Date   
Donating via FB campaign

 
Edited

Each month, on my author page via Facebook, I run a campaign to donate to a non-profit. My most successful was the one where I was giving to, we need diverse books. At the start of 2020, I'd like to run a campaign for NV Access. But, when I look for a non-profit to donate to, NV Access isn't there at all. Are their any plans to add yourselves to the Facebook donation pool in the future?

Re: Track Changes, The NVDA Manual?

 

Hi,
The fastest way to move through annotations like comments and track changes is by pressing letter A (for annotations) and Shift+A to move backward (in browse mode).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Russell
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:11 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Track Changes, The NVDA Manual?

Hi NVDA,

I hope someone can simplify this enough to help me feel more competent.

I have a word document that contains comments or track changes.

If I open the attachment, have protected mode turned off, will the following steps allow me to read the document and added comments together?
1. Control-home to get to top of document.
2. The insert key plus spacebar to get browse mode?
3. Then, press the insert key and f7 at the same time to reveal the comments and the document?

Here is the manual explanation:
All comments for the document, along with other tracked changes, can also be listed in the NVDA Elements List when selecting Annotations as the type.

Thanks for the help in advance!

--
David Russell
david.sonofhashem@...

Track Changes, The NVDA Manual?

David Russell
 

Hi NVDA,

I hope someone can simplify this enough to help me feel more competent.

I have a word document that contains comments or track changes.

If I open the attachment, have protected mode turned off, will the
following steps allow me to read the document and added comments
together?
1. Control-home to get to top of document.
2. The insert key plus spacebar to get browse mode?
3. Then, press the insert key and f7 at the same time to reveal the
comments and the document?

Here is the manual explanation:
All comments for the document, along with other tracked changes, can
also be listed in the NVDA Elements List when selecting Annotations as
the type.

Thanks for the help in advance!

--
David Russell
david.sonofhashem@...

Re: Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

 

The only issues I have had with winamp is after or during seeking through sid and nsf and other chip files that probably don't support it as such winamp will crash.

If playing files with non standard headers in standard wav output mode winamp will crash to.

If you need to play a large number of files like that using direct sound or wasapi will fix that though playing a large number of files will eventually crash the program.

To be honest, if you have a series of plugins and such and are happy with 5.666 there is probably no real reason to bother upgrading to 5.8.

The only reason 5.8 is out is it was leaked by others and radiognome decided to just put it out there instead.

Winamp 6 is taking ages and the winamp community project or wacup has winamp 5.666 as their own animal now which will compete with winamp.

However they only use the last official aol released version of 5.666 as base.

If you don't have a configuration like a lot of those that had winamp before its shutdown a few years ago, you may want to use wacup which has everything in it.

I'd kill the zip plugin though as that will open all zip files to play things and while I see why you would do it, just like in vlc, by default windows will open zip files in winamp which is no good for normal use.

Saying that even though I havn't and probably won't I would encourage those that want it to use fubar or something.

Pritty much all development on winamp has stopped including plugins mainly because everyone is waiting for winamp 6.

If you have a stable plugin configuration and backups of it and it just worked I wouldn't do that either.

If winamp has something it doesn't like it will crash.

I had to throw out several older plugins because they were crashing winamp.

I have to have a couple module plugins installed to because not everything plays with newer open mpt so I need to use bassmod to for example.

I havn't gone the wacup root but if anything else breaks I may have to do so.

The best winamp versions mind you are 5.3 or even 2.95 which used older systems anyway but if you stream stuff it will not be the best for you.



On 4/12/2019 4:25 am, Gene wrote:
From reports I've seen of those using the Beta, it is stable and many people are using it.  Since you've already downloaded it, I think you'll be satisfied with it.  We'll see what others say.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:07 AM
Subject: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hello group,

I have downloaded the Extended Winamp Nvda addon, and I would like
download a new version of Winamp.

Could you advice, please, where I can find it?

I found beta of Winamp 5.8, but I would like to download a stabile version.

Rigards:


--
Jarek



Re: Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Gene
 

I just checked and the add-on is in the stable add-ons section of the site.  Since it isn't in the legacy add-ons section, that may mean that it is compatible with the current NVDA.  others may comment who know a lot more about that.  You may want to try the earlier Winamp to see if the add-on works but you may want to wait for other comments.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

At the bottom of the page for this add-on it says, Last edited Sat Jun 3 03:33:13 2017
If that means what it appears to mean, it means the add-on hasn't been revised and may not work with the new version of NVDA.  Others will, I hope, comment.
 
