Re: insert key problem

Travis Siegel

Ahh, never tried the other insert key, sorry for the confusion then.  And, another correction to my message, the insert on the sixpack of keys is the one on the top left, not the top center.  I (wrongly) assumed that the numpad insert was the only one used, so the passthrough method must be used then.  Again, sorry for any confusion, and thanks to Gene for the correction.

On 8/18/2017 5:02 PM, Gene wrote:

On keyboards with two insert keys, one is the numpad insert and the other is the insert on the main keyboard.  Either one can be used with NVDA.  Try it.  Try numpad insert with down arrow to start read to end in a document.  Then try the insert on the main keyboard with down arrow.  I'm giving the desktop layout command for read to end.  Exactly the same thing will happen.  The key describer describes both keys the same way. If you use either insert with another key on the numpad, the same thing will happen.  There may be times when it is more convenient to use one insert than the other.  And if you are using a laptop, the insert key is the only insert key.  If you are using the laptop layout, I don't know if insert is used as an NVDA key.
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Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] insert key problem

Most keyboards have two insert keys.  The one on the numpad can be used for NVDA, while the one in the middle on the top row of the sixpack of keys between the keyboard and numpad can be used for other uses.  Alternatively, you can use the passthrough key by pressing insert-2 which will allow you to press any key combo on the keyboard, and NVDA will ignore it and your other apps would pick up the key combination and act on it accordingly.

On 8/18/2017 3:31 PM, anthony borg wrote:

Hi list

I wonder if someone can help me.

As I have to use the sticky key I can’t use the capslock as NVDA key as well, because when I come to use it to write a capital letter it doesn’t work.

So I had to use the numpad insert key as NVDA, then after that I discovered that now I can’t use an insert key with other commands as well.

Can someone tell me if there is any other solution please?

Thanks in advance



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