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Re: browse mode

Brennen Kinch
 

I’ve been using NVDA off and on for a while now but I really try not to use my computer for a whole Lot of things anymore because it’s just easier to use my phone or fire tablet to do things
but there is one thing that I was having a hard time doing on my tablet so I thought I would try to use my computer and I was trying to navigate the web to do this and that’s when I noticed the problem I have a little bit of experience with other screen readers but this is the first time I’ve ever experienced this problem and I’m not so good with the more advanced stuff like aeror logging and things like that I am however OK with what you have suggested I can try that to reproduce the problem


On Jun 4, 2018, at 10:31 AM, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

So if I get this right, disabling all add-ons fixed the issue where NVDA said things like “no next checkbox” when you press H from web browsers? This is going to be very interesting indeed.

Please try the following for me:

  1. Restart with all add-ons disabled (please follow the message I wrote yesterday as to how to do it).
  2. With NVDA restarted this way, go to NVDA menu, go to Tools, and select “Manage add-ons”.
  3. Go through each add-on entry and press Alt+E to enable that add-on alone.
  4. Immediately after enabling an add-on, press Escape to close Add-ons Manager and say “yes” when asked to restart.
  5. Try using a web browser and see if the problem you’ve described earlier returns.
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for another add-on until you encounter the issue again.

 

I’m curious: how long have you been using NVDA and how comfortable are you with this? I’m curious because I get a feeling that you might be a recent user or might not be familiar with certain things.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brennen Kinch
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 5:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode

 

hi so doing with Joseph said and putting NVDA in safe mode seems to have fixed the problem in terms of which ad on caused the problem I can’t say for sure because when I tried to enable one add on at a time and then restart nvda they all enabled at once so I’m not sure which one is the issue or if any of them were the issue but I will remember this for next time


On Jun 3, 2018, at 11:46 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

Modern computers and even going back to XP didn't need optimization to function properly with screen-readers.  The symptoms described have nothing to do with whether anything is optomized.  Optomizing may make the computer work more efficiently with a screen-reader or it may do something like stop a crashing problem if the file pane in file Explorer is on.  Or it may make something like a file and folder list appear in a screen-reader friendly format.  But no optimization nor lack of it would cause or stop the current problem.  These are needless complications.

 

I don't know what the solution to the problem is but none of the things you discuss will solve it. 

 

Gene

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

From: Jackie

Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 7:56 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode

 

Which would essentially leave him on the net exposed to every piece of
malware known to hackerdom. I'm thinking perhaps not?

Brennen, there is an awful lot you don't tell us, ie, what version of
Windows you're using, what browser you're using, whether you've
optimized your computer for use by blind individuals, including
browser accessibility settings, and whether or not your version of
NVDA is portable or a standard installation.

I would suggest also viewing your event logs under control panel >
administrative tools, both in terms of systems & application logs as
well as your NVDA log to see if any errors are shown.

On 6/3/18, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
> This comes from a forum so has no guarantee:
>
> Hi,
>
> You could just stop all the Sophos services if you're a local admin.
>
> The following command would do it:
>
> wmic service where "caption like '%Sophos%'" call stopservice
>
> Note: Change stopservice to startservice to start them back up.
>
>
>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 10:00, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...> wrote:
>>
>> how do i disabel it
>>
>>
>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:59 PM, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> That may well be the problem. You may like to try an alternative or
>>> temporarily disable it, seeing if the problem is eleviated.
>>>
>>>
>>>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 09:56, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I am running sophos antivirus
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:50 PM, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you running HitMan Alert or a Sofos Antivirus professional product?
>>>>> These can play havoc with keyboard mappings and NVDA.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 09:48, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> yah sorry i don’t do so well talking about problems through email but
>>>>>> yes the problem occurs with every shortcut key in brows mode and it
>>>>>> seems to do just about every other action but the action it supposed
>>>>>> to do
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:33 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The symptoms described don't match the problem.  Here is the original
>>>>>>> description:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> when I press the H key for headings it says no checkboxes no edit box
>>>>>>> no link but it doesn’t say anything about headings
>>>>>>> Nothing was stated about web pages not being able to be read.
>>>>>>> Nothing was said about any occurrence of the word "unknown" being
>>>>>>> spoken.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have never seen this description of symptoms associated with the
>>>>>>> problem the corrective procedure is supposed to correct.  I see no
>>>>>>> reason to perform this corrective procedure until there is some
>>>>>>> indication that the problem has any of the symptoms associated with
>>>>>>> the problem this procedure is supposed to fix.
>>>>>>> Gene
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: Gene New Zealand
>>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:45 PM
>>>>>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> the tool Brian is refering to if it is the same bug i think it might
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>> grab a copy of nvda 2018.2 rc2 and download it and install it to your
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> computer. Then while nvda is running use the nvda key + letter N to
>>>>>>> go
>>>>>>> into the preferences of nvda then go to tools a sub menu will come
>>>>>>> off
>>>>>>> it then locate the following menu called Run COM Registration Fixing
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> tool... then press the enter key.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I am not sure after that but after the process should register any
>>>>>>> broken dlls that nvda needs to use.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> let us know if it does the trick.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> By the way after you press the enter key on it the menu e pointed you
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> towards i am not sure if there are any thing or screen after that to
>>>>>>> follow.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Gene nz
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 6/3/2018 9:30 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>>> > If you can run the latest master, and the problem is what I think
>>>>>>> > is
>>>>>>> > being suspected, then it has a tool that attempts to fix such
>>>>>>> > problems
>>>>>>> > in windows installations.
>>>>>>> > Brian
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > bglists@...
>>>>>>> > Sent via blueyonder.
>>>>>>> > Please address personal E-mail to:-
>>>>>>> > briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
>>>>>>> > in the display name field.
>>>>>>> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brennen Kinch"
>>>>>>> > <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>>> > To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>> > Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 1:51 AM
>>>>>>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > can I Skype with Eugene so we can work out some of those things I’m
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > not sure I could write them all down in the email
>>>>>>> >> On Jun 2, 2018, at 8:49 PM, Gene New Zealand
>>>>>>> >> <hurrikennyandopo@...>  wrote:
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> hi
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Out of curiosity do you hear sounds or hear browse mode and focus
>>>>>>> >> mode
>>>>>>> >> when you go between those modes?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> if it is the sound one i think you hear a letter sound and when
>>>>>>> >> you are
>>>>>>> >> out of focus mode you hear another sound.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> if you want to hear them spoken have a look under the browse mode
>>>>>>> >> settings and uncheck the following box called Audio indication of
>>>>>>> >> focus
>>>>>>> >> and browse modes
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> then save your settings.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> If you tab a couple of times do you hear unknown or pane?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Do you also hear it under say the running applications part on
>>>>>>> >> windows
>>>>>>> >> and it is not speaking the icons down there and some other stuff
>>>>>>> >> like
>>>>>>> >> that?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> By the way which version of nvda are you running? did you download
>>>>>>> >> the
>>>>>>> >> latest nvda 2018.2 rc2 version if so there is a tool in this
>>>>>>> >> version of
>>>>>>> >> nvda that might fix it.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> If you are not really getting that stuff  then we can sus some
>>>>>>> >> thing else
>>>>>>> >> out and maybe narrow it a little.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Gene nz
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>> On 6/3/2018 11:50 AM, Brennen Kinch wrote:
>>>>>>> >>> no I’m using the full version of NVDA not any snapshots also it
>>>>>>> >>> looks like I am in the full webpage when I’m doing this so I’m
>>>>>>> >>> not
>>>>>>> >>> sure what’s going on and it seems to be happening with all web
>>>>>>> >>> browsers as well
>>>>>>> >>>> On Jun 2, 2018, at 5:06 PM, Brennen Kinch
>>>>>>> >>>> <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>>> >>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> hi has anyone had any trouble with using brows mode in latest
>>>>>>> >>>> versions of NVDA
>>>>>>> >>>> particularly with using the shortcut keys in brows mode for
>>>>>>> >>>> example
>>>>>>> >>>> when I press the H key for headings it says no checkboxes no
>>>>>>> >>>> edit
>>>>>>> >>>> box no link but it doesn’t say anything about headings
>>>>>>> >>>> I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling NVDA am resetting my
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> configurations of no luck can anyone please help me
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>
>


