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Re: Future of speech synth add ons

Rui Fontes
 

There are no free version of Vocalizer...

You have to buy it from Tiflotecnia or CodeFactory...

Regards,

Rui Fontes
Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Às 16:45 de 03/09/2018, Michael Munn escreveu:

Where to get the free add on for Vocalizer Voice for NVDA? I'm currently using Eloquence with my NVDA Screen Reader.
I do like the human sounding speech such as Samantha and Tom. I just can't find them  for free anywhere.
If you can please  post the link here I would very appreciate it.
Thanks and Have a nice day.
Best regards Michael Munn


Re: Future of speech synth add ons

Michael Munn
 

Where to get the free add on for Vocalizer Voice for NVDA? I'm currently using Eloquence with my NVDA Screen Reader.  
I do like the human sounding speech such as Samantha and Tom. I just can't find them  for free anywhere.  
If you can please  post the link here I would very appreciate it. 
Thanks and Have a nice day.
Best regards Michael Munn  


New IRC Client for NVDA.

 

I wanted to share this accessible IRC client fork for windows. I am sure the developer would really really like some help with this. I have no clue if it is open source, the NVDA fork, but I included both links below. The second link is to the initial client which is not very accessible as of yet. The initial client looks to be abandoned? I thought devs and add on peeps would like the below.


https://github.com/fastfinge/adispeak


https://github.com/AdiIRC


Re: Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

Jason White
 

I just tried it here. Reading through a list of files is very responsive, but after pressing the delete key to remove a file from a directory containing over 200 files, NVDA is very slow to respond when I continue moving through the file list with up/down arrow keys.

Is this similar to what others are encountering?

Also, I've never had any problem with ribbons, so I think the claim that they're less intuitive for users who are blind very much depends on the individual.

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Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

Can you use 10 windows explorer with a portable copy of nvda?
I've never used Jaws with 10, so cannot say about its foibles.
However in addition to the UIA buffering issue, there are the perennial processor idling speed problems plus the windows indexing of open folders that seems a bit slower than in 7, which itself was slow in 7 as well, and any kind of other fancy animations running like sliding, fading and all of that to consider.

In the case of ribbons, yes there is a ribbon remover program for 10, but every time windows does a major update it will need to be run again. It also does not totally emulate windows 7, some of the options seem not to be there.

If you look up ribbon remover you should find it.

I just wish Microsoft would make the menu type a choice as it clearly is more intuitive for sighted users, but not for view restricted blind ones.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Annette Moore" <angelgirl52376@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


what I do, when NVDA doesn't read the list of folders or files in File
Explorer, if I don't just become impatient and restart NVDA altogether,
which does solve the probem temporarily, is to down arrow through the
files because some of them I know from going through them before what
they are, and just entering on the one I think is the one I want. If it
isn't, I just hit backspace and keep going. I've found ways to deal with
this File Explorer sluggishness, but it can be a pain. And I really hate
to say this because I love NVDA, but it doesn't do this in System
Access. System Access has its own quirks in Windows 10, though, one of
which drives me even more batty than the sluggish File Explorer list not
being read quickly by NVDA, and sometimes not even at all, does, and
that is what I call the dead insert key. I can live with a sluggish file
explorer; I cannot live without my insert key. Another thing that helps
is simply to close file explorer altogether and reopen it. I'm trying to
figure out a pattern for why it does this, but I can't seem to. It
*really* does it with Dropbox, though; in fact, when I copy and paste a
file or folder from Dropbox into somewhere else on my computer, I just
automatically restart NVDA. I don't even mess with it. So yeah, I've
figured out ways to deal with it and I can live with it, but glorious
will be the day when it no longer happens. I'll celebrate! Honestly! LOL!

