Re: Proposal to set NVDA's desktop layout object navigation keys to be active in desktop layout only
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Honestly, why restrict functionality? Being able to execute commands either from the main keyboard or numpad depending on what you’re doing or where your hands are is a huge plus. Be it with Jaws or NVDA.
This was part of my issue I wrote about a while back with NVDA. That there wasn’t a means to navigate via paragraph, line or whatever strictly off of the keyboard without having to use the arrow keys.
Some may think it’s redundant that there are duplicate commands for the same function, but again, I and I’m sure a lot of folks find it rather useful to accomplish the same task from both the numpad and main keyboard.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Proposal to set NVDA's desktop layout object navigationkeys to be active in desktop layout only
I wanted you to know that
I use the laptop commands for object navigation on my laptop, even though it has a Number pad.
I like the laptop commands better, because you can keep your hands right on the alpha-numeric keys. I love just being able to hold down the shift and NVDA keys, and just press the arrow keys to do object nav.
I would not be affected at all.
I just wanted you to know!
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Do you use laptop layout or desktop layout currently? Laptop layout already redefines all the object navigation keys to use other keys on the keyboard (the original idea was that laptop layout would provide full functionality on a keyboard without a number pad). Currently what actually happens is that with NVDA in laptop keyboard layout, you have access to BOTH the laptop layout object navigation, AND the desktop (number pad) object navigation.
Our proposal is to set the number pad object navigation commands to work ONLY in Desktop layout (which is what most people expect anyway).
Would that break how you currently use NVDA? Since you said your number pad isn't working, it sounds like it shouldn't make a difference, but maybe I didn't explain it well to begin with.
On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 8:37 PM Ralf Kefferpuetz <ralf.kefferpuetz@...> wrote: