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Looking For Older Version of NVDA

David Goldfield
 

Hello. At one point I thought that the NV Access Web site had a place for archiving older NVDA releases. I can no longer find it and I have a need to temporarily run 2019.3 as a portable copy for a brief test of a Web site. I'd prefer to not grab it from a Dropbox link or to receive it as an attachment as I'd rather get it from NV Access, as I prefer downloading files from the source, whenever possible.

Does NV Access run an FTP server with old NVDA releases just as Mozilla does for archived versions of their software?


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Re: Grammar checker

 

This thread is so fragmented. The most accessible grammar and spell checker you will find is the one built into word. Get Microsoft Office 365. None, and I do mean this. None, of the third party offerings are accessible or worth your money. None of them. Microsoft 365 is your best option, especially with a screen reader.

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Re: Help on how to change NVDA sounds.

 

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 05:19 PM, Cohn, Jonathan wrote:
If this is truly useful information
         Which is really a personal determination.  And it's a standard variant on a YouTube channel URL.  I clicked through, but wasn't going to listen to a 23 minute audio presentation.  The channel of the person that did it has a number of other accessibility related material on their channel.

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Re: Help on how to change NVDA sounds.

Jonathan COHN
 

Intriguing, but not enough for me to click on a URL that seems very unfamiliar. If this is truly useful information, can we have it added to nvaccess or the maling list WIKI?

 

Thanks!

Jonathan Cohn

               

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 9:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Help on how to change NVDA sounds.

External email alert: Be wary of links & attachments.

Recently, people asked how to change the NVDA sounds. I found this helpful tutorial and I feel it is necessary to share.

Hello digital companion!
Do you know that you can change all NVDA sounds or anyone of the sound?
The beautiful part is that you don't need any ready-made sound to do this.
You can use any sound you like and make your NVDA sound unique. Yes it is absolutely achievable!
Just click the link below to learn how it's been done.
Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/ZPNma-SKuOE


Re: Remote Relay server

seb naudet
 

Hello Jonathan and Ralph,

thank you for links and little help.

server works great and now i understand better github pages.


    seb

Le 11/05/2020 à 21:23, Jonathan Milam a écrit :
Hi,

There is a precompiled server for windows here:

https://github.com/jmdaweb/NVDARemoteServer/releases/download/release-1.6/NVDARemoteServer-win-1.6-x64.zip


Extract this to any location of your choosing. Inside the folder, right
click service manager.cmd and run it as administrator. Here is where you can
select to install the service, run it at startup, among other self
explanatory features.


Another good idea is to run the NVDA remote certificate.cmd file, again as
administrator, to create your own SSL certificate for your remote server.

Jonathan
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of seb naudet
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 3:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Remote Relay server

Hello list,

i'd like to run my own relay server, does someone know where to find a
compiled one for windows?

i've been to the GitHub page of remote relay server, but, if possible, i'd
prefer to avoid compiling step.

any idea where to find the server and a simple guide?


thank you






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Re: Spelling error in word 2016

 

Are you using the optional browse mode in Microsoft Word documents (and this appears to be on by default, as I don't remember turning it on?   If so, and you know that you've activated browse mode instead of focus mode (NVDA+spacebar toggles) the single letter navigation W will take you to words identified as misspelled.  (See section 6 of the NVDA user guide.)
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Re: Grammar checker

 

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 03:36 PM, farhan israk wrote:
Which grammar checker does work in Microsoft word
Unless you're using a really ancient version of Word, the built-in spelling and grammar checking works just fine with a screen reader.  There's no need for a third party utility.
 
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Re: Grammar checker

Cecelia Rodriguez <cessbraille@...>
 

Spell checker


On May 11, 2020, at 3:36 PM, farhan israk <fahim.net.2014@...> wrote:



Which grammer checker does work in Microsoft word as well as accessible with nvda?


Grammar checker

farhan israk
 

Which grammer checker does work in Microsoft word as well as accessible with nvda?


Spelling error in word 2016

farhan israk
 

Though I have turned on all options for spelling error, why doesn't nvda provide feed back for misspelled word in Microsoft word 2016?


