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Re: up/down arrow navigation in NVDA


From: Pratik Patel
Date: Jun 20, 2017 10:18AM

Due to a long-standing bug in Firefox, NVDA goes into focus mode upon launch if Firefox has the primary focus. This essentially means that you can only navigate by using tab and shift+tab keys. To prevent this, make sure that an application other than Firefox has focus when you start NVDA. Restarting Firefox when NVDA is running also resolves this issue.


Pratik Patel
Pratik Patel
Founder & CEO, EZFire

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Mike Warner
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:09 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] up/down arrow navigation in NVDA

Hi all,

anyone else experience issues where you sometimes can and sometimes can't
navigate a page using the up and down arrows in NVDA and Firefox? I was
testing something today and the same page worked fine before, but now the
arrows make the page scroll. I also went to a WebAIM page and the same
thing happened. Is there a setting in NVDA that I need to adjust?


Mike Warner
Director of IT Services
MindEdge, Inc.