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Re: How to Attach Text Labels to Shortcut Keys?

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Ah we are back to this one again.
I do have an add on but as has been said before, it can say what you like, but its not actually confirming a shortcut has actually worked. The basic code looks very simple to customise though. I may have the add on archived around but its set for cut paste copy etc at the moment and will report the keys for these even if the function is not available in the software. There was an attempt to write a more intelligent way, but it turned out to be slow and triggered spurious memory errors in word.
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From: "Kenny" <kwashingtonbox@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 2:25 AM
Subject: [nvda] How to Attach Text Labels to Shortcut Keys?


Is there any way for me to attach a text label to shortcut keys to be
spoken by NVDA 2018.1 when I press them?

For example: When I press [F12] to copy last spoken string to clipboard.
I hear a beep, but I rather have it say "Copied to clipboard" instead.


Is there anyway for me to do this?


Re: Code Factory

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

Thanks. I attempted to do so however I see the deactivate button is not available.
 

From: Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Code Factory
 

Enter the code and hit deactivate

 

 

From: Holger Fiallo
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Subject: [nvda] Code Factory

 

Need help deactivating a  licence. The deactivate is not active. My PC needed to restalle W10. Using NVDA and W10.

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Re: Waterfox Works Well With NVDA And A Question

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How long is Waterfox going to be Quantum free though?
Brian

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From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
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Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:16 AM
Subject: [nvda] Waterfox Works Well With NVDA And A Question


Hi Group,


Waterfox works quite well with NVDA. I suppose it's no surprise--since the basic underlying code is Mozilla. This is only for 64 bit systems.


It is supposed to work well with unsigned add ons. I was hoping it would work well with the latest add on version of Webvisum. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to work with Webvisum. Has anyone else been able to get Webvisum to work with Waterfox? The latest version of Webvisum is signed. I wonder if a previous version of Webvisum would work with Waterfox--the one that is unsigned. If it can be made to do so, that would be a great boon to anyone who is now having to pay for Renola or Capcha Be Gone.


Thanks for any help.


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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

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Otherwise known as the crash machine.. chuckle...
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Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible EPUB Reader


Try Adobe Digital Editions.

Rui


Às 20:01 de 21/03/2018, Lanie Molinar escreveu:
Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Re: Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?

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The problem with narrator is that its not originally designed to be intuitive. Yes they give it more features, but it needs to have a rethink on its implementation, as its still based on the original get you going angle, not the convenient screenreader model everyone else uses.

its also quite pedestrian, and much too verbose at times.

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Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?


Hello,
Brian's comment about Narrator is relevant to this thread, has anyone
tried narrator lately? it's a nightmare as far as I am concerned, I just
go round and round in circles, long may NVDA continue to prosper.
Incedentally, Freedom scientific are proposing doing away with 40 minute
mode for Jaws, in favour of a 30 day trial, after which you will need to
pay for the program, I heard that on one of their Webinars, or whatever
they call them, when Eric Damery was talking to Jonathon Mosen,
Sorry for the off topic comment, but I know many people use Jaws in 40
minute mode as an extra reference source.



Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?

Probably, ofcause there will be ways round it, I will for example never
use their email program as long as thunderbird continues to be fine with
its esr version till its not.




On 21/03/2018 10:29 p.m., Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
There are rumours circulating that Microsoft intends to hard code the
choice of browser that there mail app opens when you click on a link
in an email. This of course will be Edge.
So is this more nanny mode assuming people are not able to protect
themselves, or an attempt to get Edge to be the logical choice for
home users.
Can you imagine what might happen if they suddenly decided anyone
using a screenreader would have to use Narrator and turned the others
off?

Weird if true.
Brian

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Re: Code Factory

Chris
 

Enter the code and hit deactivate

 

 

From: Holger Fiallo
Sent: 22 March 2018 08:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Code Factory

 

Need help deactivating a  licence. The deactivate is not active. My PC needed to restalle W10. Using NVDA and W10.

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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

Mallard
 

Hello,


I think epub Reader is still available in Firefox.


I too bought Qread years ago, and I use it all the time, although it parses books, and doesn't maintain the links and format.


Adobe Digital Editions is accessible too, although I don't seem to be able to navigate through the links.


