Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?


 

Hello All,

            When Firefox pops up an alert upon loading a webpage, e.g., "Do you want to share your location?," I have not found the way to gain focus on it to deal with the checkbox(es) and button.  JAWS reads it, but it's not got focus there afterward.  How do I get there to deal with the alert?
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Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Brian. The alert only lasts for about five seconds. After that, there is no way to get to the alert. Unfortunately, you must listen carefully to what the alert says.

 

For example, If it says, Do you want Firefox to Save this password, the combo is ALT plus S.

 

If it says, Do you want Firefox to Allow the use of this plugin, the combo is ALT plus A.

 

If it says Do you want Firefox to Remember this location, the combo is ALT plus R.

 

The key words are Save, Allow, and Remember. If you hear one of these words, the combo is ALT plus the first letter of that Key Word.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?

 

Hello All,

            When Firefox pops up an alert upon loading a webpage, e.g., "Do you want to share your location?," I have not found the way to gain focus on it to deal with the checkbox(es) and button.  JAWS reads it, but it's not got focus there afterward.  How do I get there to deal with the alert?
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


Marty Hutchings
 

Brian,  That is a good question, for which I will await along with you for the answer.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
 

Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:40 PM
Subject: Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?
 
Hello All,

            When Firefox pops up an alert upon loading a webpage, e.g., "Do you want to share your location?," I have not found the way to gain focus on it to deal with the checkbox(es) and button.  JAWS reads it, but it's not got focus there afterward.  How do I get there to deal with the alert?
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


 

Bill,
 
        This is not a system alert, it is a Firefox alert, and it does hang out for quite a while.

         Two proposed methods have been given, ALT+R  [which my gut is telling me probably won't work] or using ALT+D to get to the address bar, then Shift + Tab until you hear "Alert button," which you can then activate to get focus.

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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Brian. I never said it was a system alert. If it’s asking you to remember location, try ALT plus R.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:53 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?

 

Bill,
 
        This is not a system alert, it is a Firefox alert, and it does hang out for quite a while.

         Two proposed methods have been given, ALT+R  [which my gut is telling me probably won't work] or using ALT+D to get to the address bar, then Shift + Tab until you hear "Alert button," which you can then activate to get focus.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


CathyAnne Murtha
 

F6 will move focus to Firefox and Chrome alerts. SHIFT-F6 reverses focus.

CathyAnne

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On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 12:49 PM -0700, "Bill White" <billwhite92701@...> wrote:

Hi, Brian. I never said it was a system alert. If it’s asking you to remember location, try ALT plus R.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:53 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?

 

Bill,
 
        This is not a system alert, it is a Firefox alert, and it does hang out for quite a while.

         Two proposed methods have been given, ALT+R  [which my gut is telling me probably won't work] or using ALT+D to get to the address bar, then Shift + Tab until you hear "Alert button," which you can then activate to get focus.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


 

Bill,

             The problem is that one does not have focus anymore.  I can see that and have tried ALT+R (which would work if focus were on the notification, but it's not).  One must get focus back to the notification and ALT+D, followed by SHIFT+TAB (sometimes more than once) will get you there.

CathyAnne,

             I'll give that a try.  Windows generally gives "many roads to Rome" and I'm sure this is no exception.

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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


Don Mauck
 

I'm late to this thread, but I use a Control+F6, then just press the tab key a few times. Is this no longer working?


On 9/11/2018 3:44 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Bill,

             The problem is that one does not have focus anymore.  I can see that and have tried ALT+R (which would work if focus were on the notification, but it's not).  One must get focus back to the notification and ALT+D, followed by SHIFT+TAB (sometimes more than once) will get you there.

CathyAnne,

             I'll give that a try.  Windows generally gives "many roads to Rome" and I'm sure this is no exception.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


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Steve Griffiths
 


I tried the Alt + S and that saved my password. Then I updated it, and Alt + U worked for that too. So thanks, Bill!

 

Thanks,

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 11 September 2018 19:06
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?

 

Hi, Brian. The alert only lasts for about five seconds. After that, there is no way to get to the alert. Unfortunately, you must listen carefully to what the alert says.

 

For example, If it says, Do you want Firefox to Save this password, the combo is ALT plus S.

 

If it says, Do you want Firefox to Allow the use of this plugin, the combo is ALT plus A.

 

If it says Do you want Firefox to Remember this location, the combo is ALT plus R.

 

The key words are Save, Allow, and Remember. If you hear one of these words, the combo is ALT plus the first letter of that Key Word.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?

 

Hello All,

            When Firefox pops up an alert upon loading a webpage, e.g., "Do you want to share your location?," I have not found the way to gain focus on it to deal with the checkbox(es) and button.  JAWS reads it, but it's not got focus there afterward.  How do I get there to deal with the alert?
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


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Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

Shift+Alt+A is quicker in Chrome, as it always takes you straight to alerts.  F6 means you sometimes need to cycle a few times to get there.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: 11 September 2018 22:31
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?

 

F6 will move focus to Firefox and Chrome alerts. SHIFT-F6 reverses focus.

 

CathyAnne

 

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CathyAnne Murtha

CEO

Access Technology Institute, LLC

www.blind.training

cathy@...

Phone: (520) 300-7859



On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 12:49 PM -0700, "Bill White" <billwhite92701@...> wrote:

Hi, Brian. I never said it was a system alert. If it’s asking you to remember location, try ALT plus R.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:53 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Alerts - How to Gain Focus?

 

Bill,
 
        This is not a system alert, it is a Firefox alert, and it does hang out for quite a while.

         Two proposed methods have been given, ALT+R  [which my gut is telling me probably won't work] or using ALT+D to get to the address bar, then Shift + Tab until you hear "Alert button," which you can then activate to get focus.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back