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getting rid of the are you sure you want to send message in thunderbird:

Kenny Peyatt jr. <p.wildcat1234@...>
 

Hi I am using mozilla thunderbird, and every time I go to press control plus enter: I get the message asking if I am ready to send this message. How do I get rid of this message?

Kenny Peyatt jr.


Re: Antivirus

 

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:43 am, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Fact is, most burglars walk right in the front door. Doesn't mean that I should rely on a poorly constructed door with a cheap lock though... I still want my deadbolt.

They most often walk through *unlocked* front doors - if you want to carry this analogy through completely.  A deadbolt doesn't do you one darned bit of good if you don't use it.  Therein lies the problem, operator indifference.


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Re: panning progress bars?

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

I tend to agree. I've also ran into situations where the beeps didn't seem to work as they should, either having a strange popping noise along with the sound or for the shorter progress bars, having a bunch of beeps almost all at once. Had these sounds gone from left to right, I can only imagine how headspinning it would have been. Guess it's why I'd much rather have the tts announce a percentage, much easier on my ears, I think.
Take care.
Chris Mullins wrote:


Personally, I tend to only use a single earpiece in order to keep the other ear on what is going on around me, so it could be potentially a volume fade/increase situation depending on which ear I was using. It also presupposes I put the correct earbud in the correct ear, which is luck rather than judgement. Regular percentage complete announcements are preferable for me.

Cheers

Chris

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Devin Prater
*Sent:* 20 September 2016 09:52
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* [nvda] panning progress bars?

Hi all. How do people feel about, along with pitch based progress bars, an option to make them pan from left, 0, to right, 100? Any ideas?

Devin Pratersent from Gmail.


Re: Antivirus

Nimer Jaber
 

Fact is, most burglars walk right in the front door. Doesn't mean that I should rely on a poorly constructed door with a cheap lock though... I still want my deadbolt.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 1:35 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:24 am, Nimer Jaber wrote:
I, unfortunately, cannot recommend Microsoft to protect from viruses. Reviews have been middling at best, and I have seen users get issues when running that.

 And I have seen users get issues when running virtually any product you can name.  The fact is that most, not all, but most, infections are the direct result of user actions.  This is true regardless of the antivirus, antimalware, or security suite product in use.


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Re: Antivirus

 

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:24 am, Nimer Jaber wrote:
I, unfortunately, cannot recommend Microsoft to protect from viruses. Reviews have been middling at best, and I have seen users get issues when running that.

 And I have seen users get issues when running virtually any product you can name.  The fact is that most, not all, but most, infections are the direct result of user actions.  This is true regardless of the antivirus, antimalware, or security suite product in use.


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Re: Antivirus

 

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:07 am, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
With an ad blocker on you don't get any of that rubbish to distract you. Also if you are of the mind to click links in emails from places you have never heard of, then you deserve what you get.

The first thing I install is an Ad Blocker for the web browsers that someone might be using and show them how to disable it for a single site or single page since there are rare occasions when this might be necessary.   It is my personal feeling that ad blocking is absolutely essential for screen reader users who are using the web on a routine basis to do things like research.  If one is going to newspaper websites, for example, there are times when at least 25-40% of the objects displayed on a given page are ads.  It's hard enough trying to slog through information and filter out what's irrelevant without having to deal with this, too.  I hasten to say that the same applies for many sighted people, myself included, who are easily visually distractible.  I don't need or want all the blinking, flashing, scrolling and otherwise "visually live" garbage that many ads use and that I have to try to ignore.

            And, in this day and age and with as many news stories have been broadcast about e-mail infection techniques and phone calls out of the blue claiming that you, for any you, have an infection and the caller wants to take remote control of your computer, I've developed zero sympathy for those who should be sophisticated users who have years of experience (life and on the computer) falling for this stuff.   It's no secret that it's done, just like the cold calls claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money.  With the rarest of exceptions, and those do exist, it's a matter of "Use your head, this doesn't pass the sniff test from a mile away!!"
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Re: Antivirus

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

I, unfortunately, cannot recommend Microsoft to protect from viruses. Reviews have been middling at best, and I have seen users get issues when running that.

