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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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Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM
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Email: john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org
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.
--

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

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

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

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?


--
Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
curtis@...





 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 

-- 
Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
curtis@...


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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Email: john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org
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


nvda and dragon

Aschalew Byness
 

Hi friends
I just installed Dragon software and tried to use it with nvda.
however, nvda reads the drangon user interface in Spanish. When I
installed Dragon first, I checked the 'all english' choice. Anything
I have to do within the nvda setting?
Thanks


Re: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

tim
 

Think you guys got off the point.

He didn't say the 64 bit din't work with windows 10 it was NVDA it didn't work with.

So far with win 11 you can still run 32 bit. However, Microsoft did state that after 11 32 bit useage would be dropping off just like internet explorer. Then even NVDA will need a complete rewrite to 64 bit seeing how its only 32 bit now.

On 10/7/2021 3:34 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:

Hi Brian,

Going 64 bit is really benefitial for certain types of software, for example file compression software, antiviruses etc that use lots of memory and CPU cycles.  I will get around to nuking 64 bit reader, but I wish it had worked especially since Quentin on this list earlier had said he had no issues.

On 10/7/2021 9:49 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
enes,

       I can say, with absolute certainty, that at one point (probably in the past) Microsoft explicitly instructed to use the 32-bit version of Office unless you needed something that could not be had without the 64-bit.

        But, my statement is about what we techs "on the ground" routinely advise, particularly after an issue has reared its ugly head with a 64-bit version of anything.  For lots of stuff I still just install the 32-bit because it's the "most focused upon" in the development cycles at the moment.  That's definitely going to change, and I wish it had changed ages ago, but there has always been a need to keep the 32-bit stuff "in tip top shape" since it can run under a 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows.

        There's lots of 64-bit software, I'd say most of it, that you won't have a single, solitary problem with.  But if you are, or suspect you might based upon reports such as those made in this topic, and a 32-bit version exists, then nuke the 64-bit install and then install the 32-bit version.
--

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

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 


Welcome to the NVDA Community Add-ons website - Quick Notetaker #nvdaaddonsfeed

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

Quick Notetaker

  • Authors: Eilana Benish, Mohammad Suliman
  • Download stable version
  • NVDA compatibility: 2019.3 to 2021.2

The Quick Notetaker add-on is a wonderful tool which allows writing notes quickly and easily anytime and from any app the user is using. Whether the user is watching a video for example, or participating in a meeting on Zoom, teams or Google meet, they can easily and smoothly open the notetaker and take a note. In order to create a quick note, NVDA + Alt + n key combination can be used, a floating window appears at the top left corner of the screen, so the note can be typed there.

Every note that is being Created can optionally get the active window title, and as such, the note content can get the context in which this note was created by having the note title as the active window title the user was using. This behavior can be changed from the add-on settings, where the user can decide whether the active window title is captured when creating a new note.

The Notetaker dialog

  • The note edit area: When opening the Notetaker interface the focus will be in this edit area. Writing with Markdown (a markup language to easily produce HTML content) is supported also. For more info on Markdown visit the Markdown guide page.

  • Preview note: to view the note in an HTML window.

  • Copy: to copy the note as is to the clipboard.

  • Copy HTML code: to copy the HTML code representing the note. A useful feature for those who write in Markdown.

  • A checkbox to allow saving the note as Microsoft Word also, or updating the corresponding one if it exists.

  • A save and close button.

  • A discard button to discard changes when desired. When unsaved changes exist, a warning message is displayed to the user asking if they are sure they want to exit and discard their changes.

The Notes Manager interface

Opening and closing this interface

  • NVDA + Alt + v will launch the Notes Manager interface.

  • Using either the Escape key or the close button found at the bottom of this window will close this interface.

The notes list

The notes are organized in a tabular list which includes:

  1. The note title: If the note hasn’t got the active window title, the first line of the note will be the note title displayed in this list.

  2. Last edited time stamp.

  3. A preview text of the note content.

The options available in Notes Manager interface

  • View note: to view the note in an HTML window.

  • Edit note: opens the note to be edited using Notetaker interface.

  • Copy note: copies the note content as is to the clipboard.

