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Re: question about Pontes Media Downloader not working in Win10

Dan Thompson
 

Thanks so very much.  I can’t seem to find one newer than 2.0.  Can you give me the link to that site?  I can’t thank you enough.  Several of my students use that program and it is in my book.  Thanks so much again!!

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Angelo Sonnesso
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2020 10:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question about Pontes Media Downloader not working in Win10

 

Delete the old program, and get the latest addition.

I had the same problem, and that is how I solved it.

It works very smoothly.

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, March 2, 2020 11:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question about Pontes Media Downloader not working in Win10

 

Hi Dan,

I would advise you to upgrade to Pontes Media Downloader 3.x.  It seems to work better with Windows 10.  On occasion, it becomes non functional, but a simple reinstall fixes the problem.

On 3/2/2020 8:53 AM, Dan Thompson wrote:

Greetings all,

I have had great success with Pontes Media downloader version 2.0 converting YouTube files into mp3, wav etc.  .  However, recently one of my students who has been working with a laptop with Win7 had it upgraded to Win10.  Now When accessing the Pontes Media downloader exe file in that program folder or from the desktop, I am returned to the folder where the exe file is located and the program doesn’t load.  Has anyone else had such an experience?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

 

 

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Re: Microsoft update bothers NVDA.

John J. Boyer
 

I am using the classic editor.

John

On Mon, Mar 02, 2020 at 06:44:19AM -0700, Jackie wrote:
At any rate, to follow up w/this, John has given me permission to
assist him w/administering his site from time to time. I say that so
folks don't think I just busted into it.

John, you should install the classic editor as opposed to the
Gutenberg editor. Just go to 'Plugins > Add new' & search for classic
editor. Then install & activate it as usual.

Might I also suggest you update your site, as you've got quite a few
pending. Whenever you're having problems w/NVDA, it's a really good
idea to first ensure that all updates have been performed in the area
where you're having difficulties, in this case your WordPress site. I
think those steps should solve your difficulties.

On 3/2/20, Jackie McBride <abletec@...> wrote:
It would be important to know what browser you're using, John.

On 3/2/20, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@...> wrote:
Hello,

I am using Windows 10 Pro and NVDA 2019.3. Recently Microsoft made an
update
that caused trouble when i tried to post on my blog at
http://www.godtouches.org I
could not see the edit box for the title of the post. this happened in
just
the last few days. Evidently WordP;ress followed the link for a new post
when I
pressed Enter, but it loked like it did not. I switched to JAWS and had
no
trouble. Something for the developers to look into.

John

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Re: Microsoft update bothers NVDA.

John J. Boyer
 

it affects both Chrome and Firefox. those are the only browsers I use. I'll bet the problem is something Microsoft did to help its pet browser, Edge.

John

On Mon, Mar 02, 2020 at 06:37:52AM -0700, Jackie wrote:
It would be important to know what browser you're using, John.

On 3/2/20, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@...> wrote:
Hello,

I am using Windows 10 Pro and NVDA 2019.3. Recently Microsoft made an update
that caused trouble when i tried to post on my blog at
http://www.godtouches.org I
could not see the edit box for the title of the post. this happened in just
the last few days. Evidently WordP;ress followed the link for a new post
when I
pressed Enter, but it loked like it did not. I switched to JAWS and had no
trouble. Something for the developers to look into.

John

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Re: how to escape the notepad plus plus character panel?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi  Sascha ,

Pressing F8 works to take you back to the main edit screen.  I don't see this indexed anywhere with the help screens, but it is good to know that this keystroke works.
 

On 3/1/2020 5:25 PM, Sascha Cowley via Groups.Io wrote:

Pressing F8 should take you back to the document. There is a close button in the character panel, but it seems only to be accessible with the mouse; I couldn't find it with NVDA using the navigator.

This is one of the issues I have with Notepad++: while much of it is accessible, many of the keyboard shortcuts are completely non-standard.

