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Re: weird mozilla firefox update

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

yup
i think i might switch to crome, what u all think

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 4:03 PM
Subject: [nvda] weird mozilla firefox update


Hi.

well, there was an update aparently we are up to firefox 62x.




Re: Remote Add-on issue

Jonathan Milam
 



I am using the latest official release and the connection works fine if I connect through Tools, Remote, but not through the shortcuts I've created.Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 5, 2018, at 9:43 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Have you read the topic:   Advisory... once again (and one last time): NVDA Remote 2.1 (without patch) is incompatible with NVDA 2018.3 and future releases ?

Not knowing what release or releases of NVDA are at play it's difficult to give any specific advice.
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Re: Special characters using NVDA

Rui Fontes
 

Ok, tested with last Alpha version of NVDA and it do not works...

I will see if I can correct it...

Rui Fontes


Às 11:40 de 06/09/2018, Rui Fontes escreveu:

Hello!
It is also possible to use a addon to input special characters...It can be found on:
https://jeff.tdrealms.com/Add-Ons/Symbols.nvda-addon
Please note that I don't believe it will work reliably on NVDA last versions due to WXPython changes...
I will investigate...
Best regards,
Rui Fontes
NVDA portuguese team
Às 04:02 de 06/09/2018, Lino Morales escreveu:
Hi Quentin I’ll let her know what you said. I’ll paste what you said in the comments on said group. Thanks.

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*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org>
*Sent:* Wednesday, September 5, 2018 10:59:29 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Special characters using NVDA
Hi Lino,

I'm not familiar with the Jaws special character entry, but there are several ways of entering alternate characters.

For learning Spanish, I would perhaps be inclined to install the Spanish language in Windows, including keyboard.  Then using WINDOWS+SPACEBAR you can change keyboard layout between languages.

Windows character map also works.  The symbol entry dialog in Word doesn't work overly well, but once you have entered symbols with it, to reuse them again is much easier.

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@gmail.com <mailto:linomorales001@gmail.com>> wrote:

    Hi Joseph etc. Is their a way you or somebody who could create an
    issue on Github? Someone on a FB group I’m on wanted to know if this
    student she’s teaching can use the special characters like in JAWS
    I.E JAWS key plus 4. I know this doesn’t exist in NVDA. This student
    is learning Spanish and uses NVDA. Thanks.

    __ __

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Re: NVDA and FireFox Issues Follow-up

 

Well if this is mozilla and it could be, then these regressions need reporting.

I'd personally use waterfox myself which still works.

On 9/6/2018 11:36 PM, David Russell wrote:
Hello Members,

I just read through the recent digest with exchanges between Gene and Shaun.

The reply by Shaun best describes what occurred. I was at
dictionary.com and had just sent in an email request to subscribe.
Moments later, I heard a beep tone and was informed FireFox was
updating. It took a few moments.
I then had the option to change search engines, or do not change
search engines, and I chose do not change.
I was somewhat in surprise at all this occurring.
I googled something about updates and learned that malicious updates
are on the rise as Gene indicated.
Scrolling through the program menu, my browser was now identified as
just FireFox not Mozilla FireFox.
Settings were changed.
Keyboard functions such as backspace, hyphen, period, comma, were not
read when pressed. My auto-signature was not read when in email. I had
to forward tab once when going to a website to access the link wanted.
Shall I say more?

I later changed the update criteria in advance settings after
restoring my computer to an earlier time. Now, updates are told to me
when they want to occur and I either say yes or ask me later.

I cannot ascertain for certain if this is Mozilla or a hack.
Nonetheless, It appears Mozilla as known, is returned. It's supposed
update occurred in November 2017.
No background service is doing any installations for me under the
current criteria. I'll be darn careful and use my MS Security
Essentials regularly.


NVDA and FireFox Issues Follow-up

David Russell
 

Hello Members,

I just read through the recent digest with exchanges between Gene and Shaun.

