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Re: Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Rich,


I am using Pontes Media Downloader with NVDA 2017.3 and  have had no issue on Windows 7, 8 and 10.  When you launch the program, it comes up by default with the URL field.  Tab once and use up/down arrow keys to select a file format.  That's the way I've been doing it for about 2 years now.

On 10/31/2017 7:51 PM, Rich De Steno wrote:
I am trying Pontes Media Downloader based on various recommendations.  However, I cannot read the download file format options with NVDA no matter what I do.  Is anyone using this program successfully with NVDA, and if so, how do you select file formats with the keyboard?
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Re: Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader

Bobby Vinton <vinton.bobby5277@...>
 

Hay I was wondering if pontes media down loader still updates?  I Would love to use it butt when I try to down load play lists it crashes.  That’s why I am asking

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Hareth
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader

 

Hi Rich, Glad it worked for you.

 

On 11/1/17, Rich De Steno <ironrock@...> wrote:

> Hi Hareth:

> I downloaded another copy of Pontes and reinstalled the program, and it

> seems to work fine now.  I was not getting the file types before, but

> they come up easily now.  Thanks.

> On 10/31/2017 8:45 PM, Hareth wrote:

>> Hi Rich,

>> I select the preferred file format by tabbing one time after opening

>> the app, there's a list of 15 choices, then I shift tab and put the

>> URL.

>> does the app version has something to do with what you get?

>> I have the V2.9.5 something.

>> If it still not working with you, I can send you the one I have.

>> Best

>> 

>> On 11/1/17, Rich De Steno <ironrock@...> wrote:

>>> I am trying Pontes Media Downloader based on various recommendations.

>>> However, I cannot read the download file format options with NVDA no

>>> matter what I do.  Is anyone using this program successfully with NVDA,

>>> and if so, how do you select file formats with the keyboard?

>>> 

>>> --

>>> Rich De Steno

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

> --

> Rich De Steno

>

 

 

 


Re: Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader

Hareth
 

Hi Rich, Glad it worked for you.

On 11/1/17, Rich De Steno <ironrock@verizon.net> wrote:
Hi Hareth:


I downloaded another copy of Pontes and reinstalled the program, and it
seems to work fine now.  I was not getting the file types before, but
they come up easily now.  Thanks.



On 10/31/2017 8:45 PM, Hareth wrote:
Hi Rich,
I select the preferred file format by tabbing one time after opening
the app, there's a list of 15 choices, then I shift tab and put the
URL.
does the app version has something to do with what you get?
I have the V2.9.5 something.
If it still not working with you, I can send you the one I have.
Best

On 11/1/17, Rich De Steno <ironrock@verizon.net> wrote:
I am trying Pontes Media Downloader based on various recommendations.
However, I cannot read the download file format options with NVDA no
matter what I do.  Is anyone using this program successfully with NVDA,
and if so, how do you select file formats with the keyboard?

--
Rich De Steno





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Rich De Steno





Re: no numpad

Quentin Christensen
 

It's quite likely the machine has SOME kind of insert key - A full size PC keyboard has the Insert / 0 on the number pad as well as the insert key near delete, home, end, page up and page down above the arrow keys.  Most laptops I've seen at least have insert and delete, often up in the top right.  You can set NVDA to use caps lock as an NVDA modifier key as others have said, and note that you can do this in desktop layout as well.  Note that you really want to have a number pad when using desktop layout and it needs to have numlock off.

To access the NVDA menu from the system tray without the NVDA key if you need:

1. Press WINDOWS+B to move the focus to the system tray.
2. Press the right arrow until you get to the NVDA icon.
3. Press enter to open the menu.
4. Press P to go into Preferences
5. Press K to go into keyboard options.

From here you can set the NVDA modifier key and also whether NVDA uses laptop or desktop layout.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 12:37 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 03:35 pm, Gene wrote:
Since I don't like the laptop layout, I'd very likely purchase a USB numpad and use the desktop layout with the USB numpad. 
As would I, if the laptop is intended to be used as a substitute for a desktop, that is, it's not meant to be used "on the go."  If that's the case, I'd even consider a full external keyboard that includes a number pad.