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Re: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA

Ervin, Glenn
 

I’m not being sarcastic here, but voice and keyboard both may be a thing of the past.  I have read articles and watched shows where folks are controlling computers via thought.

So it isn’t a stretch to imagine that soon we will be interacting via thought processes.

Glenn

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Governor staten
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2018 10:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA

 

Then, there is sub-vocalization. It's something being worked on.

 

However, I agree that a keyboard interface isn't going anywhere soon.

 

 


 

On 6/1/2018 11:41 PM, Laurie Mehta via Groups.Io wrote:

Interesting discussion…

One thing that I think everyone could agree it’s true… Using voice is going to take away your privacy. I mean, how many of you have wanted to use voice to dictate anything when you are out in public? I think that the office example really hits home that point.

Thanks everyone for a great discussion!

(And, this was written using dictation, by the way.)

LM


On Jun 1, 2018, at 22:49, David Tanner <david.tanner100@...> wrote:

That maybe true for you it may be true for Jean, but that doesn’t mean that everybody in the world has the same opinion or the same experiences that you or Jean does.

 

 

David Tanner

 

From my iPhone 8


On Jun 1, 2018, at 5:57 PM, Robin Frost <robini71@...> wrote:

Hi,

Gene I think you make some very cogent points here. there is definitely in my view a difference between written and oral language usage. Similarly I notice that language for me often becomes more polished when I’m in a heavier book reading phase too. It makes me appreciate the precious commodity and beauty that words themselves possess and convey. such a study done thoroughly in an academic setting could indeed be very interesting. Again for those who have dexterity issues I understand the advantage dictation can offer but I hope it never becomes the ultimate be al and end all as such.

Take good care.

Robin

 

 

From: Gene

Sent: Friday, June 1, 2018 5:27 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA

 

A long time ago, when there were no personal computers, I tried dictating rough drafts of one or two college papers instead of writing the rough draft.  The quality of writing wasn't nearly as good so I wrote out the drafts and discarded what I had dictated.  I may not have dictated more than a page or two before I stopped.  When I listened to the results of my partial work, they were inferior.  I don't think it's just a question of slower work.  I think that when you write, you think differently in terms of your use of language. 

 

You see comercials promoting dictation software showing students using it.  But this is something that should be challenged by educators and a public discussion should be had on the subject.  In my opinion, such software, advertised as a replacement for typing may be deceptive and should be challenged so we can find out.

 

Gene

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

From: ely.r@...

Sent: Friday, June 01, 2018 2:29 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA

 

Afternoon, or at least here it is.
Long time in the past, I did graduate study work on the writing process and computers. Any speech recognition work that was being done then was at Bell Labs or MIT, so there was no consideration of it as a writing tool. What I do know is that the process for experienced  writers when composing is far different than the processes we use when speaking. Keyboards or even handwriting provide humans the time to switch between long and short term memory and the time needed to use the mediating steps we use writing. Maybe that is why some folks get in trouble when they speak with no mediation, no comments about just who that might be. I fear Tweeting is more like talking than writing, lots more chance to write what you didn't quite mean.

As to brain implants, I hate the fact that forces out there are tracking every web site I visit and everything I purchase. I am not ready for Google or Amazon to be poking about in my brain. Just speaking for me, I think I could get in a great deal of trouble that way. Just saying, not thinking.
Rick

Dr. Rick Ely
TVI, Vision Consultant
451 Rocky Hill Road
Florence, MA 01062
&413()  727-3038

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ervin, Glenn
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2018 3:01 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA

Actually, I was thinking the other day, that it won't be long before we have brain implants and everyone will be doing twitter and Face Book via thought.
We'll definitely need self-driving cars then.
Glenn


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2018 1:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA

No we will eventually get a brain implant to communicate instead.

Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet Brandly" <jbrandly@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2018 4:53 PM
Subject: [nvda] Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA


I can see voice activation taking off in a home setting but not in an office
or public setting. Keyboards will be around forever.
Janet

From: Sky Mundell
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] The future of NVDA

Hello NVDA community. It’s Sky. I wanted to ask you guys a question.  Will
NVDA be incorporating voice commands in into the screen reader? Because a
friend of mine has told me that in three years everything is going to be
voice activated. Yes we have dictation bridge for Voice activation, but what
my friend means is that in three years, the computers, etc. will all be done
via Voice activation without a keyboard. Here is what he has to say.

From: bj colt [mailto:bjcolt@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:12 AM
To: Sky Mundell
Subject: Re: CSUN



Hi Sky,



I just received an email from my local supermarket. I do an on line shop
there every week. From today I can order it via Alexa, Google home and other
apps using voice only ordering.



I did say this is the way forward. With Amazon and Google competing, this
voice activation is going to be the next huge thing in computing. I've said
this for a while as you know. The next step is using actual programs/apps
via voice activation. Just watch my friend. VFO is finished, on the way out.
They won't be able to compete in an open market. Not as huge as this one.
Just imagine my friend. At the moment I have my favorites in a shopping
list. Think about the key strokes I need to use to get to them? Then
additional items. I have to do a search of often up to 40 products with a
similar name. arrowing down, tabbing down. Then adding them to my shopping
basket. Going through the dates for delivery and times. Then all the key
strokes in using my card details authorization process. All done with our
voice. At least quarter of the time normally spent shopping. This does spell
the end of VFO.