On 2/03/2020 06:50, Josh Kennedy wrote:

hi,

I sometimes use notepad plus plus to hand edit brl or brf braille files and other text files. I went into the edit menu and I wanted to enter some accented characters into a text file so I brought up the character panel, found the character I wanted and pressing enter puts that character into the file. But now when I run notepad++ the character panel keeps coming up and I can’t find a way to close it. So how do I close the character panel? I’m using the latest NVDA with CodeFactory eloquence and vocalizer addon.

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: question about Pontes Media Downloader not working in Win10

Angelo Sonnesso
 

Delete the old program, and get the latest addition.

I had the same problem, and that is how I solved it.

It works very smoothly.

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, March 2, 2020 11:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] question about Pontes Media Downloader not working in Win10

 

Hi Dan,

I would advise you to upgrade to Pontes Media Downloader 3.x.  It seems to work better with Windows 10.  On occasion, it becomes non functional, but a simple reinstall fixes the problem.

On 3/2/2020 8:53 AM, Dan Thompson wrote:

Greetings all,

I have had great success with Pontes Media downloader version 2.0 converting YouTube files into mp3, wav etc.  .  However, recently one of my students who has been working with a laptop with Win7 had it upgraded to Win10.  Now When accessing the Pontes Media downloader exe file in that program folder or from the desktop, I am returned to the folder where the exe file is located and the program doesn’t load.  Has anyone else had such an experience?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

 



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Re: question about Pontes Media Downloader not working in Win10

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Dan,

I would advise you to upgrade to Pontes Media Downloader 3.x.  It seems to work better with Windows 10.  On occasion, it becomes non functional, but a simple reinstall fixes the problem.


On 3/2/2020 8:53 AM, Dan Thompson wrote:

Greetings all,

I have had great success with Pontes Media downloader version 2.0 converting YouTube files into mp3, wav etc.  .  However, recently one of my students who has been working with a laptop with Win7 had it upgraded to Win10.  Now When accessing the Pontes Media downloader exe file in that program folder or from the desktop, I am returned to the folder where the exe file is located and the program doesn’t load.  Has anyone else had such an experience?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

 


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Issue switching between browse & focus mode with NVDA+Spacebar

 

On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 10:46 AM, Danni wrote:
and thanks for the criticism by gene it's not apreciated!
But it's correct.   There is a very good reason that the group rules include the following, which was just sent to the membership in the Monthly Group Rules Reminder for the NVDA Group (nvda@nvda.groups.io):

4.  Think very carefully about the title you are going to give any topic you post.  The topic is the first (and, sometimes, only) thing a member sees and that may be how they decide if they’re going to look further.   Generic titles, such as “Help Me!,” are not helpful because they give no idea about what.  Compare that to something like, “NVDA not reading Excel cell contents,” or, “NVDA setting for pronouncing numbers,” where the exact issue where help is needed is front and center.   Even something like, “Need help with the following . . .,” lets the reader know that you are going to present a list of issues.

The use of meaningless topic titles serves absolutely no one, and they should be avoided.  Topic has now been changed to, "Issue switching between browse & focus mode with NVDA+Spacebar," which is actually descriptive.

Please make any follow-ups to this topic.

 
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Re: Issue switching between browse & focus mode with NVDA+Spacebar

Danni
 

well that sucks it's annoying! and never did it before but oh well why not another annoyance?
 
and thanks for the criticism by gene it's not apreciated!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2020 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Uhhh

That's what it's supposed to do.



On 3/1/2020 9:49 PM, Danni wrote:
somehow I changed a setting so when I hit space bar and insert key at the same time it switches from brouse mode to focus and I can't figure out how to make it stop?
 

Re: Keystroke for Main Landmark

David Kingsbury
 

Yes, I was asking if there is a quick key for the Main Landmark . I know that D navigates through all the landmarks. 

question about Pontes Media Downloader not working in Win10

Dan Thompson
 

Greetings all,

I have had great success with Pontes Media downloader version 2.0 converting YouTube files into mp3, wav etc.  .  However, recently one of my students who has been working with a laptop with Win7 had it upgraded to Win10.  Now When accessing the Pontes Media downloader exe file in that program folder or from the desktop, I am returned to the folder where the exe file is located and the program doesn’t load.  Has anyone else had such an experience?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

 

Re: Microsoft update bothers NVDA.

