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Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

Luke Robinett
 

Hey Leslie,
We switched to Microsoft teams at work at the start of this year so, through a combination of memorizing hot keys and a whole lot of trial and error I have figured out how to be pretty productive in it. Let me know if you’d like to chat and exchange best practices sometime.

On Sep 21, 2020, at 12:39 PM, Leslie <soundsofmusic@...> wrote:



I’ve said before how NVDA. Is the best screen reader I know.  During this pandemic I can go to tech classes using it.  I’m learning how to use Zoom and Teams.  Sometimes I run into glitches, but I don’t think this is due to NVDA.  I’m trying to learn how to get around those glitches so I can use these programs more smoothly.  The 1 core voices are fantastic.  Some people perefer eloquence, but I get retired of its inflection.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Betsy Grenevitch
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 7:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

 

NVDA benefits me even when there is not a pandemic more than I know how to express in words. during the pandemic, however, it has worked well with Zoom since I have been attending many Zoom meetings. I do not know how to thank those who give many hours of their time to keep on working on NVDA to make it the best that it can be.

 

Thank you so very much.

 

On 9/20/2020 11:50 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

As this turbulent year continues, we want to hear your good news.  Please reply (or email info@...), and tell us, how has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic?

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

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Training and Support Manager

 

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Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

Luke Robinett
 

You know, I think Kelly Clarkson said it best in one of her hit songs: my life would suck without you :)

On Sep 20, 2020, at 8:50 PM, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:


Hi everyone,

As this turbulent year continues, we want to hear your good news.  Please reply (or email info@...), and tell us, how has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic?

Kind regards

Quentin.

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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

Luke Robinett
 

I know sometimes we users complain, whether here or on github, about bugs, unresolved issues and things that are just a part of any application, but this is a great opportunity to make sure the NVDA team understands just how much we appreciate the hard work they do. in October 2019 I began a six month intensive full stack web development Boot Camp through the University Of Oregon. Like many things I do, I was the first blind student to enroll in the program so there were lots of unknowns, but everybody was really supportive and excited to have me on board. Fast forward to March. With one month left in the class, the lock down orders happened and we were forced to finish the last month of class virtually. Thanks to NVDA, I was always able to keep up with the rest of the class using my laptop, whether we were in person together or learning remotely via zoom. Frankly I don’t know what I’d do without NVDA. I’ve tried JAWS and narrator and they all come up short when compared to what I considered the gold standard. I donate to the project on a recurring monthly basis and just want to say a huge thank you for enabling those of us who are blind to continue being successful professionally, academically and personally.


Re: call for topics letter.

 

Laura, et. al.,

          If you are sending something as an e-mail attachment, the NVDA group settings are to strip all attachments.  I have temporarily set this to moderate so that if you wish to resend with an attachment, I can allow it.

          After this is over, I will set the attachments setting to bounce (as in the message will be sent back to you) rather than strip, which allows the message part to come through but silently strips attachments.  Under virtually all normal circumstances attachments are not allowed for the group.  Ideally the files will be hosted somewhere else and links to those files supplied in the message body.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

          ~ Oscar Wilde

 


Re: call for topics letter.

lauracornwell
 

I am going to resend this again. Thanks for help in letting me know that it did not work the first time .
Please let me know if this works. to send this again. resend this again.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:29 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] call for topics letter.

Ok, my bad. I'm having an issue where nvda won't read the subject when I
hit nvda control left and right in tBird. Sorry about that. I heard
"call for pop up letters" not "topics." Please excuse the mistake.

On 9/22/2020 9:16 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
If you did attach the call for topics, it didn't come through.
Cheers,
Jsoeph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of lauracornwell
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] call for topics letter.

We hope to hear from you soon.










Re: Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Sarah k Alawami
 

Be careful when doing that as if you have winwizard, it won't work as that is relegated  to the window behind the window you are focused on in an app. so I use windows t, then shift tab to the view  task list button.

On 9/22/2020 1:56 AM, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
Also gary, you can press windows key + tab and get a running applications
list and a virtual desktop list. you can arrow through each and enter on
what you want.
******
If we can't look at ourselves, and ask, why? then where does the learning
start?

