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Re: Word 2016 crashes often

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

If the PDF had a lot of objects (IE, pictures) that were converted, it might be having trouble interacting with your screen-reader. I noticed this the other month when I converted a very large textbook to word format. At the time, I was using Word 2010, 32-bit. The 64-bit version does a better job of handling much larger files, from what I’ve so far observed, since acquiring Office 2016 64 not long ago. If there are a lot of pics in the document, you could try stripping them out. There are a couple of ways to do this – one involves creating a small macro. I found steps to do this on the web, and I currently can’t remember them. Maybe try find and replace first.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sociohack AC
Sent: July 15, 2018 2:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Word 2016 crashes often

 

I'm observing, when I convert a book from PDF to word and navigate it using NVDA, the word document crashes after 30-40 minutes approx.  This doesn't happen if I'm working on document which hasn't been converted from some other format, say when I'm writing a report in word itself
 
  Why is this happening, is this because of NVDA or ms word itself? 
Is this because  of the heavily formatted PDFs that I convert to word and word is not able to handle the formatting? 
All suggestions are welcome --
Regards,
Sociohack


Re: Interesting Observations About NVDA And Edge Browser

 

Hi,
Fixing this and other Edge issues require close collaboration between UI Automation and NVDA: UIA to expose the right attributes, and teaching NVDA to recognize new attributes.
Cheers,
Joseph

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Mullins
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Interesting Observations About NVDA And Edge Browser

Hi
For me the frames (m), list items(i) unvisited links (u), visited links (v) and block quotes (q) are unsupported browse quick keys when using edge.

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: 15 July 2018 14:27
To: NVDA Official Group
Subject: [nvda] Interesting Observations About NVDA And Edge Browser

Hi Group,

With all this talk about Microsoft Edge recently, I am intrigued by the one main flaw that I see. All major navigation items seem to work quite well such as headings, tables, lists, list items, combo boxes, buttons and edit fields. Of course as mentioned previously, the visited and unvisited links function does not work. If this is somehow ever fixed, Edge will work great. It gives great feedback for open dialogues, the notification bar, the save/save as dialogues and so on.

I wonder if some sort of add on could be set up to solve this one significant issue.

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Re: NVDA Technical Support: part 2 posted, things to do for part 3 on july 21st

 

Hi,
They are public (https://www.josephsl.net/tutorials).
Cheers,
Joseph

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of aikeo koomanivong
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:46 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Technical Support: part 2 posted, things to do for part 3 on july 21st

hi Joseph
thank you for good info
i visited your website but no public link to your mp3 file if you've a free time could you please make them to public link regards




On 7/15/18, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

Try http instead of https link.

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert
Mendoza
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Technical Support: part 2 posted, things to
do for part 3 on july 21st



Hi, Joseph

Thanks for sharing the link for the tech support part 2. However, when
I am about to save the recorded file as mp3 to my machine I have no
luck to download it. The reason of asking for this is just in case I
wanted to review forward or perhaps to move to next I could easily
playback it from here. Thanks a lot.

Robert Mendoza



On 7/15/2018 1:21 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi all,



The second part of NVDA Technical Support: An Introduction webinar is
now
up:

https://www.josephsl.net/files/NVDATechSupportWebinar2.mp3



If you are curious about how the log file works or wanting to know how
to understand log entries, this is the part you don't want to skip.



Also, the third and final webinar in this series will take place on
July 21,
2018 at 11 AM Pacific (18:00 UTC). We'll go over recognizing and
troubleshooting common NVDA problems. The location is the same:
josephsl.net
TeamTalk server.



Until then, help at least two people on various channels (users list,
Twitter, Facebook, etc.), with at least one of them involving reading
and understanding NVDA log. While doing that, come up with at least
three problems you or users may encounter as they use NVDA.



Lastly, if there is sufficient demand, I'll host a webinar in fall
2018 (around the time NVDA 2018.3 is being finalized) on how to use
Remote Support add-on for its intended purpose: technical support,
including attitudes, procedures, and activities people should NOT do
with this add-on.



Cheers,

Joseph









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Re: Wegbsites Crashing My Screenreader

Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Hello again:
I thank you all for your responses.
I use windows7-32 bit.
Actually, I don't know how to find out the information you are asking
me for on my computer. I don't know how to find out the amount of ram
the compiuter has, the disc space and free disc space. Please give me
some tips on how to get this information from my computer.
Added to that I set up Chrome at different times, and it simply
crashes: I just don't
understand why it happens. I don't even open web pages before this happens.
Regards.
Ibrahim.

On 7/15/18, Matt Turner <meturner2214@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm having

said problem as well, in chrome.
Its like speech lags, restart NVDA, works fine for awhile, then back to
lag.
Its like, press down erro, then 2 seconds later, speech gets to wear I am.
I've had this laptop  for 7 years.
Windows 8.1, 64 bit, 4gigs of ram.
On 7/15/2018 5:07 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
I have issues on some sites like this and its probably the site.




On 7/15/2018 8:30 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
On the face of it it sounds like all browsers are reacting to some
issue on the machine itself to me, but as has been said we would need
more info to be able to say what that might be. Sadly often when
something goes bad in Windows its very hard to figure it out.
This is why so many people suggest a complete reinstall, but lets not
give up yet. maybe somebody will recognise the symptoms.
I'm assuming that the normal functions like browse and focus mode
work in the browsers you use normally?
It might also be interesting to know if you have an anti virus other
then Microsoft's own.

When you say Chrome does not work. is this work at all or does it
just not read pages?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Ibrahim Ajayi" <kobisko@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 2:00 AM
Subject: [nvda] Wegbsites Crashing My Screenreader


Hi good people:
I'm having a very unusual problem with my PC.  When I am on some
websites, the sites simply crash my screen reader, making it
impossible to browse.  I have to relaunch the screenreader all over
again.  It happens with JAWS and NVDA on my system.  With NVDA
sometimes when it happens, I have to shut down the computer outright.
Has anyone ever experienced this problem.  What might be the cause.
I don't have this problem when I am offline doing some other work on
the computer.  But when I am on the internet, it is a problem. It
happens on the two browsers I use, internet explorer and firefox.
Google chrome is not working on my PC.  I don't understand why this is
the case.  I have installed and re-installed it several times.
Can anyone think of a cause and a possible solution.
Kind regards.
From Ibrahim.











Re: Interesting Observations About NVDA And Edge Browser

Chris Mullins
 

Hi
For me the frames (m), list items(i) unvisited links (u), visited links (v) and block quotes (q) are unsupported browse quick keys when using edge.

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: 15 July 2018 14:27
To: NVDA Official Group
Subject: [nvda] Interesting Observations About NVDA And Edge Browser

Hi Group,

With all this talk about Microsoft Edge recently, I am intrigued by the
one main flaw that I see. All major navigation items seem to work quite
well such as headings, tables, lists, list items, combo boxes, buttons
and edit fields. Of course as mentioned previously, the visited and
unvisited links function does not work. If this is somehow ever fixed,
Edge will work great. It gives great feedback for open dialogues, the
notification bar, the save/save as dialogues and so on.

I wonder if some sort of add on could be set up to solve this one
significant issue.

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After a long time

Sakina
 

Dear Friends,

I am once again seeking help after a long time.

My computer was set up using outlook and I had office 2003 which for some reason had stopped working since Christmas of last year.

Now my son has given window mail that is now working well and I am able to send and receive email happily.

I have managed to learn the basics but I am failing to add new contact in my people app that is what it says I believe.

Friends I will greatly appreciate for someone using window mail and can help me with step by step guidance.

I am using the same desk top which was window 7 and than upgraded to window ten

Now it is also updated to 18. Something.  And also have always used NVDA

Sorry for the ignorance. I hope I have made sense and I thank you all in advance for all your kind support.

With best wishes and thank you all again

Sakina

 

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Re: NVDA focus problem.

Richard Wells
 

To a sighted person, the ALT+TAB looks completely different and has a completely new look and feel. Sadly, it also confuses screen access technology.

On 7/15/2018 12:51 AM, John Isige wrote:
Cool. But what are the differences, do you know? I mean, if it weren't
for this issue, I'd have no idea that they changed anything. It appears,
on the surface, to work exactly as it always has.


On 7/14/2018 21:19, Richard Wells wrote:
John: It returned the ALT+TAB function to the way it worked in
previous Windows revisions.