A couple of days ago, quite by chance, I discovered that there's an epub reader in Edge as well. It does a fair job, I think, especially with commercial ebooks, because you can navigate through links very easily and consistently.

I had difficulty with epubs that had been converted from some other format, and had no internal links. After the first page, I couldn't proceed to the next, but I believe this is because I don't know how to do that, rather than because it can't be done.


Any suggestions along these lines would be greatly appreciated.

Ciao,

Ollie

Il 21/03/2018 21:55, Cristóbal ha scritto:
QRead which has been mentioned before. I think I paid something like $30. But well worth it.
Back in the day, I used an add-on in Firefox called ePubReader, but don’t' know if it's still supported.
Remember though, ePub books are basically just zipped HTML files.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lanie Molinar
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible EPUB Reader

Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Code Factory

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

Need help deactivating a  licence. The deactivate is not active. My PC needed to restalle W10. Using NVDA and W10.

Holger Fiallo


Re: Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?

The Gamages
 

Hello,
Brian's comment about Narrator is relevant to this thread, has anyone
tried narrator lately? it's a nightmare as far as I am concerned, I just
go round and round in circles, long may NVDA continue to prosper.
Incedentally, Freedom scientific are proposing doing away with 40 minute
mode for Jaws, in favour of a 30 day trial, after which you will need to
pay for the program, I heard that on one of their Webinars, or whatever
they call them, when Eric Damery was talking to Jonathon Mosen,
Sorry for the off topic comment, but I know many people use Jaws in 40
minute mode as an extra reference source.



Best Regards, Jim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?

Probably, ofcause there will be ways round it, I will for example never
use their email program as long as thunderbird continues to be fine with
its esr version till its not.




On 21/03/2018 10:29 p.m., Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
There are rumours circulating that Microsoft intends to hard code the
choice of browser that there mail app opens when you click on a link
in an email. This of course will be Edge.
So is this more nanny mode assuming people are not able to protect
themselves, or an attempt to get Edge to be the logical choice for
home users.
Can you imagine what might happen if they suddenly decided anyone
using a screenreader would have to use Narrator and turned the others
off?

Weird if true.
Brian

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Re: Choosing a Laptop

 

Thanks I actually did hear about this, a shame it took down toshiba though as it was really good company.

On 22/03/2018 3:54 p.m., enes sarıbaş wrote:
https://www.theverge.com/2015/7/21/9008463/toshiba-ceo-quits-in-1-2-billion-accounting-scandal


On 3/21/2018 8:34 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
What scandle, I never heard about that.




On 21/03/2018 12:14 p.m., enes sarıbaş wrote:
the reason that toshiba is not mentioned is that they have withdrawn from the pc market for consumer systems. Toshiba got bankrupted after the accounting scandal


On 3/20/2018 9:27 PM, Tyler Wood wrote:

Surprisingly, nobody has mentioned Toshiba.

Very well built, everything is 100% accessible and there is even the ability to configure bios settings from within windows using the hw utility.


Hp laptops are, unless business class, poorly built and prone to hinge failure a few years down the road in my experience.


If you really want a nice device, check out the surface book. You can get the first generation which still holds up quite well or the 2nd generation - either way you go, you're getting one heck of a computer that will last you and with none of the junk from other manufacturer, just windows.


On 20-Mar-2018 1:15 PM, Ervin, Glenn wrote:

Usually, however  the audio is not as good in my experiences.

Glenn

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Chris Mullins
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:01 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

I once had a chat with someone on the HP Support desk who said  that business class laptops are designed to be more robust than those for the home market.  My Hp is now over 6 years old, used evry day and still going strong.

Cheers

Chris

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Ronald J Glaser
*Sent:* 20 March 2018 16:41
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

I own two lenovo computers and I am very happy with them they are business class computers but well worth it.

On 3/20/2018 11:22 AM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

    I see what you mean now. Yes, for what she wants to do, it'

    s better for her to have something that will last for a long
    time. I've heard that Lenovo is a very good brand.

