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I'm not really in love with Google's Bookmark
Manager. Managing Favorites in Internet Explorer was great. In
Chrome, it's a nightmare. I'm hoping the MS Edge browser will
make managing bookmarks/favorites a dream again.
I'm also taking advantage of Microsoft's reward
program. It will make it much easier for me to build up points
if I'm using the Edge browser. Seems to work better on the
Microsoft and Bing sites too.
I'm also noticing a lot of the MS apps work pretty well with NVDA.
That is also peaking my desire to use Edge too.
On 3/16/2018 1:48 PM, Gene wrote:
Why do you want to switch to Edge? Only a small percent of
Windows users use it. I'm talking about sighted users. I
haven't read anything about Edge that sounds like a significant
advantage and since so few sighted people use it, maybe they,
too, see no need to switch. I recall reading about one or two
features I thought were nice but nothing that makes me care,
particularly, whether I use it or not.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2018 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Remapping Keys
I was feeling just like the OP at one time.
I just decided to leave JAWS alone completely, and focus all of
my attention on using/learning NVDA 2018.1.
Following the manual on this page is getting me through pretty
My main problem was the numpad. Been using JAWS for over 18 years
and the numpad was all I used to read text and navigate the
Now I have to keep in mind that the numpad keys in NVDA are for
the Review cursor. The Review cursor and the system focus/system
caret (Controlled by arrow keys, text review commands etc.)are two
different cursors. The review cursor follows the system
focus/caret cursor. That's what was throwing me off.
Also having the Review cursor numpad reading functions setup like
so: 7, 8, 9 (Line) 4, 5, 6 (Word) and 1, 2, 3 (Character) was also
throwing me off. JAWS has the numpad setup differently for
I've totally devoted my time to learning NVDA. Not only that, but
learning how to use all of it's features the right way. I really
never did that with JAWS. Was stuck in the JAWS v8 mode, and never
took full advantage of the v9 - 2018 feature additions. Now is my
chance to do just that with NVDA: A screenreader that's just as
Heck, it's already converted me to using Thunderbird over Eudora
Pro. Close to switching from Google Chrome to MS Edge (A lot of
the "Single letter navigation keys don't work in Edge. It's
keeping me from making the switch for now.)
On 3/16/2018 10:51 AM, Gene wrote:
I'm not sure but it's a very bad idea. The keys are used
in screen review and object navigation. If you change them,
you will lose very importan functionality. Have you learned
to use screen review as designed and object navigation as
designed? It really isn't difficult to learn the NVDA
commands and some of them are actually more convenient. Read
current line, just numpad 8 by itself, is more pleasant and
convenient than numpad insert numpad 8. It's usually better
to use a screen-reader as designed no matter which one it is.
If you change things that are reserved for the screen-reader
without knowing in detail how the screen-reader interface is
designed, you run the risk of losing significant
functionality. NVDA isn't JAWS. Try using it as NVDA.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:30 AM
Subject: [nvda] Remapping Keys
I use both Jaws and NVDA.
Is there a way to remap the numberpad
keys to work like Jaws keys?
I would like the keys 2, 4, 6, and 8 to
read line up and left, right and line down respectively, and
the home, page up, end, and page down for the 1, 3, 7, and
I would also prefer the zero key be used
for changing these keys like Jaws does too.
If anyone has already done this, is there
a way to import them to NVDA, maybe as an add-on?
Glenn Ervin Orientation Counselor
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