Date   

Re: Reviewing the screen, help

 

Hi,
I also couldn't figure out a way of reading the information presented on the screen.
As a workaround, if you want, you could try what follows:
1. Being on the prompt, press "ALT+Spacebar"
2. Up/down arrow until you find "edit" and press enter
3. Up/down arrow until you find "select all" and press enter.
You've just selected all the content which is on the screen at this point.
4. Press "ALT+Spacebar" again
5. Up/down arrow until "edit"
6. Up/down arrow until "copy".
You've just copied what you selected. Now all that content is on your clipboard.
7. Open Notepad and paste the content there so you can read.

Hth


Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy
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Em 07/03/2019 22:58, Howard Traxler escreveu:

Hi all,


Using NVDA in Windows 10:


When I "run" the cmd command I get the system command prompt. Then I type in a command such as DIR or shutdown followed by slash question mark.  I get a screen full of command line switch options but I can't figure out how to get NVDA to read them to me. Probably one of the review modes, but I just can't figure it out. Can anyone help, please?


Thanks.

Howard







Reviewing the screen, help

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Hi all,


Using NVDA in Windows 10:


When I "run" the cmd command I get the system command prompt. Then I type in a command such as DIR or shutdown followed by slash question mark.  I get a screen full of command line switch options but I can't figure out how to get NVDA to read them to me. Probably one of the review modes, but I just can't figure it out. Can anyone help, please?


Thanks.

Howard


Re: trying to sync albums to iPod Shuffle from iTunes using NVDA

Clarissa Mitchell
 

That is essentially what I did. I added all the music in the "Music"
folder to the iTunes library. However, I want to sync only particular
albums, and it's not letting me do that. I checked the box that says
"only sync checked songs," and then I tab to the different lists, each
containing the names of artists, albums, playlists etc. I press down
arrow to get to one I want, and press space to select it. When I tab
to the list of albums, I press the arrow keys and nothing happens.
This is my problem. I can sync other things, like artists, just fine.
But I only want specific albums by those artists, not all their
albums.

On 3/7/19, Robert Doc Wright godfearer <godfearer@comcast.net> wrote:
1. Add your music by either pressing control o and finding the music and
entering on it. Or open the file menu and press d to open a folder. You
highlight the folder and then tab and enter on select
2. When you have added all of your songs tab to your device and enter
3. Tab to summary treeview and press m for music
4. Tab once and be sure that music is checked
5. Tab to sync/apply and enter
It should play a tone wen done.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] trying to sync albums to iPod Shuffle from iTunes using
NVDA

If its any consolation to you. I just installee Itunes as I bought an I
phone and am not getting far with trying to find my way around it. All I
will say is that navigating in it is just like on the I Phone not windows
standard, but occasionally when I use it with nvda it will just crash the
computer.
I used to hate it before, but had hoped that they might have made it more
intuitive. So if any Itunes gurus who use nvda are out there, we are all
ears.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Clarissa Mitchell" <MusicGirl712@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 4:17 PM
Subject: [nvda] trying to sync albums to iPod Shuffle from iTunes using
NVDA


Hello all. I'm trying to sync my iPod shuffle, and I'm running into a
little problem. I want to sync particular albums. I can choose artists
from my library just fine, but it syncs their entire collection I have
in my library, including Christmas albums, which I don't want on my
iPod in March! But when I go to the list of albums and try to select
the ones I want, I get nothing. NVDA says absolutely nothing. I've
tried this with a demo version of JAWS 2019 and got the same result:
absolutely nothing. The only other list where this happens is genres.
The lists of artists and playlists read fine. This makes me think
something needs to be configured in my iTunes. The only other way I
can think to do this would be to create a new playlist, add all the
albums to it and just sync the one playlist. That might work, since
the playlists are being read. By the way, I am running the latest
version of iTunes, on the latest Windows 10. Can anyone help with
this?










Re: RCFV software beta

Gene
 

Often enough to make many articles not properly readable, names or parts of sentences are presented as links.  I don't know if I will play with this software but I wonder how it compares to reading views you can use in firefox and in Chrome, using an attachment in Chrome. 
 