    -----Original Message-----

    From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
    [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek

    Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:45 AM

    To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

    Subject: Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

    Well, she is taking up software engineering, which means that she
    needs a machine that can handle intensive work loads when she
    writes her programs.  She needs the space to install the
    programming environments that she will be working in, which
    includes IDEs, Debuggers and a lot of storage space because  the
    writeten programs itself takes up a considerable amount of space,
    ram and memory.  Furthermore, Lenovo is one of the longest
    lasting machines out there.  I've had mine for almost

    4 years now and it is still performing to it's high standards.  I
    bought mine for around the same price, might be a bit less, but
    I've had no issues with my lenovo machine even though I use it
    for my programming work, plus music production work almost
    daily.  Sometimes, it is helpful to ourselves to pay for
    something that lasts, pick our pocket once, but never have to
    worry about longevity and reliability for at least a few years.
    Cheers!

    On 3/20/2018 12:33 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

        That sounds like it's very expensive.

        -----Original Message-----

        From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
        [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of

        Don H

        Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:36 PM

        To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

        Subject: Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

        I think it is crazy to pay so much for a laptop.

        On 3/17/2018 1:39 PM, Lanie Molinar wrote:

            I just looked at the Lenovo website since several people
            recommended

            them. They have a 10% student discount on some of their
            laptops. I

            think I might have just found a good one for me. Take a
            look at this:

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/ThinkPad-X3

            8

            0-Yoga/p/20LH000MUS

            I like how it can be a laptop or a tablet and how it has a

            fingerprint reader. My mom said that I could get both a
            laptop and a

            Braille notetaker or display if I could keep the payments
            for each

            one under

            $100 per month. I did some calculations and found out
            that with this

            laptop, if I take 2 years to pay it off, the payments
            would be about

            $84 per month. It sounds like a really nice laptop. What
            do you all think?

            On 3/17/2018 12:44 PM, Andre wrote:

                How about computers for the blind.com? Phone:
                214-340-6328

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

                From: nvda@nvda.groups.io
                <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
                [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of

                Lanie Molinar

                Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:01 AM

                To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

                Subject: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

                Hi, everyone. This is Lanie Molinar. I'm sending this
                to a lot of

                lists at once. Some are tech-related, some are
                related to software

                development, and some are for students. I might have
                to get a new

                laptop soon and have a few questions. First, let me
                give you a

                little background info to help you understand what
                I'm looking for.

                I'm a college student getting a degree in Software
                Engineering, so

                I'll be working with code and developing things. I
                also have several

                disabilities and health issues in addition to my
                blindness, so I

                can't do much physically and spend a lot of my day on
                the computer

                doing schoolwork, taking surveys for extra money,
                gaming, and doing

                lots of other stuff. I'm fairly sure that I want a
                computer with

                Windows 10, not a Mac, although I'm willing to look
                into a Mac if

                that seems better. I would also be happy with
                something running

                Linux. I definitely want something new, not used,
                with plenty of RAM.

                There are so many options that I'm just not sure what
                to look for or

                where to get it. Again, I also need something that
                can handle being

                used all day, gaming, and developing software. My
                family is

                low-income, so I need to get it from somewhere that
                offers good

                payment plans. Can anyone give me some advice on how
                to choose a

                laptop, good places to buy one from, and what I
                should get? For

                those on software

                development- related lists, I'm interested in what
                would be best for

                a developer. I would really appreciate any help. Thanks.

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Re: occasional problem with v. 18.1

 

hi.
i read whats new and realized that firefox should works with nvda 18.1
i did not test quantum versions of firefox and have no informations
about the amount of its accessibility with nvda.

On 3/22/18, Laurie Mehta via Groups.Io <lauriemehta=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,
I have NVDA 18.1 on a laptop that's running up to date Windows 7. I tend to
keep this laptop hibernated when not using it and I shut down and restart
weekly for the Windows updates.
Since updating my NVDA to 18.1 I frequently find there's no sound when I
open the laptop. I've used the key command for starting/restarting NVDA but
still no sound. A sighted person has told me that the NVDA sign in dialogue
is on the screen even though there's no sound and the laptop is NOT muted.
Fiddling around, escape key and such, gets me some sound even if I end up
finding two NVDA icons in the system tray after regaining sound. I click on
one of those and it goes away.
I apologize if this explanation sounds confusing... Do any of you have any
idea what's going on and what I could do to avoid the problem?

Also, on another issue, does the newest Firefox work with NVDA and Win7, or
should I continue to wait before updating my Firefox?

