moderated Re: Find command not working accurately on the web

JM Casey
 

You can turn off *automatic* screen refresh. A lot of web content nowadays is not static and that means your screen is constantly being updated. This sometimes causes issues even with modern screen-readers, and particularly, the find command will not really work properly, as in the example I gave of the restaurant delivery homepage.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: January 21, 2020 6:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Find command not working accurately on the web

Another way of expressing this is that F5 refreshes the screen. It isn't something you turn off.

Let me add that I typically follow F5 with the JAWS command insert-escape. In describer mode, JAWS calls this "repainting" the screen. To my way of thinking, it functions as a JAWS refresh.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Find command not working accurately on the web

And what is the easiest way to turn off screen refresh? Thank you for your help.

Rahul



On 21/01/2020, Tim Ford <ttford@...> wrote:
In my humble experience, turning off the screen refresh will solve the
problems described below. I just press the F5 manual refresh command
when I need to, and that seems to work fine.

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of JM
Casey
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Find command not working accurately on the web

Yeah, not sure. It's a very useful command, but, it seems that
sometimes when web content is dynamic (iE, changing/refreshing/moving
regularly) it does not work. That's just my theory. I use this command
all the time but I know on the main page for a local food/restaurant
delivery service for instance, I cannot use this command to find a
restaurant on the page, and that's just one example. Not sure there is
a "fix" per se ... guess you could turn off automatic page refresh and
see what happens, but then you may run into other problems with a site.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: January 21, 2020 3:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Find command not working accurately on the web

Hi,

I Use JAWS 2019 with Chrome. Sometimes, when you perform a find
command [either with control+insert+f or with insert+f], JAWS
immediately says that there are no matching results. This is even
though I know for a fact that there are matching results on the page.
How can I fix this?



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Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the MPhil in Law
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018) University of Oxford











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Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the MPhil in Law
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford

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