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Re: Searching the NVDA Group Archive

 

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 09:37 PM, Sascha Cowley wrote:
I believe this is the way NVDA is configured by default,
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I know I have not changed any settings, ever, in reference to tables.  It is off in mine as well, and I stepped through everything using NVDA to create the instructions.

I don't know what's going on on your end, but it's not happening here in several Chromium-based browsers, so it could be a Firefox-related issue.
 
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Re: Searching the NVDA Group Archive

Sascha Cowley
 

Turns out this is because I have "Include layout tables" disabled in NVDA's browse mode settings. I believe this is the way NVDA is configured by default, so I would suggest adding a note to your tutorial instructions. I'm using Firefox, in case the browser makes a difference.

On 11/11/2020 12:58, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 07:48 PM, Sascha Cowley wrote:
Interesting, the results are not displayed in table form for me on groups.io. Any idea why?
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Absolutely none.  I have no idea why a search results page, be it from Grousp.io or a web search engine, would not use the same page format for every single person who's looking at said page.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.

        ~ Thomas Reed Powell

 


Re: Reading PowerPoint slides in Protected View

Sascha Cowley
 

Thanks, Quentin.

On 11/11/2020 12:30, Quentin Christensen wrote:
This is a known issue with PowerPoint - we have an open issue for it here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/10155

In the meantime, the workaround (aside from enabling editing), is to actually run the presentation (press F5) - NVDA will read the presentation when running.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 11:44 AM Sascha Cowley via groups.io <sascha.camille=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi all,
I did a search, but couldn't find anything on list about this, and could just be missing something.
As is probably quite common, my university makes our lecture slides available as Microsoft PowerPoint files. Since these files are downloaded, PowerPoint opens them in protected view. Now, I know how to enable editing, but I can't work out a good way of accessing the slides with protected view enabled. When I cycle through PowerPoint's various areas (with F6 or Shift+F6), I just hear "pane" where I would expect the slide switcher and slide view to be.
The only way I have found to be able to read the slides (apart from starting the slide show) is to navigate to this pane, move the mouse to the navigator and left click. I am then able to interact with the slides as normal, except, of course, I can't change anything.
You may of course ask why I don't just enable editing. Two reasons really. The first, which I'm not really concerned about with these files, is security. The second is that I don't want to modify these files, and protected view is just another mechanism to prevent accidental edits.
If anyone is aware of a better way of interacting with slideshows in protected view, I'd love to hear about it. If not, I might look and see if there is an issue open on this and if not open one myself.

Regards,
Sascha



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Searching the NVDA Group Archive

 

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 08:22 PM, Gene wrote:
I don't know how the table lookks, but I see little reason to use it.
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It's not about looks, as no matter what method of navigation you're using the web table is part of the page structure, but about "keeping traversal orderly" for those unfamiliar with the page, which table traversal does.

But, as the instructions note, and you're giving a perfect example of this in action:  "It requires some practice with the search results to find out what is the best way for you to review them.  There are multiple paths one might take through the search results."  Different strokes for different folks.  Whatever works for you is just fine.

It's hard to know where the appropriate line is between prescriptive and descriptive in this sort of tutorial.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.

        ~ Thomas Reed Powell

 


Re: Searching the NVDA Group Archive

 

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 08:32 PM, Gene wrote:
not just site:nvda.groups.io followed by the search?
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Gene,

Purely an accident of Groups.io history and what worked when I first was trying to work through this, and what you propose did not.

Now they are equivalent, at least in my brief testing, and I agree that "briefer is better."  I seem to recall when I first tried doing this that I was getting several search results that were "from the group's site" but not actually a part of the archive of messages.  But that doesn't seem to be happening now.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.

        ~ Thomas Reed Powell

 


Re: Searching the NVDA Group Archive

 

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 07:48 PM, Sascha Cowley wrote:
Interesting, the results are not displayed in table form for me on groups.io. Any idea why?
-
Absolutely none.  I have no idea why a search results page, be it from Grousp.io or a web search engine, would not use the same page format for every single person who's looking at said page.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.

        ~ Thomas Reed Powell

 


Re: Searching the NVDA Group Archive

Gene
 

Also, in searching using a search engine, why use /g/nvda and not just site:nvda.groups.io followed by the search?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:39 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Searching the NVDA Group Archive

Believe it or not, Groups.io has made searching the group archive easier than it once was as far as plowing through search results go, so I have updated the document, Searching the NVDA Group Archive (MS-Word format), the text of which follows.

