Re: Can I change NVDA key commands


 

Hi,

Other screen readers exhibit the same problem: JAWS calls it “keyboard help”, while Narrator calls it “input learning”. VoiceOver on iOS just calls it “help”, which is more understandable in that it originally supported touch gestures. In the old versions of NVDA (prior to 2011.1), NVDA itself used “keyboard help”, but in 2011.1, it was changed to what it is today to acknowledge the fact that input comes from all sorts of places (back then, they were keyboards and braille displays).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:18 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Clearly, something like keyboard and gestures help should be the title.  Input help, while technically correct and covering any possible means of input is too technical to give users who are not technically knowledgeable confidence that they know what is being described.

 

Gene

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Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:11 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:32 AM, Joseph Norton wrote:

I saw “input gestures” on the menu, but, thought it only applied to touch gestures, so didn’t try it.

I've actually complained on this list (but I don't think on github) about this very unfortunate choice of terminology.   Your presumption that gestures applies to touch actions is almost universal across the UI world.  Keyboard shortcuts are not gestures and never the twain shall meet.

There are often separate keyboard shortcuts and touch gestures to do the same thing which clearly indicates their separation as entities.
 
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