Re: an idea for possible new NVDA functionality

Bhavya shah

Hi Kendell,
The Commands Quick Reference only lists the more frequently used
common keyboard shortcuts of NVDA. A much more extensive and
comprehensive document to peruse is the Help submenu item just below
Commands Quick Reference, namely User Guide. This doubt of yours would
have been clarified even by a quick Find for the relevant keywords. I
am sure that a read of this guide will teach you quite a few new
Yes, the unofficial ETI Eloquence driver is illegal and any discussion
revolving it is prohibited on this list.
The functionality you propose sounds like a reasonable feature
request, but is subject to technicalities I do not have knowledge

On 12/19/17, <> wrote:
Thanks a lot for the tip on the synth settings ring for the laptop keyboard
layout. I did look in the command quick reference before posting here but
didn’t find it. I assume discussion of the unoficial, free, ETI eloquence
add on isn’t allowed, so I’ll refrain from reporting bugs that only affect
it. I don’t have the money for the officially supported one which also
contains the vocalizer voices, $60 is a bit much on most months. Regarding
the keyboard layouts, I don’t know the keycodes for my Logitech k520, but if
I could find an application which could show them I could easily put them up
somewhere. I was asking for general functionality though. For example, an
additional checkbox in the general or keyboard settings labeled something
like, keyboard layout for “keyboard name here” combo box desktop. I don’t
know if it’s technically possible to query windows for a list of keyboards
connected to it. If it is, if it’s possible to separate out add on keyboards
from the one plugged into the laptop’s motherboard. And how would desktops
be handled? That is, desktops with two keyboards, or maybe one keyboard and
one braille display with braille keys? I just now thought of that last one.
There may be a reason NVDA can’t do what I’m asking.
Kendell Clark

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From: Bhavya shah<>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 2:47 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] an idea for possible new NVDA functionality

Hi Kendell,
With reference to the odd behavior you are experiencing with the Voice
Settings dialog, this report has been seen in the past wherein the
unofficial ETI Eloquence driver is in use. If you are using any other
speech synthesizer (please specify which), this is a bug worth
In regards to your second query, the laptop keyboard layout keystrokes
for accessing the Synth Settings Ring are NVDA+Ctrl+Shift+arrow keys,
i.e. just add the Shift key to the existing key combination.

On 12/19/17, Shaun Everiss <> wrote:
Joseph needs to comment on this.

Non technical version.

I don't see any reason there couldn't be another keyboard for a
spaciffic board especially if you know all the codes for all the keys
and what they all do reguardless of things.

It should be able to be made the file for this.


However are there keyboard files, yoou would need a definition for the
board, it wouldn't matter what was connected to it.

That all assumes that you can actually do this yourself.

Are the keyboards part of nvda itself or are they definition files.

It may be a good idea maybe that keyboards are different files so people
can define their own keyboards and share them.

Most keyboards would be the same, however I do know cases where some
keyboards are different.

On 19/12/2017 8:53 p.m., wrote:
Hi all
This may or may not have been discussed hear already, so hear goes. I
a vizio ct14 ultrabook. It has one of those keyboards which does not
contain a number pad and it’s not possible as far as I know to emulate
by pressing fn key shortcuts. I use the laptop keyboard layout with NVDA
and I like it. However, I also use a wireless keyboard when I’m away
the laptop. Would it be possible to have a separate keyboard layout for
this keyboard? This doesn’t seem to be possible yet, but is anyone
interested in either adding this functionality to NVDA or as an optional
add on? I’m not sure if this is even possible, and if it were you’d have
to detect the type of keyboard, EG USB, ps2, etc. This would allow you
have separate layouts for each keyboard you use. The reason I’m asking
because the synthesizer settings ring doesn’t seem to exist in the
keyboard layout. If it does, I haven’t been able to discover the
shortcuts bound to it. Additionally, the voice settings dialog seems to
have a bug. Opening it and changing a synthesizer setting, EG rate, and
then pressing the OK button does not close the dialog. Pressing the
key does close it but also reverts the setting changed. This is with
2017.4. This occurs with windows one-core as well as the built in Espeak
synth. This isn’t a complaint, just an idea. Is anyone interested or
any feedback?
Kendell Clark

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