Chapter 5: Navigating complex web pages with the Dolphin Cursor
Web Browsing with Mozilla Firefox
You will regularly encounter web pages that are large, complex and full of links, objects and text. Inevitably, these web pages can be frustrating and time-consuming to navigate using the basic Dolphin Cursor navigation keys. So, lets have a look at some tips and tricks you can adopt to make navigating and reading these web pages quick and easy.
Quick Navigation Keys
SuperNova and Dolphin ScreenReader include a number of hot keys that move the Dolphin Cursor directly to an object or piece of text on a web page. These hot keys are called Quick Navigation Keys. If you worked through the task in the previous chapter then you have already begun to make use of them but here is the full list to review:
Add the SHIFT key to move to the previous item.
|Move to the next heading||H|
|Move to the next heading of that particular heading level||1 to 6|
|Move to the next edit box||E|
|Move to the next link||K|
|Move to the next table||T|
|Move to the next button||B|
|Move to the next list box||C|
|Move to the next object that is different to the current object||D|
|Move to the next form||F|
|Move to the next graphic||G|
|Move to the next item in a list||I|
|Move to the next bullet or numbered list||L|
|Move to the next frame||M|
|Move to the next block of unlinked text||N|
|Move to the next paragraph||P|
|Move to the next block quote||Q|
|Move to the next option button (sometimes referred to as a radio button)||R|
|Move to the next unvisited link||U|
|Move to the next visited link||V|
|Move to the next check box||X|
|Move to the next landmark||SEMI COLON (;)|
Searching for text on a web page
Quick Navigation Keys are very useful but sometimes the web page can be badly structured or have to many objects, making even them sometimes time-consuming to use. In this case, you may want to try searching for the text you want to move the Dolphin Cursor to on the web page.
To do a search:
- Press F3. SuperNova and Dolphin ScreenReader announces "Find". Note that no dialog box appears on the screen.
- Type the text to find.
- Press ENTER. SuperNova looks for a match below the current Dolphin Cursor position. If SuperNova finds no match then SuperNova announces "not found".
- You can continue searching by pressing F4. The search continues down the page from the current Dolphin Cursor position. If no match is found then SuperNova says "not found". If you want to search upwards, press F2. It is also worth noting that the text you enter is stored until you enter a new piece of text or until you quit SuperNova. This means you can use F4 and F2 on new web pages without the need to enter the same search string again