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Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

ely.r@...
 

There are so many things that screen reader developers are facing right now that impact our access to the internet that it seems time would be best spent there. At.
Though I have not tried them, there seem to be a number of apps that are designed to let one turn off or dim a laptop screen. Quick search turned up Screen Off at:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/screenoff-turn-off-windows-laptop-screen

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi,
As noted by some members, screen shade/curtain shows what appears to be a blank screen. This is used to "guarantee" privacy for screen reader users. Note the quotation marks around "guarantee", as it does not really guarantee privacy, as there are means to circumvent this (speech output, braille displays, remote access, etc.).
From what I can gather, this function does not result in extended battery life nor power savings. When this function is turned on, an overlay window is imposed on top of other windows, and turning this off removes this overlay. As I said above, this does not provide privacy as many of you may think.
As for this being part of a screen reader: my overall opinion is that it should not. If people want it, then I think an add-on would be a more appropriate solution. Only after looking at justifications and costs should developers consider adding this into NVDA, in my opinion, and personally for me, a justification that goes along the lines of, "because another screen reader has this" is something I won't even consider.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7 for switching between different display modes (signal send only to laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to both) or
Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up. When I am on battery
power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may be
useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the signal
send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether windows
has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to request that
info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a pure BIOS
feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be
exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this
function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do
it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but
then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the
invisible window not the visible one.

In the issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the
monitor off switch..... ahem.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao" <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
recently
got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!








Not at my laptop or I would give this a try. Maybe sharing the names of apps that work or don't work could be a shared effort here.
Rick


Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

abdul muhamin
 

Well, a lot of discussion on this topic!, cool. An addon should made for those who need that feature!

 

regards, Abdulmuhamin Yousaf!
head of content department at
www.blindHelp.net

 

From: Kevin Chao
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 2:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

 

We ended up making our own via a physical solution of a black sheet and velcro, which is betwither than screen protectors I've tried, it's true privacy, and can be removed on-demand if I need to show someone something.

 

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 1:24 PM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,
Sure, turning off the monitor may work, but not always.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:21 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi Joseeph,


Thanks for the clarification.


Indeed, showing a blank window would not save energy. But why not simply switching off the screen (power button on an external monitor, or using the Fn+F7 (or similar key combination) on a laptop? Then you have both advantages, the pseudo "privacy" thing, and the energy saving.


I agree with the rest.

If an add-on would be needed, then I believe it is more worth investing in an add-on that can report the status of the screen (backlight level, to what port/screen the video signal is send), a bit like the battery level feature in NVDA (nvda+shift+b)


Kind Regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 22:04, Joseph Lee wrote:
> Hi,
> As noted by some members, screen shade/curtain shows what appears to be a blank screen. This is used to "guarantee" privacy for screen reader users. Note the quotation marks around "guarantee", as it does not really guarantee privacy, as there are means to circumvent this (speech output, braille displays, remote access, etc.).
>  From what I can gather, this function does not result in extended battery life nor power savings. When this function is turned on, an overlay window is imposed on top of other windows, and turning this off removes this overlay. As I said above, this does not provide privacy as many of you may think.
> As for this being part of a screen reader: my overall opinion is that it should not. If people want it, then I think an add-on would be a more appropriate solution. Only after looking at justifications and costs should developers consider adding this into NVDA, in my opinion, and personally for me, a justification that goes along the lines of, "because another screen reader has this" is something I won't even consider.
> Cheers,
> Joseph
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Didier Colle
> Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:37 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.
>
> When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....
>
> The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.
>
>
> On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7
> for switching between different display modes (signal send only to
> laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to
> both) or
> Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on
> Fn+battery
> power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.
>
> Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may
> be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the
> signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether
> windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to
> request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a
> pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).
>
>
> Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be
> exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.
>
>
> Kind regards,
>
>
> Didier
>
>
> On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
>>  From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this
>> function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
>> If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do
>> it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but
>> then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the
>> invisible window not the visible one.
>>
>> In the  issues tracker there is a thread on this.
>> Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the
>> monitor off switch..... ahem.
>>
>> Brian
>>
>> bglists@...
>> Sent via blueyonder.
>> Please address personal email to:-
>> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
>> in the display name field.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao"
>> <kevinchao89@...>
>> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
>> Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
>>> recently got screen shade.
>>>
>>> Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>






 


Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

 

Hi,
Some JAWS users did report that it doesn’t work all the time.
As for my justification statement: like some in the community, I believe that NVDA's purpose is screen reading. I think NVDA Core should focus on screen reading, with add-ons coming in with optional features. I do understand that I can be heavy-handed at times like the one pointed out below, but I'm speaking from experience that just following the lead of another screen reader just because NVDA should is something I'm uncomfortable with. Also, privacy is something a shade feature cannot guarantee 100 percent, as there are numerous ways of breaching it, including sounds, speech, remote access, data sharing and many others.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin Cussick via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

it does not work on my 2 all in ones and I tried a little program on my laptops that should do this but it didn't work. I think it should be in nvda and Joseph for you just to say that you won't consider it if people say other screen readers have it is very heavy handed.

