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Shut Down, etc

Ralph Boersema
 

Dear Folks,

 

My Windows 10 went through some kind of update and now my NVDA cannot access the Power button for shutting down or restarting, etc. I open the Start menu, using the Windows key, then go to Navegation, using the tab key. With the down arrow I get down to the User Account button, but then it won’t continue down to the Power button. Any suggestions?

 

Ralph


Re: Vocalize voices will not install

Chris
 

The name of the addon is code factory voices for nvda

If that addon is not in your manage addons then its not installed

If it is then something else is going on

 

 

 


Re: Adobe in Design

 

I know this is not exactly on topic for design but it is round the same thing so bare with me.
When I had university a while now, I got into an opperating systems class.
I had to use linux on a system, I was given a distribution and told to install it.
I also had to install a copy of windows on a drive.
Ofcause access wize the stuff that was round for the course wasn't.
So I simply talked through how I would install the oses, and the lecturer installed both oses on the drive and I got the credit.
He then tried to make linux accessible but no good.
This was back before I found about grml, so I carried round my windows computer for windows stuff, and an old 100 dollar piece of crap computer I got from a company who didn't want it anymore.
It had something on it, and I had a dectalk which I had to rythmically bash to get to work right every system startup and it lasted that way for 6 months.
In another case in a programming course I almost quit because the version of pascal they were using had no accessible program to use.
By chance I remembered a place where I had found something that was an interface which was and which at the time worked.
I was then able to finnish it.
Those courses had happy endings.
In the case of windows I couldn't use it on the university system with a lot of modifications and security and the like.
I had never used vmware, and if I ever did it again, I would ask if I could run things via vmware image.

On 17/02/2017 1:40 a.m., erik burggraaf wrote:
As I understand it this is a classroom situation. The students have to
use what the professor tells them they have to use.

Adobe in general is not a friend of accessibility, no matter how much
they sponsor NVDA. I haven't used these two applications and don't know
what work has been done, but it could really go either way. Hopefully
some one comes up with good information.

Erik

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On February 16, 2017 7:28:50 AM "Richard Kuzma via Groups.Io"
<rmkuzma@...> wrote:

Hi there,
I used to do graphic design before I lost my sight and used both
indesign and quark.
They are both very graphical user interfaces.
I cant say that I have played with them and nvda,
But I cant imagin it very easy.
Why not use something like Microsoft word, or a word processor instead
that is not near as graphical.
Let me know if I can help any other way.
Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
MAYANK SHARMA
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Adobe in Design

Hi everyone,

I'm doing a journalism course and am encouraged to learn to work with
adobe in design. Has anyone tried working on it with NVDA and if it is
possible to do so?
It is used to design layouts for newspapers. Also there's quarkXPress
that we use for designing.
Do tell me if it's not appropriate for this list.

Cheers

Mayank









.


Re: problem reading mail

 

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 11:48 am, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Ie every other bit of software I have used bar ms software does not have ribbons.

Then you metaphorically "don't get around much anymore."   Ribbons are very common in many programs of "relatively recent" design.  There are menu-driven programs that were developed that way, but even these are now heading into Universal App interface design as they're being updated.of 

And it really doesn't matter, one whit, whether ribbons are common outside Windows or not.  They've been the defacto standard under Windows all the way back since the 2007 versions of Office were introduced and I think (though now I can't remember) are standard in Windows 7 functions like Windows Explorer, etc.

None of us gets to choose the interface a software manufacturer goes with.  When they change there are several things you can do, one of those is resist and resist for well over a decade - which gets you absolutely nowhere when there's no chance of an interface ever going back to the menu driven one you (and I, for that matter) cut your teeth on.

I also think that there is a lot of "what's too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget" at play here.  The multi-level menus of old on programs like Word, Excel, etc., were not in any way "intuitive."   There are just too many functions for "intuitive" to be possible.

