Why is the question being asked in the first place? Unless you have NVDA set to speak keys such as control, shift, the arrow keys, etc. you won't hear such commands spoken at any time. You know from the response of programs what is occurring. If the reply message opens, NVDA will say something that will tell you that a reply message has opened. If you hear nothing or somethin incorrect, you have issued the wrong command or the command didn't work properly. When I issue a command that should result in something being spoken, I don't continue until I hear the start of the speech confirming the command. If I do, I might start writing a message before the program is ready to receive it or take an action in another program before the program is ready to take the action. Being excessively dependent on hearing keys announced and basing what you do on hearing keys announced rather than the response of Windows or the program you are working in isn't a good way to work with Windows or programs. I don't have such keys announced, which is the default, because it wouldn't benefit me in any way to hear them announced. Even if I did hear them announced, I wouldn't take actions until the program indicated that it was ready to have actions taken.
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What I did to hear the keys spoken was to hit the alt key. It says "lower ribbon reply control R". Then I hit enter on a message to reply and heard the keys spoken.
Hope this helps.
I have a question. When using the mail app and I reply to a message using ctrl r I don’t hear the keys spoken. Is this normal behavior? Thanks,
From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] test