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Re: Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

Gene
 

I evidently respondedd to a message that didn't include the comments I was responding to.  As far as I know, it was in this thread that someone said that their Windows 10 has worked well and that they object to the characterizations of some users that it doesn't in general.  I'm not completely paraphrasing the message correctly, I evidently no longer have it but that gives readers following the thread enough information to know what message I was commenting on.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

This message is long; you may want to read it now or when you have more time, if you are busy now.
 
You have stated how you found Windows on one machine.  It isn't a fact in general.  it is a fact regarding your personal experience.  It is my impression that a lot of people have found Windows 10 to be reliable.  But, in the case of blind users, many continually have problems with Microsoft making changes to universal apps that degrades accessibility in those apps.  Do you use universal apps such as the mail app or do you use Windows 10 to run traditional programs? 
 
Just yesterday, on the NVDA users list, there was discussion of how the e-mail app had serious problems after Microsoft updated it in terms of accessibility.  the problems could be corrected by using the latest version of the add on for NVDA that is released by NVDA, largely to deal with the unending problems Microsoft causes by not testing its apps properly for accessibility.  I believe it was on this list yesterday or the day before that I asked about Microsoft testing its universal apps.  An NVDA developer said that Microsoft tests them using Narrator.  That's not anything remotely resembling proper testing. 
 
My point is that your experience is very conditional.  If you had driver problems and forced driver updates kept undoing the changes you made to cause your system to work properly, you wouldn't have as good an experience as you report.  If you used universal apps, your experience would be a cat and mouse game depending on how well and how quickly your screen-reader delt with the changes Microsoft made to these apps after releasing them with completely inadequate testing.  And there is a basic principle that a machine owner has the right to control what is done to his/her machine.  Microsoft, in not allowing updates to be controled as in previous versions of Windows is, in effect, asserting the right to control your, not their, machine.  They license Windows to you, they don't license your machine to you.
 
Microsoft gave Windows 10 away for free to meet their financial goals to monitize Windows, not the users best interests.  I am very glad that I didn't fall for Microsoft's snake oil.  My Windows 7 machine works well and I can do everything I want to with it.  I control my machine, not Microsoft.  I will not upgrade my well working, reliable Windows 7 machine to Windows 10.  When I buy a new computer, it will have Windows 10 on it.  I won't upgrade to Windows 10 just because Microsoft does everything it can to entice me to do so for their advantage, not mine. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Monday, June 19, 2017 9:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a
reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

I echo the same sentiment as Brian.  The Win10 anniversary already caused me
to buy another laptop I did not need as I was leaving on an overseas trip
and my laptop was totally messed up after the update.  I am honestly about
to switch to a Mac as the Win environment is not reliable.
Blessings
Pascal

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Austin
Pinto
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:02 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a
reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

oh! when you said explode i thought it would sound much worced but.
its a nice directive

On 6/19/17, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...> wrote:
> Joseph, though I do understand where you are coming from and the
> frustration
>
> you feel, I do honestly have sympathy with the end user who just wants
> a reliable system.
> Microsoft have to shoulder a good deal of the blame for what their
> changes cause. I'm not suggesting in any way that they are
> deliberately  screwing things up here, just that they  really do not
> test stuff enough. For people
>
> who do not use special builds of windows, ie insiders, or nvda. I do
> not think it unreasonable to expect continuity and after a while
> people do get fed up with having the rug pulled from under them on a
> regular basis by software makers, be that Microsoft or anyone else.
>  So yes, in a development environment you would be justified in being
> annoyed, but when people are trying to run their lives day to day and
> keep encountering stones in the road and potholes not of their own
> making  it is,
>
> I think understandable if people get fed up and take the easy option.
>  I have I know said much of this before, but like most of us, I have
> had to
>
> try to help people in real life away from this place and been almost
> embarrassed when you eventually track down the issue to the actual
> changes in the software and nothing to do with the end user, except
> that he or she happens to be blind.
>
> I'll shut up now and  be quiet, bite my lip etc for a while. I nearly
> bought
>
> a new laptop last week but after reading about all the win 10 issues
> decided
>
> not to bother.
>  Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:22 AM
> Subject: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a
> reason
>
> why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...
>
>
>> Dear NVDA community,
>>
>>
>>
>> Disclaimer: for new community members, I'm normally not like this,
>> but I do sometimes right posts I believe folks should hear, as it
>> impacts community experience and what not. So my sincere apologies
>> for letting you witness my explosive side. Please bear with me for a
>> second, as it is important that
>>
>> I
>> talk about the following regarding respecting engineers and announce
>> a directive for Windows 10 users:
>>
>>
>>
>> In the blindness community (at least for members of various mailing
>> lists that I'm a part of or lead), I became synonymous with someone
>> who is willing to show patience until the end, especially when
>> resolving tech support problems. But there is a hidden side to that:
>> for certain things, I become
>>
>> a
>> volcano, and those who've witnessed my lava flow knows what I mean.
>> Unfortunately, I believe it is time that I explode yet again (my
>> apologies to our dear leaders for doing something like this):
>>
>>
>>
>> Answering questions: for many situations, when resolving issues, when
>> I and other engineers ask you questions in hopes of getting to the
>> meat of the burger. Sometimes we may ask you to tell us steps to
>> reproduce the given problem, what a screen reader says, and what not.
>> When developers ask you questions, please do your best to answer them
>> if possible.
>>
>>
>>
>> For Windows 10 users: there is an important reason why I wrote
>> Windows 10 App Essentials: to prevent issues like the one Rosemarie
>> and others have experienced with Mail app. Hence the following directive:
>>
>>
>>
>> Until now, it was optional for you to use Windows 10 app Essentials
>> add-on if you are using Windows 10. I'll make this an important
>> requirement starting from fall 2017. That is, starting from September
>> 2017, when you report issues like the one Rosemarie has experienced,
>> I'll no longer ask you to install latest WinTenApps add-on: I'll
>> assume that you have. For Windows Insiders, this is a critical (and
>> mandatory) requirement.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm not announcing this directive just because I feel like doing it,
>> nor to increase popularity of my brainchild: Windows 10 App
>> Essentials add-on exists for important reasons:
>>
>>
>>
>> * Workarounds for issues encountered by NVDA users when using Windows
>> 10, including various UI Automation issues.
>> * Respond to changes in accessibility of various apps such as
>> removing workarounds put in place in past versions.
>> * Respond to app executable name changes (Microsoft has changed names
>> of at least three universal app executables).
>> * Provide essential features for Windows 10 users, including
>> suggestions announcement, emoji panel support (Fall Creators Update),
>> Edge notification announcements and others.
>> * To prove to Microsoft and third-party universal app developers that
>> accessibility should be a core design criteria for apps, including
>> letting screen reader users use apps to their full potential.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Joseph
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Chris,