Everything is going to be voice activated in the next 3 years. There isn't
any other way for web developers to go.



Progress sometimes my friend is slow but when it starts, it is like a high
speed jet aircraft. Nothing stands in it's way.



There will be some people who won't change. Or use both methods to carry out
tasks. Now VFO have to utilize jws to act on voice commands. With Dug in
Microsoft. I can see VFO being left thousands of miles behind. Then when
they introduce pay monthly fees. The very fast extinction of jws and other
products will come to a very sudden and dramatic halt. They may think they
have the market share for programs relating of the blind. They don't any
more and they are the ones who are blind and not us.



Live long and prosper, John














Firefox 60, with NVDA 2018.2RC2, can't click on links

Jessica D
 

Hi,

I’m having serious issues clicking links in Firefox 60, when using NVDA 2018.2RC2.

 

This issue has occurred for many versions of Firefox for me.

 

What can I do?

 

Thanks,

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: browse mode

 

Hi,

So if I get this right, disabling all add-ons fixed the issue where NVDA said things like “no next checkbox” when you press H from web browsers? This is going to be very interesting indeed.

Please try the following for me:

  1. Restart with all add-ons disabled (please follow the message I wrote yesterday as to how to do it).
  2. With NVDA restarted this way, go to NVDA menu, go to Tools, and select “Manage add-ons”.
  3. Go through each add-on entry and press Alt+E to enable that add-on alone.
  4. Immediately after enabling an add-on, press Escape to close Add-ons Manager and say “yes” when asked to restart.
  5. Try using a web browser and see if the problem you’ve described earlier returns.
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for another add-on until you encounter the issue again.

 

I’m curious: how long have you been using NVDA and how comfortable are you with this? I’m curious because I get a feeling that you might be a recent user or might not be familiar with certain things.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brennen Kinch
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 5:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode

 

hi so doing with Joseph said and putting NVDA in safe mode seems to have fixed the problem in terms of which ad on caused the problem I can’t say for sure because when I tried to enable one add on at a time and then restart nvda they all enabled at once so I’m not sure which one is the issue or if any of them were the issue but I will remember this for next time


On Jun 3, 2018, at 11:46 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

Modern computers and even going back to XP didn't need optimization to function properly with screen-readers.  The symptoms described have nothing to do with whether anything is optomized.  Optomizing may make the computer work more efficiently with a screen-reader or it may do something like stop a crashing problem if the file pane in file Explorer is on.  Or it may make something like a file and folder list appear in a screen-reader friendly format.  But no optimization nor lack of it would cause or stop the current problem.  These are needless complications.

 

I don't know what the solution to the problem is but none of the things you discuss will solve it. 

 

Gene

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

From: Jackie

Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 7:56 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode

 

Which would essentially leave him on the net exposed to every piece of
malware known to hackerdom. I'm thinking perhaps not?

Brennen, there is an awful lot you don't tell us, ie, what version of
Windows you're using, what browser you're using, whether you've
optimized your computer for use by blind individuals, including
browser accessibility settings, and whether or not your version of
NVDA is portable or a standard installation.

I would suggest also viewing your event logs under control panel >
administrative tools, both in terms of systems & application logs as
well as your NVDA log to see if any errors are shown.

On 6/3/18, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
> This comes from a forum so has no guarantee:
>
> Hi,
>
> You could just stop all the Sophos services if you're a local admin.
>
> The following command would do it:
>
> wmic service where "caption like '%Sophos%'" call stopservice
>
> Note: Change stopservice to startservice to start them back up.
>
>
>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 10:00, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...> wrote:
>>
>> how do i disabel it
>>
>>
>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:59 PM, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> That may well be the problem. You may like to try an alternative or
>>> temporarily disable it, seeing if the problem is eleviated.
>>>
>>>
>>>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 09:56, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I am running sophos antivirus
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:50 PM, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you running HitMan Alert or a Sofos Antivirus professional product?
>>>>> These can play havoc with keyboard mappings and NVDA.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 09:48, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> yah sorry i don’t do so well talking about problems through email but
>>>>>> yes the problem occurs with every shortcut key in brows mode and it
>>>>>> seems to do just about every other action but the action it supposed
>>>>>> to do
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:33 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The symptoms described don't match the problem.  Here is the original
>>>>>>> description:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> when I press the H key for headings it says no checkboxes no edit box
>>>>>>> no link but it doesn’t say anything about headings
>>>>>>> Nothing was stated about web pages not being able to be read.
>>>>>>> Nothing was said about any occurrence of the word "unknown" being
>>>>>>> spoken.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have never seen this description of symptoms associated with the
>>>>>>> problem the corrective procedure is supposed to correct.  I see no
>>>>>>> reason to perform this corrective procedure until there is some
>>>>>>> indication that the problem has any of the symptoms associated with
>>>>>>> the problem this procedure is supposed to fix.
>>>>>>> Gene
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: Gene New Zealand
>>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:45 PM
>>>>>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> the tool Brian is refering to if it is the same bug i think it might
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>> grab a copy of nvda 2018.2 rc2 and download it and install it to your
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> computer. Then while nvda is running use the nvda key + letter N to
>>>>>>> go
>>>>>>> into the preferences of nvda then go to tools a sub menu will come
>>>>>>> off
>>>>>>> it then locate the following menu called Run COM Registration Fixing
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> tool... then press the enter key.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I am not sure after that but after the process should register any
>>>>>>> broken dlls that nvda needs to use.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> let us know if it does the trick.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> By the way after you press the enter key on it the menu e pointed you
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> towards i am not sure if there are any thing or screen after that to
>>>>>>> follow.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Gene nz
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 6/3/2018 9:30 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>>> > If you can run the latest master, and the problem is what I think
>>>>>>> > is
>>>>>>> > being suspected, then it has a tool that attempts to fix such
>>>>>>> > problems
>>>>>>> > in windows installations.
>>>>>>> > Brian
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > bglists@...
>>>>>>> > Sent via blueyonder.
>>>>>>> > Please address personal E-mail to:-
>>>>>>> > briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
>>>>>>> > in the display name field.
>>>>>>> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brennen Kinch"
>>>>>>> > <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>>> > To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>> > Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 1:51 AM
>>>>>>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > can I Skype with Eugene so we can work out some of those things I’m
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > not sure I could write them all down in the email
>>>>>>> >> On Jun 2, 2018, at 8:49 PM, Gene New Zealand
>>>>>>> >> <hurrikennyandopo@...>  wrote:
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> hi
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Out of curiosity do you hear sounds or hear browse mode and focus
>>>>>>> >> mode
>>>>>>> >> when you go between those modes?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> if it is the sound one i think you hear a letter sound and when
>>>>>>> >> you are
>>>>>>> >> out of focus mode you hear another sound.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> if you want to hear them spoken have a look under the browse mode
>>>>>>> >> settings and uncheck the following box called Audio indication of
>>>>>>> >> focus
>>>>>>> >> and browse modes
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> then save your settings.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> If you tab a couple of times do you hear unknown or pane?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Do you also hear it under say the running applications part on
>>>>>>> >> windows
>>>>>>> >> and it is not speaking the icons down there and some other stuff
>>>>>>> >> like
>>>>>>> >> that?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> By the way which version of nvda are you running? did you download
>>>>>>> >> the
>>>>>>> >> latest nvda 2018.2 rc2 version if so there is a tool in this
>>>>>>> >> version of
>>>>>>> >> nvda that might fix it.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> If you are not really getting that stuff  then we can sus some
>>>>>>> >> thing else
>>>>>>> >> out and maybe narrow it a little.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Gene nz
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>> On 6/3/2018 11:50 AM, Brennen Kinch wrote:
>>>>>>> >>> no I’m using the full version of NVDA not any snapshots also it
>>>>>>> >>> looks like I am in the full webpage when I’m doing this so I’m
>>>>>>> >>> not
>>>>>>> >>> sure what’s going on and it seems to be happening with all web
>>>>>>> >>> browsers as well
>>>>>>> >>>> On Jun 2, 2018, at 5:06 PM, Brennen Kinch
>>>>>>> >>>> <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>>> >>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> hi has anyone had any trouble with using brows mode in latest
>>>>>>> >>>> versions of NVDA
>>>>>>> >>>> particularly with using the shortcut keys in brows mode for
>>>>>>> >>>> example
>>>>>>> >>>> when I press the H key for headings it says no checkboxes no
>>>>>>> >>>> edit
>>>>>>> >>>> box no link but it doesn’t say anything about headings
>>>>>>> >>>> I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling NVDA am resetting my
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> configurations of no luck can anyone please help me
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>
>