Thanks,
LM



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occasional problem with v. 18.1

Laurie Mehta
 

Hi,
I have NVDA 18.1 on a laptop that's running up to date Windows 7. I tend to keep this laptop hibernated when not using it and I shut down and restart weekly for the Windows updates.
Since updating my NVDA to 18.1 I frequently find there's no sound when I open the laptop. I've used the key command for starting/restarting NVDA but still no sound. A sighted person has told me that the NVDA sign in dialogue is on the screen even though there's no sound and the laptop is NOT muted.
Fiddling around, escape key and such, gets me some sound even if I end up finding two NVDA icons in the system tray after regaining sound. I click on one of those and it goes away.
I apologize if this explanation sounds confusing... Do any of you have any idea what's going on and what I could do to avoid the problem?

Also, on another issue, does the newest Firefox work with NVDA and Win7, or should I continue to wait before updating my Firefox?

Thanks,
LM


FW: [nvda-spl] Request for comments: introducing Playlist Transcripts and Playlist Analyzer

 

Hi,

If you have any comments, please send your comments to the nvda-spl list (NOT HERE).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io <nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:57 PM
To: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io
Subject: [nvda-spl] Request for comments: introducing Playlist Transcripts and Playlist Analyzer

 

Hi everyone,

 

As part of the SPL add-on development process, I would like to receive comments on the following proposals:

 

Few days ago, a broadcaster sent a message to NVDA users list suggesting a feature for SPL add-on where various info about a playlist can be copied to the clipboard or to a text file. This is in part inspired by a feature in JAWS scripts for SPL Studio where playlist info can be copied to the clipboard or stored in a file. After thinking about this for a while and looking at usage scenarios, I felt it would be best to implement this in the add-on. Possible usage scenarios include sharing a list of tracks for a show to listeners for future reference, keeping a record of tracks for royalty reasons and what not.

 

When it comes to actually implementing it, I found that it is an easy task: have a list of tracks somewhere, which will then be stored in a text file. But if I did just that, it would amount to “stealing”. Thus I decided to add a little twist to this feature that will surprise current and potential users.

 

The result: Playlist Transcripts. For those who may have forgotten what a “transcript” is, a transcript is a textual record of spoken word, or for some people, a comprehensive academic record. I’m calling it “playlist transcripts” because not only this feature will “transcribe” playlist information, but it’ll also store the transcript into a file or prepare it for copying and pasting somewhere.

 

But that’s not all: you’ll be able to tell NVDA to “transform” playlist data into numerous formats: text to be copied and pasted to and from clipboard, text file with numerous track info formats, an HTML table, a nested HTML list, CSV (comma-separated values), a Markdown table, an m3u playlist, you name it. Plus, you’ll be able to not only capture the entire playlist, but also a part of it, and perhaps in the future, limit transcripts based on information entered into columns such as looking at tracks from a specific genre. And the cool thing is that NVDA has all the necessary building blocks to make this (surprise) into a real thing.

 

Also, given that playlist analysis features are expanding, I’m thinking about grouping various features under one brand, tentatively known as “Playlist Analyzer”. This feature will group track time analysis, playlist snapshots, and the new playlist transcripts under a common theme. All three have (or will have) something in common: playlist analysis range, defined by a playlist analysis marker (SPL Assistant, F9). For example, if you wish to analyze an hour’s worth of tracks, you can mark the hour marker for that hour, move to the last track of the hour and either take a snapshot (showing statistics on tracks for the hour such as average duration and top artist), get total duration (track time analysis), or view a CSV representation of that hour’s playlist (playlist transcripts).

 

As for when these will appear: playlist transcripts will be done over several months, and Playlist Analyzer theme will be ready as early as version 18.06 (around NVDACon 2018). To give you a taste of what playlist transcripts will look like, I’ll release a fast ring snapshot around March 23rd that’ll let you see the playlist data as an HTML table (on a separate window), invoked via SPL Assistant, X (eXperimental).

 

If you have any comments, additional suggestions, questions, concerns and what not, please let us (this list) know.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Choosing a Laptop

enes sarıbaş
 

On 3/21/2018 8:34 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
What scandle, I never heard about that.