 

Apparently it is. That could be why Microsoft will do away with IE sometime soon. Believe it or not, I was able to close edge with alt F-4 after reading the weather forcast for my area.

 

Rosemarie

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 12:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I, personally prefer IE, but, I've converted to Chrome, as I hear that even on an up to date system with all security patches, IE's quite insecure in very many respects.

 

Is that altogether true?

---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries

 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 3:20 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I think that Internet Explorer will be around for a year, perhaps two.  Accessibility is improving with Edge but I don't think Microsoft will stop security updates for Internet Explorer until accessibility with Edge is good.  Also, I question whether Edge will have any meaningful advantages over Firefox or Chrome.  Unless you are just curious and want to play with Edge, it is probably a much better idea to use one or both of these other browsers. 

 

Gene

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

 

Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:29 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi, Gene NZ,

 

Thanks very much for your help. I figure it's time I learned how to use edge because I don't know how soon internet explorer will be no more. The written tutorial did help a lot.

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene New Zealand
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 6:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi

 

the following page might help you. It is the nvda tutorials for other programs page which is found at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html

When you are on it jump down by headings to the section that says about Microsoft edge, a page come off that and hopefully will help you with it.

 

Gene nz

 

 

On 6/19/2017 12:30 PM, Pascal Lambert wrote:

Hi,

While we are on the subject of Edge, how do you get to the menus?  How do you get to the favorits?

Many thanks

Blessings

Pascal

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 7:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi,

Ah, you may have multiple tabs open. Try pressing Control+W repeatedly until Edge closes.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi, Roger,

 

I still can't close the browser. I can't even go to the file menu to close it. I'm heaqring a youtube videoon edge but want to get out of it! This is frustrating! What do I do now?

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I tried alt F-4 but it didn't work. I'll give it another try. Maybe I didn't close it correctly.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roger Stewart
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I've just played with it a bit, but was always able to close it with alt f4 just like any other program.

Roger








On 6/18/2017 6:20 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, everyone,

 

I decided to play with edge a little bit but I had trouble closing the browser. I had to go to the desktop and then shut down. There has to be a way to close it like you do other browsers.

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which locations (or location) is near to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.

 


Re: how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 

I, personally prefer IE, but, I've converted to Chrome, as I hear that even on an up to date system with all security patches, IE's quite insecure in very many respects.
 
Is that altogether true?
---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

I think that Internet Explorer will be around for a year, perhaps two.  Accessibility is improving with Edge but I don't think Microsoft will stop security updates for Internet Explorer until accessibility with Edge is good.  Also, I question whether Edge will have any meaningful advantages over Firefox or Chrome.  Unless you are just curious and want to play with Edge, it is probably a much better idea to use one or both of these other browsers. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

Hi, Gene NZ,

 

Thanks very much for your help. I figure it's time I learned how to use edge because I don't know how soon internet explorer will be no more. The written tutorial did help a lot.

