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Re: Function keys on orbit reader 40.

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

You need to read the manual Orbit Research has. I'm sure its located on their site. I'm sure their commands specificly for NVDA. I have an Orbit Writer. I don't know if the commands for the reader and writer are the same or not.

On 12/27/2021 7:05 PM, Jason White via groups.io wrote:
I would suggest installing the BrailleExtender add-on, then reading its help to discover the braille display keys that you need to use for your particular purposes.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ali Colak
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2021 17:23
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Function keys on orbit reader 40.

Hello,
Is there anyway to make the function keys like space+n and space+t work with NVDA. When I press space+n to go the NVDA menu on the orbit reader 40, there is no responce.










Re: Function keys on orbit reader 40.

Jason White
 

I would suggest installing the BrailleExtender add-on, then reading its help to discover the braille display keys that you need to use for your particular purposes.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ali Colak
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2021 17:23
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Function keys on orbit reader 40.

Hello,
Is there anyway to make the function keys like space+n and space+t work with NVDA. When I press space+n to go the NVDA menu on the orbit reader 40, there is no responce.


Function keys on orbit reader 40.

Ali Colak
 

Hello,
Is there anyway to make the function keys like space+n and space+t
work with NVDA. When I press space+n to go the NVDA menu on the orbit
reader 40, there is no responce.


Re: NVDA with touch screen windows 2 in 1 laptops

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


The user guide has all the touch gestures you can use with nvda. The user guide is broken up into desktop, lap top and touch gestures and what that command does.


Just in case you are new use the nvda key + letter N to bring up the preferences of nvda, go down to help then user guide.


The following link is not a tutorial but will point you towards a page with touch gestures only.


The link to this page is http://accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials.html


When you go there locate the heading called touch gestures and just under it is  a link to a page with all the touch gestures so far for nvda. I did the same for a lap top user as the tutorials on my website are more desk top only as that is what I use.


Gene nz


On 28/12/2021 8:14 am, Blind Gamer wrote:

Hi all
I have Microsoft surface Pro 7
I need help for how to use NVDA with touch screen
If anybody has any tutorials so please post it here
Thanks


NVDA with touch screen windows 2 in 1 laptops

Blind Gamer
 

Hi all
I have Microsoft surface Pro 7
I need help for how to use NVDA with touch screen
If anybody has any tutorials so please post it here
Thanks


Re: Merry Christmas, NVDA Input Gestures Demo

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

Yes, I realize I didn't mention that. What I find with NVDA is that the gestures aren't always named clearly, so I, personally, have a hard time knowing exactly what to search for. My searches can narrow down results, but by that point, it can be simpler to simply go to the category in the tree, then find the setting in question. In any case, I was going more for teaching concepts of traversing a tree. Nonetheless, I will be sure to mention the search box in the next video.

Thanks.

On Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 4:55 AM Jacob Kruger <jacob@...> wrote:

Nimer, one thing I might have mentioned in the demo is that, if you shift+tab off the treeview in the input gestures dialogue, then you land in a search box, which can make it a lot easier to find some gesture items, since that treeview contains a lot of items?


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Skype: BlindZA
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On 2021-12-25 02:40 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello everyone,

First, Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. This year has been a challenging one for me, quite challenging, actually. I know this is true for many of you. Thank you so much for the support you have shown me, and each other, in this forum. Please try to stay safe, remember that we are in a pandemic, but try to be merry as well. For some, the holidays can be a tough time. You are not alone, and things will look brighter, even if it doesn't feel like it now. If you wish to reach out and need someone to talk to, please reach out to me at nimerjaber1@....

Next, BlindTechAdventures is a YouTube channel, and is the home of Nimer and Kirt, and anyone else who wishes to come on. We discuss tech, and any other topic we feel like discussing. This was called Nimer's Tech and Outdoor Adventures channel, but has been renamed.

