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Re: Scanner / OCR recommendation

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

HI.

 

You remind me here that I have been interested in this program for some time.

 

You say you are using an older version (11). What do you know about the current available versions? Perhaps, from an accessibility standpoint, specifically. I suppose if I were to buy the program, I would be getting the latest version, so before that happens, I’d want to make sure it works as well as yours does, you know?

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of ely.r@...
Sent: February 28, 2018 7:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Scanner / OCR recommendation

 

Evening, or at least here in New England it is.

I have been using Abby FineReader for years. It is my original version 11 and it is running well under Windows 10. Right now my scanner is part of my Cannon printer, and though a one page at a time model, it serves very well. Abby is remarkably accurate and will scan to a wide variety of formats including Word, Excel and Epic.

 

One of the little things I like about it is that when installed, it adds itself to the context menu. Find a PDF file , hit the context key, arrow down to Abby and press the right arrow to view the options of formats you can convert to. Press the enter key and Abby opens and converts the file and then opens it in the correct app.

The only change I would make right now is to move to a scanner with a document feeder. I am also serious about moving up several generations of Abby.

Honestly I owe Abby the purchase of a newer version. Over the years with several major crashes, support has been quick and clear and restoration was very simple.

Good luck finding a solution that works, does not require fifty key presses and most important does not cost too much. I am a firm believer in an application that does a single job, but does it very well.

 

As for OCR on an iPad, if you have not tried Seeing AI, it is quite  a program, with a variety of  functions and if is free on the Appstore. Interestingly it was developed and is well maintained by Microsoft.

 

Disclaimer here: I do not work for Abby nor do I sell any of their products. Feel free to contact me off list if I can be of help, or just ask questions here.

Rick

Dr. Rick Ely

TVI, Vision Consultant

451 Rocky Hill Road

Florence, MA 01062

&413()  727-3038

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Scanner / OCR recommendation

 

Hi everyone,

 

I've got a query about a standalone scanner.  Is the OCR software which comes with any of the scanners such as Epson or Canon accessible (or even have an accessible Word plugin), or which third-party OCR would be worth considering?

 

I've personally used Omnipage and Abbyy in the past, and also had a scanner with an OCR plugin for Word that worked well, even though the main software wasn't great, but I haven't looked at anything recently to recommend.

 

Kind regards


Quentin.

 

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Re: question

Gene
 

I wonder how similar it is to the program I gave a link to.  That program was developed by Carlos, who ran a list and unexpectedly and very unfortunately died recently.  He wanted to make a very simple recording program with a loop back ability for blind people to use and he added a Windows GUI to what was a command line program.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Hareth
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:15 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

its the official source forge page of virtual recorder before the
developer changed it into a screen capture recorder sometime back
2014.
So its the same program installer version.
BTW it saves the recording to the documents / virtual recorder folder.

On 3/1/18, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> What programs does this work with.  You don't need it with the program I
> sent information about.
>
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: Hareth
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:06 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
>
> Gene,
> Here is the source forge page of the installer app,
> find the link that say's:
> setup Virtual Audio Capture Grabber v0.4.6.exe
> that's the download link
> Just encase if you don't have it, or anyone else needs it.
>
> Best
>
> On 3/1/18, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
>> The recorder is a portable version.  Extract the zip files, and then,
>> when
>> you are in the folder where the files of the program are, find the
>> virtual
>> recorder.exe file and press enter on it.  When you open the folder,
>> typing
>> the letter v once will take you to the file.
>>
>> When the program opens, tab around to the field with the word "device as
>> the
>> description.  Up and down arrow until you find the what you hear option.
>> That is the setting you want.  It will be remembered so you don't have to
>> set it again when you open the program.  You will see obvious buttons
>> such
>> as reccord.  Use the space bar on the buttons.  The file you are
>> recording
>> is in the folder where the program files are.  I believe it is named
>> recording.mp3.  Be sure to move the file where you want it after you
>> record
>> it and tchange the name either before or after moving.  You can't listen
>> to
>> the file using the program.  You can play the file in any player that can
>> play MP3 files.  You can't edit with the program either.  If you want to
>> edit, you will have to use a different program.  But this is a very
>> simple
>> program that will record anything you hear when your sound card plays.
>>
>> You can download the zip file by following this link:
>> http://opopanax.net/download/Virtual_Recorder_Portable.zip
>>
>> Gene.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: anthony borg
>> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:24 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>>
>> Yes please, if you can send me the info either on the list or privately
>> here
>> is my mail address.
>>
>> Anthonyborg001@... ".
>>
>> Regards
>>
>>
>>
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
>> Sent: 28 February 2018 11:17
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>>
>>
>> And the next time you want to keep something, you won't know how.  I
>> would
>> advise getting the very simple program I discussed here, virtual
>> recorder,
>> and trying it.  There is a specific version I would advise using.  I'll
>> send
>> information if you ask.
>>
>>
>>
>> and if you ever are corresponding with someone and want to send them a
>> link
>> to an article, a product, or whatever the case, you evidently won't know
>> how.  This is a fundamental Internet skill.  I'm not particularly
>> concerned
>> with you saving this particular podcast unless you are, but there are
>> certain skills and knowledge you are not learning as a result of no
>> longer
>> pursuing the matter.  The Internet address copy and paste knowledge is
>> important in general.  Recording using a program like Virtual Recorder is
>> important if you want to record material that can't be saved.
>>
>>
>>
>> Gene
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: anthony borg
>>
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:24 PM
>>
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi rosemarie
>> Don't worry any more about it as it isn' of a great importance.
>> Sorry for the trouble I might giving you all.
>> Best regards
>> Anthony
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
>> Rosemarie Chavarria
>> Sent: 28 February 2018 00:46
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>> No, it doesn't! I'm agrivated with you as I'm sure others are too! I'm
>> done!
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
>> anthony
>> borg
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:45 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>> Hi rosemarie,
>> It is the website of ncbi.
>> I hope this will help.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Anthony
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
>> Rosemarie Chavarria
>> Sent: 26 February 2018 22:07
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>> but from what site? Give us the actual address--not just that it's a
>> technology site. You're not helping us.
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
>> anthony
>> borg
>> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 7:28 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>> I was trying to download a podcast.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
>> Antony
>> Stone
>> Sent: 25 February 2018 17:29
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>> The problem is that we don't know what you are trying to download, and
>> the
>> instructions for how to download it may be different depending on what it
>> is.
>>
>> Show us a URL for the podcast, or at least for a page containing a link
>> to
>> it, and we can take a look for ourselves to try and help you.
>>
>> Until you show us the specific thing you want to download, we're just
>> guessing at the best way to do it, and that's both inefficient and
>> potentially unhelpful.
>>
>>
>> Antony.
>>
>> On Sunday 25 February 2018 at 17:21:10, anthony borg wrote:
>>
>>> Hi brian
>>> The problem was not to play it but to download it from a website.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
>> Brian's
>>> Mail list account via Groups.Io
>>> Sent: 25 February 2018 11:53
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>>
>>> But you could easily play it in any media player. You need to tell us
>>> what file type it is.
>>>  Some are playlist files, ie the playlist is downloaded and this has
>>> the address in it of the file and its type.
>>>  Brian
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "anthony borg" <anthonyborg001@...>
>>> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:51 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>>
>>> > Yes it plays in media player when I hit enter on the link.
>>> >
>>> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
>>> > Gene
>>> > Sent: 23 February 2018 14:38
>>> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>> >
>>> > But when you press enter on the link, what happens?  Does it play In
>>> > Media Player?  I believe someone described how to download a file
>>> > such as a podcast playing in Windows Media Player.  But before that
>>> > method is of any use to you, does the file open in the player?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Gene
>>> >
>>> > ----- Original Message -----
>>> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
>>> > Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 7:15 AM
>>> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>> >
>>> > Hi gene
>>> >
>>> > It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
>>> > advance
>>> >
>>> > Anthony
>>> >
>>> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>> > [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
>>> > Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
>>> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>> >
>>> > How are you getting to the podcast in the first place?  Is it
>>> > playing in Media Player?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Gene
>>> >
>>> > ----- Original Message -----
>>> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
>>> > Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM
>>> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>> > Subject: [nvda] question
>>> >
>>> > Hi folks
>>> >
>>> > Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
>>> > internet using windows media player please?
>>> >
>>> > Thanks in advance
>>> >
>>> > Anthony
>>
>> --
>> My life is going completely according to plan.
>>
>> I do sometimes wish it had been *my* plan, though.
>>
>>                                                    Please reply to the
>> list;
>>                                                          please *don't*
>> CC
>> me.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Re: PDF Reading pages #NVAccess

