Re: Saving an pdf file


Just tried this using NVDA in IE11, Chrome, and Firefox, and it works in all.  Here are the instructions, along with a page you can use to find a link to a PDF file or an MS-Word document.  The technique works with any file that a link leads to including pictures, plain text files, spreadsheets, etc., etc., etc.

If you want to play with saving a PDF file (or MS-Word file, in the case of this page) you can use a topic on Bleeping Computer:  Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista

Search on “Speccy” and the first link is to instructions for using it in PDF format.  The second is in MS-Word format.

In IE11, if I hit SHIFT+F10 on either link while using NVDA, the choice for saving the file the link leads to is “Save target as.”  It can be activated by hitting ‘A’ after bringing up the context menu, followed by enter.  You’ll then be presented with a Save as dialog to save the file, which you can rename if you so choose.

In Firefox, the choice is “Save Link as.”  The single letter shortcut to activate it and trigger the Save as dialog after the context menu is up is ‘K.’

In Chrome the choice is “Save link as,” and you have to down arrow to it.  There is no letter shortcut in the context menu for this.


Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

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