Re: NVDA Issues.

Quentin Christensen

It definitely sounds like a problem with the control key on the keyboard.

Ok try turning input help on - press NVDA+1 (the 1 above the q).  NVDA will read out any key that you press, but nothing will happen - so if you press the windows key it will announce "Left Windows" but the start menu won't open.

So try pressing and releasing each of your control keys - it should announce "Left control" and "Right control".

Assuming that works, try pressing NVDA+control+f - NVDA should announce "Control+NVDA+f".  If it only reads "NVDA+f" then try pressing three other keys - say alt+shift+s - NVDA should read those three keys out.

The only things I can think of are either a problem with your control key as mentioned previously, or perhaps your keyboard isn't recognising all three keys pressed at once.  Some keyboards are better than others in terms of how many keys they can recognise as being pressed at once, although I don't think I've ever seen one that couldn't recognise three...

Anyway, see how you go with that.

Kind regards


On Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 6:24 AM, Life My Way via <lifemyway@...> wrote:
all it says is NVDA 4

On 6/17/2016 2:32 PM, Chris Mullins wrote:
Try switching on the announcement of command keys (nvda + 4 on number row).  Then see what is spoken when you press nvda+control+f.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Life My Way via
Sent: 17 June 2016 18:39
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Issues.

Well, first of all, using windows 7 64 bit pro, nvda 2016.2.1 in fire fox, ie, crome when doing nvda control f all i get is formating info.
does not matter which control key is being used.

I am the only one on the computer as owner So now what?

On 6/17/2016 2:56 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
To be honest I don't understand what you are asking here. We need
context in order to figure out what the issue is. Practical examples
including software running version of windows etc.
I can only say that if you are a non admin user and are using a copy
of nvda installed by another user who has not granted write status to
you you are in effect stuck with the settings as they are or as you
temporarily set them.
I do not understand the control f ref here as this does different
things according to what softwar you are running and attempting to
make it work as an nvda command is going to have clashes.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Life My Way via"
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:24 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA Issues.

Ok, i have some questions and hopefully something can be done.
My first question is about the find comand nvda control f the regular
nvda control f for me does not work weather i use a whireless or USB
computer keyboard.
the extended nvda control f works but I am used to the regular way of
doing things; Yes i set up a different hot key  combo but would
perfer to be able to use the regular nvda control f.
on a lap top i also have that key combo works fine.
and no i do not have the laptop layout on in nvda on my desktop.
Now as to the other question every so offten nvda goes into a read
only mode.
That you can not save any settings why is this? and how can you fix it.
The only way i can fix it is by taking the half read only away from
the folder.
but when i do i can not still save settings when shutting nvda down
it will not come back when doing  alt control n.
So please help!!!!!!

Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer

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