Re: How to Stop the Alt-Tab Key From Reading Row and Column Information When Switching From One Window To Another

David Goldfield

I have solved the problem and I must say I'm feeling a bit foolish.

First, the issue was screen reader specific. I thought I heard the row and column info speaking in JAWS but I had a bit of an aha moment and I suspected that I knew what the cause of the problem was. I checked and it was not occurring with JAWS, even though I thought that it was. As it turns out disabling NVDA's speaking of row and column headers fixed the problem.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

On 9/15/2020 8:59 AM, David Goldfield wrote:
Using Windows 10 version 2004.

I recently had to create a new user profile to correct an issue I was having. I have everything set up according to my preferences, except for one minor issue that I can't seem to resolve.

When I press the alt key and continuously tap the tab key to cycle from one open window to another I hear row and column information being spoken along with the title, as in, "JAWS row 1, column 1." I thought that changing the theme to a classic theme used to correct this but I can't find such an option in Windows 10.

I realize that I so far haven't specified screen reader and screen reader version info as this is not a screen reader issue. However, I'm using NVDA 2020.3 beta 1 as well as the August build of JAWS 2020.

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