Re: Announcing Capital Letters

Chris Mullins

Hi Colin
It should work if you have character echo on (NVDA+NumRow 2) when
typing, if you just use word echo (NVDA+NumRow 3), you won't hear the
pitch change.


On 28/12/2019, Colin Phelan <> wrote:
Thanks All, interestingly the beep and pitch change work when I review a
typed word with the left and right arrows but not when I am typing so unless
there is a separate setting for typing feedback maybe it is to do with my
Kind Regards

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: 26 December 2019 23:48
Subject: Re: [nvda] Announcing Capital Letters

Maybe I've been doing it wrong all these years then. I use 50% to make it
obvious because I find 30% can be indistinct in some cases.
At least when Colin experiences the output for whatever synthesizer he uses,
I'm sure he is capable of adjusting the setting to his personal preference.


On 26/12/2019, Gene <> wrote:
That is not correct. Fifty percent is extrremely too high pitched for
some synthesizers. It may be alright for others. the default is 30
percent and I wouldn't assume that that is remotely correct for a lot of
also, these settings are all on by default and they don't change from
one synthesizer to another. It is very unlikely that a new user would
turn them
off. Therefore, the problem is very likely related to the synthesizer
some problem with the NVDA installation.

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

From: Chris Mullins
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2019 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Announcing Capital Letters

Use NVDA+Control+k to open the Keyboard settings dialog and ensure the
check box entitled "Beep if typing lowercase when caps lock is on" is
checked. This will cause a beep to sound if you type a shifted
letter, giving you a big clue that caps lock is on."
Secondly, for each synthesizer you use, press NVDA+Control+v to open
the Voice Settings dialog and ensure the edit box entitled "Capital
pitch change perCentage" is set to at least 50% This will make it
obvious that you are typing a capital letter or reviewing one when
reading letter by letter. Note: Ensure you have "Speak typed
characters" active (NVDA+NumRow 2) to get this feedback when typing.


On 26/12/2019, Gene <> wrote:
I suspect you are using the illegal add-on which isn’t supported on
the list. the list can’t, for legal reasons, support oor assist in
using such software. If you want Eloquence that functions properlhy,
you can ppurchase either an add-on for it or an MSAPI version of
Eloquence. I and other list members would be happy to provide more
information. You can try demos of both, if you wish.

Meantime, trhy switching to another synthesizer to see if capital
notification works properly.

----- Original Message -----
From: Colin Phelan
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Announcing Capital Letters

You might be onto something there I am using eloquence which did not
come as part of the initial NVDA download thoughts welcome and thanks

On 26 Dec 2019, at 6:44 pm, Gene <> wrote:

You should hear a beep if the caps lock is on and you use the shift
key and type a letter. NVDA by default raises the pitch of capital
you don’t hear that, what synthesizer are you using. The first thing
we need to determine is whether the problem is a limitation of the
synthesizer or some problem perhaps with the NVDA installation.

----- Original Message -----
From: Colin Phelan
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:33 PM
Subject: [nvda] Announcing Capital Letters

I am new to NVDA and recognise this is a basic question, however, I
cannot seem to get NVDA to give me feedback with regard to if I am
typing capital letters which is a concern as caps lock may be on by

Please confirm settings to be ticked and how to ensure settings are
saved in case this is the issue.



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