Annette


On 9/2/2018 2:25 PM, Gene wrote:
Others who use Windows 10 will telll you more and we will see if my
memory is correct. As I recall, this is the result of UIA, a system
used much more in Windows 10 to communicate with screen-readers. I
don't think you can do anything about it, as I recall what I've seen
discussed here, though I may have found a partial work around. I
don't use Windows 10 so you can see. I'll explain it after the rest of
my general comments. I wonder if JAWS has the same problem. Others
who know more technically may comment on whether this is a Microsoft
problem or if it will take both Microsoft and NVDA developers to solve
it.
Try this:
I'm giving desktop layout commands:
Move into the folder where you want to find a file. Instead of down
arrowing, move through each item as though it were its own object,
which it is. The command to move by object down the screen is numpad
insert numpad 6. Keep holding insert and pressing six to move through
the list. To move back, the command is numpad insert numpad 4. When
you want to open something, it will not be selected. use the command
numpad insert numpad enter. Execute the command twice, once to select
the item, once to open it. You are doing what a mouse user does when
he/she double clicks an item. You aren't using a mouse but you are
first selecting, then taking an action, in this case opening it, which
is the same sequence a mouse user follows.
Gene
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*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

Since asking this on the Windows 10 list, it was also suggested that I
ask more NVDA users here, so am copying below the message I sent to the
other list with an additional NVDA question.


First of all, I'm still getting used to the idea that File Explore now
uses ribbons rather than the menus on my former Windows 7 installation.

What's bothering me more is the sluggishness when moving around through
files and folders. There seems to be between a quarter and a half second
delay after each press of the arrow and enter keys. Same with the
backspace.

First question: is there a way to toggle between folders and ribbons, or
am I stuck? I'm guessing the answer to be stuck.

Next, is there a way to speed up movement through navigating files and
folders? As far as I can tell, I have all visuals and animations turned
off. The sluggishness remains, and increases over time. Starting and
stopping the "Windows Explorer" process in Task Manager seems to make
things less slow, but still not normal for a few minutes, then things
get more and more sluggish again.

In addition, is there anything in NVDA that I can check to see if it
would help in the new sluggishness? I just miss the snappiness I had in
Windows 7.


If anyone knows what I can do, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Travis







Re: Future of speech synth add ons

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!

We do not plan to charge an upgrade fee to the new version of Vocalizer...

When it will be released all owners of version 3 of Vocalizer will be able to install and run version 4 for free...

Best regards,

Rui Fontes
Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Às 04:04 de 26/08/2018, Luis Carlos Gonzáles Moráles escreveu:

I hope they can update Tiflotecnia's Vocalizer for NVDA to the new Vocalizer Expressive version by Nuance, if that's the case, I'm going to purchase a new lisence for the version. I shurely have the contact of Tiflotecnia's administrator, but I still want some updates, since the last was in 2013, I think.
Wow, tyme is going fast as I've never expected to happen!
Supanut Leepaisomboon wrote:

I’m sure tiflotechica will update theirs in a good time

Well, we have been told that a major update is coming, but to this day we haven't seen any major updates from Tifflotecnia. But since NVDA 2018.3 will break compatibility with add ons not updated to support WxPython 4/Python 3 features and given that a number of users have paid for this synth, I still hope Tifflotecnia will release a quick patch to make the synth compatible with NVDA 2018.3, but that hope is not very high to be honest.


Re: Future of speech synth add ons

Rui Fontes
 

Yes, Vocalizer from Tiflotecnia will work without problems in NVDA 2018.3...

We are preparing the changes required to use Python 3...

Best regards,

Rui Fontes
Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Às 15:48 de 26/08/2018, Supanut Leepaisomboon escreveu:

Update: I finally managed to get Windows 10 up and running in my virtual machine, with NVDA 2018.3 beta 3. I tried to install both Tifflotecnia and Codefactory synth drivers, and it seems that they continue to function normally. I am able to activate the Codefactory demo and have eloquence working.
So...the conclusion that I can draw from my brief tests is that, both the Tifflotecnia and Codefactory drivers should continue to work with NVDA 2018.3, but looking into the future when NVDA switches to Python 3 I can't confirm that they will continue to work.
Note the versions I used for testing are: 3.0.13 for Tifflotecnia driver, and 1.0 for Codefactory driver (both are the latest versions available).


Re: NVDA and Skype Accessability

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I am aware that just yesterday a Jaws update came down with an update for the new Skype for that screenreader, but Not sure what windows 7 does about Skype as I've not been a fan of it for some time as every time microsoft change it they break its accessibility. I'd expect more from them considering the work they are putting into narrator on 10.
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Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 9:51 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and Skype Accessability


Hi all,

I am a new member of this list from Malta Europe. I have Windows 7 and had to upgrade to the latest version of Skype 8.22. I would like to ask whether there is an addon from NVDA which makes the ap accessible.

