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Google Docs Menu Issue


Jonathan Milam
 

Hi All,

 

Is anyone else seeing where, when a Google doc is open, and browse mode is turned on, the menus and toolbars are not visible?  I have to use object nav to find these options in both Chrome and Firefox.  I’m using NVDA 2019.3.  I’ve ensured that compact controls are off.  Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Jonathan

 


 

I actually think Google designed it this way. Browse mode should be turned off when using Google docs. Use it in focus/forms mode. Give them accessibility feedback at the below link.

https://www.google.com/accessibility/get-in-touch/

The above link has email options, chat, etc.


Louis Maher
 

I believe you will have the best luck with NVDA and Chrome.  You will get into the chrome browser menus with the alt key followed by the down arrow.  If a google doc or sheet is open, the google doc or sheet menus are available by hitting alt + f, or alt + other first tab item letters.

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonathan Milam
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 8:50 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Google Docs Menu Issue

 

Hi All,

 

Is anyone else seeing where, when a Google doc is open, and browse mode is turned on, the menus and toolbars are not visible?  I have to use object nav to find these options in both Chrome and Firefox.  I’m using NVDA 2019.3.  I’ve ensured that compact controls are off.  Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Jonathan

 


Jonathan Milam
 

That’s correct, however, typically when you turn off Focus mode, you’re able to see the menu and options above the doc edit window.  However, when I turn off Focus mode, the Doc window is the only thing I see.

 

Jonathan

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 9:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google Docs Menu Issue

 

I actually think Google designed it this way. Browse mode should be turned off when using Google docs. Use it in focus/forms mode. Give them accessibility feedback at the below link.

https://www.google.com/accessibility/get-in-touch/

The above link has email options, chat, etc.


Mallard
 

Hello all,


Taling about Google Docs, I can see the menus and options ok, but when I edit text or enter new text I have no braile output on my pm 40.


Is that normal, orshould I enable or disable anything?


Thanks in advance,

Ollie

ps: Windows 10 1909 and latest NVDA Alpha.

On 05/05/2020 14:00, Jonathan Milam wrote:

That’s correct, however, typically when you turn off Focus mode, you’re able to see the menu and options above the doc edit window.  However, when I turn off Focus mode, the Doc window is the only thing I see.

Jonathan

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Robert Kingett
*Sent:* Monday, May 4, 2020 9:55 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Google Docs Menu Issue

I actually think Google designed it this way. Browse mode should be turned off when using Google docs. Use it in focus/forms mode. Give them accessibility feedback at the below link.

https://www.google.com/accessibility/get-in-touch/

The above link has email options, chat, etc.


Louis Maher
 

Hello Ollie,

Mystic Access sells tutorials on the google suite " https://www.mysticaccess.com".

In the google suite, you need to enable screen reader support, and on the google suite access menu, you need to enable Braille support.
Look at " https://support.google.com/a/answer/1631886?hl=en".



Regards
Louis Maher
Phone: 713-444-7838
E-mail ljmaher03@...

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mallard
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google Docs Menu Issue

Hello all,


Taling about Google Docs, I can see the menus and options ok, but when I edit text or enter new text I have no braile output on my pm 40.


Is that normal, orshould I enable or disable anything?


Thanks in advance,

Ollie

ps: Windows 10 1909 and latest NVDA Alpha.



On 05/05/2020 14:00, Jonathan Milam wrote:

That’s correct, however, typically when you turn off Focus mode,
you’re able to see the menu and options above the doc edit window. 
However, when I turn off Focus mode, the Doc window is the only thing
I see.

Jonathan

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
<nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of
*Robert Kingett
*Sent:* Monday, May 4, 2020 9:55 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Google Docs Menu Issue

I actually think Google designed it this way. Browse mode should be
turned off when using Google docs. Use it in focus/forms mode. Give
them accessibility feedback at the below link.

https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Faccessibility%2Fget-in-touch%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C31007bfd74304b1fb00d08d7f11c2390%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637242975461848666&amp;sdata=P3T39ZwqcTANVYnDvP5i987kC3vz6hMUHKDl0H6DmbI%3D&amp;reserved=0

The above link has email options, chat, etc.


Mallard
 

wow, thanks! I don't think I need proper tutorials.. I have friends who can help, but this is the first time I had to use Docs after many years, and, though I have Screen Reader support enabled, I didn't know I could enable braille.

Funny that I see all the mnus, but not the content of edit fields...


Ciao, great help! Thanks,

Ollie

On 05/05/2020 20:31, Louis Maher wrote:
Hello Ollie,

Mystic Access sells tutorials on the google suite " https://www.mysticaccess.com".

In the google suite, you need to enable screen reader support, and on the google suite access menu, you need to enable Braille support.
Look at " https://support.google.com/a/answer/1631886?hl=en".



Regards
Louis Maher
Phone: 713-444-7838
E-mail ljmaher03@...

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mallard
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google Docs Menu Issue

Hello all,


Taling about Google Docs, I can see the menus and options ok, but when I edit text or enter new text I have no braile output on my pm 40.


Is that normal, orshould I enable or disable anything?


Thanks in advance,

Ollie

ps: Windows 10 1909 and latest NVDA Alpha.



On 05/05/2020 14:00, Jonathan Milam wrote:
That’s correct, however, typically when you turn off Focus mode,
you’re able to see the menu and options above the doc edit window.
However, when I turn off Focus mode, the Doc window is the only thing
I see.

Jonathan

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
<nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of
*Robert Kingett
*Sent:* Monday, May 4, 2020 9:55 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Google Docs Menu Issue

I actually think Google designed it this way. Browse mode should be
turned off when using Google docs. Use it in focus/forms mode. Give
them accessibility feedback at the below link.

https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Faccessibility%2Fget-in-touch%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C31007bfd74304b1fb00d08d7f11c2390%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637242975461848666&amp;sdata=P3T39ZwqcTANVYnDvP5i987kC3vz6hMUHKDl0H6DmbI%3D&amp;reserved=0

The above link has email options, chat, etc.