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latest version number

brice Mijares
 

What is the most current NVDA Beta version? Thank you.


Add-on Updater 21.09 released, requires NVDA 2021.1 or later #addonrelease

 

Hello everyone,

Add-on updater 21.09 is now available. The biggest change is the ability to choose update notification style: a toast notification message or an update dialog, available on Windows 10 and later.

TWO IMPORTANT THINGS:

  1. Add-on Updater now requires NVDA 2021.1 or later.
  2. If you are using Windows App Essentials (Windows 10 and later) and happen to be on development channel, you MUST install Add-on Updater 21.09 to receive future snapshots.

Enjoy.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Don't want NVDA announce punctuation marks

Chris Mullins
 

Hi

Use NVDA+Control+v to open the voice dialog, tab down to “Symbol and Punctuation level”  and experiment with the different settings until you find an acceptable level.          I use “Most” which doesn’t interfere with the text flow for me.

 

 

Cheers  Chris     

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: soloman s
Sent: 30 August 2021 14:14
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Don't want NVDA announce punctuation marks

 

Hello all,

I find it interrupting the reading flow when NVDA  announces

punctuation marks everytime.

I want the feature turned off, please help.

 

--

With warm regards

Solomon S

teachsolo@...

 

 

 

 

 


Don't want NVDA announce punctuation marks

soloman s
 

Hello all,
I find it interrupting the reading flow when NVDA announces
punctuation marks everytime.
I want the feature turned off, please help.

--
With warm regards
Solomon S
teachsolo@gmail.com


Re: How Can I Find The Favorites On Microsoft Edge

Sarah k Alawami
 

Control shift O, then tab to the tree view then go into focus mode then you can down and up arrow and hit enter on the section you want.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2021 6:19 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How Can I Find The Favorites On Microsoft Edge

Hello:
I've just started using Microsoft edge, and I did import bookmarks to the favorites. But I can't remember how to find the favorites any longer. As a matter of fact, after the import, I didn't even find the bookmarks I imported.
So, please help me out with this problem of locating the favorites and opening up the bookmarks therein.
Added to that if I want to delete all the favorites, how do I do it.
And if I want to delete an item, how do I do this as well.
Regards.
Ibrahim.


How Can I Find The Favorites On Microsoft Edge

Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Hello:
I've just started using Microsoft edge, and I did import bookmarks to
the favorites. But I can't remember how to find the favorites any
longer. As a matter of fact, after the import, I didn't even find the
bookmarks I imported.
So, please help me out with this problem of locating the favorites and
opening up the bookmarks therein.
Added to that if I want to delete all the favorites, how do I do it.
And if I want to delete an item, how do I do this as well.
Regards.
Ibrahim.


Re: Getting to grips with the review modes

Gene
 

That’s for screen review.  After you use it use the command numpad insert numpad 1 to return to object navigation, the default.  I’m talking about desktop layout commands, as are also used in Robert’s message.  I don’t use or know laptop layout commands.
 
Object navigation is a different way of reviewing the screen.  Depending on how you use the computer, you may need to know it.  My understanding is that it is used in Windows apps, but there may be programs where  it is used as well.
 
There is training material from NVDA that discusses the different screen reviews.  I haven’t used it and I can’t comment on it.
 
Also, in some places such as word processors, there is a third review option, document review.  If you use numpad insert insert 7 or 1, you will move to it as you are moving through the modes.  Continue if you don’t want to use it to the mode you want. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2021 3:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Getting to grips with the review modes
 
Basically you use the numpad to review the screen without affecting your active cursor.  Lets say you are in a menu and you need to know the correct spelling or syntax of an item.
1. press nvda+numPad 7 to turn on screen review
the second row with numbers 7 8 9 moves you through a row.
7 moves up
8 reads the currant line
9 moves down
 
numbers 4 5 6 moves by word
4 moves back
5 reads the currant word (if pressed twice quickly spells the word)
6 moves forward
 
numbers 1 2 3 moves by letter
1 moves back
2 says the letter the cursor is on (if pressed twice quickly announces the phonetic)
3 moves forward
 
shift numpad 7 takes you to the top of the screen
shift 9 takes you to the bottom
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2021 2:17 AM
Subject: [nvda] Getting to grips with the review modes
 

Hi,

 

I was looking at the numpad on my PC and realised that I take the echoing of characters in NVDA for granted. As I adjusted the various keys with NVDA help mode on, I learned the different functions of the three layers and their related keystrokes.

 

I realised that I am getting more confused now that I know a little bit! Can anyone suggest how I might get a full and comfortable understanding of how and when to use the numpad keys in NVDA?

