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Re: Vocalizer for NVDA

Socheat
 

Hello,

Here are my opinions on both speech synths.
First, Code Factory voices for NVDA
Pros:
  • You get two voices, bundled together in one package.
  • affordable, low costs add-on for NVDA on the market, if you are looking for inexpensive voices to use with NVDA.
  • Seven days free trial.
  • Uses the new, up to date embedded voices from Nuance.
Cons:
  • Automatic language switching support just doesn't work.
  • No compack voices, if you're a fan of those.
  • Code Factory's support is terrible.
  • Doesn't have an ability to check the remaining activations
  • Some pronunciation issues with Eloquence.

Now, for Tiflotecnia's Vocalizer
Pros:
  • Wide variety of compack voices to choose from.
  • Automatic language switching support does work.
  • Rui is usually quick in responding to emails, when you have problems.
  • You get an email alert, whenever you deactivate a license from a computer, to tell you of your activation count.
  • Convenient ways to check your activation count, via the website, and from within the Vocalizer driver itself.
Cons:
  • Not the cheapest option, if you're on a tight budget.
  • Uses the slightly outdated voices (1.1.1), while Code Factory uses the Vocalizer expressive 2 voices.
  • No free trial, unfortunately.
  • The driver that you get from the main website (https://vocalizer-nvda.com), sometimes may not be the newest.

Bottom line:
If you want Eloquence, and Vocalizer voices bundled together in one package, and don't mind Code Factory's support, automatic language switching support isn't your priority, then go for Code Factory voices. You could save yourself a few bucks.
But, if you don't mind spending a little more cash, and outdated voices aren't a problem for you, go with Tiflotecnia vocalizer. Especially if automatic language switching support, and the technical support is your top priority.

Socheat

On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 3:18 AM Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
I asked this question a while back but got no response.  I purchased my
vocalizer/eloquinse NVDA addon from AT guys.  The addon was produced by
Code Factory.  There is another on line vendor called Tiflotecnia.  Is
the same addon also produced by Code Factory?  If they are two different
addons, which works best with the latest version of NVDA.
Thanks






Re: Catching a buzz

Gene
 

Yes.  I don't know if it would annoy me if I used speakers but I use headphones.  It may be more noticeable.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 10:07 PM, Chris Smart wrote:
It's not a loud sound.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: February 3, 2022 10:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Catching a buzz

thank you. Evidently, you mean the feature that announces spelling errors when you read a flagged word. I want to hear the announcement but I don't want to hear the buzz when I'm typing and an error is detected. this appears to be a sound NVDA makes. When I put it to sleep and intentionally make an error, I don't hear the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 8:53 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi Gene


Have a look under the document settings in nvda and uncheck spelling
errors and that sound goes.


It does not worry me as I know when it happens I have mis spelled the
word.


Gene nz


On 4/02/2022 3:46 pm, Gene wrote:
Is there any way to stop the buzz that NVDA makes when something is
flagged as an error as you type? I don't want to turn off the flag
feature but I don't want to be distracted by the buzz while I'm writing.


Gene















Re: Catching a buzz

 

Hi all,

The actual setting to change is "Play sound for spelling errors while typing" found in keyboard settings.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Catching a buzz

Chris Smart
 

Thank god.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: February 3, 2022 11:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Catching a buzz

I stopped the sound. I checked in the waves folder and I found a text error wave file. I played it and it is the sound I wanted to eliminate. I hadn't expected the buzz to be made by a wave file but it is. I changed the extension to bak on the file.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 9:10 PM, Gene wrote:
I did a little more experimenting and I found that turning off speak
typed characters stops the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 9:03 PM, Gene wrote:
thank you. Evidently, you mean the feature that announces spelling
errors when you read a flagged word. I want to hear the announcement
but I don't want to hear the buzz when I'm typing and an error is
detected. this appears to be a sound NVDA makes. When I put it to
sleep and intentionally make an error, I don't hear the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 8:53 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi Gene


Have a look under the document settings in nvda and uncheck spelling
errors and that sound goes.


