Joseph is talking about Notepad in
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.