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Re: NVDA 2020.2 Release Candidate 1 is now available!

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Quentin,


I just downloaded the new RC release and so-far it's working great for me. Thank you for all you do for us.


Rosemarie



On 7/15/2020 3:11 AM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
The NVDA 2020.2 Release Candidate (RC) is now available! We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. Unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2020.2 release. Read more and download the RC from https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2020-2rc1/

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Re: nvda not speaking program/icon on the desktop when pressing first letter

Fresh Start
 

Thank you very much.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 4:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda not speaking program/icon on the desktop when pressing first letter

 

Hi,

Do the following as exactly as I tell you:

  1. Press NVDA key and Q to open Exit NVDA dialog.
  2. From Exit NVDA dialog, select “restart with debug logging enabled” and press Enter.
  3. Use NVDA as you would, including from files and folders list.
  4. After the problem is reproduced, press NVDA key and F1, copy everything, and paste it as a private email to me (private email is required to protect privacy and to comply with debug log data policy on this forum). After I get the log and do some work, I’ll come back here and let folks know what might be happening.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fresh Start
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 2:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda not speaking program/icon on the desktop when pressing first letter

 

Yes it still did so I should send a log.  Please explain how to do that please.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 4:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda not speaking program/icon on the desktop when pressing first letter

 

Did you restart with all add ons disabled per someone's instructions and see if it happens then? If it does, send a log to the nvda support folks.

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On 13 Jul 2020, at 14:13, Fresh Start wrote:

Hi everyone, I did disable the one addon, clipspeak most current version.
There isn't any change concerning first letter navigation on the desktop or
in a list of files.
Speech other than that is working fine. But it would be nice to move by the
first letter navigation. So if anyone has any ideas how to get it back I
would appreciate them. I have NVDA on two three computers and all works
fine. Thanks for responding to my questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io nvda@nvda.groups.io On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda not speaking program/icon on the desktop when
pressing first letter

Hi,
I suspect NVDA is not being notified about selection changes, sometimes
caused by an add-on or a setting interfering with what NVDA is supposed to
do. To test, try restarting with all add-ons disabled, and if that solves
the issue, we can move onto isolating individual add-ons.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io nvda@nvda.groups.io On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:00 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda not speaking program/icon on the desktop when
pressing first letter

The original message doesn't say there is no speech. It gives one specific
condition where there is no speech, when you use first letter navigation in
a list. Since there is speech, the possible solutions don't apply.

I have no reason why no speech occurs at that one specific time. Using read
current line should easily solve the problem and the command takes almost no
time to execute. It may be possible to find the reason by examining the log
but there are some problems that are so minor and so easily worked around
that they aren't worth solving, though you may, if you wish to, pursue it,
of course.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda not speaking program/icon on the desktop when
pressing first letter

Hi

I am sure you would of checked the following on the computer.

One that his speakers are plugged into the right whole and turned on.

On the computer the sound is not muted.

Press the windows key + letter R to bring up the run dialogue then type in
sndvol then press the enter key.

The next screen that comes up will have the master volume make sure it is
right up so you can hear it and not down on zero.

There is a box under it if checked it will mute the sound so make sure it is

un checked.

If you can see nvda is running but not talking under that section I think
there is a slider to make it louder there.

Also check when nvda is running that under the synth settings in nvda you
press the nvda key + ctrl key + the letter S to bring it up.

Make sure under the synth section that it has a synth there and not set to
no speech if it is set to that change it to e speak or another synth
package.

Gene nz

On 13/07/2020 2:25 am, Fresh Start wrote:

Hi All, I am using NVDA 20.1 on a client's windows ten pro laptop. When on
the desktop or in a list of programs or files, NVDA doesn't speak the name
of a program or file when pressing it's first letter. However, the cursor
does go to the location. I know this by arrowing up and then down. I tried

maximizing but didn't cause any change in behavior. Any ideas to resolve
the problem? Thanks in advance.

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NVDA Highlighter Window

Chris Mullins
 

Hi

I have a window on my task bar entitled “NVDA Highlighter Window” but when I attempt to switch focus to it, it is unavailable.  Any idea what this is?