If links aren't somehow evaluated as to whether they should remain in the text, such a feature would be, for the most part, useless. 
 
for example the sentence, Link: President Trump end of link signed the bill addressing the aid request for link:  hurricane disaster, end of link, relief.  With links removed, the sentence would read signed the bill addressing the request for relief.
 
I don't know if people pay attention to how often links are proper names or refer to something like an ongoing story.
 
Gene.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 5:42 PM
Subject: [nvda] RCFV software beta

Hi everyone,

Tony Zackin is developing software which, while not specifically aimed at blind users, includes a couple of features, such as a text browser, which might be of interest.  If you'd like to find out more and try it out, please see Tony's information below.

Kind regards

Quentin.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tony Zackin <tzackin@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 9:19 AM
Subject: RCFV software beta
To: Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>


Quentin,

 

Attached is information regarding the installation of the latest release of my software, RCFV.  I have played with it using NVDA and found that it seems to work adequately.  Of course, the program is designed for power users so any average user, sighted or not, might have some issues using it.  Despite that, I think some members of your community might find it useful.  If so, I would be inclined to tweak it a bit to make it more user friendly, if necessary, for use with NVDA.  Please feel free to distribute it as is.  It is currently freeware and will probably remain so although that is not set in stone.

 

If the software is not useful for your community that is fine but if you guys do see some value in using it please get back to me at tony.zackin@... with any suggestions for improving it, particularly for your needs. 

 

Thanks for your attention.

 

Tony Zackin

Takamomto, LLC

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 4:40 AM <tony.zackin@...> wrote:

info@...

 

I am in the process of releasing beta software that is not intended specifically for the visually impaired but does potentially have some applicability. It has a number of unique features not necessarily relevant to you but there are a couple that you might be interested in. One of them is that it has a text browser component. Now, I know that text browsers have been around for many years and I am guessing that many visually impaired people use them. However, my software offers the ability to not only extract just the text from many (but not all) web sites but also to filter it using enhanced regular expressions which can be predefined for each website accessed.  Consequently, what appears on the display can be only links to other pages or just the text of a news article, or both, etc. but without other unwanted, superfluous text on the page making it a very nice platform, IMO, for your NVDA software.

 

While playing with your software using Firefox, Edge, and Chrome I noticed issues with reading links.  Using Firefox they were ignored while in Edge they were verbalized but then followed by the actual url value. Clearly a text browser that ignores links completely can solve that problem but obviously at a cost. My software can optionally hide all links so that all the user gets is the text. But that is not the optimal solution, of course, since the link information is usually important. The way my software is designed is to normally provide hyperlinks in the text which are delimited by control characters which are normally invisible to the reader. (These control characters are used by the software to determine the location of hyperlinks in the text.) When NVDA reads a link in my software it vocalizes the beginning and end control character for the link. In other words, link text is not only verbalized but the existence and boundaries of the link are also announced to the listener who can then optionallly click on it to open that page. However no long url is verbalized. BTW, my software can also present links as explicit urls if the reader or, in this case, listener, is interested.

 

To summarize, my software was not intended for the visually impaired. It is actually designed primarily for power users who have a facility with regular expressions. However, blind users with access to knowledgeable sighted helpers could potentially benefit from using it in conjunction with your software. To be honest it has a very visual interface which might be confusing when using a screen reader. It might be possible to simplify the interface though for the visually impaired community.

 

As I said earlier the software is currently being beta tested. It has been thoroughly tested in-house and works with very many web sites including many popular news, political, and technology sites. If you are at all interested in taking a look at it, or know someone else in your community who might, please respond and I will give you a link to the web page containing the currently existing tutorial documentation and the setup program.

 

Thanks for your attention.

 

Anthony Zackin

Chief developer, Takamomto, LLC

tony.zackin@...

 


 

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Training and Support Manager

 

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

 

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 
To: 
Cc: 
Bcc: 
Date: 
Subject: New beta version of RCFV plus new tutorials

 

The latest beta version of RCFV is 0.0.0.2192.4670 and can be downloaded from the shared folder

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Gu-J1WMsUnTIxVgufzdMuAio2GjsyeRn?usp=sharing

 

Before doing anything please read the download instructions below.

 

If you already have an older version of RCFV installed please uninstall it first.  You can manually run “unins000.exe” in “Program Files\RCFV” or “Program Files (x86)\RCFV” or just uninstall via “Programs and Features” in the Control Panel.