My problem is that I really cannot know what "table traversal method" any given individual might use and prefer, so I don't get really specific on that aspect. I have never received any feedback (which I'd appreciate either on this topic or by using the Reply to Sender link at the bottom of this message to reply to me privately) from anyone, so if you use them and find something that you found difficult to follow or have other suggestions for improvement please share them.
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Searching the Group Archive

Option 1 – Using the Groups.io Archive Search Page

1. <!--[endif]-->Navigate to the archive search page: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/search

2. <!--[endif]-->Enter your search terms in the Search edit box: [term1 term2 term3] without the square brackets, as an example. Remember that if you want a specific phrase, you must enclose the words of that phrase inside quotation marks. Searching for [bash terminal] will get you topics containing bash, or terminal, or bash terminal, while searching for [“bash terminal”] with the quotes will only get topics with the exact phrase “bash terminal” in them.

3. <!--[endif]-->Activate the Search button.

4. <!--[endif]-->Results list will be returned in the form of a web table of messages by default. If you prefer to have it presented as a web table of topics, which will be significantly shorter to plow through, then:

a. <!--[endif]-->Activate the Tools button.

b. <!--[endif]-->Check the Collapse Topics checkbox. You’re probably done, but for additional options see step 4c, otherwise, go to step 5.

c. <!--[endif]-->If you so desire there are additional options, a dropdown that allows you to limit the date range for the messages, which defaults to Any Time, a checkbox for Exclude signatures, which will omit signature text from the search, and a Clear button, which will set all of the previously mentioned additional options back to their defaults: Any time and both checkboxes unchecked.

5. <!--[endif]-->Use your screen reader’s option for traversing a web table (T in both NVDA and JAWS will throw focus to the table). Once you have focus on the web table, use your screen reader’s options for navigating a table (for NVDA users, you should consider getting the Easy Table Navigator add-on, which makes table traversal easier using the arrow keys). Note: the first column in each row of the table is an empty place holder, it’s what you jump to right afterward that’s the meat of the matter. Each message (or topic, if you collapsed to topic view) is presented as a link, so if you want to quickly jump from result to result, use your screen reader’s link commands. Immediately after the link for the message is another column with a brief snippet of the actual message, followed by the link to the member profile of the member who posted the message or started the topic. Depending on what you’re trying to find the most quickly will determine what table traversal strategy you use. I personally find either tabbing through the table or using the unvisited link command jumps you through all the search results most rapidly for initial review. Once you’ve landed on an item of interest, you can look at the additional columns related to that entry more closely.

6. <!--[endif]-->Activating the link for a specific message (or topic) will open that message (or topic) for reading. If you’re opening a topic, you’ll have a web table presented again that is a list of all the existing messages in a topic, you’d navigate that via table navigation. If you’re opening a single message, it’s still presented in web table format, but there’s only one row, so using the table quick navigation shortcut, tabbing into the message, then reading as you wish to is the fastest way to get through a single message. It requires some practice with the search results to find out what is the best way for you to review them. There are multiple paths one might take through the search results.



Option 2 – Using the web search engine of your choosing

1. <!--[endif]-->Navigate to the page of the search engine of your choosing, e.g., Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, etc.

2. <!--[endif]-->In the edit box for your search terms, put in the keywords (or quote enclosed phrases) you’re looking for first. Immediately follow those with exactly this, site:nvda.groups.io/g/nvda That tells the search engine to limit itself to searching the site that immediately follows the site: operator (no space after that colon). Run the search. If you prefer, you can put the site: operator at the beginning of your search terms rather than at the end. It’s just got to be in there somewhere.

3. <!--[endif]-->Use your screen reader’s option for showing a list of headings, as all web search engines I have used return the individual web pages returned as a list of headings. Review those headings to review what’s been returned. You can also use the single letter navigation command for headings (typically H) to jump from heading to heading [result to result].

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.

