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Re: cloning a drive accessibly

Chris Mullins
 

Hi

Robocopy is very good and can be configured to produce a report of what has been copied.  I use it to back up my Document and Music folders to a USB drive.  It is a Windows utility that has been around for years so will not be the quickest but there are many config options as can be seen below:

 

Robocopy - Copies file data.

Syntax

Copy

robocopy <Source> <Destination> [<File>[ ...]] [<Options>]

Parameters

Parameter

Description

<Source>

Specifies the path to the source directory.

<Destination>

Specifies the path to the destination directory.

<File>

Specifies the file or files to be copied. You can use wildcard characters (* or ?), if you want. If the File parameter is not specified, *.* is used as the default value.

<Options>

Specifies options to be used with the robocopy command.

Copy options

Option

Description

/s

Copies subdirectories. Note that this option excludes empty directories.

/e

Copies subdirectories. Note that this option includes empty directories. For additional information, see Remarks.

/lev:<N>

Copies only the top N levels of the source directory tree.

/z

Copies files in Restart mode.

/b

Copies files in Backup mode.

/zb

Uses Restart mode. If access is denied, this option uses Backup mode.

/efsraw

Copies all encrypted files in EFS RAW mode.

/copy:<CopyFlags>

Specifies the file properties to be copied. The following are the valid values for this option:

D  Data

A  Attributes

T  Time stamps

S  NTFS access control list (ACL)

O  Owner information

U  Auditing information

The default value for CopyFlags is DAT (data, attributes, and time stamps).

/dcopy:T

Copies directory time stamps.

/sec

Copies files with security (equivalent to /copy:DAT).

/copyall

Copies all file information (equivalent to /copy:DATSOU).

/nocopy

Copies no file information (useful with /purge).

/secfix

Fixes file security on all files, even skipped ones.

/timfix

Fixes file times on all files, even skipped ones.

/purge

Deletes destination files and directories that no longer exist in the source. For additional information, see Remarks.

/mir

Mirrors a directory tree (equivalent to /e plus /purge). For additional information, see Remarks.

/mov

Moves files, and deletes them from the source after they are copied.

/move

Moves files and directories, and deletes them from the source after they are copied.

/a+:[RASHCNET]

Adds the specified attributes to copied files.

/a-:[RASHCNET]

Removes the specified attributes from copied files.

/create

Creates a directory tree and zero-length files only.

/fat

Creates destination files by using 8.3 character-length FAT file names only.

/256

Turns off support for very long paths (longer than 256 characters).

/mon:<N>

Monitors the source, and runs again when more than N changes are detected.

/mot:<M>

Monitors source, and runs again in M minutes if changes are detected.

/MT[:N]

Creates multi-threaded copies with N threads. N must be an integer between 1 and 128. The default value for N is 8.

The /MT parameter cannot be used with the /IPG and /EFSRAW parameters.

Redirect output using /LOG option for better performance.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The /MT parameter applies to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

/rh:hhmm-hhmm

Specifies run times when new copies may be started.

/pf

Checks run times on a per-file (not per-pass) basis.

/ipg:n

Specifies the inter-packet gap to free bandwidth on slow lines.

/sl

Copies the symbolic link instead of the target.

System_CAPS_importantImportant

When using the /SECFIX copy option, specify the type of security information you want to copy by also using one of these additional copy options:

/COPYALL

/COPY:O

/COPY:S

/COPY:U

/SEC

File selection options

Option

Description

/a

Copies only files for which the Archive attribute is set.

/m

Copies only files for which the Archive attribute is set, and resets the Archive attribute.

/ia:[RASHCNETO]

Includes only files for which any of the specified attributes are set.

/xa:[RASHCNETO]

Excludes files for which any of the specified attributes are set.

/xf <FileName>[ ...]

Excludes files that match the specified names or paths. Note that FileName can include wildcard characters (* and ?).

/xd <Directory>[ ...]

Excludes directories that match the specified names and paths.

/xct

Excludes changed files.

/xn

Excludes newer files.

/xo

Excludes older files.

/xx

Excludes extra files and directories.

/xl

Excludes "lonely" files and directories.

/is

Includes the same files.

/it

Includes "tweaked" files.

