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Re: NVDA suggestion regarding key echo set to speak typed words

William
 

I cannot understand what do you mean.


Chris Shook 於 29/3/2022 20:31 寫道:

Hi,
I am posting this here to see what others think of this idea.
I've switched to using the speak typed words enabled recently and I like the feedback I get with it.
I do have a request. Is there anyway, that NVDA can tell you when you have typed a quote with speak typed words enabled? This would be very benificial when typing quotations, so you would know it took instead of accidentally typing an apostrophe.
What do you guys think?
Chris




NVDA suggestion regarding key echo set to speak typed words

Chris Shook
 

Hi,
I am posting this here to see what others think of this idea.
I've switched to using the speak typed words enabled recently and I like the feedback I get with it.
I do have a request. Is there anyway, that NVDA can tell you when you have typed a quote with speak typed words enabled? This would be very benificial when typing quotations, so you would know it took instead of accidentally typing an apostrophe.
What do you guys think?
Chris


NVDA PLACE MARKERS ADD-ON

Michael Micallef at FITA
 

DEAR NVDA LISTERS.

 

I'M TRYING TO USE THE PLACE MARKERS ADD-ON THAT I DOWNLOAD FROM THE NVDA'S OFFICIAL ADD-ONS SITE, I'AM TOING THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

PLEASE CORRECT ME WHERE I'M DOING WRONG: SO HERE THE STEPS:

1 I'M OPEN MY GMAIL ACCOUNT IN BASIC            HTML VIEW.

2 I OPEN ONE OF THE EMAILS THAT I RECEIVED

3NOW TO READ THE BODY MESSAGE OF THAT EMAIL I FIND THE "SHOW ORIGINAL" PHRASE

4 NOW I PRESSED THE ADD-ON HOTKEYCTRL+SHIFT+NVDA KEY+K TO ACTUALLY CREATE THE RELEVANT BOOKMARK.

5 BUTWHEN I TRY TO LOCATE THE BOOKMARK USING THE HOTKEY NVDA+K IT SAYS BOOKMARK NOT FOUND, SO WHAT I'M DOING WRONG?

 

THANKS IN ADVANCE

 


Re: Clipspeak add-on for NVDA

Gene
 

Check for updates is off by default so I doubt this will cause problems.  I don't have an opinion about whether the feature should be present.

Gene

On 3/29/2022 2:50 AM, Cyrille via groups.io wrote:

Hi Joseph, Rui and all

@Joseph
The change log indicates self-updating capability for this add-on. Thus is it desirable to have also update capability via add-on updater? Can't it lead to confusion?

@Rui:
Could you indicate why you have chosen to introduce self-updating capability for this add-on (as well as for others of your add-ons)?
As a user, I prefer centralized add-on updating via add-on updater; this allows to have various windows popping up, one per add-on. As an add-on developer, I understand that the process is less flexible however.
In any case, it remains your choice. But your feedback on this topic may be of use for people working on the new add-on store project. Thanks.

Cheers,

Cyrille







Re: Clipspeak add-on for NVDA

Cyrille
 

Hi Joseph, Rui and all

@Joseph
The change log indicates self-updating capability for this add-on. Thus is it desirable to have also update capability via add-on updater? Can't it lead to confusion?

@Rui:
Could you indicate why you have chosen to introduce self-updating capability for this add-on (as well as for others of your add-ons)?
As a user, I prefer centralized add-on updating via add-on updater; this allows to have various windows popping up, one per add-on. As an add-on developer, I understand that the process is less flexible however.
In any case, it remains your choice. But your feedback on this topic may be of use for people working on the new add-on store project. Thanks.

Cheers,

Cyrille






Re: Clipspeak add-on for NVDA

 

Hi all,

Update: the next version of Clipspeak (compatible with upcoming NVDA 2022.1) was submitted for distribution on community add-ons website. If you have Add-on Updater installed, you will get the new version as soon as the new version shows up on community add-ons website.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Reading text in an image file

 

www.nvda-nao.org

Thats the advanced ocr scanner.

