Re: Question Regarding Browse setting

Sarah k Alawami

No, this is not contextual menus but contextual help. There is a difference. And yes you are thinking of shift f10 or the applications key, that is standard in windows.


From: <> On Behalf Of Deenadayalan Moodley
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2022 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question Regarding Browse setting


Hi Gene,


Quite by accident, I pressed <fn+right Control> on both my Dell laptops and this gives me context sensitive menus.  I wonder if this works on other laptop keyboards.


I have never seen this in any documentation.



Mr. Deenadayalan Moodley

From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, 14 May 2022 18:38
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question Regarding Browse setting


Shift f10 is for opening the context menu.  I'm talking about context sensitive help.


On 5/14/2022 11:18 AM, tim wrote:

Don't you mean shift + f10, never heard of shift + f1.


On 5/14/2022 11:21 AM, Gene wrote:

f1 is usually help.  In the old days, shift f1 was used in many applications for context sensitive help, such as when you were in a field of a dialog.  I don't know if it is used to any extent in that way now.


On 5/14/2022 9:28 AM, Monte Single wrote:

I am not sure, but I think  using the F1 key is a windows key command and
not specific to a screenreader.
What you get when you press the f1 key depends on the app you are using and
what you are doing.
Hopefully,   there are others on this list who can clarify my statement.
-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Marilyn and Don
Sent: May 14, 2022 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question Regarding Browse setting
Luke, no, I have never pressed the F1 key to get information.  That is
because I never knew about it before today.  Thanks to you and Gene, I will
have a new reference for learning.
As a note, the shift F1 works to explain the item I last stopped on.  
-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2022 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question Regarding Browse setting
Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:
One of the browse settings asks for the maximum number of characters 
on one line.
Another question is how many lines on one page.
What should be the number entered for each?
Whatever you are comfortable with. Have you tried pressing F1 while on
either of those fields, to get a better understanding of what they are for?



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