  • Create a Microsoft Word document: Creates a Microsoft Word document representing this note in case it has no such document.

  • Open in Microsoft Word: opens the Microsoft Word document attached to this note in case it has a one.

  • Copy HTML code: copies the HTML code representing this note. A useful feature for those who write in Markdown.

  • Delete note: displays a warning before performing the note deletion.

  • New note: the Notetaker interface can be reached from this interface to create a new note.

  • Open settings: opening the add-on settings is also possible from here.

  • Close: to close the window.

The add-on settings

The add-on settings are a part of NVDA’s settings interface. To reach those settings, the user needs to open the NVDA menu using NVDA key + n, choose preferences > settings, and then arrow down until reaching Quick Notetaker category.

Using the settings interface the user can:

  • Default documents directory: to choose the default directory where Quick Notetaker documents will be saved. The user can press the “Browse” button to change the path of this directory.

  • Ask me each time where to save the note's corresponding Microsoft Word document: a checkbox (not checked by default) – to show the dialog for choosing the location where the document will be saved on each save or update operation for the note’s Microsoft Word document if such a one exists.

  • Open the note's corresponding Microsoft Word document after saving or updating: a checkbox (not checked by default) – to allow the user to choose whether the Microsoft Word document will be opened after a save or update operation in case the note has such document.

  • Capture the active window title when creating a new note: a checkbox (checked by default) – to allow the note to get the active window title the user was using when they created the note. This title will be also the title of the Microsoft Word document for the note in case it has a one.

  • Remember the note taker window size and position: a checkbox (not checked by default) – to tell the add-on to remember the size and the position of the Notetaker dialog when creating or editing a note. As such, when the user opens the dialog next time, the position and the size will be the same as the last time the dialog was used. The default position of this dialog is at the top left corner of the screen.

  • Auto align text when editing notes (relevant for RTL languages): a checkbox (checked by default) – to control whether the text when creating or editing a note should be auto aligned according to the language used. This is mostly relevant for right to left languages. For example, if the language used is Arabic or Hebrew, then the text will be right aligned when this option is chosen, if the language is English or French, then the text will be left aligned.

Keyboard shortcuts

  • NVDA + Alt + n: to open the Notetaker interface.

  • NVDA + Alt + v: to open the Notes Manager interface.

Keyboard shortcuts in the different interfaces

Interface Command Keyboard shortcut
Notetaker Focus the note edit area Alt + n
Notetaker Align text to the right Control + r
Notetaker Align text to the left Control + l
Notetaker Preview note in an HTML window Alt + r
Notetaker Copy Alt + p
Notetaker Copy HTML code Alt + h
Notetaker Save note as a Microsoft Word document Alt + w
Notetaker Update the note corresponding Microsoft Word document Alt + w
Notetaker Save and close Alt + s
Notetaker Discard Alt + d
Notetaker Open notes Manager Alt + m
Notes Manager View note Alt + v
Notes Manager Edit note Alt + e
Notes Manager Copy note Alt + p
Notes Manager Open in Microsoft Word (if such a document exists) Alt + o
Notes Manager Create a word document for a saved note Alt + w
Notes Manager Copy HTML code Alt + h
Notes Manager Delete note Alt + d
Notes Manager New note Alt + n
Notes Manager Open settings Alt + s
Notes Manager Close the interface Alt + c
The settings interface Ask me each time where to save the note's corresponding Microsoft Word document Alt + w
The settings interface Open the note's corresponding Microsoft Word document after saving or updating Alt + o
The settings interface Capture the active window title when creating a new note Alt + c
The settings interface Remember the note taker window size and position Alt + r
The settings interface Auto align text when editing notes (relevant for RTL languages) Alt + t

Acknowledgements

  • The add-on comes bundled with Pandoc, a wonderful tool which allows converting documents between different formats. Without this tool the add-on won’t be able to offer the capabilities it offers. For more info on Pandoc visit the Pandoc homepage.

  • The add-on also relies on a Python Markdown package called markdown2. For more info on this package visit the package GitHub page.

  • A great thanks to NV Access, add-on authors, and contributors! Several parts of the add-on were inspired by your magnificent work and effort, so please keep up this brilliant ecosystem and the cooperation.


