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Re: NVDA not exiting with current version under windows 7 64 bit

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!

What flavour of Vocalizer are you using?

From Tiflotecnia or CodeFactory?
If from Tiflotecnia, Vocalizer or Vocalizer Expressive?

Best regards,

Rui Fontes
Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Às 14:25 de 22/12/2018, john farina escreveu:

Hi to all,
I am a new member to this group so please forgive me for posting something which may have already been discussed. You may feel free to refer me to the archives of this list for information.
On my windows 7 computer currently running the most up-to-date NVDA version, pressing the exit keystroke does not allow NVDA to exit. That is to say, there is an error sound then the program restarts.
I have done some google searching and found that this might be due to an add-on problem. It seems I have narrowed it down to the Nuance vocalizer add-on, which means of course I can not use this voice. Any thoughts?
Thanks.


Re: Clock Addon doesn't save settings, nor does f12 work for time and date

 

Hi all,
Kelly isn't alone in experiencing these bugs - I can confirm them, and so
can others around the world. I have asked the add-ons community to get in
touch with add-on author, and proposed creating an emergency patch or taking
down this add-on from stable release channel.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Sapergia
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Clock Addon doesn't save settings, nor does f12 work for
time and date

Hi,

I just updated the Clock addon to 18.12.1 (the stable version), and also
noticed that Insert+F12 wasn't speaking the time anymore. I went into NVDA's
settings screen to set the options again, but when I went to the Clock Setup
item, the options from the General tab were being displayed instead. When I
moved up to Emoticons, the Clock options were there. Since that's obviously
not supposed to happen, I went back up to General to see if those options
were in the right place. They were, but under Speech, the Clock Setup
options were displayed instead. I pressed Cancel to get out of the dialog,
then Control+Insert+S to see if I could bring up the Speech options that
way, only to be told that an NVDA dialog was already open, or words to that
effect anyway.
I've disabled the addon for now, and all is fine again. I thought about
installing the development version to see if that worked better, but it has
the same version number as the stable version. Needless to say, I'm going to
wait until the next update.

Hope this helps.

Yours Sincerely,
Kelly John Sapergia
Show Host and Production Director
The Global Voice Internet Radio
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Re: Clock Addon doesn't save settings, nor does f12 work for time and date

Kelly Sapergia
 

Hi,

I just updated the Clock addon to 18.12.1 (the stable version), and also
noticed that Insert+F12 wasn't speaking the time anymore. I went into NVDA's
settings screen to set the options again, but when I went to the Clock Setup
item, the options from the General tab were being displayed instead. When I
moved up to Emoticons, the Clock options were there. Since that's obviously
not supposed to happen, I went back up to General to see if those options
were in the right place. They were, but under Speech, the Clock Setup
options were displayed instead. I pressed Cancel to get out of the dialog,
then Control+Insert+S to see if I could bring up the Speech options that
way, only to be told that an NVDA dialog was already open, or words to that
effect anyway.
I've disabled the addon for now, and all is fine again. I thought about
installing the development version to see if that worked better, but it has
the same version number as the stable version. Needless to say, I'm going to
wait until the next update.

Hope this helps.

Yours Sincerely,
Kelly John Sapergia
Show Host and Production Director
The Global Voice Internet Radio
www.theglobalvoice.info

Personal Website: www.ksapergia.net
Business Site (KJS Productions): www.kjsproductions.com
Follow me on Twitter at: kjsapergia


Re: NVDA not exiting with current version under windows 7 64 bit

Gene
 

If that is the problem and if I wanted to use the add-on, I would.  I would shut down NVDA with the task manager. 
 
Or, if you want to do it in a more inconvenient way, I imagine you could issue the shutdown command, down arrow to restart with add-ons disabled, then shut down.
 
To test the theory that an add-on is causing the problem, that would be a good first test.  Then you can disable the add-on you think is causing the problem and see if that ends it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:25 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA not exiting with current version under windows 7 64 bit

Hi to all,

I am a new member to this group so please forgive me for posting something which may have already been discussed. You may feel free to refer me to the archives of this list for information.

On my windows 7 computer currently running the most up-to-date NVDA version, pressing the exit keystroke does not allow NVDA to exit. That is to say, there is an error sound then the program restarts.

I have done some google searching and found that this might be due to an add-on problem. It seems I have narrowed it down to the Nuance vocalizer add-on, which means of course I can not use this voice. Any thoughts?

Thanks.





NVDA not exiting with current version under windows 7 64 bit

john farina <farina1952@...>
 

Hi to all,

I am a new member to this group so please forgive me for posting something which may have already been discussed. You may feel free to refer me to the archives of this list for information.

