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Re: a link that won't activate

Sally Kiebdaj
 

I would add one other keystroke that I don't think has been tried:

nVDA+enter


These links do happen from time to time and others here can give some possible reasons why.


Good luck!

Sally


On 12/9/2017 2:20 AM, David Griffith wrote:

 

If a link is not working with enter I try the following

  1. Press space instead of enter.
  2. Most reliably Press Insert F7 to bring up Elements List  and activate the link from there. This works most times.
  3. If this does  not work I press F6 until I am in the address bar and copy the page address and then load it in Internet explorer.
  4. IE is not a great browser to use nowadays but I have several times found that links that do not work under Firefox or Waterfox will suddenly activate when I load  the same page in IE.  The GiftGab Mobile Phone top up page in the UK is a case in point where several check out buttons do not respond with firefox or Chrome but will in IE for some reason.
  5. So far those methods have worked for me with difficult links, but if they did not I would further try the link using Narator in Edge.

My Blind Access and Guide dog Blog
http://dgriffithblog.wordpress.com/
My Blind hammer Blog
https://www.westhamtillidie.com/authors/blind-hammer/posts

 

From: Mary Otten
Sent: 09 December 2017 00:50
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] a link that won't activate

 

I would send you to this website, but it is a wine ordering site, and

the link in question is my shopping cart, so I guess there isn't much

point. After I fill my care, I can search using the nvda shift f combo

and find the word cart. It shows how many items are in the cart and is

even identified as a link, although I can't tab to this link at all. If

I press enter, I go nowhere. I can find and identify the cart link as a

link with object nav, and I have mouse tracking on. If I try a single or

double left simulated mouse click using the number pad, which nvda

identifies when I press it as a left click, nothing happens. This is all

happening in Firefox esr. Has anybody seen a link like this, and what

can I do about it?

 

 

Mary

 

 

 

 



Re: a link that won't activate

David Griffith
 

 

If a link is not working with enter I try the following

  1. Press space instead of enter.
  2. Most reliably Press Insert F7 to bring up Elements List  and activate the link from there. This works most times.
  3. If this does  not work I press F6 until I am in the address bar and copy the page address and then load it in Internet explorer.
  4. IE is not a great browser to use nowadays but I have several times found that links that do not work under Firefox or Waterfox will suddenly activate when I load  the same page in IE.  The GiftGab Mobile Phone top up page in the UK is a case in point where several check out buttons do not respond with firefox or Chrome but will in IE for some reason.
  5. So far those methods have worked for me with difficult links, but if they did not I would further try the link using Narator in Edge.

My Blind Access and Guide dog Blog
http://dgriffithblog.wordpress.com/
My Blind hammer Blog
https://www.westhamtillidie.com/authors/blind-hammer/posts

 

From: Mary Otten
Sent: 09 December 2017 00:50
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] a link that won't activate

 

I would send you to this website, but it is a wine ordering site, and

the link in question is my shopping cart, so I guess there isn't much

point. After I fill my care, I can search using the nvda shift f combo

and find the word cart. It shows how many items are in the cart and is

even identified as a link, although I can't tab to this link at all. If

I press enter, I go nowhere. I can find and identify the cart link as a

link with object nav, and I have mouse tracking on. If I try a single or

double left simulated mouse click using the number pad, which nvda

identifies when I press it as a left click, nothing happens. This is all

happening in Firefox esr. Has anybody seen a link like this, and what

can I do about it?

 

 

Mary

 

 

 

 


Re: updates problem

anthony borg
 

Hi gene

I wonder if you can help me. I got from Microsoft the monthly updates and evrytime I try to do the update and restart, or update and shutdown, the updates remain there.

That means that it is not doing the updates because they are got stucked.

Is there a way how to make it doing the updates please?

I have windows 10, and office 2013.

Thanks in advance

Anthony  

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 09 December 2017 06:23
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: updates problem

 

I remembered doing a short article on switching to NVDA from Window-eyes.  I didn't remember what I said in it and I didn't realize I was commenting on that article.  It's amusing that I commented on my own article without knowing it.  Of course I agreed with it and the way it was done.  Now I know why it was written in a way I would have written it.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 10:43 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

 

Hi

 

I found the tutorial you are talking about it is written by the other Gene and can be found off the https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/Switching-from-Window-Eyes-to-NVDA

 

the page it linked to was this one at https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/Guides
I think they were under the wicki section.

Look in the user manual for reviewing text it is section 5.5 i think it is. Just under that section also says about some of the other modes.

What is said in this mode is what can be used in screen review mode and or with object navigation.

this type of commands is good say for reviewing menus etc either word by word or letter by letter.

I could give you examples of where they could be used this would be for review text which can be used with screen review when it is used.

Gene nz

On 12/9/2017 11:43 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:

Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard. In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow, control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by character.

4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down. Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes. Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode. I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.

