desktop commands in this discussion. I don't know the
laptop commands. Others may wish to give them.
To enter screen review, use the command numpad insert numpad 7.
You may have to use it more than once, depending on if you are
someplace where document review is active. Issue it until you
hear screen review.
If you are already in screen review, you will hear no next review
Once you are finished in review mode, don't forget to return to
object navigation. The command is numpad insert numpad 1. Issue
it until you hear object review. If you try to move further you
will hear, no previous review mode.
The following commands are used in review mode. If there are any
others, I am not aware of them.
those interested may want to check the user guide or quick
reference guide or other sources but the following commands are
either all or almost all of them.
Note the pattern in the following commands:
Numpad 7. Move to and say the previous line.
Numpad 8, say the current line.
Numpad 9 move to and say the next line.
I've shortened the descriptions of the following commands in the
list because the information I've removed is redundant and applies
to all of them.
Numpad 4, previous word. Numpad 5, current word, Numpad 6 next
Numpad 1 previous character.
Numpad 2 current character.
Numpad 3 next character.
Shift numpad 7 moves you to the top of the screen. Shift numpad
9 moves you to the end.
If you press the say current keys quickly more than once,
different behaviors will occur.
Pressing numpad 8 quickly twice spells the entire current line.
Pressing three times says every letter in the current line using
the phonetic words for the letterss. For example, gulf for g,
kilo for k.
Numpad five when pressed twice spells the current word. Three
times says the phonetic word for every letter in the word.
Numpad 2 pressed twice gives the phonetic word for the current
letter. three times gives the decimal or hexidecimal values.
You can move the mouse to your current position in screen
review. To do so, use the command numpad insert numpad slash.
Left click the mouse with just numpad slash. Right click it with
numpad star, immediately to the right of numpad slash. This is
the same as opening the context menu from the keyboard.
While screen review is still used, it is not useful in a lot of
applications where it used to be. Because of technical changes in
Windows 10, also in Windows 11, it can't be used in many contexts
where it could before. You won't be able to move.
On 2/24/2022 8:16 PM, Ketan Kothari
In that case, Could you briefly
explain the concept of screen review? Preferably with an
example? Sorry for troubling you but that will be of
immense help to me.
With best wishes,
I don't think a comparative tutorial explaining how to use
both screen-readers is necessary. I think it should be done
in instructional material to point out that screen review in
NVDA, for example, is similar to usin g the JAWS cursor in
what it does and that you use the numpad for screen-review in
NVDA while in JAWS you use the navigation commands you use
while in the PC cursor. If the person knows the JAWS cursor,
he will understand what is being said. If not, it won't
matter. The point is that the person learn screen .review and
what it is using NVDA.
The same is true for object navigation.
And speaking of object navigation, I just did a tutorial on
object navigation whhich I sent to the list a number of days
ago. I found one very minor mistake in describing a dialog
being worked with and another minor mistake. I'll correct
them and send the tutorial again. I'll explain the error and
lack of clarification in detail when I send the tutorial
again. The mistakes are minor and may not affect anyone's
understanding, who has used the tutorial so far, but they
should be corrected.
On 2/24/2022 3:47 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:
Has anyone tried producing a
comparative tutorial of NVDA with JAWS. What I mean is
that there are some concepts such JAWS cursor, PC cursor
etc. in JAWS and object navigation in NVDA. How does one
use either in a given situation? I think this will also
help in increasing usage of NVDA. Please help.
With best wishes,