There is nothing in the description to say what it is compatible with.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

I don't know.  Others may say if the add-on works in that version of Winamp.  Also, it may be that the add-on isn't compatible with the version of NVDA you are using.  I haven't heard the add=-on discussed to any extent.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hi Gene, thank you.

I have downloaded and installed Winamp 5.8 and I have downloaded also an Extended Winamp for Nvda. But it seems that the addon Extended Winamp does not work.

What can I do, for it could work?

Jarek
Dne 03.12.2019 v 16:25 Gene napsal(a):
From reports I've seen of those using the Beta, it is stable and many people are using it.  Since you've already downloaded it, I think you'll be satisfied with it.  We'll see what others say.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:07 AM
Subject: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hello group,

I have downloaded the Extended Winamp Nvda addon, and I would like
download a new version of Winamp.

Could you advice, please, where I can find it?

I found beta of Winamp 5.8, but I would like to download a stabile version.

Rigards:


--
Jarek



Re: Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Gene
 

At the bottom of the page for this add-on it says, Last edited Sat Jun 3 03:33:13 2017
If that means what it appears to mean, it means the add-on hasn't been revised and may not work with the new version of NVDA.  Others will, I hope, comment.
 
There is nothing in the description to say what it is compatible with.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

I don't know.  Others may say if the add-on works in that version of Winamp.  Also, it may be that the add-on isn't compatible with the version of NVDA you are using.  I haven't heard the add=-on discussed to any extent.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hi Gene, thank you.

I have downloaded and installed Winamp 5.8 and I have downloaded also an Extended Winamp for Nvda. But it seems that the addon Extended Winamp does not work.

What can I do, for it could work?

Jarek
Dne 03.12.2019 v 16:25 Gene napsal(a):
From reports I've seen of those using the Beta, it is stable and many people are using it.  Since you've already downloaded it, I think you'll be satisfied with it.  We'll see what others say.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:07 AM
Subject: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hello group,

I have downloaded the Extended Winamp Nvda addon, and I would like
download a new version of Winamp.

Could you advice, please, where I can find it?

I found beta of Winamp 5.8, but I would like to download a stabile version.

Rigards:


--
Jarek



Re: Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Gene
 

I don't know.  Others may say if the add-on works in that version of Winamp.  Also, it may be that the add-on isn't compatible with the version of NVDA you are using.  I haven't heard the add=-on discussed to any extent.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hi Gene, thank you.

I have downloaded and installed Winamp 5.8 and I have downloaded also an Extended Winamp for Nvda. But it seems that the addon Extended Winamp does not work.

What can I do, for it could work?

Jarek
Dne 03.12.2019 v 16:25 Gene napsal(a):
From reports I've seen of those using the Beta, it is stable and many people are using it.  Since you've already downloaded it, I think you'll be satisfied with it.  We'll see what others say.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:07 AM
Subject: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hello group,

I have downloaded the Extended Winamp Nvda addon, and I would like
download a new version of Winamp.

Could you advice, please, where I can find it?

I found beta of Winamp 5.8, but I would like to download a stabile version.

Rigards:


--
Jarek



Re: Accessing alerts on webpages

Gene
 

What browser are you using?  It is the browser that displays these kinds of alerts in certain places, whether they originate from the browser or the web page.  If you let the entire message speak and don't interrupt it, you should hear choices with commands for them like allow, alt a don't allow, alt d.  I made up those choices and letters but I make sure to listen to all speech and pay very close attention to the choices and commands. 
 
I'm not sure if and how you see these things after they have spoken.  If an unfamiliar message occurs, unless you know it is of no interest, don't stop it and pay very close attention to see if any choices and commands are given if the message is that kind of message.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 10:39 AM
Subject: [nvda] Accessing alerts on webpages

How does one access alerts on a webpage?  Like the would you like to save this password alert or answer an incoming chat request on a chat help page?

Thanks for any help,

Sarah

Re: Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Jarek.Krcmar
 

Hi Gene, thank you.

I have downloaded and installed Winamp 5.8 and I have downloaded also an Extended Winamp for Nvda. But it seems that the addon Extended Winamp does not work.

What can I do, for it could work?