On 7/14/2018 9:06 PM, John Isige wrote:
What does it do? I mean I accept that it's solved the problem for you,
but why?


On 7/14/2018 18:22, Richard Wells wrote:
I cured this by adding the following key and value to my registry:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"AltTabSettings"=dword:00000001

If you just want a .reg file for merging this into your registry, open
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ju6rmd6go0pyune/AltTabSettings.reg?dl=1 and
get it that way. Of course, you should back up your registry before
making this change, though I have modified several Windows 10
computers with this. Again, this advice is free and you get what you
pay for.


On 7/14/2018 2:42 PM, George McCoy wrote:
   Hi John,

I have the same problem.  You have described it perfectly. It
certainly is annoying.

I'm running windows 10 pro 64 bit on a HP Elitebook 8440W.

George

-----Original Message----- From: John Isige
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 12:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA focus problem.

Hi all. I've noticed this for a couple of versions of both NVDA and
Windows 10. When I switch windows with alt-tab, it seems like NVDA
doesn't get full focus. For example, suppose I'm listening to a track,
so I have two windows open, a Windows Explorer window with files, and
Foobar 2000, or Winamp, or whatever media player I'm using. I want to
alt-tab, let's say to turn repeat on or off or to see how much time
remains in the file.


If I do that, it seems like the commands work, but NVDA doesn't
read the
window. For instance, right now if I play a song and alt-tab to
Winamp's
window, i can hit keys and they work, e.g. 'v' to stop, 'x' to
play. But
if I read the window title with NVDA-t, it says "explorer". The
title is
read correctly with alt-tab, but when I release alt-tab, I seem to be
both in the window, and not in the window, as it were. The commands
for
the program work, but NVDA things, e.g. hitting ctrl-shift-r in Winamp
or Foobar to get the remaining time, don't.


Is there a way to fix this? A different screen resolution or
something?
In theory mine's set to 1024/768, unless Windows changed it after an
update. BTW this gets fixed if I alt-tab back to another window,
release
alt-tab until that window comes up, and then alt-tab back to the other
window, Foobar or whatever. When I do that it reads like it should and
NVDA commands work and all. That's nothing earth-shattering of course,
but it is fairly annoying, since it happens on a regular basis.














Interesting Observations About NVDA And Edge Browser

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

With all this talk about Microsoft Edge recently, I am intrigued by the one main flaw that I see.  All major navigation items seem to work quite well such as headings, tables, lists, list items, combo boxes, buttons and edit fields.  Of course as mentioned previously, the visited and unvisited links function does not work.  If this is somehow ever fixed, Edge will work great.  It gives great feedback for open  dialogues, the notification bar, the save/save as dialogues and so on.

I wonder if some sort of add on could be set up to solve this one significant issue.

--
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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Wegbsites Crashing My Screenreader

Matt Turner
 

I'm having

said problem as well, in chrome.
Its like speech lags, restart NVDA, works fine for awhile, then back to lag.
Its like, press down erro, then 2 seconds later, speech gets to wear I am.
I've had this laptop  for 7 years.
Windows 8.1, 64 bit, 4gigs of ram.

On 7/15/2018 5:07 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
I have issues on some sites like this and its probably the site.




On 7/15/2018 8:30 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
On the face of it it sounds like all browsers are reacting to some issue on the machine itself to me, but as has been said we would need more info to be able to say what that might be. Sadly often when something goes bad in Windows its very hard to figure it out.
This is why so many people suggest a complete reinstall, but lets not give up yet. maybe somebody will recognise the symptoms.
I'm assuming that the normal functions like browse and focus mode work in the browsers you use normally?
It might also be interesting to know if you have an anti virus other then Microsoft's own.

When you say Chrome does not work. is this work at all or does it just not read pages?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Ibrahim Ajayi" <kobisko@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 2:00 AM
Subject: [nvda] Wegbsites Crashing My Screenreader


Hi good people:
I'm having a very unusual problem with my PC.  When I am on some
websites, the sites simply crash my screen reader, making it
impossible to browse.  I have to relaunch the screenreader all over
again.  It happens with JAWS and NVDA on my system.  With NVDA
sometimes when it happens, I have to shut down the computer outright.
Has anyone ever experienced this problem.  What might be the cause.
I don't have this problem when I am offline doing some other work on
the computer.  But when I am on the internet, it is a problem. It
happens on the two browsers I use, internet explorer and firefox.
Google chrome is not working on my PC.  I don't understand why this is
the case.  I have installed and re-installed it several times.
Can anyone think of a cause and a possible solution.
Kind regards.
From Ibrahim.