On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:

Hi


It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe had done by Joseph.


I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is doing wrong if he tells me.


Gene nz



On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:

you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
Gene
*From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@...>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Hi


could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?


On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on the numeric keypad.



The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use with screen review.


Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.


Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.


the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.

Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.

the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.


using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there this may change in each application to what it reveals.


Gene nz


On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:

When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.

On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:

What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the commands are doing something, what are they doing?
Gene
----- original Message -----
*From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad and
was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.

Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:

Thanks for any suggestions.





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Re: screen review commands not working for me

Gene
 

I remembered doing a short article on switching to NVDA from Window-eyes.  I didn't remember what I said in it and I didn't realize I was commenting on that article.  It's amusing that I commented on my own article without knowing it.  Of course I agreed with it and the way it was done.  Now I know why it was written in a way I would have written it.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Hi


I found the tutorial you are talking about it is written by the other Gene and can be found off the https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/Switching-from-Window-Eyes-to-NVDA


the page it linked to was this one at https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/Guides
I think they were under the wicki section.

Look in the user manual for reviewing text it is section 5.5 i think it is. Just under that section also says about some of the other modes.

What is said in this mode is what can be used in screen review mode and or with object navigation.

this type of commands is good say for reviewing menus etc either word by word or letter by letter.

I could give you examples of where they could be used this would be for review text which can be used with screen review when it is used.

Gene nz

On 12/9/2017 11:43 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard. In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow, control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by character.

4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down. Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes. Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode. I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.

On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
Hi


It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe had done by Joseph.


I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is doing wrong if he tells me.


Gene nz



On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:
you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
Gene
*From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@...>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Hi


could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?


On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on the numeric keypad.



The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use with screen review.


Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.


Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.


the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.

Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.

the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.


using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there this may change in each application to what it reveals.


Gene nz


On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.

On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the commands are doing something, what are they doing?
Gene
----- original Message -----
*From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad and
was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.

Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:

Thanks for any suggestions.







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Element list pop ups

Robert Mendoza
 

Not sure if anyone here noticed after closing browsers, particular in Firefox the nvda always prompts with a dialog panel of element list. I am using nvda 2017.4 here. Is there a way to prevent to pop up this?

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Re: screen review commands not working for me

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


I found the tutorial you are talking about it is written by the other Gene and can be found off the https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/Switching-from-Window-Eyes-to-NVDA


the page it linked to was this one at https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/Guides
I think they were under the wicki section.

Look in the user manual for reviewing text it is section 5.5 i think it is. Just under that section also says about some of the other modes.

What is said in this mode is what can be used in screen review mode and or with object navigation.

this type of commands is good say for reviewing menus etc either word by word or letter by letter.

I could give you examples of where they could be used this would be for review text which can be used with screen review when it is used.

Gene nz

On 12/9/2017 11:43 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard. In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow, control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by character.

4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down. Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes. Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode. I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.

On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
Hi


It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe had done by Joseph.


I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is doing wrong if he tells me.


Gene nz



On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:
you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
Gene
*From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@...>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Hi


could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?


On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on the numeric keypad.



The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use with screen review.


Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.


Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.


the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.

Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.

the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.


using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there this may change in each application to what it reveals.


Gene nz


On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.

On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the commands are doing something, what are they doing?
Gene
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*From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad and
was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.

Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:

Thanks for any suggestions.







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Re: screen review commands not working for me

Mary Otten
 

Thanks, Gene. I know Joseph is quite knowledgeable, so I plan to check this out.


Mary


On 12/8/2017 7:30 PM, Gene wrote:
It isn't a text tutorial and I would say that you should listen to a little of this one to see if it rambles. 
It is a well thought of tutorial and Joseph Lee is very knowledgeable and is well organized.  I haven't listened to the tutorial to any extent but I think it's worth listening to a few minutes of it to evaluate it unless you find something in text that you like.. 
 
The link is:
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Otten
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Hi Gene,


I guess I didn't follow this thread as closely as I perhaps should have. You said you linked to a tutorial yesterday. Can you send another link? If it is a text tutorial. I don't tend to like audio ones because they get to rambling too much. I do read manuals, mostly because they aren't rambling audio podcasts.


On 12/8/2017 6:19 PM, Gene wrote:
The information is correct and I agree with the recommendation not to have the annoyance and frustration of using the laptop layout precisely because of the lack of consistency.  Also, note that what I said is said in the tutorial, make sure you are in object navigation for what you are doing.  the person doing the Window-eyes transition tutorial wisely didn't explain why to do the things he/she suggests.  It isn't prductive or practical to explain object navigation in a brief transition tutorial. 
For now, remember that numpad insert numpad 7 moves you to screen review mode and numpad insert numpad 1 moves you to object navigation mode.  You may come across another mode while moving.  Ignore it.  The modes are announced so you will know what mode you are in.
 