I recall hating the ribbon interface with a burning passion when it first came out because I already knew precisely how to access my "greatest hits list" either via point and click in menus or keyboard shortcuts.  I had to relearn all of this (or a great deal of it) and was not happy in any way, shape, or form.   After I did so, slowly but surely, it seemed no more difficult, but definitely no easier, either, than the menu system.  I still have to resort to using the help function and/or brute force searching for functions I need only once every several years and almost invariably they've been placed somewhere that is utterly unintuitive to me as far as being "where I'd look first."  This is for someone who's been using MS-Windows in all its iterations since the product first appeared on the market.
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Re: problem reading mail

 

No one said that blind people don't use ribbons but I can't say I get any joy out of using them, or what microsoft sees, unless I am totally dumb just about every program I have granted some of them are old have not any ribbons at all.

On 17/02/2017 5:42 a.m., Gene wrote:
It's not a question of bait. You didn't say clearly that you were expressing your opinion. You didn't indicate that many people are using the later version. If you had said something like, I don't use the later version because I don't like ribbons, that would have been one thing. If you had said that many blind people use the program but you don't for this or that reason, that would have been a fair statement. But your statement could far too easily be misinterpreted as saying that the later version is unuseable. If you make such ambiguous statements, then I comment on them because you are writing in such a way that many people may interpret what you say as a general statement that the program is unuseable. Just saying the phrase "to me" and then saying that a program is unuseable because it has ribbons is too easy to be misinterpreted unless you are more clear in your explanation of what you mean.

And while many blind people don't like ribbons, many blind people use ribbons regularly and use the new version of the program.

I don't care which version people use. I care about statements that are easily misinterpreted and that may cause people considering what program and version to use to believe that a program is unuseable when that is far from the case.

Gene
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Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail


Well I'm not rising to your bait. I meerely present what is not an uncommon
view amongst blind users of windows.

Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail


What do you mean the only useable one. You mean the only one you liked
because you hate ribbons. That is different than the only useable one. The
later version is perfectly useable. If you are willing to use ribbons, it
is just as useable as the old version.

Microsoft doesn't provide the installer for the old version any longer but
the full installer for the old version is available from individuals who
have it. I have it and I expect other list members have it as well.

Outlook Express in the version that has been modified to work in Windows 7
and higher works well for some people and not for others.
Gene
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Gene----- Original Message -----
----- Original Message -----
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To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail


I think it happens on Windows Live mail but there are a number of different
versions knocking around. To me the only usable one was the version using
old style menus, which microsoft now seems to have removed as a download and
the version is always asking to update or to go over tto the latest app. I
don't think the app in 10 has support for Usenet so I'm loathe to do that
change, and in any case Outlook express with the files that emulate the old
html etc displays of xp seems to owork well and I do not begrudge the 20 Eu
it costs for three keys at all as the guy is very helpful.
This will do me for years unless nobody does pop3 email any more.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Quentin Christensen" <quentin@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail


Hi Gary,

I must admit I haven't been using the mail app much. I just had a look
and
found a couple of times it opened the message and I had to press NVDA+down
arrow to read, but most time (even on the same messages), it read fine.

Would love to get some more info if anyone else is experiencing this (or
not) and particularly if anyone can better pin down exactly when it does
and doesn't read automatically?

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:13 AM, Gary Metzler <gmtravel@...>
wrote:

Hi All,

I just updated to nvda 2017.rc1. I am using wlm as my mail client. It
used to be when I open a message I would hit the up arrow key and nvda
would start reading the message. Now, I have to hit the key for it to
read
the message. Also I hear the word pane is this the way it will be?
Thanks
for any help.Regards, Gary kn4ox



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Re: problem reading mail

 

Gene,

          I just tried the restart system, followed by firing up NVDA 2017.RC1, fire up WLM 2012 and got a behavior that was different than I did the last time (or at least what I recall because I got no announcement of "pane" and I absolutely know I did previously.

This time NVDA announced the WLM 2012 splash screen, the main window opened and NVDA said "English, US" and nothing else and there appeared to be no NVDA focus on anything.  When I then hit a single tab it placed me on the reading pane for the message in the inbox that was shown as having focus and began reading it from top to bottom.  If I shift+tabbed back to the inbox message list I had focus on the message in the inbox.

The last time I did this I might have fired up WLM 2012 before NVDA, so that's the next attempt.  But whatever I did I know that when I hit tab to go to the inbox the NVDA add-on that shows you what it's got focus on had a red square around the whole inbox area and announced "pane."  How to make that recur again is the question.

