Re: NVDA and desktop keyboards without Home and End keys

Shawn Bever


It's the Logitech K780.

On 1/4/2017 9:10 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:

You could use NVDA+f2 to pass through the next command which would enable using the number pad keys for navigation.  This would get tedious if you used it frequently, though.  NVDA's laptop layout doesn't use the number pad.  Another option if there was an NVDA command which you didn't have a key for on your particular keyboard, is to use NVDA's input gestures to define a new keystroke for that particular command.

Without knowing the specific keyboard in question, it's hard to recommend an exact solution.



On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
Even if there were a numpad, NVDA takes over the numpad for other uses as does Window-eyes.  If you are using JAWS and you have a numpad, you can use the keys as described. 
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         Did this keyboard also not have a numeric keypad?  On most keyboards, including some full sized ones, where there is no 6-pack of "hard keys" for the functions you name these are a standard feature on the numeric keypad when number lock is off.  The general configuration is zero - insert, decimal point - delete, one - end, three - page down, seven - home, and nine- page up.  two four six and eight are the down, left, up, and right arrow functions, respectively.

         A great many regular desktop keyboards work this way, most, I'd say.


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