Jordan, Richard3
 

I found the answer to my question.

Issue was the PDF was set to "Read the currenty visible pages only"
Fix: Change to Read the entire document (Tools>Accessibility>Reading Options) 


Re: question

Hareth
 

its the official source forge page of virtual recorder before the
developer changed it into a screen capture recorder sometime back
2014.
So its the same program installer version.
BTW it saves the recording to the documents / virtual recorder folder.

On 3/1/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
What programs does this work with. You don't need it with the program I
sent information about.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Hareth
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question


Gene,
Here is the source forge page of the installer app,
find the link that say's:
setup Virtual Audio Capture Grabber v0.4.6.exe
that's the download link
Just encase if you don't have it, or anyone else needs it.

Best

On 3/1/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
The recorder is a portable version. Extract the zip files, and then,
when
you are in the folder where the files of the program are, find the
virtual
recorder.exe file and press enter on it. When you open the folder,
typing
the letter v once will take you to the file.

When the program opens, tab around to the field with the word "device as
the
description. Up and down arrow until you find the what you hear option.
That is the setting you want. It will be remembered so you don't have to
set it again when you open the program. You will see obvious buttons
such
as reccord. Use the space bar on the buttons. The file you are
recording
is in the folder where the program files are. I believe it is named
recording.mp3. Be sure to move the file where you want it after you
record
it and tchange the name either before or after moving. You can't listen
to
the file using the program. You can play the file in any player that can
play MP3 files. You can't edit with the program either. If you want to
edit, you will have to use a different program. But this is a very
simple
program that will record anything you hear when your sound card plays.

You can download the zip file by following this link:
http://opopanax.net/download/Virtual_Recorder_Portable.zip

Gene.
----- Original Message -----

From: anthony borg
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:24 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question


Yes please, if you can send me the info either on the list or privately
here
is my mail address.

Anthonyborg001@gmail.com ".

Regards



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 28 February 2018 11:17
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question



And the next time you want to keep something, you won't know how. I
would
advise getting the very simple program I discussed here, virtual
recorder,
and trying it. There is a specific version I would advise using. I'll
send
information if you ask.



and if you ever are corresponding with someone and want to send them a
link
to an article, a product, or whatever the case, you evidently won't know
how. This is a fundamental Internet skill. I'm not particularly
concerned
with you saving this particular podcast unless you are, but there are
certain skills and knowledge you are not learning as a result of no
longer
pursuing the matter. The Internet address copy and paste knowledge is
important in general. Recording using a program like Virtual Recorder is
important if you want to record material that can't be saved.



Gene

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

From: anthony borg

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:24 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] question



Hi rosemarie
Don't worry any more about it as it isn' of a great importance.
Sorry for the trouble I might giving you all.
Best regards
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 28 February 2018 00:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

No, it doesn't! I'm agrivated with you as I'm sure others are too! I'm
done!



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
anthony
borg
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Hi rosemarie,
It is the website of ncbi.
I hope this will help.
Thanks in advance
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 26 February 2018 22:07
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

but from what site? Give us the actual address--not just that it's a
technology site. You're not helping us.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
anthony
borg
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 7:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

I was trying to download a podcast.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Antony
Stone
Sent: 25 February 2018 17:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

The problem is that we don't know what you are trying to download, and
the
instructions for how to download it may be different depending on what it
is.