If the thing is to be used in a wide variety of settings it's always better to learn how to use it with the native hardware that's "grab n' go".
 
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Re: NVDA, MS Office 2007 & Google Chrome

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Phillip,

Firstly welcome!  I'll leave the others to those who use those sites more than I do, but I wanted to follow up about the options failing.  Could you please clarify, do you mean the general options screen, or the keystrokes screen?  And what exactly is happening?  Are you getting an error message?  NVDA should generate a log, if nothing else.  If you could send me that with more information, I'd be interested in taking a look.


Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 11:04 AM, Philip Anderson via Groups.Io <philip.anderson4@...> wrote:

Hi All

 

 

I am new to this group and wish to thank you for kindly accepting my membership. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and hearing your NVDA experiences.

 

I am really enjoying using NVDA. It is a fabulous alternative to JAWS. However, I have a few questions and wondered if you can help.

 

Please forgive me in advance if I have included two many questions in one email. I’m thinking most of them might simply be a case of settings; he says holding his breath... J

 

Please advise if you would rather I created a separate thread for each question. Here goes...

Operating System: Windows 7 Home

MS Office 2007

 

Q1. Are there any NVDA add ons for MS Office 2007?

 

I have searched, but cannot seem to find any.

 

In addition, what's the best configuration settings for viewing MS office 2007 Outlook messages in table view, only I am finding response time terribly slow and crashes and programme closures frequent?

I have tried enabling 'tables' in 'settings' and selecting anything else seemingly likely to resolve the problem, but without joy.

 

Furthermore, I am presently encountering problems sending and replying to messages. I am having to launch the 'new message or 'reply' options twice before I can write anything that NVDA will read back to me in all edit fields from 'address, subject and body.'

 

* Attempt 1 merely keeps saying 'blank' whenever I type into the fields, then freezes and I am forced to exit and try again.

 

* Works perfectly second time round.

 

NVDA, Google Chrome & Ebay

 

Q3. Similarly, I am experiencing one or two issues revising my Ebay listings. While I am able to edit 'Product Title' and 'General Item Specifics', there seems to be compatibility issues when it comes to updating 'Price' & 'Quantities' in listings with multiple variations when 'drag and drop' is required. What do you recommend?

 

Q4. In Paypal, while I can generally find work arounds for most things, accessing the buttons in 'packing slips' is a problem.

 

A Packing slip is a consignment note businesses can print off and include in with their products they are sending out to their customers.

To access 'Packing Slips':

* first select 'Summary'

* arrow down to payments received

* select recipient and press enter

* search for 'print packing slip' and press enter.

 

Here you should see three buttons:

 

* Button 1 allows you to 'print the slip

* button 2, edit your personalised customer message

& * button 3, Done.

 

NVDA recognises and echos the associated text for these buttons, but simply refuses to display them as clickable options.

 

Finally...

Q5. What possibly could be the underlining reason why NVDA's general key stroke options  keeps malfunctioning on my machine, leaving me with delayed speech recognition and no means of restarting the programme using the standard shortcut option other than a 'hard system boot?' 

 

Thank you in anticipation for your help in this regard.

 

Cordially

 

Philip

 




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Re: Halloween In-Process

Quentin Christensen
 

Sorry, I'm not sure what happened to the original link, it seems to have lost an all-important full stop in the URL.  Try this link: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-halloween-2017-edition/

As a bonus, I've updated the post to include some of the wonderful creations we received from the community for Halloween!

Kind regards

Quentin

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 9:04 PM, Gary Metzler <gmtravel@...> wrote:
Hi Quentin,
 
I can’t get to the in process page.  I get an error of page not found.  I just wanted you to know.
 
From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 8:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Halloween In-Process
 
Hi everyone,
 
This week, we've got an update on using NVDA with Firefox 57, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, getting NV Access training and support through the NDIS in Australia, & a spooky Halloween message (& challenge)!  All in this Halloween edition of In-Process from @NVAccess https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-halloween-2017-edition/ 🎃👻
 
Regards
 
Quentin.
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Twitter: @NVAccess 


Updated In-Process

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure what happened with my link in the last message, but here is an updated link to an updated post - I've included links to some of the fantastic community contributions we got for Halloween!  Feel free to join in and I'll update the post again as needed:


Kind regards

Quentin.

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Re: I have a couple questions regarding NVDA and braille, please.

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Christopher,

Ok firstly re the "Focus Context Presentation" option.  There isn't a direct link to it in the User Guide, but if you go to "Braille settings" https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/userGuide.html#BrailleSettings and scroll down, or just search for the phrase, it lists:

"Focus context presentation

This option allows you to choose what context information NVDA will show on the braille display when an object gets focus. Context information refers to the hierarchy of objects containing the focus. For example, when you focus a list item, this list item is part of a list. This list might be contained by a dialog, etc. Please consult the section about object navigation for more information about the hierarchy that applies to objects in NVDA.

When set to fill display for context changes, NVDA will try to display as much context information as possible on the braille display, but only for the parts of the context that have changed. For the example above, this means that when changing focus to the list, NVDA will show the list item on the braille display. Furthermore, if there is enough space left on the braille display, NVDA will try to show that the list item is part of a list. If you then start moving through the list with your arrow keys, it is assumed that you are aware that you are still in the list. Thus, for the remaining list items you focus, NVDA will only show the focused list item on the display. In order for you to read the context again (i.e. that you are in a list and that the list is part of a dialog), you will have to scroll your braille display back.

When this option is set to always fill the display, NVDA will try to show as much context information as possible on the braille display, regardless of whether you have seen the same context information before. This has the advantage that NVDA will fit as much information as possible on the display. However, the downside is that there is always a difference in the position where the focus starts on the braille display. This can make it difficult to skim a long list of items, for example, as you will need to continually move your finger to find the start of the item. This was the default behavior for NVDA 2017.2 and before.

When you set the focus context presentation option to only show the context information when scrolling back, NVDA never shows context information on your braille display by default. Thus, in the example above, NVDA will display that you focused a list item. However, in order for you to read the context (i.e. that you are in a list and that the list is part of a dialog), you will have to scroll your braille display back.

To toggle focus context presentation from anywhere, please assign a custom gesture using the Input Gestures dialog."

Re input, we haven't setup any Windows or NVDA commands to use gestures from the Braille display out of the box, but you can go to Input Gestures and assign new gestures to any command.  The section from the user guide (which is also relavent for the last line of the focus context presentation bit above if you are interested) is: https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/userGuide.html#InputGestures

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 2:33 AM, Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...> wrote:
Good morning guys.
 
I have a couple of questions that I am hoping you all can help me with.
 
1. I am using a Packmate Omni 3.70 firmware BX 20 braille display via USB. I am not understanding one of the options under the braille settings dialog box, and hope someone can explain what it does.
 
There is an option, it's the very very last one in the screen. It says Focus context presentation.
 
Right now, it's on fill display for context.
 
Can one of you please explain to me what the different options are, and what they do in that context menu?
 
My other question is, I saw that there are two combo boxes for setting your braille table. One for input, and one for output.
 
I own an old Braille Sense Onhand from Hymns, with the most up to date 8.5 firmware.
 
Obviously, being this is a full notetaker, it has a full braille keyboard on it.
 
So, I'm curious where might I be able to find a list of the commands which I can use with an 8 dot enabled braille keyboard. This way, if I chose to use my braille keyboard instead of my regular computer keyboard, I could.
 
I think that would be just totally totally awesome!
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Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries
 




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Re: Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader

Rich De Steno <ironrock@...>
 

Hi Hareth:


I downloaded another copy of Pontes and reinstalled the program, and it seems to work fine now.  I was not getting the file types before, but they come up easily now.  Thanks.