Gene
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Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you
to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control
shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard.
In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the
screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a
document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But
first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow,
control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow
are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field
including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by
character.

4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard
layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of
patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in
the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy
a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can
decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that
period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with
modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in
every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up
and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control
NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control
NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends
what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any
extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review
commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in
order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do
this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In
the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command
and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can
use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on
screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important
to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one
in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down.
Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you
don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you
are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the
laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA
key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are
times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are
now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in
the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once
and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the
NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can
stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop
layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end
command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much
more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert
I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice
quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If
you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position
with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command
you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route
the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use
numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other
words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept
to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is
different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use
here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an
address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your
computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about
screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do
much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell
you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost
identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes.
Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or
combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys
are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on
where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual
letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode.
I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press
a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use
the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the
tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the
entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank
message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about
switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the
tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will
meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope
this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build
confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have
thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.

On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
> Hi
>
>
> It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what
> program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe
> had done by Joseph.
>
>
> I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is
> doing wrong if he tells me.
>
>
> Gene nz
>
>
>
> On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:
>> you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as
>> described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
>> Gene
>> *From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@...>
>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>
>> Hi
>>
>>
>> could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?
>>
>>
>> On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on
>> the numeric keypad.
>>
>>
>>
>> The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use
>> with screen review.
>>
>>
>> Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to
>> that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.
>>
>>
>> Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.
>>
>>
>> the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review
>> press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.
>>
>> Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the
>> modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.
>>
>> the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.
>>
>>
>> using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there
>> this may change in each application to what it reveals.
>>
>>
>> Gene nz
>>
>>
>> On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
>>> When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely
>>> different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The
>>> tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.
>>>
>>> On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
>>>> What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the
>>>> commands are doing something, what are they doing?
>>>> Gene
>>>> ----- original Message -----
>>>> *From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
>>>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
>>>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>> *Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>>>
>>>> I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
>>>> directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
>>>> It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad
>>>> and
>>>> was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.
>>>>
>>>> Screen review commands
>>>> Note the pattern as I give these commands:
>>>> Read previous line, numpad 7.
>>>> Read current line, numpad 8.
>>>> Read next line, numpad nine.
>>>> You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
>>>> those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the
>>>> top
>>>> or bottom of the screen.
>>>> Read previous word, numpad 4.
>>>> Read current word, numpad 5.
>>>> Read next word, numpad 6.
>>>> Read previous character, numpad 1.
>>>> Read current character, numpad 2.
>>>> Read next character, numpad 3.
>>>> Note the pattern:
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any suggestions.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Image NVDA certified expert
>> 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.
>
> --
> Image NVDA certified expert
> 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: screen review commands not working for me

Gene
 

It isn't a text tutorial and I would say that you should listen to a little of this one to see if it rambles. 
It is a well thought of tutorial and Joseph Lee is very knowledgeable and is well organized.  I haven't listened to the tutorial to any extent but I think it's worth listening to a few minutes of it to evaluate it unless you find something in text that you like.. 
 
The link is:
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Otten
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Hi Gene,


I guess I didn't follow this thread as closely as I perhaps should have. You said you linked to a tutorial yesterday. Can you send another link? If it is a text tutorial. I don't tend to like audio ones because they get to rambling too much. I do read manuals, mostly because they aren't rambling audio podcasts.


On 12/8/2017 6:19 PM, Gene wrote:
The information is correct and I agree with the recommendation not to have the annoyance and frustration of using the laptop layout precisely because of the lack of consistency.  Also, note that what I said is said in the tutorial, make sure you are in object navigation for what you are doing.  the person doing the Window-eyes transition tutorial wisely didn't explain why to do the things he/she suggests.  It isn't prductive or practical to explain object navigation in a brief transition tutorial. 
For now, remember that numpad insert numpad 7 moves you to screen review mode and numpad insert numpad 1 moves you to object navigation mode.  You may come across another mode while moving.  Ignore it.  The modes are announced so you will know what mode you are in.
 
Gene
------- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you
to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control
shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard.
In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the
screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a
document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But
first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow,
control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow
are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field
including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by
character.

4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard
layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of
patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in
the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy
a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can
decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that
period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with
modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in
every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up
and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control
NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control
NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends
what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any
extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review
commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in
order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do
this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In
the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command
and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can
use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on
screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important
to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one
in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down.
Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you
don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you
are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the
laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA
key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are
times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are
now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in
the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once
and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the
NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can
stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop
layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end
command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much
more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert
I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice
quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If
you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position
with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command
you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route
the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use
numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other
words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept
to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is
different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use
here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an
address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your
computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about
screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do
much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell
you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost
identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes.
Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or
combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys
are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on
where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual
letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode.
I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press
a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use
the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the
tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the
entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank
message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about
switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the
tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will
meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope
this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build
confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have
thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.

