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Add "report formatting under cursor routing key" command #7106

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dkager opened this Issue Apr 26, 2017 · 9 comments

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dkager commented Apr 26, 2017

See #7097 (comment)

This would be the ideal action for the Alva BC6 and other displays with second cursor routing keys. On other displays it could be something like NVDA+routing.

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From an implementation perspective, I think we'd need to add a method to get a TextInfo from a routing index. Duplicating formatting reporting code in both globalCommands and braille sounds ugly to me.

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When you say NVDA+routing, I assume you mean the NVDA key on the keyboard?

Yes, but your suggestion makes more sense indeed. This assumes displays and drivers can deal with combinations of keys plus routing.
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When you say NVDA+routing, I assume you mean the NVDA key on the keyboard?

Yes, but your suggestion makes more sense indeed. This assumes displays and drivers can deal with combinations of keys plus routing.
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Handy Tech does support this. I recall that the Baum driver doesn't, but that might be something which we can fix.

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leonardder commented May 16, 2017

Handy Tech does support this. I recall that the Baum driver doesn't, but that might be something which we can fix.

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I still think supporting e.g. NVDA+routing would be beastly awesome, but that's a topic for another day. Judging by this discussion it's OK to start with on-display key combinations for the issue at hand.

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I still think supporting e.g. NVDA+routing would be beastly awesome, but that's a topic for another day. Judging by this discussion it's OK to start with on-display key combinations for the issue at hand.

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This is all true. I just feel a bit bad for excluding those displays that don't support gestures with routing keys.

One use case from my earlier screen reader days was to use Shift+routing to select up to a certain point of text, e.g. in Notepad. But the only reason that required Shift was because the routing keys emulated actual mouse clicks AFAIK.

On the subject of reporting formatting, I'm still contemplating how to code this in a non-ugly way. :)

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This is all true. I just feel a bit bad for excluding those displays that don't support gestures with routing keys.

One use case from my earlier screen reader days was to use Shift+routing to select up to a certain point of text, e.g. in Notepad. But the only reason that required Shift was because the routing keys emulated actual mouse clicks AFAIK.

On the subject of reporting formatting, I'm still contemplating how to code this in a non-ugly way. :)

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