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Re: Akapela with NVDA's Sat-All reading few lines at a time?

Gerardo Corripio
 

Great! I'll definitely update, hoping it makes a difference. How to get the updated driver? because the pafe that the Akapela driver leads me to, when I'm wanting to download more voices, talks about Akapela v1.5, when I've v1.6! Thanks for info.

Gera
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El 7 abr 2020, a la(s) 2:49 a.m., cédric Paulet via groups.io <cedric.paulet@...> escribió:



Good morning,

 

Recently, acapela driver has been updated to 1.6.2. Try to update acapela 1.6 to 1.6.2.

Best regards

Cedric

 

De : nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> De la part de Gerardo Corripio
Envoyé : mardi 7 avril 2020 03:38
À : nvda@nvda.groups.io
Objet : [nvda] Akapela with NVDA's Sat-All reading few lines at a time?

 

I’m using the 3-month license for akapela, especially in hopes of using it with QRead, and other instances in which I’d use the Read-All in Emails, Word documents and other tasks, but the problem I’m noticing is that it only reads a few lines at a time! I have to press the arrow keys and make it read-all again, thus what kind of experience would it be using them like this? My Laptop is an 8GB of Ram, thus what else could it be? What setting should I  try modifying either witA NVDA or Akapela? Because the documents I read with other voices like Vocalizer, read just fine with Say-All! Thanks for tips/tricks you guys might have on this issue.

 

                                                                                              Enviado desde Correo para Windows 10

 

Re: Akapela with NVDA's Sat-All reading few lines at a time?

cédric Paulet
 

Good morning,

 

Recently, acapela driver has been updated to 1.6.2. Try to update acapela 1.6 to 1.6.2.

Best regards

Cedric

 

De : nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> De la part de Gerardo Corripio
Envoyé : mardi 7 avril 2020 03:38
À : nvda@nvda.groups.io
Objet : [nvda] Akapela with NVDA's Sat-All reading few lines at a time?

 

I’m using the 3-month license for akapela, especially in hopes of using it with QRead, and other instances in which I’d use the Read-All in Emails, Word documents and other tasks, but the problem I’m noticing is that it only reads a few lines at a time! I have to press the arrow keys and make it read-all again, thus what kind of experience would it be using them like this? My Laptop is an 8GB of Ram, thus what else could it be? What setting should I  try modifying either witA NVDA or Akapela? Because the documents I read with other voices like Vocalizer, read just fine with Say-All! Thanks for tips/tricks you guys might have on this issue.

 

                                                                                              Enviado desde Correo para Windows 10

 

Re: want to custimise nvda with word

 

can i copy the new profile that i have created and move to another
location or another computer on which nvda is installed?

On 4/7/20, Austin Pinto via groups.io
<austinpinto.xaviers=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
thanks a lot for your help.

On 4/7/20, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
Hi Austin,

You can use NVDA's "Configuration profiles" to accomplish exactly what
you
want here. To do this, open Word, then press NVDA+control+p to open
configuration profiles. Press alt+n to create a new profile. Ignore the
name field and press TAB to move to the "Use this profile for". The
default is "Manual activation". Press the right arrow to select "Current
application (Winword)" and press ENTER.

Now, any changes you make to NVDA's settings while in Word will be saved
to
this Word profile, and any changes made elsewhere will be saved to the
main
"normal" configuration. Note that at this point, if you alt+tab to say
Firefox, and then adjust the speech rate, that will be reflected in Word
as
well. If however, you adjust the speech rate while in Word, changes you
make to the speech rate in other programs WILL NOT affect Word, as you
have
already specified the speech rate to use in Word (Or to put it another
way
- the "word" profile, will inherit all the settings from the normal
profile
that you don't explicitly set while in the Word profile).

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 1:29 PM Austin Pinto
<@austin>
wrote:

hi all. i want to do something with nvda by which only when i am in ms
word it will report everything in the document pformatting settings of
nvda.
but when im browsing the net it wont report anything only headings
links etc. can this be done?
like how jaws has skims.



