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Re: Creating a links list

 

NVDA key plus F7.


locked History with Jarte and NVDA

David Russell
 

Hello NVDA Group,

In 2007, I became aware of Jarte and NVDA when getting a refurbished
computer from a Texas-based organization called Computers for the
Blind. For those unfamiliar, Jarte was said to mimic the functions of
WordPad and go further. It was paired with NVDA on computers provided
by this organization.
Since 2019, Jarte has not released new updates nor supported its
latest updates. Is there a program that is now promoted to be as user
friendly for the vision impaired as Jarte was bestowed with such
acolades?

I assume NVDA and Jarte were favored by the above organization as each
offered a free version. Thanks in advance.

--
David C. Russell, Author


locked Re: the latest beta and all my addons

Chris Smart
 

I guess you didn't read the announcement about the beta and how it will affect add-ons.



On 2021-05-24 7:39 a.m., heike67 wrote:
hello
why are all my addons deactivated when i have the latest beta installed? and is it possible to get informations in the forum when addon updates are available? i can't use the new nvda version when my favourite voices should stay deactivated it would be great if someone could do something to solve this problem.


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Louis Maher
 

Hello Richard,

 

I last used bitLocker in 2015.  At that time, bitLocker would ask the sighted for a power on password.  This dialog was completely inaccessible to the blind.  After about 30 seconds, I would enter my bitLocker  power-on password and hope that the dialog box was open.  (Note if the computer was doing updates, then this strategy would fail.) If I entered an incorrect password, the resulting error dialog was also in accessible.  After waiting ten minutes or so, if the computer had not reached the Microsoft account login keyword, I would reboot the machine and try again.  Usually I would find a kind sighted person to help me turn on my computer.  I had to get a sighted person to turn on my computer about 50% of the time.  Microsoft said that they could not make the Bit Locker dialog accessible because Bit Locker runs early in the power-on cycle.

 

Note, using bitLocker was my employer’s requirement.

 

BitLocker encrypts your hard drive and is probably a good idea.

 

I would be interested if there has been any bitLocker progress since 2015.

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 7:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hi!

 

I have a PC running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and NVDA 2020.4.  Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.  Will doing so trigger any accessibility issues?

 

Thanks,

Richard


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Vaibhav Saraf
 

Hi,

I have bitlocker on my work laptop. NVDA does not speak anything on the screen. It appears way before NVDA gets initialized.

Not sure if it is a general behaviour or my company has configured it wrongly.

Thanks,
Vaibhav


On Mon, 24 May 2021 at 18:18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@...> wrote:

Hi!

 

I have a PC running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and NVDA 2020.4.  Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.  Will doing so trigger any accessibility issues?

 

Thanks,

Richard


locked Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I have a PC running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and NVDA 2020.4.  Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.  Will doing so trigger any accessibility issues?

 

Thanks,

Richard


locked the latest beta and all my addons

 

hello
why are all my addons deactivated when i have the latest beta installed? and is it possible to get informations in the forum when addon updates are available? i can't use the new nvda version when my favourite voices should stay deactivated it would be great if someone could do something to solve this problem.


Re: Creating a links list

Quentin Christensen
 

NVDA+F7 is the command to open the elements list - which starts in a list of links.


On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 8:01 PM Lexi <alexiscooks836@...> wrote:
Hello everyone, can someone please tell me how to create a links list?--
Please be blessed and be safe. Thank you,
Lexi



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Training and Support Manager


Creating a links list

Lexi
 

Hello everyone, can someone please tell me how to create a links list?--
Please be blessed and be safe. Thank you,
Lexi


Re: NVDA 2021.1 Beta 1 is now available

 

Hello all,

I will provide some details after visiting dream land, but suffice to say that the add-ons community is working hard to prepare add-ons for NVDA 2021.1. I do know that most of my own add-ons (in particular, Add-on Updater) will not work with NVDA 2021.1 beta 1 at this time, but rest assured that I’m working hard on resolving issues.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 2:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2021.1 Beta 1 is now available

 

Hi everyone,

 

Beta 1 of NVDA 2021.1 is now available for download and testing. There are many (four paragraphs of) fixes, updates & information (including a note about add-ons) on the release announcement where you can also download the beta: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2021-1beta1/

 

Please do feel encouraged to test it and let us know any issues you find.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


NVDA 2021.1 Beta 1 is now available

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

Beta 1 of NVDA 2021.1 is now available for download and testing. There are many (four paragraphs of) fixes, updates & information (including a note about add-ons) on the release announcement where you can also download the beta: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2021-1beta1/

Please do feel encouraged to test it and let us know any issues you find.

