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Re: strange problem with NVDA

 

What happens if you try to fire up NVDA from its native folder under Program Files (x86)?

If it works from there, then this is a problem with the shortcut, which needs to be re-created.

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strange problem with NVDA

Diego Ricardo Matos <diegoricardomatosm4@...>
 

Hello guys!
My friend has a very strange problem with NVDA:
Pressing ctrl + alt + n or clicking on the desktop shortcut displays
the following error message:
the specified program requires a newer version of windows
NVDA has already been reinstalled, all program files and settings
deleted in% appdata% but nothing has changed.
It is running Windows 10, I don't know exactly, but at least it's
October 2018 and NVDA 2019.1.1.
What can be done?


Re: DECTalk speech

ely.r@...
 

Well, it would help if the URL was there, right?
http://www.speechfxinc.com/text-to-speech.html

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of ely.r@comcast.net
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk speech

Roger,
Quick look online gave me this URL. Did not find just what you were hoping to find, but they may be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck with the, and if you find out, please share, Rick whoes doctora thesis was on writing with it compared to earlier synthesizers

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roger Stewart
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 1:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk speech

Yes, I'd be very interested in finding out if DecTalk can be used with nvda and the new Python version coming soon. I too find these kind of synths far superior to the natural sounding ones especially for reading fast. The natural sounding ones are great for casual novel reading but they just don't work well if sped up much.
Roger








On 8/3/2019 11:40 AM, David Csercsics wrote:
I'm not sure it is being developed anymore, but I'd get it for iOS as
well, because along with DoubleTalk and artic transport and accent sa,
it was a good synth. I don't like any of the human sounding synths and
even Espeak and eloquence have distortions and clipping and crackles
at high speed. I prefer braille, but when I use Speech I'd like it
speedy. Do let me know what you find.






Re: DECTalk speech

ely.r@...
 

Roger,
Quick look online gave me this URL. Did not find just what you were hoping to find, but they may be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck with the, and if you find out, please share,
Rick whoes doctora thesis was on writing with it compared to earlier synthesizers

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roger Stewart
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 1:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk speech

Yes, I'd be very interested in finding out if DecTalk can be used with nvda and the new Python version coming soon. I too find these kind of synths far superior to the natural sounding ones especially for reading fast. The natural sounding ones are great for casual novel reading but they just don't work well if sped up much.
Roger








On 8/3/2019 11:40 AM, David Csercsics wrote:
I'm not sure it is being developed anymore, but I'd get it for iOS as
well, because along with DoubleTalk and artic transport and accent sa,
it was a good synth. I don't like any of the human sounding synths and
even Espeak and eloquence have distortions and clipping and crackles
at high speed. I prefer braille, but when I use Speech I'd like it
speedy. Do let me know what you find.






Re: DECTalk speech

Roger Stewart
 

Yes, I'd be very interested in finding out if DecTalk can be used with nvda and the new Python version coming soon. I too find these kind of synths far superior to the natural sounding ones especially for reading fast. The natural sounding ones are great for casual novel reading but they just don't work well if sped up much.
Roger

On 8/3/2019 11:40 AM, David Csercsics wrote:
I'm not sure it is being developed anymore, but I'd get it for iOS as well, because along with DoubleTalk and artic transport and accent sa, it was a good synth. I don't like any of the human sounding synths and even Espeak and eloquence have distortions and clipping and crackles at high speed. I prefer braille, but when I use Speech I'd like it speedy. Do let me know what you find.





Re: A Problem With NVDA and Firefox Add Ons Manager

Ron Canazzi
 

This did work; thanks much!

On 8/3/2019 10:30 AM, Marcio via Groups.Io wrote:
Ron,
Has anyone else noticed this and is there a work around of any kind?
Yes to both questions :)
What you'll want to do is to locate where NVDA says "graphic". Just below this graphic element will be the name of the add-on. It's the same for all of your add-ons.
When you've found the add-on's name, down arrow until you find a button. Press it and the option to deactivate or remove should appear right away.

Hth
Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

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Re: A Problem With NVDA and Firefox Add Ons Manager

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Bryan,

This did the trick.  Thanks much!


On 8/3/2019 10:31 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Ron,

           You're right that things have gotten peculiar, to say the least, in the Add-Ons manager, but you can still access things if you have a bit of "inside info."