It does not worry me as I know when it happens I have mis spelled
the word.


Gene nz


On 4/02/2022 3:46 pm, Gene wrote:
Is there any way to stop the buzz that NVDA makes when something is
flagged as an error as you type? I don't want to turn off the flag
feature but I don't want to be distracted by the buzz while I'm
writing.


Gene









Re: Catching a buzz

Chris Smart
 

It's not a loud sound.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: February 3, 2022 10:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Catching a buzz

thank you. Evidently, you mean the feature that announces spelling errors when you read a flagged word. I want to hear the announcement but I don't want to hear the buzz when I'm typing and an error is detected. this appears to be a sound NVDA makes. When I put it to sleep and intentionally make an error, I don't hear the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 8:53 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi Gene


Have a look under the document settings in nvda and uncheck spelling
errors and that sound goes.


It does not worry me as I know when it happens I have mis spelled the
word.


Gene nz


On 4/02/2022 3:46 pm, Gene wrote:
Is there any way to stop the buzz that NVDA makes when something is
flagged as an error as you type? I don't want to turn off the flag
feature but I don't want to be distracted by the buzz while I'm writing.


Gene









Re: Catching a buzz

Gene
 

I stopped the sound.  I checked in the waves folder and I found a text error wave file.  I played it and it is the sound I wanted to eliminate.  I hadn't expected the buzz to be made by a wave file but it is.  I changed the extension to bak on the file.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 9:10 PM, Gene wrote:
I did a little more experimenting and I found  that turning off speak typed characters stops the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 9:03 PM, Gene wrote:
thank you.  Evidently, you mean the feature that announces spelling errors when you read a flagged word.  I want to hear the announcement but I don't want to hear the buzz when I'm typing and an error is detected.  this appears to be a sound NVDA makes. When I put it to sleep and intentionally make an error, I don't hear the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 8:53 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi Gene


Have a look under the document settings in nvda and uncheck spelling errors and that sound goes.


It does not worry me as I know when it happens I have mis spelled the word.


Gene nz


On 4/02/2022 3:46 pm, Gene wrote:
Is there any way to stop the buzz that NVDA makes when something is flagged as an error as you type? I don't want to turn off the flag feature but I don't want to be distracted by the buzz while I'm writing.


Gene








Re: NVDA Not speaking text when using keyboard arrow keys

Quentin Christensen
 

I'm not sure about the issue, but it would be good to get more information in order to ascertain exactly what is going on.  Steps for doing that below:

First of all, your NVDA key is either INSERT or CAPS LOCK, depending on how you have NVDA setup.  So, to set your log level:
1) Press NVDA+control+g to open the general settings
2) Press TAB until the focus is on 'Log level'
3) Press DOWN ARROW to get to 'Debug'
4) Press ENTER to close settings
5) Press NVDA+control+c to save settings.

To restart NVDA with add-ons disabled:
1) Press NVDA+Q
2) Down arrow to 'Restart with add-ons disabled'
3) Press ENTER

Next, recreate the issue - do whatever causes problems.

To get NVDA's log after that, there are several ways:

If NVDA is still running and usable:
1) Press NVDA+F1 to open the log viewer
2) Press CONTROL+A to select all.
3) Press CONTROL+C to copy.
4) Open your email and start a message to info@..., type a little about what you have done and what has happened in the body of the message, then leave a space and:
5) Press CONTROL+V to paste the copied log.

Instead of using the log viewer, or if NVDA has stopped and you needed to restart it or the computer:
1) Press WINDOWS+R to open Windows' Run dialog
2) Type %temp% and press ENTER (that's the percent sign, the letter t e m p and another percent sign).  Windows Explorer should open to the temporary folder.
3) Press TAB to move to the file list
4) Press N and move down to find up to three files:  nvda.log (the log file for the current or most recent NVDA session), nvda-old.log (the log from the previous session) and nvda-crash.dmp (a crash dump with more information created if NVDA itself crashes).
5) Depending on what email program you use, the steps will be different, but attach as many of those three files to an email to info@... as will be useful, and again in the body of the message describe a bit about what has happened.