Kind regards

Quentin.
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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Add-ons for Adobe addition 3.zero

Socheat
 

There are none I believe. Even for 1.5. Your best bet is to use Reaper with Osara and sws extensions.

On 5/24/2021 4:19 PM, Charlie Dyasi wrote:
I just want to know is there ad on for Nvda that you can use Adobe audition 3.0?



Add-ons for Adobe addition 3.zero

Charlie Dyasi
 

I just want to know is there ad on for Nvda that you can use Adobe audition 3.0?


Re: MalwareBytes Premium Reporting Possible False Positive With a File in the Acapela Colibri Voice Bundle

 

Hi,

Actually, I think it would be better to inform Acapela Group.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 1:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MalwareBytes Premium Reporting Possible False Positive With a File in the Acapela Colibri Voice Bundle

 

Tell that to microsoft.

Microsoft has flagged so many things as a virus that I simply exclude a bunch of things by default.

On 24/05/2021 5:18 pm, Quentin Christensen wrote:

The other point to make is that if you simply whitelist any program which gets a false positive, it also adds the possibility, however remote, of that program getting a real virus which goes unnoticed because you've told your AV to ignore it.

 

AV programs usually don't flag any given genuine program very often, and as Brian noted, they can usually rectify it within a few days.  I can think of maybe three or four times in the last six years where I've been notified that an AV program (usually different ones) have falsely flagged a build of NVDA, including alpha builds - and given most users run ONE AV program, that's one issue in six years IF you happened to use one of those specific programs and the particular NVDA build flagged.  I don't know how many AV programs there are, but for reference, VirusTotal tests against 88: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 2:48 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 12:22 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:

its been abandond

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Still doesn't matter, as the scanner makers are able to do their own analysis to determine whether the positive is real or false.  If they determine it's false, the definitions are updated not to flag that specific piece of software for anyone again.

I can't tell anyone that they must report  suspected false positives to the various scanner makers, but you're doing yourself a favor and a kindness for many, many others if you do this and they respond by making a change to stop the flagging.
 
--

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

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

 

      ~ Brian Vogel

 

 

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: MalwareBytes Premium Reporting Possible False Positive With a File in the Acapela Colibri Voice Bundle

 

Tell that to microsoft.

Microsoft has flagged so many things as a virus that I simply exclude a bunch of things by default.

On 24/05/2021 5:18 pm, Quentin Christensen wrote:
The other point to make is that if you simply whitelist any program which gets a false positive, it also adds the possibility, however remote, of that program getting a real virus which goes unnoticed because you've told your AV to ignore it.

AV programs usually don't flag any given genuine program very often, and as Brian noted, they can usually rectify it within a few days.  I can think of maybe three or four times in the last six years where I've been notified that an AV program (usually different ones) have falsely flagged a build of NVDA, including alpha builds - and given most users run ONE AV program, that's one issue in six years IF you happened to use one of those specific programs and the particular NVDA build flagged.  I don't know how many AV programs there are, but for reference, VirusTotal tests against 88: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 2:48 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 12:22 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
its been abandond
-
Still doesn't matter, as the scanner makers are able to do their own analysis to determine whether the positive is real or false.  If they determine it's false, the definitions are updated not to flag that specific piece of software for anyone again.

I can't tell anyone that they must report  suspected false positives to the various scanner makers, but you're doing yourself a favor and a kindness for many, many others if you do this and they respond by making a change to stop the flagging.
 
--

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

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

 

      ~ Brian Vogel

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Issue With NVDA and Settings Button in GMail Account

Jacob Kruger
 

Ron, on pages like that, it's not loading a new web page, but, just updating part of it, without using anything like an aria-live attribute to make sure something like NVDA is then aware of the change.


In other words, once activating the settings link/button, jump through headings on the gMail page, and you should find the settings section lower down.


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2021-05-24 04:04 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

I have GMail set up to use with Thunderbird mail client locally, so I haven't done much on the GMail web interface in years.  I was trying to assist someone with changing their web interface settings.  When I clicked on the settings button in GMail's web interface, nothing happened. This is with NVDA latest stable build 2020.4 and Firefox latest version.  GMail is set to standard view.

