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Some NVDA Questions, New User

Hans
 

Hi everyone,
I just recently started using NDA and using the tutorial produced by Joseph Lee, and am on part 5 of it now.  I have discovered a few things I would like to ask about. 
First of all, from other users perspective, what is the best web browser to use with NDA?  I know it supports all 3 major browsers, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, which the tutorial demonstrated all 3, actually 4, as Google Chrome is also supported but wasn’t demonstrated in the tutorial.  I noticed when using Firefox, when a link is encountered, it says Clickable, where Internet Explorer does not.  I haven’t been to a lot of sights but I notice on one sight, www.komando.com where some text under the headings also say Clickable, even though they are not links.  What’s going on here?
Also, how does one navigate FaceBook through all those links at the top of the pages, like Notifications, Friend Requests and all those top notifications?  It is my understanding that there are hot keys in Facebook that can be used.  My wife, who uses Jaws uses the mobile site, m.facebook.com.  I’d like to use the regular FB so I don’t miss out, since I’m used to that one, and on my iPhone as well.
 
Also, in another NVDA matter, I often hear it say, Ping when starting and I have to hit Windows M for the desktop, or when opening messages in Windows Live Mail or when browsing web sites.  Any idea what that is supposed to mean?
 
Hans Last
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Re: NVDACon 2018 audio

 

Not all of them, quite a few are, but we are still missing a few of them.

The majority are, one of the lightning talks and a few topics I wanted to listen to but the main stuff is up.

On 6/20/2018 4:45 AM, Artin Dekker wrote:
For some reason the recordings were not yet available when I sent this mail, but the recordings are now available at https://www.nvdacon.org/past-conferences.


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Re: help with spotify

Caleb Neyenhuis
 

Hi
It should say some thing like press enter to play
Just find the song you want and press enter on the name of it


Re: NVDACon 2018 audio

Adriani Botez
 

First audio files are already uploaded. Check this one:

https://www.nvdacon.org/past-conferences


Best
Adriani

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> Im Auftrag von bob jutzi
Gesendet: Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018 19:15
An: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda] NVDACon 2018 audio

This is the first NVDAcon I'm checking out and loving it!
The downside, I know what I missed this year so I'll definitely try and get in on
NVDAcon '19.
.
On 6/19/2018 12:45 PM, Artin Dekker wrote:
For some reason the recordings were not yet available when I sent this
mail, but the recordings are now available at
https://www.nvdacon.org/past-conferences.





Re: text aloud reader

 

you can have text aloud create its own recording.

I do this all the time.

there is a option in text aloud that would allow you to do this

Hank


On 6/19/2018 7:59 AM, Gene wrote:
That's not practical for a document that isn't very short unless you do something like have a file read while you are sleeping or not using the computer for an extended time.  Also, why use a separate program if you are going to record in that way?  You can record your screen-reader reading a edocument.
 
Does Text Aloud just read or does it actually create its own recording of what is being read, allowing you to have a document recorded while using your computer for other things?
 
Geene
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] text aloud reader

I had Text Aloud on an old laptop but not on my current one. If I wanted to record the output of NVDA reading something I would use Audacity (which is free) and you can set it up so that it records the sound coming through the soundcard (what NVDA is saying). That means you can use NVDA to say all and Audacity can record it. I record NVDA doing that and then export the Audacity result as an mp3, and then use Wavepad (which I know, from previous dialogue, you also use) to chop off the initial seconds and the ending seconds as I activate the recording mode and likewise end the recording mode.

I find Audacity / Wavepad a more configurable method than I did using Text Aloud (I can't remember if Text Aloud had user dictionaries, but you do have those with NVDA so you can define pronunciations of certain words if needed ... something I use a lot!)

Hope that helps :)

Giles

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Re: NVDACon 2018 audio

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

This is the first NVDAcon I'm checking out and loving it!
The downside, I know what I missed this year so I'll definitely try and get in on NVDAcon '19.
.

On 6/19/2018 12:45 PM, Artin Dekker wrote:
For some reason the recordings were not yet available when I sent this mail, but the recordings are now available at https://www.nvdacon.org/past-conferences.


Re: NVDACon 2018 audio

 

For some reason the recordings were not yet available when I sent this mail, but the recordings are now available at https://www.nvdacon.org/past-conferences.


Re: text aloud reader

Gene
 

That's not practical for a document that isn't very short unless you do something like have a file read while you are sleeping or not using the computer for an extended time.  Also, why use a separate program if you are going to record in that way?  You can record your screen-reader reading a edocument.
 
Does Text Aloud just read or does it actually create its own recording of what is being read, allowing you to have a document recorded while using your computer for other things?
 
Geene

Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] text aloud reader

I had Text Aloud on an old laptop but not on my current one. If I wanted to record the output of NVDA reading something I would use Audacity (which is free) and you can set it up so that it records the sound coming through the soundcard (what NVDA is saying). That means you can use NVDA to say all and Audacity can record it. I record NVDA doing that and then export the Audacity result as an mp3, and then use Wavepad (which I know, from previous dialogue, you also use) to chop off the initial seconds and the ending seconds as I activate the recording mode and likewise end the recording mode.

I find Audacity / Wavepad a more configurable method than I did using Text Aloud (I can't remember if Text Aloud had user dictionaries, but you do have those with NVDA so you can define pronunciations of certain words if needed ... something I use a lot!)

Hope that helps :)

Giles


help with spotify

Kristoffer Gustafsson
 

Hi.
How do you use spotify with nvda?
I can't get this thing to work.
I searched for songs, and got into a table with the songs.
But not now.


Re: NVDACon 2018 audio

lauracornwell
 

You may want to try NVdaCon.org.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Artin Dekker
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:38 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDACon 2018 audio

Hey,

Does anyone know where I can find the audio archive of NVDACon 2018? I saw on Twitter that the audio archive is available, but there was no link in the tweet.

Sincerely,
Artin Dekker


skype help again

Darren Harris
 

Ok hi folks,

 

I’ve finally managed to download the skype app from the ms store. Can anybody help me to make it more accessible? I’m finding it somewhat cluncky at the moment.


Re: text aloud reader

Kerryn Gunness
 


thanks jyles
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] text aloud reader

I had Text Aloud on an old laptop but not on my current one. If I wanted to record the output of NVDA reading something I would use Audacity (which is free) and you can set it up so that it records the sound coming through the soundcard (what NVDA is saying). That means you can use NVDA to say all and Audacity can record it. I record NVDA doing that and then export the Audacity result as an mp3, and then use Wavepad (which I know, from previous dialogue, you also use) to chop off the initial seconds and the ending seconds as I activate the recording mode and likewise end the recording mode.

I find Audacity / Wavepad a more configurable method than I did using Text Aloud (I can't remember if Text Aloud had user dictionaries, but you do have those with NVDA so you can define pronunciations of certain words if needed ... something I use a lot!)

Hope that helps :)

Giles


Re: Error log in 2018.2.1

Jonathan COHN
 

Hello Robert,

It looks to me like you have Firefox open  when you are starting NVDA. I believe you generally need to start Mozilla products after the screen reader is running. Firefox versions after 59 enable a AT mode if they see a screen reader running on the system.


Re: Message in some dialog is not announced when "report object description" is unchecked

bering.p
 

Hi,
Thanks Rui for your reply.
So this means that this parameter should not be unchecked if we want to hear the questions asked by this type of dialog box.
I don't find it normal.
Cheers.

Paul.

Le 18/06/2018 18:11, Rui Fontes a écrit :
Hello!

Yes, it is normal.

The text inside that window is really classified as the description of
the object, in this case, the window that popups when you try to install
an addon, or the About window of NVDA.

Regards,

Rui Fontes



Às 16:38 de 18/06/2018, bering.p escreveu:
Hello,
I found that when you uncheck the "Report object descriptions"
parameter, the message included in the dialog boxes like "Add-on
Installation" is not announced.
Do you think it's normal?
Thanks.
Cheers.

--

Paul.


NVDA stops speaking

Mark <mark@...>
 

Hi got a problem with NVDA

Using the latest version with windows 10 all up to date

If I close windows mail the pc stops talking and I have to quit nvda or restart it

The funny thing is when I press insert Q nvda starts speaking again but nothing else

Also if I go in to my folders it speaks the folder for example music but when I errow down it does not speak I have to reload NVDA

I have tried resetting NVDA

Back to factory settings all seams to be fine

How ever all my addons are still there

Can any one help Please

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Re: text aloud reader

Giles Turnbull
 

I had Text Aloud on an old laptop but not on my current one. If I wanted to record the output of NVDA reading something I would use Audacity (which is free) and you can set it up so that it records the sound coming through the soundcard (what NVDA is saying). That means you can use NVDA to say all and Audacity can record it. I record NVDA doing that and then export the Audacity result as an mp3, and then use Wavepad (which I know, from previous dialogue, you also use) to chop off the initial seconds and the ending seconds as I activate the recording mode and likewise end the recording mode.

I find Audacity / Wavepad a more configurable method than I did using Text Aloud (I can't remember if Text Aloud had user dictionaries, but you do have those with NVDA so you can define pronunciations of certain words if needed ... something I use a lot!)

Hope that helps :)

Giles


Re: NVDACon 2018 audio

Fernando Apan
 

Good morning. That’s a question I have as well. If anyone of you guys find the audio archives, please tell us.
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El 19 jun 2018, a las 7:37, Artin Dekker <artindekker@...> escribió:

Hey,

Does anyone know where I can find the audio archive of NVDACon 2018? I saw on Twitter that the audio archive is available, but there was no link in the tweet.

Sincerely,
Artin Dekker





NVDACon 2018 audio

 

Hey,

Does anyone know where I can find the audio archive of NVDACon 2018? I saw on Twitter that the audio archive is available, but there was no link in the tweet.

Sincerely,
Artin Dekker


Re: How to focus on the Windows 10 Autoplay pop-up

Chris
 

It should be windows+V to focus on the notification

Or view them in action centre

Or go to control panel > auto play

To set the defaults

Hope that helps

 

 

From: Brian Crabtree
Sent: 19 June 2018 09:53
To: NVDA Forum
Subject: [nvda] How to focus on the Windows 10 Autoplay pop-up

 

At each Windows update, Microsoft resets my autoplay settings.

 

As a result, when I put a CD into the PC, instead of it automatically calling up Windows Media Player it fires off a question, asking me to choose what happens when I insert a CD (or so I am told by a sighted helper).

 

This is in a small black box which pops out from the right of the screen, but rapidly disappears and is not shown in the Notifications panel.

 

Can anyone suggest how I might focus on this pop-out before it goes, or recall it afterwards, so I can choose “play with media player” from the list of options on offer.

 

Brian Crabtree

 

 


Re: In relation to Ted Notepad and NVDA

Dejan Ristic
 

Hi,


Yes, that's the programme from the link you presented to me.


Well, I'm sure that there are more visual lines, for, when I arrow down, I read the status so that I am sure of the number of line I am on. That's how I know that there are more lines on the screen. The status bar is checked, and when I press the key command to read it, I'm informed of the line number.


Note:

Previous NVDA versions worked well with Ted.


Dejan


On 19/06/2018 12:22, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Hi Dejan,

I'm not familiar with TED notepad directly, is this the one:


When you move by line, could it be that the text on one line might be fairly long, and TED is wrapping it (visually), but still treating it as one line which wraps over multiple lines?

It's a slightly different behaviour to say Windows notepad, but I've seen it in some other editors.  In generally NVDA should read the text at the cursor, so assuming when you press DOWN ARROW that the cursor is actually moving down by a couple of (visual) lines to after the next linebreak character, NVDA should just be reading where the cursor is.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 8:09 PM, Dejan Ristic <r.dejan83@...> wrote:
Hi,


When I use Ted Notepad with NVDA, it is impossible for me to read a piece of text line by line. When I press either up or down arrow, NVDA reads the text as if it is contained in one line, although it fills up to two, three, or even more lines.


One more thing:

When I type in Ted, I happen to press enter to go to new line, NVDA always repeats what is typed in the previous line, and then repeats what has just been typed.


In order to check whether Notepad worked fine, I filled it with some text, and I found that it worked quite well. It means that I can read text line by line when using up and down arrows.


Thankful once more,

Dejan








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