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Re: IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4, Windows 7 SP1 or later is absolutely required

Gene
 

You are assuming that people are allowing automatic updates. 
 
Gene 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:58 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4, Windows 7 SP1 or later is absolutely required

Could I ask how people could end up without sp1, as I seem to recall from
friends that this update some years back now was pushed automatically to
existing systems and its not just nvda which relies on it either.

 Also now, how would a user get it and install it, is it relatively simple
on the Microsoft site or would you suggest going the whole way and going to
10 before 31st Dec while a free update is there. I'm assuming that the old
version of 7 will still allow the update.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:18 PM
Subject: [nvda] IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4, Windows 7
SP1 or later is absolutely required


> Dear NVDA community,
>
>
>
> It was brought to developers' attention that some people were having
> issues
> upgrading to NVDA 2017.4, and turns out some were using Windows 7 RTM
> build.
> Thus the following community directive:
>
>
>
> In order to use NVDA 2017.4 or later, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later is
> ABSOLUTELY required.
>
>
>
> To find out which Windows release you've got:
>
>
>
> 1. Press Windows key to open Start menu.
> 2. Type "winver" without quotes and press Enter.
> 3. Check the build shown on About Windows dialog.
>
>
>
> If the build number is 7601 or higher, you're all set. If it is lower than
> that:
>
>
>
> * If using Windows 7 RTM (build number is 7600), please use NVDA
> 2017.3, upgrade to Windows 7 SP1 first, then update to NVDA 2017.4.
> * If using versions other than 7 (build number is less than 7600),
> then NVDA 2017.3 is the last supported version for you.
>
>
>
> In the next few weeks, some add-on authors will announce minimum supported
> versions of NVDA and Windows. For example, if you are using
> StationPlaylist
> Studio add-on, starting from version 17.12 stable, Windows 7 SP1 or higher
> is absolutely required.
>
>
>
> Thank you.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Joseph
>
>




Re: Be careful to Mandarin Espeak

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Go back to the one that worked. With any project taken over by a new team getting your head around the way its codes is always going to be an issue. This is why I have always been against using it for a while now. its no slight on those making it, its just that its still pretty early days to expect it to be fixed.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Marco Oros" <marco.oros93@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Be careful to Mandarin Espeak


There were made some bad misstakes about Mandarin Espeak. I don't know, why, but I think, that some work of Espeak is at the begining.
It'll be maybe good to try create another speech synthesizer, because Espeak will soon be down. This is just my view on It.


Re: NVDA not starting after login under windows 10

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Don't you have to enable this somehow? I imagine a none admin user cannot affect changes on the log on screen before one has logged on or it would not be very secure, would it?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "George McCoy" <slr1bpz@charter.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:41 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA not starting after login under windows 10


I'm running windows 10 professional version 1709. I have two local accounts set up; one as administrator and one as standard user.

NVDA works fine on the logon screen and starts when I log into the admin account. When I log into the standard user account, however, NvDA does not start automatically. automatically start NVDA after I log onto windows is checked.

Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a solution?

Thanks very much,
George


Re: A Question about Obtaining NVDA:

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Well, I'd first find out if the computer has sound. Most do but it could be muted or disabled so you would need to make sure the sighties around allow this either by simply making it work or letting you work on headphones. Its not rocket science. I'd be more wary of the system admin rights you will have and whether they are prepared to install it on the computer if its part of a network. That really does need to happen as portable copies, particularly on Windows 10, are nowhere near as versatile as an installed copy. Also if you are going online, in my view make sure that if they are using Firefox, that its not a version later than 56. Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lawrence Stoler" <lstoler99@optonline.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:35 PM
Subject: [nvda] A Question about Obtaining NVDA:


Dear NVDA Users Group,


I am one of the many blind people who are unemployed.


There is a place I might be working for on a temporary basis as the
agency here in Connecticut wants to do a work assessment on me since I
have been out of work for a long time.


I have been an Internet user for over 14 years. I have used and enjoyed
NVDA since 2014 when I first became aware of it.


