Re: Just sharing some handy use cases for the input gestures feature


Jackie
 

This is helpful, Jujube, some specific illustrations might make it
more so. Thanks so much for sharing this.

On 10/17/21, Jujube <ellaxyu@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm mainly sending this message just to share some of my favourite ways of
using the input gestures dialog since it's not super obvious I don't think.
Okay this is gonna be a long post though. I know some of you are already
aware of those options, but they are certainly less obvious and it
certainly helps my productivity.

The input gestures dialog is usually used to remap keys either for comfort
or to fix key conflicts with other applications. However, I decided to take
a deep dive into what can be configured in input gestures to see what I can
do. In most cases there really isn't much of a need to change NVDA's
shortcuts, but I found quite a few unbound commands that I find useful and
have since assigned keyboard shortcuts to them. Here's a few of my use
cases.

1. I assigned some shortcuts to a few items in the document settings
section of the input gestures dialog so I can quickly toggle the reporting
of font attributes or alignment information without having to configure
them in the document settings dialog or make a whole bunch of configuration
profiles. Of course if you need to make a lot of settings tweaks for a
particular application then having a configuration profile for that app is
the best way to go, but sometimes just being able to press a keystroke just
to toggle on or off formatting announcements is really useful.

2. I have set up manualy triggerable profiles so that I can switch between
languages on the fly. Since I have separate speech and braille settings for
the two languages I use, I found it really handy to make a separate
configuration profile for the langauges I use and then assign a keyboard
shortcut in input gestures > configuration profiles so I can switch between
my two languages on the fly.

Have a great day.
JujubeHi everyone,

I'm mainly sending this message just to share some of my favourite ways of
using the input gestures dialog since it's not super obvious I don't think.
Okay this is gonna be a long post though. I know some of you are already
aware of those options, but they are certainly less obvious and it
certainly helps my productivity.

The input gestures dialog is usually used to remap keys either for comfort
or to fix key conflicts with other applications. However, I decided to take
a deep dive into what can be configured in input gestures to see what I can
do. In most cases there really isn't much of a need to change NVDA's
shortcuts, but I found quite a few unbound commands that I find useful and
have since assigned keyboard shortcuts to them. Here's a few of my use
cases.

1. I assigned some shortcuts to a few items in the document settings
section of the input gestures dialog so I can quickly toggle the reporting
of font attributes or alignment information without having to configure
them in the document settings dialog or make a whole bunch of configuration
profiles. Of course if you need to make a lot of settings tweaks for a
particular application then having a configuration profile for that app is
the best way to go, but sometimes just being able to press a keystroke just
to toggle on or off formatting announcements is really useful.

2. I have set up manualy triggerable profiles so that I can switch between
languages on the fly. Since I have separate speech and braille settings for
the two languages I use, I found it really handy to make a separate
configuration profile for the langauges I use and then assign a keyboard
shortcut in input gestures > configuration profiles so I can switch between
my two languages on the fly.

Have a great day.
Jujube





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