Re: Remote Relay server

Jonathan Milam
 

Hi,

There is a precompiled server for windows here:

https://github.com/jmdaweb/NVDARemoteServer/releases/download/release-1.6/NVDARemoteServer-win-1.6-x64.zip


Extract this to any location of your choosing. Inside the folder, right
click service manager.cmd and run it as administrator. Here is where you can
select to install the service, run it at startup, among other self
explanatory features.


Another good idea is to run the NVDA remote certificate.cmd file, again as
administrator, to create your own SSL certificate for your remote server.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of seb naudet
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 3:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Remote Relay server

Hello list,

i'd like to run my own relay server, does someone know where to find a
compiled one for windows?

i've been to the GitHub page of remote relay server, but, if possible, i'd
prefer to avoid compiling step.

any idea where to find the server and a simple guide?


thank you


locked Re: How to prevent NVDA from automatically reading messages in outlook when open them?

 

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 02:22 PM, Dennis L wrote:
This is why the option for this should be user controllable. Read it all
Read nothing or read the first line. Than the user could choose what works
for them.
Then, please, submit a feature request to the NVDA Github page, as it is abundantly clear that what you are seeking does not exist at this time.

And, this topic is now entirely exhausted, and is locked.
 
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locked Re: How to prevent NVDA from automatically reading messages in outlook when open them?

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

This is why the option for this should be user controllable. Read it all
Read nothing or read the first line. Than the user could choose what works
for them.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 12:54 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to prevent NVDA from automatically reading messages
in outlook when open them?

Web pages are a little different though. If you go to a web page, there
might be several minutes of reading menus, sidebars, headers, and other
crap, before you ever get to the meat of the page.
That's why the auto read for webpages can be turned off.

With an email, if you open it, presumably you intend to read all or part of
it, and so it is more reasonable to start reading it.

That said, in my mind, it would make a lot more sense if it started reading
the entire mesage rather than just the first line. If it just reads the
first line, you still have to take manual action to read the rest of the
message. It seems like it would not be satisfying either the people who want
to hear nothing, or the ones who want to hear the entire message without
doing anything after they hit open. So I'm not sure of the value of a first
line only read.

Luke

On Mon, 11 May 2020, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Actually I have my web pages not read a thing. I know when they are open
only when I check, and for me that's fine. Same with most messages, although
reading the first line would be nice.


Re: NVDA goes silent with Outlook 365

Janet Brandly
 

Hello Johnathon,

 

I’m not really sure what that is or how to change it. Would you mind explaining further?

 

Thanks,

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 7:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA goes silent with Outlook 365

 

I believe there is a setting (perhaps in advanced) to have NVDA use UIA for Office applications. Does the behavior change if you toggle this? 


locked Re: How to prevent NVDA from automatically reading messages in outlook when open them?

Gene
 

If you are reading mail as HTML, it will, by default, read the entire message.  There is a setting in NVDA to not automatically use read to end which, as I recall, is in the Browse Mode settings.
 
If you turn this off, I would expect, though I haven't checked, that the first line of the message would be read.  This will affect anything using browse mode unless you use a profile. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Luke Davis
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to prevent NVDA from automatically reading messages in outlook when open them?

Web pages are a little different though. If you go to a web page, there might be
several minutes of reading menus, sidebars, headers, and other crap, before you
ever get to the meat of the page.
That's why the auto read for webpages can be turned off.

With an email, if you open it, presumably you intend to read all or part of it,
and so it is more reasonable to start reading it.

That said, in my mind, it would make a lot more sense if it started reading the
entire mesage rather than just the first line. If it just reads the first line,
you still have to take manual action to read the rest of the message. It seems
like it would not be satisfying either the people who want to hear nothing, or
the ones who want to hear the entire message without doing anything after they
hit open. So I'm not sure of the value of a first line only read.

Luke

  On Mon, 11 May 2020, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

> Actually I have my web pages not read a thing. I know when they are open only when I check, and for me that's fine. Same with most messages, although
> reading the first line would be nice.



locked Re: How to prevent NVDA from automatically reading messages in outlook when open them?

Luke Davis
 

Web pages are a little different though. If you go to a web page, there might be several minutes of reading menus, sidebars, headers, and other crap, before you ever get to the meat of the page.
That's why the auto read for webpages can be turned off.

With an email, if you open it, presumably you intend to read all or part of it, and so it is more reasonable to start reading it.

