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Re: Important user interface and experience change: postponing NVDA updates, now a reality

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

Yes this has been in next for some time. One word of warning. It does not always prompt to install or postpone unless you switch away and back from the screen. I don't know if perhaps it does not always know if the dialogue has changed, but its a real thing, as Its happened several times.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:26 AM
Subject: [nvda] Important user interface and experience change: postponing NVDA updates, now a reality


Dear NVDA community,



The following is considered a major change as it'll affect everyone who
chooses to check for and download new NVDA updates:



As of March 28, 2018, a change has been made to how NVDA will present update
notices. This change, now part of master snapshots (beta-level), will
require you to adjust how you respond to update notices.



Specifically:



Old behavior:



1. NVDA will check for updates.
2. NVDA will offer to either download and install the update (installed
copy) or just download the update (portable version). You can also ask NVDA
to remind you later.
3. For those who've installed NVDA: once the update download is
complete, you can press Escape to select OK button, and update process will
begin.



New behavior:



1. NVDA will check for updates.
2. NVDA will offer to just download the update (both installed copy and
portable version) or let it remind you later.
3. For installed copy: once the update is downloaded, you can either
choose to install it now or postpone it. If you press Escape, NVDA will
assume that you want to postpone update installation.
4. If you choose to postpone update installation, a new item will
appear when you exit NVDA, which will offer to start the update process when
NVDA restarts.

The ability to postpone NVDA updates will be made available in NVDA 2018.2
(May 2018 at the earliest). Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

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I think you need to ask on their lists, I'm not running Jaws.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jessica D" <jldail13@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required


Hi,
What about JAWS 2018?
I'm running the current version.

Thanks,
Jessica


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA
2018.1.1 is required

Hi,
No, 2018.1.1 is required. Although most of you are running Version 1709 or
earlier, if you run 2018.1 on the latest Insider Preview build and use
OneCore synthesizer, you'll notice oddities.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brice Mijares
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:16 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA
2018.1.1 is required

I am confused myself. NVDA January 2018? So does this mean The latest
version is good to go? 2018.1

On 3/28/2018 8:01 AM, Roger Stewart wrote:
Where is this new version of nvda hiding?� I just ran a check for
updates and it says no updates available.� Guess I just need to hope
I don't get 1803 before the new nvda is available.

Roger








On 3/27/2018 8:53 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi everyone,

The following advisory is rated �major� due to high impact:

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft
changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer
(specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a
bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a
release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem.
Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience
with Windows 10 Version 1803.

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

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

Actually you will find it on the snaps page as the latest snap in the rc branch, its also on its own page so if you still have a copy of the old rc2 from the last time, say a portable version as I have it will download when you run that version.

This problem has come up before when sub versions have been built. the updater is not programmed to look for release candidates.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required


Hi,
No, 2018.1.1 is required. Although most of you are running Version 1709 or
earlier, if you run 2018.1 on the latest Insider Preview build and use
OneCore synthesizer, you'll notice oddities.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brice Mijares
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:16 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA
2018.1.1 is required

I am confused myself. NVDA January 2018? So does this mean The latest
version is good to go? 2018.1

On 3/28/2018 8:01 AM, Roger Stewart wrote:
Where is this new version of nvda hiding?� I just ran a check for
updates and it says no updates available.� Guess I just need to hope
I don't get 1803 before the new nvda is available.

Roger








On 3/27/2018 8:53 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi everyone,

The following advisory is rated �major� due to high impact:

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft
changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer
(specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a
bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a
release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem.
Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience
with Windows 10 Version 1803.

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

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

Its not just builds of windows, Even windows ordinary updates can get delayed I notice even on windows 7. I have no idea what logic is used, but it may well be that they limit traffic to the servers so the downloads when they happen are not too slow.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Covici" <covici@ccs.covici.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required


Just wait, it takes some time after you sign up for you to get an
update. Sometimes it may take a week or so and that is if you leave
your machine on all the time.

On Tue, 27 Mar 2018 22:43:38 -0400,
Afik Suffir wrote:

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Thanks! Will do

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‫ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 5:39, ‏‏Joseph Lee ‏<joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> כתב/ה:‬

Hi,

At this point, I advise contacting MS disability answer desk regarding this matter.

Cheers,

Joseph

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

So, what should i do now?

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‫ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 5:20, ‏‏Joseph Lee ‏<joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> כתב/ה:

Hi,

I see.

Cheers,

Joseph

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

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‫ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 5:10, ‏‏Joseph Lee ‏<joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> כתב/ה:

Hi,

Which build of Windows 10 do you have right now?

Cheers,

Joseph

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

Thanks Joseph

I have regestered to windows insider program, and selected fast updates. But, there are no updates at all. What can i do?