On my windows 7 computer currently running the most up-to-date NVDA version, pressing the exit keystroke does not allow NVDA to exit. That is to say, there is an error sound then the program restarts.

I have done some google searching and found that this might be due to an add-on problem. It seems I have narrowed it down to the Nuance vocalizer add-on, which means of course I can not use this voice. Any thoughts?

Thanks.


Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

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Yes I'm pretty good at that too. I've broken apples finance system recently.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah k Alawami" <marrie12@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard


I'm used to braking things. In fact as part of any beta program or usign
any software I find ways to brake it then ask the devs to fix. lol!

On 21 Dec 2018, at 16:38, Tyler Spivey wrote:

Don't be too discouraged, breaking things is quite normal.

If this is a tablet with a separate keyboard, maybe Bluetooth was
turned
off, the batteries died or the keyboard was turned off. Tab should at
least do something, or pressing any other key should interrupt NVDA
from
speaking. If nothing happens even after reboot, we can figure it out
from there.

Here's how to power off your tablet.
1. Try pressing the power button. If that doesn't start the process,
maybe things aren't set up to work that way, or something is
preventing
it from working.
2. The next thing to try would be a hard power off. This depends on
the
machine, but generally holding power for at least 5 seconds will do
it.
This doesn't give Windows a chance to shut down properly and save your
work, so I generally only do this if I can't easily shut it down any
other way.
After that, just power it on normally.

On 12/21/2018 4:19 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don’t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my
tablet
doesn’t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows
key, and
nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key on the
keyboard. The only way nvda talks is if I use the mouse.

I don’t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to
ever
be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to restart?
I
am feeling completely incompetent.




Re: waterfox portable and enabling accessibility support?

 

The portable version seems to have absolutely no accessibility sypport enabled. The desktop, installed, version works much better, so may try to look at about:config in there and see which options are enabled and then change the settings in the portable version. I can never really tell if full accessibility support is enabled in the installed version, either, but I guess so, since I've had much fewer issues. The latest FF crashes like crazy for me now so may switch to waterfox full time until I am forced to change. I wish FF had a feature to export saved passwords, though.


Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

Jacob Kruger
 

Try connecting a physical keyboard, if that's possible?


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
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On 2018-12-22 3:06 AM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
There is no way to manually force this Microsoft surface tablet to shut
down. I guess I'll have to go to the Microsoft store. Maybe they can fix it.


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tyler Spivey
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:39 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my
keyboard

Don't be too discouraged, breaking things is quite normal.

If this is a tablet with a separate keyboard, maybe Bluetooth was turned
off, the batteries died or the keyboard was turned off. Tab should at least
do something, or pressing any other key should interrupt NVDA from speaking.
If nothing happens even after reboot, we can figure it out from there.

Here's how to power off your tablet.
1. Try pressing the power button. If that doesn't start the process, maybe
things aren't set up to work that way, or something is preventing it from
working.
2. The next thing to try would be a hard power off. This depends on the
machine, but generally holding power for at least 5 seconds will do it.
This doesn't give Windows a chance to shut down properly and save your work,
so I generally only do this if I can't easily shut it down any other way.
After that, just power it on normally.

On 12/21/2018 4:19 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don’t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my
tablet doesn’t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows
key, and nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key
on the keyboard.  The only way  nvda talks  is if I use the mouse.

I don’t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to
ever be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to
restart? I am feeling completely incompetent.






Re: how do I get nvda to read progress bars in the background?

 

That was exactly what I thought. But I thought again that it'd be too simple to be the right answer. But as I see, maybe it's not the case.
Em 22/12/2018 05:20, Sarah k Alawami escreveu:

Would nvda u not do the same thing? I think it's nvda u? The toggle between beep, speak and none, or both?

On 21 Dec 2018, at 15:14, Nevzat Adil wrote:

1. Press NVDA+n to go to NVDA menues.
2. arrow down to preferences.
3. arrow right to settings and press enter.
4. From general arrow down to object presentation.
5. tab to progress output and chose how you wont it with arrows.
Nevzat

On 12/21/18, molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

Is there a way to get nvda to announce progress bars in the background? I
want to do other things on my computer, but still want to hear nvda
announce
progress bar information.

Thanks.






Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

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Oh there will be...

