[BCAB] NVDA question

David Griffith d.griffith at btinternet.com
Thu Feb 14 01:16:22 GMT 2013


I think that   Windows sticky keys  will not work as neither insert nor caps
lock are included as modifiers as far as I am aware.
I had a quick look at NVDA and could not see any feature offering this
support.

David Griffith

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ibrahim
Gucukoglu
Sent: 13 February 2013 23:09
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] NVDA question

Hi Catherine.

Perhaps you already know this, however there is a feature in Windows called
Sticky Keys which holds down selected modifier keys if you tap them
repeatedly a number of times.  I don't know much about this feature, however
I suggest you post an email to the NVDA support mailing list, details of
which can be found at www.nvda-project.org and they will be able to provide
you with more info as to the practical use or not of this feature.  The only
reason I ever had to tangle with it was when playing accessible games which
made extensive use of the shift keys, this little critter would pop up and
often as not make me lose my game.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Catherine Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10:31 PM
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] NVDA question

Hi,

A question for anyone who knows anything about NVDA.  I recently installed
it to give it a go and see how much I can do with it.  I have only use of
one hand and use a specialist keyboard designed for this.  With JAWS I use
its "insert key mode" which means I can press insert once and then press the
other necessary key for a JAWS action without holding down the insert key.

It seems that even if you use caps lock as the NVDA key you have to hold it
down.  Is this right?  I can only get NVDA to do its actions if I hold the
key down, if I just press caps lock and then another key it behaves as if
I'm typing a capital letter.

Is there any provision for a "sticky key" type option in NVDA?  The lack of
it means I can't use it...if anyone here can confirm I'm right perhaps I'll
make the suggestion to the developers, I just want to make sure it's not me
making a mistake...can anyone enlighten me?

Thanks,
Catherine

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