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Re: NVDA sluggishness w/win 10, my experience

 

Hmmm, yeah update bios and drivers.
However it almost sounds like a heat issue to me.
I'd try to clean the fans, and see if there is a stuck fan somewhere.
I'd also regrease the sync.
However if this is an old system you may just want to bin the system.
Could be a drive to but if its that bad then who knows.

On 07/04/2020, Pramit <PRAMIT.VISION@...> wrote:
Hi Jackie,

There are several reasons why there is so much lag with your system.
Initially as you're doing, update your Windows and along with that also
update
your system BIOS, as older drivers could be the culprit here.
After that open the command prompt and do a system file scan.
Once command prompt is opened enter the following "sfc /scannow" and hit
enter.
Then wait for the scan to finish.
Also if there was any third party antivirus installed on your computer
previously uninstall it.

Finally make sure that that your system has sufficient memory (RAM).

If the system is low on memory and drivers are not updated that will make
your system sluggish and
you'll not be able to use NVDA efficiently.

Hope this helps

Pramit





On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 5:45 AM Jackie <abletec@...> wrote:

Ok, so this is just my experience, & I don't pretend or contend that
it's applicable to anyone else who's experienced NVDA sluggishness so
severe as to render it unusable. Having thus said, though, it might be
something folks might wish to consider when troubleshooting this for
themselves.

I have a computer I was going to give to my daughter. Unfortunately,
it intermittently kept going into bios instead of booting into
windows. Resetting the computer didn't help. I therefore suspected
either the hard drive or the CMOS battery. Husband Karl took it apart
to replace the battery. He never did find 1 (they're starting not to
use those anymore), but he did find a cable that seemed to have become
detached, which he reconnected. It was still very slow, but at least
it didn't go into bios anymore. I then did a 2nd pc reset, removing
all user files. Once that was done, it was still really slow, I could
just barely use Narrator, &, imo, that's barely usable anyway, though
it is much improved from earlier incarnations. Forget about NVDA--it
simply was not happening. So the first thing I did was disable 1 drive
& Skype from starting up automatically, which tends to occur when
signing into windows via a Microsoft account. That sped things up
*considerably* & NVDA became quite usable at that point.

The bios is 3 versions behind for this machine. Whenever the Windows
10 update finishes (it's a big 1), I'm going to update the bios & pray
I don't brick the machine in doing so. At that point I'll see what
other driver updates are available. I also think I'm gonna run some
hard drive diagnostics to make sure that the hard drive isn't in
trouble, though that's beginning to look less likely now than it did a
day ago. Despite the first reset, I do think the files were corrupted
because of the hardware problems this machine was experiencing, thus
necessitating a 2nd one. The machine is still not as fast as I'd like
to see it, but it's improving.

This was clearly a complex set of issues, but that's actually pretty
typical when fixing these beasties--it's fairly seldom that only 1
thing is wrong w/them, at least from my experience, which is about 30
years worth. I think my point is that if NVDA isn't usable on a given
machine, it's most likely there's something (or things) wrong w/that
machine. Usually, if one thinks about it, the machine is having other
difficulties as well, & these, although annoying, may actually help to
troubleshoot the problem. If you're getting out of memory errors, for
example, then perhaps a ram stick is faulty. If you're getting errors
regarding being unable to access files, then perhaps the hard drive is
the culprit.

Anyway, I hth those who might be having problems w/NVDA on win 10 &
who are looking for resolution of the problem. My particular set of
circumstances will not be applicable, but perhaps my thought processes
might be helpful in spurring yours on toward a successful resolution.

Best wishes & much success. Stay well & safe.

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Re: Asking a few more NVDA questions.

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Ron


use the nvda key + letter U to toggle between beep, beep and speak, speak and none.


