Can I change NVDA key commands


Joseph Norton
 

Hi:

 

I’m switching back and forth between JAWS and NVDA for certain things, and, I frequently use the wrong exit command.

 

I notice NVDA+f4 isn’t mapped to anything, so, can I map NVDA+f4 to exit NVDA?

 

Thanks!


Ralf Kefferpuetz
 

Hello,

Yes, you can, nvda-n, preferences, input gestures.

There search for “quit” and change it to what you prefer.

 

Cheers,

  Ralf

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: Sonntag, 21. Juli 2019 15:27
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Hi:

 

I’m switching back and forth between JAWS and NVDA for certain things, and, I frequently use the wrong exit command.

 

I notice NVDA+f4 isn’t mapped to anything, so, can I map NVDA+f4 to exit NVDA?

 

Thanks!


Joseph Norton
 

Hi:

 

Thanks much for that.

 

I saw “input gestures” on the menu, but, thought it only applied to touch gestures, so didn’t try it.

 

Anyway, works like a top.

 

Thanks again!

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ralf Kefferpuetz
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:46 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Hello,

Yes, you can, nvda-n, preferences, input gestures.

There search for “quit” and change it to what you prefer.

 

Cheers,

  Ralf

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: Sonntag, 21. Juli 2019 15:27
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Hi:

 

I’m switching back and forth between JAWS and NVDA for certain things, and, I frequently use the wrong exit command.

 

I notice NVDA+f4 isn’t mapped to anything, so, can I map NVDA+f4 to exit NVDA?

 

Thanks!

 


 

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:32 AM, Joseph Norton wrote:
I saw “input gestures” on the menu, but, thought it only applied to touch gestures, so didn’t try it.
I've actually complained on this list (but I don't think on github) about this very unfortunate choice of terminology.   Your presumption that gestures applies to touch actions is almost universal across the UI world.  Keyboard shortcuts are not gestures and never the twain shall meet.

There are often separate keyboard shortcuts and touch gestures to do the same thing which clearly indicates their separation as entities.
 
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The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Gene
 

Clearly, something like keyboard and gestures help should be the title.  Input help, while technically correct and covering any possible means of input is too technical to give users who are not technically knowledgeable confidence that they know what is being described.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands
 
On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:32 AM, Joseph Norton wrote:
I saw “input gestures” on the menu, but, thought it only applied to touch gestures, so didn’t try it.
I've actually complained on this list (but I don't think on github) about this very unfortunate choice of terminology.   Your presumption that gestures applies to touch actions is almost universal across the UI world.  Keyboard shortcuts are not gestures and never the twain shall meet.

There are often separate keyboard shortcuts and touch gestures to do the same thing which clearly indicates their separation as entities.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


 

Hi,

I think part of the reason for going that route is our (NVDA developers’) assumption that gestures can encompass input methods such as keyboards, touch, braille, and so many possibilities. JAWS has issues with this too, in that the headquarters for configuring commands is called “keyboard manager” when in fact it can be used to assign braille and touchscreen shortcuts.

I think I saw a GitHub issue that asks NV Access to change this to something more meaningful – if I do find it and if there is justification for it, I’ll ask NV Access people to take a look at it again. If NVDA developers agree that it should be changed, it will be done for a future release (not now due to more important road paving operations taking place at the moment).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:32 AM, Joseph Norton wrote:

I saw “input gestures” on the menu, but, thought it only applied to touch gestures, so didn’t try it.

I've actually complained on this list (but I don't think on github) about this very unfortunate choice of terminology.   Your presumption that gestures applies to touch actions is almost universal across the UI world.  Keyboard shortcuts are not gestures and never the twain shall meet.

There are often separate keyboard shortcuts and touch gestures to do the same thing which clearly indicates their separation as entities.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


 

Hi,

Other screen readers exhibit the same problem: JAWS calls it “keyboard help”, while Narrator calls it “input learning”. VoiceOver on iOS just calls it “help”, which is more understandable in that it originally supported touch gestures. In the old versions of NVDA (prior to 2011.1), NVDA itself used “keyboard help”, but in 2011.1, it was changed to what it is today to acknowledge the fact that input comes from all sorts of places (back then, they were keyboards and braille displays).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:18 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Clearly, something like keyboard and gestures help should be the title.  Input help, while technically correct and covering any possible means of input is too technical to give users who are not technically knowledgeable confidence that they know what is being described.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:11 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:32 AM, Joseph Norton wrote:

I saw “input gestures” on the menu, but, thought it only applied to touch gestures, so didn’t try it.