1. Press and hold the power button until the screen turns off (about 10 seconds), then release the power button.
2. Press and release the power button to turn your Surface back on. You should see the Microsoft logo.
If that doesn't work, use this shutdown process to make sure your Surface completely turns off. Here's how:
Press and hold down the power button until your Surface restarts and you see the Windows logo screen (this takes about 20 seconds), then release the power button.
Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro
1. Press and hold the power button for a full 10 seconds, until the screen turns off, then release the power button.
Note
On some Surface models, the screen may immediately turn off when pressing the power button. If this happens, continue to hold for the full 10 seconds and then release.
2. Press and release the power button to turn your Surface back on. You should see the Surface logo.
If that doesn't work, use this two-button shutdown process to make sure your Surface completely turns off. Here's how:
1. Press and hold the power button on your Surface for 30 seconds and then release it.
2.
Press and hold the volume-up button and the power button at the same time for at least 15 seconds and then release both.
The screen may flash the Surface logo, but continue holding the buttons down for at least 15 seconds.
3. After you release the buttons, wait 10 seconds.
4. Press and release the power button to turn your Surface back on. You should see the Surface logo.
Surface 3, Surface 2, and Surface RT
1. Press and hold the power button for a full 10 seconds, until the screen turns off, then release the power button.
Note
On some Surface models, the screen may immediately turn off when pressing the power button. If this happens, continue to hold for the full 10 seconds and then release.
2. Press and release the power button to turn your Surface back on. You should see the Surface logo.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "molly the blind tech lover" <brainardmolly@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard


There is no way to manually force this Microsoft surface tablet to shut
down. I guess I'll have to go to the Microsoft store. Maybe they can fix it.


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tyler Spivey
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:39 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my
keyboard

Don't be too discouraged, breaking things is quite normal.

If this is a tablet with a separate keyboard, maybe Bluetooth was turned
off, the batteries died or the keyboard was turned off. Tab should at least
do something, or pressing any other key should interrupt NVDA from speaking.
If nothing happens even after reboot, we can figure it out from there.

Here's how to power off your tablet.
1. Try pressing the power button. If that doesn't start the process, maybe
things aren't set up to work that way, or something is preventing it from
working.
2. The next thing to try would be a hard power off. This depends on the
machine, but generally holding power for at least 5 seconds will do it.
This doesn't give Windows a chance to shut down properly and save your work,
so I generally only do this if I can't easily shut it down any other way.
After that, just power it on normally.

On 12/21/2018 4:19 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don't know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my
tablet doesn't seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows
key, and nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key
on the keyboard. The only way nvda talks is if I use the mouse.

I don't know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to
ever be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to
restart? I am feeling completely incompetent.


Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

No that will merely speak stuff that could be wrong, not really an issue.
Just hold the button for maybe a second, that should do a restart, if you do it longer it might force a not very nice shutdown.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "molly the blind tech lover" <brainardmolly@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:58 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard


Hi.
I am using a Microsoft surface go. Got it a month ago. I'll try holding down
the power button. Could this problem have anything to do with the fact that
in nvda settings I checked the box that said guess the position of objects
when unavailable? I really hope I didn't break my machine by mistake. I
don't know why, but I feel so mad that I suck at using nvda. I probably did
something stupid.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tyler Spivey
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:39 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my
keyboard

Don't be too discouraged, breaking things is quite normal.

If this is a tablet with a separate keyboard, maybe Bluetooth was turned
off, the batteries died or the keyboard was turned off. Tab should at least
do something, or pressing any other key should interrupt NVDA from speaking.
If nothing happens even after reboot, we can figure it out from there.

Here's how to power off your tablet.
1. Try pressing the power button. If that doesn't start the process, maybe
things aren't set up to work that way, or something is preventing it from
working.
2. The next thing to try would be a hard power off. This depends on the
machine, but generally holding power for at least 5 seconds will do it.
This doesn't give Windows a chance to shut down properly and save your work,
so I generally only do this if I can't easily shut it down any other way.
After that, just power it on normally.

On 12/21/2018 4:19 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don't know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my
tablet doesn't seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows
key, and nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key
on the keyboard. The only way nvda talks is if I use the mouse.

I don't know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to
ever be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to
restart? I am feeling completely incompetent.


Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Weird that sounds almost like an Apple prompt!
You sure you don't get anything, you might have just turned off keyboard echo.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "molly the blind tech lover" <brainardmolly@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:03 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard


I'll try that. But when my sighted friend tried that it said slide to shut
down. She tried that and it didn't work.



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via
Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my
keyboard



If you aren't able to pass the lockscreen, why not restart the computer
manually? That is, pressing the button that turns the computer on/off for
some time will restart the system, anyway.



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Em 21/12/2018 22:33, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Thanks. I�ll try that. I first have to figure out how to get out of the
lock screen first.