Jarek
Dne 03.12.2019 v 16:25 Gene napsal(a):

From reports I've seen of those using the Beta, it is stable and many people are using it.  Since you've already downloaded it, I think you'll be satisfied with it.  We'll see what others say.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:07 AM
Subject: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hello group,

I have downloaded the Extended Winamp Nvda addon, and I would like
download a new version of Winamp.

Could you advice, please, where I can find it?

I found beta of Winamp 5.8, but I would like to download a stabile version.

Rigards:


--
Jarek



Accessing alerts on webpages

leochick78@...
 

How does one access alerts on a webpage?  Like the would you like to save this password alert or answer an incoming chat request on a chat help page?

Thanks for any help,

Sarah

Re: Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Gene
 

From reports I've seen of those using the Beta, it is stable and many people are using it.  Since you've already downloaded it, I think you'll be satisfied with it.  We'll see what others say.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:07 AM
Subject: [nvda] Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Hello group,

I have downloaded the Extended Winamp Nvda addon, and I would like
download a new version of Winamp.

Could you advice, please, where I can find it?

I found beta of Winamp 5.8, but I would like to download a stabile version.

Rigards:


--
Jarek



Where I can find the latest version of Winamp?

Jarek.Krcmar
 

Hello group,

I have downloaded the Extended Winamp Nvda addon, and I would like download a new version of Winamp.

Could you advice, please, where I can find it?

I found beta of Winamp 5.8, but I would like to download a stabile version.

Rigards:


--
Jarek

Re: Typhoon

molly the blind tech lover
 

Hi.
I am glad to know you and your family are safe.

Kind regards

Molly Megan

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 5:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Typhoon update

Hi. First, thanks to those who prayed for us and to those who kept us in mind. Me and my family, we truly appreciate your concern and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. The worst of the typhoon has almost passed, and my family is safe. As of now, though the rain is heavy, the winds are slowing down. I personally couldn't be at peace if I didn't know that you are all praying for and wishing your best for my family's safety. Thank you.

Re: accessing embedded video links in Power point slides

Payal Kapoor
 

thanks for the inputs Quentin. for now i'll simply have to make do
with whatever is available-juggle around a bit; figure out the best
way to get it going. ultimately though, i'll look at creating my own
presentation in Powerr Point with the same content and videos. since
it is my first time using all this overload of information, it's
rather overwhelming.
i've been given various workarounds by other friends using PPT with
media info. maybe i will try and work with those as well.
Best,
Payal

On 12/3/19, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
Hi Payal,

There are several different ways of inserting videos. Depending on how it
was inserted, PowerPoint treats it differently when running the
presentation. To be honest, from what you've described I'm not exactly
sure how they created it. If you can get it to work though, that's good :)

Linking to other powerpoint files from within one file is not something I
would generally try to do. If it works, I guess that's one way of doing
things, but it seems messy.

Copying things out of PowerPoint can be done in a couple of ways depending
on what you need.

If you go to Outline view (alt+w, p, o) you can select all (control+a) then
copy (control+c), move to Word and paste it (control+v). It won't
necessarily paste everything, but in general, it should copy most titles,
and possibly some content (again, PowerPoint is not very consistent, and it
depends on the content).

You could also move to the top of your presentation, and on the first
slide, select all, copy and paste into Word, come back, press page down,
repeat. Graphics don't always copy nicely, but text is often ok.

If what you really want is a set of notes to work off when presenting, you
can use F6 to jump between sections until you get to the notes section,
type what you want for each slide, and then when you run the slideshow,
press CONTROL+SHIFT+S to toggle between NVDA reading the slide content, and
the speaker notes.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:15 PM Payal Kapoor <payal69@...> wrote:

