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Re: selecting the desktop

Richard Wells
 

Giles: In Windows 10, the easiest way to get to personalize settings is to press WINDOWS-KEY+I, TAB in to the list of options, choose personalization, press ENTER there and choose themes. From there, choose related settings desktop icons and check the items you want. If you ever need to deselect anything on the desktop CONTROL+SPACE-BAR will do that.


On 5/30/2018 2:01 PM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi all,

is there a way to right click on the desktop in the way you can with a mouse, not selecting any specific item?

I want to get 'personalise' in the desktop context menu so that I can add 'This Computer' as a desktop shortcut.

I can't figure out any way to not have an icon selected using NVDA, which means I don't get personalise as a context menu option. I'd be grateful for any ideas or alternative ways of configuring Windows to put the This Computer icon onto the desktop.

Using Win10 and NVDA 2018.1

Thnks,

Giles


Re: selecting the desktop

Jackie
 

Hello, Giles. Yes there is. To do so, you'll need to use NVDA's object
navigation. Go to your desktop, then navigate up by using insert up
arrow till you hear "desktop window". At this point, you can
right-click in order to personalize, change display options, etc. HTH.

On 5/30/18, Giles Turnbull <giles.turnbull@...> wrote:
Hi all,

is there a way to right click on the desktop in the way you can with a
mouse, not selecting any specific item?

I want to get 'personalise' in the desktop context menu so that I can add
'This Computer' as a desktop shortcut.

I can't figure out any way to not have an icon selected using NVDA, which
means I don't get personalise as a context menu option. I'd be grateful for
any ideas or alternative ways of configuring Windows to put the This
Computer icon onto the desktop.

Using Win10 and NVDA 2018.1

Thnks,

Giles
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selecting the desktop

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi all,

is there a way to right click on the desktop in the way you can with a mouse, not selecting any specific item?

I want to get 'personalise' in the desktop context menu so that I can add 'This Computer' as a desktop shortcut.

I can't figure out any way to not have an icon selected using NVDA, which means I don't get personalise as a context menu option. I'd be grateful for any ideas or alternative ways of configuring Windows to put the This Computer icon onto the desktop.

Using Win10 and NVDA 2018.1

Thnks,

Giles


what's with cortana

ken lawrence
 

Hi list have been noticing something strange about cortana the last couple days.  When I ask it to give me the weather instead of cortana coming up with a search result it says an app or a site called dark skys might be able to help would I like to access it?  What is wrong with whatever cortana used to get the weather?  Is it down?  It doesn’t happen all the time.  Very very strange.  Anyone else have this issue? 

 

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Re: Bug Reporting for NVDA - Do Step-by-Step Instructions Exist?

Sarah k Alawami
 

I'm actually one of the few that do, and  I recycle messages that people write including ones I've written to make things easier.

But first log onto github, find the nvda repo if you are subscribed to it, then click issues and then click new issues and follow the prompts. Upload any logs you need to upload there.

On May 30, 2018, at 9:18 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 08:59 am, Antony Stone wrote:
I don't like the idea of a regular posting to the list - better to have the
process clearly linked from the main website (in the same way that the list
itself is).
The two are not mutually exclusive, you know.   There are many (too many, in my opinion) members of these lists who have never interacted with the Groups.io website in any way.  If it's not e-mail, it doesn't exist.
 
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Re: Bug Reporting for NVDA - Do Step-by-Step Instructions Exist?

 

Hi,
To the original question at hand: you need a GitHub account in order to post
bug reports.
Typically, one would sign up for GitHub, then go to
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/new and fill out the form there.
I will cover this in more detail during NVDACon 2018.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Antony Stone
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Bug Reporting for NVDA - Do Step-by-Step Instructions
Exist?

I wasn't talking about the groups.io website, and I am indeed one of the
people who has never interacted with it and has no intention of doing so.

You're right about "if it's not email, it doesn't exist", because as far as
I'm concerned, I have subscribed to a mailing list and I interact with it
through my email client. I'm sure many others here have the same opinion
regarding lists vs. forums.

I was talking about the NVaccess website, which is the primary source of all
information about NVDA, and is where I found out how to subscribe to this
mailing list.


Antony.

On Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 18:18:12, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 08:59 am, Antony Stone wrote:
I don't like the idea of a regular posting to the list - better to
have the process clearly linked from the main website (in the same
way that the list itself is).
The two are not mutually exclusive, you know. There are many (too many,
in my opinion) members of these lists who have never interacted with
the Groups.io website in any way. If it's not e-mail, it doesn't exist.
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Re: Bug Reporting for NVDA - Do Step-by-Step Instructions Exist?

