Editing text with braille display


I've just started using my braillenote apex as a display with my macbook. Normally (before I started using the display) when editing text in Textedit I switch quicknav off and, when reviewing the text, I cursor up and down line by line through the text with cursors up and down, not the voiceover cursor.

I'd like to know if I can make the cursor move up and down (line by line) from the braille display. So far I haven't found a way of doing this. If I do space and dots 1, 3, 4 or 6 it moves the VO cursor so takes me to the ruler or other parts of the screen.

Is there a way of moving the non-VO cursor from the apex? Or do I need to use the VO cursor but change its behaviour somehow?

Of course I can pan the braille display to get to all the text but I also like to move line by line of what's displayed on the screen.


#1 Different by display

The default commands are different by display, so can't really help there as I don't have an Apex. However, you can certainly change what the commands do. Go into VO utility, Braille, displays tab, then press the "assign commands" button. From there you can change existing commands, or add your own. You can even remove ones you don't want. Have fun. You can completely personalize your Braille experience.