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Re: Getting started with HyperV using NVDA

molly the blind tech lover
 

Hi.
I am actually using VMware work station pro for my computer networking class right now.
I am not familiar with HyperV but I was hoping to hear of another blind person's experiences with VMware work station as I don't know anyone else who uses it.
Now that my professor fixed it so that the virtual machines appear in the list of tabs I find VMware work station much easier to use.
I can press alt t and see the virtual machines in the list of tabs.
If I press enter on one I can then press control b to power it on.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Akash Kakkar
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 9:45 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; main@TechTalk.groups.io; nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Getting started with HyperV using NVDA

Hi all,

So, I want to use HyperV instead of VMWare Workstation Pro for my virtualisation needs.

Can anyone please tell me his/her experience with HyperV while using NVDA?

What shortcut keys are there?

How to switch to guest OS?

How to switch to host OS?

Any NVDA addon to make any part of HyperV more accessible.

Please help me


Getting started with HyperV using NVDA

Akash Kakkar
 

Hi all,

So, I want to use HyperV instead of VMWare Workstation Pro for my virtualisation needs.

Can anyone please tell me his/her experience with HyperV while using NVDA?

What shortcut keys are there?

How to switch to guest OS?

How to switch to host OS?

Any NVDA addon to make any part of HyperV more accessible.

Please help me


Re: NVDA 2020.4 goes silent after copying text from one Excel cell to another

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  What is live view?  I don't believe I've heard of it.

Louise


Re: Question about add-on help

 

Hi,

I cannot reproduce this – add-on help button shows up for add-ons with documentation every time I open add-ons manager. I bet this is something that cannot be fixed with COM registration tool, so I advise restarting NVDA with add-ons disabled and see if that makes a difference.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Louise Pfau
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 10:50 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question about add-on help

 

Hi.  It looks like I spoke too soon.  When I opened the add-ons manager after exiting it, the help button disappeared.  It looks like it's gone for all add-ons, not just some of them as I originally thought.  Restarting NVDA didn't seem to remedy the problem.  It seems as if the help button only shows up the first time I open add-ons manager after restarting the computer.  I'm not confident enough to try a windows repair or the com registration tool, because I don't know if it will mess something up.  I know it shouldn't in theory, but you never know with technology.

Louise


Re: Question about add-on help

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  It looks like I spoke too soon.  When I opened the add-ons manager after exiting it, the help button disappeared.  It looks like it's gone for all add-ons, not just some of them as I originally thought.  Restarting NVDA didn't seem to remedy the problem.  It seems as if the help button only shows up the first time I open add-ons manager after restarting the computer.  I'm not confident enough to try a windows repair or the com registration tool, because I don't know if it will mess something up.  I know it shouldn't in theory, but you never know with technology.

Louise


Re: Question about add-on help

 

Hi,

To be clear, is “Add-on help” button showing when you select Add-on Updater? I know that it does on my system – I do know that it doesn’t for languages other than English, and this is due to the fact that translated documentation aren’t transferred to the add-on correctly (something beyond the add-on’s control).

In general, most add-ons should let NVDA open their help files. Some don’t, and these are typically old add-ons unless add-on documentation are not built when packaging add-ons. In fact, one of the things the add-ons community looks at when reviewing add-ons is presence of add-on help files (documentation checks), and effort is ongoing to improve the quality of add-on documentation (there is a bigger project that concerns NVDA source code documentation, but that’s for another time).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Louise Pfau
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 10:34 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question about add-on help

 

Hi.  I'm running NVDA 2020.4.    I don't know what happened, but when I tabbed through all of the controls of the add-ons manager dialog last night, the help button didn't show up for some add-ons.  I shut down my computer every night.  When I restarted the computer this morning, the dialog behaved correctly.  I feel extremely silly.

Louise


Re: Question about add-on help

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  I'm running NVDA 2020.4.    I don't know what happened, but when I tabbed through all of the controls of the add-ons manager dialog last night, the help button didn't show up for some add-ons.  I shut down my computer every night.  When I restarted the computer this morning, the dialog behaved correctly.  I feel extremely silly.

Louise


Re: Strange behaviour in file list of Windows explorer

 

Have you tried:   The Most Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Suspected NVDA Issues

If none fix the issue, please report back.

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Re: ZOOM: Can NVDA announce state of mute/unmute?

Chris Smart
 

Zoom has lots of hotkeys built in like this that the original poster should look up and learn.



On 2021-02-26 3:08 a.m., Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello,

Alt+A works fine here, NVDA announces that audio is muted or not.

You can also open the participants list in typing alt+u, arrow down to your name and NVDA will tell you if you are muted or not.

Best

Sylvie

De : nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> De la part de Arlene via groups.io
Envoyé : jeudi 25 février 2021 18:59
À : nvda@nvda.groups.io
Objet : Re: [nvda] ZOOM: Can NVDA announce state of mute/unmute?