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene New Zealand
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 6:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi

 

the following page might help you. It is the nvda tutorials for other programs page which is found at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html

When you are on it jump down by headings to the section that says about Microsoft edge, a page come off that and hopefully will help you with it.

 

Gene nz

 

 

On 6/19/2017 12:30 PM, Pascal Lambert wrote:

Hi,

While we are on the subject of Edge, how do you get to the menus?  How do you get to the favorits?

Many thanks

Blessings

Pascal

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 7:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi,

Ah, you may have multiple tabs open. Try pressing Control+W repeatedly until Edge closes.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi, Roger,

 

I still can't close the browser. I can't even go to the file menu to close it. I'm heaqring a youtube videoon edge but want to get out of it! This is frustrating! What do I do now?

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I tried alt F-4 but it didn't work. I'll give it another try. Maybe I didn't close it correctly.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roger Stewart
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I've just played with it a bit, but was always able to close it with alt f4 just like any other program.

Roger








On 6/18/2017 6:20 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, everyone,

 

I decided to play with edge a little bit but I had trouble closing the browser. I had to go to the desktop and then shut down. There has to be a way to close it like you do other browsers.

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which locations (or location) is near to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.


Re: how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 

Yeah, I really need to get someone into my HP's bios as mine is that way, and I can't see a way to toggle it. Not even temporarily until rebooting, which really agrevates the dickens out of me!
---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 3:15 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

Yes me too. Of course some people have issues due to the function keys being
remapped on laptops from new. Best course is to get a sighted person in and
sort that out as the first job.
 However even if you do have to use f/n and alt/f4, it still works on Edge
unless its crashed. I don't  particularly like Edge, yet another microsoft
bit of bloatware.
 Brian

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in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Stewart" <paganus2@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 12:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?


> I've just played with it a bit, but was always able to close it with alt
> f4 just like any other program.
>
> Roger
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 6/18/2017 6:20 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
>>
>> Hi, everyone,
>>
>> I decided to play with edge a little bit but I had trouble closing the
>> browser. I had to go to the desktop and then shut down. There has to
>> be a way to close it like you do other browsers.
>>
>> Thanks for your help in advance.
>>
>> Rosemarie
>>
>>
>
>
>




Re: how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 


Oh, and being she wasn't totally up to date last night, she didn't hear it.
 
Aa! That makes sense.
 
Thanks for the explaination.
---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 1:31 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

Hi,

Not exactly, as the content of the dialog in question isn’t announced by NVDA by default (at least for default installations; this is fixed with the WinTenApsp add-on).

Cheers,

Joseph

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 10:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Wouldn't she have seen that however as a dialog, then been able to take action on it? Or, does it ask that in a toast, where she might not have known it was asking this question.

 

I'm not trying to be snarky here. I'm only trying to better understand.

---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries

 

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

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 1:12 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi,

The true reason why Alt+F4 didn’t work here is because Edge has opened multiple tabs at once. If this happens, when one presses Alt+F4, one would be asked to close all tabs.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 10:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

OK, yeah, so that isn't the issue with the FN key.

 

Hmm. Now, you've really got me stumped! I'll think about it, and let you know if I come up with anything.

---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries

 

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

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 12:52 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi, Chris,

 

Yes, alt F-4 normally works for me in other programs.

 

Rosemarie

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Depends on the system. F4 might be getting intercepted as something like screen brightness or the like… Something dealing with hardware, not software. That’s why I said if you have an FN key, try holding that down. Does alt+F4 normally work in other applications for you? If so, then my suggestion won’t be correct.

 

Chris.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 12:13 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hmm. Didn’t think of that. Does this work on a desktop or just a laptop? I have a desktop.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 7:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Try alt+FN+F4. Your F4 key might be getting intercepted as a hardware key and not a software key. I've had that happen on occasions with certain systems.

---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries

 

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

Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 7:33 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I tried alt F-4 but it didn't work. I'll give it another try. Maybe I didn't close it correctly.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roger Stewart
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I've just played with it a bit, but was always able to close it with alt f4 just like any other program.

Roger








On 6/18/2017 6:20 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, everyone,

 

I decided to play with edge a little bit but I had trouble closing the browser. I had to go to the desktop and then shut down. There has to be a way to close it like you do other browsers.

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 


Re: Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

Gene
 

This message is long; you may want to read it now or when you have more time, if you are busy now.
 
You have stated how you found Windows on one machine.  It isn't a fact in general.  it is a fact regarding your personal experience.  It is my impression that a lot of people have found Windows 10 to be reliable.  But, in the case of blind users, many continually have problems with Microsoft making changes to universal apps that degrades accessibility in those apps.  Do you use universal apps such as the mail app or do you use Windows 10 to run traditional programs? 
 
Just yesterday, on the NVDA users list, there was discussion of how the e-mail app had serious problems after Microsoft updated it in terms of accessibility.  the problems could be corrected by using the latest version of the add on for NVDA that is released by NVDA, largely to deal with the unending problems Microsoft causes by not testing its apps properly for accessibility.  I believe it was on this list yesterday or the day before that I asked about Microsoft testing its universal apps.  An NVDA developer said that Microsoft tests them using Narrator.  That's not anything remotely resembling proper testing. 
 
My point is that your experience is very conditional.  If you had driver problems and forced driver updates kept undoing the changes you made to cause your system to work properly, you wouldn't have as good an experience as you report.  If you used universal apps, your experience would be a cat and mouse game depending on how well and how quickly your screen-reader delt with the changes Microsoft made to these apps after releasing them with completely inadequate testing.  And there is a basic principle that a machine owner has the right to control what is done to his/her machine.  Microsoft, in not allowing updates to be controled as in previous versions of Windows is, in effect, asserting the right to control your, not their, machine.  They license Windows to you, they don't license your machine to you.
 
Microsoft gave Windows 10 away for free to meet their financial goals to monitize Windows, not the users best interests.  I am very glad that I didn't fall for Microsoft's snake oil.  My Windows 7 machine works well and I can do everything I want to with it.  I control my machine, not Microsoft.  I will not upgrade my well working, reliable Windows 7 machine to Windows 10.  When I buy a new computer, it will have Windows 10 on it.  I won't upgrade to Windows 10 just because Microsoft does everything it can to entice me to do so for their advantage, not mine. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Monday, June 19, 2017 9:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a
reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

I echo the same sentiment as Brian.  The Win10 anniversary already caused me
to buy another laptop I did not need as I was leaving on an overseas trip
and my laptop was totally messed up after the update.  I am honestly about
to switch to a Mac as the Win environment is not reliable.
Blessings
Pascal

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Austin
Pinto
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:02 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a
reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

oh! when you said explode i thought it would sound much worced but.
its a nice directive

On 6/19/17, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...> wrote:
> Joseph, though I do understand where you are coming from and the
> frustration
>
> you feel, I do honestly have sympathy with the end user who just wants
> a reliable system.
> Microsoft have to shoulder a good deal of the blame for what their
> changes cause. I'm not suggesting in any way that they are
> deliberately  screwing things up here, just that they  really do not
> test stuff enough. For people
>
> who do not use special builds of windows, ie insiders, or nvda. I do
> not think it unreasonable to expect continuity and after a while
> people do get fed up with having the rug pulled from under them on a
> regular basis by software makers, be that Microsoft or anyone else.
>  So yes, in a development environment you would be justified in being
> annoyed, but when people are trying to run their lives day to day and
> keep encountering stones in the road and potholes not of their own
> making  it is,
>
> I think understandable if people get fed up and take the easy option.
>  I have I know said much of this before, but like most of us, I have
> had to
>
> try to help people in real life away from this place and been almost
> embarrassed when you eventually track down the issue to the actual
> changes in the software and nothing to do with the end user, except
> that he or she happens to be blind.
>
> I'll shut up now and  be quiet, bite my lip etc for a while. I nearly
> bought
>
> a new laptop last week but after reading about all the win 10 issues
> decided
>
> not to bother.
>  Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:22 AM
> Subject: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a
> reason
>
> why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...
>
>
>> Dear NVDA community,
>>
>>
>>
>> Disclaimer: for new community members, I'm normally not like this,
>> but I do sometimes right posts I believe folks should hear, as it
>> impacts community experience and what not. So my sincere apologies
>> for letting you witness my explosive side. Please bear with me for a
>> second, as it is important that
>>
>> I
>> talk about the following regarding respecting engineers and announce
>> a directive for Windows 10 users:
>>
>>
>>
>> In the blindness community (at least for members of various mailing
>> lists that I'm a part of or lead), I became synonymous with someone
>> who is willing to show patience until the end, especially when
>> resolving tech support problems. But there is a hidden side to that:
>> for certain things, I become
>>
>> a
>> volcano, and those who've witnessed my lava flow knows what I mean.
>> Unfortunately, I believe it is time that I explode yet again (my
>> apologies to our dear leaders for doing something like this):
>>
>>
>>
>> Answering questions: for many situations, when resolving issues, when
>> I and other engineers ask you questions in hopes of getting to the
>> meat of the burger. Sometimes we may ask you to tell us steps to
>> reproduce the given problem, what a screen reader says, and what not.
>> When developers ask you questions, please do your best to answer them
>> if possible.
>>
>>
>>
>> For Windows 10 users: there is an important reason why I wrote
>> Windows 10 App Essentials: to prevent issues like the one Rosemarie
>> and others have experienced with Mail app. Hence the following directive:
>>
>>
>>
>> Until now, it was optional for you to use Windows 10 app Essentials
>> add-on if you are using Windows 10. I'll make this an important
>> requirement starting from fall 2017. That is, starting from September
>> 2017, when you report issues like the one Rosemarie has experienced,
>> I'll no longer ask you to install latest WinTenApps add-on: I'll
>> assume that you have. For Windows Insiders, this is a critical (and
>> mandatory) requirement.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm not announcing this directive just because I feel like doing it,
>> nor to increase popularity of my brainchild: Windows 10 App
>> Essentials add-on exists for important reasons:
>>
>>
>>
>> * Workarounds for issues encountered by NVDA users when using Windows
>> 10, including various UI Automation issues.
>> * Respond to changes in accessibility of various apps such as
>> removing workarounds put in place in past versions.
>> * Respond to app executable name changes (Microsoft has changed names
>> of at least three universal app executables).
>> * Provide essential features for Windows 10 users, including
>> suggestions announcement, emoji panel support (Fall Creators Update),
>> Edge notification announcements and others.
>> * To prove to Microsoft and third-party universal app developers that
>> accessibility should be a core design criteria for apps, including
>> letting screen reader users use apps to their full potential.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Joseph
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: OCR a Graphic