hi Quentin,
here is my response to the questions you've asked. thought i'd break
them up into two parts.
Q: When you say link to a video, do you mean a text URL or link on the
slide, or do you mean an embedded video? When you activate a link it
will open your browser to the specified URL. An embedded video has a
preview of the video (a still image, similar to that shown on
thumbnails in Youtube etc) with a triangle play button), when you
activate it, the video plays there in the slideshow without opening
another program.
P: There is no real text link, only some image and text saying video.
when coppied on to a word doc, it says hyperlink, but, no real URL. i
am not sure what that would be ccalled. it is however, not an external
source, but links to a folder that has all the relevant videos. i was
told it links there and plays.
essentially, it is an entire presentation made by sighted folk at my
work place that is used for training. i am the first blind person
attempting to use it. it contains two different PPTs for two different
programmes we run. also, it has other training material we access from
within the whole thing.
Q: Activating links is a bit problematic and sounds like what you are
encountering. To activate a link on a slide, press TAB to move to it
- NVDA reports nothing - and then press ENTER. Out of curiosity,
since you mentioned trying it with Jaws, did you have trouble with
Jaws as well? (That would help narrow down the issue - if it works
fine with Jaws, it could be NVDA not responding correctly to the link
- if it doesn't work any better with Jaws then it's more likely to be
PowerPoint not exposing it correctly).
P: I think what you have said about the problem with accessing links
is exactly what i'm having trouble with. however, i noticed that when
the PPT is in slide mode, where more specifically, i activate the edit
mode by pressing enter when in the specific slide, the link appears
alongside the video. arrow down to it, choosing the open hyperlink
option in the applications menu, voila! the video began playing.
i was told that this option cannot be used when making a presentation,
since it is not visually appealing or as good as it is in the
presentation mode.
the presentation mode won't show me a link,and when pressing enter
there brings a prompt saying-no pointer available; choose a pointer.
back to the application menu, but this time, all the pointer options
do nothing.
JAWS did nothing different either. in fact, NVDA allowed me to see the
link; JAWS didn't. that might also be due to the old version of JAWS i
have installed on my laptop.
also, could you tell me how can i copy the contents of the slides, so
i have it in a word doc to refer as notes rather than opepning the PPT
eacj time? i did try the universal copy paste command, but strangely
nothing showed up.
this is definitely a deterrent in being able to run presentations
visually for sighted folk when training. i hope we find a resolution
to it soon enough.
thanks for the help.
Best,
Payal


On 12/2/19, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
When you say link to a video, do you mean a text URL or link on the
slide,
or do you mean an embedded video? When you activate a link it will
open
your browser to the specified URL. An embedded video has a preview of
the
video (a still image, similar to that shown on thumbnails in Youtube
etc)
with a triangle play button), when you activate it, the video plays
there
in the slideshow without opening another program.

While running the slideshow, activating embedded videos should work ok.
Activating links is a bit problematic and sounds like what you are
encountering. To activate a link on a slide, press TAB to move to it -
NVDA reports nothing - and then press ENTER. Out of curiosity, since
you
mentioned trying it with Jaws, did you have trouble with Jaws as well?
(That would help narrow down the issue - if it works fine with Jaws, it
could be NVDA not responding correctly to the link - if it doesn't work
any
better with Jaws then it's more likely to be PowerPoint not exposing it
correctly).

Re obscured, that is usually reported at design time (ie when you open
the
file in PowerPoint but haven't pressed F5 to run the slideshow). and
means
that one placeholder is covering another on the slide. It may not mean
the
contents of each aren't visible - if you have a one line title, but
expand
the size of the placeholder to cover the whole slide, it won't actually
hide any other content but it will announce that it is covering it (and
that the other content is obscured). Overlapping placeholders can also
be
used for visual effect, although in general, when creating, it is
safest
to
try to avoid overlapping unless you are sure of what you are doing.

If you want to activate a link within a placeholder at design time, you
can
move to it, then open the context menu and select "Open link".

We do have an issue for the problem with links while running slideshows
here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/7288 Feel free to add
any
extra comments on that (if you do, the issue is still present in the
latest
alpha).

Regards

Quentin.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 2:02 AM Payal Kapoor <payal69@...> wrote:

hi,
i am working with a PPT with several slides which have not only
graphics as part of the content of a slide, but also links to videos.
however, i am unable to access the links(which don't show up as a link
there) .
i have tried everything but have had no success. when checking using
insert+F1, the message very clearly said there were hyperlinks as part
of the content.
to test that theory, i did copy the content of the slide to a word doc
and it shows a link as well.
i am using the latest version of NVDA and have tried it with one of
the earlier versions of JAWS 18 installed on my Windows 10 laptop.
the office version is 2016.
the message when focusing on the video in the slide is: video
obscured. also, i saw a message about access to the links being
blocked. now i don't know which key combination brought that one on.
after all that mishmash of information, i would be eternally grateful
to anyone who can help me get to the video links.
it is critical, since those are part of the training content for work
i
do.
thanks for any possible help.
Best,



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Web: www.nvaccess.org
Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess <https://twitter.com/NVAccess>





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Web: www.nvaccess.org
Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess <https://twitter.com/NVAccess>



Re: accessing embedded video links in Power point slides

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Payal,

There are several different ways of inserting videos.  Depending on how it was inserted, PowerPoint treats it differently when running the presentation.  To be honest, from what you've described I'm not exactly sure how they created it.  If you can get it to work though, that's good :)

Linking to other powerpoint files from within one file is not something I would generally try to do.  If it works, I guess that's one way of doing things, but it seems messy.

