[AI] about dragging and dropping:
mrmukeshsharma at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 06:41:03 EDT 2010
With the help of JAWS cursor you can drag and drop certain objects but it is
not possible in some cases.
Technically, JAWS can drag an object from x position to y position only if
both x and y are visible on the screen at a time (x and y starting and end
For instance, if you would like to drag an desktop icon from top to bottom,
you can do that as both start and end position are visible at a time. In
case you would like to drag a paragraph from page one and would like to drop
in page 10, it will not work as when you reach page 10, the content of page
1 which is to be dragged is not visible.
Further, some time it is difficult to identify the frame where exactly the
cursor should be placed to let JAWS drag the object.
Say if you have 2 frame of service,
1. Enabled and
Suppose both the frame have icon holder for icon, one must drag an icon to
appropriate blank icon holder. In this case, JAWS will not be able to help
you identify the blank holder thus will not be able to drag and drop.
And a lot more issues not allowing us to do this bit.
From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Amar Jain
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:13 AM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: Re: [AI] about dragging and dropping:
Dear Amiyo Sir,
Glad to read your explanation.
Well I only tried drag and drop few months back in wordpress for dropping
But I often find that "The object to be dropped was not found" or something
Have you tried that?
From: "Amiyo Biswas" <amiyo.biswas at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:39 AM
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Subject: Re: [AI] about dragging and dropping:
> I have pasted the relevant portion from Jaws help. I have also added
> my observations below. Give it a try if it helps you.
> Drag and Drop (CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD SLASH)
> This command is used to drag items from one location and drop them in
> another. Position the JAWS Cursor on the item you wish to move and
> CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD SLASH. You can leave the JAWS Cursor active, or
> can switch to the PC Cursor. JAWS will keep speaking as you navigate.
> Once you have positioned the JAWS or PC Cursor in the location to
> which you would like to move the item, press CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD SLASH
> again, and the item will be moved to the position of the active cursor.
> My observation: Both the dragged item and the place should be visible
> on the screen. Otherwise the action will be cancelled. For a trial, Go
> to Windows Explorer window and expand one of the drives, say C drive.
> Now locate a file or folder using jaws cursor. Or, select a file and
> route jaws cursor to pc cursor using insert+num pad minus.
> use the key combination, ctrl+insert+num pad slash to drag the item.
> Locate a folder or even a drive using jaws cursor. It will make sure
> that you are not hiding the desired item.
> Use the same key combination ctrl+insert+num pad slash to complete the
> drop operation. Jaws will confirm if it succeeds or fails.
> Remember that you cannot drag a file to a new location when the
> dragged item is covered. If you want to drag an item from one window
> to another window, say from Desktop to C drive, keep both windows in
> Restore mode from the system control menu using alt+size. Sighted
> people can use the window resize option to perform this operation.
> Best regards,
> Amiyo Biswas
> Cell: 91-9433464329
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Swasti Mathur" <swastimathur at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 12:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] about dragging and dropping:
>> hello raju, j
>> please upload the audeo tutorial of jaws cursor because i don't know
>> the full use of it regards Swasti Mathur
>> Raju singh wrote:
>>> Hello ashish sir!
>>> this is again Raju singh. hope that all of my access indian friend
>>> are find.
>>> The term dragging is actually a four-part process. It consists of
>>> clicking the left mouse button on an item, then locking or holding
>>> down the left mouse button, using the arrow keys to move the JAWS
>>> cursor to a new location, and then unlocking or releasing the left
>>> mouse button.
>>> Press the key combination CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD SLASH to drag and drop.
>>> To drag the JAWS cursor outside the active window, press and hold
>>> down the ALT+SHIFT keys while using the arrow keys to direct the
>>> sir! I think, I have given your answer.
>>> if some problem persist, let me know I can provide also an audio
>>> tutoriol of JAWS cursor.
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