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a feature that allows control of the mouse using arrow keys and alt/control instead of mouse or touchpad #175

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nvaccessAuto opened this issue Jan 1, 2010 · 1 comment

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commented Jan 1, 2010

Reported by coffeekingms on 2008-09-14 05:48
This is just a feature I thought may be useful since no other screenreader has it. I use some programs that do not work well with screenreaders but have icons and pictures that have to be clicked on. It is difficult for me to use my touchpad on my laptop because the cursor is too small even when large and it moves too fast for me to see it. It would be useful for such programs to maybe have a feature to control the mouse by the arrow keys and/or numbpad and left click with control and right click with alt respectively. This feature could have a nvda key combination so users could turn it on and off. Tie it in with the audio feature and the speech feedback and it would be perfect.

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commented Jan 1, 2010

Comment 1 by jteh on 2008-09-14 06:42
Please don't ask unrelated questions or make unrelated requests when reporting a ticket. The ticket should generally be specific to one issue, although the scope may vary. Feel free to ask your other questions on the mailing lists.

Windows includes an accessibility feature called !MouseKeys which allows you to control the mouse with the numpad. See this Microsoft support article for more information. The article refers to Windows 9x, but the same applies to all later Windows versions.

I don't see a need to duplicate this functionality in NVDA. Note that !MouseKeys interacts quite well with NVDA's mouse tracking features.
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Milestone changed from 0.6 to None
Added labels: wontfix
State: closed

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