 

In additon to the RCFV setup code there are some new tutorials which I urge you to read before playing with the program. More tutorials will be coming in the future.

 


 

Download instructions

 

I recommend that you download the setup file using either the Firefox or MS Edge browser.  If you use Chrome you will get a warning because this is new software and you may have difficulty downloading it without changing the Chrome security settings. Please note that RCFV is now digitially signed. That, in and of itself, doesn’t make it secure, but it should assure you that the software is from my company, Takamomto, LLC and has not been tampered with by a third party.  To reassure you I recommend that before running the setup program you submit it to an online virus scan at https://www.virustotal.com by either dragging and dropping or selecting the setup exe file from your download directory.  Please notify me at the email address below if the virus scan is not “clean”.

 

Please note that since this is a “new” program many anti-virus programs, including MS Defender, may mark it as a suspicious application. Since you won’t be installing it unless it passed the online virus scan you should allow your system to install it. The way you override such a warning depends on the software involved but I trust that you can Google how to do this if you do not know.  Windows built-in MS Defender will “protect” you from new and unrecognized applications with a pop-up as displayed below.  Just select “More info” and then “Run anyway” on the subsequent screen and you should be good to go.

 

 

Any feedback about the program or tutorials would be appreciated at rcfvbeta@....

 

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

 

Tony Zackin

Takamomto, LLC

 

 



--
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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 


Re: trying to sync albums to iPod Shuffle from iTunes using NVDA

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

  1. Add your music by either pressing control o and finding the music and entering on it. Or open the file menu and press d to open a folder. You highlight the folder and then tab and enter on select
  2. When you have added all of your songs tab to your device and enter
  3. Tab to summary treeview and press m for music
  4. Tab once and be sure that music is checked
  5. Tab to sync/apply and enter

It should play a tone wen done.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] trying to sync albums to iPod Shuffle from iTunes using NVDA

 

If its any consolation to you. I just installee   Itunes as I bought an I

phone and am not getting far with trying to find my way around it. All I

will say is that navigating in it is just like on the I Phone not windows

standard, but occasionally when I use it with nvda it will just  crash the

computer.

I used to hate it before, but had hoped that they might have made it more

intuitive. So if any Itunes gurus who use nvda are out there, we are all

ears.

Brian

 

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

From: "Clarissa Mitchell" <MusicGirl712@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 4:17 PM

Subject: [nvda] trying to sync albums to iPod Shuffle from iTunes using NVDA

 

 

> Hello all. I'm trying to sync my iPod shuffle, and I'm running into a

> little problem. I want to sync particular albums. I can choose artists

> from my library just fine, but it syncs their entire collection I have

> in my library, including Christmas albums, which I don't want on my

> iPod in March! But when I go to the list of albums and try to select

> the ones I want, I get nothing. NVDA says absolutely nothing. I've

> tried this with a demo version of JAWS 2019 and got the same result:

> absolutely nothing. The only other list where this happens is genres.

> The lists of artists and playlists read fine. This makes me think

> something needs to be configured in my iTunes. The only other way I

> can think to do this would be to create a new playlist, add all the

> albums to it and just sync the one playlist. That might work, since

> the playlists are being read. By the way, I am running the latest

> version of iTunes, on the latest Windows 10. Can anyone help with

> this?

>

>

 

 

 

 


RCFV software beta

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

Tony Zackin is developing software which, while not specifically aimed at blind users, includes a couple of features, such as a text browser, which might be of interest.  If you'd like to find out more and try it out, please see Tony's information below.

Kind regards

Quentin.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tony Zackin <tzackin@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 9:19 AM
Subject: RCFV software beta
To: Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>


Quentin,

 

Attached is information regarding the installation of the latest release of my software, RCFV.  I have played with it using NVDA and found that it seems to work adequately.  Of course, the program is designed for power users so any average user, sighted or not, might have some issues using it.  Despite that, I think some members of your community might find it useful.  If so, I would be inclined to tweak it a bit to make it more user friendly, if necessary, for use with NVDA.  Please feel free to distribute it as is.  It is currently freeware and will probably remain so although that is not set in stone.