I've actually complained on this list (but I don't think on github) about this very unfortunate choice of terminology.   Your presumption that gestures applies to touch actions is almost universal across the UI world.  Keyboard shortcuts are not gestures and never the twain shall meet.

There are often separate keyboard shortcuts and touch gestures to do the same thing which clearly indicates their separation as entities.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Gene
 

That is an invalid assumption.  Gestures means something you do to indicate something or something you do on a screen.  When have the developers ever once, before the advent of the touch screen, heard or seen anyone refer to a gesture when describing a keystroke.  Pressing a key is moving a mechanical switch, not a gesture and it still isn’t refered to as one.  . 
 
Developers aren’t professional writers generally, they are developers.  Those who really know language and who pay close attention to useage and meaning should be given good attention when such things are brought up.  I was an English major before unexpectedly leaving college.  And I’ve read enough about philosophy to be very aware of the importance of defining terms.  Who do the developers consult when making such a decission based on a suggestion or complaint?  I’m not assuming they don’t consult such people but it is a question worth getting an answer to.
 
Brian, from my past observation, is another person who pays careful attention to precise use of language.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands
 

Hi,

I think part of the reason for going that route is our (NVDA developers’) assumption that gestures can encompass input methods such as keyboards, touch, braille, and so many possibilities. JAWS has issues with this too, in that the headquarters for configuring commands is called “keyboard manager” when in fact it can be used to assign braille and touchscreen shortcuts.

I think I saw a GitHub issue that asks NV Access to change this to something more meaningful – if I do find it and if there is justification for it, I’ll ask NV Access people to take a look at it again. If NVDA developers agree that it should be changed, it will be done for a future release (not now due to more important road paving operations taking place at the moment).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:32 AM, Joseph Norton wrote:

I saw “input gestures” on the menu, but, thought it only applied to touch gestures, so didn’t try it.

I've actually complained on this list (but I don't think on github) about this very unfortunate choice of terminology.   Your presumption that gestures applies to touch actions is almost universal across the UI world.  Keyboard shortcuts are not gestures and never the twain shall meet.

There are often separate keyboard shortcuts and touch gestures to do the same thing which clearly indicates their separation as entities.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


 

Being a tech geek from way back, I can categorically state that this is yet another instance where "tech brevity" is being valued over end user understanding.  It happens again and again and again.

"Input contols - keyboard commands, touch gestures, etc." as a descriptive in these programs, which is a simple thing to do, makes the intention entirely clear.

Microsoft was just as guilty of this with the inane "toast" notifications.   No one would instantly recognize that these are notifications that slide in at the lower right hand side of the screen by default.   "Slide-in" notifications at least makes it clear what the behavior is, whether you can see it or not, and allows both the sighted and the blind to be "on the same page" about what's being looked out for.

It just drives me insane that the "user ergonomics" of software is still so little considered.   I am only too well aware that at the setting by setting level this becomes an impossible nightmare for any truly complex piece of software, but at the broad categories and first level of subdivision of those it should be pretty simple.  I'd have the previously mentioned "Input Controls" fully articulated label then under that it would be broken into Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, Other [e.g. Pen or something that hasn't even been invented yet].
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


 

Hi,

Hmmm, I see.

How about renaming it to something to the effect of, “Manage commands”? That may allow the original intent to be kept while making it more user friendly. It may also allow translators to translate this concept more easily.

The obvious downside is extensive edits to tutorials, websites, training materials, user guide and such, but I don’t consider this a downside – rather, an opportunity to change it based on more user feedback.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Being a tech geek from way back, I can categorically state that this is yet another instance where "tech brevity" is being valued over end user understanding.  It happens again and again and again.

"Input contols - keyboard commands, touch gestures, etc." as a descriptive in these programs, which is a simple thing to do, makes the intention entirely clear.

Microsoft was just as guilty of this with the inane "toast" notifications.   No one would instantly recognize that these are notifications that slide in at the lower right hand side of the screen by default.   "Slide-in" notifications at least makes it clear what the behavior is, whether you can see it or not, and allows both the sighted and the blind to be "on the same page" about what's being looked out for.

