moderated Re: Links, Feature To Read Links Across Verses In a List

John Covici

I don't think any of these settings effect tab order, Jaws gives this
to the browser no matter what -- they only effect navigating by arrow
keys. Jaws does not interfere with what the browser does with tab.

On Sun, 26 Apr 2020 02:39:54 -0400,
Sean Murphy wrote:

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If you are talking about moving between elements. It depends on how the document object model has been built. The Document Object model is the way in which the browser stores all the information you are reviewing. There is the styling piece that comes into as well which is called the CSS. Not sure if this would effect the tab order.

If you have to links on the same line, they should navigate from left to right. Starting with the first link. This is of course assuming there is nothing changing the tab order.

The document view will show you ho the page is structured on the page. For example. If you have a line of text with a link in it. Jaws will read the whole line and announces the link as part of it. In simple layout, the first part of the line is spoken, then the link, then the remaining part of the line.

I hope the above helps.


From: <> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, 26 April 2020 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: Links, Feature To Read Links Across Verses In a List

Hi Judy & Bill,

From what I've been told after learning more about Jaws is that when you, Tab, you are going vertical on the page. This surprised me since I had been pictureing tabbing as going horizontally across a page, like with the old school typewriters. This comes from being pretty much self taught and having a lot of questions like this and not having any real teaching about computers or Jaws until I found the Jaws-Users group.

So, now let me ask, is the Documents Presentation feature supposed to change the default Jaws navigation from vertical to horizontal when tabbing? I don't have any sight at all so I can't tell.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
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From: Judy <>

To: <>

Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:07 PM

Subject: Re: Links, Feature To Read Links Across Verses In a List

Bill, I tried it both with google chrome and internet explorer and found the same results as you did. We must be missing something. Judy & Libby

From: <> [] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:43 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Links, Feature To Read Links Across Verses In a List

Hi again, Judy. I just tried switching to Google Chrome, setting Document Presentation to either Simple or Screen Layout, and I get the same horizontal traversal with TAB, no matter how this setting is set. Either I'm missing something about this setting, or it is not working properly.

Bill White <>

From: <> [] On Behalf Of Judy
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:21 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Links, Feature To Read Links Across Verses In a List

What do you call it if you want to read the links vertically? I went to the settings and thought I chose what I should with simple view and the choice for vertical and saved it but things are still read horizontally. What did I miss? Judy & Libby

From: <> [] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:31 PM
To: <>
Subject: Links, Feature To Read Links Across Verses In a List

Original Message

From: Frank Ventura <>

Hi all, there is a setting in JAWS that allows a person to read links on a web page left to right as they are viewed by a sighted person, instead of the normal up and down. It has been in for a few versions of JAWS. Can anyone think of the name of that feature?


Frank Ventura

From: Randy

From: Norma A. Boge
Hi Frank,
I’m pretty sure it’s Document Presentation Mode. Apologies in advance if I send you down the wrong path.



From: Mike B.

Document Presentation Mode is in the Settings Center

Document Presentation Mode is here, Web / HTML / PDFs / Navigation


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