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Re: Asking a few NVDA questions.

Luke Davis
 

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019, Marcio via Groups.Io wrote:

Is there a way to remove all of this extra information so that you only see what you need or want to see, without all of the info on the tables
and columns and rows?
CTRL+NVDA+D should do the trick. You can play with the checkboxes there, checking and unchecking them according to your liking.
you may also want to press NVDA+ctrl+b, and turn off layout tables.

Luke


NVDA and itunes

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

I just helped a friend install iTunes on their computer. We added tones but when we get to the tones area NVDA is not reading the list of tones. We are running the latest iTunes and NVDA. I have no problems reading the tones in my iTunes. Any ideas?

 

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Re: Asking a few NVDA questions.

 

Gene,
You can change how progress bars are read or not read.
NVDA key control u.
Actually, it's NVDA+U.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

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Re: Asking a few NVDA questions.

 

Ron,
Is there a way to remove all of this extra information so that you only see what you need or want to see, without all of the info on the tables and columns and rows?
CTRL+NVDA+D should do the trick. You can play with the checkboxes there, checking and unchecking them according to your liking.
Hth

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Re: braille teathered to focus

prem.translator@...
 

I face this problem too. However, it doesn't need to restart NVDA. For me, just press ctrl (control) again and again (only a few times), then use insert + t to read a Title as usual. 


Re: NVDA and file explorer

Luke Davis
 

On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, Laz wrote:

* I tried the above directions to run NVDA without add-ons and all it
did was unload NVDA and nothing else. What's the correct keyboard
command to start NVDA without also loading the add-ons?
There isn't one.

The most rapid way to do it, is to press windows+r, and type the following (careful of your punctuation and spacing):

nvda -r --disable-addons

Press enter, and a moment later you will be running without addons.

Another way is to press NVDA+ctrl+g, and tab to "show exit options". Check that box. You might want to also make sure "Save configuration on exit" isn't checked, so that the other setting doesn't become permanent. Then press OK, followed by NVDA+Q as in the original instructions.

Luke


Re: Moving between worksheets in XL

Luke Davis
 

I can't directly help you, but to help figure out what's going on: what happens if you turn on key describer mode, and then press control+fn+up/down?
Does it say what you would expect?

Secondly, assuming there isn't a solution to your problem, you may be able to create a macro to allow keyboard switching of worksheets via some other (configurable) keys.
I rarely use Excel, so can't tell you how to do this, but here is an article where a guy is doing something similar, and he provides some code that you could adapt to your purpose.
I'm not sure what programming language that is (some kind of Visual Basic, I'd guess), but it looks straight forward enough, and seems like it could pretty easily be made to move between worksheets for you.
https://www.excelcampus.com/vba/keyboard-shortcut-select-first-last-sheet/

Regards,

Luke


Re: braille teathered to focus

Gene
 

Then there appears to be a bug in the latest beta that is causing the NVDA key to get stuck. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] braille teathered to focus

I had that issue yesterday actually. I thought it was just me. In fact I'm having way more issues than that but I'll address them later but I can reproduce that one at random. I just got 1093 by the way. I think when it happened yesterday I was trying to check the title of something.

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On 6 Jun 2019, at 14:40, ken lawrence via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi list from time to time on NVDA for reasons I’m not clear on when I do an insert T to read a title window I will instead of that window hear NVDA say “braille teathered to focus.  I was launching a browser. And to correct this I had to shutdown then restart NVDA explorer for some reason crashes my screen reader.  While I don’t use it accept for very basic stuff and while chrome is my default it’s still a bit strange since I don’t have a braille display here anyone know wht is happening and why NVDA is giving me information on something that doesn’t apply to me. 

 

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Re: braille teathered to focus

Gene
 

You are either using NVDA control or the NVDA key is stuck.
 