Show us a URL for the podcast, or at least for a page containing a link
to
it, and we can take a look for ourselves to try and help you.

Until you show us the specific thing you want to download, we're just
guessing at the best way to do it, and that's both inefficient and
potentially unhelpful.


Antony.

On Sunday 25 February 2018 at 17:21:10, anthony borg wrote:

Hi brian
The problem was not to play it but to download it from a website.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian's
Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: 25 February 2018 11:53
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

But you could easily play it in any media player. You need to tell us
what file type it is.
Some are playlist files, ie the playlist is downloaded and this has
the address in it of the file and its type.
Brian

----- Original Message -----
From: "anthony borg" <anthonyborg001@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Yes it plays in media player when I hit enter on the link.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: 23 February 2018 14:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

But when you press enter on the link, what happens? Does it play In
Media Player? I believe someone described how to download a file
such as a podcast playing in Windows Media Player. But before that
method is of any use to you, does the file open in the player?


Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 7:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Hi gene

It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
advance

Anthony

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
[mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

How are you getting to the podcast in the first place? Is it
playing in Media Player?


Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] question

Hi folks

Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
internet using windows media player please?

Thanks in advance

Anthony
--
My life is going completely according to plan.

I do sometimes wish it had been *my* plan, though.

Please reply to the
list;
please *don't*
CC
me.























Re: question

Gene
 

What programs does this work with.  You don't need it with the program I sent information about. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Hareth
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:06 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Gene,
Here is the source forge page of the installer app,
find the link that say's:
setup Virtual Audio Capture Grabber v0.4.6.exe
that's the download link
Just encase if you don't have it, or anyone else needs it.

Best

On 3/1/18, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> The recorder is a portable version.  Extract the zip files, and then, when
> you are in the folder where the files of the program are, find the virtual
> recorder.exe file and press enter on it.  When you open the folder, typing
> the letter v once will take you to the file.
>
> When the program opens, tab around to the field with the word "device as the
> description.  Up and down arrow until you find the what you hear option.
> That is the setting you want.  It will be remembered so you don't have to
> set it again when you open the program.  You will see obvious buttons such
> as reccord.  Use the space bar on the buttons.  The file you are recording
> is in the folder where the program files are.  I believe it is named
> recording.mp3.  Be sure to move the file where you want it after you record
> it and tchange the name either before or after moving.  You can't listen to
> the file using the program.  You can play the file in any player that can
> play MP3 files.  You can't edit with the program either.  If you want to
> edit, you will have to use a different program.  But this is a very simple
> program that will record anything you hear when your sound card plays.
>
> You can download the zip file by following this link:
> http://opopanax.net/download/Virtual_Recorder_Portable.zip
>
> Gene.
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: anthony borg
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:24 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
>
> Yes please, if you can send me the info either on the list or privately here
> is my mail address.
>
> Anthonyborg001@... ".
>
> Regards
>
>
>
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
> Sent: 28 February 2018 11:17
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
>
>
> And the next time you want to keep something, you won't know how.  I would
> advise getting the very simple program I discussed here, virtual recorder,
> and trying it.  There is a specific version I would advise using.  I'll send
> information if you ask.
>
>
>
> and if you ever are corresponding with someone and want to send them a link
> to an article, a product, or whatever the case, you evidently won't know
> how.  This is a fundamental Internet skill.  I'm not particularly concerned
> with you saving this particular podcast unless you are, but there are
> certain skills and knowledge you are not learning as a result of no longer
> pursuing the matter.  The Internet address copy and paste knowledge is
> important in general.  Recording using a program like Virtual Recorder is
> important if you want to record material that can't be saved.
>
>
>
> Gene
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: anthony borg
>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:24 PM
>
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
>
>
> Hi rosemarie
> Don't worry any more about it as it isn' of a great importance.
> Sorry for the trouble I might giving you all.
> Best regards
> Anthony
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Rosemarie Chavarria
> Sent: 28 February 2018 00:46
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> No, it doesn't! I'm agrivated with you as I'm sure others are too! I'm
> done!
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
> borg
> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:45 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> Hi rosemarie,
> It is the website of ncbi.
> I hope this will help.
> Thanks in advance
> Anthony
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Rosemarie Chavarria
> Sent: 26 February 2018 22:07
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> but from what site? Give us the actual address--not just that it's a
> technology site. You're not helping us.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
> borg
> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 7:28 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> I was trying to download a podcast.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antony
> Stone
> Sent: 25 February 2018 17:29
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> The problem is that we don't know what you are trying to download, and the
> instructions for how to download it may be different depending on what it
> is.
>
> Show us a URL for the podcast, or at least for a page containing a link to
> it, and we can take a look for ourselves to try and help you.
>
> Until you show us the specific thing you want to download, we're just
> guessing at the best way to do it, and that's both inefficient and
> potentially unhelpful.
>
>
> Antony.
>
> On Sunday 25 February 2018 at 17:21:10, anthony borg wrote:
>
>> Hi brian
>> The problem was not to play it but to download it from a website.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Brian's
>> Mail list account via Groups.Io
>> Sent: 25 February 2018 11:53
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>> But you could easily play it in any media player. You need to tell us
>> what file type it is.
>>  Some are playlist files, ie the playlist is downloaded and this has
>> the address in it of the file and its type.
>>  Brian
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "anthony borg" <anthonyborg001@...>
>> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:51 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>>
>> > Yes it plays in media player when I hit enter on the link.
>> >
>> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
>> > Gene
>> > Sent: 23 February 2018 14:38
>> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>> >
>> > But when you press enter on the link, what happens?  Does it play In
>> > Media Player?  I believe someone described how to download a file
>> > such as a podcast playing in Windows Media Player.  But before that
>> > method is of any use to you, does the file open in the player?
>> >
>> >
>> > Gene
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
>> > Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 7:15 AM
>> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>> >
>> > Hi gene
>> >
>> > It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
>> > advance
>> >
>> > Anthony
>> >
>> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> > [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
>> > Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
>> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>> >
>> > How are you getting to the podcast in the first place?  Is it
>> > playing in Media Player?
>> >
>> >
>> > Gene
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
>> > Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM
>> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> > Subject: [nvda] question
>> >
>> > Hi folks
>> >
>> > Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
>> > internet using windows media player please?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>> >
>> > Anthony
>
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Re: question

Hareth
 

Gene,
Here is the source forge page of the installer app,
find the link that say's:
setup Virtual Audio Capture Grabber v0.4.6.exe
that's the download link
Just encase if you don't have it, or anyone else needs it.

