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Chris, thank you so much. I just realized because of what you
said that I needed to make sure the function keys were set to
allow home to work with F9 and somehow they had gotten reset.
Thankfully, I do not have to go into the bios to change their
function but my daughter found that I just need to do escape plus
You all have been so helpful for me and I have taken notes to
have in the future in case I forget since I have memory problems.
Thank you so much to those who make this list available to those
of us who need it from time to time.
On 12/30/2020 8:53 AM, Chris
The home key is used to move to the top of
a list and this is a Windows key command rather than a NVDA
command. One of the responses mentioned the FN key which
laptops use as a modifier key to enable the addition of media
keys and I suspect this is the issue here. Try switching on
NVDA keyboard help mode using NVDA+1 (on the number row not
the keypad). The keypresses will then be announced not
actioned,so you can check if you are pressing what you think
you are pressing as for example NVDA will say “Home” when you
press the Home key. If “Home” is not announced then you may
have to use the FN key as a modifier together with the home
key to make the home key function properly. Press NVDA+1
again to return to normal keyboard entry mode.
Many manufacturers set up their machines so
that media keys are the default and you have to use the FN
modifier to use, for example, function keys. There is likely
to be a BIOS setting that you can set to reverse this
behaviour I.e. the keyboard will then behave as you are used
to and you have to use the FN modifier for media key
functions. Note: you will require sighted assistance to
access the BIOS.
I received a new laptop and my daughter
thought she had exported
everything properly but a lot of the NVDA
commands are not working such
as going to the top of a list of emails,
going to the top of a file etc.
I am using Windows 10 and the NVDA is set
to desktop layout.
I would definitely appreciate if someone
could help me figure out what
is going on.
It is an Asus laptop.
Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876