Re: problem reading mail


Ron Canazzi
 

Yes, this is correct and I think I picked the thread up in mid stream after the ribbons issue was already the focus.



On 2/17/2017 8:23 PM, Gene wrote:
Messages are routinely hijacked or topics drift off the subject line routinely on all three active lists I'm on.  No list I'm on tries to enforce adhereing to subject lines with any seriousness.  Subject line drift or message hijacking are so common that it isn't personal.  It may be rude in that list members can't tell if a subject refers to the topic being discussed but it isn't intended as rudeness directed toward anyone, just neglect and lack of caring on the part of message writers.  And a lot of subject lines, even at the outset, have nothing to do with the message content.  Subject lines such as, A question, Help, and other such lines are also common.  All these practices are so common that they are considered to be just a part of life on a lot of lists. 
 
While I agree with you that subject lines should reflect content, changing such practices may be more time and trouble than its worth. 
 
If you want to change a subject line to reflect content, you may do so in threads where someone is writing in your thread on a subject that isn't related to the subject line. 
 
If you want to see if you can persuade the list owner and moderator, I am the moderator, to try to enforce subject lines, please continue the discussion by writing to the contact the owner's address,
 
Gene
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Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail

Ron,
 
Why did you hijack my message?  What has ribbins to do with reading mail?  It is just rude to hijack a thread.
 
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail
 

In many programs, the items simply do not stay in the exact same position as they would in traditional pull down menus.  This is what I have not only experienced myself, but have been told by those more expert than me who teach the stuff. That's why the short cuts for predesignated functions are the only sure way to keep tactical control over what you're doing with ribbons in complex programs.

 


On 2/16/2017 1:31 PM, Gene wrote:
I've repeatedly sent instructions on using ribbons to the list.  And I don't say that ribbons are easy to use because that is a blanket generalization that may not apply to everyone.  I do believe that for the majority or most users, if ribbons are properly taught, they will not be difficult to use. 
 
I can send my discussion about how to use ribbons again, if desired.  The essence of working with ribbons is that you open the ribbon bar with alt.  You left or right arrow to the ribbon you want to use as you do when moving to a menu.  Then instead of up or down arrowing, you tab or shift tab.
 
There is more to learn than that but that is the essence of understanding the organization of ribbons in the most simple introductory framework. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail
 
...and while I respect Gene for most issues, when ever he has said in
the past that ribbons are easy once you get used to them, and I ask
about just how to use them in Excel--he or any of the other 'get on the
ball blinky' advocates of ribbons have no clue as to how to answer me. 
I have some basic shortcuts I have been given by those forced to use the
newer Excel and Access version, but that's about it.  None who use
ribbons for complex suite such as Office do anything other than memorize
shortcuts to achieve basic functions.  Fortunately some of the older
ones such as Control + S for save and alt + F, A for save as still work,
but having real command of ribbons in complex programs still alludes
most blind people.



On 2/16/2017 11:17 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
> Well I'm not rising to your bait. I meerely present what is not an
> uncommon view amongst blind users of windows.
>
> Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail
>
>
> What do you mean the only useable one.  You mean the only one you
> liked because you hate ribbons.  That is different than the only
> useable one.  The later version is perfectly useable.  If you are
> willing to use ribbons, it is just as useable as the old version.
>
> Microsoft doesn't provide the installer for the old version any longer
> but the full installer for the old version is available from
> individuals who have it.  I have it and I expect other list members
> have it as well.
>
> Outlook Express in the version that has been modified to work in
> Windows 7 and higher works well for some people and not for others.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> Gene----- Original Message -----
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brian's Mail list account
> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:29 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail
>
>
> I think it happens on Windows Live mail but there are a number of
> different
> versions knocking around. To me the only usable one was the version using
> old style menus, which microsoft now seems to have removed as a
> download and
> the version is always asking to update or to go over tto the latest
> app. I
> don't think the app in 10 has support for Usenet so I'm loathe to do that
> change, and in any case Outlook express with the files that emulate
> the old
> html etc displays of xp seems to owork well and I do not begrudge the
> 20 Eu
> it costs for three keys at all as the guy is very helpful.
> This will do me for years unless nobody does pop3 email any more.
> Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen"
> <quentin@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail
>
>
>> Hi Gary,
>>
>> I must admit I haven't been using the mail app much.  I just had a look
>> and
>> found a couple of times it opened the message and I had to press
>> NVDA+down
>> arrow to read, but most time (even on the same messages), it read fine.
>>
>> Would love to get some more info if anyone else is experiencing this (or
>> not) and particularly if anyone can better pin down exactly when it does
>> and doesn't read automatically?
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Quentin.
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:13 AM, Gary Metzler <gmtravel@...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I just updated to nvda 2017.rc1.  I am using wlm as my mail client.  It
>>> used to be when I open a message I would hit the up arrow key and nvda
>>> would start reading the message.  Now, I have to hit the key for it to
>>> read
>>> the message.  Also I hear the word pane is this the way it will be?
>>> Thanks
>>> for any help.Regards, Gary kn4ox
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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