On 10/31/2017 8:45 PM, Hareth wrote:
Hi Rich,
I select the preferred file format by tabbing one time after opening
the app, there's a list of 15 choices, then I shift tab and put the
URL.
does the app version has something to do with what you get?
I have the V2.9.5 something.
If it still not working with you, I can send you the one I have.
Best

On 11/1/17, Rich De Steno <ironrock@verizon.net> wrote:
I am trying Pontes Media Downloader based on various recommendations.
However, I cannot read the download file format options with NVDA no
matter what I do.  Is anyone using this program successfully with NVDA,
and if so, how do you select file formats with the keyboard?

--
Rich De Steno




--
Rich De Steno


Re: no numpad

 

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 03:35 pm, Gene wrote:
Since I don't like the laptop layout, I'd very likely purchase a USB numpad and use the desktop layout with the USB numpad. 
As would I, if the laptop is intended to be used as a substitute for a desktop, that is, it's not meant to be used "on the go."  If that's the case, I'd even consider a full external keyboard that includes a number pad.

If the thing is to be used in a wide variety of settings it's always better to learn how to use it with the native hardware that's "grab n' go".
 
--
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     The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.  But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

            Niels Bohr

 

 


Re: text tutorial of edge?

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


There are written tutorials on the following page from off my website at http://accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html

They are for Microsoft edge and google chrome. I think they are in both written and audio.


I think David was the other person who put one across the list.


There is also a mail one that he wrote that he did.


he will most probably see the thread and reply.


Gene nz



On 11/1/2017 9:10 AM, The Wolf wrote:
Hello I think it was david more who posted a text tutorial of microsoft edge

can I please get that resent?

also I think he did the chrome one as well can I get that one to?

thanks

Hank






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Three add-on releases: Resource Monitor, StationPlaylist Studio, Windows 10 App Essentials #addonrelease

 

Hi everyone,

 

Three add-ons are seeing the light of day:

 

Resource Monitor 17.11: https://github.com/josephsl/resourceMonitor/releases/tag/17.11

 

This version officially drops support for Windows XP.

 

StationPlaylist Studio add-on 17.11.1: https://github.com/josephsl/stationPlaylist/releases/tag/17.11.1

 

This release fixes an issue for those using Studio 5.20/5.30 Track Tool and pressing Control+Alt+left/right arrow keys to view columns when a track is loaded.

 

Windows 10 App Essentials 17.11.1: https://github.com/josephsl/wintenApps/releases/tag/17.11

 

Due to changes in NVDA 2017.4, this version fixes accelerator (shortcut0 key issue when trying to enter the add-on settings.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: New NVDA user

 

On 10/31/2017 1:40 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Ok. Can I e-mail you off list? Sorry, I can’t actually see your e-mail address here and I don’t know how to reply to you privately.

 

.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of The Wolf
Sent: October 31, 2017 4:32 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New NVDA user

 

can I please please get that?

seriosly that would be so awesome

On 10/31/2017 1:14 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Yes. The chips in the Echo are emulated perfectly. It’s pretty cool, if you’re feeling nostalgic. It works through an emulator called “mess”. The available rom is for an Extended 2 E. There’s a dropbox link for the Talking Apple archive; I’ll have to search for it .. a quick google search didn’t reveal the link, but it’s around here somewhere.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of The Wolf
Sent: October 31, 2017 4:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New NVDA user

 

do you run the echo synth threw the emulator? or do u actually have a echo card?

 

 

On 10/31/2017 1:01 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Hi. Thanks for the awesome response.

 

Yeah, the eSpeak voice – you know, I recently got an emulator for the Apple 2 and old Echo speech synthesizer. It was really eerie to hear that singing robotic voice again after so many years. It’s weird that I have an easier time listening to that than I do eSpeak, a synth still in use today, but there you go. I don’t demand the human-sounding ones; Eloquence is really good enough for me, but I’ve gotten used to Vocalizer with JAWS now and mostly like it … only as you say, it sounds worse when you increase the  speech rate.

 

 

 

Interesting that you say NVDA add-ons work better than JAWS scripts for their respective products. Why is that? They do seem a little easier to install. I use both Goldwave and Winamp, so I’ll gladly give those ones a try.

