Easy Table Navigator

This plugin adds a layer command to use simplified key combination to navigate table cells. When the layered commands are enabled, you can perform the following actions:

  • Navigate to the previous or next cell horizontally or vertically using arrow keys
  • Navigate to the first or last cell of the row or the column using control+arrow keys or Home, End, PageUp and PageDown
  • Read the whole row or column without moving the system caret using windows+leftArrow / windows+upArrow
  • Read the row or column starting from the current cell using windows+rightArrow / windows+downArrow

Currently supported tables are:

  • Browse mode (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.).
  • Microsoft Word.


  • Toggles table navigator layer on and off (unassigned).

Changes for 2.4

For this release, many thanks goes to Cyrille Bougot for his work.

  • Table navigation fixed in MS Word
  • Introduce new commands following changes in NVDA 2022.2 and 2022.4

    • home/end/pgUp/pgDown to jump to start/end of row/column
    • control+left/right/up/downArrow to jump to start/end of row/column (alternative shortcut key for the same result)
    • NVDA+left/up to read the whole row/column starting from the first cell without moving the current position of the cursor
    • NVDA+right/down for sayAll in row/column, i.e. read the cells of the current row/column, starting from the current cell and moving the cursor's position while reading until the last cell of the row/column.
  • Remaped some keys to avoid conflicts:

    • NVDA+upArrow/leftArrow becomes windows+upArrow/leftArrow (to read full column/row)
    • NVDA+downArrow/rightArrow becomes windows+downArrow/rightArrow (say all in column/row)
  • Compatibility with NVDA 2023.1

Changes for 2.3

  • It is now possible to disable table navigation layer from everywhere
  • Compatibility with NVDA 2022.1
  • Fix error when reloading the addon

Changes for 2.2.1

  • Fixed an error in some type of documents including Word and Outlook

Changes for 2.2

  • Update documentation style from addons template
  • First translated version

Changes for 2.1.1

  • New author in manifest and documentation

Changes for 2.1

  • Compatibility with NVDA 2021.1

Changes for 2.0

  • Requires NVDA 2019.3 or later.
  • Made various add-on messages translatable.

Changes for 1.2

  • Internal changes to support future NVDA releases.

Changes for 1.1

  • Fixed an issue where errors might be heard when spell checking a message in Outlook.

Changes for 1.0

  • Initial release.