This is a command that can be changed, whether a Braille display is being used or not.  It is an NVDA option about how a Braille display functions but it is always available.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 4:40 PM
Subject: [nvda] braille teathered to focus

Hi list from time to time on NVDA for reasons I’m not clear on when I do an insert T to read a title window I will instead of that window hear NVDA say “braille teathered to focus.  I was launching a browser. And to correct this I had to shutdown then restart NVDA explorer for some reason crashes my screen reader.  While I don’t use it accept for very basic stuff and while chrome is my default it’s still a bit strange since I don’t have a braille display here anyone know wht is happening and why NVDA is giving me information on something that doesn’t apply to me. 

 

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Re: NVDA and file explorer

Quentin Christensen
 

There is an option in NVDA's general settings (press NVDA+control+g) to "show exit options when exiting NVDA".  That is checked by default, in which case my steps should work - if that is unchecked, NVDA will exit as soon as you press NVDA+q, in which case you won't be able to get to the dropdown to select to restart with add-ons disabled.  The easiest way then is to open settings, check that box, then restart NVDA with add-ons disabled.


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:51 AM Laz <laz@...> wrote:
On 6/5/19, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
> Are you running any add-ons?  If so, if you restart NVDA with add-ons
> disabled (press NVDA+q then down arrow to restart with add-ons disabled and
> press ENTER) does that make a difference?

* I tried the above directions to run NVDA without add-ons and all it
did was unload NVDA and nothing else. What's the correct keyboard
command to start NVDA without also loading the add-ons?

laz





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Re: Determining if comments are resolved in Word

Quentin Christensen
 

Good pickup Rick,

I've created an issue for it: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/9685

Feel free to add in anything I missed.

Quentin.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:43 PM Rick <softwarethatworks@...> wrote:

In newer version of Microsoft Word, a feature to Resolve Comments is present. When a comment is resolved, it is visually displayed collapsed and is dimmed (faded into the background).

 

I can use the context menu, and if the comment is resolved, the content menu will display a Reopen command instead of the Resolve Comment command. However, this is a tedious way to determine if a comment has been resolved.

 

Is there any  other way in NVDA to determine if a comment is resolved. I do not see it in the Elements dialog nor is it spoken when using the NVDA +Alt+C command to read a comment.

 

Enabling Microsoft’s UI Automation in the NVDA advanced settings dialog does not have any effect regarding resolved comments.

 

I am running the latest released version of Office 365 and NVDA.

 

Thanks, Rick

 



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Asking a few NVDA questions.

Ron Kolesar
 

Hello to my fellow NVDA users.
I'm playing my truck driving game and I'm noticing the following within using NVDA as my screen reader.
1. The fuel price is reading as I see the dollar sign by NVDA is reading the fuel price as dollar 2.50.
Is there a way I could have is say with the dollar sign in front read two dollars and fifty cents with the decimal point in between the dollars and cents?
2. If I meet my deadline and I'll collect on time with the dollar sign in front NVDA is reading it as dollar 375.27.
Can I get NVDA to read this as dollars and cents as well?
Many Thanks.
Ron who's slowly learning his way around while using NVDA for his new screen reader
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Re: braille teathered to focus

Sarah k Alawami
 

I had that issue yesterday actually. I thought it was just me. In fact I'm having way more issues than that but I'll address them later but I can reproduce that one at random. I just got 1093 by the way. I think when it happened yesterday I was trying to check the title of something.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.
For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go here.
and for hosting options go here
to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 6 Jun 2019, at 14:40, ken lawrence via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi list from time to time on NVDA for reasons I’m not clear on when I do an insert T to read a title window I will instead of that window hear NVDA say “braille teathered to focus.  I was launching a browser. And to correct this I had to shutdown then restart NVDA explorer for some reason crashes my screen reader.  While I don’t use it accept for very basic stuff and while chrome is my default it’s still a bit strange since I don’t have a braille display here anyone know wht is happening and why NVDA is giving me information on something that doesn’t apply to me. 