Family times where there is fun for every ear!
http://stream.wrighthere.net:8000/stream.mp3

Or ask your A device to play Family times on tuneIn
You can also find us on your mobile device install OoTunes and search for
Family times
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem


I don't know how things are set up in Windows 10 or how they can be changed,
but maybe that behavior can be adjusted.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gary
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Hi Gene,

I mean the task bar, not the system tray. Yes, Alt+Tab works, but only
cycles between two windows.When I'm working, I have at least 8 programs I
switch between on the task bar.

Gary












Re: call for topics letter.

 

Hi,
This is an NVDACon material - I'll notify the organizers about this problem.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] call for topics letter.

I'm a bit confused as to what you need. I'm having issues reading the subject tab as nvda is freezing, but your body is failing to explain what you want and clear steps to reproduce and a clear use case for the feature, if it is in fact a feature. What do you mean by pop up letters?


Thanks.

On 9/22/2020 7:48 AM, lauracornwell wrote:
We hope to hear from you soon.





Re: call for topics letter.

Sarah k Alawami
 

Ok, my bad. I'm having an issue where nvda won't read the subject when I hit nvda control left and right in tBird. Sorry about that. I heard "call for pop up letters" not "topics." Please excuse the mistake.

On 9/22/2020 9:16 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
If you did attach the call for topics, it didn't come through.
Cheers,
Jsoeph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of lauracornwell
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] call for topics letter.

We hope to hear from you soon.









Re: call for topics letter.

Sarah k Alawami
 

I'm a bit confused as to what you need. I'm having issues reading the subject tab as nvda is freezing, but your body is failing to explain what you want and clear steps to reproduce and a clear use case for the feature, if it is in fact a feature. What do you mean by pop up letters?


Thanks.

On 9/22/2020 7:48 AM, lauracornwell wrote:
We hope to hear from you soon.




Re: call for topics letter.

 
Edited

Hi,
If you did attach the call for topics, it didn't come through.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of lauracornwell
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] call for topics letter.

We hope to hear from you soon.


Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

lauracornwell
 

Hey there, first I have been a NVDA  user since 2010 now how it has helped me  through  this time is I am able to put radio shows together  , I am also able to keep up with what is going on from around the world through many different   websites. And as of this righting I am working on getting back into testing    more websites. Keep up the great work. From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 2:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

 

I am so grateful for NVDA.

Words can not express my gratitude.

Thank you for all that you do.

During this pandemic NVDA is helping me use WebEx to attend classes and helping me complete assignments.

 

It is also helping me stay in contact with friends and family.

 

If it were not for NVDA I would not be able to attend school right now.

Again, thank you so much.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

 

Hi everyone,

 

As this turbulent year continues, we want to hear your good news.  Please reply (or email info@...), and tell us, how has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic?

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


call for topics letter.

lauracornwell
 

We hope to hear from you soon.


Re: Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Gary
 

Wow, I did not know these alternative ways to access the task bar, such as holding down the Alt key or the Windows key shortcuts.  I like these.  Thanks! :)

I'll also try adjusting task bar settings, but now it's great to know I have other, easier ways to cycle through all my running programs!

Gary


Re: Edge and/or NVDA crashes

Denis Sariyannis
 

I don't know if that helps. But with JAWS these very frequent issues seem not to happen.

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 19.09.2020 um 14:19 schrieb Denis Sariyannis via groups.io <denis.sariyannis@...>:


In Chrome I can see that the browser window freezes. NVDA keeps running. But I think that it must have something to do with the combination of NVDA and Chromium or something like that. The normal view of Gmail is something that probably many people use with Chrome. ;)

Am Sa., 19. Sept. 2020 um 12:30 Uhr schrieb Denis Sariyannis via groups.io <denis.sariyannis=gmail.com@groups.io>:
It does not happen with Firefox. I'm going to test it with Chrome.

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 19.09.2020 um 12:24 schrieb Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>:



Hi,

Does this happen with other browsers, say Chrome?

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Denis Sariyannis
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:09 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Edge and/or NVDA crashes

 

Hi all,

when I work with edit fields or combo boxes in Edge NVDA or Edge often crashes. I'm not sure which of the programs causes the issue. NVDA is just silent when it happens.

Sometimes I can restart NVDA by pressing a shortcut I set up and then it works again. But it also can happen that NVDA does not restart. Then it usually helps to start and close Narrator (CTRL+WINDOWS+ENTER) and that seems to help NVDA to speak again.

