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Re: Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

JM Casey
 

Hmm...I wouldn't bother making that particular change if I were you, but assuming you ahve good reason to do it, I would use command line.
The command "ren" will rename files. You can use wildcares. Make sure you know the path of the drive/folder you want to affect and eitehr navigate there with the "cd" command or type it in with the ren command. For example
Ren h:\documents\*.docx,*.doc
That should accomplish what you want.
But if you're trying to get documents to open on an old version of Word by changing the extension, this won't really work.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Russell
Sent: June 8, 2021 02:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

Hello NVDA,

What is the smoothest way to rename file extensions on a USB drive?
I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.
Can this be accomplished in WordPad or in Jarte?
Thanks in advance for your help.
--
David C. Russell, Author


Re: Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

Gene
 

If they are docx files, you shouldn’t change the extension.  Extension names mean something.  If you change an extension, a program may not interpret a file correctly.  Its like renaming wave files as mp3.  they are different formats.  What are you trying to accomplish.  If you tell us why you want to rename the files, we may be able to answer the underlying question of what you want to do and the best way to do it.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 1:06 PM
Subject: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk
 
Hello NVDA,

What is the smoothest way to rename file extensions on a USB drive?
  I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.
Can this be accomplished in WordPad or in Jarte?
Thanks in advance for your help.
--
David C. Russell, Author





Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

David Russell
 

Hello NVDA,

What is the smoothest way to rename file extensions on a USB drive?
I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.
Can this be accomplished in WordPad or in Jarte?
Thanks in advance for your help.
--
David C. Russell, Author


Re: Elequence and latest NVDA Beta

Socheat
 

Hi,

I think Code Factory is working on it. They did know the problem.

On 6/8/2021 10:52 PM, Sam Bushman wrote:

Hi All,

 

I heard about the latest NVDA Beta might not work with some add-ons.

I currently use the code factory Elequence voice for NVDA – of course a Purchased licensed copy.

However, I am not sure we got a final update - did they upgrade this add-on or do we know if it will work or not?

 

Thanks for any info.

Sam

 


Re: NVDA 2021.1 and community add-ons: status page is now available

 

The following was written by Joseph Lee, one week ago, and I am bumping this thread because everyone needs to read this again.

If the add-on you have a question about is not part of the community add-ons page, but is maintained by a third-party, whether that's a company or individual, please direct questions regarding compatibility of these add-ons with NVDA 2021.1 to their respective maintainers.  They are the only sources who can give you accurate information about their update/maintenance plans for these add-ons.

From Joseph Lee, on June 1, 2021:

Hello NVDA users,

Many of you are wondering about whether or not your favorite NVDA add-ons will be ready for NVDA 2021.1. To answer this question, the add-ons community has prepared a status page listing add-ons hosted on community add-ons website and their NVDA 2021.1 compatibility status:

Add-ons and backwards incompatible NVDA releases (nvda-project.org)

 

Note that things can change without notice, and the page does not include newly added add-ons; add-ons added to community add-ons website in recent days will be included in the status page soon. Also, I have asked the add-ons community to update this document from time to time whenever backwards incompatible NVDA version enters beta testing phase (I myself will contribute to this document if my add-ons do become compatible with future NVDA releases; I might not be able to update add-ons in a timely manner while taking graduate courses).

 

As always, feedback about add-ons should be sent to add-on authors.

 

Thanks.

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

It looks like the site is down.



On 6/8/2021 3:01 AM, Don Breda wrote:

Hi Listers,


Wondering why when I go to accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html I get error 403 forbidden document you don't have access.


Don


On 06-Jun-21 2:00 PM, Tony Ballou wrote:

Hi, 


Go to

accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html

you'll find a really nice tutorial there. 


Tony




On 6/5/2021 3:40 AM, g melconian wrote:

Hello I would like to ask a question. Is there a good tutorial to set up and use NVDA with thunderbird email client.  If there  is,  where  can I go to find that  info for setting up annd using thunderbird email client with NVDA. 


Elequence and latest NVDA Beta

Sam Bushman
 

Hi All,

 

I heard about the latest NVDA Beta might not work with some add-ons.

I currently use the code factory Elequence voice for NVDA – of course a Purchased licensed copy.

However, I am not sure we got a final update - did they upgrade this add-on or do we know if it will work or not?

 

Thanks for any info.

