Today I have been messing around a bit with VMware fusion, and have a few issues.
1. The usual, not being able to use caps lock as nvda key. There were guides that worked once upon a time, with Karabiner and Seil. However, the new Karabiner doesn't seem to have the same function, and seil doesn't seem to be compatible with Katalina. I have heard of some folks using the grave accent key for this instead, but in Windows, I run a particular app that would have a conflict. So, I really need to have it be caps lock. The only other one I can think would work is the function key, as I have mac os set to use standard function keys, and I rarely if ever use the special features assigned to these. But, from what I can tell, sharpkeys doesn't let you reassign the function key.
2. My function keys aren't working in Windows either. One of the main reasons I need them is for the nvda remote add-on, as it is toggled with f11 in Windows. Is there any way to get those working as they should, or will they always be intercepted by mac?
3. I discovered VMware unity mode, which I thought never worked before. This lets you open the apps on the windows side, and then merge them with your mac apps, so you can cmd + tab through all of them. Right now, in VMware, I still have to track down the button to do this. Is there a key combination to do it? I did find this mode pretty handy, though it would be nice to not have the two screen readers speaking over one another.
I have Windows really for just one or two apps, and while I can just use bootcamp, if I can get VMware working as I want and need it, that would be awesome.
Honestly, if the folks who make the NVDA remote add-on could create a mac app that would interface with it, and if crossover or wine apps were compatible with Windows, I would skip the whole windows installation altogether. But as of yet I don't think either of these are possible, or likely to be possible in the near future, so bootcamp and vm it is. lol
I know I could use TeamViewer to control my other desktop pc, but I find it slow and unreliable, and the NVDA remote add-on is just awesome, and works. Guessing it is so much faster since it only sends nvda audio, not entire system audio and video. So nvda remote add-on plus an app called Mumble, make for super easy remote broadcasting on my online radio station, and remote control of studio pc. Very stable and little to no lag.
Anyway, help with getting VMware and NVDA working will be much appreciated.