Welcome to the NVDA Community Add-ons website - Quick Dictionary #nvdaaddonsfeed
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Welcome to NVDA Quick Dictionary addon, which will allow you to quickly get a dictionary article with the translation of a word or phrase into your chosen language by pressing a key combination. There are few basic keyboard shortcuts and they are all intuitive and convenient so you will remember them quickly.
Receiving a dictionary article
In order to get an article from the dictionary, you must first select the word you are interested in or copy it to the clipboard. Then just press NVDA+Y twice. There is also another way to get a dictionary entry: pressing NVDA+Y once switches the keyboard to add-on control mode, then just use the D key.
Add-on control mode
To access all the features of the add-on, you need to switch to add-on control mode, you can do this by pressing NVDA+Y once. You will hear a short low beep and will be able to use the other commands described below. When you press a key that is not used in the add-on, you will hear another signal notifying you of an erroneous command and the add-on control mode will be automatically turned off.
Add-on commands list
Basic dictionary commands: * D - announce a dictionary entry for a selected word or phrase (same as NVDA+Y); * W - show dictionary entry in a separate browseable window; * S - swap languages and get Quick Dictionary translation; * A - announce the current source and target languages; * C - copy last dictionary entry to the clipboard; * E - edit text before sending; * U - download from online dictionary and save the current list of available languages; * function keys - select online dictionary service; * Q - statistics on the using the online service; * F - choose online service.
Voice synthesizers profiles management: * from 1 to 9 - selection of the voice synthesizer profile; * G - announce the selected profile of voice synthesizers; * B - back to previous voice synthesizer; * R - restore default voice synthesizer; * Del - delete the selected voice synthesizer profile; * V - save configured voice synthesizer profile; * P - display a list of all customized voice synthesizers profiles.
Press O to open add-on settings dialog.
Help on add-on commands
You can see a list of all the commands used in the add-on as follows: * Via the NVDA menu - by pressing NVDA+N, go to the submenu "Tools", then - "Quick Dictionary" and activate the menu item "Help on add-on commands". * Press the H key in add-on control mode (NVDA+Y).
To open the add-on help - press NVDA+N, go to the "Tools" submenu, then - "Quick Dictionary" and activate the menu item "Help".
We are very grateful to everyone who made the effort to develop, translate and maintain this add-on: * Cagri Dogan - Turkish translation; * Wafiqtaher - Arabic translation.
Several good solutions from other developments were used in the Quick Dictionary add-on. Thanks to the authors of the following add-ons: * Instant Translate - Alexy Sadovoy, Beqa Gozalishvili, Mesar Hameed, Alberto Buffolino and other NVDA contributors. * To work with voice synthesizers profiles were used ideas from the Switch Synth add-on (thanks to Tyler Spivey).
Version 1.0: features of implementation