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Re: windows 7 and NVDA, what is the last version I can run.

Rui Fontes
 

This is teue if Windows 7 have SP1 installed...


Retired from userGuide:

◦ For Windows 7, NVDA requires Service Pack 1 or higher.


Rui Fontes



Às 19:50 de 12/05/2022, Gene escreveu:

NVDA supports Windows 7 in its current version.  One of the developers on the list says we will be notified when support will be dropped.

Regarding punctuation, the command NVDA key p cycles through all punctuation levels from none to all.  It cycles through them as many times as you use the command.

Regarding which NVDA key you want to use, here is something that wasn't discussed yet. 

You can use the caps lock as an NVDA key regardless of whether you are using the desktop or the laptop keyboard layout.  It is a separate setting.  I often want to use the caps lock key when using the desktop layout.  I find it far more convenient to use caps lock down arrow rather than either insert down arrow.

The same for the punctuation command.  I would much rather use caps lock p than insert p.
To have the caps lock key work as an NVDA key, do the following:
Open the keyboard settings dialog with control NVDA k. 
Tab to a check box about using the caps lock and check it with the space bar.
Press enter.
The dialog closes and the setting has been changed.
Now you can use whichever insert you want or caps lock.  You aren't turning insert off, you are just turning caps lock on.

Gene

On 5/12/2022 1:30 PM, Penny Golden wrote:

Hi.  I'm using windows 7; yes, eventually i'll go to a win 11 computer.

but not for a bit.  How can I know what is the last version of NVDA that windows-7 will work with?


Can I ask a second question?  Is there a toggle to turn on and off the speaking of punctuation symbols?  the hearing of punctuation makes it easy for me to do a lot of proof-reading on the PC, rather than moving it over to the braille device.

It is informal proofing.  for the really tough stuff, I use the braille under the hands.

Best, penny









Re: windows 7 and NVDA, what is the last version I can run.

Carlos Medrano
 

Hi Penny,


It's been a while since I've used a machine running Windows 7, but I've never heard of there being a version cutoff for that OS. I could be wrong though. According to the download page, they have a cutoff version for Windows XP and Vista.


For changing the punctuation level, NVDA+P should toggle between all 4 levels of verbosity.


Hope this helps.


- Carlos


On 5/12/2022 11:30 AM, Penny Golden wrote:

Hi.  I'm using windows 7; yes, eventually i'll go to a win 11 computer.

but not for a bit.  How can I know what is the last version of NVDA that windows-7 will work with?


Can I ask a second question?  Is there a toggle to turn on and off the speaking of punctuation symbols?  the hearing of punctuation makes it easy for me to do a lot of proof-reading on the PC, rather than moving it over to the braille device.

It is informal proofing.  for the really tough stuff, I use the braille under the hands.

Best, penny








Re: windows 7 and NVDA, what is the last version I can run.

Gene
 

NVDA supports Windows 7 in its current version.  One of the developers on the list says we will be notified when support will be dropped.

Regarding punctuation, the command NVDA key p cycles through all punctuation levels from none to all.  It cycles through them as many times as you use the command.

Regarding which NVDA key you want to use, here is something that wasn't discussed yet. 

You can use the caps lock as an NVDA key regardless of whether you are using the desktop or the laptop keyboard layout.  It is a separate setting.  I often want to use the caps lock key when using the desktop layout.  I find it far more convenient to use caps lock down arrow rather than either insert down arrow.

The same for the punctuation command.  I would much rather use caps lock p than insert p.
To have the caps lock key work as an NVDA key, do the following:
Open the keyboard settings dialog with control NVDA k. 
Tab to a check box about using the caps lock and check it with the space bar.
Press enter.
The dialog closes and the setting has been changed.
Now you can use whichever insert you want or caps lock.  You aren't turning insert off, you are just turning caps lock on.