Re: Microsoft Edge is Starting to Grow on Me.

David Moore
 

Yes, NVDA and edge are working better for me than Chrome as well.

I am very excited as well about how much feedback I get in Edge.

For example, NVDA will say:

Do you want to save or open the file, and gives a key command.

Chrome does not give you that feedback.

It is very exciting, because edge can do so much.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Kenny
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:32 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Edge is Starting to Grow on Me.

 

When I use the Try-Build, NVDA works with Microsoft Edge perfectly. Have no problems with anything, but sometimes being thrown in the icons pain of Edge. There is something about this build that my PC running the latest build of Windows 10 Spring Creator loves.

 

Even ETI Eloquence sounds fuller and responds better when using it.

 

Is there a list or something I can subscribe too for alerts on any updates? I'm sticking with this as my primary screen reader even though Joseph warns me against doing so. Sorry, but it works much better for me overall, especially with Edge.

 

On 7/14/2018 11:15 AM, Kevin wrote:

In Edge all the shortcut keys ctrl+j and ctrl+I works, at least with jaws 2018!

Are you having a problem with NVDA in Edge saying entering navigation, exiting navigation; entering search, exiting search etc…

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 

From: Kenny
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 9:52 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Microsoft Edge is Starting to Grow on Me.

 

Good day,

 

 

Well with Joseph's announcement about the NVDA Try Build, I decided to

invest more time in using Microsoft's applications on my Windows 10 PC.

 

 

Started things off with the Microsoft Edge browser.

 

 

Not sure if it's the new Try-Build or a lot of changes have recently

been made to Edge overall, but it works pretty damn well with NVDA.

 

 

NVDA reads All of the push notification bar messages automatically. It

also informs me when the page has fully loaded (Loading complete.) Most

of the NVDA quick navigation key shortcuts do work to quickly jump

through web content.

 

 

Love... love... love... the Reading View ([Ctrl]+[Shift]+[r]) feature of

Edge. This alone is starting to make me a Chrome to Edge convert.

 

 

I hate to say it, but managing Favorites in Edge is much much easier to

do then with Chrome in my humble opinion. Microsoft uses a traditional

Treeview structure in their manager. Very nice!

 

 

The only problem I'm having is when I find myself sometimes being placed

in the toolbar icons pain of Edge. I quickly jump back to the web page

content by pressing [F6]. I just get annoyed with this at times.

 

 

Curious why they don't implement a shortcut key to display that entire

pain (Similar to [Ctrl]+[i] for Favorites, [Ctrl]+[h] for History, and

[Ctrl]+[j] for Downloads?) I could simply hit the [Escape] key to

hide/dismiss it again.

 

 

Reading Joseph's recent email regarding the Try-Build of NVDA being

released and us really caring about the changes Microsoft is

implementing all the time to make their line of Windows applications

more accessible got me thinking.

 

 

Why can't I give their programs a chance? Yes, in the past I've

experienced a lot of problems with their applications. That doesn't mean

they've not made efforts to correct things (Due to feedback from Insider

testers and bug reports.)

 

 

Time for me to start using the free tools Microsoft has developed and

stop searching for replacements. And I mean all of the tools (Even the

bug report and feedback submission tools.) This is key to helping

Microsoft fix things they may not yet be aware of.

 

 

By the way, if you want a nice resource listing Microsoft Edge keyboard

shortcuts:

 

Visit

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5620-microsoft-edge-keyboard-shortcuts-list.html

 

 

It really has morphed into a pretty good browser. I'm going to start

using it more.

 

-Kenny

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Word 2016 crashes often

Akshaya Choudhary
 

On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 01:37 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Well I assume this is going to be a very big file.
Can you save the converted file from word before it crashes as another name?
It would be interesting to see what the file length is.
I have to say even in old versions of Word I used to get hangs and ended up
cutting up large files into two.