Personally, I use Sophos Home. It is cloud-based, and works great. It also has a good web filter. It allows a user to manage up to I believe ten PC's for no cost. I trust them as they are know in the enterprise space for delivering good security solutions.

I am considering enabling the wicki feature for our group. I think it would be good to include some of the most common questions in an FAQ. This would allow us to point users to that article instead of hashing out our views on MSE or Windows Defender.

Thanks.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 1:11 PM Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...> wrote:
Yes indeed, most even old outlook Express has a tick box for not letting you
access certain content. if you turn this off, you are going to have to be
more careful, and I am.
 Its always a trade off between ease of use and safety. the best safety is
thinking of what you are going to do and taking a sensible decision. Luckily
I have some clunker machines I can isolate from the network if I really want
to go to some of the murkier corners of the web.
 Brian

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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Antivirus


Gene,

I'm well aware of the many times that both Microsoft Security Essentials and
Windows Defender have been "dissed." Even without questioning the
motivations you note yourself that they are "tolerable."

I'm quite tired of the perpetuation of the myth, and it is a myth, that "the
best antivirus software" is what, ultimately, keeps you safe from infection.
People who browse and download carelessly virtually always get infections. I
have to clean them up as part of my living, so I see this up close and
personal all the time and a great many of those people have "the best"
antivirus and/or security suite programs. Your best offense against
infection is an excellent defense, which means paying attention to where
you're traveling in cyberspace and/or what you're downloading. If whatever
program you're using as antivirus doesn't do realtime scanning, particularly
of e-mail messages if you're using an e-mail client program, before you can
even touch them then you need to be using one that does (and that's the
generic "you," not you, personally).

If accessibility is a concern there are few antivirus programs that are as
accessible in all respects as those that come built-in to Windows. Having
the ability to control what you need to control is a lot bigger on the
practical needs list than what is "the best" in some bench tester's opinion
if you ask me.
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enough to keep up.
~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the
Universe"





Re: Antivirus

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Yes indeed, most even old outlook Express has a tick box for not letting you access certain content. if you turn this off, you are going to have to be more careful, and I am.
Its always a trade off between ease of use and safety. the best safety is thinking of what you are going to do and taking a sensible decision. Luckily I have some clunker machines I can isolate from the network if I really want to go to some of the murkier corners of the web.
Brian

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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Antivirus


Gene,

I'm well aware of the many times that both Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender have been "dissed." Even without questioning the motivations you note yourself that they are "tolerable."

I'm quite tired of the perpetuation of the myth, and it is a myth, that "the best antivirus software" is what, ultimately, keeps you safe from infection. People who browse and download carelessly virtually always get infections. I have to clean them up as part of my living, so I see this up close and personal all the time and a great many of those people have "the best" antivirus and/or security suite programs. Your best offense against infection is an excellent defense, which means paying attention to where you're traveling in cyberspace and/or what you're downloading. If whatever program you're using as antivirus doesn't do realtime scanning, particularly of e-mail messages if you're using an e-mail client program, before you can even touch them then you need to be using one that does (and that's the generic "you," not you, personally).

If accessibility is a concern there are few antivirus programs that are as accessible in all respects as those that come built-in to Windows. Having the ability to control what you need to control is a lot bigger on the practical needs list than what is "the best" in some bench tester's opinion if you ask me.
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Re: Antivirus

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Yes, indeed, I found unfortunately that most malware was imported from those come on adverts that offered other downloads. With an ad blocker on you don't get any of that rubbish to distract you. Also if you are of the mind to click links in emails from places you have never heard of, then you deserve what you get.

Brian

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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Antivirus


I really don't get the resistance to either Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender, depending on whether you're running Windows 7 or a later version of Windows, respectively.

Both are accessible and very serviceable antivirus/antimalware programs. Both offer realtime scanning. Both allow you to set up exclusions to scanning if a program you know to be legitimate is being picked up as part of their scans.