In addition to being able to download the latest version of NVDA, do I
need a sound card as it will be on a computer that has never been used
by a blind person or can I just download it from the website and go from
there?


Lawrence Stoler

?


Re: Windows 10 ADVISORY: you need to use NVDA 2017.4 if you want to install it on Windows 10 on ARM

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I have to say, I think always connected on the cloud systems are a bit of a dead end street, seeing as the connection is not guaranteed anywhere and people will not want to lose productivity if they have a laptop and can use it through power outages.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 ADVISORY: you need to use NVDA 2017.4 if you want to install it on Windows 10 on ARM


Hi all,



Another advisory/directive, this time a notice concerning a new technology
in Windows 10:



If you come across Windows 10 on ARM (always connected PC's) and wish to use
NVDA on it, you need to install 2017.4 or later. NVDA 2017.4 will recognize
these PC's as running Windows 10 64-bit, though performance won't be as
smooth as Windows 10 on x64 processors for now.



Cheers,

Joseph


Re: IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4, Windows 7 SP1 or later is absolutely required

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Could I ask how people could end up without sp1, as I seem to recall from friends that this update some years back now was pushed automatically to existing systems and its not just nvda which relies on it either.

Also now, how would a user get it and install it, is it relatively simple on the Microsoft site or would you suggest going the whole way and going to 10 before 31st Dec while a free update is there. I'm assuming that the old version of 7 will still allow the update.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:18 PM
Subject: [nvda] IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4, Windows 7 SP1 or later is absolutely required


Dear NVDA community,



It was brought to developers' attention that some people were having issues
upgrading to NVDA 2017.4, and turns out some were using Windows 7 RTM build.
Thus the following community directive:



In order to use NVDA 2017.4 or later, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later is
ABSOLUTELY required.



To find out which Windows release you've got:



1. Press Windows key to open Start menu.
2. Type "winver" without quotes and press Enter.
3. Check the build shown on About Windows dialog.



If the build number is 7601 or higher, you're all set. If it is lower than
that:



* If using Windows 7 RTM (build number is 7600), please use NVDA
2017.3, upgrade to Windows 7 SP1 first, then update to NVDA 2017.4.
* If using versions other than 7 (build number is less than 7600),
then NVDA 2017.3 is the last supported version for you.



In the next few weeks, some add-on authors will announce minimum supported
versions of NVDA and Windows. For example, if you are using StationPlaylist
Studio add-on, starting from version 17.12 stable, Windows 7 SP1 or higher
is absolutely required.



Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: OT: selecting a new laptop is more difficult than before

Antony Stone
 

A "thumb drive" is *way* slower than a spinning hard disk.

An SSD is way faster.

Antony.

On Thursday 07 December 2017 at 00:23:30, Don H wrote:

Never understood that you can buy a 128 Gig thumb drive for less than 30
bucks yet a 128 Gig SSD cost several hundred bucks.
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Re: Some misstakes in new rc NVDA version

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What do you get if you load the speech player in espeak add on and use that instead? Do things go back as they used to mbe then?
You will need to select voice etc, but i'm not sure if this will fix anything but the UK English weirdnesses.
Brian

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From: "zahra" <nasrinkhaksar3@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some misstakes in new rc NVDA version


hi quentin,

may i request the problem hear?
iranian people reported problem with espeak ng new version.
they told that espeak voice became more robatic and unpleasant and
also many words which spoked previously correctly, now espeak ng says
them wrong!
we put punctuation level none and nvda speaks some of them!
even we cant select to use farsi with english US or english Uk!
hope that someone help the iranian users of new espeak ng too.
God bless you all!