It runs on 2019.3 and up but currently is only able to run on 21.3 however I sent them an email to ask about the future 2022 release and there is 1 other addon author I may need to email well maybe 2 but I think most of things will probably be released in time.

On 28/03/2022 10:09 pm, AKH AKH wrote:
I noteice in the NVDA settings there is something called Windows OCR. Is there a way to scan a PNG file to read the text it displays? Is there some kind of online OCR, I use Google to read text in website images?

Andrew






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Re: Reading text in an image file

Quentin Christensen
 

That's basically exactly what NVDA will do - open the image, press NVDA+r, then read the resulting text as normal (the results will vary depending on the size, contrast, rotation and other factors, as well as how zoomed in the image is.  Press escape when done.


On Mon, Mar 28, 2022 at 8:09 PM AKH AKH <tvz@...> wrote:
I noteice in the NVDA settings there is something called Windows OCR. Is
there a way to scan a PNG file to read the text it displays? Is there
some kind of online OCR, I use Google to read text in website images?

Andrew









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Re: Reading text in an image file

alexey
 


Reading text in an image file

AKH AKH
 

I noteice in the NVDA settings there is something called Windows OCR. Is there a way to scan a PNG file to read the text it displays? Is there some kind of online OCR, I use Google to read text in website images?

Andrew


Add-on release updates: Windows App Essentials 22.03.2, more add-ons becoming compatible with NVDA 2022.1 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

Two add-on updates:

  • NVDA 2022.1 compatibility: as of time of this writing, about 18% of add-ons registered on community add-ons website are compatible with NVDA 2022.1. Also, several add-ons are going through compatibility testing at the moment (at least via development releases), so as far as compatibility is concerned, they are compatible with testing in progress (some of these will require 2022.1 due to changes that affect them). If we add these add-ons, we will end up with 30% compatibility.
  • Windows App Essentials 22.03.2 is now available. This release fixes a double-speaking issue reported by a user who uses latest preview of Windows Terminal with NVDA 2021.3.x. This is caused by changes made to Terminal app itself, as well as NVDA 2021.3.x not including the fix needed to resolve this as people who have worked on Terminal app changes did not anticipate Microsoft releasing the app preview early. This change does not affect NVDA 2022.1 beta users as the needed change from NVDA is included with the beta release.

 

As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns about add-on compatibility, feel free to reach out to individual add-on developers.

Cheers,

Joseph


Welcome to the NVDA Community Add-ons website - Application Dictionary #nvdaaddonsfeed

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

Application Dictionary

  • Authors: Rui Fontes, Ricardo Leonarczyk, Cyrille Bougot
  • Download stable version
  • NVDA compatibility: NVDA 2019.3 and beyond

This simple add-on makes possible to create application-specific dictionaries for NVDA. To use the add-on, just go to the application for wich you want a dictionary for, and press NVDA+control+shift+d. The normal NVDA dictionary dialog will open for you to add entries valid only for the active application (the application name should appear in the dialog title). The default add-on shortcut can be changed through NVDA's input gestures dialog: under configuration node, expand the node that says "Shows the application-specific dictionary dialog".

Automatic update

This add-on includes an automatic update feature. The check for a new version will be executed everytime NVDA is loaded. If you want this, go to NVDA, Preferences, Settings and in the add-on category check the check box.


Re: 2022.3.5 Upgrade and Speaking of Taskbar Icons

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Russell,

Without looking into what change you were hoping for reading icons - NVDA 2021.3.5 was a security update - it fixed a potential security hole, only.  We generally add new features to major releases (NVDA 2021.1, NVDA 2021.2, NVDA 2021.3 etc), but not minor releases (NVDA 2021.3.1, 2021.3.2, etc).  Any changes, new features, and non-critical fixes are generally included in the next major release.   In fact currently we are already in the beta period for NVDA 2022.1, so if you download the beta for that, you would notice new features and changes from 2021.3.

