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I actually was thinking about a way for making this add-on or
whatever it may be.
I have concluded that if an add-on can keep an eye on the user's
keyboard and commands they type, it's just a matter of, if it's
on, each time such user press a valid key to perform any NVDA
action, it would add the NVDA key to the command.
I don't know if it's possible nor if it's easy as I just
described, though, as I'm not a developer. But that's my two cents
Em 14/03/2019 23:36, Travis Siegel
I didn't mean the enter key on the number pad, I meant the
enter key on the main keyboard, but regardless, it was just a
suggestion, any key combination will do.
On 3/14/2019 7:21 PM, Sarah k Alawami
I thought nvda enter did somethingn already,
or am I getting my views confused? It's ben a very very
long day, and it's not yet over . Lol!
On 14 Mar 2019, at 14:49, Travis Siegel wrote:
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
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 -----
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:28
Subject: Re: [nvda] a way to lock the
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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>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian
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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.
>>> Brian *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit,
Version 1809, Build 17763
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>>> need for illusion is deep.*
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