Re: Push to talk, was Re: [nvda] starting NVDA

Nimer Jaber

It is a way to allow a user to press a key to be able to talk. This is a feature of some programs so that you are not constantly transmitting your voice.


On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 3:39 PM John Sanfilippo <johnsanfilippo@...> wrote:

Might you tell me what "push to talk" is and how it is used?

Thanks, sorry for the inrreuption.

John S

On 12/22/16 16:36, Nimer Jaber wrote:
> Hello,
> TeamTalk is one that does distinguish between them, I believe that
> TeamSpeak does as well when mapping out keys for push to talk.
> Thanks.
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM Gene <gsasner@...
> <mailto:gsasner@...>> wrote:
>     __
>     I expect there are some cases, I don't know where, where a left or
>     right modifier is required.  If you turn on input help in NVDA and
>     press modifiers, you will hear them distinguished such as right
>     shift and left shift.  If NVDA is aware of which modifier is being
>     used, then presumably, programmers can designate that a specific
>     modifier be used.  But I can't recall ever seeing this done in any
>     program.
>     Gene
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
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>     *Subject:* Re: [nvda] starting NVDA
>     Gene wrote, with regard to the ALT key:
>         Shortcuts don't distinguish between which alt key is used in
>         creating a shortcut command.
>      I have never, ever seen one that does, either.   On a recent thread
>     on one of the blind-related technology lists someone made the
>     assertion that there was a program that cared about whether, I
>     believe, a left shift versus right shift button was pressed as part
>     of a keyboard shortcut.  Given what I know about keyboards and
>     standard drivers for same, I have never, ever known of any
>     duplicated key, e.g., ALT, CTRL, or SHIFT, to be distinguishable by
>     the operating system based on which one is actually pressed.  Their
>     whole purpose for being duplicated is to allow modifications to be
>     made conveniently (or relatively so) using whatever hand makes sense
>     for each of the keys so that all keys of a multi-key shortcut can be
>     depressed at once.
>     By the way, and apropos of nothing, really, has anyone ever
>     encountered anything longer than a 4-key-at-a-time-press keyboard
>     shortcut?  I believe I've encountered one or two of those and I'm
>     not certain of that, but even three-key-at-a-time-press shortcuts
>     are relatively rare when compared against two-key-press ones.
>     --
>     */Brian/*
>     */ Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions
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