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Descending tones no longer play

Roger Stewart
 

I've been noticing that lately the descending tones indicating that nvda is closing no longer are heard when closing Windows. They still play if I either manually restart or shut down nvda so that is all good.  Maybe it's something Windows changed in an update or something. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this as well.

Roger


Re: how to solve captcha problems?

 

Well having a small site I did admins on, captchas are not really that good.

V3 needs a lot of work and v2 and well thats allready hacked.

Finally I solved spam with an email registration plugin so you verified via email.

That prevented spam accounts from registration but stilled unconfirmed spam accounts to the database.

I then added something else which will delete every user and post and completely destroy the entire website and its databases unless you are in the whitelist.

There are 4 users that need to be there, and so there is no issue.

I also had a spam reg stopper which I configured and a few other things.

Thats not going to work with a website with a million admins or authors unless you manually put them in which I guess you could do.

There is no captcha, or anything its just hard wired to destroy anything that doesn't look ok or doesn't post for a week.

Its quick and clean, of course if the whitelist ever got destroyed then you would have to start from a clean install, but you would have to get every backup destroyed to so the world would have to end pritty much first before that happened.

It works for a small blog but its probably a bit clunky for anything over that.



On 9/01/2021 5:31 am, Brian Vogel wrote:
I have to say that these days, the generic statement "they have a captcha," isn't particularly useful simply because there are a number of different captcha mechanisms in active use, and how one handles each of them is different.  Most also now have an alternative to any of the most common and standard visual challenges that require the use of point and click, and those are usually presented as a link that needs to be activated to start the process.

But without either a URL where someone trying to help could at the very least encounter the captcha method being used, it's virtually impossible to give any sort of generic advice on captchas as a class these days.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: how to solve captcha problems?

 

I have to say that these days, the generic statement "they have a captcha," isn't particularly useful simply because there are a number of different captcha mechanisms in active use, and how one handles each of them is different.  Most also now have an alternative to any of the most common and standard visual challenges that require the use of point and click, and those are usually presented as a link that needs to be activated to start the process.

But without either a URL where someone trying to help could at the very least encounter the captcha method being used, it's virtually impossible to give any sort of generic advice on captchas as a class these days.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Questions regarding SwitchSynth

Tyler Spivey
 

The appeal is that any accidental changes to speech rate, keyboard echo, or any other NVDA setting will not become permanently locked into that profile.
Imagine this: you create a config profile for another language. now you switch to it, and want to turn character echo on to, say, type a series of numbers that need to be accurate.
As soon as you do that, character echo's state is permanent in that profile. It can never be synchronized with the default value, and you'll always have to adjust it.

On 1/8/2021 7:44 AM, Andre Fisher wrote:
Hi.
I don't really see the appeal of this add-on anymore, seeing that you can assign keyboard shortcuts to configuration profiles, which can include changes to synthesizers and voice settings natively. However, it was a good add-on while it was not possible.


Re: Questions regarding SwitchSynth

Andre Fisher
 

Hi.

I don't really see the appeal of this add-on anymore, seeing that you can assign keyboard shortcuts to configuration profiles, which can include changes to synthesizers and voice settings natively. However, it was a good add-on while it was not possible.


how to solve captcha problems?

Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...>
 

 

Hi,

 

I'm using Edge and Chrome, and I have some sites I need, but they have captcha for the identification process, or even lost password process.

 

What can I do to solve it?

 

Thanks!

Afik

 

 


Re: any idea what's happening here?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I don't think the original poster stated what mail program he was using, but I am wondering if in whatever program he uses if somehow the message pane got turned on by mistake.

On 1/8/2021 9:41 AM, zahra wrote:
hello luke.
about com registration fixing tool, one time i tested it when i did
not have any problem in my firefox.
nvda stopped working in firefox completely!
i sent email for you off list today.
God bless you!

On 1/8/21, Luke Davis <luke@newanswertech.com> wrote:
Do you happen to have an older day's listing message that you can test to
see if
you can still read?
The idea being to determine if it suddenly happens like this on all of their

messages, even ones that worked previously (your problem), or if it's just
this
particular one (probably their problem).

Have you tried NVDA+n, t, r, to run the COM Reg Fixing Tool? It can
sometimes
resolve the "web documents acting strangely" issue.

Although I doubt it will help here, it is still worth doing.