Jackie
 

At any rate, to follow up w/this, John has given me permission to
assist him w/administering his site from time to time. I say that so
folks don't think I just busted into it.

John, you should install the classic editor as opposed to the
Gutenberg editor. Just go to 'Plugins > Add new' & search for classic
editor. Then install & activate it as usual.

Might I also suggest you update your site, as you've got quite a few
pending. Whenever you're having problems w/NVDA, it's a really good
idea to first ensure that all updates have been performed in the area
where you're having difficulties, in this case your WordPress site. I
think those steps should solve your difficulties.

On 3/2/20, Jackie McBride <abletec@...> wrote:
It would be important to know what browser you're using, John.

On 3/2/20, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@...> wrote:
Hello,

I am using Windows 10 Pro and NVDA 2019.3. Recently Microsoft made an
update
that caused trouble when i tried to post on my blog at
http://www.godtouches.org I
could not see the edit box for the title of the post. this happened in
just
the last few days. Evidently WordP;ress followed the link for a new post
when I
pressed Enter, but it loked like it did not. I switched to JAWS and had
no
trouble. Something for the developers to look into.

John

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Re: Microsoft update bothers NVDA.

Jackie
 

It would be important to know what browser you're using, John.

On 3/2/20, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@...> wrote:
Hello,

I am using Windows 10 Pro and NVDA 2019.3. Recently Microsoft made an update
that caused trouble when i tried to post on my blog at
http://www.godtouches.org I
could not see the edit box for the title of the post. this happened in just
the last few days. Evidently WordP;ress followed the link for a new post
when I
pressed Enter, but it loked like it did not. I switched to JAWS and had no
trouble. Something for the developers to look into.

John

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Microsoft update bothers NVDA.

John J. Boyer
 

Hello,

I am using Windows 10 Pro and NVDA 2019.3. Recently Microsoft made an update that caused trouble when i tried to post on my blog at http://www.godtouches.org I
could not see the edit box for the title of the post. this happened in just the last few days. Evidently WordP;ress followed the link for a new post when I
pressed Enter, but it loked like it did not. I switched to JAWS and had no trouble. Something for the developers to look into.

John

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Re: how to escape the notepad plus plus character panel?

Josh Kennedy
 

It does nothing for me either. Choosing the character panel again does nothing. Maybe I'll try moving the mouse around and see what I can find. 

Josh

Re: Keystroke for Main Landmark

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


I am not aware of one then or even if there is one.


Gene nz


On 2/03/2020 1:49 pm, Sascha Cowley via Groups.Io wrote:

Not exactly. OP asked for "a keystroke for quickly getting to a main landmark". This will go through *all* landmarks, whereas I think the query was for one that jumps directly, and exclusively, to the main landmark.

On 2/03/2020 11:22, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:

Hi the letter D will do that and each time pressed will take you to the next one and adding shift and D will do it in reverse.


Gene nz


On 2/03/2020 1:19 pm, David Kingsbury wrote:

Hi all,

�

Does NVDA have a keystroke for quickly getting to a main landmark? If there is one, I can�t find it in the quick reference guide.

�

Thanks,

David

Re: how to escape the notepad plus plus character panel?

Sascha Cowley
 

Not the OP, but I tried this this morning before responding to them, and this does nothing - or didn't for me.

On 2/03/2020 17:30, Adriano Barbieri via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi,

Have you tried to act on the character panel menu item again?



Il 01/03/2020 20:50, Josh Kennedy ha scritto:

hi,

I sometimes use notepad plus plus to hand edit brl or brf braille files and other text files. I went into the edit menu and I wanted to enter some accented characters into a text file so I brought up the character panel, found the character I wanted and pressing enter puts that character into the file. But now when I run notepad++ the character panel keeps coming up and I can’t find a way to close it. So how do I close the character panel? I’m using the latest NVDA with CodeFactory eloquence and vocalizer addon.

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: planning on writing a guide on browsing the web efficiently with NVDA

Gene
 

Further to what I said yesterday, you can  become so concerned with learning, using, and explaining every little thing about the many ways of web page navigation that you can micromemorize and micromanage web page navigation, which may obscure the big picture and makes web page navigation seem much more difficult than it is.
 
