Review position not following system cursor in terminal applications


Jason White
 

I’ve been trying to use NVDA 2018.2.1 in terminal applications such as the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The BrailleExtender add-on is loaded, and highly desirable. It’s configured by default to ensure that the braille display tracks the review position in terminal applications.

 

Unfortunately, the review position isn’t following the system cursor. Thus, for example, if I issue a command that generates several lines on the terminal, and the cursor moves to the  new prompt that immediately follows this output, the review position isn’t moved forward with it.

 

All of the NVDA preferences related to navigation seem to be set correctly as far as I can tell (I haven’t changed them from the defaults, as it’s a new installation on an up to date Windows 10 version 1803 system).

 

Have I neglected to change a setting, or is there a deeper problem here? Suggestions about likely causes and solutions would be most welcome.

 


Walker, Michael E
 

Jason,

 

Do you absolutely need the Windows subsystem for Linux to accomplish your goals? Can you accomplish what you need through PowerShell, the Cygwin terminal, MSYS, or Git BASH?

 

Best regards,

Mike

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 3:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in terminal applications

 

I’ve been trying to use NVDA 2018.2.1 in terminal applications such as the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The BrailleExtender add-on is loaded, and highly desirable. It’s configured by default to ensure that the braille display tracks the review position in terminal applications.

 

Unfortunately, the review position isn’t following the system cursor. Thus, for example, if I issue a command that generates several lines on the terminal, and the cursor moves to the  new prompt that immediately follows this output, the review position isn’t moved forward with it.

 

All of the NVDA preferences related to navigation seem to be set correctly as far as I can tell (I haven’t changed them from the defaults, as it’s a new installation on an up to date Windows 10 version 1803 system).

 

Have I neglected to change a setting, or is there a deeper problem here? Suggestions about likely causes and solutions would be most welcome.

 


Jason White
 

The problem isn’t confined to Windows Subsystem for Linux; I noticed it under msysv2 as well.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Walker, Michael E
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 4:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in terminal applications

 

Jason,

 

Do you absolutely need the Windows subsystem for Linux to accomplish your goals? Can you accomplish what you need through PowerShell, the Cygwin terminal, MSYS, or Git BASH?

 

Best regards,

Mike

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 3:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in terminal applications

 

I’ve been trying to use NVDA 2018.2.1 in terminal applications such as the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The BrailleExtender add-on is loaded, and highly desirable. It’s configured by default to ensure that the braille display tracks the review position in terminal applications.

 

Unfortunately, the review position isn’t following the system cursor. Thus, for example, if I issue a command that generates several lines on the terminal, and the cursor moves to the  new prompt that immediately follows this output, the review position isn’t moved forward with it.

 

All of the NVDA preferences related to navigation seem to be set correctly as far as I can tell (I haven’t changed them from the defaults, as it’s a new installation on an up to date Windows 10 version 1803 system).

 

Have I neglected to change a setting, or is there a deeper problem here? Suggestions about likely causes and solutions would be most welcome.

 


Tyler Spivey
 

Is Caret moves review cursor (NVDA+6) on?

On 8/17/2018 4:23 PM, Jason White via Groups.Io wrote:
The problem isn’t confined to Windows Subsystem for Linux; I noticed it
under msysv2 as well.

 

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Walker,
Michael E
*Sent:* Friday, August 17, 2018 4:20 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in
terminal applications

 

Jason,

 

Do you absolutely need the Windows subsystem for Linux to accomplish
your goals? Can you accomplish what you need through PowerShell, the
Cygwin terminal, MSYS, or Git BASH?

 

Best regards,

Mike

 

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
[mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jason White via Groups.Io
*Sent:* Friday, August 17, 2018 3:16 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in
terminal applications

 

I’ve been trying to use NVDA 2018.2.1 in terminal applications such as
the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The BrailleExtender add-on is loaded,
and highly desirable. It’s configured by default to ensure that the
braille display tracks the review position in terminal applications.

 

Unfortunately, the review position isn’t following the system cursor.
Thus, for example, if I issue a command that generates several lines on
the terminal, and the cursor moves to the  new prompt that immediately
follows this output, the review position isn’t moved forward with it.

