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Re: Hot key for tablet mode?

Hareth
 

The easy way is to press "windows plus A"
then click tab until finding "tablet mode toggle button"
If its pronounced as "pressed" that miens the tablet mode is active
vice versa.
TC

On 2/3/21, Ann Byrne <annakb@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
My student has accidentally got into tablet mode on her PC. She
doesn't believe she pressed windows-a. Is there a hotkey to activate
tablet mode? Is there a way to determine whether you are in tablet
mode??? Is there a keystroke to get out of tablet mode?

thx,

Ann







Re: Hot key for tablet mode?

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


Not sure about the hot key for it but have a look in the following area on Windows this is on windows 10

I am guessing you might be using one of those things that can be a lap top or slide off the top to make a tablet?


Use the windows key + letter I to bring up the settings there you will be given I think 13 options. Locate the system one then press the enter key on it. you will be given more options then arrow down the list to tablet then press the enter key. Than have a look under that section. the first couple of settings may do the trick. I thin the first one lets you tell it not to go into tablet mode or go into it change it to the one you want. Also have a look under the settings just after it.


Hopefully that does the trick for you. I had a problem similar to it with another person a while back.


Maybe another one for trouble shooting with nvda.


Gene nz

On 4/02/2021 7:47 am, Ann Byrne wrote:
My student has accidentally got into tablet mode on her PC.  She doesn't believe she pressed windows-a.  Is there a hotkey to activate tablet mode?  Is there a way to determine whether you are in tablet mode???  Is there a keystroke to get out of tablet mode?

thx,

Ann





Re: Excel 365: Adding Note on Cell

Bob Cavanaugh <cavbob1993@...>
 

This sounds like the exact same issue I have with Excel 2016, not 365
using NVDA 2020.3. This was the first post I made to this list back in
December when I joined, and was recommended an alpha build to try to
fix the problem. As that was a few months ago, I would assume that
build has been integrated into 2020.4, though I don't know for sure.
This happens to me any time I use the context menu though. Usually in
my case, I use it to insert and delete cells, and just like the
original message, I have to alt+tab away from and back into the
spreadsheet to get NVDA to speak again. I'm not even sure if 2016 has
the note feature. Either way, I don't use it, but this is a problem
with any action involving the context menu.

On 2/2/21, Bhavya shah <bhavya.shah125@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear all,

I am using NVDA 2020.4 Beta 4 and Excel for Microsoft 365 (the offline
app not the web-based interface). I navigated to a cell wherein I
wanted to write a brief remark, pressed the Applications key, and then
pressed Enter on the New Note Add a note about this part of the
document option. This opens up something that NVDA is completely
silent in. Tabbing or arrowing around doesn't help, nor does object
navigation. I have to press Escape and Alt+Tab away and back to the
spreadsheet to get back to the cell, and "has comment" (which comment
I presume would be blank) is reported by NVDA. I would like to
properly access this note/comment editing area so as to actually use
this Excel feature. Is this a known accessibility issue or can it be
resolved? Are there work-arounds?

I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/






Hot key for tablet mode?

Ann Byrne
 

My student has accidentally got into tablet mode on her PC. She doesn't believe she pressed windows-a. Is there a hotkey to activate tablet mode? Is there a way to determine whether you are in tablet mode??? Is there a keystroke to get out of tablet mode?

thx,

Ann


Column shifting in large tables

Jonathan Milam
 

Hi All,

 

I am seeing an issue with NVDA where, in a table on a website with hundreds if not a thousand rows, after sorting it in a different order the columns shift at random spots in the table and continue shifting throughout the rest of the table.  So in other words, if the column headers are city, country, course number, course name, etc., the information in the columns shifts so that country becomes the header for city, course name becomes course number, etc.  Unfortunately there is no pattern for this behavior, in that the shifting happens at different spots in the table each time I reload it.  Has anyone else seen this, and if so, any ideas on how to fix it?             