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Re: "Unofficial" NVDA Add-Ons Repository

 

Hi,

I will bring all this to the attention of add-ons community in about five minutes.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 7:17 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] "Unofficial" NVDA Add-Ons Repository

 

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 08:09 pm, Joseph Lee wrote:

The position of the NVDA add-ons community is that we encourage add-on authors to submit add-ons for review

Which would be ideal, if  everyone did it, but they don't for myriad reasons.

I think that most sentient adults are capable of making risk assessments and deciding whether or not they wish to take them.  Those using add-ons from other than the official repository must know, or they do now, that doing so is at your own risk (AYOR).

But, my experience with software in general far more closely mirrors that of Vlad, "non-official rarely means dangerous."   I cannot count the number of "very focused purpose" mini-utilities I've used that were developed by some individual based upon their need that later fulfilled one of mine, and perfectly and safely.  

One of the big mistakes I think that both NVDA and JAWS have made is not setting up "official but unvetted" repositories for user-created add-ons/scripts.   There is just so much material out there that's been created for "odd little needs" that could so easily be shared if the mechanism existed "at the source," but it doesn't.  I got huge push-back from "the powers that be" when I started a repository (personally maintained) of repair, restoration, & other miscellaneous resources for Rolls-Royce motorcars.  The Rolls-Royce Owners' Club wouldn't touch it, saying they couldn't be responsible if any of the goods or services were found to be substandard, but it's now become a reference that's used the world over (at least if the e-mail messages I've received over time, and keep receiving, are any indication).  In this day and age there is just no excuse for not promoting information sharing so long as those on the receiving end know that they need to do their own risk assessment about its use, which they should be doing anyway for anything, and letting the chips fall where they may.  The world at large is not, and will never be, "sanitized for your protection" and one must move through the world with that always in the back of one's mind.  How far to the back will vary, greatly, depending on the situation and stakes at play.
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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


Re: "Unofficial" NVDA Add-Ons Repository

 

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 08:09 pm, Joseph Lee wrote:
The position of the NVDA add-ons community is that we encourage add-on authors to submit add-ons for review
Which would be ideal, if  everyone did it, but they don't for myriad reasons.

I think that most sentient adults are capable of making risk assessments and deciding whether or not they wish to take them.  Those using add-ons from other than the official repository must know, or they do now, that doing so is at your own risk (AYOR).

But, my experience with software in general far more closely mirrors that of Vlad, "non-official rarely means dangerous."   I cannot count the number of "very focused purpose" mini-utilities I've used that were developed by some individual based upon their need that later fulfilled one of mine, and perfectly and safely.  

One of the big mistakes I think that both NVDA and JAWS have made is not setting up "official but unvetted" repositories for user-created add-ons/scripts.   There is just so much material out there that's been created for "odd little needs" that could so easily be shared if the mechanism existed "at the source," but it doesn't.  I got huge push-back from "the powers that be" when I started a repository (personally maintained) of repair, restoration, & other miscellaneous resources for Rolls-Royce motorcars.  The Rolls-Royce Owners' Club wouldn't touch it, saying they couldn't be responsible if any of the goods or services were found to be substandard, but it's now become a reference that's used the world over (at least if the e-mail messages I've received over time, and keep receiving, are any indication).  In this day and age there is just no excuse for not promoting information sharing so long as those on the receiving end know that they need to do their own risk assessment about its use, which they should be doing anyway for anything, and letting the chips fall where they may.  The world at large is not, and will never be, "sanitized for your protection" and one must move through the world with that always in the back of one's mind.  How far to the back will vary, greatly, depending on the situation and stakes at play.
--

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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


Re: external serial synthesisers

Gene
 

You can find the Dectalk Express add on at this page.
Remember that this isn't an officially approved add on so it isn't guaranteed to be safe or stable.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Paton
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] external serial synthesisers

Yes I do really need this.
Thanks.




Re: external serial synthesisers

Joe Paton
 

Yes I do really need this.
Thanks.


Re: Possible Bug in 2018RC2: When navigating in Word 2016's backstage view items are repeated twice

Ralf Kefferpuetz
 

Hi,

 

It is everywhere in Office 2016 - Sounds NVDA is reading a description or a describing popup of the menu options. See my speech-Viewer output from within Outlook 2016 for Alt-f below.

