Re: NVDA key to be assignable to any key

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Not so sure they are the same. When using another device to control the machine its more like the remote add on situation I would imagine.
The question really is, what key could one use that is not important in any other setting if its hi jacked for the nvda key. Might be interesting to see if the Shark works and kind of see what they did if it does.

I'm thinking of some kind of double tap of a key with the other key you need or something like that.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Quentin Christensen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 6:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA key to be assignable to any key

Hi Aman,

I don't have a comment on the validity of the issue at this stage (it seems
a reasonable question to ask at least), but having created an issue as you
have done is definitely the best way to have it addressed by those who can
comment on the technicalities of whether there are any barriers to
implementing it. Here in the group is also a good place to get comments
and other people's thoughts on it and have that discussion, so yes, I think
you've done all the right things.

Actually you mentioned an older issue - I haven't looked that one up, but
if it's the same, it's possible one will get closed as a duplicate of the
other (if that happens, subscribe to the other issue, and add any extra
comments there as well).



On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 2:32 PM Aman Singer <> wrote:

Hi all,

I’m not sure what the best method of proposing this is, I
have put the following up as an issue at

And am also posting the below to the list. If there is a
better way to make suggestions, or if I ought not to post through one of
these methods, I would appreciate being corrected.

Allowing the NVDA key to be any key on the keyboard

I am using NVDA from iOS through a VNC application. I find
that this works fairly well except that the application will not properly
pass through the capslock or insert key as a modifier. I am, therefore,
unable to use the NVDA commands without another program being involved to
modify the keyboard. I have used autohotkey to map the right alt key to the
insert key. Sharpkeys and other registry-based keyboard mapping
applications don’t work. I would like the ability to have the NVDA key set
to any key on the keyboard that Windows can see. I have seen keyboards
with, for example, the ` key next to the space and there is always, of
course, one of the alt keys. Would this be wise and possible? I have
searched the issue archives but have only found one similar issue, issue
225, which has the same request but as a modification for the mac. That
issue, made in 2009, is still open but I’m not sure of its status. Given
that NVDA, unlike Jaws, will happily work with VNC input, this may be worth
doing as I have yet to see a VNC application which sends the capslock key
as a modifier properly.

Quentin Christensen
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