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Re: Track Changes in Word

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Quentin,

 

This is a generic problem with Microsoft Word. NVDA does not tell the user when a pane has been opened.

 

Pranav

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 2:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Track Changes in Word

 

Hi Kelby,

 

You are right, there isn't anything obvious indicating whether track changes are on or off.  You can go to the Revision ribbon and check whether the track changes button is pressed or not.  Changes themselves are treated as Annotations by NVDA, so they appear in the elements list etc.

 

The only reference for this that I know of, aside from a brief mention in the User Guide, is the Microsoft Word with NVDA module here: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/ which goes into more detail than I included above as well as several activities on the topic (in Chapter 11).

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 7:43 AM, kelby carlson <kelbycarlson@...> wrote:

All,

Is there anything out there on how to use track changes in MS Word
with NVDA? When I press ctrl-shift-e it doesn't tell me if track
changes are even on or off. This caused a big problem with an
assignment recently.




 

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Training Material Developer

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Re: Weather Plus 4.2 update available

Kevin Cussick
 

it works very well in the UK.

On 05/11/2016 11:59, Gerardo Corripio wrote:
Yes it shuld work OK in the UK; I'm here in Mexico, a)d Weather Plus
works as is should. Good luck!

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone 4S

El 05/11/2016, a las 5:54 a.m., Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@roadrunner.com
<mailto:aa2vm@roadrunner.com>> escribió:

It should work worldwide.



On 11/5/2016 7:37 AM, Peter Beasley wrote:
Does the weather plus add on work here in the UK or is it just for
the US?

*From:* Ron Canazzi <mailto:aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
*Sent:* Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:32 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 4.2 update available


Hi Adriano,



Thanks for the recent Weather Plus Update. I sure wish I knew why
the barometric readings are always wrong for my zip code/location.
They are still always about .6 to .7 Inches too low.




On 11/5/2016 7:11 AM, Adriano Barbieri via Groups.io
<http://groups.io>; wrote:
Hi there,

Version 4.2
* Added 5 new sound effects;
It will be necessary to update them from the settings of the plugin.
* Fixed bug in the import function;
The list of cities was not sorted alphabetically.
* Added import mode in the import function; you may decide to
completely replace your own list, or simply add new cities to it.
* Updated the reading of the weather forecast, current weather report;
Adding the perceived temperature (wind chill).
* Added new strings to the list weather reports.

For those who already use Weather Plus, the update is automatic,
otherwise:
Download #1:
http://www.nvda.it/system/files/plugin/weather_plus4.2.nvda-addon?download=1
Download #2:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5251169/Weather%20Plus4.2.nvda-addon
http://addons.nvda-project.org/files/get.php?file=wetp
Cheers
Adriano Barbieri
--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"
--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Firefox alternative?

Dejan Ristic
 

I have tried it, but what I always get is the last window that I have open. I know that more are open, for I open them, but the last is shown when alt-tabbing.

On 11/5/2016 11:03 PM, Travis Siegel wrote:
In chrome, every window you open becomes a whole new process, so you would treate multiple chrome windows just like multiple programs. Just use the alt-tab, and toggle through all the programs to find the other chrome sessions. I don't know why it's done this way, but that's how it's handled, so just treat each open page like a different program, and you're all set.

hth.


On 11/5/16, Dejan Ristic <r.dejan83@gmail.com> wrote:
Opera is rather Chrome-based, and its accessibility may be compared with
that of Google Chrome's. I use them both, and find them more accessible
than they were before, though. The only thing I cannot do with them is
switching between the currently running windows open in any of them. I
know how to do it in Firefox. All in all, Firefox is the most accessible
to NVDA.




Re: Firefox alternative?

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

In chrome, every window you open becomes a whole new process, so you would treate multiple chrome windows just like multiple programs. Just use the alt-tab, and toggle through all the programs to find the other chrome sessions. I don't know why it's done this way, but that's how it's handled, so just treat each open page like a different program, and you're all set.

hth.

On 11/5/16, Dejan Ristic <r.dejan83@gmail.com> wrote:
Opera is rather Chrome-based, and its accessibility may be compared with
that of Google Chrome's. I use them both, and find them more accessible
than they were before, though. The only thing I cannot do with them is
switching between the currently running windows open in any of them. I
know how to do it in Firefox. All in all, Firefox is the most accessible
to NVDA.


Re: Firefox alternative?

Brandon Cross <bcross3286@...>
 

Ice weasel? Firefox is coded in XUL, you could create your own browser
if you wish.

