Because NVDA is not jaws, and there's no reason to make it mirror
jaws keystrokes. The windows-b keystroke will work no matter what
you use for a screen reader, since it's a windows command. That's
why NVDA uses it. There is no dedicated NVDA keystroke for this
On 2/23/2017 8:36 PM, Arlene 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.
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 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!
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