Windows key plus M suddenly stopped working


Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@...>
 

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

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Michael Munn
 

hi there, follow up this thread. Sometime I experience this issue also. I  would restart the Screen reader and turning it back on. or do a full restart of your machine.
Thanks 
Best Regards 
Michael Munn 
Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind




On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 6:03 PM Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@...> wrote:
Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
http://www.swar-ras.com




Sarah k Alawami
 

  1. Windows m is not and nvda key. It is a windows key which means it can be used with out a screen reader, same with alt tab, windows d, windows tab, etc.
  2. Have you tried rebooting the computer or seeing if you have maybe some sort of sticky keys enabled somewhare

On 6 Feb 2019, at 15:03, Manoj Govindraj wrote:

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
http://www.swar-ras.com


Lou Kolb <loukolb@...>
 

Have you ever tried repeating the command? I sometimes have this
problem, but just hitting Windows+m a second time usually does the
trick. Lou

On 2/6/19, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@gmail.com> wrote:
hi there, follow up this thread. Sometime I experience this issue also. I
would restart the Screen reader and turning it back on. or do a full
restart of your machine.
Thanks
Best Regards
Michael Munn
Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind
www.hadley.edu




On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 6:03 PM Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@gmail.com>
wrote:

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
http://www.swar-ras.com






JM Casey
 

Isn't that a Windows command, not an NVDA one? Most windows+ key combinations are, anyway.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Manoj Govindraj
Sent: February 6, 2019 6:03 PM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Windows key plus M suddenly stopped working

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
http://www.swar-ras.com


hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:
Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa).
To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.


Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@...>
 

Hi friends,
I tried all your suggestions but the problem still persists.
Interestingly, after I restart nvda, I see a back button that nvda
announces right next to the start button. As soon as I press that
button, the start window opens and I again lose access to the desktop.
Any thoughts?

Best,

Manoj

On 2/6/19, hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that
are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the
once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj



--
[Image NVDA certified expert]
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material
at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net

Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK
sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their
computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you
please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries
(Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed
on the APNK network please visit the following link
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use
NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library
network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following
links. Software available
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884 How to
start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/

To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link
https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the
official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have
sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.





 

Windows+M will minimize all the windows? Really?
I've always had the Windows+M as a way to access the desktop easily. Anyone can confirm this?

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter

Em 06/02/2019 22:38, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:

Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:
Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 
To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.



Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@...>
 

Also, when I click on start menu, I see 2 lists, the start list and
the pin tiles list which was not there before. As I mentioned earlier,
I might have accidently pressed some key by which the pin tiles list
has appeared and that is when my problem started.

On 2/6/19, Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi friends,
I tried all your suggestions but the problem still persists.
Interestingly, after I restart nvda, I see a back button that nvda
announces right next to the start button. As soon as I press that
button, the start window opens and I again lose access to the desktop.
Any thoughts?

Best,

Manoj

On 2/6/19, hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows
that
are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the
once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj



--
[Image NVDA certified expert]
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related
material
at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net

Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the
APNK
sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their
computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you
please visit
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries
(Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is
installed
on the APNK network please visit the following link
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to
use
NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library
network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the
following
links. Software available
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884 How to
start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/

To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following
link
https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the
official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who
have
sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.





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Oh, I hadn't answered yet because I wanted to confirm it first. Now I did.
It's just most likely you might have enabled the tablet mode.
Just go to the action center and disable it and you should be fine again :)
Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter
Em 06/02/2019 23:49, Manoj Govindraj escreveu:

Also, when I click on start menu, I see 2 lists, the start list and
the pin tiles list which was not there before. As I mentioned earlier,
I might have accidently pressed some key by which the pin tiles list
has appeared and that is when my problem started.



On 2/6/19, Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@...> wrote:
Hi friends,
I tried all your suggestions but the problem still persists.
Interestingly, after I restart nvda, I see a back button that nvda
announces right next to the start button. As soon as I press that
button, the start window opens and I again lose access to the desktop.
Any thoughts?