/max:<N>

Specifies the maximum file size (to exclude files bigger than N bytes).

/min:<N>

Specifies the minimum file size (to exclude files smaller than N bytes).

/maxage:<N>

Specifies the maximum file age (to exclude files older than N days or date).

/minage:<N>

Specifies the minimum file age (exclude files newer than N days or date).

/maxlad:<N>

Specifies the maximum last access date (excludes files unused since N).

/minlad:<N>

Specifies the minimum last access date (excludes files used since N) If N is less than 1900, N specifies the number of days. Otherwise, N specifies a date in the format YYYYMMDD.

/xj

Excludes junction points, which are normally included by default.

/fft

Assumes FAT file times (two-second precision).

/dst

Compensates for one-hour DST time differences.

/xjd

Excludes junction points for directories.

/xjf

Excludes junction points for files.

Retry options

Option

Description

/r:<N>

Specifies the number of retries on failed copies. The default value of N is 1,000,000 (one million retries).

/w:<N>

Specifies the wait time between retries, in seconds. The default value of N is 30  (wait time 30 seconds).

/reg

Saves the values specified in the /r and /w options as default settings in the registry.

/tbd

Specifies that the system will wait for share names to be defined (retry error 67).

Logging options

Option

Description

/l

Specifies that files are to be listed only (and not copied, deleted, or time stamped).

/x

Reports all extra files, not just those that are selected.

/v

Produces verbose output, and shows all skipped files.

/ts

Includes source file time stamps in the output.

/fp

Includes the full path names of the files in the output.

/bytes

Prints sizes, as bytes.

/ns

Specifies that file sizes are not to be logged.

/nc

Specifies that file classes are not to be logged.

/nfl

Specifies that file names are not to be logged.

/ndl

Specifies that directory names are not to be logged.

/np

Specifies that the progress of the copying operation (the number of files or directories copied so far) will not be displayed.

/eta

Shotws the estimated time of arrival (ETA) of the copied files.

/log:<LogFile>

Writes the status output to the log file (overwrites the existing log file).

/log+:<LogFile>

Writes the status output to the log file (appends the output to the existing log file).

/unicode

Displays the status output as Unicode text.

/unilog:<LogFile>

Writes the status output to the log file as Unicode text (overwrites the existing log file).

/unilog+:<LogFile>

Writes the status output to the log file as Unicode text (appends the output to the existing log file).

/tee

Writes the status output to the console window, as well as to the log file.

/njh

Specifies that there is no job header.

/njs

Specifies that there is no job summary.

Job options

Option

Description

/job:<JobName>

Specifies that parameters are to be derived from the named job file.

/save:<JobName>

Specifies that parameters are to be saved to the named job file.

/quit

Quits after processing command line (to view parameters).

/nosd

Indicates that no source directory is specified.

/nodd

Indicates that no destination directory is specified.

/if

Includes the specified files.

Remarks

The /mir option is equivalent to the /e plus /purge options with one small difference in behavior:

With the /e plus /purge options, if the destination directory exists, the destination directory security settings are not overwritten.

With the /mir option, if the destination directory exists, the destination directory security settings are overwritten.   

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: 13 January 2021 19:09
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] cloning a drive accessibly

 

Hi.

 

Since I have some cash to burn after christmas and since my portable

drives are aging, I thought I'd do a transfer of content and get a new

drive.

 

Now, how easy is it to clone that drive or transfer it over.

 

Previously I have done that manually via explorer and while that works

it takes ages.

 

Also explorer and the large sizes of things mean that the system is not

as stable as it could be doing massive file opperations.

 

So what is the most accessible way with nvda to clone the drives over.

 

I want to transfer all folders etc over.

 

I will be putting things to a bigger drive, so I don't want to copy an

exact copy of the partition record just the files and sub folders over

with all contents obviously.

 

I also want to be able to select everything on that drive aI am doing

transfer to, but deselect things I don't want, one of the drives has

older backup data for another system which I no longer need, is there an

easy way to handle that.

