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Re: NVDA 2020.3 beta 1 is now available

 

As a side question, and this applies beyond the beta, but just came up when I was installing it.

When you already have an existing installed version of NVDA running, the installer tells you that it will update the existing installation (or something similar).  What I'm wondering is whether this actually means that some of the existing code is retained and added to?  A lot of installers, once they detect an existing installed version, will uninstall that version and then install the latest, and tell you so.

What is the NVDA installer actually doing in the case of an update to an existing installed version?

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Re: NVDA reading names of selected files in a file list

 

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 01:08 PM, Janet Brandly wrote:
I’m disappointed that NVDA cannot do this
-
To my knowledge, no screen reader can do this.  You're talking about a situation where multi-select is in use, and a screen reader can only have focus in one place at one time.

It's not like a collection of file names in File Explorer is a always a chunk of text that's contiguous, though it can be.  But even when it is, what the screen reader has focus on when the selection is complete is the last item selected.

I imagine it would be conceptually possible to write something that would go through the File Explorer file list and read only those things currently selected.  The need for same has been infrequent enough that it hasn't been asked for and if the list of selected items were long it very quickly becomes beyond the human ability to hold information in mind.   In searching GitHub this issue has been under discussion for several years because there is really no "good way" that anyone can figure out for NVDA to handle all the issues involved gracefully.  See:  https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/5005 

I could swear there is a way in NVDA now to read the status bar that tells you how many items are selected in File Explorer.  I need to dig some on that.
 
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NVDA reading names of selected files in a file list

Janet Brandly
 

Hello Rui,

I just had a look at your addon and it doesn’t seem to be compatible with the latest stable version of NVDA. That’s unfortunate.

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rui Fontes
Sent: September 17, 2020 4:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading names of selected files

 

Hello Quentin!

 

Ther is a add-on, develloped by me, that allows the reading of status bar in Windows 10 File explorer...

You can get it at:

https://www.tiflotecnia.net/ZExplorer.nvda-addon

 

The option that I think Janet wants does not exist in NVDA, meaning that NVDA have no way to read the name of selected files...

 

Rui Fontes

NVDA portuguese team

 

 

Às 09:16 de 17/09/2020, Quentin Christensen escreveu:

Normally, as Gene noted, you should be able to use NVDA+end / NVDA+shift+end to read the status bar, however there is a bug preventing that from Working in File Explorer in Windows 10 - https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/6769

 

One thing you can do, is use NVDA's next and previous object commands (NVDA+numpad 4 / NVDA+shift+left arrow for previous, NVDA+numpad 6 / NVDA+shift+right arrow for next).  That will move object navigation through the items in the list.  One quirk is it won't announce "selected" for items which are selected, but will announce "not selected" for items which are not selected.  (It's not so much a bug as, 99% of the time people are moving through the list one item at a time and don't want to hear every item as selected).

 

Quentin.

 

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:39 PM Aravind R <aravind.andhrabank@...> wrote:

use tab and shift+tab to ensure you are in list view for selecting files.

On 17/09/2020, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> I don't know what Windows 10 does, Windows 7 displays a status line you  can
>
> read that tells you the number of files selected.
>
> As I recall, the NVDA command to read what is selected only applies to
> text.
> Gene
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janet Brandly
> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:27 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: [nvda] Reading names of selected files
>
>
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m using the latest NVDA (not the beta) with windows 10 I’m trying to move
>
> some files from my downloads folder into my documents folder and using the
> shift + down-arrow keys to select them, but NVDA isn’t confirming that
> they’re
> selected when I use the “read selected text” command. Is there a better
> command to use to confirm that files are selected for moving, copying, ect?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Janet
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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user account issues and nvda

 

Hi.

I have tried this on 2 computers at home, both win10 2004 latest build.

The user account prompt does not track properly.

Ie the settings do read but I have to hit up arrow, tab then shift tab to get the numbers read.

I only just found this out as I usually don't use uac at all for anything, and have it completely off.

Sadly dolphin stuff needs uac on at least to a point because turning uac completely off, will stop it speaking right.

This is fine but I just noticed this.

both systems run windows 2004, this happens when there are no addons present and addons present on both machines.

I have not tried this on the 20h2 builds of windows, I have not tried this on the beta of 2020.3.

I have run the com registration tool and still nothing.

I have a debug log on dropbox.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ad3a5i4o7f4se0t/nvda%20uac%20log.log?dl=1

I am not exactly sure where I send this so will put this on the main list because I know some of you devs exist here.

