Re: numpadNavMode Add-on: all new beta release 0.5-dev for testing & review


Hi all.

For me, user experience and manifest, pass. I not check the source code because I am not yet a developer.

Tested with NVDA 2020.3beta1 and a Numpad keyboard by USB).

The feature of disable the insert from Numpad of modifier key of NVDA no is very necessary, is possible disable it in the category keyboard from the NVDA options and press the insert key two times.

The idea of enable this add-on to start NVDA or when the user change to the laptop layout is very good for a future version.




Carlos Esteban Martínez Macías.

Músico (pianista) y también ayuda a usuarios ciegos y con discapacidad visual con el uso de lectores de pantalla y tecnología.

Experto certificado en el lector de pantalla NVDA.


Musician (pianist) and help to the blind people, with use of screen readers and technology. Certified expert in the screen reader NVDA.


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De: Joseph Lee
Enviado: martes, 15 de septiembre de 2020 11:03
Asunto: Re: [nvda-addons] numpadNavMode Add-on: all new beta release 0.5-dev for testing & review



I would like to request someone who has never reviewed an add-on and wanted

to learn how to do so to review this add-on. Thanks.




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On Behalf Of Luke Davis

Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:35 AM


Subject: [nvda-addons] numpadNavMode Add-on: all new beta release 0.5-dev

for testing & review


Hello all!


I'm happy to announce an all-new beta of the numpadNavMode add-on, of which

I released an alpha a couple weeks ago.


It has been almost completely rewritten, both to address some of the

comments received, and because I just didn't like how it worked before.  I

think it is much better in this form, and I request anyone who tried it

before, to try it again.


For those who didn't test it yet, please consider testing it now: it really

is new and improved, if I do say so.


New in this version:


* Warning dialog on installation has been removed, no longer applies.

* The add-on should now avoid allowing any Windows nav, or any of its other

numpad gestures, to be saved to a user's gestures.ini file.

* If a user maps one of the numpad gestures while in NVDA mode, it will

remember that mapping when it switches back to NVDA mode from Windows mode.


A reminder of what it does:

Allows you to switch your numpad into Windows navigation mode, so you can

use its arrow keys, home/end, and page up and down.







Known issues:


At the moment, I am not sure about its translatability.  The add-on itself

could be translated, but I have not yet looked into what I would have to do

for locale gesture configurations.  It may work well, it may not, for non-US

keyboard users.

I intend to dig into that more in an upcoming version. If anyone wants to

provide suggestions about that, please get in touch.










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