Gene

On 5/12/2022 1:30 PM, Penny Golden wrote:

Hi.  I'm using windows 7; yes, eventually i'll go to a win 11 computer.

but not for a bit.  How can I know what is the last version of NVDA that windows-7 will work with?


Can I ask a second question?  Is there a toggle to turn on and off the speaking of punctuation symbols?  the hearing of punctuation makes it easy for me to do a lot of proof-reading on the PC, rather than moving it over to the braille device.

It is informal proofing.  for the really tough stuff, I use the braille under the hands.

Best, penny









Re: windows 7 and NVDA, what is the last version I can run.

Eduardo Fermiano Luccas
 

you can use the latest NVDA vercion, 2021.3.5
on the scores, you can pressNVDA and the letter p

Em qui., 12 de mai. de 2022 às 15:30, Penny Golden <pengold2@...> escreveu:


Hi.  I'm using windows 7; yes, eventually i'll go to a win 11 computer.

but not for a bit.  How can I know what is the last version of NVDA that
windows-7 will work with?


Can I ask a second question?  Is there a toggle to turn on and off the
speaking of punctuation symbols?  the hearing of punctuation makes it
easy for me to do a lot of proof-reading on the PC, rather than moving
it over to the braille device.

It is informal proofing.  for the really tough stuff, I use the braille
under the hands.

Best, penny









--
eduardo fermiano luccas
joinville, brasil


windows 7 and NVDA, what is the last version I can run.

Penny Golden <pengold2@...>
 

Hi.  I'm using windows 7; yes, eventually i'll go to a win 11 computer.

but not for a bit.  How can I know what is the last version of NVDA that windows-7 will work with?


Can I ask a second question?  Is there a toggle to turn on and off the speaking of punctuation symbols?  the hearing of punctuation makes it easy for me to do a lot of proof-reading on the PC, rather than moving it over to the braille device.

It is informal proofing.  for the really tough stuff, I use the braille under the hands.

Best, penny


Re: NVDA 2022.1 release candidate is now available

Alexandre Alves Toco
 

Hi, nvda still craches many times here.

It crash, restart and crash again.

Do I need to open a bug or this kind of situation is send to nvaccess developers automatically?


Em 12/05/2022 04:40, Quentin Christensen escreveu:

Hi everyone,

NVDA 2022.1 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. Unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2022.1 release. Full details & download at: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2022-1rc1/

This release includes major improvements to UIA support with MS Office. For Microsoft Office 16.0.15000 and higher on Windows 11, NVDA will use UI Automation to access Microsoft Word documents by default. This provides a significant performance improvement over the old Object model access.

There are improvements to braille display drivers including Seika Notetaker, Papenmeier and HID Braille. There are also various Windows 11 bug fixes, for apps such as Calculator, Console, Terminal, Mail and Emoji Panel.

eSpeak-NG and LibLouis have been updated, adding new Japanese, German and Catalan tables.
--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Reading mode in NVDA?

 

Penny,

Welcome to NVDA and the NVDA Group.  Rest assured, that asking if NVDA can do something you're familiar with in another screen reader, and giving the exact "other screen reader" and it's command is perfectly fine.  It removes a lot of ambiguity.

Here is one of my canned bits for NVDA newbies (and some not-so-newbies):  Every NVDA user needs to know how to do two basic things when almost any question arises.  The one you want really depends on the exact nature of the question:

1.        Bring up the NVDA Commands Quick Reference:  NVDA + N, H, Q  [NVDA Menu, Help, Commands Quick Reference]

2.      Bring up the NVDA User Guide:  NVDA + N, H, U   [NVDA Menu, Help, User Guide]

I think all of your original questions have been addressed now.  Feel free to bring up new ones as they occur after you've done a quick check of the Commands Quick Reference and/or the User Guide and no answer has been found for your question.