Copying things out of PowerPoint can be done in a couple of ways depending on what you need.

If you go to Outline view (alt+w, p, o) you can select all (control+a) then copy (control+c), move to Word and paste it (control+v).  It won't necessarily paste everything, but in general, it should copy most titles, and possibly some content (again, PowerPoint is not very consistent, and it depends on the content).

You could also move to the top of your presentation, and on the first slide, select all, copy and paste into Word, come back, press page down, repeat.  Graphics don't always copy nicely, but text is often ok.

If what you really want is a set of notes to work off when presenting, you can use F6 to jump between sections until you get to the notes section, type what you want for each slide, and then when you run the slideshow, press CONTROL+SHIFT+S to toggle between NVDA reading the slide content, and the speaker notes.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:15 PM Payal Kapoor <payal69@...> wrote:
hi Quentin,
here is my response to the questions you've asked. thought i'd break
them up into two parts.
Q: When you say link to a video, do you mean a text URL or link on the
slide, or do you mean an embedded video?  When you activate a link it
will open your browser to the specified URL.  An embedded video has a
preview of the video (a still image, similar to that shown on
thumbnails in Youtube etc) with a triangle play button), when you
activate it, the video plays there in the slideshow without opening
another program.
P: There is no real text link, only some image and text saying video.
when coppied on to a word doc, it says hyperlink, but, no real URL. i
am not sure what that would be ccalled. it is however, not an external
source, but links to a folder that has all the relevant videos. i was
told it links there and plays.
essentially, it is an entire presentation made by sighted folk at my
work place that is used for training. i am the first blind person
attempting to use it. it contains two different PPTs for two different
programmes we run. also, it has other training material we access from
within the whole thing.
Q: Activating links is a bit problematic and sounds like what you are
encountering.  To activate a link on a slide, press TAB to move to it
- NVDA reports nothing - and then press ENTER.  Out of curiosity,
since you mentioned trying it with Jaws, did you have trouble with
Jaws as well?  (That would help narrow down the issue - if it works
fine with Jaws, it could be NVDA not responding correctly to the link
- if it doesn't work any better with Jaws then it's more likely to be
PowerPoint not exposing it correctly).
P: I think what you have said about the problem with accessing links
is exactly what i'm having trouble with. however, i noticed that when
the PPT is in slide mode, where more specifically, i activate the edit
mode by pressing enter when in the specific slide, the link appears
alongside the video. arrow down to it, choosing the open hyperlink
option in the applications menu, voila! the video began playing.
i was told that this option cannot be used when making a presentation,
since it is not visually appealing or as good as it is in the
presentation mode.
the presentation mode won't show me a link,and when pressing enter
there brings a prompt saying-no pointer available; choose a pointer.
back to the application menu, but this time, all the pointer options
do nothing.
JAWS did nothing different either. in fact, NVDA allowed me to see the
link; JAWS didn't. that might also be due to the old version of JAWS i
have installed on my laptop.
also, could you tell me how can i copy the contents of the slides, so
i have it in a word doc to refer as notes rather than opepning the PPT
eacj time? i did try the universal copy paste command, but strangely
nothing showed up.
this  is definitely a deterrent in being able to run presentations
visually for sighted folk when training. i hope we find a resolution
to it soon enough.
thanks for the help.
Best,
Payal