Gene nz

On 7/04/2020 2:01 pm, Ron Kolesar wrote:
Hello again from Ron Kolesar.
How can I have the down load and or install progress reports both say the progress and beep the progress?
Currently, I only can have the progress messages say the progress and would like NVDA to both tell me the down load and or install progress and also beep the progress as well.
Second question concerns the dictionary.
Can one have multiple dictionary folders with different dictionary files in those dictionary ?
For example, in the jaws dictionary main folder I have a default folder with every day words in it.
Then I have a Flight Simulator dictionary with for example the abbreviation for Indiana as in, and the word login as log in in separate folders so when it sees Log In, it doesn't read the word in as Indiana.
Also, is there a way it would be easier if we could do the following, can one some how copy the JAWS dictionaries into NVDA Dictionaries?
In short, for starters, is there a way to open the jaws dictionary file into say notepad or what have you and either throw all of those pronunciation dictionary entrees into NVDA, or even better, some how import the dictionaries folders and files into NVDA so one doesn't have to rewrite all of the dictionary entrees allover once again.
Also, is there a way to back up those folds that would be full of pronuiation files as well like you can the JAWS dictionary files as well?
I also noticed the following while using my Windows Live mail for my mail.
I notice that to read a letter via NVDA, I need to do the following.
1. open the letter.
2. Back tab once and I'll see edit document.
3. do a ctrl home to go to the top of the letter.
4. then read the letter.
Where in Jaws, I only have to abuse either the enter keys and or the spacebar to open the letter and once the letter is opened, it automatically starts reading the letter to me like it should.
I'm noticing several small improvements in NVDA over JAWS, but the juerry is still out yet if I'll completely switch over to NVDA or not just yet.
I mainly wanted to learn NVDA because using the program Microsoft Flighth Simulator version 10 with the add on programs is suppose to work better within NVDA over using JAWS.
I also have given Microsoft several recommendations and suggestions on how to make their current project that's still scheduled to be released on October 13th, 2020.
On how a blind person interacts with one's pc via both JAWS and or NVDA and what I like about FSX and what I'd like to see in the up coming Flight Simulator 2020 project.
I know with my interests if I were sighted, I would have hhad a career in the air and hope to have made the right stuff to qualify for the sadly gutted out retired space shuttle and or a tour of duty onboard the space station.
Very Thankfully Yours,
Ron who's slowly learning NVDA.
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And
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With the Call Sign of KR3DOG

Re: want to custimise nvda with word

 

thanks a lot for your help.

On 4/7/20, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
Hi Austin,

You can use NVDA's "Configuration profiles" to accomplish exactly what you
want here. To do this, open Word, then press NVDA+control+p to open
configuration profiles. Press alt+n to create a new profile. Ignore the
name field and press TAB to move to the "Use this profile for". The
default is "Manual activation". Press the right arrow to select "Current
application (Winword)" and press ENTER.

Now, any changes you make to NVDA's settings while in Word will be saved to
this Word profile, and any changes made elsewhere will be saved to the main
"normal" configuration. Note that at this point, if you alt+tab to say
Firefox, and then adjust the speech rate, that will be reflected in Word as
well. If however, you adjust the speech rate while in Word, changes you
make to the speech rate in other programs WILL NOT affect Word, as you have
already specified the speech rate to use in Word (Or to put it another way
- the "word" profile, will inherit all the settings from the normal profile
that you don't explicitly set while in the Word profile).

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 1:29 PM Austin Pinto <@austin>
wrote:

hi all. i want to do something with nvda by which only when i am in ms
word it will report everything in the document pformatting settings of
nvda.
but when im browsing the net it wont report anything only headings
links etc. can this be done?
like how jaws has skims.



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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>



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Re: want to custimise nvda with word

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Austin,

You can use NVDA's "Configuration profiles" to accomplish exactly what you want here.  To do this, open Word, then press NVDA+control+p to open configuration profiles.  Press alt+n to create a new profile.  Ignore the name field and press TAB to move to the "Use this profile for".  The default is "Manual activation".  Press the right arrow to select "Current application (Winword)" and press ENTER.

Now, any changes you make to NVDA's settings while in Word will be saved to this Word profile, and any changes made elsewhere will be saved to the main "normal" configuration.  Note that at this point, if you alt+tab to say Firefox, and then adjust the speech rate, that will be reflected in Word as well.  If however, you adjust the speech rate while in Word, changes you make to the speech rate in other programs WILL NOT affect Word, as you have already specified the speech rate to use in Word  (Or to put it another way - the "word" profile, will inherit all the settings from the normal profile that you don't explicitly set while in the Word profile).