 

 

Thanks,

Jonathan

 


Re: Learning to be efficient with screen review

Sarah k Alawami
 

No, I'm talking about switching to screen review mode if there is only one object. It for me is much easier because of the way the laptop layout is designed, and most of the time, at least in the programs I use, screen review is much better and faster to use than object mode. If you want to see examples go to my lbry page and watch some of the videos I post, there. You will hear me using screen review, a lot. You will also hear me switch to screen review when I start the programs I need, then stay in screen review for the deration of the video(s) You will also see that arrows do not make any difference when I am using arrows which is, at least for what I do, rare. There are also other examples here as well.

 

I dun no know as I said how to use all the views perfectly, but I can get around fairly quickly in regard to what I need to do. I stress a user must learn screen review first, then interact with each element of the screen via object review.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:01 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review

 

If there is only one object, you don't necessarily have to go into review mode.  You can simply use the review commands, numpad 8 for read current line, numpad 7 for previous line, numpad 9 for next line, etc.  When doing so in object navigation, you are reviewing the current objject.

 

Going into screen review doesn't work on web pages because of how browsers send data to the screen.

 

Are you talking about using commands such as numpad 8 while in object navigation or are you talking about actually switching to screen review mode?

 

Gene

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

From: Sarah k Alawami

Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 10:36 AM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review

 

I agree to a point, however I would learn how to use screen and document view. There will come a time when you must use them because programs don't work well in object mode. For example, there is only 1 object but a lot of stuff on the screen that can be clicked, or using screen review is the only way to get around the app/website. I know how to use all the views. I prefer screen review and use it for getting around when I have a recalcitrant app/website.

 

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

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

Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:44 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review

 

You need to use object navigation. Screen review is much more limited in Windows 10 for technical reasons someone else will have to explain.  When you use NVDA key b, you are actually reading all the objects available to the program.

 

Gene

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

From: Deborah Armstrong

Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 7:18 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review

 

 

I have found the NVDA screen review inconsistent and I am trying to figure out why and how to get around the problem.

 

Try this experiment:

1. Type Windows with R to issue the Run Command 2. Type an invalid drive letter say M: or I: and press enter.

An Error message will appear.

3. Use Insert numpad 1 or Insert Numpad 7 to switch to screen review (you do not want to be in object review).

4. Use the 8 and 9 numpad keys to read the error message.

This works fine.

 

Now press Windows I to go to settings.

1. Arrow down and right to Update and Security.

2. Use Insert-B to read the entire screen. That works..

3. But now try these review mode commands to review the screen.

Insert 1 or 7 to make sure you are in Screen review mode

7 8 and 9 on the numeric keypad to read the top, current and following lines and keep pressing 9.

You will only hear the word "Bottom".

They do not work. You cannot read the Windows update screen in settings using screen review.

You can explore your computer with object review, but I can't figure out how to read that screen, slowly at my own pace with the screen review mode.

 

Why is this? When focus cannot go to all areas of a screen, how can I read what's there? Or even if focus can go there, how can I select and copy with

NVDA-F9 and F10 or read it slower?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Learning to be efficient with screen review

Sarah k Alawami
 

I keep stressing that, but I feel like I’m beating a dead horse, or at least a horse that refuses to move. I use screen review all the time and default to that, but that’s because I Have to. I know how to use the other tools, although not perfectly, at least well enough to get around, sometimes much much faster than my sighted counterparts.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:54 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review

 

Sarah,

          You're a living example of my oft-repeated:  "Tool to task."

           While certain tools are bound to be used far more frequently than others, knowing how to use those others when it's "the only easy way" to access something often means the difference between accessible and inaccessible.