--

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

You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.
     ~ Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed


Re: code factory addon for NVDA

Sarah k Alawami
 

Yeah, I believe there is a disconnect somewhere in that email. It's up to CF not NVDA to make those changes. And I do recall seeing this post before somewhere on this list a few weeks ago. Or maybe I'm going crazy.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:09 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] code factory addon for NVDA

Here is what I got from AT guys
Michael Babcock (A T Guys)
May 3, 2022, 10:18 EDT

Hi!

Thank you for being the best part of A. T. Guys.

We received this message from code factory yesterday.

We contacted the developers of NVDA, and we were informed that they intend to roll back the changes that break compatibility with our Voices for NVDA plugin. We are waiting for verification that this has indeed been done.
Currently sadly we don't have any additional information to share.
You can request an update from code factory directly with their ticketing system at:

http://www.codefactory.cat/helpdesk/

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to write us at support@....

Thanks again.
Best
Michael Babcock

On 5/12/2022 10:51 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Can you provide proof of the email? I've seen this post before, I think. I think it is up to CF to make those changes, not NVDa developers.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] code factory addon for NVDA

When I sent a Email to Code Factory concerning the vocalizer/eloquinse
NVDA addon I was told that the NVDA developers were changing the code
for 2022.1 to work with the existing addon from Code Factory thus no
Code Factory update will be needed. I just started the install of
NVDA
2022.1 RC 1 and it still says that the code factory Vocalizer/eloquince addon wis incompatible. I would think if the code factory addon was going to work with 2022.1 the RC 1 version should work. Can someone please set me or code factory straight?











Re: code factory addon for NVDA

Don H
 

Here is what I got from AT guys
Michael Babcock (A T Guys)
May 3, 2022, 10:18 EDT

Hi!

Thank you for being the best part of A. T. Guys.

We received this message from code factory yesterday.

We contacted the developers of NVDA, and we were informed that they intend to roll back the changes that break compatibility with our Voices for NVDA plugin. We are waiting for verification that this has indeed been done.
Currently sadly we don't have any additional information to share.
You can request an update from code factory directly with their ticketing system at:

http://www.codefactory.cat/helpdesk/

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to write us at support@....

Thanks again.
Best
Michael Babcock

On 5/12/2022 10:51 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Can you provide proof of the email? I've seen this post before, I think. I think it is up to CF to make those changes, not NVDa developers.
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] code factory addon for NVDA
When I sent a Email to Code Factory concerning the vocalizer/eloquinse NVDA addon I was told that the NVDA developers were changing the code for 2022.1 to work with the existing addon from Code Factory thus no Code Factory update will be needed. I just started the install of NVDA
2022.1 RC 1 and it still says that the code factory Vocalizer/eloquince addon wis incompatible. I would think if the code factory addon was going to work with 2022.1 the RC 1 version should work. Can someone please set me or code factory straight?


Re: Questions About Vocalizer for NVDA

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!


I'm a bit of a suspect, since I'm from Tiflotecnia...


But, let's see:

* Which, if any, support automatic language switching? Using the
CodeFactory bundle 1.1 with NVDA 2021.3.5, neither Eloquence nor
Vocalizer seemed to be able to auto-switch despite that option being
enabled in Voice Settings.

Our Vocalizer works very good in that feature...

And, for people using no latin characters, like chinese, japonese, cyrilic, hebrew or arabic, even on apps not informing the screen reader to change language, our Vocalizer changes automatically based on the type of characters...



* Which tends to be updated for compatibility with new NVDA releases
most promptly?

Ours. We have already the new driver to publish it today or tomorrow...



* What are other differences that should be accounted for in one's decision?

Our technical support is better andfaster...