 

Shaun

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Readig Zoom meeting Chat

Sylvie Duchateau
 

Hello Anthony and all,
I think the link to the add-on has already been provided on the list. But here it is again:
https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/zoomEnhancements.en.html
Best
Sylvie

-----Message d'origine-----
De : nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> De la part de anthony borg via groups.io
Envoyé : mardi 12 janvier 2021 19:31
À : nvda@nvda.groups.io
Objet : Re: [nvda] Readig Zoom meeting Chat

Hi sylvie

From where I can downloading that add-on please?
Thanks in advance
Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sylvie Duchateau
Sent: 12 January 2021 16:32
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Readig Zoom meeting Chat

Hello,
You can hear any incoming message in the tchat when the tchat is open, by pressing alt+H.
With the zoom add-on mentioned by Gene, you can set up the add-on to read Public In-meeting Chat Received by pressing NVDA + Ctrl + 7.
Press NVDA + Ctrl + 8 to read Private In-meeting Chat Received.
Note from the add-on documentation: "Note that you need to leave reporting all alert types selected (in Zoom accessibility settings) to have the add-on function as expected."
You can choose which alerts are pronounced by NVDA in opening the zoom add-on settings dialog by pressing NVDA + o.
This dialog can only be open when zoom is open too.
The first thing to choose is if you want to have all alerts reported, hear beeps for alerts, hear no alerts, or custom alerts.
If you choose "custom alerts", you will be able to choose which alerts should occur and which should not in checking or unchecking the appropriate checkbox.
When you have selected which alerts should occur, press ok.
I hope this helps.
Best
Sylvie
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De : nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> De la part de Gene via groups.io Envoyé : mardi 12 janvier 2021 14:13 À : nvda@nvda.groups.io Objet : Re: [nvda] Readig Zoom meeting Chat

Yes, but is there a way to have each chat message automatically read when it appears? I don't know but if NVDA doesn't do this, there may be an add-on that will do so.

I just checked and there is an add-on. But I don't know if it automatically reads messages. but it does allow you to turn on or off alerts about such messages. When you get an alert, you will know to check for a new one.
That may be of some help.
https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/zoomEnhancements.en.html

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Ralf Kefferpuetz
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Readig Zoom meeting Chat

Hello,
Alt-H opens the chat area. Here you can write to the room, to individuals and of course you can read the messages, Use Tab and Shift-Tab.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of AKH AKH
Sent: Dienstag, 12. Januar 2021 12:19
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Readig Zoom meeting Chat

Hi all


Is it possible for NVDA to read the live Chat messages that meeting participants post during a zoom meeting, please? If so, how?


Andrew


Re: An accessible way to sign document with NVDA

Sylvie Duchateau
 

Hello Sarah,

Could you please give more information on docusign, where to find it and how it works with NVDA?

What do you mean with “You might need aira for the rest though.”

Thank you for your response.

Best

Sylvie

De : nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> De la part de Sarah k Alawami via groups.io
Envoyé : mardi 12 janvier 2021 17:18
À : nvda@nvda.groups.io
Objet : Re: [nvda] An accessible way to sign document with NVDA

 

I've used docusign. It works grate. You might need aira for the rest though.

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On 12 Jan 2021, at 0:26, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello everyone,

Does anyone have experienced signing documents with NVDA?

I tried the sign document in Word but it does not seem to find the certificate.

In Adobe, I tried to use the sign document function, but when you activate the button, there is no feedback from NVDA.

If you have any hints except adding a jpg of your hand written signature, it would be helpful.

Best

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Re: cloning a drive accessibly

Richard Kuzma
 

Try out image for windows.
I believe it allows for cloning an entire drive.
You can get a thirty day trial also.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] cloning a drive accessibly


On 1/13/21 6:57 PM, Dan Miner via groups.io wrote:
I had this very similar problem about two months ago but I wanted the entire system (including the OS). I was just upgrading my SSD to a larger capacity. However, it sounds like you just have a big pile of files. If you're comfortable with the command line , I've heard lots of good things about robocopy.
I used it at one point, and it worked as expected. I've forgotten the syntax, so you would need to look that up.

Myself, I would be in a WSL2 terminal and using rsync most likely since I know the tool very well and it generally resumes beautifully when things go wrong as seems inevitable for large copies.
I agree. I'm much more comfortable with the BASH shell than with Windows PowerShell. You would need to check the rsync command line options to make sure you copied the NTFS metadata correctly.