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Thanks I've sent off an email to see what occurs.
brain

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Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some misstakes in new rc NVDA version


Here you go to subscribe:
espeak-ng+subscribe@groups.io

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What do I do to subscribe by sending an email, by the way?
I don't really want to mess around on the web for this.
brian

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Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some misstakes in new rc NVDA version


The developer created a mailing list for that, here is the link:
https://groups.io/g/espeak-ng

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It would also be good to see a very clear message somewhere permanent
about

somewhere we can interact with the current Espeak team and shall we
say,

not

be sort of ignored as noise.
Brian

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From: "Quentin Christensen" <quentin@nvaccess.org>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some misstakes in new rc NVDA version


We changed from using eSpeak NG 1.49.1 in 2017.3 to using 1.49.2, but
for
those not using the Next or Master snaps, the RC builds (or the final
2017.4 when it comes out) are likely the first time they've tried it.
So,
as Brian guessed, it's likely that the issues here are not specific
to
this
RC as such, but to the change in eSpeak version, since the RCs are a
bit
more widely distributed. It would be good to get confirmation from
Marco
though.

Regards

Quentin.

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bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

I got the impressing it was RCs in this series actually.
I have certainly noticed some strangenesses in Espeak on recent
snapshots
since the last two updates of espeak NG, none for the better
particularly
in English hence my work around mentioned in my reply.

I guess the most noticable is the way it says the word for in some
circumstances, making it into fur. Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Antony Stone" <
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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some misstakes in new rc NVDA version


Your subject line refers to the new RC version.

Is this problem something new in the latest RC version and did not
exist
in
earlier (RC or otherwise) versions, or does the same problem also
exist

in
older (especially standard release) versions of NVDA?


Antony.

On Monday 04 December 2017 at 11:43:33, Marco Oros wrote:

Hi!

At the first, where can I inform about this thing of NVDA
misstakes
of,
for example Espeak NG?

Because I have noticed, that new Mandarin Chinese is badly
pronounced
in
NVDA in that way, that syllable and some kind of number. Maybe,
this
is
problem of Espeak NG, but I am not shure.

Nextly, arabic letter meem is pronounced in Espeak, like meetar,
but

I
think, that It is incorrect.

Where can I issued those things?

Thank You.

Marco Oros
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Re: OT: selecting a new laptop is more difficult than before

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My ssd claims in hardware to be scssi or something siimilatr to that, but still looks like a normal drive.
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Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] OT: selecting a new laptop is more difficult than before


Never understood that you can buy a 128 Gig thumb drive for less than 30 bucks yet a 128 Gig SSD cost several hundred bucks.



Re: NVDA 2017.4 and the version of espeak-ng packaged with it

John Isige
 

What variant are you using? I just switched to eSpeak NG from Eloquence, I'm set to English America, at a rate of 80, and all of that sounded perfectly fine to me.

On 12/6/2017 22:45, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
I updated NVDA this morning and have been periodically jarred out of my
reading by things being pronounced differently, and in my opinion,
unnecessarily so. For example, the phrases "for the" and "for a" are
pronounced with unnecessary emphasis on the first word in them, the "i"
in possible is annunciated more clearly than I feel it should be, the
word "fantasy" has more emphasis on the first syllable than it needs and
sounds slower as a result, words like "latest" sound like they end with
"ist" instead of "est" (I don't understand this one at all, as they were
pronounced just fine before), and words that end with n or an n sound
followed by a word beginning with a hard c or g sound as if they're
being smushed together ("in games" comes out sounding like "ing games").
Also, words like "they're" and "our" are more drawn out than they should
be. It's honestly distracting and I don't think I'll ever get used to
most of them to be perfectly frank.


Re: Navigating Text since NVDA 2017.3

Lenron
 

wow so I have notice this, please how the hell can I fix it?

On 12/6/17, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:
Well, to those who need the answer, that you got the information out there
is as important a part of the process as Tyler in tracking it down. A team
effort :)

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:57 PM, Damien Sykes <damien@dcpendleton.plus.com>
wrote:

Hi,
Actually, Tyler did all the tracking down, I simply put it out here for
people to understand what was going on. I still don’t quite understand
the
magnitude of the issue myself. I noticed the issue, Tyler told me what it
was and how to change it, I changed it and verified that it worked, I
“published”, if you will, the results.
Cheers.
Damien.

*From:* Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org>
*Sent:* Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:27 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Navigating Text since NVDA 2017.3

Damien,

Well tracked down :)

Quentin.