Info  Info  Alt, F, I

Save  Save  Alt, F, S

Save As  Save As  Alt, F, A

Save Attachments  unavailable  Save all the attachments included with this message to your computer.  Alt, F, M

Print  Print  Alt, F, P

Close  Close  Alt, F, C

 

For the save attachments entry you can clearly see that it isn’t just repeating words, it is descriping content.

Running latest Office 365 and 2018.2RC2

 

Cheers,

   Ralf

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cearbhall O'Meadhra
Sent: Montag, 4. Juni 2018 13:15
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible Bug in 2018RC2: When navigating in Word 2016's backstage view items are repeated twice

 

David,

 

This is happening in version 2018.1.1 as well.

 

It also happens in Excel 2016. Does it happen in all Office programs?

 

 

In this fragment of the log file I can see that the menu selection occurs twice in the string but the first one should be a place marker or code reference as it starts with u’” Perhaps this is causing the incorrect double speaking of the menu item?

 

Here is the “Save As” recorded in the log file:

 

“Speaking [u'Save  Save  Alt, F, S']”

 

I am using:

NVDA version 2018.1.1

Using Windows version 10.0.17134 workstation

Using Python version 2.7.14 (v2.7.14:84471935ed, Sep 16 2017, 20:19:30) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]

Found add-on Eloquence

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2018 8:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Possible Bug in 2018RC2: When navigating in Word 2016's backstage view items are repeated twice

 

Hi.

Not sure if this is a new bug but I don't recall this occurring with 2018.1.1.

 

Issue: When navigating in Word 2016's backstage view (file menu) each item is announced twice.

 

Steps to Reproduce

1. Open Word 2016 (Office 365.)

2. Press alt+F to open the backstage view.

3. Press down arrow to navigate items.

 

Actual Results

Each item is being announced twice. Example: "new new" "open open" 

 

Expected Results

Each item should be announced once.

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Re: browse mode

Gene
 

You can turn off and on add ons individually.  You are turning them all off or on at once, which is a separate feature.  I can't conveniently check how to do this, but someone is very likely to tell you how.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode

hi so doing with Joseph said and putting NVDA in safe mode seems to have fixed the problem in terms of which ad on caused the problem I can’t say for sure because when I tried to enable one add on at a time and then restart nvda they all enabled at once so I’m not sure which one is the issue or if any of them were the issue but I will remember this for next time


On Jun 3, 2018, at 11:46 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

Modern computers and even going back to XP didn't need optimization to function properly with screen-readers.  The symptoms described have nothing to do with whether anything is optomized.  Optomizing may make the computer work more efficiently with a screen-reader or it may do something like stop a crashing problem if the file pane in file Explorer is on.  Or it may make something like a file and folder list appear in a screen-reader friendly format.  But no optimization nor lack of it would cause or stop the current problem.  These are needless complications.
 
I don't know what the solution to the problem is but none of the things you discuss will solve it. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Jackie
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode

Which would essentially leave him on the net exposed to every piece of
malware known to hackerdom. I'm thinking perhaps not?

Brennen, there is an awful lot you don't tell us, ie, what version of
Windows you're using, what browser you're using, whether you've
optimized your computer for use by blind individuals, including
browser accessibility settings, and whether or not your version of
NVDA is portable or a standard installation.

I would suggest also viewing your event logs under control panel >
administrative tools, both in terms of systems & application logs as
well as your NVDA log to see if any errors are shown.

On 6/3/18, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
> This comes from a forum so has no guarantee:
>
> Hi,
>
> You could just stop all the Sophos services if you're a local admin.
>
> The following command would do it:
>
> wmic service where "caption like '%Sophos%'" call stopservice
>
> Note: Change stopservice to startservice to start them back up.
>
>
>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 10:00, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...> wrote:
>>
>> how do i disabel it
>>
>>
>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:59 PM, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> That may well be the problem. You may like to try an alternative or
>>> temporarily disable it, seeing if the problem is eleviated.
>>>
>>>
>>>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 09:56, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I am running sophos antivirus
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:50 PM, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you running HitMan Alert or a Sofos Antivirus professional product?
>>>>> These can play havoc with keyboard mappings and NVDA.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 09:48, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> yah sorry i don’t do so well talking about problems through email but
>>>>>> yes the problem occurs with every shortcut key in brows mode and it
>>>>>> seems to do just about every other action but the action it supposed
>>>>>> to do
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:33 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The symptoms described don't match the problem.  Here is the original
>>>>>>> description:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> when I press the H key for headings it says no checkboxes no edit box
>>>>>>> no link but it doesn’t say anything about headings
>>>>>>> Nothing was stated about web pages not being able to be read.
>>>>>>> Nothing was said about any occurrence of the word "unknown" being
>>>>>>> spoken.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have never seen this description of symptoms associated with the
>>>>>>> problem the corrective procedure is supposed to correct.  I see no
>>>>>>> reason to perform this corrective procedure until there is some
>>>>>>> indication that the problem has any of the symptoms associated with
>>>>>>> the problem this procedure is supposed to fix.
>>>>>>> Gene
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: Gene New Zealand
>>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:45 PM
>>>>>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> the tool Brian is refering to if it is the same bug i think it might
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>> grab a copy of nvda 2018.2 rc2 and download it and install it to your
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> computer. Then while nvda is running use the nvda key + letter N to
>>>>>>> go
>>>>>>> into the preferences of nvda then go to tools a sub menu will come
>>>>>>> off
>>>>>>> it then locate the following menu called Run COM Registration Fixing
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> tool... then press the enter key.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I am not sure after that but after the process should register any
>>>>>>> broken dlls that nvda needs to use.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> let us know if it does the trick.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> By the way after you press the enter key on it the menu e pointed you
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> towards i am not sure if there are any thing or screen after that to
>>>>>>> follow.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Gene nz
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 6/3/2018 9:30 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>>> > If you can run the latest master, and the problem is what I think
>>>>>>> > is
>>>>>>> > being suspected, then it has a tool that attempts to fix such
>>>>>>> > problems
>>>>>>> > in windows installations.
>>>>>>> > Brian
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > bglists@...
>>>>>>> > Sent via blueyonder.
>>>>>>> > Please address personal E-mail to:-
>>>>>>> > briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
>>>>>>> > in the display name field.
>>>>>>> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brennen Kinch"
>>>>>>> > <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>>> > To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>> > Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 1:51 AM
>>>>>>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > can I Skype with Eugene so we can work out some of those things I’m
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > not sure I could write them all down in the email
>>>>>>> >> On Jun 2, 2018, at 8:49 PM, Gene New Zealand
>>>>>>> >> <hurrikennyandopo@...>  wrote:
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> hi
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Out of curiosity do you hear sounds or hear browse mode and focus
>>>>>>> >> mode
>>>>>>> >> when you go between those modes?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> if it is the sound one i think you hear a letter sound and when
>>>>>>> >> you are
>>>>>>> >> out of focus mode you hear another sound.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> if you want to hear them spoken have a look under the browse mode
>>>>>>> >> settings and uncheck the following box called Audio indication of
>>>>>>> >> focus
>>>>>>> >> and browse modes
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> then save your settings.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> If you tab a couple of times do you hear unknown or pane?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Do you also hear it under say the running applications part on
>>>>>>> >> windows
>>>>>>> >> and it is not speaking the icons down there and some other stuff
>>>>>>> >> like
>>>>>>> >> that?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> By the way which version of nvda are you running? did you download
>>>>>>> >> the
>>>>>>> >> latest nvda 2018.2 rc2 version if so there is a tool in this
>>>>>>> >> version of
>>>>>>> >> nvda that might fix it.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> If you are not really getting that stuff  then we can sus some
>>>>>>> >> thing else
>>>>>>> >> out and maybe narrow it a little.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Gene nz
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>> On 6/3/2018 11:50 AM, Brennen Kinch wrote:
>>>>>>> >>> no I’m using the full version of NVDA not any snapshots also it
>>>>>>> >>> looks like I am in the full webpage when I’m doing this so I’m
>>>>>>> >>> not
>>>>>>> >>> sure what’s going on and it seems to be happening with all web
>>>>>>> >>> browsers as well
>>>>>>> >>>> On Jun 2, 2018, at 5:06 PM, Brennen Kinch
>>>>>>> >>>> <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>>> >>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> hi has anyone had any trouble with using brows mode in latest
>>>>>>> >>>> versions of NVDA
>>>>>>> >>>> particularly with using the shortcut keys in brows mode for
>>>>>>> >>>> example
>>>>>>> >>>> when I press the H key for headings it says no checkboxes no
>>>>>>> >>>> edit
>>>>>>> >>>> box no link but it doesn’t say anything about headings
>>>>>>> >>>> I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling NVDA am resetting my
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> configurations of no luck can anyone please help me
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>
>