It just drives me insane that the "user ergonomics" of software is still so little considered.   I am only too well aware that at the setting by setting level this becomes an impossible nightmare for any truly complex piece of software, but at the broad categories and first level of subdivision of those it should be pretty simple.  I'd have the previously mentioned "Input Controls" fully articulated label then under that it would be broken into Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, Other [e.g. Pen or something that hasn't even been invented yet].
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


 

Joseph,

            It makes a lot more sense than what's there now.

            That being said, one of my points is that there are times when brevity serves an important purpose and others where it obscures.   In structures meant to guide an end user (or even a tech that probably doesn't touch this stuff with any frequency) somewhere it's better to err on the side of "length that guides" rather than economy of words when said economy obscures.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


 

Hi,

I see.

Quentin, any thoughts? I’m willing to work on this for 2019.3 provided that we get more user feedback.
Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Joseph,

            It makes a lot more sense than what's there now.

            That being said, one of my points is that there are times when brevity serves an important purpose and others where it obscures.   In structures meant to guide an end user (or even a tech that probably doesn't touch this stuff with any frequency) somewhere it's better to err on the side of "length that guides" rather than economy of words when said economy obscures.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Gene
 

Manage commands means that you can define or redefine or map commands by invoking the NVDA 1 command.  Why not just call it what it is, keyboard and gestures help.  Or something else, if there is as good alternative descriptive language but I can think of no other comprehensive and accurate way to say this that will be 8understandable to the gggeneral user.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

Hi,

Hmmm, I see.

How about renaming it to something to the effect of, “Manage commands”? That may allow the original intent to be kept while making it more user friendly. It may also allow translators to translate this concept more easily.

The obvious downside is extensive edits to tutorials, websites, training materials, user guide and such, but I don’t consider this a downside – rather, an opportunity to change it based on more user feedback.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Being a tech geek from way back, I can categorically state that this is yet another instance where "tech brevity" is being valued over end user understanding.  It happens again and again and again.

"Input contols - keyboard commands, touch gestures, etc." as a descriptive in these programs, which is a simple thing to do, makes the intention entirely clear.

Microsoft was just as guilty of this with the inane "toast" notifications.   No one would instantly recognize that these are notifications that slide in at the lower right hand side of the screen by default.   "Slide-in" notifications at least makes it clear what the behavior is, whether you can see it or not, and allows both the sighted and the blind to be "on the same page" about what's being looked out for.

It just drives me insane that the "user ergonomics" of software is still so little considered.   I am only too well aware that at the setting by setting level this becomes an impossible nightmare for any truly complex piece of software, but at the broad categories and first level of subdivision of those it should be pretty simple.  I'd have the previously mentioned "Input Controls" fully articulated label then under that it would be broken into Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, Other [e.g. Pen or something that hasn't even been invented yet].
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


 

Hi,

We’re talking about two different things: the suggested text refers to what is now known as “Input Gestures” dialog. NVDA+number row 1 may change to something more descriptive and not too verbose.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Manage commands means that you can define or redefine or map commands by invoking the NVDA 1 command.  Why not just call it what it is, keyboard and gestures help.  Or something else, if there is as good alternative descriptive language but I can think of no other comprehensive and accurate way to say this that will be 8understandable to the gggeneral user.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:55 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Hi,

Hmmm, I see.

How about renaming it to something to the effect of, “Manage commands”? That may allow the original intent to be kept while making it more user friendly. It may also allow translators to translate this concept more easily.

The obvious downside is extensive edits to tutorials, websites, training materials, user guide and such, but I don’t consider this a downside – rather, an opportunity to change it based on more user feedback.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Being a tech geek from way back, I can categorically state that this is yet another instance where "tech brevity" is being valued over end user understanding.  It happens again and again and again.

"Input contols - keyboard commands, touch gestures, etc." as a descriptive in these programs, which is a simple thing to do, makes the intention entirely clear.

Microsoft was just as guilty of this with the inane "toast" notifications.   No one would instantly recognize that these are notifications that slide in at the lower right hand side of the screen by default.   "Slide-in" notifications at least makes it clear what the behavior is, whether you can see it or not, and allows both the sighted and the blind to be "on the same page" about what's being looked out for.

It just drives me insane that the "user ergonomics" of software is still so little considered.   I am only too well aware that at the setting by setting level this becomes an impossible nightmare for any truly complex piece of software, but at the broad categories and first level of subdivision of those it should be pretty simple.  I'd have the previously mentioned "Input Controls" fully articulated label then under that it would be broken into Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, Other [e.g. Pen or something that hasn't even been invented yet].
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Ed Marquette
 

Why not something simple like “managing input“ or “manage input.“ That would cover all forms of input: keyboard voice, and so on.


