[macvoiceover] Re: Keystroke to announce the time, and selecting multiple lines of text on web pages.

Hi all, what about vo enter on a web page, selecting the lines of text
with shift down arrow, then vo enter again to stop selecting text, and
then copy with command c?  
On Sat, 7 Feb 2009 12:10:10 -0800, Mark Baxter wrote:

I'm a newby, too, but by answering others' questions when I can, I  
learn better; honor is to serve.  First, for the time.  You can press  
CTRL F8 and left arrow once, which will give you the time, down arrow  
from there will give you the whole date and time readout.  This is a  
shortcut way of pressing VO M twice quickly, giving you the status  
menu.  I, too, wish there was one keygoard shortcut to read date and  
time.  If someone has a more streamlined way, I'd like to know, too.

As far as selecting multiple lines while interacting, VO right arrow  
with shift will sometimes select more than just the line, which you  
selected with VO shift down arrow.  Personally, I'm not clear on  
selection either, and my Home and End keys seem to be different from  
what I'm told; Function left and right arrow appear to have no result, 

instead of being home and end respectively as I'm told they should  
be.  This is on a MacBook Pro15, so maybe it's been changed.

Hope this helps.

On Feb 7, 2009, at 8:51 AM, Rebecca Bridges wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> I have been lurking for quite some time.  After deliberating for  
> nearly a year about whether or not to take the plunge to the Mac, I  
> did so three weeks ago.  I am really enjoying my beautiful MacBook  
> so far.  I love how everything just works.  Reading textbooks for my  
> Master's program is so much more enjoyable with VoiceOver.  I have  
> done pretty well separating Mac from my knowledge of Windows to this  
> point.
>
> I do have a couple of questions, however.  First, is there a  
> keystroke to announce the time on your computer?  Second, how does  
> one go about selecting multiple lines of text on a web page?  I find  
> that when I interact with something, I can only do so one line at a  
> time.  This is problematic when I am trying to select larger chunks  
> of text.  I believe I am following all the directions given in the  
> various guides and manuals, but perhaps I am missing something.   
> Thanks in advance for your assistance.
>
> Rebecca
>
>
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