Again, just replying off the top of my head, I haven't looked into any taskbar reading issue - but if there is a problem, or you have an idea on how it could be improved, do first check: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues to see if it has already been reported, and if not, do please create a new issue.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 3:16 AM Russell James <4rjames@...> wrote:
Greetings,

This update did not affect the speaking of the icons in the task bar!

This update correctly says it's version as 2022.3.5!

Russ



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Re: Setting up a Braille display using Bluetooth

 

On Sun, Mar 27, 2022 at 01:22 AM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
I had a fair idea it might of been like when you connect say your phone to say a blue tooth speaker the process you mentioned. but in this case a braille display.
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And it very much is.

It really doesn't matter the wireless technology, per se, it can be either WiFi or Bluetooth, but the general procedure is "get the peripheral, whatever it may be, set up with the wireless connection to the computer, then do whatever in-program configuration (if any) is necessary to get the program connected to that device."

It is Windows that's handling the wireless communication part while your program is doing whatever it needs to do to send "the correct data" to that device.

It's quite analogous to an wireless printer.  You have to get the printer and computer on the same WiFi network, then get the computer to recognize the printer [which is the equivalent of pairing in Bluetooth], then choose that printer in the print dialog of whatever program you wish to have send to it.  For a Braille display and Bluetooth it's get both sides of he equation into discovery mode, discover and pair, do whatever voodoo you do in the screen reader to direct input and output to the Braille display.
 
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Re: 2022.3.5 Upgrade and Speaking of Taskbar Icons

 

Hi,

System restart option and a message to that effect is most applicable if the installer modified files that were in use, say DLL files that are part of device drivers. There is a way to tell Windows to replace such files when it restarts.

In case of NVDA, restart option is unnecessary because it does not modify system device drivers. You may end up with odd behavior from NVDA if it cannot remove parts of itself completely from web browsers, Microsoft Word, and other tasks, and usually restarting NVDA resolves this (sometimes logging off and back in resolves this, too). While a message would be nice, this is not really feasible because when NVDA updates, it will restart itself when installation is complete.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: 2022.3.5 Upgrade and Speaking of Taskbar Icons

Russell James
 

When installations require restarts shouldn't they at least recommend it? :-)

Sometimes, when it's convenient, I will do that but it's not always required and some applications will install and end with a restart now option...

Thanks for asking for the clarification sorry I wasn't more clear

Russ


On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 12:18 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM, Russell James wrote:
I would like to mention that with the latest upgrade to 3.5 my taskbar icons didn't go silent after the upgrade and force me to restart the computer to get them back...
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My response was to your message.  I could not tell whether you were upset about something versus pleased, now that's clear.

Much like Eduardo Fermiano Luccas, I tend to at least exit and restart software after updates, so I often don't notice things that only happen if you do not do so.
 
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Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that is not all she wants to be.

    ~ Betty Rollin


Re: Setting up a Braille display using Bluetooth

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Brian


I had a fair idea it might of been like when you connect say your phone to say a blue tooth speaker the process you mentioned. but in this case a braille display.


I can add in the extra steps for adding a blue tooth braille display from the computer so it see it.


One thing I did not relize is that blue tooth uses a com port  on the computer.


This is under the braille display in the list after you tab once to see the com ports etc.

Under the braille display settings.


Guess you never stop learning.


Gene nz

On 26/03/2022 7:12 pm, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi guys


I am guessing there is some one using a braille display connected by blu tooth.


I was wondering if there was any one who had written a tutorial on connecting there braille display using blu tooth they might want to share?

And how it is done.



I am guessing if it is like other devices on the braille display you have to turn on blu tooth on it so it can be found and if using a computer with blu tooth on it you need to get it to search for that blu tooth device say called what ever it is called.

In NVDA

Under the braille display settings where there are other braille displays I see the part where it can be a com port r via usb is there if you have blu tooth on the computer you can see it in this section to?

I am guessing the part before where it says the braille display names there would be units there that do have blu tooth?


I see the question come up a few times on the list if they are new braille display users either connecting by usb or blu tooth or even a com port.