            Knowing how and when each tool is preferable is an excellent skill to acquire.
--

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.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


The Most Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Suspected NVDA Issues

 

What follows are the opening lines from my tutorial, Creating an Issue in GitHub for NVDA, but they need to be stated here because whether or not you as an individual ever intend to try to open a Bug Report in GitHub, you should still perform the following steps of basic NVDA troubleshooting when you suspect NVDA is the problem, and in the order specified:

There are three things you must do so that essential questions in the issue description can be answered:

1.        Restart your computer to see if your issue goes away. 

2.       Run the COM Registry Fixing Tool from NVDA’s Tools Menu to see if that fixes your issue.

3.       Restart NVDA with Add-Ons disabled to see if your issue goes away.  If it does, one of the add-ons you use is the culprit.  You can restart NVDA with Add-Ons disabled via the NVDA exit dialog, which gives this as one of the options in the What would you like to do? Dropdown.  If your issue disappears, you will need to determine which Add-On is causing it, and the technique for doing this will be covered in a separate tutorial.

If none of the above three steps eliminated your issue, you now have the answers to those questions asked in the Other Questions section of the issue description and should proceed with creating a Bug Report.
----------
The steps for narrowing down what add-on is misbehaving when you determine one is are contained in the tutorial, 
Collecting NVDA Debugging Information to Report to NVAccess
--

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.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Learning to be efficient with screen review

Gene
 

If there is only one object, you don't necessarily have to go into review mode. You can simply use the review commands, numpad 8 for read current line, numpad 7 for previous line, numpad 9 for next line, etc. When doing so in object navigation, you are reviewing the current objject.

Going into screen review doesn't work on web pages because of how browsers send data to the screen.

Are you talking about using commands such as numpad 8 while in object navigation or are you talking about actually switching to screen review mode?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 10:36 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review

I agree to a point, however I would learn how to use screen and document view. There will come a time when you must use them because programs don't work well in object mode. For example, there is only 1 object but a lot of stuff on the screen that can be clicked, or using screen review is the only way to get around the app/website. I know how to use all the views. I prefer screen review and use it for getting around when I have a recalcitrant app/website.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review

You need to use object navigation. Screen review is much more limited in Windows 10 for technical reasons someone else will have to explain. When you use NVDA key b, you are actually reading all the objects available to the program.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Deborah Armstrong
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 7:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review


I have found the NVDA screen review inconsistent and I am trying to figure
out why and how to get around the problem.

Try this experiment:
1. Type Windows with R to issue the Run Command
2. Type an invalid drive letter say M: or I: and press enter.
An Error message will appear.
3. Use Insert numpad 1 or Insert Numpad 7 to switch to screen review (you do
not want to be in object review).
4. Use the 8 and 9 numpad keys to read the error message.
This works fine.

Now press Windows I to go to settings.
1. Arrow down and right to Update and Security.
2. Use Insert-B to read the entire screen. That works..
3. But now try these review mode commands to review the screen.
Insert 1 or 7 to make sure you are in Screen review mode
7 8 and 9 on the numeric keypad to read the top, current and following lines
and keep pressing 9.
You will only hear the word "Bottom".
They do not work. You cannot read the Windows update screen in settings
using screen review.
You can explore your computer with object review, but I can't figure out how
to read that screen, slowly at my own pace with the screen review mode.

Why is this? When focus cannot go to all areas of a screen, how can I read
what's there? Or even if focus can go there, how can I select and copy with
NVDA-F9 and F10 or read it slower?


Re: Learning to be efficient with screen review

 

Sarah,

          You're a living example of my oft-repeated:  "Tool to task."

           While certain tools are bound to be used far more frequently than others, knowing how to use those others when it's "the only easy way" to access something often means the difference between accessible and inaccessible.

            Knowing how and when each tool is preferable is an excellent skill to acquire.
--

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.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Learning to be efficient with screen review

Sarah k Alawami
 

I agree to a point, however I would learn how to use screen and document view. There will come a time when you must use them because programs don't work well in object mode. For example, there is only 1 object but a lot of stuff on the screen that can be clicked, or using screen review is the only way to get around the app/website. I know how to use all the views. I prefer screen review and use it for getting around when I have a recalcitrant app/website.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review

You need to use object navigation. Screen review is much more limited in Windows 10 for technical reasons someone else will have to explain. When you use NVDA key b, you are actually reading all the objects available to the program.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Deborah Armstrong
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 7:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review


I have found the NVDA screen review inconsistent and I am trying to figure
out why and how to get around the problem.