In any case, the latest video is out. It is a Christmas message, as well as a quick guide on the NVDA Input Gestures settings. Using the Input Gestures settings, I've demonstrated how to assign keyboard commands for a flattened mode of next and previous object navigation, which is the equivalent of the JAWS touch cursor, and is similar to Narrator navigation, and can help you access programs which may have accessibility challenges. I've also assigned a keyboard command to turn on and off the screen curtain. Using the steps I provide, you can change or add gestures or keyboard commands for NVDA functionality.

If you like the content, please consider liking, sharing with your network, and subscribing, in order to receive additional content. If you have comments or suggestions, please send those to nimerjaber1@... or via comment on the YouTube video. If you'd like to come on to discuss tech, or you want to help with the visuals of the channel, etc., please get in touch as well.

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Re: NVDA add-ons resources differences?

 

Hi,

Most add-ons are introduced without translations, or if introduced, are not localized yet. The reason is that users would like to know if the new add-on is something they wish to use before translators say they will localize add-ons. Although readiness for localization is considered as part of old user experience review process, the priority for this case is getting something working in the beginning. After add-on authors say the add-on is ready and distributed, localization then takes place (this is partly due to the translation workflow we have).

I understand that this might not be the answer you are looking for, but the community can assure you that we do look at translations seriously (several community leaders speak English as a second language, therefore we understand the importance of translation and localization work).

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: NVDA add-ons resources differences?

 

Hi all,

Some answers:

  • Review required: in the past, basic review (license and copyright, security, user experience, documentation, NVDA compatibility) was needed to introduce new add-ons to the community add-ons website (all five parts must pass). Although it had the advantage of letting the community know that the add-on was okay to use, an obvious downside was that only several members reviewed new add-ons (in the beginning add-on updates too were reviewed, which was since relaxed to review only new add-ons). This has changed recently so that add-ons can be introduced to the website (eventually through a store) if a description is given, add-on link is published and working, and does not dodge NVDA compatibility statements (for instance, if an add-on declares compatibility with a version of NVDA not in circulation, it will not be accepted). Therefore, add-on reviews are encouraged but are not required (think of NVDA Advanced OCR add-on - it made its debut a few days ago, and developers provided a description and a download link here; ideally new add-on intros (add-on name, author, description, download link, source code repository if it exists, NVDA compatibility info) would appear on NVDA add-ons list first so interested members can review and comment while the add-on is registered if developers say yes). This change was made in preparation for a store process (discussed below).
  • Store submission process: although not formalized yet, the process involved in distributing add-ons through a future store uses pull requests. An add-on author would submit new or updated add-on release metadata through a pull request, which will be accepted and made visible to add-on store clients (including NVDA). There are things taking place behind the scenes, but details are still yet to be determined (since store submission process was drafted by NV Access and add-ons community with NV Access taking primary responsibilities, it is up to NV Access to finalize things when they are ready).
  • Add-on distribution process, then and now: until early 2021 I (Joseph Lee) served as primary maintainer of add-on files database (the database itself was created in 2013 to host download links for add-ons on the community add-ons website). Whenever new add-ons were introduced (passed the basic review then) or updated, I would log onto add-on files repository and update the database. In 2021, as part of add-on store proposal, I and NV Access staff agreed to use pull requests for add-on submission process. As a result, NV Access manages add-on files database, with add-on authors submitting pull requests whenever folks need to add or update add-ons. Currently, an add-on author would submit a pull request when add-on updates are released, with another add-on author reviewing the pull request (the pull request consists of two parts: the new add-on download link, and updated add-on metadata). After the second add-on author (not the person who developed the updated add-on) reviews add-on metadata, NV Access staff would certify the update by approving the pull request and making the new add-on download link available by updating add-on files database (the entire process of creating a pull request, review from an add-on author, NV Access certification, updating add-on files database) is what I call "queueing for distribution"). The goal of the 2021 process is to test add-on store submission process, with the whole thing being automated and simplified by the time the add-on store becomes reality - that is, after creating a pull request to register new or updated add-ons, add-on store workflow will do its magic and make the new and/or updated add-ons available for you within minutes compared to hours as of now.
  • Add-ons from other sources: you are welcome to install add-ons from sources other than community add-ons website. Note that NVDA may block add-on installation if it determines the add-on is not compatible based on add-on manifest information. You can "overcome" this by editing the manifest, but I strongly discourage this (unless this is the last resort) as add-on modules themselves might be using code that's changed or removed from NVDA itself. This is the reason why members of the add-ons list are informed about changes that can have impact on add-ons.
  • What about add-on security: there is potential for malicious activity by add-ons as add-ons (and for that matter, NVDA) is written in Python. The add-ons community takes security seriously and we take action if told an add-on is not doing what it says it does (folks do provide comment on add-on source code from time to time). Security is the reason why NVDA itself has a "secure" mode where access to the file system, logs, add-ons manager, and updates are restricted or disallowed, and add-ons do check for "secure" flag and exit if NVDA is operating in this mode (unless the add-on author and/or source code says otherwise). Ultimately, add-on security depends on human attitudes (add-on author, community members, and ultimately, users).
  • Can folks propose add-ons for community distribution: of course. For old add-ons, please test them with latest NVDA stable release (2021.3.1) to make sure they are compatible, and if not, either modify the add-on or set compatibility to the oldest supported NVDA release. This is more so if an add-on was not maintained past 2019 and is written in Python 2; although the community does not have an official word on Python 2, in January 2022 add-on development guide (to be discussed on add-ons list) will state that Python 3 is required, and consequently, NVDA 2019.3 or later.
  • What about add-on licensing: what I say should be taken with a grain of salt as I'm not a lawyer. Add-ons community had a debate about this for a while. The consensus seems to be that any part of an add-on that directly touches NVDA screen reader (namely calling functions and inheriting classes from NVDA) must be licensed under GNU General Public license version 2 as these parts are derived works of NVDA. NV Access does state two exceptions in their license document: code included with add-ons (called "plugins" and "drivers" in the document) with a different license (including proprietary code), and Microsoft redistributable modules; in case of the add-on exception, as long as the component that uses something licensed differently still allows the parent add-on to be licensed under GPL 2 and does not use NVDA code and/or used by NVDA, it can be included. For example, Resource Monitor, an add-on that uses NVDA code, is licensed under GPL 2; this add-on relies on psutil, a Python library licensed under 3-Clause BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) license compatible with GPL, therefore psutil can be used in this add-on. If an add-on author has doubts about license terms of components to be used in an add-on, do ask for advice on add-ons list and/or look up compatibility between the component licenses and GPL.

In closing, let me clarify that I am not an employee of NV Access, nor am paid to maintain add-ons infrastructure for them. Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Ângelo Abrantes
 

hi,

What are the criteria used for an addon to become official?
What are the translation criteria for an addon to become official?
Being the NVDA an international project, what are the reasons why only about half of your official addons are fully available for us to translate them?
Why and why so many problems, just because there is a new place where you can find yourself "all" the addons for the NVDA, when the official store has not spent the paper yet?

Cheers.
Ângelo Abrantes
Às 16:55 de 27-12-2021, Mani Iyer via groups.io escreveu:

Just curious to know if a code review is done as part of the evaluation process.

Mani


On Dec 27, 2021, at 11:52 AM, Rui Fontes <rui.fontes@...> wrote:

The add-ons are evaluated and they are not posted if they are not secure...


Rui Fontes


Às 16:28 de 27/12/2021, Sarah k Alawami escreveu:
The add ons page, the secone one is for all add ons non official and official and for all versions. I quite like that one better as I can access stuff including betas if the developers put their stuff up there. Be careful though as I don't think those add ons are not vetted.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel McGee
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2021 6:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Hello everyone.