 

Hi, all you do is hold down the alt key and hit a. You will be muted. When you unmute do the same thing. I tried with both jaws and NVDA. When I mute Jaws will say your audio is muted. NVDA says muted. You know you are muted. When you unmute, NVDA will say unmuted. Jaws will say your audio is unmuted.

 

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From: Milton Charlton
Sent: February 25, 2021 9:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] ZOOM: Can NVDA announce state of mute/unmute?

 

During a ZOOM session I would like to hear the status of mute/unmute.  When I press down the spacebar, NVDA starts to announce “unmute” but does not complete speaking the word “unmute”.  When I let up the spacebar NVDA announces “mute”.

It is often impractical to hold down the spacebar to speak.  If I manage to click on the mute/unmute icon, NVDA does not announce anything.  I know there is a red slash though the icon but that is too hard to see.

Similarly, if I use ALT-A to change the state of mute/unmute, NVDA does not announce this.

I feel I am missing something here and therefore seek your advice.  Is there a way to make this work better?

It would also be really handy to have a way to announce the state of mute/unmute without actually changing the state by the controls mentioned above.  Something like a hotkey that causes the state of mute/unmute to be spoken would be great.  Sometimes during a session I just want to know if I am  muted or unmuted because I may have forgotten the status.

Thanks.  This is a great forum!!

Milton

 

 

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Re: ZOOM: Can NVDA announce state of mute/unmute?

Jarek.Krcmar
 

Hi,

if you press a hotkey Alt + A, Nvda anounces Audio mute, if you press the hotkey seccondly, Nvda anounces Audio Unmute.

Jarek

Dne 25.02.2021 v 18:25 Milton Charlton napsal(a):

During a ZOOM session I would like to hear the status of mute/unmute.  When I press down the spacebar, NVDA starts to announce “unmute” but does not complete speaking the word “unmute”.  When I let up the spacebar NVDA announces “mute”.

It is often impractical to hold down the spacebar to speak.  If I manage to click on the mute/unmute icon, NVDA does not announce anything.  I know there is a red slash though the icon but that is too hard to see.

Similarly, if I use ALT-A to change the state of mute/unmute, NVDA does not announce this.

I feel I am missing something here and therefore seek your advice.  Is there a way to make this work better?

It would also be really handy to have a way to announce the state of mute/unmute without actually changing the state by the controls mentioned above.  Something like a hotkey that causes the state of mute/unmute to be spoken would be great.  Sometimes during a session I just want to know if I am  muted or unmuted because I may have forgotten the status.

Thanks.  This is a great forum!!

Milton

 


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Re: ZOOM: Can NVDA announce state of mute/unmute?

Sylvie Duchateau
 

Hello,

Alt+A works fine here, NVDA announces that audio is muted or not.

You can also open the participants list in typing alt+u, arrow down to your name and NVDA will tell you if you are muted or not.

Best

Sylvie

De : nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> De la part de Arlene via groups.io
Envoyé : jeudi 25 février 2021 18:59
À : nvda@nvda.groups.io
Objet : Re: [nvda] ZOOM: Can NVDA announce state of mute/unmute?

 

Hi, all you do is hold down the alt key and hit a. You will be muted. When you unmute do the same thing. I tried with both jaws and NVDA. When I mute Jaws will say your audio is muted. NVDA says muted. You know you are muted. When you unmute, NVDA will say unmuted. Jaws will say your audio is unmuted.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Milton Charlton
Sent: February 25, 2021 9:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] ZOOM: Can NVDA announce state of mute/unmute?

 

During a ZOOM session I would like to hear the status of mute/unmute.  When I press down the spacebar, NVDA starts to announce “unmute” but does not complete speaking the word “unmute”.  When I let up the spacebar NVDA announces “mute”.

It is often impractical to hold down the spacebar to speak.  If I manage to click on the mute/unmute icon, NVDA does not announce anything.  I know there is a red slash though the icon but that is too hard to see.

Similarly, if I use ALT-A to change the state of mute/unmute, NVDA does not announce this.

I feel I am missing something here and therefore seek your advice.  Is there a way to make this work better?

It would also be really handy to have a way to announce the state of mute/unmute without actually changing the state by the controls mentioned above.  Something like a hotkey that causes the state of mute/unmute to be spoken would be great.  Sometimes during a session I just want to know if I am  muted or unmuted because I may have forgotten the status.

Thanks.  This is a great forum!!

Milton

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

 


Strange behaviour in file list of Windows explorer

Christian Ohrens
 

Hi all,

 

OK, now as I changed to the newest NVDA version, there are also the first small issues.

When I’m browsing a filelist (for example with mp3 files) and press entert o open a file, it often happens, that the file won’t be opened. I have to go back to the previous file than step forward tot he file which I wanna open. It must have something to do with the usage of NVDA because with a demo version of JAWS or the Narrator there aren’t those issues. Does anybody know what’s going on?

 

Regards and thanks

Christian

 


Re: Question about add-on help

Luke Davis
 

Louise

If you press NVDA+n, t, a, enter, you will be in the add-on manager.
You can then use your arrow keys until "Add-on Updater" is spoken.
If you then hit tab twice, what do you hear?