On 11/5/16, Dejan Ristic <r.dejan83@gmail.com> wrote:
Opera is rather Chrome-based, and its accessibility may be compared with
that of Google Chrome's. I use them both, and find them more accessible
than they were before, though. The only thing I cannot do with them is
switching between the currently running windows open in any of them. I
know how to do it in Firefox. All in all, Firefox is the most accessible
to NVDA.


On 11/4/2016 1:50 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

Have you tried resetting Firefox? Particularly if you use add-ons or
extensions. I believe Opera was based on Firefox but I have no idea
how accessible it is since I haven't played with it in ages.





--
*/Brian/*

*/Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t./*

//~ Lauren Bacall






Re: Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Salva Doménech <kibay@...>
 

Hi.
I shaw that it is solved yet, but, the next time, you also can put the computer as new. In configuration, upgrade and security you’ve this option.
Cheers

El 5 nov 2016, a las 18:17, Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@gmail.com> escribió:

Hi, Mitchal,


I'm glad the upgrade solved the problem. I hadn't thought of that.


Rosemarie




On 11/5/2016 12:26 AM, Michel Such wrote:
Hi Rosemarie,


Strangely, simply upgrading Windows 10 to Anniversary update fixed the problem.

Previously, he tried several times to uninstall and reinstall the problematic softwares without any result.

I guess some component is not installed or not correctly registered in the Windows preinstalled on the computer.


Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel

Le 2016-11-05 à 05:25, Rosemarie Chavarria a écrit :
Hi, Mitchal,


Maybe your friend can try doing a clean install of both firefox and thunderbird. Hopefully that should solve the problem.


Hope this helps.


Rosemarie




On 11/4/2016 2:16 AM, Michel Such wrote:
Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.









Re: Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Mitchal,


I'm glad the upgrade solved the problem. I hadn't thought of that.


Rosemarie

On 11/5/2016 12:26 AM, Michel Such wrote:
Hi Rosemarie,


Strangely, simply upgrading Windows 10 to Anniversary update fixed the problem.

Previously, he tried several times to uninstall and reinstall the problematic softwares without any result.

I guess some component is not installed or not correctly registered in the Windows preinstalled on the computer.


Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel

Le 2016-11-05 à 05:25, Rosemarie Chavarria a écrit :
Hi, Mitchal,


Maybe your friend can try doing a clean install of both firefox and thunderbird. Hopefully that should solve the problem.


Hope this helps.


Rosemarie




On 11/4/2016 2:16 AM, Michel Such wrote:
Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.







Re: An ad blocker and nvda issue

Gene
 

Turn off or block JAVA scripts. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 6:21 AM
Subject: [nvda] An ad blocker and nvda issue

OK so up until a few weeks ago, I have been able to access our local papers
web site with an ad blocker on and its mostly accessible. However in the
last couple of weeks I have found no news on it at all. I asked a sighted
person to look at the screen and he told me there is a huge banner on the
screen in pretty graphics saying please turn off your ad blocker to view our
content or words to that effect. Of course being a graphic, it was not
reported to me at all.
 The problem is that if you turn the ad blocker off on a site like this the
site is no longer accessible due to adverts that  do weird things in
graphics an scroll and all sorts, thus making it pointless getting access.
Does anyone know of an ad blocker that can lie to the site so I can read it,
or can something be done to nvda to let it ignore all the non text stuff on
a site to allow at least some sense to be made of this.
 After reading all the posts on here about guidelines for accessible sites,
it seems to me that you can have the most accessible site in the world but
insisting on giving adverts which are not checked as being accessible  will
just make the whole exercise pointless in the end.
 I will write to them (surrey comet) but since this seems to be afflicting
more and more sites, I fear I'll be knocking on an empty room door here.
 Maybe some proxy server could pretend it was me!
 Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.




Re: Weather Plus 4.2 update available

Adriano Barbieri
 

Hi Ron,
 
Strange, we talk about inches of mercury and not of pounds per square inch.
I just tried it for my location and there is no substantial difference.
Try to search with google:
yahoo weather for your city, country.
Otherwise, it is maybe a synchronization problem between the web page and the Weather API.
 
 
Cheers
Adriano
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 4.2 update available

Hi Adriano,


Thanks for the recent Weather Plus Update.  I sure wish I knew why the barometric readings are always wrong for my zip code/location.  They are still always about .6 to .7 Inches too low.



On 11/5/2016 7:11 AM, Adriano Barbieri via Groups.io wrote:
Hi there,
 
Version 4.2
* Added 5 new sound effects;
It will be necessary to update them from the settings of the plugin.
* Fixed bug in the import function;
The list of cities was not sorted alphabetically.
* Added import mode in the import function; you may decide to completely replace your own list, or simply add new cities to it.
* Updated the reading of the weather forecast, current weather report;
Adding the perceived temperature (wind chill).
* Added new strings to the list weather reports.
 
Cheers
Adriano Barbieri

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Weather Plus 4.2 update available

Gerardo Corripio
 

Yes it shuld work OK in the UK; I'm here in Mexico, a)d Weather Plus works as is should. Good luck!

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone 4S

El 05/11/2016, a las 5:54 a.m., Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> escribió:

It should work worldwide.



On 11/5/2016 7:37 AM, Peter Beasley wrote:
Does the weather plus add on work here in the UK or is it just for the US?
 
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 4.2 update available
 

Hi Adriano,

 

Thanks for the recent Weather Plus Update.  I sure wish I knew why the barometric readings are always wrong for my zip code/location.  They are still always about .6 to .7 Inches too low.

 


On 11/5/2016 7:11 AM, Adriano Barbieri via Groups.io wrote:
Hi there,
 
Version 4.2
* Added 5 new sound effects;
It will be necessary to update them from the settings of the plugin.
* Fixed bug in the import function;
The list of cities was not sorted alphabetically.
* Added import mode in the import function; you may decide to completely replace your own list, or simply add new cities to it.
* Updated the reading of the weather forecast, current weather report;
Adding the perceived temperature (wind chill).
* Added new strings to the list weather reports.
 
Cheers
Adriano Barbieri

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Weather Plus 4.2 update available

Ron Canazzi
 

It should work worldwide.



On 11/5/2016 7:37 AM, Peter Beasley wrote:
Does the weather plus add on work here in the UK or is it just for the US?
 
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 4.2 update available
 

Hi Adriano,

 

Thanks for the recent Weather Plus Update.  I sure wish I knew why the barometric readings are always wrong for my zip code/location.  They are still always about .6 to .7 Inches too low.

 


On 11/5/2016 7:11 AM, Adriano Barbieri via Groups.io wrote:
Hi there,
 
Version 4.2
* Added 5 new sound effects;
It will be necessary to update them from the settings of the plugin.
* Fixed bug in the import function;
The list of cities was not sorted alphabetically.
* Added import mode in the import function; you may decide to completely replace your own list, or simply add new cities to it.
* Updated the reading of the weather forecast, current weather report;
Adding the perceived temperature (wind chill).
* Added new strings to the list weather reports.
 
Cheers
Adriano Barbieri

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Mallard
 

Great!

Glad it worked for him too.

My son and I went crazy for about two weeks trying to help a friend with the same issues, only to discover he hadn't upgraded to the latest Windows 10 version... (smle).


He almost sold his brand new laptop because of that problem... lol.

Ciao,

Ollie

Il 04/11/2016 14:09, Michel Such ha scritto:
Fantastic!


After update to Anniversary version, all works fine.


Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel

Le 2016-11-04 à 11:25, Michel Such a écrit :
Thanks,


He is currently updating to Anniversary Update, let's se if it fixes the problem.



Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel

Le 2016-11-04 à 11:04, Mallard a écrit :
Hello,


Has your friend checked what version of Windows 10 his/her laptop is running?


If it isn't the latest one - 1607 -, he/she should update Windows 10 to that version.


I had friends who had the same problem, and it was automatically solved by updating the OS.


hth, ciao,

Ollie





Il 04/11/2016 10:16, Michel Such ha scritto:
Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.










Re: Weather Plus 4.2 update available

Peter Beasley
 

Does the weather plus add on work here in the UK or is it just for the US?
 

Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather Plus 4.2 update available
 

Hi Adriano,

 

Thanks for the recent Weather Plus Update.  I sure wish I knew why the barometric readings are always wrong for my zip code/location.  They are still always about .6 to .7 Inches too low.

 


On 11/5/2016 7:11 AM, Adriano Barbieri via Groups.io wrote:
Hi there,
 
Version 4.2
* Added 5 new sound effects;
It will be necessary to update them from the settings of the plugin.
* Fixed bug in the import function;
The list of cities was not sorted alphabetically.
* Added import mode in the import function; you may decide to completely replace your own list, or simply add new cities to it.
* Updated the reading of the weather forecast, current weather report;
Adding the perceived temperature (wind chill).
* Added new strings to the list weather reports.
 
Cheers
Adriano Barbieri

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Weather Plus 4.2 update available

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Adriano,


Thanks for the recent Weather Plus Update.  I sure wish I knew why the barometric readings are always wrong for my zip code/location.  They are still always about .6 to .7 Inches too low.



On 11/5/2016 7:11 AM, Adriano Barbieri via Groups.io wrote:
Hi there,
 
Version 4.2
* Added 5 new sound effects;
It will be necessary to update them from the settings of the plugin.
* Fixed bug in the import function;
The list of cities was not sorted alphabetically.
* Added import mode in the import function; you may decide to completely replace your own list, or simply add new cities to it.
* Updated the reading of the weather forecast, current weather report;
Adding the perceived temperature (wind chill).
* Added new strings to the list weather reports.
 
Cheers
Adriano Barbieri

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


An ad blocker and nvda issue

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

OK so up until a few weeks ago, I have been able to access our local papers web site with an ad blocker on and its mostly accessible. However in the last couple of weeks I have found no news on it at all. I asked a sighted person to look at the screen and he told me there is a huge banner on the screen in pretty graphics saying please turn off your ad blocker to view our content or words to that effect. Of course being a graphic, it was not reported to me at all.
The problem is that if you turn the ad blocker off on a site like this the site is no longer accessible due to adverts that do weird things in graphics an scroll and all sorts, thus making it pointless getting access. Does anyone know of an ad blocker that can lie to the site so I can read it, or can something be done to nvda to let it ignore all the non text stuff on a site to allow at least some sense to be made of this.
After reading all the posts on here about guidelines for accessible sites, it seems to me that you can have the most accessible site in the world but insisting on giving adverts which are not checked as being accessible will just make the whole exercise pointless in the end.
I will write to them (surrey comet) but since this seems to be afflicting more and more sites, I fear I'll be knocking on an empty room door here.
Maybe some proxy server could pretend it was me!
Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.


Weather Plus 4.2 update available

Adriano Barbieri
 

Hi there,
 
Version 4.2
* Added 5 new sound effects;
It will be necessary to update them from the settings of the plugin.
* Fixed bug in the import function;
The list of cities was not sorted alphabetically.
* Added import mode in the import function; you may decide to completely replace your own list, or simply add new cities to it.
* Updated the reading of the weather forecast, current weather report;
Adding the perceived temperature (wind chill).
* Added new strings to the list weather reports.
 
Cheers
Adriano Barbieri


Re: Firefox alternative?

Dejan Ristic
 

Opera is rather Chrome-based, and its accessibility may be compared with that of Google Chrome's. I use them both, and find them more accessible than they were before, though. The only thing I cannot do with them is switching between the currently running windows open in any of them. I know how to do it in Firefox. All in all, Firefox is the most accessible to NVDA.


On 11/4/2016 1:50 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

Have you tried resetting Firefox?  Particularly if you use add-ons or extensions.  I believe Opera was based on Firefox but I have no idea how accessible it is since I haven't played with it in ages.





--
Brian

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.

    ~ Lauren Bacall

    







Re: Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Michel Such
 

Hi Rosemarie,


Strangely, simply upgrading Windows 10 to Anniversary update fixed the problem.

Previously, he tried several times to uninstall and reinstall the problematic softwares without any result.

I guess some component is not installed or not correctly registered in the Windows preinstalled on the computer.


Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel

Le 2016-11-05 à 05:25, Rosemarie Chavarria a écrit :
Hi, Mitchal,


Maybe your friend can try doing a clean install of both firefox and thunderbird. Hopefully that should solve the problem.


Hope this helps.


Rosemarie




On 11/4/2016 2:16 AM, Michel Such wrote:
Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.





Re: Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Mitchal,


Maybe your friend can try doing a clean install of both firefox and thunderbird. Hopefully that should solve the problem.


Hope this helps.


Rosemarie

On 11/4/2016 2:16 AM, Michel Such wrote:
Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.




Re: Accessible audio joiner?

RealTalk
 

I hope this is OK. I'll put a link for the one that I use at the end of this message. If you need any help feel free to contact me.

On Nov 4, 2016, at 9:21 AM, Robert Kingett <kingettspeaks@...> wrote:

Hi all! I would like to know if there is an accessible audio joiner out there? I would like to merge multiple audio files.