On 12/2/19, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
> When you say link to a video, do you mean a text URL or link on the slide,
> or do you mean an embedded video?  When you activate a link it will open
> your browser to the specified URL.  An embedded video has a preview of the
> video (a still image, similar to that shown on thumbnails in Youtube etc)
> with a triangle play button), when you activate it, the video plays there
> in the slideshow without opening another program.
>
> While running the slideshow, activating embedded videos should work ok.
> Activating links is a bit problematic and sounds like what you are
> encountering.  To activate a link on a slide, press TAB to move to it -
> NVDA reports nothing - and then press ENTER.  Out of curiosity, since you
> mentioned trying it with Jaws, did you have trouble with Jaws as well?
> (That would help narrow down the issue - if it works fine with Jaws, it
> could be NVDA not responding correctly to the link - if it doesn't work any
> better with Jaws then it's more likely to be PowerPoint not exposing it
> correctly).
>
> Re obscured, that is usually reported at design time (ie when you open the
> file in PowerPoint but haven't pressed F5 to run the slideshow). and means
> that one placeholder is covering another on the slide.  It may not mean the
> contents of each aren't visible - if you have a one line title, but expand
> the size of the placeholder to cover the whole slide, it won't actually
> hide any other content but it will announce that it is covering it (and
> that the other content is obscured).  Overlapping placeholders can also be
> used for visual effect, although in general, when creating, it is safest to
> try to avoid overlapping unless you are sure of what you are doing.
>
> If you want to activate a link within a placeholder at design time, you can
> move to it, then open the context menu and select "Open link".
>
> We do have an issue for the problem with links while running slideshows
> here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/7288  Feel free to add any
> extra comments on that (if you do, the issue is still present in the latest
> alpha).
>
> Regards
>
> Quentin.
>
> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 2:02 AM Payal Kapoor <payal69@...> wrote:
>
>> hi,
>> i am working with a PPT with several slides which have not only
>> graphics as part of the content of a slide, but also links to videos.
>> however, i am unable to access the links(which don't show up as a link
>> there) .
>> i have tried everything  but have had no success. when checking using
>> insert+F1, the message very clearly said there were hyperlinks as part
>> of the content.
>> to test that theory, i did copy the content of the slide to a word doc
>> and it shows a link as well.
>> i am using the latest version of NVDA and have tried it with one of
>> the earlier versions of JAWS 18  installed on my Windows 10 laptop.
>> the office version is 2016.
>> the message when focusing on the video in the slide is: video
>> obscured. also, i saw a message about access to the links being
>> blocked. now i don't know which key combination brought that one on.
>> after all that mishmash of information, i would be eternally grateful
>> to anyone who can help me get to the video links.
>> it is critical, since those are part of the training content for work i
>> do.
>> thanks for any possible help.
>> Best,
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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Re: Typhoon

Betsy Grenevitch
 

Thank you for the update. Glad to hear the great news about your family's safety.

On 12/2/2019 5:23 PM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
Hi. First, thanks to those who prayed for us and to those who kept us in mind.  Me and my family, we truly appreciate your concern and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.  The worst of the typhoon has almost passed, and my family is safe.  As of now, though the rain is heavy, the winds are slowing down.  I personally couldn't be at peace if I didn't know that you are all praying for and wishing your best for my family's  safety. Thank you.


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Re: Why does NVDA say selected instead at times?

Gene
 

Combo box is a term I've used for years and not thought about much.  I'm not sure why it is called a combo box.  I don't see what combination a standard one does.  You up and down arrow to select something and if they are designed in certain ways, you have to open them to stop them from taking actions when you move to an item with the arrow keys.  I can see why a combo edit box would be called that, since it can be used in two different ways.
 
Since this is no longer an NVDA discussion, are you on the chat list?  I'd like to see if you can answer my question about why they are called combo boxes but after that, I suppose we should take further discussion off list, if there is any further discussion.
 
Gene

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Sent: Monday, December 02, 2019 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Why does NVDA say selected instead at times?

It's not a combo box. It's a combo edit box, like the suggestions on Google search. Standard combo boxes don't allow users to type a value in, but the run dialog does, obviously. Selecting any option from the list causes the value to be placed immediately in the text field of the run dialog. The options in the combo box portion of the control serve as autocomplete options. The run dialog in Windows has actually been this way since Windows 95.

On 12/1/2019 3:19 PM, Gene wrote:
Perhaps.  I wonder if this is information Microsoft is presenting.  It doesn't sound like something NVDA would do.
 
I should correct an error.  I initially said the run dialog presents a list.  It’s a combo box but it evidently is not a standard one.  I don't know how they look but combo boxes don't usually announce items as selected. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2019 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Why does NVDA say selected instead at times?

I actually have no idea. Perhaps someone else with more knowledge on that side of things can explain.