I am using:

 

NVDA version 2020.1

Windows 10 Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.388)

 

Cheers

Chris

                                               

 

 


NVDA 2020.2 Release Candidate 1 is now available!

Quentin Christensen
 

The NVDA 2020.2 Release Candidate (RC) is now available! We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. Unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2020.2 release. Read more and download the RC from https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2020-2rc1/

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Training and Support Manager


Re: Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Gene
 

I haven't worked with Notepad++ and I'll let others discuss if they have such problems.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: William Wong
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Not exactly have not read the file.

I here give two possible use situation for your reference


Case 1. I am reading a long article from a site, and I want to select
the core text of the page and excluding other rubbish

After reading the article

1. I use h to located the article heading

2. Press nvda f9

3. use shortcut to locate end of the article, e.g. use h to find heading
of comment

4. press nvda f10 twice


If not doing so, After finding the article heading I have to press ctrl
shift down arrow many many many times in order to find the end of the
article


Case 2: I am reading or editing a very long txt document and want to
select part of the text


1. Probably I first use the find function of notepad++ to search for the
end point

2. use normal keyboard keys to find the begining

3. press f3 to jump to the next search

4. use f10 to mark as end selection


And if not doing so, holding shift key and down arrow to find the end
point of selection may cost extra time





Gene 於 15/7/2020 9:04 寫道:
If I understand your message, which I may not have when I first answered it, you are saying that if you haven't read the material before, you can set the start place, then set the end place as you read. That's true. I don't know how many people select in that way. I don't recall ever selecting material unless I know already what I want to select.

Does the problem you are describing only occur on specific programs or in general?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

You can move to the start point, then hold shift and move down by line while
holding the shift key, not releasing it at all. You will hear each line you
are selecting as you move. In your message, you said you first mark the
start point, then move to the end of the message. So in your example, you
want to select from the start point to the end of the message. Move to the
start point, then use the command control shift end to move to the end of
the file and select from the start point to the end.

When you select, you use the movement commands with the shift added. You
can hold the shift and move and hear what you are moving through such as
holding the shift, not releasing it, and repeatedly pressing down arrow.
You can use more than one movement command. You can use shift down arrow,
then use shift plus right arrow.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: William Wong
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Hi thanks for the reply.

I know the normal way of Window selection by shift key, but using shift
key I have to keep pressing the shift key till I find the correct end
point of selection.

I found nvda f9/10 useful is because I can first mark the start point
with nvda f9, then I can move on to read the rest of the content and
decide on where to end selection.



Luke Davis 於 15/7/2020 0:23 寫道:
On Tue, 14 Jul 2020, William Wong wrote:

I came across a bug:
This is not a bug. You have conflated (confused) two different kinds of selection.

1. open any txt file with Notepad ++
2. select a start position by nvda f9
That is selecting with review mode. You should then use review commands (number pad in desktop keyboard mode), and then NVDA+F10 when you're finished (possibly twice).

This should only be used when the windows selection commands don't work.

> 3. press ctrl end to move to end of document

You are now moving cursors and such, which changes the screen. That will make review mode commands unpredictable. You can not use cursor movement commands while using review commands, and expect the review commands to keep working.

4. press nvda f10 to mark as end position
The review mode is only intended to work on a static screen. When you start changing the screen out from under it, you can't expect the review mode copy method to work any more. It's not a bug, that's how it's supposed to work. In fact it can't be any other way.

In an environment like NotepadPlusPlus, you can just use normal Windows selection and copy commands. Control+A to select all; Shift and arrow keys to select by character or line; shift and control+arrow keys to select words; Shift and home/end to select to start/end of line; and shift+control+home/end to select to the beginning/end of the document.

You should leave NVDA+F9/F10 out of it in applications like this.

Luke







Re: Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

William
 

Not exactly have not read the file.

I here give two possible use situation for your reference


Case 1. I am reading a long article from a site, and I want to select the core text of the page and excluding other rubbish

After reading the article

1. I use h to located the article heading

2. Press nvda f9

3. use shortcut to locate end of the article, e.g. use h to find heading of comment

4. press nvda f10 twice


If not doing so, After finding the article heading I have to press ctrl shift down arrow many many many times in order to find the end of the article


Case 2: I am reading or editing a very long txt document and want to select part of the text


1. Probably I first use the find function of notepad++ to search for the end point

2. use normal keyboard keys to find the begining

3. press f3 to jump to the next search

4. use f10 to mark as end selection


And if not doing so, holding shift key and down arrow to find the end point of selection may cost extra time





Gene 於 15/7/2020 9:04 寫道:

If I understand your message, which I may not have when I first answered it, you are saying that if you haven't read the material before, you can set the start place, then set the end place as you read.  That's true.  I don't know how many people select in that way.  I don't recall ever selecting material unless I know already what I want to select.

