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Re: Possible bug found in the Dropbox add on

Gene
 

I haven't used the add-on but itss reading information Dropbox
displays, not changing or misreading it. My Dropbox often displays
two days as the time. At first, I thought that was really the time
until I saw that the upload speed was the usual one and I found that a
file uploaded in the usual time. Dropbox has a bug.

Gene

On 3/30/20, Roger Stewart <paganus2@...> wrote:
I think there may be something wrong with the latest version of the
Dropbox add on. I just uploaded a file and while I was checking it, it
kept saying the time left was 2 plus days! It actually just took a bit
over 2 minutes to upload. I checked it several times and it kept giving
me this very weird and incorrect time. After it finished it then did say
up to date as it should. Is there something wrong with the way it reads
the remaining time?


Roger






Possible bug found in the Dropbox add on

Roger Stewart
 

I think there may be something wrong with the latest version of the Dropbox add on. I just uploaded a file and while I was checking it, it kept saying the time left was 2 plus days!  It actually just took a bit over 2 minutes to upload. I checked it several times and it kept giving me this very weird and incorrect time. After it finished it then did say up to date as it should. Is there something wrong with the way it reads the remaining time?


Roger


New add-on, frequentText

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!


We present a new add-on...


Frequent text
Informations
• Authors: Rui Fontes and Ângelo Abrantes, based on work of Marcos António de Oliveira
• Updated in 27/03/2020
• Download stable version
Compatibility: NVDA version 2019.3 and posteriors
Presentation
This add-on provides a way to quickly insert blocks of text you type frequently in documents you write.
Usage
To start using this add-on you will need to fill the blocks of text you want to use. For that, first press Windows+f12. It will be displayed a dialog where you can press Tab to access the "Add" button. Activate it to create a new block. In the first dialog, type the name of the block and press Enter or activate the "Ok" button. It will present a dialog to type the block of text. Enter the lines you want, and when done, press Tab and activate the "Ok" button.
To paste the block of text in an edit field, just select the block and press Enter.
In the add-on dialog box you also can rename, change the contents or delete the block of text.


Best regards,


Rui Fontes

NVDA portuguese team



Re: Keystroke for what text is selected?

 

in nvda, is insert shift up arrow.

On 3/30/20, Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...> wrote:


What would be the equivalent in NVDA, for Jaws's Insert+ShiftDown arrow, in
which it tells you what text is being selected? Thanks for info.Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel


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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


Keystroke for what text is selected?

Gerardo Corripio
 

What would be the equivalent in NVDA, for Jaws's Insert+ShiftDown arrow, in which it tells you what text is being selected? Thanks for info.Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel


Re: Bluetooth hearing aid lag on Windows 10 with NVDA.

 

Daniel,

           I have also used the "Contact Us" form on Jonathan's website to make him aware of this post as well.  When this sort of issue occurs, even once, additional provisos regarding the necessary cautions to be taken should be added.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: Bluetooth hearing aid lag on Windows 10 with NVDA.

Daniel Wolak
 

Hi Brian,

Thanks for sharing this post. For the record, the link that I gave is one that I bookmarked after finding it on Jonathan Mosen’s blog, the relevant post of which can be found here.

https://mosen.org/soundsfrustrating/

 

Daniel

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: March 30, 2020 12:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Bluetooth hearing aid lag on Windows 10 with NVDA.

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 11:50 AM, Daniel Wolak wrote:

http://www.stefankiss.sk/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=112

Thanks Daniel.   I honestly can't say whether this is the original developer or not, and the program is correctly spelled as Silenzio.  But even if I search on that, coupled with Bluetooth, I really get nothing useful other than this cautionary post in the JAWS for Windows Group, dating from January 2020:

https://jfw.groups.io/g/main/topic/jaws_2020_speech_issue_with/69701835?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,69701835

So, at this juncture, I would strongly advise anyone who wants to give Silenzio a whirl to manually create a restore point in System Protection as well as taking a full system image backup of their machine prior to installing it.  That way if a System Restore from the restore point fails (which happens more often than many would like to believe) you have a way to restore your system to its pre-Silenzio state.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 

 


Re: Bluetooth hearing aid lag on Windows 10 with NVDA.

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 11:50 AM, Daniel Wolak wrote:
http://www.stefankiss.sk/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=112
Thanks Daniel.   I honestly can't say whether this is the original developer or not, and the program is correctly spelled as Silenzio.  But even if I search on that, coupled with Bluetooth, I really get nothing useful other than this cautionary post in the JAWS for Windows Group, dating from January 2020:

https://jfw.groups.io/g/main/topic/jaws_2020_speech_issue_with/69701835?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,69701835

So, at this juncture, I would strongly advise anyone who wants to give Silenzio a whirl to manually create a restore point in System Protection as well as taking a full system image backup of their machine prior to installing it.  That way if a System Restore from the restore point fails (which happens more often than many would like to believe) you have a way to restore your system to its pre-Silenzio state.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: Bluetooth hearing aid lag on Windows 10 with NVDA.