 

Thanks again.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Damien Sykes-Lindley
Sent: October 31, 2017 3:36 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New NVDA user

 

Hi,

Running JAWS in 40 minute mode was about the best I could hope for before getting NVDA. There are a whole bunch of voices you can get for NVDA, including recently Eloquence, the same voice that is generally and traditionally associated with JAWS. If you prefer the complete JAWS keyboard layout you can of course remap NVDA’s commands to your liking, as well as have separate configurations per application. A lot of this has only happened over the past few years. I have been using NVDA as my primary screen reader now for the past four or five years.

As for speech synthesisers, they are the most important component for those relying on audible feedback only and have thus opened up plenty of cans of worms for people. Especially if they are not understood.

As far as I’m concerned, though ESpeak is free, responsive and portable, I struggle to understand it due to its robotic nature, its sharpness, and it’s tonal timbre. Reminds me of a distorted version of the Dolphin Apollo 2 with a bit of feedback.

Concatenative speech synthesisers also have their drawbacks. They can pick the wrong samples, you can hear audible artefacts at faster speeds and different pitches, and they are less responsive than the formant ones.

While Eloquence is not my be-all-end-all, it is definitely one of the most readily available. What’s more, fortunately there is a legal way to use Eloquence with NVDA now.

While I believe wholeheartedly that without commercial screen readers we would probably never gotten as far as we have with such as NVDA, I also believe, just as strongly, that we shouldn’t have to pay any more than a sighted person should have to pay for a screen to be able to access information on our computers. Therefore even were I given the choice I would probably never upgrade to a commercial reader on principle, unless of course the price was significantly lowered.

As for addons. NVDA works a lot better with addons than JAWS did with scripts. NVDA has a central repository of addons that you can browse and use. While some people do create addons and host them privately, the vast majority of things that need to be scripted are available officially.

What addons you use depend on what applications you use. Personally, I use the GoldWave and Winamp addons. I used the Station Playlist addon until recently when I stopped broadcasting.

As for generic addons, again it depends what functionality you’re looking for. I wrote an addon to try and simulate, if not improve, the announcements that JAWS makes when you access the clipboard. Though it does have some known snags...

There’s also the Day of the Week addon that I’m fond of, sometimes I use NVDA Remote (though generally only to access my home PC should I be away with my laptop etc, very rare for me!), Virtual Review, System Tray etc. Of course there’s also ones that I have no need for, such as OCR, weather retrieval, speech recognition, translation, enhanced clock etc.

Hope that helps.

Cheers.
Damien.

 

From: JM Casey

Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:21 PM

Subject: [nvda] New NVDA user

 

Hello folks. I’m sure other people have posted testimonials of some sort here before, but I fancy some enjoy reading such things, so here goes with mine. Feel free to ignore this message as I’m not posting for help or anything like that, though I will end with a question of sorts for the list.

 

I’ve been a JAWS user since, roughly, 1999. I recently got a Windows 10 machine (upgraded from XP!) and was able to get new JAWS at a discounted price from my former employer. I took advantage of the discount just before they laid me off! *grins*

 

Well, obviously perhaps, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking for employment since then. I recently had an interview where they needed me to do a test on a computer. They had not much idea about accommodations for blind folks but seemed very willing to give it a go. With a faint glimmer of hope, I told them about JAWS: that it was the most professional screen-reader around; that “yes, I know it’s really expensive, but there is a demo you can run for forty minutes at a time!”, etc, etc. ‘There’s also this thing called NVDA,” I muttered a little under my breath, “which is a free one; if you can’t get JAWS working, I suppose I could work with that.” I showed up to the interview, foolishly hoping my ole’ buddy the shark would save me. Nope! They couldn’t even get the demo to run, for some reason (the test computer was an old one, I think, running XP). So, NVDA it was to be!

 

I’ll back up a bit and say I’ve known about nVDA for quite some time. I always thought it might come in handy and that I should get it on one of my machines and start using it, but never got around to it. The closest I came was using it on my ex-wife’s laptop, mostly to play music. I still don’t like eSpeak, I’m afraid, and I used it on a Linux machine running Orca before, too. Because that laptop wasn’t mine I never really spent a lot of time with it; didn’t realise it would in fact be possible to change the synthesiser to something more to my liking.