Dejan Ristic
 

Did you switch to the object review mode before performing the OCR? If not, do it so that what you wish to OCR is the object you're performing the OCR on. After the OCR process is done, view the output results while in the object review mode. Do not switch to the other two modes.

On 6/19/2017 6:25 PM, kelby carlson wrote:
I tried, but when I pressed g to go to the graphic and then NVDA+R, it
said "done" but did not show the text in the graphic.

On 6/19/17, Dejan Ristic <r.dejan83@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,


Hopefully, this link helps.


https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/ocr.en.html


Cheers,
Dejan
On 6/19/2017 5:40 PM, kelby carlson wrote:
Is there a way to OCR a graphic on a webpage that contains text with
NVDA?







Re: Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
Messages like the one below always cause me great concern when I encounter them on lists such as this.
For the record I'd like to say the following in the interest of balance. I like many others had my baptism by fire as it were emersion into Windows necessitated by the death of my Windows 7 machine. And I would like to proclaim that my experience while involving a slight learning curve as moving to a new operating system version often does was relatively painless and seamless. I took it upon myself to learn as much as I could about any significant changes and I also composed a list of keystrokes that might have changed and anything I might want to change for optimal screen reader usage in the new environment to make my transition as easy as possible. the latter was minimal in the case of Windows 10.
It is one thing to state something as an opinion such as I feel that or it's been my experience that Windows 10 is unreliable; but to make a blanket statement that it is so as though it is fact for all is at the very least misleading and at its worst is blatantly erroneous.
I've been using Windows 10 for 18 or so months now and over all I've found it to be quite stable in terms of performance.

I mean no disrespect and hope I've offended no one especially the moderators by that which I've said. I just hate to think of someone holding back from updating a current machine, purchasing a new machine or feeling like they must completely abandon an operating system solely on the basis of opinions as opposed to facts. If someone chooses to make a purchase based on that which works best for them that's one thing I'd just hate for such to be fueled by that which promotes fear as opposed to fostering enlightenment or learning something new.
Respectfully,
Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: Pascal Lambert
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 9:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

I echo the same sentiment as Brian. The Win10 anniversary already caused me to buy another laptop I did not need as I was leaving on an overseas trip and my laptop was totally messed up after the update. I am honestly about to switch to a Mac as the Win environment is not reliable.
Blessings
Pascal

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Austin Pinto
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:02 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

oh! when you said explode i thought it would sound much worced but.
its a nice directive

On 6/19/17, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
Joseph, though I do understand where you are coming from and the
frustration

you feel, I do honestly have sympathy with the end user who just wants
a reliable system.
Microsoft have to shoulder a good deal of the blame for what their
changes cause. I'm not suggesting in any way that they are
deliberately screwing things up here, just that they really do not
test stuff enough. For people

who do not use special builds of windows, ie insiders, or nvda. I do
not think it unreasonable to expect continuity and after a while
people do get fed up with having the rug pulled from under them on a
regular basis by software makers, be that Microsoft or anyone else.
So yes, in a development environment you would be justified in being
annoyed, but when people are trying to run their lives day to day and
keep encountering stones in the road and potholes not of their own
making it is,

I think understandable if people get fed up and take the easy option.
I have I know said much of this before, but like most of us, I have
had to

try to help people in real life away from this place and been almost
embarrassed when you eventually track down the issue to the actual
changes in the software and nothing to do with the end user, except
that he or she happens to be blind.

I'll shut up now and be quiet, bite my lip etc for a while. I nearly
bought

a new laptop last week but after reading about all the win 10 issues
decided

not to bother.
Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:22 AM
Subject: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a
reason

why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...


