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Re: navigating the participants list in a zoom meeting with NVDA?

Ralf Kefferpuetz
 

This issue came up with one of their updates in the last 2 weeks. What you can do is to maximize the participants Window so that you have as much as possible users in your participants List visible.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Moore
Sent: Montag, 27. April 2020 02:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] navigating the participants list in a zoom meeting with NVDA?

Hi all. so if you are in or particularly hosting a meeting with 5 or 6 participants, this doesn't seem to be an issue. However, I was in a meeting today with 48 participants and when I open the participant list to perform some actions on people, NVDA doesn't scrole the list properly. It seems to be a list box but if I arrow up and down, it only shows me 6 or 7 and doesn't wrap. I actually think this might be new as I don't remember this being a thing a month or so ago. Has anyone figured out a good way of making this work?


Brian.


Re: accessing mail headers in Thunderbird

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Brian,

I have my normal headers displayed, but for some reason, some e-mails when displaying are difficult to access the headers. Normally you should be able to back tab to the headers, but sometimes, I find I have to press control + end to move to the bottom of the message and then press tab a number of times until I start hearing the headers.  Just why this happens I can't figure out.


On 4/26/2020 4:58 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
One has to have the header area of a message displayed in Thunderbird before it can be traversed by NVDA (or period, for that matter).

ALT+V, H, A shows all of the header in a split window above the message body.

ALT+V, H, N shows the normal (abbreviated) header fields that most people are interested in.

You can't get to what is not on display.  It also has nothing to do with NVDA, really.  It's just a truism.
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Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

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

Laurie Mehta
 

Does anyone have a tutorial on image backup and restore using something that works well with NVDA?
Thanks, LM

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, 12:10:27 PM PDT, Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@...> wrote:
in part
...
Perhaps a document should be composed walking newbies through the steps of taking an image backup and restoring it. I personally use active@ diskimage lite to do this. Because you can take a snapshot while the system is running and then restore it from the windows PE. This is the procedure I've been doing for a long time. But I'd be interested to find out how many average computer users know how to do such a thing, or even know it's possible, let alone possible to restore such an image backup with speech. Such a tutorial would greatly benefit the community, I think.


For StationPlaylist NVDA add-on users: about to retire from active add-on development, feature suggestions will be accepted until May 31, 2020

 

Hello StationPlaylist users, especially for NVDA users using SPL add-on,

 

First, on the eve of release of SPL add-on 20.05.1, I’d like to thank everyone for your valuable feedback for the past six years. When I took over StationPlaylist add-on development in December 2013, I had no clue as to what SPL was (I sort of did). Since then, I’ve been learning about SPL suite, along with transforming a small add-on that announced changes on Studio screen to one of the most powerful and productive add-ons the NVDA community has seen. Some of you may say that NVDA add-on surpasses scripts for other screen readers, but I still think the add-on has a long way to go (a special thank you to Brian Hartgen and his JAWS scripts, along with Jeff Bishop (now at Microsoft) and his Window-Eyes app that gave me inspiration on some features).

 

For the past few months, some of you may have heard a rumor that I’m stepping away from SPL add-on development soon. Yes, that rumor is true: I’m stepping down from active development of SPL add-on next year due to upcoming life events. At least one of them will require me to devote time away from add-on development, so much to a point that I need to part ways with an add-on that taught me many things.

 

But before I hand over SPL add-on to the community for further development, I’d like to give you a chance to provide feature suggestions for a limited time. I call this a limited time offer because once the suggestions period is over, there is no going back: after May 31, 2020, no feature suggestions will be accepted until the next developer comes onboard. The only exceptions will be a feature that is implemented in future NVDA releases that you think may interest SPL add-on users, or if a future version of SPL suite introduces changes that add-on users may need to use; of these, SPL suite changes will take precedence over NVDA changes.

 

Although I expect to retire from SPL add-on development around this time next year, I’m closing feature suggestions window early so I can think about your feedback this summer and tell you if I can work on your suggestions in the fall. Fall will also mark a turning point for SPL add-on development, as bug fixes will be prioritized over features I might be able to implement.

 

You can send me feature suggestions directly, or if you are a member of NVDA-SPL mailing list on Groups.IO, you can post suggestions there. Also, if you are really curious as to how SPL add-on for NVDA works at the source code level, or learn the code so you can maintain the add-on, you can get the source code from:

https://github.com/josephsl/stationplaylist

 

Note: SPL add-on for NVDA is released under GNU General Public license version 2; the above source code link satisfies the source code availability clause.

 

If you have any questions or comments 9including bug reports and suggestions), please feel free to contact me. Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: StationPlaylist 20.05.1 documentation update, Windows 10 App Essentials 20.05 #addonrelease

 

Hi,

For StationPlaylist add-on users, please read the follow-up message (a separate thread).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:35 PM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] StationPlaylist 20.05.1 documentation update, Windows 10 App Essentials 20.05 #AddonRelease

 

Hi all,

 

StationPlaylist 20.05.1 and Windows 10 App Essentials 20.05 are complete and are waiting to be installed on your NVDA installations (they will show up tonight at the earliest). SPL 20.05.1 is a documentation update that corrects a touchscreen command, and Windows 10 App Essentials 20.05 brings improved support for newest Cortana generation 2 release (version 2.2004) along with changes from 20.04.x.

 

As always, the new add-on releases will be found on community add-ons website, as well as via Add-on Updater.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


StationPlaylist 20.05.1 documentation update, Windows 10 App Essentials 20.05 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

 

StationPlaylist 20.05.1 and Windows 10 App Essentials 20.05 are complete and are waiting to be installed on your NVDA installations (they will show up tonight at the earliest). SPL 20.05.1 is a documentation update that corrects a touchscreen command, and Windows 10 App Essentials 20.05 brings improved support for newest Cortana generation 2 release (version 2.2004) along with changes from 20.04.x.

 

As always, the new add-on releases will be found on community add-ons website, as well as via Add-on Updater.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: What'sapp on PC?

Clement Chou
 

Thanks. Saw all the keyboard shortcuts. I couldn't find an accessible
way to send audio messages, though.

On 4/26/20, Sean <s.tolstoyevski@...> wrote:
Navigating between the list with the arrow keys when NVDA + space is
pressed in the message list is like navigating the desktop.

NVDA itself can sometimes focus on writing areas.
I was navigating with the letter "b" to get rid of this damn thing.

And you should read the shortcut keys from the website.
There are good things.

On 27/04/2020 01:16, Clement Chou wrote:
Just downloaded this today because I joined a couple more groups and
having to catch up with messages on my phone is inconvenient when I'm
always at my computer. Are there any tips or tricks people have found
for using the pc client with NVDA?


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Re: Question About Station Playlist Studio Add-on

 

Hi,

It is SPL Assistant layer, followed by D (you need to assign a key to invoke SPL Assistant layer, as it is unassigned by default).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Christopher Gray
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:18 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Question About Station Playlist Studio Add-on

 

Hi:

 

In the Station Playlist Studio Add-on, how do inquire the total time of a current playlist?  In Cobra, I could look at the second line from the bottom of the screen and find it as a value there.  But, I can’t seem to do anything like that in NVDA.

 

Thank you.

 

Chris

 


Re: What'sapp on PC?

Sean
 

Navigating between the list with the arrow keys when NVDA + space is pressed in the message list is like navigating the desktop.

NVDA itself can sometimes focus on writing areas.
I was navigating with the letter "b" to get rid of this damn thing.

And you should read the shortcut keys from the website.
There are good things.

On 27/04/2020 01:16, Clement Chou wrote:
Just downloaded this today because I joined a couple more groups and
having to catch up with messages on my phone is inconvenient when I'm
always at my computer. Are there any tips or tricks people have found
for using the pc client with NVDA?



--

Sean

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


Question About Station Playlist Studio Add-on

Christopher Gray
 

Hi:

 

In the Station Playlist Studio Add-on, how do inquire the total time of a current playlist?  In Cobra, I could look at the second line from the bottom of the screen and find it as a value there.  But, I can’t seem to do anything like that in NVDA.

 

Thank you.

 

Chris

 


navigating the participants list in a zoom meeting with NVDA?

Brian Moore
 

Hi all.  so if you are in or particularly hosting a meeting with 5 or 6 participants, this doesn't seem to be an issue.  However, I was in a meeting today with 48 participants and when I open the participant list to perform some actions on people, NVDA doesn't scrole the list properly.  It seems to be a list box but if I arrow up and down, it only shows me 6 or 7 and doesn't wrap.  I actually think this might be new as I don't remember this being a thing a month or so ago.  Has anyone figured out a good way of making this work?


Brian.


Re: Torrents in QBitTorrent, or other accessible torrent clients.

William Wong
 

I read that QBitorrent is not accessible is that NVDA is having problem in dealing with app build on QT5, like vlc.


Sascha Cowley via groups.io 於 24/4/2020 5:07 寫道:

Okay. I should be clear, then, that I am referring to Transmission-QT, in which I haven't experienced those issues.

On 24/04/2020 07:03, Rob Hudson wrote:
Sascha Cowley via groups.io <sascha.camille=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I personally use Transmission. The only issue I really have with it is
that the only thing that is read in the torrent list is the torrent
name. However, if you use OCR while the list item is highlighted, you
can read the download progress.
I run transmission-daemon on my linux box, and transmission-remote-gui on windows The.
The torrent list reads with screen review. However, you must single click on a torrent and use the pgdup/up keys to scroll. No arrow support.



Re: Torrents in QBitTorrent, or other accessible torrent clients.

yunus Emre
 

There is more accessible clients like bittorrent and utorrent, but they are not safe like qbittorrent. Those clients had some issues like mining, advertisements etc.


What'sapp on PC?

Clement Chou
 

Just downloaded this today because I joined a couple more groups and
having to catch up with messages on my phone is inconvenient when I'm
always at my computer. Are there any tips or tricks people have found
for using the pc client with NVDA?


Re: accessing mail headers in Thunderbird

 

One has to have the header area of a message displayed in Thunderbird before it can be traversed by NVDA (or period, for that matter).

ALT+V, H, A shows all of the header in a split window above the message body.

ALT+V, H, N shows the normal (abbreviated) header fields that most people are interested in.

You can't get to what is not on display.  It also has nothing to do with NVDA, really.  It's just a truism.
--

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: accessing mail headers in Thunderbird

Ron Canazzi
 

That does not work in NVDA.

On 4/26/2020 3:04 PM, Akshaya Choudhary wrote:
I figured it out! Open the message and press Alt+s, you will be placed in the header of the message. From there, you can TAB your way down to the area of your choice.
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I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Kevin Cussick
 

Hi, thanks so much for this I have read chapter 1 and at this time not for me but thanks.

On 25/04/2020 22:47, Robert Kingett wrote:
The reply privately button isn't working on the web interface for some reason. I'll reboot my computer later. Anyway, the below guide will explain what it is in far better detail, but it's basically a more open and decentralized Twitter, connected to the fediverse. It's like a million different twitters all separate, but connected to each other. It's like email, but with social networks. So, if a TW Blue for Mastodon were created, people could use whatever client they wanted to talk to others in another server, AKA, instance. Anyway, read the below. Start at chapter 1.
https://www.starshipchangeling.net/mastodon/


Re: are there hot keys for raising and lowering speed of speech?

Akshaya Choudhary
 

Hahahah, glad it worked!
And, it's a Sir. Sorry for the confusion, Sir Howard :)
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Regards,
Sociohack


locked Re: A caution especially in these times

 

On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 03:06 PM, Gene wrote:
I should add that I sent my message to alert people but it may be that further discussion should be in the chat group. There will be people there who can discuss such questions.
And I would suggest that anyone with questions regarding any aspect of Windows 10 join the Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group.  It is a far better source, and more active source, of Windows 10 information than our Chat Subgroup ever will be.

But, since this was clearly meant as a user advisory, which I allowed, but has now spun into an ongoing and off-topic discussion, this topic is locked.
 
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Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

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

 

 


locked Re: A caution especially in these times

Rob Hudson
 

Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
The dangers of blocking updates so hugely outweigh allowing them to be applied that this should never be considered. Also, any computer owner who is not taking routine full system image backups, and this has been true for decades now, is playing Russian roulette. You need to be backing up in case anything causes your system to crash.

Perhaps a document should be composed walking newbies through the steps of taking an image backup and restoring it. I personally use active@ diskimage lite to do this. Because you can take a snapshot while the system is running and then restore it from the windows PE. This is the procedure I've been doing for a long time. But I'd be interested to find out how many average computer users know how to do such a thing, or even know it's possible, let alone possible to restore such an image backup with speech. Such a tutorial would greatly benefit the community, I think.