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Re: browse mode

Brennen Kinch
 

hi so doing with Joseph said and putting NVDA in safe mode seems to have fixed the problem in terms of which ad on caused the problem I can’t say for sure because when I tried to enable one add on at a time and then restart nvda they all enabled at once so I’m not sure which one is the issue or if any of them were the issue but I will remember this for next time


On Jun 3, 2018, at 11:46 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

Modern computers and even going back to XP didn't need optimization to function properly with screen-readers.  The symptoms described have nothing to do with whether anything is optomized.  Optomizing may make the computer work more efficiently with a screen-reader or it may do something like stop a crashing problem if the file pane in file Explorer is on.  Or it may make something like a file and folder list appear in a screen-reader friendly format.  But no optimization nor lack of it would cause or stop the current problem.  These are needless complications.
 
I don't know what the solution to the problem is but none of the things you discuss will solve it. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Jackie
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode

Which would essentially leave him on the net exposed to every piece of
malware known to hackerdom. I'm thinking perhaps not?

Brennen, there is an awful lot you don't tell us, ie, what version of
Windows you're using, what browser you're using, whether you've
optimized your computer for use by blind individuals, including
browser accessibility settings, and whether or not your version of
NVDA is portable or a standard installation.

I would suggest also viewing your event logs under control panel >
administrative tools, both in terms of systems & application logs as
well as your NVDA log to see if any errors are shown.

On 6/3/18, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
> This comes from a forum so has no guarantee:
>
> Hi,
>
> You could just stop all the Sophos services if you're a local admin.
>
> The following command would do it:
>
> wmic service where "caption like '%Sophos%'" call stopservice
>
> Note: Change stopservice to startservice to start them back up.
>
>
>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 10:00, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...> wrote:
>>
>> how do i disabel it
>>
>>
>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:59 PM, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> That may well be the problem. You may like to try an alternative or
>>> temporarily disable it, seeing if the problem is eleviated.
>>>
>>>
>>>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 09:56, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I am running sophos antivirus
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:50 PM, Sam Taylor <samtaylor9@...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you running HitMan Alert or a Sofos Antivirus professional product?
>>>>> These can play havoc with keyboard mappings and NVDA.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 09:48, Brennen Kinch <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> yah sorry i don’t do so well talking about problems through email but
>>>>>> yes the problem occurs with every shortcut key in brows mode and it
>>>>>> seems to do just about every other action but the action it supposed
>>>>>> to do
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:33 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The symptoms described don't match the problem.  Here is the original
>>>>>>> description:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> when I press the H key for headings it says no checkboxes no edit box
>>>>>>> no link but it doesn’t say anything about headings
>>>>>>> Nothing was stated about web pages not being able to be read.
>>>>>>> Nothing was said about any occurrence of the word "unknown" being
>>>>>>> spoken.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have never seen this description of symptoms associated with the
>>>>>>> problem the corrective procedure is supposed to correct.  I see no
>>>>>>> reason to perform this corrective procedure until there is some
>>>>>>> indication that the problem has any of the symptoms associated with
>>>>>>> the problem this procedure is supposed to fix.
>>>>>>> Gene
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: Gene New Zealand
>>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:45 PM
>>>>>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> the tool Brian is refering to if it is the same bug i think it might
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>> grab a copy of nvda 2018.2 rc2 and download it and install it to your
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> computer. Then while nvda is running use the nvda key + letter N to
>>>>>>> go
>>>>>>> into the preferences of nvda then go to tools a sub menu will come
>>>>>>> off
>>>>>>> it then locate the following menu called Run COM Registration Fixing
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> tool... then press the enter key.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I am not sure after that but after the process should register any
>>>>>>> broken dlls that nvda needs to use.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> let us know if it does the trick.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> By the way after you press the enter key on it the menu e pointed you
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> towards i am not sure if there are any thing or screen after that to
>>>>>>> follow.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Gene nz
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 6/3/2018 9:30 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>>>>> > If you can run the latest master, and the problem is what I think
>>>>>>> > is
>>>>>>> > being suspected, then it has a tool that attempts to fix such
>>>>>>> > problems
>>>>>>> > in windows installations.
>>>>>>> > Brian
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > bglists@...
>>>>>>> > Sent via blueyonder.
>>>>>>> > Please address personal E-mail to:-
>>>>>>> > briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
>>>>>>> > in the display name field.
>>>>>>> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brennen Kinch"
>>>>>>> > <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>>> > To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>>>> > Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 1:51 AM
>>>>>>> > Subject: Re: [nvda] browse mode
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > can I Skype with Eugene so we can work out some of those things I’m
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > not sure I could write them all down in the email
>>>>>>> >> On Jun 2, 2018, at 8:49 PM, Gene New Zealand
>>>>>>> >> <hurrikennyandopo@...>  wrote:
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> hi
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Out of curiosity do you hear sounds or hear browse mode and focus
>>>>>>> >> mode
>>>>>>> >> when you go between those modes?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> if it is the sound one i think you hear a letter sound and when
>>>>>>> >> you are
>>>>>>> >> out of focus mode you hear another sound.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> if you want to hear them spoken have a look under the browse mode
>>>>>>> >> settings and uncheck the following box called Audio indication of
>>>>>>> >> focus
>>>>>>> >> and browse modes
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> then save your settings.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> If you tab a couple of times do you hear unknown or pane?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Do you also hear it under say the running applications part on
>>>>>>> >> windows
>>>>>>> >> and it is not speaking the icons down there and some other stuff
>>>>>>> >> like
>>>>>>> >> that?
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> By the way which version of nvda are you running? did you download
>>>>>>> >> the
>>>>>>> >> latest nvda 2018.2 rc2 version if so there is a tool in this
>>>>>>> >> version of
>>>>>>> >> nvda that might fix it.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> If you are not really getting that stuff  then we can sus some
>>>>>>> >> thing else
>>>>>>> >> out and maybe narrow it a little.
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >> Gene nz
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>> On 6/3/2018 11:50 AM, Brennen Kinch wrote:
>>>>>>> >>> no I’m using the full version of NVDA not any snapshots also it
>>>>>>> >>> looks like I am in the full webpage when I’m doing this so I’m
>>>>>>> >>> not
>>>>>>> >>> sure what’s going on and it seems to be happening with all web
>>>>>>> >>> browsers as well
>>>>>>> >>>> On Jun 2, 2018, at 5:06 PM, Brennen Kinch
>>>>>>> >>>> <brennenkinch@...>
>>>>>>> >>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> hi has anyone had any trouble with using brows mode in latest
>>>>>>> >>>> versions of NVDA
>>>>>>> >>>> particularly with using the shortcut keys in brows mode for
>>>>>>> >>>> example
>>>>>>> >>>> when I press the H key for headings it says no checkboxes no
>>>>>>> >>>> edit
>>>>>>> >>>> box no link but it doesn’t say anything about headings
>>>>>>> >>>> I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling NVDA am resetting my
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> configurations of no luck can anyone please help me
>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>> >>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>
>