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 




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Re: Getting to grips with the review modes

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Basically you use the numpad to review the screen without affecting your active cursor.  Lets say you are in a menu and you need to know the correct spelling or syntax of an item.
1. press nvda+numPad 7 to turn on screen review
the second row with numbers 7 8 9 moves you through a row.
7 moves up
8 reads the currant line
9 moves down
 
numbers 4 5 6 moves by word
4 moves back
5 reads the currant word (if pressed twice quickly spells the word)
6 moves forward
 
numbers 1 2 3 moves by letter
1 moves back
2 says the letter the cursor is on (if pressed twice quickly announces the phonetic)
3 moves forward
 
shift numpad 7 takes you to the top of the screen
shift 9 takes you to the bottom
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2021 2:17 AM
Subject: [nvda] Getting to grips with the review modes

Hi,

 

I was looking at the numpad on my PC and realised that I take the echoing of characters in NVDA for granted. As I adjusted the various keys with NVDA help mode on, I learned the different functions of the three layers and their related keystrokes.

 

I realised that I am getting more confused now that I know a little bit! Can anyone suggest how I might get a full and comfortable understanding of how and when to use the numpad keys in NVDA?

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 




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Re: NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

Janet Brandly
 

Hello Brian and all,

 

NVDA is up and running perfectly as usual. All it took was a reboot as you suggested.

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: August 27, 2021 10:24 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

 

1. Have you tried Restarting (and I mean that literally, as in choosing Restart from the power menu)?  Does the behavior persist after doing that?

If it persists, then:

2. Run the COM Registry Fixing Tool from NVDA’s Tools Menu to see if that fixes your issue.  (Sighted help will be required unless you've memorized how to get to this from a silent NVDA menu).

If it persists, then:

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 is beyond the scope of the current set of steps.

If none of the above works, I'd suggest an uninstall and reinstall of NVDA itself.

--

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

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


Getting to grips with the review modes

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Hi,

 

I was looking at the numpad on my PC and realised that I take the echoing of characters in NVDA for granted. As I adjusted the various keys with NVDA help mode on, I learned the different functions of the three layers and their related keystrokes.

 

I realised that I am getting more confused now that I know a little bit! Can anyone suggest how I might get a full and comfortable understanding of how and when to use the numpad keys in NVDA?

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 




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Re: Zoom app verbosity is too aggressive. Any way to adjust?

Luke Robinett
 

Thank you, Ben! Not sure how I missed that. Much appreciated.

On Aug 27, 2021, at 1:21 PM, benmoxey@... wrote:

Hi Luke

Give the Zoom add-on a shot from the below link. Make sure you read down the page, beyond the download link, to find the full description and shortcut keys.

NVDA Zoom Add-On

All the best.

Ben

On 28 Aug 2021, at 2:29 am, Luke Robinett <lukelistservs@...> wrote:

I have gone through all the zoom accessibility settings but it’s basically a case of on or off. My challenge is that zoom screen reader output seems to be tagged as alert, meaning it’s very pervasive and interrupts anything you are doing even when the app isn’t in focus. Is there a way to remedy this, perhaps with some third-party add-on. Should I place a feature request? To be clear, I appreciate that zoom is making such an effort to be accessible, but the way they’ve done it gets very overwhelming, at least for me. Thanks






Re: Zoom app verbosity is too aggressive. Any way to adjust?

benmoxey@...
 

Hi Luke

Give the Zoom add-on a shot from the below link. Make sure you read down the page, beyond the download link, to find the full description and shortcut keys.

NVDA Zoom Add-On

All the best.

Ben

On 28 Aug 2021, at 2:29 am, Luke Robinett <lukelistservs@...> wrote:

I have gone through all the zoom accessibility settings but it’s basically a case of on or off. My challenge is that zoom screen reader output seems to be tagged as alert, meaning it’s very pervasive and interrupts anything you are doing even when the app isn’t in focus. Is there a way to remedy this, perhaps with some third-party add-on. Should I place a feature request? To be clear, I appreciate that zoom is making such an effort to be accessible, but the way they’ve done it gets very overwhelming, at least for me. Thanks






Re: NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

Janet Brandly
 

Thanks everybody for your suggestions. I’ll give them a try, starting with rebooting. That was my first plan, but I have a couple of big Word documents open and really hoped not to have to reopem them. Lazy, I know.

 

The old gray cells just ain’t what they used to be.

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: August 27, 2021 10:24 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

 

1. Have you tried Restarting (and I mean that literally, as in choosing Restart from the power menu)?  Does the behavior persist after doing that?

