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Re: acapella voices

Gene
 

There are cases, such as sometimes, someone will download an NVDA extension and for some reason, using one browser, the extension will be changed to zip, rather than what it should be. I don't know why, but it does happen. Someone else may know. In such a case, changing the extension to what it should be solves the problem and, evidently, using another browser does, too.

and, as David said, it is not a good idea to use Internet Explorer as a main browser now. Its archaic. It continues to receive security updates, but the actuall browser hasn't been updated in years and will work with fewer and fewer sites. Changing to a different browser is not difficult. Most of what you will do will be identical or almost so. Working with settings and bookmarks may be somewhat different, but if you are using a browser that supports browse mode, browsing will be either identical or almost identical. Some pages may present a little differently, but most won't or will be almost the same. Evidently, Facebook presents itself quite differently and Internet Explorer appears still to be the best browser to use with it but that is a rare exception. I don't know about sites like M.Facebook.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices



well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.
Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google Chrome? Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well. David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019 WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:
well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


Re: acapella voices

larry k
 

no, I went to rename and checked the extension.
 
 

From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices
 

I think I understand. I remember when internet exploder would change the add on extension to .zip or something like that. Is that what you mean? I've never heard of a .band extension. Are you sure you did not mishear it?

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On 11 Jun 2020, at 16:20, David Goldfield wrote:

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google Chrome?
Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:
well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


Re: acapella voices

Sarah k Alawami
 

I think I understand. I remember when internet exploder would change the add on extension to .zip or something like that. Is that what you mean? I've never heard of a .band extension. Are you sure you did not mishear it?

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on [twitch.](http://twitch.tv/ke7zum] Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

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

On 11 Jun 2020, at 16:20, David Goldfield wrote:

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google Chrome?
Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:
well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


Re: Nvda and Office 2016

Quentin Christensen
 

If you press NVDA+N, then T, there is an option there in the Tools menu called "Run COM Registration fixing tool".  That can help in some situations.  Usually it's more when everything reports "unknown" but it could be worth a try here.

Otherwise, could you have any add-ons in Microsoft Office which might be stealing focus to an invisible window on startup?  I know DropBox was doing that at one point.  Some Anti-Virus programs have in the past as well.

Regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 7:16 AM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:
I have occasionally encountered this problem and not just with NVDA as
the screen reader. The alt-tab solution will certainly work. However,
what usually works for me is to press the alt key twice. The first press
will move focus to the ribbon and the second press returns focus to the
document window and speech should behave as expected. The bottom line is
that you want to move focus away from and then back to the document
window. Alt-tab certainly does this but pressing either the alt or the
Windows key twice will do the same thing and may be a tad easier and
quicker.


On 6/11/2020 11:46 AM, zahra wrote:
> did you try alt tab to go to another application, and alt tab again
> for returning to your desired program?
> i face this issue many times in firefox and alt tab solution work for me.
>
> On 6/11/20, Jarek.Krcmar <Jarek.Krcmar@...> wrote:
>> Hello group,
>>
>> I have Nvda 2020 and Office 2016.
>>
>> I have found a problem.
>>
>> After starting word or excel, Nvda is silent.
>>
>> I would like to know, where is an error.
>>
>> Do you have an idea, please?
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jarek
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: acapella voices

David Goldfield
 

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google Chrome?
Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:

well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


Re: acapella voices

larry k
 

well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


Re: acapella voices

David Goldfield
 

Larry, this is very odd. When I download the main engine the file name is

Acapela TTS Voices for NVDA - Engines-1.6 (2).nvda-addon

The only reason that the (2) characters are contained in the name of the file is because I have a previous copy of the file. May I know which browser you are using and what is the full file name that you have with the .man extension?

The direct download link for the engine is

http://www.acapela-nvda.com/download_list/v1_6/Acapela%20TTS%20Voices%20for%20NVDA%20-%20Engines-1.6.nvda-addon


On 6/11/2020 5:25 PM, larry k wrote:
yes, I did and the file I got was named Acapela TTS Voices for NVDA - Engines-1.6 (2).man
so what do I do?