Thank you very much,
Charles


Charles Borg
Sliema, Malta
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karm212@gmail.com


Re: Updated the accessible applications wiki again.

David Mellor
 

Very many thanks for doing this work Robert!
David
 
 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: 29 August 2018 15:03
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Updated the accessible applications wiki again.

I learned, while editing the below wiki, that I can't create sub-pages of the main page. Aw poop! Anyway, given that Zoom will get some enhancements with the next NVDA, I added Zoom, including their accessibility email, to the page. I am gonna change the title of the page later today to, accessible applications. I've removed old links, as well. I am gonna do more updates later today. What I wish github would allow me to do is to create sub pages for the main pages. This way I can break the wiki up into tiny sections. I may just break it up later with headings and stuff. Anyone can edit the below page as long as they have a git hub account so if anybody wants to edit after me go ahead. I'm debating on adding programs that will become accessible later on, like OE Classic.


https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/Application-Support


Re: Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

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This though is surely an option on how you set up select and action the file. I often find mine changed back if a sighted person has used the mouse.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


I don't use Windows 10. Nothing is selected when I move by object and I have to use two issuances, as I said. I can use the command once on a web page on a link or control on the page but in a list like this, where something must be selected, I have to use two commands.

Gene
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Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 4:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


Actually, that works, and does make looking through snappier for sure. If a large folder, I'll press the letter where I need to go that'll be close to the file name, then use what you described to get there.

One slight correction to your instructions, and it's slight: numpad enter once both selects the folder/file entry and opens it. I also thought it would take two to go through the selection and activation process. It scared me when a file started playing immediately. LOL!

Travis


On 9/2/2018 12:25 PM, Gene wrote:

Others who use Windows 10 will telll you more and we will see if my memory is correct. As I recall, this is the result of UIA, a system used much more in Windows 10 to communicate with screen-readers. I don't think you can do anything about it, as I recall what I've seen discussed here, though I may have found a partial work around. I don't use Windows 10 so you can see. I'll explain it after the rest of my general comments. I wonder if JAWS has the same problem. Others who know more technically may comment on whether this is a Microsoft problem or if it will take both Microsoft and NVDA developers to solve it.

Try this:
I'm giving desktop layout commands:
Move into the folder where you want to find a file. Instead of down arrowing, move through each item as though it were its own object, which it is. The command to move by object down the screen is numpad insert numpad 6. Keep holding insert and pressing six to move through the list. To move back, the command is numpad insert numpad 4. When you want to open something, it will not be selected. use the command numpad insert numpad enter. Execute the command twice, once to select the item, once to open it. You are doing what a mouse user does when he/she double clicks an item. You aren't using a mouse but you are first selecting, then taking an action, in this case opening it, which is the same sequence a mouse user follows.

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

From: Kwork
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 1:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


Since asking this on the Windows 10 list, it was also suggested that I
ask more NVDA users here, so am copying below the message I sent to the
other list with an additional NVDA question.


First of all, I'm still getting used to the idea that File Explore now
uses ribbons rather than the menus on my former Windows 7 installation.

What's bothering me more is the sluggishness when moving around through
files and folders. There seems to be between a quarter and a half second
delay after each press of the arrow and enter keys. Same with the
backspace.

First question: is there a way to toggle between folders and ribbons, or
am I stuck? I'm guessing the answer to be stuck.

Next, is there a way to speed up movement through navigating files and
folders? As far as I can tell, I have all visuals and animations turned
off. The sluggishness remains, and increases over time. Starting and
stopping the "Windows Explorer" process in Task Manager seems to make
things less slow, but still not normal for a few minutes, then things
get more and more sluggish again.

In addition, is there anything in NVDA that I can check to see if it
would help in the new sluggishness? I just miss the snappiness I had in
Windows 7.


