Date   

current stable version

Monte Single
 

Hi listers,

What is the current stable version of nvda?

Thanks,

Monte


Re: Failed to download MirandaIM

 

Robert,

          I said the exe installers for the alpha (development) version in both 32 and 64-bit are available, but the ones for the stable version are both giving 404 errors.  It appears that the zip versions of the installers are all available, too.

          It's rather mystifying that the two installers that would be the most likely candidates for download are missing.  Were I you, I would consider using Contact Us page for Miranda letting them know that you're getting 404 errors for both exe installers for the stable version, and could they check on why they are not available.  This is rather peculiar, and they may not even know it's occurring if no one has reported the issue to them.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: nvda no longer reads windows updates

 

Hi,

Sometimes, restarting NVDA fixes this, as this is likely a confused NVDA as it tries to communicate with UIA apps such as Settings.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Failed to download MirandaIM

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi, Brian


Sorry kinda bit confused you said its available, right?

I did all the link but an error occurs when opening the file. Did I missed anything or perhaps other way could have to download the file. Thanks.


On 3/14/2019 9:01 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Neither the 32-bit or 64-bit exe installers for the stable version appear to be available from that site.  Those for the alpha development version are.  It looks like all the zipped versions are also available.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: Failed to download MirandaIM

 

Neither the 32-bit or 64-bit exe installers for the stable version appear to be available from that site.  Those for the alpha development version are.  It looks like all the zipped versions are also available.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Failed to download MirandaIM

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi, does anyone here who has a download link for MirandaIM
recently visited their site to download the file but no luck and keeps telling me that an error to download the setup file.
Here is the error I've got to the site
"404 Not Found"

The website I visited is here
http://www.miranda-im.org/download/


Re: Weather Plus 5.0 update available

Kwork
 

With the Weather Plus add-on installed, go to the NVDA menu, preferences submenu, then arrow down to weather plus settings.

Expand that, then down arrow to documentation and press enter. Then open the file entitled Weather Plus First Settings.html and follow the directions.

Travis

On 3/13/2019 5:25 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
where do I find such a key?

On 3/13/2019 4:10 PM, Don H wrote:
Have to make sure that the key you put in does not have any empty spaces at the end of it.

On 3/13/2019 5:49 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
I put in my zip code in that "combo box," and there was no "OK" button.

On 3/13/2019 12:18 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
An easier way is to open the Weather Plus settings and choose documentation. It takes you to the folder where 5 files including read me first are located.


On 3/13/2019 6:30 AM, Hermann-Josef Kurzen wrote:
Hi Gary,

unfortunately Adriano didn't tell where to find the file "weather first settings.html".
I've found it under:
j:\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\Weather Plus\doc
where j:\ is my users directory. The right folder for You is "en"
And in this folder there is the file "weather plus first settings.html".


Greetings - Hermann



--- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
Von:         "Gary Metzler" <gmtravel@comcast.net>  Wichtigkeit Normal
Lesebestätigung wurde nicht angefordert
Gesendet am: Mi, 13. März 2019 05:36:04 -0400
An:          nvda@nvda.groups.io;
CC:
Betreff:     Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 5.0 update available
Verwendetes Mailprogramm: vermutlich online im WEB erstellt

Hi Adriano,

I can't seem to find the read me 1st file.  Also, how do I get a key?  Thanks for any help.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adriano Barbieri via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:07 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io; nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Weather Plus 5.0 update available

Hi to every one,

After more than 2 months it is back in operative :)

Changes in this new version:

. Weather Plus now uses the APIXU API, in my opinion better than the previous one; To work requires an API key, read the Weather Plus First Settings.html for instructions (highly recommended).
#Changes in the Weather Plus Settings window:
. Removed old checkbox "State of barometric pressure".
. Replaced with new checkbox "Add cloudiness value"; It gives you the percentage of cloudiness.
. Added new checkbox "Add precipitation value"; It gives you the amount in millimeters or inches of precipitation.
. Removed old checkbox "Indicates the wait with a beep while you search for the latest bulletin"; Left active by default.
. Added to the Astronomic informations;
Time of moonrise and moonset.
. Added new button "Rename";
To rename cities more conveniently.
. Improved function of the "Test" button; Now accept some commands to facilitate the search for cities; These new commands are described in the help function that can be called up with F1.
. Added button to manage your API key.

Weather Plus can update itself, however you can download it directly from:

. http://www.nvda.it/files/plugin/weather_plus5.0.nvda-addon

or from the pages:

. http://www.nvda.it/weather-plus#main-content

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

If the file extension arrives as .zip,please correct it with .nvda-addon.


