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Re: nvda and dragon

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Aschalew,

What version of dragon have you installed? I have never had this happen to me.

You do not need to make any changes in nvda's configuration.
Pranav


Re: nvda and acapela for nvda voices

David Goldfield
 

Josh, I haven’t done a complete comparison between the Acapela voices and the Code Factory voices but I would judge their responsiveness as similar. The Acapela voices might be a tad bit less responsive and I’d put a lot of emphasis on tad. I would advise that you install them and judge for yourself since the product does allow for a seven-day trial. It’s been around four years since I purchased them but I believe I did so in U.S. dollars. Like any product which requires the license to be activated make sure that you have an Internet connection when you activate it. Like all such products save your license key into a file that you can easily access later if you need to do so. You may need to copy and paste the key into an edit field within the program to activate it. Apologies if I sound a bit vague on this but, as I said, it’s been several years since I went through the purchasing and activation.

 

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 Josh Kennedy
Sent: Friday, October 8, 2021 2:36 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] nvda and acapela for nvda voices

 

Hi

I was thinking of buying the acapela nvda voices either this month or next month. Are they as good and responsive as codeFactory vocalizer voices? Will they work with nvda 2021.2 and later? Also can I buy in united states dollars, or do I have convert the price from euros to united states dollars first before I buy them? Have any of you had any issues with activation?

Last, are there sapi5 versions of latest acapela voices to buy also, if I want to later on rather than the voices being tied to NVDA?

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: Why does NVDA now announce, "Properties Page Folder," when starting Thunderbird?

Gene
 

You can try using the speech dictionary.  But this is just two or three words and probably quickly, in a matter of perhaps two or three days, you will likely get used to it and it won’t bother you any more, nor will it slow you down.  Your screen-reader tells you all sorts of things about structure such as dialog, list, tree view, etc.  You are used to them and they don’t bother you or slow you down.  You do what you intend to do whether speech is occurring or not.  That would be the same in this case when you get used to it.
 
but if you want to stop the s;peech, I’ll suggest how you might do so.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2021 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Why does NVDA now announce, "Properties Page Folder," when starting Thunderbird?
 
Hello All,

Please respond to Roger's question regarding NVDA and Thunderbird using this topic, not either of the original two.

Roger, in the future, if you have a correction, please don't spin-off a separate topic, which giving it a different title does.  Just add the addendum by replying to your original message, that keeps everything together.
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Re: Why does NVDA now announce, "Properties Page Folder," when starting Thunderbird?

 

Hello All,

Please respond to Roger's question regarding NVDA and Thunderbird using this topic, not either of the original two.

Roger, in the future, if you have a correction, please don't spin-off a separate topic, which giving it a different title does.  Just add the addendum by replying to your original message, that keeps everything together.
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Why does NVDA now announce, "Properties Page Folder," when starting Thunderbird?

Roger Stewart
 

NVDA actually says "Properties Page Folder"  not file folder.


Roger


Why does NVDA now announce, "Properties Page Folder," when starting Thunderbird?

Roger Stewart
 

I've noticed that when I updated Thunderbird to the latest version, that nvda always says "properties file folder" every time I start it up and go to the inbox. It never did this before the update to Thunderbird.  It works fine, but just wondering if there's a way to turn off this useless bit of chatter.


Thanks.

Roger


Re: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

 

On Fri, Oct 8, 2021 at 09:13 AM, tim wrote:
He didn't say the 64 bit din't work with windows 10 it was NVDA it didn't work with.
-
Well, it seemed to me that what had originally been noted, which is exactly as you state, had already been directly addressed, and that was with the suggested workaround to install Adobe Reader DC 32-bit.  I read this as a request for a method to get back up and running, and at the moment that's the easiest, and to my knowledge only, way.

All discussion after that is further meta analysis of the whole situation.  I think there are going to be interaction issues between 32-bit and 64-bit software for years to come.  They won't be many, they won't be frequent, but they will exist.  It's going to be a "whack a mole" process until 32-bit software goes the way that 16-bit software went many many moons ago.

