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Re: issue with 2021-2 rc1

Sean Budd (NV Access)
 

Hi Don,

Was this a problem in 2021.1?

Could you file a bug report here?

Thanks,

Sean


Re: how to read amazon kindle books with nvda

 

Normally, if a book doesn't support screen readers, the built-in TTS starts reading automatically.
Thus, before buying a book, it's a good idea to download the sample first, so that you can see whether the book is compatible with NVDA.


Re: Firefox download new version dialog

David Mellor
 

Thanks Gene,
I didn't play with it for long enough to be sure.
I ended up just turning on the auto update.
That caused the update to complete very quickly with the usual What's new in firefox page loading.
This didn't happen with my previous attempt at activating the download button.
Perhaps I'll give it a try another time.
Best wishes,
David



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 10 September 2021 13:17
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox download new version dialog

You just think they don’t work because nothing appears to change. I don’t know what a sighted person may see, but if you want to see progress, after you issue the download command, go into the about dialog, alt h followed by a.  Then check to see if browse mode is on.  Use NVDA key space.  If it isn’t on, turn it on.  You can now move around the about page as you would any web page.  You will find a line or two near the top of the page that tells you what is going on regarding the update. 
 
As I recall, if you keep causing the line to read, it will say, after a time, something about restarting Firefox to update and you will hear a command to do so and there will be a button you can activate as well.
 
Gene
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Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 5:42 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox download new version dialog
 
Those keys don't interact with firefox unfortunately.
I could not see any way of getting to the controls.
The f6 does work, thank you Patrick.
Clicking on the download still didn't seem to do anything but I can play around with that a bit more.
Thanks,
David
 
 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris via groups.io
Sent: 10 September 2021 08:45
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox download new version dialog

You  have answered your own question!

 

Alt+M to dismiss

Alt+D to download

 

 

From: David Mellor
Sent: 10 September 2021 07:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Firefox download new version dialog

 

Hello group,

When firefox says the following when ever a new window is opened, is there

any way I can interact with it please?

There are no menu options to check for updates and install.

 

alert  Update available. Download the latest version of Firefox.

Dismiss  button  Alt+m Download  button  Alt+D

 

Very many thanks,

David

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Firefox download new version dialog

David Mellor
 

Thanks Lino,
I did look through the menus, honest, but didn't check in the About dialog.
Best wishes,
David

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino
Morales
Sent: 10 September 2021 14:55
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox download new version dialog

Their is. Hit alt H for help and tab to the about then press enter. Next
tab over to check for update or if it has already been download the
button should say upgrade button.

On 9/10/2021 3:41 AM, Patrick Le Baudour wrote:
Hi,

F6 would be the way to go. you may have to use it more than once
depending on where you are.

If I remember correctly, there is a check for update part in the
settings page.
-- Patrick


Le 10/09/2021 à 08:02, David Mellor a écrit :
Hello group,
When firefox says the following when ever a new window is opened, is
there
any way I can interact with it please?
There are no menu options to check for updates and install.

alert  Update available. Download the latest version of Firefox.
Dismiss  button  Alt+m Download  button  Alt+D

Very many thanks,
David




Re: NVDA documentation

Rowen Cary
 

These two functions are very good. We have mapped the shortcut keys of these two functions as 3 and 9 by default in the Chinese environment.


Re: A Note of Appreciation on NVDA and Foreign Languages

Rowen Cary
 

Hello, Jujube and Jessica,

I am glad that you like Chinese Mandarin. I am Chinese. We can communicate together. I will try my best to help you. Regarding Mandarin, about Chinese culture, or using NVDA skills, there is no problem. Of course, the better thing is that I can also learn the language of your country from you or you. Anyone can email me my E-mail is manchen_0528@...

Thanks


Re: seeing entire file names in a torrent contents list in uTorrent

John Isige
 

I never tried exactly what you're asking. But if you enable the web
interface and google the port it uses, I forget what the default is,
that might give you more access. It's a bit weird too, lots of clickable
stuff, but you do get access to some things you can't normally get at.
Probably easier just to grab the whole thing and delete what you don't
want though.


Oh you'll also want to set it to manual download probably, so you can
queue it up and then go into the web interface to see if you can pick
individual files. Actually, now that I think about it, I might be
thinking of QBitTorrent, though UTorrent might have a web interface too.
I've yet to find a torrent client that's actually fully accessible with
NVDA though, so good luck. I think UTorrent's list view worked ages and
ages ago, but it hasn't really been functional with NVDA for quite a
while now.