Re: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

 

To be honest jean with the latest version of firefox 93.0, if I download a bunch of files or if say I go to a site like amd, then maybe another one like skype and then try to download a file the dialog will come up but firefox will crash and I have to end it.

That doesn't mean I can't complete my tasks, but its been like that since I loaded 93.


Its not uber badd as it will work to view things but it can get a bit annoying at times.

I really need to report this to mozilla.



On 8/10/2021 7:42 am, Gene wrote:
In the early days of 64 bit Firefox, I don’t recall hearing about performance problems with the browser, but there were not many 64 bit add-ons so switching meant that you were losing one of the important reasons a lot of people used Firefox.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2021 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA
 

Hi Brian,

I very much went against this advice, and installed 64 bit versions of file compression, format conversion, and office software etc.Even browsers, I was one of the early upgraders to Firefox 64 bit. Until Reader 64 bit, I had no issues whatsoever with 64 bit software.  Nor did I see any advice with Mozilla, Microsoft etc against choosing a 64 bit version.

 

On 10/7/2021 7:29 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 11:02 AM, Gene wrote:
This page appears to indicate that Windows 10 can run the 32 bit version but not Windows 11.
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Gene,

You've somehow overlooked or misread the table on that page.  32-bit software remains supported under all 64-bit versions of Windows, including Windows 11.  And the table for the 32-bit version of Acrobat Reader states it runs under:

Windows 11 (64 bit), Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit) version 1809 or later, Windows 8, 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit and 64 bit), or Windows Server - 2008 R2 (64 bit), 2012 (64 bit), 2012 R2 (64 bit), 2016 (64 bit), or 2019 (64 bit)

Windows 10 is the final version of Windows that has an actual 32-bit version of the Windows operating system, but that's a separate issue.  Most of us are running Windows 10 64-bit unless we have very old hardware, and most will still have been using the 32-bit versions of Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office, and a number of other pieces of software that still "prefer" (for lack of a better way of putting it) to install their 32-bit versions by default and only use 64-bit when explicitly chosen.

It's still pretty much "the general advice" among techs that if a piece of software "has some age on it" and there exist both 32 and 64-bit versions, to install the 32-bit versions for a more trouble-free experience.  I fully expect that this is going to change in the years after Windows 11 becomes common as there will be no reason to focus on maintaining 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and 64-bit will definitely win out as time marches on.
 
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 


Re: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

Gene
 

I really like using browsers for PDF documents.  I can’t comment in general; I mostly use Edge but other browsers may work well.  Edge opens documents much faster than Adobe.  I don’t read PDF documents much but from the little I do, it seems to me that Edge usually renders them as well as Adobe.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2021 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA
 
I did once but who knows.

Adobe reader just updated again.

Sadly it seems adobe reader likes to update itself you may if you root
about can get a 32 bit adobe reader but yeah its done this before.

For a while its been ok.

Still is ok.

This is  what you may want to do.

1.  open the document then imediately alt tab away, do it again.

Wait till its finnished processing.

push up arrow, it should ding.

Hit alt tab again, and keep doing that till the document appears.

Now this will work with online documents, but I have had documents which
just don't work so well due to how they are constructed.

For those I use balabolka but they can run together.

In general any coded web documents do not crash and most documents
should be ok but yeah there are issues some times.



On 8/10/2021 1:05 am, 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: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

 

I did once but who knows.

Adobe reader just updated again.

Sadly it seems adobe reader likes to update itself you may if you root about can get a 32 bit adobe reader but yeah its done this before.

For a while its been ok.

Still is ok.

This is  what you may want to do.

1.  open the document then imediately alt tab away, do it again.

Wait till its finnished processing.

push up arrow, it should ding.

Hit alt tab again, and keep doing that till the document appears.

Now this will work with online documents, but I have had documents which just don't work so well due to how they are constructed.

For those I use balabolka but they can run together.

In general any coded web documents do not crash and most documents should be ok but yeah there are issues some times.

On 8/10/2021 1:05 am, 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?





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Re: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

benmoxey@...
 

