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Re: NVDA not reading slides in Presentation mode "slide show complete"

Mike Sedmak
 

Once the slideshow starts are you using the arrow keys to attempt to
read the slides?

On 10/3/18, Joshua Crary <JCrary@...> wrote:
It is 7 slides and I start the slide show with F5, having had high lighted
the first slide.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Sedmak
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA not reading slides in Presentation mode "slide show
complete"

A couple sanity check questions:

How many slides in the presentation?
Are you using f5 to start the presentation at the beginning?

In the past I have found that if I use f5 then escape then f5 a second time,
the slides are readable on the second time. YMMV

Mike

On 10/3/18, Joshua Crary <JCrary@...> wrote:
Anyone have any input on this? I have a presentation on Friday and
need to use power point.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joshua Crary
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:39 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA not reading slides in Presentation mode "slide
show complete"

Hello

I am running the latest NVDA and PPT 2016. The files are not in
protected mode. In edit view, I can read the slides. However, in
presentation mode (after pressing F5), and all NVDA reads out loud is
"slide show complete".
I hit space bar twice, and it exits the slide show.

Any thoughts on what the issue is? I have not had this issue before
with NVDA until the last 3 months or so. Before then, it has always
worked well with PPT.



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Re: SystrayList add-on: version 3.x, Python 3, end of support for unsupported Windows releases

 

Hi,

Current release process for Python 3.x notes that each 3.x release receives support for five years. We’ll move along Python 3.x releases.

As for what Python 4.0.0 will be like, as of 2018, the crystal ball isn’t even showing that version yet.

As for what add-on authors will do, it is up to them to decide. What we the community can do is provide guidelines and recommendations, as well as coordinate our efforts.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 11:13 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] SystrayList add-on: version 3.x, Python 3, end of support for unsupported Windows releases

 

What will happen when Python 3 reaches end of life?  Is all this going to be gone through again when Python 4 becomes the supported version?  How many add-on developers are going to be willing to go through this every ten years?  Doesn't each version of Python have a life cycle of ten years? 

 

This needs further clarification.

 

Gene

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

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 11:58 AM

Subject: [nvda] SystrayList add-on: version 3.x, Python 3, end of support for unsupported Windows releases

 

Dear NVDA community,

 

A few days ago the add-ons community were told the following:

 

SystrayList add-on 3.0 will make the code compatible with Python 3 and make it work with old Windows releases.

 

Subsequent comments indicate that, although we still need to support old Windows releases if given a chance, we should eventually move onto newer releases. Thus, the following will happen in November 2018 and beyond:

 

  • November 2018: SystrayList add-on 3.0 will be released, migrating source code to Python 3. The code will still be compatible with Python 2, thus it can be used by people still using Windows XP and Vista.
  • Once Python 3 transition is declared by NV Access: one final SystrayList add-on will be released for old Windows releases.
  • Once Python 3 version of NVDA ships: whichever version of SystrayList add-on 3.x will be out by then, that version will absolutely require Python 3, thus completely dropping support for Windows XP and Vista.

 

You don’t really have to use this add-on to access Taskbar and notification area – you can press Windows+T to move to Taskbar and Windows+B to move focus to notification area. The add-on is there for convenience.

 

As for the question of Python 3 and old Windows releases: the version of Python 3 NV Access and some developers are looking at does not support Windows releases earlier than 7. There is a version of Python 3 (version 3.4) that does support old Windows releases, but by the time NVDA moves to Python 3, that Python version will reach end of life (released in 2014, Python 3.4’s scheduled end of life is 2019). Coupled with the fact that recent NVDA requires Windows 7, it was decided to end support for old Windows releases from SystrayList add-on once we move to Python 3.

 

This naturally raises the question: if Python 3 drops support for Windows XP and Vista, and if one add-on drops support for these, how about other add-ons? Yes, other add-ons that exclusively rely on Python 2 will not work in Python 3 version of NVDA. There are some add-ons the community has come to rely on that assumes Python 2 from the outset, and for some, it is difficult to port the source code to Python 3 without extensive testing and modifications. This is especially true for speech synthesizer and braille display driver add-ons, as the way Python interprets texts has changed fundamentally in Python 3. This also means once we do use Python 3 in NVDA Core itself, we must say goodbye to Windows XP and Vista.

 

So what should the add-ons community do, and in extension, what can the global NVDA community do? Although the details of the transition is still being worked out (with some developers researching possible showstoppers), I recommend the following to be done for now until NV Access announces transition to Python 3:

 

  1. Contact add-on authors and talk to them about their feelings about Python 3 transition.
  2. If we can’t contact authors of add-ons, do let the community know immediately so we can come up with a contingency plan (likely taking ownership of the add-on project by the community).
  3. If you are an add-on author, think about how Python 3 can affect your add-ons and plan accordingly. You don’t have to port your add-ons to Python 3 just yet.

 

For users of add-ons I created or am maintaining (SystrayList add-on included), I’ll make sure my add-ons are compatible with Python 3 the first day Python 3 edition of NVDA is released. Speaking of that progress, version 18.10 of Object Location Tones and ObjPad are Python 3 compatible, and in November, SystrayList 3.0.

 

Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: NVDA not reading slides in Presentation mode "slide show complete"

Joshua Crary <JCrary@...>
 

It is 7 slides and I start the slide show with F5, having had high lighted the first slide.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Sedmak
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA not reading slides in Presentation mode "slide show complete"

A couple sanity check questions:

How many slides in the presentation?
Are you using f5 to start the presentation at the beginning?

In the past I have found that if I use f5 then escape then f5 a second time, the slides are readable on the second time. YMMV

Mike

On 10/3/18, Joshua Crary <JCrary@...> wrote:
Anyone have any input on this? I have a presentation on Friday and
need to use power point.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joshua Crary
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:39 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA not reading slides in Presentation mode "slide
show complete"

Hello

I am running the latest NVDA and PPT 2016. The files are not in
protected mode. In edit view, I can read the slides. However, in
presentation mode (after pressing F5), and all NVDA reads out loud is "slide show complete".
I hit space bar twice, and it exits the slide show.

Any thoughts on what the issue is? I have not had this issue before
with NVDA until the last 3 months or so. Before then, it has always
worked well with PPT.



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Director of Student Accessibility Services Roxbury Community College
Roxbury, MA 02120
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Re: SystrayList add-on: version 3.x, Python 3, end of support for unsupported Windows releases

Gene
 

What will happen when Python 3 reaches end of life?  Is all this going to be gone through again when Python 4 becomes the supported version?  How many add-on developers are going to be willing to go through this every ten years?  Doesn't each version of Python have a life cycle of ten years? 
 
This needs further clarification.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 11:58 AM
Subject: [nvda] SystrayList add-on: version 3.x, Python 3, end of support for unsupported Windows releases

Dear NVDA community,

 

A few days ago the add-ons community were told the following:

 

SystrayList add-on 3.0 will make the code compatible with Python 3 and make it work with old Windows releases.

 

Subsequent comments indicate that, although we still need to support old Windows releases if given a chance, we should eventually move onto newer releases. Thus, the following will happen in November 2018 and beyond:

 

  • November 2018: SystrayList add-on 3.0 will be released, migrating source code to Python 3. The code will still be compatible with Python 2, thus it can be used by people still using Windows XP and Vista.
  • Once Python 3 transition is declared by NV Access: one final SystrayList add-on will be released for old Windows releases.
  • Once Python 3 version of NVDA ships: whichever version of SystrayList add-on 3.x will be out by then, that version will absolutely require Python 3, thus completely dropping support for Windows XP and Vista.

 

You don’t really have to use this add-on to access Taskbar and notification area – you can press Windows+T to move to Taskbar and Windows+B to move focus to notification area. The add-on is there for convenience.

 

As for the question of Python 3 and old Windows releases: the version of Python 3 NV Access and some developers are looking at does not support Windows releases earlier than 7. There is a version of Python 3 (version 3.4) that does support old Windows releases, but by the time NVDA moves to Python 3, that Python version will reach end of life (released in 2014, Python 3.4’s scheduled end of life is 2019). Coupled with the fact that recent NVDA requires Windows 7, it was decided to end support for old Windows releases from SystrayList add-on once we move to Python 3.

 

This naturally raises the question: if Python 3 drops support for Windows XP and Vista, and if one add-on drops support for these, how about other add-ons? Yes, other add-ons that exclusively rely on Python 2 will not work in Python 3 version of NVDA. There are some add-ons the community has come to rely on that assumes Python 2 from the outset, and for some, it is difficult to port the source code to Python 3 without extensive testing and modifications. This is especially true for speech synthesizer and braille display driver add-ons, as the way Python interprets texts has changed fundamentally in Python 3. This also means once we do use Python 3 in NVDA Core itself, we must say goodbye to Windows XP and Vista.

 

So what should the add-ons community do, and in extension, what can the global NVDA community do? Although the details of the transition is still being worked out (with some developers researching possible showstoppers), I recommend the following to be done for now until NV Access announces transition to Python 3:

 

  1. Contact add-on authors and talk to them about their feelings about Python 3 transition.
  2. If we can’t contact authors of add-ons, do let the community know immediately so we can come up with a contingency plan (likely taking ownership of the add-on project by the community).
  3. If you are an add-on author, think about how Python 3 can affect your add-ons and plan accordingly. You don’t have to port your add-ons to Python 3 just yet.

 

For users of add-ons I created or am maintaining (SystrayList add-on included), I’ll make sure my add-ons are compatible with Python 3 the first day Python 3 edition of NVDA is released. Speaking of that progress, version 18.10 of Object Location Tones and ObjPad are Python 3 compatible, and in November, SystrayList 3.0.

 

Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph


Problem with Adobe reader

Marco Oros
 

Hi!

I have problem with adobe reader. It doesn't read a tables to me.

It is maybe, because Adobe was updated. Have You somebody previous versions?

Thank You.

Marco


Re: Captchas Revisited

Ron Canazzi
 

Someone just reported on another list that Runalla is defunct.

On 10/3/2018 12:56 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Rumolla if you can get it to workis grate.It is I think $1 for 100 credits and you have 3 months to use them but the service is grate.

On 2 Oct 2018, at 16:50, E.T. via Groups.Io wrote:

   I am not wanting to create a new flood on this one. (smiles) I could not keep up with the last thread on this topic so I may have missed any discussion about the object captchas (pictures) in particular.

   Is there a way to solve this type of captchas? Usually I can get around captchas by contacting someone by email. But in one case, I must solve the captcha in order to contact support.

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Re: FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

 

Hi,
Yep, thanks for this one. This is going to be used to compare against those
running 2018.3.x.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rui Fontes
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:14 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA
2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if
File Explorer responds?

Running the latest version of Windows 10, 1809 Rel 17673, and last NVDA
alpha, the lag in File explorer seems a thing of past...

Rui Fontes

Às 17:18 de 03/10/2018, Joseph Lee escreveu:
Hi,

For those reporting continued problems: are you sure you are all
running Windows 10 Version 1809 (October 2018 Update/build 17763)? If
you all say “no”, then I’m afraid I cannot use your reports for this
study. Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Jaffar
Sidek
*Sent:* Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:14 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using
NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks
and see if File Explorer responds?

Hi.  Actually the problem is more severe when using intensive resource
apps like Sound forge and Magix Samplitude.  NVDA totally freezes in
the windows explorer view and takes some time to respond even after
these apps have gone out of scope.  Cheers!

On 3/10/2018 2:00 PM, Afik Suffir wrote:

b.h

I can confirm the problem as well.

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
<nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Ron Canazzi
*Sent:* Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:58 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using
NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks
and see if File Explorer responds?

Hi Group,

I can confirm the problem. In fact, the only way I even see the
window for Windows Explorer/This PC is when I move to the desktop
and tab to the task bar and highlight the item that says 'windows
explorer one running window.'  When I press enter on this to focus
on the folder, everything disappears.  The title bar says:
'Explorer' but nothing shows up.  When Gold Wave is complete with
its task, then everything goes back to normal.

On 10/3/2018 12:55 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

Note the steps below, and all requirements must be met in order
to participate in this follow-up study.

Cheers,

Joseph

*From:* win10@win10.groups.io <mailto:win10@win10.groups.io>
<win10@win10.groups.io> <mailto:win10@win10.groups.io> *On
Behalf Of *Joseph Lee
*Sent:* Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:55 PM
*To:* win10@win10.groups.io <mailto:win10@win10.groups.io>
*Subject:* [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA
2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks
and see if File Explorer responds?

Hi all,

For NvDA users running Version 1809: can you try the following
for me and Quentin please:

1. With NVDA 2018.3.x and Windows 10 Version 1809 installed,
open File Explorer to any folder, preferably to a location
where you have a large number of folders and files.
2. Run an intensive task such as applying effects to a large
audio file in programs such as GoldWave.
3. Switch to File Explorer and see if NVDA reads folder and
file names as you arrow through them.

This is a follow-up study to see if what NV Access and I have
implemented in NVDA 2018.3 is working. If NVDA freezes, do let
us know immediately so we can investigate as early as next week
(Quentin and I are in the middle of a short vacation at the
moment).

Cheers,

Joseph




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Re: FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

Rui Fontes
 

Running the latest version of Windows 10, 1809 Rel 17673, and last NVDA alpha, the lag in File explorer seems a thing of past...

Rui Fontes

Às 17:18 de 03/10/2018, Joseph Lee escreveu:

Hi,
For those reporting continued problems: are you sure you are all running Windows 10 Version 1809 (October 2018 Update/build 17763)? If you all say “no”, then I’m afraid I cannot use your reports for this study. Thanks.
Cheers,
Joseph
*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Jaffar Sidek
*Sent:* Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:14 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?
Hi.  Actually the problem is more severe when using intensive resource apps like Sound forge and Magix Samplitude.  NVDA totally freezes in the windows explorer view and takes some time to respond even after these apps have gone out of scope.  Cheers!
On 3/10/2018 2:00 PM, Afik Suffir wrote:
b.h
I can confirm the problem as well.
*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
<nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Ron Canazzi
*Sent:* Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:58 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using
NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks
and see if File Explorer responds?
Hi Group,
I can confirm the problem. In fact, the only way I even see the
window for Windows Explorer/This PC is when I move to the desktop
and tab to the task bar and highlight the item that says 'windows
explorer one running window.'  When I press enter on this to focus
on the folder, everything disappears.  The title bar says:
'Explorer' but nothing shows up.  When Gold Wave is complete with
its task, then everything goes back to normal.
On 10/3/2018 12:55 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
Note the steps below, and all requirements must be met in order
to participate in this follow-up study.
Cheers,
Joseph
*From:* win10@win10.groups.io <mailto:win10@win10.groups.io>
<win10@win10.groups.io> <mailto:win10@win10.groups.io> *On
Behalf Of *Joseph Lee
*Sent:* Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:55 PM
*To:* win10@win10.groups.io <mailto:win10@win10.groups.io>
*Subject:* [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA
2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks
and see if File Explorer responds?
Hi all,
For NvDA users running Version 1809: can you try the following
for me and Quentin please:
1. With NVDA 2018.3.x and Windows 10 Version 1809 installed,
open File Explorer to any folder, preferably to a location
where you have a large number of folders and files.
2. Run an intensive task such as applying effects to a large
audio file in programs such as GoldWave.
3. Switch to File Explorer and see if NVDA reads folder and
file names as you arrow through them.
This is a follow-up study to see if what NV Access and I have
implemented in NVDA 2018.3 is working. If NVDA freezes, do let
us know immediately so we can investigate as early as next week
(Quentin and I are in the middle of a short vacation at the moment).
Cheers,
Joseph
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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Files not showing

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

*grins*

It happens.

Glad you found your files.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: October 3, 2018 12:55 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

 

How to be stupid:

 

Of course, I wouldn't make a mistake and put all my files into one of those subfolders? hahaha!  So, when I looked into those subfolders, there they were.

 

See my next message for the next stupid mistake.

 

Thanks to all who tried to help.

Howard

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

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, October 01, 2018 9:56 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

 

You don't change this setting in properties.  There is a specific setting to tell Windows to show hidden files.  there may be another to tell Windows to show system files.  Since the files appear to be there, they may be hidden or, less likely, have been incorrectly designated as system files.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, October 01, 2018 9:53 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

 

In the properties control on the Documents folder, it shows 286 files but when displaying the folder I see 13 subfolders and only two files; an ini file and a zip file.  Yes, I did start to put files into the folders I created for them but I didn't get very many moved.  When I look at the subfolders, all the files that I moved do show up in there.  I don't remember file names so I can't very well do a search. 

 

I don't know what kind of an update it did.  When I shut it down, it said it would do an update and then shut down.  I didn't get a choice.  Maybe there's a place where I can roll back to before the update; kind of like a restore point in xp.

 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 4:48 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

 

Consider the most simple possibility first.  Someone who uses Windows 10 can tell you how to do this.  Set Windows to show hidden files.  perhaps the files became hidden when the update occurred. 

 

Gene

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

From: JM Casey

Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:10 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

 

Try searching for the files using Windows search feature.

Maybe they somehow did not end up where you expect.

Also refreshing the file explorer window with f5 sometimes seems to help. But that’s probably not going to help you as you say you already opened the explorer window to your new folder *after* copying the files.

 

You could try other things. Go to where you think the documents ended up on the c (or whatever) drive and check the properties. Does it show space used by the folder? If it says “0 bytes”, it’s possible the files did not even copy.

 

I’ve never had files physically disappear after a windows update, but it’s possible something is screwed up with the documents library. You should still be able to access the actual documents folder. Maybe open the run box and type in the path to your personal documents folder and see what happens. In my case it would be “c:\users\jm\documents”.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: September 30, 2018 3:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Files not showing

 

Hi, I'm just starting to use my new Win10 machine.  I copied many files and folders from my documents folder of an older machine into the documents folder under "this pc" on the new one.  Now when I go to this pc and open the documents folder, all I see is folders; no files.  I know they're in there because I was accessing them before windows did an update.  Now they don't show up.  Neither in "this pc" nor in "file explorer".--my mistake: two filenames do show, an ini file and a zip file.  When I look at properties for the folder, I see that there are 286 items in there.
What should I do to get them back?
Thanks.
Sorry; I failed to mention that I'm using the current version of NVDA.  But the demo of jaws doesn't see the files either.

Howard


Re: Adobe reader

 

Adobe reader depending on your system cpu, etc can take a long time to load first time I notice this on slower boxes.

It can take a time to process big files sometimes it will crash usually when that happens I have it handle it as a top down file and hope.

On 10/4/2018 3:47 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I get exactly the same issue. I wonder if its actually just a very long delay in loading the data?
I now tend to use the pdf reader application from webbie, though when you want to save the text it has been known to moan a file is missing when its quite clearly in the path.
Adobe reader was working until quite recently though.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "farhan israk" <fahim.net.2014@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 7:27 PM
Subject: [nvda] Adobe reader


I'm using latest windows 10 and latest adobe reader dc. If I select read
only currently visible page, I can read pdf file but cant change page. Same
with for large document read only currently visible page. If i select read
entire document I cant open pdf file. How to fix it?





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Re: Captchas Revisited

Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@...>
 

E.T. via Groups.Io <ancient.aliens@...> wrote:
I have not used Be My Eyes and it would be quite a painful process I
would only use as a last resort.

I agree on that one. It's a real pain to try and get a web cam focused on a monitor for such things as reading bios screens and such; never mind small areas like a captcha. I don't imagine a phone would be much easier to focus properly.


rate of speech

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 


On my notebook (IBM thinkpad t40) I can use the
NVDA+shift+control nd up or ddown to change speech rate.  On my new HP6300 desktop, that key command makes it go faster but not slower.  I made the mistake of thinking after it got fast it would go in a circle and start slow again.  Not happen.  Got it too fast to understand.  Now I can't get it slower again.  Tried using jaws but it makes me start the computer and, of course, jaws is off and nvda is running very fast.  Well then, there is narrator, but I can't remember how to start narrator.
 
Any suggestions?
Thanks.
Howard


Re: Captchas Revisited

E.T.
 

I did at Walmart. It took a while but they pulled the captchas. The difference though was that I did not have to deal with a captcha to contact their support.

I finally posted to the support forum where hopefully tech support monitors and will respond to my concerns.

I have not used Be My Eyes and it would be quite a painful process I would only use as a last resort.

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On 10/3/2018 7:51 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
No just shoot the person who put it on the site.
I think many now use be my eyes of a smart phone but that is totally unacceptable. vote with your keyboard or grill them.
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Subject: [nvda] Captchas Revisited

   I am not wanting to create a new flood on this one. (smiles) I could not keep up with the last thread on this topic so I may have missed any discussion about the object captchas (pictures) in particular.

   Is there a way to solve this type of captchas? Usually I can get around captchas by contacting someone by email. But in one case, I must solve the captcha in order to contact support.

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SystrayList add-on: version 3.x, Python 3, end of support for unsupported Windows releases

 

Dear NVDA community,

 

A few days ago the add-ons community were told the following:

 

SystrayList add-on 3.0 will make the code compatible with Python 3 and make it work with old Windows releases.

 

Subsequent comments indicate that, although we still need to support old Windows releases if given a chance, we should eventually move onto newer releases. Thus, the following will happen in November 2018 and beyond:

 

  • November 2018: SystrayList add-on 3.0 will be released, migrating source code to Python 3. The code will still be compatible with Python 2, thus it can be used by people still using Windows XP and Vista.
  • Once Python 3 transition is declared by NV Access: one final SystrayList add-on will be released for old Windows releases.
  • Once Python 3 version of NVDA ships: whichever version of SystrayList add-on 3.x will be out by then, that version will absolutely require Python 3, thus completely dropping support for Windows XP and Vista.

 

You don’t really have to use this add-on to access Taskbar and notification area – you can press Windows+T to move to Taskbar and Windows+B to move focus to notification area. The add-on is there for convenience.

 

As for the question of Python 3 and old Windows releases: the version of Python 3 NV Access and some developers are looking at does not support Windows releases earlier than 7. There is a version of Python 3 (version 3.4) that does support old Windows releases, but by the time NVDA moves to Python 3, that Python version will reach end of life (released in 2014, Python 3.4’s scheduled end of life is 2019). Coupled with the fact that recent NVDA requires Windows 7, it was decided to end support for old Windows releases from SystrayList add-on once we move to Python 3.

 

This naturally raises the question: if Python 3 drops support for Windows XP and Vista, and if one add-on drops support for these, how about other add-ons? Yes, other add-ons that exclusively rely on Python 2 will not work in Python 3 version of NVDA. There are some add-ons the community has come to rely on that assumes Python 2 from the outset, and for some, it is difficult to port the source code to Python 3 without extensive testing and modifications. This is especially true for speech synthesizer and braille display driver add-ons, as the way Python interprets texts has changed fundamentally in Python 3. This also means once we do use Python 3 in NVDA Core itself, we must say goodbye to Windows XP and Vista.

 

So what should the add-ons community do, and in extension, what can the global NVDA community do? Although the details of the transition is still being worked out (with some developers researching possible showstoppers), I recommend the following to be done for now until NV Access announces transition to Python 3:

 

  1. Contact add-on authors and talk to them about their feelings about Python 3 transition.
  2. If we can’t contact authors of add-ons, do let the community know immediately so we can come up with a contingency plan (likely taking ownership of the add-on project by the community).
  3. If you are an add-on author, think about how Python 3 can affect your add-ons and plan accordingly. You don’t have to port your add-ons to Python 3 just yet.

 

For users of add-ons I created or am maintaining (SystrayList add-on included), I’ll make sure my add-ons are compatible with Python 3 the first day Python 3 edition of NVDA is released. Speaking of that progress, version 18.10 of Object Location Tones and ObjPad are Python 3 compatible, and in November, SystrayList 3.0.