On 9/11/2021 3:13 PM, Steve Wettlaufer wrote:
Hi everybody,

I'm wanting to download only a few certain files from a very large
torrent, but I'm running into a problem.  Going down the list with
NVDA, I'm finding that the name of every single file is cut off and
missing the exact information that I need to make my selections.  Is
there anything I can do to expand that?  You can't resize the window
and if there's another way to see that info I'm missing it.  Would
appreciate any help anyone might have.

Thanks,

Steve





seeing entire file names in a torrent contents list in uTorrent

Steve Wettlaufer
 

Hi everybody,

I'm wanting to download only a few certain files from a very large torrent, but I'm running into a problem.  Going down the list with NVDA, I'm finding that the name of every single file is cut off and missing the exact information that I need to make my selections.  Is there anything I can do to expand that?  You can't resize the window and if there's another way to see that info I'm missing it.  Would appreciate any help anyone might have.

Thanks,

Steve


Speech being interrupted when I pan to the next line on braille display

Jujube
 

Hi everyone, This is a small annoyance I discovered literally just now but I notice that when I pan to the next line on my braille display, NVDA stops reading. I tried using say all but braille display panning interrupts say all. I wonder if there's a configurable setting for that? If not, I understand. Thanks for any help.


Re: A Note of Appreciation on NVDA and Foreign Languages

Jujube
 

Hi Jessica, I'll try my best to help but I unfortunately don't have all the answers.

My Mom taught me Mandarin braille years ago by googling resources online. I honestly don't know what she used since she was so young but doing a google search wouldn't hurt. I'm also not familiar with Mandarin or Japanese DAISY services as I never ever use them.

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 8:14 AM Jessica Glasco <jessicaglasco2015@...> wrote:


jessicaglasco2015@....

On Sep 11, 2021, at 00:39, Clement Chou <chou.clement@...> wrote:

Can confirm as a Chinese speaker as well! Typing works great for the
most part, though choosing candidates in the IME can be a little
wonky, and some synthesizers react oddly to punctuation and the like.
But for the most part, foreign language support in NVDA, in Mandarin
and Japanese which are the languages I primarily use, is fantastic!
Not without its kinks, but certainly more than usable. 
-
Hello, I'm Jessica Glasco.  I'm totally blind, and I love NVDA.  I have 2 braille displays.  
I'd love to try and learn Japanese and Chinese braille.  That'll be quite interesting.  
I love  foreign languages of both braille and sign language learn foreign languages of  braille.   
I'll always love NVDA.  
You can feel free to contact me anytime. I was also wondering if there were Chinese Daisy online services I could add or turn on on my Victor Reader Stream new generation. It has wifi capabilities and online services. It's fun to learn.


Re: A Note of Appreciation on NVDA and Foreign Languages

Jessica Glasco
 



jessicaglasco2015@....

On Sep 11, 2021, at 00:39, Clement Chou <chou.clement@...> wrote:

Can confirm as a Chinese speaker as well! Typing works great for the
most part, though choosing candidates in the IME can be a little
wonky, and some synthesizers react oddly to punctuation and the like.
But for the most part, foreign language support in NVDA, in Mandarin
and Japanese which are the languages I primarily use, is fantastic!
Not without its kinks, but certainly more than usable. 
-
Hello, I'm Jessica Glasco.  I'm totally blind, and I love NVDA.  I have 2 braille displays.  
I'd love to try and learn Japanese and Chinese braille.  That'll be quite interesting.  
I love  foreign languages of both braille and sign language learn foreign languages of  braille.   
I'll always love NVDA.  
You can feel free to contact me anytime. I was also wondering if there were Chinese Daisy online services I could add or turn on on my Victor Reader Stream new generation. It has wifi capabilities and online services. It's fun to learn.


Re: how to read amazon kindle books with nvda

Michael Micallef at FITA
 

Hi
I guess that under tools in the kindle program there is a text to speech related item, if it isn't available from there you should check the preferences sections under tools menu.

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Hi friends
I opened a book with Amazon kindle. But when I try to read, the narator starts reading. I want to read the book only nvda though. How could I disable the kindle-inbuilt feature of text to speach and use only NVDA? Solution? any help appriciated.


issue with 2021-2 rc1

Don H
 

Still losing the use of the NVDA hot keys with RC1.


