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.
----- Original Message
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:28 PM
Re: [nvda] a way to lock the nvda key?
Locking the NVDA key is most
certainly possible, it has nothing to do
with whether it's a microsoft program or another one,
it's just a matter
of keyboard interception, which is something NVDA
On 3/14/2019 12:37 PM, Brian's Mail list account via
> But is this not part of Mac OS to start with? I'm
not sure if the
> Windows system allows external software to act
this way. After all
> voice over is an apple program but nvda is not
made by Microsoft.
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> Subject: Re: [nvda] a way to lock the nvda key?
>> I want to lock the modifier what ever that is
in terms of nvda. After
>> 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 find somethingn
>> 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
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>>> 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 to speak.
>>> 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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>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:05 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] a way to lock the
>>> 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 that's active.
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