Best,

Manoj

On 2/6/19, hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@...> wrote:
Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows
that
are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the
once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj



--
[Image NVDA          certified expert]
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related
material
at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net

Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the
APNK
sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their
computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you
please visit
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries
(Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is
installed
on the APNK network please visit the following link
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to
use
NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library
network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the
following
links. Software available
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to
start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/

To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following
link
https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the
official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who
have
sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.






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MAX <max@...>
 

On my machine windows key M minimizes all programs windows and moves focus to the desktop.  It worked the same whether I was running jaws or nvda.

 

 

73 (Regards).

 

Max K 4 O D S.

 

I've Never Lost the Wonder.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows key plus M suddenly stopped working

 

Windows+M will minimize all the windows? Really?
I've always had the Windows+M as a way to access the desktop easily. Anyone can confirm this?


Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter

Em 06/02/2019 22:38, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:

Hi

 

Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that are open in front of you to the task bar.

 

Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.

 

In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.

 

Gene nz

 

On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.
 
Best,
 
Manoj
 

--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 
To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.

 


Gene
 

Windows m moves you to the desktop and minimizes all windows.
 
Windows d takes you to the desktop but doesn't minimize anything.  I hadn't thought about this before, but the mnemonics make sense.  Windows m for minimize, and Windows d for desktop. 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows key plus M suddenly stopped working

Windows+M will minimize all the windows? Really?
I've always had the Windows+M as a way to access the desktop easily. Anyone can confirm this?

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter

Em 06/02/2019 22:38, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:

Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:
Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 
To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.



 

Really, makes sense. I should have thought :)

Cheers,
Marcio
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Em 06/02/2019 23:57, Gene escreveu:

Windows m moves you to the desktop and minimizes all windows.
 
Windows d takes you to the desktop but doesn't minimize anything.  I hadn't thought about this before, but the mnemonics make sense.  Windows m for minimize, and Windows d for desktop. 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows key plus M suddenly stopped working

Windows+M will minimize all the windows? Really?
I've always had the Windows+M as a way to access the desktop easily. Anyone can confirm this?

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter

Em 06/02/2019 22:38, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:

Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:
Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 
To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.




Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@...>
 

Guys,
Problem solved. I just reset nvda to factory settings and now it is
working fine. Thanks for all your prompt help and valuable
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

On 2/6/19, marcio via Groups.Io <marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io> wrote:
Really, makes sense. I should have thought :)

Cheers,
Marcio
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Em 06/02/2019 23:57, Gene escreveu:
Windows m moves you to the desktop and minimizes all windows.
Windows d takes you to the desktop but doesn't minimize anything. I
hadn't thought about this before, but the mnemonics make sense.
Windows m for minimize, and Windows d for desktop.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* marcio via Groups.Io <mailto:marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io>
*Sent:* Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:46 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Windows key plus M suddenly stopped working

Windows+M will minimize all the windows? Really?
I've always had the Windows+M as a way to access the desktop easily.
Anyone can confirm this?

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter <https://twitter.com/firirinfonfon>

Em 06/02/2019 22:38, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:

Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows
that are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only
the once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:
Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj
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On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 08:57 PM, Gene wrote:
Windows d takes you to the desktop but doesn't minimize anything.
The two commands, visually and otherwise, have the same final outcome if the destination is the Desktop.  Either one presents the Desktop with no Windows open.  All are minimized to the taskbar.  The difference being that WinKey+D shifts the stacking order, bringing the Desktop to the front, while WinKey+M minimizes all open windows, leaving you on the desktop.

You are absolutely correct that WinKey+D is a toggle, where when on the Desktop will bring up every Window you had open in the precise stacked arrangement and physical location they were when you used the toggle to get to the Desktop.

I seldom see people use WinKey+D as a toggle even though it is.  The sighted tend to point and click on the taskbar to bring up various windows again and most of my blind and visually impaired clients go straight to ALT+TAB to find the window they wish to bring front and center.
 
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Just played with something I hadn't ever done before when using WinKey+D.

