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Selecting text


Jonathan Milam
 

Hi All,

 

I am testing a web application called “Hypothesis” and need to be able to select text while in browse mode, separate from the caret.  Is there a way of selecting text with NVDA in one of its object modes so that I can have the main browser cursor elsewhere?

 

Thanks,

Jonathan

 


Gene
 

I don't know if this works in all browsers that support browse mode. it does work in some.
I am using movement commands for the desktop keyboard layout.

Be in object review.
Use numpad 4 and 6 by themselves. 4 will move back and 6 will move forward. You are moving by word. To move by line, use 7 and 9. To move by letter, use 1 and 3.
When you get to the beginning of what you want to select, issue the command NVDA f9. Move to the end of what you want to select and issue the command NVDA f10 quickly. You should hear something indicating that text was selected. To copy text to the clipboard, issue the command twice quickly, not once.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Milam
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 8:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Selecting text



Hi All,



I am testing a web application called “Hypothesis” and need to be able to select text while in browse mode, separate from the caret. Is there a way of selecting text with NVDA in one of its object modes so that I can have the main browser cursor elsewhere?



Thanks,

Jonathan


Jonathan Milam
 

Thanks, Gene. I think this is what I'm looking for.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:18 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting text

I don't know if this works in all browsers that support browse mode. it
does work in some.
I am using movement commands for the desktop keyboard layout.

Be in object review.
Use numpad 4 and 6 by themselves. 4 will move back and 6 will move forward.
You are moving by word. To move by line, use 7 and 9. To move by letter,
use 1 and 3.
When you get to the beginning of what you want to select, issue the command
NVDA f9. Move to the end of what you want to select and issue the command
NVDA f10 quickly. You should hear something indicating that text was
selected. To copy text to the clipboard, issue the command twice quickly,
not once.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Milam
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 8:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Selecting text



Hi All,



I am testing a web application called “Hypothesis” and need to be able to
select text while in browse mode, separate from the caret. Is there a way
of selecting text with NVDA in one of its object modes so that I can have
the main browser cursor elsewhere?



Thanks,

Jonathan


Luke Davis
 

On Tue, 4 Aug 2020, Gene wrote:

When you get to the beginning of what you want to select, issue the command NVDA f9. Move to the end of what you want to select and issue the command NVDA f10 quickly. You should hear something indicating that text was selected. To copy text to the clipboard, issue the command twice quickly, not once.
Or install the Classic Selection add-on so you only have to issue it once, like it should be.

Luke