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 1:29 PM Austin Pinto <austinpinto.xaviers@...> wrote:
hi all. i want to do something with nvda by which only when i am in ms
word it will report everything in the document pformatting settings of
nvda.
but when im browsing the net it wont report anything only headings
links etc. can this be done?
like how jaws has skims.





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Re: want to custimise nvda with word

 

I'm sure what you want to do can be done with profiles.





On 4/6/2020 11:29 PM, Austin Pinto wrote:
hi all. i want to do something with nvda by which only when i am in ms
word it will report everything in the document pformatting settings of
nvda.
but when im browsing the net it wont report anything only headings
links etc. can this be done?
like how jaws has skims.



want to custimise nvda with word

 

hi all. i want to do something with nvda by which only when i am in ms
word it will report everything in the document pformatting settings of
nvda.
but when im browsing the net it wont report anything only headings
links etc. can this be done?
like how jaws has skims.

Asking a few more NVDA questions.

Ron Kolesar
 

Hello again from Ron Kolesar.
How can I have the down load and or install progress reports both say the progress and beep the progress?
Currently, I only can have the progress messages say the progress and would like NVDA to both tell me the down load and or install progress and also beep the progress as well.
Second question concerns the dictionary.
Can one have multiple dictionary folders with different dictionary files in those dictionary ?
For example, in the jaws dictionary main folder I have a default folder with every day words in it.
Then I have a Flight Simulator dictionary with for example the abbreviation for Indiana as in, and the word login as log in in separate folders so when it sees Log In, it doesn't read the word in as Indiana.
Also, is there a way it would be easier if we could do the following, can one some how copy the JAWS dictionaries into NVDA Dictionaries?
In short, for starters, is there a way to open the jaws dictionary file into say notepad or what have you and either throw all of those pronunciation dictionary entrees into NVDA, or even better, some how import the dictionaries folders and files into NVDA so one doesn't have to rewrite all of the dictionary entrees allover once again.
Also, is there a way to back up those folds that would be full of pronuiation files as well like you can the JAWS dictionary files as well?
I also noticed the following while using my Windows Live mail for my mail.
I notice that to read a letter via NVDA, I need to do the following.
1. open the letter.
2. Back tab once and I'll see edit document.
3. do a ctrl home to go to the top of the letter.
4. then read the letter.
Where in Jaws, I only have to abuse either the enter keys and or the spacebar to open the letter and once the letter is opened, it automatically starts reading the letter to me like it should.
I'm noticing several small improvements in NVDA over JAWS, but the juerry is still out yet if I'll completely switch over to NVDA or not just yet.
I mainly wanted to learn NVDA because using the program Microsoft Flighth Simulator version 10 with the add on programs is suppose to work better within NVDA over using JAWS.
I also have given Microsoft several recommendations and suggestions on how to make their current project that's still scheduled to be released on October 13th, 2020.
On how a blind person interacts with one's pc via both JAWS and or NVDA and what I like about FSX and what I'd like to see in the up coming Flight Simulator 2020 project.
I know with my interests if I were sighted, I would have hhad a career in the air and hope to have made the right stuff to qualify for the sadly gutted out retired space shuttle and or a tour of duty onboard the space station.
Very Thankfully Yours,
Ron who's slowly learning NVDA.
Ron Certified Volunteer Emergency Communicating Station and also Certified Volunteer Licensed Ham Radio Station, both by the call sign of, KR3DOG
In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or Best Whishes,From
Ron Kolesar
Volunteer Certified Licensed Emergency Communications Station
And
Volunteer Certified Licensed Ham Radio Station
With the Call Sign of KR3DOG

Re: Creating a New Document with NVDA G-docs

 

Christopher,

            After navigating to docs.google.com in Firefox, I tried entering doc.new in the Firefox address bar, and it works precisely as you describe.  This doesn't appear to be browser specific.

