NVDA should highlight or inverse current html object and automatically set cursor to current position for faster navigation #181
Comment 1 by jteh on 2008-09-21 20:52
Comment 2 by daTscharlie (in reply to comment 1) on 2008-09-22 08:17
here is my current environment:
Windows XP home SP3 with Windows High Contrast Black theme at 200 dpi resolution
Currently I'm trying out various combinations to obtain more comfort:
For example online releases of Dailies with WebbIE and NVDA
For a quick overview: WebbIE with it's function switch (ctrl+k) crop page view (only text - no links, since mostly all newspapers use over 300 links and are overwhelmed with advertising). In case I'll need more informations I shurely switch back with ctrl+k to uncrop page view and the cursor remains at the current HTML position, so I've just to move the cursor down to hear the links. Hereby is the current object inverted for visual support.
For example online releases of Dailies with Firefox, FireVox and NVDA
I use a big crosshair mouse cursor for better orientation, and FireVox since the current HTML objects (select current sentences) are inverted. I jump with the Virtual Buffer quick keys on the titles and then ctrl+shift+a (auto read in FireVox) to hear the text. Unfortunately, there are always commercials between the text blocks. To skip these advertising blocks now, I set the mouse cursor by hand to the final visual orientation point. FireVox auto read then continues reading at this point - unfortunately, sometimes I hit nothing at all and then I'll have to start over again. Liquid text aloud without commercial breaks will be less successful.
You can route the mouse cursor to the browse mode cursor using NVDA+numpadDivide (laptop: NVDA+shift+m).
I'm closing this, since I believe everything is either already implemented, covered elsewhere or better suited to a magnifier.