moderated Re: does a link leave a site?
Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
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Hi, Mark. When I try the above, it does read enough to let me know that the link has left the site, however, it does not always read me the entire link. In other words, sometimes the last part of the link is truncated or cut off.
I use a different way to get the full URL from a hyperlink.
1. In your browser or email, use F7 to find the link.
2. Press Applications key or SHIFT plus F10, and arrow down.
3. In Chrome, you are looking for "Copy Link Location". In Edge you are looking for "Copy Link Address".
4. Press ENTER.
5. The entire URL of the link has been copied to the clipboard.
6. Now you can read it by using INSERT plus SPACE, followed by C (the read clipboard buffer command).
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mark
In FSCast 191 (mp3, transcripts at heading 2 JAWS Power Tip) this question was answered. Copy and pasted here:
JAWS VOICE: To view your most recent statement, please visit link www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.
GLEN: Now, this link is probably legitimate. But to make sure, once you have the virtual PC cursor focused on the link itself, press INSERT+F7.
JAWS VOICE: Links list dialog, links list view, www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement. One of one.
GLEN: Now, the only reason I said to position on the link is, if there had been more than one link in the email, the links list always positions on the link that’s associated with where you are in the virtual buffer. So it’s just an easy way to get there quickly. Now that I’m here, if I press INSERT+PAGE DOWN...
JAWS VOICE: Https://www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.
GLEN: So I heard the link, and I am now sure that that really points at Social Security. But sometimes the links are much longer and much more involved, and it’s hard to make them out just hearing them as one single thing. So you can turn on the JAWS cursor and get to the bottom of the page and read the link, word or character at a time. So I’m going to press INSERT+NUM PAD-. That’s going to route the JAWS cursor to the PC cursor and turn it on.
JAWS VOICE: Route JAWS to PC.
GLEN: Now I’ll hit PAGE DOWN. Now I’ll do a “say word.”
JAWS VOICE: Https:.
GLEN: And then I can just move on by word.
JAWS VOICE: //www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.
GLEN: So an easy way to always know what a link points at and never click on the wrong thing by mistake. I showed it to you in Outlook. It works equally well with links on the web.