Dear NVDA community,



Disclaimer: for new community members, I'm normally not like this,
but I do sometimes right posts I believe folks should hear, as it
impacts community experience and what not. So my sincere apologies
for letting you witness my explosive side. Please bear with me for a
second, as it is important that

I
talk about the following regarding respecting engineers and announce
a directive for Windows 10 users:



In the blindness community (at least for members of various mailing
lists that I'm a part of or lead), I became synonymous with someone
who is willing to show patience until the end, especially when
resolving tech support problems. But there is a hidden side to that:
for certain things, I become

a
volcano, and those who've witnessed my lava flow knows what I mean.
Unfortunately, I believe it is time that I explode yet again (my
apologies to our dear leaders for doing something like this):



Answering questions: for many situations, when resolving issues, when
I and other engineers ask you questions in hopes of getting to the
meat of the burger. Sometimes we may ask you to tell us steps to
reproduce the given problem, what a screen reader says, and what not.
When developers ask you questions, please do your best to answer them
if possible.



For Windows 10 users: there is an important reason why I wrote
Windows 10 App Essentials: to prevent issues like the one Rosemarie
and others have experienced with Mail app. Hence the following directive:



Until now, it was optional for you to use Windows 10 app Essentials
add-on if you are using Windows 10. I'll make this an important
requirement starting from fall 2017. That is, starting from September
2017, when you report issues like the one Rosemarie has experienced,
I'll no longer ask you to install latest WinTenApps add-on: I'll
assume that you have. For Windows Insiders, this is a critical (and
mandatory) requirement.



I'm not announcing this directive just because I feel like doing it,
nor to increase popularity of my brainchild: Windows 10 App
Essentials add-on exists for important reasons:



* Workarounds for issues encountered by NVDA users when using Windows
10, including various UI Automation issues.
* Respond to changes in accessibility of various apps such as
removing workarounds put in place in past versions.
* Respond to app executable name changes (Microsoft has changed names
of at least three universal app executables).
* Provide essential features for Windows 10 users, including
suggestions announcement, emoji panel support (Fall Creators Update),
Edge notification announcements and others.
* To prove to Microsoft and third-party universal app developers that
accessibility should be a core design criteria for apps, including
letting screen reader users use apps to their full potential.



Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph





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Re: Copying and Retaining Formatting

Gene
 

There is no feature in NVDA to do this.  You can try unloading NVDA, copying the entire web page using control a, pasting it into Word, then editing it to leave only the content you want.  I don't know if that will preserve formatting but you won't have NVDA stripping it out when you copy it from the MSAA buffer or whatever it's called these days.  there won't be any buffer when NVDA isn't running..
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 11:25 AM
Subject: [nvda] Copying and Retaining Formatting

All,

Is there a way to copy text from a webpage into a Word document while
retaining the formatting/fontheadings of the text intact? When I copy
and paste normally this does not happen, and it was a feature in JAWS.



Introducing Virtual Review 2.1 #addonrelease

 

Dear NVDA community:

 

Virtual Review 2.1 is ready for download. This add-on lets you review screen content on a browse mode window when you press Control+NVDA+W.

 

Virtual Review 2.1 is specifically designed for Windows 8.x and 10 users, mostly benefits Windows 10 users. In particular, you can now (are you ready for this?) review screen contents of universal apps via virtual review window. This version also lets you see the title of the window you are virtually reviewing.

 

The add-on page is at:

https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/virtualRevision.en.html

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Copying and Retaining Formatting

 

hi.
i dont have microsoft word to tell you exactly.
but in libreoffice we can use peist special in the edit menu.
Hope that help you and God bless you!

On 6/19/17, kelby carlson <kelbycarlson@gmail.com> wrote:
All,

Is there a way to copy text from a webpage into a Word document while
retaining the formatting/fontheadings of the text intact? When I copy
and paste normally this does not happen, and it was a feature in JAWS.



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Re: how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

Arlene
 

Hello, IE does that too. It will ask if you want to close all tabs. I thought when you close most programs. You do alt F 4.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: June-18-17 10:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I didn’t get a dialog asking if I wanted to close all tabs like I would in firefox.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 10:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi,

The true reason why Alt+F4 didn’t work here is because Edge has opened multiple tabs at once. If this happens, when one presses Alt+F4, one would be asked to close all tabs.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 10:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

OK, yeah, so that isn't the issue with the FN key.

 

Hmm. Now, you've really got me stumped! I'll think about it, and let you know if I come up with anything.

---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries

 

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

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 12:52 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hi, Chris,

 

Yes, alt F-4 normally works for me in other programs.

 

Rosemarie

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Depends on the system. F4 might be getting intercepted as something like screen brightness or the like… Something dealing with hardware, not software. That’s why I said if you have an FN key, try holding that down. Does alt+F4 normally work in other applications for you? If so, then my suggestion won’t be correct.

 

Chris.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 12:13 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Hmm. Didn’t think of that. Does this work on a desktop or just a laptop? I have a desktop.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 7:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

Try alt+FN+F4. Your F4 key might be getting intercepted as a hardware key and not a software key. I've had that happen on occasions with certain systems.