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‫ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 4:53, ‏‏Joseph Lee ‏<joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> כתב/ה:

Hi everyone,

The following advisory is rated “major” due to high impact:

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer (specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a bit funny, including
higher pitch. NV Access has just released a release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem. Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience with Windows 10 Version 1803.

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh

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How do
you spend it?

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covici@ccs.covici.com


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

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

Maybe its not able to run the new version on the language he uses as default as yet. Might be worth seeing if a UK English one would be more current.

Not that I'm going to delve into these murky waters yet!
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:39 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required


Hi,

At this point, I advise contacting MS disability answer desk regarding this matter.

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required





So, what should i do now?





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‫ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 5:20, ‏‏Joseph Lee ‏< <mailto:joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> כתב/ה:

Hi,

I see.

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required





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‫ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 5:10, ‏‏Joseph Lee ‏< <mailto:joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> כתב/ה:

Hi,

Which build of Windows 10 do you have right now?

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required





Thanks Joseph

I have regestered to windows insider program, and selected fast updates. But, there are no updates at all. What can i do?





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‫ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 4:53, ‏‏Joseph Lee ‏< <mailto:joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> כתב/ה:

Hi everyone,



The following advisory is rated “major” due to high impact:



Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer (specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem. Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience with Windows 10 Version 1803.



Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh


Re: Keyboard shortcuts for Libre Office writer

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Yes, same here. I’ve just been trying out Apache Open Office over the last few days. I have mS Office 2010 on this computer, but it’s good to keep one’s options open, and there are some things I already like a lot about OO – must admit that even though I don’t hate MS’s ribbons as such, the classic menus are nicer.

 

 

I was thinking of taking Libre for a spin as well. Too bad if it isn’t quite accessible. But it sounds like you still recommend it….

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: March 28, 2018 9:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Keyboard shortcuts for Libre Office writer

 

I am kind of amazed so few people have heard of OO and LibreOffice. OpenOffice is far more accessible with NVDA than LO, but LO can take code directly from OO if they want to use some of the same accessibility information. LO is a better program overall. It can even give you the ability to work with documents within Google Drive without using an add on. I'm also kind of amazed more NVDA developers are not working as closely with OO and LO as they do with Microsoft Office, but there you go. Their wikis are very good if you want some more in depth keyboard navigation.


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

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

Yes i saw the rc this morning but do you know why Microsoft made this change is this perhaps due to the plodding nature of some of those voices by default?
seems an odd thing to alter.

Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:53 AM
Subject: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required


Hi everyone,



The following advisory is rated "major" due to high impact:



Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft changed a
critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer (specifically,
bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a bit funny, including
higher pitch. NV Access has just released a release candidate for NVDA
2018.1.1 which will correct this problem. Because of this, you need to be
running 2018.1.1 for best experience with Windows 10 Version 1803.



Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA2018.1.1 is required

Bobby Vinton
 

Well can you please send the rc build?


On 3/28/2018 12:22 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

It’s not up yet (officially).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of abdul muhamin
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA2018.1.1 is required

 

How can we get NVDA 2018.1.1

 

Regards, Chief content officer at BlindHelp.net

 

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA2018.1.1 is required

 

Hi,

I see.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

 

 

1709 

 

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ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 5:10, ‏‏Joseph Lee<joseph.lee22590@...> כתב/ה:

Hi,

Which build of Windows 10 do you have right now?

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

 

 

Thanks Joseph

I have regestered to windows insider program, and selected fast updates. But, there are no updates at all. What can i do?

 

 

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ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 4:53, ‏‏Joseph Lee<joseph.lee22590@...> כתב/ה:

Hi everyone,

 

The following advisory is rated “major” due to high impact:

 

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer (specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem. Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience with Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh

 



Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

Bobby Vinton
 

Can you please point me to the link to nvda 2018.1.1?  I would like to get it before April and I would like to stay up to date with my windows versions.

On 3/28/2018 1:22 PM, Jessica D wrote:
Hi,
What about JAWS 2018?
I'm running the current version.

Thanks,
Jessica


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA
2018.1.1 is required

Hi,
No, 2018.1.1 is required. Although most of you are running Version 1709 or
earlier, if you run 2018.1 on the latest Insider Preview build and use
OneCore synthesizer, you'll notice oddities.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brice Mijares
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:16 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA
2018.1.1 is required

I am confused myself. NVDA January 2018? So does this mean The latest
version is good to go? 2018.1

On 3/28/2018 8:01 AM, Roger Stewart wrote:
Where is this new version of nvda hiding?� I just ran a check for
updates and it says no updates available.� Guess I just need to hope
I don't get 1803 before the new nvda is available.

Roger








On 3/27/2018 8:53 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi everyone,

The following advisory is rated �major� due to high impact:

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft
changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer
(specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a
bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a
release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem.
Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience
with Windows 10 Version 1803.

