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Re: How do I create a installer version of NVDA from a portable version?

 

I'd just save the NVDA Appdata folder for your user account and copy it over what a fresh install of NVDA puts there.

C:\Users\{your identifier}\Appdata\Roaming\nvda

That's the folder that contains all of your customizations to NVDA whether it be settings, add-ons, etc.
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How do I create a installer version of NVDA from a portable version?

Luke
 

Hi! I did check the archives, but didn’t find anything. I am going to have to do a clean install of windows 10 so the installer version I have is going to be erased. I have a portable version of NVDA on  a thumb drive. After the  clean install is finished, I would like to make a installer version from the portable so all my settings and add ons are saved. How do I make a installer version of NVDA from a portable version? Thanks!      

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Jonathan Milam
 

Thanks All. I am looking for multitrack editing capabilities, and am
somewhat familiar with Reaper, though a friend mentioned MixPad so I was
having a look at it as an alternative.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

I looked at it very briefly awhile ago out of curiosity. I still have it
on one of my machines and unless others discuss Wave Pad, I'll write a
little about it after I look at it and play with it a little again to
refresh my memory. This may be a case where screen review, object
navigation, or both, are necessary to get good access to the program.

Aside from that, are there certain specific things you want to do with the
programs? If so, telling us what they are may result in discussions of
the best programs to do those specific things. the programs you are
asking about may be the best or there may be better ones even if
accessibility or usability is good for all of them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Kuzma via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

I don't use either of those, but I do use the zulu dj software.
For basic stuff it is accessible, but the buttons are not labeled and you
cant speed up and slow down pitch with keyboard.
But for basic dj'ing and crossfading and cuing it works great.
Hope this helps
Rich


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Jonathan Milam
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and
MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and
in general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for
either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan


Re: MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Gene
 

I looked at it very briefly awhile ago out of curiosity. I still have it on one of my machines and unless others discuss Wave Pad, I'll write a little about it after I look at it and play with it a little again to refresh my memory. This may be a case where screen review, object navigation, or both, are necessary to get good access to the program.

Aside from that, are there certain specific things you want to do with the programs? If so, telling us what they are may result in discussions of the best programs to do those specific things. the programs you are asking about may be the best or there may be better ones even if accessibility or usability is good for all of them.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Kuzma via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

I don't use either of those, but I do use the zulu dj software.
For basic stuff it is accessible, but the buttons are not labeled and you
cant speed up and slow down pitch with keyboard.
But for basic dj'ing and crossfading and cuing it works great.
Hope this helps
Rich


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonathan
Milam
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and
MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and in
general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for
either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan


Re: MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Richard Kuzma
 

I don't use either of those, but I do use the zulu dj software.
For basic stuff it is accessible, but the buttons are not labeled and you
cant speed up and slow down pitch with keyboard.
But for basic dj'ing and crossfading and cuing it works great.
Hope this helps
Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonathan
Milam
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and
MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and in
general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for
either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan


MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Jonathan Milam
 

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and in general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan


Re: Pressing arrow keys doesn't move the curser in Microsoft Office Excel

Quentin Christensen
 

if it's moving through the text in the current cell when you arrow rather than changing cells, then you are in cell edit mode.  Normally you can arrow to tab between cells.  If you press F2, you will go into edit mode so you can edit the contents of a cell (without simply overwriting it).

is that what you are encountering?

If so, and if you'd like to improve your skills with Excel, NV Access has training material for using Excel with NVDA: https://www.nvaccess.org/product/microsoft-excel-training-for-nvda-ebook/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 3:16 AM Rui Fontes <rui.fontes@...> wrote:

Have you checked if ScrollLock is activated? If it is, deactivate it.


Rui Fontes


the

Às 12:17 de 17/02/2021, alirezaizadi199912@... escreveu:
Hello all.
I have a problem with excel when using NVDA.
Sometimes, when I open excel to edit a worksheet, I can't move between the rows and columns using arrow keys, and I have to press tab/shift+tab or enter/shift+enter to go to other cells, or press insert+space to switch to browse mode and then navigate between the cells.
When I press arrow keys in focus mode, it reads the current cell value and doesn't move the curser. I can't select cells by pressing shift+arrow keys.
I'm using Win10/NVDA 2019.2 and Microsoft Office 2019, but I had this problem with older versions of these applications in Win7 too.
It seems that this problem occurs without any changes in settings once in a while and disappears automatically!
 



