How do you navigate on mac with VOiceOVer

Hi All,

The company I work with is interested in how people who use a Mac on a daily basis navigate while using VoiceOver. Do you tend to use the VO-based shortcut keys, the trackpad commander, or quicknav? Do you use some methods of navigation I haven't thought of?

Please feel free to reply in as much detail as you can. I'm mostly interested in how people navigate apps in daily use, I don't care how efficient or not the rsult is. :)



#1 I like to avoid quick nav

I like to avoid quick nav where possible because I always end up forgetting to turn it off.Lots of VO and arrows. I have my num pad set up so num pad 4 equals VO left arrow Etc. so I can navigate easily 1-handed. VO j is really useful in certain situations. Item chooser is handy for cluttered screens.Yes

#2 I like Quick Nav

I tend to leave quick nav on except when typing in the body of a Pages document or in an edit field on a webpage. My keyboard does not have a num pad.

#3 I use the VO keys, or the

I use the VO keys, or the capslock modifier key followed by the VO arrows, you get it! I've used the trackpad commander before, but don't care for it. Quicknav works, but I hardly use it. Stick with the simple VO navigation keys that we've used since OS tiger way back!

#4 a mix of methods.


Back when I learned a Mac I did a clean install of Snow Leopard on a 2007 MacBook with no trackpad. I learned all the navigation with the VO keys. then, when I payed for, and upgraded to Lion, I started using Quicknav, to task advantage of the single key webpage navigation. so I use quicknav on the web and the VO keys for everything else, accept for the read from top shortcut. I use the caps lock modifier for that.

#5 i use

I mostly use the trackpad, with the arrow keys with the vo keys, but mostly rely on the trackpad

#6 A Combination

I use QuickNav for the most part, simply so I don't have to use option and control all the time. When I'm proofreading a document, though, I turn it off. I'll also use the trackpad at times.