Re: Suggestion for a Possible Option Regarding NVDA Profiles

Quentin Christensen

We have an open issue for an option to have a profile associated with a specific website.  Conceptually, what the original poster is asking for (a profile for a particular file in Notepad, or any program really) is similar. The discussion on the issue has explored the intricacies of trying to work out what a user actually wants in specifying a website, and how to do that, but depending on how it is implemented, a solution to that could potentially also work for this scenario, or could be a different solution:

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 9:23 PM marcio via Groups.Io <> wrote:
I'm afraid that turning the synth ring on a "second rotor" won't be the best solution in this case.
When I mentioned profiles, it's because with this option, we can create a sort of preset for what window we want. All I suggested was developing this option, an already existing one, a bit more.
Why do ask to the developers to reinvent the wheel if they could save their time just improving something that's already there and does what it should do?

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Em 06/04/2019 06:59, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io disse:
How would this be useful though?
I mean you can do it on say all of course, it might be more interesting to have your preferred settings on a rotor like the synth ring so you can sequence through them according to the one you want for that application.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "marcio via Groups.Io" <marcinhorj21@...>
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Sent: Friday, April 05, 2019 10:04 PM
Subject: [nvda] Suggestion for a Possible Option Regarding NVDA Profiles

Hi, guys,
Playing with my favorite part of NVDA now, which is described on the
subject line, I just thought about something that I guess it could be
quite useful.
I don't know whether it's possible at all, but it would be nice if we
could make a trigger for a profile from the window title, or, better
yet, from parts of it.
Example, suppose I want to make a profile for when I'm reading something
on Notepad, but I want this profile to be triggered just with this
specific document. Same goes, then, for a specific webpage.
Now, with this option, on the field "window title" or something like
that, I would type something like:
"My File - Notepad".
Or else
" file - Notepad".
In the first example, the trigger is "My File - Notepad". This means
that nothing apart from "My File - Notepad" would be assumed as the trigger.
However, there also could be an option to check or uncheck regarding
cap-sensitive triggers.
In the second example, everything ending with " File - Notepad" would be
assumed as the trigger. This means, for example, that even if I had a
file called "Test File", opening it on Notepad would trigger the profile
in question.

Don't know if I could explain it as I'd like, but if this thread gets
some interest, we can discuss it further and I can try to explain better :)


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