The reply by Shaun best describes what occurred. I was at
dictionary.com and had just sent in an email request to subscribe.
Moments later, I heard a beep tone and was informed FireFox was
updating. It took a few moments.
I then had the option to change search engines, or do not change
search engines, and I chose do not change.
I was somewhat in surprise at all this occurring.
I googled something about updates and learned that malicious updates
are on the rise as Gene indicated.
Scrolling through the program menu, my browser was now identified as
just FireFox not Mozilla FireFox.
Settings were changed.
Keyboard functions such as backspace, hyphen, period, comma, were not
read when pressed. My auto-signature was not read when in email. I had
to forward tab once when going to a website to access the link wanted.
Shall I say more?

I later changed the update criteria in advance settings after
restoring my computer to an earlier time. Now, updates are told to me
when they want to occur and I either say yes or ask me later.

I cannot ascertain for certain if this is Mozilla or a hack.
Nonetheless, It appears Mozilla as known, is returned. It's supposed
update occurred in November 2017.
No background service is doing any installations for me under the
current criteria. I'll be darn careful and use my MS Security
Essentials regularly.

--
David Russell
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Regarding the Usability of Google Docs

 

Hi All,


On my first day of high school, I learned that Google Docs will soon be a requirement for completing documents. I am wondering if anyone has any usability suggestions for using Google docs with NVDA. Any tips, tricks, ETC. are very much appreciated.


Noah


NVDA and FireFox Issues Partially Resolved

David Russell
 

Hello NVDA Group,

With the aid of my wife, we did a system restore, and I set the
updates in FireFox advance settings to off and be asked when they want
to be installed.
The first occurrence of this update, or whatever it is, occurred mid
morning, September 5, and all I heard was a beep tone and info that
FireFox was updating. Of course, unbeknownst to me, my settings were
then different. I was at dictionary.com trying to sign up for their
daily email.

I have three versions of NVDA on my Windows 7 computer. When I
activate the check for updates function as someone advised here
recently, it does not work.
I either have Firefox 60 or 62, not sure. This update is said to be
critical and I said, Ask later. It throws too much off in terms of
basic keyboard functions if accepted. Backspacing goes silent,
auto-signature cannot be read, etc. I don't need the hassle. Thanks.

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Re: NVDA and FireFox Update

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Increasingly though add blockers are stopping you getting onto web sites. Recently I have also found that embedded google calendars often fail if an add blocker is loaded, and you may need to change the default settings. Life should not have to be this complicated.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and FireFox Update


So assuming the person who asked the question was using the defaults, third party advertising on the site had been hacked and showed a milicious update that wasn't an update at all. But we'll have to know more before drawing any conclusion.

I'm not trying to worry the person but if that is the case, he should thoroughly check or have his machine checked for malware.

The site Dictionary.com is a reputable site but third party hacked advertising is becoming increasingly common. It's so common that it was written about as a serious threat in the New York Times two or three months ago. and there may be a hacked advertisement on that site now.

Which is why people should use an ad blocker or for even better protection, block scripts. But an ad blocker should protect you from most such threats.

Gene
----- Original message -----

From: Kwork
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 6:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and FireFox Update


If you leave Firefox at the default update setting, the way you'll know it's updating from a screenreader perspective is on a restart. As the program opens, it'll say updating, then restart. I have it turned off so I can update when I choose.

On 9/5/2018 3:47 PM, Gene wrote:

I manually update firefox so I don't recall, from a long time ago, what happens when it automatically updates. Does it just happen and you are asked to reboot when it is finished? We need to know what happended in this case and what should happen.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 5:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and FireFox Update


Well probably not, firefox has something called mozilla update service,
and most likely it just got it, it can do this without a user having to
do anything you wouldn't notice, one day you would be online, you close
the brouser you open it and bang either you get a message its updating
or maybe its all running by itself and its going.