Does the problem you are describing only occur on specific programs or in general?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

You can move to the start point, then hold shift and move down by line while
holding the shift key, not releasing it at all.  You will hear each line you
are selecting as you move.  In your message, you said you first mark the
start point, then move to the end of the message.  So in your example, you
want to select from the start point to the end of the message. Move to the
start point, then use the command control shift end to move to the end of
the file and select from the start point to the end.

When you select, you use the movement commands with the shift added.  You
can hold the shift and move and hear what you are moving through such as
holding the shift, not releasing it, and repeatedly pressing down arrow.
You can use more than one movement command.  You can use shift down arrow,
then use shift plus right arrow.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: William Wong
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Hi thanks for the reply.

I know the normal way of Window selection by shift key, but using shift
key I have to keep pressing the shift key till I find the correct end
point of selection.

I found nvda f9/10 useful is because I can first mark the start point
with nvda f9, then I can move on to read the rest of the content and
decide on where to end selection.



Luke Davis 於 15/7/2020 0:23 寫道:
On Tue, 14 Jul 2020, William Wong wrote:

I came across a bug:
This is not a bug. You have conflated (confused) two different kinds of selection.

1. open any txt file with Notepad ++
2. select a start position by nvda f9
That is selecting with review mode. You should then use review commands (number pad in desktop keyboard mode), and then NVDA+F10 when you're finished (possibly twice).

This should only be used when the windows selection commands don't work.

 > 3. press ctrl end to move to end of document

You are now moving cursors and such, which changes the screen. That will make review mode commands unpredictable. You can not use cursor movement commands while using review commands, and expect the review commands to keep working.

4. press nvda f10 to mark as end position
The review mode is only intended to work on a static screen. When you start changing the screen out from under it, you can't expect the review mode copy method to work any more. It's not a bug, that's how it's supposed to work. In fact it can't be any other way.

In an environment like NotepadPlusPlus, you can just use normal Windows selection and copy commands. Control+A to select all; Shift and arrow keys to select by character or line; shift and control+arrow keys to select words; Shift and home/end to select to start/end of line; and shift+control+home/end to select to the beginning/end of the document.

You should leave NVDA+F9/F10 out of it in applications like this.

Luke






Re: Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

 

Hi,

I get a suspicion that somehow settings from the add-on version of Focus Highlight might be interfering with NVDA built-in version. To confirm, reset settings to defaults, and try if Focus Highlight option is usable.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:00 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

 

Brian,

 

I had a look through our issues and while there are several there for, or involving, focus highlight, none seemed to match the problems you've encountered.  If it does happen again, please do send me a log if you can (and if you can, ideally at debug level and with add-ons disabled, just in case).

 

One thing I did just try, is setting Windows 10 to High Contrast Mode and using Focus Highlight, and that works for me with Windows 10 1903 and 1909 using NVDA 2020.2beta2 at least.

 

Regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 9:10 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

I did not create a ticket, at least not yet.

And since using High Contrast under Windows can obscure many things that would otherwise appear, I'd definitely try turning that off to see if something appears.  There are times where you can't have everything you want at once.  I had the same sort of issues when using ZoomText with color tweaking.  It took precedence over certain things and, as a result, obscured their very existence.

If it turns out that High Contrast and Focus Highlight are not playing well together, a feature request to make Focus Highlight sense whether High Contrast is turned on, and modify what gets used as the framing color based on whether it's in a regular theme or a high contrast one.

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Re: Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

Quentin Christensen
 

Brian,

I had a look through our issues and while there are several there for, or involving, focus highlight, none seemed to match the problems you've encountered.  If it does happen again, please do send me a log if you can (and if you can, ideally at debug level and with add-ons disabled, just in case).