Its really hard to say more about it, unless we know more. is it every book,
even short ones. Does the conversion maybe corrupt the word doc at some
point resulting in the crash?

I very seldom have good experiences with big pdfs as they normally forget to
tag the reading order changes at some point making whole sections into
gibberish.
I just wondered why you converted it? Is it possible to read it in its
native pdf?
Brian

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From: "Sociohack AC" <acsociopath@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:54 AM
Subject: [nvda] Word 2016 crashes often


I'm observing, when I convert a book from PDF to word and navigate it using
NVDA, the word document crashes after 30-40 minutes approx. This doesn't
happen if I'm working on document which hasn't been converted from some
other format, say when I'm writing a report in word itself

Why is this happening, is this because of NVDA or ms word itself?
Is this because of the heavily formatted PDFs that I convert to word and
word is not able to handle the formatting?
All suggestions are welcome --
Regards,
Sociohack
Hello Brian! 
The file crashes after they have been saved. Conversions are saved successfully, but when I reopen the file it most certainly crashes after certain time.  If I let me stay open and don't navigate them with NVDA, they don't crash. The problem occurs when I'm working on them with NVDA.  
Yes, they are mostly big files. But even with shorter files, it will crash, only after a slightly longer duration. 
In short, I can't read a 200 page novel in a single go, word will crash. So I have to  close the file at regular intervals, say every half an hour, to avoid frustration. 
I need to add comments and highlight text for revision later on. Can all this be done in native PDF itself? Please let me know if this is possible. I don't know much about navigating PDFs with NVDA.  Have always converted them to word. 
 It would be great if I could on the native PDF itself. 
 
-- 
Regards,
Sociohack


Re: NVDA focus problem.

Felix G.
 

Hello!
This may very well be related to an issue I previously reported:
Focus tracking seems to have degraded at some point, speculatively speaking, as the result of UIA coming to replace MSAA more and more. A fix isn't in sight as it seems to be hard to reproduce for those well versed in the details of NVDA's architecture. So I suggest that anyone affected comment there also. The more data, the more likely a reproduction.
The emerging pattern seems to be that it happens much less frequently on very fast machines, and more frequently in the presence of cpu-intensive processes, indicating a timing issue leading to dropped events.
Best,
Felix

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I've not heard of this either. Is it perhaps a mistake when they removed the
next feature of changing alt tab etc so you can have lots of sessions
instead of 1?
 Brian

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Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA focus problem.


Cool. But what are the differences, do you know? I mean, if it weren't
for this issue, I'd have no idea that they changed anything. It appears,
on the surface, to work exactly as it always has.


On 7/14/2018 21:19, Richard Wells wrote:
> John: It returned the ALT+TAB function to the way it worked in
> previous Windows revisions.
>
>
> On 7/14/2018 9:06 PM, John Isige wrote:
>> What does it do? I mean I accept that it's solved the problem for you,
>> but why?
>>
>>
>> On 7/14/2018 18:22, Richard Wells wrote:
>>> I cured this by adding the following key and value to my registry:
>>>
>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
>>> "AltTabSettings"=dword:00000001
>>>
>>> If you just want a .reg file for merging this into your registry, open
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/ju6rmd6go0pyune/AltTabSettings.reg?dl=1 and
>>> get it that way. Of course, you should back up your registry before
>>> making this change, though I have modified several Windows 10
>>> computers with this. Again, this advice is free and you get what you
>>> pay for.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 7/14/2018 2:42 PM, George McCoy wrote:
>>>> Hi John,
>>>>
>>>> I have the same problem. You have described it perfectly. It
>>>> certainly is annoying.
>>>>
>>>> I'm running windows 10 pro 64 bit on a HP Elitebook 8440W.
>>>>
>>>> George
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message----- From: John Isige
>>>> Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 12:46 PM
>>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>>> Subject: [nvda] NVDA focus problem.
>>>>
>>>> Hi all. I've noticed this for a couple of versions of both NVDA and
>>>> Windows 10. When I switch windows with alt-tab, it seems like NVDA
>>>> doesn't get full focus. For example, suppose I'm listening to a track,
>>>> so I have two windows open, a Windows Explorer window with files, and
>>>> Foobar 2000, or Winamp, or whatever media player I'm using. I want to
>>>> alt-tab, let's say to turn repeat on or off or to see how much time
>>>> remains in the file.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If I do that, it seems like the commands work, but NVDA doesn't
>>>> read the
>>>> window. For instance, right now if I play a song and alt-tab to
>>>> Winamp's
>>>> window, i can hit keys and they work, e.g. 'v' to stop, 'x' to
>>>> play. But
>>>> if I read the window title with NVDA-t, it says "explorer". The
>>>> title is
>>>> read correctly with alt-tab, but when I release alt-tab, I seem to be
>>>> both in the window, and not in the window, as it were. The commands
>>>> for
>>>> the program work, but NVDA things, e.g. hitting ctrl-shift-r in Winamp
>>>> or Foobar to get the remaining time, don't.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to fix this? A different screen resolution or
>>>> something?
>>>> In theory mine's set to 1024/768, unless Windows changed it after an
>>>> update. BTW this gets fixed if I alt-tab back to another window,
>>>> release
>>>> alt-tab until that window comes up, and then alt-tab back to the other
>>>> window, Foobar or whatever. When I do that it reads like it should and
>>>> NVDA commands work and all. That's nothing earth-shattering of course,
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Re: Wegbsites Crashing My Screenreader