           After I open the Add-Ons Manager:

1.  Make sure you're on the Extensions control in the main control bar.  If not then up/down arrow until it's selected and activated.

2.  Hit TAB five times.   Oddly enough, in my case, when I land on the Add-Ons list the first word out of NVDA's mouth is "Chrome."  Why on earth that would be I have no idea.  You can silence NVDA at any point after you know that you're on the list.  If you let NVDA keep speaking it mentions heading level 2.

3.  At this juncture hitting TAB takes you into the Add-Ons list.  What's interesting is that the Add-On name itself is not what's announced, but the descriptive text for that Add-On.   Since this often includes the name of the Add-On, it tends to be pretty clear, but not always.  For instance, my DuckDuckGo add-on does not include that in its descriptive text, but instead they describe it starting with the word "Privacy."   After the descriptive text if you TAB once you will land on what NVDA announces simply as button.  If you activate that button a dropdown menu appears that you can down arrow through that includes Disable, Remove, Report and More Options.

4. Hitting TAB without activating the button takes you to your next add-on's descriptive text and another TAB to that add-on's "menu control button."  Lather, rinse, repeat.

I hope the above is enough to allow you to get in and remove or disable what you want to.

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Re: DECTalk speech

David Csercsics
 

I'm not sure it is being developed anymore, but I'd get it for iOS as well, because along with DoubleTalk and artic transport and accent sa, it was a good synth. I don't like any of the human sounding synths and even Espeak and eloquence have distortions and clipping and crackles at high speed. I prefer braille, but when I use Speech I'd like it speedy. Do let me know what you find.


Re: code factory voices addon

 

Hello Josh,

Yes, you can, but only if you are in the USA. We here in Bulgaria still have to pay over $1000 for JAWS plus $150 per each yearly SMA upgrade, if I'm not mistaking. And those high prices is one of the reasons for many JAWS users here in Bulgaria to switch to NVDA (I've done that switch to NVDA almost a decade ago). And no - we don't get the possibility to obtain JAWS via some sort of government funding for home use, unfortunately. Only some users are lucky enough to get it for their job and when they leave that respective job, JAWS remains property of the employer and not the user. Yes - stupid - I know, but that is how it is.

And Freedom Scientific/Vispero know that in countries like Bulgaria purchases of JAWS are very low due to the high prices and still refuse to provide the annual subscription variant to such countries. Stupid - isn't it (?). Because it is better to get $100 per year for each sold JAWS license, than to get $0 from each not sold permanent license (because almost nobody here in Bulgaria can afford such a $1000 license).

And I'll stop here with my rant. I just wanted such things to be clear, so people don't get confused from statements like yours Josh that anybody can get a cheap JAWS license.

______
Best wishes,
Kostadin Kolev

На 3.8.2019 г. в 17:20, Josh Kennedy написа:

but with jaws now you do not have to pay hundreds of dollars. you could choose to subscribe to jaws and get all voices and features plus 3 activations for $90 united states dollars per year. 


Re: A Problem With NVDA and Firefox Add Ons Manager

 

By the way, the situation is not improved by trying to use object navigation.   If anything, I find the result more confusing.

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Re: A Problem With NVDA and Firefox Add Ons Manager

 

Ron,
Has anyone else noticed this and is there a work around of any kind?
Yes to both questions :)
What you'll want to do is to locate where NVDA says "graphic". Just below this graphic element will be the name of the add-on. It's the same for all of your add-ons.
When you've found the add-on's name, down arrow until you find a button. Press it and the option to deactivate or remove should appear right away.

Hth
Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

Sent from a galaxy far, far away.

--
Are you a Thunderbird user? Then join the Thunderbird mailing list to help and be helped with all Thunderbird things - questions, features, add-ons and much more!


Re: A Problem With NVDA and Firefox Add Ons Manager

 

Ron,

           You're right that things have gotten peculiar, to say the least, in the Add-Ons manager, but you can still access things if you have a bit of "inside info."

           After I open the Add-Ons Manager:

1.  Make sure you're on the Extensions control in the main control bar.  If not then up/down arrow until it's selected and activated.

2.  Hit TAB five times.   Oddly enough, in my case, when I land on the Add-Ons list the first word out of NVDA's mouth is "Chrome."  Why on earth that would be I have no idea.  You can silence NVDA at any point after you know that you're on the list.  If you let NVDA keep speaking it mentions heading level 2.

