Re: numLockManager #addonrequestreview


In terms of the numpad toggle, if we're talking shared computers here, then when numlock is off, then sighted users would expect the same functionality that they would normally get,i.e., 2/4/6/8 being arrow keys, 3 and 9 being page down/up, and 7 and 1 being home/end. I'm not sure what the behavior of the other keys are supposed to be, but I don't think it would be limited to just laptop keyboards, but desktop keyboards as well.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Hänggi" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] numLockManager #AddonRequestReview

Hi Alberto

I think you understand it alright.

Yes, it would only available for Laptops with the new NumPad layout.
What's more, it will be a (unassigned) shortcut that switches between
the two modes.
I don't think that it should be a start up option but I don't have
such a laptop and don't no the preferences of our Italian neighbours.

I have the menu point under Preferences/Shared Computer and the wx
version is 4.01 according to the python console output (wx.Version)


On 17/03/2018, Alberto Buffolino <> wrote:
Adriani Botez, il 17/03/2018 16.36, ha scritto:
this function would be in conflict with the object navigation as it is
in the command reference. I am not sure what this function would improve.
Could you please elaborate on this more exactly?
Hi Adriani,
first, a premise: I don't followed entire thread.
If I understand correctly, Robert would like to use numpad according to
Windows behavior, that is, to navigate simulating arrows, page up/down
and home/end, particularly useful with laptop keyboard with numpad keys
but without the other navigation keys (I don't have a such laptop, but I
read it by various users).
So, my suggestion to remove/add gestures is based on assumption that the
user (or add-on) set NVDA laptop layout, not desktop.
If I non't understand correctly... sorry, ignore me :)

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