On 9/6/2018 10:13 AM, Gene wrote:
> In a previous message, you said you got it while on a web site. How did you get it? Did Firefox itself show you information or was there a web page telling you to update? What did the message say? I have no idea if it is a legitimate update but maybe with more specific information, it can be determined
>
> Was the message the same as with previous updates?
>
> Gene
> ----- Original message -----
> From: David Russell
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 4:17 PM
> To: nvda
> Subject: [nvda] NVDA and FireFox Update
>
>
> Hello Group Mem bers,
>
> I believe I received a legitamate Firefox update today and did a full
> virus scan via MS Security Essentials to ensure things as much as
> possible. Yet I am suspicious but made changes in my options settings
> so updates would be by choice rather than automatic. How do I go
> about getting back full NVDA function so when I backspace I hear the
> letters I am spacing over? Some of the punctuation keys like , - . do
> not speak when pressed. Thanks.
>


Re: NVDA and FireFox Update

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

You are told it needs to restart to update and you do and it does.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and FireFox Update


I manually update firefox so I don't recall, from a long time ago, what happens when it automatically updates. Does it just happen and you are asked to reboot when it is finished? We need to know what happended in this case and what should happen.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 5:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and FireFox Update


Well probably not, firefox has something called mozilla update service,
and most likely it just got it, it can do this without a user having to
do anything you wouldn't notice, one day you would be online, you close
the brouser you open it and bang either you get a message its updating
or maybe its all running by itself and its going.



On 9/6/2018 10:13 AM, Gene wrote:
In a previous message, you said you got it while on a web site. How did you get it? Did Firefox itself show you information or was there a web page telling you to update? What did the message say? I have no idea if it is a legitimate update but maybe with more specific information, it can be determined

Was the message the same as with previous updates?

Gene
----- Original message -----
From: David Russell
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 4:17 PM
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and FireFox Update


Hello Group Mem bers,

I believe I received a legitamate Firefox update today and did a full
virus scan via MS Security Essentials to ensure things as much as
possible. Yet I am suspicious but made changes in my options settings
so updates would be by choice rather than automatic. How do I go
about getting back full NVDA function so when I backspace I hear the
letters I am spacing over? Some of the punctuation keys like , - . do
not speak when pressed. Thanks.


Re: NVDA and FireFox Update

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

Well you will need to look at the nvda preferences I'd imagine and change things back to how you want them.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Russell" <david.sonofhashem@gmail.com>
To: "nvda" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 10:17 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and FireFox Update


Hello Group Mem bers,

I believe I received a legitamate Firefox update today and did a full
virus scan via MS Security Essentials to ensure things as much as
possible. Yet I am suspicious but made changes in my options settings
so updates would be by choice rather than automatic. How do I go
about getting back full NVDA function so when I backspace I hear the
letters I am spacing over? Some of the punctuation keys like , - . do
not speak when pressed. Thanks.

--
David Russell
david.sonofhashem@gmail.com
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Re: Special characters using NVDA

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!

It is also possible to use a addon to input special characters...It can be found on:
https://jeff.tdrealms.com/Add-Ons/Symbols.nvda-addon

Please note that I don't believe it will work reliably on NVDA last versions due to WXPython changes...

I will investigate...

Best regards,

Rui Fontes
NVDA portuguese team


Às 04:02 de 06/09/2018, Lino Morales escreveu:

Hi Quentin I’ll let her know what you said. I’ll paste what you said in the comments on said group. Thanks.
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*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org>
*Sent:* Wednesday, September 5, 2018 10:59:29 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Special characters using NVDA
Hi Lino,
I'm not familiar with the Jaws special character entry, but there are several ways of entering alternate characters.
For learning Spanish, I would perhaps be inclined to install the Spanish language in Windows, including keyboard.  Then using WINDOWS+SPACEBAR you can change keyboard layout between languages.
Windows character map also works.  The symbol entry dialog in Word doesn't work overly well, but once you have entered symbols with it, to reuse them again is much easier.
Regards
Quentin.
On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@gmail.com <mailto:linomorales001@gmail.com>> wrote:
Hi Joseph etc. Is their a way you or somebody who could create an
issue on Github? Someone on a FB group I’m on wanted to know if this
student she’s teaching can use the special characters like in JAWS
I.E JAWS key plus 4. I know this doesn’t exist in NVDA. This student
is learning Spanish and uses NVDA. Thanks.
__ __
Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows 10
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Re: weird mozilla firefox update

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Which by all accounts is rubbish and has dropped some features and hidden others. Glad I'm on waterfox.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:03 PM
Subject: [nvda] weird mozilla firefox update


Hi.

well, there was an update aparently we are up to firefox 62x.