I am somewhat confused.

regarding the two following resources for NVDA add-ons, why do two sources exists? As a posed to just one main central resource.


The first which can be accessed by the following keystrokes.


Caps-Lock N, for NVDA Menu, T, tools,A, manage add-ons, alt G, get add-ons.


Or the following link.


https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html


The second resource


www.nvda-addons.org


Regards


Daniel














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Re: NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Mani Iyer
 

Just curious to know if a code review is done as part of the evaluation process.

Mani

On Dec 27, 2021, at 11:52 AM, Rui Fontes <rui.fontes@...> wrote:

The add-ons are evaluated and they are not posted if they are not secure...


Rui Fontes


Às 16:28 de 27/12/2021, Sarah k Alawami escreveu:
The add ons page, the secone one is for all add ons non official and official and for all versions. I quite like that one better as I can access stuff including betas if the developers put their stuff up there. Be careful though as I don't think those add ons are not vetted.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel McGee
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2021 6:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Hello everyone.



I am somewhat confused.

regarding the two following resources for NVDA add-ons, why do two sources exists? As a posed to just one main central resource.


The first which can be accessed by the following keystrokes.


Caps-Lock N, for NVDA Menu, T, tools,A, manage add-ons, alt G, get add-ons.


Or the following link.


https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html


The second resource


www.nvda-addons.org


Regards


Daniel














Re: NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Rui Fontes
 

The add-ons are evaluated and they are not posted if they are not secure...


Rui Fontes


Às 16:28 de 27/12/2021, Sarah k Alawami escreveu:

The add ons page, the secone one is for all add ons non official and official and for all versions. I quite like that one better as I can access stuff including betas if the developers put their stuff up there. Be careful though as I don't think those add ons are not vetted.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel McGee
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2021 6:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Hello everyone.



I am somewhat confused.

regarding the two following resources for NVDA add-ons, why do two sources exists? As a posed to just one main central resource.


The first which can be accessed by the following keystrokes.


Caps-Lock N, for NVDA Menu, T, tools,A, manage add-ons, alt G, get add-ons.


Or the following link.


https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html


The second resource


www.nvda-addons.org


Regards


Daniel











Re: NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Sarah k Alawami
 

The add ons page, the secone one is for all add ons non official and official and for all versions. I quite like that one better as I can access stuff including betas if the developers put their stuff up there. Be careful though as I don't think those add ons are not vetted.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel McGee
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2021 6:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Hello everyone.



I am somewhat confused.

regarding the two following resources for NVDA add-ons, why do two sources exists? As a posed to just one main central resource.


The first which can be accessed by the following keystrokes.


Caps-Lock N, for NVDA Menu, T, tools,A, manage add-ons, alt G, get add-ons.


Or the following link.


https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html


The second resource


www.nvda-addons.org


Regards


Daniel


Re: NVDA add-ons resources differences?

 

Hi all,

A birdy tells me that things have changed regarding add-on review process. Stay tuned for details.

Cheers,

Joseph


NVDA Updates While Using RDP

Russell James
 

Greetings,

Once again I managed to screw up a good thing...

While connected to a remote computer using MS Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and NVDA
An NVDA update dialog popped up
I proceeded to do the update

When the update got to the point of reporting it could not complete the update because another user was using nVDA
I realized I was using RDP and was now in trouble

At that point you no longer have NVDA installed, the original or the update...

This would probably be a good time to use Narator...

I managed to retreat to my local computer and copy the MVDA installer
I went back to the remote computer and pasted the installer on the desktop
 Then I was able to launch the installer and get NVDA talking again

I don't know why NVDA does this
Many years ago this used to work

Russ





Re: A Two Part Question

Chris Smart
 

Google just informed me that you press Windows+PrintScreen.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of H l
Sent: December 27, 2021 6:00 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] A Two Part Question

 

Hey everyone,

 

This is a two-part question, the second of which is nothing really to do with NVDA.