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh







Re: screen reader using UEFI?

Brandon Cross <bcross3286@...>
 

what you seek to do cannot be done with a screen reader since accessing the EFi settings is outside the OS.

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 2:02 PM, Antony Stone <antony.stone@...> wrote:
I don't really understand what this has to do with UEFI (which I believe is a
replacement for BIOS in older computers).


Antony.

On Wednesday 28 March 2018 at 17:52:56, Robert Kingett wrote:

> I've been trying to look this up but threads and email lists and
> otherwise say that it cannot be done. With no sighted help, I would like
> to be able to change my function key behavior on my laptop. When I look
> in the system information, it just says, for PC Model, HP notebook. Any
> suggestions on ways I can do this with a screen reader?

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Re: screen reader using UEFI?

Antony Stone
 

I don't really understand what this has to do with UEFI (which I believe is a
replacement for BIOS in older computers).


Antony.

On Wednesday 28 March 2018 at 17:52:56, Robert Kingett wrote:

I've been trying to look this up but threads and email lists and
otherwise say that it cannot be done. With no sighted help, I would like
to be able to change my function key behavior on my laptop. When I look
in the system information, it just says, for PC Model, HP notebook. Any
suggestions on ways I can do this with a screen reader?
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have absolutely nothing to go on.

Please reply to the list;
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Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

Jessica D <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,
What about JAWS 2018?
I'm running the current version.

Thanks,
Jessica

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA
2018.1.1 is required

Hi,
No, 2018.1.1 is required. Although most of you are running Version 1709 or
earlier, if you run 2018.1 on the latest Insider Preview build and use
OneCore synthesizer, you'll notice oddities.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brice Mijares
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:16 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA
2018.1.1 is required

I am confused myself. NVDA January 2018? So does this mean The latest
version is good to go? 2018.1

On 3/28/2018 8:01 AM, Roger Stewart wrote:
Where is this new version of nvda hiding?� I just ran a check for
updates and it says no updates available.� Guess I just need to hope
I don't get 1803 before the new nvda is available.

Roger








On 3/27/2018 8:53 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi everyone,

The following advisory is rated �major� due to high impact:

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft
changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer
(specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a
bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a
release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem.
Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience
with Windows 10 Version 1803.

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh


Re: screen reader using UEFI?

 

Try Mobility Center.





On 3/28/2018 11:52 AM, Robert Kingett wrote:

I've been trying to look this up but threads and email lists and otherwise say that it cannot be done. With no sighted help, I would like to be able to change my function key behavior on my laptop. When I look in the system information, it just says, for PC Model, HP notebook. Any suggestions on ways I can do this with a screen reader?


Re: screen reader using UEFI?

Sarah k Alawami
 

Would sharp keys do you any good? You can remap any key on the keyboard to do what ever ou want it to do. I really love that little app.

On Mar 28, 2018, at 8:52 AM, Robert Kingett <kingettr@...> wrote:

I've been trying to look this up but threads and email lists and otherwise say that it cannot be done. With no sighted help, I would like to be able to change my function key behavior on my laptop. When I look in the system information, it just says, for PC Model, HP notebook. Any suggestions on ways I can do this with a screen reader?



Re: Important user interface and experience change: postponing NVDA updates, now a reality

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Joseph,

 

Thanks so much for this information. This new way of updating NVDA is even better.

 

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Important user interface and experience change: postponing NVDA updates, now a reality

 

Dear NVDA community,

 

The following is considered a major change as it’ll affect everyone who chooses to check for and download new NVDA updates:

 

As of March 28, 2018, a change has been made to how NVDA will present update notices. This change, now part of master snapshots (beta-level), will require you to adjust how you respond to update notices.

 

Specifically:

 

Old behavior:

 

  1. NVDA will check for updates.
  2. NVDA will offer to either download and install the update (installed copy) or just download the update (portable version). You can also ask NVDA to remind you later.
  3. For those who’ve installed NVDA: once the update download is complete, you can press Escape to select OK button, and update process will begin.

 

New behavior:

 

  1. NVDA will check for updates.
  2. NVDA will offer to just download the update (both installed copy and portable version) or let it remind you later.
  3. For installed copy: once the update is downloaded, you can either choose to install it now or postpone it. If you press Escape, NVDA will assume that you want to postpone update installation.
  4. If you choose to postpone update installation, a new item will appear when you exit NVDA, which will offer to start the update process when NVDA restarts.

The ability to postpone NVDA updates will be made available in NVDA 2018.2 (May 2018 at the earliest). Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph


Important advisory and plea: wxPython 4 is offline for now

 

Dear NVDA community,

 

As of March 28, 2018, wxPython 4 is no longer part of NVDA next snapshots due to compatibility issues and others. Based on data gathered during testing phase, I and NV Access staff will continue to make refinements to our support for wxPython 4.

