Re: control+shift+w command must be changed in weater plus


Mani Iyer
 

Hello Richard,
You can toggle the behavior of function keys as function keys or specialized keys by pressing ‘Esc’ + Fn  key. At least that is what I do on my Dell laptop.and functions I use it.
 

Mani


On Dec 10, 2021, at 10:52 AM, Richard Bartholomew <rlbart53@...> wrote:

  • Function keys as function keys are just too essential for screen reader users.

Totally agree but, unless you buy from a specialist supplier who will make the change for you, the function keys tend to be re-mapped...at least, any laptop I've bought has been that way and it's generally a real pain to get them reset as it means a bios change.
 
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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 10 December 2021 15:40
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] control+shift+w command must be changed in weater plus
 
On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 10:28 AM, Richard Bartholomew wrote:
Alt+FN+F4 is the way to activate Alt+F4 when the function keys have been mapped to perform specific actions such as volume up/down etc, ie when they don't carry out their standard functions.
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Indeed, on a laptop.  But I am willing, given the context we're dealing with on a screen reader users group, to presume that any "media keys" mapping of the function keys will be turned off as a part of system setup straight out of the box.  As a result, I wasn't even taking that into account (but it should be, as it would be very common among the sighted where media keys are not turned off, but not here).

Function keys as function keys are just too essential for screen reader users.
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