Since I'm not an actual NVDA user from a "this is how I access my computer" perspective my entry points into NVDA and individual programs probably differ between invocations of NVDA, the programs, or both much more than someone who has a "keyboard routine" might - though that's pure speculation on my part.

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Re: problem reading mail

 

Actually what really gets my goat is that bar microsoft ribbons are not the industry standard.
Ie every other bit of software I have used bar ms software does not have ribbons.
We will just have to download system hacking tools to turn it off.
Issue is with windows updating itself we will have to rerun these hack tools every month.
This is not what I hoped.
Yes I can manage the ribbon for a few things but I still can't do a select all as such in explorer, replace multiple files at once without a tedious copy past op hitting alt y or space a bunch of times, etc.
I have managed to load the right sequences in office I need to do my job which is to say update office and check for mail in outlook but I can't say I have mastered ribbons either.
Its why I am still on win7 and will while I have a legal coppy continue.
Ofcause if ms doesn't improve, I will have to decide if I continue to stay legal and get an older computer with win7 or not.
Or simply get a win10 computer for the net, and a win7 or heck windows xp system so I can do everything else that doesn't need me to be online.
I was hoping ms would realise that ribbons are just what it thinks they have not caught on like they thought.
And I think we should have theo ption to run ribbons in office and windows or just menus as normal.

On 17/02/2017 6:28 a.m., Ron Canazzi wrote:
...and while I respect Gene for most issues, when ever he has said in
the past that ribbons are easy once you get used to them, and I ask
about just how to use them in Excel--he or any of the other 'get on the
ball blinky' advocates of ribbons have no clue as to how to answer me.
I have some basic shortcuts I have been given by those forced to use the
newer Excel and Access version, but that's about it. None who use
ribbons for complex suite such as Office do anything other than memorize
shortcuts to achieve basic functions. Fortunately some of the older
ones such as Control + S for save and alt + F, A for save as still work,
but having real command of ribbons in complex programs still alludes
most blind people.



On 2/16/2017 11:17 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Well I'm not rising to your bait. I meerely present what is not an
uncommon view amongst blind users of windows.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail


What do you mean the only useable one. You mean the only one you
liked because you hate ribbons. That is different than the only
useable one. The later version is perfectly useable. If you are
willing to use ribbons, it is just as useable as the old version.

Microsoft doesn't provide the installer for the old version any longer
but the full installer for the old version is available from
individuals who have it. I have it and I expect other list members
have it as well.

Outlook Express in the version that has been modified to work in
Windows 7 and higher works well for some people and not for others.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Gene----- Original Message -----
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:29 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail


I think it happens on Windows Live mail but there are a number of
different
versions knocking around. To me the only usable one was the version using
old style menus, which microsoft now seems to have removed as a
download and
the version is always asking to update or to go over tto the latest
app. I
don't think the app in 10 has support for Usenet so I'm loathe to do that
change, and in any case Outlook express with the files that emulate
the old
html etc displays of xp seems to owork well and I do not begrudge the
20 Eu
it costs for three keys at all as the guy is very helpful.
This will do me for years unless nobody does pop3 email any more.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen"
<quentin@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail


Hi Gary,

I must admit I haven't been using the mail app much. I just had a look
and
found a couple of times it opened the message and I had to press
NVDA+down
arrow to read, but most time (even on the same messages), it read fine.

Would love to get some more info if anyone else is experiencing this (or
not) and particularly if anyone can better pin down exactly when it does
and doesn't read automatically?

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:13 AM, Gary Metzler <gmtravel@...>
wrote:

Hi All,

I just updated to nvda 2017.rc1. I am using wlm as my mail client. It
used to be when I open a message I would hit the up arrow key and nvda
would start reading the message. Now, I have to hit the key for it to
read
the message. Also I hear the word pane is this the way it will be?
Thanks
for any help.Regards, Gary kn4ox



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Re: problem reading mail

Jacques <lists4js@...>
 

For what its worth, if Allow skim reading in Say All is checked in the NVDA keyboard dialogue, pressing up arrow as soon as the message is opened will set read to end in motion and read the message body top to bottom, if indeed so desired. Pressing delete key, the above-mentioned procedure will read the next message body without reading the header information.

