Re: Laptops and sound issues


Chris Mullins
 

Hi Nicos

I recently came across a Dell laptop where the application key was accessed using the FN key + right control.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nikos Demetriou via Groups.Io
Sent: 31 May 2017 12:43
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Laptops and sound issues

 

Hi.

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.

Nikos

 

On 31 May 2017 at 14:33, Gerardo Corripio <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 escribió:

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.

Thanks

Nikos



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