[mac4theblind] A few baffling questions

  • From: "Christopher-Mark Gilland" <cgilland1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <mac4theblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 09:16:06 -0500

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?


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