On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
> Hi
>
>
> It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what
> program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe
> had done by Joseph.
>
>
> I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is
> doing wrong if he tells me.
>
>
> Gene nz
>
>
>
> On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:
>> you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as
>> described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
>> Gene
>> *From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@...>
>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>
>> Hi
>>
>>
>> could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?
>>
>>
>> On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on
>> the numeric keypad.
>>
>>
>>
>> The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use
>> with screen review.
>>
>>
>> Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to
>> that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.
>>
>>
>> Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.
>>
>>
>> the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review
>> press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.
>>
>> Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the
>> modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.
>>
>> the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.
>>
>>
>> using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there
>> this may change in each application to what it reveals.
>>
>>
>> Gene nz
>>
>>
>> On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
>>> When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely
>>> different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The
>>> tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.
>>>
>>> On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
>>>> What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the
>>>> commands are doing something, what are they doing?
>>>> Gene
>>>> ----- original Message -----
>>>> *From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
>>>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
>>>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>> *Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>>>
>>>> I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
>>>> directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
>>>> It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad
>>>> and
>>>> was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.
>>>>
>>>> Screen review commands
>>>> Note the pattern as I give these commands:
>>>> Read previous line, numpad 7.
>>>> Read current line, numpad 8.
>>>> Read next line, numpad nine.
>>>> You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
>>>> those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the
>>>> top
>>>> or bottom of the screen.
>>>> Read previous word, numpad 4.
>>>> Read current word, numpad 5.
>>>> Read next word, numpad 6.
>>>> Read previous character, numpad 1.
>>>> Read current character, numpad 2.
>>>> Read next character, numpad 3.
>>>> Note the pattern:
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any suggestions.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Image NVDA certified expert
>> 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.
>
> --
> Image NVDA certified expert
> 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: Can NVDA 2017.4 run on Windows IOT?

Pranav Lal
 

Brian,

Windows for IOT is a variant of windows used on imbedded devices.

Pranav

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian's
Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can NVDA 2017.4 run on Windows IOT?

Since I've no idea what it is, perhaps you could tell us?
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: "Pranav Lal" <pranav.lal@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:11 AM
Subject: [nvda] Can NVDA 2017.4 run on Windows IOT?


Hi all,

Given that NVDA now supports arm 64 windows, can it run on Windows IOT
running on a raspberry pi 3?

Pranav




Re: best browser for linkedin / nvda

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Brian,

I have used firefox. I however do not use linkedin regularly which I should probably do. You may want to try their iPhone app and contact their accessibility team. There is a toolbar which the contact for their accessibility team is given.

Pranav


Re: screen review commands not working for me

Mary Otten
 

Hi Gene,


I guess I didn't follow this thread as closely as I perhaps should have. You said you linked to a tutorial yesterday. Can you send another link? If it is a text tutorial. I don't tend to like audio ones because they get to rambling too much. I do read manuals, mostly because they aren't rambling audio podcasts.


On 12/8/2017 6:19 PM, Gene wrote:
The information is correct and I agree with the recommendation not to have the annoyance and frustration of using the laptop layout precisely because of the lack of consistency.  Also, note that what I said is said in the tutorial, make sure you are in object navigation for what you are doing.  the person doing the Window-eyes transition tutorial wisely didn't explain why to do the things he/she suggests.  It isn't prductive or practical to explain object navigation in a brief transition tutorial. 
For now, remember that numpad insert numpad 7 moves you to screen review mode and numpad insert numpad 1 moves you to object navigation mode.  You may come across another mode while moving.  Ignore it.  The modes are announced so you will know what mode you are in.
 
Gene
------- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you
to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control
shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard.
In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the
screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a
document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But
first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow,
control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow
are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field
including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by
character.

4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard
layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of
patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in
the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy
a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can
decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that
period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with
modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in
every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up
and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control
NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control
NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends
what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any
extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review
commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in
order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do
this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In
the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command
and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can
use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on
screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important
to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one
in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down.
Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you
don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you
are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the
laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA
key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are
times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are
now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in
the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once
and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the
NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can
stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop
layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end
command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much
more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert
I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice
quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If
you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position
with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command
you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route
the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use
numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other
words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept
to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is
different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use
here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an
address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your
computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about
screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do
much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell
you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost
identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes.
Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or
combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys
are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on
where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual
letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode.
I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press
a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use
the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the
tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the
entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank
message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about
switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the
tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will
meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope
this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build
confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have
thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.

