Re: NVDA with lefthanded keyboard

Ann Byrne

You're thinking of the insert key on the six pack? Interesting idea.

At 05:10 PM 5/16/2017, you wrote:
yes, the numpad arrows can't be used. But where is the insert on the main keyboard, not the numpad insert? If that is in the ordinary place, insert down arrow, both on the main keyboard is not a difficult command.

----- Original Message -----
From: <>Ann Byrne
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:56 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA with lefthanded keyboard

But he can't use the numpad arrows, right? they are all involved
with review, not cursor movement.
At 10:56 AM 5/16/2017, you wrote:
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 -----
<<>Travis>>Travis Siegel
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.

----- Original Message -----
From: Rui Fontes
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA with lefthanded keyboard

If you switch to Laptop keyboard, Say all is CapsLock +A.


-----Mensagem Original-----
De: Ann Byrne
Data: 16 de maio de 2017 15:18
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.



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