If anyone knows what I can do, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Travis


Re: Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

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The worst part of this sluggish problem is actually that you can action the wrong file as often nvda is reading a different file than the one highlighted when you hit enter and yet that keypress activates the file highlighted yet to be spoken by nvda.
Its a little awkward as I had a batch file in a list that deleted everything from a dropbox folder that had the suffix .mp3, and hence I if that file got highlighted when I thought I was playing a file, everything ended up in the recycle bin instead!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie" <abletec@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 11:08 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


Yeah--I was gonna suggest that. :).

On 9/2/18, Kwork <istherelife@gmail.com> wrote:
Hmm, maybe it's time to remember and take my own advice that I gave
Jackie the other day that helped resolve her Firefox selection problem.
I didn't think of add-ons

Whether it works, what Gene advised is working better than how I was
doing things. It, just, gets, old, when, each, file, and, folder, name,
has, an, extra, pause, inserted, before, each.

Travis

On 9/2/2018 12:57 PM, Richard Bartholomew wrote:

Hi,

Firstly, no, JAWS doesn’t suffer from the same problem.

Secondly, though,I don’t find this slowness either with NVDA – I don’t
use NVDA constantly so maybe it is only after it has been running for
a long time that the problem arises. However, I’ve just spent 15
minutes going through my various drives and folders with absolutely no
slow down at all – one of the folders had in excess of 1,000
subfolders and it was as quick as one which only had one or two in it!

The only other thing I can think of is that, possibly, it may be an
add-on which is causing this? The reason I put this out is that I
have very, very few add-ons installed!

Good luck with identifying where the problem is and on fixing it.

Oh yes, and I’m using the latest version of Windows 10 64-bit along
with the latest stable version of NVDA.

Cheers

Richard Bartholomew

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Gene
*Sent:* 02 September 2018 20:25
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

Others who use Windows 10 will telll you more and we will see if my
memory is correct. As I recall, this is the result of UIA, a system
used much more in Windows 10 to communicate with screen-readers. I
don't think you can do anything about it, as I recall what I've seen
discussed here, though I may have found a partial work around. I
don't use Windows 10 so you can see. I'll explain it after the rest
of my general comments. I wonder if JAWS has the same problem.
Others who know more technically may comment on whether this is a
Microsoft problem or if it will take both Microsoft and NVDA
developers to solve it.

Try this:

I'm giving desktop layout commands:

Move into the folder where you want to find a file. Instead of down
arrowing, move through each item as though it were its own object,
which it is. The command to move by object down the screen is numpad
insert numpad 6. Keep holding insert and pressing six to move through
the list. To move back, the command is numpad insert numpad 4. When
you want to open something, it will not be selected. use the command
numpad insert numpad enter. Execute the command twice, once to select
the item, once to open it. You are doing what a mouse user does when
he/she double clicks an item. You aren't using a mouse but you are
first selecting, then taking an action, in this case opening it, which
is the same sequence a mouse user follows.

Gene

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

*From:*Kwork <mailto:istherelife@gmail.com>

*Sent:*Sunday, September 02, 2018 1:02 PM

*To:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

*Subject:*[nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

Since asking this on the Windows 10 list, it was also suggested that I
ask more NVDA users here, so am copying below the message I sent to the
other list with an additional NVDA question.


First of all, I'm still getting used to the idea that File Explore now
uses ribbons rather than the menus on my former Windows 7 installation.

What's bothering me more is the sluggishness when moving around through
files and folders. There seems to be between a quarter and a half second
delay after each press of the arrow and enter keys. Same with the
backspace.

First question: is there a way to toggle between folders and ribbons, or
am I stuck? I'm guessing the answer to be stuck.

Next, is there a way to speed up movement through navigating files and
folders? As far as I can tell, I have all visuals and animations turned
off. The sluggishness remains, and increases over time. Starting and
stopping the "Windows Explorer" process in Task Manager seems to make
things less slow, but still not normal for a few minutes, then things
get more and more sluggish again.

In addition, is there anything in NVDA that I can check to see if it
would help in the new sluggishness? I just miss the snappiness I had in
Windows 7.


If anyone knows what I can do, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Travis





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Re: Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

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What about other things though, One assumes that if an alert from a background process does not use uia, then one would still hear it? I'm thinking about download completed sounds for example instead of breeps.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kwork" <istherelife@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


Thank you Tyler. That's an answer that makes sense to me.