On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
> Hi
>
>
> It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what
> program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe
> had done by Joseph.
>
>
> I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is
> doing wrong if he tells me.
>
>
> Gene nz
>
>
>
> On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:
>> you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as
>> described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
>> Gene
>> *From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@...>
>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>
>> Hi
>>
>>
>> could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?
>>
>>
>> On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on
>> the numeric keypad.
>>
>>
>>
>> The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use
>> with screen review.
>>
>>
>> Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to
>> that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.
>>
>>
>> Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.
>>
>>
>> the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review
>> press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.
>>
>> Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the
>> modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.
>>
>> the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.
>>
>>
>> using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there
>> this may change in each application to what it reveals.
>>
>>
>> Gene nz
>>
>>
>> On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
>>> When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely
>>> different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The
>>> tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.
>>>
>>> On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
>>>> What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the
>>>> commands are doing something, what are they doing?
>>>> Gene
>>>> ----- original Message -----
>>>> *From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
>>>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
>>>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>> *Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>>>
>>>> I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
>>>> directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
>>>> It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad
>>>> and
>>>> was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.
>>>>
>>>> Screen review commands
>>>> Note the pattern as I give these commands:
>>>> Read previous line, numpad 7.
>>>> Read current line, numpad 8.
>>>> Read next line, numpad nine.
>>>> You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
>>>> those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the
>>>> top
>>>> or bottom of the screen.
>>>> Read previous word, numpad 4.
>>>> Read current word, numpad 5.
>>>> Read next word, numpad 6.
>>>> Read previous character, numpad 1.
>>>> Read current character, numpad 2.
>>>> Read next character, numpad 3.
>>>> Note the pattern:
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any suggestions.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Image NVDA certified expert
>> 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.
>
> --
> Image NVDA certified expert
> 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: screen review commands not working for me

Gene
 

The information is correct and I agree with the recommendation not to have the annoyance and frustration of using the laptop layout precisely because of the lack of consistency.  Also, note that what I said is said in the tutorial, make sure you are in object navigation for what you are doing.  the person doing the Window-eyes transition tutorial wisely didn't explain why to do the things he/she suggests.  It isn't prductive or practical to explain object navigation in a brief transition tutorial. 
For now, remember that numpad insert numpad 7 moves you to screen review mode and numpad insert numpad 1 moves you to object navigation mode.  You may come across another mode while moving.  Ignore it.  The modes are announced so you will know what mode you are in.
 
Gene

------- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you
to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control
shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard.
In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the
screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a
document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But
first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow,
control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow
are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field
including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by
character.

4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard
layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of
patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in
the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy
a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can
decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that
period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with
modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in
every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up
and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control
NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control
NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends
what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any
extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review
commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in
order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do
this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In
the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command
and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can
use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on
screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important
to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one
in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down.
Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you
don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you
are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the
laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA
key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are
times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are
now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in
the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once
and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the
NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can
stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop
layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end
command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much
more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert
I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice
quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If
you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position
with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command
you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route
the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use
numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other
words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept
to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is
different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use
here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an
address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your
computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about
screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do
much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell
you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost
identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes.
Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or
combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys
are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on
where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual
letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode.
I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press
a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use
the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the
tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the
entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank
message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about
switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the
tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will
meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope
this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build
confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have
thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.

On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
> Hi
>
>
> It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what
> program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe
> had done by Joseph.
>
>
> I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is
> doing wrong if he tells me.
>
>
> Gene nz
>
>
>
> On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:
>> you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as
>> described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
>> Gene
>> *From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@...>
>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>
>> Hi
>>
>>
>> could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?
>>
>>
>> On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on
>> the numeric keypad.
>>
>>
>>
>> The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use
>> with screen review.
>>
>>
>> Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to
>> that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.
>>
>>
>> Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.
>>
>>
>> the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review
>> press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.
>>
>> Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the
>> modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.
>>
>> the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.
>>
>>
>> using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there
>> this may change in each application to what it reveals.
>>
>>
>> Gene nz
>>
>>
>> On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
>>> When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely
>>> different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The
>>> tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.
>>>
>>> On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
>>>> What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the
>>>> commands are doing something, what are they doing?
>>>> Gene
>>>> ----- original Message -----
>>>> *From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
>>>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
>>>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>> *Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>>>
>>>> I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
>>>> directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
>>>> It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad
>>>> and
>>>> was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.
>>>>
>>>> Screen review commands
>>>> Note the pattern as I give these commands:
>>>> Read previous line, numpad 7.
>>>> Read current line, numpad 8.
>>>> Read next line, numpad nine.
>>>> You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
>>>> those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the
>>>> top
>>>> or bottom of the screen.
>>>> Read previous word, numpad 4.
>>>> Read current word, numpad 5.
>>>> Read next word, numpad 6.
>>>> Read previous character, numpad 1.
>>>> Read current character, numpad 2.
>>>> Read next character, numpad 3.
>>>> Note the pattern:
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any suggestions.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Image NVDA certified expert
>> 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.
>
> --
> Image NVDA certified expert
> 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: screen review commands not working for me