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Damien Sykes
<damien@dcpendleton.plus.com
wrote:
Hi guys,
For anyone like me who has noticed the text lag and wonders why. The
following came from Tyler Spivey, who helped me resolve this strange
conundrum.
It actually appears that NVDA has always had some reason or other to
have
to wait a predetermined amount of time for the cursor to move in order
to
read whatever new information is under the cursor, or to inform of
highlighted text, or if no change has occurred, to state the fact that
we
are at the beginning or end of the field. Until 2017.3, this was 30
milliseconds, a time so short that you would hardly notice it.

An entry in the change log for 2017.3 reads:
• In editable text, when moving the caret (e.g. with the cursor keys or
backspace), NVDA's spoken feedback is now more accurate in many cases,
particularly in Chrome and terminal applications.

In fact, one of the ways this seems to have been resolved was to
increase
the cursor wait time from 30 to 100 milliseconds, which may not seem
much
but is in fact a 230% increase. This means that people who are well
tuned
in to how NVDA read data previously, and perhaps more importantly rely
on
speed, will notice this change.
This is all apparently covered on GitHub, which, as far as I’m concerned
isn’t really a user-friendly platform (that’s to say it’s meant for
developers, and expert ones at that, which means you’re going to see a
lot
of technical jargon). Some may argue that this issue is a very fine line
between a development technicality and usability, and since I seem to
have
been the only one who cared or even noticed this, I’m inclined to agree.
But at least it’s out there now.
So, to summarise:
1. This is actually intended behaviour.
2. You can change it, but you have to know how and where it’s stored.
It’s not in the configuration dialogs. Some may not even find it worth
the
effort – I only did because it ground straight through my sensitive
teeth
and pounded through my skull.
3. If you change it, be aware that you may not get the improved accuracy
stated in the change log entry quoted above.
Cheers.
Damien.



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Re: Navigating Text since NVDA 2017.3

 

hi.
can you please explane for me how should i change the behaviour to the
previous state?
God bless you all.

On 12/7/17, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:
Well, to those who need the answer, that you got the information out there
is as important a part of the process as Tyler in tracking it down. A team
effort :)

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:57 PM, Damien Sykes <damien@dcpendleton.plus.com>
wrote:

Hi,
Actually, Tyler did all the tracking down, I simply put it out here for
people to understand what was going on. I still don’t quite understand
the
magnitude of the issue myself. I noticed the issue, Tyler told me what it
was and how to change it, I changed it and verified that it worked, I
“published”, if you will, the results.
Cheers.
Damien.

*From:* Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org>
*Sent:* Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:27 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Navigating Text since NVDA 2017.3

Damien,

Well tracked down :)

Quentin.

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Damien Sykes
<damien@dcpendleton.plus.com
wrote:
Hi guys,
For anyone like me who has noticed the text lag and wonders why. The
following came from Tyler Spivey, who helped me resolve this strange
conundrum.
It actually appears that NVDA has always had some reason or other to
have
to wait a predetermined amount of time for the cursor to move in order
to
read whatever new information is under the cursor, or to inform of
highlighted text, or if no change has occurred, to state the fact that
we
are at the beginning or end of the field. Until 2017.3, this was 30
milliseconds, a time so short that you would hardly notice it.

An entry in the change log for 2017.3 reads:
• In editable text, when moving the caret (e.g. with the cursor keys or
backspace), NVDA's spoken feedback is now more accurate in many cases,
particularly in Chrome and terminal applications.

In fact, one of the ways this seems to have been resolved was to
increase
the cursor wait time from 30 to 100 milliseconds, which may not seem
much
but is in fact a 230% increase. This means that people who are well
tuned
in to how NVDA read data previously, and perhaps more importantly rely
on
speed, will notice this change.
This is all apparently covered on GitHub, which, as far as I’m concerned
isn’t really a user-friendly platform (that’s to say it’s meant for
developers, and expert ones at that, which means you’re going to see a
lot
of technical jargon). Some may argue that this issue is a very fine line
between a development technicality and usability, and since I seem to
have
been the only one who cared or even noticed this, I’m inclined to agree.
But at least it’s out there now.
So, to summarise:
1. This is actually intended behaviour.
2. You can change it, but you have to know how and where it’s stored.
It’s not in the configuration dialogs. Some may not even find it worth
the
effort – I only did because it ground straight through my sensitive
teeth
and pounded through my skull.
3. If you change it, be aware that you may not get the improved accuracy
stated in the change log entry quoted above.
Cheers.
Damien.