Daniel Wolak
 

Hi,

Here’s a link to the direct download from the developer’s site.

http://www.stefankiss.sk/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=112

I’m not sure if there’s an actual page on his site, however this is the only link that I have.

Hth,

 

Daniel

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: March 30, 2020 11:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Bluetooth hearing aid lag on Windows 10 with NVDA.

 

I have a feeling that my spelling of Silencio is incorrect, but I can pull up nothing via web search on it.  I have tried NVDA with Bluetooth as search terms along with several other variants.

If anyone has the link to the site where this program can be downloaded, and preferably from its developer, would you please share it?

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 

 


Re: Bluetooth hearing aid lag on Windows 10 with NVDA.

 

I have a feeling that my spelling of Silencio is incorrect, but I can pull up nothing via web search on it.  I have tried NVDA with Bluetooth as search terms along with several other variants.

If anyone has the link to the site where this program can be downloaded, and preferably from its developer, would you please share it?

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: How accessible is Zoom with NVDA?

molly the blind tech lover
 

I actually just used zoom to meet with my professor  to go over our final project. This was my first time ever using zoom and I am very impressed. It is very accessible.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 10:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How accessible is Zoom with NVDA?

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:06 AM, Daniel Hawkins wrote:

I found out if you do a Google search for this, “download Zoom Meeting” the first link is the download for Windows based Zoom.

Which downloads the same thing as the Zoom Client because it is the Zoom Client.   Zoom is a client-server based system and the PC side is the client.  Below are the direct links from Zoom's own Meetings webpage.

Download Zoom Mobile Apps for iPhone or Android
Download 
Zoom Client for Meetings
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: trouble after installing a new SAPI5 voice

Gene
 

This is an excellent and important example of what I've been saying
and gotten almost no response of any kind about. Save settings on
exit should not be a default behavior. Those learning NvDA and those
who try new things who don't know if they definitely want to keep
whatever they have done should be taught to use the NVDA control c
command when they want to save what they have done. Students who
experiment and try things and in a case like the one in the below
message, should not have the risk of unwanted changes saved by
default. An lot of trouble would have been avoided in this case if
that were not the setting being used.

Again, this is not a trivial or minor issue and I believe it deserves
real consideration. Not everything should be automated and made as
easy as possible.

Gene

On 3/30/20, Giles Turnbull <giles.turnbull@...> wrote:
Hi all,

This morning I installed the 30-day demo of a SAPI5 synth voice, a Welsh
male called Geraint. i'd heard it before on a pair of Orcam glasses I used
to own and, since I've been living in Waels quite a long time, I love it! I
checked with their customer services that NVDA would find the voice after it
was installed, which they confirmed it would, and it did ... but when I
downloaded and installed the voice I hit a problem ... nothing is getting
spoken!

This is the product page
https://harposoftware.com/en/welsh/146-geraint-cy-welsh-voice.html

I tried re-starting NVDA but that didn't help (I had the Save configuration
setting on exit checked) though I was still able to shutdown and restart the
computer because NVDA was still using the SAPI5 voice Zira on the Windows
logon screen.

I tried using Narrator to navigate to the NVDA speech settings menu and
change the voice, but NVDA+n is a Narrator shortcut that says "No main
landmark". I tried using the speech synthesiser ring (NVDA+CTRL+left / right
arrow keys) and adjusting the value of each of the four options (which
obviously were not being spoken) to make sure I changed the synth voice but
again to no avail. When I tried restarting NVDA with CTRL+ALT+n the NVDA
startup sound was heard, but no text was spoken after that point.

In the end I managed to uninstall the new voice using Narrator in the Add
and Remove Programs feature and, after re-starting NVDA a different voice
was being used and I was able to change back to my usual Zira voice.

In these viral isolation times I don't have anybody with sight who can
assist in checking if something might be causing problems with the Harpo /
Ivona voice, but wondered if any NVDA users had experienced anything similar
at any point :)

Needless to say, I've unchecked the NVDA Save configuration on exit chekbox
so that if I try re-installing Geraint I can go back to Zira more easily if
necessary :)

Thanks for any thoughts,

Giles




Re: How accessible is Zoom with NVDA?

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:06 AM, Daniel Hawkins wrote:
I found out if you do a Google search for this, “download Zoom Meeting” the first link is the download for Windows based Zoom.
Which downloads the same thing as the Zoom Client because it is the Zoom Client.   Zoom is a client-server based system and the PC side is the client.  Below are the direct links from Zoom's own Meetings webpage.

Download Zoom Mobile Apps for iPhone or Android
Download Zoom Client for Meetings
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


trouble after installing a new SAPI5 voice

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi all,

This morning I installed the 30-day demo of a SAPI5 synth voice, a Welsh male called Geraint. i'd heard it before on a pair of Orcam glasses I used to own and, since I've been living in Waels quite a long time, I love it! I checked with their customer services that NVDA would find the voice after it was installed, which they confirmed it would, and it did ... but when I downloaded and installed the voice I hit a problem ... nothing is getting spoken!

