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Re: A couple of questions

Ashleigh Malone
 

Hi Quenyin,

Thanks so much for your reply.

As you suspected, restarting NVDA with add-ons disabled allowed me to interact with the settings dialogue and change settings. When I restarted NVDA with add-ons again, the changes I made in settings were honoured, which is exciting as I now have an NVDA key again. I will investigate the add-on updater add-on to see if I can isolate which of my add-ons is causing this but am happy with this workaround for now.

Kind regards,
Ashleigh



On 7 Feb 2019, at 1:38 pm, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:

Hi Ashleigh,

I know we have many users who run NVDA on a Mac and use VMWare Fusion.  It's not something I'm really familiar with, so I will leave that question to those more adept with that setup.

For your second question, the settings screen certainly shouldn't be freezing like that.  I would be interested in a copy of your NVDA log to try and get to the bottom of it.

One thing to try is to restart NVDA with add-ons disabled.  Press NVDA+Q as if you were going to quit, then down arrow to "Restart with add-ons disabled" and press ENTER.  See if the settings screen behaves normally now.  If it does, you likely have an add-on that either needs updating to a newer version (there is an add-on updater add-on to help with this) or which is otherwise misbehaving.


Email to me at info@... (you can share to the list of you want, but if you do that, copy the contents into the body of the message, as you can't attach files when sending to the list).

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 12:52 PM Ashleigh Malone via Groups.Io <ashleigh.malone=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

A couple of questions.

I’ve recently changed my work set-up to allow me to work remotely. I am primarily a Mac user, however am happily using  NVDA with VMware Fusion. My questions relate mainly to setting up Capslock as an NVDA modifier key and making VMWare and windows generally work together. I have read extensively about this but am not having much joy. I feel sure this has been discussed extensively on this list and will do my own searching, but if anyone could post links to pertinent threads I’d be grateful.

My second issue is more confusing. I have a portable copy of NVDA that I have recently installed  natively on my windows machine. I am having a great deal of trouble changing the layout from desktop to laptop, or modifying any of the other settings eg. Level of punctuation etc. I can successfully change settings using keyboard commands, however whilst in the preferences dialogue both the apply and okay buttons just hang and my only option is to esc the settings dialogue completely. I find it odd that it will honour actions achieved using keyboard commands but not in the settings dialogue itself. Any assistance greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ashleigh




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Re: latest accessible version of tor browser?

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi zahra 



Thanks for the link yep it is the accessible version just downloaded it and set it up it looks as though 8 is not accessible which i tried before. I should state that on my road tested programs page the last good working copy.


Gene nz


On 12/02/2019 4:11 PM, zahra wrote:
hello.
i heard that the versions after version 8 are not accessible and i did
not even test the newer versions.
but i think that the last accessible version is 7.5.6 and i have
direct link for its english US version.

https://archive.torproject.org/tor-package-archive/torbrowser/7.5.6/torbrowser-install-7.5.6_en-US.exe


On 2/11/19, The Wolf <hank.smith966@...> wrote:
can any one send me the latest version of tor browser that works with nvda?

thanks

Hank


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Re: latest accessible version of tor browser?

Gene
 

That's correct.  The last accessible version is 7.5.6.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: zahra
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] latest accessible version of tor browser?

hello.
i heard that the versions after version 8 are not accessible and i did
not even test the newer versions.
but i think that the last accessible version is 7.5.6 and i have
direct link for its english US version.

https://archive.torproject.org/tor-package-archive/torbrowser/7.5.6/torbrowser-install-7.5.6_en-US.exe


On 2/11/19, The Wolf <hank.smith966@...> wrote:
> can any one send me the latest version of tor browser that works with nvda?
>
> thanks
>
> Hank
>
>
> --
> check out my song on youtube
> https://youtu.be/YeWgx2LRu7Y
>
>
>
>
>


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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: latest accessible version of tor browser?

 

hello.
i heard that the versions after version 8 are not accessible and i did
not even test the newer versions.
but i think that the last accessible version is 7.5.6 and i have
direct link for its english US version.

https://archive.torproject.org/tor-package-archive/torbrowser/7.5.6/torbrowser-install-7.5.6_en-US.exe

On 2/11/19, The Wolf <hank.smith966@...> wrote:
can any one send me the latest version of tor browser that works with nvda?

thanks

Hank


--
check out my song on youtube
https://youtu.be/YeWgx2LRu7Y




--
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: Microsoft's Own Security Chief Says: STOP using Internet Explorer

Cristóbal
 

I always recommend The Old Reader for RSS. It’s web based and fully accessible.

There are free as well as paid options. I choose to pay for the extra services as well as to support them. I’m grandfathered in at a $2.00 a month price for up to 500 feeds, but I think it may now be $2.50 or maybe $3.00 a month. I’m not sure.

The Old Reader can also sync with various mobile apps if you’ve got an Android or iOS device.

 

 

Cristóbal

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft's Own Security Chief Says: STOP using Internet Explorer

 

Em 11/02/2019 22:25, J.G escreveu:

Any advice or should I use IE for reading RSS feeds?


Have you ever tried using Thunderbird? That's what I use and it's quite good for me. Maybe you should give it a try as well.

Cheers,

Re: Microsoft's Own Security Chief Says: STOP using Internet Explorer

 

Em 11/02/2019 22:25, J.G escreveu:
Any advice or should I use IE for reading RSS feeds?

Have you ever tried using Thunderbird? That's what I use and it's quite good for me. Maybe you should give it a try as well.

Cheers,

locked Re: NVDA and tablets

 

To be honest I wouldn't bother with a disk drive.

The newest slimline usb powered lg drives are super light and only cost 40 dollars.

Pluss once you have that drive you can run any tablet, or ultrabook.

You can also use it on a tv.

On 12/02/2019 1:26 PM, Chris Shook wrote:
I've got an HP notebook. It was very difficult to find one with a diskdrive, but this one is a lot thinner than my last laptop. Incidentally, I got twice the memory for a third of the price.


Re: Microsoft's Own Security Chief Says: STOP using Internet Explorer

 

well waterfox still can handle that.



On 12/02/2019 1:25 PM, J.G wrote:
Hello,

When we talk about IE and FF/Chrome, we should not forget IE's management of RSS feeds. as I know this is the best implementation of this feature so far. Chrome has never had this feature implemented, FF has removed it "live bookmarks" since version 63 and I still haven't found an addon, which could worked well as I expected.
Any advice or should I use IE for reading RSS feeds?

thanks.

kind regards, Jožef

locked Re: NVDA and tablets

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

I've got an HP notebook. It was very difficult to find one with a diskdrive, but this one is a lot thinner than my last laptop. Incidentally, I got twice the memory for a third of the price.

Re: Microsoft's Own Security Chief Says: STOP using Internet Explorer

J.G
 

Hello,

When we talk about IE and FF/Chrome, we should not forget IE's management of RSS feeds. as I know this is the best implementation of this feature so far. Chrome has never had this feature implemented, FF has removed it "live bookmarks" since version 63 and I still haven't found an addon, which could worked well as I expected.
Any advice or should I use IE for reading RSS feeds?

thanks.

kind regards, Jožef

locked Re: NVDA and tablets

 

Tablets unless they are the expensive ms ones are well quite small.

4-8gb ram and anything from 8gb to 64gb flash memmory.

The microsoft ones can take up to 1tb of storage and some lenovos.

For myself this hp I have now is basically an entertainment ultrabook with 2 drives, and while slightly heavier than my cloud based ultra  my aunt owns, for all it is its half the thickness of my older bulky and slower workstation.

On 12/02/2019 12:59 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Well mine has like 4 gigabytes of ram, with one left to run programs.
However if you want the surface go, you might want the one with 8 gigs of
ram, solid state drive, and faster processor. My tablet freezes when I use
the windows emoji panel lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 6:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

THe good thing about tablets over laptops is they appear to be slightly
smaller.
How much memory does the average tablet have?






locked Re: NVDA and tablets

molly the blind tech lover
 

I totally agree.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 7:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Thanks for the info.
Sadly, I think it's going to be a while before Narrator is a real threat for
other screen readers.
It's good for what it does, but doesn't work with some apps that are not
created by Microsoft.

locked Re: NVDA and tablets

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Thanks for the info.
Sadly, I think it's going to be a while before Narrator is a real threat for other screen readers.
It's good for what it does, but doesn't work with some apps that are not created by Microsoft.

locked Re: NVDA and tablets

molly the blind tech lover
 

Well mine has like 4 gigabytes of ram, with one left to run programs.
However if you want the surface go, you might want the one with 8 gigs of
ram, solid state drive, and faster processor. My tablet freezes when I use
the windows emoji panel lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 6:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

THe good thing about tablets over laptops is they appear to be slightly
smaller.
How much memory does the average tablet have?

locked Re: NVDA and tablets

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

THe good thing about tablets over laptops is they appear to be slightly smaller.
How much memory does the average tablet have?

Re: donating

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Howard,

No NVDA is not dying, I don't know where that rumour started.  We are going strong :)

If you would instead like something tangible for your contribution, if you haven't already, you might consider purchasing the training material or the certification, which you can get from the site:


Kind regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 1:18 AM Howard Traxler <howard@...> wrote:

I did want to donate in 2018 as I did in 2017, but time got away.  Now, I hesitate only because of these messages about NVDA dying.  Once, I donated to the local public TV station because they said it would keep a particular program on the air.  The program is gone and so is my donation.  Hence forth, I am very careful.

Howard

On 2/10/2019 5:27 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Hi Monte,

Firstly thank you for your support!

As others have noted, and Brian gave steps for, you definitely should be able to donate without having a PayPal account, although it does use PayPal to process the payment.  You should be able to enter your credit card information as Brian said.  Do let us know if you are still having problems.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 6:35 AM Monte Single <mrsingle@...> wrote:

I just tried donating.

It seems I have to set up a paypal account.  I chose masstercard,  but after entering card number etc, it was still settin up a paypal account.

Can I donate without setting up paypal?

Thanks,

Monte



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Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 

NVDA and remote

Mark <mark@...>
 

Can anyone help

I have updated 2 peoples NVDA and removed the old nvda remote and installed the latest remote

How ever when I go to connect nothing happens

Mark.

locked Re: NVDA and tablets

molly the blind tech lover
 

Once I left my laptop in my backpack in the car all night. I was worried it was destroyed but luckily the weather was warm so it was fine apparently. Lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

What about leaving it in a hot car and not realising I left it on, that killed it entirely, needed a new one.



On 12/02/2019 11:14 AM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Lol. I can't go five minutes without my computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Worsed thing I ever did to a cumputer, not counting getting a virus a couple
of times, was spilled water on it when I was stoned on pain meds from having
my wisdom teeth pulled.
A week without computer while taking College courses is not fun.







Re: Autocorrect question.

Quentin Christensen
 

It's in Proofing options:

1. Press alt+f, then t to open options
2. Press CONTROL+TAB twice to move down to "Proofing" then press alt+a to open auto correct options.
3. The focus is in "Replace", so type the string you want to replace "a.*
4. Press TAB then type the string to replace it with "A
5. Press ALT+A to add that and ENTER to activate OK.
6. Press TAB to move off the autocorrect button then press ENTER to activate OK again.

Now you should be able to type "a.* and it should change it as soon as you press the *.


On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 1:37 AM Robert Kingett <kingettr@...> wrote:

In LibreOffice and OO, OpenOffice, there are certain commands you can do to make autocorrect do things it would not normally do, such as capitalize the first letter of a sentence when quoting. I'm trying to apply the below modification to the MS Office desktop program. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know, after reading the below.


In LO and OO I can type the below string into the replace box, and the program will automatically correct the word or phrase without me having to hit space or similar.

For example, if I type,

"a.*

LO and OO transforms it to,

"A

without me having to hit space or period or similar. Does anybody know how I can do this in MS Word? It makes novel editing a hellscape when I am working on draft 2. And, yes, I know where the shift key is, but I really don't want to break the flow when quoting while writing draft 1. And, unfortunately, MS Word has the far superior grammar checker built in.



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Re: a big thank you

Quentin Christensen
 

Lali,

Excellent!  We're glad it made a difference!

I must confess, I haven't looked at who contributed to the last build, but thank you to everyone who did, and who does contribute also.

Quentin.

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:44 PM lali <l2belteki@...> wrote:

Dear NVDA developers!

 

                I am a german teacher, and you do not know, what you helped me today with the snapshot updates in alpha.

You made my work more sipler, and efficienter with microsoft word and outlook.

Thank you, thank you!

God bless!

Lali, on github lallerke1

 



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