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Re: State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches to add-on authors

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi, Joseph this is a great news and thanks for sharing

We'll definitely looking for this primarily our community is likely reliable with this addons.

On 1/15/2020 7:36 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hello NVDA users, especially NVDA Remote add-on fans:

 

For the last few months, many of you were wondering about what’s going on with NVDA Remote add-on, which isn’t compatible with upcoming NVDA 2019.3. I’m delighted to announce that something is indeed happening with the add-on. According to Reef Turner, an NV Access staff and NVDA developer, NV Access people just sent a series of patches to Remote add-on developers to make the add-on ready for NVDA 2019.3.

Stay tuned for updates on this front.

Cheers,

Joseph

Re: a question about the new edge browser

 

To be honest I am happy they didn't role all of it out today.

I have been spending most of the morning updating 2 laptops and 2 desktop units.

In these I had codecs, java, flash, windows update and store updates as well as office and some gps updates.

In addition some of these units like my laptop and one of the desktops had spaciffic driver updates and its taken me 4 hours so its good its tomorrow.



On 15/01/2020 3:03 pm, Governor staten wrote:

Starting tomorrow, they will roll out the update for the Edge browser. It will come through Windows Update.





On 1/14/2020 8:20 PM, Bobby Vinton wrote:
Hay I was wondering if the new edge will just come to my computer or will I have to down load the browser.  Edge comes out this Wednesday. that's why I am asking.  Just let me know.




Re: a question about the new edge browser

 

Starting tomorrow, they will roll out the update for the Edge browser. It will come through Windows Update.





On 1/14/2020 8:20 PM, Bobby Vinton wrote:
Hay I was wondering if the new edge will just come to my computer or will I have to down load the browser.  Edge comes out this Wednesday. that's why I am asking.  Just let me know.




NVDA and express vpn

Don H
 

How well does NVDA work with the Express VPN app on windows 10? Is the app accessible?

Accessible password managers, again.

John Isige
 

Hi everybody. I'm back for accessible password manager recommendations again, because let's just say I was pretty unimpressed with Last pass, to put it mildly. It was difficult to access the setup, and when I went to a site simply to put in my username and password, let alone have it generate anything, the site kept logging me in and immediately logging me out. I know this was a Last Pass issue because removing Last Pass let me login to the site just fine again.


This was with the Firefox plugin, everything up to date. I need something that will:


1. Be easy to set up.


2. Have actual keyboard shortcuts.


3. Doesn't break logins.


4. Is accessible on the web, in case I need to look my password(s) up on a machine that doesn't have the manager.


In theory, Last Pass does all of this, but it obviously didn't work for me. I'm not interested in tinkering with things, if it's not going to work the first time to save a simple username and password and log me in, I'm not particularly interested in screwing around with it to try and get it to work. I do have a Firefox account, and I'm pretty sure it can save login info, anybody know if it also does randomly generated secure passwords? Basically if anybody's got recommendations, I'd love to hear them.

Re: State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches to add-on authors

 

I am not sure.

There were at one point I think last year or maybe the year before people saying that someone used nvda remote to hack their computer moving round on a forum, but it could have been people fooling about.

I am unsure if this is still the case but right now saving passwords saves them clearly in text files and I am not sure if you can generate a random key or not, maybe you can.

I havn't fiddled with remote for ages now.

I think actually that you can.

Point is there is no encription on the remote and that could make the addon not secure in sertain situations.

Saying that, to use remote you actually need nvda running on a system but still.

That is probably the only argument.

There was a thing on size of nvda itself, not everything can be core because of size.



On 15/01/2020 2:02 pm, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Agreed. I still don't understand why it is not added to core. After all we have jaws tandem and no one complains about it. So why not nvda remote in nvda itself? This would be useful for us personal helpers too. I hear that feedback all the time on the phone, or on twitter etc.

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 14 Jan 2020, at 16:35, Robert Kingett wrote:

This is the beauty of open source software. I only wish this could be added to the core without non profits and government people freaking out about it. I'm beyond happy this is an open source project. The add on, and the screen reader. I also, of course, understand why many see this add on as a possible security risk. While I don't think the same way, I can understand the need for high security assurance. Could multiple people from the NVDA community be in charge of that github page so they could review and merge changes if the developers become completely tired of it in the future?

Re: a question about the new edge browser

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I think it’ll come to your computer.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bobby Vinton
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:20 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] a question about the new edge browser

 

Hay I was wondering if the new edge will just come to my computer or

will I have to down load the browser.  Edge comes out this Wednesday.

that's why I am asking.  Just let me know.