No antivirus program or security suite is able to protect you from all possible routes of infection. If you've been interacting with cyberspace for years and aren't routinely getting items quarantined that indicates that your browsing/downloading habits, which are your best defense against infection, are good. If you're getting frequent identification of infections you definitely need to analyze what you're doing (and most often this is something that comes from operator actions) that is causing this and cease and desist or eventually something will get past whatever you're using.
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Re: Antivirus

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Might be worth mentioning this in a ticket for nvda then.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela Delicata" <angeladelicata@gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Antivirus


Avast is more or less usable with Jaws, not NVDA.

Best.

Angela from Italy




Il 20/09/2016 13:53, Walmir Schultz via Groups.io ha scritto:
Hi,


It seems to me that the antivirus developers are the less
accessible-minded people in the software industry.

Until now I have not found an antivirus that can be used with NVDA.
From totally inaccessible right from the installation to barely
usable, none of the most famous free antivirus can be used without
problems.

I am using AVG because at least it can be automatically installed with
Ninite, but NVDA cannot read the messages dialog, I cannot configure
the antivirus and every time I install NVDA I need help from someone
cause AVG "don't like" something and NVDA stops responding.

What are your experiences in this matter?





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Re: Antivirus

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Cannot you exclude the items from defender as you could in msse? I have allowed a number of hacking tools to exist in 7, with msse simply by changing them to allow in the dialogues after they were detected, but I've not tried this in Defender, I'd have thought the two pieces of software almost idemtical.
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From: "Salva Doménech Miguel via Groups.io" <kibayasd=yahoo.com@groups.io>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Antivirus


Hi.

I’m now ussing Eset SmartSecurity 9, and it’s a very big shit. The 8 version was more or less accessible but my it upgrades automatically to 9 version. After, I have used Microsoft Security Essentials (a very good antivirus) in Windows 7, but in Windows 10 the Windows Defender locks me some aplications like Utorrent, cause of that i changed to Eset. I’m also looking for a good antivirus for Windows.

Cheers.

El 20 sept 2016, a las 13:53, Walmir Schultz via Groups.io <wsautodidata=yahoo.com.br@groups.io> escribió:

Hi,


It seems to me that the antivirus developers are the less accessible-minded people in the software industry.

Until now I have not found an antivirus that can be used with NVDA. From totally inaccessible right from the installation to barely usable, none of the most famous free antivirus can be used without problems.

I am using AVG because at least it can be automatically installed with Ninite, but NVDA cannot read the messages dialog, I cannot configure the antivirus and every time I install NVDA I need help from someone cause AVG "don't like" something and NVDA stops responding.

What are your experiences in this matter?





Re: Mystery surrounding computer

 

As an aside, computers that have multimedia keys/smart keys/active keys can absolutely generate the equivalent of what used to be a "naked" function key, but it requires that you use Fn+ to do it.

All these multimedia setups do is flip-flop the use of the Fn key at the bottom of the keyboard.  For many decades to get an actual hardware function (or user-defined function) out of the F keys across the top of the keyboard one had to use Fn plus appropriate F key to make it happen.  In the case of multimedia keys you use the Fn key with the appropriate F key to have it interpreted as a straight F key press.

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Re: Antivirus

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Exactly the same so I rely on the windows solution almost completely and som stand alone bits that I can use if I'm mega suspiciious.
Brian

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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:53 PM
Subject: [nvda] Antivirus


Hi,


It seems to me that the antivirus developers are the less accessible-minded people in the software industry.

Until now I have not found an antivirus that can be used with NVDA. From totally inaccessible right from the installation to barely usable, none of the most famous free antivirus can be used without problems.

I am using AVG because at least it can be automatically installed with Ninite, but NVDA cannot read the messages dialog, I cannot configure the antivirus and every time I install NVDA I need help from someone cause AVG "don't like" something and NVDA stops responding.

What are your experiences in this matter?




Re: panning progress bars?

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Would not this clash with the mouse beeps function?
Brian

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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:52 AM
Subject: [nvda] panning progress bars?


Hi all. How do people feel about, along with pitch based progress bars, an
option to make them pan from left, 0, to right, 100? Any ideas?
Devin Pratersent from Gmail.


Re: Win10 file explorer list of keyboard commands

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I googled it and found there is a registry patch for it. I'm not sure if I still have it I'll look later on.
Brian

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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Win10 file explorer list of keyboard commands


how do you modify windows to be menu based?