(Alternatively, if you are confident in being able to articulate the issue and the steps and that it definitely is a bug, you can search for it on https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues and if not there, write up a "New issue")

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 8:35 AM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

I don't know if the Word problem is the same but in general, it isn't whether you leave the program and then return.  Try pressing alt to open menus or move you to the ribbons, then press alt again.  That should solve the problem in general, though I don't know if it will in word.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 2:27 PM, Russell James wrote:
Greetings,

While I have experienced this problem and we have had discussions among group members, I don't recall having this problem while editing in Word documents until today.

With high hopes that this will be fixed some day, I wonder if anyone has a convenient work around for this?

In the other cases I have experienced, editing messages in Linked-in and GMail, using different FireFox browsers, if I switch focus elsewhere, using the physical mouse and clicking, then returning focus to the edit box, the problem goes away and therefore provides a sort of work around.

However, there must be a more convenient way to do this...

Thank you

Russ



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Since Groups.io has no Ignore Member feature, I created the equivalent for Outlook users . . .

 

While this is not about NVDA, the question comes up often enough that I'm granting an exception to myself.  Not to mention that I've allowed discussions about using Groups.io itself on many occasions, and this is a part of that.

For those interested, see the topic I just created on the Office Accessibility Group (as this is about Outlook):  Creating an Outlook Rule to Ignore a Specific User in a Groups.io Group
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The instinctive need to be the member of a closely-knit group fighting for common ideals may grow so strong that it becomes inessential what these ideals are.

       ~ Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989)

 


Re: Catching a buzz

Gene
 

I did a little more experimenting and I found  that turning off speak typed characters stops the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 9:03 PM, Gene wrote:
thank you.  Evidently, you mean the feature that announces spelling errors when you read a flagged word.  I want to hear the announcement but I don't want to hear the buzz when I'm typing and an error is detected.  this appears to be a sound NVDA makes. When I put it to sleep and intentionally make an error, I don't hear the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 8:53 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi Gene


Have a look under the document settings in nvda and uncheck spelling errors and that sound goes.


It does not worry me as I know when it happens I have mis spelled the word.


Gene nz


On 4/02/2022 3:46 pm, Gene wrote:
Is there any way to stop the buzz that NVDA makes when something is flagged as an error as you type? I don't want to turn off the flag feature but I don't want to be distracted by the buzz while I'm writing.


Gene








Re: Catching a buzz

Gene
 

thank you.  Evidently, you mean the feature that announces spelling errors when you read a flagged word.  I want to hear the announcement but I don't want to hear the buzz when I'm typing and an error is detected.  this appears to be a sound NVDA makes. When I put it to sleep and intentionally make an error, I don't hear the sound.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 8:53 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi Gene


Have a look under the document settings in nvda and uncheck spelling errors and that sound goes.


It does not worry me as I know when it happens I have mis spelled the word.


Gene nz


On 4/02/2022 3:46 pm, Gene wrote:
Is there any way to stop the buzz that NVDA makes when something is flagged as an error as you type?  I don't want to turn off the flag feature but I don't want to be distracted by the buzz while I'm writing.


Gene








Re: Catching a buzz

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Gene


Have a look under the document settings in nvda and uncheck spelling errors and that sound goes.


It does not worry me as I know when it happens I have mis spelled the word.


Gene nz

On 4/02/2022 3:46 pm, Gene wrote:
Is there any way to stop the buzz that NVDA makes when something is flagged as an error as you type?  I don't want to turn off the flag feature but I don't want to be distracted by the buzz while I'm writing.


Gene





Catching a buzz

Gene
 

Is there any way to stop the buzz that NVDA makes when something is flagged as an error as you type?  I don't want to turn off the flag feature but I don't want to be distracted by the buzz while I'm writing.


Gene


Re: link for nvda elequence add-on:

Quentin Christensen
 

You can also get it from Code Factory at: https://codefactoryglobal.com/app-store/voices-for-nvda/


On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 4:31 AM Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

Go to http://atguys.com and go to the education section. Therein you will find the add ons you seek, or at least, the last time I was there, I did.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kenny Peyattt jr.
Sent: Thursday, February 3, 2022 9:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] link for nvda elequence add-on:

 

Hi Can you send me the link to the nvda eloquence add-on for purchase?

