Moderated Re: How to interact with the tree view of OneDrive Choose Folders dialog box

Dave Durber

You forgot to mention the laptop keystroke for turning off the JAWS Touch cursor, which is, hold down the CAPS LOCK key, and tapping the semicolon key, twice quickly.
Dave Durber

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Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: How to interact with the tree view of OneDrive Choose Folders dialog box

Hi Delaunay,
Unfortunately, screen readers are not reading the names of the items which you navigate the tree using the standard keystrokes.
You can work around this problem using Jaws' touch cursor, which is the equivalent of NVDA's object navigation. You can use the touch cursor to move the focus to the desired item in the tree, return to the PC cursor, and then use the normal keystrokes to open/close the item or check or uncheck it.
To switch to the touch cursor, press shift + numpad plus, or SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+SEMICOLON if using the laptop keyboard layout. You can then navigate the tree using right/left arrow. Move to the item you want to have focus, and press Enter or Spacebar so that the item becomes the focus. Press numpad plus twice to return to using the PC cursor. You can then open/close the item or change whether it is checked. If you want to move the focus to another item, and interact with it, just go round this loop again.


On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM, Delaunay Christophe wrote:

Hi all,


Some time ago, when I right-clicked on the OneDrive For Business icon in the systray of my windows 10 computer, I could open the Settings dialog box, then hit the “Choose folders” button. In the Choose folders dialog box, I could select/deselect the folders I wanted to synchronize on my local disk.


The folders were presented to me as a tree view. However, I don’t know how long ago this tree view is not rendered anymore by Jaws 2020.


I tried to work around this problem with an alternate screen reader. This other screen reader also renders the tree view as apparently empty. With this alternate screen reader, another navigation mode they call “object navigation” I can see the top folders of my OneDrive For Business space but it is quite uneasy to select/deselect them. In addition, I cannot figure out how to expand one element of the tree view, in other words, a folder in which I’d like to sync subfolders only, even though the screen reader says it is “collapsed”.


Does anyone know of another accessible way to synchronize some parts only of a OneDrive For Business space please?


Many thanks in advance. Have a nice day. Chris D

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