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Re: updating to the latest snap, but still waiting for the update to finish

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi, Michael

Normally, the version of snapshot often times to be tested for quality if you curious how it works, but again it's up to you to test. Some here were eager to be tester to themselves to help our developers to improves the function wise. Otherwise, go with stable rather. Again, it is advisable to use snapshot to testing machine or have it save to flash drive.

Robert Mendoza

On 12/7/2017 2:44 PM, Michael Capelle wrote:
just curious, why would you want to run a snap shot?
i typically tell people to run the stable versions.

-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] updating to the latest snap, but still waiting for the update to finish

Ok, I retarted my computer using the command prompt and all worked. I have no clue what happened, or why but I hoep what ever happened does not happen again. Any clue as to what went on? The update worked this time.

Take care

On Dec 6, 2017, at 9:55 PM, Sarah Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:

I think I have a very broken nvda update. I followed the directions. The update downloaded, however  I still hear the beeps saying it's updating etc et etc. I tried to close out but no joy. Narrator is not telling me much either. Running nvda latest snap on windows 10 pro..

Take care all.





Re: Windows 10 ADVISORY: you need to use NVDA 2017.4 if you want to install it on Windows 10 on ARM

 

Hi,
It'll depend on what apps you're using, if a restart fixed the problem and what not.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marisane Moruthanyana
Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 ADVISORY: you need to use NVDA 2017.4 if you want to install it on Windows 10 on ARM

Morning Joseph

This is Marisane from SA.

I posted a concern previously but without any assistance from colleagues.

I hear you that one must move to nvda 2017.4 for effectiveness and efficiency.

I use nvda 2017.3 and it gives me problems.

It freezes easily, goes unresponsive when I run multiple application and when am on internet.

What is the problem with that?

Out of curiosity, what is win10 fall creators?

Your assistance is appreciated in advance.

Kind regards
Marisane

On 12/7/17, tim <z2004a1@gmail.com> wrote:
They mostly use that chip in tablets and some low end laptops.
On Dec 6, 2017, at 2:55 PM, Gene New Zealand
<hurrikennyandopo@outlook.co.nz> wrote:

Hi Joseph



What are these ram thing you are talking about? Is it like the
processor that they used on the RT versions of windows but modified?



Are they the ones found on window phones etc?



Gene nz




On 12/7/2017 7:30 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi all,

Another advisory/directive, this time a notice concerning a new
technology in Windows 10:

If you come across Windows 10 on ARM (always connected PC’s) and
wish to use NVDA on it, you need to install 2017.4 or later. NVDA
2017.4 will recognize these PC’s as running Windows 10 64-bit,
though performance won’t be as smooth as Windows 10 on x64 processors for now.

Cheers,
Joseph
--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related
material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
<http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/> Regardless of where you are in
New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy
of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out
which locations (or location) is near to you please visit
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries
<http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries>
(Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA certified expert
near you, please visit the following link
https://certification.nvaccess.org/
<https://certification.nvaccess.org/>. The certification page
contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around
the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.


Re: updating to the latest snap, but still waiting for the update to finish

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

just curious, why would you want to run a snap shot?
i typically tell people to run the stable versions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] updating to the latest snap, but still waiting for the update to finish

Ok, I retarted my computer using the command prompt and all worked. I have no clue what happened, or why but I hoep what ever happened does not happen again. Any clue as to what went on? The update worked this time.

Take care

On Dec 6, 2017, at 9:55 PM, Sarah Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:

I think I have a very broken nvda update. I followed the directions. The update downloaded, however I still hear the beeps saying it's updating etc et etc. I tried to close out but no joy. Narrator is not telling me much either. Running nvda latest snap on windows 10 pro..

Take care all.