If it persists, then:

2. Run the COM Registry Fixing Tool from NVDA’s Tools Menu to see if that fixes your issue.  (Sighted help will be required unless you've memorized how to get to this from a silent NVDA menu).

If it persists, then:

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 is beyond the scope of the current set of steps.

If none of the above works, I'd suggest an uninstall and reinstall of NVDA itself.

--

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

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


Re: Don't Want To Hear nvda Say "menu item"

P.Stephen Hoad
 

If anyone else has clicked on the link that was originally sent, did it all read and conform to a usual website structure. I did click the link and could not reproduce the problem cited. Could this be a synthesizer anomaly? I am using the most current update of Windows 10 along with NVDA 21.1 and Windows Core Voices.


Re: NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

Chris
 

Try restarting the computer, is one of the first things to try in this type of scenario

 

 

 

From: Janet Brandly
Sent: 27 August 2021 17:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

 

Good morning,

 

As I mentioned above, the NVDA menus are not reading when I use the NVDA+N command. I tried exiting and restarting nVDA, but they still don’t read. My computer has been in sleep mode for a few days, and I have been switching back and forth  between NVDA and JAWS. Maybe that has something to do with it? I’m running Windows 10 on an Asus laptop, nothing fancy. Any input will be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Janet

 


Re: NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

 

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 12:31 PM, Gene wrote:
The first thing to do when odd problems like this occur is to reboot.
-
Gene is, of course, absolutely correct here and echoes what Jackie and I have already mentioned.

However, in the age of Fast Startup, if you have not disabled it, you must use the Restart option, not the Shutdown option, from the power menu to get the machine to reload Windows from disk when it powers back up.  Using Shutdown if Fast Startup is enabled is not a reboot in the conventional sense - it's a special hibernate and wake from that hibernation when powered up again.
--

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

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


Re: NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

 

I'm going to retract the "sighted help required" for running the COM registration fixing tool with a silent NVDA main menu, at least if you trust your own typing skills.  The command sequence for this is:

NVDA + N, T, R, Enter

And that Enter is necessary to kick it off.  It remains an open question as to whether the dialog would talk for that, too.  If it doesn't, then hitting Enter again activates the default Yes button for the question, "Do you want to run . . .?"  I'd hope at that point, when the UAC dialog pops up you'll have speech, but if not hitting ALT + Y will allow the COM Registration Fixing Tool to run.  It does it's thing and then, a final dialog comes up saying that the COM registration fixing tool is complete, with the only button being the OK button.  If there's still no speech by that time, hit Enter again.  So, the short version, after the above command sequence, for as long as silence persists, the following would need to be hit, in order, with a slight pause after each is hit:

Enter   (Activates Yes button for NVDA Com Registration Fixing Tool question)
ALT + Y  (Activates Yes button for Windows UAC for tool to run)
Enter (OK button for tool saying it's done)
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


Re: NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

Gene
 

I don’t know if either thing could haved caused or contributed to the problem.  The first thing to do when odd problems like this occur is to reboot.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2021 11:12 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N
 

Good morning,

 

As I mentioned above, the NVDA menus are not reading when I use the NVDA+N command. I tried exiting and restarting nVDA, but they still don’t read. My computer has been in sleep mode for a few days, and I have been switching back and forth  between NVDA and JAWS. Maybe that has something to do with it? I’m running Windows 10 on an Asus laptop, nothing fancy. Any input will be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Janet


Zoom app verbosity is too aggressive. Any way to adjust?

Luke Robinett
 

I have gone through all the zoom accessibility settings but it’s basically a case of on or off. My challenge is that zoom screen reader output seems to be tagged as alert, meaning it’s very pervasive and interrupts anything you are doing even when the app isn’t in focus. Is there a way to remedy this, perhaps with some third-party add-on. Should I place a feature request? To be clear, I appreciate that zoom is making such an effort to be accessible, but the way they’ve done it gets very overwhelming, at least for me. Thanks


Re: NVDA menu not reading with NVDA+N

 

1. Have you tried Restarting (and I mean that literally, as in choosing Restart from the power menu)?  Does the behavior persist after doing that?

If it persists, then:

2. Run the COM Registry Fixing Tool from NVDA’s Tools Menu to see if that fixes your issue.  (Sighted help will be required unless you've memorized how to get to this from a silent NVDA menu).

If it persists, then:

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 is beyond the scope of the current set of steps.

If none of the above works, I'd suggest an uninstall and reinstall of NVDA itself.

--

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

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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