Cheers

adriano














Re: Weather Plus 5.0 update available

Lino Morales
 

Hey bro. The link to obtain said key is in the documentation. You can create a free account or sign into Facebook or Google. I took the easy route and created one with FB.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

                                                                                                               

 


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Curtis Delzer <curtis@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:25:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 5.0 update available
 
where do I find such a key?

On 3/13/2019 4:10 PM, Don H wrote:
> Have to make sure that the key you put in does not have any empty
> spaces at the end of it.
>
> On 3/13/2019 5:49 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
>> I put in my zip code in that "combo box," and there was no "OK" button.
>>
>> On 3/13/2019 12:18 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
>>> An easier way is to open the Weather Plus settings and choose
>>> documentation. It takes you to the folder where 5 files including
>>> read me first are located.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 3/13/2019 6:30 AM, Hermann-Josef Kurzen wrote:
>>>> Hi Gary,
>>>>
>>>> unfortunately Adriano didn't tell where to find the file "weather
>>>> first settings.html".
>>>> I've found it under:
>>>> j:\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\Weather Plus\doc
>>>> where j:\ is my users directory. The right folder for You is "en"
>>>> And in this folder there is the file "weather plus first
>>>> settings.html".
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Greetings - Hermann
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
>>>>> Von:         "Gary Metzler" <gmtravel@...>  Wichtigkeit
>>>>> Normal
>>>>> Lesebestätigung wurde nicht angefordert
>>>>> Gesendet am: Mi, 13. März 2019 05:36:04 -0400
>>>>> An:          nvda@nvda.groups.io;
>>>>> CC:
>>>>> Betreff:     Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 5.0 update available
>>>>> Verwendetes Mailprogramm: vermutlich online im WEB erstellt
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Adriano,
>>>>>
>>>>> I can't seem to find the read me 1st file.  Also, how do I get a
>>>>> key?  Thanks for any help.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of
>>>>> Adriano Barbieri via Groups.Io
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:07 AM
>>>>> To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io; nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>>> Subject: [nvda] Weather Plus 5.0 update available
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi to every one,
>>>>>
>>>>> After more than 2 months it is back in operative :)
>>>>>
>>>>> Changes in this new version:
>>>>>
>>>>> . Weather Plus now uses the APIXU API, in my opinion better than
>>>>> the previous one; To work requires an API key, read the Weather
>>>>> Plus First Settings.html for instructions (highly recommended).
>>>>> #Changes in the Weather Plus Settings window:
>>>>> . Removed old checkbox "State of barometric pressure".
>>>>> . Replaced with new checkbox "Add cloudiness value"; It gives you
>>>>> the percentage of cloudiness.
>>>>> . Added new checkbox "Add precipitation value"; It gives you the
>>>>> amount in millimeters or inches of precipitation.
>>>>> . Removed old checkbox "Indicates the wait with a beep while you
>>>>> search for the latest bulletin"; Left active by default.
>>>>> . Added to the Astronomic informations;
>>>>> Time of moonrise and moonset.
>>>>> . Added new button "Rename";
>>>>> To rename cities more conveniently.
>>>>> . Improved function of the "Test" button; Now accept some commands
>>>>> to facilitate the search for cities; These new commands are
>>>>> described in the help function that can be called up with F1.
>>>>> . Added button to manage your API key.
>>>>>
>>>>> Weather Plus can update itself, however you can download it
>>>>> directly from:
>>>>>
>>>>> . http://www.nvda.it/files/plugin/weather_plus5.0.nvda-addon
>>>>>
>>>>> or from the pages:
>>>>>
>>>>> . http://www.nvda.it/weather-plus#main-content
>>>>>
>>>>> . https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/weatherPlus.en.html
>>>>>
>>>>> If the file extension arrives as .zip,please correct it with
>>>>> .nvda-addon.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>
>>>>> adriano
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>
>
>
>
--


Curtis Delzer
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA





Re: Weather Plus 5.0 update available

Curtis Delzer
 

where do I find such a key?

On 3/13/2019 4:10 PM, Don H wrote:
Have to make sure that the key you put in does not have any empty spaces at the end of it.

On 3/13/2019 5:49 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
I put in my zip code in that "combo box," and there was no "OK" button.

On 3/13/2019 12:18 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
An easier way is to open the Weather Plus settings and choose documentation. It takes you to the folder where 5 files including read me first are located.


On 3/13/2019 6:30 AM, Hermann-Josef Kurzen wrote:
Hi Gary,

unfortunately Adriano didn't tell where to find the file "weather first settings.html".
I've found it under:
j:\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\Weather Plus\doc
where j:\ is my users directory. The right folder for You is "en"
And in this folder there is the file "weather plus first settings.html".