Try this experiment:
1. Type Windows with R to issue the Run Command
2. Type an invalid drive letter say M: or I: and press enter.
An Error message will appear.
3. Use Insert numpad 1 or Insert Numpad 7 to switch to screen review (you do
not want to be in object review).
4. Use the 8 and 9 numpad keys to read the error message.
This works fine.

Now press Windows I to go to settings.
1. Arrow down and right to Update and Security.
2. Use Insert-B to read the entire screen. That works..
3. But now try these review mode commands to review the screen.
Insert 1 or 7 to make sure you are in Screen review mode
7 8 and 9 on the numeric keypad to read the top, current and following lines
and keep pressing 9.
You will only hear the word "Bottom".
They do not work. You cannot read the Windows update screen in settings
using screen review.
You can explore your computer with object review, but I can't figure out how
to read that screen, slowly at my own pace with the screen review mode.

Why is this? When focus cannot go to all areas of a screen, how can I read
what's there? Or even if focus can go there, how can I select and copy with
NVDA-F9 and F10 or read it slower?


Re: Pause When Changing Paragraphs in Say All

Patrick Le Baudour
 

Hi,

i got some result using the speech dictionary, in regular expression mode, replacing
$
with
... ... ... ... ..
there may be some side effects, though, as there is no way to limit it to the say all function. Maybe a better pattern could be something like [\.":;]\s*$

-- Patrick

Le 02/02/2021 à 23:03, Bhavya shah a écrit :
Dear all,
When reading lengthy academic articles or somewhat dense books, I find
it quite helpful to read paragraph by paragraph so as to distinguish
between the different ideas and strands being analysed by the author.
However, I also simultaneously need to be able to skim these texts
using say all, for sake of efficiency. While I do navigate line by
line and paragraph by paragraph to fulfill the former need, there is a
certain behaviour I wish to have to meet the latter need. I would like
to use NVDA's say all functionality, but everytime there is a change
in paragraph, I would like there to be a pause longer than that which
the synthesizer inserts at the end of a sentence. Is there some way of
manipulating the Speech Dictionaries to acieve this? Alternatively,
would there be interest from an add-on author to implement this small
but valuable feature via an add-on?
I would truly appreciate all suggestions and inputs.
Thanks.


Re: NVDA problems with excel when editing form fill

William
 

Oh, Brian, I make it work now.


Brian Vogel 於 3/2/2021 0:08 寫道:

On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 06:19 AM, William wrote:
I have tried using the define name function, but NVDA would not read out the columns by its defined title.
-
I'm not doubting what you're saying, but I'm at a loss to explain it.

I am certain this has been discussed numerous times on this very group, and that it has worked for most who've gone that route.  Even though the tutorial was JAWS focused, the same technique to define column and row headers in Excel itself applies regardless of screen reader and NVDA has been known to read headers so created.
 
--

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.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: unsure

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Thank you Sarah. After rebooting my pc the problem is fixed.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] unsure

Are you on a website when you do this? I don’t have this issue. Also did you really make sure nvda was uninstalled?  There is a settings file you must delete, but I cannot recall where exactly it is now.

 

Blessings.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Doc Wright godfearer
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] unsure

 

I didn't say anything about losing alt tab. I said that when I am on a line of text and I hold down the shift key as I down arrow it use to read that line of text. now it does not. When I shift tab it does not announce where I am. Thogh if I shift tab twice in a row it will announce the second item I get to.

