Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#920 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Command to find text in virtual buffers

Reported by: KevanGC Owned by:
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Component: Browse mode Version: master
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Description

In jaws and other screen readers, when you're in IE or FireFox, you can press CTRL+F and a dialog will come up, letting you type in a particular text string and pressing enter. It moves the virtual cursor (Or whatever you want to call it) to the next occurence of the text string you typed in. But when you press CTRL+F in NVDA, you get a toolbar, and it's hard to navigate it. I was wondering if you could somehow make something that would allow us to find and go to a particular location on a page in IE or FireFox, just by typing the text in. That would be very useful. Thx.

Change History (3)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 4 years ago by jteh

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Summary changed from A new request for 2010.2 to Command to find text in virtual buffers

NVDA+control+f does exactly this, as documented in section 7 of the NVDA 2010.2 User Guide.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 ; follow-up: Changed 4 years ago by dharvey

Replying to jteh:

NVDA+control+f does exactly this, as documented in section 7 of the NVDA 2010.2 User Guide.

Sidenote: on my system NVDA +ctrl +F only works with right ctrl.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 4 years ago by jteh

Replying to dharvey:

Sidenote: on my system NVDA +ctrl +F only works with right ctrl.

Unfortunately, this is probably a keyboard specific issue. Some keyboards seem to dislike certain combinations of three or more keys.

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