Mostly I'm experiencing these crashes when I'm writing a mail on gmail.com or when I'm uploading tracks on Soundcloud.

While writing this message, I had to restart NVDA six times cause it stopped working.

I use Windows 10, latest stable version of Edge and NVDA 2020.2.

Does anyone know what the reason could be? It is not nice! :)

 

Best

Denis

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Re: Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Also gary, you can press windows key + tab and get a running applications
list and a virtual desktop list. you can arrow through each and enter on
what you want.
******
If we can't look at ourselves, and ask, why? then where does the learning
start?

Family times where there is fun for every ear!
http://stream.wrighthere.net:8000/stream.mp3

Or ask your A device to play Family times on tuneIn
You can also find us on your mobile device install OoTunes and search for
Family times

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem


I don't know how things are set up in Windows 10 or how they can be changed,
but maybe that behavior can be adjusted.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gary
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Hi Gene,

I mean the task bar, not the system tray. Yes, Alt+Tab works, but only
cycles between two windows.When I'm working, I have at least 8 programs I
switch between on the task bar.

Gary


Re: Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Gary why don't you just press windowsKey+t to go to the task bar and arrow
to the window you want and press enter?
******
If we can't look at ourselves, and ask, why? then where does the learning
start?

Family times where there is fun for every ear!
http://stream.wrighthere.net:8000/stream.mp3

Or ask your A device to play Family times on tuneIn
You can also find us on your mobile device install OoTunes and search for
Family times

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem


I don't know how things are set up in Windows 10 or how they can be changed,
but maybe that behavior can be adjusted.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gary
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Hi Gene,

I mean the task bar, not the system tray. Yes, Alt+Tab works, but only
cycles between two windows.When I'm working, I have at least 8 programs I
switch between on the task bar.

Gary


Re: Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Chris Mullins
 

Hi Gary

Have you tried adjusting the parameters for task bar icons?  Open the settings app (Windows+I), open the “personalisation” category tab to the sub-categories list and arrow down to the task bar entry and press enter.  Tab through the controls and try adjusting those rlating to task bar icons.

 

Cheers Chris

 

From: Gene
Sent: 22 September 2020 04:27
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem

 

I don't know how things are set up in Windows 10 or how they can be changed,

but maybe that behavior can be adjusted.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: Gary

Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:08 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem

 

Hi Gene,

 

I mean the task bar, not the system tray.  Yes, Alt+Tab works, but only

cycles between two windows.When I'm working, I have at least 8 programs I

switch between on the task bar.

 

Gary

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Quentin,

 

Apologies for not spell-checking my last response!

 

I really appreciate the value of NVDA. As I said, I use it as my principle screen reader for every action including emails, web searches and resolving accounting problems using Microsoft Excel.

 

I have started following a Python course during the lock-down. With some help, I found a course called Think Python very accessible and well-written. I tried the online console service Python Anywhere and found it  to be very accessible for direct command line issues. But its online editor was unusable with NVDA and so I had to abandoned it altogether. I found that I could run Python commands from the Windows console in Windows 10 and that works very well with NVDA.

 

I would like to thank  the team for all their work on this great screen reader.

 

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

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Re: Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Tyler Spivey
 

I haven't seen this issue, but I don't use the task bar like that.
Alt+tab doesn't just switch between two windows.
Hold down alt, and press tab. It should say the window you're going to
switch to, which should be the most recent one you were in. If you don't
want that one, keep alt held down and press tab until you find the one
you want.
If you went too far, alt shift tab or just let it wrap around.

You can also press windows 1 through 0 to switch to that entry on the
task bar. If you don't want the first few slots taken up by the default
pinned apps like Edge, you can unpin them from the context menu. You can
also pin the apps you always want on the taskbar, so they'll show up
regardless if they're open or not.

On 9/21/2020 7:08 PM, Gary wrote:
Hi Gene,

I mean the task bar, not the system tray.  Yes, Alt+Tab works, but only
cycles between two windows.When I'm working, I have at least 8 programs
I switch between on the task bar.

Gary


Re: Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Gene
 

I don't know how things are set up in Windows 10 or how they can be changed, but maybe that behavior can be adjusted.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intermittent Task Bar Problem

Hi Gene,

I mean the task bar, not the system tray. Yes, Alt+Tab works, but only cycles between two windows.When I'm working, I have at least 8 programs I switch between on the task bar.

Gary

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