On 21/03/2018 12:14 p.m., enes sarıbaş wrote:
the reason that toshiba is not mentioned is that they have withdrawn from the pc market for consumer systems. Toshiba got bankrupted after the accounting scandal


On 3/20/2018 9:27 PM, Tyler Wood wrote:

Surprisingly, nobody has mentioned Toshiba.

Very well built, everything is 100% accessible and there is even the ability to configure bios settings from within windows using the hw utility.


Hp laptops are, unless business class, poorly built and prone to hinge failure a few years down the road in my experience.


If you really want a nice device, check out the surface book. You can get the first generation which still holds up quite well or the 2nd generation - either way you go, you're getting one heck of a computer that will last you and with none of the junk from other manufacturer, just windows.


On 20-Mar-2018 1:15 PM, Ervin, Glenn wrote:

Usually, however  the audio is not as good in my experiences.

Glenn

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Chris Mullins
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:01 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

I once had a chat with someone on the HP Support desk who said  that business class laptops are designed to be more robust than those for the home market.  My Hp is now over 6 years old, used evry day and still going strong.

Cheers

Chris

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Ronald J Glaser
*Sent:* 20 March 2018 16:41
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

I own two lenovo computers and I am very happy with them they are business class computers but well worth it.

On 3/20/2018 11:22 AM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

    I see what you mean now. Yes, for what she wants to do, it'

    s better for her to have something that will last for a long
    time. I've heard that Lenovo is a very good brand.

    -----Original Message-----

    From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
    [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek

    Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:45 AM

    To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

    Subject: Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

    Well, she is taking up software engineering, which means that she
    needs a machine that can handle intensive work loads when she
    writes her programs.  She needs the space to install the
    programming environments that she will be working in, which
    includes IDEs, Debuggers and a lot of storage space because  the
    writeten programs itself takes up a considerable amount of space,
    ram and memory.  Furthermore, Lenovo is one of the longest
    lasting machines out there.  I've had mine for almost

    4 years now and it is still performing to it's high standards.  I
    bought mine for around the same price, might be a bit less, but
    I've had no issues with my lenovo machine even though I use it
    for my programming work, plus music production work almost
    daily.  Sometimes, it is helpful to ourselves to pay for
    something that lasts, pick our pocket once, but never have to
    worry about longevity and reliability for at least a few years.
    Cheers!

    On 3/20/2018 12:33 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

        That sounds like it's very expensive.

        -----Original Message-----

        From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
        [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of

        Don H

        Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:36 PM

        To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

        Subject: Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

        I think it is crazy to pay so much for a laptop.

        On 3/17/2018 1:39 PM, Lanie Molinar wrote:

            I just looked at the Lenovo website since several people
            recommended

            them. They have a 10% student discount on some of their
            laptops. I

            think I might have just found a good one for me. Take a
            look at this:

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/ThinkPad-X3

            8

            0-Yoga/p/20LH000MUS

            I like how it can be a laptop or a tablet and how it has a

            fingerprint reader. My mom said that I could get both a
            laptop and a

            Braille notetaker or display if I could keep the payments
            for each

            one under

            $100 per month. I did some calculations and found out
            that with this

            laptop, if I take 2 years to pay it off, the payments
            would be about

            $84 per month. It sounds like a really nice laptop. What
            do you all think?

            On 3/17/2018 12:44 PM, Andre wrote:

                How about computers for the blind.com? Phone:
                214-340-6328

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

                From: nvda@nvda.groups.io
                <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
                [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of

                Lanie Molinar

                Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:01 AM

                To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

                Subject: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

                Hi, everyone. This is Lanie Molinar. I'm sending this
                to a lot of

                lists at once. Some are tech-related, some are
                related to software

                development, and some are for students. I might have
                to get a new

                laptop soon and have a few questions. First, let me
                give you a

                little background info to help you understand what
                I'm looking for.

                I'm a college student getting a degree in Software
                Engineering, so

                I'll be working with code and developing things. I
                also have several

                disabilities and health issues in addition to my
                blindness, so I

                can't do much physically and spend a lot of my day on
                the computer

                doing schoolwork, taking surveys for extra money,
                gaming, and doing

                lots of other stuff. I'm fairly sure that I want a
                computer with

                Windows 10, not a Mac, although I'm willing to look
                into a Mac if

                that seems better. I would also be happy with
                something running

                Linux. I definitely want something new, not used,
                with plenty of RAM.