Kind regards,

Kenny Peyatt jr.



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Google Docs and Browse Mode

 


Well being jaws you probably need jaws scripts for google docs.




On 4/02/2022 7:54 am, Jonathan Milam wrote:

Actually, JAWS is apparently worse, because I can't even read a Google Doc in browse mode with JAWS.  I can of course read it within Focus mode with NVDA, but the drawback there is that I can't easily use WebNav commands.


Jonathan


On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 1:42 PM Milam, Jonathan <milamj@...> wrote:
Hi Brian,

It seems to only happen with docs that are more than a few pages in length.  Interestingly enough, JAWS doesn't have this issue.  Can anyone else replicate?

Jonathan

On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 12:34 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM, Jonathan Milam wrote:
I've actually been having this problem for quite a while, and it just never gets resolved unfortunately.
-
Just curious, but what is the size (roughly, and in pages) of these documents?   I'm wondering if this is a "large document" issue or if it occurs on trivially short documents as well.
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The instinctive need to be the member of a closely-knit group fighting for common ideals may grow so strong that it becomes inessential what these ideals are.

       ~ Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989)

 


Re: Unable to set row or column headers in Excel

Luke Robinett
 

Well, luck wasn’t on my side because the issue still persists today on my work laptop. I was absolutely slammed at work today so I haven’t really had much of a chance to troubleshoot, but I will review the suggestions I received here when I get a chance and report back on what I find. Very strange.

On Feb 2, 2022, at 7:57 AM, Luke Robinett via groups.io <lukelistservs@...> wrote:


Thanks for the additional suggestions, everybody. I’ve got basically the same setup on my home desktop computer and I tried that last night and it worked exactly as expected. Obviously something is up with the work laptop and this isn’t an NVDA issue specifically. Who knows? Perhaps today when I logon it will magically start working. That happens sometimes. :)

On Feb 2, 2022, at 6:54 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

I have no idea whether Live Preview could play into this or not, but even if not, it's still worth reading through the recent topic:  

NVDA glitches when reporting cells and their data in Microsoft Excel

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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

The instinctive need to be the member of a closely-knit group fighting for common ideals may grow so strong that it becomes inessential what these ideals are.

       ~ Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989)

 


Re: NVDA Not speaking text when using keyboard arrow keys

Gene
 

I don't know if the Word problem is the same but in general, it isn't whether you leave the program and then return.  Try pressing alt to open menus or move you to the ribbons, then press alt again.  That should solve the problem in general, though I don't know if it will in word.


Gene

On 2/3/2022 2:27 PM, Russell James wrote:

Greetings,

While I have experienced this problem and we have had discussions among group members, I don't recall having this problem while editing in Word documents until today.

With high hopes that this will be fixed some day, I wonder if anyone has a convenient work around for this?

In the other cases I have experienced, editing messages in Linked-in and GMail, using different FireFox browsers, if I switch focus elsewhere, using the physical mouse and clicking, then returning focus to the edit box, the problem goes away and therefore provides a sort of work around.

However, there must be a more convenient way to do this...

Thank you

Russ


The Mozilla Apps Enhancements Add-On: How to use it to customize Thunderbird mailbox columns displayed

 

The documentation for this add-on is, shall we say, scant.  It requires a lot of figuring out if you don't know how to use many of its features.

We have another topic today discussing an issue with a Thunderbird column having made its appearance and being read as zero, and that column is not wanted.  The easiest thing to do is to use this add-on to hide each and every column you know you don't care to see, then after doing that rearranging them in the left to right order you want them to have. 

Using the Thunderbird Columns Arranging Feature of the Mozilla Apps Enhancements NVDA Add-On

This presumes you’ve already got Thunderbird open and are sitting with your Inbox displaying and with focus on some specific message in the message list.  It makes no difference which one.

