Re: Select all command

I am neither stressed nor distressed about this problem and no offence
taken.

But, some how, my original question seems to have wondered off on all
sorts of tangents which has not answered the question, which
essentially was:

Does anyone on the list know whether it is possible within Windows, to
reassign a windows key combination for a Windows function to another
key combination.

So far, Dale's suggestion regarding a "key Tweaking" program has been
the best suggestion to my original question so far.

When a question is posted to the list, if I know the answer, I respond
with what I think is a possible solution to their question.

If I do not know the answer to a question that is posted, I keep, as
they say, "schtum", because I do not want to clog up the list with
what I consider to be time wasting postings that will not help the
poster of the question solve their problem.

If the text in the previous paragraph has upset or offended anybody,
in any way, please accept my apologies in advance.

sincerely:

Dave Durber

On Tue, 4 Oct 2005 21:10:35 -0700, you wrote:

>Please.  I'm sorry you're so distressed, but I asked my question in complete 
>innocence.  I see that the stress and effort of trying to remedy this 
>problem is considerable, and I'm very sorry to have upset you.  As for the 
>particular question about accidentally pressing the Save command when I 
>meant to do a Select All, no, that's never happened to me in my many years 
>of computer use.  I make plenty of ordinary typing errors sometimes, but not 
>this one, and please don't take it personally.  I'm more than twenty years 
>younger than this friend of yours, and my fingers just aren't having any 
>problems yet, I'm grateful to say.  I say this with respect for your 
>friend's age.
>
>Again, sorry.  Take it easy, and good luck fixing up a workaround for this 
>friend.
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Dave Durber" <dadurber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:29 PM
>Subject: Re: Select all command
>
>
>Regardless as to whether someone is a careless typist or not, that is
>not the point, this person has a problem, which other individuals
>might also be experiencing, that is why I am trying to find a solution
>to their problem.
>
>Are you telling us that you never or, have never tapped two keys at
>the same time when using, for example, a typewriter, perkins brailler
>or a computer keyboard?  Because, if you have not, then you are
>probably the first person since the invention of devices that use
>keyboards that has avoided doing so.
>
>Oh!  One other thing!  This person is eighty four years old and has
>used perkins braillers, and has been typing on computer keyboards for
>over sixty years.
>
>Apart from this problem, she is an excellent typist and an excellent
>student.
>
>And finally, if any of us at eighty four years of age achieve what
>this person is achieving to do at that age, then we can say that we
>will still be making a contribution to society and to those around us.
>
>Sincerely:
>
>Dave Durber
>
>On Tue, 4 Oct 2005 20:04:05 -0700, you wrote:
>
>>Couldn't they just practice their typing?  This seems an extreme solution 
>>to
>>someone typing carelessly.  Maybe I'm not understanding why such a radical
>>solution is necessary.  If so, sorry.
>>e----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: "Dave Durber" <dadurber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 7:46 PM
>>Subject: Re: Select all command
>>
>>
>>I was hoping to avoid a long-winded explanation as to why I need to
>>change the Select All command.  But, here goes!
>>
>>I am teaching someone to use Word and duxbury.
>>
>>When they save a document that already has been named, with <CTRL+S>,
>>somehow or other they seem to catch their finger between the <a> and
>>the <s> keys.  As a result, the text in the document in which they
>>have been working gets deleted and the blank file overwrites the
>>existing file on the disk.
>>
>>The result is, the text in the file gets replaced by a file that is
>>blank.
>>
>>The person I am teaching is sighted and therefore does not use JAWS.
>>That is the other reason why I need to make the change in windows
>>rather that in the JAWS Keyboard manager.
>>
>>Sincerely:
>>
>>Dave Durber
>>
>> On Tue, 4 Oct 2005 18:48:52 -0700, you wrote:
>>
>>>Is this to replace or augment the usual Windows command Control A?  If so,
>>>why?  I missed earlier messages concerning this, and don't understand why
>>>someone would need another version of this dependable Control A command.
>>>Possibly, I'm misunderstanding something?
>>>Thanks.
>>>isu7nderstanding
>>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>>From: "Jim Grimsby" <jimgrims@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>To: "jaws" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 6:32 PM
>>>Subject: Select all command
>>>
>>>
>>>The subject has been changed here to reflect what the subject is about
>>>Using jaws you can assign  select all to any key stroke you like.
>>>Just use the keyboard manager to add another key stroke to this command
>>>and away you go
>>>Hope this helps.
>>>
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