Best

On 3/1/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
The recorder is a portable version. Extract the zip files, and then, when
you are in the folder where the files of the program are, find the virtual
recorder.exe file and press enter on it. When you open the folder, typing
the letter v once will take you to the file.

When the program opens, tab around to the field with the word "device as the
description. Up and down arrow until you find the what you hear option.
That is the setting you want. It will be remembered so you don't have to
set it again when you open the program. You will see obvious buttons such
as reccord. Use the space bar on the buttons. The file you are recording
is in the folder where the program files are. I believe it is named
recording.mp3. Be sure to move the file where you want it after you record
it and tchange the name either before or after moving. You can't listen to
the file using the program. You can play the file in any player that can
play MP3 files. You can't edit with the program either. If you want to
edit, you will have to use a different program. But this is a very simple
program that will record anything you hear when your sound card plays.

You can download the zip file by following this link:
http://opopanax.net/download/Virtual_Recorder_Portable.zip

Gene.
----- Original Message -----

From: anthony borg
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:24 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question


Yes please, if you can send me the info either on the list or privately here
is my mail address.

Anthonyborg001@gmail.com ".

Regards



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 28 February 2018 11:17
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question



And the next time you want to keep something, you won't know how. I would
advise getting the very simple program I discussed here, virtual recorder,
and trying it. There is a specific version I would advise using. I'll send
information if you ask.



and if you ever are corresponding with someone and want to send them a link
to an article, a product, or whatever the case, you evidently won't know
how. This is a fundamental Internet skill. I'm not particularly concerned
with you saving this particular podcast unless you are, but there are
certain skills and knowledge you are not learning as a result of no longer
pursuing the matter. The Internet address copy and paste knowledge is
important in general. Recording using a program like Virtual Recorder is
important if you want to record material that can't be saved.



Gene

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

From: anthony borg

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:24 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] question



Hi rosemarie
Don't worry any more about it as it isn' of a great importance.
Sorry for the trouble I might giving you all.
Best regards
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 28 February 2018 00:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

No, it doesn't! I'm agrivated with you as I'm sure others are too! I'm
done!



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
borg
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Hi rosemarie,
It is the website of ncbi.
I hope this will help.
Thanks in advance
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 26 February 2018 22:07
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

but from what site? Give us the actual address--not just that it's a
technology site. You're not helping us.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
borg
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 7:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

I was trying to download a podcast.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antony
Stone
Sent: 25 February 2018 17:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

The problem is that we don't know what you are trying to download, and the
instructions for how to download it may be different depending on what it
is.

Show us a URL for the podcast, or at least for a page containing a link to
it, and we can take a look for ourselves to try and help you.

Until you show us the specific thing you want to download, we're just
guessing at the best way to do it, and that's both inefficient and
potentially unhelpful.


Antony.

On Sunday 25 February 2018 at 17:21:10, anthony borg wrote:

Hi brian
The problem was not to play it but to download it from a website.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian's
Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: 25 February 2018 11:53
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

But you could easily play it in any media player. You need to tell us
what file type it is.
Some are playlist files, ie the playlist is downloaded and this has
the address in it of the file and its type.
Brian

----- Original Message -----
From: "anthony borg" <anthonyborg001@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Yes it plays in media player when I hit enter on the link.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: 23 February 2018 14:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

But when you press enter on the link, what happens? Does it play In
Media Player? I believe someone described how to download a file
such as a podcast playing in Windows Media Player. But before that
method is of any use to you, does the file open in the player?


Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 7:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Hi gene

It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
advance

Anthony

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
[mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

How are you getting to the podcast in the first place? Is it
playing in Media Player?


Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] question

Hi folks

Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
internet using windows media player please?

Thanks in advance

Anthony
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Re: question

Gene
 

If you had gone to the page where the podcast is and followed my instructions, you could have sent this address:
 
I don't know what you see with Internet Explorer.  With Firefox, there is an item that says something like Media Player and on the line below is the word application.  If I press enter on the word "application" a web player comes up with a slider and buttons such as play I can tab to.  If I press enter on play, the file plays. 
 
You said initially that the file plays in Windows Media Player.  I don't know what happens in Internet Explorer.  In modern browsers, that doesn't happen.  The file is played in a player and there is no link to the file, just a button to play the file. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 3:35 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

The recorder is a portable version.  Extract the zip files, and then, when you are in the folder where the files of the program are, find the virtual recorder.exe file and press enter on it.  When you open the folder, typing the letter v once will take you to the file.
 
When the program opens, tab around to the field with the word "device as the description.  Up and down arrow until you find the what you hear option.  That is the setting you want.  It will be remembered so you don't have to set it again when you open the program.  You will see obvious buttons such as reccord.  Use the space bar on the buttons.  The file you are recording is in the folder where the program files are.  I believe it is named recording.mp3.  Be sure to move the file where you want it after you record it and tchange the name either before or after moving.  You can't listen to the file using the program.  You can play the file in any player that can play MP3 files.  You can't edit with the program either.  If you want to edit, you will have to use a different program.  But this is a very simple program that will record anything you hear when your sound card plays.
 
You can download the zip file by following this link:
 
Gene. 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:24 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Yes please, if you can send me the info either on the list or privately here is my mail address.

Anthonyborg001@... “.

Regards

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 28 February 2018 11:17
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

And the next time you want to keep something, you won't know how.  I would advise getting the very simple program I discussed here, virtual recorder, and trying it.  There is a specific version I would advise using.  I'll send information if you ask. 