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Re: NVDA sluggishness w/win 10, my experience

Pramit
 

Hi Jackie,

There are several reasons why there is so much lag with your system.
Initially as you're doing, update your Windows and along with that also update 
your system BIOS, as older drivers could be the culprit here.
After that open the command prompt and do a system file scan.
Once command prompt is opened enter the following "sfc /scannow" and hit enter.
Then wait for the scan to finish.
Also if there was any third party antivirus installed on your computer previously uninstall it.

Finally make sure that that your system has sufficient memory (RAM).

If the system is low on memory and drivers are not updated that will make your system sluggish and 
you'll not be able to use NVDA efficiently.

Hope this helps

Pramit



 

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 5:45 AM Jackie <abletec@...> wrote:
Ok, so this is just my experience, & I don't pretend or contend that
it's applicable to anyone else who's experienced NVDA sluggishness so
severe as to render it unusable. Having thus said, though, it might be
something folks might wish to consider when troubleshooting this for
themselves.

I have a computer I was going to give to my daughter. Unfortunately,
it intermittently kept going into bios instead of booting into
windows. Resetting the computer didn't help. I therefore suspected
either the hard drive or the CMOS battery. Husband Karl took it apart
to replace the battery. He never did find 1 (they're starting not to
use those anymore), but he did find a cable that seemed to have become
detached, which he reconnected. It was still very slow, but at least
it didn't go into bios anymore. I then did a 2nd pc reset, removing
all user files. Once that was done, it was still really slow, I could
just barely use Narrator, &, imo, that's barely usable anyway, though
it is much improved from earlier incarnations. Forget about NVDA--it
simply was not happening. So the first thing I did was disable 1 drive
& Skype from starting up automatically, which tends to occur when
signing into windows via a Microsoft account. That sped things up
*considerably* & NVDA became quite usable at that point.

The bios is 3 versions behind for this machine. Whenever the Windows
10 update finishes (it's a big 1), I'm going to update the bios & pray
I don't brick the machine in doing so. At that point I'll see what
other driver updates are available. I also think I'm gonna run some
hard drive diagnostics to make sure that the hard drive isn't in
trouble, though that's beginning to look less likely now than it did a
day ago. Despite the first reset, I do think the files were corrupted
because of the hardware problems this machine was experiencing, thus
necessitating a 2nd one. The machine is still not as fast as I'd like
to see it, but it's improving.

This was clearly a complex set of issues, but that's actually pretty
typical when fixing these beasties--it's fairly seldom that only 1
thing is wrong w/them, at least from my experience, which is about 30
years worth. I think my point is that if NVDA isn't usable on a given
machine, it's most likely there's something (or things) wrong w/that
machine. Usually, if one thinks about it, the machine is having other
difficulties as well, & these, although annoying, may actually help to
troubleshoot the problem. If you're getting out of memory errors, for
example, then perhaps a ram stick is faulty. If you're getting errors
regarding being unable to access files, then perhaps the hard drive is
the culprit.

Anyway, I hth those who might be having problems w/NVDA on win 10 &
who are looking for resolution of the problem. My particular set of
circumstances will not be applicable, but perhaps my thought processes
might be helpful in spurring yours on toward a successful resolution.

Best wishes & much success. Stay well & safe.

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Akapela with NVDA's Sat-All reading few lines at a time?

Gerardo Corripio
 

I’m using the 3-month license for akapela, especially in hopes of using it with QRead, and other instances in which I’d use the Read-All in Emails, Word documents and other tasks, but the problem I’m noticing is that it only reads a few lines at a time! I have to press the arrow keys and make it read-all again, thus what kind of experience would it be using them like this? My Laptop is an 8GB of Ram, thus what else could it be? What setting should I  try modifying either witA NVDA or Akapela? Because the documents I read with other voices like Vocalizer, read just fine with Say-All! Thanks for tips/tricks you guys might have on this issue.