 

I need to take a screenshot ofmy online bank statement showin the balance. How do I do this using NVDA? I can never remember if it’s just the screen print key or another key in combination with that.

The other part of my question is – how do I make my screenshots save directly to the screenshots in the fictures directory on the computer? I don’t want my stuff saved not the one drive at all if I can help it.

 

Thanks in advance for any help,

Harmony.


Re: A Two Part Question

 
Edited

Neither of these is an NVDA question.  Screen shots are taken by Windows (or MacOS or Android or whatever OS), not the screen reader

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=taking+a+screenshot+windows 

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Re: NVDA add-ons resources differences?

Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera
 

Hello, the first address is the official one which only contains official plugins that have passed the filter.

The second one is a project driven by the Spanish NVDA community:

https://nvda.es/

Well this page:

https://www.nvda-addons.org/

It pretends to have the official plugins together with unofficial plugins but that have had a review by people from the Spanish community to check their reliability.

At present between official and unofficial add-ons and discontinued add-ons there are 255.

The discontinued ones remain to be studied at some point by someone who may be interested.

This database intends to try to have the majority of complements located in a single place.


Also in this directory the authors of add-ons can manage the incorporation to the catalog along with their updates.

This database is usually updated daily with the updates that if one had to be looking for the different sites that are distributed could lose a lot of time.

In addition, I developed a Store which allows us to have in an add-on all the add-ons files being able to download them, visit the add-on page and more things like searching, filtering by API, author, downloads, etc.

The Store add-on will also allow us to check for updates every so often, update our official and unofficial add-ons and more options.

If you try it is recommended to read the help, it is in English too and clarify that this Store is not the official NVDA is the one that uses the database of the above mentioned page.

I leave the link in case someone wants to try the Store add-on:

https://nvda.es/files/get.php?file=tienda


And here its repository in Github:

https://github.com/hxebolax/Tienda-para-NVDA


Greetings

P.s: Sorry my mother tongue is not English so this text has been translated with DeepL.


Re: Automatic speech output for interactive fiction interpreters not doing automatic speech

Felix G.
 

Hello Mohamed,
I am running version 1.5, and report dynamic content changes is active.
Also, in standard console windows, automatic reading works as
expected. Only in Magnetic do I encounter the problem.
I am going to try with Frotz to see if only Magnetic is affected.
Best,
Felix Grützmacher
Am Mo., 27. Dez. 2021 um 14:46 Uhr schrieb Mohamed <malhajamy@...>:


Have you checked if report dynamic content changes is enabled? Also, have you updated to the latest version of the addon? IFInterpreters 1.4 had to make changes to support newer versions of several interpreters recently.
On 12/27/2021 4:56 AM, Jacob Kruger wrote:

Felix, I have a lot of other add-ons installed, including console toolkit, global commands extension, etc. - those two might affect this side of it, but, have no experience with that interpreter, so, sorry can't help more.


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2021-12-27 11:52 AM, Felix G. wrote:

Hi,
with the add-on active, NVDA detects the text window in Magnetic as a
terminal, but unlike the standard Windows terminal, NVDA does not
automatically announce new text. What else would there be to tweak?
Thanks,
Felix

Am Mo., 27. Dez. 2021 um 10:48 Uhr schrieb Jacob Kruger <jacob@...>:

It works fine for me using windows frotz 1.19?


That interpreter might also require a bit of interface tweaking - can't remember since been a while, but, it does work?


Jacob Kruger
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2021-12-25 10:51 AM, Felix G. wrote:

Hello everyone,
maybe someone can point me in the right direction. I'm using the
automatic speech output for interactive fiction interpreters add-on,
and for some reason it does not speak automatically in the Magnetic
Scrolls interpreter. I've turned off pictures as the instructions
suggest. I can read the text just fine using the review cursor, only
the automatic speech functionality does not work.
Any help is appreciated.
All the best,
Felix








Re: Automatic speech output for interactive fiction interpreters not doing automatic speech

Mohamed
 

Have you checked if report dynamic content changes is enabled? Also, have you updated to the latest version of the addon? IFInterpreters 1.4 had to make changes to support newer versions of several interpreters recently.