 

Well, there I was, sitting in this open office, sweating profusely and feeling tense because I didn’t really know what I was doing. I managed to switch the voice to the XP narrator one, and that was reasonably ok. I found that everything worked like a charm! I only had to use three programmes at that time: notepad, MS Word and a programme for audio playback/transcription that had (thankfully) native keystroke commands. A part of the test was related to spelling and grammar, so I was able to configure NVDA, without reference to the user guide or any prior experience, to speak the level of punctuation I wanted and to indicate capital letters in a way that was convenient. There was a time limit involved, so I really wasn’t able to play around as much as I should have, yet I was very pleased that I was basically able to get everything up and working to my satisfaction.

 

Now I’m at home, running nVDA, and really liking it. I have no JAWS upgrades left, and that doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would, though I’m not abandoning it altogether as I’m sure both screen-readers have their strengths.

 

So, I read the user guide. Great. A lot of very familiar keystrokes. Some small differences, but that’s fine and even welcome. I stumbled across the “switching from jAWS to nVDA” wiki page today and read through it; it confirmed some of what I’d already noted. I have also been looking through the add-ons on the official page and just installed the Windows 10 Essentials one. I don’t like these modern universal apps much, but, you know, may as well get used to them if they’re the up-and-coming thing, and maybe they’ll actually work better with NVDA than they do with JAWS.

 

What do you all think, those of you who have expereince with both screen-readers? Any thoughts that might not have been mentioned on the wiki over there? I’m not looking to start an argument, obviously, but I didn’t get a lot of feedback when I posted a similar message (without some of th e sarcasm) on the JAWS list, and I thought it might actually go over better here.

 

Also, what add-ons do you all like to use?

 

Cheers, and glad to be a part of the NVDA community.

 

P.S.: I didn’t get the job. That’s ok. I still learned something.

 

 



Re: Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader

Hareth
 

Hi Rich,
I select the preferred file format by tabbing one time after opening
the app, there's a list of 15 choices, then I shift tab and put the
URL.
does the app version has something to do with what you get?
I have the V2.9.5 something.
If it still not working with you, I can send you the one I have.
Best

On 11/1/17, Rich De Steno <ironrock@verizon.net> wrote:
I am trying Pontes Media Downloader based on various recommendations.
However, I cannot read the download file format options with NVDA no
matter what I do.  Is anyone using this program successfully with NVDA,
and if so, how do you select file formats with the keyboard?

--
Rich De Steno





NVDA, MS Office 2007 & Google Chrome

Philip Anderson
 

Hi All

 

 

I am new to this group and wish to thank you for kindly accepting my membership. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and hearing your NVDA experiences.

 

I am really enjoying using NVDA. It is a fabulous alternative to JAWS. However, I have a few questions and wondered if you can help.

 

Please forgive me in advance if I have included two many questions in one email. I’m thinking most of them might simply be a case of settings; he says holding his breath... J

 

Please advise if you would rather I created a separate thread for each question. Here goes...

Operating System: Windows 7 Home

MS Office 2007

 

Q1. Are there any NVDA add ons for MS Office 2007?

 

I have searched, but cannot seem to find any.

 

In addition, what's the best configuration settings for viewing MS office 2007 Outlook messages in table view, only I am finding response time terribly slow and crashes and programme closures frequent?

I have tried enabling 'tables' in 'settings' and selecting anything else seemingly likely to resolve the problem, but without joy.

 

Furthermore, I am presently encountering problems sending and replying to messages. I am having to launch the 'new message or 'reply' options twice before I can write anything that NVDA will read back to me in all edit fields from 'address, subject and body.'

 

* Attempt 1 merely keeps saying 'blank' whenever I type into the fields, then freezes and I am forced to exit and try again.

 

* Works perfectly second time round.

