Re: NVDA and Kurzweil 1000

Gene
 

You aren't hearing NVDA because it is scripted to sleep when you are in the Kurzweil window.  Issue the wake up command, shift insert s, when in the window and see if it does what you want when it is running.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Kurzweil 1000

Right now I have Kurzweil's speech muted and was trying to use NVDA, because this is what I did with JAWS; I don't like the Kurzweil voices very much. But it sounds like I will not be able to use NVDA that way.


On Aug 25, 2019, at 11:57 AM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

I should have said shift insert s. 
 
Also, that puts NVDA to sleep when you are in the window where you issued the command.  If you move out of the program, NVDA will wake up.  If you return to the window, it will sleep.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Kurzweil 1000

Did you really mean to say insert control S?

On my NVDA in Desktop layout that simply brings up the list of synthesiser group options, Sapi 4, Sapi 5, one core voices and no speech.and

 

I might be reading your email incorrectly.

David Griffith

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From: Gene
Sent: 25 August 2019 16:36
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Kurzweil 1000

 

If NVDA doesn't automatically go to sleep in NVDA, it should be scripted to do so.  But if you want to use the Numpad with NVDA, it should be put to sleep, not just stop speech.  And there may be other commands that NVDA conflicts with.  Also, if you stop speech, you won't hear error messages, such as from the scanner or when Kurzweil crashes.  You will have speech off and won't hear anything.  If you put it to sleep, if an error message comes up and takes you to the error message Window, NVDA will wake up and read it, as well as be completely functional.  It only sleeps when in the Kurzweil Window. 

 

In general, NVDA should be put to sleep in self-voicing applications, not just turn off the synthesizer. 

 

I just checked.  The command to toggle sleep mode on and off is control insert, either insert, s.  That is for the desktop layout.  I don't know what it is for the laptop layout.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:37 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Kurzweil 1000

 

 

Yes Kurzweil works with NVDA though for best results you need to mute speech in one of the applications as they will otherwise talk together.

I normally just use NVDA plus s to toggle speech off whilst in Kurzweil.

Specifically I have just opened a PDF in Kurzweil using NvDA and after muting speech with NVDA the document read perfectly normally in Kurzweil using arrow keys and other expected commands.

This is with Win 10, Kurzweil 14 desktop version and latest NVDA.

I do not use the Windows 10 app version of Kurzweil so cannot comment on this.

David Griffith

 

David Griffith

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From: kelby carlson
Sent: 25 August 2019 13:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and Kurzweil 1000

 

Does NVDA work with Kurzweil 1000? When I try to do OCR on a PDF, the arrow keys and other navigation keys seem to do nothing.

 

 

 

 

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