[mac4theblind] Re: A few baffling questions

Just for now copy the current frase to the clipboard. that s how I do it when 
vo enter fails to work.
On Dec 17, 2011, at 6:16 AM, Christopher-Mark Gilland wrote:

> OK, either I'm totally remembering how to do this wrong, or it's broken.
> 
> Basically, ever since I've been on Snowleopard, I've had this weird thing 
> where if I'm... say... on a web site, either in Google Chrome, or for that 
> mind, in Safari, if I find a chunk of text that I need to select, and then 
> copy to the pasteboard so I can paste it, say, into a... oh, I dono... say, a 
> text file in Text Edit, or maybe say, into an e-mail... whatever... I can't 
> for the life of me figure out why, but if I vo+right arrow over to the item, 
> then press vo+return, yes, I know, not vo+enter, I'm at least doing that part 
> correctly, it says start selecting.  Then if I vo+right arrow until I get to 
> the end of the text, then hit vo+return again to stop selecting, I then find 
> if I hit vo+F6 to see what is selected, or try copying, then pasting 
> elseware, I wind up getting really random things from the page pasted 
> wherever.  I can't interact with the html content, then again with the actual 
> item I want to select, then hit command+A to select all.  Yeah, in theory, 
> you'd think that would work, wouldn't ya.  Well, actually, it doesn't.
> all that does is selects everything on the whole page, not just everything in 
> that one Voiceover item.
> 
> So, yeah, I'm totally perplexed.  I don't remember how I used to do this.  I 
> know at one time I was doing it, and it worked perfectly.  That's why I'm 
> assuming that I'm missing something here.
> 
> The other thing is, I know in Lion, I think if I understood correctly, there 
> is a way to do this, but even if I need 3rd party software to achieve it, in 
> Snow Leopard, is there a way to apend things to the pasteboard?
> 
> Chris. 
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