 

If the software is not useful for your community that is fine but if you guys do see some value in using it please get back to me at tony.zackin@... with any suggestions for improving it, particularly for your needs. 

 

Thanks for your attention.

 

Tony Zackin

Takamomto, LLC

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 4:40 AM <tony.zackin@...> wrote:

info@...

 

I am in the process of releasing beta software that is not intended specifically for the visually impaired but does potentially have some applicability. It has a number of unique features not necessarily relevant to you but there are a couple that you might be interested in. One of them is that it has a text browser component. Now, I know that text browsers have been around for many years and I am guessing that many visually impaired people use them. However, my software offers the ability to not only extract just the text from many (but not all) web sites but also to filter it using enhanced regular expressions which can be predefined for each website accessed.  Consequently, what appears on the display can be only links to other pages or just the text of a news article, or both, etc. but without other unwanted, superfluous text on the page making it a very nice platform, IMO, for your NVDA software.

 

While playing with your software using Firefox, Edge, and Chrome I noticed issues with reading links.  Using Firefox they were ignored while in Edge they were verbalized but then followed by the actual url value. Clearly a text browser that ignores links completely can solve that problem but obviously at a cost. My software can optionally hide all links so that all the user gets is the text. But that is not the optimal solution, of course, since the link information is usually important. The way my software is designed is to normally provide hyperlinks in the text which are delimited by control characters which are normally invisible to the reader. (These control characters are used by the software to determine the location of hyperlinks in the text.) When NVDA reads a link in my software it vocalizes the beginning and end control character for the link. In other words, link text is not only verbalized but the existence and boundaries of the link are also announced to the listener who can then optionallly click on it to open that page. However no long url is verbalized. BTW, my software can also present links as explicit urls if the reader or, in this case, listener, is interested.

 

To summarize, my software was not intended for the visually impaired. It is actually designed primarily for power users who have a facility with regular expressions. However, blind users with access to knowledgeable sighted helpers could potentially benefit from using it in conjunction with your software. To be honest it has a very visual interface which might be confusing when using a screen reader. It might be possible to simplify the interface though for the visually impaired community.

 

As I said earlier the software is currently being beta tested. It has been thoroughly tested in-house and works with very many web sites including many popular news, political, and technology sites. If you are at all interested in taking a look at it, or know someone else in your community who might, please respond and I will give you a link to the web page containing the currently existing tutorial documentation and the setup program.

 

Thanks for your attention.

 

Anthony Zackin

Chief developer, Takamomto, LLC

tony.zackin@...

 


 

--

Quentin Christensen
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 




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 
To: 
Cc: 
Bcc: 
Date: 
Subject: New beta version of RCFV plus new tutorials

 

The latest beta version of RCFV is 0.0.0.2192.4670 and can be downloaded from the shared folder

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Gu-J1WMsUnTIxVgufzdMuAio2GjsyeRn?usp=sharing

 

Before doing anything please read the download instructions below.

 

If you already have an older version of RCFV installed please uninstall it first.  You can manually run “unins000.exe” in “Program Files\RCFV” or “Program Files (x86)\RCFV” or just uninstall via “Programs and Features” in the Control Panel.

 

In additon to the RCFV setup code there are some new tutorials which I urge you to read before playing with the program. More tutorials will be coming in the future.

 


 

Download instructions

 

I recommend that you download the setup file using either the Firefox or MS Edge browser.  If you use Chrome you will get a warning because this is new software and you may have difficulty downloading it without changing the Chrome security settings. Please note that RCFV is now digitially signed. That, in and of itself, doesn’t make it secure, but it should assure you that the software is from my company, Takamomto, LLC and has not been tampered with by a third party.  To reassure you I recommend that before running the setup program you submit it to an online virus scan at https://www.virustotal.com by either dragging and dropping or selecting the setup exe file from your download directory.  Please notify me at the email address below if the virus scan is not “clean”.

 

Please note that since this is a “new” program many anti-virus programs, including MS Defender, may mark it as a suspicious application. Since you won’t be installing it unless it passed the online virus scan you should allow your system to install it. The way you override such a warning depends on the software involved but I trust that you can Google how to do this if you do not know.  Windows built-in MS Defender will “protect” you from new and unrecognized applications with a pop-up as displayed below.  Just select “More info” and then “Run anyway” on the subsequent screen and you should be good to go.

