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Release of add-on applicationDictionary

Rui Fontes
 

Hello friends!


Application Dictionary
Informations
• Authors: Ricardo M. Leonarczyk and Rui Fontes
• Version: 1.3
• Download stable version
• Compatibility: NVDA: 2019.1 to 2020.1


Usage

This simple add-on makes possible to create application-specific dictionaries for NVDA.
To use the add-on, just go to the application for wich you want a dictionary for, and press NVDA+shift+p. The normal NVDA dictionary dialog will open for you to add entries valid only for the active application (the application name should appear in the dialog title). The default add-on shortcut can be changed through NVDA's input gestures dialog: under configuration node, expand the node that says "Shows the application-specific dictionary dialog".
Command

"NVDA+Shift+p": Shows the application-specific dictionary dialog


Rui Fontes and Ricardo M. Leonarczyk


locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

molly the blind tech lover
 

Me too

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #NVAccessNewsFeed

I got 2020.1 RC when I went to the NVDA menu and checked for updates.



On 4/29/2020 9:19 AM, David Csercsics wrote:

On 2020-04-29 12:12, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, Brian,


You're right. It's probably just a snafoo but hopefully it'll get
straightened out.


On the website under latest news, it shows 2020.1rc1 which is the same
file name that you get when you click the link. So it looks like it's
just the email announcement generator, or they corrected it already.





locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I got 2020.1 RC when I went to the NVDA menu and checked for updates.

On 4/29/2020 9:19 AM, David Csercsics wrote:

On 2020-04-29 12:12, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, Brian,


You're right. It's probably just a snafoo but hopefully it'll get straightened out.


On the website under latest news, it shows 2020.1rc1 which is the same file name that you get when you click the link. So it looks like it's just the email announcement generator, or they corrected it already.




locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

Dan Beaver
 

Actually, I downloaded the .exe from the link in the notice and got the wrong file too.  I then went to the website via the help and it shows the correct file there.  I suspect it is simply someone included the wrong file name and link to the wrong file in the notice.


It works well so far.


Dan Beaver

On 4/29/2020 12:09 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Rosemarie,

              I have sent a message directly to NVAccess about this.  I suspect this is just a complete snafu as far as what someone did with naming, and that took all the way down the line, even to the name of the executable.

              If it were actually the 2019.2 executable, not the 2020.1RC1, it shouldn't even install over 2019.3.1 if that's what had been on someone's system.

              In any case, whatever is going on, it needs to be corrected so that, as the old saying goes, "The carpet matches the drapes."
-

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 

-- 
Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)


locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

David Csercsics
 

On 2020-04-29 12:12, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, Brian,


You're right. It's probably just a snafoo but hopefully it'll get straightened out.


On the website under latest news, it shows 2020.1rc1 which is the same file name that you get when you click the link. So it looks like it's just the email announcement generator, or they corrected it already.


locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Brian,


You're right. It's probably just a snafoo but hopefully it'll get straightened out.


Rosemarie



On 4/29/2020 9:09 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Rosemarie,

              I have sent a message directly to NVAccess about this.  I suspect this is just a complete snafu as far as what someone did with naming, and that took all the way down the line, even to the name of the executable.

              If it were actually the 2019.2 executable, not the 2020.1RC1, it shouldn't even install over 2019.3.1 if that's what had been on someone's system.

              In any case, whatever is going on, it needs to be corrected so that, as the old saying goes, "The carpet matches the drapes."
-

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

 

Rosemarie,

              I have sent a message directly to NVAccess about this.  I suspect this is just a complete snafu as far as what someone did with naming, and that took all the way down the line, even to the name of the executable.

              If it were actually the 2019.2 executable, not the 2020.1RC1, it shouldn't even install over 2019.3.1 if that's what had been on someone's system.

              In any case, whatever is going on, it needs to be corrected so that, as the old saying goes, "The carpet matches the drapes."
-

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Brian,


I was able to get the proper update. I don't know what could be going on but I got the proper update on my system.


Rosemarie



On 4/29/2020 8:37 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Something odd is going on here, and I suspect it is an issue with the name used.

But, since I did download, even the EXE file is named 2019.2.rc2.exe, so it could be that there was an accident in resending of an old announcement.  But this did come from the NVAccess RSS feed.

Clarification will very likely be forthcoming shortly.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

 

Something odd is going on here, and I suspect it is an issue with the name used.

But, since I did download, even the EXE file is named 2019.2.rc2.exe, so it could be that there was an accident in resending of an old announcement.  But this did come from the NVAccess RSS feed.

Clarification will very likely be forthcoming shortly.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I think he meant 2020.1 RC.



On 4/29/2020 8:23 AM, Bobby Vinton wrote:

Do you mean nvda 2019.3 or your going backwords?

On 4/29/2020 11:14 AM, nvda@nvda.groups.io Integration wrote:

NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released

By NV Access

Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of NVDA 2019.2 is now available for download and testing. We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. This is a release candidate for NVDA 2019.2. Unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2019.2 release.