I am running the latest NVDA, the latest Windows 10, I have rebooted nvda, I have even set it back to factory standards and the problem still exists.It is not happening with Jaws but I would rather use NVDA as my default. I noticed this Sunday night when I went to update my internet stream guide. I use notepad for that. What is odd is that it is selecting the material I just don't hear it say anything. So I am not sure.----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:36 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] unsure

 

What version of NVDA, what version of windows, what have you done to troubleshoot. Have you tried rebooting the computer, and restarting nvda? What do you mean by  “losing alt tab?” Does that mean the key gets stuck virtually? Also have you tried running the com registry fixing tool found under tools in nvda?

 

----

 

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFfP. We are also on lbry as well.

 

Stay in touch with us via our discord. This is an easier way to both contact us, and get to know your fellow listeners.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Doc Wright godfearer
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] unsure

 

I am losing speech during the following instances:

every other shift tab

holding down the shift key while down arrowing

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Add-on version 21.02: Add-on Updater, Windows 10 App Essentials #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

Version 21.02 of the following add-ons are now available (check for updates in half an hour from now):

  • Add-on Updater: Quick Dictionary update checking is now possible, along with small tweaks to add-on update check mechanism.
  • Windows 10 App Essentials: requires Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update/build 19041) or later, and initial support for updated emoji panel in Insider Preview build 21296 or later.

 

Special note on Add-on Updater: if everything goes as planned, the next version of the add-on (21.03) will require NVDA 2020.4. This is in line with support policy for this add-on: Add-on Updater requires latest stable version of NVDA.

Cheers,

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Re: Learning to be efficient with screen review

Gene
 

You need to use object navigation. Screen review is much more limited in Windows 10 for technical reasons someone else will have to explain. When you use NVDA key b, you are actually reading all the objects available to the program.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Deborah Armstrong
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 7:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Learning to be efficient with screen review


I have found the NVDA screen review inconsistent and I am trying to figure out why and how to get around the problem.

Try this experiment:
1. Type Windows with R to issue the Run Command
2. Type an invalid drive letter say M: or I: and press enter.
An Error message will appear.
3. Use Insert numpad 1 or Insert Numpad 7 to switch to screen review (you do not want to be in object review).
4. Use the 8 and 9 numpad keys to read the error message.
This works fine.

Now press Windows I to go to settings.
1. Arrow down and right to Update and Security.
2. Use Insert-B to read the entire screen. That works..
3. But now try these review mode commands to review the screen.
Insert 1 or 7 to make sure you are in Screen review mode
7 8 and 9 on the numeric keypad to read the top, current and following lines and keep pressing 9.
You will only hear the word "Bottom".
They do not work. You cannot read the Windows update screen in settings using screen review.
You can explore your computer with object review, but I can't figure out how to read that screen, slowly at my own pace with the screen review mode.

Why is this? When focus cannot go to all areas of a screen, how can I read what's there? Or even if focus can go there, how can I select and copy with NVDA-F9 and F10 or read it slower?


Sound themes, compatibility with Alphas NVDA versions

Wagner Soares Da Silva
 

Hello, I use the Alphas versions of NVDA.

Also, in my daily life, I use the sound theme, the objsounds.

It turns out that all sound themes are no longer compatible with the latest Alphas from NVDA.


Could someone forward this message to the developer of this addon so that I can make it compatible with Alphas again?

Thank you!


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Re: Learning to be efficient with screen review

Quentin Christensen
 

I would generally use object review to move around something like settings.  I actually wrote a piece on doing this in settings last year - https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-20th-november-2020/#ObjectNavigation


On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 12:19 PM Deborah Armstrong <debee@...> wrote:
I have found the NVDA screen review inconsistent and I am trying to figure out why and how to get around the problem.
 
Try this experiment:
1. Type Windows with R to issue the Run Command
2. Type an invalid drive letter say M: or I: and press enter.
An Error message will appear.
3. Use Insert numpad 1 or Insert Numpad 7 to switch to screen review (you do not want to be in object review).
4. Use the 8 and 9 numpad keys to read the error message.
This works fine.
 