On 19/09/2016 9:39 p.m., Brian's Mail list account wrote:
I did modify my windows 10 to use normal menu systems though. It is much
better that way, although there are some things managed differently like
making all folders the same etc, that no longer do this in menus for
view any more.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Pascal Lambert" <rambeau68@gmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:50 PM
Subject: [nvda] Win10 file explorer list of keyboard commands


Hi,
Is there a list of keyboard commands for win10 file explorer? If not,
could someone knowledgeable on the list please explain the use of
ribbons on the file explorer. Info found on the web is very visual and
not helpful.
Need a little help here!
Very much appreciated.
Blessings
Pascal

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paulius
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 6:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Request for comments: an audio backstage tour of
Windows 10 App Essentials

I fully agree with an audio tutoriel. I think tutoriels on text are not
so comfortable to read and understand what's covered their. So, in my
opinion, an audio tutoriel for that would be fine solution!
Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris

2016-09-17 11:41 GMT+03:00, Brian's Mail list account
<bglists@blueyonder.co.uk>:
I am finding a combined approach to tutorials more useful than a
totally textual or totally audio one.
Some of the complex concepts are best explained with textual
examples, while just basic descriptions are better in text.
I'm not sure how one would marry up such a presentation though.
This universal apps approach seems a new thing to me. I would
suggest that

its another buzz phrase invented by Microsoft to try to get everyone
to work

in the same way, which is no bad thing, but people who write software
often

work how they want to causing some parts of their software to work
for us,

and others not to.
Also things may be universal this year, but companies do tend to
change the goalposts quite often as we know only too well.
Brian

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Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 5:53 AM
Subject: [nvda] Request for comments: an audio backstage tour of
Windows 10

App Essentials


Hi everyone,



As Windows 10 is being deployed around the world and universal apps
are becoming more prominent, I thought it would be best to produce an
audio overview of Windows 10 App Essentials add-on and to talk about
what it takes to write app modules for universal apps. So I'd like to
receive feedback on the following outline:



* Title: Dive into the world of Windows 10, UIA and universal
apps

* Description: an audio tutorial providing essential information
on
Windows 10, UI Automation (UIA) and what it takes to make universal
apps accessible and create app modules for them, using Windows 10 App
Essentials add-on as a blueprint.



Topics:

1. Windows 10 overview

2. What are universal apps and a brief overview of Universal
Windows
Platform

3. A crash course on UI Automation

4. Your first app module for a UWP app

5. Scenario 1: wrong labels for controls

6. Scenario 2: locating objects

7. Scenario 3: Events and custom routines

8. Tips and recommendations to make universal apps accessible



The tutorial assumes:

1. Windows 10 versions 1511 and 1607 (I'll briefly cover version
1507).

2. Knowledge of NVDA, especially NVDA 2016 series.

3. Familiarity with object navigation.

4. Experience with creating app modules and/or working with UIA
controls are recommended.



Objectives:

1. Be able to explain the following terms: Windows 10, universal
apps,
Universal Windows Platform, Windows Store, UI Automation, app module,
object navigation.

2. Learn to advocate for accessibility of universal apps.

3. Learn to navigate and use universal apps more effectively.

4. Learn to create app modules for universal apps (if desired).

5. Understand the impact of code changes and advocacy on
accessibility
of a platform.



I'm also willing to host an online-based strategy meeting in October
regarding the above topics.



Thanks. Comments are appreciated.

Cheers,

Joseph












Re: deleting something from my music drive

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Yes since last weeks windows updates old version of goldwave keeps deciding bits I've hidden will show and this stops the add on form working. Still working on this.

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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] deleting something from my music drive


To be honest lately I can go to say a blank folder or say open say word 2013 or 2016 and nvda will not anounce something till I tab round or alt tab out and in then it shows.
I am on a few units with issues its not done that as such on mine but one of the systems is my latest win10 workstation which does work and a 7 one which doesn't work that well.
Whenever I enter a folder it does not speak unless there is something its even doing that on my workstation so yeah I don't know why that does that.