Luke


Re: Question about add-on help

Luke Davis
 

What version of NVDA are you running? (NVDA+n, h, a)

I see a help button while highlighting Add-on Updater, and it works.

I'm running the latest alpha.

Luke

On Thu, 25 Feb 2021, Louise Pfau wrote:

Hi.  I've noticed that some of the add-ons in the add-ons manager don't have an associated help button.  Add-on updater is an example.  Was that
intentional?


Question about add-on help

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  I've noticed that some of the add-ons in the add-ons manager don't have an associated help button.  Add-on updater is an example.  Was that intentional?

Thanks,

Louise


Re: NVDA 2020.4 goes silent after copying text from one Excel cell to another

Sarah k Alawami
 

Live view is off in my case, I still have the issue at random. Is there anythign else I can try?

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On 25 Feb 2021, at 16:01, Jackie wrote:

You'll have a lot better luck w/Excel, ladies, if live view is turned off.

On 2/25/21, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

I also have that issue in the prior version. I have to go back out and
in via alt tab. I thought there was a github issue, but i"m not exactly
sure.

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On 25 Feb 2021, at 14:49, Louise Pfau wrote:

Hi.  I was copying text from one Excel cell to another, and I noticed
that NVDA would go silent.  I had to ALT+TAB out of, then back into
the spreadsheet to get speech back while navigating the spreadsheet.
I'm not sure whether this is strictly related to NVDA, but JAWS
behaved correctly.

Thanks,

Louise


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Re: NVDA 2020.4 goes silent after copying text from one Excel cell to another

Jackie
 

You'll have a lot better luck w/Excel, ladies, if live view is turned off.

On 2/25/21, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:
I also have that issue in the prior version. I have to go back out and
in via alt tab. I thought there was a github issue, but i"m not exactly
sure.

Take care.

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On 25 Feb 2021, at 14:49, Louise Pfau wrote:

Hi.  I was copying text from one Excel cell to another, and I noticed
that NVDA would go silent.  I had to ALT+TAB out of, then back into
the spreadsheet to get speech back while navigating the spreadsheet.
I'm not sure whether this is strictly related to NVDA, but JAWS
behaved correctly.

Thanks,

Louise








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Re: Toggling between keyboards (long description)

 
Edited

Hi all,

Let me reply in Korean first and provide translations below:

옛날에 한국어 번역을 담당하던 이성원입니다. 아마도 Language Bar를 말씀하시는것 같은데 저같은 경우 오른쪽 얼트를 누르면 한글과 영어로 전환됩니다. 한자같은 경우 아시다시피 오른쪽 컨트롤을 눌러서 한자 후보창을 호출합니다.

참고로 Windows+Space나 Alt+Shift+를 누르면 키보드 배열(정확하게 말하면 입력 방식)이 변경되는데 한국어 배열에서 위에 언급한 대로 한글/영어 전환 키가 없으면 오른쪽 얼트를 쓰면 됩니다.

English translation:

I'm Joseph Lee, the former leader of NVDA Korean translations team.

I think you might be talking about Language Bar. If so, you can just press right Alt key to switch between English and Korean. As you know, you can enter Hanja characters by pressing the right Control key, which opens candidates window.

For reference, Windows+Space and Alt+Shift is used to switch between keyboard layouts (input method, to be exact). In case your keyboard doesn't have the dedicated English/Korean key, you can use right Alt key.

By the way, if you want to search for more info on input methods on the group archive, look for CJK, IME, or keyboard language.

Cheers, Joseph


Re: Toggling between keyboards (long description)

Ben J. Bloomgren
 

"I had wondered how to do that. Thanks! I'll check this out.

Ben

On Feb 25, 2021, at 16:09, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:


is this the same as changing the Windows language?  You can do that with WINDOWS+SPACEBAR, and that also changes the keyboard.

Quentin.

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 1:41 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Hello,

            First, a huge thanks for having read the Welcome Message and having done some digging!!   From what you are saying, this is not really an NVDA question, but is related to Windows 10.  The solution, based on your description, is using WinKey+B to throw focus to the System Tray portion of the Notification Area, then right arrowing to the control for that toggle and activating it when you wish to toggle character sets.  If the toggle button happens to be hiding in your overflow area, then activate the notification chevron and up arrow or left arrow through the buttons that reside there until you find that toggle, and activate it.

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Re: NVDA 2020.4 goes silent after copying text from one Excel cell to another

Sarah k Alawami
 

I also have that issue in the prior version. I have to go back out and in via alt tab. I thought there was a github issue, but i"m not exactly sure.

Take care.

--

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

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On 25 Feb 2021, at 14:49, Louise Pfau wrote:

Hi.  I was copying text from one Excel cell to another, and I noticed that NVDA would go silent.  I had to ALT+TAB out of, then back into the spreadsheet to get speech back while navigating the spreadsheet.  I'm not sure whether this is strictly related to NVDA, but JAWS behaved correctly.

Thanks,

Louise

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