 

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braille teathered to focus

ken lawrence
 

Hi list from time to time on NVDA for reasons I’m not clear on when I do an insert T to read a title window I will instead of that window hear NVDA say “braille teathered to focus.  I was launching a browser. And to correct this I had to shutdown then restart NVDA explorer for some reason crashes my screen reader.  While I don’t use it accept for very basic stuff and while chrome is my default it’s still a bit strange since I don’t have a braille display here anyone know wht is happening and why NVDA is giving me information on something that doesn’t apply to me. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Moving between worksheets in XL

Sile
 

Correction, the NVDA microsoft tutorial says that:

ctrl-page up goes back to the previous worksheet and ctrl-page down goes to the next worksheet.


But this still means that fnKey plus ctrl plus up arrow should in theory move back to the previous worksheet in my configuration (see below) and fnKey plus ctrl plus page down should go to the next worksheet?


--Sile


Hello



OK, so I have an unusual constallation of issues and am wondering if anyone has an answer.


I am trying to figure out how to move between worksheets in XL But ...


1) I am running windows 10 under bootcamp on a mac laptop


2)  If I look up bootcamp, it says that page up/down are accomplished on a laptop running bootcamp by using fnKey-uparrow (page up) and fnKey-downarrow (page down)

This works in word, notepad, etc.


The microsoft XL tutorial for NVDA says that I can move between worksheets by using ctrl plus uparrow (laptop) to go back to the previous worksheet and CTRL plus down arrow to move to the next worksheet.


You might think then that pressing the fnKey plus control plus up arrow would allow me to move to the previous worksheet and fnKey plus ctrl plus down arrow would allow me to go to the next worksheet?


But this doesn't seem to work.


Any bootcamp users out there who might be able to help?


Yours,


--Sile


Moving between worksheets in XL

Sile
 

Hello


OK, so I have an unusual constallation of issues and am wondering if anyone has an answer.


I am trying to figure out how to move between worksheets in XL But ...


1) I am running windows 10 under bootcamp on a mac laptop


2)  If I look up bootcamp, it says that page up/down are accomplished on a laptop running bootcamp by using fnKey-uparrow (page up) and fnKey-downarrow (page down)

This works in word, notepad, etc.


The microsoft XL tutorial for NVDA says that I can move between worksheets by using ctrl plus uparrow (laptop) to go back to the previous worksheet and CTRL plus down arrow to move to the next worksheet.


You might think then that pressing the fnKey plus control plus up arrow would allow me to move to the previous worksheet and fnKey plus ctrl plus down arrow would allow me to go to the next worksheet?


But this doesn't seem to work.


Any bootcamp users out there who might be able to help?


Yours,


--Sile


Re: Asking a few NVDA questions.

Gene
 

I thought this message was in another thread on another list.  I was discussing shortcuts in the below answer for an e-mail program.  I see now that the question was asking about NvDA short cuts. 
 
There are short cuts to open certain dialogs such as to set speech parameters and select a synthesizer.  You can open many of the settings categories in NVDA. 
 
I'll tell you two or three shortcuts I know and there must be a place in the manual or the quick keys reference to find more. 
If you change settings and you want to go back to the settings you usually use, the shortcut is NvDA key control r.  You will hear configuration applied.  If you have saved the new settings, you can't go back in this way because the new settings are part of the configuration.  If you exit NVDA with new settings, by default, they will be saved.  I think this is a very bad default setting.  People should be able to try different settings and not have them inadvertently saved.  It should require an affirmative act by the user, not closing the program which may result from shutting down the system, or closing the program for other reasons. 
 
You can change this setting so changes aren't automatically saved, and if you do, you can save new settings with NVDA key control c. 
To open the voice dialog, the command is NVDA key control v.
To open the synthesizer dialog, it's NVDA key control s.
You can change how progress bars are read or not read. 
NVDA key control u.  There are a number of options you can move through.  You can move through them as many times as you want.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [NVDA] Asking a few NVDA questions.