On 20/09/2016 7:30 a.m., Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
Hi, everyone,


I tried to delete something from my external hard drive which has my
music on it but when I hit the delete key, all I got was "progress". I
used to hear "are you sure you want to send this file to the recycle
bin" but now I don't hear it anymore. How do I get that message back?


Thanks for your help in advance.


Rosemarie





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Re: Spotify

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I've noticed a certain reluctance on many sites for flash to actually be used, so I suspect this may be an ongoing problem generally, not with nvda though.
Brian

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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:21 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Spotify


I use Firefox. When I re-opened the player it seemed to work, but
clicking on most things just brought me back to the top of the page.
Same thing with Internet Explorer. So far the application works
better, though still has some issues.

On 9/19/16, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
You may be using a script blocker that is keeping flash from being seen and
running on the site. What browser or browsers are you using? I'm not sure
what accounts for the problem but to discuss it further, we need such
information. Do you use more than one browser and if so, which ones?

Gene
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From: kelby carlson
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 8:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Spotify


The web player isn't working; it tells me I need to install flash even
though I have the latest update.

On 9/19/16, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
I don't know, these days, if, or to what extent spotify is accessible
using
the computer application you install. It is reasonably accessible using
the
web site. If you are logged in and play something using a browser, that
is
reasonably accessible.

You may not get as good sound that way, but the sound will be reasonably
good.

Gene


From: kelby carlson
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 6:36 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Spotify


Is Spotify accessible with NVDA? Do you need an adon to use it?




Re: Mystery surrounding computer

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Its not a new idea, way back in the days of 8 bit home computers, many of the settings could be changed in exactly this way, also saving a back up copy of the original settings if you screwed it all up.
It always seemed to me that pcs were well behind on this aspect but as has been said I suppose security hacking could be a problem.
Brian

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Subject: Re: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer


That sounds like a sensible idea. On the computer, have an app to maintain
something like a Bios.Ini file which refreshes the bios when you restart the
machine. No doubt there are many security implications but it could
possibly use existing screen reader technology to make it accessible.

Cheers
Chris
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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rui
Fontes
Sent: 20 September 2016 00:27
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer

The new Toshiba laptops have a more or less accessible program to set some
BIOS settings...
You must restart the laptop to changes take effect.

Rui



-----Mensagem Original-----
De: Chris Mullins
Data: 19 de setembro de 2016 21:26
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Assunto: Re: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer



I've had a quick look on the net and there are a couple of ways described
for getting into the bios on the UEFI machine but the principle of reverting

to a standard keyboard function then using the fn key to invoke smart mode
remains the same. I too know of no screen reader that can operate at the
bios level and I think it unlikely there could be, so sighted assistance
would be required to make the changes.



Cheers

Chris



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Vogel
Sent: 19 September 2016 17:14
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer





Chris,

That's a great set of instructions, but it predates UEFI. For
those who have a machine with UEFI there will be a couple of steps to get to

the BIOS function under UEFI.

I still don't know of any screen reader that operates this early
in the boot sequence, no matter if we're talking a native BIOS machine or a
newer one with UEFI. My HP laptop had the keys set for multimedia mode, but

the machine is UEFI based and that function is called SmartKeys on this
model. Now that I've turned off the SmartKeys (ActionKeys in your posted
example) I'm back to having to hit the Fn key plus the actual function key
to invoke the media function, which is just how I like it.
--
Brian

I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how cynical you become it's never
enough to keep up.



~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in
the Universe"



















Re: Spotify

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A brain transplant would be handy though...
I've never mastered it I have to say.
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Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:36 AM
Subject: [nvda] Spotify


Is Spotify accessible with NVDA? Do you need an adon to use it?


Re: Windows Explorer

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Create a new folder shift control n
However one can reset the menus to old style but you still find the shortcut faster nonetheless.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "kelby carlson" <kelbycarlson@gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 10:40 PM
Subject: [nvda] Windows Explorer


In Windows 10, I'm having trouble doing a lot of things in Windows
explorer. Pressing the alt key doesn't bring up the ribbons to do
things like create a new folder. Is this an NVDA issue?