Re: NVDA doesn't announce what shifted letter and number keys do
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I disagree, this is a facility designed to give information on the key combinations used to invoke NVDA commands. What is spoken identifies the combination of keys used for the commands not what character they yield. It’s not a work around because it’s not a fault. It’s just a sensible and easy way of getting to know your keyboard.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 6 December 2016 23:37
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA doesn't announce what shifted letter and number keys do
Since it announces letters and numbers unshifted, it is reasonable that it announce the shifted items as well. Of course, you can do what you are saying, but it is more convenient and better design if input help can announce shifted items. Your method is a work around.
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I thought input help was designed to give instructions on NVDA commands rather than keyboard layout. For keyboard layout type investigations, open a text file and switch on speak typed characters, NVDA+2.
I didn't realize this until now but I was playing with input help today and I found that NVDA doesn't announce what shifted number keys do nor what shifted items such as punctuation keys do. If you hold shift and press a number key, you will hear something like shift plus and then the number is announced. That doesn't give useful information. What if I wanted to find the dollar sign. I couldn't do so using input help. And I couldn't know from input help that shift slash is the question mark. I'd hear something like shift plus slash. Why is this the case and can it be changed without unreasonable effort?