Highlights of this release include auto detection of Freedom Scientific braille displays, an experimental setting in the Advanced panel to stop browse mode from automatically moving focus (which may provide performance improvements), a rate boost option for the Windows OneCore synthesizer to achieve very fast rates, and many other bug fixes.

Changes from RC1:

This Release Candidate reverts the search history in the NVDA find dialog feature which made the find dialog unusable for those using IME (input method editor).

Download NVDA 2019.2RC2

What’s new in this release of NVDA

Please report any issues on GitHub


locked Re: News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

Bobby Vinton
 

Do you mean nvda 2019.3 or your going backwords?

On 4/29/2020 11:14 AM, nvda@nvda.groups.io Integration wrote:

NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released

By NV Access

Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of NVDA 2019.2 is now available for download and testing. We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. This is a release candidate for NVDA 2019.2. Unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2019.2 release.

Highlights of this release include auto detection of Freedom Scientific braille displays, an experimental setting in the Advanced panel to stop browse mode from automatically moving focus (which may provide performance improvements), a rate boost option for the Windows OneCore synthesizer to achieve very fast rates, and many other bug fixes.

Changes from RC1:

This Release Candidate reverts the search history in the NVDA find dialog feature which made the find dialog unusable for those using IME (input method editor).

Download NVDA 2019.2RC2

What’s new in this release of NVDA

Please report any issues on GitHub


locked News – NV Access - NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released #nvaccessnewsfeed

nvda@nvda.groups.io Integration <nvda@...>
 

NVDA 2019.2RC2 Released

By NV Access

Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of NVDA 2019.2 is now available for download and testing. We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. This is a release candidate for NVDA 2019.2. Unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2019.2 release.

Highlights of this release include auto detection of Freedom Scientific braille displays, an experimental setting in the Advanced panel to stop browse mode from automatically moving focus (which may provide performance improvements), a rate boost option for the Windows OneCore synthesizer to achieve very fast rates, and many other bug fixes.

Changes from RC1:

This Release Candidate reverts the search history in the NVDA find dialog feature which made the find dialog unusable for those using IME (input method editor).

Download NVDA 2019.2RC2

What’s new in this release of NVDA

Please report any issues on GitHub


Re: Punctuation and Symbols

Pele West
 

Hi tyler

Thanks. I had not realised how the symbols were displayed. All sorted
now.

Did anyone see my message about programming NVDA to make the modifier
keys on the Braille Sense U2 QWERTY work when I connect it to a laptop?
I assume it can't be done.

pele


Re: Outlook 2019 Issue

Quentin Christensen
 

I have seen reports of issues like this from a couple of people, but haven't managed to pin down what is causing it and why it only affects some users.

Several things to try / check:

- Set NVDA's log level to debug (NVDA+control+g, then tab to log level, arrows to set it and enter), then NVDA+control+c to save settings.
- Restart NVDA with add-ons disabled (NVDA+Q then down arrow to that option and enter)
- Recreate the issue
- If you have to restart the computer, then in your %temp% folder should be nvda.log (the log for the currently running or most recent instance of NVDA) and nvda-old.log (the log for the time before that) so you should have a copy of the log from that instance still.  If you could please send that to me at info@... with some details on what has happened.

Also, what language are you using?  (Shouldn't make a difference, but that could be why it affects some users and not others).
And, what build of Office (if you go to file - account - about Word it should give you the exact number, not just Office 2019).

Kind regards

Quentin.


On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 2:52 AM Christopher Gray <chris@...> wrote:

Hi:

 

I am using Outlook 2019 with NVDA.  Often, if I am typing a message, my computer locks up.  The only thing I can do is ctrl_alt_del arrow to the Power Button and either restart or shutdown.  Is it possible this has to do with an interaction with NVDA and Outlook 2019.  It happens so often that I am forced to write messages in Notepad, Select All, and paste the message into an Outlook message.  This never locks up.

 

Chris



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


NVDA add-on: Developer toolkit tutorials and guides

Andy B.
 

Developer toolkit is an NVDA add-on that assists blind and visually impaired software/web developers create appealing user interfaces and web pages. It does this through analyzing the accessibility tree provided by browsers and other software conforming to the UIA specifications set out by Microsoft or the legacy IAccessible2 interfaces, also provided by Microsoft.

