Re: Problem with windows 11 notepad, and browsers


I understand that.  I'm saying that even in Windows 10, the actual text is not announced and I'm saying that too literal an expectation may cause people to be dissatisfied with how a program does something and spend time trying to correct it when it is very clear, with a bit of trying different things and thought to know just what is going on.

Another important example of how to take a minimum action that dramatically increases efficiency, is doing a screen-reader search on a web page.  If you do the search and just let NVDA read when it finds a result, and JAWS does this too, you will hear all sorts of extraneous speech.   If, when you hear speech begin, you issue the read current line command, all the extraneous speech is stopped and you hear what you want to hear.  You save time,and annoyance if you do much searching. 

This is another example of using logic and inference.  Read current line reads the current line.  If you do an internet screen-reader search and hear a lot of extraneous speech, causing the current line to be read is a logical thing to try to stop it.  I have never once seen this discussed when instructional material discusses performing a screen-reader search on  a web page.


On 3/15/2022 12:14 PM, Chris Smart wrote:

Joseph is talking about Notepad in Windows 11.




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Subject: Re: [nvda] Problem with windows 11 notepad, and browsers


What behavior do you, Joseph and the person asking the question, expect in a search in Notepad?  On my Windows 10 computer, in Notepad, if what you are searching for is found, it isn't announced.  NVDA says found next occurrence of text.  In earlier versions of Windows, nothing is spoken.  I can use read current line to hear what has been found but I don't bother.  If the text is found, I hear nothing.  If not, an error message comes up which is spoken. 


When working with screen-readers, using logic and inference to determine what is happening is a skill that helps you use computers well.  this may be important in working with some programs or doing things efficiently in some programs.  Literally expecting a screen-reader to do everything exactly as expected in such a complex environment is a way to get caught up in minutia when you can often know what is going on without a literally exactly correct behavior. 


When using f3 in Notepad, to repeat a search, what is searched for is announced in Windows 10.  I hear it announced, followed by selected. 


I don't recall if I hear anything in earlier versions of Windows.  But whatever the case, if using f3 finds something I know it because no error message comes up. 



On 3/15/2022 11:33 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:


Regarding Notepad on Windows 11, NVDA repeating the last line entered is actually a known problem, and a brief discussion between developers indicates that this may have something to do with (once again) a possible bad UI Automation implementation from Microsoft as Narrator suffers from text announcement bug sometimes (this is one of those instances where I just throw my hands up and give up; I spent some time trying to do something to no avail).

As for find dialog in new Notepad, NVDA not announcing things when you press Enter key is the correct behavior - this can also be observed with Narrator.



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