Re: greetings from a new user, making transition from JAWS2018 using Win10 and looking for tips and tricks and default program suggestions


The truth is that many screenreaders have adopted similar commands
now, so that making a transition from 1 to another doesn't have to be
an exercise in agony.

I personally use & prefer Firefox.

The website sells some books to get you started w/the
basics, it's like $24 USD, for the text version, a bit more for the
audio, & goes to support ongoing NVDA development. 2 birds, 1 stone,
great investment.

On 7/18/19, Arlene <nedster66@...> wrote:
Hi, welcome to the list. Hey, if you are moving to NVDA. You can still have
Jaws on your computer until you get used to NVDA then once you are fully
there then you can get rid of Jaws. I have both here but I use NVDA for
some things. Then I use Jaws for other things. My room mate is a computer
teacher and uses it for her teaching. I’m newly on win ten.

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From: Phil Jenkins gmail
Sent: July 18, 2019 6:57 AM
Subject: [nvda] greetings from a new user, making transition from
JAWS2018using Win10 and looking for tips and tricks and default program

Greetings folks

I’m a 20+ year user of JAWS. Not necessarily because it has been the ‘best’
but rather because it was what my employer and uni’ provided and it simply
became habitual. Now I have to pay for all upgrades myself, and not really
enjoying the ‘drug pusher’  like relationship JAWS has with its users, I
have decided to make the slow but sure move to NVDA. I’ve heard great things
about the screen reader and in fact I’ve heard in many cases I should be
able to do things with NVDA that I cannot do with JAWS.

So my PC is Windows10 with MS-Office.

1                     Is there a document that gives NVDA equivalent
keyboards commands as JAWS, ie if you did X ion JAWS then do Y in NVDA?
Presumably the ‘access’ key is the zero on the num pad that JAWS uses?
2                     What is the best default email client and web browser
to use with  NVDA? Have experience of Outlook, Outlook Express, poor
experience of  Thunderbird. Have used I#e, Firefox and Chrome. No experience
of Edge.
3                     Music player? WMP or WinAmp or something else?
4                     Does NVDA work with any kind of ‘Open Office’ non MS
office suite?

I guess the things I use the most with my old Win7Pro machine that I’m about
to stop using and move to the Win10 machine are:
-          Outlook
-          - IE, Firefox (or Waterfox) and Chrome.
-          Word.
-          Audible Manager
-          Soundtaxi
-          Sendspace
-          Ccleaner
-          Secure Notes
-          Dropbox
-          WMP.

Thanks all and apologies if this question has been asked and asked again,
feel free to point me at web resources that will answer my questions.



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