Re: Improvements to the caps lock key and the NVDA key

Sarah k Alawami

I also use it a lot to tag some of my videos as there are things that need all caps, and I’m  too lazy to hold down shift while typing KLAS to KMIA, or maybe I want to shout at someone on discord, Ok, maybe not. Lol!


From: <> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2021 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Improvements to the caps lock key and the NVDA key


I disagree with your assertion that caps lock is not commonly used. I use it a lot.


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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 12 November 2021 16:00
Subject: Re: [nvda] Improvements to the caps lock key and the NVDA key


On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 08:19 AM, Gene wrote:

It would be an execution nightmare.  First, how does Windows know what your intent is?

It wouldn't be Windows determining the intent, but NVDA.

Ignoring sticky keys, which is a separate function of its own, when the CAPS LOCK key is used as a modifier key I cannot think of a time when that would not involve what would easily be "timeable" as a long-press or require CAPS LOCK along with another key (as it is the modifier).  A very quick single press of CAPS LOCK meant to be used as CAPS LOCK is something NVDA could likely detect and pass through because it would be a very quick strike.

Personally, I don't think this is really necessary as CAPS LOCK is not, generally speaking, a commonly used key, unlike shift.  On the rare occasions where you really want CAPS LOCK and it's being used as the NVDA modifier key a quick double press does not seem too difficult to accomplish.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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