 

Please make sure if the above-mentioned checkbox indeed is checked, else this approach obviously wont work. If memory serves, it is unchecked by default after a clean installation. I am running the latest RC and do not experience this behaving differently compared to previous builds.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:10
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail

 

Whether it used to work or not, that isn't documented or expected behavior.  I have no idea if this might be restored or why the behavior has changed.  Simply issue the usual read to end command when you open a message.  I don't use thunderbird and I can't comment on this behavior stopping.  But I can tell you that when I was learning something about thunderbird a number of years ago, the way I got message bodies to read efficiently, that is without the subject line being read, was to use the read to end command in whatever screen-reader I was working with.  If the read to end command is inconvenient in whatever keyboard layout you are using, you may be able to make it far more convenient by doing something like having the caps lock key be an NVDA key.

 

You may have to experiment to see how long to wait after opening a message before issuing the command. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:49 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail

 

Hi Brian,

When I used nvda 2016.4 when I opened a message I hit the up arrow key to
stop the reading of the subject line.  In rc1 this no longer works.  Thanks
for any help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:13 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail

Well I don't think that should happen at all. What happens if you use the
older version. I'd also advise against using a portable version on windows
10, it seldom works verywell.
Brian

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From: "Gary Metzler " <gmtravel@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] problem reading mail


Hi All,

I just updated to nvda 2017.rc1.  I am using wlm as my mail client.  It used
to be when I open a message I would hit the up arrow key and nvda would
start reading the message.  Now, I have to hit the key for it to read the
message.  Also I hear the word pane is this the way it will be?  Thanks for
any help.Regards, Gary kn4ox


 



Re: Vocalize voices will not install

Bill Holton <bill32607@...>
 

Hi.

I believe the plugin is already installed.  Under plugins it shows Nuiance vocalizer and then synth name.

And it says it’s working.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:51 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Vocalize voices will not install

 

Go to the code factory website and download the nvda addon then it should work

 

 


My problem with braille voyager is solved plus some suggest about braille functions in NVDA.

Alexander Masic
 




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Ämne: My problem with braille voyager is solved plus some suggest about braille functions in NVDA.
Datum: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:40:10 +0100
Från: Alexander Masic <list@...>
Svar till: list@...
Till: nvda@groups.io


Hi. As i have mation it before, i have had issues in order to get my 
braille voager together with Optelec convert card to work with NVDA. 
Hovever yesturday finaly i got an solotion from Optelec wich work 
exilent! Not a day to late.... Just hope that the restonsible developers 
will implument this in future updates.

However if there is any who may have same problem as my. I mean an old 
brailledisplay with that optelec convert card. contact me offlist on:

alexander@...

Then i can sen and describe how to do. Gues i can chare this without any 
problem, because it's opend sorce.


And another function i would like to se in braille, is to could turn it 
like in jaws, line mode. I mean, for me as who using boath braille and 
speach combain, i am only intrested in contains, and not have lnk and 
things like that om ny display.

Of course this option should remain for those who really nead this as it 
is today. But I i would like to have option to customize how I want it 
to look like.


Alexander



Re: problem reading mail

Gene
 

I suspect that if you asked how to find a specific thing, you would get an answer either here or on another list.  I see no reason to believe that ribbons are inaccessible as you move into their structure.  Ribbons don't have structures within structures.  You can open a dialog or a menu from within a ribbon but you don't open another ribbon in a ribbon.  I have never had an accessibility problem with a dialog or a menu because it is opened from inside of a ribbon.  If a dialog or a menu isn't properly accessible, that's because it isn't designed properly from an accessibility standpoint.  But the ribbon isn't causing the problem. 
 
As I said, if you ask on this or other lists how to find a specific item using ribbons and not using short cuts, you have a good chance of getting an answer.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail

I'll look at this again, but I'm almost certain I read it before. It's not the basic function, it's such things as defining column width, importing and exporting various kinds of file types and formats and such.  I always could find those things in standard pull downs--no matter how deep within they were.  My best guess is that once you get in a few layers that screen reading software does not read all possible choices within the ribbon structure.  I'll give it a go once again--don't recall how many such tutorials I have read in the past and spent several hours on each one comparing and testing; here goes again!