One thing I did just try, is setting Windows 10 to High Contrast Mode and using Focus Highlight, and that works for me with Windows 10 1903 and 1909 using NVDA 2020.2beta2 at least.

Regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 9:10 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
I did not create a ticket, at least not yet.

And since using High Contrast under Windows can obscure many things that would otherwise appear, I'd definitely try turning that off to see if something appears.  There are times where you can't have everything you want at once.  I had the same sort of issues when using ZoomText with color tweaking.  It took precedence over certain things and, as a result, obscured their very existence.

If it turns out that High Contrast and Focus Highlight are not playing well together, a feature request to make Focus Highlight sense whether High Contrast is turned on, and modify what gets used as the framing color based on whether it's in a regular theme or a high contrast one.

--

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

 

 



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Training and Support Manager


Re: Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Gene
 

If I understand your message, which I may not have when I first answered it, you are saying that if you haven't read the material before, you can set the start place, then set the end place as you read. That's true. I don't know how many people select in that way. I don't recall ever selecting material unless I know already what I want to select.

Does the problem you are describing only occur on specific programs or in general?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

You can move to the start point, then hold shift and move down by line while
holding the shift key, not releasing it at all. You will hear each line you
are selecting as you move. In your message, you said you first mark the
start point, then move to the end of the message. So in your example, you
want to select from the start point to the end of the message. Move to the
start point, then use the command control shift end to move to the end of
the file and select from the start point to the end.

When you select, you use the movement commands with the shift added. You
can hold the shift and move and hear what you are moving through such as
holding the shift, not releasing it, and repeatedly pressing down arrow.
You can use more than one movement command. You can use shift down arrow,
then use shift plus right arrow.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: William Wong
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Hi thanks for the reply.

I know the normal way of Window selection by shift key, but using shift
key I have to keep pressing the shift key till I find the correct end
point of selection.

I found nvda f9/10 useful is because I can first mark the start point
with nvda f9, then I can move on to read the rest of the content and
decide on where to end selection.



Luke Davis 於 15/7/2020 0:23 寫道:
On Tue, 14 Jul 2020, William Wong wrote:

I came across a bug:
This is not a bug. You have conflated (confused) two different kinds of selection.

1. open any txt file with Notepad ++
2. select a start position by nvda f9
That is selecting with review mode. You should then use review commands (number pad in desktop keyboard mode), and then NVDA+F10 when you're finished (possibly twice).

This should only be used when the windows selection commands don't work.

> 3. press ctrl end to move to end of document

You are now moving cursors and such, which changes the screen. That will make review mode commands unpredictable. You can not use cursor movement commands while using review commands, and expect the review commands to keep working.

4. press nvda f10 to mark as end position
The review mode is only intended to work on a static screen. When you start changing the screen out from under it, you can't expect the review mode copy method to work any more. It's not a bug, that's how it's supposed to work. In fact it can't be any other way.

In an environment like NotepadPlusPlus, you can just use normal Windows selection and copy commands. Control+A to select all; Shift and arrow keys to select by character or line; shift and control+arrow keys to select words; Shift and home/end to select to start/end of line; and shift+control+home/end to select to the beginning/end of the document.

You should leave NVDA+F9/F10 out of it in applications like this.

Luke



Re: Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Gene
 

You can move to the start point, then hold shift and move down by line while holding the shift key, not releasing it at all. You will hear each line you are selecting as you move. In your message, you said you first mark the start point, then move to the end of the message. So in your example, you want to select from the start point to the end of the message. Move to the start point, then use the command control shift end to move to the end of the file and select from the start point to the end.

When you select, you use the movement commands with the shift added. You can hold the shift and move and hear what you are moving through such as holding the shift, not releasing it, and repeatedly pressing down arrow. You can use more than one movement command. You can use shift down arrow, then use shift plus right arrow.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: William Wong
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Hi thanks for the reply.

I know the normal way of Window selection by shift key, but using shift
key I have to keep pressing the shift key till I find the correct end
point of selection.

I found nvda f9/10 useful is because I can first mark the start point
with nvda f9, then I can move on to read the rest of the content and
decide on where to end selection.