�

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<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via
Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my
keyboard

�

Hey, first, don't worry. This how computers work, I guess. Sometimes it just
runs out of our control, but there's always a solution whatever your problem
is.
Considering you said that no keys are being interpreted by NVDA, it would be
like shoot in the dark, but you can try:
Windows+R
Type "shutdown -r" (without the quotes).
It will restart your system, I guess.
Hope this helps and please let me know if so.
P.S.: Don't give up on NVDA, I'm sure you'll be able to deal with it through
the time.

�

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Em 21/12/2018 22:19, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don�t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my tablet
doesn�t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows key, and
nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key on the
keyboard. �The only way �nvda talks �is if I use the mouse.

I don�t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to ever be
a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to restart? I am
feeling completely incompetent.

�


Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

Sarah k Alawami
 

I'm used to braking things. In fact as part of any beta program or usign any software I find ways to brake it then ask the devs to fix. lol!

On 21 Dec 2018, at 16:38, Tyler Spivey wrote:

Don't be too discouraged, breaking things is quite normal.

If this is a tablet with a separate keyboard, maybe Bluetooth was turned
off, the batteries died or the keyboard was turned off. Tab should at
least do something, or pressing any other key should interrupt NVDA from
speaking. If nothing happens even after reboot, we can figure it out
from there.

Here's how to power off your tablet.
1. Try pressing the power button. If that doesn't start the process,
maybe things aren't set up to work that way, or something is preventing
it from working.
2. The next thing to try would be a hard power off. This depends on the
machine, but generally holding power for at least 5 seconds will do it.
This doesn't give Windows a chance to shut down properly and save your
work, so I generally only do this if I can't easily shut it down any
other way.
After that, just power it on normally.

On 12/21/2018 4:19 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don’t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my tablet
doesn’t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows key, and
nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key on the
keyboard.  The only way  nvda talks  is if I use the mouse.

I don’t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to ever
be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to restart? I
am feeling completely incompetent.


Re: how do I get nvda to read progress bars in the background?

Sarah k Alawami
 

Woops? Didn't know of that one. My bad. I love learning. I'ts ben a while since I actually have visited the settings area as it just works here.

On 21 Dec 2018, at 15:26, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,
Correction to step 5: the actual setting you want is next door - "report background progress bars" checkbox.
Cheers,
Jsoeph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nevzat Adil
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 3:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do I get nvda to read progress bars in the background?

1. Press NVDA+n to go to NVDA menues.
2. arrow down to preferences.
3. arrow right to settings and press enter.
4. From general arrow down to object presentation.
5. tab to progress output and chose how you wont it with arrows.
Nevzat

On 12/21/18, molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

Is there a way to get nvda to announce progress bars in the
background? I want to do other things on my computer, but still want
to hear nvda announce progress bar information.

Thanks.





Re: how do I get nvda to read progress bars in the background?

Sarah k Alawami
 

Would nvda u not do the same thing? I think it's nvda u? The toggle between beep, speak and none, or both?

On 21 Dec 2018, at 15:14, Nevzat Adil wrote:

1. Press NVDA+n to go to NVDA menues.
2. arrow down to preferences.
3. arrow right to settings and press enter.
4. From general arrow down to object presentation.
5. tab to progress output and chose how you wont it with arrows.
Nevzat

On 12/21/18, molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

Is there a way to get nvda to announce progress bars in the background? I
want to do other things on my computer, but still want to hear nvda
announce
progress bar information.

Thanks.





Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

molly the blind tech lover
 

hi.
the keyboard magnetically attaches to the machine. if it happens again i'll disconnect it and reconnect it again.


On Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 8:19 pm Gene <gsasner@... wrote:
The message says that NVdA only speaks when the mouse is used.  It's running.  Evidently, the keyboard has stopped functioning, which happens now and then. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

I forgot to mention, before restarting your system unnecessarily, it's always good trying to restart NVDA itself and see what happens.


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Em 21/12/2018 22:27, marcio via Groups.Io escreveu:
Hey, first, don't worry. This how computers work, I guess. Sometimes it just runs out of our control, but there's always a solution whatever your problem is.
Considering you said that no keys are being interpreted by NVDA, it would be like shoot in the dark, but you can try:
Windows+R
Type "shutdown -r" (without the quotes).
It will restart your system, I guess.
Hope this helps and please let me know if so.
P.S.: Don't give up on NVDA, I'm sure you'll be able to deal with it through the time.


Cheers,
Marcio
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Em 21/12/2018 22:19, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don�t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my tablet doesn�t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows key, and nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key on the keyboard. �The only way �nvda talks �is if I use the mouse.