I don't know exactly what is up but I do know when you hit up or down arrow in some dialogs like this that nvda should track things and its not.

Its not an ultra critical but even so.

Shaun.


NVDA reading names of selected files in a file list

Janet Brandly
 

Hello again all,

Thank you for answering my question about reading selected files in WE. I’m disappointed that NVDA cannot do this, it seems like a pretty basic requirement of a screen reader. Hopefully this problem can be resolved soon, perhaps with the beta? Meanwhile, I will try the addon mentioned below.

I really appreciate the responsiveness of people on this list.

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rui Fontes
Sent: September 17, 2020 4:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading names of selected files

 

Hello Quentin!

 

Ther is a add-on, develloped by me, that allows the reading of status bar in Windows 10 File explorer...

You can get it at:

https://www.tiflotecnia.net/ZExplorer.nvda-addon

 

The option that I think Janet wants does not exist in NVDA, meaning that NVDA have no way to read the name of selected files...

 

Rui Fontes

NVDA portuguese team

 

 

Às 09:16 de 17/09/2020, Quentin Christensen escreveu:

Normally, as Gene noted, you should be able to use NVDA+end / NVDA+shift+end to read the status bar, however there is a bug preventing that from Working in File Explorer in Windows 10 - https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/6769

 

One thing you can do, is use NVDA's next and previous object commands (NVDA+numpad 4 / NVDA+shift+left arrow for previous, NVDA+numpad 6 / NVDA+shift+right arrow for next).  That will move object navigation through the items in the list.  One quirk is it won't announce "selected" for items which are selected, but will announce "not selected" for items which are not selected.  (It's not so much a bug as, 99% of the time people are moving through the list one item at a time and don't want to hear every item as selected).

 

Quentin.

 

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:39 PM Aravind R <aravind.andhrabank@...> wrote:

use tab and shift+tab to ensure you are in list view for selecting files.

On 17/09/2020, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> I don't know what Windows 10 does, Windows 7 displays a status line you  can
>
> read that tells you the number of files selected.
>
> As I recall, the NVDA command to read what is selected only applies to
> text.
> Gene
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janet Brandly
> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:27 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: [nvda] Reading names of selected files
>
>
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m using the latest NVDA (not the beta) with windows 10 I’m trying to move
>
> some files from my downloads folder into my documents folder and using the
> shift + down-arrow keys to select them, but NVDA isn’t confirming that
> they’re
> selected when I use the “read selected text” command. Is there a better
> command to use to confirm that files are selected for moving, copying, ect?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Janet
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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bank of baroda specialised mortgage store, Chennai.
mobile no: +91 9940369593,
email id : aravind_069@..., aravind.andhrabank@....
aravind.rajendran@....




 

 

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Re: Navigating to a specific link when there are many on a webpage

Gene
 

The find command is one of the most underused and most powerful ways of web page navigation.  Often, four letters is adequate to allow you to find something on the first search or on repeating the search. 


Be at the top of the page and search for what you are looking for.  For example, if the link says opinion, search for opin.  It doesn't have to be the first word or part of it.  If it is common and you will have to search many times, use a different word or part of it in the link. 


If that link is the first link you have gone to in the navigation links and remains the first, you can also go to the top of the page and type v for move by visited links.


Gene

On 9/17/2020 2:50 AM, Andy Jobben wrote:
Hi there NVDA users

I'm a WordPress user and i got a queation if there is a quicker way to help me work.

Let's say you have a website with many links. All those links are a navigation and have sub link aswell. Well the thing is that i need one of the links that are almost in the middle. I can tab till my finters breaks or use the element list NVDA plus F7, But i'm curious if there is a way that i can jump to that specific link/button by making a short key or with a addon.

Hope someone can help in this.


NVDA math viewer addon

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

I found this addon and it works and is really interesting!! It takes normal laTex or ascii math, you select it and copy it to the clipboard and then press a special NVDA command that you assign from input gestures, and then it converts the math to math-ML and lets you view and interact with it as normal mathML content in the browse mode viewer window. Try it out! The link is:

 

https://tseykovets.ru/download/nvda/nvMathViewer.nvda-addon

 

Josh Kennedy

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Navigating to a specific link when there are many on a webpage

 

I presume this is a fixed link that is the same every time you land on the page.  And if that presumption is correct, why not just use your screen reader find or the web browser find to go straight to it by name?  There would have to be something in the name that is distinctive to it, so use that as your search criteria.
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Navigating to a specific link when there are many on a webpage

Andy Jobben
 

Hi there NVDA users

I'm a WordPress user and i got a queation if there is a quicker way to help me work.

