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downloding MP3 FILES

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

hi group
which is the best and most accessible program for windows pc to downlode mp3 files using NVDA?
thank u
 
kerryn


adding windows Core voices in other languages

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

I would like to add Latin American Spanish and European French voices to the repertoire of Windows Core voices on my system.  I seem to be missing a step.  I add a language on the region and language settings page, and the language pack is downloaded.  When I go into Options for that language, I see keyboard options but not a speech option to download voices.  Can anybody fill in the step I’m missing?

 

Dean

 


Re: \Re: Windows 10 and email

Jason White
 

I use Microsoft Outlook in a professional setting. I don’t use all of its features, but I do need many of them.

 

I’m somewhat surprised by how well NVDA works with Microsoft Outlook, since the situations in which it is used extensively haven’t historically been where NVDA’s users are found (e.g., government, education, corporate environments).

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 1:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] \Re: Windows 10 and email

 

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 08:26 PM, Governor staten wrote:

I'm using Microsoft Outlook for email now. I haven't even scratched the surface with all the features.

And you're far from alone in that.  When dealing with any complex program most individual users use far less than 10% of the features as a whole and even then only customize a few of those.

All one has to do is think about any of the other Microsoft Office suite programs, other office suites, Thunderbird, most web browsers, and more and how they use them to realize that they "haven't even scratched the surface with all the features."

There are lots of things in the MS Office suite of programs that I've never touched, including some of the programs themselves (e.g., OneNote).
 
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Re: \Re: Windows 10 and email

 

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 08:26 PM, Governor staten wrote:
I'm using Microsoft Outlook for email now. I haven't even scratched the surface with all the features.
And you're far from alone in that.  When dealing with any complex program most individual users use far less than 10% of the features as a whole and even then only customize a few of those.

All one has to do is think about any of the other Microsoft Office suite programs, other office suites, Thunderbird, most web browsers, and more and how they use them to realize that they "haven't even scratched the surface with all the features."

There are lots of things in the MS Office suite of programs that I've never touched, including some of the programs themselves (e.g., OneNote).
 
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Re: \Re: Windows 10 and email

 

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 06:21 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
still has identities
What does?   This was an abandoned feature, and abandoned long ago.   

I don't know of a single e-mail client that supports identities in the way that OE implemented them, and since they never gained widespread popularity, I doubt they'll be making a comeback.
 
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Re: \Re: Windows 10 and email

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Abbie,

I'd love to have the instructions on how to tweek thunderbird. I'm using outlook right now but I actually like thunderbird better. I like that when you hit enter on a message, it is read out automatically.

Rosemarie

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] \Re: Windows 10 and email

I use Thunderbird. It's very easy to download and install if you get it from www.ninite.com. Some settings need to be tweaked in order for it to work well with a screen reader. I have instructions if anybody needs them. I've noticed lately that it's sluggish on start-up, so you just need to be patient and after a while, it'll work normally. The Windows 10 mail app also works well with NVDA, but set-up only works with Narrator, and it doesn't have all the features that Thunderbird does. I hope this is helpful.

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Re: Favourite add-ons

 

Hi,

I doubt Windows 10 App Essentials will disappear into NVDA Core anytime soon, as things can happen with Windows 10 ecosystem that NV Access didn’t have time to come up with workarounds on time. I can say that some of the biggest features from that add-on are now part of NVDA (as of 2018.3 beta 3), and the release blurb does mention emoji panel, which came straight from my add-on.

As for my favorites list, apart from my own add-ons, I use Remote Support, as there are times I need to assist someone remotely or monitor one or more computers somewhere other than home.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roger Stewart
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 7:47 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Favourite add-ons

 

My favorite add-ons are:

 

1.  SPL

2.  Goldwave

3.  MP3 direct cut

4.  Systraylist

5.  Dropbox

6.  Winamp

7.  Golden Cursor

8.  Win 10 app Essentials

9.  Add On Updater

 

The last 2 should someday disappear into the core of NVDA but for now, they are among my favorites.

 

Roger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 8/24/2018 7:32 AM, abdul muhamin wrote:

Hi. My favorite addons are

  1. Clip speak
  2. Nvda remote
  3. Vlc media player
  4. Gold wave
  5. Screen kirtan
  6. Sistray list
  7. File reader
  8. Golden curser
  9. Resource monitor
  10. Emoticons
  11. Enhance touch gestures
  12. Input lock

 

 

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From: Christo de Klerk
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Favourite add-ons

 

I can confirm that part of the Place marker add-on does not work in Edge. The command to set a mark, ctrl+Shift+NVDA+k does not work. When reading ePub books I use the add-on's specific find feature to find my place. It is a bit more cumbersome, but it works well. Of course the first prize would be if the app can be made to work in Edge as well as it works elsewhere.

Regards

Christo


On 2018/08/23 04:41 PM, Sociohack AC wrote:

 Place marker is not working with edge. Especially while reading PDFs or Epub files. Is anyone of you facing the same problem? If Yes, any possible fixes?
--
Regards,
Sociohack

 

 

 


Re: Favourite add-ons

Roger Stewart
 

My favorite add-ons are:

1.  SPL
2.  Goldwave
3.  MP3 direct cut
4.  Systraylist
5.  Dropbox
6.  Winamp
7.  Golden Cursor
8.  Win 10 app Essentials
9.  Add On Updater

The last 2 should someday disappear into the core of NVDA but for now, they are among my favorites.

Roger















On 8/24/2018 7:32 AM, abdul muhamin wrote:

Hi. My favorite addons are

  1. Clip speak
  2. Nvda remote
  3. Vlc media player
  4. Gold wave
  5. Screen kirtan
  6. Sistray list
  7. File reader
  8. Golden curser
  9. Resource monitor
  10. Emoticons
  11. Enhance touch gestures
  12. Input lock

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Christo de Klerk
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Favourite add-ons

 

I can confirm that part of the Place marker add-on does not work in Edge. The command to set a mark, ctrl+Shift+NVDA+k does not work. When reading ePub books I use the add-on's specific find feature to find my place. It is a bit more cumbersome, but it works well. Of course the first prize would be if the app can be made to work in Edge as well as it works elsewhere.

Regards

Christo


On 2018/08/23 04:41 PM, Sociohack AC wrote:

 Place marker is not working with edge. Especially while reading PDFs or Epub files. Is anyone of you facing the same problem? If Yes, any possible fixes?
--
Regards,
Sociohack

 

 



Re: regular expression and speech dic

 

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 12:18 AM, Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William wrote:
I wish to adopt your suggestion, but I have to include the option of no Chinese, no english and no numbers follow by the "lv"
Here you are saying that you need to match something followed by "lv" rather than prefixed with "lv", which is best done with a second regular expression.  Please provide a number of examples, including Chinese characters, of things you'd like to have matched that would be followed by lv.   If there can be intervening whitespace between the prefixing characters and the following "lv" then definitely include examples of such.

The ability to do regular expression matching and substitution is one of NVDA's most powerful features "under the hood," and very few have any idea that it exists or how it's used, so this is a worthwhile discussion to have.  I can't recall one about regular expressions occurring on the group before.
 
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Re: regular expression and speech dic

 

William,

          First, try the regular expression for the match:     (lv\s*)([0-9]+)
with the same substitution:  level \2

          If that does not work, then please provide at least 5 examples of strings that should be matched, including ones with Chinese characters if those are to be matched, and I'll have to figure out the refinements.
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Re: 2018 beta 3

 

i did not see newer versions of windows, but fortunately windows xp is
not affected by this issue and i experienced this problem with windows
seven too.

On 8/24/18, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@gmail.com> wrote:
To be honest, while it does reduce my power a lot, I have processer at
full all the time.



On 8/24/2018 10:23 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I'm assuming this is only on windows 10? I used to get similar issues
in 7, till I made sure the idling speed of the processor was at least
50 percent. I wonder if its also because there is indexing going on of
the folder and that slugs the UI part of what nvda uses to readthe list?
Brian

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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 12:51 AM
Subject: [nvda] 2018 beta 3


I have noticed with both beta 2 and beta 3 that often when in file
explorer if I use the arrow keys to read the files in a folder that
on what seems to be a random basis when I hit the down arrow NVDA
does not read the next file name.  If I arrow up then arrow down it
usually reads the file name. Continue arrowing down and the same
thing happens.  Once it stops reading the next file name a continue
pressing of the down arrow does not voice anything although my
sighted help says the highlighted file continues to move down the
list of files.
It is so random in nature I can't tell you how to duplicate it.
Running the latest released version of Windows 10 with all updates.








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Re: Favourite add-ons

abdul muhamin
 

Hi. My favorite addons are

  1. Clip speak
  2. Nvda remote
  3. Vlc media player
  4. Gold wave
  5. Screen kirtan
  6. Sistray list
  7. File reader
  8. Golden curser
  9. Resource monitor
  10. Emoticons
  11. Enhance touch gestures
  12. Input lock

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Christo de Klerk
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Favourite add-ons

 

I can confirm that part of the Place marker add-on does not work in Edge. The command to set a mark, ctrl+Shift+NVDA+k does not work. When reading ePub books I use the add-on's specific find feature to find my place. It is a bit more cumbersome, but it works well. Of course the first prize would be if the app can be made to work in Edge as well as it works elsewhere.

Regards

Christo


On 2018/08/23 04:41 PM, Sociohack AC wrote:

 Place marker is not working with edge. Especially while reading PDFs or Epub files. Is anyone of you facing the same problem? If Yes, any possible fixes?
--
Regards,
Sociohack

 

 


Re: 2018 beta 3

 

To be honest, while it does reduce my power a lot, I have processer at full all the time.

On 8/24/2018 10:23 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I'm assuming this is only on windows 10? I used to get similar issues in 7, till I made sure the idling speed of the processor was at least 50 percent. I wonder if its also because there is indexing going on of the folder and that slugs the UI part of what nvda uses to readthe list?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Don H" <lmddh50@adams.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 12:51 AM
Subject: [nvda] 2018 beta 3


I have noticed with both beta 2 and beta 3 that often when in file explorer if I use the arrow keys to read the files in a folder that on what seems to be a random basis when I hit the down arrow NVDA does not read the next file name.  If I arrow up then arrow down it usually reads the file name. Continue arrowing down and the same thing happens.  Once it stops reading the next file name a continue pressing of the down arrow does not voice anything although my sighted help says the highlighted file continues to move down the list of files.
It is so random in nature I can't tell you how to duplicate it. Running the latest released version of Windows 10 with all updates.






Re: 2018 beta 3

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

I'm assuming this is only on windows 10? I used to get similar issues in 7, till I made sure the idling speed of the processor was at least 50 percent. I wonder if its also because there is indexing going on of the folder and that slugs the UI part of what nvda uses to readthe list?
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@adams.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 12:51 AM
Subject: [nvda] 2018 beta 3


I have noticed with both beta 2 and beta 3 that often when in file explorer if I use the arrow keys to read the files in a folder that on what seems to be a random basis when I hit the down arrow NVDA does not read the next file name. If I arrow up then arrow down it usually reads the file name. Continue arrowing down and the same thing happens. Once it stops reading the next file name a continue pressing of the down arrow does not voice anything although my sighted help says the highlighted file continues to move down the list of files.
It is so random in nature I can't tell you how to duplicate it. Running the latest released version of Windows 10 with all updates.



Re: \Re: Windows 10 and email

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

Yes that was my issue. It does seem to be far too feature ridden, There needs to be something between Tonka Toy win10 email and Outlook that still has identities.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Governor staten" <govsta@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] \Re: Windows 10 and email


Setup works great with NVDA and Windows 10 mail app. In my experience, it sure did.

I'm using Microsoft Outlook for email now. I haven't even scratched the surface with all the features.



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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] \Re: Windows 10 and email

I use Thunderbird. It's very easy to download and install if you get it from www.ninite.com. Some settings need to be tweaked in order for it to work well with a screen reader. I have instructions if anybody needs them. I've noticed lately that it's sluggish on start-up, so you just need to be patient and after a while, it'll work normally. The Windows 10 mail app also works well with NVDA, but set-up only works with Narrator, and it doesn't have all the features that Thunderbird does. I hope this is helpful.

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Re: regular expression and speech dic

Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William <cwwong.pro@...>
 

Haha, oh that is the problem.
I refined your suggestion as
(lv)([^\u4e00-\u9fa5a-z0-9]+)
where \u4e00-\u9fa5 I found from the web is the code for Chinese word; and replace as level\2
it turn out that
the lv in 你的lv是? will read as level
but the lv in lv121 will not.

I wish to adopt your suggestion, but I have to include the option of no Chinese, no english and no numbers follow by the "lv"

 
lv 121





Brian Vogel 於 24/8/2018 11:02 寫道:

William,

           You need to read up more on regular expression syntax.  As I explained earlier, the "lv" matches the string "lv" and [^a-z] matches one, and only one, character that is not in the range lowercase a to z.  So your expression, when the string being matched is "lv12", matches "lv" as the first match, and "1" as the second match.  You must use a quantifier after a character range if you want it to match zero or more, which would be '.', zero or 1, which would be '?', or one or more, which would be '+'.

           Your regular expression matches the lv and eats it then matches a SINGLE character that follows "lv" that is not a character between lowercase a and z, and that's all.  In addition it "eats" those characters as part of the match, leaving you only with 2.

           You also need to understand that regular expressions "eat" the things they match, and if you want to use those things later you MUST enclose the matching sequence in parentheses to refer to them in the replacement.  In the case of 'lv' you can safely toss that away because you know you want "level" for that regardless of what follows it.  You can't say the same of the digit sequence that follows the lv, which you most likely want to have read out as the number it represents.

Again, I offer what I said last night:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Your problem is that the "lv" matches those two characters exactly, but "(^a-z)" captures ONE character that is not lower case a through lower case z.

           If you want something of the form "lv12" pronounced as "level 12" you would use the regular expression:   lv([0-9]+)
and the substitution would be:   level \2

           The regular expression I gave says, "Match the characters 'lv' literally, then match one or more repetitions of the numeric digit characters, saving them for later use, which is what the parentheses around that part of the expression does.   Since you know the "lv" is to be pronounced "level," there's no need to capture it for later use, but you need the digit sequence, whatever it may be, to be spoken later, and the parentheses allow it to be referred to later, as a unit as "\2" [the second match, where "lv" was the first match, but not saved because there were no parentheses around it].
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: NVDA announcing charging device battery:

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Kenny,

Glad you like it :)  You can also press NVDA+shift+b to have NVDA report the battery status at any time.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 1:21 PM, Kenny Peyattt jr. <p.wildcat1234@...> wrote:

Hi list I noticed that when I pluged my laptop in to the outlet to charge the battery nvda announced charging debattery and then the percentage. It reminds me of the braillenote when you pluged in the power adapter it would say AC adapter on when it was connected, and when it was disconnected it would say ac adapter off.

Kenny Peyatt jr.

 

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NVDA announcing charging device battery:

Kenny Peyattt jr. <p.wildcat1234@...>
 

Hi list I noticed that when I pluged my laptop in to the outlet to charge the battery nvda announced charging debattery and then the percentage. It reminds me of the braillenote when you pluged in the power adapter it would say AC adapter on when it was connected, and when it was disconnected it would say ac adapter off.

Kenny Peyatt jr.

 

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Re: regular expression and speech dic

 

William,

           You need to read up more on regular expression syntax.  As I explained earlier, the "lv" matches the string "lv" and [^a-z] matches one, and only one, character that is not in the range lowercase a to z.  So your expression, when the string being matched is "lv12", matches "lv" as the first match, and "1" as the second match.  You must use a quantifier after a character range if you want it to match zero or more, which would be '.', zero or 1, which would be '?', or one or more, which would be '+'.

           Your regular expression matches the lv and eats it then matches a SINGLE character that follows "lv" that is not a character between lowercase a and z, and that's all.  In addition it "eats" those characters as part of the match, leaving you only with 2.

           You also need to understand that regular expressions "eat" the things they match, and if you want to use those things later you MUST enclose the matching sequence in parentheses to refer to them in the replacement.  In the case of 'lv' you can safely toss that away because you know you want "level" for that regardless of what follows it.  You can't say the same of the digit sequence that follows the lv, which you most likely want to have read out as the number it represents.

Again, I offer what I said last night:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Your problem is that the "lv" matches those two characters exactly, but "(^a-z)" captures ONE character that is not lower case a through lower case z.

           If you want something of the form "lv12" pronounced as "level 12" you would use the regular expression:   lv([0-9]+)
and the substitution would be:   level \2

           The regular expression I gave says, "Match the characters 'lv' literally, then match one or more repetitions of the numeric digit characters, saving them for later use, which is what the parentheses around that part of the expression does.   Since you know the "lv" is to be pronounced "level," there's no need to capture it for later use, but you need the digit sequence, whatever it may be, to be spoken later, and the parentheses allow it to be referred to later, as a unit as "\2" [the second match, where "lv" was the first match, but not saved because there were no parentheses around it].
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: regular expression and speech dic

Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William <cwwong.pro@...>
 

But, I don't understand why mine regular expression  rule didn't work.
lv[^a-z]
where "lv" has no problem.
"[]" is to match the ^a-z in a group; where ^a-z is to match anything except a-z.
so, the rule is intended to match any "lv" that is not follow by any letters.
However, it turn out that if the rule is replace by "level"
say lv12 should read as level 1 2;but, it reads level 2 and missed the number 1.
if it is lv2, it reads only "level" and missed the number 2.

I don't understand what is wrong with my rule.
Thanks.
William