Now press Windows I to go to settings.
1. Arrow down and right to Update and Security.
2. Use Insert-B to read the entire screen. That works..
3. But now try these review mode commands to review the screen. 
Insert 1 or 7 to make sure you are in Screen review mode
7 8 and 9 on the numeric keypad to read the top, current and following lines and keep pressing 9. 
You will only hear the word "Bottom".
They do not work. You cannot read the Windows update screen in settings using screen review.
You can explore your computer with object review, but I can't figure out how to read that screen, slowly at my own pace with the screen review mode.
 
Why is this? When focus cannot go to all areas of a screen, how can I read what's there? Or even if focus can go there, how can I select and copy with NVDA-F9 and F10 or read it slower?
 



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Training and Support Manager


Re: Excel 365: Adding Note on Cell

Quentin Christensen
 

SHIFT+F2 overrides the Excel function with an accessible note editor (when that keystroke is detected, not when the function is launched via the context menu, so you need to use the keystroke).

Note for anyone not familiar, this is about adding a note to a cell which isn't seen by default but is like a comment in Word - basically a message from a reviewer to a spreadsheet creator or between two users, rather than manipulating the contents of the cell itself.  So might be used to note a limitation in the formula used, for instance.

On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 12:12 PM Louis Maher <ljmaher03@...> wrote:
When you are in an Excel cell, and you want put a note on it, hit shift + f2, write your note, and tab to ok and hit enter.  If you want to see the note again, go to the cell and hit shift + f2, edit your note, and tab to ok.



Regards
Louis Maher
Phone: 713-444-7838
E-mail ljmaher03@...

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Excel 365: Adding Note on Cell

There is an 'edit cell' item in the applications menu.  Perhaps that would read the text.
At 05:46 PM 2/2/2021, you wrote:
>Dear all,
>
>I am using NVDA 2020.4 Beta 4 and Excel for Microsoft 365 (the offline
>app not the web-based interface). I navigated to a cell wherein I
>wanted to write a brief remark, pressed the Applications key, and then
>pressed Enter on the New Note Add a note about this part of the
>document option. This opens up something that NVDA is completely silent
>in. Tabbing or arrowing around doesn't help, nor does object
>navigation. I have to press Escape and Alt+Tab away and back to the
>spreadsheet to get back to the cell, and "has comment" (which comment I
>presume would be blank) is reported by NVDA. I would like to properly
>access this note/comment editing area so as to actually use this Excel
>feature. Is this a known accessibility issue or can it be resolved? Are
>there work-arounds?
>
>I would greatly appreciate any assistance.
>
>Thanks.
>
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>Bhavya Shah
>Stanford University | Class of 2024
>E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@...
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Re: unsure

Sarah k Alawami
 

Are you on a website when you do this? I don’t have this issue. Also did you really make sure nvda was uninstalled?  There is a settings file you must delete, but I cannot recall where exactly it is now.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Doc Wright godfearer
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] unsure

 

I didn't say anything about losing alt tab. I said that when I am on a line of text and I hold down the shift key as I down arrow it use to read that line of text. now it does not. When I shift tab it does not announce where I am. Thogh if I shift tab twice in a row it will announce the second item I get to.

I am running the latest NVDA, the latest Windows 10, I have rebooted nvda, I have even set it back to factory standards and the problem still exists.It is not happening with Jaws but I would rather use NVDA as my default. I noticed this Sunday night when I went to update my internet stream guide. I use notepad for that. What is odd is that it is selecting the material I just don't hear it say anything. So I am not sure.----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:36 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] unsure

 

What version of NVDA, what version of windows, what have you done to troubleshoot. Have you tried rebooting the computer, and restarting nvda? What do you mean by  “losing alt tab?” Does that mean the key gets stuck virtually? Also have you tried running the com registry fixing tool found under tools in nvda?

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Doc Wright godfearer
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] unsure

 

I am losing speech during the following instances:

every other shift tab

holding down the shift key while down arrowing

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