Sam

 


Re: the new voices for nvda

Sarah k Alawami
 

I actually need a louder voice because

 

  • I have slight hearing loss
  • I am mostly in very loud environments where I cannot hear my screen reader.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] the new voices for nvda

 

Brian, you asked what need does this address? It addresses the need for people to have clearer, more familiar-sounding espeak voices with a choice of speaking styles and inflections or intonations. Since most people like Klatt-based voices, such modifications would give people several different klatt-based espeak voices to choose from. Also it may be helpful for a good-sounding klatt-voice with a familiar speaking style to be set as the espeak default voice, rather than the non-klatt harsher-sounding voices. 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

 

On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 10:35 AM, Gene wrote:
People should go to the page they want to send people to and copy the address from the address bar
-
Which is, far and away, the easiest way to ensure accuracy.  I can't remember the last time I've actually typed out a URL rather than copying and pasting.  The only one I still do that for is when referring people to the site for the Everything Search software, which is https://voidtools.com.  I've got that one memorized and it's very short.  But even then I have it in my file that contains the list of "frequently referenced websites" and I tend to copy and paste it as click-through text that reads, Everything Search Software.

I'd always rather that a link tell you what it's about.  Naked URLs often give you no idea.  But, of course, when it comes to URLs that use click-through text, you do need to trust the source for same before just "clicking through"/activating.  If you don't, then you need to check out what URL you're being directed to before just going there.

 

 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Gene
 

I agree and I strongly believe that people should absolutely not write long addresses from memory.  People make mistakes and mistakes may be dangerous, not just inconvenient.  Criminals who spread malware are known for buying addresses that are very similar to popular addresses.  If someone makes an error in going to an address, they may land on these sites and have malware try to be downloaded to their machine or try to be exploited in other ways. 
 
and people, if they write by hand may leave out whether this is an http:// or an http://www. which can be written as just www. address.  Browsers often go to the right address, but if they don’t, you may have problems reaching the site.
 
People should go to the page they want to send people to and copy the address from the address bar except in the case of reasonably short and simple addresses such as
http://www.microsoft.com. And they shouldn’t write an address unless they are absolutely sure it is the correct one.
And if they are going to write it out, it is very important that they check the address carachter by carachter after they write it for safety and security. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client
 
On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 10:01 AM, Gene wrote:
there is a problem of some sort with the server.
-
I agree.  That doesn't change the fact that a "wonky URL" can and will often cause you to get Forbidden messages because you're landing in a spot not open to the public.

I didn't even bother to check based on the message quoted, as the URL was problematic from the get-go and the correct one had already been provided.  When it comes to the internet, stuff like this happens, and it generally gets fixed once the ISP does whatever voodoo needs to be done to get the server up and running again.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

 

On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 10:01 AM, Gene wrote:
there is a problem of some sort with the server.
-
I agree.  That doesn't change the fact that a "wonky URL" can and will often cause you to get Forbidden messages because you're landing in a spot not open to the public.

I didn't even bother to check based on the message quoted, as the URL was problematic from the get-go and the correct one had already been provided.  When it comes to the internet, stuff like this happens, and it generally gets fixed once the ISP does whatever voodoo needs to be done to get the server up and running again.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Gene
 

But even if I just go to the main address, accessibilitycentral.net which I tried before and is the same in both messages, the forbidden message comes up.  there is a problem of some sort with the server.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client
 
Because that URL is not correct.  I gave the correct one ages before, back on June 5th in the second message in this topic.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Gene
 

It looks as though there is a problem with the server and it isn’t letting people access the site, though it should.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Breda
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client
 

Hi Listers,

 

Wondering why when I go to accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html I get error 403 forbidden document you don't have access.

 

Don

 

On 06-Jun-21 2:00 PM, Tony Ballou wrote:

Hi, 

 

Go to

accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html

you'll find a really nice tutorial there. 

 

Tony

 

 

 

On 6/5/2021 3:40 AM, g melconian wrote:

Hello I would like to ask a question. Is there a good tutorial to set up and use NVDA with thunderbird email client.  If there  is,  where  can I go to find that  info for setting up annd using thunderbird email client with NVDA. 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

 

Because that URL is not correct.  I gave the correct one ages before, back on June 5th in the second message in this topic.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Don Breda
 

Hi Listers,


Wondering why when I go to accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html I get error 403 forbidden document you don't have access.


Don


On 06-Jun-21 2:00 PM, Tony Ballou wrote:

Hi, 


Go to

accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html

you'll find a really nice tutorial there. 


Tony




On 6/5/2021 3:40 AM, g melconian wrote:

Hello I would like to ask a question. Is there a good tutorial to set up and use NVDA with thunderbird email client.  If there  is,  where  can I go to find that  info for setting up annd using thunderbird email client with NVDA. 