Re: Options in Firefox 62

Chris
 

I don’t know what version of nvda you are using at the moment but Firefox options should be accessible, unless you enable the option to prevent accessibility service from reaching Firefox

 

To restore your old settings from your other laptop you could transfer the old Firefox profile folder from your other laptop to your new one

 

I don’t know what os you are running but The profile folder can be found under your users appdata folder usually

 

 

 

From: Giles Turnbull
Sent: 06 September 2018 08:40
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Options in Firefox 62

 

Hi all, sorry for this longish post!

Firegfox updated to version 62.0 for me yesterday and I've noticed the options page seems very different in layout and I'm finding it very difficult to navigate.

There are 5 main categories, General, Home, Search, Privacy & Security, and Firefox Account. It is possible to tab through those sections in browse mode but very few options seem to be present. Using object navigation seems to work better, but again there seem to be many of the options in the old layout totaly missing in this new layout.

I used to have startpage.com set as my homepage and that has been replaced my a blank page and I can't find what used to be a text box in which you could enter the address of the page you desired for the homepage. There is now a combo box which you can select blank page or Firefox.com and I can't figure out where to specify a different URL.

One thing I used to do on a monthly basis was to copy the addresses of all the tabs that I open on starting Mozilla ... I open about 30 tabs at startup and this is not the post to comment on that! (They are pages I need every day at the moment as I register for all my university course matters.) In the old layout I could press a button to choose all open tabs to be reopened and then it would place all of their URLs in a text box (possibly as the homepage choice though I can't remember if that's which box it was) from where I could copy all of the addresses and paste them into a text file before deleting the entries and changing it back to startpage.com. I badly need to do this now becuase I'm setting up a new laptop and want to paste my currently open tabs from my old laptop into the new installation of Firefox, but I can't do this without individually copying each web address in turn and opening it as a new tab in the new installation. The button to use current pages seems not to be present in either browse mode or object navigation.

Any suggestions for how to navigate this new layout of the Firefox options or to transfer settings including bookmarks and homepage would be greatly appreciated. In general I am very happy with Firefox and don't want to change to an alternative like Waterfox or Chrome. Hopefully you can tell me I'm just missing something stupidly simple :)

Thanks,

Giles

 


Re: Reading table attributes on the web automatically

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Joshua,

Have you tried setting the Row/column headers announcement under "Tables" in the "Document formatting" Settings dialog which you open using NVDA+control+d? You can also get to this under settings>Document Formatting in the preferences menu.


All the best,

Cearbhall

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@blbc.ie

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joshua Tubbs
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 4:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Reading table attributes on the web automatically

Hello everyone,
Is there any way I can have NVDA read not just, say, a number or numbers within colomns or rows, but the whole thing?

I'm playing Core Exiles and NVDA is just reading the number of fuel I have, rather than saying fuel 700, it just says 700 and I have to remember what each item is in the table as I go down the table and it goes from row to row

Thanks all. If I have to read tables differently rather than just down/up arrowing through it and switch from row/colomn using table shortcuts that's okay, was just curious if there were multiple ways.


Re: Options in Firefox 62

Gene
 

I don't know when you updated before now but this interface has been in Firefox since version 60, perhaps five or six months ago.  Tab around slowly and listen to everything in every field as you tab when you hear a field that sounds of interest, because this is an unfamiliar dialog.  You will see to combo boxes, one right next to the other.  Experiment with them.  I don't use the interface to know what the relationship is between them.  The first one you see has three, not two options.  the second one only has two options if you haven't selected the custom URL item in the first one.  If you select custom URL and then tab to the second one, you have a field for typing an address.  If you move again, you have a use bookmark field. 
 
I can't discuss tabs because I don't use multiple tabs and I've never worked with that part of options. 
 
As far as backing up bookmarks, You don't do that anywhere in the main window.  Indeed, I wonder if you need to use tabs at all, since all the pages you want to work with can be bookmarked.  Until you understand how to work with tabs in the new version, you may want to book mark them. 
 