 

 

Any feedback about the program or tutorials would be appreciated at rcfvbeta@....

 

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

 

Tony Zackin

Takamomto, LLC

 

 



--
Quentin Christensen
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 


Re: Firefox and Extensions' section

ADRIAN POCOCK
 

Hi

I also had other issues with Firefox and found the answer to be in add-ons, themes.  The original light default theme was having issues but the new light theme when i enabled it my issues disappeared.

Adrian Pocock

On 07/03/2019 22:12, marcio via Groups.I wrote:
Starting by answering the last question (LOL), here using Windows 10.
Now let's to my own question. How can I make a ticket on the Firefox Bug Tracker?

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy
Follow or add me on Facebook

Em 07/03/2019 05:53, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escreveu:
I'm not sure, but I think the version before that one worked correctly. Somebody needs to make a ticket on the Firefox bug tracker or it can be put on the nvda one if you want, and maybe Jamie can advise as he was on there the other day trying to understand a different issue in Firefox, I noticed.

This though is a Firefox issue as it was working before.

I only went there to check prompted by this thread, and as has been said, I knew it was working earlier.
Incidentally which version of Windows is everyone using, windows 7 or does it not matter?

Its a minor issue but annoying nonetheless if you want to add or look at what other add ons are installed.
Brian

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Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox and Extensions' section


 Hello. I am getting the same thing and I also noticed it was occurring in the previous version so whats going on here? I even cleared out the cookies and cash along with the history entries and am still getting this. I guess for now I have to use the tab and shift tab to get around this annoying bug. I am also getting the same thing on my other windows 10 machine. Maybe the NVDA add on for Thunderbird and fire fox needs to be updated? I just don't know. Maybe when the new version of nvda comes out those issues will go away. Just my thoughts.
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Re: O T, windows update

 

If it says restart now then its done the update.

running disk cleanup by searching for disk, selecting disk cleanup and hitting control shift enter and then cleaning up all the temp and windows update files will help but it seems like windows eventually fixed itself so if it wants you to restart then its ready to be restarted and update is installed so do that.



On 8/03/2019 12:10 AM, The Gamages via Groups.Io wrote:
Hello,
 
My a pologies for the off topic message, but has anyone had a similar experience as I am having at the moment.
Several weeks ago I got a message purporting to come from Microsoft asking me to free up space for a new update which was larger than normal, I chose to be reminded later, since then the message changed to a choice of “pick a time”or “remind me later”, now it is saying either “restart now” or “wait an hour”.
So far I have not allowed this update, has anyone else had this experience, it seems a different procedure to earlier updates, by the way I have version 1803 at the moment.
Thank you for any comments and advice.
 
  Best Regards, Jim.


Re: Firefox and Extensions' section

 

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

Read the links:  Bug Writing Guidelines
and Bugzilla Etiquette

before going on to activate a new account.
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Re: Firefox and Extensions' section

 

Starting by answering the last question (LOL), here using Windows 10.
Now let's to my own question. How can I make a ticket on the Firefox Bug Tracker?

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy
Follow or add me on Facebook

Em 07/03/2019 05:53, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escreveu:

I'm not sure, but I think the version before that one worked correctly. Somebody needs to make a ticket on the Firefox bug tracker or it can be put on the nvda one if you want, and maybe Jamie can advise as he was on there the other day trying to understand a different issue in Firefox, I noticed.

This though is a Firefox issue as it was working before.

I only went there to check prompted by this thread, and as has been said, I knew it was working earlier.
Incidentally which version of Windows is everyone using, windows 7 or does it not matter?

Its a minor issue but annoying nonetheless if you want to add or look at what other add ons are installed.
Brian

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Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox and Extensions' section


 Hello. I am getting the same thing and I also noticed it was occurring in the previous version so whats going on here? I even cleared out the cookies and cash along with the history entries and am still getting this. I guess for now I have to use the tab and shift tab to get around this annoying bug. I am also getting the same thing on my other windows 10 machine. Maybe the NVDA add on for Thunderbird and fire fox needs to be updated? I just don't know. Maybe when the new version of nvda comes out those issues will go away. Just my thoughts.
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Re: Fn Key Issues

 

Also, as a side thought, have you tried NVDA+1 to toggle input help mode on?    It could be that one of the keys is in an odd location compared to what you're used to on the laptop keyboard itself.  At least that way you can do a quick check of what it is you're actually pressing when things aren't working as expected to see if the keys are what you think they are.