On Jul 21, 2019, at 1:10 PM, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

We’re talking about two different things: the suggested text refers to what is now known as “Input Gestures” dialog. NVDA+number row 1 may change to something more descriptive and not too verbose.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Manage commands means that you can define or redefine or map commands by invoking the NVDA 1 command.  Why not just call it what it is, keyboard and gestures help.  Or something else, if there is as good alternative descriptive language but I can think of no other comprehensive and accurate way to say this that will be 8understandable to the gggeneral user.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:55 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Hi,

Hmmm, I see.

How about renaming it to something to the effect of, “Manage commands”? That may allow the original intent to be kept while making it more user friendly. It may also allow translators to translate this concept more easily.

The obvious downside is extensive edits to tutorials, websites, training materials, user guide and such, but I don’t consider this a downside – rather, an opportunity to change it based on more user feedback.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Being a tech geek from way back, I can categorically state that this is yet another instance where "tech brevity" is being valued over end user understanding.  It happens again and again and again.

"Input contols - keyboard commands, touch gestures, etc." as a descriptive in these programs, which is a simple thing to do, makes the intention entirely clear.

Microsoft was just as guilty of this with the inane "toast" notifications.   No one would instantly recognize that these are notifications that slide in at the lower right hand side of the screen by default.   "Slide-in" notifications at least makes it clear what the behavior is, whether you can see it or not, and allows both the sighted and the blind to be "on the same page" about what's being looked out for.

It just drives me insane that the "user ergonomics" of software is still so little considered.   I am only too well aware that at the setting by setting level this becomes an impossible nightmare for any truly complex piece of software, but at the broad categories and first level of subdivision of those it should be pretty simple.  I'd have the previously mentioned "Input Controls" fully articulated label then under that it would be broken into Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, Other [e.g. Pen or something that hasn't even been invented yet].
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Gene
 

I see.  I thought NVDA key 1 was input gestures but evidently, it's just input help. Input help is a reasonable name for that feature.
 
Manage commands sounds alright for the dialog. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

Hi,

We’re talking about two different things: the suggested text refers to what is now known as “Input Gestures” dialog. NVDA+number row 1 may change to something more descriptive and not too verbose.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Manage commands means that you can define or redefine or map commands by invoking the NVDA 1 command.  Why not just call it what it is, keyboard and gestures help.  Or something else, if there is as good alternative descriptive language but I can think of no other comprehensive and accurate way to say this that will be 8understandable to the gggeneral user.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:55 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Hi,

Hmmm, I see.

How about renaming it to something to the effect of, “Manage commands”? That may allow the original intent to be kept while making it more user friendly. It may also allow translators to translate this concept more easily.

The obvious downside is extensive edits to tutorials, websites, training materials, user guide and such, but I don’t consider this a downside – rather, an opportunity to change it based on more user feedback.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Being a tech geek from way back, I can categorically state that this is yet another instance where "tech brevity" is being valued over end user understanding.  It happens again and again and again.

"Input contols - keyboard commands, touch gestures, etc." as a descriptive in these programs, which is a simple thing to do, makes the intention entirely clear.

Microsoft was just as guilty of this with the inane "toast" notifications.   No one would instantly recognize that these are notifications that slide in at the lower right hand side of the screen by default.   "Slide-in" notifications at least makes it clear what the behavior is, whether you can see it or not, and allows both the sighted and the blind to be "on the same page" about what's being looked out for.

It just drives me insane that the "user ergonomics" of software is still so little considered.   I am only too well aware that at the setting by setting level this becomes an impossible nightmare for any truly complex piece of software, but at the broad categories and first level of subdivision of those it should be pretty simple.  I'd have the previously mentioned "Input Controls" fully articulated label then under that it would be broken into Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, Other [e.g. Pen or something that hasn't even been invented yet].
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Rui Fontes
 

Why not "Manage commands" and "Commands help"?
After all, keystrokes, from a keyboard or Braille display, touchs on screen and so on, are all commands for NVDA...

