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Apologies for wasting your time -- I had no idea this was an IE issue. I do now. The guy I'm helping is a doctor, and he's forced to use IE as part of his job. I'd never encountered this weird bug before, and as I assumed that this kind of control was common across all areas of Windows I didn't think it was IE specific.
On Thu, 13 May 2021 at 16:12, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...
And if it had been clear from the start that this was an issue in IE I would have either skipped/deleted the message or replied suggesting to get on with life and download a Chromium based browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or
Brave. One very nice feature in Edge is the Imersive Reader which in other browsers is not present unless you try one of a number of different extensions, but Brave also has it's benefits in that it is probably the browser which does the least tracking and
has built-in ad filtering. As others already pointed out, IE is pretty much dead and unless you have a very specific reason to use it for a website which is in itself behind the times there is no good reason to still use it.
Thank you! I tested it on another Win10 machine running IE11 and it didn't work, but it worked fine on that machine in Chrome. It's an issue with IE11 specifically, not JAWS, as I tried the same functionality without JAWS running and that
didn't work either.
More generally, while IE is ending its natural life I think a number of institutions will be retaining it for quite some time. We had a similar thing with IE6, which I was finding on all sorts of Windows machines (in the UK military and
health service, for example) years after Microsoft had abandoned it.
On Thu, 13 May 2021 at 10:54, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:
I don't think you can do what you want using internet explorer, or
other browsers for that matter. Maybe try edge or Chrome and see if
it works in one of those. IE is about dead, I think it goes away in a
couple of months.
On Thu, 13 May 2021 04:06:04 -0400,
James Benstead wrote:
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> I can't see where I've talked about files in a folder -- I've checked the
> posts I made and as far as I can tell I've been referring to "items in a
> list" throughout. Either way, that's what I'm having problems with: items
> in a multi-select list box, in Internet Explorer.
> Too brief? Here's why! http://emailcharter.org
> On Wed, 12 May 2021 at 21:28, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:
> > I am a bit confused now, you mentioned Internet Explorer and not Edge so
> > are you trying to select something on a website or are you talking about
> > files in a folder? If so then this has nothing to do with either IE or Edge.
> > If you are talking about files then all I can say is to make sure you are
> > using either the Detailed View or List View, in Windows 10 you can press
> > Control + Shift + 6 on the number row when you are in a folder to select
> > the Details view and Control + Shift + 5 on the number row to select just a
> > file list without file size, date etc.
> > *From:* email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> *On Behalf Of *James
> > Benstead
> > *Sent:* Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:12 PM
> > *To:* email@example.com
> > *Subject:* Re: Multi select list box not allowing multiple selections
> > Thanks. This usually works for me, but for some reason it isn’t working on
> > this installation of JAWS. When I hold control and press down nothing
> > happens.
> > Any ideas?
> > On 12 May 2021, 19:26 +0100, Mario <mrb620@...>, wrote:
> > for example, if you wanted to select file number 1 and 3 to copy them to
> > another folder, you'd navigate to file #1, press and hold the control
> > key down, arrow down to file #3, and press the spacebar. then release
> > the control key and press control+c to copy them to the clipboard.
> > navigate to the folder where you want the files to be duplicated and
> > presss control+v.
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > From: James Benstead [mailto:james.benstead@...]
> > Subject: Multi select list box not allowing multiple selections
> > Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 1:52 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
> > Apologies, this is in Internet Explorer (yes, Internet Explorer and not
> > Edge; this PC still runs IE).
> > I’m expecting things to work as you describe. Using shift to select
> > adjacent items works fine. Using control and space to select
> > non-adjacent items doesn’t work.
> > On 12 May 2021, 18:31 +0100, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>, wrote:
> > Can you be more specific? Is this in File Explorer? Just as an
> > example, in File Explorer if you want to select three files which are
> > one underneath another you hold the shift key and press down arrow
> > until they are selected. However, if you want to select file 1 and 3,
> > you go to the first file, then hold the control key and arrow down
> > twice to the third file, then you can either let go of control and
> > press spacebar to select file 3 or you can continue holding the
> > control key and press space. If all you want to do is to select two
> > files you can let go and press spacebar, if you plan to select more
> > files after selecting the second file you may as well continue holding
> > it, but deven if you do let go and select file 2 by pressing the
> > spacebar, you can always hold control again and arrow to more files to
> > select them, the first two files will remain selected. The point is
> > that unlike when holding shift and arrowing which also selects the
> > files, with control you typically have to press the spacebar to select
> > the files after you get there.
> > *From:* firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> *On Behalf Of* James
> > Benstead
> > *Sent:* Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:24 AM
> > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org
> > *Subject:* Multi select list box not allowing multiple selections
> > I'm having problems with an installation of JAWS 2020 that doesn't
> > seem to be managing multi select list boxes properly. It lets me
> > select multiple items by using shift and the arrow keys, but if I try
> > to do the same by using control it doesn't work: when I hold down
> > control and then press the arrow keys nothing happens. I've tried the
> > numpad arrow keys and the regular arrow keys.
> > Any ideas what's going on here?
> > Jim
> > --
> > Too brief? Here's why! http://emailcharter.org <http://emailcharter.org>
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