Re: soft-voice and objPad comments
I haven't used ObjPad but I don't think your description is accurate. The documentation appears to indicate that it allows moving through objects without respect to their position in the tree, if that is a proper way to put it, in other words, without respect to whether they are parent or child. You evidently don't have to move into a child object to move through it. But that is not the same as screen review and there are times when you see something in screen review you don't in object navigation. the opposite is also true depending on how a program is designed.
It is important not to provide misleading information when describing something.
You may be enthusiastic about the add on because you don't like using object navigation as it is implemented in NVDA itself. But my preference is to see how things are organized. You are making it sound as though the add on somehow does more than object navigation in NVDA. It appears to me that that isn't true. It just does it differently.
Others will, I hope, indicate whether my understanding is correct.
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Upon using objPad for a bit I can say that it is excellent at what it
does! I wanted a jaws-like-cursor for NVDA? I got one and in fact its so
awesome because it takes the old jaws cursor along with the jaws touch
cursor and rolls them into one yet its even easier to use! I really
really like objPad and will be telling everyone about it. And I may have
found another free synthesizer addon for NVDA for all of us to use. For
personal use only, not commercial use... It is called soft-voice and it
sounds similar to eloquence but better than eSpeak. I have one or two
more things to check out with the soft-voice tts makers but once I do
and everything is go then I'll let all of you know the final verdict on
soft-voice tts. I can tell you that it sounds a bit like eloquence but
it only supports english and spanish languages. and that it has a bunch
of interesting novelty voices along with the normal voices and its very
small and fast and responsive. I will not post it here though until I'm
certain its fine with the authors.