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Remember! Friends Help Friends Be Cybersafe
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Re: external serial synthesisers

Gene
 

The Dectalk ability you have is likely an illegal add on.  And no Dectalk software, legal or illegal, has been as good as the old Dectalk external synthesizers or as the software emulations such as Text Assist, available a long time ago. 
 
At some point, the code for DectTalk was lost.  Attempts have been made to reconstruct it, but no reconstruction is as good as the old code. 
 
plus using an external synthesizer of any kind removes the problem of using a single sound card with what you hear to record audio with no speech from the screen-reader. 
 
Gene

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Subject: Re: [nvda] external serial synthesisers

Do you really need this? I have a dectalk software emulation as an add on on
my nvda, not sure where it came from though.
 Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Paton" <patonplace@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 8:55 AM
Subject: [nvda] external serial synthesisers


>
>
> Morning all,
>
> I want to use NVDA current release, with an old but lovely dectalk
> express, connected to com3 at the present.
>
> Where should I point the old borwser to locate a suitable set of drivers
> for this device?
>
> Many thanks.
>
>
>
>




Re: i need list of accessible browsers

 

thanks brian for your help.
yes, i use 32bit and wish that use 32bit system and softwares forever.
how about slimjet, chromium and opera?
did you test any of these softwares too?
do you mean that all firefox 52esr versions of firefox are slow on xp
and old hardwares?
the only version of firefox which i did not have any crash or
slowness, was firefox 25

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Onn of the problems you will find is that most are 64 bit so if you are
still using 32 bit computers, you are not going to be able to run them.
Unfortunately, Firefox 52.8esr is very slow to start on older hardware.
I did try to find a usable installer fro xp chrome but it seems to have
been deleted from every site I've looked at and there is no guarantee that
even if it were the full installer that it would be able to work very well
with newer web sites.
I think most of the others like pale moon and vivaldi based on firefox are
either so cut down there is no accessibility api or they suffer the same
issue of slowdown on firefox esr.
The only thing I can say and its really at ones own risk is that older
versions say 45 of firefox are considerably faster on xp and slower hardware

but may not be totally safe or have much support left.
Brian

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From: "zahra" <nasrinkhaksar3@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 10:31 AM
Subject: [nvda] i need list of accessible browsers


hello every one.
i wish that find list of browsers based on chrome and based on firefox
and level of there accessibility.
how can i find such list?
can someone please send me the link?
also, did someone test opera recently to see its accessibility?
how about chromium, slimjet and vivaldi?
i appreciate any help, God bless you all!

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Re: i need list of accessible browsers

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I don't know slimjet but Opera was rubbish for me.
I have not tried others as as you say they are based on the same basic engines so there really is no point. Most of them are based around the google code or the mozilla code. I am currently liking waterfox but its based around the 64 bit version of the pre quanntum firefox. It is however much snappier than the firefox vversion.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "zahra" <nasrinkhaksar3@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] i need list of accessible browsers


but many people experienced different browsers and i wish that know
your experience as well as other users observation and test with other
browsers.
which of the browsers that i mentioned did you test?
chromium, vivaldi, slimjet and opera.
i need chrome based browsers for reading pdfs and there is not any
perfect and accessible free program that can supports farsi pdf files
for me.
also, between chromium and google chrome, which one is the best
program for accessibility using with nvda?

On 6/4/18, Antony Stone <antony.stone@nvda.open.source.it> wrote:
If you're looking for a list which is tuned to your personal criteria, then

you are the best person to create such a list, based on your own assessment
of
what works well and what doesn't.

If you're looking for a general list which may be applicable to people other

than yourself, then I think I've already given reasons why it doesn't
exist.


Antony.

On Monday 04 June 2018 at 12:21:27, zahra wrote:

hi antony,
for number 2, as you know, i only have nvda on windows and dont know
and dont have any operating systems and screen reader except windows
and nvda.
i dont use video websites, online shopp, games, messengers, etc.
so, i need the information for general usage of browsers in
accessibility with nvda,
the browsers that are based on gecko and chrome,
and also specially about the browsers that i mentioned there names in
my previous comment.
please help, thanks so much, God bless you!

