I seem to recall from somewhere that the applications key
is the same as a right click, so you could try pressing
the NVDA key for right click, and see if it brings up the
same menu for you. I've never bothered to test this
assertion, so I could be wrong, and it's of course
possible that some programs specifically look for the
applications key (if that's possible), and so a right
click wouldn't do the trick, but it's worth trying.
OK, this is a little bit of a unique situation, but
I'm sure I'm probably not the only person who's run into
I have an HP laptop which more specifically is the HP
Though this system is absolutely incredible, I love
it, there is one thing, and really only! about one
thing, that I do not like about it.
Unfortunately, this system has no physical
application's key. Trust me. I've gone into keyboard
help, and have practically hit everything under the sun!
It's not even something where holding down FN along with
another key will do it. I even have gone so far as to
get ahold of HP, and they confirmed that the key doesn't
exist on this model.
A few possibilities therefore are an external
keyboard that has this key. Well, there went my
The other would be to hit shift+F10 to open the
context menu on the focused item. Normally 99.9 percent
of the time, this would be OK, but, my keys F1 through
F10 are not spaced apart tacticly, and I'm a very firm
believer in not putting dots on my keys. To me, that
just feels utterly disgusting, and I always shutter when
working with students who's keys are that way. If it
helps you, great! Do it, but for me, it makes it more
This leads me to my final sollution, which is why I'm
writing you all today.
I'm aware of the program called Sharpkeys, but the
issue with that is, it will only let you map a key to
another single key. Well, I don't have another key on
this machine that I could substitute that wouldn't feel
I know what I'd like to use.
I'd like for Alt+Shift+Spacebar to press the
applications key at the currently focused item.
Basically Alt+Shift+Space to be the same as me hitting
the application's key.
Can this be done in an addon, and if so, is this
something that someone up here would be willing to put
together for me?
I admittedly don't know programming that well, let
alone specifically Python, so forgive me.
I know Joseph Lee would say, perhaps this should be
sent to the NVDA addon list instead, but, I'd rather
honestly not join that list for now, as I'm not an NVDA
dev, nor really have any intention at this time of being
so. I think the list would get overwhelming, and I
already have enough e-mail as is.
Like I say, I can't imagine this would be too
terribly hard to do compared to a lot of other addons.
Literally, all I need it to do is globally hit the
application's key, not shift F10, let me be very very
transparent on that fact. I have an app I use that
certain places require the applications key, and
Shift+F10 won't work in those areas. It *has* to be the
Wouldn't it just be a matter of coding an if/then
statement routine that says something to the effect of:
OK, I know that's not literally how the source would
look, nor was I trying to make it such.
I was trying, more or less, to make the point of
saying, I don't think this should be hard based on the
little programming I know, which again, is more than
enough to commit suicide on myself.
If it's not quite that easy, then just tell me to
shut up. LOL! NO seriously, don't do that, LOL, but, you
get my point.
Right now, I'm gonna be very straight up. This isn't
something I could pay an addon creator to make, however,
given what I'm guessing to be the symplisity of this,
I'd not suspect it would be terribly hard to do. I'd not
think it would take but maybe 10 or so minutes to write,
if even that.
If we were talking JAWS, I could have this done in
about 2 minutes or less with the script manager, but,
alas, we're not so.
Again, to clarify, I'd want this done globally
throughout the OS, so regardless the window, I'm in, it
Windows 10 64 Bit Creator Edition Professional, if
NVDA 2017.2, again, if that matters. This is a full
install, not a portable, and yes, I do have
administrator access, and U A C is disabled entirely, in
case the API's for this to work require it.