Eventually, everything's going to be 64-bit across the board.  But we're not there yet, or even close, really, when it comes down to brass tacks.
 
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Re: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

enes sarıbaş
 

I haven't trie that, but I am 100% sure it is an NVDA issue, due to the log I posted, and NVDA causing app to exit.

On 10/8/2021 6:50 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Have you tried launching it with narrator running only, if it crashes then this is an adobe issue and should be taken up with the company, if they even care about such things.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Thursday, October 7, 2021 5:08 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io; nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

this sequence repeats in the log.

ERROR - RPC process 10084 (Acrobat.exe) (14:56:39.824) - Dummy-1229 (4232):
Thread 8124, build\x86_64\remote\COMProxyRegistration.cpp,
registerCOMProxy, 182:
Unable to register interface IAccessibleHyperlink with proxy stub IAccessible2Proxy.dll, code -2147023156


On 10/7/2021 3:05 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
Hi all,

I am running latest windows 10 21h1, with NVDA latest alpha build as
of this writing. Adobe reader 64 bit doesn't work at all. When
clicking on a document, it becomes unresponsive, and exits adobe
reader within 30 seconds with no error message. Is anyone else
experiencing this?








Re: nvda and acapela for nvda voices

Chris
 

You can download an evaluation copy to try before you buy

Rather than asking for opinions which vary from person to person

 

 

From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: 08 October 2021 19:35
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] nvda and acapela for nvda voices

 

Hi

I was thinking of buying the acapela nvda voices either this month or next month. Are they as good and responsive as codeFactory vocalizer voices? Will they work with nvda 2021.2 and later? Also can I buy in united states dollars, or do I have convert the price from euros to united states dollars first before I buy them? Have any of you had any issues with activation?

Last, are there sapi5 versions of latest acapela voices to buy also, if I want to later on rather than the voices being tied to NVDA?

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

 


nvda and acapela for nvda voices

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi

I was thinking of buying the acapela nvda voices either this month or next month. Are they as good and responsive as codeFactory vocalizer voices? Will they work with nvda 2021.2 and later? Also can I buy in united states dollars, or do I have convert the price from euros to united states dollars first before I buy them? Have any of you had any issues with activation?

Last, are there sapi5 versions of latest acapela voices to buy also, if I want to later on rather than the voices being tied to NVDA?

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


My Tutorials on Google Drive #adminnotice

 

I normally wouldn't send this sort of message out, period, but since I know I have posted messages on so many occasions with direct download links to tutorials or other material I have stored on Google Drive, this is important for the membership to know.

Google has recently done the first major security change related to access to Google Drive since I've been using it.  This has broken a lot of links to specific material, but it does not affect everything.  It's really impossible for me to know which things remain downloadable and which choke, and it's certainly going to be impossible to go back and retroactively correct links that are dead.

If anyone attempts to download something I've given a link to in the past and it fails, I would appreciate receiving a private message, or an additional post on this topic, identifying the actual link that is not working and where you got it from.  The second half is really critical, as I cannot correct it for archive searchers if I don't know which link it was in which message.  I will, to the best of my ability, correct that link at the source where it is currently broken once I know where, as well as supplying the corrected link.
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NVDACon 2021: Save the Date!

Christopher Duffley
 

Dear NVDA supporters, contributors, users, software developers, and accessibility enthusiasts around the world:

We, the NVDACon 2021 planning committee, would like to send you a save the date announcement for NVDACon, invite you to start preparing topics for this year’s conference, and post some welcome announcements.

 

NVDACon 2021 will be held on the first weekend of December 2021. The exact dates and timing will be determined as the conference draws closer and the speakers are known. This year, the conference is titled “NVDA: 15 Years and Still Evolving.” NVDACon 2021 would be thrilled to have people present. Previous presentations have occurred at a global scale, and include countries such as The United States, Australia, Ireland, India, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Brazil, And more. As a conference that aims to meet the needs of as many people as possible, we will be using Zoom for this year's conference so that people can dial in on telephones from places with poor internet as wel as to help moderators fight increasing spam and security threats to the conference due to teamtalks lax security and moderation controls. Please start preparing your topics for a soon to be released call for topics form.