Gene
 

Unless you really like manuals, and even if you do, I hope you seriously consider using the tutorial I linked to yesterday or another one.  I haven't looked at any of the tutorials to any extent but I've talked with a number of people, all of them experienced Windows users and they all found the manual to be not very helpful on this subject.  it's typical dry manual writing.  Demonstration would, in my opinion for most people, be much more useful and clear. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

I need to read the help manual to get a better understanding of these
modes. I think I'm confusing myself by using the up and down  arrow keys
to look at a line, then use the numpad 8 to see if I'm on that line.
ETC. Thanks for the help.

On 12/8/2017 12:38 PM, Gene wrote:
> you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as
> described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
> Gene
> *From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@...>
> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>
> Hi
>
>
> could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?
>
>
> On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on
> the numeric keypad.
>
>
>
> The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use
> with screen review.
>
>
> Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to
> that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.
>
>
> Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.
>
>
> the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review
> press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.
>
> Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the
> modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.
>
> the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.
>
>
> using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there
> this may change in each application to what it reveals.
>
>
> Gene nz
>
>
> On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
>> When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely
>> different line. Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The
>> tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.
>>
>> On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
>>> What do you mean when you say they don't work? Assuming the commands
>>> are doing something, what are they doing?
>>> Gene
>>> ----- original Message -----
>>> *From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@...>
>>> *Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
>>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>> *Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
>>>
>>> I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
>>> directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
>>> It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad and
>>> was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.
>>>
>>> Screen review commands
>>> Note the pattern as I give these commands:
>>> Read previous line, numpad 7.
>>> Read current line, numpad 8.
>>> Read next line, numpad nine.
>>> You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
>>> those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
>>> or bottom of the screen.
>>> Read previous word, numpad 4.
>>> Read current word, numpad 5.
>>> Read next word, numpad 6.
>>> Read previous character, numpad 1.
>>> Read current character, numpad 2.
>>> Read next character, numpad 3.
>>> Note the pattern:
>>>
>>> Thanks for any suggestions.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
> Image NVDA certified expert
> 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.
>



a link that won't activate

Mary Otten
 

I would send you to this website, but it is a wine ordering site, and the link in question is my shopping cart, so I guess there isn't much point. After I fill my care, I can search using the nvda shift f combo and find the word cart. It shows how many items are in the cart and is even identified as a link, although I can't tab to this link at all. If I press enter, I go nowhere. I can find and identify the cart link as a link with object nav, and I have mouse tracking on. If I try a single or double left simulated mouse click using the number pad, which nvda identifies when I press it as a left click, nothing happens. This is all happening in Firefox esr. Has anybody seen a link like this, and what can I do about it?


Mary


Volume Control in the Netflix App

Dan Kerstetter
 

Hi all.

 

I’ve been using the Netflix app with the latest version of Windows 10 and NVDA.  How can I get the volume slider to move up or down?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Dan

 

 


Re: screen review commands not working for me

Brice Mijares
 

Heck, there is a lot of good info here. This is the first time I read the full content of this brief tutorial.

On 12/8/2017 2:43 PM, Brice Mijares wrote:
Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard. In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow, control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by character.
4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down. Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes. Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode. I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.
On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
Hi


It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe had done by Joseph.


I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is doing wrong if he tells me.


Gene nz



On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:
you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
Gene
*From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@outlook.co.nz>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Hi


could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?


On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on the numeric keypad.



The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use with screen review.


Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.


Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.


the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.

Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.

the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.


using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there this may change in each application to what it reveals.


Gene nz


On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.

On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the commands are doing something, what are they doing?
Gene
----- original Message -----
*From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@att.net>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad and
was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.

Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:

Thanks for any suggestions.



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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: screen review commands not working for me

Brice Mijares
 

Here's that brief tutorial. and I don't remember where I got it.
Here are the screen-reader commands you will need to know to allow you to do a lot of what you did before with Window-Eyes:
To unload NVDA, insert q then enter.
Read title bar, insert t.
Time, insert f12.
Announce formatting information, insert f.
Read current Window, insert b. In Window-eyes the command is control shift w.
Read to end, insert down arrow. Use the down arrow on the main keyboard. In the laptop layout, read to end is NVDA key a.
Stop speech with control, as with screen-readers in general.
Screen review
I'm about to discuss screen-review commands. those let you review the screen without changing the position of the cursor when editing a document, or changing where you are in a dialog or anywhere else. But first, I'll point out that Commands such as left arrow, right arrow, control home, control end, control left arrow, and control right arrow are Windows movement commands for moving in any standard edit field including word processor edit fields. None of them will change.
Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:
Read current is the key in the middle of each of these rows.
Move to and read previous is the key on the left.
Move to and read next is the key to the right.
The lower the numbers, the smaller the movement unit. 1 2 and 3 move by character.

