Re: conflict with apps using the NVDA key

Adriani Botez

Hello Didier,

you could set a configuration profile for those apps which triggers only when you come across them. In that profile, you could disable "use capslock key as NVDA key" in keyboard settings. It should work.


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Didier Colle
Gesendet: Sonntag, 11. Februar 2018 15:21
Betreff: [nvda] conflict with apps using the NVDA key

Hi all,

I am pretty happy running emacspeak in a linux gentoo system as a virtualbox
guest on my windows system.

I run the X version launched by the cygwin startxwin command as follows:
"startxwin `which ssh` -XY dcolle@localhost emacs -- -multiwindow"

This has the advantage that I am not bothered with the lag while typing in the
cygwin shell, good clipboard integration between both environments, and I
am not bothered with the virtualbox guest modifier keys.

That works great in combination with NVDA for the host environment.

Until now I have been using the windows host for webbrowsing and pdf file
reading. Now I want to try this in the gentoo vbox environment (that recently
there have been problems with firefox is no coincidence; even ff58 does not
run always flawlessly).

My intention is to launch firefox or evince from the cmd-line in the emacspeak
environment; to make them accessible I would need the orca screen reader.

Orca uses caps-lock as modifier in laptop layout (and insert in desktop
layout): the same modifier keys as NVDA is using.

I guess that will not work nicely together. (I have still to experiment).

Thus my general question: how to deal with apps using themself modifier
keys identical to those used by NVDA? Is it possible to avoid NVDA
consuming such key combinations while in certain apps?

Thanks a lot and kind regards,


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