Luke Davis 於 15/7/2020 0:23 寫道:
On Tue, 14 Jul 2020, William Wong wrote:

I came across a bug:
This is not a bug. You have conflated (confused) two different kinds of selection.

1. open any txt file with Notepad ++
2. select a start position by nvda f9
That is selecting with review mode. You should then use review commands (number pad in desktop keyboard mode), and then NVDA+F10 when you're finished (possibly twice).

This should only be used when the windows selection commands don't work.

> 3. press ctrl end to move to end of document

You are now moving cursors and such, which changes the screen. That will make review mode commands unpredictable. You can not use cursor movement commands while using review commands, and expect the review commands to keep working.

4. press nvda f10 to mark as end position
The review mode is only intended to work on a static screen. When you start changing the screen out from under it, you can't expect the review mode copy method to work any more. It's not a bug, that's how it's supposed to work. In fact it can't be any other way.

In an environment like NotepadPlusPlus, you can just use normal Windows selection and copy commands. Control+A to select all; Shift and arrow keys to select by character or line; shift and control+arrow keys to select words; Shift and home/end to select to start/end of line; and shift+control+home/end to select to the beginning/end of the document.

You should leave NVDA+F9/F10 out of it in applications like this.

Luke



Re: Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

William
 

Hi thanks for the reply.

I know the normal way of Window selection by shift key, but using shift key I have to keep pressing the shift key till I find the correct end point of selection.

I found nvda f9/10 useful is because I can first mark the start point with nvda f9, then I can move on to read the rest of the content and decide on where to end selection.



Luke Davis 於 15/7/2020 0:23 寫道:

On Tue, 14 Jul 2020, William Wong wrote:

I came across a bug:
This is not a bug. You have conflated (confused) two different kinds of selection.

1. open any txt file with Notepad ++
2. select a start position by nvda f9
That is selecting with review mode. You should then use review commands (number pad in desktop keyboard mode), and then NVDA+F10 when you're finished (possibly twice).

This should only be used when the windows selection commands don't work.

 > 3. press ctrl end to move to end of document

You are now moving cursors and such, which changes the screen. That will make review mode commands unpredictable. You can not use cursor movement commands while using review commands, and expect the review commands to keep working.

4. press nvda f10 to mark as end position
The review mode is only intended to work on a static screen. When you start changing the screen out from under it, you can't expect the review mode copy method to work any more. It's not a bug, that's how it's supposed to work. In fact it can't be any other way.

In an environment like NotepadPlusPlus, you can just use normal Windows selection and copy commands. Control+A to select all; Shift and arrow keys to select by character or line; shift and control+arrow keys to select words; Shift and home/end to select to start/end of line; and shift+control+home/end to select to the beginning/end of the document.

You should leave NVDA+F9/F10 out of it in applications like this.

Luke


Re: Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

 

I did not create a ticket, at least not yet.

And since using High Contrast under Windows can obscure many things that would otherwise appear, I'd definitely try turning that off to see if something appears.  There are times where you can't have everything you want at once.  I had the same sort of issues when using ZoomText with color tweaking.  It took precedence over certain things and, as a result, obscured their very existence.

If it turns out that High Contrast and Focus Highlight are not playing well together, a feature request to make Focus Highlight sense whether High Contrast is turned on, and modify what gets used as the framing color based on whether it's in a regular theme or a high contrast one.

--

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: Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

 

It doesn't work for me at all, from what sighted people tell me, but maybe because I'm using high contrast on Windows 10? What's the link to the ticket on github?


Re: Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

 

An Update.

Tyler, thanks for the bit on punctuation, as going back to most is what fixed it.

I have done an uninstall/reinstall on NVDA 2020.1 and, so far, the Focus Highlight functionality is working.  But this was the case before, too, so I have the feeling that the same issue is going to crop up again.  We shall see.

--

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: Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

Tyler Spivey
 

In addition to my previous message, if it says it can't load the
provider, that usually means there's something in the log. Check the end
of it for a traceback.

On 7/14/2020 12:36 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
The functionality formerly handled by the Focus Highlight Add-On has
been integrated into the core functionality of NVDA under the Vision
preferences.  However, I have had no success in getting Focus Highlight
to either work in the first place, or have its functionality stick.  I
have uninstalled and reinstalled NVDA, and that didn't fix the issue,
either.

Right now, if I attempt to enable Focus Highlight in the Vision
settings, I am consistently getting the error message, "Could not load
the Focus Highlight vision enhancement provider."

I thought I'd ask here if anyone knew if there was something I have done
to cause this or could do to fix it before I file a trouble ticket on
GitHub.

(As an aside, and I know that this is my doing, where is it that I can
tweak how much punctuation NVDA pronounces?  In playing around I now
have NVDA saying, "Loading NVDA dot dot dot," when loading, as well as
reading way more punctuation than it does by default.  I can't seem to
find the settings I tweaked when experimenting that caused this.)
--

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: Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

Tyler Spivey
 

Answering your second question, either press NVDA+p or go to NVDA,
Preferences, Settings, Speech and find Punctuation/symbol level.
Setting it to some should work.

However, the Punctuation/symbol pronunciation dialog can modify what's
said at what level. If you want to reset that, delete
%appdata%\nvda\symbols-en.dic.

On 7/14/2020 12:36 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
The functionality formerly handled by the Focus Highlight Add-On has
been integrated into the core functionality of NVDA under the Vision
preferences.  However, I have had no success in getting Focus Highlight
to either work in the first place, or have its functionality stick.  I
have uninstalled and reinstalled NVDA, and that didn't fix the issue,
either.

Right now, if I attempt to enable Focus Highlight in the Vision
settings, I am consistently getting the error message, "Could not load
the Focus Highlight vision enhancement provider."

I thought I'd ask here if anyone knew if there was something I have done
to cause this or could do to fix it before I file a trouble ticket on
GitHub.

(As an aside, and I know that this is my doing, where is it that I can
tweak how much punctuation NVDA pronounces?  In playing around I now
have NVDA saying, "Loading NVDA dot dot dot," when loading, as well as
reading way more punctuation than it does by default.  I can't seem to
find the settings I tweaked when experimenting that caused this.)
--

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

 

 


Focus Highlight and NVDA 2020.1

 

The functionality formerly handled by the Focus Highlight Add-On has been integrated into the core functionality of NVDA under the Vision preferences.  However, I have had no success in getting Focus Highlight to either work in the first place, or have its functionality stick.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled NVDA, and that didn't fix the issue, either.

Right now, if I attempt to enable Focus Highlight in the Vision settings, I am consistently getting the error message, "Could not load the Focus Highlight vision enhancement provider."

I thought I'd ask here if anyone knew if there was something I have done to cause this or could do to fix it before I file a trouble ticket on GitHub.

(As an aside, and I know that this is my doing, where is it that I can tweak how much punctuation NVDA pronounces?  In playing around I now have NVDA saying, "Loading NVDA dot dot dot," when loading, as well as reading way more punctuation than it does by default.  I can't seem to find the settings I tweaked when experimenting that caused this.)
--

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: Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Luke Davis
 

On Tue, 14 Jul 2020, William Wong wrote:

I came across a bug:
This is not a bug. You have conflated (confused) two different kinds of selection.

1. open any txt file with Notepad ++
2. select a start position by nvda f9
That is selecting with review mode. You should then use review commands (number pad in desktop keyboard mode), and then NVDA+F10 when you're finished (possibly twice).

This should only be used when the windows selection commands don't work.

> 3. press ctrl end to move to end of document

You are now moving cursors and such, which changes the screen. That will make review mode commands unpredictable. You can not use cursor movement commands while using review commands, and expect the review commands to keep working.

4. press nvda f10 to mark as end position
The review mode is only intended to work on a static screen. When you start changing the screen out from under it, you can't expect the review mode copy method to work any more. It's not a bug, that's how it's supposed to work. In fact it can't be any other way.

In an environment like NotepadPlusPlus, you can just use normal Windows selection and copy commands. Control+A to select all; Shift and arrow keys to select by character or line; shift and control+arrow keys to select words; Shift and home/end to select to start/end of line; and shift+control+home/end to select to the beginning/end of the document.

You should leave NVDA+F9/F10 out of it in applications like this.

Luke


Re: Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Gene
 

Holding shift and using any movement commands will select text. It isn't just the arrow keys. Control shift home will select the text from where you are to the top of the document. Control shift end will select text to the end of the document.
Shift home will select text from wherever you are on a line to the start of the line. Control end will select text to the end of the line.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: William Wong
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

Do you know the window way of selecting text?