 

I have issues on some sites like this and its probably the site.

On 7/15/2018 8:30 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
On the face of it it sounds like all browsers are reacting to some issue on the machine itself to me, but as has been said we would need more info to be able to say what that might be. Sadly often when something goes bad in Windows its very hard to figure it out.
This is why so many people suggest a complete reinstall, but lets not give up yet. maybe somebody will recognise the symptoms.
I'm assuming that the normal functions like browse and focus mode work in the browsers you use normally?
It might also be interesting to know if you have an anti virus other then Microsoft's own.

When you say Chrome does not work. is this work at all or does it just not read pages?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Ibrahim Ajayi" <kobisko@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 2:00 AM
Subject: [nvda] Wegbsites Crashing My Screenreader


Hi good people:
I'm having a very unusual problem with my PC.  When I am on some
websites, the sites simply crash my screen reader, making it
impossible to browse.  I have to relaunch the screenreader all over
again.  It happens with JAWS and NVDA on my system.  With NVDA
sometimes when it happens, I have to shut down the computer outright.
Has anyone ever experienced this problem.  What might be the cause.
I don't have this problem when I am offline doing some other work on
the computer.  But when I am on the internet, it is a problem. It
happens on the two browsers I use, internet explorer and firefox.
Google chrome is not working on my PC.  I don't understand why this is
the case.  I have installed and re-installed it several times.
Can anyone think of a cause and a possible solution.
Kind regards.
From Ibrahim.





Re: Word 2016 crashes often

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Well I assume this is going to be a very big file.
Can you save the converted file from word before it crashes as another name?
It would be interesting to see what the file length is.
I have to say even in old versions of Word I used to get hangs and ended up cutting up large files into two.

Its really hard to say more about it, unless we know more. is it every book, even short ones. Does the conversion maybe corrupt the word doc at some point resulting in the crash?

I very seldom have good experiences with big pdfs as they normally forget to tag the reading order changes at some point making whole sections into gibberish.
I just wondered why you converted it? Is it possible to read it in its native pdf?
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From: "Sociohack AC" <acsociopath@gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:54 AM
Subject: [nvda] Word 2016 crashes often


I'm observing, when I convert a book from PDF to word and navigate it using NVDA, the word document crashes after 30-40 minutes approx. This doesn't happen if I'm working on document which hasn't been converted from some other format, say when I'm writing a report in word itself

Why is this happening, is this because of NVDA or ms word itself?
Is this because of the heavily formatted PDFs that I convert to word and word is not able to handle the formatting?
All suggestions are welcome --
Regards,
Sociohack


Re: Word 2016 crashes often

Monte Single
 

A suggestion;

  Convert the document.

Save it as a word document, or which ever format you prefer.

Close the pdf file.

Open the converted document.

