Re: Questions and suggestions


Arlene
 

Oh I see. I seen with other screen readers it was insert F 11. Just my 2 cents.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andre Fisher
Sent: February-23-17 5:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Questions and suggestions

Because Windows+B is the Windows specific shortcut.

On 2/23/17, Arlene <nedster66@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, I don’t know if I can say here! When you go to your system trey.
Why not make future builds of NVDA be insert F 11? Instead of windows B.



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Damien Sykes-Lindley
Sent: February-23-17 9:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Questions and suggestions



Hi Gene,

Hotkeys are indeed excellent. One of the first thing I look for in a
program is hotkeys. In fact, some have so many that it’s hard to
memorise all of them. But at least they’re there!

The only problem I have with Windows shortcuts being linked to them is
that, because they are global throughout the whole system, it can
unfortunately cause conflicts with other running applications that
utilise those shortcuts. For instance, I could assign a ctrl+alt+q
shortcut to launch QWS (a MIDI sequencer), and another application may use ctrl+alt+q to mean quit.
I have known ctrl+alt+o for options, ctrl+alt+x for exit, ctrl+alt+n/p
for next/previous, all of which can be assigned to a Windows hotkey,
and then it’s touch and go as to which item activates. Otherwise, I’m
definitely all for hotkeys!

As an aside, I must admit I do find it odd, and mildly frustrating
that there are four modifier keys that can be used to register hotkeys
and yet it is still possible to run out of logical keys! This is even
more so for global shortcut-linked ones, since I think you can only
have ctrl+alt and
ctrl+shift combos. Possibly if you’re extremely dextrous you might be
ctrl+able
to have ctrl+shift+alt, I haven’t dared to try that one. Lol.

First letter navigation. Now you mention it I am aware of it. I use it
all the time to move quickly to files in Explorer. But for some reason
it didn’t cross my mind for the desktop (even though I know that is
also controlled by explorer). I guess because my explorer is in detail
view, and the desktop shows as a sort of grid layout I treated them as two separate systems.
Strange how brains work!

Cheers.
Damien.



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