For example, you don't have to memorize web page after web page headings, such as that on x web site, heading level threes move you through these kinds of links, heading number twos moves you through these kinds of links, etc.  While you can explain what these numbers mean and how you might use them for the fastest possible navigation on a familiar page, if you think fractions of seconds count, I contend that simply moving by headings by typing h to move you through all headings will get you where you want to be quickly and without the drudgery of micromemorization.  What does it matter if I type h 2 times to get where I want, or the number 3 1 time. 
 
Your initial question about all the ways to navigate indicates that the variety of ways to navigate may evidently be obscuring your big picture understanding.
 
It is important to know many ways of navigating.  People should know commands for move by button, heading, skip links. move by check box, and move by separator, to give many examples which cover most of the important quick movement commands.
 
but teaching the quick commands should be done organically, when teaching how to use the structures.  When teaching how to work with radio buttons, or check boxes, the quick movement commands can be given. 
 
The point isn't that there are all these commands to move.  The point is how do you work with these structures, and how might you want to move quickly from one such structure to another. 
 
I will be happy to communicate with you more off list or on the chat list.  If you want to do so, let me know. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2020 12:17 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] planning on writing a guide on browsing the web efficiently with NVDA

Hi Kara

 

I think it is a fabulous idea.

 

I’ll definitely use such a manual.

 

Regards

 

Christo Vorster (South Africa)

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Saturday, 29 February 2020 23:03
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] planning on writing a guide on browsing the web efficiently with NVDA

 

Hi.

I think it’s a great idea. I reckon loads of people will find it useful, myself included 😀

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kara Goldfinch
Sent: Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:57 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] planning on writing a guide on browsing the web efficiently with NVDA

 

Hi everyone.

As the subject says, I am planning to write a guide on how to browse the web more efficiently with NVDA.

As you all know, NVDA has a ton of single navigation commands to navigate to different webpage elements, E.G. Landmarks, headings, block quotes, links, the newly introduced groupings and articles etc. However, there doesn't seem to be much info in laypersons terms about what these elements are, much less how you can use them to  get around the web quicker. There's loads of dev info on w3c, but nothing much for your average screen reader user navigating the web.

I would post it on the community wiki as frankly I'm only one woman and don't know everything.  So it'd be a community effort much like the JAWS to NVDA guide, which I did most of the initial work on.

What do you all think of such a project? Would you find it useful?

Also, if a similar thing already exists, I don't want to reinvent the wheel.

All the best,

Kara

 

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Re: Issue switching between browse & focus mode with NVDA+Spacebar

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

That's what it's supposed to do.



On 3/1/2020 9:49 PM, Danni wrote:
somehow I changed a setting so when I hit space bar and insert key at the same time it switches from brouse mode to focus and I can't figure out how to make it stop?
 

Re: how to escape the notepad plus plus character panel?

Adriano Barbieri
 

Hi,

Have you tried to act on the character panel menu item again?



Il 01/03/2020 20:50, Josh Kennedy ha scritto:

hi,

I sometimes use notepad plus plus to hand edit brl or brf braille files and other text files. I went into the edit menu and I wanted to enter some accented characters into a text file so I brought up the character panel, found the character I wanted and pressing enter puts that character into the file. But now when I run notepad++ the character panel keeps coming up and I can’t find a way to close it. So how do I close the character panel? I’m using the latest NVDA with CodeFactory eloquence and vocalizer addon.

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Re: conversation list on facebook messenger

Hareth
 

You need to be little more specific.
Which messenger app or web browser interface you using?
I use the web facebook messenger interface with chrome and the
"messenger beta app" for windows10,
Both chat list or conversation list accessible, Names ETC.
Tested and used with NVDA, Jaws2020, and narrator,
All working fine.
Note, I don't use firefox with FB messenger, so I can't tell about it.
TC

On 3/2/20, Richard Kuzma via Groups.Io <rmkuzma=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good evening,

Just starting to play with facebook messenger.

Looks pretty accessible but when I get to the conversation list all it read
is link and not who it is with.

Tried with nvda and jaws,

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks