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possible bug with Numpad Nav Mode add-on


Bob Cavanaugh
 

Hi all,
I think I've found a bug, but not sure if it's with NVDA itself or
with the Numpad Nav Mode add-on. The easiest way to find this is by
doing the following:
1. On a webpage, use the letter C to navigate by combo box.
2. With Numpad Nav Mode running, press alt+numpad 2. Instead of
opening the combo box as expected, NVDA says "symbol263B." If you use
the normal arrow keys, the operation works as expected.
Bob


Andre Fisher
 

Hi.

Seems like a Windows bug.


Bob Cavanaugh
 

What makes you say that? With every other screen reader I've used, it
doesn't matter which arrow key I use. Why should NVDA be any different
with the appropriate add-on?

On 1/4/21, Andre Fisher <andrefisher729@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi.

Seems like a Windows bug.






Gene
 

The numpad is reserved by NVDA for other uses. the add-on evidently doesn't allow for the use you want. I don't know the technicalities of how the add-on works, but it isn't just a case of changing something. When it was initially introduced, it didn't allow for the use of numpad insert insert numpad down arrow to start read to end. Then, after it was requested that this ability be added, it was. In this case, evidently this would have to be added. But is there enough interest and benefit in doing so? Since you can use the down arrow key on the main keyboard, why does this matter to any extent?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:14 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] possible bug with Numpad Nav Mode add-on

What makes you say that? With every other screen reader I've used, it
doesn't matter which arrow key I use. Why should NVDA be any different
with the appropriate add-on?

On 1/4/21, Andre Fisher <andrefisher729@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi.

Seems like a Windows bug.