Luke





--
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: any idea what's happening here?

 

hello luke.
about com registration fixing tool, one time i tested it when i did
not have any problem in my firefox.
nvda stopped working in firefox completely!
i sent email for you off list today.
God bless you!

On 1/8/21, Luke Davis <luke@newanswertech.com> wrote:
Do you happen to have an older day's listing message that you can test to
see if
you can still read?
The idea being to determine if it suddenly happens like this on all of their

messages, even ones that worked previously (your problem), or if it's just
this
particular one (probably their problem).

Have you tried NVDA+n, t, r, to run the COM Reg Fixing Tool? It can
sometimes
resolve the "web documents acting strangely" issue.

Although I doubt it will help here, it is still worth doing.

Luke





--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


NVDA OCR

Sue J. Ward
 

Hello. I was wondering is the documentation for the OCR section in NVDA will be updated in the next version of NVDA cause I did download a couple of attachments they are JPG files and I did save them in the documents folder since am on a windows 10 machine with everything up to date. When I go to the file in the list of files when I land on that file was wondering should I open up the file then do the command nvda plus R, cause I do a nvda plus r command it says recognizing results and a second later it says done. Where do they go after the stuff has been recognized? When I do tab around I don't see another window open up displaying the results. Where do I go from here? Any help would be great. I hope in the next version of Nvda it will explain it in more detail. When I did it with Jaws it did a much better job, it sure would be nice if NVDA could do something similar.
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Re: nvda accessibility with calibre:

 

hi.
thanks for your reply.
which version of calibre is accessible with screen reader?
i did not find informations about supporting screen readers in their website.

On 1/8/21, Patrick Le Baudour <p.lebaudour@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, last time I tried, it was a pain, but since then an add-on has been
developped: https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/calibre.en.html
i haven't tried it, as i only use calibre's ebook conversion tool in
command line, so i can't tell how much it improves things, but since
it's here I assume it makes it at least bearable.

-- Patrick
Le 08/01/2021 à 13:26, zahra a écrit :
hello every one.
did you test calibre with nvda?
is it accessible?
calibre is an opensource program for studying ebooks.
thanks and God bless you.




--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: any idea what's happening here?

Luke Davis
 

Do you happen to have an older day's listing message that you can test to see if you can still read?
The idea being to determine if it suddenly happens like this on all of their messages, even ones that worked previously (your problem), or if it's just this particular one (probably their problem).

Have you tried NVDA+n, t, r, to run the COM Reg Fixing Tool? It can sometimes resolve the "web documents acting strangely" issue.

Although I doubt it will help here, it is still worth doing.

Luke


Re: nvda accessibility with calibre:

Patrick Le Baudour
 

Hi, last time I tried, it was a pain, but since then an add-on has been developped: https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/calibre.en.html
i haven't tried it, as i only use calibre's ebook conversion tool in command line, so i can't tell how much it improves things, but since it's here I assume it makes it at least bearable.

-- Patrick

Le 08/01/2021 à 13:26, zahra a écrit :
hello every one.
did you test calibre with nvda?
is it accessible?
calibre is an opensource program for studying ebooks.
thanks and God bless you.


nvda accessibility with calibre:

 

hello every one.
did you test calibre with nvda?
is it accessible?
calibre is an opensource program for studying ebooks.
thanks and God bless you.

--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: any idea what's happening here?

Gene
 

Are you saying you can see the text when you down arrow but no headings? In such a case, don't dismiss the possibility that the message itself may be defective. People at times assume the problem is there's when it may not be such as when a web site is down. If all other mail reads correctly, the problemmay be with the message. If you want to check, if you forward the message to someone off list, the person can see if it reads properly.

I don't know what is causing the rest of your problems. I hope you have everything backed up in case some sort of computer failure is iminent.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: ken lawrence via groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 5:44 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] any idea what's happening here?



Hi NVDA list strange event. I flipped through my email today as always and for some weird reason, the TV listtings message I get from NFB newsline which is well made and can be read with no problem can’t be seen by either NVDA or narrator. I can see the heaers and the download message as picture and open message in a new window but for some weird reason no headings links or anything. It’s as if the message is blank a whole day’s worth of TV listings based on the channels I set as favorites is invisible. I shutdown and restarted both NVDA and the computer altogether and it’s like it’s never read the thing before. Similar to that when the computer first starts it’s like a tv set warming up like in the old days NVDA can’t seem to tab forward or back it’s slow to respond to commands and slow loading pages. Any idea why the computer can’t recognize a message it has seen maybe a couple hundred times now?



