Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
It really wouldn't be that difficult for the developers to add a
simple toggle (maybe something like nvda-enter), that would simply
act like the nvda key was down no matter what other key you hit.
If I can find this numlock add-on, perhaps I'll hack that to do
this myself. I'm an experienced programmer, but python is not my
language of choice, and NVDA specifically is not a program to
which I have familarized myself with it's source code, so having
samples of something to see how it's done would make creating a
different add-on to toggle the nvda key into always on mode
wouldn't be that hard at that point, but this is something one of
the regular NVDA developers would have little trouble completing.
Perhaps an enhancement request should be submitted, and someone
could add it as time permits.
On 3/14/2019 1:37 PM, Gene wrote:
How would you lock it, however, without using sticky keys in
general? Using sticky keys, you can lock it as you can any
sticky key but my understanding is that the desire is to have
only that key be locked.
NVDA, if you press the modifier twice, passes the second
command to Windows, so if you press insert twice, you have
pressed it once, as far as Windows is concerned. If you press
caps lock twice, you lock or unlock caps lock because you have
actually passed the keystroke to Windows once. So some other
means of locking the key would be wanted because you wouldn't
want to lose that ability.
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Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] a way to lock the nvda key?
Locking the NVDA key is most certainly possible, it has nothing to
with whether it's a microsoft program or another one, it's just a
of keyboard interception, which is something NVDA already does.
On 3/14/2019 12:37 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
> But is this not part of Mac OS to start with? I'm not sure if
> Windows system allows external software to act this way.
> voice over is an apple program but nvda is not made by
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>> I want to lock the modifier what ever that is in terms of
>> all, I can do it in vo with the capslock or the vo keys
with one key
>> stroke, all the modifiers are locked no matter what I
choose and I can
>> just press let's ssay shift down to interact etc or f to
>> or g to find next. Look, one hand. Lol! I want to do this
in nvda to
>> make some of the command seaiser especially when I'm
doing a lot at
>> Take care
>> On 14 Mar 2019, at 1:15, Brian's Mail list account via
>>> I think the person wanted it on caps lock but that
key is already
>>> multi purpose for caps so adding even more confusion
might be a bit
>>> like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire, so
>>> This is almost where some kind of hardware device
would be handy to
>>> be used to stick on and turn off a programmed set
off keys .
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>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] a way to lock the nvda key?
>>> As has already been mentioned, Sticky Keys is
toggle-able, and almost
>>> everyone I know who uses it does just that. Even
though the default
>>> toggle is five sequential presses of the SHIFT key,
that can be done
>>> very quickly.
>>> The message when toggling says it affects CTRL,
SHIFT, ALT, and
>>> WinKey. I just tested it though, with the NumPad
Insert when in NVDA
>>> and it was sticky-ing it, too, as you get a tone when
>>> Brian *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809,
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