If you use WinKey+D to go to the desktop, and do not open any additional windows while you're there, it toggles you right back to your former arrangement before having used it.

If, however, you open any new window or windows, those supplant the arrangement as far as the windows go, and hitting WinKey+D toggles back to the Desktop and those newly opened windows.

So WinKey+D is a toggle back to the windows arrangement prior to your having gone to the desktop if and only if you do not open any additional windows while on the desktop.  Since that's probably what any one of us is going to the desktop for most of the time falling back to point and click or ALT+TAB afterward actually makes sense.
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Gene
 

How does a sighted mouse user return to the desktop?  Is the desktop, or an icon, always visible? 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows key plus M suddenly stopped working

Just played with something I hadn't ever done before when using WinKey+D.

If you use WinKey+D to go to the desktop, and do not open any additional windows while you're there, it toggles you right back to your former arrangement before having used it.

If, however, you open any new window or windows, those supplant the arrangement as far as the windows go, and hitting WinKey+D toggles back to the Desktop and those newly opened windows.

So WinKey+D is a toggle back to the windows arrangement prior to your having gone to the desktop if and only if you do not open any additional windows while on the desktop.  Since that's probably what any one of us is going to the desktop for most of the time falling back to point and click or ALT+TAB afterward actually makes sense.
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Brad Snyder
 

How about you try this. When your focus is on the Start button, you do the keyboard command Shift plus Tab and see if that moves your focus to the Desktop.

Just a thought. Hope it helps.

- Brad -

On Feb 6, 2019, at 19:31, Manoj Govindraj <manmusical9@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi friends,
I tried all your suggestions but the problem still persists.
Interestingly, after I restart nvda, I see a back button that nvda
announces right next to the start button. As soon as I press that
button, the start window opens and I again lose access to the desktop.
Any thoughts?

Best,

Manoj

On 2/6/19, hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that
are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the
once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:

Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj



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at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net

Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK
sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their
computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you
please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries
(Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed
on the APNK network please visit the following link
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use
NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library
network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following
links. Software available
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884 How to
start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers
https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/

To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link
https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the
official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have
sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.





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Brad Snyder
 

Confirmed. It's the same thing. When all the windows are minimized, focuses on the desktop.

- Brad -

On Feb 6, 2019, at 19:46, marcio via Groups.Io <marcinhorj21@...> wrote:

Windows+M will minimize all the windows? Really?
I've always had the Windows+M as a way to access the desktop easily. Anyone can confirm this?

Cheers,
Marcio
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Em 06/02/2019 22:38, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:

Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:
Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 
To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.



Brad Snyder
 

This is incorrect.
Windows + M and Windows + D do the same thing.  Both minimize all windows and put focus on the desktop.  Only difference is that when Windows + D is repeated, focus is returned to the window that was in focus before executing the command the first time.

HTH

- Brad -




On Feb 6, 2019, at 19:57, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

Windows m moves you to the desktop and minimizes all windows.
 
Windows d takes you to the desktop but doesn't minimize anything.  I hadn't thought about this before, but the mnemonics make sense.  Windows m for minimize, and Windows d for desktop. 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows key plus M suddenly stopped working

Windows+M will minimize all the windows? Really?
I've always had the Windows+M as a way to access the desktop easily. Anyone can confirm this?

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter

Em 06/02/2019 22:38, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:

Hi


Windows + letter M is a windows command. It will minimize all windows that are open in front of you to the task bar.


Use the Windows key + letter D to jump to the desk top.


In some cases you might have to do it 2 times but in most cases only the once from any where on the desktop, task bar etc.


Gene nz


On 7/02/2019 12:03 PM, Manoj Govindraj wrote:
Hi,
For some reason from last few hours, the nvda command windows key plus
M to go to the desktop has stopped working for me. When I quit nvda
and restart it again, I am able to go to the desktop. But as soon as I
click on start button, I am not able to access the desktop. I am sure
I have accidently disabled some command which is why I am facing this
issue. I use a laptop with windows 10. Would wait for your
suggestions.

Best,

Manoj

--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 
To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.