I know the usual ones, control r, alt s, the generally used ones.  I believe there may be another shortcut command or two to do things like go to the deleted messages or sent mail folder but I'm not sure and I don't know them if they exist.
 
Gene
----- original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [NVDA] Asking a few NVDA questions.

Thanks for the tip Jene.
Any other keyboard shortcuts you can teach this old dog to learn a new trick from?
Many thanks once again.
Ron Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
 
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:29
Subject: Re: [nvda] Asking a few NVDA questions.
 
Manually enter forms mode with NVDA key space. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Kolesar
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:07 PM
To: Non Visual Desktop Access Mailing List
Subject: [nvda] Asking a few NVDA questions.
 
Hello to my fellow NVDA users.
I'm playing my online rpg truck driving game using NVDA and have a few
questions.
For using a forms mode.
I noticed that you have to tap and shift tap to get forms mode to kick in
and press the esc key to get out of forms mode.
Is there a way to have forms mode kick in and out automatically, and simply
just smack the enter key and or spacebar to
1. activate a action?
2. As well the enter key and or spacebar would allow you back out of the
forms mode for filling out a field.
For example, in this example, I'm talking about the truck driving RPG game.
Now while within the truck driving setting my speed that I want to drive at
I have to use forms mode to enter into this feature.
So is there a way so that you don't have to constantly tab and back tab to
go into forms mode, and to constantly have to press the esc key to get out
of forms mode once again?
Similar to the way forms mode works like in JAWS?
I also noticed for two punctuations.
The Apostrophe comes out as the word tick.
So, if you use the Apostrophe like in a word like I am, it comes out as I
tick m instead of the contracted word, im.
Also the period is reading as dot.
The period comes out as dot instead of period or no punctuation at all.
I have the punctuation set to some.
Should I set it to none?
The comma reads correctly though.
Havn't tried other punctuations with NVDA just yet.

Also, why is it that I'm seeing in and out of tables and so many rows and
columns?
Is there a way to remove all of this extra information so that you only see
what you need or want to see, without all of the info on the tables and
columns and rows?
If we could, I think it would make reading the screen more effectively and
or better.

Many thanks to all who tried to help me learn how to use NVDA as a second
screen reader.
Very Thankfully Yours,
Ron, who needs to practice some more learning to use NVDA before I have to
use it with my flying simulatior and the programs that that are added onto
the flight sim so that a blind and or visually impared or BVI pilot may be
able to fly.

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager



In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager


Re: Asking a few NVDA questions.

Gene
 

I know the usual ones, control r, alt s, the generally used ones.  I believe there may be another shortcut command or two to do things like go to the deleted messages or sent mail folder but I'm not sure and I don't know them if they exist.
 
Gene
----- original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2019 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [NVDA] Asking a few NVDA questions.

Thanks for the tip Jene.
Any other keyboard shortcuts you can teach this old dog to learn a new trick from?
Many thanks once again.
Ron Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
 
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:29
Subject: Re: [nvda] Asking a few NVDA questions.
 
Manually enter forms mode with NVDA key space. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Kolesar
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:07 PM
To: Non Visual Desktop Access Mailing List
Subject: [nvda] Asking a few NVDA questions.
 