On 17/12/2017 21:24, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
Sure, turning off the monitor may work, but not always.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:21 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi Joseeph,


Thanks for the clarification.


Indeed, showing a blank window would not save energy. But why not simply switching off the screen (power button on an external monitor, or using the Fn+F7 (or similar key combination) on a laptop? Then you have both advantages, the pseudo "privacy" thing, and the energy saving.


I agree with the rest.

If an add-on would be needed, then I believe it is more worth
investing in an add-on that can report the status of the screen
(backlight level, to what port/screen the video signal is send), a bit
like the battery level feature in NVDA (nvda+shift+b)


Kind Regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 22:04, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
As noted by some members, screen shade/curtain shows what appears to be a blank screen. This is used to "guarantee" privacy for screen reader users. Note the quotation marks around "guarantee", as it does not really guarantee privacy, as there are means to circumvent this (speech output, braille displays, remote access, etc.).
From what I can gather, this function does not result in extended battery life nor power savings. When this function is turned on, an overlay window is imposed on top of other windows, and turning this off removes this overlay. As I said above, this does not provide privacy as many of you may think.
As for this being part of a screen reader: my overall opinion is that it should not. If people want it, then I think an add-on would be a more appropriate solution. Only after looking at justifications and costs should developers consider adding this into NVDA, in my opinion, and personally for me, a justification that goes along the lines of, "because another screen reader has this" is something I won't even consider.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7
for switching between different display modes (signal send only to
laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send
to
both) or
Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on
Fn+battery
power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may
be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the
signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether
windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to
request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is
a pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be
exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this
function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do
it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but
then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the
invisible window not the visible one.

In the issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the
monitor off switch..... ahem.

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: "Kevin Chao"
<kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
recently got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!











Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Kevin Cussick
 

it does not work on my 2 all in ones and I tried a little program on my laptops that should do this but it didn't work. I think it should be in nvda and Joseph for you just to say that you won't consider it if people say other screen readers have it is very heavy handed.

On 17/12/2017 21:24, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
Sure, turning off the monitor may work, but not always.
Cheers,
Joseph
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:21 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?
Hi Joseeph,
Thanks for the clarification.
Indeed, showing a blank window would not save energy. But why not simply switching off the screen (power button on an external monitor, or using the Fn+F7 (or similar key combination) on a laptop? Then you have both advantages, the pseudo "privacy" thing, and the energy saving.
I agree with the rest.
If an add-on would be needed, then I believe it is more worth investing in an add-on that can report the status of the screen (backlight level, to what port/screen the video signal is send), a bit like the battery level feature in NVDA (nvda+shift+b)
Kind Regards,
Didier
On 17/12/2017 22:04, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
As noted by some members, screen shade/curtain shows what appears to be a blank screen. This is used to "guarantee" privacy for screen reader users. Note the quotation marks around "guarantee", as it does not really guarantee privacy, as there are means to circumvent this (speech output, braille displays, remote access, etc.).
From what I can gather, this function does not result in extended battery life nor power savings. When this function is turned on, an overlay window is imposed on top of other windows, and turning this off removes this overlay. As I said above, this does not provide privacy as many of you may think.
As for this being part of a screen reader: my overall opinion is that it should not. If people want it, then I think an add-on would be a more appropriate solution. Only after looking at justifications and costs should developers consider adding this into NVDA, in my opinion, and personally for me, a justification that goes along the lines of, "because another screen reader has this" is something I won't even consider.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7
for switching between different display modes (signal send only to
laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to
both) or
Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on
Fn+battery
power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may
be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the
signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether
windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to
request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a
pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be
exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this
function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do
it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but
then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the
invisible window not the visible one.

In the issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the
monitor off switch..... ahem.

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: "Kevin Chao"
<kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
recently got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!






Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Kevin Chao
 

We ended up making our own via a physical solution of a black sheet and velcro, which is betwither than screen protectors I've tried, it's true privacy, and can be removed on-demand if I need to show someone something.

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 1:24 PM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:
Hi,
Sure, turning off the monitor may work, but not always.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:21 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi Joseeph,


Thanks for the clarification.


Indeed, showing a blank window would not save energy. But why not simply switching off the screen (power button on an external monitor, or using the Fn+F7 (or similar key combination) on a laptop? Then you have both advantages, the pseudo "privacy" thing, and the energy saving.


I agree with the rest.

If an add-on would be needed, then I believe it is more worth investing in an add-on that can report the status of the screen (backlight level, to what port/screen the video signal is send), a bit like the battery level feature in NVDA (nvda+shift+b)


Kind Regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 22:04, Joseph Lee wrote:
> Hi,
> As noted by some members, screen shade/curtain shows what appears to be a blank screen. This is used to "guarantee" privacy for screen reader users. Note the quotation marks around "guarantee", as it does not really guarantee privacy, as there are means to circumvent this (speech output, braille displays, remote access, etc.).
>  From what I can gather, this function does not result in extended battery life nor power savings. When this function is turned on, an overlay window is imposed on top of other windows, and turning this off removes this overlay. As I said above, this does not provide privacy as many of you may think.
> As for this being part of a screen reader: my overall opinion is that it should not. If people want it, then I think an add-on would be a more appropriate solution. Only after looking at justifications and costs should developers consider adding this into NVDA, in my opinion, and personally for me, a justification that goes along the lines of, "because another screen reader has this" is something I won't even consider.
> Cheers,
> Joseph
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Didier Colle
> Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:37 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.
>
> When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....
>
> The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.
>
>
> On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7
> for switching between different display modes (signal send only to
> laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to
> both) or
> Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on
> Fn+battery
> power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.
>
> Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may
> be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the
> signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether
> windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to
> request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a
> pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).
>
>
> Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be
> exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.
>
>
> Kind regards,
>
>
> Didier
>
>
> On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
>>  From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this
>> function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
>> If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do
>> it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but
>> then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the
>> invisible window not the visible one.
>>
>> In the  issues tracker there is a thread on this.
>> Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the
>> monitor off switch..... ahem.
>>
>> Brian
>>
>> bglists@...
>> Sent via blueyonder.
>> Please address personal email to:-
>> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
>> in the display name field.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao"
>> <kevinchao89@...>
>> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
>> Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
>>> recently got screen shade.
>>>
>>> Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>








Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

 

Hi,
Sure, turning off the monitor may work, but not always.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:21 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi Joseeph,


Thanks for the clarification.


Indeed, showing a blank window would not save energy. But why not simply switching off the screen (power button on an external monitor, or using the Fn+F7 (or similar key combination) on a laptop? Then you have both advantages, the pseudo "privacy" thing, and the energy saving.


I agree with the rest.

If an add-on would be needed, then I believe it is more worth investing in an add-on that can report the status of the screen (backlight level, to what port/screen the video signal is send), a bit like the battery level feature in NVDA (nvda+shift+b)


Kind Regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 22:04, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
As noted by some members, screen shade/curtain shows what appears to be a blank screen. This is used to "guarantee" privacy for screen reader users. Note the quotation marks around "guarantee", as it does not really guarantee privacy, as there are means to circumvent this (speech output, braille displays, remote access, etc.).
From what I can gather, this function does not result in extended battery life nor power savings. When this function is turned on, an overlay window is imposed on top of other windows, and turning this off removes this overlay. As I said above, this does not provide privacy as many of you may think.
As for this being part of a screen reader: my overall opinion is that it should not. If people want it, then I think an add-on would be a more appropriate solution. Only after looking at justifications and costs should developers consider adding this into NVDA, in my opinion, and personally for me, a justification that goes along the lines of, "because another screen reader has this" is something I won't even consider.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7
for switching between different display modes (signal send only to
laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to
both) or
Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on
Fn+battery
power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may
be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the
signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether
windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to
request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a
pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be
exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this
function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do
it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but
then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the
invisible window not the visible one.

In the issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the
monitor off switch..... ahem.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao"
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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
recently got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!






Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Didier Colle
 

Hi Joseeph,


Thanks for the clarification.


Indeed, showing a blank window would not save energy. But why not simply switching off the screen (power button on an external monitor, or using the Fn+F7 (or similar key combination) on a laptop? Then you have both advantages, the pseudo "privacy" thing, and the energy saving.


I agree with the rest.