4 5 and 6 move by word, etc.
Now, here are the laptop layout review commands:
Read current line, NVDA shift period
Move to and read next line, NVDA down arrow.
Move to and read previous line, NVDA up arrow.
Read current word, NVDA control period
Read previous word, NVDA control left arrow
Read next word, NVDA control right arrow
Announce current character, NVDA period.
Move to and read previous character, NVDA left arrow
Move to and read next character, NVDA right arrow.
After a little more discussion, I'll tell you how to change the keyboard layout to laptop.
Getting back to the review keys in the laptop layout, There are sort of patterns in the laptop layout but not the kind of uniform pattern as in the desktop layout. If I had a laptop computer without a numpad, I'd buy a USB numpad and not fool around with the laptop layout. But you can decide that for yourself. But aside from predictable keys such as that period is used for current, and that left and right arrows are used with modifiers, you can't generalize more. Such patterns are not followed in every previous and next item. In one of the previous and next items, up and down arrow is used.
More review commands and review modes
Here are two more important commands:
Jump to top of window, shift numpad 7. Laptop layout command: control NVDA key home.
Jump to bottom of window, shift numpad 9. Laptop layout command: Control NVDA key end.
I've said top and bottom of Window but that's oversimplified. It depends what kind of review mode you are using. I won't go into that to any extent in this very short tutorial.
A brief introduction to review modes
If you are reviewing material in a word processor, use the review commands I've given. If you are in a dialog or some other structures, in order to see what is on screen, change to screen review mode. to do this, use the command numpad insert numpad 7 in the desktop layout. In the laptop layout, the command is NVDA key page up. Issue the command and repeat it if necessary until you hear screen review. Then you can use the review commands such as numpad 7, 8 9, etc. to review what is on screen.
After you have finished working in screen review, it is very important to return to object review. Issue the command numpad insert numpad one in the desktop layout. the laptop layout command is NVDA Key page down. Repeat the command if necessary until you hear object review. If you don't do this, you will often hear incorrect information about where you are when you do various things in NVDA.
Changing keyboard layout
I shall now explain how to change the layout from the desktop to the laptop layout and discuss causing the caps lock to be used as an NVDA key. If you add capslock, you can still use either insert; there are times when caps lock is very convenient.
to open keyboard settings, issue the command control insert k. You are now in a list of layouts. the desktop is the default and the first in the list. If you want to switch to the laptop layout, down arrow once and then tab to and activate the ok button.
As you tab, you will notice check boxes about which keys serve as the NVDA key. Caps lock is not checked. Check it with the space bar. You can stay in the desk top layout and still tab and see these check boxes.
I use the caps lock key as an NVDA key often and I use the desktop layout. I find it much more convenient to use for the read to end command. I hold caps lock and press down arrow. That is, to me, much more convenient than using insert down arrow, regardless of which insert I use.
If you want to toggle caps lock on and off for typing, press it twice quickly. If you press it once and hold it, it serves as an NVDA key. If you press it twice quickly, it toggles caps lock on and off.
Mouse commands and review modes
To left click with the mouse, route the mouse to the review position with the command numpad insert numpad slash. That is the same command you left click wwith in Window-eyes. If you want to right click, route the mouse with the same command (numpad insert numpad slash), then use numpad star, the key immediately to the right of numpad slash. In other words, you right click with the same key you use in Window-eyes.
Screen review, though the commands are different, is similar in concept to using the mouse pointer in Window-eyes. Object navigation is different from any review mode in Window-eyes. I won't teach its use here but you will find a discussion of it in a tutorial I will give an address for later in this tutorial. Depending on how you use your computer, you may find it very useful.
That is just about all I will teach in this very short tutorial about screen review and mouse. As I said, its purpose is to allow you to do much of what you do with Window-eyes quickly and easily. But I'll tell you a few more things.
Internet browsing:
When you are on a web page, quick navigation commands are almost identical whether you are using NVDA or Window-eyes:
Move by headings is h.
Skip blocks of links is n.
Move to next button is b.
Next combo box is c.
Next check box is x.
Input help mode
NVDA has an input help mode which is similar to what is in Window-eyes. Insert and 1 on the main keyboard turns it on. When you press a key or combination of keys that might be a command, you will hear what the keys are and what, if any command they execute. This varies depending on where you are.
When in a browser that supports browse mode, typing a lot of individual letters will give you information about what the keys do in browse mode. I already gave much of that information above but you may want to press a lot of keys using input mode in a browser. To turn input mode off use the same command you used to turn it on, insert 1.
Additional information
To learn more about NVDA, a popular tutorial is available at:
http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials
On that page, you will see links to download different sections of the tutorial dealing with different subjects. You can also download the entire tutorial as a zip file.
There is also an e-mail list for NVDA users. To join, send a blank message to this address:
nvda+subscribe@nvda.groups.io
I hope that this tutorial has removed much of your apprehension about switching to NVDA. Now, as you wish or need, you may consult the tutorial I gave a link to. NVDA is a powerful screen-reader and it will meet a lot of users needs as well as JAWS or Window-eyes does. I hope this very short tutorial gives you a good foundation on which to build confidence that the transition should be much easier than you may have thought and that it will help make it much more enjoyable.