 

 

 

 

Re: State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches to add-on authors

Lenron
 

It's insane after all jaws has remote and it's not a problem.

On 1/14/20, Mark via Groups.Io <marktyler2014=virginmedia.com@groups.io> wrote:
I agree 100% as team leader of a tech team we use nvda remote all the time
Mark.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 15 January 2020 01:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches
to add-on authors

Agreed. I still don't understand why it is not added to core. After all we
have jaws tandem and no one complains about it. So why not nvda remote in
nvda itself? This would be useful for us personal helpers too. I hear that
feedback all the time on the phone, or on twitter etc.
Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is
also our libsyn page as well.
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.
Our discord is where you will know when we go live on youtube, twitch and
mixer. Thanks Restream staff.
Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here
On 14 Jan 2020, at 16:35, Robert Kingett wrote:
This is the beauty of open source software. I only wish this could be added
to the core without non profits and government people freaking out about it.
I'm beyond happy this is an open source project. The add on, and the screen
reader. I also, of course, understand why many see this add on as a possible
security risk. While I don't think the same way, I can understand the need
for high security assurance. Could multiple people from the NVDA community
be in charge of that github page so they could review and merge changes if
the developers become completely tired of it in the future?





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a question about the new edge browser

Bobby Vinton
 

Hay I was wondering if the new edge will just come to my computer or will I have to down load the browser.  Edge comes out this Wednesday. that's why I am asking.  Just let me know.

Re: State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches to add-on authors

Mark
 

I agree 100% as team leader of a tech team we use nvda remote all the time

Mark.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 15 January 2020 01:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches to add-on authors

 

Agreed. I still don't understand why it is not added to core. After all we have jaws tandem and no one complains about it. So why not nvda remote in nvda itself? This would be useful for us personal helpers too. I hear that feedback all the time on the phone, or on twitter etc.

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

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.

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on youtube, twitch and mixer. Thanks Restream staff.

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

On 14 Jan 2020, at 16:35, Robert Kingett wrote:

This is the beauty of open source software. I only wish this could be added to the core without non profits and government people freaking out about it. I'm beyond happy this is an open source project. The add on, and the screen reader. I also, of course, understand why many see this add on as a possible security risk. While I don't think the same way, I can understand the need for high security assurance. Could multiple people from the NVDA community be in charge of that github page so they could review and merge changes if the developers become completely tired of it in the future?

 

Re: State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches to add-on authors

Sarah k Alawami
 

Agreed. I still don't understand why it is not added to core. After all we have jaws tandem and no one complains about it. So why not nvda remote in nvda itself? This would be useful for us personal helpers too. I hear that feedback all the time on the phone, or on twitter etc.

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

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.

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on youtube, twitch and mixer. Thanks Restream staff.

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

On 14 Jan 2020, at 16:35, Robert Kingett wrote:

This is the beauty of open source software. I only wish this could be added to the core without non profits and government people freaking out about it. I'm beyond happy this is an open source project. The add on, and the screen reader. I also, of course, understand why many see this add on as a possible security risk. While I don't think the same way, I can understand the need for high security assurance. Could multiple people from the NVDA community be in charge of that github page so they could review and merge changes if the developers become completely tired of it in the future?

Re: NVDA 2019.3 beta 2 now available

 

Hi,

As part of NVDA’s UIA support, a set of bad UIA class names is kept to inform NVDA that windows with class names in that list should not be treated as UIA elements, thus forcing NVDA to switch to MSAA/IAccessible support. Even though UIA is used in Edge 79 Chromium-based), it is not that solid yet, so NVDA 2019.3 will force IAccessible2 mode, which works better (this is done by adding Chromium UIA widget window class name to the aforementioned set of bad UIA class names).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2019.3 beta 2 now available

 

I'm extremely confused. If the new Edge uses Chromium by default, how can NVDA work with Edge at all if that option has been removed from the NVDA settings? Darn you, Microsoft! Why couldn't you at least help JAWS, NVDA, etc. Build in UIA? This seems like a huge blunder on Microsoft's part, no? They have more man power, so either, help screen readers work with UIA, or disable it in the new Edge by default.

Re: Dropbox interfering with NVDA when reading Word files

 

Hmmm I think you can change in dropbox settings online or is it in the client forget where though I was there yesterday.

Anyway you can tell dropbox to not take over viewing stuff in its viewer.