On 2/16/2017 1:06 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:28 am, Ron Canazzi wrote:

None who use ribbons for complex suite such as Office do anything other than memorize shortcuts to achieve basic functions.

And this is different than the menu driven system in what way, precisely?

No one has ever known exactly where to find "very seldom to almost never used" functions but did menu searches when there were menus and ribbon searches when there are ribbons to find them.

The ribbons are nothing more than a menu in different form.  It's not all that much easier to conduct an exhaustive search of a multi-level menu than it is to do the same with a ribbon control, it's just the precise "how" that's different.

How you use them in Excel is no different than how you use them in any ribbon-driven program.  Read the brief "how-to" I wrote which applies to any ribbon-controlled program in Windows.   It's impossible to get specific unless one is writing a "how-to" for a single program and even then you'll never cover all the options available in the various ribbons or menus and the multiple dialogs that each can spawn.  


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Re: problem reading mail

Gene
 

It appears that normally, unselecting a message and then closing the program causes the program to open again with the next message selected.  I tried unselecting a message with control space bar, then closing and opening the program.  As I said, the next message in the list was selected.  Even if my hypothesis is correct, it may be hard to test since it may be uncommon for the program to open with no message selected.
 
Gene

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

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail

Gene,

           What you suggest has merit, but I cannot get the situation to recur, at least not yet.  Right now if I get into the inbox tree and move myself to an account different than the one I've been viewing that definitely deselects any message in the inbox.  But if I exit WLM 2012 and restart it again, the first thing that gets focus is a message in the inbox for the account I had focus on in the inbox tree prior to shutting it down.

            I suspect this might be an initial startup after full system shutdown or use of Restart, as opposed to doing a shutdown when Fast Startup is enabled.  I will try a bit later today to do a shutdown (as I don't have Fast Startup enabled) then see what happens if I've got NVDA fired up and then start WLM 2012.  My gut tells me that this behavior is very context specific and once that context has been changed and stays changed it won't recur until the original context presents itself again.
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Re: problem reading mail

Ron Canazzi
 

I'll look at this again, but I'm almost certain I read it before. It's not the basic function, it's such things as defining column width, importing and exporting various kinds of file types and formats and such.  I always could find those things in standard pull downs--no matter how deep within they were.  My best guess is that once you get in a few layers that screen reading software does not read all possible choices within the ribbon structure.  I'll give it a go once again--don't recall how many such tutorials I have read in the past and spent several hours on each one comparing and testing; here goes again!



On 2/16/2017 1:06 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:28 am, Ron Canazzi wrote:

None who use ribbons for complex suite such as Office do anything other than memorize shortcuts to achieve basic functions.

And this is different than the menu driven system in what way, precisely?

No one has ever known exactly where to find "very seldom to almost never used" functions but did menu searches when there were menus and ribbon searches when there are ribbons to find them.

The ribbons are nothing more than a menu in different form.  It's not all that much easier to conduct an exhaustive search of a multi-level menu than it is to do the same with a ribbon control, it's just the precise "how" that's different.

How you use them in Excel is no different than how you use them in any ribbon-driven program.  Read the brief "how-to" I wrote which applies to any ribbon-controlled program in Windows.   It's impossible to get specific unless one is writing a "how-to" for a single program and even then you'll never cover all the options available in the various ribbons or menus and the multiple dialogs that each can spawn.  

 
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Re: Vocalize voices will not install

Chris
 

Go to the code factory website and download the nvda addon then it should work

 

 


Re: NVDA In-Process now available

 

hi.
i sincerely appreciate you and pray for you.
i request divine infinite mercy and blessings for you.

On 2/16/17, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
You are most welcome :)

In my investigation into our release cycle.... I did completely neglect to
mention that we aim for four releases a year, oops!

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 5:37 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria <
knitqueen2007@...> wrote:

Hi, Quentin,



Thank you from me too.



Rosemarie







*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Mário
Navarro
*Sent:* Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:32 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] NVDA In-Process now available







thank you!

cheers.



