Re: NVDA Malfunctions In Read-Only Text Boxes In Google Chrome When In Focus Mode


This appears to have nothing to do with NVDA.  I tried reading the read only edit field using both JAWS and NVDA using Chrome.  In both cases, when in focus mode in NVDA and in forms mode in JAWS, you couldn't move properly through the field using the left and right arrow keys on the site given as an example in the issue on Github, which is linked to in the original message, at the bottom of the quoted messages. 
Here is the link:

In Firefox, you can move properly.  Also, in Chrome, regardless of screen-reader, you can select the text and copy it to the clipboard using control a to select.  I didn't try selecting it in Firefox moving with the arrow keys. 


On 6/26/2022 12:23 PM, Steve Nutt wrote:
> > Hello Jean, > > > > JAWS behaves differently in that regard. It will let you move to a > read only edit box by pressing E then enter to enter focus mode. You > can then use cursor keys to read the read only edit box, you can even > perform a control A and Control C, and it will copy only the contents > of the read only edit box. > > > > I think NVDA should allow this. > > > > All the best > > > Steve > > > > *From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Gene > *Sent:* 28 May 2022 15:41 *To:* *Subject:* Re: > [nvda] NVDA Malfunctions In Read-Only Text Boxes In Google Chrome > When In Focus Mode > > > > I'm not sure what you are working with. It appears to be some sort > of source code. When I go to the page, I hear something like welcome > to and then the name of an editor. > > However, it appears to me that NVDA is working as expected. A read > only edit field is read only, you can't write in it. Focus mode > doesn't let you move in a web page unless you are in a field that > allows movement, such as an edit field that allows you to write when > in focus mode. When in structures like combo boxes, you can move as > well or in a list of radio buttons. But the structure on the actual > web page must allow you to move and I would think that by definition, > a read only edit field wouldn't. There is no cursor provided in the > underlying page for a read only field, I would think. > > Gene > > On 5/28/2022 9:27 AM, Luke Robinett wrote: > > Hi Gene. If you check out the issue page I linked to, I provide steps > for how to reproduce the issue. Let me know if that works for you. > Thanks! > > > > On May 27, 2022, at 5:01 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> > <mailto:gsasner@...> wrote: > >  Can you provide a link to a page with a read only edit field? I > don't recall sites that have them. I probably just read the content > and don't pay attention much if the field says read only. I would > ordinarily read text where I am not writing in browse mode. > > I just tried the Google search field and I had no problem but that > isn't a read only edit field. > > Gene > > On 5/27/2022 6:44 PM, Luke Robinett wrote: > > In Google Chrome running on Windows 10 Home Edition, NVDA only > announces the first character of whatever text is present when in > focus mode and using the arrow keys to navigate by character inside > read-only text boxes. For example, if the text box contains the word > “Hello,” pressing the left or right arrow keys just results in NVDA > saying “H.” > > > > Similar behavior occurs in Microsoft Edge except NVDA says the word > “blank” instead of the first character in the text box. This suggests > it may be a broader issue with Chromium browsers. In Firefox, NVDA > functions normally in read-only text boxes. > > > > I’ve also opened a GitHub ticket for this issue which can be found > here: > > > <>

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