 

Also, NVDACon is entirely organized by a volunteer team around the world, and volunteers who wish to help out with session moddoration, audio editing, technical support, planning, promotion, and conference leadership tasks are always welcome. If you are interested in helping with conference planning, please fill out our volunteer form. As always, the NVDACon planning committee is thrilled to have you joining us in our conference to celebrate 15 years of a free screen reader for anyone anywhere to use. Here’s to 100 more years of accessible technology for all!

 

Thank you,

Christopher Duffley

Part of NVDACon Planning Committee


Re: Browse Mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts

 

At the end of it all, it's worth taking The Most Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Suspected NVDA Issues
and filing an issue if the problem remains.  And from what has passed earlier in this topic it appears that most, if not all, of those steps have been taken as well as a few more.  If my suggestion about clearing browser cache has not been taken, please do take it, as it's simple and it eliminates another possible factor.

In a case like this, if you've already been thorough about all the basic troubleshooting steps, plus more, I'd also suggest that you:
1. restart NVDA with debug level logging enabled
2. do whatever it is you need to do to reproduce the problem
3. once you've encountered that problem hit NVDA + F1 to open log viewer, select everything, copy the entire log to a new file in Notepad, and save it.
4. Include that log file as part of your issue report.  If memory serves it can be attached.  If not, complete the issue report, and then immediately comment on your own issue, pasting the log file in as the comment.

See: Creating an Issue in GitHub for NVDA
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The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 


Re: Need help using TWBlue

John J. Boyer
 

Thanks. I am now doing well with TWBlue. Maybe they have some online documentation I can find.

John

On Fri, Oct 08, 2021 at 08:47:52AM -0700, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
There is a well written read me you could access. I don't believe you are
not good at websites, you just need to practice using them, and the site is
very accessible. Everyone is good at navigation as long as the site is
accessible, properly labeled and coded to work well with screen readers.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John J. Boyer
Sent: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Need help using TWBlue

Hello,

I'm not very good with web sites. So a little help would be appreciated.
After it starts and log in it says ready and then displays a tree view. How
do I access the tree view? How do I see the tweets from the sites that I am
following?

Thanks,
John

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Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses live.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM
services
that are available at no cost












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Email: john.boyer@...
website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses live.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM services
that are available at no cost


Re: Why, oh why can I not get my choice of NVDA audio output device to stay as I set it?

 

On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 10:02 PM, Gene wrote:
I wouldn’t have thought of an add-on causing the problem. 
-
Very often, I'd say in the vast majority of cases, neither would I.  But that's one of the reasons that restarting with add-ons disabled is part of The Most Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Suspected NVDA Issues that are required to have been taken prior to filing an issue.

It's so easy to do, and once it becomes a part of your basic troubleshooting arsenal, you find that add-ons are an issue more often than you may ever have presumed.
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The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 


Re: Browse Mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts

Gene
 

I wouldn't assume the problem will correct itself.  I don't use Electron Apps and I don't know if technically, the problem could be the same.  A symptom doesn't necessarily come from the  same cause. 


Sending a log to someone with the technnical knowledge to understand it may tell us what the problem is.  I don't recall that suggestion being made yet.


Gene

On 10/8/2021 10:54 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

I’ve had this issue with electron apps as well. I don’t know what causes the issue but it will fix itself after a while.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Browse Mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts

 

Hi Michael,

 

Could I ask also have you tried the following to see if there is a difference.

 

Download a fresh copy of nvda and when you click on it there are 3 options one is to make a portable copy of nvda. Pick this option but also make sure you create a directory called nvda so the files go into it. Then if you know how make a shortcut to the desktop and asign a hot key for it to start it.

 

Or if you do it off a usb stick you will need to click on the nvda.exe file to start it. When it is running then try going back into the browser and see if the problem is fixed.

 

If this is the case then the nvda.ini file might of got corrupted on the installer version.

 

But if you still have the same problem with the fresh copy then it may not be nvda.

 

If it works perfect with a portable copy then I would completely uninstall nvda from the control panel.