1.        Hit NVDA+H.  This displays a dialog, entitled Manage Columns, in which you can change the order of the columns in the message list.

2.      All of the Thunderbird columns are shown in a list, in the order they are showing from left to right, when this dialog opens.

3.       Whatever column name has focus is the one that will be manipulated with one or more of the three control buttons that appear directly beneath the list of columns, in order from left to right:

a.      Up  [ALT + U]

b.      Down [ALT + D]

c.       Options [ALT + O]

4.      The Options button opens the native Thunderbird column picker, which allows you to show or hide any given column from display, in a way that you can access it using up and down arrows.  Again, the ordering as shown in that columnar list of columns is leftmost at the top and rightmost at the bottom.  Those columns that are checked are displayed, those columns that are unchecked are not.  You hit Enter to toggle the checked and unchecked state.  Note: while the initial state is announced when you are traversing the column list, for some reason it is not when you hit Enter to change the state, and is never announced again no matter how many times you hit Enter unless you close this dialog and open it again.  This is not likely to be a problem, but you need to be aware of that.  Many people prefer to use the Options button first, and simply eliminate things they never want to see at all, before going back and using the Up/Down buttons to shift columns they do want to the left/right, respectively.  Once you have gone through the columns display list checking and unchecking those you do or do not want displayed, hit Escape.  Note 2:  When you activate the Options button, the native Thunderbird column list picker appears, and the Add-On dialog closes.  If you then want to move columns afterward, you do have to hit NVDA + H to get it to open again.

5.      The buttons are named Up and Down because that’s the actual layout of the column list in the add-on’s dialog. However, you can and should think of moving a column up in that list as moving it Left as it displays in the Inbox columns.  Conversely, down moves the column to the right.  That is the sole purpose of either of those two buttons, to move the selected/focused column to the left or right in the order they’re displayed in the Inbox columns.

6.      Once you’re done with all your rearranging, there is a Close button at the bottom of the dialog.  This button has no shortcut, so you need to navigate to it in order to close the column moving feature of the Mozilla Apps Enhancements add-on and just go right back to Thunderbird.

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The instinctive need to be the member of a closely-knit group fighting for common ideals may grow so strong that it becomes inessential what these ideals are.

       ~ Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989)

 


Re: Vocalizer for NVDA

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!


Sorry, I didn't notice your previous question.


Tiflotecnia's driver is prior to CodeFactory driver...


Wich works better, I do not want to answer, because it will be a considered as not objective answer...


Rui Fontes

Tiflotecnia, Lda.




Às 20:18 de 03/02/2022, Don H escreveu:

I asked this question a while back but got no response.  I purchased my vocalizer/eloquinse NVDA addon from AT guys.  The addon was produced by Code Factory.  There is another on line vendor called Tiflotecnia.  Is the same addon also produced by Code Factory?  If they are two different addons, which works best with the latest version of NVDA.
Thanks




NVDA Not speaking text when using keyboard arrow keys

Russell James
 

Greetings,

While I have experienced this problem and we have had discussions among group members, I don't recall having this problem while editing in Word documents until today.

With high hopes that this will be fixed some day, I wonder if anyone has a convenient work around for this?

In the other cases I have experienced, editing messages in Linked-in and GMail, using different FireFox browsers, if I switch focus elsewhere, using the physical mouse and clicking, then returning focus to the edit box, the problem goes away and therefore provides a sort of work around.

However, there must be a more convenient way to do this...

Thank you

Russ


Re: Vocalizer for NVDA

Mobeen Iqbal
 

Hi.

I believe they are both independent and made by different people. In terms of performance, from what I've heard they are on a par with each other. I would download a trial of each add-on and give it a try. I don't think there will be much difference.

Very best wishes,

Mo.

On 03/02/2022 20:18, Don H wrote:
I asked this question a while back but got no response.  I purchased my vocalizer/eloquinse NVDA addon from AT guys.  The addon was produced by Code Factory.  There is another on line vendor called Tiflotecnia.  Is the same addon also produced by Code Factory?  If they are two different addons, which works best with the latest version of NVDA.
Thanks



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