If an add-on would be needed, then I believe it is more worth investing in an add-on that can report the status of the screen (backlight level, to what port/screen the video signal is send), a bit like the battery level feature in NVDA (nvda+shift+b)


Kind Regards,


Didier

On 17/12/2017 22:04, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
As noted by some members, screen shade/curtain shows what appears to be a blank screen. This is used to "guarantee" privacy for screen reader users. Note the quotation marks around "guarantee", as it does not really guarantee privacy, as there are means to circumvent this (speech output, braille displays, remote access, etc.).
From what I can gather, this function does not result in extended battery life nor power savings. When this function is turned on, an overlay window is imposed on top of other windows, and turning this off removes this overlay. As I said above, this does not provide privacy as many of you may think.
As for this being part of a screen reader: my overall opinion is that it should not. If people want it, then I think an add-on would be a more appropriate solution. Only after looking at justifications and costs should developers consider adding this into NVDA, in my opinion, and personally for me, a justification that goes along the lines of, "because another screen reader has this" is something I won't even consider.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7 for
switching between different display modes (signal send only to laptop
monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to both) or
Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on battery
power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may be
useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the signal
send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether windows
has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to request that
info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a pure BIOS
feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be
exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this
function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do
it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but
then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the
invisible window not the visible one.

In the issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the
monitor off switch..... ahem.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao" <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
recently
got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!





Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Didier Colle
 

On 17/12/2017 21:04, Lino Morales wrote:
Trust me it does not extend the battery of any i device.
This statement is based on what?

1) It is my experience it does extend the time you can do on a battery charge as I mentioned previously.
2) I just checked the battery usage on my android smartphone: 31% went to the screen, which is the winner. As it is a phone, the screen is relatively small: roughly speaking 4x the size of a laptop screen --> the powr usage of a laptop screen would thus be 4x higher.
3) Given my electrical engineering background, it makes perfectly sense to me the backlight of a screen is one of the most power hungry components in a laptop/tablet/smartphone.
4) Together with my father I repaired a couple of years ago the powr supply of the backlight (switching power supply transforming the 5Volt into something like 400Volt)of an external LCD monitor: everything in this monitor consists of minituraized SMD components, except this part that is built with large discrete components, indicating the backlight is not at all low power (otherwise they would not opt for such costly approach).
4) The backlight of a screen is one of the few components that is constantly consuming power (at the rate of the duty cycle, representing the dim level), while other periphery have a more intermittent power profile (you are not constantly transmitting data with your wireless interfaces, speakers are not constantly driven, most of the time the cpu is underutilized letting it switch down the clock frequency is mobile devices to save energy, etc).

Now the purpose of screen shade is say you are in a work inviroment and you don't want people looking over your shoulder. Makes since.


On 12/17/2017 2:53 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Actually if you look on the screen brightness thing on ios or android it does bring the brightness all the way down to 0 so yes it does in effect shut off the display. I've seen my batery actually be extended this way.

On Dec 17, 2017, at 6:36 AM, Didier Colle <didier.colle@telenet.be> wrote:

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7 for switching between different display modes (signal send only to laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to both) or Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on battery power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
 From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the invisible window not the visible one.

In the  issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the monitor off switch..... ahem.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao" <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS recently
got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!




Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

 

Hi,
As noted by some members, screen shade/curtain shows what appears to be a blank screen. This is used to "guarantee" privacy for screen reader users. Note the quotation marks around "guarantee", as it does not really guarantee privacy, as there are means to circumvent this (speech output, braille displays, remote access, etc.).
From what I can gather, this function does not result in extended battery life nor power savings. When this function is turned on, an overlay window is imposed on top of other windows, and turning this off removes this overlay. As I said above, this does not provide privacy as many of you may think.
As for this being part of a screen reader: my overall opinion is that it should not. If people want it, then I think an add-on would be a more appropriate solution. Only after looking at justifications and costs should developers consider adding this into NVDA, in my opinion, and personally for me, a justification that goes along the lines of, "because another screen reader has this" is something I won't even consider.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Didier Colle
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7 for
switching between different display modes (signal send only to laptop
monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to both) or
Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on battery
power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may be
useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the signal
send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether windows
has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to request that
info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a pure BIOS
feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be
exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this
function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do
it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but
then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the
invisible window not the visible one.

In the issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the
monitor off switch..... ahem.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao" <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
recently
got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!



Re: Community advisory/Skype 8 for Desktop (aka Skype Preview): web navigation concepts required, existing nor new Skype app module won't work

Lino Morales
 

Skype for WIN 10 is shipped with WIN 10. I get that message when I use Skype Classic. Don't worry about it.