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Re: weather plus addon

David Moore
 

Hi!

Yes, a plug from me as well for the weather plus add-on!

I used it many times a day LOL!

I can’t wait for that one to come back!

David Moore

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] weather plus addon

 

I liked that add-on ☺

 

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

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H

Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:26 AM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: [nvda] weather plus addon

 

Is the weather plus addon ever coming back?  Miss using it everyday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Fn Key Issues

 

On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 03:16 PM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Lapcare Alfa USB Wired Keyboard
Bhavya,

           This does appear to be the full make and model information.  This keyboard is for sale all over India, even Amazon's India website, and other than the row of 9 soft (as in it looks like silicone, not plastic) buttons across the top left side, which appear to be media control keys, it is otherwise unremarkable.  The function keys are in their standard blocks of 4 (1-4,5-8,9-12) in the usual position as the top row of hard keys.

            There is likely a driver that comes with this since it does have multimedia keys, but perhaps not.   There is nothing about it's appearance that would suggest that any of the standard keys should behave any differently than they would on any other keyboard.
 
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Re: Accessible Lightweight PDF Viewers

Daniel Wolak <danielwolak97@...>
 

Hi,

I'd recommend QRead for this purpose, although not sure if it's exactly
what you're looking for.


Daniel

On 07/03/2019 20:27, Bhavya shah wrote:
Dear all,

I currently have a 144 mb file that is one of my Physics textbooks.
From the file size, it is easy to infer the massiveness of this
document. Hence, opening it in Adobe Acrobat DC is not always
practical as it takes an infeasible amount of time to load all pages.
Hence, I am in need of some alternate accessible PDF viewing solution
which is relatively lightweight and is likely to be substantially
quicker in loading a large PDF for viewership.

Alternatively, another approach towards addressing my needs that I can
think of is to split this huge PDF into a bunch of different PDFs
which individually are smaller files and thus likely to be faster to
open. In case you are aware of some tool to split a large PDF file
into a few smaller ones, I would appreciate if you could share those
as well.

I am open to using both of the above approaches simultaneously for
maximally mitigating the current problem as well, if need be.

Thanks.


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brian@...
 

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Re: Accessible Lightweight PDF Viewers

Gene
 

Is there any reason not to load the document one time then save it as a text file?  That's what I usually do with PDF files so as not to waste time converting the document more than once.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 2:27 PM
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] Accessible Lightweight PDF Viewers

Dear all,

I currently have a 144 mb file that is one of my Physics textbooks.
From the file size, it is easy to infer the massiveness of this
document. Hence, opening it in Adobe Acrobat DC is not always
practical as it takes an infeasible amount of time to load all pages.
Hence, I am in need of some alternate accessible PDF viewing solution
which is relatively lightweight and is likely to be substantially
quicker in loading a large PDF for viewership.

Alternatively, another approach towards addressing my needs that I can
think of is to split this huge PDF into a bunch of different PDFs
which individually are smaller files and thus likely to be faster to
open. In case you are aware of some tool to split a large PDF file
into a few smaller ones, I would appreciate if you could share those
as well.

I am open to using both of the above approaches simultaneously for
maximally mitigating the current problem as well, if need be.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Blogger at Hiking Across Horizons: https://bhavyashah125.wordpress.com/

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@...
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/
Twitter: @BhavyaShah125
Skype: bhavya.09



Accessible Lightweight PDF Viewers

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

I currently have a 144 mb file that is one of my Physics textbooks.
From the file size, it is easy to infer the massiveness of this
document. Hence, opening it in Adobe Acrobat DC is not always
practical as it takes an infeasible amount of time to load all pages.
Hence, I am in need of some alternate accessible PDF viewing solution
which is relatively lightweight and is likely to be substantially
quicker in loading a large PDF for viewership.

