Re: weird NVDA problem on my gpd win 2

Sarah k Alawami

Sharp keys is an app that allows you to map a lot of keys. It is a bit daunting to set up but very doable if u just go slowly through the process. I can't remember the dev at this time but if you search for "sharpkeys" on google you should be able to find it.

On 28 Dec 2018, at 13:50, Darren Harris via Groups.Io wrote:

So how do I remap keys then? I know nothing about this side of NVDA if that’s what you are talking about?


From: <> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 28 December 2018 21:24
Subject: Re: [nvda] weird NVDA problem on my gpd win 2


Would sharp keys help remap that left shift key to somethingn else? I would not know what that could be, but aybe try that out?

On 28 Dec 2018, at 13:07, Tyler Spivey wrote:

No it's not. Some keyboards simply can't send some keys if pressed
together. Remap them in the gesture editor to something your keyboard
can send, or use the other shift key.
On 12/28/2018 1:00 PM, Gene wrote:

I see that you looked for the insert key using NVDA.  I didn't think of
that.  When you pressed left shift, did NVDA announce left shift?  If
so, that's very odd that you can't use it as intended. 
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Darren Harris via Groups.Io
*Sent:* Friday, December 28, 2018 2:56 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] weird NVDA problem on my gpd win 2

I tried that also left shift and right shift. That’s how I know there’s
no insert key on the unit. It’s a very small device so the keyboard is
quite condensed. I was wondering if you can keymap commands with NVDA
like you can with other screen readers but I haven’t yet found a way to
do this. If there is a way then I might try that and resolve it.


*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *Gene
*Sent:* 28 December 2018 20:36
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] weird NVDA problem on my gpd win 2


If you turn input help on and press each shift key, what do you hear? 
The right should be announced as right shift and the left should be
announced as left shift.  It sounds as though that computer keyboard
isn't sending the standard code and NVDA doesn't recognize it, though
the computer does.  I don't think this problem has anything to do with
the caps lock being used as the NVDA key. 


How do you know there is no insert key?  Laptops often don't have the
insert key in the usual place.  My impression is that the insert key is
often a small key at the top of the keyboard.  But others who know a lot
more about laptop keyboard layouts can comment much more knowledgeably
about that.  But if a sighted person didn't check, I wouldn't reach any



----- Original Message -----

*From:*Darren Harris via Groups.Io

*Sent:*Friday, December 28, 2018 2:24 PM

*To:* <>

*Subject:*[nvda] weird NVDA problem on my gpd win 2


Greetings all,


For Christmas my partner bought me a gpd win 2 which actually I quite
like. it’s a windows 10 machine.


I’ve put the latest NVDA on it. It was a fresh download. I’ve
encountered a weird issue and I don’t quite know what to make of it.
With the NVDA key set to caps lock as there’s no insert key on the unit,
I can only get things like the battery percentages to work by using the
right shift key with NVDA. the left shift key does work I’ve tested it.
I can do capital letters with it I can also do tab shift tab etc with it
so I know the shift key itself is working so that in itself isn’t the
issue. I’ve also tried switching from laptop to desktop layouts and
switching back again it makes no difference.

If anybody has any ideas as to what this could be then I would indeed be
most greatful.

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