 

Then press the windows key + R to bring up the run dialogue then type %appdata% then press the enter key. You will be given a list of folders with settings in them delete  the nvda one then close that screen.

 

From the fresh copy of nvda then reinstall nvda to the computer.

 

The other option is in cases resetting snvda to factory defaults will do the trick. But make sure when you do this and start up nvda you get the message where you can pick your layout having nvda start at startup etc. You will know it has been done correctly if you see that message.

 

 

If none of the above work it might be a good idea to disable all add ons and see if that fixes the problem.

 

To do that when you close nvda with nvda key + Q when you tab there is a combo box arrow down to disable all add ons then tab to ok then press the enter key. If that does the trick then it might be a matter of seeing which add on is doing it then remove it.

 

 

Gene nz

 

On 8/10/2021 8:38 am, Mike Adams wrote:

> What is happening is nvda not changing to browse mode? in a web page?

Correct

> Is there some thing else grabbing the focus and you are stuck in focus mode?

It will read web pages, it will follow the mouse pointer, it will follow the tab key through links. But if i press H, X, 1 or any letter it just repeats the letter pressed back to me. It makes it frustrating to jump forward for our blind student in his known web pages (eg GMail in HTML mode)

> Is it only in the one browser or all of the browsers or nvda is saying unknown down on the running applications area.

All browsers though we use Chrome and Firefox with the blind student.

> I guess the first thing I would try is running the Run COM Registration Fixing tool... under the tools section in nvda and follow the directions.

Done, no change

> After that is done shut down the computer then start it up again and see if that fixes the problem.

Done, no change

> There have been updates in the nvda 2021.2 release for this tool so make sure you have this version of nvda.

I had and have. 

> We wil see if it makes a difference.

Sorry, none

> Gene nz

I saw, at least a year ago, a reference to a webpage that suggested making setup changes in Windows 10 to make it more NVDA friendly. I can no longer find that reference or the page. I'm sure it had a list of about 10 settings/registry changes/services that could be tweaked. We were still running Windows server 2012 at that time, and NVDA was behaving well. It has never worked correctly on this desktop.

 

Michael, Napier, Hawkes Bay

 

On Tue, 5 Oct 2021 at 15:06, hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@...> wrote:

Hi

 

What is happening is nvda not changing to browse mode? in a web page?

 

Is there some thing else grabbing the focus and you are stuck in focus mode?

 

Is it only in the one browser or all of the browsers or nvda is saying unknown down on the running applications area.

 

I guess the first thing I would try is running the Run COM Registration Fixing tool... under the tools section in nvda and follow the directions.

 

After that is done shut down the computer then start it up again and see if that fixes the problem.

 

There have been updates in the nvda 2021.2 release for this tool so make sure you have this version of nvda.

 

We wil see if it makes a difference.

 

Gene nz

 

On 5/10/2021 1:53 pm, Mike Adams wrote:

NVDA Browse mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts (H for heading X for checkbox etc.) do not work on this computer. I remember coming across an online page which recommended settings for Windows 10, to make this work, but I have not found that page since. Anyone remember the page I am talking about?

 

Using:

Current NVDA + previous version

Windows 10 Pro V: 20H2 Build: 19042.1165

Windows is maintained by an external company, but I have good coms with them.


Re: Browse Mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts

Sarah k Alawami
 

I’ve had this issue with electron apps as well. I don’t know what causes the issue but it will fix itself after a while.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Browse Mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts

 

Hi Michael,

 

Could I ask also have you tried the following to see if there is a difference.

 

Download a fresh copy of nvda and when you click on it there are 3 options one is to make a portable copy of nvda. Pick this option but also make sure you create a directory called nvda so the files go into it. Then if you know how make a shortcut to the desktop and asign a hot key for it to start it.

 

Or if you do it off a usb stick you will need to click on the nvda.exe file to start it. When it is running then try going back into the browser and see if the problem is fixed.

 

If this is the case then the nvda.ini file might of got corrupted on the installer version.

 

But if you still have the same problem with the fresh copy then it may not be nvda.