~ Thomas Reed Powell


Re: Reading PowerPoint slides in Protected View

Quentin Christensen
 

This is a known issue with PowerPoint - we have an open issue for it here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/10155

In the meantime, the workaround (aside from enabling editing), is to actually run the presentation (press F5) - NVDA will read the presentation when running.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 11:44 AM Sascha Cowley via groups.io <sascha.camille=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi all,
I did a search, but couldn't find anything on list about this, and could just be missing something.
As is probably quite common, my university makes our lecture slides available as Microsoft PowerPoint files. Since these files are downloaded, PowerPoint opens them in protected view. Now, I know how to enable editing, but I can't work out a good way of accessing the slides with protected view enabled. When I cycle through PowerPoint's various areas (with F6 or Shift+F6), I just hear "pane" where I would expect the slide switcher and slide view to be.
The only way I have found to be able to read the slides (apart from starting the slide show) is to navigate to this pane, move the mouse to the navigator and left click. I am then able to interact with the slides as normal, except, of course, I can't change anything.
You may of course ask why I don't just enable editing. Two reasons really. The first, which I'm not really concerned about with these files, is security. The second is that I don't want to modify these files, and protected view is just another mechanism to prevent accidental edits.
If anyone is aware of a better way of interacting with slideshows in protected view, I'd love to hear about it. If not, I might look and see if there is an issue open on this and if not open one myself.

Regards,
Sascha



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Searching the NVDA Group Archive

Gene
 

When I do a search on Groups.io and I am in the table, there is only one column with text in it. I' think column is the correct term. There are one or two blank columns on either side. If I move to the column in table mode and move down, each time I move down, all the information is read, the subject of the message, the excerpt of the message, and who wrote it. I don't know how the table lookks, but I see little reason to use it. Others may prefer moving in table mode, but I much prefer tabbing to the subject line of a message, and starting to read the exerpt by down arrowing once. If I want to hear more of the excerpt, I may just continue in that way or I may use read to end, but I think it is better in this case, to down arrow. I keep one hand on tab and the other on down arrow.
If I want to skip to the next message, I tab once to the author's name, which is a link, then once more to the next subject. I can move efficiently by listening to the subject of a message, down arrowing if I want to hear the excerpt or part of it, tabbing to the name if I don't want to hear more than part of the excerpt, then tabbing again to the next title. If I hear a little of the excerpt and I don't care about who wrote it, I can quickly press tab twice to get to the next subject line.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:39 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Searching the NVDA Group Archive

Believe it or not, Groups.io has made searching the group archive easier than it once was as far as plowing through search results go, so I have updated the document, Searching the NVDA Group Archive (MS-Word format), the text of which follows.

My problem is that I really cannot know what "table traversal method" any given individual might use and prefer, so I don't get really specific on that aspect. I have never received any feedback (which I'd appreciate either on this topic or by using the Reply to Sender link at the bottom of this message to reply to me privately) from anyone, so if you use them and find something that you found difficult to follow or have other suggestions for improvement please share them.
------------------------------------------------


Searching the Group Archive

Option 1 – Using the Groups.io Archive Search Page

1. <!--[endif]-->Navigate to the archive search page: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/search

2. <!--[endif]-->Enter your search terms in the Search edit box: [term1 term2 term3] without the square brackets, as an example. Remember that if you want a specific phrase, you must enclose the words of that phrase inside quotation marks. Searching for [bash terminal] will get you topics containing bash, or terminal, or bash terminal, while searching for [“bash terminal”] with the quotes will only get topics with the exact phrase “bash terminal” in them.

3. <!--[endif]-->Activate the Search button.

4. <!--[endif]-->Results list will be returned in the form of a web table of messages by default. If you prefer to have it presented as a web table of topics, which will be significantly shorter to plow through, then:

a. <!--[endif]-->Activate the Tools button.

b. <!--[endif]-->Check the Collapse Topics checkbox. You’re probably done, but for additional options see step 4c, otherwise, go to step 5.

c. <!--[endif]-->If you so desire there are additional options, a dropdown that allows you to limit the date range for the messages, which defaults to Any Time, a checkbox for Exclude signatures, which will omit signature text from the search, and a Clear button, which will set all of the previously mentioned additional options back to their defaults: Any time and both checkboxes unchecked.

