Re: Laptops and sound issues

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No you just need to be firm with where you buy it. Its the job of a few seconds for a sighted person normally, to go into the bios at boot up and change the settings of the function keys so fn needs to be pressed to get the special media functions not the other way around. also the application key can be done by two other keys, one of them a function key which is why this has to be off otherwise its three keys and almost impossible. I'd also never entertain again any laptop with no keypad.

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From: "Gerardo Corripio" <gera1027@...>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Laptops and sound issues

OH that's why I haven't noticed problems with mine: it's from 2011, and
it's running the Windows soundcard whose name I can't remember off the
top of my head. Thanks for letting us know about the annoyance of the
FN-key on laptops! I guess I'd have to buy myself either a Bluetooth
keyboard then to use instead of the Laptop's?

El 31/05/2017 a las 06:42 a.m., Nikos Demetriou via Groups.Io escribió:
My hp from 2012 running windows 7 had sound problems.
It was running beats audio sound card with its own drivers.
At the end I had to disable the beats audio sound and enable the
generic windows sound driver.
The sound is not as good now but at least it is more responsive.

I don't even remember how I did this I found instructions on youtube.

Another thing that I don't like on laptops these days which hasn't got
anything to do with sound is the fact that they don't include the
applications key any more.
Very annoying.
And finally the fact that you have to press the fn key in combination
with the function keys to perform windows functions such as rename,
refresh etc.
I know you can fix this from the bios but you need sighted assistance
to do it.

I think they are getting worst instead of any better.

On 31 May 2017 at 14:33, Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...
<mailto:gera1027@...>> wrote:

Weird! I've been using NVDA for a bit over two years without sound
problems on an HP Laptop running Windows7.

El 31/05/2017 a las 06:24 a.m., Nikos Demetriou via Groups.Io
Hi all.
Sorry if this issue has been discussed before.
I don't know what is going on with laptop sound cards these days,
but nvda doesn't seam to work well with some of them.

I tried nvda on toshiba laptops, hp laptops and lenovo laptops
and I didn't like the way nvda responds and sounds like.
I have got the impression that this problem started under windows
vista or 7 and above.
I didn't find similar situations under windows xp.
I was using espeak in all situations.
I don't want to imagine how it would sound like with vocalizer or
some other hi-q sapi5 voices which are heavier in resorces.
I found the following issues.
Sometimes nvda responds with some delay after we press a button
on the keyboard.
The sound card cuts sometimes the beginning and the end of a word
or sentence.
The sound card doesn't seam to cope well when doing things
quickly such as typing, or when pressing arrow keys rubbitly.

Sometimes the issue can be fixed if we disable all the
enhancements under playback settings but this option is not
available in some laptops.

I am not very familiar with the issues system yet.
I searched but I didn't find something on laptops, sound cards,
espeak etc.
If there isn't a similar issue perhaps I can create a new one.

Yesterday I encountered a very unusual situation where nvda was
working well on a lenovo laptop, but it became very slow in
responding after updating to the latest creators update of
windows 10.

Narator on this particular laptop was responding well with the
windows 10 voices.
I don't know if it would be possible to have different bitrates
to choose for espeak in cases where nvda is not very responsive
in some sound cards.

So what are your experiences with laptops these days and how did
you fix any sound issues?
I don't know the exact models right now because the laptops
belong to friends but if necessary I can find out.
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