Re: acapella voices

Luke Davis
 

Larry

In addition to David's confusion, I too am confused.

You say you have the "latest" version of NVDA, which you list as "2020.3".

However, the latest version of NVDA is 2020.1.
The previous version of NVDA is 2019.3.

Your NVDA version is therefore impossible, and I concur with David's confusion about what exactly you're trying to do.
Perhaps you could elaborate exactly what steps you are following to get to where you have the problem? That might help us understand what's going on.

Luke

On Thu, 11 Jun 2020, larry k wrote:

I have the latest version of n v d a  2020.3   and the 6.2 engine.
I have a license for the voices for acapela
when I try and import them using the addon tool, it doesn’t see the .man extention
and it doesn’t work as other addons did when entering on the file.
please assist.
larry


Re: acapella voices

larry k
 

yes, I did and the file I got was named Acapela TTS Voices for NVDA - Engines-1.6 (2).man
so what do I do?


Re: Nvda and Office 2016

David Goldfield
 

I have occasionally encountered this problem and not just with NVDA as the screen reader. The alt-tab solution will certainly work. However, what usually works for me is to press the alt key twice. The first press will move focus to the ribbon and the second press returns focus to the document window and speech should behave as expected. The bottom line is that you want to move focus away from and then back to the document window. Alt-tab certainly does this but pressing either the alt or the Windows key twice will do the same thing and may be a tad easier and quicker.

On 6/11/2020 11:46 AM, zahra wrote:
did you try alt tab to go to another application, and alt tab again
for returning to your desired program?
i face this issue many times in firefox and alt tab solution work for me.

On 6/11/20, Jarek.Krcmar <Jarek.Krcmar@...> wrote:
Hello group,

I have Nvda 2020 and Office 2016.

I have found a problem.

After starting word or excel, Nvda is silent.

I would like to know, where is an error.

Do you have an idea, please?


--
Jarek





Re: acapella voices

David Goldfield
 

Larry,

I'm a bit confused by your message as addons for NVDA don't have a .man extension. Have you downloaded 1.6.2 from this page?


On 6/11/2020 5:02 PM, larry k wrote:
I have the latest version of n v d a  2020.3   and the 6.2 engine.
I have a license for the voices for acapela
when I try and import them using the addon tool, it doesn’t see the .man extention
and it doesn’t work as other addons did when entering on the file.
please assist.
larry
q


acapella voices

larry k
 

I have the latest version of n v d a  2020.3   and the 6.2 engine.
I have a license for the voices for acapela
when I try and import them using the addon tool, it doesn’t see the .man extention
and it doesn’t work as other addons did when entering on the file.
please assist.
larry
q


Re: end of the line for finereader

David Griffith
 

Congratulations

I had to ring Sight and Sound in the UK when I had problems installing version 13 and they were insistent that it was not supported in Windows 10 and that I had to purchase the upgrade to version 14.

I cannot remember now what would not work in version 13 but in my case it was unusable.

David Griffith

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Marvin Atkins
Sent: 10 June 2020 23:17
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] end of the line for finereader

 

Hi David,

 

I’m using Kurzweil 13.4 on my Windows 10 system. I had to go to the Kurzweil site and download a patch to update version 13 to 13.4, also there was a set of instructions I had to follow when installing the patch. I called Kurzweil support to ensure I was doing everything correctly. I was told that 13.4 may not work after a major update but I’m currently up to the latest 1909, waiting for 2004, and Kurzweil is still working.

 

Marvin

 

From: David Griffith via groups.io

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:32 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] end of the line for finereader

 

 

Kurzweil version 14 is working here on Windows 10 but versions before that, such as 13 etc most definitely did not. I had to uprade from 13 to get functionality.

 

David Griffith

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: g melconian
Sent: 10 June 2020 22:15
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] end of the line for finereader

 

Don’t know .kurzweil 1000 has not been updated  since 14. Since  the  developer of Kurzweil 1000 for the blind has retired. they are still keeping Kurzweil 3000 product around. Maybe download  a trial of  that and see how it works.   The other  thing I can think of is open book by VFO or omni page .but with omni page I have not tried and don’t know how  well it will work .

 

-----Original Message-----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:19 AM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: [nvda] end of the line for finereader

 

Hi all.

 

Well, looks like fine reader just had a name change since I have gotten it.

 

It seems to be called fine reader 15 pdf now.

 

Since support and abbyy don't seem to deem it important to fix the accessibility issues and since it all seems locked to business now I think it is time for me to cut my losses and upgrade.

 

The last version was released at the end of the year.

 

What ocr program should I use instead of abbyy fine reader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Image describer addon download link is showing error

 

See my message from last year:  https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/message/60898 

I would contact the developer of the add-on.  If you look at the actual error message content, whether via the add-ons community link or his own website, it indicates that things are inaccessible because his bill has not been paid.  He may, or may not, be aware of this.  I'd bet on "may," but it's possible it's just something that slipped through the cracks that he'd forgotten about.

--

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

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


Re: Nvda and Office 2016

 

did you try alt tab to go to another application, and alt tab again
for returning to your desired program?
i face this issue many times in firefox and alt tab solution work for me.

On 6/11/20, Jarek.Krcmar <Jarek.Krcmar@...> wrote:
Hello group,

I have Nvda 2020 and Office 2016.

I have found a problem.

After starting word or excel, Nvda is silent.

I would like to know, where is an error.

Do you have an idea, please?


--
Jarek




--
By God,
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


Nvda and Office 2016

Jarek.Krcmar
 

Hello group,

I have Nvda 2020 and Office 2016.

I have found a problem.

After starting word or excel, Nvda is silent.

I would like to know, where is an error.

Do you have an idea, please?


--
Jarek


Re: Weird issue?

Danni
 


Thanks I will try that!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird issue?

Maybe try running the COM Registration Fixing Tool?  Press NVDA+n, then t, then "Run COM Registration Fixing Tool".

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 2:59 PM Danni <luv2ride67@...> wrote:
Not sure what happened I rebooted my computer and now NVDA reads nothing in any documents? I finally tried starting a new 1 and it was reading that but when I check others I get nothing?
 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: about audio related issue on bluetooth headset

Meet modi
 

here i am also come up with some details..
one person ask me all drivers is upto date?
so i want to say yes all is up to date. Here i am pasting all text.
I checked in the control panel, Device Manager go to audio category and go to my headphone device model name and pressed application key.
i saw one option called Update driver I press enter and then i go to Search automatically for drivers Update Drivers – Headphones (JBL TUNE160BT Stereo) The best drivers for your device are already installed Windows has determined that the best driver for this device is already installed. There may be better drivers on Windows Update or on the device manufacturer’s website.
i  checked in  manufacturer’s website but i couldn't show anything.

and yes i tried with duck mode but in the youtube, Skype, Google Meet all which runs with audio and video that time my nvda stopped. as i mentioned above.
and again i checked my dongle in other PC so same problem i faceing.  should i return this product?
please guide me  regarding this query.
Thanks in advance.


Image describer addon download link is showing error

William Wong
 

Hi,

Can any one look into the issue.

The addon image describer on the community addon site is not accessible and showing an error.


Re: switching sound cards with NVDA

Deenadayalan Moodley
 

Hi,

 

Use a utility called SoundVolumeView. It allows you to save soundcard profiles and to reload these.  You then can setup a shortcut key to load your profile when you need to change. The application is portable and does not need to be installed.

 

soundvolumeview.exe /loadprofile laptop.spr

 

Create a desktop shortcut and assign a key to it.

 

Thanks.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, 10 June 2020 17:59
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] switching sound cards with NVDA

 

Hi is it possible to switch sound cards with a shortcut key using NVDA

I use a wireless headset  and a USB mixer

Mark.

 

The accessible friends network why not give us a try today