5. <!--[endif]-->Use your screen reader’s option for traversing a web table (T in both NVDA and JAWS will throw focus to the table). Once you have focus on the web table, use your screen reader’s options for navigating a table (for NVDA users, you should consider getting the Easy Table Navigator add-on, which makes table traversal easier using the arrow keys). Note: the first column in each row of the table is an empty place holder, it’s what you jump to right afterward that’s the meat of the matter. Each message (or topic, if you collapsed to topic view) is presented as a link, so if you want to quickly jump from result to result, use your screen reader’s link commands. Immediately after the link for the message is another column with a brief snippet of the actual message, followed by the link to the member profile of the member who posted the message or started the topic. Depending on what you’re trying to find the most quickly will determine what table traversal strategy you use. I personally find either tabbing through the table or using the unvisited link command jumps you through all the search results most rapidly for initial review. Once you’ve landed on an item of interest, you can look at the additional columns related to that entry more closely.

6. <!--[endif]-->Activating the link for a specific message (or topic) will open that message (or topic) for reading. If you’re opening a topic, you’ll have a web table presented again that is a list of all the existing messages in a topic, you’d navigate that via table navigation. If you’re opening a single message, it’s still presented in web table format, but there’s only one row, so using the table quick navigation shortcut, tabbing into the message, then reading as you wish to is the fastest way to get through a single message. It requires some practice with the search results to find out what is the best way for you to review them. There are multiple paths one might take through the search results.



Option 2 – Using the web search engine of your choosing

1. <!--[endif]-->Navigate to the page of the search engine of your choosing, e.g., Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, etc.

2. <!--[endif]-->In the edit box for your search terms, put in the keywords (or quote enclosed phrases) you’re looking for first. Immediately follow those with exactly this, site:nvda.groups.io/g/nvda That tells the search engine to limit itself to searching the site that immediately follows the site: operator (no space after that colon). Run the search. If you prefer, you can put the site: operator at the beginning of your search terms rather than at the end. It’s just got to be in there somewhere.

3. <!--[endif]-->Use your screen reader’s option for showing a list of headings, as all web search engines I have used return the individual web pages returned as a list of headings. Review those headings to review what’s been returned. You can also use the single letter navigation command for headings (typically H) to jump from heading to heading [result to result].

--


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.

~ Thomas Reed Powell


Re: Searching the NVDA Group Archive

Sascha Cowley
 

Hi Brian,

Interesting, the results are not displayed in table form for me on groups.io. Any idea why?

On 11/11/2020 11:39, Brian Vogel wrote:
Believe it or not, Groups.io has made searching the group archive easier than it once was as far as plowing through search results go, so I have updated the document, Searching the NVDA Group Archive (MS-Word format), the text of which follows.

My problem is that I really cannot know what "table traversal method" any given individual might use and prefer, so I don't get really specific on that aspect.  I have never received any feedback (which I'd appreciate either on this topic or by using the Reply to Sender link at the bottom of this message to reply to me privately) from anyone, so if you use them and find something that you found difficult to follow or have other suggestions for improvement please share them.
------------------------------------------------

Searching the Group Archive

Option 1 – Using the Groups.io Archive Search Page

1.        Navigate to the archive search page:  https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/search

2.      Enter your search terms in the Search edit box:  [term1 term2 term3] without the square brackets, as an example.  Remember that if you want a specific phrase, you must enclose the words of that phrase inside quotation marks.  Searching for [bash terminal] will get you topics containing bash, or terminal, or bash terminal, while searching for [“bash terminal”] with the quotes will only get topics with the exact phrase “bash terminal” in them.

3.       Activate the Search button.

4.      Results list will be returned in the form of a web table of messages by default.  If you prefer to have it presented as a web table of topics, which will be significantly shorter to plow through, then:

a.      Activate the Tools button.

b.      Check the Collapse Topics checkbox.  You’re probably done, but for additional options see step 4c, otherwise, go to step 5.

c.       If you so desire there are additional options, a dropdown that allows you to limit the date range for the messages, which defaults to Any Time, a checkbox for Exclude signatures, which will omit signature text from the search, and a Clear button, which will set all of the previously mentioned additional options back to their defaults:  Any time and both checkboxes unchecked.