Rui Fontes


Às 19:57 de 21/07/2019, Gene escreveu:

I see.  I thought NVDA key 1 was input gestures but evidently, it's just input help. Input help is a reasonable name for that feature.
Manage commands sounds alright for the dialog.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Joseph Lee <mailto:joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
*Sent:* Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:10 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands
Hi,
We’re talking about two different things: the suggested text refers to what is now known as “Input Gestures” dialog. NVDA+number row 1 may change to something more descriptive and not too verbose.
Cheers,
Joseph
*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Gene
*Sent:* Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:05 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands
Manage commands means that you can define or redefine or map commands by invoking the NVDA 1 command.  Why not just call it what it is, keyboard and gestures help.  Or something else, if there is as good alternative descriptive language but I can think of no other comprehensive and accurate way to say this that will be 8understandable to the gggeneral user.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:*Joseph Lee <mailto:joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
*Sent:*Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:55 PM
*To:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:*Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands
Hi,
Hmmm, I see.
How about renaming it to something to the effect of, “Manage commands”? That may allow the original intent to be kept while making it more user friendly. It may also allow translators to translate this concept more easily.
The obvious downside is extensive edits to tutorials, websites, training materials, user guide and such, but I don’t consider this a downside – rather, an opportunity to change it based on more user feedback.
Cheers,
Joseph
*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:45 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands
Being a tech geek from way back, I can categorically state that this is yet another instance where "tech brevity" is being valued over end user understanding.  It happens again and again and again.
"Input contols - keyboard commands, touch gestures, etc." as a descriptive in these programs, which is a simple thing to do, makes the intention entirely clear.
Microsoft was just as guilty of this with the inane "toast" notifications.   No one would instantly recognize that these are notifications that slide in at the lower right hand side of the screen by default.   "Slide-in" notifications at least makes it clear what the behavior is, whether you can see it or not, and allows both the sighted and the blind to be "on the same page" about what's being looked out for.
It just drives me insane that the "user ergonomics" of software is still so little considered.   I am only too well aware that at the setting by setting level this becomes an impossible nightmare for any truly complex piece of software, but at the broad categories and first level of subdivision of those it should be pretty simple.  I'd have the previously mentioned "Input Controls" fully articulated label then under that it would be broken into Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, Other [e.g. Pen or something that hasn't even been invented yet].
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Sarah k Alawami
 

Good idea, but no. I interpret that as" terminal commands" not keyboard and gesture commands."

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On 21 Jul 2019, at 10:55, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

Hmmm, I see.

How about renaming it to something to the effect of, “Manage commands”? That may allow the original intent to be kept while making it more user friendly. It may also allow translators to translate this concept more easily.

The obvious downside is extensive edits to tutorials, websites, training materials, user guide and such, but I don’t consider this a downside – rather, an opportunity to change it based on more user feedback.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can I change NVDA key commands

 

Being a tech geek from way back, I can categorically state that this is yet another instance where "tech brevity" is being valued over end user understanding.  It happens again and again and again.

"Input contols - keyboard commands, touch gestures, etc." as a descriptive in these programs, which is a simple thing to do, makes the intention entirely clear.

Microsoft was just as guilty of this with the inane "toast" notifications.   No one would instantly recognize that these are notifications that slide in at the lower right hand side of the screen by default.   "Slide-in" notifications at least makes it clear what the behavior is, whether you can see it or not, and allows both the sighted and the blind to be "on the same page" about what's being looked out for.

It just drives me insane that the "user ergonomics" of software is still so little considered.   I am only too well aware that at the setting by setting level this becomes an impossible nightmare for any truly complex piece of software, but at the broad categories and first level of subdivision of those it should be pretty simple.  I'd have the previously mentioned "Input Controls" fully articulated label then under that it would be broken into Keyboard Commands, Touch Gestures, Other [e.g. Pen or something that hasn't even been invented yet].
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On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 04:43 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I interpret that as" terminal commands" not keyboard and gesture commands."
Why?   There are not and never have been terminal/command line commands (other than for starting it) for NVDA.

There is absolutely no legitimate context for that interpretation.   We are talking about "within NVDA" here.
 
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Luke Davis
 

I have always thought calling it "input Gestures" was a bit absurd, seeming to prioritize the idea of touch gestures over keys in the language, when exactly the opposite is the case in practical use.

Anything is better than what's there now, but I would personally like something along the lines of Keyboard and Gesture Manager, or Keyboard and Gesture Management.
Or possibly better: Remap Keys and Gestures.

Or maybe more newbie friendly still: Edit Key Commands and Touch Gestures.

Luke