Greetings - Hermann



--- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
Von:         "Gary Metzler" <gmtravel@comcast.net>  Wichtigkeit Normal
Lesebestätigung wurde nicht angefordert
Gesendet am: Mi, 13. März 2019 05:36:04 -0400
An:          nvda@nvda.groups.io;
CC:
Betreff:     Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 5.0 update available
Verwendetes Mailprogramm: vermutlich online im WEB erstellt

Hi Adriano,

I can't seem to find the read me 1st file.  Also, how do I get a key?  Thanks for any help.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adriano Barbieri via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:07 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io; nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Weather Plus 5.0 update available

Hi to every one,

After more than 2 months it is back in operative :)

Changes in this new version:

. Weather Plus now uses the APIXU API, in my opinion better than the previous one; To work requires an API key, read the Weather Plus First Settings.html for instructions (highly recommended).
#Changes in the Weather Plus Settings window:
. Removed old checkbox "State of barometric pressure".
. Replaced with new checkbox "Add cloudiness value"; It gives you the percentage of cloudiness.
. Added new checkbox "Add precipitation value"; It gives you the amount in millimeters or inches of precipitation.
. Removed old checkbox "Indicates the wait with a beep while you search for the latest bulletin"; Left active by default.
. Added to the Astronomic informations;
Time of moonrise and moonset.
. Added new button "Rename";
To rename cities more conveniently.
. Improved function of the "Test" button; Now accept some commands to facilitate the search for cities; These new commands are described in the help function that can be called up with F1.
. Added button to manage your API key.

Weather Plus can update itself, however you can download it directly from:

. http://www.nvda.it/files/plugin/weather_plus5.0.nvda-addon

or from the pages:

. http://www.nvda.it/weather-plus#main-content

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

If the file extension arrives as .zip,please correct it with .nvda-addon.


Cheers

adriano












--


Curtis Delzer
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA


Re: An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

 

On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 08:11 PM, Ian Blackburn wrote:
It’s trashed some Windows 10 uses it went to 1809 if they had a Microsoft account with a Open one drive account
If you are using purely local user accounts and hadn’t connected to one drive you didn’t lose any data
Not that this is not true, because it did happen, but it is ancient history and has not been happening for many months now.   This was one of several catastrophic failures that did occur during the opening days of the rollout of Windows 10 Version 1809.

This does not continue to happen and I have seen absolutely no reports of it happening since the rollout was slowed to a virtual stop and, when it started again, moved at an unbelievably slow and calculated pace.

I am not a Microsoft fanboy, nor am I absolving them of their responsibility for what did happen, but holding on to these things months after they ceased happening is counterproductive.  It's just not occurring anymore, and that's what's truly important right now.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Ian Blackburn
 

It’s trashed some Windows 10 uses it went to 1809 if they had a Microsoft account with a Open one drive account
If you are using purely local user accounts and hadn’t connected to one drive you didn’t lose any data


On 14 Mar 2019, at 7:34 am, Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:

mine got rid of all my personal files, so had to re-do all from backup. When I updated to 09 windows' that is.

On 3/13/2019 1:28 PM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean by trashed the operating system?  I suppose that beyond a certain point, the process wouldn't be able to run but I don't recall hearing of updates doing that much damage, although I suppose its possible in rare, perhaps very rare cases.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Well not if its trashed the operating system as it just did to a friend of
mines machine it won't!
 Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:35 PM
Subject: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates


I almost never start off topic threads.  If this is not considered
appropriate, let me know.  This seems to me to be a very important news
story, however.

Here is a story from Kim Komando about how Microsoft is finally really doing
something to deal with problems caused by its seemingly unending record of
bad updates.  It's past time

If this works as its supposed to, it may save a lot of users serious
problems.
https://www.komando.com/happening-now/554278/windows-10-will-now-automatically-uninstall-buggy-updates?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2019-03-13

Gene






-- 


Curtis Delzer 
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA


Re: An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

 

On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 08:01 PM, Michael Munn wrote:
May I ask what is this update about?
This topic is not about any specific update.  It's about the fact that Microsoft's Windows Update facility is being tweaked to allow it not only to install updates, but to uninstall those that have shown to be problematic.

This feature is not active quite yet, but is coming in the very near future.

If you want to know what any specific Windows Update involves then you need to do a web search on the KB number associated with it.  That or go straight to the Microsoft Update Catalog page and search on the KB number there.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Ian Blackburn
 

It’s a security update
When you go into updates with Microsoft it will actually tell you that
Kind regards Ian


On 14 Mar 2019, at 8:08 am, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@...> wrote:

Mah i ask what is this update about? I just got a notification from my computer that it will start after the hour. 
So far of all the bickerin I have not got any inportant detail on this update. 


Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind




On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 7:34 PM Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:

mine got rid of all my personal files, so had to re-do all from backup. When I updated to 09 windows' that is.

On 3/13/2019 1:28 PM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean by trashed the operating system?  I suppose that beyond a certain point, the process wouldn't be able to run but I don't recall hearing of updates doing that much damage, although I suppose its possible in rare, perhaps very rare cases.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Well not if its trashed the operating system as it just did to a friend of 
mines machine it won't!
 Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:35 PM
Subject: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates


I almost never start off topic threads.  If this is not considered 
appropriate, let me know.  This seems to me to be a very important news 
story, however.

Here is a story from Kim Komando about how Microsoft is finally really doing 
something to deal with problems caused by its seemingly unending record of 
bad updates.  It's past time

If this works as its supposed to, it may save a lot of users serious 
problems.
https://www.komando.com/happening-now/554278/windows-10-will-now-automatically-uninstall-buggy-updates?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2019-03-13

Gene






-- 


Curtis Delzer 
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA


Re: An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Michael Munn
 

Mah i ask what is this update about? I just got a notification from my computer that it will start after the hour. 
So far of all the bickerin I have not got any inportant detail on this update. 


Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind




On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 7:34 PM Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:

mine got rid of all my personal files, so had to re-do all from backup. When I updated to 09 windows' that is.

On 3/13/2019 1:28 PM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean by trashed the operating system?  I suppose that beyond a certain point, the process wouldn't be able to run but I don't recall hearing of updates doing that much damage, although I suppose its possible in rare, perhaps very rare cases.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Well not if its trashed the operating system as it just did to a friend of 
mines machine it won't!
 Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:35 PM
Subject: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates


I almost never start off topic threads.  If this is not considered 
appropriate, let me know.  This seems to me to be a very important news 
story, however.

Here is a story from Kim Komando about how Microsoft is finally really doing 
something to deal with problems caused by its seemingly unending record of 
bad updates.  It's past time

If this works as its supposed to, it may save a lot of users serious 
problems.
https://www.komando.com/happening-now/554278/windows-10-will-now-automatically-uninstall-buggy-updates?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2019-03-13

Gene






-- 


Curtis Delzer 
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA


Re: Nvda and the International phonetic Alphabet, (IPA)

Teri McElroy <shimzin.lists@...>
 

Hi Lev

Thanks, I already have "the other screen reader" working with IPA but need NVDA to do it too.

On 14-Mar-19 1:48 AM, Lev wrote:
thank you Teri,
however, there are many many symbols that I want to include and adding
one by one is something that I don't want to do...  I prefer just
continue using the other screen reader for this purpose...
From what I understood, you need to read some symbols from the IPA, so
if you are interested and you are already a user of the other screen
reader, inbox me and I tell you how I did it.


Literophilus

El 12/03/2019 a las 14:21, Teri McElroy escribió:
Hello Lev

I have just recently emailed the list to find out about this same
topic. You can go to the nvda menu, then preferences,
punctuation/symbol pronunciation. You'll need to input the symbols
along with how you want the speech engine to pronounce them. However,
I don't think putting in the unicode values is going to work. You'll
need to input the actual symbol along with how you want NVDA to
pronounce it. I've just tried entering a unicode value here and it
didn't work for me. But when I enter the actual symbol, it does.

You can find information about punctuation/symbol pronunciation in
section 11.2.2 of the online userguide. It will explain about
inputting symbols.

Hope that helps.


Teri


On 13-Mar-19 8:18 AM, Lev wrote:


Hello,

I have noticed that espeak reads some symbols of the international
phonetic alphabet; however, this can not be done by other synthetic
voices, so my question is this:

How to make that nvda reads correctly those symbols regardless of the
synthetizer?

Or, how to make that other synthetizers read those symbols?For
instance, vocalizer.

I got the Unicode transcription for all the symbols that I want.

The syntaxis is this:

U+00E6=Ash

Where the term “ash” is the proper name for that particular symbol.

So, is there a file inside the installation folder of nvda or user
settings where I can paste that syntaxis to have nvda reading all
those symbols?

Thanks for any info.

--
Literophilus



Re: Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

Kwork
 

Brian, as I hadn't really had my dropbox open much lately, I've kind of ignored this topic, but have now also had these popups being talked about. How would I generate a screenshot, and how would I get it to you? Thanks.