Here is how you save bookmarks.  It hasn't changed.
In the main window, use the command control shift b.  This opens up a library window that deals with bookmarks.  I can't tell you about working with the window in general.
If you open the menus in that window, you will see that they are completely different from the menus in the main window.
Right arrow after you open the menus to import and backup.
Down arrow to backup and press enter. 
You are now in a dialog that is like a save as dialog.  Keep the extension on the filename.  If you don't want to change the name don't change anything.  If you want to edit the name and leave the extension, move backward until you are on the period.  Then use shift home to select the name and press delete.  Then type whatever name you want with a path to a folder as in any save as dialog edit field for working with a filename.  Aside from what I told you about conveniently keeping the extension if you want to change the name, work with the save as dialog as you would in general.
After you finish, close the Window with alt f4.  You are backin the main window.
Put the file you created on the computer you want to work with.  Open the window dealing with book marks before as earlier described.
Open the menus, right arrow to backup and restore and down arrow to restore.  Press enter.
Deal with this dialog as you would any open dialog and put the bookmarks into the copy of Firefox you are working with.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:40 AM
Subject: [nvda] Options in Firefox 62

Hi all, sorry for this longish post!

Firegfox updated to version 62.0 for me yesterday and I've noticed the options page seems very different in layout and I'm finding it very difficult to navigate.

There are 5 main categories, General, Home, Search, Privacy & Security, and Firefox Account. It is possible to tab through those sections in browse mode but very few options seem to be present. Using object navigation seems to work better, but again there seem to be many of the options in the old layout totaly missing in this new layout.

I used to have startpage.com set as my homepage and that has been replaced my a blank page and I can't find what used to be a text box in which you could enter the address of the page you desired for the homepage. There is now a combo box which you can select blank page or Firefox.com and I can't figure out where to specify a different URL.

One thing I used to do on a monthly basis was to copy the addresses of all the tabs that I open on starting Mozilla ... I open about 30 tabs at startup and this is not the post to comment on that! (They are pages I need every day at the moment as I register for all my university course matters.) In the old layout I could press a button to choose all open tabs to be reopened and then it would place all of their URLs in a text box (possibly as the homepage choice though I can't remember if that's which box it was) from where I could copy all of the addresses and paste them into a text file before deleting the entries and changing it back to startpage.com. I badly need to do this now becuase I'm setting up a new laptop and want to paste my currently open tabs from my old laptop into the new installation of Firefox, but I can't do this without individually copying each web address in turn and opening it as a new tab in the new installation. The button to use current pages seems not to be present in either browse mode or object navigation.

Any suggestions for how to navigate this new layout of the Firefox options or to transfer settings including bookmarks and homepage would be greatly appreciated. In general I am very happy with Firefox and don't want to change to an alternative like Waterfox or Chrome. Hopefully you can tell me I'm just missing something stupidly simple :)

Thanks,

Giles


Re: Options in Firefox 62

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


Have a look under options then home tab then under that section there is a combo box I think it say like mozilla home. Arrow down to custom url then tab again and put in your web address.


it seems in the tabs there you need to arrow down to see the others.


Gene nz



On 6/09/2018 7:40 PM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi all, sorry for this longish post!

Firegfox updated to version 62.0 for me yesterday and I've noticed the options page seems very different in layout and I'm finding it very difficult to navigate.

There are 5 main categories, General, Home, Search, Privacy & Security, and Firefox Account. It is possible to tab through those sections in browse mode but very few options seem to be present. Using object navigation seems to work better, but again there seem to be many of the options in the old layout totaly missing in this new layout.

I used to have startpage.com set as my homepage and that has been replaced my a blank page and I can't find what used to be a text box in which you could enter the address of the page you desired for the homepage. There is now a combo box which you can select blank page or Firefox.com and I can't figure out where to specify a different URL.

One thing I used to do on a monthly basis was to copy the addresses of all the tabs that I open on starting Mozilla ... I open about 30 tabs at startup and this is not the post to comment on that! (They are pages I need every day at the moment as I register for all my university course matters.) In the old layout I could press a button to choose all open tabs to be reopened and then it would place all of their URLs in a text box (possibly as the homepage choice though I can't remember if that's which box it was) from where I could copy all of the addresses and paste them into a text file before deleting the entries and changing it back to startpage.com. I badly need to do this now becuase I'm setting up a new laptop and want to paste my currently open tabs from my old laptop into the new installation of Firefox, but I can't do this without individually copying each web address in turn and opening it as a new tab in the new installation. The button to use current pages seems not to be present in either browse mode or object navigation.