"This might break reading of background progress bars, but that's a small
price to pay for a working system."


I'd be ok with that, a small price as you say.


People with System Access seem to be fine as well.

Travis

On 9/2/2018 1:19 PM, Tyler Spivey wrote:
The fault lies with both Microsoft and NVDA.
As far as I understand it, here's the issue. With UIA, you can tell it
which events you want to be notified about, and for which windows.
NVDA decided that it was going to listen to certain events from every
window on the system, and not just the one that had the focus. That
doesn't sound too bad, until...
If another application on the system isn't responding fast enough, UIA
stops notifying NVDA of events if NVDA is listening to certain
properties of that window (I think it was name and value change).

I'll lay out a simple, real-world example:
1. I start uploading a file in WinSCP.
2. I switch away from WinSCP into File Explorer. I guess WinSCP doesn't
respond fast enough to UIA, so UIA decides not to send NVDA events for
anything anymore. From then on, until that upload finishes or I close
WinSCP, my File Explorer won't read properly, nor will alt+tab or
anything else that depends on UIA.
This particular example isn't as bad as I thought, but my UIA does stop
responding for a few seconds at a time, and it's definitely noticeable.

I've heard that the next version of Windows 10 tries to fix this.
However, if NVDA simply listened to events from the currently running
application, I think this would be a much less severe problem.
This might break reading of background progress bars, but that's a small
price to pay for a working system.
Also, JAWS and Narrator don't have this problem, only NVDA.
For more info, see issue 8535 and its linked issues:
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/8535

On 9/2/2018 12:57 PM, Richard Bartholomew wrote:
Hi,


Firstly, no, JAWS doesn’t suffer from the same problem.


Secondly, though,I don’t find this slowness either with NVDA – I don’t
use NVDA constantly so maybe it is only after it has been running for a
long time that the problem arises. However, I’ve just spent 15 minutes
going through my various drives and folders with absolutely no slow down
at all – one of the folders had in excess of 1,000 subfolders and it was
as quick as one which only had one or two in it!


The only other thing I can think of is that, possibly, it may be an
add-on which is causing this? The reason I put this out is that I have
very, very few add-ons installed!


Good luck with identifying where the problem is and on fixing it.


Oh yes, and I’m using the latest version of Windows 10 64-bit along with
the latest stable version of NVDA.


Cheers

Richard Bartholomew



*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Gene
*Sent:* 02 September 2018 20:25
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


Others who use Windows 10 will telll you more and we will see if my
memory is correct. As I recall, this is the result of UIA, a system
used much more in Windows 10 to communicate with screen-readers. I
don't think you can do anything about it, as I recall what I've seen
discussed here, though I may have found a partial work around. I don't
use Windows 10 so you can see. I'll explain it after the rest of my
general comments. I wonder if JAWS has the same problem. Others who
know more technically may comment on whether this is a Microsoft problem
or if it will take both Microsoft and NVDA developers to solve it.


Try this:

I'm giving desktop layout commands:

Move into the folder where you want to find a file. Instead of down
arrowing, move through each item as though it were its own object, which
it is. The command to move by object down the screen is numpad insert
numpad 6. Keep holding insert and pressing six to move through the
list. To move back, the command is numpad insert numpad 4. When you
want to open something, it will not be selected. use the command numpad
insert numpad enter. Execute the command twice, once to select the
item, once to open it. You are doing what a mouse user does when he/she
double clicks an item. You aren't using a mouse but you are first
selecting, then taking an action, in this case opening it, which is the
same sequence a mouse user follows.


Gene

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

*From:*Kwork <mailto:istherelife@gmail.com>

*Sent:*Sunday, September 02, 2018 1:02 PM

*To:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

*Subject:*[nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


Since asking this on the Windows 10 list, it was also suggested that I
ask more NVDA users here, so am copying below the message I sent to the
other list with an additional NVDA question.


First of all, I'm still getting used to the idea that File Explore now
uses ribbons rather than the menus on my former Windows 7 installation.