On 12/27/2021 4:56 AM, Jacob Kruger wrote:

Felix, I have a lot of other add-ons installed, including console toolkit, global commands extension, etc. - those two might affect this side of it, but, have no experience with that interpreter, so, sorry can't help more.


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2021-12-27 11:52 AM, Felix G. wrote:
Hi,
with the add-on active, NVDA detects the text window in Magnetic as a
terminal, but unlike the standard Windows terminal, NVDA does not
automatically announce new text. What else would there be to tweak?
Thanks,
Felix

Am Mo., 27. Dez. 2021 um 10:48 Uhr schrieb Jacob Kruger <jacob@...>:
It works fine for me using windows frotz 1.19?


That interpreter might also require a bit of interface tweaking - can't remember since been a while, but, it does work?


Jacob Kruger
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2021-12-25 10:51 AM, Felix G. wrote:

Hello everyone,
maybe someone can point me in the right direction. I'm using the
automatic speech output for interactive fiction interpreters add-on,
and for some reason it does not speak automatically in the Magnetic
Scrolls interpreter. I've turned off pictures as the instructions
suggest. I can read the text just fine using the review cursor, only
the automatic speech functionality does not work.
Any help is appreciated.
All the best,
Felix








Re: WebEx screen share inaccessibility?

Sally Kiebdaj
 

Hello,

Thank you for letting me know that the web version does work. I hadn't tried it yet because I do like using the hotkeys and as  you said, the browser does not support hotkeys. 

At least now I know it might be worth the trade off.

Sadly, my institution has a WebEx license so that is what we have to use.

warmly,
Sally 

On Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 2:07 PM Vaibhav Saraf <vaibhav.s.acc@...> wrote:
Hi,

I have screen shared on WebEx twice. Unlike you I used webex through browser and I was able to stop my sharing both the times. I did not need to use any hotkeys, I believe none would work when am on a browser.

Although overall experience with WebEx is very poor as compared to other clients.

Thanks,
Vaibhav



On Mon, 27 Dec 2021 at 17:12, Sally Kiebdaj <fiddle.pup@...> wrote:
Hello all,

Is anyone successfully sharing their screen and retaining control of their meeting in WebEx with NVDA? 

I've been corresponding with WebEx Accessibility support and they seem to think it is possible but my experience is that it's not. Can anyone weigh in on whether or not I'm missing something? 

Here is what I'm experiencing:
In any meeting, I am able to successfully control my microphone, video, and attendance using hotkeys. I am also able to start screen sharing including selecting which program is shared. However, this is when things stop working. 

Once a window is shared, all current meeting controls move to a "floating" meeting control bar above the shared window content. I cannot get NVDA to focus on that floating meeting control bar in order to interact with any of the meeting controls such as microphone, video, leaving the meeting, or stopping screen share. 

Accessibility support has suggested using the Ctrl+Shift+Q shortcut for toggling between showing and hiding the meeting control bar while sharing in order to place focus on the meeting control bar. I do get focus on the show/hide warning dialogue . However, in my case focus immediately returns to the shared window content after I press "ok" in the dialogue

Additionally, none of the meeting control hotkeys work, Probably because they are not global and focus is not "on" the WebEx meeting.

My environment is:
WebEx 41.11.0.20717
Windows 10 Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.1348)
NVDA 2021.3

After sharing the contents of a window, is anyone able to get focus on the meeting control bar or otherwise interact with the current meeting? 

For now, I get stuck with whatever microphone/video state I have and am unable to stop screen sharing or leave/end the meeting.

Any and all experience/comments would be helpful.

Thank you!
Sally 

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