 

and if you ever are corresponding with someone and want to send them a link to an article, a product, or whatever the case, you evidently won't know how.  This is a fundamental Internet skill.  I'm not particularly concerned with you saving this particular podcast unless you are, but there are certain skills and knowledge you are not learning as a result of no longer pursuing the matter.  The Internet address copy and paste knowledge is important in general.  Recording using a program like Virtual Recorder is important if you want to record material that can't be saved.

 

Gene

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

From: anthony borg

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:24 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

Hi rosemarie
Don't worry any more about it as it isn' of a great importance.
Sorry for the trouble I might giving you all.
Best regards
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 28 February 2018 00:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

No, it doesn't! I'm agrivated with you as I'm sure others are too! I'm done!



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
borg
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Hi rosemarie,
It is the website of ncbi.
I hope this will help.
Thanks in advance
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 26 February 2018 22:07
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

but from what site? Give us the actual address--not just that it's a
technology site. You're not helping us.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
borg
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 7:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

I was trying to download a podcast.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antony
Stone
Sent: 25 February 2018 17:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

The problem is that we don't know what you are trying to download, and the
instructions for how to download it may be different depending on what it
is.

Show us a URL for the podcast, or at least for a page containing a link to
it, and we can take a look for ourselves to try and help you.

Until you show us the specific thing you want to download, we're just
guessing at the best way to do it, and that's both inefficient and
potentially unhelpful.


Antony.

On Sunday 25 February 2018 at 17:21:10, anthony borg wrote:

> Hi brian
> The problem was not to play it but to download it from a website.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian's
> Mail list account via Groups.Io
> Sent: 25 February 2018 11:53
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> But you could easily play it in any media player. You need to tell us
> what file type it is.
>  Some are playlist files, ie the playlist is downloaded and this has
> the address in it of the file and its type.
>  Brian
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "anthony borg" <anthonyborg001@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> > Yes it plays in media player when I hit enter on the link.
> >
> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> > Gene
> > Sent: 23 February 2018 14:38
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > But when you press enter on the link, what happens?  Does it play In
> > Media Player?  I believe someone described how to download a file
> > such as a podcast playing in Windows Media Player.  But before that
> > method is of any use to you, does the file open in the player?
> >
> >
> > Gene
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
> > Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 7:15 AM
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > Hi gene
> >
> > It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
> > advance
> >
> > Anthony
> >
> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
> > Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > How are you getting to the podcast in the first place?  Is it
> > playing in Media Player?
> >
> >
> > Gene
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
> > Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: [nvda] question
> >
> > Hi folks
> >
> > Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
> > internet using windows media player please?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > Anthony

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Re: question

Gene
 

The recorder is a portable version.  Extract the zip files, and then, when you are in the folder where the files of the program are, find the virtual recorder.exe file and press enter on it.  When you open the folder, typing the letter v once will take you to the file.
 
When the program opens, tab around to the field with the word "device as the description.  Up and down arrow until you find the what you hear option.  That is the setting you want.  It will be remembered so you don't have to set it again when you open the program.  You will see obvious buttons such as reccord.  Use the space bar on the buttons.  The file you are recording is in the folder where the program files are.  I believe it is named recording.mp3.  Be sure to move the file where you want it after you record it and tchange the name either before or after moving.  You can't listen to the file using the program.  You can play the file in any player that can play MP3 files.  You can't edit with the program either.  If you want to edit, you will have to use a different program.  But this is a very simple program that will record anything you hear when your sound card plays.
 
You can download the zip file by following this link:
 
Gene. 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:24 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Yes please, if you can send me the info either on the list or privately here is my mail address.

Anthonyborg001@... “.

Regards

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 28 February 2018 11:17
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

And the next time you want to keep something, you won't know how.  I would advise getting the very simple program I discussed here, virtual recorder, and trying it.  There is a specific version I would advise using.  I'll send information if you ask. 

 

and if you ever are corresponding with someone and want to send them a link to an article, a product, or whatever the case, you evidently won't know how.  This is a fundamental Internet skill.  I'm not particularly concerned with you saving this particular podcast unless you are, but there are certain skills and knowledge you are not learning as a result of no longer pursuing the matter.  The Internet address copy and paste knowledge is important in general.  Recording using a program like Virtual Recorder is important if you want to record material that can't be saved.

 

Gene

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

From: anthony borg

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:24 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

Hi rosemarie
Don't worry any more about it as it isn' of a great importance.
Sorry for the trouble I might giving you all.
Best regards
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 28 February 2018 00:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

No, it doesn't! I'm agrivated with you as I'm sure others are too! I'm done!



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
borg
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Hi rosemarie,
It is the website of ncbi.
I hope this will help.
Thanks in advance
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 26 February 2018 22:07
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

but from what site? Give us the actual address--not just that it's a
technology site. You're not helping us.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
borg
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 7:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

I was trying to download a podcast.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antony
Stone
Sent: 25 February 2018 17:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

The problem is that we don't know what you are trying to download, and the
instructions for how to download it may be different depending on what it
is.

Show us a URL for the podcast, or at least for a page containing a link to
it, and we can take a look for ourselves to try and help you.

Until you show us the specific thing you want to download, we're just
guessing at the best way to do it, and that's both inefficient and
potentially unhelpful.


Antony.

On Sunday 25 February 2018 at 17:21:10, anthony borg wrote:

> Hi brian
> The problem was not to play it but to download it from a website.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian's
> Mail list account via Groups.Io
> Sent: 25 February 2018 11:53
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> But you could easily play it in any media player. You need to tell us
> what file type it is.
>  Some are playlist files, ie the playlist is downloaded and this has
> the address in it of the file and its type.
>  Brian
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "anthony borg" <anthonyborg001@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> > Yes it plays in media player when I hit enter on the link.
> >
> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> > Gene
> > Sent: 23 February 2018 14:38
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > But when you press enter on the link, what happens?  Does it play In
> > Media Player?  I believe someone described how to download a file
> > such as a podcast playing in Windows Media Player.  But before that
> > method is of any use to you, does the file open in the player?
> >
> >
> > Gene
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
> > Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 7:15 AM
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > Hi gene
> >
> > It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
> > advance
> >
> > Anthony
> >
> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
> > Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > How are you getting to the podcast in the first place?  Is it
> > playing in Media Player?
> >
> >
> > Gene
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
> > Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: [nvda] question
> >
> > Hi folks
> >
> > Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
> > internet using windows media player please?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > Anthony

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Re: Excel and F2

dmartin@...
 