 

All of the NVDA preferences related to navigation seem to be set
correctly as far as I can tell (I haven’t changed them from the
defaults, as it’s a new installation on an up to date Windows 10 version
1803 system).

 

Have I neglected to change a setting, or is there a deeper problem here?
Suggestions about likely causes and solutions would be most welcome.

 


Jason White
 

Thanks - I wasn't aware of that option. Restarting NVDA seemed to fix it in
Windows Subsystem for Linux, but not in the msysv2 console.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tyler Spivey
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 7:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in terminal
applications

Is Caret moves review cursor (NVDA+6) on?
On 8/17/2018 4:23 PM, Jason White via Groups.Io wrote:
The problem isn’t confined to Windows Subsystem for Linux; I noticed
it under msysv2 as well.

 

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Walker, Michael E
*Sent:* Friday, August 17, 2018 4:20 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in
terminal applications

 

Jason,

 

Do you absolutely need the Windows subsystem for Linux to accomplish
your goals? Can you accomplish what you need through PowerShell, the
Cygwin terminal, MSYS, or Git BASH?

 

Best regards,

Mike

 

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
[mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jason White via Groups.Io
*Sent:* Friday, August 17, 2018 3:16 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in
terminal applications

 

I’ve been trying to use NVDA 2018.2.1 in terminal applications such as
the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The BrailleExtender add-on is loaded,
and highly desirable. It’s configured by default to ensure that the
braille display tracks the review position in terminal applications.

 

Unfortunately, the review position isn’t following the system cursor.
Thus, for example, if I issue a command that generates several lines
on the terminal, and the cursor moves to the  new prompt that
immediately follows this output, the review position isn’t moved forward
with it.

 

All of the NVDA preferences related to navigation seem to be set
correctly as far as I can tell (I haven’t changed them from the
defaults, as it’s a new installation on an up to date Windows 10
version
1803 system).

 

Have I neglected to change a setting, or is there a deeper problem here?
Suggestions about likely causes and solutions would be most welcome.

 


Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

The only time my NVDA cursor doesn't follow the system cursor when using either the command line in windows, or the cygwin environment is when I'm in screen review mode. As long as I'm in object navigation mode, it always follows the system cursor.

On Fri, 17 Aug 2018, Jason White via Groups.Io wrote:

The problem isn’t confined to Windows Subsystem for Linux; I noticed it
under msysv2 as well.
 


Mike
 

Jason, Tyler Spivey would definitely know. I have known him for years. He is one of the smartest developers I know. I remember him from when I was in high school and he went by TSP on networks. I went by foxwarrior09, as my school was called Fox, and the sports team was the Warriors.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 7:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in terminal applications

Thanks - I wasn't aware of that option. Restarting NVDA seemed to fix it in Windows Subsystem for Linux, but not in the msysv2 console.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tyler Spivey
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 7:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in terminal applications

Is Caret moves review cursor (NVDA+6) on?
On 8/17/2018 4:23 PM, Jason White via Groups.Io wrote:
The problem isn't confined to Windows Subsystem for Linux; I noticed
it under msysv2 as well.

 

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Walker, Michael E
*Sent:* Friday, August 17, 2018 4:20 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in
terminal applications

 

Jason,

 

Do you absolutely need the Windows subsystem for Linux to accomplish
your goals? Can you accomplish what you need through PowerShell, the
Cygwin terminal, MSYS, or Git BASH?

 

Best regards,

Mike

 

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
[mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jason White via Groups.Io
*Sent:* Friday, August 17, 2018 3:16 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] Review position not following system cursor in
terminal applications

 

I've been trying to use NVDA 2018.2.1 in terminal applications such as
the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The BrailleExtender add-on is loaded,
and highly desirable. It's configured by default to ensure that the
braille display tracks the review position in terminal applications.

 

Unfortunately, the review position isn't following the system cursor.
Thus, for example, if I issue a command that generates several lines
on the terminal, and the cursor moves to the  new prompt that
immediately follows this output, the review position isn't moved
forward
with it.

 

All of the NVDA preferences related to navigation seem to be set
correctly as far as I can tell (I haven't changed them from the
defaults, as it's a new installation on an up to date Windows 10
version
1803 system).

 

Have I neglected to change a setting, or is there a deeper problem here?
Suggestions about likely causes and solutions would be most welcome.