Sent from Mail for Windows 10


any idea what's happening here?

ken lawrence
 

Hi NVDA list strange event.  I flipped through my email today as always and for some weird reason, the TV listtings message I get from NFB newsline which is well made and can be read with no problem can’t be seen by either NVDA or narrator.  I can see the heaers and the download message as picture and open message in a new window but for some weird reason no headings links or anything.  It’s as if the message is blank a whole day’s worth of TV listings based on the channels I set as favorites is invisible.  I shutdown and restarted both NVDA and the computer altogether and it’s like it’s never read the thing before.  Similar to that when the computer first starts it’s like a tv set warming up like in the old days NVDA can’t seem to tab forward or back it’s slow to respond to commands and slow loading pages.  Any idea why the computer can’t recognize a message it has seen maybe a couple hundred times now? 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Say all in word working in a strange way

Declan Meenagh
 

Hello everyone.

Thanks for the help, this does resolve it for me.

A small thing but it would be nice if it could stop in the middle of the line but it’s only a line of text to navigate so I can manage it.

Thanks again.    

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cearbhall O'Meadhra
Sent: Sunday 3 January 2021 16:01
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Say all in word working in a strange way

 

Chris,

 

Jean and you have made very helpful points, thanks.

 

I can confirm that the shift key is very effective in pausing the Say all flow. It resumes again perfectly without losing position on a second press of the shift key.

 

The control key does, as you say, terminate the Say All flow completely. It leaves the cursor at the first word of the current line. This means that a repeated press of the NVDA + down-arrow restarts Say all from the beginning of the line on which NVDA stopped speaking and so repeats only a few words that were already heard but not the whole spiel again.

 

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 Chris Mullins
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Say all in word working in a strange way

 

Hi

Gene is correct, you use the shift key as a pause toggle when using the Say All command.  Pressing the control key stops the Say All command and it appears to leave the cursor at the point that Say All has red to.

 

Cheers

Chris  

 

From: Gene
Sent: 03 January 2021 14:17
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Say all in word working in a strange way

 

What happens if you stop reading with control?  While its slightly more

inconvenient to issue the read to end command again, that my work around the

problem until you may find a solution.  Also, isn't pause done with the

shift and not the arrow keys?  I haven't used the [pause or skim reading

feature but I believe you are using the incorrect command just to pause

reading.  I think its shift to pause, then shift to resume.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

-----Original Message-----

From: Declan Meenagh

Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 7:07 AM

To: nvda@groups.io

Subject: [nvda] Say all in word working in a strange way

 

 

 

Hello everyone.

 

Has anyone got the issue where after you hit say all (insert + down arrow)

and want to pause you hit down or right arrow and instead of moving cursor

to the bottom it moves it to the point where you started say all. This is

happening in large documents that are hard to navigate. Is there a way to

move the cursor to the end of the text?

 

I’m on windows 10 and office 365.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: SPSS and NVDA

Rowen Cary
 

What is the result of your try? Can NVDA be used with SPSS?


Re: Questions regarding SwitchSynth

Tyler Spivey
 

Some keyboards aren't able to press certain combinations of keys. That might be why the first slot won't work.
One current limitation of the addon is that you can only bind the keys to modifiers and numbers.
The advantage to this approach is you can get up to 10 slots for free, but the disadvantage is that you're stuck with modifiers and numbers.

It would be relatively simple to modify the addon to expose each slot as its own script, and avoid this limitation entirely.

On 12/31/2020 2:45 AM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:
Good day list,
I use a laptop with the latest version of Windows, as well as NVDA.
I have two questions regarding the SwitchSynth addon.
According to the addon, there are six slots to load languages on. The first slot, however, doesn’t work. I can only load language from slot 2 onwards.
When I select my language, the settings ring does not work. I have to reload NVDA in order for the settings ring to function.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Regards
Morné


Re: Questions regarding SwitchSynth

Sharad Koirala
 

thank u.

On 1/5/21, Jacob Kruger <jacob@blindza.co.za> wrote:
If I select a slot by pressing NVDA + ctrl + shift + 3 (for example), it
should select slot 3, and I then make changes to synth and voice
selection, and then hit NVDA + ctrl + shift + V, to save the combination
of choices in the selected slot.