Let's say you have a website with many links. All those links are a navigation and have sub link aswell. Well the thing is that i need one of the links that are almost in the middle. I can tab till my finters breaks or use the element list NVDA plus F7, But i'm curious if there is a way that i can jump to that specific link/button by making a short key or with a addon.

Hope someone can help in this.


Re: NVDA reading names of selected files in a file list

Rui Fontes
 

Hello Quentin!


Ther is a add-on, develloped by me, that allows the reading of status bar in Windows 10 File explorer...

You can get it at:

https://www.tiflotecnia.net/ZExplorer.nvda-addon


The option that I think Janet wants does not exist in NVDA, meaning that NVDA have no way to read the name of selected files...


Rui Fontes

NVDA portuguese team



Às 09:16 de 17/09/2020, Quentin Christensen escreveu:

Normally, as Gene noted, you should be able to use NVDA+end / NVDA+shift+end to read the status bar, however there is a bug preventing that from Working in File Explorer in Windows 10 - https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/6769

One thing you can do, is use NVDA's next and previous object commands (NVDA+numpad 4 / NVDA+shift+left arrow for previous, NVDA+numpad 6 / NVDA+shift+right arrow for next).  That will move object navigation through the items in the list.  One quirk is it won't announce "selected" for items which are selected, but will announce "not selected" for items which are not selected.  (It's not so much a bug as, 99% of the time people are moving through the list one item at a time and don't want to hear every item as selected).

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:39 PM Aravind R <aravind.andhrabank@...> wrote:
use tab and shift+tab to ensure you are in list view for selecting files.

On 17/09/2020, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> I don't know what Windows 10 does, Windows 7 displays a status line you  can
>
> read that tells you the number of files selected.
>
> As I recall, the NVDA command to read what is selected only applies to
> text.
> Gene
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janet Brandly
> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:27 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: [nvda] Reading names of selected files
>
>
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m using the latest NVDA (not the beta) with windows 10 I’m trying to move
>
> some files from my downloads folder into my documents folder and using the
> shift + down-arrow keys to select them, but NVDA isn’t confirming that
> they’re
> selected when I use the “read selected text” command. Is there a better
> command to use to confirm that files are selected for moving, copying, ect?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Janet
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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--
--
nothing is difficult unless you make it appear so.

r. aravind,

manager
Department of sales
bank of baroda specialised mortgage store, Chennai.
mobile no: +91 9940369593,
email id : aravind_069@..., aravind.andhrabank@....
aravind.rajendran@....







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Training and Support Manager


Re: NVDA reading names of selected files in a file list

Quentin Christensen
 

Normally, as Gene noted, you should be able to use NVDA+end / NVDA+shift+end to read the status bar, however there is a bug preventing that from Working in File Explorer in Windows 10 - https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/6769

One thing you can do, is use NVDA's next and previous object commands (NVDA+numpad 4 / NVDA+shift+left arrow for previous, NVDA+numpad 6 / NVDA+shift+right arrow for next).  That will move object navigation through the items in the list.  One quirk is it won't announce "selected" for items which are selected, but will announce "not selected" for items which are not selected.  (It's not so much a bug as, 99% of the time people are moving through the list one item at a time and don't want to hear every item as selected).

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:39 PM Aravind R <aravind.andhrabank@...> wrote:
use tab and shift+tab to ensure you are in list view for selecting files.

On 17/09/2020, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> I don't know what Windows 10 does, Windows 7 displays a status line you  can
>
> read that tells you the number of files selected.
>
> As I recall, the NVDA command to read what is selected only applies to
> text.
> Gene
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Janet Brandly
> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:27 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: [nvda] Reading names of selected files
>
>
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m using the latest NVDA (not the beta) with windows 10 I’m trying to move
>
> some files from my downloads folder into my documents folder and using the
> shift + down-arrow keys to select them, but NVDA isn’t confirming that
> they’re
> selected when I use the “read selected text” command. Is there a better
> command to use to confirm that files are selected for moving, copying, ect?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Janet
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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nothing is difficult unless you make it appear so.