Às 06:01 de 16/02/2017, Quentin Christensen escreveu:

Hi everyone,



The latest instalment of "In-Process", the NV Access blog is now
available. As well as information about our audio training material and
our upcoming trip to CSUN, the big news this week is, of course, the
release of 2017.1rc1. To accompany that announcement, I thought it was a
great chance to share with you just what "rc" means and a little of the
journey a new NVDA feature or fix takes from being reported, through to
when it makes it into a final stable release. Happy reading!:



https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-16th-feb-2017/



Regards



Quentin.



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Re: problem reading mail

 

Gene,

           What you suggest has merit, but I cannot get the situation to recur, at least not yet.  Right now if I get into the inbox tree and move myself to an account different than the one I've been viewing that definitely deselects any message in the inbox.  But if I exit WLM 2012 and restart it again, the first thing that gets focus is a message in the inbox for the account I had focus on in the inbox tree prior to shutting it down.

            I suspect this might be an initial startup after full system shutdown or use of Restart, as opposed to doing a shutdown when Fast Startup is enabled.  I will try a bit later today to do a shutdown (as I don't have Fast Startup enabled) then see what happens if I've got NVDA fired up and then start WLM 2012.  My gut tells me that this behavior is very context specific and once that context has been changed and stays changed it won't recur until the original context presents itself again.
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Vocalize voices will not install

Bill Holton <bill32607@...>
 

Hi.

I purchased the Code Factory Vocalizer for any screen reader voices from Blind Bargains.  I have installed and entered license code.  I have downloaded three voices.  In NVDA the tools show the Vocalizerplugin is active, though it only mentions one of the voices I have installed.  But the synthesizer menu still only shows E-Speak, Microsoft and no voice.  Any suggestions appreciated.

Bill

 


Re: problem reading mail

Gene
 

I've repeatedly sent instructions on using ribbons to the list.  And I don't say that ribbons are easy to use because that is a blanket generalization that may not apply to everyone.  I do believe that for the majority or most users, if ribbons are properly taught, they will not be difficult to use. 
 
I can send my discussion about how to use ribbons again, if desired.  The essence of working with ribbons is that you open the ribbon bar with alt.  You left or right arrow to the ribbon you want to use as you do when moving to a menu.  Then instead of up or down arrowing, you tab or shift tab.
 
There is more to learn than that but that is the essence of understanding the organization of ribbons in the most simple introductory framework. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail

...and while I respect Gene for most issues, when ever he has said in
the past that ribbons are easy once you get used to them, and I ask
about just how to use them in Excel--he or any of the other 'get on the
ball blinky' advocates of ribbons have no clue as to how to answer me. 
I have some basic shortcuts I have been given by those forced to use the
newer Excel and Access version, but that's about it.  None who use
ribbons for complex suite such as Office do anything other than memorize
shortcuts to achieve basic functions.  Fortunately some of the older
ones such as Control + S for save and alt + F, A for save as still work,
but having real command of ribbons in complex programs still alludes
most blind people.



On 2/16/2017 11:17 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
> Well I'm not rising to your bait. I meerely present what is not an
> uncommon view amongst blind users of windows.
>
> Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail
>
>
> What do you mean the only useable one.  You mean the only one you
> liked because you hate ribbons.  That is different than the only
> useable one.  The later version is perfectly useable.  If you are
> willing to use ribbons, it is just as useable as the old version.
>
> Microsoft doesn't provide the installer for the old version any longer
> but the full installer for the old version is available from
> individuals who have it.  I have it and I expect other list members
> have it as well.
>
> Outlook Express in the version that has been modified to work in
> Windows 7 and higher works well for some people and not for others.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> Gene----- Original Message -----
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brian's Mail list account
> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:29 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail
>
>
> I think it happens on Windows Live mail but there are a number of
> different
> versions knocking around. To me the only usable one was the version using
> old style menus, which microsoft now seems to have removed as a
> download and
> the version is always asking to update or to go over tto the latest
> app. I
> don't think the app in 10 has support for Usenet so I'm loathe to do that
> change, and in any case Outlook express with the files that emulate
> the old
> html etc displays of xp seems to owork well and I do not begrudge the
> 20 Eu
> it costs for three keys at all as the guy is very helpful.
> This will do me for years unless nobody does pop3 email any more.
> Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen"
> <quentin@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail
>
>
>> Hi Gary,
>>
>> I must admit I haven't been using the mail app much.  I just had a look
>> and
>> found a couple of times it opened the message and I had to press
>> NVDA+down
>> arrow to read, but most time (even on the same messages), it read fine.
>>
>> Would love to get some more info if anyone else is experiencing this (or
>> not) and particularly if anyone can better pin down exactly when it does
>> and doesn't read automatically?
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Quentin.
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:13 AM, Gary Metzler <gmtravel@...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I just updated to nvda 2017.rc1.  I am using wlm as my mail client.  It
>>> used to be when I open a message I would hit the up arrow key and nvda
>>> would start reading the message.  Now, I have to hit the key for it to
>>> read
>>> the message.  Also I hear the word pane is this the way it will be?
>>> Thanks
>>> for any help.Regards, Gary kn4ox
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Quentin Christensen
>> Training Material Developer
>> Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now
>> available:
>> http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
>>
>> Ph +61 7 3149 3306
>> www.nvaccess.org
>> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
>> Twitter: @NVAccess
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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Re: problem reading mail