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Training and Support Manager


Re: Pressing arrow keys doesn't move the curser in Microsoft Office Excel

Rui Fontes
 

Have you checked if ScrollLock is activated? If it is, deactivate it.


Rui Fontes


the

Às 12:17 de 17/02/2021, alirezaizadi199912@... escreveu:

Hello all.
I have a problem with excel when using NVDA.
Sometimes, when I open excel to edit a worksheet, I can't move between the rows and columns using arrow keys, and I have to press tab/shift+tab or enter/shift+enter to go to other cells, or press insert+space to switch to browse mode and then navigate between the cells.
When I press arrow keys in focus mode, it reads the current cell value and doesn't move the curser. I can't select cells by pressing shift+arrow keys.
I'm using Win10/NVDA 2019.2 and Microsoft Office 2019, but I had this problem with older versions of these applications in Win7 too.
It seems that this problem occurs without any changes in settings once in a while and disappears automatically!
 


Re: Pressing arrow keys doesn't move the curser in Microsoft Office Excel

 
Edited

You are using a way-out-of-support version of NVDA in 2019.2, so please update to either 2020.3, or even better 2020.4RC1, to see if the issue still occurs.

If it does, then see my post The Most Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Suspected NVDA Issues, and follow those, in order, to see if any one of the three causes the problem to cease.
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Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Pressing arrow keys doesn't move the curser in Microsoft Office Excel

alirezaizadi199912@...
 

Hello all.
I have a problem with excel when using NVDA.
Sometimes, when I open excel to edit a worksheet, I can't move between the rows and columns using arrow keys, and I have to press tab/shift+tab or enter/shift+enter to go to other cells, or press insert+space to switch to browse mode and then navigate between the cells.
When I press arrow keys in focus mode, it reads the current cell value and doesn't move the curser. I can't select cells by pressing shift+arrow keys.
I'm using Win10/NVDA 2019.2 and Microsoft Office 2019, but I had this problem with older versions of these applications in Win7 too.
It seems that this problem occurs without any changes in settings once in a while and disappears automatically!
 


Re: Looking for USB driver for Pac Mate Omni BX 400 on Windows 10

Mallard
 

Hello, I think I have the right driver.


I have a Pac Mate pm 40, and the driver is the same as that of Focus.


Let me fetch it for you, and I'll send a dropbox link here.


so anyone else who might need it can benefit.


Here you go:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/k2k40gh92sum75i/FocusBlueDriver1.0.2030.exe?dl=1


Ciao,
Ollie

On 10/01/2021 06:23, Dan Miner via groups.io wrote:

Someone gave me a 40 cell braille display and it’s quite old but appears functional.  I just can’t get  it talking to my system.  It’s one of those PDA and display with a braille keyboard.  I found a thread in this very mailing list that seems to addressed a very similar model with same problem.  Sadly, the link to the USB driver in Ollie’s DropBox is dead.

https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/topic/4507670#15948 <https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/topic/4507670#15948>

Anyone have that USB driver or know how to reach someone with it?  It’s impossible to find so far…

                Dan


Re: displaying the leader in table of contents

Ann Byrne
 

Sorry about that. I meant NVDA, although JAWS doesn't display it either.

At 05:37 PM 2/16/2021, you wrote:
Ann,      You wrote, in part, "Does JAWS just not display the leader?"      Serious question: Are you asking about JAWS or NVDA?  It wouldn't be the first time someone typed JAWS when they meant NVDA, but sometimes it's an accidental posting to the wrong group. There are lots of folks who do use both.--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042 Â

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

     ~ Anton Chekhov

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Re: Comments in Google Docs

 

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 05:29 PM, Bhavya shah wrote:
I believe the Elements List dialog is unable to show a list of comments in a Google Docs document. If that is correct, is there an existing GitHub ticket requesting this feature?
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This would almost certainly end up being handled by an add-on.