That said, in my mind, it would make a lot more sense if it started reading the entire mesage rather than just the first line. If it just reads the first line, you still have to take manual action to read the rest of the message. It seems like it would not be satisfying either the people who want to hear nothing, or the ones who want to hear the entire message without doing anything after they hit open. So I'm not sure of the value of a first line only read.

Luke

On Mon, 11 May 2020, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Actually I have my web pages not read a thing. I know when they are open only when I check, and for me that's fine. Same with most messages, although
reading the first line would be nice.


Re: Remote Relay server

George McCoy
 

Hi Ralf,


When I click the link, I get a 404 page not found message.  Is it still available?


Many thanks,

George

On 5/8/2020 2:53 PM, Ralf Kefferpuetz wrote:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ubtwx5elgfta2y/NVDA_Remote_Servers.zip?dl=0
I think I got them from github end of last year including the compiled versions.

Cheers,
Ralf

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of seb naudet
Sent: Freitag, 8. Mai 2020 21:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Remote Relay server

Hello list,

i'd like to run my own relay server, does someone know where to find a compiled one for windows?

i've been to the GitHub page of remote relay server, but, if possible, i'd prefer to avoid compiling step.

any idea where to find the server and a simple guide?


thank you








Re: NVDA speaks all punctuations except period

 

Make sure that no entries have been made in any one of the dictionaries (most likely the default dictionary, but check them all) that would prevent a period from being spoken.

Also check in Punctuation & Symbols settings (NVDA+N,P,P), to be certain that the single period stand-alone, and at the end of a sentence, have not been tweaked to have a blank replacement text.  If your Punctuation & Symbols settings are still in their default state, or something near to it, typing the word "dot," in the Filter by edit box should pull up both the sentence ending and standalone periods with a replacement text of dot.  If it doesn't, then something's been changed, and it's impossible to say what without seeing it/having direct access to it.

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Re: NVDA speaks all punctuations except period

Sarah k Alawami
 

Did you reboot the computer or reboot nvda to see if that solves the problem?

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On 11 May 2020, at 9:05, Nevzat Adil wrote:

Hi everyone,

NVDA speaks all punctuations except period. When I press the key for
period it is silent. Even the word period or dot ar silent. Why is
that and how can correct it? Would NVDA correct itself if I uninstall
and reinstall?
Any help will be appreciated.
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Re: NVDA verbosity question with outlook.

Sarah k Alawami
 

Actually since it takes a split second to open the message you really don't need a sound. Just do a 1 count or 5 count in your head then start reading the message.

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On 11 May 2020, at 3:16, Shaun Everiss wrote:

Hmmm while that would be an interesting feature, I'd then need a sound to tell me the message was open.

The fact it starts reading indicates the messages are open.



On 11/05/2020 6:59 pm, Dennis L wrote:

One thing that would be helpful is having the ability to have NVDA read nothing when you open a message.  Jaws has this feature.  It is called  messages automatically read.  It could be off by default and allow the user to use it or not. 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 2:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA verbosity question with outlook.

 

Hi Dennis,

 

Firstly, I'm going to assume that you opened a message in between checking the status bar with Jaws (which counted 9 unread messages) and NVDA  (which reported 8 unread messages).

 

Ok, Outlook has a number of options for what it displays on its status bar.  Like Word, you can customise what is displayed, and like Word, you can manipulate some of the controls on the status bar.  In particular, you can change between normal and reading view and change the zoom.

 

To disable any of those items you don't want to use, press F6 to move the focus to the status bar, then press the applications key to open the context menu.  Use the arrow keys to move through the options and spacebar to check or uncheck items as you see fit.

 

Out of curiosity, does the same apply to other Office programs?  Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc?  Does NVDA read more of those items than Jaws?

 

I'll update our Switching from Jaws to NVDA guide once I know whether to note it as just for Outlook or all of Office.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 5:27 AM Dennis L <dennisl1982@...> wrote:

Hi, are there verbosity settings I need to change so that NVDA more closely speaks what Jaws does when I read the outlook status bar?  The first example is Jaws the second is NVDA.

 

Jaws. Items in View 45

Unread Items in View 9

Zoom 10%

 

Status Bar Items in View 45 Unread Items in View 8 Normal View. Show All Pinned Panes. Reading View. Hide All Pinned Panes. Zoom Out Zoom 0 Zoom In Zoom 10% Size box

 


 

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