5.      Use your screen reader’s option for traversing a web table (T in both NVDA and JAWS will throw focus to the table).  Once you have focus on the web table, use your screen reader’s options for navigating a table (for NVDA users, you should consider getting the Easy Table Navigator add-on, which makes table traversal easier using the arrow keys).  Note:  the first column in each row of the table is an empty place holder, it’s what you jump to right afterward that’s the meat of the matter.  Each message (or topic, if you collapsed to topic view) is presented as a link, so if you want to quickly jump from result to result, use your screen reader’s link commands.  Immediately after the link for the message is another column with a brief snippet of the actual message, followed by the link to the member profile of the member who posted the message or started the topic.  Depending on what you’re trying to find the most quickly will determine what table traversal strategy you use.  I personally find either tabbing through the table or using the unvisited link command jumps you through all the search results most rapidly for initial review.  Once you’ve landed on an item of interest, you can look at the additional columns related to that entry more closely.

6.      Activating the link for a specific message (or topic) will open that message (or topic) for reading.  If you’re opening a topic, you’ll have a web table presented again that is a list of all the existing messages in a topic, you’d navigate that via table navigation.  If you’re opening a single message, it’s still presented in web table format, but there’s only one row, so using the table quick navigation shortcut, tabbing into the message, then reading as you wish to is the fastest way to get through a single message.  It requires some practice with the search results to find out what is the best way for you to review them.  There are multiple paths one might take through the search results.

 

Option 2 – Using the web search engine of your choosing

1.        Navigate to the page of the search engine of your choosing, e.g., Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, etc.

2.      In the edit box for your search terms, put in the keywords (or quote enclosed phrases) you’re looking for first.  Immediately follow those with exactly this, site:nvda.groups.io/g/nvda    That tells the search engine to limit itself to searching the site that immediately follows the site: operator (no space after that colon).  Run the search.   If you prefer, you can put the site: operator at the beginning of your search terms rather than at the end.  It’s just got to be in there somewhere.

3.       Use your screen reader’s option for showing a list of headings, as all web search engines I have used return the individual web pages returned as a list of headings.  Review those headings to review what’s been returned.  You can also use the single letter navigation command for headings (typically H) to jump from heading to heading [result to result].

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.

        ~ Thomas Reed Powell

 


Reading PowerPoint slides in Protected View

Sascha Cowley
 

Hi all,
I did a search, but couldn't find anything on list about this, and could just be missing something.
As is probably quite common, my university makes our lecture slides available as Microsoft PowerPoint files. Since these files are downloaded, PowerPoint opens them in protected view. Now, I know how to enable editing, but I can't work out a good way of accessing the slides with protected view enabled. When I cycle through PowerPoint's various areas (with F6 or Shift+F6), I just hear "pane" where I would expect the slide switcher and slide view to be.
The only way I have found to be able to read the slides (apart from starting the slide show) is to navigate to this pane, move the mouse to the navigator and left click. I am then able to interact with the slides as normal, except, of course, I can't change anything.
You may of course ask why I don't just enable editing. Two reasons really. The first, which I'm not really concerned about with these files, is security. The second is that I don't want to modify these files, and protected view is just another mechanism to prevent accidental edits.
If anyone is aware of a better way of interacting with slideshows in protected view, I'd love to hear about it. If not, I might look and see if there is an issue open on this and if not open one myself.

Regards,
Sascha


Searching the NVDA Group Archive

 

Believe it or not, Groups.io has made searching the group archive easier than it once was as far as plowing through search results go, so I have updated the document, Searching the NVDA Group Archive (MS-Word format), the text of which follows.

My problem is that I really cannot know what "table traversal method" any given individual might use and prefer, so I don't get really specific on that aspect.  I have never received any feedback (which I'd appreciate either on this topic or by using the Reply to Sender link at the bottom of this message to reply to me privately) from anyone, so if you use them and find something that you found difficult to follow or have other suggestions for improvement please share them.
------------------------------------------------

Searching the Group Archive

Option 1 – Using the Groups.io Archive Search Page

1.        Navigate to the archive search page:  https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/search

2.      Enter your search terms in the Search edit box:  [term1 term2 term3] without the square brackets, as an example.  Remember that if you want a specific phrase, you must enclose the words of that phrase inside quotation marks.  Searching for [bash terminal] will get you topics containing bash, or terminal, or bash terminal, while searching for [“bash terminal”] with the quotes will only get topics with the exact phrase “bash terminal” in them.