3.  At this juncture hitting TAB takes you into the Add-Ons list.  What's interesting is that the Add-On name itself is not what's announced, but the descriptive text for that Add-On.   Since this often includes the name of the Add-On, it tends to be pretty clear, but not always.  For instance, my DuckDuckGo add-on does not include that in its descriptive text, but instead they describe it starting with the word "Privacy."   After the descriptive text if you TAB once you will land on what NVDA announces simply as button.  If you activate that button a dropdown menu appears that you can down arrow through that includes Disable, Remove, Report and More Options.

4. Hitting TAB without activating the button takes you to your next add-on's descriptive text and another TAB to that add-on's "menu control button."  Lather, rinse, repeat.

I hope the above is enough to allow you to get in and remove or disable what you want to.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


DECTalk speech

Don H
 

Is there a legal copy of Decktalk access 32 available for use with NVDA? I had a license for it when I used Window /Eyes and it was my favorite syn.


Re: code factory voices addon

Josh Kennedy
 

but with jaws now you do not have to pay hundreds of dollars. you could choose to subscribe to jaws and get all voices and features plus 3 activations for $90 united states dollars per year. 


Re: code factory voices addon

Josh Kennedy
 

You are not required to purchase both sapi5 and the addon for $184. You can just buy the sapi5 voice and exclusively use that one. Or you can just buy the addon and just use that one. So, why did I personally decide to spend $184 on both the sapi5 and the addon you may ask? I spent the $184 so the sapi5 voices could stay permanently on my computer, but if I ever want to take NVDA with me to someone else's computer I can choose to do that just by making a portable copy of NVDA and putting it onto a flash drive with the codeFactory addon, while leaving my sapi5 voices behind. It is far easier to quickly run and register an addon rather than installing and uninstalling sapi5 voices on each computer I may go to. so the sapi5  voices remain stationary on my machine and my machine only. while the addon can come with me on a flash drive if I wish, use it on another machine then deactivate its license when I am done using it, like at a library. 


A Problem With NVDA and Firefox Add Ons Manager

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I haven't checked my Firefox add ons manager in quite a while.  When I inadvertently downloaded and installed an add on from the NFL schedule site and tried uninstalling it, I have found that the formerly accessible add ons manager is now in some sort of weird interface where you cannot highlight options to disable or uninstall the add on or extension.

Has anyone else noticed this and is there a work around of any kind?  I am using Firefox latest build and NVDA 2019.1.1

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Re: code factory voices addon

Josh Kennedy
 

I think he wants to know, what is the advantage of the addon versus the sapi5 speech synthesizer? the advantage of the addon is that if you frequently move from computer to computer and you take your screen reader with you on a flash drive, you can take your codeFactory voices with you on that same flash drive, run NVDA, temporarily register the voices on the machine you are working on and then deactivate your licenses when you are done. 


Re: Tor Browser once again becoming accessible with NVDA

 

As an aside, the Brave browser has an option to use Tor in its Private windows function.  There's a straight private window and a private window with Tor, you use CTRL+SHIFT+N to invoke a straight private window and ALT+SHIFT+N to invoke a Private Window with Tor.

Since Brave is Chromium based, and there are folks here who've said they're using it, I can see nothing that would preclude using the Private Window with Tor just like a typical Brave window.

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The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Re: braille on user account control screens?

David Csercsics
 

Yes, I did save the settings, and that was my concern, is that it saves the speech settings but doesn't give braille everywhere. I'll check and see what other screen readers do to work with this, but I was just thinking it possibly might be a problem for some.


Re: code factory voices addon

Rui Fontes
 

Yes, one from CodeFactory and another, older, from Tiflotecnia.

Best regards,

Rui Fontes
Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Às 02:21 de 03/08/2019, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hi ☺
Are there 2 vocalizer add-ons? I
*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Josh Kennedy
*Sent:* Friday, August 2, 2019 11:22 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] codefactory voices addon
not sure. I hope so. But I just bought both codeFactory eloquence vocalizer nvda-addon license, and vocalizer sapi5 license, and I am patiently waiting for my license keys to arrive. I already own two sapi5 eloquence keys, and I back up my important order information onto google drive so I do not lose it. I bought sapi5 vocalizer so I can have some good voices for audio games. But I am on a tablet with limited storage so when I install vocalizer voices I will install the smaller voices which are about 60mb per voice, rather than the full voice which is around 300mb per voice.
Josh