 

                                                                                              Enviado desde Correo para Windows 10

 

Re: Creating a New Document with NVDA G-docs

Christopher Bartlett
 

I think this works only in chrome, but putting doc.new in the address field will open a google doc.  This also works with sheets.new, slides.new as well.

Christopher Bartlett


On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 3:44 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
You might want to have a cruise through the training modules from AFB here:  https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/using-technology/assistive-technology-videos/using-google-docs-and-drive

They used NVDA and Firefox, but I would imagine it would be very similar with any browser, just taking into account any browser specific command differences.

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Re: NVDA sluggishness w/win 10, my experience

Gene
 

I'm not convinced it is necessary or a good idea to update the BIOS unless it provides features that are wanted or needed.  I'm very doubtful that the BIOS is causing sluggishness.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Jackie
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2020 7:15 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA sluggishness w/win 10, my experience
 
Ok, so this is just my experience, & I don't pretend or contend that
it's applicable to anyone else who's experienced NVDA sluggishness so
severe as to render it unusable. Having thus said, though, it might be
something folks might wish to consider when troubleshooting this for
themselves.

I have a computer I was going to give to my daughter. Unfortunately,
it intermittently kept going into bios instead of booting into
windows. Resetting the computer didn't help. I therefore suspected
either the hard drive or the CMOS battery. Husband Karl took it apart
to replace the battery. He never did find 1 (they're starting not to
use those anymore), but he did find a cable that seemed to have become
detached, which he reconnected. It was still very slow, but at least
it didn't go into bios anymore. I then did a 2nd pc reset, removing
all user files. Once that was done, it was still really slow, I could
just barely use Narrator, &, imo, that's barely usable anyway, though
it is much improved from earlier incarnations. Forget about NVDA--it
simply was not happening. So the first thing I did was disable 1 drive
& Skype from starting up automatically, which tends to occur when
signing into windows via a Microsoft account. That sped things up
*considerably* & NVDA became quite usable at that point.

The bios is 3 versions behind for this machine. Whenever the Windows
10 update finishes (it's a big 1), I'm going to update the bios & pray
I don't brick the machine in doing so. At that point I'll see what
other driver updates are available. I also think I'm gonna run some
hard drive diagnostics to make sure that the hard drive isn't in
trouble, though that's beginning to look less likely now than it did a
day ago. Despite the first reset, I do think the files were corrupted
because of the hardware problems this machine was experiencing, thus
necessitating a 2nd one. The machine is still not as fast as I'd like
to see it, but it's improving.

This was clearly a complex set of issues, but that's actually pretty
typical when fixing these beasties--it's fairly seldom that only 1
thing is wrong w/them, at least from my experience, which is about 30
years worth. I think my point is that if NVDA isn't usable on a given
machine, it's most likely there's something (or things) wrong w/that
machine. Usually, if one thinks about it, the machine is having other
difficulties as well, & these, although annoying, may actually help to
troubleshoot the problem. If you're getting out of memory errors, for
example, then perhaps a ram stick is faulty. If you're getting errors
regarding being unable to access files, then perhaps the hard drive is
the culprit.

Anyway, I hth those who might be having problems w/NVDA on win 10 &
who are looking for resolution of the problem. My particular set of
circumstances will not be applicable, but perhaps my thought processes
might be helpful in spurring yours on toward a successful resolution.

Best wishes & much success. Stay well & safe.

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NVDA sluggishness w/win 10, my experience

Jackie
 

Ok, so this is just my experience, & I don't pretend or contend that
it's applicable to anyone else who's experienced NVDA sluggishness so
severe as to render it unusable. Having thus said, though, it might be
something folks might wish to consider when troubleshooting this for
themselves.

I have a computer I was going to give to my daughter. Unfortunately,
it intermittently kept going into bios instead of booting into
windows. Resetting the computer didn't help. I therefore suspected
either the hard drive or the CMOS battery. Husband Karl took it apart
to replace the battery. He never did find 1 (they're starting not to
use those anymore), but he did find a cable that seemed to have become
detached, which he reconnected. It was still very slow, but at least
it didn't go into bios anymore. I then did a 2nd pc reset, removing
all user files. Once that was done, it was still really slow, I could
just barely use Narrator, &, imo, that's barely usable anyway, though
it is much improved from earlier incarnations. Forget about NVDA--it
simply was not happening. So the first thing I did was disable 1 drive
& Skype from starting up automatically, which tends to occur when
signing into windows via a Microsoft account. That sped things up
*considerably* & NVDA became quite usable at that point.