If you really do need a copy of an entire drive, then booting to a Linux distribution such as GRML and running Clonezilla would be accessible and definitely works - I've done that in the past.


Re: Windows 10 native Mail app

Gene
 

I hadn't noticed that control was being used. I believe the add-on will make the app easier to use but I don't know if it will affect read to end. That may be solved by using the command discussed in the below message.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Westerland
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 native Mail app


Hello Brian, use the NVDA key instead of the Control key with the Down
Arrow key. You should then be able to read a whole Email.

I hope this works for you.

Best regards

Ian Westerland



On 1/14/2021 6:49 PM, Brian Williams wrote:
Hi all, recently returned to windows from a Macbook which I never really got on with. Using the native app for mail, going to the list of emails I have received I press enter to open one. I am only then able to read it line by line by holding down the control Key and using the down arrow. If I just use the down arrow key it reads the same line over and over. Is this an issue with NVDA, is there a keyboard command I am using wrongly or missing? The mail app does seem to be a bit fiddly but I don’t know whether it’s Windows 10 problem or a NVDA problem. is there a specific NVDA list of keystrokes to use within the mail app? Grateful for your help.
Brian





Re: Windows 10 native Mail app

Gene
 

Install the NVDA Windows 10 appessentials add-on.
https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/wintenApps.en.html

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Williams
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 native Mail app

Hi all, recently returned to windows from a Macbook which I never really got on with. Using the native app for mail, going to the list of emails I have received I press enter to open one. I am only then able to read it line by line by holding down the control Key and using the down arrow. If I just use the down arrow key it reads the same line over and over. Is this an issue with NVDA, is there a keyboard command I am using wrongly or missing? The mail app does seem to be a bit fiddly but I don’t know whether it’s Windows 10 problem or a NVDA problem. is there a specific NVDA list of keystrokes to use within the mail app? Grateful for your help.
Brian


Re: Windows 10 native Mail app

Ian Westerland
 

Hello Brian, use the NVDA key instead of the Control key with the Down Arrow key. You should then be able to read a whole Email.

I hope this works for you.

Best regards

Ian Westerland

On 1/14/2021 6:49 PM, Brian Williams wrote:
Hi all, recently returned to windows from a Macbook which I never really got on with. Using the native app for mail, going to the list of emails I have received I press enter to open one. I am only then able to read it line by line by holding down the control Key and using the down arrow. If I just use the down arrow key it reads the same line over and over. Is this an issue with NVDA, is there a keyboard command I am using wrongly or missing? The mail app does seem to be a bit fiddly but I don’t know whether it’s Windows 10 problem or a NVDA problem. is there a specific NVDA list of keystrokes to use within the mail app? Grateful for your help.
Brian


Windows 10 native Mail app

Brian Williams
 

Hi all, recently returned to windows from a Macbook which I never really got on with. Using the native app for mail, going to the list of emails I have received I press enter to open one. I am only then able to read it line by line by holding down the control Key and using the down arrow. If I just use the down arrow key it reads the same line over and over. Is this an issue with NVDA, is there a keyboard command I am using wrongly or missing? The mail app does seem to be a bit fiddly but I don’t know whether it’s Windows 10 problem or a NVDA problem. is there a specific NVDA list of keystrokes to use within the mail app? Grateful for your help.
Brian


In-process available

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

The first In-Process for 2021 has been released! Featuring news on NVDA 2020.4 beta 4, GitHub sponsorship, and adding a new Windows OneCore voice: 

Kind regards

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Re: Setting column headers to read in Excel

Jeff Samco
 

Thanks for the tip. I never picked up on the subtlety that clearing header info requires pressing NVDA+Shift+C or R twice quickly. I had interpretted the instruction as pressing it a second time. Now it works like I expect for clearing the heading setting.
Thanks,
Jeff