Rui Fontes

Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Re: code factory addon for NVDA

Sarah k Alawami
 

Can you provide proof of the email? I've seen this post before, I think. I think it is up to CF to make those changes, not NVDa developers.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] code factory addon for NVDA

When I sent a Email to Code Factory concerning the vocalizer/eloquinse NVDA addon I was told that the NVDA developers were changing the code for 2022.1 to work with the existing addon from Code Factory thus no Code Factory update will be needed. I just started the install of NVDA
2022.1 RC 1 and it still says that the code factory Vocalizer/eloquince addon wis incompatible. I would think if the code factory addon was going to work with 2022.1 the RC 1 version should work. Can someone please set me or code factory straight?


Questions About Vocalizer for NVDA

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

I am looking at procuring Vocalizer (and perhaps Eloquence too) for
NVDA, and see that there are a few providers (CodeFactory,
Tiflotecnia, and perhaps others). Having briefly experimented with the
trial version of one, I have the following questions as I determine
whom to purchase from:
* Which, if any, support automatic language switching? Using the
CodeFactory bundle 1.1 with NVDA 2021.3.5, neither Eloquence nor
Vocalizer seemed to be able to auto-switch despite that option being
enabled in Voice Settings.
* Which tends to be updated for compatibility with new NVDA releases
most promptly?
* What are other differences that should be accounted for in one's decision?

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions and experiences on this.

Kind Regards,
Bhavya Shah
B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science | Stanford '24
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/


Re: NVDA 2022.1 release candidate is now available

 

Hi all,

I know that many of you are wondering about the state of your favorite add-ons. What I can tell you is that add-on authors are working on final bits, and some authors have been waiting for this moment since their add-ons will require NVDA 2022.1. I can assure you that add-ons I maintained (or have maintained until recently) are compatible with 2022.1. Eventually all of my add-ons, too will require 2022.1 but that won't be until later in northern summer.

Enjoy the new RC (and please do provide feedback if you coe across really serious show stoppers, mostly ones that can cause NVDA to actually crash).

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: code factory addon for NVDA

 

Hi,

Even if Code Factory claims their add-on is compatible with 2022.1 changes, they still need to provide an update that changes the add-on manifest confirming their claims.

Cheers,

Joseph


code factory addon for NVDA

Don H
 

When I sent a Email to Code Factory concerning the vocalizer/eloquinse NVDA addon I was told that the NVDA developers were changing the code for 2022.1 to work with the existing addon from Code Factory thus no Code Factory update will be needed. I just started the install of NVDA 2022.1 RC 1 and it still says that the code factory Vocalizer/eloquince addon wis incompatible. I would think if the code factory addon was going to work with 2022.1 the RC 1 version should work. Can someone please set me or code factory straight?


NVDA and reporting of spelling error

William
 

Hi all,

I have a question.

When I am editing a file using Word, if I press up or down arrow, I can hear NVDA reporting there is spelling error.

But if I press ctrl and up or down arrow to ask nvda to read the whole paragraph, even there are spelling errors inside that paragraph, nvda will not anounce it.

I am wondering is this the intended behavior of nvda?


Thanks,

William


NVDA 2022.1 release candidate is now available

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NVDA 2022.1 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. Unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2022.1 release. Full details & download at: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2022-1rc1/

This release includes major improvements to UIA support with MS Office. For Microsoft Office 16.0.15000 and higher on Windows 11, NVDA will use UI Automation to access Microsoft Word documents by default. This provides a significant performance improvement over the old Object model access.

There are improvements to braille display drivers including Seika Notetaker, Papenmeier and HID Braille. There are also various Windows 11 bug fixes, for apps such as Calculator, Console, Terminal, Mail and Emoji Panel.

eSpeak-NG and LibLouis have been updated, adding new Japanese, German and Catalan tables.
--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Reading mode in NVDA?

Luke Davis
 

On May 11, Penny Golden wrote:

I don't know how to find out what version of NVDA I have.
Penny! It has been a very long time!

Press NVDA+n (When someone here tells you to press NVDA and something, it means either one of the insert keys, or the capslock key, depending on what you setup when you were installing or configuring NVDA).
So press NVDA+N, then H for help.
On the help menu, you can press A, for about, which will tell you the version.
Also on the help menu, you can press U, for the NVDA user guide, which will open in a web browser.