 

If it works perfect with a portable copy then I would completely uninstall nvda from the control panel.

 

Then press the windows key + R to bring up the run dialogue then type %appdata% then press the enter key. You will be given a list of folders with settings in them delete  the nvda one then close that screen.

 

From the fresh copy of nvda then reinstall nvda to the computer.

 

The other option is in cases resetting snvda to factory defaults will do the trick. But make sure when you do this and start up nvda you get the message where you can pick your layout having nvda start at startup etc. You will know it has been done correctly if you see that message.

 

 

If none of the above work it might be a good idea to disable all add ons and see if that fixes the problem.

 

To do that when you close nvda with nvda key + Q when you tab there is a combo box arrow down to disable all add ons then tab to ok then press the enter key. If that does the trick then it might be a matter of seeing which add on is doing it then remove it.

 

 

Gene nz

 

On 8/10/2021 8:38 am, Mike Adams wrote:

> What is happening is nvda not changing to browse mode? in a web page?

Correct

> Is there some thing else grabbing the focus and you are stuck in focus mode?

It will read web pages, it will follow the mouse pointer, it will follow the tab key through links. But if i press H, X, 1 or any letter it just repeats the letter pressed back to me. It makes it frustrating to jump forward for our blind student in his known web pages (eg GMail in HTML mode)

> Is it only in the one browser or all of the browsers or nvda is saying unknown down on the running applications area.

All browsers though we use Chrome and Firefox with the blind student.

> I guess the first thing I would try is running the Run COM Registration Fixing tool... under the tools section in nvda and follow the directions.

Done, no change

> After that is done shut down the computer then start it up again and see if that fixes the problem.

Done, no change

> There have been updates in the nvda 2021.2 release for this tool so make sure you have this version of nvda.

I had and have. 

> We wil see if it makes a difference.

Sorry, none

> Gene nz

I saw, at least a year ago, a reference to a webpage that suggested making setup changes in Windows 10 to make it more NVDA friendly. I can no longer find that reference or the page. I'm sure it had a list of about 10 settings/registry changes/services that could be tweaked. We were still running Windows server 2012 at that time, and NVDA was behaving well. It has never worked correctly on this desktop.

 

Michael, Napier, Hawkes Bay

 

On Tue, 5 Oct 2021 at 15:06, hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@...> wrote:

Hi

 

What is happening is nvda not changing to browse mode? in a web page?

 

Is there some thing else grabbing the focus and you are stuck in focus mode?

 

Is it only in the one browser or all of the browsers or nvda is saying unknown down on the running applications area.

 

I guess the first thing I would try is running the Run COM Registration Fixing tool... under the tools section in nvda and follow the directions.

 

After that is done shut down the computer then start it up again and see if that fixes the problem.

 

There have been updates in the nvda 2021.2 release for this tool so make sure you have this version of nvda.

 

We wil see if it makes a difference.

 

Gene nz

 

On 5/10/2021 1:53 pm, Mike Adams wrote:

NVDA Browse mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts (H for heading X for checkbox etc.) do not work on this computer. I remember coming across an online page which recommended settings for Windows 10, to make this work, but I have not found that page since. Anyone remember the page I am talking about?

 

Using:

Current NVDA + previous version

Windows 10 Pro V: 20H2 Build: 19042.1165

Windows is maintained by an external company, but I have good coms with them.


Re: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

Sarah k Alawami
 

Have you tried launching it with narrator running only, if it crashes then this is an adobe issue and should be taken up with the company, if they even care about such things.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Thursday, October 7, 2021 5:08 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io; nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

this sequence repeats in the log.

ERROR - RPC process 10084 (Acrobat.exe) (14:56:39.824) - Dummy-1229 (4232):
Thread 8124, build\x86_64\remote\COMProxyRegistration.cpp,
registerCOMProxy, 182:
Unable to register interface IAccessibleHyperlink with proxy stub IAccessible2Proxy.dll, code -2147023156


On 10/7/2021 3:05 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
Hi all,

I am running latest windows 10 21h1, with NVDA latest alpha build as
of this writing. Adobe reader 64 bit doesn't work at all. When
clicking on a document, it becomes unresponsive, and exits adobe
reader within 30 seconds with no error message. Is anyone else
experiencing this?