 

NVDA, Google Chrome & Ebay

 

Q3. Similarly, I am experiencing one or two issues revising my Ebay listings. While I am able to edit 'Product Title' and 'General Item Specifics', there seems to be compatibility issues when it comes to updating 'Price' & 'Quantities' in listings with multiple variations when 'drag and drop' is required. What do you recommend?

 

Q4. In Paypal, while I can generally find work arounds for most things, accessing the buttons in 'packing slips' is a problem.

 

A Packing slip is a consignment note businesses can print off and include in with their products they are sending out to their customers.

To access 'Packing Slips':

* first select 'Summary'

* arrow down to payments received

* select recipient and press enter

* search for 'print packing slip' and press enter.

 

Here you should see three buttons:

 

* Button 1 allows you to 'print the slip

* button 2, edit your personalised customer message

& * button 3, Done.

 

NVDA recognises and echos the associated text for these buttons, but simply refuses to display them as clickable options.

 

Finally...

Q5. What possibly could be the underlining reason why NVDA's general key stroke options  keeps malfunctioning on my machine, leaving me with delayed speech recognition and no means of restarting the programme using the standard shortcut option other than a 'hard system boot?' 

 

Thank you in anticipation for your help in this regard.

 

Cordially

 

Philip

 


Re: Accessing NVDA Menu

lauracornwell
 

It works down hear in KY.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andrea Sherry
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessing NVDA Menu

Yes it is.

Andrea



On 1/11/2017 9:38 AM, Gene wrote:


Is that even with the check box checked?

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

From: Andrea Sherry <mailto:sherryan@wideband.net.au>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Accessing NVDA Menu

Using the capslock with NVDA key no longer works on my system.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Andrea

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Re: Accessing NVDA Menu

Laz
 

That's not the keyboard shortcut; try the NVDA key with the letter N,
or the caps lock key with the letter n.

Laz

On 10/31/17, Andrea Sherry <sherryan@wideband.net.au> wrote:
Using the capslock with NVDA key no longer works on my system.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Andrea

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Re: Microsoft Core voice pausing too long between sentences

Tyler Spivey
 

You should only need to restart NVDA. Which file did you modify, and did your editor let you save it without problems?
If it brought up save as, then it didn't.

On 10/31/2017 2:07 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Sweet. That's helpful. I made the modification to the .ini, and restarted
nVDA. No change that I can detect yet. Perhaps I have to restart windows?
Anyway, thank you!
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tyler
Spivey
Sent: October 31, 2017 4:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Core voice pausing too long between sentences
If you're comfortable with editing system files, we can fix this.
https://tspivey.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/speeding-up-the-microsoft-onecore-v
oices-in-windows-10/
On 10/31/2017 12:56 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hi everyone.

I'm thinking of getting Vocalizer or Eloquence add-on for nVDA, but
for now I'm using the MS Core voice, which is pretty good. I could get
used to this in fact. Only trouble is: it pauses too long when it sees
a punctuation mark. I think about a second for a comma; maybe twice as
long for a period. The speech rate itself is fine; it's just these
pauses that get my goat. Can I modify this somehow? Or am I stuck with
this if I use this voice?

Thanks,

JM


Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader

Rich De Steno <ironrock@...>
 

I am trying Pontes Media Downloader based on various recommendations.  However, I cannot read the download file format options with NVDA no matter what I do.  Is anyone using this program successfully with NVDA, and if so, how do you select file formats with the keyboard?

--
Rich De Steno


Re: no numpad

Chris Mullins
 

Your friend should be able to access the NVDA menu via the system tray and in the Preferences/Keyboard settings set the Caps lock and Extended insert key as NVDA modifier keys.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ame
Sent: 31 October 2017 20:53
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] no numpad

 

Hi!

 

A friend just got a new laptop.  It’s an HP slim line.  It’s a windows 10.  She installed NVDA on the machine and nobody can find the numlock key.  She had her mother look and it doesn’t have one.  Apparently some don’t have the numpad or the numlock.  Very different.  I’ve never  heard of or seen a keyboard without the numpad and the numlock.  So, here’s the question:  What do you use for the NVDA key? 

 

Thanks so much in advance for your help.