Re: JAWS in auto forms mode, particularly in edit fields

  • From: "Peter" <peterholdstock@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 07:53:05 -0000

That doesn't work. JAWS still goes in to autoforms mode straight away even if 
you have a delay set. I have told FS about this with no response. Will phone 
sight and sound tomorrow.


From: Roy Nickelson 
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 10:37 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Re: JAWS in auto forms mode, particularly in edit fields 

sounds like the navigation quick key delay setting might be a good one for you 
to check out.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian Giles 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 4:41 PM
  Subject: RE: JAWS in auto forms mode, particularly in edit fields 

  I love autoforms mode, but I hate it on pages with the auto focus in an edit 
field, like google and youtube. As I use quick navigation keys a lot, it gets 
really annoying when I hit H for the next heading and it starts typing and I 
don't realize it so press enter, and it searches for something with an H at the 
beginning of my search query. The page will load and I'll hit escape or numpad 
plus to get out of forms mode, but then the page reloads and forms mode gets 
turned on again. So I'll think forms mode is off since I've told JAWS to get 
out of it, but then it'll start typing.


  Kind of ironic how pre JAWS 10, I'd sometimes forget to turn forms mode on 
and start jumping all over the page, which got really annoying when a sighted 
person was trying to help me with something. And now that there's autoforms 
mode, it is activating sometimes when I don't want it.


  Is there a way to leave autoforms mode on, but require you to manually enter 
forms mode on pages with auto focus to edit fields? I would love that.



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