Do you mean by ctrl shift up or down, left or right to select text?


Gene 於 14/7/2020 17:30 寫道:
The procedure you are using is intended for selecting and copying text when there is no cursor, such as in an error message. Do you know the Windows way of selecting text?

If this bug is a general one, it needs to be corrected but it appears many people use this method for selecting and copying text when the Windows method is available. The Windows method requires less key strokes and should be known because it is a part of Windows and is independent of any screen-reader.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: zahra
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Possible bug with NVDA and Notepad++

hello.
i reproduce cant selected text in firefox too.
its not specific for notepad plus plus.

On 7/14/20, William Wong <sine.kazurin@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

For the sake of posting replicated issue on Github, I would like to
raise the issue here.


I came across a bug:

1. open any txt file with Notepad ++

2. select a start position by nvda f9

3. press ctrl end to move to end of document

4. press nvda f10 to mark as end position

5. sometimes nvda can perform selection, but will not automatically
speak the selected text, whereas sometimes nvda may say unable to select
text.

I am not sure if this is a bug, or any one can give me any feedback?
thanks.







Re: Automatic Column and Row Header Reading

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Tyler,

 

I normally keep Tables unchecked in the document formatting settings in NVDA because NVDA becomes extremely sluggish when it is set and frequently lapses into Unknown. When I leave Tables unchecked, I can still set the row and column headings and the NVDA response is much sharper.

 

Does this make sense?

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

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

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sam Taylor via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Automatic Column and Row Header Reading

 

Thank you, Tyler. No, it wasn't, and this is precisely what I needed to do. I have this off for usual activity, and clearly I'm going to have to set up a trigger. If this isn't mentioned in the documentation along with the need for enabling row/column headers which I did know about, it may be worth including.

Thanks again.

Sam

 

On 14/07/2020 9:31 am, Tyler Spivey wrote:

Is Tables checked in NVDA, Preferences, Settings, Document Formatting?
If not, check it.
 
On 7/13/2020 3:46 PM, Sam Taylor via groups.io wrote:
Thanks Cearbhall,
 
I have constructed a test workbook without any blank lines. Still I
cannot get NVDA to read the coordinates as it should. I have tested with
NVDA 2019 and 2017 with the same result, so I am beginning to wonder
whether there is some type of setting in Excel itself which is causing
this to happen.
 
Thanks
 
Sam
 
 
On 13/07/2020 11:00 pm, Cearbhall O'Meadhra wrote:
 
Sam,
 
 
 
Have you any blank columns separating blocks of columns. If so, you
would need to set the column headings on the first cell in the heading
row of each block to make NVDA call out the column headings for that
block.
 
 
 
All the best,
 
 
 
Cearbhall
 
 
 
m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...
 
 
 
 
 
*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Sam
Taylor via groups.io
*Sent:* Monday, July 13, 2020 11:08 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Automatic Column and Row Header Reading
 
 
 
Yep, I did that also, but still nothing appears to change. I followed
the example in the Excel with NVDA study material.
 
 
 
 
 
On 13/07/2020 6:00 pm, Quentin Christensen wrote:
 
    You need to tell NVDA where the headers are for it to read them. 
    Press NVDA+shift+c to set column headers and NVDA+shift+r to set
    row headers.  Note that you need to be in the first cell you want
    headers read.
 
     
 
    Quentin
 
     
 
    On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM Sam Taylor via groups.io
    <http://groups.io> <samtaylor9@...
    <mailto:me.com@groups.io>> wrote:
 
        Hi all,
 
        11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide mentions that NVDA is able to
        automatically announce appropriate row and column headers when
        navigating around Excel worksheets.
 
        I used to be able to achieve this but it doesn't appear to
        work for me any more, and indeed as of NVDA 2019.3.
 
        The cell coordinates just appear to read as usual, rather than
        reading any additional cell references.
 
        I have enabled the Report Table row / column headers option in
        NVDA's Document Formatting settings.
 
        y duCan anybodyplicate or suggest anything? This is highly
        likely to be user error.
 
        Cheers
 
        Sam
 
         
 
 
     
 
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