                There are so many options that I'm just not sure what
                to look for or

                where to get it. Again, I also need something that
                can handle being

                used all day, gaming, and developing software. My
                family is

                low-income, so I need to get it from somewhere that
                offers good

                payment plans. Can anyone give me some advice on how
                to choose a

                laptop, good places to buy one from, and what I
                should get? For

                those on software

                development- related lists, I'm interested in what
                would be best for

                a developer. I would really appreciate any help. Thanks.

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Re: How to Attach Text Labels to Shortcut Keys?

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Kenny,

 

I don't know if there's a way you can do that but maybe someone else can jump in if they know what to do.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kenny
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How to Attach Text Labels to Shortcut Keys?

 

Is there any way for me to attach a text label to shortcut keys to be spoken by NVDA 2018.1 when I press them?

For example: When I press [F12] to copy last spoken string to clipboard. I hear a beep, but I rather have it say "Copied to clipboard" instead.

 

                Is there anyway for me to do this?


How to Attach Text Labels to Shortcut Keys?

Kenny <kwashingtonbox@...>
 

Is there any way for me to attach a text label to shortcut keys to be spoken by NVDA 2018.1 when I press them?

For example: When I press [F12] to copy last spoken string to clipboard. I hear a beep, but I rather have it say "Copied to clipboard" instead.


                Is there anyway for me to do this?


Waterfox Works Well With NVDA And A Question

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,


Waterfox works quite well with NVDA.  I suppose it's no surprise--since the basic underlying code is Mozilla.  This is only for 64 bit systems.


It is supposed to work well with unsigned add ons.  I was hoping it would work well with the latest add on version of Webvisum. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to work with Webvisum.  Has anyone else been able to get Webvisum to work with Waterfox?  The latest version of Webvisum is signed.  I wonder if a previous version of Webvisum would work with Waterfox--the one that is unsigned.  If it can be made to do so, that would be a great boon to anyone who is now having to pay for Renola or Capcha Be Gone.


Thanks for any help.


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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

Ron Canazzi
 

I would recommend Balabolka as well.  It works only for the PC at this point, but I can convert to other formats and read it on the Victor Reader Second Generation as text files and I can even convert to MP3 and listen on the BARD NLS Player or other MP3 players.


And of course, IT'S FREE!

On 3/21/2018 6:00 PM, john s wrote:
Balabolka is free and reads a number of  formats.

At 04:01 PM 3/21/2018, Lanie Molinar, wrote:
Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

john s
 

Balabolka is free and reads a number of formats.

At 04:01 PM 3/21/2018, Lanie Molinar, wrote:
Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Re: Hot keys for Google chrome!!!

Chris
 

Tab and window shortcuts of Google Chrome

Ctrl+N

Opens a new window.

Ctrl+T

Opens a new tab.

Ctrl+Shift+N

Opens a new window in incognito mode.

Press Ctrl+O, then select file.

Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome.

Press Ctrl and click a link. Or click a link with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Opens the link in a new tab in the background .

Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link. Or press Shift and click a link with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Opens the link in a new tab and switches to the newly opened tab.

Press Shift and click a link.

Opens the link in a new window.

Ctrl+Shift+T

Reopens the last tab you've closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed.

Drag a link to a tab.

Opens the link in the tab.

Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip.

Opens the link in a new tab.

Drag a tab out of the tab strip.

Opens the tab in a new window.

Drag a tab out of the tab strip and into an existing window.

Opens the tab in the existing window.

Press Esc while dragging a tab.

Returns the tab to its original position.

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8

Switches to the tab at the specified position number on the tab strip.

Ctrl+9

Switches to the last tab.

Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown

Switches to the next tab.

Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp

Switches to the previous tab.

Alt+F4 or Ctrl + Shift + W

Closes the current window.

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4

Closes the current tab or pop-up.

Click a tab with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Closes the tab you clicked.

Right-click, or click and hold either the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar.

Displays your browsing history in the tab.

Press Backspace, or Alt and the left arrow together.

Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab.

