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Perfectly logical, and I cannot thank you all enough for your
good help to the likes of me. I actually think my capslock is
already set to be used as an NVDA key. i'm in win-eyes this
morning, though. But I'll be closing it out and going for the
On 5/12/2022 1:50 PM, Gene wrote:
NVDA supports Windows 7 in its current version. One of the
developers on the list says we will be notified when support will
Regarding punctuation, the command NVDA key p cycles through all
punctuation levels from none to all. It cycles through them as
many times as you use the command.
Regarding which NVDA key you want to use, here is something that
wasn't discussed yet.
You can use the caps lock as an NVDA key regardless of whether you
are using the desktop or the laptop keyboard layout. It is a
separate setting. I often want to use the caps lock key when
using the desktop layout. I find it far more convenient to use
caps lock down arrow rather than either insert down arrow.
The same for the punctuation command. I would much rather use
caps lock p than insert p.
To have the caps lock key work as an NVDA key, do the following:
Open the keyboard settings dialog with control NVDA k.
Tab to a check box about using the caps lock and check it with the
The dialog closes and the setting has been changed.
Now you can use whichever insert you want or caps lock. You
aren't turning insert off, you are just turning caps lock on.
On 5/12/2022 1:30 PM, Penny Golden
Hi. I'm using windows 7; yes, eventually i'll go to a win 11
but not for a bit. How can I know what is the last version of
NVDA that windows-7 will work with?
Can I ask a second question? Is there a toggle to turn on and
off the speaking of punctuation symbols? the hearing of
punctuation makes it easy for me to do a lot of proof-reading on
the PC, rather than moving it over to the braille device.
It is informal proofing. for the really tough stuff, I use the
braille under the hands.