Gene nz








Re: Setting up a Braille display using Bluetooth

Janet Brandly
 

Hi Brian,

Thanks for this thorough explanation.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet Brandly
Sent: March 26, 2022 11:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Setting up a braille display using blu tooth

Hi,
I'd also be interested in this. I'd like to connect an Alva BC640 that's more than 10 years old. My computer is new and I'm running Windows 10.

Thanks,

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: March 26, 2022 12:13 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Setting up a braille display using blu tooth

Hi guys


I am guessing there is some one using a braille display connected by blu tooth.


I was wondering if there was any one who had written a tutorial on connecting there braille display using blu tooth they might want to share?

And how it is done.



I am guessing if it is like other devices on the braille display you have to turn on blu tooth on it so it can be found and if using a computer with blu tooth on it you need to get it to search for that blu tooth device say called what ever it is called.

In NVDA

Under the braille display settings where there are other braille displays I see the part where it can be a com port r via usb is there if you have blu tooth on the computer you can see it in this section to?

I am guessing the part before where it says the braille display names there would be units there that do have blu tooth?


I see the question come up a few times on the list if they are new
braille display users either connecting by usb or blu tooth or even a
com port.


Gene nz


Re: Setting up a Braille display using Bluetooth

Janet Brandly
 

Hi,
I'd also be interested in this. I'd like to connect an Alva BC640 that's more than 10 years old. My computer is new and I'm running Windows 10.

Thanks,

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: March 26, 2022 12:13 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Setting up a braille display using blu tooth

Hi guys


I am guessing there is some one using a braille display connected by blu tooth.


I was wondering if there was any one who had written a tutorial on
connecting there braille display using blu tooth they might want to share?

And how it is done.



I am guessing if it is like other devices on the braille display you
have to turn on blu tooth on it so it can be found and if using a
computer with blu tooth on it you need to get it to search for that blu
tooth device say called what ever it is called.

In NVDA

Under the braille display settings where there are other braille
displays I see the part where it can be a com port r via usb is there if
you have blu tooth on the computer you can see it in this section to?

I am guessing the part before where it says the braille display names
there would be units there that do have blu tooth?


I see the question come up a few times on the list if they are new
braille display users either connecting by usb or blu tooth or even a
com port.


Gene nz


Re: Setting up a Braille display using Bluetooth

 

Gene,

I seldom deal with Braille displays, but I have often dealt with Bluetooth devices in general, and there is a standard procedure, some of which you've mentioned.  It would be my guess that before NVDA (or any screen reader) would be able to detect a Bluetooth connected Braille display that you would have had to do the Bluetooth setup, separately, first.

1. Under Windows 10 or 11, open Settings, Devices, Bluetooth and Other Devices Pane and the first thing to check is that Bluetooth is turned on to begin with.  If not, turn it on.  This should have the dual result of making the PC discoverable as well as putting it into discovery mode looking for other Bluetooth devices when needed in the later steps.

2. Turn on your Braille Display, do whatever the instructions state for that device to put it into the mode where it is discoverable by Bluetooth.  Those exact steps will, of course, be device dependent, so I can't say more about that.

3. Back to the PC, in the same Bluetooth and Other Devices Pane you were in at the end of Step 1, activate the Add Bluetooth or other device button.  This will set the PC about the process of discovering nearby Bluetooth devices to which it is not already connected that are in discoverable mode on their end.

4. Choose your Bluetooth device, in this case the Braille Display, from the resulting list.

What happens from there can vary.  There are certain Bluetooth devices that "just connect" at this point, others have a passcode process, and I can't say which situation you'll be in.  I'd suspect the automatic connection but depending on the age of the device, that may not be so.

After the device is connected to the PC under Windows, it is then that you go back to the screen reader and go through whatever gyrations it requires to set itself up to use that Braille Display via Bluetooth.  It should, once a Bluetooth connection between PC and Braille Display is established, be one of the devices you have to choose from in the screen reader itself.
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