The bios is 3 versions behind for this machine. Whenever the Windows
10 update finishes (it's a big 1), I'm going to update the bios & pray
I don't brick the machine in doing so. At that point I'll see what
other driver updates are available. I also think I'm gonna run some
hard drive diagnostics to make sure that the hard drive isn't in
trouble, though that's beginning to look less likely now than it did a
day ago. Despite the first reset, I do think the files were corrupted
because of the hardware problems this machine was experiencing, thus
necessitating a 2nd one. The machine is still not as fast as I'd like
to see it, but it's improving.

This was clearly a complex set of issues, but that's actually pretty
typical when fixing these beasties--it's fairly seldom that only 1
thing is wrong w/them, at least from my experience, which is about 30
years worth. I think my point is that if NVDA isn't usable on a given
machine, it's most likely there's something (or things) wrong w/that
machine. Usually, if one thinks about it, the machine is having other
difficulties as well, & these, although annoying, may actually help to
troubleshoot the problem. If you're getting out of memory errors, for
example, then perhaps a ram stick is faulty. If you're getting errors
regarding being unable to access files, then perhaps the hard drive is
the culprit.

Anyway, I hth those who might be having problems w/NVDA on win 10 &
who are looking for resolution of the problem. My particular set of
circumstances will not be applicable, but perhaps my thought processes
might be helpful in spurring yours on toward a successful resolution.

Best wishes & much success. Stay well & safe.

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Re: Creating a New Document with NVDA G-docs

 

You might want to have a cruise through the training modules from AFB here:  https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/using-technology/assistive-technology-videos/using-google-docs-and-drive

They used NVDA and Firefox, but I would imagine it would be very similar with any browser, just taking into account any browser specific command differences.

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Creating a New Document with NVDA G-docs

David Russell
 

Hello NVDA Group,

I am stymied on what hot key combination to use that will allow me to
create a blank document using NVDA on G-docs.

Screen reader support is enabled.

When I find the line that says, "Click + to create new document," A
form field opens if I press NVDA key (insert) and spacebar at the same
time. I am not sure what this field allows.

If I try to copy the document from clipboard, nothing indicates it pasted.

Any tips would be helpful as all the tutorials seem to start with how
to open a doc not create a doc. Thanks.

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locked Credit Brice Mijares: Here's How to Stop 'Zoombombers' From Trolling Your Virtual Meetings

 

Given how many people are suddenly needing to use Zoom, and how important it is to prevent trolls in your Zoom Meetings, I am pointing everyone here to this message from Brice in the Chat Subgroup:

Here's How to Stop 'Zoombombers' From Trolling Your Virtual Meetings

This topic is locked, as any additional conversation about the "hows and whys" should occur on the Chat Subgroup if the article referenced is not clear enough.
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Re: website has run time error

Jackie
 

Usually, Mack, runtime error means the website encountered some sort
of problem & has nothing to do w/you or your choices. Had your card
not been able to be approved, then you should have received a message
explaining that, as in, "card was declined, please try entering your
details again."

On 4/6/20, mcLeod stinnett <macks75205@...> wrote:

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from mack I was trying to place an order at
https://www.continentalphoto.com and when I hit place order I got a run time
error. they were able to place my order over the phone. my question is, are
all of the numbers that are required able to be selected with the keyboard?
when using N v d a I put in my credit card number. but when I enter the
month of expiration which is10, and then tab once to the rite, it says list
and I arrow down once and it says 06. if I select 12, and tab to the rite
once it says list and I arrow down once and it says 08. am I dealing with a
virtual keyboard, where I am not selecting what I think I am? If so, is
there a way around this. Or, maybe every thing is selectable and the
website is just messed up, thanks.



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