Alternatively, another approach towards addressing my needs that I can
think of is to split this huge PDF into a bunch of different PDFs
which individually are smaller files and thus likely to be faster to
open. In case you are aware of some tool to split a large PDF file
into a few smaller ones, I would appreciate if you could share those
as well.

I am open to using both of the above approaches simultaneously for
maximally mitigating the current problem as well, if need be.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Blogger at Hiking Across Horizons: https://bhavyashah125.wordpress.com/

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/
Twitter: @BhavyaShah125
Skype: bhavya.09


Re: Fn Key Issues

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

My sincerest apologies for my own delayed response to all your prompt
suggestions.

• I am not entirely sure of the exact model of my keyboard. However,
broadly, it should be a Lapcare Alfa USB Wired Keyboard. I shall hunt
for the keyboard’s manual tomorrow or seek sighted assistance in
obtaining the same information from the keyboard itself. Once I have
that, I will revert sharing the particulars of the make and model of
my USB keyboard.
• I, too, suspect that changing the Bios of my laptop will not have
any effect on my problem with an external device.
• I doubt Sharp Keys or other key remapping software will be of use
because my issue is not with the positioning of keys or needing to
press Fn+F12 to emulate the F12 key or anything along those lines.
Rather, my issue lies with the order in which this external keyboard
demands of me to press keys in a multi-key combination - always
needing to hold down Fn first and then the rest of the keystroke (for
all key combinations involving the Fn key).
• Pressing Fn+Esc has not resolved my problem either.

I don’t see any solution in sight at the present instant, except for
the possibility that I discover some secret on getting details about
my device and subsequently reading its manual. Thus, I have been
trying my best to adjust with this new sequence of pressing keys and
issuing keyboard shortcuts. While I still sometimes end up not
pressing the Fn key first thus issuing a key command other than what I
desired to issue, I am able to somewhat cope with this new system. A
remedy to this oddity would still be immensely useful though.

Thanks.

On 2/13/19, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
<bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
That will not help since he already said that the laptop keyboard is normal,

unless the keyboard is normal on that pc but not on another and it is the
other which causes the issue.
Its imperative to know the make and model of the offending combination.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "molly the blind tech lover" <brainardmolly@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Fn Key Issues


Hello.
I think you may need to go in to the bios settings of your machine to change

the behavior of the function key

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bhavya shah
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 1:37 PM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Cc: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
Subject: [nvda] Fn Key Issues

Dear all,

I apologize for this not being strictly NVDA related, but more in regards to

adapting to a keyboard which poses unique challenges in the issuance of NVDA

key commands. I recently purchased an external keyboard which was overall
great value for money, apart from one pestiferous problem.

To emulate the Home, End, Page Up and Page Down functions, I need to press
the Function (Fn) key in conjunction with the arrow keys. This is not
atypical for me as I need to do this even on my built in laptop keyboard.
However, on my laptop, I am absolutely used to pressing Ctrl followed by
Function followed by right arrow for Ctrl+Home, whereas on this new external

keyboard, I need to hold down Function first, and then press keys like Ctrl

and right arrow. This is getting particularly problematic since my brain is

wired to use the Function key preceding an arrow key only when I want to
select an entire line or page as opposed to holding down Function first and

foremost, and then pressing things like NVDA modifier+Shift+right arrow to
read the status bar.

Is there any way - software settting or device setup or otherwise - by which

I can get this external keyboard to act similar to my laptop keyboard, in
that I need to press the Function key only before the arrow keys or the key

whose secondary function will be induced as opposed to the first key in any

multi-key combinaition?

I would greatly appreciate any assistance in this regard.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Blogger at Hiking Across Horizons: https://bhavyashah125.wordpress.com/

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/
Twitter: @BhavyaShah125
Skype: bhavya.09











--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Blogger at Hiking Across Horizons: https://bhavyashah125.wordpress.com/

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/
Twitter: @BhavyaShah125
Skype: bhavya.09


Re: weather plus addon

molly the blind tech lover
 

I liked that add-on ☺

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] weather plus addon

Is the weather plus addon ever coming back? Miss using it everyday.


Re: O T, windows update

 

Jim,

Not a problem.  All I wanted to do was to make you aware of the Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users Group.

If or when you have a "heavy duty" question regarding Windows 10 we're there for you (I haunt those halls and am a moderator there, too.)
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back