finding things with NVDA and Firefox


Bob Cavanaugh <cavbob1993@...>
 

Hi,
Maybe this has come up before, but I haven't seen anything on it
recently. I'm using the latest Firefox and NVDA, and I can't seem to
use the find feature. I hit control+F to find something, type what I
want to find, and press enter. Usually with every other screen reader
I've used, when I press enter I exit the dialog and am put at the next
occurrence of the word. With NVDA however, I remain in the dialog, and
when I press escape to exit it, I am right where I was when I entered
it, not at the word or phrase I typed. Also when I type, I get the
Windows error sound.
Bob


Jackie
 

Please try NVDA+ctrl+f instead.

On 3/31/21, Bob Cavanaugh <cavbob1993@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Maybe this has come up before, but I haven't seen anything on it
recently. I'm using the latest Firefox and NVDA, and I can't seem to
use the find feature. I hit control+F to find something, type what I
want to find, and press enter. Usually with every other screen reader
I've used, when I press enter I exit the dialog and am put at the next
occurrence of the word. With NVDA however, I remain in the dialog, and
when I press escape to exit it, I am right where I was when I entered
it, not at the word or phrase I typed. Also when I type, I get the
Windows error sound.
Bob





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Gene
 

The command is control NVDA f.
Find next is NVDA key f3.

Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] finding things with NVDA and Firefox

Hi,
Maybe this has come up before, but I haven't seen anything on it
recently. I'm using the latest Firefox and NVDA, and I can't seem to
use the find feature. I hit control+F to find something, type what I
want to find, and press enter. Usually with every other screen reader
I've used, when I press enter I exit the dialog and am put at the next
occurrence of the word. With NVDA however, I remain in the dialog, and
when I press escape to exit it, I am right where I was when I entered
it, not at the word or phrase I typed. Also when I type, I get the
Windows error sound.
Bob


 

In the vast majority of cases, straight CTRL+F is the application find, regardless of application, under Windows.  It is disconnected from the screen reader entirely.  And F3 is find next (where supported).

As Jackie has noted, NVDA+CTRL+F triggers NVDA Find, and as Gene has noted NVDA+F3 does an NVDA find next.
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Louise Pfau
 

SHIFT+NVDA+F3 is the command for “Find Previous” to locate the prior occurrence of a word, in case you skipped past the information you wanted.
 
Louise