Yes, jfw has this option, has since 3.1 which was about 20 years ago if I recall, hence nvda has this option as well.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2022 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Whether or not recommending new NVDA user to set Capslock as NVDA key
Does JAWS have this option? The only reason I ask is because JAWS was the first screen reader I used, and this was not the modifier.
Therefore, I've found it quite strange to use that key, even though NVDA has had it as an option ever since I've been using it. It's also why I wasn't a fan of the revamped Narrator when it came out, because that was its only modifier. That being said, it's really user preference as has been stated before.
On 5/23/22, Chris Mullins <cjmullins29@...> wrote:
I always set Caps Lock as an NVDA modifier Because as a touch typist,
it is more convenient to have a modifier key on each side of the
keyboard to facilitate command entry. For the same reason, I always
get an external keyboard with 2 Windows keys.
I rarely type in all capitals so the double press of the Caps Lock to
engage capital input is not an issue as using the shift key is not difficult.
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Sent: 23 May 2022 04:14
Subject: [nvda] Whether or not recommending new NVDA user to set
Capslock as NVDA key
I would like to ask for your opinion.
Some new NVDA users, including desktop and laptop owners, will ask for
my opinion on whether they should set the Capslock as the NVDA key.
With regard to desktop and laptop environment, the logic that I have
provided them are as follows:
1. setting Capslock key as NVDA key, you have to press the key two
in order to input capital letters. But if you have to frequently press
the Capslock key to type capital letters, then setting Capslock key as
NVDA key will not be a good option.
2. setting Capslock key as NVDA key, you have one more option of NVDA
key, which you can choose from using the Capslock key or Insert key as
the NVDA key. But if you do not set Capslock as NVDA key, you will
probably have to limit to pressing Insert key (laptop) or Insert key
Numpad 0 (desktop).
How would you advice new NVDA users if they own a desktop or laptop
regarding this issue? thanks.