Gene
 

When the program opens, I believe that at times, no message is selected.  Try unselecting the current message, closing and opening the program and see what happens.  If the cause is that no message is selected, I'm not sure what, if anything, should occur differently than at present but it's something to check to see if that replicates the behavior.
 
Gene
----- original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem reading mail

Gary,

          Are you using WLM 2012?   Do you have the reading pane turned on or off?

          I have just had an instance where I started up WLM 2012 (and I have the reading pane turned on) where when I tabbed to the inbox list I got nothing but "pane" when it first landed on it and the focus was actually shown as on the whole pane itself rather than a message in the inbox.  Once I tabbed then Shift+tabbed things went back to normal.

          I have not, as yet, been able to replicate that "entry behavior" when I shut down WLM 2012 and restart it.  I have not restarted my machine to see if that has anything to do with the "pane" announcement.

          It's a PITA when you encounter stuff like this but can't figure out how to "force the issue" again.  Developers can't fix something they can't make happen so that they can figure out why it's happening.  If you've experienced a pattern with when this happens that would be useful to know.
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Re: Adobe in Design

MAYANK SHARMA
 

Hi.

It's not so much as a requirement for the college, but It's really
handy to know the skill for designing when I go into the media
industry That's smething something an employer would look for to put
it in another way. If I can achieve the same with another software,
that would work too. The purpose is to be able to design newspaper
layouts.
But it is true that this is a graphical software to be using.

Cheers

Mayank

On 2/16/17, Richard Kuzma via Groups.Io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:
Ok, then,
Is the instructor and college or agency willing to give you a reasonable
accomadation since you are blind?
Might just want to put that out there in a nice way to see what happens.
Maybe they will make an exception for you.
If not, maybe I can load indesign here and see what I can figure out.
I am so behind on their version and so on, so you might have to refresh my
memory.
Or, better yet,
If you have it on your system, maybe we coult to a nvda remote and try it
out.
Let me know if I can hep any way.
Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of erik
burggraaf
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:41 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adobe in Design

As I understand it this is a classroom situation. The students have to use

what the professor tells them they have to use.

Adobe in general is not a friend of accessibility, no matter how much they
sponsor NVDA. I haven't used these two applications and don't know what
work has been done, but it could really go either way. Hopefully some one
comes up with good information.

Erik

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On February 16, 2017 7:28:50 AM "Richard Kuzma via Groups.Io"
<rmkuzma@...> wrote:

Hi there,
I used to do graphic design before I lost my sight and used both indesign

and quark.
They are both very graphical user interfaces.
I cant say that I have played with them and nvda,
But I cant imagin it very easy.
Why not use something like Microsoft word, or a word processor instead
that
is not near as graphical.
Let me know if I can help any other way.
Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
MAYANK
SHARMA
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Adobe in Design

Hi everyone,

I'm doing a journalism course and am encouraged to learn to work with
adobe in design. Has anyone tried working on it with NVDA and if it is
possible to do so?
It is used to design layouts for newspapers. Also there's quarkXPress
that we use for designing.
Do tell me if it's not appropriate for this list.

Cheers

Mayank