---
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries

 

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

Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 7:33 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I tried alt F-4 but it didn't work. I'll give it another try. Maybe I didn't close it correctly.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roger Stewart
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do you close the microsoft edge browser?

 

I've just played with it a bit, but was always able to close it with alt f4 just like any other program.

Roger








On 6/18/2017 6:20 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, everyone,

 

I decided to play with edge a little bit but I had trouble closing the browser. I had to go to the desktop and then shut down. There has to be a way to close it like you do other browsers.

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

 


Re: Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

Arlene
 

Hi, I can't say I don’t blame you for switching to Mac! I hear win ten is looking like Mac. Some say it looks like 7.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pascal Lambert
Sent: June-19-17 6:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

I echo the same sentiment as Brian. The Win10 anniversary already caused me to buy another laptop I did not need as I was leaving on an overseas trip and my laptop was totally messed up after the update. I am honestly about to switch to a Mac as the Win environment is not reliable.
Blessings
Pascal

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Austin Pinto
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:02 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

oh! when you said explode i thought it would sound much worced but.
its a nice directive

On 6/19/17, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
Joseph, though I do understand where you are coming from and the
frustration

you feel, I do honestly have sympathy with the end user who just wants
a reliable system.
Microsoft have to shoulder a good deal of the blame for what their
changes cause. I'm not suggesting in any way that they are
deliberately screwing things up here, just that they really do not
test stuff enough. For people

who do not use special builds of windows, ie insiders, or nvda. I do
not think it unreasonable to expect continuity and after a while
people do get fed up with having the rug pulled from under them on a
regular basis by software makers, be that Microsoft or anyone else.
So yes, in a development environment you would be justified in being
annoyed, but when people are trying to run their lives day to day and
keep encountering stones in the road and potholes not of their own
making it is,

I think understandable if people get fed up and take the easy option.
I have I know said much of this before, but like most of us, I have
had to

try to help people in real life away from this place and been almost
embarrassed when you eventually track down the issue to the actual
changes in the software and nothing to do with the end user, except
that he or she happens to be blind.

I'll shut up now and be quiet, bite my lip etc for a while. I nearly
bought

a new laptop last week but after reading about all the win 10 issues
decided

not to bother.
Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:22 AM
Subject: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a
reason

why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...


Dear NVDA community,



Disclaimer: for new community members, I'm normally not like this,
but I do sometimes right posts I believe folks should hear, as it
impacts community experience and what not. So my sincere apologies
for letting you witness my explosive side. Please bear with me for a
second, as it is important that

I
talk about the following regarding respecting engineers and announce
a directive for Windows 10 users:



In the blindness community (at least for members of various mailing
lists that I'm a part of or lead), I became synonymous with someone
who is willing to show patience until the end, especially when
resolving tech support problems. But there is a hidden side to that:
for certain things, I become

a
volcano, and those who've witnessed my lava flow knows what I mean.
Unfortunately, I believe it is time that I explode yet again (my
apologies to our dear leaders for doing something like this):



Answering questions: for many situations, when resolving issues, when
I and other engineers ask you questions in hopes of getting to the
meat of the burger. Sometimes we may ask you to tell us steps to
reproduce the given problem, what a screen reader says, and what not.
When developers ask you questions, please do your best to answer them
if possible.



For Windows 10 users: there is an important reason why I wrote
Windows 10 App Essentials: to prevent issues like the one Rosemarie
and others have experienced with Mail app. Hence the following directive:



Until now, it was optional for you to use Windows 10 app Essentials
add-on if you are using Windows 10. I'll make this an important
requirement starting from fall 2017. That is, starting from September
2017, when you report issues like the one Rosemarie has experienced,
I'll no longer ask you to install latest WinTenApps add-on: I'll
assume that you have. For Windows Insiders, this is a critical (and
mandatory) requirement.



I'm not announcing this directive just because I feel like doing it,
nor to increase popularity of my brainchild: Windows 10 App
Essentials add-on exists for important reasons:



* Workarounds for issues encountered by NVDA users when using Windows
10, including various UI Automation issues.
* Respond to changes in accessibility of various apps such as
removing workarounds put in place in past versions.
* Respond to app executable name changes (Microsoft has changed names
of at least three universal app executables).
* Provide essential features for Windows 10 users, including
suggestions announcement, emoji panel support (Fall Creators Update),
Edge notification announcements and others.
* To prove to Microsoft and third-party universal app developers that
accessibility should be a core design criteria for apps, including
letting screen reader users use apps to their full potential.



Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph





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Re: Latex and chatty or some other digital math solution?

James AUSTIN
 

Hi Erik

I have some familiarity with LaTeX, so please write me off list if I can be of any help.

Best

James

On 19/06/2017 17:14, erik burggraaf wrote:
Hi, i'm going into a computer programmer analyst college program in september. The college is still doing math largely using pen and paper. I am proficient using a perkins brailler, but I don't feel that duel transcription is a valuable use of time in this day'n'age.