Does anyone else experience this issue?


Re: MalwareBytes Premium Reporting Possible False Positive With a File in the Acapela Colibri Voice Bundle

Quentin Christensen
 

The other point to make is that if you simply whitelist any program which gets a false positive, it also adds the possibility, however remote, of that program getting a real virus which goes unnoticed because you've told your AV to ignore it.

AV programs usually don't flag any given genuine program very often, and as Brian noted, they can usually rectify it within a few days.  I can think of maybe three or four times in the last six years where I've been notified that an AV program (usually different ones) have falsely flagged a build of NVDA, including alpha builds - and given most users run ONE AV program, that's one issue in six years IF you happened to use one of those specific programs and the particular NVDA build flagged.  I don't know how many AV programs there are, but for reference, VirusTotal tests against 88: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 2:48 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 12:22 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
its been abandond
-
Still doesn't matter, as the scanner makers are able to do their own analysis to determine whether the positive is real or false.  If they determine it's false, the definitions are updated not to flag that specific piece of software for anyone again.

I can't tell anyone that they must report  suspected false positives to the various scanner makers, but you're doing yourself a favor and a kindness for many, many others if you do this and they respond by making a change to stop the flagging.
 
--

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

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

 

      ~ Brian Vogel

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: MalwareBytes Premium Reporting Possible False Positive With a File in the Acapela Colibri Voice Bundle

 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 12:22 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
its been abandond
-
Still doesn't matter, as the scanner makers are able to do their own analysis to determine whether the positive is real or false.  If they determine it's false, the definitions are updated not to flag that specific piece of software for anyone again.

I can't tell anyone that they must report  suspected false positives to the various scanner makers, but you're doing yourself a favor and a kindness for many, many others if you do this and they respond by making a change to stop the flagging.
 
--

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

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

 

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: MalwareBytes Premium Reporting Possible False Positive With a File in the Acapela Colibri Voice Bundle

Quentin Christensen
 

I just tweeted to Malware Bytes, and also CC'd Acapela.  Not sure if that will have more impact, but I tried :)

As with Brian, I've reported numerous false positives over the years, and AV manufacturers are generally reasonable about fixing their database - it's not in their best interest to have their software falsely flagging innocent files as viruses - although yes it's more annoying for users and for manufacturers of affected software.

Quentin.


On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 11:45 AM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

Hello. Using Windows 10 Pro, 21 H1 with NVDA 2020.4. I’m also using the Acapela addon with several voices, including the Colibri bundle which is a collection of their lower quality voices. Recently, my instance of MalwareBytes Premium 4.3.0 detected a file in the Colibri package as malware. I reported this to Acapela but so far I’ve received no response. I attempted to report this on their File Detection forum which is where they ask for such reports. Their site has a few accessibility challenges but I’m more or less able to get around them but my message will not be accepted, for reasons which are not entirely clear to me as they have no accessible error handling. Writing to support@... generates an automated response advising me to submit support tickets online, which is what I just attempted to do prior to sending the email. Aside from removing MalwareBytes from my system, which is very tempting, I’d like some other suggestions as to how I can report this. I’m considering using Virustotal to see how many other red flags they report and that if few are found I can just add the offending file to MB’s allow list. However, this won’t really solve the problem of MB reporting this as malware if, in fact, it is not.

Here is the relevant extract from MB’s notification about this.

-Blocked Malware Details-

File: 1

Malware.Heuristic.1003, C:\Users\david\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\Acapela TTS Voices for NVDA - CO voices\bin\Colibri.dll,

The problematic Colibri bundle can be found here. However, the main Acapela driver must also be installed in order for the bundle to even work.

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive emails regarding news and events in the blindness assistive technology field.

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www.DavidGoldfield.org

 

 

 



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


NVDA Satisfaction Survey 2021

Quentin Christensen
 

NV Access are pleased to invite you to participate in the NVDA Satisfaction Survey 2021. As in previous years, this is a simple, three-question survey, open to NVDA users and testers around the world: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_6qHLmpFPvt4TwWUgVcuzHNxPI45BAdjGjvAD0GFVx8/edit?ts=60a394d2

Please do participate, and share with our thanks!

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Training and Support Manager

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