On 6/4/18, Antony Stone <antony.stone@nvda.open.source.it> wrote:
I do not think you will find such a list, because:

1. browsers change too quickly, with new releases, bug fixes, extra
features etc, so it would be a lot of work to keep any list up to date
with these changes

2. there isn't a single measure of "accessibility" because some browser
features work better with NVDA than with JAWS, some work better with
JAWS
than with Voiceover, some work better with Braille than with speech
output, so there isn't a single way of measuring the accessibility of a
browser that is meaningful to everyone

3. it also depends on what sort of websites you visit and what you want
to do with your browser, so for some purposes and users one browser /
screenreader combination may be best, but for other uses and users that
may not be the best choice.


Regards,


Antony.

On Monday 04 June 2018 at 11:31:32, zahra wrote:
hello every one.
i wish that find list of browsers based on chrome and based on firefox
and level of there accessibility.
how can i find such list?
can someone please send me the link?
also, did someone test opera recently to see its accessibility?
how about chromium, slimjet and vivaldi?
i appreciate any help, God bless you all!
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Re: i need list of accessible browsers

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Onn of the problems you will find is that most are 64 bit so if you are still using 32 bit computers, you are not going to be able to run them. Unfortunately, Firefox 52.8esr is very slow to start on older hardware.
I did try to find a usable installer fro xp chrome but it seems to have been deleted from every site I've looked at and there is no guarantee that even if it were the full installer that it would be able to work very well with newer web sites.
I think most of the others like pale moon and vivaldi based on firefox are either so cut down there is no accessibility api or they suffer the same issue of slowdown on firefox esr.
The only thing I can say and its really at ones own risk is that older versions say 45 of firefox are considerably faster on xp and slower hardware but may not be totally safe or have much support left.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "zahra" <nasrinkhaksar3@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 10:31 AM
Subject: [nvda] i need list of accessible browsers


hello every one.
i wish that find list of browsers based on chrome and based on firefox
and level of there accessibility.
how can i find such list?
can someone please send me the link?
also, did someone test opera recently to see its accessibility?
how about chromium, slimjet and vivaldi?
i appreciate any help, God bless you all!

--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: external serial synthesisers

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Do you really need this? I have a dectalk software emulation as an add on on my nvda, not sure where it came from though.
Brian

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From: "Joe Paton" <patonplace@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 8:55 AM
Subject: [nvda] external serial synthesisers




Morning all,

I want to use NVDA current release, with an old but lovely dectalk
express, connected to com3 at the present.

Where should I point the old borwser to locate a suitable set of drivers
for this device?

Many thanks.



Re: reading very big texts in command-line applications, for example sdkmanager #addonrelease #addonrelesae

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Yes me too, very handy and you can append by using>> of course
Brian

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From: "Jackie" <abletec@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] reading very big texts in command-line applications, for example sdkmanager #addonrelease #addonrelease #addonrelesae


Another thing I often do is pipe the text to a file, like:
netstat /B > connections.txt

Then I can just open connections.txt in my favorite text editor & look
to my heart's content.

On 6/3/18, JM Casey <crystallogic@ca.inter.net> wrote:
Since you mentioned that the text is “very big”, it sounds like maybe it’s
scrolling off the screen. This isn’t anything to do with NVDA, but it should
make it easier to review a long stream of command line output. Type in your
command string and append “|more”, to it, without quotes, but including the
vertical bar | symbol. When text reaches the bottom of the screen you will
see a prompt to press a key, which causes the text to scroll forward another
screen. This will keep happening until the command output has finished.







From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vova
Mobile
Sent: June 3, 2018 11:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] reading very big texts in command-line applications, for
example sdkmanager #addonrelease #addonrelease #addonrelesae



Hi all! Advise, please, how to read very long information messages in
applications of a command line tools with NVDA? For example, in dialogues of
SDKManager. Simple commands text viewing allow to read only a small part of
long dialogues. Objects navigation commands and commands of review cursor
also not worked.
Therefore i can't check the list of available addons to install in
command-line tools "sdkmanager" - list addons is very big.




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Re: "Unofficial" NVDA Add-Ons Repository

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I think though that one is always going to find people writing thing out of a requirement they have not always conforming to the strict guidelines we have. It is always up to the user to decide the risks.
I also concede that anyone doing this and not in the know about new nvda versions might end up having an add on that screws up the software.
Also when python 3 version of nvda comes along simply dealing with the old legal and tested add ons is going to be a very big task for somebody!
Brian

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From: "Ian Blackburn" <ianblackburn@westnet.com.au>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:25 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] "Unofficial" NVDA Add-Ons Repository


Safer to stick with the official add-on repository
Things have been tested there
On 3 Jun 2018, at 11:27 pm, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:

Lanie,

Thanks much! I'd far rather not "reinvent the wheel" and if someone has something they don't find in the official repository, or already in Jeff's, they'd ought to be sending them to him.

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Re: Question

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I think genes and my replies say most of what needs to be said on this.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Moore" <jesusloves1966@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question


Hi!
One GB of memory would be plenty for NVDA!
NVDA takes very little resources!
Have a wonderful day!
David Moore
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From: Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2018 5:51 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Question

Hi good people:
I just want to know if there is a specific limit of gigabyte memory
space that a computer needs to have for NVDA to work effectively. How
much GB of memory space is required.
Hope to read a response.
I am Ibrahim.


Re: Possible Bug in 2018RC2: When navigating in Word 2016's backstage view items are repeated twice

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

David,

 

This is happening in version 2018.1.1 as well.

 

It also happens in Excel 2016. Does it happen in all Office programs?

 

 

In this fragment of the log file I can see that the menu selection occurs twice in the string but the first one should be a place marker or code reference as it starts with u’” Perhaps this is causing the incorrect double speaking of the menu item?

 

Here is the “Save As” recorded in the log file:

 

“Speaking [u'Save  Save  Alt, F, S']”

 

I am using:

NVDA version 2018.1.1

Using Windows version 10.0.17134 workstation

Using Python version 2.7.14 (v2.7.14:84471935ed, Sep 16 2017, 20:19:30) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]

Found add-on Eloquence

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2018 8:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Possible Bug in 2018RC2: When navigating in Word 2016's backstage view items are repeated twice

 

Hi.

Not sure if this is a new bug but I don't recall this occurring with 2018.1.1.

 

Issue: When navigating in Word 2016's backstage view (file menu) each item is announced twice.

 

Steps to Reproduce

1. Open Word 2016 (Office 365.)

2. Press alt+F to open the backstage view.

3. Press down arrow to navigate items.

 

Actual Results

Each item is being announced twice. Example: "new new" "open open" 

 

Expected Results

Each item should be announced once.

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