Re: the new voices for nvda

David Griffith
 

 

I must say I agree absolutely with everything in this post. Luckily I have Kurzweil  whuich allows me legacy access to the old Eloquence voices, with appropriate modifications of the speech dictionary still provides some access for me in NVDA with my severely deaf ears. I bought the code Factory version which are, for me,  a poor second choice for a number of reasons.

I have of course tried a variety of alternatives over the years but the fact is that my hearing accuracy is significantly reduced if I  use alternatives. In terms of comprehension some of the Ivona and vocaliser voices are OK but none of them can I understand a at the rate with which  I use Eloquence.

Hopefully access to Eloquence will continue by hook or by crook for my lifetime but the way it was abruptly withdrawn from Android did worry me, though of course luckily I still have legacy access there also for the time being.

 

David Griffith

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: 08 June 2021 01:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] the new voices for nvda

 

I’ve seen many claims that doing this or that to E-Speak or other synthesizers makes them sound similar to Eloquence or Dectalk.  I’ve checked a number of them and they are never accurate. 

 

Whether a different variant or synthesizer would be better as the default is a question that could be debated but the premise that any of these choices sounds more like Eloquence in any meaningful way is incorrect and not a proper foundation for the discussion. 

 

If there really were such a choice, we would have seen much more interest in it.  but after such claims are made, I never see any follow-up indicating others find the claim to be true.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, June 07, 2021 6:24 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] the new voices for nvda

 

Brian, you asked what need does this address? It addresses the need for people to have clearer, more familiar-sounding espeak voices with a choice of speaking styles and inflections or intonations. Since most people like Klatt-based voices, such modifications would give people several different klatt-based espeak voices to choose from. Also it may be helpful for a good-sounding klatt-voice with a familiar speaking style to be set as the espeak default voice, rather than the non-klatt harsher-sounding voices. 

 


Re: the new voices for nvda

Greg Wocher
 

Hello,
I have just installed the beta and I am not seeing Edward as a choice. All I see is a voice called Ed. I have restarted NVDA as well as restarting it with all add-ons disabled. 

Greg Wocher


On Jun 7, 2021, at 7:03 AM, Rui Fontes <rui.fontes@...> wrote:

I am using NVDA 2021.1 Beta2 and Edward is on the variants for eSpeake...


Rui Fontes


Às 11:50 de 07/06/2021, zvonimir stanečić, 9a5dsz escreveu:

Hi,

I cannot confirm.

Edward is not available there.

There was downgrade of espeak in place.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 12:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] the new voices for nvda

 

Hi everyone,

Edward is now part of eSpeak NG that ships with NVDA 2021.1 beta 2.

Cheers,

Joseph



Welcome to the NVDA Community Add-ons website - NVDA Unmute #nvdaaddonsfeed

nvda@nvda.groups.io Integration <nvda@...>
 

NVDA Unmute

  • Author: Oleksandr Gryshchenko
  • Version: 1.5
  • NVDA compatibility: 2019.3 and beyond
  • Download stable version

This add-on checks the status of the Windows audio system when NVDA starts. And, if it turns out that the sound is muted - the add-on forcibly turns it on.

At the same time, the volume level is checked separately for the NVDA process.

The add-on also checks the status of the speech synthesizer. If there are problems with its initialization, attempts are made to start the synthesizer, which is specified in the NVDA settings.

There is an additional opportunity to check on which audio device the NVDA sound is output. And, if this device differs from the default device, the output automatically switches to the audio device installed in the system as the main one.

Note: If the add-on startup sound always plays even if the NVDA volume is online. That is, the add-on switches the output to the main audio device each time you start NVDA.

This occurs when the audio output device is in the NVDA settings is differ from the default output device or "Microsoft Sound Mapper".

This can be easily solved in one of the following ways:

  1. After restarting NVDA, just save the current configuration using NVDA+Ctrl+C. The default audio device will be saved in the NVDA settings and switching will not occur each time when NVDA starts.
  2. If you don't want to change the NVDA configuration - just disable the function of switching audio devices in the Unmute settings panel.

Add-on settings dialog

To open the add-on settings panel, follow these steps:

  • Press NVDA+N to open NVDA menu.
  • Then go to "Preferences" -> "Settings..." and in the categories list find and open "Unmute Windows Audio".

That's it, you can now use the Tab key to move between add-on settings.

The following options are available in the add-on settings dialog:

  1. The first slider in the add-on settings dialog allows you to specify the volume level of Windows, which will be set when you start NVDA if the sound was previously muted or was too low.