Re: updating to the latest snap, but still waiting for the update to finish

Sarah k Alawami
 

Ok, I retarted my computer using the command prompt and all worked. I have no clue what happened, or why but I hoep what ever happened does not happen again. Any clue as to what went on? The update worked this time.

Take care

On Dec 6, 2017, at 9:55 PM, Sarah Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:

I think I have a very broken nvda update. I followed the directions. The update downloaded, however I still hear the beeps saying it's updating etc et etc. I tried to close out but no joy. Narrator is not telling me much either. Running nvda latest snap on windows 10 pro..

Take care all.


Re: Windows 10 ADVISORY: you need to use NVDA 2017.4 if you want to install it on Windows 10 on ARM

Marisane Moruthanyana
 

Morning Joseph

This is Marisane from SA.

I posted a concern previously but without any assistance from colleagues.

I hear you that one must move to nvda 2017.4 for effectiveness and efficiency.

I use nvda 2017.3 and it gives me problems.

It freezes easily, goes unresponsive when I run multiple application
and when am on internet.

What is the problem with that?

Out of curiosity, what is win10 fall creators?

Your assistance is appreciated in advance.

Kind regards
Marisane

On 12/7/17, tim <z2004a1@gmail.com> wrote:
They mostly use that chip in tablets and some low end laptops.
On Dec 6, 2017, at 2:55 PM, Gene New Zealand
<hurrikennyandopo@outlook.co.nz> wrote:

Hi Joseph



What are these ram thing you are talking about? Is it like the processor
that they used on the RT versions of windows but modified?



Are they the ones found on window phones etc?



Gene nz




On 12/7/2017 7:30 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi all,

Another advisory/directive, this time a notice concerning a new
technology in Windows 10:

If you come across Windows 10 on ARM (always connected PC’s) and wish to
use NVDA on it, you need to install 2017.4 or later. NVDA 2017.4 will
recognize these PC’s as running Windows 10 64-bit, though performance
won’t be as smooth as Windows 10 on x64 processors for now.

Cheers,
Joseph
--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related
material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
<http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/> Regardless of where you are in New
Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the
NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which locations
(or location) is near to you please visit
http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries
<http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries>
(Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA certified expert near
you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/
<https://certification.nvaccess.org/>. The certification page contains the
official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who
have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.


updating to the latest snap, but still waiting for the update to finish

Sarah k Alawami
 

I think I have a very broken nvda update. I followed the directions. The update downloaded, however I still hear the beeps saying it's updating etc et etc. I tried to close out but no joy. Narrator is not telling me much either. Running nvda latest snap on windows 10 pro..

Take care all.


NVDA 2017.4 and the version of espeak-ng packaged with it

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

I updated NVDA this morning and have been periodically jarred out of my
reading by things being pronounced differently, and in my opinion,
unnecessarily so. For example, the phrases "for the" and "for a" are
pronounced with unnecessary emphasis on the first word in them, the "i"
in possible is annunciated more clearly than I feel it should be, the
word "fantasy" has more emphasis on the first syllable than it needs and
sounds slower as a result, words like "latest" sound like they end with
"ist" instead of "est" (I don't understand this one at all, as they were
pronounced just fine before), and words that end with n or an n sound
followed by a word beginning with a hard c or g sound as if they're
being smushed together ("in games" comes out sounding like "ing games").
Also, words like "they're" and "our" are more drawn out than they should
be. It's honestly distracting and I don't think I'll ever get used to
most of them to be perfectly frank.


Re: Browsing hierarchical tree of comments

Adriani Botez
 

Gene,

Why not creating an issue on github about that? I think your idea is very worth to think about.

Best
Adriani


Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 07.12.2017 um 01:39 schrieb Gene <gsasner@...>:

I ask a question in this message and make a few comments but the second half of the message discusses what might be a related command, at least in terms of how you would program it.  Perhaps if there is enough interest on the list, the developers will work on it soon. 
 
The review cursor by default if you are using object navigation follows the system cursor.  But what I'm saying is if you only want to read the top level comments, then don't you have to move to every comment and measure the distance?  My question is how that is better than reading a few words of each comment to see if you want to continue.  But maybe you have to read enough of each comment that it is slower enough to matter. 
 