In NVDA input gesture settings dialogue, under switch synth in the
treeview, there are two child items:

- Save the currently used synthesizer and its settings to the currently
selected slot

- Sets the currently active synthesizer to the selected slot.


And, under those items you can find or change those key combo's.


HTH


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2021-01-04 05:35 PM, Sharad Koirala wrote:
hi,
my question could sound very basic..
but how do we assign different synthesizers to different slots in this
addon? I am not being able to do it..

thank you,

On 1/4/21, Jacob Kruger <jacob@blindza.co.za> wrote:
Morne, one question - if you turn on input help, and, hit the keystroke
assigned to selecting the first slot, what does it tell you?


As in, make sure there's no other bit of functionality assigned to
selecting the first slot?


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2020-12-31 12:45 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:
Good day list,

I use a laptop with the latest version of Windows, as well as NVDA.

I have two questions regarding the SwitchSynth addon.

According to the addon, there are six slots to load languages on. The
first slot, however, doesn’t work. I can only load language from slot
2 onwards.

When I select my language, the settings ring does not work. I have to
reload NVDA in order for the settings ring to function.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Regards

Morné








--
Dr. Sharad Koirala
Lecturer
Department of Community Medicine
Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal


Re: Selecting Files

Sascha Cowley
 

Can confirm this is what happens on Windows 10 for me too.

On 2021-01-08 10:29, Gene wrote:
I don't know what accounts for the behavior you are describing.  Is it possible that this changed in Windows 10?  Possible, but its hard to believe that these commands would have changed going back as far as Windows 95 and probably farther.

If others verify the change, then it will appear that a change was made in Windows 10.  Perhaps others will discuss the question.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Chris Mullins
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 3:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting Files



Hi Gene

Well I’m using Windows 10 with NVDA 2020.3 and it clearly announces “not selected” after each file name as I use Control+Shift+DownArrow to move through the list of files immediately after opening File Explorer. Similarly, if I select the first file then use Control+Shift+DownArrow, subsequent files are selected.



Had Chris known how the command works, he could have achieved what he wanted to do, so to say it’s the “wrong command” is unreasonable, particularly as you should know by now that in Windows, there are many ways to achieve the same thing.  I was giving added value to the subject of file selection as yourself and others have done, just think of it as another tool in the box.



Cheers

Chris





From: Gene
Sent: 07 January 2021 16:58
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting Files





Control shift down arrow is never used in moving through lists. it is the

wrong command to use for the purpose originally asked about and it is never

used in moving in a list in general.

When I use it with NVDA, I can move down the list but the selected or not

selected status of an item is not spoken and nothing is either selected or

unselected.



Control down arrow will tell you the status of items as you move. If an

item is selected, selected is not spoken.  If an item isn't selected,

unselected is spoken.  At least that is the case with NVDA.  These movement

commands are Windows commands, not screen-reader commands. Windows has no

purpose or function for control shift when moving through a list.



Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mullins

Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 10:40 AM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting Files







Hi



It’s not the wrong command, you just need to understand how it works.

Control+shift+Down Arrow checks the selection status of the file in focus

and applies the same selection status to files traversed by subsequent

presses of the command.  When you first enter File Explorer, focus is on the

top file of the list but the file is not selected, so subsequent presses of

Control+Shift+Down Arrow did not select any files.  Had Control+Spacebar

been pressed first to select the top file, subsequent files traversed would

also have been selected.  This functionality makes it a more ergonomic

command to use than the Control+DownArrow and Control+Spacebar to select

command combination in situations where you are mostly selecting

non-contiguous blocks of files.







Cheers



Chris















From: Gene

Sent: 06 January 2021 23:35

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Selecting Files











It’s the wrong command.  In a list, when you are selecting using shift, just



use shift.







Gene



----Original Message-----


From: Christopher Gray



Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2021 4:44 PM



To: nvda@groups.io



Subject: [nvda] Selecting Files















Hello:















When I use ctrl+shft+downarrow or ctrl+shft+downarrow to select one or more



files, nothing is selected.  I have tried changing scroll lock, testing my



keyboard under Windows 10 and other MS suggestions but to no avail.  Any



thoughts here?















Many thanks.















Chris












































































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