What's bothering me more is the sluggishness when moving around through
files and folders. There seems to be between a quarter and a half second
delay after each press of the arrow and enter keys. Same with the
backspace.

First question: is there a way to toggle between folders and ribbons, or
am I stuck? I'm guessing the answer to be stuck.

Next, is there a way to speed up movement through navigating files and
folders? As far as I can tell, I have all visuals and animations turned
off. The sluggishness remains, and increases over time. Starting and
stopping the "Windows Explorer" process in Task Manager seems to make
things less slow, but still not normal for a few minutes, then things
get more and more sluggish again.

In addition, is there anything in NVDA that I can check to see if it
would help in the new sluggishness? I just miss the snappiness I had in
Windows 7.


If anyone knows what I can do, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Travis




Re: Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

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I believe I read that Jaws turns this off by default. I read it somewhere recently.
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From: "Rob Hudson" <rob_hudson_3182@gmx.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


Richard Bartholomew <rlbart53@gmail.com> wrote:
Secondly, though,I don't find this slowness either with NVDA - I don't use NVDA constantly so maybe it is only after it has been running for a long time that the problem arises. However, I've just spent 15 minutes going through my various drives and folders with absolutely no slow down at all - one of the folders had in excess of 1,000 subfolders and it was as quick as one which only had one or two in it!

One cause of the slowness has been linked to having the preview pain turned on while running file explorer. Press alt+v and look through the view ribbon to determine the pane's state.


Re: Burning cd-disks using NVDA

Damien Garwood <damien@...>
 

Hi,
Wow. CDBXP? OpenCandy? Never thought the two would ever be said together in the same sentence. Real shame. Just goes to reinforce why I always prefer portables over installers these days, if even once-reputable devs can start shipping garbage like that. Then again, look at the downhill plummet that CDex has taken...
Cheers,
Damien.

On 03/09/2018 10:18 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Actually more recent versions of the opencandy are not too bad at all, and even if you do not use unchecky, you will find that any other thing it installs will be easy to remove. Its not as annoying as the CCleaner mash up.
Brian
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Burning cd-disks using NVDA

Well you will need to use the installer without opencandy forgot where you get that but yeah its good.



On 9/3/2018 4:00 AM, Damien Garwood wrote:
Hi,
There is another one which I use called CDBurnerXP (www.cdburnerxp.se).
Cheers,
Damien.

On 02/09/2018 04:54 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
I use a program called anyburn and it's fairly easy to work with. Anyburn is free and you can get it from www.anyburn.com.

Hope this helps.

Rosemarie

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arnþór Helgason
Sent: Sunday, September 2, 2018 7:09 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Burning cd-disks using NVDA

I have had constant problams with burning cd-disks since Windows 2010.
I seem to be able to copy files to the entitle place but the burning doesn't start.
Any advices?

Best regards,
Arnthor Helgason
arnthor.helgason@gmail.com











Re: Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

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Can you use 10 windows explorer with a portable copy of nvda?
I've never used Jaws with 10, so cannot say about its foibles.
However in addition to the UIA buffering issue, there are the perennial processor idling speed problems plus the windows indexing of open folders that seems a bit slower than in 7, which itself was slow in 7 as well, and any kind of other fancy animations running like sliding, fading and all of that to consider.

In the case of ribbons, yes there is a ribbon remover program for 10, but every time windows does a major update it will need to be run again. It also does not totally emulate windows 7, some of the options seem not to be there.

If you look up ribbon remover you should find it.

I just wish Microsoft would make the menu type a choice as it clearly is more intuitive for sighted users, but not for view restricted blind ones.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Annette Moore" <angelgirl52376@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness


what I do, when NVDA doesn't read the list of folders or files in File
Explorer, if I don't just become impatient and restart NVDA altogether,
which does solve the probem temporarily, is to down arrow through the
files because some of them I know from going through them before what
they are, and just entering on the one I think is the one I want. If it
isn't, I just hit backspace and keep going. I've found ways to deal with
this File Explorer sluggishness, but it can be a pain. And I really hate
to say this because I love NVDA, but it doesn't do this in System
Access. System Access has its own quirks in Windows 10, though, one of
which drives me even more batty than the sluggish File Explorer list not
being read quickly by NVDA, and sometimes not even at all, does, and
that is what I call the dead insert key. I can live with a sluggish file
explorer; I cannot live without my insert key. Another thing that helps
is simply to close file explorer altogether and reopen it. I'm trying to
figure out a pattern for why it does this, but I can't seem to. It
*really* does it with Dropbox, though; in fact, when I copy and paste a
file or folder from Dropbox into somewhere else on my computer, I just
automatically restart NVDA. I don't even mess with it. So yeah, I've
figured out ways to deal with it and I can live with it, but glorious
will be the day when it no longer happens. I'll celebrate! Honestly! LOL!

Annette


On 9/2/2018 2:25 PM, Gene wrote:
Others who use Windows 10 will telll you more and we will see if my
memory is correct. As I recall, this is the result of UIA, a system
used much more in Windows 10 to communicate with screen-readers. I
don't think you can do anything about it, as I recall what I've seen
discussed here, though I may have found a partial work around. I
don't use Windows 10 so you can see. I'll explain it after the rest of
my general comments. I wonder if JAWS has the same problem. Others
who know more technically may comment on whether this is a Microsoft
problem or if it will take both Microsoft and NVDA developers to solve
it.
Try this:
I'm giving desktop layout commands:
Move into the folder where you want to find a file. Instead of down
arrowing, move through each item as though it were its own object,
which it is. The command to move by object down the screen is numpad
insert numpad 6. Keep holding insert and pressing six to move through
the list. To move back, the command is numpad insert numpad 4. When
you want to open something, it will not be selected. use the command
numpad insert numpad enter. Execute the command twice, once to select
the item, once to open it. You are doing what a mouse user does when
he/she double clicks an item. You aren't using a mouse but you are
first selecting, then taking an action, in this case opening it, which
is the same sequence a mouse user follows.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Kwork <mailto:istherelife@gmail.com>
*Sent:* Sunday, September 02, 2018 1:02 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer sluggishness

Since asking this on the Windows 10 list, it was also suggested that I
ask more NVDA users here, so am copying below the message I sent to the
other list with an additional NVDA question.


First of all, I'm still getting used to the idea that File Explore now
uses ribbons rather than the menus on my former Windows 7 installation.

What's bothering me more is the sluggishness when moving around through
files and folders. There seems to be between a quarter and a half second
delay after each press of the arrow and enter keys. Same with the
backspace.

First question: is there a way to toggle between folders and ribbons, or
am I stuck? I'm guessing the answer to be stuck.

Next, is there a way to speed up movement through navigating files and
folders? As far as I can tell, I have all visuals and animations turned
off. The sluggishness remains, and increases over time. Starting and
stopping the "Windows Explorer" process in Task Manager seems to make
things less slow, but still not normal for a few minutes, then things
get more and more sluggish again.

In addition, is there anything in NVDA that I can check to see if it
would help in the new sluggishness? I just miss the snappiness I had in
Windows 7.


If anyone knows what I can do, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Travis






Re: Burning cd-disks using NVDA

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Actually more recent versions of the opencandy are not too bad at all, and even if you do not use unchecky, you will find that any other thing it installs will be easy to remove. Its not as annoying as the CCleaner mash up.
Brian

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Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Burning cd-disks using NVDA


Well you will need to use the installer without opencandy forgot where you get that but yeah its good.



On 9/3/2018 4:00 AM, Damien Garwood wrote:
Hi,
There is another one which I use called CDBurnerXP (www.cdburnerxp.se).
Cheers,
Damien.

On 02/09/2018 04:54 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
I use a program called anyburn and it's fairly easy to work with. Anyburn is free and you can get it from www.anyburn.com.

Hope this helps.

Rosemarie

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arnþór Helgason
Sent: Sunday, September 2, 2018 7:09 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Burning cd-disks using NVDA

I have had constant problams with burning cd-disks since Windows 2010.
I seem to be able to copy files to the entitle place but the burning doesn't start.
Any advices?

