Re: NVDA with lefthanded keyboard


When I made my comments, I was thinking that the numpad was in the usual place.  Regardless of its location, insert on the main keyboard and down arrow on the main keyboard is the best way to execute the command unless you remap it.  It may be found to be easy enough that remapping isn't necessary or advantageous.  the numpad arrow keys, 2 and 8, don't duplicate the main keyboard arrow keys when NVDA is running.  They are used in screen review and in combination with the numpad insert for object navigation.  If you use numpad insert, you are duplicating the main keyboard insert but you still must use down arrow on the main keyboard. 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA with lefthanded keyboard

Yes, but  if his numpad is on the left side, then the capslock key would
be considerably closer to the numpad (and presumably the arrows) than it
would be on a normal keyboard, that's why the suggestion was made.
However, since the insert on the numpad works just fine, I don't see any
reason to modify the keyboard configuration to laptop or to use the
capslock key, just use the insert and numpad arrows to do things, it
should work just fine.  The zero on the numpad doubles as an insert key,
so there should be no issues with reaching the various NVDA functions.
I don't have a keyboard with the numpad on the left, but I'd sure not mind
one, I'm (mostly) ambidexterous myself, and sometimes having to reach over
with the right hand is irritating, I use the capslock key for that reason
myself, so I can use whichever hand I'm comfortable with at the moment, so
I have both enabled myself, even though I don't use a laptop keyboard or
layout.  It's all about what works for any given individual, and that's
the nice thing about many many programs, including NVDA, there's usually
more than one way to do things, which means there's likely to be something
that fits any given situation.

On Tue, 16 May 2017, Gene wrote:

> But its far more convenient to use the main keyboard insert and down arrow
> with one hand than caps lock a.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rui Fontes
> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:23 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA with lefthanded keyboard
> If you switch to Laptop keyboard, Say all is CapsLock +A.
> Rui
> -----Mensagem Original-----
> De: Ann Byrne
> Data: 16 de maio de 2017 15:18
> Para:
> Assunto: [nvda] NVDA with lefthanded keyboard
> My student is currently using a keyboard with the numpad, including
> the enter key, to the left of the regular keys instead of the
> right.  Using capslock as the NVDA key.  Is there an alternative to
> NVDA+down arrow for sayAll?  He can use the numpad keys, but that is
> only the review cursor.  Unable to use his right hand at all, he
> would have to reach from capslock to the arrows to do this,
> yes?  He's a guy with lovely large hands ... but not quite *that large.
> Any suggestions would be helpful.
> Thanks,
> Ann

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