At 04:47 PM 1/13/2021, you wrote:
There isn't a "clear all" command, but if you go back to where you set the headers, you can press NVDA+shift+c (or NVDA+shift+r for row headers) and press the command twice quickly to remove the set header.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:22 AM Jeff Samco <jsamco@...> wrote:
Thank you for correcting my using the wrong key combination. Funny thing, the right key combo actually works!*grin*
A second question:  On a  spreadsheet  on which I am trying to set a row of  column headers to read. When I am in the first cell of the row, and when I press NVDA+Shift_C it tells me the headers  are already set at those cell coordinates. Subsequent pressing of NVDA+Shift+C just repeats the same announcement.
Is there a way of just clearing all column and row  announcement "markers" so I can start from scratch?
Thanks, again,
Jeff

At 02:54 PM 1/13/2021, you wrote:
Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:
After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:
Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Re: While reading doc or web page NVDA announces the command which has been performed– how to silence it?

vasu prathap
 

hei,
It worked for me. Thanks' a lot.

On 1/14/21, zahra <nasrinkhaksar3@gmail.com> wrote:
hello.
press insert+4 or turn off
Speak command keys in keyboard settings and press enter to save the
settings.

On 1/13/21, vasu prathap <vasuprathap07@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi friends,
I am Prathap new to this group and hope all are fine.
My query regarding NVDA is that while navigating the word or doc or any
other application, NVDA speaks out commands such as control plus down
arrow,
control plus up arrow, control plus left arrow etc. For example, if I
navigate to next paragraph, NVDA speaks control plus down arrow, then it
reads the paragraph. Is there any settings in
NVDA or add-ons for silencing such announcement while reading? Please
guide
me.
Thanks in advance.






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Re: cloning a drive accessibly

Jason White
 

On 1/13/21 6:57 PM, Dan Miner via groups.io wrote:
I had this very similar problem about two months ago but I wanted the entire system (including the OS). I was just upgrading my SSD to a larger capacity. However, it sounds like you just have a big pile of files. If you're comfortable with the command line , I've heard lots of good things about robocopy.
I used it at one point, and it worked as expected. I've forgotten the syntax, so you would need to look that up.

Myself, I would be in a WSL2 terminal and using rsync most likely since I know the tool very well and it generally resumes beautifully when things go wrong as seems inevitable for large copies.
I agree. I'm much more comfortable with the BASH shell than with Windows PowerShell. You would need to check the rsync command line options to make sure you copied the NTFS metadata correctly.

If you really do need a copy of an entire drive, then booting to a Linux distribution such as GRML and running Clonezilla would be accessible and definitely works - I've done that in the past.


Re: Setting column headers to read in Excel

Quentin Christensen
 

There isn't a "clear all" command, but if you go back to where you set the headers, you can press NVDA+shift+c (or NVDA+shift+r for row headers) and press the command twice quickly to remove the set header.


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:22 AM Jeff Samco <jsamco@...> wrote:
Thank you for correcting my using the wrong key combination. Funny thing, the right key combo actually works!*grin*
A second question:  On a  spreadsheet  on which I am trying to set a row of  column headers to read. When I am in the first cell of the row, and when I press NVDA+Shift_C it tells me the headers  are already set at those cell coordinates. Subsequent pressing of NVDA+Shift+C just repeats the same announcement.
Is there a way of just clearing all column and row  announcement "markers" so I can start from scratch?
Thanks, again,
Jeff

At 02:54 PM 1/13/2021, you wrote:
Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:

After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Re: hosting zoom

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

I am very sorry for your loss.

Your message is, indeed, off-topic for this list, but it would not be for the NVDA chat subgroup, nor for general tech lists such as blindtechguys+subscribe@... or for the BlindTech and TechTalk lists on Groups.io. Nonetheless, I am going to answer your questions in-line below.

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:26 PM Arlene <nedster66@...> wrote:

Hi list. I know this might not be the place to ask here. Shoot me  if this is off topic. Is it easy to host any zoom meetings?

Yes, it is.

  I had a death in the family. Nobody can get together. I did ask my small community if anybody knows how to use Zoom.  I’ve used it but never hosted a meeting. If you can do it. Do you  have to pay for it or is it for free?

It is free for up to 40 minutes if you have more than three people in a meeting. Otherwise, you must pay. You can always use alternatives such as Google Meet, although it will give you less control than Zoom for the free account.

If it is for free. How many people can you have in your meeting?