The accessibility department at the college recommended latex and chatty for reading and writing math via computer. Now they are backtracking and telling me the learning curve is too steep. Any one using this suite of applications and nvda? I would appreciate any thoughts you may have.

Thanks,

Erik




Re: Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
 

That will be so cool!

I'm really looking forward to what the addon will bring in the future.

Chris.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 19, 2017, at 10:44, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

Features from this add-on are being slowly integrated into NVDA Core at the moment. The biggest thing is under active testing in the next branch at the moment, and if things work out well, people will be able to hear search suggestion sounds starting from August 2017 without needing to use the add-on.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:46 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important directive for Windows 10 users: there is a reason why Windows 10 App Essentials add-on is out there...

 

I don't want to make anyone mad, but here goes.

 

If this Windows ten ap is so important to have, why isn't it somehow included with the core of NVDA rather than as a separate item that must be downloaded by the user?

 

 

On 6/18/2017 11:22 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Dear NVDA community,

 

Disclaimer: for new community members, I’m normally not like this, but I do sometimes right posts I believe folks should hear, as it impacts community experience and what not. So my sincere apologies for letting you witness my explosive side. Please bear with me for a second, as it is important that I talk about the following regarding respecting engineers and announce a directive for Windows 10 users:

 

In the blindness community (at least for members of various mailing lists that I’m a part of or lead), I became synonymous with someone who is willing to show patience until the end, especially when resolving tech support problems. But there is a hidden side to that: for certain things, I become a volcano, and those who’ve witnessed my lava flow knows what I mean. Unfortunately, I believe it is time that I explode yet again (my apologies to our dear leaders for doing something like this):

 

Answering questions: for many situations, when resolving issues, when I and other engineers ask you questions in hopes of getting to the meat of the burger. Sometimes we may ask you to tell us steps to reproduce the given problem, what a screen reader says, and what not. When developers ask you questions, please do your best to answer them if possible.

 

For Windows 10 users: there is an important reason why I wrote Windows 10 App Essentials: to prevent issues like the one Rosemarie and others have experienced with Mail app. Hence the following directive:

 

Until now, it was optional for you to use Windows 10 app Essentials add-on if you are using Windows 10. I’ll make this an important requirement starting from fall 2017. That is, starting from September 2017, when you report issues like the one Rosemarie has experienced, I’ll no longer ask you to install latest WinTenApps add-on: I’ll assume that you have. For Windows Insiders, this is a critical (and mandatory) requirement.

 

I’m not announcing this directive just because I feel like doing it, nor to increase popularity of my brainchild: Windows 10 App Essentials add-on exists for important reasons:

 

  • Workarounds for issues encountered by NVDA users when using Windows 10, including various UI Automation issues.
  • Respond to changes in accessibility of various apps such as removing workarounds put in place in past versions.
  • Respond to app executable name changes (Microsoft has changed names of at least three universal app executables).
  • Provide essential features for Windows 10 users, including suggestions announcement, emoji panel support (Fall Creators Update), Edge notification announcements and others.
  • To prove to Microsoft and third-party universal app developers that accessibility should be a core design criteria for apps, including letting screen reader users use apps to their full potential.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph



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I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: OCR a Graphic

kelby carlson
 

I tried, but when I pressed g to go to the graphic and then NVDA+R, it
said "done" but did not show the text in the graphic.

On 6/19/17, Dejan Ristic <r.dejan83@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,


Hopefully, this link helps.


https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/ocr.en.html


Cheers,
Dejan
On 6/19/2017 5:40 PM, kelby carlson wrote:
Is there a way to OCR a graphic on a webpage that contains text with
NVDA?








Copying and Retaining Formatting

kelby carlson
 

All,

Is there a way to copy text from a webpage into a Word document while
retaining the formatting/fontheadings of the text intact? When I copy
and paste normally this does not happen, and it was a feature in JAWS.


Latex and chatty or some other digital math solution?

erik burggraaf <erik@...>
 

Hi, i'm going into a computer programmer analyst college program in september. The college is still doing math largely using pen and paper. I am proficient using a perkins brailler, but I don't feel that duel transcription is a valuable use of time in this day'n'age.

The accessibility department at the college recommended latex and chatty for reading and writing math via computer. Now they are backtracking and telling me the learning curve is too steep. Any one using this suite of applications and nvda? I would appreciate any thoughts you may have.

Thanks,

Erik


Re: OCR a Graphic

Dejan Ristic
 

Hi,


Hopefully, this link helps.


https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/ocr.en.html


Cheers,
Dejan

On 6/19/2017 5:40 PM, kelby carlson wrote:
Is there a way to OCR a graphic on a webpage that contains text with NVDA?



OCR a Graphic

kelby carlson
 

Is there a way to OCR a graphic on a webpage that contains text with NVDA?