Re: Why, oh why can I not get my choice of NVDA audio output device to stay as I set it?

Sarah k Alawami
 

Have you reset nvda, reinstalled it, done a scan for mailware, done the dcim thing etc?  I’m no thaving this issue, it keeps my thing at line 2 when I need it.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Why, oh why can I not get my choice of NVDA audio output device to stay as I set it?

 

 OK, my point exactly, though I saved the configuration with NVDA+CONTROL+c, then just restarting NVDA, the device I told NVDA  to use is again NOT selected but Microsoft sound mapper which I DO NOT WANT. The device is running because my computer doesn't take power from the device since it is plugged into a powered hub, but NVDA insists on using sound mapper.

So, as I'd mentioned if I am recording off the net through Edge and redirecting it to virtual cable line one which with edge is using Microsoft sound mapper, restart NVDA for any reason, it reverts to sound mapper and any speech then gets recorded, destroying any recording I've done with what my synthesizer is saying.

No thanks, :) and I then need to start the recording all over, etc.

btw I hadn't seen other replies to  this message, just Quentin's, thank you.

 

and I discovered, that "unmute audio" add-on has a configuration which resets to original device"

so that was the culpritt.

 

 

On 10/6/2021 4:41 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:

Gene,

 

Making a change to any of NVDA's settings and pressing the OK (or apply) button, simply changes the current setting, but does not save the change.  NVDA by default is set to save its configuration on exit, and as long as NVDA exits normally (eg it doesn't crash) that should be fine.  If you have turned that setting off though, you will need to save your configuration manually by pressing NVDA+control+c.


The original poster mentioned they had saved with NVDA+control+c so this seems like a different issue.  FWIW, I just went into NVDA's synthesizer settings, changed my output device, saved and restarted NVDA and it came up using the output device I had changed to, so that seems to work as advertised.  For Curtis - If NVDA is starting on system startup, I wonder if it could be that the device you are intending to use isn't ready yet and that is why it falls back to the Microsoft Sound mapper?  If you make the change, save settings and then restart NVDA, what sound device is selected?  If that works then it might be the device not being ready on system startup, although I can't think of a workaround for that offhand.

 

Quentin.

 

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 10:08 AM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

Are you using the select synthesizer dialog in NVDA to make the change?  Are you selecting what you want to be used and then activating the ok button?  If so, and if the change isn’t retained, there is a problem but I’m not sure what it is.  The function should work properly.

 

Gene

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Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2021 5:56 PM

Subject: [nvda] why, oh why?

 

When I save my configuration, and tell my preferred synthesizer to use a
particular sound card, save the configuration by hitting nvda-control-c,
then even ask NVDA to use this configuration when the computer boots,
etc. and then reload NVDA, I still get "microsoft sound mapper," what am
I doing wrong?

I DO NOT ALWAYS wish sound mapper, I wish only my particular sound
device to be used. Here's an example;

If ms sound mapper is used, if I am recording a remote broadcast and
routing it to let's say line one of virtual audio cable, that is also
Microsoft's sound mapper since that is from where the remote broadcast
comes in through Edge, right?

So if I tell NVDA to only use my sound card, why oh why is not that part
of the saved configuration? I ONLY WISH NVDA to use what I tell it too,
not to re-do sound mapper.

How many times does windows' figure they know more than we do?


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Re: Need help using TWBlue

Sarah k Alawami
 

There is a well written read me you could access. I don't believe you are
not good at websites, you just need to practice using them, and the site is
very accessible. Everyone is good at navigation as long as the site is
accessible, properly labeled and coded to work well with screen readers.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John J. Boyer
Sent: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Need help using TWBlue

Hello,

I'm not very good with web sites. So a little help would be appreciated.
After it starts and log in it says ready and then displays a tree view. How
do I access the tree view? How do I see the tweets from the sites that I am
following?

Thanks,
John

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