On 12/17/2017 2:52 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
 It's trying to actually have me update to the new version, I think this is from the microsoft store so I have no idea what version I'm usign now. I keep saying "not now" and I have the force updates c heck box off so it should not be doing this.  Love the old version I'm using now it's actually quite easy.

Take care

On Dec 17, 2017, at 7:19 AM, Supanut Leepaisomboon <supanut2000@...> wrote:

From my experience, I find the built-in Skype app on Windows 10 to be very usable; in fact I think I kind of like it more than the desktop version.



Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Lino Morales
 

Trust me it does not extend the battery of any i device. Now the purpose of screen shade is say you are in a work inviroment and you don't want people looking over your shoulder. Makes since.

On 12/17/2017 2:53 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Actually if you look on the screen brightness thing on ios or android it does bring the brightness all the way down to 0 so yes it does in effect shut off the display. I've seen my batery actually be extended this way.

On Dec 17, 2017, at 6:36 AM, Didier Colle <didier.colle@telenet.be> wrote:

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7 for switching between different display modes (signal send only to laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to both) or Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on battery power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the invisible window not the visible one.

In the issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the monitor off switch..... ahem.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao" <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS recently
got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!


Re: Addon to solve Captcha?

Sarah k Alawami
 

Look up captcha be gone. It's not exactly what you want but it works very well over here.

On Dec 17, 2017, at 12:47 AM, zahra <nasrinkhaksar3@...> wrote:

unfortunately there is no addon for this purpose.

On 12/17/17, George Zaynoun <humorlessgeza@...> wrote:
Does such an addon to NVDA exists and if yes where to find and what
browsers does it support?

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we have not sent you but as a mercy to the entire creation.
holy quran, chapter 21, verse 107.
in the very authentic narration from prophet Mohammad is:
indeed, imam husayn is the beacon of guidance and the ark of salvation.
best website for studying islamic book in different languages
www.al-islam.org



Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Sarah k Alawami
 

Actually if you look on the screen brightness thing on ios or android it does bring the brightness all the way down to 0 so yes it does in effect shut off the display. I've seen my batery actually be extended this way.

On Dec 17, 2017, at 6:36 AM, Didier Colle <didier.colle@telenet.be> wrote:

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7 for switching between different display modes (signal send only to laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to both) or Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on battery power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier


On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the invisible window not the visible one.

In the issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the monitor off switch..... ahem.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao" <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS recently
got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!




Re: Community advisory/Skype 8 for Desktop (aka Skype Preview): web navigation concepts required, existing nor new Skype app module won't work

Sarah k Alawami
 

 It's trying to actually have me update to the new version, I think this is from the microsoft store so I have no idea what version I'm usign now. I keep saying "not now" and I have the force updates c heck box off so it should not be doing this.  Love the old version I'm using now it's actually quite easy.

Take care

On Dec 17, 2017, at 7:19 AM, Supanut Leepaisomboon <supanut2000@...> wrote:

From my experience, I find the built-in Skype app on Windows 10 to be very usable; in fact I think I kind of like it more than the desktop version.


Re: Community advisory/Skype 8 for Desktop (aka Skype Preview): web navigation concepts required, existing nor new Skype app module won't work

 

From my experience, I find the built-in Skype app on Windows 10 to be very usable; in fact I think I kind of like it more than the desktop version.


Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Didier Colle
 

Hi all,


I am not sure what this functionality is exactly about.

When it is about switching off / dimming the monitor, I do not understand why it would not save on battery....

The backlight of a monitor in a laptop, tablet, smartphone, ... whatever is one of the main power sinks in such systems.


On a laptop, you can often (this may vary between laptops) use Fn+f7 for switching between different display modes (signal send only to laptop monitor, signal send to external monitor only or signal send to both) or Fn+F5 to dim the backlight and Fn+F6 to light it up.When I am on battery power for a long time, I dim the backlight with Fn+f5 to save battery.

Thus you don't need a NVDA add-on for that, although such add-on may be useful to read the status of the screen (to which monitor is the signal send, on what level is the backlight). I have no clue whether windows has access to such info, let alone it provides an api to request that info (it might be the case that on some laptops this is a pure BIOS feature completely transparent to windows).


Once again, I am not sure what this functionality is supposed to be exactly, and thus I may be speaking about something completely different.


