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Combo Box, List Box, and Multiline edit example.

Introduction

This web page contains a combo box, a list box, and a multiline edit. It is used to demonstrate a bug in JAWS Inspect.

The combo box and the list box both use the HTML <select> Element. The multiline edit uses the HTML <textarea> Element.

The JAWS Inspect Bug

A bug in JAWS Inspect version 2019.1903.22 was reported by one of our users. They discovered an issue navigating within various form fields when the JAWS Inspect Speech Viewer is open. The problem form fields include combo boxes, list boxes, and multiline edits. For all three of these form fields, the expected behavior of the up and down arrow keys is to move within the form fields. When the JAWS Inspect Speech Viewer is displayed, this does not happen.

The Form Fields

The following form field uses the HTML <select> Element with the size attribute set to 1. This causes the select element to be displayed as a combo box with an associated drop down list box.

It should be possible to select an item by first pressing Alt+DownArrow to open the drop down list box and then using up or down arrow to navigate between items. Unfortunately this does not work when JAWS Inspect is running and the Speech Viewer is open.

The following form field uses the HTML <select> Element with the size attribute set to a value greater than 1. This causes the select element to be displayed as a list box.

It should be possible to select an item by using up or down arrow to navigate between items. Unfortunately this does not work when JAWS Inspect is running and the Speech Viewer is open.

The following form field was created using the HTML <textarea> Element.

It should be possible to navigate through the text displayed in the textarea using the arrow keys. Unfortunately this does not work when JAWS Inspect is running and the Speech Viewer is open.