 

Upon evaluating this situation, I (the chief investigator for wxPython 4 compatibility) believe more community involvement is needed going forward. Hence, the following will be done:

 

  1. The external wxPython 4 try build series will resume next week.
  2. I’ll be asking community members to test wxPython 4 builds to make sure things are ironed out.
  3. For add-ons I maintain or are under my review: I’ll start looking for wxPython 4 compatibility issues. Although this is optional, I’ll start enforcing compatibility for add-ons I’m reviewing when wxPython 4 is back online. A separate directive will be sent to add-on writers.
  4. The wxPy4 branch which I maintain will now be used to accept pull requests (clone my repo at github.com/josephsl/nvda, then checkout wxPy4). Please do a pull request not from NV Access copy but from my repo for now. I’ll try my best to test and incorporate your pull requests (not in April as I’ll be out of town for two weeks to attend two national speech tournaments).
  5. Please recruit sighted testers and developers so they can provide feedback and offer pull requests. In particular, we want to make sure NVDA dialogs and user interface elements are centered on screen properly.

 

For users: do not think this is something you can just pass by. Your feedback regarding wxPython 4 will have a massive impact on NVDA experience for others going forward.

 

For add-on writers: make sure your add-ons are compatible. As add-ons are now an integral part of a user’s NVDA experience, we want to make sure our add-ons are working as advertised.

 

For NVDA Core developers: please keep wxPython 4 in mind when you write GUI code and others having to do with wxPython features. Keep your feedback coming.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA2018.1.1 is required

 

Hi,

It’s not up yet (officially).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of abdul muhamin
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA2018.1.1 is required

 

How can we get NVDA 2018.1.1

 

Regards, Chief content officer at BlindHelp.net

 

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA2018.1.1 is required

 

Hi,

I see.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

 

 

1709 

 

נשלח מה-iPhone שלי


ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 5:10, ‏‏Joseph Lee<joseph.lee22590@...> כתב/ה:

Hi,

Which build of Windows 10 do you have right now?

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

 

 

Thanks Joseph

I have regestered to windows insider program, and selected fast updates. But, there are no updates at all. What can i do?

 

 

נשלח מה-iPhone שלי


ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 4:53, ‏‏Joseph Lee<joseph.lee22590@...> כתב/ה:

Hi everyone,

 

The following advisory is rated “major” due to high impact:

 

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer (specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem. Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience with Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh

 


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA2018.1.1 is required

abdul muhamin
 

How can we get NVDA 2018.1.1

 

Regards, Chief content officer at BlindHelp.net

 

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA2018.1.1 is required

 

Hi,

I see.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

 

 

1709 

 

נשלח מה-iPhone שלי


ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 5:10, ‏‏Joseph Lee<joseph.lee22590@...> כתב/ה:

Hi,

Which build of Windows 10 do you have right now?

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Afik Suffir
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

 

 

Thanks Joseph

I have regestered to windows insider program, and selected fast updates. But, there are no updates at all. What can i do?

 

 

נשלח מה-iPhone שלי


ב-28 במרץ 2018, בשעה 4:53, ‏‏Joseph Lee<joseph.lee22590@...> כתב/ה:

Hi everyone,

 

The following advisory is rated “major” due to high impact:

 

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer (specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem. Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience with Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh

 


screen reader using UEFI?

 

I've been trying to look this up but threads and email lists and otherwise say that it cannot be done. With no sighted help, I would like to be able to change my function key behavior on my laptop. When I look in the system information, it just says, for PC Model, HP notebook. Any suggestions on ways I can do this with a screen reader?


Re: Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA 2018.1.1 is required

 

Hi,
No, 2018.1.1 is required. Although most of you are running Version 1709 or
earlier, if you run 2018.1 on the latest Insider Preview build and use
OneCore synthesizer, you'll notice oddities.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brice Mijares
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:16 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Advisory: if upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1803, NVDA
2018.1.1 is required

I am confused myself. NVDA January 2018? So does this mean The latest
version is good to go? 2018.1

On 3/28/2018 8:01 AM, Roger Stewart wrote:
Where is this new version of nvda hiding?� I just ran a check for
updates and it says no updates available.� Guess I just need to hope
I don't get 1803 before the new nvda is available.

Roger








On 3/27/2018 8:53 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi everyone,

The following advisory is rated �major� due to high impact:

Toward end of development for Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft
changed a critical component in Windows OneCore speech synthesizer
(specifically, bitrate). This causes OneCore synthesizer to sound a
bit funny, including higher pitch. NV Access has just released a
release candidate for NVDA 2018.1.1 which will correct this problem.
Because of this, you need to be running 2018.1.1 for best experience
with Windows 10 Version 1803.

Thank you.

Cheers,

Jospeh