  2. The minimum Windows volume level at which the volume up procedure will be applied. This slider allows you to adjust the sensitivity level of the add-on.

    If the volume level drops to less than the value specified here, the volume will be increased the next time you start NVDA.

    Otherwise, if the volume level remains higher than the value specified here, then when you restart NVDA, its level will not change.

    And, of course, if the sound was previously turned off, when restarts add-on will turn it on anyway.

  3. The following check box allows to enable re-initialization of the voice synthesizer driver.

    This procedure will only start if it is detected at NVDA startup that the voice synthesizer driver has not been initialized.

  4. In this field you can specify the number of attempts to re-initialize the voice synthesizer driver. Attempts are performed cyclically with an interval of 1 second. A value of 0 means that attempts will be performed indefinitely until the procedure is successfully completed.

  5. The "Switch to the default output audio device" option allows to check at startup the audio device on which NVDA sound is output. And, if this device differs from the default device, the output automatically switches to the audio device installed in the system as the main one.

  6. The next checkbox turns on or off playing the startup sound when the operation is successful.

Third Party components

The add-on uses the following third-party components:

  • For interaction with the Windows Core Audio API - PyCaw module that is distributed under the MIT license.
  • For getting the information about running processes and using the PyCaw component - psutil module that is distributed under BSD-3 license.

Change log

Version 1.5.5

  • the add-on has been tested for compatibility with NVDA 2021.1;
  • updated third-party module psutil;
  • the add-on is adapted to support Python versions 3.7 and 3.8;
  • MyPy type annotations added to the add-on source code;
  • added "Switch to the default output audio device" feature;
  • the add-on parameters are always stored in the base configuration profile.

Version 1.4

  • added a method to increase the startup volume separately for the NVDA process;
  • changed the sound notification of a successful operation (thanks to Manolo);
  • all manual volume control functions have been transferred to the NVDA Volume Adjustment add-on.

Version 1.3

  • added the ability to control the volume of the main audio device and separately for each running program;
  • updated translation into Vietnamese (thanks to Dang Manh Cuong);
  • added Turkish translation (thanks to Cagri Dogan);
  • Italian translation added (thanks to Christianlm);
  • added simplified Chinese translation (thanks to Cary Rowen);
  • Polish translation added (thanks to Stefan Banita);
  • updated Ukrainian translation;
  • updated ReadMe.

Version 1.2

  • switched to using the Core Audio Windows API instead of Windows Sound Manager;
  • added startup sound playback when audio is successfully turned on by add-on.

Version 1.1

  • added add-on settings dialog;
  • updated Ukrainian translation.

Version 1.0.1

  • Performs repeated attempts to enabling the synth driver in case of its failed initialization;
  • Vietnamese translation added by Dang Manh Cuong;
  • Ukrainian translation added.

Version 1.0. Features of implementation

The add-on uses a third-party module Windows Sound Manager.

Altering of add-on source code

You may clone this repo to make alteration to NVDA Unmute.

Third Party dependencies

These can be installed with pip:

  • markdown
  • scons
  • python-gettext

To package the add-on for distribution

  1. Open a command line, change to the root of this repo
  2. Run the scons command. The created add-on, if there were no errors, is placed in the current directory.


Re: NVDA, MS-Word, and Linked/Embedded Files

Luke Davis
 

Oh I understood that, but having found the second method while the first was at issue, the question came to mind.
I note that nobody on that first thread you mentioned suggested the second method, which is what makes me think it is either less common or less capable in some way.

But never having used document linking and embedding by either method (well, maybe once, 15 years ago), I am completely ignorant of the positives and negatives of each method.

Luke

Brian Vogel wrote:

Luke,I was neither saying nor implying that one method is better than another, and I'll check yours out later.But when I (or anyone) am having issues with
the result of using a specific Word feature, using a specific technique, and asking whether others are having the same issue when doing the same thing,
other options aren't directly pertinent.I have nothing against workarounds, or presentation of other options, but that wasn't the question I was seeking an
answer for.I'll have to check out what the difference(s) may or may not be using the steps you gave, but that won't be tonight.


Re: NVDA, MS-Word, and Linked/Embedded Files

 

Luke,

I was neither saying nor implying that one method is better than another, and I'll check yours out later.

But when I (or anyone) am having issues with the result of using a specific Word feature, using a specific technique, and asking whether others are having the same issue when doing the same thing, other options aren't directly pertinent.

I have nothing against workarounds, or presentation of other options, but that wasn't the question I was seeking an answer for.

I'll have to check out what the difference(s) may or may not be using the steps you gave, but that won't be tonight.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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

 

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