Once Developer toolkit 20.03 is released, it will be stable enough for general production use. In which formats would you like to see the tutorials or guides produced? For example, Word, PDF, HTML, screen casts/YouTube videos, or audio files? What type of user interfaces would you like to create or get a tutorial/guide on how to create? Send your submissions to ajborka@... and I will start looking into the process once DTK 20.03 is released.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Converting JAWS Dictionaries

 

I could still use some additional test cases - JAWS dictionaries that I can convert.   If anyone has a JDF file, preferably one that is either in English or where the JAWS language is "any" that they'd like converted, send me the JDF file using the Reply to Sender link at the bottom of this message.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


Re: Outlook 2019 Issue

Hareth
 

Couldn't replicate your issue.
Using office outlook 2019
With NVDA2020.1beta1, And Jaws-2020
I hope this would clear some with you.
Try to use NVDA with addons turned off.
Or update your NVDA to the beta release.
TC

On 4/28/20, Christopher Gray <chris@...> wrote:
Hi:

I am using Outlook 2019 with NVDA. Often, if I am typing a message, my
computer locks up. The only thing I can do is ctrl_alt_del arrow to the
Power Button and either restart or shutdown. Is it possible this has to do
with an interaction with NVDA and Outlook 2019. It happens so often that I
am forced to write messages in Notepad, Select All, and paste the message
into an Outlook message. This never locks up.

Chris




Re: Question: Are there any tutorials on backup and restore helpful for NVDA users who totally rely on speech or Braille?

Kevin Cussick
 

this program is good, but if Your locked out of windows it can not be used.

On 27/04/2020 17:55, zahra wrote:
hi.
i know the excellent program that even restoring backup is accessible
for screen readers.
in the past, it was not freeware unfortunately.
i dont know about current versions of it.
the program is drive snapshot.
On 4/27/20, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
Laurie,

I have nothing on restore simply because I've never had any instance to even
try to do one with a screen reader.  Given that most recovery is done
through a dedicated bootable disk, and not Windows itself, since you are
actually trying to recover a Windows System Image, it's doubtful that there
is any way to do so with a screen reader.  If someone knows of a recovery
utility that either has a screen reader built in or that can otherwise be
made to speak I'd love to hear about it.

You could use any backup & recovery suite of your choosing, but I wrote a
tutorial several years ago on using Macrium Reflect Free to take backups.
The first page deals entirely with installing the utility, which you'll do
only once.  The second is the set of step-by-step instructions for actually
taking the backup.  In this day and age of ransomware, I do not recommend
that backup drives remain attached to a machine other than when a backup is
being taken or a recovery performed.  Any drive that's attached if
ransomware hits gets encrypted, and in the case of a backup drive that makes
having the backup pointless.

*Using Macrium Reflect Free with a Screen Reader (
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1MaK3Pe-eI8P3dRJOS2T9ulY3ykmjKlKD
)*
--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

*Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its
platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.*

~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment
Took Hold in the United States (
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/health/anti-vaccination-movement-us.html
) , September 23, 2019




Re: Outlook 2019 Issue

 

And even though this isn't about NVDA, per se, since it is about testing to try to determine if there's an NVDA problem . . .

Freedom Scientific is offering free licenses for JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText that are valid through June 30, 2020, for the asking.  If you want a copy of JAWS (or Fusion) to experiment with, then go to, https://portal.freedomscientific.com/SponsoredSoftware, and proceed through the process.

Narrator is, of course, built-in to Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


Re: Windows PE ISO file with NVDA installed

Sean
 

Hi all,
This was very, very important to me.
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the ISO.

I just caught Image with "dism".
I also deleted some files that I could not delete in Windows.

It can be useful for other group members.
I downloaded 2 times with IDM and an error occurred.

There was no problem when I downloaded it with Chrome.
IDM showed the file size as 800 mb.
In Chrome, it was downloaded as 1.3 GB.
This is all about the Drive service.
this ISO can work for everyone.
On the Internet, links die and disappear easily.
You must download and archive.

Yours.


On 28/04/2020 18:38, Deenadayalan Moodley wrote:

Hi Brian,

 

Here you go:

Windows 7 64 bit

https://od.lk/d/NzNfMTUxODczNzVf/Win7PE_x64.exe

 

Windows 7 32 Bit:

https://od.lk/d/NzNfMTUxODczNzZf/Win7PE_x86.exe

 

Windows 10 64 bit:

https://od.lk/d/NzNfMTUxODczNzdf/Win10PE_x64.exe

 

Windows 10 32 Bit:

https://od.lk/d/NzNfMTUxODczODRf/Win10PE_x86.exe

 

Windows PE documentation:

https://od.lk/d/NzNfMTUxODczODVf/WinPE_Docs.zip

 

Have fun.

 

Thanks.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, 28 April 2020 16:39
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows PE ISO file with NVDA installed

 

We now have confirmation that the Windows 10 from Version 1703 onward has allowed you to invoke Narrator when installing.

Now I'd like to steer this back to the original question:  Does anyone have the "Talking Windows PE" ISOs with NVDA packaged in them?

I wish I had downloaded these way back when but I didn't.  Google gives 15 GB of free drive space on Google Drive with any Google Account, so it should easily be possible to host these again if someone has them available for upload.  I may also have enough space on my Amazon S3 space, but I'm not sure.  But a definite source is needed first.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 

--

Sean

I’m student and programmer. I write often Python, sometimes Go and rare C++.
I can understand Turkish and English.