On 12/8/2017 1:10 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
Hi
It did not really make it clear what he was trying to do and in what program. I have not listened to all of his tutorials or the series ehe had done by Joseph.
I guess i will wait and see which program it is then see what he is doing wrong if he tells me.
Gene nz
On 12/9/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:
you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
Gene
*From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@outlook.co.nz>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

Hi


could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?


On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on the numeric keypad.



The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use with screen review.


Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.


Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.


the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.

Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.

the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.


using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there this may change in each application to what it reveals.


Gene nz


On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely different line.  Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.

On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean when you say they don't work?  Assuming the commands are doing something, what are they doing?
Gene
----- original Message -----
*From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@att.net>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad and
was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.

Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:

Thanks for any suggestions.



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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.
--
Image NVDA certified expert
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: screen review commands not working for me

Brice Mijares
 

I need to read the help manual to get a better understanding of these modes. I think I'm confusing myself by using the up and down arrow keys to look at a line, then use the numpad 8 to see if I'm on that line. ETC. Thanks for the help.

On 12/8/2017 12:38 PM, Gene wrote:
you must be in object navigation mode for these commands to work as described in the section of the tutorial being worked with
Gene
*From:* Gene New Zealand <mailto:hurrikennyandopo@outlook.co.nz>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 2:19 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] screen review commands not working for me
Hi
could i ask in what program are you trying to do it in?
On a desktop computer to go into screen review is the nvda key + 7 on the numeric keypad.
The commands given are review text or text review commands you can use with screen review.
Depending what you are trying to do you may need to route the mouse to that position? or activate a button with a object navigation command.
Make sure also your num lock key is turned off.
the other thing to is on the numeric keypad we can use screen review press the nvda key + 7 to go into that mode.
Using the nvda key + 1 on the numeric keypad will take you down the modes like document review I think it is called and object navigation.
the document review mode may only show in some applications. if it can.
using the nvda key + 7 will take you back through the modes if there this may change in each application to what it reveals.
Gene nz
On 12/9/2017 8:20 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
When I hit numpad 8 to read current line, it reads a completely different line. Same with previous line, word or character ETC. The tutorial was called getting started with NVDA.

On 12/8/2017 10:50 AM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean when you say they don't work? Assuming the commands are doing something, what are they doing?
Gene
----- original Message -----
*From:* Brice Mijares <mailto:bricemijares@att.net>
*Sent:* Friday, December 08, 2017 12:45 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] screen review commands not working for me

I've been trying to follow the following directions, but these
directions are not working for me. I made sure I was in desktop layout.
It was a brief tutorial by Joseph Lee and I had copied it to wordpad and
was trying to use the numpad keys to read it.

Screen review commands
Note the pattern as I give these commands:
Read previous line, numpad 7.
Read current line, numpad 8.
Read next line, numpad nine.
You move in screen review to the previous or next line when you issue
those commands. You can keep moving and reading until you get to the top
or bottom of the screen.
Read previous word, numpad 4.
Read current word, numpad 5.
Read next word, numpad 6.
Read previous character, numpad 1.
Read current character, numpad 2.
Read next character, numpad 3.
Note the pattern:

Thanks for any suggestions.



--
Image NVDA certified expert
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: turning up the volume in youtube

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I'll give that a shot. Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, December 8, 2017 2:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] turning up the volume in youtube

There is a volume slider, located (I think) near the mute button in the
frame that contains the player. It works similar to the sliders on screens
in Windows, for example, your own computer's volume settings. A trick you
might try if you can't hear NVDA to search for the slider because of the
playing movie is to hit ctrl-f and search for the word "volume".

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 8, 2017 5:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] turning up the volume in youtube

Hi, everyone,

I'm trying to watch a movie on youtube but the volume is quite low. How do I
turn it up without having to turn up my speakers?

Thanks for your helpp in advance.

Rosemarie


Re: turning up the volume in youtube

David Griffith
 

What I find works most reliably is to navigate to the volume slider by pressing the tab key. Pressing left and right arrow here will adjust volume.

David Griffith

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From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 08 December 2017 22:25
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] turning up the volume in youtube

 

Hi, everyone,

 

I'm trying to watch a movie on youtube but the volume is quite low. How do I

turn it up without having to turn up my speakers?

 

Thanks for your helpp in advance.

 

Rosemarie