This is the product page
https://harposoftware.com/en/welsh/146-geraint-cy-welsh-voice.html

I tried re-starting NVDA but that didn't help (I had the Save configuration setting on exit checked) though I was still able to shutdown and restart the computer because NVDA was still using the SAPI5 voice Zira on the Windows logon screen.

I tried using Narrator to navigate to the NVDA speech settings menu and change the voice, but NVDA+n is a Narrator shortcut that says "No main landmark". I tried using the speech synthesiser ring (NVDA+CTRL+left / right arrow keys) and adjusting the value of each of the four options (which obviously were not being spoken) to make sure I changed the synth voice but again to no avail. When I tried restarting NVDA with CTRL+ALT+n the NVDA startup sound was heard, but no text was spoken after that point.

In the end I managed to uninstall the new voice using Narrator in the Add and Remove Programs feature and, after re-starting NVDA a different voice was being used and I was able to change back to my usual Zira voice.

In these viral isolation times I don't have anybody with sight who can assist in checking if something might be causing problems with the Harpo / Ivona voice, but wondered if any NVDA users had experienced anything similar at any point :)

Needless to say, I've unchecked the NVDA Save configuration on exit chekbox so that if I try re-installing Geraint I can go back to Zira more easily if necessary :)

Thanks for any thoughts,

Giles


Re: How accessible is Zoom with NVDA?

Daniel Hawkins
 

Tip. If you go to the Zoom website, the app for windows is not listed there. Just clients and addons. I found out if you do a Google search for this, “download Zoom Meeting” the first link is the download for Windows based Zoom.

Lastly, if you are on the Home tab, and you tab through to settings, open that and arrow to accessibility, from there you can see a list of keyboard commands in a meeting.
Daniel Hawkins
Check out my website: iabilityi.com




On Mar 29, 2020, at 1:02 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

What link are you using?  Let us know so we can check it.  If list
members confirm that it is the correct link, try a different browser.
There have been times when one browser has told nme a secure
connection can't be provided and another didn't.

Gene

On 3/29/20, The Gamages via Groups.Io
<james.gamage@...> wrote:
Hello,

I have tried to get on the Jonathon Mozen site, but I get a message that
this site cannot provide a secure connection.

Any ideas please?

Best Regards, Jim.

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How accessible is Zoom with NVDA?

Jonathan Mosen's publication is about as comprehensive as you could hope
for, and covers scheduling meetings.  Please go to his site, listed in the
previously referenced message, and read his overview of what's covered and
then download his publication.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

      ~ Madonna













Re: Bluetooth hearing aid lag on Windows 10 with NVDA.

Daniel Hawkins
 

Hello guys,

I will have to try out Sliencico. I have tried the NVDA addon for Bluetooth Audio. it worked great with my older Compilot but did nothing for the newer marvel aids. maybe it is the aids not the computer.

However, I dusted off my old TV Link Bluetooth dock and plugged it in the 3.5mm jack, and it worked great!

So i may just use that for now.

Thank you for your advice!
Daniel Hawkins
Check out my website: iabilityi.com




On Mar 27, 2020, at 7:08 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 07:56 PM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Once NVDA is inactive for 1 minute or so, it will stop playing silence to conserve the battery life of your hearing aid.
And hearing aid wearers everywhere who also use NVDA and a Bluetooth audio connection thank you for your thoughtfulness.  (I did notice you're the developer of the add-on.)
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 
 


Re: NVDA 2019.3.1 refuses to start after most recent addon updates

 

Hi,

Try using “nvda -r” – although NVDA 2019.3.1 won’t require the restart (-r) switch, add it just in case.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jesse Farquharson
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2019.3.1 refuses to start after most recent addon updates

 

Joseph,

Is there anything I can enter into the run dialogue directly to kill the aforementioned tasks? The task manager is being... less than cooperative at the moment.

Frankly, I think this computer is near end of life, or it is for me, but I have to hold onto it for at least another four months before I can get a better one.


Re: NVDA 2019.3.1 refuses to start after most recent addon updates

Jesse Farquharson
 

Joseph,

Is there anything I can enter into the run dialogue directly to kill the aforementioned tasks? The task manager is being... less than cooperative at the moment.

Frankly, I think this computer is near end of life, or it is for me, but I have to hold onto it for at least another four months before I can get a better one.


Re: NVDA 2019.3.1 refuses to start after most recent addon updates

 

Hi,

If the license is stored in a file other than nvda.ini or not contained inside addons folder, it won’t impact you.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jesse Farquharson
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2019.3.1 refuses to start after most recent addon updates

 

Will do. Would this impact my Acapela TTS at all? Will I need to reregister it or anything of the like?


Re: NVDA 2019.3.1 refuses to start after most recent addon updates

Jesse Farquharson
 

Will do. Would this impact my Acapela TTS at all? Will I need to reregister it or anything of the like?