3.       Activate the Search button.

4.      Results list will be returned in the form of a web table of messages by default.  If you prefer to have it presented as a web table of topics, which will be significantly shorter to plow through, then:

a.      Activate the Tools button.

b.      Check the Collapse Topics checkbox.  You’re probably done, but for additional options see step 4c, otherwise, go to step 5.

c.       If you so desire there are additional options, a dropdown that allows you to limit the date range for the messages, which defaults to Any Time, a checkbox for Exclude signatures, which will omit signature text from the search, and a Clear button, which will set all of the previously mentioned additional options back to their defaults:  Any time and both checkboxes unchecked.

5.      Use your screen reader’s option for traversing a web table (T in both NVDA and JAWS will throw focus to the table).  Once you have focus on the web table, use your screen reader’s options for navigating a table (for NVDA users, you should consider getting the Easy Table Navigator add-on, which makes table traversal easier using the arrow keys).  Note:  the first column in each row of the table is an empty place holder, it’s what you jump to right afterward that’s the meat of the matter.  Each message (or topic, if you collapsed to topic view) is presented as a link, so if you want to quickly jump from result to result, use your screen reader’s link commands.  Immediately after the link for the message is another column with a brief snippet of the actual message, followed by the link to the member profile of the member who posted the message or started the topic.  Depending on what you’re trying to find the most quickly will determine what table traversal strategy you use.  I personally find either tabbing through the table or using the unvisited link command jumps you through all the search results most rapidly for initial review.  Once you’ve landed on an item of interest, you can look at the additional columns related to that entry more closely.

6.      Activating the link for a specific message (or topic) will open that message (or topic) for reading.  If you’re opening a topic, you’ll have a web table presented again that is a list of all the existing messages in a topic, you’d navigate that via table navigation.  If you’re opening a single message, it’s still presented in web table format, but there’s only one row, so using the table quick navigation shortcut, tabbing into the message, then reading as you wish to is the fastest way to get through a single message.  It requires some practice with the search results to find out what is the best way for you to review them.  There are multiple paths one might take through the search results.

 

Option 2 – Using the web search engine of your choosing

1.        Navigate to the page of the search engine of your choosing, e.g., Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, etc.

2.      In the edit box for your search terms, put in the keywords (or quote enclosed phrases) you’re looking for first.  Immediately follow those with exactly this, site:nvda.groups.io/g/nvda    That tells the search engine to limit itself to searching the site that immediately follows the site: operator (no space after that colon).  Run the search.   If you prefer, you can put the site: operator at the beginning of your search terms rather than at the end.  It’s just got to be in there somewhere.

3.       Use your screen reader’s option for showing a list of headings, as all web search engines I have used return the individual web pages returned as a list of headings.  Review those headings to review what’s been returned.  You can also use the single letter navigation command for headings (typically H) to jump from heading to heading [result to result].

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

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Re: NVDA Goes Silent When Working with Outlook 2016 - Where does the fault lie?

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Christo,

The error in the log appears to be to do with the mouse, although more context would be useful to help track down exactly what is going on there.  Could you get me a copy of your NVDA log to have a look at please, ideally at debug level?
Please send it attached to an email to info@....  Include a description of what you have done and what isn't working as it should (so I know what it's about in case I don't get to investigate today).

First of all, your NVDA key is either INSERT or CAPS LOCK, depending on how you have NVDA setup.  So, to set your log level:
1) Press NVDA+control+g to open the general settings
2) Press TAB until the focus is on 'Log level'
3) Press DOWN ARROW to get to 'Debug'
4) Press ENTER to close settings
5) Press NVDA+control+c to save settings.

To restart NVDA with add-ons disabled:
1) Press NVDA+Q
2) Down arrow to 'Restart with add-ons disabled'
3) Press ENTER

Next, recreate the issue - do whatever causes problems (or wait for the problem to recur in this case)

To get NVDA's log after that, there are several ways:

If NVDA is still running and usable:
1) Press NVDA+F1 to open the log viewer
2) Press CONTROL+A to select all.
3) Press CONTROL+C to copy.
4) Open your email and start a message to info@..., type a little about what you have done and what has happened in the body of the message, then leave a space and:
5) Press CONTROL+V to paste the copied log.

