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When navigating with the mouse NVDA reads text on a line up to the first link on a line and stops reading #2160

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nvaccessAuto opened this Issue Mar 13, 2012 · 1 comment

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Reported by ddeangelis on 2012-03-13 16:34
In Mozilla Firefox and Internet explorer.

When using the mouse to hover over a given line NVDA stops reading the line if it contains a link withing the text. The NVDA home page contains several examples of text links within a given line of text on a web page. If I move the mouse cursor over the link it will be read, but the text following the link will not be read even if I move the mouse cursor over it. If I hover over the block of text following linked text NVDA reads the text proceeding the linked text.

It would be extremely helpful to have a setting to read the entire line calling out links with a selectable beep, verbal or no description and continuing to read the entire line.

I consider this to be a bug in the software as it disallows partially sighted individuals from reading websites using the mouse to hover over the text that is desired to be verbalized. This is a standard option in many screen readers. It is much more efficient for partially sighted individuals to navigate in this manner as opposed to using browse mode and keyboard navigation.

This issue exists in all versions after 2011.3. This issue was ovserved in both Windows XP and Vista.

Comment 1 by 4RJames on 2013-11-13 14:54
In addition to links this happens any time there is something like a link such as dates. There are many times when I cannot read all the text due to this problem. It is also not always obvious when text is skipped. It was good to see this was already reported. It has been many months and would be greatly appreciated if it was fixed.

@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto added the bug label Nov 10, 2015

@jcsteh jcsteh added a commit that referenced this issue Nov 27, 2015

@jcsteh jcsteh When moving the mouse in editable text in Mozilla applications, readi…
…ng no longer stops at elements such as links within the word or line being read.

Re #5535, #2160.
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@jcsteh jcsteh added a commit that referenced this issue Dec 16, 2015

@jcsteh jcsteh When moving the mouse in editable text in Mozilla applications, readi…
…ng no longer stops at elements such as links within the word or line being read.

Re #5535, #2160.
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