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Re: Firefox addon and shortcut to read address

 

I use waterfox classic and will probably continue to use it till I die, though with the addon enhancements, I am seriously thinking of trying waterfox current or firefox with the extra addons and the like installed to see if now that everyone seems to be using the new mozilla framework if I get better access with the quantom branch.

In thunderbird, my access has not changed, though I do not use addons so don't need to fiddle with the addon interfaces.

On 26/10/2019 7:57 am, Vincent Le Goff wrote:
Hi everyone,


Am I the only one using Firefox, the mozilla NVDA addon and experiencing issues when pressing NVDA + A to read the address bar?  I've become quite fond of this shortcut but I always get "Address not found".  Before reporting to the addon developer I would like to check.  It might be something else entirely, if no one has the same issue.


Thanks,


Vincent



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Re: lengthy reading in Braille

David Csercsics
 

 

Yes, I’ve hit this as well. Just make sure the power plan is high performance, or that nothing can cause the computer to sleep. If the screen saver or sleep activates, then this would occur. The bigger problem is that you cannot get braille on UAC or log on screens reliably, and that braille support is fairly crippled without the braille extender add-on for most braille displays as compared to other screen readers. However I’m a primary braille user, though I never use braille input because the translator lag makes touch typing quicker, even though I have to pick up the keyboard to do it. Having to install add-ons for braille seems very silly indeed, as I’d think for those that have displays since a lot of us prefer braille to speech anyway, that seems like a basic feature. I’d say for serious braille reading though, braille Extender is a required install. The key commands are a bit odd compared to other screen readers, but they work well. Incidentally the same problem happens with braille on iOS. If you stop moving your display or something for a few seconds it’ll disconnect. I’m not sure what the best way should be to handle this by default though.


lengthy reading in Braille

Christopher Kchao
 

Hi,
I was wondering if there might be a better way of doing extensive reading with NVDA and a Braille display that would not cause the whole system to think it's idle. I was recently doing some rather lengthy reading from within the browser, using nothing but the panning keys on my display and not otherwise directly interacting with the system. While I was glad that speech did not make itself heard during this process, I was unexpectedly greeted with the Windows lock screen mid-sentence.
I realize that this situation might be somewhat atypical or low-incidence, but I'm nonetheless hoping there's a work-around out there. The issue as I describe it has the potential to be fairly disruptive to those for whom Braille is their primary means of accessing the screen. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.


Re: audio ducking?

Chris
 

Its nvda+ctrl+S

 

From: Dean Martineau
Sent: 25 October 2019 20:01
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] audio ducking?

 

This is pretty elementary: I thought NVDA had a feature akin to the JAWS Audio Ducking feature, where audio content sound can be lowered so that synthesizer speech can be heard. I’m not finding the option in 2019.2.  Please enlighten me.

 

 

 


Re: Firefox addon and shortcut to read address

Chris
 

You are not the only one experiencing the same  not reading URL

 

 

From: Vincent Le Goff
Sent: 25 October 2019 19:57
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Firefox addon and shortcut to read address

 

Hi everyone,

 

 

Am I the only one using Firefox, the mozilla NVDA addon and experiencing

issues when pressing NVDA + A to read the address bar?  I've become

quite fond of this shortcut but I always get "Address not found". 

Before reporting to the addon developer I would like to check.  It might

be something else entirely, if no one has the same issue.

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

Vincent

 

 

 

 


Re: Replacing an Input Gesture

Suzy
 

I would gladly do what you asked right now, but I am preparing to go on vacation. My specific goal for the next few days is to be almost completely off the grid. So' guess who will have a week's worth of list mail to go through, when she returns.
I will do it, when I return, whether or not someone else has.
So long for now. I am sending this reply and shutting down.
Suzy
  


Re: audio ducking?

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

In NVDA preferences, go to speech, and select change synthesizer. You can also press NVDA+shift+d to cycle through the options.

Thanks.

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 12:01 PM Dean Martineau <topdot@...> wrote:

This is pretty elementary: I thought NVDA had a feature akin to the JAWS Audio Ducking feature, where audio content sound can be lowered so that synthesizer speech can be heard. I’m not finding the option in 2019.2.  Please enlighten me.

 

 



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Re: audio ducking?

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Hi


The feature can only be found in the installer version not the portable version.


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On 26/10/2019 7:44 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

This is pretty elementary: I thought NVDA had a feature akin to the JAWS Audio Ducking feature, where audio content sound can be lowered so that synthesizer speech can be heard. I’m not finding the option in 2019.2.  Please enlighten me.

 

 

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Re: audio ducking?

Jesse Wienholts
 

Hi Dean,


Press nvda shift D to toggle between no ducking, duck while speaking en always duck. I hope this helps.

Op 25-10-2019 om 20:44 schreef Dean Martineau:

This is pretty elementary: I thought NVDA had a feature akin to the JAWS Audio Ducking feature, where audio content sound can be lowered so that synthesizer speech can be heard. I’m not finding the option in 2019.2.  Please enlighten me.

 

 


Re: audio ducking?

 

See the Quick Commands Reference (NVDA+N,H,Q) then search on ducking.  You'll find the keyboard shortcut that toggles ducking states.
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audio ducking?