Antony Stone
 

I wasn't talking about the groups.io website, and I am indeed one of the
people who has never interacted with it and has no intention of doing so.

You're right about "if it's not email, it doesn't exist", because as far as
I'm concerned, I have subscribed to a mailing list and I interact with it
through my email client. I'm sure many others here have the same opinion
regarding lists vs. forums.

I was talking about the NVaccess website, which is the primary source of all
information about NVDA, and is where I found out how to subscribe to this
mailing list.


Antony.

On Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 18:18:12, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 08:59 am, Antony Stone wrote:
I don't like the idea of a regular posting to the list - better to have
the process clearly linked from the main website (in the same way that the
list itself is).
The two are not mutually exclusive, you know. There are many (too many,
in my opinion) members of these lists who have never interacted with the
Groups.io website in any way. If it's not e-mail, it doesn't exist.
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Re: Bug Reporting for NVDA - Do Step-by-Step Instructions Exist?

 

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 08:59 am, Antony Stone wrote:
I don't like the idea of a regular posting to the list - better to have the
process clearly linked from the main website (in the same way that the list
itself is).
The two are not mutually exclusive, you know.   There are many (too many, in my opinion) members of these lists who have never interacted with the Groups.io website in any way.  If it's not e-mail, it doesn't exist.
 
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Re: Bug Reporting for NVDA - Do Step-by-Step Instructions Exist?

Antony Stone
 

I don't like the idea of a regular posting to the list - better to have the
process clearly linked from the main website (in the same way that the list
itself is).

After all, someone wanting to report a bug might not already be a list member,
and someone who is a list member but has forgotten how to report a bug might
need to do so the day before the reminder gets sent out, and I'm sure many
people here don't keep a personal archive of list messages just in case they
happen to come in handy several weeks later.


Antony.

On Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 17:53:29, Brian Vogel wrote:

I know that at sometime in the past I've asked about "the official
procedure" for reporting bugs to the developers of NVDA and also seem to
remember it's done through Github. What I don't have, either in my head
or in my collection of records, is a set of specific instructions for
exactly what the process is.

If anyone has them, could you post them?

To the group moderator, if someone has them and posts them, could
consideration be given to making them a regular cyclic posting, say, once
per quarter? --

*Brian*
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Bug Reporting for NVDA - Do Step-by-Step Instructions Exist?

 

I know that at sometime in the past I've asked about "the official procedure" for reporting bugs to the developers of NVDA and also seem to remember it's done through Github.  What I don't have, either in my head or in my collection of records, is a set of specific instructions for exactly what the process is.

If anyone has them, could you post them?

To the group moderator, if someone has them and posts them, could consideration be given to making them a regular cyclic posting, say, once per quarter?  
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Re: looking for add on for firefox60 that does what navigational sound and sound on click does for chrome

Antony Stone
 

A Google search for "download waterfox" gave me as the first result:

https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/waterfox/new/

Antony.

On Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 16:03:21, Dennis L wrote:

How do you get waterfox?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian's
Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for add on for firefox60 that does what
navigational sound and sound on click does for chrome

No I was castigated when I asked, being told not to worry about sound. I'm
now using Waterfox instead which is still based on the old Mozilla code It
is 64 bit only but so far so good and navigational sounds will work on it.
Brian
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Re: looking for add on for firefox60 that does what navigational sound and sound on click does for chrome

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

How do you get waterfox?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian's
Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for add on for firefox60 that does what
navigational sound and sound on click does for chrome

No I was castigated when I asked, being told not to worry about sound. I'm
now using Waterfox instead which is still based on the old Mozilla code It
is 64 bit only but so far so good and navigational sounds will work on it.
Brian
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:14 AM
Subject: [nvda] looking for add on for firefox60 that does what navigational
sound and sound on click does for chrome


Hi, is there a add on for Firefox 60 that will accomplish what these
two add ons that are in the subject line do? Why Firefox 60 don't
support add ons that worked in Firefox older versions I have no idea


Re: NVDA and orbit reader20

valiant8086
 

Hi.


There's an add on that'll give you a lot more functionality in the meantime. It's located in NVDA's official add-ons list, which you can get to with the get more add ons button in the add ons dialogue of NVDA itself.


Cheers:
Aaron Spears, A.K.A. valiant8086. General Partner - Valiant Galaxy Associates "We make Very Good Audiogames for the blind community - http://valiantGalaxy.com"

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On 5/30/2018 7:35 AM, Josh Kennedy wrote:

Hi

The latest batch of orbit reader20 devices at least for me is working quite good so far with NVDA. Perhaps though, in a future update, there could be more NVDA braille commands to completely control the computer using the braille keyboard I hope.