On 12/1/2019 4:55 AM, Gene wrote:
I'm curious what changed in NVDA.  It didn't used to do that.  I don't know when it started.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Why does NVDA say selected instead at times?

This happens because text in the run dialogue is selected by default when the dialogue opens. When you use the up and down arrow keys to move through the history of commands you have entered, the text changes, but the selection remains. Windows simply puts the new text into the text field every time you press up or down, but the text never gets unselected before being changed.


On Nov 30, 2019, at 4:38 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:


I updated to Windows 7 Service pack 1 recently to try to solve a problem which wasn’t solved in that way.  I had put it off because there was a version of a program I can’t run after the update.  It’s a little less convenient but I can run a newer version and I almost never run it anyway. 
 
Which is to explain why I hadn’t played with newer versions of NVDA for a good while.  But now, I’m curious about something.  When I am in the run dialog and up and down arrow in the list of things I have run, NVDA says the word instead off and on.  It might say Notepad selected, then if I down arrow, it might say c:\audio selected instead or maybe Wordpad selected instead.  This isn’t consistent and it doesn’t do this in Windows Explorer.  I’m curious why that is.
 
Gene

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Re: Typhoon

 

hi. i am very glad that you and your family are safe.
i pray for the people of the world always.
i wish prosperity, felicity and happiness for all.

On 12/3/19, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...> wrote:
Hi. First, thanks to those who prayed for us and to those who kept us
in mind. Me and my family, we truly appreciate your concern and thank
you all from the bottom of our hearts. The worst of the typhoon has
almost passed, and my family is safe. As of now, though the rain is
heavy, the winds are slowing down. I personally couldn't be at peace if
I didn't know that you are all praying for and wishing your best for my
family's safety. Thank you.




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were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali

Re: Why does NVDA say selected instead at times?

Laughing Thunder
 

It's not a combo box. It's a combo edit box, like the suggestions on Google search. Standard combo boxes don't allow users to type a value in, but the run dialog does, obviously. Selecting any option from the list causes the value to be placed immediately in the text field of the run dialog. The options in the combo box portion of the control serve as autocomplete options. The run dialog in Windows has actually been this way since Windows 95.

On 12/1/2019 3:19 PM, Gene wrote:
Perhaps.  I wonder if this is information Microsoft is presenting.  It doesn't sound like something NVDA would do.
 
I should correct an error.  I initially said the run dialog presents a list.  It’s a combo box but it evidently is not a standard one.  I don't know how they look but combo boxes don't usually announce items as selected. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2019 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Why does NVDA say selected instead at times?

I actually have no idea. Perhaps someone else with more knowledge on that side of things can explain.

On 12/1/2019 4:55 AM, Gene wrote:
I'm curious what changed in NVDA.  It didn't used to do that.  I don't know when it started.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Why does NVDA say selected instead at times?

This happens because text in the run dialogue is selected by default when the dialogue opens. When you use the up and down arrow keys to move through the history of commands you have entered, the text changes, but the selection remains. Windows simply puts the new text into the text field every time you press up or down, but the text never gets unselected before being changed.


On Nov 30, 2019, at 4:38 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:


I updated to Windows 7 Service pack 1 recently to try to solve a problem which wasn’t solved in that way.  I had put it off because there was a version of a program I can’t run after the update.  It’s a little less convenient but I can run a newer version and I almost never run it anyway. 
 
Which is to explain why I hadn’t played with newer versions of NVDA for a good while.  But now, I’m curious about something.  When I am in the run dialog and up and down arrow in the list of things I have run, NVDA says the word instead off and on.  It might say Notepad selected, then if I down arrow, it might say c:\audio selected instead or maybe Wordpad selected instead.  This isn’t consistent and it doesn’t do this in Windows Explorer.  I’m curious why that is.
 
Gene

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Re: Typhoon

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi,


I'm so glad you're all safwe nopw and that the typhoon winds have started to slow down.


Rosemarie

On 12/2/2019 2:23 PM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
Hi. First, thanks to those who prayed for us and to those who kept us in mind.  Me and my family, we truly appreciate your concern and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.  The worst of the typhoon has almost passed, and my family is safe.  As of now, though the rain is heavy, the winds are slowing down.  I personally couldn't be at peace if I didn't know that you are all praying for and wishing your best for my family's  safety. Thank you.