Just a thought;  no promises.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sociohack AC
Sent: July-15-18 12:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Word 2016 crashes often

 

I'm observing, when I convert a book from PDF to word and navigate it using NVDA, the word document crashes after 30-40 minutes approx.  This doesn't happen if I'm working on document which hasn't been converted from some other format, say when I'm writing a report in word itself
 
  Why is this happening, is this because of NVDA or ms word itself? 
Is this because  of the heavily formatted PDFs that I convert to word and word is not able to handle the formatting? 
All suggestions are welcome --
Regards,
Sociohack


Re: Wegbsites Crashing My Screenreader

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On the face of it it sounds like all browsers are reacting to some issue on the machine itself to me, but as has been said we would need more info to be able to say what that might be. Sadly often when something goes bad in Windows its very hard to figure it out.
This is why so many people suggest a complete reinstall, but lets not give up yet. maybe somebody will recognise the symptoms.
I'm assuming that the normal functions like browse and focus mode work in the browsers you use normally?
It might also be interesting to know if you have an anti virus other then Microsoft's own.

When you say Chrome does not work. is this work at all or does it just not read pages?
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ibrahim Ajayi" <kobisko@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 2:00 AM
Subject: [nvda] Wegbsites Crashing My Screenreader


Hi good people:
I'm having a very unusual problem with my PC. When I am on some
websites, the sites simply crash my screen reader, making it
impossible to browse. I have to relaunch the screenreader all over
again. It happens with JAWS and NVDA on my system. With NVDA
sometimes when it happens, I have to shut down the computer outright.
Has anyone ever experienced this problem. What might be the cause.
I don't have this problem when I am offline doing some other work on
the computer. But when I am on the internet, it is a problem. It
happens on the two browsers I use, internet explorer and firefox.
Google chrome is not working on my PC. I don't understand why this is
the case. I have installed and re-installed it several times.
Can anyone think of a cause and a possible solution.
Kind regards.
From Ibrahim.


Re: NVDA focus problem.

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I've not heard of this either. Is it perhaps a mistake when they removed the next feature of changing alt tab etc so you can have lots of sessions instead of 1?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Isige" <gwynn@tds.net>
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Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA focus problem.


Cool. But what are the differences, do you know? I mean, if it weren't
for this issue, I'd have no idea that they changed anything. It appears,
on the surface, to work exactly as it always has.


On 7/14/2018 21:19, Richard Wells wrote:
John: It returned the ALT+TAB function to the way it worked in
previous Windows revisions.


On 7/14/2018 9:06 PM, John Isige wrote:
What does it do? I mean I accept that it's solved the problem for you,
but why?


On 7/14/2018 18:22, Richard Wells wrote:
I cured this by adding the following key and value to my registry:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"AltTabSettings"=dword:00000001

If you just want a .reg file for merging this into your registry, open
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ju6rmd6go0pyune/AltTabSettings.reg?dl=1 and
get it that way. Of course, you should back up your registry before
making this change, though I have modified several Windows 10
computers with this. Again, this advice is free and you get what you
pay for.


On 7/14/2018 2:42 PM, George McCoy wrote:
Hi John,

I have the same problem. You have described it perfectly. It
certainly is annoying.

I'm running windows 10 pro 64 bit on a HP Elitebook 8440W.

George

-----Original Message----- From: John Isige
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 12:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA focus problem.

Hi all. I've noticed this for a couple of versions of both NVDA and
Windows 10. When I switch windows with alt-tab, it seems like NVDA
doesn't get full focus. For example, suppose I'm listening to a track,
so I have two windows open, a Windows Explorer window with files, and
Foobar 2000, or Winamp, or whatever media player I'm using. I want to
alt-tab, let's say to turn repeat on or off or to see how much time
remains in the file.


If I do that, it seems like the commands work, but NVDA doesn't
read the
window. For instance, right now if I play a song and alt-tab to
Winamp's
window, i can hit keys and they work, e.g. 'v' to stop, 'x' to
play. But
if I read the window title with NVDA-t, it says "explorer". The
title is
read correctly with alt-tab, but when I release alt-tab, I seem to be
both in the window, and not in the window, as it were. The commands
for
the program work, but NVDA things, e.g. hitting ctrl-shift-r in Winamp
or Foobar to get the remaining time, don't.