 

Josh

 

 

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Sound Oddity With NVDA And Release Of Windows 10 18.03

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Actually, I'm not sure if this is a sound oddity or perhaps a tool tip issue of some sort.  From time to time, what happens is the reading of documents by NVDA stops and after a few seconds, if I press NVDA + T to read the title bar, I hear DWN.

After a few seconds, NVDA resumes normal operation.  What could be causing this and how can it be rectified?

Thanks for any help.

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NVDA and orbit reader20

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi

The latest batch of orbit reader20 devices at least for me is working quite good so far with NVDA. Perhaps though, in a future update, there could be more NVDA braille commands to completely control the computer using the braille keyboard I hope.

 

Josh

 

 

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Require accessible kindle ebook convertor

Aravind R
 

Dear friends,

I purchase and read many books on kindle for PC.
But, i require to convert them to text and keep as backup forever.
So, kindly suggest me any good accessible kindle ebook convertor with NVDA.

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dropbox preferences again

Brian's Mail list account
 

I'm still not having any luck. Do you folk with windows 7 who have it working have a specific version of the add on?
That is the only avenue left to me, as neither of my two machines can see anything but an empty nothingness that has no focus no matter what I do.
Brian

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Re: MeWe

Brian's Mail list account
 

I'm not even sure what it is!
Sounds a bit Chinese to me.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Governor staten" <govsta@...>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: [nvda] MeWe


Hello guys. Have any of you tried out MeWe at all? If anyone has, I'd like to know of your experiences.


For purposes of this question, I'm speaking of using www.mewe.com with NVDA and any given browser. How did it or does it work for you? My experience with the website haven't been the greatest. For example, I cannot find where to type in a status update.


It is possible I need to be schooled as to something I"m doing wrong. Feel free to do so. Any help with this one is appreciated.



Re: contextual help in NVDA setting panels

Brian's Mail list account
 

I think contextual help would be quite a big thing to implement as it would need a whole new file which is translatable in every sort of dialogue you go to in nvda.
I have not often found these very helpful elsewhere, but that might be just me. Most of the descriptions are short and not often covering the specific query you have as such.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] contextual help in NVDA setting panels


I am unaware of any feature in NVDA that will do this. something that can be turned on and off certainly won't. A feature like this provides information about a specific control you are on and it is far more information than you would want as a matter of routine. I don't think that NVDA has such a feature but I may be wrong. But it will be a command, not a general setting.

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

From: zahra
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] contextual help in NVDA setting panels


how about object discription?
did you try this feature too?
i did not mention it, because it is checked by default.

On 5/30/18, Cohn, Jonathan <jcohn@...> wrote:
Hello Zahra,

This did not work for me at least not in the Snapshot build with the new
unified preference panes On Windows 10, or with NVDA 2018.1 on Windows 7.
I turned on tooltip objects and made sure that help balloon was also
checked.


I was looking at the Preference pane for Input Composition and did not
receive any speech describing what the fields use was as I hit tab key to
move focus.

Thanks,

Jonathan


5/29/18, 1:48 PM, "nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of zahra"
<nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of nasrinkhaksar3@...> wrote:

hi.
go to the preferences and object presentation.
and check Report tooltips with space and press enter on okay button.
with enabling this option, you even dont need to press f1!
nvda announces discription of every item automaticly!
hope that help, God bless you all!

On 5/29/18, Cohn, Jonathan <jcohn@...> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> One feature I used to like about WindowEyes was the ability to type
F1
while
> navigating through the WindowEyes panel and having a two or three
sentence
> prase describing in more details the currently focused item.
>
> Does NVDA have functionality like this that I missed?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jonathan Cohn
>
>


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Re: contextual help in NVDA setting panels

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As long as somebody has actually added a description that is, but some places there is not one and in the new tabbed options panel in nvda, I'm not sure what its actually doing.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "zahra" <nasrinkhaksar3@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] contextual help in NVDA setting panels


hi.
go to the preferences and object presentation.
and check Report tooltips with space and press enter on okay button.
with enabling this option, you even dont need to press f1!
nvda announces discription of every item automaticly!
hope that help, God bless you all!

On 5/29/18, Cohn, Jonathan <jcohn@...> wrote:
Hello,

One feature I used to like about WindowEyes was the ability to type F1 while
navigating through the WindowEyes panel and having a two or three sentence
prase describing in more details the currently focused item.

Does NVDA have functionality like this that I missed?

Thanks,

Jonathan Cohn


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