Re: greetings from a new user, making transition from JAWS2018 using Win10 and looking for tips and tricks and default program suggestions
molly the blind tech lover
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Welcome to the list.
I am sure you will love NVDA. I’ve only been using it for 2 years and I absolutely love it 😂
I also have Jaws on my laptop and my tablet ant still occasionally use it.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Phil Jenkins gmail
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:
- - IE, Firefox (or Waterfox) and Chrome.
- Audible Manager
- Secure Notes
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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