On 15/01/2020 12:30 pm, Abbie Taylor wrote:
Shaun, I'm having the same issue as Clive. I usually open files directly in Word, no matter where they are. I still have this issue with files in Dropbox whether I'm opening them  there or in Word. Fortunately, I don't need those files in Dropbox, so I've moved them to a different location.
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Re: NVDA 2019.3 beta 2 now available

 

I'm extremely confused. If the new Edge uses Chromium by default, how can NVDA work with Edge at all if that option has been removed from the NVDA settings? Darn you, Microsoft! Why couldn't you at least help JAWS, NVDA, etc. Build in UIA? This seems like a huge blunder on Microsoft's part, no? They have more man power, so either, help screen readers work with UIA, or disable it in the new Edge by default.

Elementary Question I'm afraid: How do I access the toolbars on screen with NVDA?

Clive Lever
 

Hi all,

 

The subject line says it all. I apologise that this is probably an elementary question. I’m asking because I’ve only recently started using NVDA as my main Screenreader, and Jaws as secondary (only when I have to). Until recently I prioritised them the other way round.

 

Thanks,

Clive

 

 

Re: State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches to add-on authors

 

This is the beauty of open source software. I only wish this could be added to the core without non profits and government people freaking out about it. I'm beyond happy this is an open source project. The add on, and the screen reader. I also, of course, understand why many see this add on as a possible security risk. While I don't think the same way, I can understand the need for high security assurance. Could multiple people from the NVDA community be in charge of that github page so they could review and merge changes if the developers become completely tired of it in the future?

Re: Excel and VBa 2010 Questions

 

Hmmm, yes, its not like I have heard microsoft saying otherwise.

Vba is how they make macros so if you look about as I say, then they probably do but I have never used vba in my life.

On 14/01/2020 10:27 pm, Pele West wrote:
Hi Shaun

Thanks. Do later versions of Office still include VBA?

Pele



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Re: State of the NvDA Remote add-on: NV Access sent patches to add-on authors

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Joseph,


That's great news Joseph! I think the community will happy to hear it!

Hopefully it should stop the same question coming up now about when it will be ready. Looking forward to it working with NVDA 2019.3 when it comes out!


Regards,

Gene NZ


On 15/01/2020 12:36 pm, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hello NVDA users, especially NVDA Remote add-on fans:

 

For the last few months, many of you were wondering about what’s going on with NVDA Remote add-on, which isn’t compatible with upcoming NVDA 2019.3. I’m delighted to announce that something is indeed happening with the add-on. According to Reef Turner, an NV Access staff and NVDA developer, NV Access people just sent a series of patches to Remote add-on developers to make the add-on ready for NVDA 2019.3.

Stay tuned for updates on this front.

Cheers,

Joseph

Re: Dropbox interfering with NVDA when reading Word files

Clive Lever
 

Thanks David,

 

It always sounds stupid, but how do I get to Dropbox in the system tray?

 

Thanks,

Clive

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox interfering with NVDA when reading Word files

 

 

I don’t know if my original suggestion  ever got posted but this  problem disappeared for  me when I went to DropBox preferences in the system tray and turned badges notifications to never show in the General tab.

 

I have never, since  doing this, had had any issue opening Office Files of any kind in my DropBox under Windows.

 

I mention this again as it seems not to have been discussed as an obvious solution despite my trying to post it yesterday.

David Griffith

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: 14 January 2020 23:31
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox interfering with NVDA when reading Word files

 

Shaun, I'm having the same issue as Clive. I usually open files directly in Word, no matter where they are. I still have this issue with files in Dropbox whether I'm opening them  there or in Word. Fortunately, I don't need those files in Dropbox, so I've moved them to a different location.
--
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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@...

Re: Dropbox interfering with NVDA when reading Word files

David Griffith
 

 

I don’t know if my original suggestion  ever got posted but this  problem disappeared for  me when I went to DropBox preferences in the system tray and turned badges notifications to never show in the General tab.

 

I have never, since  doing this, had had any issue opening Office Files of any kind in my DropBox under Windows.

 

I mention this again as it seems not to have been discussed as an obvious solution despite my trying to post it yesterday.

David Griffith

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: 14 January 2020 23:31
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox interfering with NVDA when reading Word files

 

Shaun, I'm having the same issue as Clive. I usually open files directly in Word, no matter where they are. I still have this issue with files in Dropbox whether I'm opening them  there or in Word. Fortunately, I don't need those files in Dropbox, so I've moved them to a different location.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@...