Re: strange problem
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The command to set speech to Talk, Beep or off is NVDA+s, the control key is not used. NVDA+Control+s is a different command which opens the synthesizer selection dialog. Please understand the order in which you press the Control and NVDA modifier keys is irrelevant, you have to hold them down whilst you press a standard key such as in this case the letter s. It’s only then the keycode is passed to the computer from the keyboard.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of anthony borg
Sent: 14 June 2017 15:35
Subject: Re: [nvda] strange problem
First of all many thanks for the instructions of how to turn off the punctuation, secondly withregards theother thing, if I press control, NVDA s, it has a different meaning,
That is to change the synthesizer to 3 modes, talk, beap and silence, if I’m not wrong, because I have tried it several times.
As I said before I’m still learning and not to judging others, I’m simply explaining what I have noticed.
Thank you once again for your support.
It does not matter if the command is written Control NVDA s or NVDA Control s because it is exactly the same command. You should be pressing and holding down the NVDA and control keys and whilst doing so, press the s key. You may also see the command written as NVDA+Control+s, which better illustrates the command is a combination of the 3 keys. Because the NVDA and Control keys are modifier keys, you can hold them down then press s rather than trying to press all 3 simultaneously. Modifier keys send additional information from the keyboard to the computer when combined with a standard key, in this case the letter s. NVDA is running on the computer, identifies that the keypress code you have typed contains the NVDA modifier key code so knows it needs to be processed by the NVDA program
As for the punctuation that is spoken, it depends on how you are reading the tutorial. If you are arrowing character by character, it will read all punctuation. If you open the NVDA voice dialog by pressing NVDA+Control+v, tab to the Punctuation symbol level combo box, set it to none and press enter. This will eliminate the voicing of punctuation when reading line by line using the down arrow and using the ‘Say All’ command (NVDA+Down Arrow).
According to the tutorial the shortcut to access synthesizers is control NVDA s, and when someone else told me to press NVDA control s, it worked, and the same with the voices.
I’m so sorry if I wasn’t very clear in my previous email.
But I must admit that you were, and still are of a great help for me and support with the info you have sent me.
If I may asking you again, is there a way of how to turn off something for a shorttime in NVDA to stop reading such as comas, dots and many others, when I’m listening to a tutorial?
Because they don’t lent me concentrate enough.
Many thanks once again for your help and sorry for the trouble I’m giving you.
You gave exactly the same commands when you said they didn't work and that they did work.
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I tried to use those shortcuts control nvda s, and control nvda v, but they didn’t work.
Then somebody else sent me another form, for synthesizers I have to press control nvda s, for voices I should use control nvda v, and they worked that way.
Do you understand that all commands such as control NVDA key s and Control NVDA key v are used without going into the menus? You can get to the same settings in the menus but such commands are shortcuts that bypass the menus. You can use them anywhere. You aren't in NVDA when you use them. You could be on the desktop, in a program, almost anywhere.
In the menus, you would get to such settings by opening the menus, then down arrowing to preferences and pressing enter. Then down arrow to either synthesizer and press enter or voice settings and press enter. It sounds as though you would save yourself a lot of time and trouble by working with a good NVDA tutorial such as the one I sent a link to a number of days ago.
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I’m so sorry for the trouble I might have given you, but just to let you know that finally I managed to find out what was the problem.
Last time I went in to the menu, I entert the in put section and I pressed the space bar on the first item without knowing what was going to happen,
That’s why I couldn’t access the synthesizers.
Thanks once again for your help.
NVDA control S is what you hit to go to a different synthesizer. NVDA control V is what you hit forchanging the voice.
Hope this helps.
On 6/12/2017 1:35 PM, anthony borg wrote: