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Re: subject keeps repeating when I hit enter on a message in thunderbird

Annette Moore
 

I don't usually let it read me the subject after hitting enter; instead, I immediately hit the say-all command. however, I just purposely let it start reading the entire email without doing anything after hitting enter, and it only read me the subject once, followed by the body. I'm using the latest version of thunderbird, whatever that is. It just updated fairly recently. Sorry; I know this probably isn't helpful, to hear that my thunderbird isn't repeatedly reading me the subject lines of emails, but I thought I'd let you know I'm not experiencing the same issue here.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 10:50 PM, Tyler Spivey wrote:
No. you'll just have to get used to it. This is part of the efficiency loss of being blind. I get it four times.
You can avoid it somewhat by starting to navigate as soon as it starts to read.

On 2/22/2019 8:23 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
Hi, everyone,


I have thunderbird set to open messages in a new tab but when I hit enter on a message, the subject keeps repeating before the message is read out. Isthere a setting I might need to change in thunderbird?


Thanks in advance.


Rosemarie







Re: subject keeps repeating when I hit enter on a message in thunderbird

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


No


In my case i use thunder bird and open it in a new window as soon as it opens so it does not repeat the subject line i use the desktop command nvda key + down arrow key for it to start reading the email.  So it is not repeated. If i remember right the command for a lap top user is nvda key + a? I would have to check.

Gene nz


On 23/02/2019 5:23 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
Hi, everyone,


I have thunderbird set to open messages in a new tab but when I hit enter on a message, the subject keeps repeating before the message is read out. Isthere a setting I might need to change in thunderbird?


Thanks in advance.


Rosemarie






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Re: subject keeps repeating when I hit enter on a message in thunderbird

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I'll get used to it. I have my keyboard set to skim mode so that helps.

On 2/22/2019 8:50 PM, Tyler Spivey wrote:
No. you'll just have to get used to it. This is part of the efficiency loss of being blind. I get it four times.
You can avoid it somewhat by starting to navigate as soon as it starts to read.

On 2/22/2019 8:23 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
Hi, everyone,


I have thunderbird set to open messages in a new tab but when I hit enter on a message, the subject keeps repeating before the message is read out. Isthere a setting I might need to change in thunderbird?


Thanks in advance.


Rosemarie







Re: subject keeps repeating when I hit enter on a message in thunderbird

Tyler Spivey
 

No. you'll just have to get used to it. This is part of the efficiency loss of being blind. I get it four times.
You can avoid it somewhat by starting to navigate as soon as it starts to read.

On 2/22/2019 8:23 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
Hi, everyone,
I have thunderbird set to open messages in a new tab but when I hit enter on a message, the subject keeps repeating before the message is read out. Isthere a setting I might need to change in thunderbird?
Thanks in advance.
Rosemarie


subject keeps repeating when I hit enter on a message in thunderbird

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, everyone,


I have thunderbird set to open messages in a new tab but when I hit enter on a message, the subject keeps repeating before the message is read out. Isthere a setting I might need to change in thunderbird?


Thanks in advance.


Rosemarie


Re: Dragon UI hanging with NVDA

Sarah k Alawami
 

I've heard of similar issues with this software and nvda over the last few years from people who have tested this. I have not however heard of any fixes.

Take care

On 22 Feb 2019, at 18:15, rwlord@... wrote:

When I click on Dragon toolbar > Tools > Options, the options dialog appears but mouse clicks and voice commands are ignored everywhere. The pointer changes to an hourglass in the options dialog box. The only recourse is ctrl-alt-del and restart Windows. If I exit NVDA before calling up the Dragon options dialog, the UI does not hang.
I have latest releases of Win 10, Dragon Pro Individual and NVDA.
Has anybody Scene similar or do I have a personal problem?

Bob


Dragon UI hanging with NVDA

rwlord@...
 

When I click on Dragon toolbar > Tools > Options, the options dialog appears but mouse clicks and voice commands are ignored everywhere. The pointer changes to an hourglass in the options dialog box. The only recourse is ctrl-alt-del and restart Windows. If I exit NVDA before calling up the Dragon options dialog, the UI does not hang.
I have latest releases of Win 10, Dragon Pro Individual and NVDA.
Has anybody Scene similar or do I have a personal problem?

Bob


Re: Getting stuck with Firefox and NVDA and frames

Gene
 

All that Arlene's message says is that it lost all sound.  Since we have no further information, we don't have any idea if this involves Device manager.  We need to know details about the lost sound.  Did it just stop one day?  It might be something like a corrupted driver or a defective sound card itself but it might well be that the easiest thing to do would be to purchase a cheap USB sound card and use that.
 
Also, you are looking at your computer.  You have no way of solving her problem looking at your computer since you don't have the problem to experiment with.
 

Gene
----- Original message -----
From: Arlene
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Getting stuck with Firefox and NVDA and frames

Ok where do you find device manager in win 7?  Where do I send sighted assistance to find this?  then when I get the old clunker started I can test Firefox for you all. I do use it to do my food safe class. I have no problem with it.  My computer is slow to get on the college site.
> On Feb 22, 2019, at 1:44 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists@...> wrote:
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> Windows 7 lost sound? Do you use an external sound device like headphones in the usb or whatever?
> Normally this can be sorted quuite easily from the device manager.
> Brian
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> Subject: Re: [nvda] Getting stuck with Firefox and NVDA and frames
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> Oh no! I hope they get the bug fixed.  My windows 7 lost all sound. Otherwise I would have tested Firefox with fb I use it for my foodsafe online class.  I was using the latest NVDA build. Windows 7 and the latest build of Firefox.  I never had that problem.
>> On Feb 21, 2019, at 6:50 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...> wrote:
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>> Hi. I’m using the current Insider Build of W 10 and NVDA 2018.4.1 with FF 65.1. I’m having a problem with websites getting stuck in a frame. I.E. the Facebook mobile site. I don’t know if it’s a bug in FF 65.1 or not. Didn’t have this with V 65. Here is an example. If someone replies to a comment or whatever I hit enter on that link. When I hit H to get the heading and arrow down it seems to get stuck in a frame on the page and I can’t get out of it unless I reload the FB mobile site. I’ve noticed this on other sites too. This doesn’t happen in JAWS 2019.
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Re: Getting stuck with Firefox and NVDA and frames

Arlene
 

Ok where do you find device manager in win 7? Where do I send sighted assistance to find this? then when I get the old clunker started I can test Firefox for you all. I do use it to do my food safe class. I have no problem with it. My computer is slow to get on the college site.

On Feb 22, 2019, at 1:44 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Windows 7 lost sound? Do you use an external sound device like headphones in the usb or whatever?
Normally this can be sorted quuite easily from the device manager.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Arlene" <nedster66@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 4:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Getting stuck with Firefox and NVDA and frames


Oh no! I hope they get the bug fixed. My windows 7 lost all sound. Otherwise I would have tested Firefox with fb I use it for my foodsafe online class. I was using the latest NVDA build. Windows 7 and the latest build of Firefox. I never had that problem.
On Feb 21, 2019, at 6:50 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi. I’m using the current Insider Build of W 10 and NVDA 2018.4.1 with FF 65.1. I’m having a problem with websites getting stuck in a frame. I.E. the Facebook mobile site. I don’t know if it’s a bug in FF 65.1 or not. Didn’t have this with V 65. Here is an example. If someone replies to a comment or whatever I hit enter on that link. When I hit H to get the heading and arrow down it seems to get stuck in a frame on the page and I can’t get out of it unless I reload the FB mobile site. I’ve noticed this on other sites too. This doesn’t happen in JAWS 2019.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10







Re: About accessible book reading apps

Cristóbal
 

QReadd's the closest thing I've found to a pretty complete program.
I use the portable version placed in my Google Drive folder to be able to
synch across my computers
I would like features where you could add notes to certain passages for a
more thorough reading experience. Especially if you're trying to learn or
study something, but alas.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 1:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] About accessible book reading apps

Yep. Doesn't seem like a lot to ask, but all those thigns together are oddly
a rarity.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Devin Prater
Sent: February 22, 2019 4:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] About accessible book reading apps

I'm still looking for a good, free program to do this, which will preserve
formatting, like italics and bold. I just need it to open EPUB files, work
with links, both external and internal, show a table of contents when asked,
and save my place in the book. For now, I use my Mac, with Emacs, and
Emacspeak to read Emacs, and the nov-el addon to read EPUB files.
On Feb 22, 2019, at 3:00 PM, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> wrote:

I use qRead to open the files, then just save as .txt and dump into my
braille note for reading on the display. :D Neat programme though. It
was
worth the money because it does open these files really quickly.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annette
Moore
Sent: February 22, 2019 2:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] About accessible book reading apps

the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke
the
ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because
every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to
enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that
it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document.
However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever
voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it
works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the
issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for
times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in
ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features,
which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple
of weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive
and well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie








Re: A political history of Windows accessibility standards.

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

Yes what he also does not say in this article and something i did attempt to help with was the public facing lies that the BBC portray about how accessible their site was, while all the time removing background data used by apis trying to make client software to play tv and radio and podcast content easier.
It amazes me that although they knew folk were writing accessible front ends for tvs and windows and mobile apps, they would chop and change how the data was presented soo a few months later the app no longer worked.

Yes we are just an afterthought by many in my view.
Bah Humbug!
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Kingett" <kingettr@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 2:52 PM
Subject: [nvda] A political history of Windows accessibility standards.


This is a really great blog post by the developer of WebbIE,
<https://www.webbie.org.uk/index.htm> a text based web browser based off
IE, and other accessible applications, like an accessible podcast
client, that's free! and an accessible RSS feed reader. I hope you all
enjoy the post. It's below.


Read the post here.
<https://www.webbie.org.uk/blog/a-political-history-of-windows-accessibility-standards/>




Re: About accessible book reading apps

JM Casey
 

Yep. Doesn't seem like a lot to ask, but all those thigns together are oddly
a rarity.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Devin Prater
Sent: February 22, 2019 4:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] About accessible book reading apps

I'm still looking for a good, free program to do this, which will preserve
formatting, like italics and bold. I just need it to open EPUB files, work
with links, both external and internal, show a table of contents when asked,
and save my place in the book. For now, I use my Mac, with Emacs, and
Emacspeak to read Emacs, and the nov-el addon to read EPUB files.
On Feb 22, 2019, at 3:00 PM, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> wrote:

I use qRead to open the files, then just save as .txt and dump into my
braille note for reading on the display. :D Neat programme though. It was
worth the money because it does open these files really quickly.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annette
Moore
Sent: February 22, 2019 2:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] About accessible book reading apps

the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the
ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because
every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to
enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that
it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document.
However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever
voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it
works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the
issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for
times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in
ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features,
which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple
of weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive
and well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie








Re: About accessible book reading apps

Devin Prater
 

I'm still looking for a good, free program to do this, which will preserve formatting, like italics and bold. I just need it to open EPUB files, work with links, both external and internal, show a table of contents when asked, and save my place in the book. For now, I use my Mac, with Emacs, and Emacspeak to read Emacs, and the nov-el addon to read EPUB files.

On Feb 22, 2019, at 3:00 PM, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> wrote:

I use qRead to open the files, then just save as .txt and dump into my braille note for reading on the display. :D
Neat programme though. It was worth the money because it does open these files really quickly.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annette Moore
Sent: February 22, 2019 2:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] About accessible book reading apps

the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document. However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in
ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features,
which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple of
weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive and
well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie








Re: About accessible book reading apps

JM Casey
 

I use qRead to open the files, then just save as .txt and dump into my braille note for reading on the display. :D
Neat programme though. It was worth the money because it does open these files really quickly.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annette Moore
Sent: February 22, 2019 2:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] About accessible book reading apps

the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document. However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in
ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features,
which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple of
weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive and
well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie




Re: About accessible book reading apps

Mallard <mallard@...>
 

No, when I tested I did jus that, but Elsa reads from where the cursor is. I can't reproduce the issue here...


Ciao,

Ollie

Il 22/02/2019 20:54, Annette Moore ha scritto:
Ok, go somewhere else in the document. Like, go to the middle or somewhere, or do a search and put your cursor elsewhere. then try Elsa again. She will start reading at the very beginning instead of where you left off. At least that's what Ivona Kendra is doing, and it's doing it with others too who are using other TTS voices. I can read with just the screen reader, though, and that's not a problem. I do have Ivona Kendra on Voice Dream on the phone too so I can use that.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 1:19 PM, Mallard wrote:
Hello again Annette,


It works fine here. Ctrl+s toggles between tts. Or rather, it switches from the system tts to Microsoft Elsa, wich is the Italian voice. I have only that one tts active right now. But no issues here.


Ciao,

Ollie




Il 22/02/2019 20:15, Mallard ha scritto:
Hello Annette,


I haven't tried to change tts, so I hadn't noticed this issue.


I suppose we could contact Christopher and ask him to fix it, unless it's been done on purpose...


I'll test this right now. Thanks for the heads-up.

Ciao,

Ollie




Il 22/02/2019 20:04, Annette Moore ha scritto:
the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document. However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features, which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive and well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie










Re: About accessible book reading apps

Annette Moore
 

Hi, Travis. Yeah, actually though, I'm likely going to start using just NVDA because with the other speech, it breaks up a lot. It didn't used to do that, but it got to where I often had to close QRead and reopen it and continue reading. It was getting to be a royal pain. I'll just use OneCor Zira now instead of Ivona Kendra.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 1:43 PM, Kwork wrote:
Oh, no. As I never read with anything except NVDA, I would have missed that bug completely.

Travis

On 2/22/2019 12:04 PM, Annette Moore wrote:
the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document. However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features, which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive and well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie





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Re: About accessible book reading apps

Annette Moore
 

Ok, go somewhere else in the document. Like, go to the middle or somewhere, or do a search and put your cursor elsewhere. then try Elsa again. She will start reading at the very beginning instead of where you left off. At least that's what Ivona Kendra is doing, and it's doing it with others too who are using other TTS voices. I can read with just the screen reader, though, and that's not a problem. I do have Ivona Kendra on Voice Dream on the phone too so I can use that.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 1:19 PM, Mallard wrote:
Hello again Annette,


It works fine here. Ctrl+s toggles between tts. Or rather, it switches from the system tts to Microsoft Elsa, wich is the Italian voice. I have only that one tts active right now. But no issues here.


Ciao,

Ollie




Il 22/02/2019 20:15, Mallard ha scritto:
Hello Annette,


I haven't tried to change tts, so I hadn't noticed this issue.


I suppose we could contact Christopher and ask him to fix it, unless it's been done on purpose...


I'll test this right now. Thanks for the heads-up.

Ciao,

Ollie




Il 22/02/2019 20:04, Annette Moore ha scritto:
the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document. However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features, which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive and well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie








Re: About accessible book reading apps

Kwork
 

Oh, no. As I never read with anything except NVDA, I would have missed that bug completely.

Travis

On 2/22/2019 12:04 PM, Annette Moore wrote:
the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document. However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features, which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive and well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie




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Re: About accessible book reading apps

Mallard <mallard@...>
 

Hello again Annette,


It works fine here. Ctrl+s toggles between tts. Or rather, it switches from the system tts to Microsoft Elsa, wich is the Italian voice. I have only that one tts active right now. But no issues here.


Ciao,

Ollie

Il 22/02/2019 20:15, Mallard ha scritto:
Hello Annette,


I haven't tried to change tts, so I hadn't noticed this issue.


I suppose we could contact Christopher and ask him to fix it, unless it's been done on purpose...


I'll test this right now. Thanks for the heads-up.

Ciao,

Ollie




Il 22/02/2019 20:04, Annette Moore ha scritto:
the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document. However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features, which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive and well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie







Re: About accessible book reading apps

Mallard <mallard@...>
 

Hello Annette,


I haven't tried to change tts, so I hadn't noticed this issue.


I suppose we could contact Christopher and ask him to fix it, unless it's been done on purpose...


I'll test this right now. Thanks for the heads-up.

Ciao,

Ollie

Il 22/02/2019 20:04, Annette Moore ha scritto:
the only thing I don't like about the update is that it kind of broke the ability to read with anything other than your actual screen reader because every time I hit control+s to enable speech from QRead's own ability to enable that feature, it starts at the beginning of the book or document that it's reading from, no matter where the cursor used to be in the document. However, to make this on topic, if you read with just NVDA and whatever voice or synthesizer you choose to use and use your say-all command, it works beautifully! I can't use my Ivona Kendra voice, though, because of the issue I described above. I have an earlier portable version of QRead for times when I want to use Kendra, though.

Annette

On 2/22/2019 3:50 AM, Mallard wrote:
Yes, Qread is great. I too couldn't do without it in Windows.


the only drawback with Qread is that it doesn't maintain the links in ebooks, but the Find and Document Position are excellent features, which can definitely make up for that.


I thought Qread had sort of been abandoned by its dev, but a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasant surprise of an update, so it's alive and well...


Highly recommended. Worth every penny and more.


Ciao,

Ollie