Others have already answered your primary question; I will hold off on that one.

Luke


Re: Reading mode in NVDA?

Carlos Medrano
 

Hi; welcome to NVDA!


NVDA+down_arrow works, but if you are using the laptop keyboard layout, it is NVDA+a. Note that setting capslock as an NVDA modifier does not mean that the keyboard layout changes to the laptop one if you are using the desktop layout; all it does is allow you to use the capslock in addition to insert with a desktop keyboard.


Hope this helps.


- Carlos


On 5/11/2022 9:15 PM, Sim Kah Yong wrote:
Hi there, welcome to NVDA.

Control+shift+R in Window-eyes is NVDA key + down arrow.

The NVDA key can be the caplock key or the insert.

Cheers!

On 12/5/2022 11:43 am, Penny Golden wrote:

I've just started using NVDA, after a long and loving relationship, so to speak, with my dear old Window-eyes.  I'm still on a win 7 computer.  I don't know how to find out what version of NVDA I have.

I'll try not to ask questions that do not conform to the list guidelines.  In win-eyes, there's a way to read the entire document, at least in an email, without supping.  it was control-shift-r.  Is there a so-called reading mode in NVDA?


Thank you all so much for bearing with a total newbie.  My win-eyes quit reading the menus; it would only read the letters, not the entire thing, such as copy-path, or the like.

NVDA is reading these menus nicely.  If I can get my oldie to do it again, I'll probably go back to using that.

Sorry this got so long.

I'm so glad to have the input help-mode of nvda-1.  But some of these things I do not know how to style.  So I don't know how to ask NVDA the question.  I'll get my hands on a braille command doc to read on my braille devices, and I'll be off and running.


Thanks for bearing with me.

Penny Golden

Old lady Schoolmarm in Eastern Nebraska.

pengold2@...













Re: Reading mode in NVDA?

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Penny,

As Sim noted, NVDA+down arrow is the default reading command in NVDA.  If you have set NVDA up in laptop keyboard layout, then it is NVDA+a.

We have a guide on switching from Window-Eyes to NVDA here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/Switching-from-Window-Eyes-to-NVDA

It is not quite as detailed as the guide to switching from Jaws here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA so you might want to have a look at that as well, particularly the getting started section.

And if you do come up with any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 2:15 PM Sim Kah Yong <simkahyong@...> wrote:
Hi there, welcome to NVDA.

Control+shift+R in Window-eyes is NVDA key + down arrow.

The NVDA key can be the caplock key or the insert.

Cheers!

On 12/5/2022 11:43 am, Penny Golden wrote:
>
> I've just started using NVDA, after a long and loving relationship, so
> to speak, with my dear old Window-eyes.  I'm still on a win 7
> computer.  I don't know how to find out what version of NVDA I have.
>
> I'll try not to ask questions that do not conform to the list
> guidelines.  In win-eyes, there's a way to read the entire document,
> at least in an email, without supping.  it was control-shift-r.  Is
> there a so-called reading mode in NVDA?
>
>
> Thank you all so much for bearing with a total newbie.  My win-eyes
> quit reading the menus; it would only read the letters, not the entire
> thing, such as copy-path, or the like.
>
> NVDA is reading these menus nicely.  If I can get my oldie to do it
> again, I'll probably go back to using that.
>
> Sorry this got so long.
>
> I'm so glad to have the input help-mode of nvda-1.  But some of these
> things I do not know how to style.  So I don't know how to ask NVDA
> the question.  I'll get my hands on a braille command doc to read on
> my braille devices, and I'll be off and running.
>
>
> Thanks for bearing with me.
>
> Penny Golden
>
> Old lady Schoolmarm in Eastern Nebraska.
>
> pengold2@...
>
>
>
>
>
>
>







--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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