Re: love the new sounds

Andre Fisher

The sounds can be turned off as follows:
Start and Exit sounds: General Settings > Play sounds when starting
and exiting NVDA
Browse and focus mode sounds: Browse mode settings > Audio indication
of focus and browse mode sounds
Text spelling error sound: Keyboard settings > Play sounds for spelling errors
Suggestion sounds will be toggleable in the next release as well.

On 6/1/17, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I did this much earlier in the development of NVDA where, as I recall, such
options aren't available. I think it's a good idea to have a no sounds
option so that sounds can all be turned on or off in one operation if the
user wishes.

----- Original Message -----

From: Kara Goldfinch
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2017 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] love the new sounds


You don't have to do this as there are options to turn off most of them.

In general preferences, there's an option to disable the startup and shut
down sounds.

You can turn off the sound that's played to alert you of a spelling error in
document formatting, but keep in mind that this will turn off spelling error
detection completely.

Finally you can replace the browse and focus mode sounds with speech prompts
by going into browse mode options.


On 01/06/2017 11:43, Gene wrote:

I cause all sounds not to be played, if necessary by inserting very short
blank wave files in the sounds folder. I see no reason for any sounds and I
think there should be some sort of all off setting for those who don't want
any. Aside from that, my question is, why do the new sounds have to be odd
and novel, seemingly just different for differences' sake. Why does one of
the settings in the browse mode/focus mode notification have to sound like a
frog clearing its throat and the other be an odd chord? Why do the start
and unload sounds have to be odd chords whose main purpose aside from the
intended one seems to be to call attention to their oddness. I'm not saying
I like the newer or the older sounds more. As I said, I don't like sounds
in general. but what I'm saying is, maybe the whole idea of why sounds
sound as they do should be reconsidered. Maybe a pleasant chord sounding
like a synthesizer imitating a string instrument playing a major chord
should signify browse mode while a very different sound, maybe a stream
flowing or the musical instrument that sounds like water flowing could be
used for focus mode, or if something more assertive is wanted, the sound of
a trumpet playing a note.

I'm not advocating for these specific sounds. I'm saying that just odd
sounding novelty for the sake of odd sounding novelty is not a proper basis
on which to define sounds, in my opinion.

Why isn't there a feature for the user to define sounds. It might take
sounds from the Windows sounds folder and the user could choose, along with
whatever sounds have been selected for the program to use that are original
NVDA sounds.

And I'll point out that Microsoft has a none option for events in Windows
and a no sounds provile already available as well.
----- Original Message -----

From: Clare Page
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2017 5:27 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] love the new sounds


After downloading the next snapshot with the new sounds in it, I am
currently trying them out, having copied those sounds into the Waves folder
of my installed copy of NVDA, as the sounds are the only new thing I want to
test right now.

I must say,I agree with Dennis’s opinion below, on both counts.

Much as I personally prefer the new sounds, which are not as loud as the
old ones, I agree that there should be the choice of which set of sounds we
use with NVDA, even if that means adding an extra dialogue to choose them,
or an extra section in the NVDA preferences. I don’t know whether this can
be done, that’s for the developers to decide of course.

That’s my two cents worth on this subject, but I know we don’t all share
the same opinion, that’s all the more reason to allow us to choose which set
of sounds we want if possible while using NVDA.

Bye for now!

From Clare

From: [] On Behalf Of Dennis
Sent: mercredi 31 mai 2017 23:12
Subject: [nvda] love the new sounds

I love the new sounds they should be an option. Give an option to revert
to the old sound scheme for those that want it..

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