Kind regards,


Didier

On 17/12/2017 9:24, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
From what I know about Windows and indeed most screenreaders, this function is just for privacy, ie its not going to save any battery.
If that is what you want then I'd have thought it was possible to do it, kind of like a screensaver that never actually loses focus but then you need to be able to tell nvda that you want it to use the invisible window not the visible one.

In the  issues tracker there is a thread on this.
Also the ultimate way |of doing this on a desktop is called the monitor off switch..... ahem.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Chao" <kevinchao89@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS recently
got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?
Thanks!


Inaccessible web sites

Rick
 

Hello NVDA community members:

 

Next month, I will be working with human resources in the company that I work for, promoting web accessibility for our internal web-based tools. Initially, I will introduce them to the importance of alt text and keyboard navigation. These are areas they can experience poor behavior without using a screen reader. Please send me links to any web sites that you are aware of that are not navigable  or hard to navigate using the keyboard (or exhibits keyboard lock behavior) and /or sites with no alt text.

 

Thanks in advance and happy holidays.

 

Rick


Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Daniel Wolak
 

For what it's worth, I like this idea as far as privacy is conserned. If it isn't intigrated into nvda, then perhaps a member of the community can write an addon/standalone application? Just my thoughts.

Cheers,


Daniel



On 17/12/2017 08:10, Artin Dekker wrote:

I think an addon to dim the screen would be nice. Does anyone know if an external program exists to dim the screen?

Met vriendelijke groet / Kind regards,
Artin Dekker
Beheerder win10-nl mailgroep
https://win10-nl.groups.io/g/algemeen
Op 17-12-2017 om 01:02 schreef Joseph Lee:

Hi,

I didn’t say ideas. I’ll wait for comments before giving some opinions.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of abdul muhamin
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:00 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

 

Hi, I remember that GitHub post, as long as I read about pithon language, it does not allow us to do anything with the display, anyways, I glad to hear that Joseph has some idea about screen shaid, because I also need an addon like this, now jaws has this feature, and I’m waiting to use this feature in NVDA, please someone creat it

 

regards, Abdulmuhamin Yousaf!
head of content department at
www.blindHelp.net

 

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

 

Hi,

Not yet, with a GitHub issue created to talk about this. I have some opinions about it, but won’t go there yet.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin Chao
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

 

Hi,

 

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS recently got screen shade.

 

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?

Thanks!

 

 




Re: Addon to solve Captcha?

 

unfortunately there is no addon for this purpose.

On 12/17/17, George Zaynoun <humorlessgeza@samobile.net> wrote:
Does such an addon to NVDA exists and if yes where to find and what
browsers does it support?

--
Georges Zeinoun
Timmerv. 6A ITR LGH1102, 54163 SKÖVDE SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (500) 48 29 29 +46 (500) 43 55 11



--
we have not sent you but as a mercy to the entire creation.
holy quran, chapter 21, verse 107.
in the very authentic narration from prophet Mohammad is:
indeed, imam husayn is the beacon of guidance and the ark of salvation.
best website for studying islamic book in different languages
www.al-islam.org


Re: Screen Shade/curtain?

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Monitors normally have one as do most laptops. However to me if its not going to do much for the battery then really all you need is to make it black from anyone hanging around point of view.

People tell me that many folk are very lax, even getting up in a library leaving the sscreen on with their personal data on it.


Brian

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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?


I think an addon to dim the screen would be nice. Does anyone know if an
external program exists to dim the screen?

Met vriendelijke groet / Kind regards,
Artin Dekker
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Op 17-12-2017 om 01:02 schreef Joseph Lee:

Hi,

I didn’t say ideas. I’ll wait for comments before giving some opinions.

Cheers,

Joseph

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*abdul muhamin
*Sent:* Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:00 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi, I remember that GitHub post, as long as I read about pithon
language, it does not allow us to do anything with the display,
anyways, I glad to hear that Joseph has some idea about screen shaid,
because I also need an addon like this, now jaws has this feature, and
I’m waiting to use this feature in NVDA, please someone creat it

regards, Abdulmuhamin Yousaf!
head of content department at
www.blindHelp.net <http://www.blindHelp.net>

*From: *Joseph Lee <mailto:joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
*Sent: *Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:35 AM
*To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi,

Not yet, with a GitHub issue created to talk about this. I have some
opinions about it, but won’t go there yet.

Cheers,

Joseph

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
[mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Kevin Chao
*Sent:* Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:31 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] Screen Shade/curtain?

Hi,

VoiceOver has had screen curtain feature for a long while and JAWS
recently got screen shade.

Does NVDA have a similar feature via an add-on or natively?

Thanks!