Evidently, the speak position command has more functions than in the old version of NVDA I use.  So you are correct that to hear the numbers, you have to issue the command twice.
Also, the idea of being able to jump to the next occurrence of text starting a certain point from the left of the screen might be related to another feature NVDA should have.  If you have a page with two or three columns or more and you want to only read one column, you should be able to define a start point and an end point farther to the right.  Then you could read and only have that defineed column read.  ASAP had a read column feature in JAWS.  I seldo had to use it but I would imagine it was very useful to some people,  Consider one use with NVDA:
Suppose you got a poorly formatted PDF document where pages didn't decolumnize properly.  Rather than have decolumnization occur, if you could just have the page recognized with no decolumnization and set the columns yourself, you might be able to read such documents. 
 
Genea distance from the left of the screen
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Browsing hierarchical tree of comments

I am an NVDA newbie, so I don't know how or why this works, but it works for me. I tried it on both Reddit and Hacker News in Google Chrome and Firefox. I don't have to press any extra buttons to route the review cursor, perhaps the review cursor just follows the system cursor in my case.


After your email I tried pressing Insert+Delete only once, and it indeed speaks the horizontal offset of current object in (I assume) pixels. After pressing it twice it speaks the horizontal offset in percentage of the screen width. So either way can be used.


I like your idea about NVDA addon that would let you jump between paragraphs with the same offset. I might try to write such a plugin myself when I have some free time.


Tony



On 12/6/2017 3:33 PM, Gene wrote:
I haven't tried this but I don't see how using the cursor location feature would help much.  You would still have to move to the beginning of each comment and check the distance.  If that would save you time in not having to read any of the comment, I don't know but having to move to the next comment and check the distance of each comment would seem to be cumbersome and perhaps not much easier than reading a bit of each comment to see if it’s a reply.  but those who try this may explain that I'm wrong and why. 
 
Perhaps what we need, if this can be done, is a feature or a plugin you can set to look for text that starts a certain distance from the left side of the screen and then be able to jump to the next text that starts at the same number of pixels from the left of the screen.  You could issue a next and a back command to move to these items.  So the idea may lead to a good solution if such a feature can be developed.
 
By the way, you don't have to issue the command twice.  It does the same thing if issued once or more times.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Browsing hierarchical tree of comments

I've been playing with NVDA and just discovered a simple solution: press
Insert + Numpad Delete twice (Report review cursor location) and it will
tell you the distance from the left edge of the screen. The greater the
distance - the deeper the level of the comment.


I think in theory something can be done on the client side to make the
comments more readable for screenreader users.. You can write a browser
plugin that would modify a page to include the level of the comment
explicitly for example. But this is only in theory: my knowledge of
javascript/HTML/CSS is too poor to write it myself.


Tony





On 12/6/2017 11:29 AM, Bill Dengler wrote:
> I’m interested in this as well, but suspect it requires changes on the site’s end.
>
> Bill
>
>> On Dec 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM, Tony Malykh <anton.malykh@...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Many websites have tree-like structure of comments. For
>> example, reddit, hacker news, and probably a lot more websites are
>> like this. Sometimes I would like to read some comments, but for
>> example I would like to read only the top-level comments, and not the
>> deeper levels, because that would be the replies to the top-level
>> comments, and they are typically not as interesting. Is there any way
>> to achieve this with NVDA?
>>
>> So, for example, I would like to have a key combination to jump to the
>> next same level comment. Right now I can only jump to the next comment
>> of any level by searching a keyword ("up vote" or something, that
>> appears next to every comment), and then I'd have to deduce in my mind
>> what level comment is this. It is very tedious to browse comments this way.
>>
>> Another way that might help me would be to figure out the level of the
>> current comment. At least I'd be able to move down through the
>> comments without reading them and without trying to deduce its level
>> from the contents.
>>
>> I can use Firefox, Google Chrome and IE, so I'd be happy to find a solution that works in any of these browsers.
>>
>> Any advice would be appreciated!
>> Tony
>>
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