Re: screen readers

Travis Siegel

Actually, I don't have this problem.

When I'm reading large chunks of text, my screen will blank, but NVDA keeps right on reading, just as if the screen wasn't blanked at all.  I'll have to check my settings to be sure, but I think I have it set to blank the screen, but not to go to sleep as a whole, so that could be why it continues reading for me.

On 10/9/2017 10:34 PM, zahra wrote:
just set screen saver to none and read any pages that you need with sayAll.
nvda stopss working after some minutes when you use sayAll, if screen
saver is active, says unknown and you need to press insert or capslock
plus down arrow keys to continue reading.
i use windows xp and dont know where exactly screen saver is, but you
can search and find it easily,
for me who use xp, screen saver is in control panel, display, settings.
hope that help,
God bless you!

On 10/10/17, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
In NVDA, you can't use numpad end as a part of the read status line command.
You can use either insert but you would use end on the main keyboard.

Many commands are the same or similar between JAWS and NVDA when using the
desktop layout. I don't use the laptop layout and I can't comment on that.

Rather than change or try to change many commands in NVDA, I think your time
would be far better used learning the NVDA commands.

Read to end, using the default desktop layout is NVDA key, which by default
is either insert, down arrow. Not down arrow on the numpad, down arrow on
the main keyboard. That's roughly equivalent to the command people use in
JAWS for read to end. People generally use nnumpad insert numpad down arrow
for read to end. In NVDA, you are using down arrow on the main keyboard.
You can't use down arrow on the numpad because NVDA uses that command for
read current character. I gave the read status line command before and you
use end on the main keyboard for the same reason. The numpad end key is
used for screen review.

If you aren't well familiar with NVDA commands, you may change commands only
to find later you have stopped important other commands you want to use. I
would strongly recommend against changing commands until you know NVDA well
enough to understand what the consequences may be.

If you want to know where to see NVDA commands listed in the NVDA
documentation, list members can discuss that. But in general, I believe it
is better, and it may be significantly better depending on what you are
using and how, to learn the actual screen-reader commands and only then
making changes if still desired.

I went through unnecessary work when I was learning NVDA to change the read
to end command. I didn't know that you can set the caps lock key to work as
an NVDA key. So I changed Read to end to a command I liked more only to
find it was unnecessary as I learned more about NVDA. Once I found out
about using the caps lock as an NVDA key, I started using caps lock down
arrow for read to end, which is as convenient as the command I wasted time
setting before I knew about the caps lock.

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

From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen readers

I use insert plus end to hear number of messages. A lot of the key strokes
are the same especially for all the basic windows stuff, reading documents,
folders, lists, and web pages.

From: [] On Behalf Of Karim
Sent: October-09-17 4:44 PM
Subject: [nvda] screen readers

Hello all,

Can I get NVDA to use jaws commands?

when it comes to navigating data?

I know that window eyes had a setting to configure the setting like you
were using the jaws program?

NVDA works real well but not having the experience like checking messages,
like you do with jaws.

insert down always gave the amount of messages.

I'm not sure why I'm having a real hard time with NVDA not being my primary

thanks for the list and as a Canadian happy thanks giving!





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