Best regards,
Arnthor Helgason
arnthor.helgason@gmail.com










Re: Burning cd-disks using NVDA

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I use cdburner xp, which works on windows 10 despite the name and is a whole lot easier to use than most other software I've found. It also allows removal of inter track gaps while preserving the markers.
Brian

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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 3:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] Burning cd-disks using NVDA


I have had constant problams with burning cd-disks since Windows 2010.
I seem to be able to copy files to the entitle place but the burning doesn't start.
Any advices?

Best regards,
Arnthor Helgason
arnthor.helgason@gmail.com



Re: Merging and autoducking 2 tracks in Audacity

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It is easy with Goldwave as there is a voice over option on the menus. I'm also told that Reaper is good as its a non destructive editor, but I have the demo of that here and seem to be unable to even get it to stay set to my sound device between sessions. I think that particular program is like a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Claire Potter" <claire.potter99@gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 1:47 PM
Subject: [nvda] Merging and autoducking 2 tracks in Audacity


Hi all, I apologise in advance as I do know that this is not a list for
Audacity, but I would really appreciate it if anyone can help. I have 2
tracks which I need to merge together, one is a music track, the other is
speech, what I need to try to do is put the 2 together so that when I start
to speak the music track continues to play but just at a lower level. Does
anyone know how to do this using Audacity and NVDA?

Warm regards, Claire Potter, Check out my brand new website:
http://www.pottersplace.me.uk/





Re: kody

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Speank on is a self voicing media player application for windows.
Brian

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Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] kody


what is speak on?

I have heard of kody but not speak on before


On 9/2/2018 2:34 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
OK the fact that its multi platform makes me think that its not been made with any API in mind at all, and this is a worry.

However they do say some things about a web interface for it, so I did wonder if one might be able to control it like that in some way. Obviously I've not tried it as I've only just heard of it, but being open source and one supposes it has a forum and probably some email addresses for queries, your questions about the accessibility are probably better directed there
Apart from Mozilla who do attempt to make their code specific to the operating system and hence its API I have not had much luck with these sort of programmes in the past, sadly.

Media library front ends are notoriously odd and most of those used on home entertainment systems tend to be touch screen or graphic based.

It could be that the so called screenreader is some kind of self voicing interface written similar to the way SpeakOn works.
If its not installing then maybe its something to raze with the authors.
Brian
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Adel Spence" <adelspence12@gmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2018 11:40 PM
Subject: [nvda] kody


hi there. can someone please help me with kody? its not talking with nvdA or jaws. you can install a skreenreader for it. but I doent know ware to get the skreenreader, and how to install it. can you please help me? if you want to ad me on skype, its adel.spence or you can email me at: adel.spence12@gmail.com
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Re: kody

Simone Dal Maso
 

Hello,
In order to go well, You should install the kodi16 package, with that package then you can update to kodi17.
The problem is that I never was be able to make NVDA speaking with kodi17...

Il 02/09/2018 00:40, Adel Spence ha scritto:
hi there. can someone please help me with kody? its not talking with nvdA or jaws. you can install a skreenreader for it. but I doent know ware to get the skreenreader, and how to install it. can you please help me? if you want to ad me on skype, its adel.spence or you can email me at: adel.spence12@gmail.com <mailto:adel.spence12@gmail.com>
i'm wateing for your ancers


Re: A bug to repport: NVDA works harder in Windows Explorer for some users.

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Well I think often the issue is one of the routines in IE are used by other parts of the windows system, so although the browser is old and Edge is being used for more modern html in 10, many third party applications depend on those older routines.

However I would say that if the issues are occurring in windows explorer, ie the file browser then that is a whole other case to consider and the basis often runs into a number of things. Animations not turned off in windows and apps
Idle speed of the processor in windows set too low
Programs that do not terminate correctly and stay running when you go to another part of windows. A look at processes and application use of the processor in task manager or the system resources nvda add on can be instructive.
Brian

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Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A bug to repport: NVDA works harder in Windows Explorer for some users.


In my opinion the delelopers should not put resourses to fix something
for a webbrowser wich is all most near to be faced out. So how would if
you who complain instead should tart using Firefox instead? Very good
webbrowser and accessible.



Den 2018-09-01 kl. 22:35, skrev Florian Ionașcu:
Yeah, I'm using Windows 10. I know only one of them as a Windows 10 user.