Docs Comments are not standard web elements, which is what the elements list is about, but an application specific feature that occurs when using a web-based application.

I can find no open ticket regarding this specific aspect of Google Docs.
 
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Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Re: displaying the leader in table of contents

Sascha Cowley
 

Does JAWS [sic] just not display the leader?
I'm assuming you mean NVDA. No, the leader is not spoken, as it is purely visual in nature. If you feel that this is an issue, I suggest searching to see if there is already an issue filed, and, if not, filing an issue on the NVDA GitHub.


Re: displaying the leader in table of contents

 

Ann,

           You wrote, in part, "Does JAWS just not display the leader?"

           Serious question:  Are you asking about JAWS or NVDA?   It wouldn't be the first time someone typed JAWS when they meant NVDA, but sometimes it's an accidental posting to the wrong group.  There are lots of folks who do use both.

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Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


displaying the leader in table of contents

Ann Byrne
 

In word 2016 I have set tab stops for a table of contents--6 inches, right aligned, .... as the leader. When I fill in information the titles align correctly, the page numbers align, but there are no little dot dot dots between the title and the beautifully aligned page number. Does JAWS just not display the leader? do I need to do something funky with the Word 2016 settings besides selecting the leader?

Thx,

Ann


Re: Error-logging and Reporting

 

One more time . . .
Per Quentin Christensen in the topic, NVDA Beta 4 error tone when opening outlook:

Alpha and Beta builds play an error sound whenever an error is written to the log.  RC and stable builds will record exactly the same errors, but don't play a sound.  There are a number of situations where NVDA might record an error, however it then tries something else which works, and so most end users wouldn't notice anything amiss.
 
If you can reliably reproduce an error in that situation, as Joseph noted, you can find the exact errors in the log, do test if you can reproduce with add-ons disabled, and if so, it's still worth creating an issue on GitHub for: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues 
 
We'll prioritise issues which have an adverse reaction for users of course, but fixing such an error might still result in a smoother experience.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Comments in Google Docs

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

In regards to Google Docs and comments, I am looking for any and all
tips and tricks to become more efficient in working with them as an
NVDA user. A few questions as under:
* Are comments in Google Docs more screen reader friendly in certain
browsers? If so, which?
* I am aware of Ctrl+Alt+M to enter a new comment oneself. What are
other useful keyboard shortcuts to, for instance, jump to next and
previous comment, to read a list of existing comments, etc.?
* I believe the Elements List dialog is unable to show a list of
comments in a Google Docs document. If that is correct, is there an
existing GitHub ticket requesting this feature?

Currently, I use inelegant object navigation to read comments, but I
would greatly appreciate better ways of making, reviewing, and
responding to comments.

Thanks.

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


Re: Error-logging and Reporting

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  Do the release candidates not detect errors, or simply not play the error tone like the betas do?  I haven't heard the error tone since I installed 2020.4 RC1.

Thanks,

Louise


Re: Changing from JAWS 2018 to NVDA, some general questions

 

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 01:04 AM, Gene wrote:
It's [object navigation] something I think that is best learned by mostly examples, having someone do something rather than by a lot of description.
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Something upon which we're in complete agreement.

I actually think this is true of all things screen reader related for first-time users of a screen reader.  Descriptions of what to do and what happens are so much less effective than hands-on experience with trying something and seeing what happens, or doesn't happen.

The welcome message for the group includes the following, "Like all screen readers, it is a tool for accessing something else, and really serves no other purpose.  Its function as an accessibility tool is, of course, its reason for being."  It's impossible to discuss a screen reader and its functions meaningfully without direct reference to what you're actually trying to access with it, as that's the only way that screen reader commands come into use.  It's just so much easier to apply to real world examples of things being accessed.

But we have also discussed, and I believe agreed, that it's also important that one develop the habit of knowing in one's own mind what's a Windows command, versus an NVDA command (or other screen reader command), and an application program command.  That definitely makes things easier if and when you start working with another screen reader, as neither Windows or application program commands change regardless of the screen reader in use.
 
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