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 06:51 am, "Marvin Atkins" wrote:
This happens to me from time to time and I always find the spreadsheet is not maximized so F2 allows me to read character to character when the sheet is maximized.
For me maximized or not,  it's the same trouble.

David


Re: question

anthony borg
 

Yes please, if you can send me the info either on the list or privately here is my mail address.

Anthonyborg001@... “.

Regards

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 28 February 2018 11:17
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

And the next time you want to keep something, you won't know how.  I would advise getting the very simple program I discussed here, virtual recorder, and trying it.  There is a specific version I would advise using.  I'll send information if you ask. 

 

and if you ever are corresponding with someone and want to send them a link to an article, a product, or whatever the case, you evidently won't know how.  This is a fundamental Internet skill.  I'm not particularly concerned with you saving this particular podcast unless you are, but there are certain skills and knowledge you are not learning as a result of no longer pursuing the matter.  The Internet address copy and paste knowledge is important in general.  Recording using a program like Virtual Recorder is important if you want to record material that can't be saved.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:24 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

Hi rosemarie
Don't worry any more about it as it isn' of a great importance.
Sorry for the trouble I might giving you all.
Best regards
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 28 February 2018 00:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

No, it doesn't! I'm agrivated with you as I'm sure others are too! I'm done!



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
borg
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Hi rosemarie,
It is the website of ncbi.
I hope this will help.
Thanks in advance
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 26 February 2018 22:07
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

but from what site? Give us the actual address--not just that it's a
technology site. You're not helping us.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony
borg
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 7:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

I was trying to download a podcast.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antony
Stone
Sent: 25 February 2018 17:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

The problem is that we don't know what you are trying to download, and the
instructions for how to download it may be different depending on what it
is.

Show us a URL for the podcast, or at least for a page containing a link to
it, and we can take a look for ourselves to try and help you.

Until you show us the specific thing you want to download, we're just
guessing at the best way to do it, and that's both inefficient and
potentially unhelpful.


Antony.

On Sunday 25 February 2018 at 17:21:10, anthony borg wrote:

> Hi brian
> The problem was not to play it but to download it from a website.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian's
> Mail list account via Groups.Io
> Sent: 25 February 2018 11:53
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> But you could easily play it in any media player. You need to tell us
> what file type it is.
>  Some are playlist files, ie the playlist is downloaded and this has
> the address in it of the file and its type.
>  Brian
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "anthony borg" <anthonyborg001@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> > Yes it plays in media player when I hit enter on the link.
> >
> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> > Gene
> > Sent: 23 February 2018 14:38
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > But when you press enter on the link, what happens?  Does it play In
> > Media Player?  I believe someone described how to download a file
> > such as a podcast playing in Windows Media Player.  But before that
> > method is of any use to you, does the file open in the player?
> >
> >
> > Gene
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
> > Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 7:15 AM
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > Hi gene
> >
> > It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
> > advance
> >
> > Anthony
> >
> > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
> > Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> >
> > How are you getting to the podcast in the first place?  Is it
> > playing in Media Player?
> >
> >
> > Gene
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: anthony borg <mailto:anthonyborg001@...>
> > Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM
> > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > Subject: [nvda] question
> >
> > Hi folks
> >
> > Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
> > internet using windows media player please?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > Anthony

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Re: question

anthony borg
 

Ok thanks gene, when they issue the new podcast I’ll try it again.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 28 February 2018 11:22
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

If you explain what you did, we might find out what the problem is.  Don't use this procedure while the podcast is playing.  Do it when you are just on the page. 

 

F6, then control c, then control f6 to return to the page.  Then go the the e-mail message you are writing and paste with control v.  If you try this and it doesn't work, try the same thing on another site and see if it doesn't work.  Which screen-reader are you using?  If it doesn't work, this may either be because of user error or a problem with Windows or your screen-reader.  At this point, we have no way to make a guess or try to find out. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:41 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

Hi gene

I’m so sorry if I didn’t reply so quickly and for trouble I might caused you.

I have tried many times but I didn’t manage to do it.

Best regards

Anthony  

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 27 February 2018 21:28
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

I didn't say the person should copy the address of the podcast itself.  I said he should copy the address of the page he is working on.  He's already on the page and I gave step-by-step instructions on how to do it.  There was no response, not even a message asking for help or saying he didn't understand the instructions. 

 

I'm not participating in the thread as a moderator.  Unless I state that I'm speaking as a moderator or I send a message that is clearly a moderation message, I'm participating as a member. 

 

I didn’t look at the site because I was waiting for the full address.  I could have looked but I expect a certain amount of effort from the person asking for help. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:19 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

Have you actually looked at this webpage? I do use the internet and have much to learn,but this particular site is, as I said, not very blind friendly.

If you visit the site and give actuall instructions from that page, finding the podcast and copying it’s URL then maybe having a look at the site as a whole, perhaps you may change your opinion, you are a moderator, so shoot me down in flames, I am just defending someone who may not have the skills to even follow your instructions.

 

Some of the replies to this person have, in my humble opinion, been rather terse and maybe even rude. Maybe I am in a minority of one, so what’s new?

 

, Jim.

 

From: Gene

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:31 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

And because everyone isn't a whizzkid, I explained, giving every step, how to copy an address from a web page and paste it into the message.  There has been no response to my message.  This isn't just a skil that is important in instances like this.  It is important when you want to send something to someone in an e-mail message, such as a page with an article you want them to read.  It is a fundamental skill of Internet use.  There has been no response to my message.  When three people ask you for information and one of them gives a detailed step-by-step description of how to do it and when there is no response, I refuse to help further until some indication is given that the person is willing to learn how to provide information properly.  If this indication is given, if the person does it or says he doesn't understand how to do something I wrote, some sort of meaningful response, then I'll be happy to help again.  But not until then.  Part of asking for help is learning the proper way to provide information if you don't know how. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:23 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] question

 

Hello,

Of course it would have been easier if we had the URL in the first
place, but, having visited the website, for a site perporting to be for
blind people, it is not very blind friendly, I think our friend who
first asked the question did very well to actually get the file to play.
All the suggestions have had their merits, but I think that it will be
more straightforward to just get it playing and then use an audio editor
to record it in real time.
Perhaps someone will look at the site and make it more blind friendly,
now that we have the site, step by step instructions would be helpful
for downloading an MP3 file, because I couldn't do this, why they are
buried deep in the site is beyond me.
finally, we should remember that not everyone is a wizz kid with
computers, including myself, surely this list is to help those who are
still learning, perhaps learning the basics, even if it is frustrating
at times. Let's hope we haven't put our friend off from asking questions
in future.



Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Antony Stone
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:01 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Do you realise how much easier it would have been for us to help you if
you
had simply told us the address of the page you are trying to download
the
podcast from?

I have found it intensely frustrating to see you answer every request
for the
address of the page with "It is the website of ncbi" or similar, even
after
people have told you this is not sufficiently clear or specific.

Antony.

On Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 11:55:42, anthony borg wrote:

> Thanks very much that you have managed to understand my problem.
> Because I have many times to find the mp3 but without any success.
> Regards
> Anthony
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Antony
> Stone Sent: 26 February 2018 18:09
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] question
>
> If that really is the site Anthony's talking about (I await his
> confirmation), then there are MP3 URLs embedded in the source code of
> the
> podcast pages, and those URLs can be downloaded as offline-playable
> MP3s.
>
> Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a standard pattern for
> converting a
> podcast page URL to the corresponding MP3 download URL, but it's
> certainly
> possible to download the podcasts.
>
> I found the URLs by starting from a page with the player on it,
> pressing
> the Windows Context key (without any link focused) and then selecting
> "View Page Info" from the context menu which appears.  If you then
> move
> one icon to the right (from "General" to "Media"), you get a list of
> all
> the media links on the page, and one of them is the downloadable MP3.
>
>
> I hope that helps,
>
>
> Antony.
>
> On Monday 26 February 2018 at 17:20:49, Hareth wrote:
> > I think this is the site He's talking about, It has an embedded web
> > audio player, so it needs other method to download podcast audio
> > file:
> > https://www.ncbi.ie/technology/
> >
> > TC
> >
> > On 2/26/18, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> > > Do you know how to go to the page you are working with,  copy the
> > > address from the actual page to the clip board, then paste it into
> > > a
> > > message? Just giving the name without a suffix such as org or com
> > > with
> > > the user not having any idea what it is is not sufficient.  Also,
> > > the
> > > user has no idea whether the podcast is on the home page or some
> > > other
> > > page.  If you don't know how to copy an address from the address
> > > bar
> > > of the browser you are using, let us know.  You are not giving
> > > sufficient information.
> > >
> > > Gene
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > >
> > > From: anthony borg
> > > Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 9:21 AM
> > > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> > >
> > >
> > > Ncbi technology
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
> > > Of
> > > Rosemarie Chavarria
> > > Sent: 25 February 2018 19:42
> > > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > What's the address for that site?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
> > > Of
> > > anthony borg
> > > Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:49 AM
> > > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > It's the ncbi site.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
> > > Of
> > > Rosemarie Chavarria
> > > Sent: 23 February 2018 17:19
> > > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > What site is it on?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
> > > Of
> > > anthony borg
> > > Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 5:15 AM
> > > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi gene
> > >
> > > It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
> > > advance
> > >
> > > Anthony
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
> > > Of
> > > Gene
> > > Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
> > > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [nvda] question
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > How are you getting to the podcast in the first place?  Is it
> > > playing in Media Player?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Gene
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > >
> > > From: anthony borg
> > >
> > > Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM
> > >
> > > To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> > >
> > > Subject: [nvda] question
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi folks
> > >
> > > Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
> > > internet using windows media player please?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance
> > >
> > > Anthony
>
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Re: question

anthony borg
 

It is the website of the NCBI.
Apologies if I'm not very understandable.
Thanks in advance

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antony Stone
Sent: 27 February 2018 12:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

Do you realise how much easier it would have been for us to help you if you had simply told us the address of the page you are trying to download the podcast from?

I have found it intensely frustrating to see you answer every request for the address of the page with "It is the website of ncbi" or similar, even after people have told you this is not sufficiently clear or specific.

Antony.

On Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 11:55:42, anthony borg wrote:

Thanks very much that you have managed to understand my problem.
Because I have many times to find the mp3 but without any success.
Regards
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Antony Stone Sent: 26 February 2018 18:09
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question

If that really is the site Anthony's talking about (I await his
confirmation), then there are MP3 URLs embedded in the source code of
the podcast pages, and those URLs can be downloaded as offline-playable MP3s.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a standard pattern for
converting a podcast page URL to the corresponding MP3 download URL,
but it's certainly possible to download the podcasts.

I found the URLs by starting from a page with the player on it,
pressing the Windows Context key (without any link focused) and then
selecting "View Page Info" from the context menu which appears. If
you then move one icon to the right (from "General" to "Media"), you
get a list of all the media links on the page, and one of them is the downloadable MP3.


I hope that helps,


Antony.

On Monday 26 February 2018 at 17:20:49, Hareth wrote:
I think this is the site He's talking about, It has an embedded web
audio player, so it needs other method to download podcast audio file:
https://www.ncbi.ie/technology/

TC

On 2/26/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
Do you know how to go to the page you are working with, copy the
address from the actual page to the clip board, then paste it into
a message? Just giving the name without a suffix such as org or
com with the user not having any idea what it is is not
sufficient. Also, the user has no idea whether the podcast is on
the home page or some other page. If you don't know how to copy
an address from the address bar of the browser you are using, let
us know. You are not giving sufficient information.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: anthony borg
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 9:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question


Ncbi technology



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 25 February 2018 19:42
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question



What's the address for that site?







From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
Of anthony borg
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question



It's the ncbi site.



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 23 February 2018 17:19
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question



What site is it on?







From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
Of anthony borg
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 5:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question



Hi gene

It is on a website. And I want to download a copy of it. Thanks in
advance

Anthony



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: 22 February 2018 18:08
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question



How are you getting to the podcast in the first place? Is it
playing in Media Player?



Gene

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

From: anthony borg

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:34 AM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: [nvda] question



Hi folks

Can somebody explain to me how to download a podcast from the
internet using windows media player please?

Thanks in advance

Anthony
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Re: Scanner / OCR recommendation

Blee Blat <bleeblat@...>
 

Good to know. The KNFB Reader demo didn't look all that promising. So I'll have to investigate this. Thank you for that.


Re: Scanner / OCR recommendation

ely.r@...
 

Evening, or at least here in New England it is.

I have been using Abby FineReader for years. It is my original version 11 and it is running well under Windows 10. Right now my scanner is part of my Cannon printer, and though a one page at a time model, it serves very well. Abby is remarkably accurate and will scan to a wide variety of formats including Word, Excel and Epic.

 

One of the little things I like about it is that when installed, it adds itself to the context menu. Find a PDF file , hit the context key, arrow down to Abby and press the right arrow to view the options of formats you can convert to. Press the enter key and Abby opens and converts the file and then opens it in the correct app.

The only change I would make right now is to move to a scanner with a document feeder. I am also serious about moving up several generations of Abby.

Honestly I owe Abby the purchase of a newer version. Over the years with several major crashes, support has been quick and clear and restoration was very simple.

Good luck finding a solution that works, does not require fifty key presses and most important does not cost too much. I am a firm believer in an application that does a single job, but does it very well.

 

As for OCR on an iPad, if you have not tried Seeing AI, it is quite  a program, with a variety of  functions and if is free on the Appstore. Interestingly it was developed and is well maintained by Microsoft.

 

Disclaimer here: I do not work for Abby nor do I sell any of their products. Feel free to contact me off list if I can be of help, or just ask questions here.

Rick

Dr. Rick Ely

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Scanner / OCR recommendation

 

Hi everyone,

 

I've got a query about a standalone scanner.  Is the OCR software which comes with any of the scanners such as Epson or Canon accessible (or even have an accessible Word plugin), or which third-party OCR would be worth considering?

 

I've personally used Omnipage and Abbyy in the past, and also had a scanner with an OCR plugin for Word that worked well, even though the main software wasn't great, but I haven't looked at anything recently to recommend.

 

Kind regards


Quentin.

 

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Re: Scanner / OCR recommendation

Blee Blat <bleeblat@...>
 

Yes, I'd thought about that. That's the reason I didn't get one of the ones that works on the phone. If you send it for processing, who knows what happens to your image? Getting a good scan with a phone camera takes a bit of work too, I have found, though I can make it work. The last time I tried OCR though, which was the built-in Windows 10 one, on a scanned PDF, it made a complete mess of the output.


Re: Scanner / OCR recommendation

Ian Blackburn
 

I would recommend standalone scanning solutions for privacy issues

Such items as read easy move do a good job
You can use your phone with its apps for things that are not private
Because who knows if a computer is connected to the Internet how the software actually works
I mean does it send it to a remote server for processing for example
And then what happens to the image there
Just my thoughts regards Ian

On 1 Mar 2018, at 7:36 am, Blee Blat <bleeblat@gmail.com> wrote:

I was wondering the same thing. I currently have a phone and computer but not a standalone scanner. How good is OCR these days? Should I get a scanner for things like legal documents and other important stuff. I don't always have people handy to read things. What's the most accurate software anyway? Is there something reasonably portable?


Re: Scanner / OCR recommendation

Blee Blat <bleeblat@...>
 

I was wondering the same thing. I currently have a phone and computer but not a standalone scanner. How good is OCR these days? Should I get a scanner for things like legal documents and other important stuff. I don't always have people handy to read things. What's the most accurate software anyway? Is there something reasonably portable?


Scanner / OCR recommendation

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

I've got a query about a standalone scanner.  Is the OCR software which comes with any of the scanners such as Epson or Canon accessible (or even have an accessible Word plugin), or which third-party OCR would be worth considering?

I've personally used Omnipage and Abbyy in the past, and also had a scanner with an OCR plugin for Word that worked well, even though the main software wasn't great, but I haven't looked at anything recently to recommend.

Kind regards

Quentin.

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Re: still not hearing ctrl key and some other keys

Blee Blat <bleeblat@...>
 

Yes, keyboard help is really useful, even if you know your keyboard well. They put keys on laptop keyboards in weird places and that can really mess things up. It's also a quick typing tutor if you're trying to learn a new keyboard layout. I used it for that purpose once.


Re: still not hearing ctrl key and some other keys

Quentin Christensen
 

If you want to use it to check whether keys are working or find out what keys are on a new keyboard, press NVDA+1 (number row 1) to turn input help on.  Then it will read every key you press without doing anything, so you can test what different keys are or whether they work.

Once finished, press NVDA+1 again to turn input help off.

Re speak command keys, you can also toggle this with NVDA+4 (again 4 on the number row).

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 7:16 AM, Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@...> wrote:

Hearing all that extra verbage would drive me batty too.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:18 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] still not hearing ctrl key and some other keys

 

Richard why would you want all that announced anyway. That wold get on my nerves and I know you are not a first time computer user cause I’ve seen you on this and other lists.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: richard kurlander
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:50 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] still not hearing ctrl key and some other keys

 

went to preferences in nvda menu have speak command keys checked
still not hearing ctrl key shift key enter key hear only arrow keys.

 




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