Travis

On 3/13/2019 4:11 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
I would just like to confirm, based upon the screenshot I have received thus far, that the characterization of the DropBox pop-up as invisible appears to be entirely accurate.

I can literally see nothing on top of the underlying screen and the only thing DropBox related is its process icon in the system tray.  That would not typically cause what's been described.

If others wish to send me more samples, I'll keep analyzing same to see if anything, no pun intended, pops up.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Curtis Delzer
 

mine got rid of all my personal files, so had to re-do all from backup. When I updated to 09 windows' that is.

On 3/13/2019 1:28 PM, Gene wrote:
What do you mean by trashed the operating system?  I suppose that beyond a certain point, the process wouldn't be able to run but I don't recall hearing of updates doing that much damage, although I suppose its possible in rare, perhaps very rare cases.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Well not if its trashed the operating system as it just did to a friend of
mines machine it won't!
 Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:35 PM
Subject: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates


I almost never start off topic threads.  If this is not considered
appropriate, let me know.  This seems to me to be a very important news
story, however.

Here is a story from Kim Komando about how Microsoft is finally really doing
something to deal with problems caused by its seemingly unending record of
bad updates.  It's past time

If this works as its supposed to, it may save a lot of users serious
problems.
https://www.komando.com/happening-now/554278/windows-10-will-now-automatically-uninstall-buggy-updates?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2019-03-13

Gene






-- 


Curtis Delzer 
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA


Re: Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

 

I would just like to confirm, based upon the screenshot I have received thus far, that the characterization of the DropBox pop-up as invisible appears to be entirely accurate.

I can literally see nothing on top of the underlying screen and the only thing DropBox related is its process icon in the system tray.  That would not typically cause what's been described.

If others wish to send me more samples, I'll keep analyzing same to see if anything, no pun intended, pops up.
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: Weather Plus 5.0 update available

Don H
 

Have to make sure that the key you put in does not have any empty spaces at the end of it.

On 3/13/2019 5:49 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
I put in my zip code in that "combo box," and there was no "OK" button.

On 3/13/2019 12:18 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
An easier way is to open the Weather Plus settings and choose documentation. It takes you to the folder where 5 files including read me first are located.


On 3/13/2019 6:30 AM, Hermann-Josef Kurzen wrote:
Hi Gary,

unfortunately Adriano didn't tell where to find the file "weather first settings.html".
I've found it under:
j:\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\Weather Plus\doc
where j:\ is my users directory. The right folder for You is "en"
And in this folder there is the file "weather plus first settings.html".


Greetings - Hermann



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Hi Adriano,

I can't seem to find the read me 1st file.  Also, how do I get a key?  Thanks for any help.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adriano Barbieri via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:07 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io; nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Weather Plus 5.0 update available

Hi to every one,

After more than 2 months it is back in operative :)

Changes in this new version:

. Weather Plus now uses the APIXU API, in my opinion better than the previous one; To work requires an API key, read the Weather Plus First Settings.html for instructions (highly recommended).
#Changes in the Weather Plus Settings window:
. Removed old checkbox "State of barometric pressure".
. Replaced with new checkbox "Add cloudiness value"; It gives you the percentage of cloudiness.
. Added new checkbox "Add precipitation value"; It gives you the amount in millimeters or inches of precipitation.
. Removed old checkbox "Indicates the wait with a beep while you search for the latest bulletin"; Left active by default.
. Added to the Astronomic informations;
Time of moonrise and moonset.
. Added new button "Rename";
To rename cities more conveniently.
. Improved function of the "Test" button; Now accept some commands to facilitate the search for cities; These new commands are described in the help function that can be called up with F1.
. Added button to manage your API key.

Weather Plus can update itself, however you can download it directly from:

. http://www.nvda.it/files/plugin/weather_plus5.0.nvda-addon

or from the pages:

. http://www.nvda.it/weather-plus#main-content

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

If the file extension arrives as .zip,please correct it with .nvda-addon.


Cheers

adriano












Re: Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

Richard Bartholomew
 

Just to reiterate…I am *not* getting this window with either NVDA or JAWS 2019…and long may it stay that way as not having Dropbox running constantly semi-defeats its raison d’etre and would certainly lessen its usefulness for me!

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 13 March 2019 22:36
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

 

I know that someone in the twitter thread asked if this was a pure nvda issue, or if jfw and othr screen readers were having this issue. Let'ssee what happens from here.

Take care

On 13 Mar 2019, at 15:32, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 06:30 PM, Tyler Wood wrote:

There is a huge thread on twitter about this.

I don't tweet, either.  Just curious if the issue is really limited to screen reader users or whether the sighted users are screaming bloody murder, too.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back