Hello to my fellow NVDA users.
I'm playing my online rpg truck driving game using NVDA and have a few
questions.
For using a forms mode.
I noticed that you have to tap and shift tap to get forms mode to kick in
and press the esc key to get out of forms mode.
Is there a way to have forms mode kick in and out automatically, and simply
just smack the enter key and or spacebar to
1. activate a action?
2. As well the enter key and or spacebar would allow you back out of the
forms mode for filling out a field.
For example, in this example, I'm talking about the truck driving RPG game.
Now while within the truck driving setting my speed that I want to drive at
I have to use forms mode to enter into this feature.
So is there a way so that you don't have to constantly tab and back tab to
go into forms mode, and to constantly have to press the esc key to get out
of forms mode once again?
Similar to the way forms mode works like in JAWS?
I also noticed for two punctuations.
The Apostrophe comes out as the word tick.
So, if you use the Apostrophe like in a word like I am, it comes out as I
tick m instead of the contracted word, im.
Also the period is reading as dot.
The period comes out as dot instead of period or no punctuation at all.
I have the punctuation set to some.
Should I set it to none?
The comma reads correctly though.
Havn't tried other punctuations with NVDA just yet.

Also, why is it that I'm seeing in and out of tables and so many rows and
columns?
Is there a way to remove all of this extra information so that you only see
what you need or want to see, without all of the info on the tables and
columns and rows?
If we could, I think it would make reading the screen more effectively and
or better.

Many thanks to all who tried to help me learn how to use NVDA as a second
screen reader.
Very Thankfully Yours,
Ron, who needs to practice some more learning to use NVDA before I have to
use it with my flying simulatior and the programs that that are added onto
the flight sim so that a blind and or visually impared or BVI pilot may be
able to fly.

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager



In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager


Re: Asking a few NVDA questions.

Ron Kolesar
 

Thanks for the tip Jene.
Any other keyboard shortcuts you can teach this old dog to learn a new trick from?
Many thanks once again.
Ron Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
 

From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Asking a few NVDA questions.
 
Manually enter forms mode with NVDA key space. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Kolesar
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 10:07 PM
To: Non Visual Desktop Access Mailing List
Subject: [nvda] Asking a few NVDA questions.
 
Hello to my fellow NVDA users.
I'm playing my online rpg truck driving game using NVDA and have a few
questions.
For using a forms mode.
I noticed that you have to tap and shift tap to get forms mode to kick in
and press the esc key to get out of forms mode.
Is there a way to have forms mode kick in and out automatically, and simply
just smack the enter key and or spacebar to
1. activate a action?
2. As well the enter key and or spacebar would allow you back out of the
forms mode for filling out a field.
For example, in this example, I'm talking about the truck driving RPG game.
Now while within the truck driving setting my speed that I want to drive at
I have to use forms mode to enter into this feature.
So is there a way so that you don't have to constantly tab and back tab to
go into forms mode, and to constantly have to press the esc key to get out
of forms mode once again?
Similar to the way forms mode works like in JAWS?
I also noticed for two punctuations.
The Apostrophe comes out as the word tick.
So, if you use the Apostrophe like in a word like I am, it comes out as I
tick m instead of the contracted word, im.
Also the period is reading as dot.
The period comes out as dot instead of period or no punctuation at all.
I have the punctuation set to some.
Should I set it to none?
The comma reads correctly though.
Havn't tried other punctuations with NVDA just yet.

Also, why is it that I'm seeing in and out of tables and so many rows and
columns?
Is there a way to remove all of this extra information so that you only see
what you need or want to see, without all of the info on the tables and
columns and rows?
If we could, I think it would make reading the screen more effectively and
or better.

Many thanks to all who tried to help me learn how to use NVDA as a second
screen reader.
Very Thankfully Yours,
Ron, who needs to practice some more learning to use NVDA before I have to
use it with my flying simulatior and the programs that that are added onto
the flight sim so that a blind and or visually impared or BVI pilot may be
able to fly.

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager



In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or Best Whishes,
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager


Re: NVDA and file explorer

Laz
 

On 6/5/19, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
Are you running any add-ons? If so, if you restart NVDA with add-ons
disabled (press NVDA+q then down arrow to restart with add-ons disabled and
press ENTER) does that make a difference?
* I tried the above directions to run NVDA without add-ons and all it
did was unload NVDA and nothing else. What's the correct keyboard
command to start NVDA without also loading the add-ons?

laz