Re: How can I configure NVDA to speak nothing? #advisory

Quentin Christensen

There is an issue for removing the beeps option and having an add-on to provide it for those who want it (compared to the current functionality of the feature being in the core and using an add-on to remove it):  The comments to the issue indicate that while for those who don't use the functionality, the use of beeps mode may seem unclear, there are certainly those who do use it.

While I personally agree with using the add-on to provide the extra functionality (that some users really find useful and others don't need at all), I would make the point that it would require work from someone which would then essentially bring us back to exactly the situation we have now (you can have the functionality or not, using an add-on to achieve one state).  That work could instead be directed to functionality which doesn't currently exist.

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 11:51 PM Mohamed <malhajamy@...> wrote:
Personally I've used it on occasions, though I've changed the pitch to
an A note rather than the default, as the default pitch sounds rather
painful to me.

On 12/9/2018 1:21 PM, Travis Siegel wrote:
> I thought the beeps mode would act like the old asap screen reader for
> dos did, in that when text is scrolling on the screen, it would
> constantly emit beeps to let you know the program was still producing
> output. However, when I was doing a rather lengthy compile a couple
> months ago, I tried turning on beeps mode, hoping it would continue
> beeping (once every second or so), or perhaps everytime the screen
> updated, but that did not happen.  I actually got no output at all,
> beeps or otherwise, which is not at all what I expected.  As a result,
> I just assumed the beep mode was broken, and went back to switching
> away from compile windows and checking periodically to see if they're
> done, since beeps mode doesn't perform as expected.

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