Hi Enes

 

I typically always install 64 bit versions of Apps when available with no problem, but have noticed some stability issues with Adobe Reader DC 64 and NVDA. I run the 32 bit version on my work machine and it’s smooth sailing.

 

If you want to try the 32 bit version and see if it resolves your issue, remove your current install and download the 32 bit version from the below link. This page will let you choose, rather than Adobe detecting your system and automatically giving you the 64 bit option. Choose the version that simply states it’s “for Windows”. This is the 32 bit one you want.

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Install for all versions

 

Interested to know if others have noticed instability with the 64 bit version.

 

All the best.

 

Ben

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, 8 October 2021 1:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA

 

I don't know if downgrading to 32 bit is even possible.   I am hoping someone from NVAccess would respond to this.

On 10/7/2021 5:51 PM, Christopher Duffley wrote:

OK...that's strange! Are you able to use another version of Adobe Reader for the time being? I'm not sure if NVAccess or someone in the add-ons community can do something about it, or better yet, Adobe themselves.

 

Thanks,

 

Christopher Duffley

Host of Mission Possible Podcast: http://www.missionpossiblepodcast.com

Cell: +1 (603) 851-6971

 

12 Pro Max


On Oct 7, 2021, at 10:42, enes sarıbaş <enes.saribas@...> wrote:



Hi,

It does persist after running the tool.

On 10/7/2021 4:41 PM, Christopher Duffley wrote:

Could you try running the COM Registry Fixing Tool in the Tools menu, then restart the machine, and see if this persists?

 

Thanks,

 

Christopher Duffley

Host of Mission Possible Podcast: http://www.missionpossiblepodcast.com

Cell: +1 (603) 851-6971

 

12 Pro Max


On Oct 7, 2021, at 08:07, enes sarıbaş <enes.saribas@...> wrote:

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: Browse Mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

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

 

Simple enough to try:  Clear browser cache, for all time, then try again.

Some of the most bizarre issues I've ever encountered under Windows, one of which was utterly atypical keyboard shortcut behavior for JAWS, were the result of corrupted browser cache.

Make sure you either clear cache, exit the browser, and start again.  Or exit the browser and use a third party tool such as System Ninja or the like to clear the cache.
--

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

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
 

While I haven’t seen the article with suggested tweaks, I doubt this problem is addressed.  I have either never or almost never seen it discussed before.  Something is interfering with the keys working with NVDA. 
 
Can you give the person another computer with a different installation of Windows?  I don’t know the technical term but it is my understanding that often in businesses and institutions, people will receive computers with exactly the same copy of Windows placed, not installed, on the hard drive.  If this is a Windows problem, if the problem exists on one computer, it may on all.  Is there a way to repair Windows that might correct it?  I’ll let others discuss such questions.  I can raise them, but I don’t have the technical knowledge to discuss them.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Adams
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2021 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Browse Mode single letter quick navigation shortcuts
 

> 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

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!


If you press Escape, after that the keys work as expected?


Other possibility, press NVDA+Spacebar and try the keys...


Rui Fontes


Às 20:38 de 07/10/2021, Mike Adams escreveu:

> 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

Mike Adams
 

> 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

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi Brian,

Going 64 bit is really benefitial for certain types of software, for example file compression software, antiviruses etc that use lots of memory and CPU cycles.  I will get around to nuking 64 bit reader, but I wish it had worked especially since Quentin on this list earlier had said he had no issues.

On 10/7/2021 9:49 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
enes,

       I can say, with absolute certainty, that at one point (probably in the past) Microsoft explicitly instructed to use the 32-bit version of Office unless you needed something that could not be had without the 64-bit.

        But, my statement is about what we techs "on the ground" routinely advise, particularly after an issue has reared its ugly head with a 64-bit version of anything.  For lots of stuff I still just install the 32-bit because it's the "most focused upon" in the development cycles at the moment.  That's definitely going to change, and I wish it had changed ages ago, but there has always been a need to keep the 32-bit stuff "in tip top shape" since it can run under a 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows.

        There's lots of 64-bit software, I'd say most of it, that you won't have a single, solitary problem with.  But if you are, or suspect you might based upon reports such as those made in this topic, and a 32-bit version exists, then nuke the 64-bit install and then install the 32-bit version.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 

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