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

This is pretty elementary: I thought NVDA had a feature akin to the JAWS Audio Ducking feature, where audio content sound can be lowered so that synthesizer speech can be heard. I’m not finding the option in 2019.2.  Please enlighten me.

 

 


Firefox addon and shortcut to read address

Vincent Le Goff <vincent.legoff.srs@...>
 

Hi everyone,


Am I the only one using Firefox, the mozilla NVDA addon and experiencing issues when pressing NVDA + A to read the address bar?  I've become quite fond of this shortcut but I always get "Address not found".  Before reporting to the addon developer I would like to check.  It might be something else entirely, if no one has the same issue.


Thanks,


Vincent


Re: Replacing an Input Gesture

Luke Davis
 

On Fri, 25 Oct 2019, Suzy wrote:

I'm sorry' if I wasn't clear. I began my first message with:
No, I'm sorry, I did not initially pay close attention to this thread because I was a week behind in list mail and trying to catch up quickly. I'm sure you were perfectly clear.

However, when I located Alt+F4 among the many Emulated System Keyboard   Keys and removed the single gesture for it, Alt+4 was no longer in the list of keys
to emulate. I had no idea how to retrieve it other than to obliterate whatever file I had altered in order to restore the defaults. 
I really don't think that should happen.
I am just wondering at how best to debug this.
I don't have a braille display, so can't do it locally.
But if it's a recurrent problem, it needs to be worked on, which means someone needs to file an issue for it.

Would you or someone be willing to replicate this process in a portable copy with debugging turned on, and then provide a copy of the log?

Luke


Re: nvda and volume change

Joe Paton
 

Hello quentin,

It has been quite a while since I wrote to the list regarding this volume change problem.

I maybe should have change the subject to something like "egg on my face."

It turns out that the issue indeed was caused by a ducking setting being in force.

I did not realize that there are three settings, so completely mis read the screen output.

Thanks for writing, and great pleasure around my wife's office just now, as she does a lot of work with audio.

Just thought I'd update you.

Thanks.
Joe


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Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

I was just working with a gentleman and when he entered on connect it closed the menu without opening the next screen. We got the same result when I had him enter on option.

What could be wrong?

 

On another pc the client has an old version of remote and we haven’t been able to remove it. HELP!

 

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Re: Replacing an Input Gesture

Suzy
 

Hi, Luke.

I'm sorry' if I wasn't clear. I began my first message with:
"I am using Windows 10 (with all automatic updates installed), NVDA 2019.2.1, and a Braille Edge display. The HIMS driver is installed."
I assumed it was clear that I was remapping commands for the Braille Edge. 
There are several reasons for doing this. 
1. I have a VarioUltra 20, which I use with NVDA and The Braille Extender add-on. I love the functionality Braille Extender adds to NVDA' and I desired the same with the Edge. The Edge is not supported by Braille Extender. But, the developer points out that changes can be made through the Input Gestures dialog.
2. My hands are small' and several of the default mappings for commands are awkward. 
3. I want gestures to make more use of the Edge's eight function keys.
4. I want some gestures to more closely match their Vu counterparts in Braille Extender, so my memory is not taxed from display to display.
5. It is cold' dismal, and rainy here' so I have a perfect excuse for sitting down and learning.
I am not changing what Alt+F4 does. And Alt+F4 as a keystroke did not disappear.
However, when I located Alt+F4 among the many Emulated System Keyboard   Keys and removed the single gesture for it, Alt+4 was no longer in the list of keys to emulate. I had no idea how to retrieve it other than to obliterate whatever file I had altered in order to restore the defaults. 
thus my attempts to uninstall and reinstall NVDA. Chris gave me instructions on how to do what I wanted. I followed them and remapped all the gestures I had created.
While I was at it, I examined the Gestures.ini file and manually created a gesture for F2. 
If I ever make the mistake of removing all mappings for a gesture in the future, I know I can re-enter it manually, or ,i can install the backup of the Gestures.ini file ,i am keeping in another folder.
I hope this clarifies the matter. 
Suzy


Re: NVDA Configuration File

Roger Stewart
 

Yes, you can use a portable copy to make an installed copy. I have done it a couple times.
Roger










On 10/25/2019 9:48 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

You can create a portable copy of nvda with all of your settings and run it from the flash drive on the new computer. I think but i'm not sure, if there is a way to turn the portable into an installed copy, I cannot remember at this point in time but good luck.

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On 25 Oct 2019, at 7:33, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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Re: NVDA Configuration File

Chris
 

The nvda.ini file is what I think you are looking for

 

Which can be found in

c:\users\your profile name\appdata\roaming\nvda

 

 

 

From: Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io
Sent: 25 October 2019 15:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA Configuration File

 

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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Re: NVDA Configuration File

Sarah k Alawami
 

You can create a portable copy of nvda with all of your settings and run it from the flash drive on the new computer. I think but i'm not sure, if there is a way to turn the portable into an installed copy, I cannot remember at this point in time but good luck.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.

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On 25 Oct 2019, at 7:33, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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Re: NVDA Configuration File

Roger Stewart
 

Just make a portable copy of NVDA on a thumb drive or other removable media and when it asks if you want to copy the user configuration settings check the box. Now you can use that portable copy to install NVDA on another machine and all your current settings and even any add ons you have will be copied to the other machine.

Roger










On 10/25/2019 9:33 AM, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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