NVDA: What text can the letter N jump to on a web page?


Rowen Cary
 

Hi all,

I see in the user guide:

n: nonLinked text But I would like to know a more technical and specific introduction, what elements does nonLinked text contain and what characteristics do they have?

Thanks


Jacob Kruger
 

Rowen, generally any piece of plain text - no link, etc. - as in, just a plain text sentence or paragraph?


For example, on a lot of websites, you'd land in the page with all the site navigation included first, and, hitting the letter N could jump to the first bit of actual page content?


But, this does, obviously, depend on website designer, but, yes, as I understand it, it's literally meant for something like that - jump past a set of navigation links, etc. which might not specifically be contained in a container, where hitting just the comma would jump past the end of the current container?


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On 2022/09/25 07:13, Rowen Cary wrote:

Hi all,

I see in the user guide:

n: nonLinked text But I would like to know a more technical and specific introduction, what elements does nonLinked text contain and what characteristics do they have?

Thanks


Gene
 

The command is used to skip blocks of links.  I haven't seen a technical discussion but I expect it will stop on any text that isn't link text below where you are that is more than a certain number of characters long.  If there weren't a limit below which it would skip text, it would stop on everything, a button, a few words between links, and it would be very cumbersome to use.  It's purpose is to move you to the beginning of an article or the title, or to skip blocks of links in the middle of articles and move you to the next article text.  I suggest you play with it on various pages in various contexts and see what it does.  No amount of description gives you the feel for what it does as well as trying it in various contexts.

While there is nothing wrong with asking for information, the only way to really get a feel for what some of these sorts of commands do, move by heading, for example, is to try them on various web pages in various contexts. 

Gene

On 9/25/2022 12:13 AM, Rowen Cary wrote:

Hi all,

I see in the user guide:

n: nonLinked text But I would like to know a more technical and specific introduction, what elements does nonLinked text contain and what characteristics do they have?

Thanks