moderated Re: accurate item counts in file explorer windows
It used to work, but now I see it doesn’t. Unfortunately, I made the assumption that it still did instead of my usual practice of testing before posting.
One thing I observed just now as I belatedly did the test: Before, JAWS was counting only the files in a screen. After I opened Narrator on the files list and then closed it, even though Narrator gave me no numbers report, JAWS started doing so. With insert-pagedown, I now get the files list total. With insert-tab, I get both the total number list and the position of the file in focus.
Perhaps it’s coincidental, but there may still be some kind of relationship between the two programs.
In any event, sorry for a distracting post.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2019 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: accurate item counts in file explorer windows
Unfortunately, that technique didn’t work for me either. I was sort of looking forward to it. I’m not sure why it should have worked, and it didn’t.
If insert-pagedown is working for you, that’s what’s supposed to happen. However, for a lot of folders, that count measures only the number of files shown in a screen. It doesn’t show the number of files in the folder, which is often much larger. The method I described, which I learned from Rebecca on the closed JAWS list, enables JAWS users to get both the screen and the folder count.
Unfortunately, I was unable to get an accurate file count by switching to Narrator, and then back to Jaws as you suggest.
For me, insert page down seems to be the best way to get an accurate file count, until this bug is fixed.
Of course, I’m always open to other suggestions.
By the way, I always check to be sure my screen is maximized.
Switch to Narrator, which gives counts for both the current screen and the entire file list in a folder. Switch back to JAWS, and JAWS is now likely to report the desired information.
It seems to me there was a solution to this little problem, but I can’t remember it. JAWS 2019 in Windows 10 gives inaccurate counts of files. It will report that a given file is 1 of 25, when in fact there are many more than 25 files in the folder. I have changed the item type of the folder, to no avail. NVDA does this fine. The file is maximized. Is there a known fix?