Re: how to read amazon kindle books with nvda

Life in Six Dots
 

Hi Aschalew,

CTRL+T will turn off the built-in TTS.

Note that not all books from Amazon support Screen Readers.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Aschalew Byness
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 10:25
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] how to read amazon kindle books with nvda

Hi friends
I opened a book with Amazon kindle. But when I try to read, the
narator starts reading. I want to read the book only nvda though. How
could I disable the kindle-inbuilt feature of text to speach and use
only NVDA? Solution? any help appriciated.


how to read amazon kindle books with nvda

Aschalew Byness
 

Hi friends
I opened a book with Amazon kindle. But when I try to read, the
narator starts reading. I want to read the book only nvda though. How
could I disable the kindle-inbuilt feature of text to speach and use
only NVDA? Solution? any help appriciated.


Re: A Note of Appreciation on NVDA and Foreign Languages

Clement Chou
 

Can confirm as a Chinese speaker as well! Typing works great for the
most part, though choosing candidates in the IME can be a little
wonky, and some synthesizers react oddly to punctuation and the like.
But for the most part, foreign language support in NVDA, in Mandarin
and Japanese which are the languages I primarily use, is fantastic!
Not without its kinks, but certainly more than usable.

On 9/10/21, Jujube <ellaxyu@...> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I just thought I'd share this with y'all as I'm really ecstatic right now.

Mandarin Chinese is my other language and it is the language spoken in my
household, and I had not thought of trying this till just now but I went
and installed the Chinese simplified language pack in Windows 10, switched
to a Chinese speech synth (thanks synth ring for making this so quick and
easy and Windows OneCore voices because the OneCore Chinese speech synths
are actually decent) and I was able to read the baidu.com website without
issue. Then I went and switched my braille table to Chinese Mandarin grade
1 and when I browsed the baidu site and a Chinese word doc not only was the
speech reading it out flawlessly but it was also displaying flawless
Chinese braille on my display as well. Wow. I had no idea it would work
this well. I have not yet tried to type Chinese characters into a word doc
on anything like that but I have good faith it'll work and the fact that
foreign language support is this good makes me so darn happy.

Anyhow, I just thought I'd send this note of appreciation because now I can
FINALLY work on improving my Mandarin literacy because before this, getting
access to Mandarin material was certainly a struggle, the combo of speech
and braille will really help me improve my Mandarin braille reading, and I
now have way more access to Mandarin documents and websites so now I'm so
happy...






A Note of Appreciation on NVDA and Foreign Languages

Jujube
 

Hi everyone,

I just thought I'd share this with y'all as I'm really ecstatic right now.

Mandarin Chinese is my other language and it is the language spoken in my household, and I had not thought of trying this till just now but I went and installed the Chinese simplified language pack in Windows 10, switched to a Chinese speech synth (thanks synth ring for making this so quick and easy and Windows OneCore voices because the OneCore Chinese speech synths are actually decent) and I was able to read the baidu.com website without issue. Then I went and switched my braille table to Chinese Mandarin grade 1 and when I browsed the baidu site and a Chinese word doc not only was the speech reading it out flawlessly but it was also displaying flawless Chinese braille on my display as well. Wow. I had no idea it would work this well. I have not yet tried to type Chinese characters into a word doc on anything like that but I have good faith it'll work and the fact that foreign language support is this good makes me so darn happy.

Anyhow, I just thought I'd send this note of appreciation because now I can FINALLY work on improving my Mandarin literacy because before this, getting access to Mandarin material was certainly a struggle, the combo of speech and braille will really help me improve my Mandarin braille reading, and I now have way more access to Mandarin documents and websites so now I'm so happy...


Re: Nvda beta - eloquence and vocalizer add on

David Goldfield
 

I've used the Eloquence/Vocalizer addon with beta and RC builds with no difficulties. Of course, this assumes that you're not working with a beta which breaks compatibility with the addon.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel McGee
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 9:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Nvda beta - eloquence and vocalizer add on

hello all

During the beta cycle of a new nvda release, can the eloquence and vocalizer addon be used?

If not, is there a way, to separat the: stable release to the: beta release? So that it doesn't mess up the licensing system of the add-on.


Re: jaws cursor in nvda

Dave Grossoehme
 

Thank you for the correction here Bryan.  I wasn't sure how far this went back as far as the change of name.

Dave


On 9/10/2021 10:42 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 01:31 PM, Dave Grossoehme wrote:
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Re: jaws cursor in nvda

 

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