Re: question


the insert key isn't defined as a sticky key by Windows.  Keys like shift, control, alt, are defined as sticky keys.  But NVDA causes either insert to act like a sticky key.  I don't know if this is by design or by accident but by doing so, it has provided a significant service to those who use sticky keys and want to do so with a screen- reader. 

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Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 2:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Hi quentin

Many thanks for your support to help me and for the details you have sent me.

I used to use window eyes before but I had to switch to n v d a because window eyes has stopped running.

I go to the voice settings when I need to change something as you explained, but what I said in the previous email was just a example problem, the only one have

With the help of gene I resolved the capital letter problem.

As I never used the insert key as a command key before I still don’t know if it is going to work with n v d a.

I hope you will be able to understand wat I mean.

Kind regards




From: [] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: 21 August 2017 03:42
Subject: Re: [nvda] question


In the official materials, we say to press say NVDA+control+up arrow to increase the speech, since you may have either insert or caps lock set as the NVDA modifier key (you can have both, in which case you can use either).  Any tutorial which write commands as say insert+control+up arrow is essentially the same, just use caps lock rather than insert if that is what you have set as your NVDA modifier key.


Whether you use the numpad insert, extended insert (the one in the "six pack" above the arrow keys on most desktop keyboards) or the caps lock key, they should work as "sticky" keys if you are using Sticky keys in Windows.  You might find that using the voice settings dialog is an easier way to change the speech rate as once you get into it ("Voice Settings" from NVDA's preferences menu or NVDA+control+v), you can tab to the appropriate slider and then adjust the rate.


Note if you are using Windows 10 and the newly available OneCore voices, these are often slower than other voices.  To overcome this, search for "Change text to speech settings" in Windows itself and adjust the rate there first.






On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 6:56 AM, Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...> wrote:



under the keyboard settings is the extended insert key checked? Here I have all 3 checked. I just tried it with the extended insert key with the others ctrl key + either up or down to ajust the volume

It worked nicely a little bit different but could be done with the one hand.


I guess i am just use to using 2 hands to do the same job.


by the way is your keyboard a full qwerty keyboard? I have seen machines that might have 2 insert keys or 2 extended insert keys but do not know what the second key is for unless it does the same job.The extended insert key on my qwerty keyboard is the zero key. maybe you are pressing the wrong one? or do you have it marked?


Gene nz



On 20/08/2017 20:17, anthony borg wrote:

Hi gene

I am aware that I have to press it twice, but the problem is that it doesn’t announce on or off, it just peeps.

If there is a way of how to do it announcing it,

Can you please explain to me how to do it?

Thanks in advance



From: [] On Behalf Of Gene New Zealand
Sent: 20 August 2017 01:55
Subject: Re: [nvda] question




You are probably aware that if the caps lock key is selected as a modifier key it has to be hit 2 times to turn caps lock on and two for off..


if it is selected as the modifier key then it would be that key and say the letter N to get into the preferences of nvda.


here unless i am writing some thing unless it is more than a letter i just use the shift key for just one letter and if i want all of them capitalized I might then put that key on to do it then turn it off.


Gene nz



On 20/08/2017 00:38, anthony borg wrote:

Hi list

Can someone help me to figure out this problem please?

On my laptop I use the sticky keys to be able to use the keyboard with one hand, but since I started to use the n v d a, I am meeting this problem. ?

Since I started to use the capslock as n v d a, now I can’t use it to write a capital letter, as usual, if any n v d a programmer can help me to solve this problem I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks in advance






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Training and Support Manager


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