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manager
Department of sales
bank of baroda specialised mortgage store, Chennai.
mobile no: +91 9940369593,
email id : aravind_069@..., aravind.andhrabank@....
aravind.rajendran@....







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StationPlaylist add-on 20.10 released, version 20.11 will require NVDA 2020.1 or later 3AddonRelease

 

Hello everyone,

StationPlaylist add-on 20.10 is now available. This release is applicable for anyone using 20.09.0 (initial 20.09 release) who decided to not update to 20.09.1-LTS or those using Studio 5.30 or later. In case you did install 20.09.1-LTS but would like to switch back to stable update channel, the direct download link for 20.10 is:

https://github.com/josephsl/stationPlaylist/releases/download/20.10/stationPlaylist-20.10.nvda-addon

 

This release includes internal settings file format changes (as a result, you can’t downgrade) and fixes an issue where NVDA will say “unavailable” when trying to switch to Studio when it is minimized to system tray. Also, this release is the last stable version to be compatible with NVDA 2019.3 – upcoming version 20.11 (November) will require NVDA 2020.1 (and a heads up: early next year, a stable version of this add-on will be released that will absolutely require upcoming NVDA 2020.3).

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: NVDA reading names of selected files in a file list

Aravind R
 

use tab and shift+tab to ensure you are in list view for selecting files.

On 17/09/2020, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what Windows 10 does, Windows 7 displays a status line you can

read that tells you the number of files selected.

As I recall, the NVDA command to read what is selected only applies to
text.
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet Brandly
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Reading names of selected files



Hello all,

I’m using the latest NVDA (not the beta) with windows 10 I’m trying to move

some files from my downloads folder into my documents folder and using the
shift + down-arrow keys to select them, but NVDA isn’t confirming that
they’re
selected when I use the “read selected text” command. Is there a better
command to use to confirm that files are selected for moving, copying, ect?

Thanks,

Janet









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nothing is difficult unless you make it appear so.

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manager
Department of sales
bank of baroda specialised mortgage store, Chennai.
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email id : aravind_069@yahoo.com, aravind.andhrabank@gmail.com.
aravind.rajendran@bankofbaroda.co.in.


Re: NVDA reading names of selected files in a file list

Gene
 

I don't know what Windows 10 does, Windows 7 displays a status line you can read that tells you the number of files selected.

As I recall, the NVDA command to read what is selected only applies to text.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet Brandly
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Reading names of selected files



Hello all,

I’m using the latest NVDA (not the beta) with windows 10 I’m trying to move some files from my downloads folder into my documents folder and using the shift + down-arrow keys to select them, but NVDA isn’t confirming that they’re selected when I use the “read selected text” command. Is there a better command to use to confirm that files are selected for moving, copying, ect?

Thanks,

Janet


NVDA reading names of selected files in a file list

Janet Brandly
 

Hello all,

I’m using the latest NVDA (not the beta) with windows 10 I’m trying to move some files from my downloads folder into my documents folder and using the shift + down-arrow keys to select them, but NVDA isn’t confirming that they’re selected when I use the “read selected text” command. Is there a better command to use to confirm that files are selected for moving, copying, ect?

Thanks,

Janet


locked Re: Downloading with Pontes Media Downloader

 

This is not a question related to NVDA in any meaningful way.  If the conversation is to be extended, it should be done on the Chat Subgroup.

I will, however, suggest you take a look at the topic from August on the Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users Group entitled, Pontes Media Downloader.

The Chat Subgroup email addresses are:

This topic is now locked.
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Re: Urgent: NVDA going silent in outlook 2016

 

Pranav,

             Thank you very much for reporting your findings and what worked to correct your particular issue.  That is invaluable information for later readers.
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Re: Urgent: NVDA going silent in outlook 2016

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Ralf,

Indeed, I had thought of that which is why I tried outlook in safe mode. No
go. See my previous message where the culprit proved to be a corrupt
configuration file.

Pranav


Re: Urgent: NVDA going silent in outlook 2016

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Brian and all,

 

Many thanks and I do plan to install the beta. However, I was able to fix the problem. My configuration profile of outlook had gotten corrupted. I deleted it and I have outlook back.

 

Pranav


locked Downloading with Pontes Media Downloader

soloman s
 

Sir/Madam,
I am not able to download Youtube videos using PontsMediaDownloader
onto my Windows10 PC. What settings, if any do I need to make it work?
Previously, I was able to accomplish the task when running Windows7.

Please help.

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