 

Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Captchas Revisited

Sarah k Alawami
 

Rumolla if you can get it to workis grate.It is I think $1 for 100 credits and you have 3 months to use them but the service is grate.

On 2 Oct 2018, at 16:50, E.T. via Groups.Io wrote:

I am not wanting to create a new flood on this one. (smiles) I could not keep up with the last thread on this topic so I may have missed any discussion about the object captchas (pictures) in particular.

Is there a way to solve this type of captchas? Usually I can get around captchas by contacting someone by email. But in one case, I must solve the captcha in order to contact support.

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Re: Files not showing

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 


How to be stupid:
 
Of course, I wouldn't make a mistake and put all my files into one of those subfolders? hahaha!  So, when I looked into those subfolders, there they were.
 
See my next message for the next stupid mistake.
 
Thanks to all who tried to help.
Howard

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2018 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

You don't change this setting in properties.  There is a specific setting to tell Windows to show hidden files.  there may be another to tell Windows to show system files.  Since the files appear to be there, they may be hidden or, less likely, have been incorrectly designated as system files.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2018 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

In the properties control on the Documents folder, it shows 286 files but when displaying the folder I see 13 subfolders and only two files; an ini file and a zip file.  Yes, I did start to put files into the folders I created for them but I didn't get very many moved.  When I look at the subfolders, all the files that I moved do show up in there.  I don't remember file names so I can't very well do a search. 
 
I don't know what kind of an update it did.  When I shut it down, it said it would do an update and then shut down.  I didn't get a choice.  Maybe there's a place where I can roll back to before the update; kind of like a restore point in xp.
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

Consider the most simple possibility first.  Someone who uses Windows 10 can tell you how to do this.  Set Windows to show hidden files.  perhaps the files became hidden when the update occurred. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Files not showing

Try searching for the files using Windows search feature.

Maybe they somehow did not end up where you expect.

Also refreshing the file explorer window with f5 sometimes seems to help. But that’s probably not going to help you as you say you already opened the explorer window to your new folder *after* copying the files.

 

You could try other things. Go to where you think the documents ended up on the c (or whatever) drive and check the properties. Does it show space used by the folder? If it says “0 bytes”, it’s possible the files did not even copy.

 

I’ve never had files physically disappear after a windows update, but it’s possible something is screwed up with the documents library. You should still be able to access the actual documents folder. Maybe open the run box and type in the path to your personal documents folder and see what happens. In my case it would be “c:\users\jm\documents”.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: September 30, 2018 3:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Files not showing

 

Hi, I'm just starting to use my new Win10 machine.  I copied many files and folders from my documents folder of an older machine into the documents folder under "this pc" on the new one.  Now when I go to this pc and open the documents folder, all I see is folders; no files.  I know they're in there because I was accessing them before windows did an update.  Now they don't show up.  Neither in "this pc" nor in "file explorer".--my mistake: two filenames do show, an ini file and a zip file.  When I look at properties for the folder, I see that there are 286 items in there.
What should I do to get them back?
Thanks.
Sorry; I failed to mention that I'm using the current version of NVDA.  But the demo of jaws doesn't see the files either.

Howard


Re: NVDA not reading slides in Presentation mode "slide show complete"

Mike Sedmak
 

A couple sanity check questions:

How many slides in the presentation?
Are you using f5 to start the presentation at the beginning?

In the past I have found that if I use f5 then escape then f5 a second
time, the slides are readable on the second time. YMMV

Mike

On 10/3/18, Joshua Crary <JCrary@...> wrote:
Anyone have any input on this? I have a presentation on Friday and need to
use power point.

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Crary
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:39 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA not reading slides in Presentation mode "slide show
complete"

Hello

I am running the latest NVDA and PPT 2016. The files are not in protected
mode. In edit view, I can read the slides. However, in presentation mode
(after pressing F5), and all NVDA reads out loud is "slide show complete".
I hit space bar twice, and it exits the slide show.

Any thoughts on what the issue is? I have not had this issue before with
NVDA until the last 3 months or so. Before then, it has always worked well
with PPT.



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ObjPad and Object Location Tones 18.10 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

 

Two add-ons updated today:

 

  • Object Location Tones 18.10: makes the add-on compatible with more recent NVDA releases.
  • ObjPad 18.10: new and updated localizations.

 

You can obtain these add-ons (or check for updates) in a number of ways:

 

  1. Visit NVDA Community Add-ons website (addons.nvda-project.org), select these add-on entries, and download stable version.
  2. If using Add-on Updater, these new versions will show up when you check for add-on updates in about half an hour from now.

 

Note: as of version 18.10, ObjPad and Object Location Tones are Python 3 compatible.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

 

Hi,

For those reporting continued problems: are you sure you are all running Windows 10 Version 1809 (October 2018 Update/build 17763)? If you all say “no”, then I’m afraid I cannot use your reports for this study. Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:14 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

 

Hi.  Actually the problem is more severe when using intensive resource apps like Sound forge and Magix Samplitude.  NVDA totally freezes in the windows explorer view and takes some time to respond even after these apps have gone out of scope.  Cheers!

 

On 3/10/2018 2:00 PM, Afik Suffir wrote:

 

b.h

I can confirm the problem as well.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

 

Hi Group,

 

I can confirm the problem. In fact, the only way I even see the window for Windows Explorer/This PC is when I move to the desktop and tab to the task bar and highlight the item that says 'windows explorer one running window.'  When I press enter on this to focus on the folder, everything disappears.  The title bar says: 'Explorer' but nothing shows up.  When Gold Wave is complete with its task, then everything goes back to normal.

 

 

On 10/3/2018 12:55 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

Note the steps below, and all requirements must be met in order to participate in this follow-up study.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:55 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

 

Hi all,

 

For NvDA users running Version 1809: can you try the following for me and Quentin please:

 

  1. With NVDA 2018.3.x and Windows 10 Version 1809 installed, open File Explorer to any folder, preferably to a location where you have a large number of folders and files.
  2. Run an intensive task such as applying effects to a large audio file in programs such as GoldWave.
  3. Switch to File Explorer and see if NVDA reads folder and file names as you arrow through them.

 

This is a follow-up study to see if what NV Access and I have implemented in NVDA 2018.3 is working. If NVDA freezes, do let us know immediately so we can investigate as early as next week (Quentin and I are in the middle of a short vacation at the moment).

Cheers,

Joseph




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Re: FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi.  Actually the problem is more severe when using intensive resource apps like Sound forge and Magix Samplitude.  NVDA totally freezes in the windows explorer view and takes some time to respond even after these apps have gone out of scope.  Cheers!


On 3/10/2018 2:00 PM, Afik Suffir wrote:

 

b.h

I can confirm the problem as well.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

 

Hi Group,

 

I can confirm the problem. In fact, the only way I even see the window for Windows Explorer/This PC is when I move to the desktop and tab to the task bar and highlight the item that says 'windows explorer one running window.'  When I press enter on this to focus on the folder, everything disappears.  The title bar says: 'Explorer' but nothing shows up.  When Gold Wave is complete with its task, then everything goes back to normal.

 

 

On 10/3/2018 12:55 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

Note the steps below, and all requirements must be met in order to participate in this follow-up study.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:55 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] A small request: can folks using NVDA 2018.3.x on Windows 10 Version 1809 try running intensive tasks and see if File Explorer responds?

 

Hi all,

 

For NvDA users running Version 1809: can you try the following for me and Quentin please:

 

  1. With NVDA 2018.3.x and Windows 10 Version 1809 installed, open File Explorer to any folder, preferably to a location where you have a large number of folders and files.
  2. Run an intensive task such as applying effects to a large audio file in programs such as GoldWave.
  3. Switch to File Explorer and see if NVDA reads folder and file names as you arrow through them.

 

This is a follow-up study to see if what NV Access and I have implemented in NVDA 2018.3 is working. If NVDA freezes, do let us know immediately so we can investigate as early as next week (Quentin and I are in the middle of a short vacation at the moment).

Cheers,

Joseph



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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"