I don�t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to ever be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to restart? I am feeling completely incompetent.




Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

Gene
 

The message says that NVdA only speaks when the mouse is used.  It's running.  Evidently, the keyboard has stopped functioning, which happens now and then. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

I forgot to mention, before restarting your system unnecessarily, it's always good trying to restart NVDA itself and see what happens.
Em 21/12/2018 22:27, marcio via Groups.Io escreveu:
Hey, first, don't worry. This how computers work, I guess. Sometimes it just runs out of our control, but there's always a solution whatever your problem is.
Considering you said that no keys are being interpreted by NVDA, it would be like shoot in the dark, but you can try:
Windows+R
Type "shutdown -r" (without the quotes).
It will restart your system, I guess.
Hope this helps and please let me know if so.
P.S.: Don't give up on NVDA, I'm sure you'll be able to deal with it through the time.
Em 21/12/2018 22:19, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don�t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my tablet doesn�t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows key, and nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key on the keyboard. �The only way �nvda talks �is if I use the mouse.

I don�t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to ever be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to restart? I am feeling completely incompetent.




Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

Gene
 

Just press the power button and release it after a moment.  That is the standard way to shut down Windows without using the keyboard or mouse.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 6:27 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

Hey, first, don't worry. This how computers work, I guess. Sometimes it just runs out of our control, but there's always a solution whatever your problem is.
Considering you said that no keys are being interpreted by NVDA, it would be like shoot in the dark, but you can try:
Windows+R
Type "shutdown -r" (without the quotes).
It will restart your system, I guess.
Hope this helps and please let me know if so.
P.S.: Don't give up on NVDA, I'm sure you'll be able to deal with it through the time.
Em 21/12/2018 22:19, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don�t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my tablet doesn�t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows key, and nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key on the keyboard. �The only way �nvda talks �is if I use the mouse.

I don�t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to ever be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to restart? I am feeling completely incompetent.



Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

molly the blind tech lover
 

There is no way to manually force this Microsoft surface tablet to shut
down. I guess I'll have to go to the Microsoft store. Maybe they can fix it.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tyler Spivey
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:39 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my
keyboard

Don't be too discouraged, breaking things is quite normal.

If this is a tablet with a separate keyboard, maybe Bluetooth was turned
off, the batteries died or the keyboard was turned off. Tab should at least
do something, or pressing any other key should interrupt NVDA from speaking.
If nothing happens even after reboot, we can figure it out from there.

Here's how to power off your tablet.
1. Try pressing the power button. If that doesn't start the process, maybe
things aren't set up to work that way, or something is preventing it from
working.
2. The next thing to try would be a hard power off. This depends on the
machine, but generally holding power for at least 5 seconds will do it.
This doesn't give Windows a chance to shut down properly and save your work,
so I generally only do this if I can't easily shut it down any other way.
After that, just power it on normally.

On 12/21/2018 4:19 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don’t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my
tablet doesn’t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows
key, and nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key
on the keyboard.  The only way  nvda talks  is if I use the mouse.

I don’t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to
ever be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to
restart? I am feeling completely incompetent.


Re: fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

molly the blind tech lover
 

I’ll try that. But when my sighted friend tried that it said slide to shut down. She tried that and it didn’t work.  

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

 

If you aren't able to pass the lockscreen, why not restart the computer manually? That is, pressing the button that turns the computer on/off for some time will restart the system, anyway.

Em 21/12/2018 22:33, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Thanks. I�ll try that. I first have to figure out how to get out of the lock screen first.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] fore some reason nvda isn't talking when I'm using my keyboard

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Hey, first, don't worry. This how computers work, I guess. Sometimes it just runs out of our control, but there's always a solution whatever your problem is.
Considering you said that no keys are being interpreted by NVDA, it would be like shoot in the dark, but you can try:
Windows+R
Type "shutdown -r" (without the quotes).
It will restart your system, I guess.
Hope this helps and please let me know if so.
P.S.: Don't give up on NVDA, I'm sure you'll be able to deal with it through the time.

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Cheers,
Marcio


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Em 21/12/2018 22:19, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, Molly here again.

I don�t know what happened but all of a sudden my keyboard on my tablet doesn�t seem to work with nvda. I press a key, like the windows key, and nvda is completely silent. It is silent when I press any key on the keyboard. �The only way �nvda talks �is if I use the mouse.

I don�t know what I did, but I am so stupid. I am just too dumb to ever be a good nvda user. Is there a way to force the machine to restart? I am feeling completely incompetent.

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