Re: NVDA question regarding Mac Keyboard

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>

a mac keyboard has the same keys as any standard keyboard. they call it an option key instead of a windows key, but they still have it. All other keys are the same, including page up, page down, delete, home, end, and insert. Now, of course, if you're using a laptop, then all bets are off, as is the case with any laptop, but I assure you, macs have the same keys as windows keyboards, because when the manufacturers build keyboards, they don't build them for windows, mac, linux, dos or any other operating system, they build them for a personal computer, what computer that desktop keyboard plugs into is irrelevant.

On 2/6/2017 5:16 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
I think many macs do not have what we call windows keys, so how this is supposed to all be possible without some form of windos keyboard is anyyones guess. also ratherer worryingly, many new laptop Macs have no function keys, just a touch section which can have custom keys mapped to various parts of it in Mac O/S.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen" <>
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Sent: Monday, February 06, 2017 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA question regarding Mac Keyboard

Hi Hector,

You mention this keyboard doesn't have an END key - do you need to press
another key as well - I know on a lot of smaller than full size keyboards,
they include a "Fn" key - on Windows keyboards it's usually near the bottom
left, and to get to some functions / keys you need to press that with
another key. So if END is actually on the down arrow, you might need to

As Sukil said, try it in Input Help mode (press NVDA+F1) and see what that
reads out. That should confirm you have the correct keystroke, and also
some keyboards may not let you press more than two or three keys at once.

Finally, with the status bar, check that the program you are using actually
has a status bar, as not all do. If the program you are in doesn't have a
status bar, NVDA should still report "No status line found."



On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 7:39 PM, Sukil Etxenike via Groups.Io <> wrote:


Try using input help (NVDA + F1) and tell us what NVDA says when pressing
the keystroke. Also, try using the laptop keyboard.



El 06/02/2017 a las 7:57, Hector Elias escribió:


I am new to NVDA, and I am using Windows 10 on a MAC using Boot Camp.
I am using the bluetooth keyboard, which doesn't have a numbpad. When
I am using the keyboard command NVDA+Shift+End to read the status
line; it doesn't work. Does anyone know if there is a specific issue
with a MAC keyboard? I tried it on my XPS13 and it worked; however,
that keyboard actually has a "END" key. Or is it something to do with
a setting I am not aware of?

Any input is appreciated.



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