Is there a way to fix this? A different screen resolution or
something?
In theory mine's set to 1024/768, unless Windows changed it after an
update. BTW this gets fixed if I alt-tab back to another window,
release
alt-tab until that window comes up, and then alt-tab back to the other
window, Foobar or whatever. When I do that it reads like it should and
NVDA commands work and all. That's nothing earth-shattering of course,
but it is fairly annoying, since it happens on a regular basis.













Re: Urgently need help! (about edit form in Word2010 with NVDA)

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Another thought is to save it as good old DOC say word 2003 or something else. Then if you still cannot get any sense, reload it into Jarte as often that presents things normally.
It would be good if you could get a sighted person to see what is going on, as it may well be the way its formatted that is making things appear wrong when they are in fact right. If its a pdf then to be honest I'd say somebody at the agency who sent it needs some disability training!
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From: "Jackie" <abletec@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Urgently need help! (about edit form in Word2010 with NVDA)


Hello. Your English is far better than I can speak whatever your
native language is. Don't worry about it, please. As long as we can
understand each other, we're good. What's your name?

As to your problem, I rather suspect that your form is in protected
mode. You should save it in order to disable that. I recommend saving
it to a different name than the original, so you'll always have that 1
as a backup in case the form you're working with somehow gets messed
up (it happens). Also, when you do save it, the computer will want to
save it to a temporary folder. Browse to your documents folder or
another of your choosing & save it there instead.

Then you can use the tab & shift-tab key to fill in the fields.

Please let me know if my instructions are clear &/or if they help.
Good luck & much success on your thesis.

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I recieved a form which is the templet for my Thesis. However, when I open
the document I pressed enter and type down some information, it seems that
the information didn't appear in the edit box, but before it. Moreover, it
appeared one line for each information instead of in the same line like in
the form.
e.g.
There are three edit boxes in the same line, Title, firstname and surname,
but the information I put is not in the box and separated to be one
information for each line.

How can I deal with it?
Please help me and really sorry for my English.




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Re: Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers

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That is very interesting, as If I go anywhere near as fast as I have Espeak set to with Eloquence it all merges into a kind of moaning with a big lisp every so often. This of course could be that the UK version is not as good as the American one for us. Its similar to how the US English sounds American to me, but to Americans they say its wrong, only the other way around!
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Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers


I have eloquence set to 65 percent 112 words a minute

it took me a couple of years to get my brain trained to under stand the
speech that fast but that is what I have mine set at


On 7/14/2018 2:22 AM, Sociohack AC wrote:
Hello season users of screen readers!
Advice me on this. I'm a student and require to read large texts on
regular basis. Although, this is something I love doing, it would be
very beneficial if I could improve my reading, or shall I say
listening speed, with NVDA. I would like to retain the same level of
comprehension I have right now at higher speeds. I have gradually
moved up my way to 95% without boost in NVDA, so I know it could be
done. But, I'm finding it difficult to move forward. Also, beyond 95%
and in boost mode Espeak MAx starts to flutter. It is still very
comprehensible, but the fluttering voice is annoying. Can you guys
suggest me ways to upgrade my listening game? Do I need to switch to a
different variant voice of Espeak or shall I change my synthesizer? Is
there a cap to how fast can we listen?
All suggestions are welcome!
Also let me know at what speed rates do you guys read your screen
readers on/

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Re: Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers

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I would suggest that there are some displays that do not clatter and with a very directional mike you might not have an issue.

Of course you could always work from hard copy. I can hear sometimes on BBC In touch when Peter White is referring to his notes the gentle his of him scanning the pages with his fingers.
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Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers


Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@gmail.com> wrote:
I cant' even imagine trying to read a book or anything really for an extended period of time in Braille. Much less at a rate of speed that would make it even remotely close to synthesizer reading and comprehension.
I am a competent enough braille reader that I gave some thought to working for a company narrating things on tape, or mp3, or whatever they do nowadays. When I was in school, I got called on to read aloud in English class more than almost anyone else there.
The only problem I see is that if i'm reading books in audible format, the clicking of the braille display will be heard. I guess a noise gate could filter that out, but that adds more processing time, which adds more expense, which brings the cost to benefit ratio of hiring me too out of balance. Another dream down the tubes.