You can have up to 100 participants, but as I said above, anything more than three people, and your time limit will be 40 minutes.

  Thanks. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



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hosting zoom

Arlene
 

Hi list. I know this might not be the place to ask here. Shoot me  if this is off topic. Is it easy to host any zoom meetings?  I had a death in the family. Nobody can get together. I did ask my small community if anybody knows how to use Zoom.  I’ve used it but never hosted a meeting. If you can do it. Do you  have to pay for it or is it for free? If it is for free. How many people can you have in your meeting?  Thanks. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Setting column headers to read in Excel

Jeff Samco
 

Thank you for correcting my using the wrong key combination. Funny thing, the right key combo actually works!*grin*
A second question:  On a  spreadsheet  on which I am trying to set a row of  column headers to read. When I am in the first cell of the row, and when I press NVDA+Shift_C it tells me the headers  are already set at those cell coordinates. Subsequent pressing of NVDA+Shift+C just repeats the same announcement.
Is there a way of just clearing all column and row  announcement "markers" so I can start from scratch?
Thanks, again,
Jeff


At 02:54 PM 1/13/2021, you wrote:
Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:

After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Re: cloning a drive accessibly

Dan Miner
 

I had this very similar problem about two months ago but I wanted the entire system (including the OS). I was just upgrading my SSD to a larger capacity. However, it sounds like you just have a big pile of files. If you're comfortable with the command line , I've heard lots of good things about robocopy. Myself, I would be in a WSL2 terminal and using rsync most likely since I know the tool very well and it generally resumes beautifully when things go wrong as seems inevitable for large copies.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] cloning a drive accessibly

Hi.

Since I have some cash to burn after christmas and since my portable drives are aging, I thought I'd do a transfer of content and get a new drive.

Now, how easy is it to clone that drive or transfer it over.

Previously I have done that manually via explorer and while that works it takes ages.

Also explorer and the large sizes of things mean that the system is not as stable as it could be doing massive file opperations.

So what is the most accessible way with nvda to clone the drives over.

I want to transfer all folders etc over.

I will be putting things to a bigger drive, so I don't want to copy an exact copy of the partition record just the files and sub folders over with all contents obviously.

I also want to be able to select everything on that drive aI am doing transfer to, but deselect things I don't want, one of the drives has older backup data for another system which I no longer need, is there an easy way to handle that.

Shaun


Re: Setting column headers to read in Excel

Sascha Cowley
 

Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:

After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Setting column headers to read in Excel

Jeff Samco
 

I'm in an Excel workbook and trying to set column headers to read when arrow cell-to-cell across a row below the header label row. I believe the NVDA command is NVDA+Ctrl+C. However, when pressing this key combination NVDA announces "configuration saved." This happens regardless of using the left hand Caps Lock combo or the right hand Insert on NumPad. Can someone straighten me out?
Thanks,
Jeff


Re: beta 3 and closing programs

Gene
 

I don't know if a program can still have processes running in the background and not show up in the task manager list of running programs. But if you look in the processes part of the dialog and don't show the process for Thunderbird, as far as I know it isn't running. I don't know what you are describing in terms of where you use the appliccations key and where you use the refresh command.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Grossoehme
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:36 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] beta 3 and closing programs



Good Afternoon: It's possible that something is running in the background after closing Thunder Bird by all means. I have closed Thunder Bird and it doesn't respond as being completely closed. If I press the application key, and go down to refresh, and press enter, then it's closed. However, until it is refreshed, it just sits there. It doesn't happen everytime.

Dave




On 1/9/2021 9:03 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
I won't say that NVDA is not at play here, because it could be, but ALT+F4 is not an NVDA command, and not tied to NVDA in any way. It's a Windows command that the program window with focus when it's issued responds to. If Thunderbird continues to be "hanging about" with something running in the background, probabilities are that it's not NVDA causing this.

I have asked on a tech geek group specifically for professional techs I haunt whether there is a handy PowerShell and/or Command Prompt command or pipe sequence that would allow someone to zero in on whether a process or cluster of processes of a given name are running. It is my understanding that both Task Manager and Process Monitor are, while not strictly speaking inaccessible, not exactly anywhere near to easy to use with a screen reader.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

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