Instead of using the log viewer, or if NVDA has stopped and you needed to restart it or the computer:
1) Press WINDOWS+R to open Windows' Run dialog
2) Type %temp% and press ENTER (that's the percent sign, the letter t e m p and another percent sign).  Windows Explorer should open to the temporary folder.
3) Press TAB to move to the file list
4) Press N and move down to find up to three files:  nvda.log (the log file for the current or most recent NVDA session), nvda-old.log (the log from the previous session) and nvda-crash.dmp (a crash dump with more information created if NVDA itself crashes).
5) Depending on what email program you use, the steps will be different, but attach as many of those three files to an email to info@... as will be useful, and again in the body of the message describe a bit about what has happened.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 12:23 AM Christo Vorster <cvklaviere@...> wrote:

Good day Group

 

From time to time I find that NVDA keeps quiet while I work in MS Outlook 2016. When I press ALT-Tab twice it start speaking again, but it only reads the message my cursor is on. I copied the view log, hopefully someone can tell me whether it is a NVDA or Microsoft problem.

 

The log look as follows:

 

INFO - __main__ (15:05:18.440) - MainThread (8168):

Starting NVDA version 2020.3

INFO - core.main (15:05:24.668) - MainThread (8168):

Config dir: C:\Users\Christo Vorster\AppData\Roaming\nvda

INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (15:05:24.668) - MainThread (8168):

Loading config: C:\Users\Christo Vorster\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini

INFO - core.main (15:05:25.505) - MainThread (8168):

Using Windows version 10.0.19041 workstation

INFO - core.main (15:05:25.506) - MainThread (8168):

Using Python version 3.7.9 (tags/v3.7.9:13c94747c7, Aug 17 2020, 18:01:55) [MSC v.1900 32 bit (Intel)]

INFO - core.main (15:05:25.507) - MainThread (8168):

Using comtypes version 1.1.7

INFO - core.main (15:05:25.507) - MainThread (8168):

Using configobj version 5.1.0 with validate version 1.0.1

INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (15:05:28.562) - MainThread (8168):

Loaded synthDriver ibmeci

INFO - core.main (15:05:29.097) - MainThread (8168):

Using wx version 4.0.3 msw (phoenix) wxWidgets 3.0.5 with six version 1.12.0

INFO - brailleInput.initialize (15:05:29.107) - MainThread (8168):

Braille input initialized

INFO - braille.initialize (15:05:29.109) - MainThread (8168):

Using liblouis version 3.14.0

INFO - braille.initialize (15:05:29.122) - MainThread (8168):

Using pySerial version 3.4

INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (15:05:29.167) - MainThread (8168):

Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.

INFO - core.main (15:05:29.987) - MainThread (8168):

Java Access Bridge support initialized

INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (15:05:30.056) - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThread (8396):

UIAutomation: IUIAutomation6

ERROR - mouseHandler.initialize (15:05:35.596) - MainThread (8168):

Error retrieving initial mouse object

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "mouseHandler.pyc", line 236, in initialize

  File "NVDAObjects\__init__.pyc", line 285, in objectFromPoint

  File "NVDAObjects\__init__.pyc", line 225, in findBestAPIClass

  File "NVDAObjects\__init__.pyc", line 224, in findBestAPIClass

  File "NVDAObjects\UIA\__init__.pyc", line 994, in kwargsFromSuper

  File "comtypesMonkeyPatches.pyc", line 26, in __call__

_ctypes.COMError: (-2147467259, 'Unspecified error', (None, None, None, 0, None))

INFO - core.main (15:05:35.876) - MainThread (8168):

NVDA initialized

ERROR - RPC process 12180 (nvda_slave.exe) (15:09:33.469) - Dummy-83 (7612):

__main__.main:

slave error

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "nvda_slave.pyw", line 93, in main

  File "comHelper.pyc", line 22, in _lresultFromGetActiveObject

  File "comtypes\client\__init__.pyc", line 180, in GetActiveObject

  File "comtypes\__init__.pyc", line 1245, in GetActiveObject

  File "_ctypes/callproc.c", line 935, in GetResult

OSError: [WinError -2147221021] Operation unavailable

 

Regards

 

Christo Vorster (Worcester, South Africa)



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Re: table navigation issues

Sarah k Alawami
 

That I don't have issues with, I use the keys in focus mode to navigate. See gmail's help for more info by hitting question mark in focus mode then switching to browse mode to read said shortcuts.

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On 10 Nov 2020, at 12:10, Louise Pfau wrote:

I have trouble accessing the table containing the list of messages in the gMail interface with NVDA 2020.3, Google Chrome,  and Microsoft Edge.  JAWS 16 recognizes the table correctly.

Louise


Re: table navigation issues

Louise Pfau
 

I have trouble accessing the table containing the list of messages in the gMail interface with NVDA 2020.3, Google Chrome,  and Microsoft Edge.  JAWS 16 recognizes the table correctly.

Louise


Re: table navigation issues

Gene
 

I am not using the latest NVDA but a very recent version. I tested with Edge and with the Brave Browser and was able to move properly in the quick settings page. I'm using Windows 7 but I don't think that would matter since I tested with Edge as one browser.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Logue
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:13 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] table navigation issues

Lots of apps report tables but NVDA doesn't work with them.


Examples are the NVDA user guide and commands quick reference.


Can't move between columns with ctrl+alt+left or right keys.


Windows 2004. NVDA 2020.3. New Edge.

Firefox 73.0.1


On 2020-11-09 1:55 a.m., Gene wrote:
I would think this isn't related to your project, but I see instances where things look like tables to sighted readers but are not, so a screen-reader can't read them in any sort of logical manner. How often this happens, I don't know and it may be to an extent the sites I happen to look at a good deal but it is nonetheless an accessibility issue to present something that looks like a table and isn't

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Sean Murphy
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 2:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] table navigation issues



All,



I am seeking for examples where NVDA does not correctly navigate web tables. This is a project I am involved in at work. We are collecting good and bad examples of tables. So if you have any web pages with tables that NVDA does not work with. Please share.








Re: Signing PDF documents with NVDA

Daniel Damacena
 

Maybe you could open it with MS Word, find the line where you are supposed to put your sign and place an image of your sign there. I did it yesterday, but there was no right place no put the sign.

Em 10/11/2020 06:08, Ali Savas escreveu:

Hi Community,

with the adobe Reader it is possible to sign PDF documents.
Unfortunately I have not found a way to do this with NVDA yet. Sighted
people have to drag the signature into the correct field.

Is there an accessible way to sign PDF documents with NVDA?

Thank you very much for your answer and have a wonderful day
Ali





Re: table navigation issues

Robert Logue
 

Lots of apps report tables but NVDA doesn't work with them.


Examples are the NVDA user guide and commands quick reference.


Can't move between columns with ctrl+alt+left or right keys.


Windows 2004. NVDA 2020.3. New Edge.

Firefox 73.0.1

On 2020-11-09 1:55 a.m., Gene wrote:
I would think this isn't related to your project, but I see instances where things look like tables to sighted readers but are not, so a screen-reader can't read them in any sort of logical manner.  How often this happens, I don't know and it may be to an extent the sites I happen to look at a good deal but it is nonetheless an accessibility issue to present something that looks like a table and isn't

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Sean Murphy
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 2:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] table navigation issues



All,



I am seeking for examples where NVDA does not correctly navigate web tables. This is a project I am involved in at work. We are collecting good and bad examples of tables. So if you have any web pages with tables that NVDA does not work with. Please share.







Re: NVDA Goes Silent When Working with Outlook 2016 - Where does the fault lie?

 

Christo,

            I have retitled your post for both clarity and archive maintenance purposes.  I hope that someone will be able to assist in figuring this issue out.

            That being said, it has been asked that logs not be posted to the group, and I would ask you, and all members, to refrain from doing so in the future.  If an assistant needs a log or log segment, they will request it and it should be sent privately.  There are many times when NVDA logs can contain information that would be sensitive and that the end user would really not want to have out in public, and they'd have no way of knowing it's even there, and this is why we do not want public posting of full logs or log segments.  That, and there are mighty few members who have the expertise to interpret them, too.
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If you think that you can think about a thing, inextricably attached to something else, without thinking of the thing it is attached to, then you have a legal mind.

        ~ Thomas Reed Powell

 


Re: Signing PDF documents with NVDA

Ali Colak
 

A question I would like to ask as well

On 11/10/20, Ali Savas <ali-savas@gmx.de> wrote:
Hi Community,

with the adobe Reader it is possible to sign PDF documents.
Unfortunately I have not found a way to do this with NVDA yet. Sighted
people have to drag the signature into the correct field.

Is there an accessible way to sign PDF documents with NVDA?

Thank you very much for your answer and have a wonderful day
Ali






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