Any suggestions for how to navigate this new layout of the Firefox options or to transfer settings including bookmarks and homepage would be greatly appreciated. In general I am very happy with Firefox and don't want to change to an alternative like Waterfox or Chrome. Hopefully you can tell me I'm just missing something stupidly simple :)

Thanks,

Giles


Options in Firefox 62

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi all, sorry for this longish post!

Firegfox updated to version 62.0 for me yesterday and I've noticed the options page seems very different in layout and I'm finding it very difficult to navigate.

There are 5 main categories, General, Home, Search, Privacy & Security, and Firefox Account. It is possible to tab through those sections in browse mode but very few options seem to be present. Using object navigation seems to work better, but again there seem to be many of the options in the old layout totaly missing in this new layout.

I used to have startpage.com set as my homepage and that has been replaced my a blank page and I can't find what used to be a text box in which you could enter the address of the page you desired for the homepage. There is now a combo box which you can select blank page or Firefox.com and I can't figure out where to specify a different URL.

One thing I used to do on a monthly basis was to copy the addresses of all the tabs that I open on starting Mozilla ... I open about 30 tabs at startup and this is not the post to comment on that! (They are pages I need every day at the moment as I register for all my university course matters.) In the old layout I could press a button to choose all open tabs to be reopened and then it would place all of their URLs in a text box (possibly as the homepage choice though I can't remember if that's which box it was) from where I could copy all of the addresses and paste them into a text file before deleting the entries and changing it back to startpage.com. I badly need to do this now becuase I'm setting up a new laptop and want to paste my currently open tabs from my old laptop into the new installation of Firefox, but I can't do this without individually copying each web address in turn and opening it as a new tab in the new installation. The button to use current pages seems not to be present in either browse mode or object navigation.

Any suggestions for how to navigate this new layout of the Firefox options or to transfer settings including bookmarks and homepage would be greatly appreciated. In general I am very happy with Firefox and don't want to change to an alternative like Waterfox or Chrome. Hopefully you can tell me I'm just missing something stupidly simple :)

Thanks,

Giles


irc with braille

Brian Tew
 

Do yall know an irc client that works with braille?
My linux pc seems to have died; lightning maybe.
so may be forced to try windows.
I tried mirc and get audio but no braille.
Suggestions much appreciated. I have been ircing for 20+ years.
Would really miss it.


Reading table attributes on the web automatically

Joshua Tubbs
 

Hello everyone,
Is there any way I can have NVDA read not just, say, a number or
numbers within colomns or rows, but the whole thing?

I'm playing Core Exiles and NVDA is just reading the number of fuel I
have, rather than saying fuel 700, it just says 700 and I have to
remember what each item is in the table as I go down the table and it
goes from row to row

Thanks all. If I have to read tables differently rather than just
down/up arrowing through it and switch from row/colomn using table
shortcuts that's okay, was just curious if there were multiple ways.


Re: Special characters using NVDA

Lino Morales
 

Hi Quentin I’ll let her know what you said. I’ll paste what you said in the comments on said group. Thanks.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 10:59:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Special characters using NVDA
 
Hi Lino,

I'm not familiar with the Jaws special character entry, but there are several ways of entering alternate characters.

For learning Spanish, I would perhaps be inclined to install the Spanish language in Windows, including keyboard.  Then using WINDOWS+SPACEBAR you can change keyboard layout between languages.

Windows character map also works.  The symbol entry dialog in Word doesn't work overly well, but once you have entered symbols with it, to reuse them again is much easier.

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...> wrote:

Hi Joseph etc. Is their a way you or somebody who could create an issue on Github? Someone on a FB group I’m on wanted to know if this student she’s teaching can use the special characters like in JAWS I.E JAWS key plus 4. I know this doesn’t exist in NVDA. This student is learning Spanish and uses NVDA. Thanks.

 

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