Press Shift+Backspace, or Alt and the right arrow together.

Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab.

Press Ctrl and click either the Back arrow, Forward arrow, or Go button in the toolbar. Or click either button with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Opens the button destination in a new tab in the background.

Double-click the blank area on the tab strip.

Maximizes or minimizes the window.

Alt+Home

Opens your homepage in your current

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

Alt+F or Alt+E or F10

Opens the Chrome menu Chrome menu, which lets you customize and control settings in Google Chrome.

Ctrl+Shift+B

Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off.

Ctrl+H

Opens the History page.

Ctrl+J

Opens the Downloads page.

Shift+Esc

Opens the Task Manager.

Shift+Alt+T

Sets focus on the first tool in the browser toolbar. You can then use the following shortcuts to move around in the toolbar:

• Press Tab, Shift+Tab, Home, End, right arrow, and left arrow to move focus to different items in the toolbar.

• Press Space or Enter to activate toolbar buttons, including page actions and browser actions.

• Press Shift+F10 to bring up any associated context menu (e.g. browsing history for the Back button).

• Press Esc to return focus from the toolbar back to the page.

F6 or Shift+F6

Switches focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:

• Highlights the URL in the address bar

• Bookmarks bar (if visible)

• The main web content (including any infobars)

• Downloads bar (if visible)

Ctrl+Shift+J

Opens Developer Tools.

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Opens the Clear Browsing Data dialog.

F1

Opens the Help Center in a new tab (our favorite).

Ctrl+Shift+M

Switch between multiple users.

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

Type a search term, then press Enter.

Performs a search using your default search engine.

Type a search engine keyword, press Space, type a search term, and press Enter.

Performs a search using the search engine associated with the keyword.

Begin typing a search engine URL, press Tab when prompted, type a search term, and press Enter.

Performs a search using the search engine associated with the URL.

Ctrl+Enter

Adds www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL.

Type a URL, then press Alt+Enter.

Opens the URL in a new tab.

Ctrl+L or Alt+D

Highlights the URL.

Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E

Places a '?' in the address bar. Type a search term after the question mark to perform a search using your default search engine.

Press Ctrl and the left arrow together.

Moves your cursor to the preceding key term in the address bar

Press Ctrl and the right arrow together.

Moves your cursor to the next key term in the address bar

Ctrl+Backspace

Deletes the key term that precedes your cursor in the address bar

Select an entry in the address bar drop-down menu with your keyboard arrows, then press Shift+Delete.

Deletes the entry from your browsing history, if possible.

Click an entry in the address bar drop-down menu with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Opens the entry in a new tab in the background.

Press Page Up or Page Down when the address bar drop-down menu is visible.

Selects the first or last entry in the drop-down menu.

Webpage shortcuts

Ctrl+P

Prints your current page.

Ctrl+S

Saves your current page.

F5 or Ctrl+R

Reloads your current page.

Esc

Stops the loading of your current page.

Ctrl+F

Opens the find bar.

Ctrl+G or F3

Finds the next match for your input in the find bar.

Ctrl+Shift+G, Shift+F3, or Shift+Enter

Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar.

Click the middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Activates auto-scrolling. As you move your mouse, the page automatically scrolls according to the direction of the mouse.

Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5

Reloads your current page, ignoring cached content.

Press Alt and click a link.

Downloads the target of the link.

Ctrl+U

Opens the source of your current page.

Drag a link to bookmarks bar

Saves the link as a bookmark.

Ctrl+D

Saves your current webpage as a bookmark.

Ctrl+Shift+D

Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder.

F11

Opens your page in full-screen mode. Press F11 again to exit full-screen.

Ctrl and +, or press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel up.

Enlarges everything on the page.

Ctrl and -, or press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel down.

Makes everything on the page smaller.

Ctrl+0

Returns everything on the page to normal size.

Space bar

Scrolls down the web page.

Home

Goes to the top of the page.

End

Goes to the bottom of the page.

Press Shift and scroll your mousewheel.

Scrolls horizontally on the page.

Text shortcuts

Ctrl+C

Copies highlighted content to the clipboard.

Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert

Pastes content from the clipboard.

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste content from the clipboard without formatting.

Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete

Deletes the highlighted content and copies it to the clipboard.