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NVDA 2016.2.1 does not install some addons from official addons website completely

J.G
 

Hi,


here is description of problem:


when i downloaded addons from addons.nvda-project.org to my computer and opened chosen addons, nvda made as usual. Then I restart nvda, but in Addon manager addon status was "install" and now I cannot use some of addons. These are: ControlUsageAssistant, FocusHighlight, Ocr, PlaceMarkers SystrayList and Wirtual revision.


What could be wrong?


Thanks, Jožef


Re: looking for a good ntivirus program

Gene
 

Since you bottom posted, a lot of people will skip your message, in part because many will think you didn't include one. 
 
I don't follow antivirus programs enough to recommend any.
 
Gene

Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program

 
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
 
Clamwin is not well reviewed.  I wouldn't use it. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pete
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
 
try clamwin



On 7/2/2016 4:55 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
> And as an aside to this question.
> I have a need for a stand alone anti virus scanner which I can run,
> say from a ram stick and update on one machine and run on others not
> always connected to the internet without it complaining its out of
> date or needs an internet connection to update. Brian
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John J. Boyer"
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> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 1:12 PM
> Subject: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
>
>
>> Does anyone want to recommend a free antivirus program that works well
>> with NVDA?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> John
>>
>> --
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>> AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
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Re: looking for a good ntivirus program

Pete <emac00@...>
 

may be usefull for use on an usb stick for a stand alone scanner.

On 7/23/2016 10:00 AM, Antony Stone wrote:
I agree. ClamWin is a spin-off product for Windows, from the ClamAV project,
originally developed for Unix and Linux systems.

ClamAV works fine on Linux, and is a useful scanner, but ClamWin has the major
drawback that it doesn't do on-demand scanning (for example of files as they
get downloaded from the Internet, or as they get received in emails) - it only
does file system scanning (ie: checking files after they've arrived on your
computer and have been stored on the hard disk). In some instances, this can
be too late.


Antony.

On Saturday 23 July 2016 at 15:48:46, Gene wrote:

Clamwin is not well reviewed. I wouldn't use it.

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

From: Pete
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:54 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program


try clamwin

On 7/2/2016 4:55 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
And as an aside to this question.
I have a need for a stand alone anti virus scanner which I can run,
say from a ram stick and update on one machine and run on others not
always connected to the internet without it complaining its out of
date or needs an internet connection to update. Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "John J. Boyer"
<john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 1:12 PM
Subject: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program

Does anyone want to recommend a free antivirus program that works well
with NVDA?

Thanks,
John


Re: looking for a good ntivirus program

Shaun Oliver
 

further to my last, if I had to use any other, I'd either use vypre or esset nod32



On 23/07/2016 23:47, Shaun Oliver wrote:

what is wrong with windows defender? quite frankly, it's as good as any other out there and is accessible.


It does also get decent write ups.



On 23/07/2016 23:18, Gene wrote:
Clamwin is not well reviewed.  I wouldn't use it. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pete
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program

try clamwin



On 7/2/2016 4:55 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
> And as an aside to this question.
> I have a need for a stand alone anti virus scanner which I can run,
> say from a ram stick and update on one machine and run on others not
> always connected to the internet without it complaining its out of
> date or needs an internet connection to update. Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John J. Boyer"
> <john.boyer@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 1:12 PM
> Subject: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
>
>
>> Does anyone want to recommend a free antivirus program that works well
>> with NVDA?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> John
>>
>> --
>> John J. Boyer; President,
>> AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
>> Email: john.boyer@...
>> Website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
>> Status: 501(C)(3) Nonprofit
>> Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
>> Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
>>         disabilities which are available at no cost.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: looking for a good ntivirus program

Shaun Oliver
 

what is wrong with windows defender? quite frankly, it's as good as any other out there and is accessible.


It does also get decent write ups.



On 23/07/2016 23:18, Gene wrote:
Clamwin is not well reviewed.  I wouldn't use it. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pete
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program

try clamwin



On 7/2/2016 4:55 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
> And as an aside to this question.
> I have a need for a stand alone anti virus scanner which I can run,
> say from a ram stick and update on one machine and run on others not
> always connected to the internet without it complaining its out of
> date or needs an internet connection to update. Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John J. Boyer"
> <john.boyer@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 1:12 PM
> Subject: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
>
>
>> Does anyone want to recommend a free antivirus program that works well
>> with NVDA?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> John
>>
>> --
>> John J. Boyer; President,
>> AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
>> Email: john.boyer@...
>> Website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
>> Status: 501(C)(3) Nonprofit
>> Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
>> Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
>>         disabilities which are available at no cost.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>





Re: looking for a good ntivirus program

Antony Stone
 

I agree. ClamWin is a spin-off product for Windows, from the ClamAV project,
originally developed for Unix and Linux systems.

ClamAV works fine on Linux, and is a useful scanner, but ClamWin has the major
drawback that it doesn't do on-demand scanning (for example of files as they
get downloaded from the Internet, or as they get received in emails) - it only
does file system scanning (ie: checking files after they've arrived on your
computer and have been stored on the hard disk). In some instances, this can
be too late.


Antony.

On Saturday 23 July 2016 at 15:48:46, Gene wrote:

Clamwin is not well reviewed. I wouldn't use it.

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

From: Pete
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:54 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program


try clamwin

On 7/2/2016 4:55 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
And as an aside to this question.
I have a need for a stand alone anti virus scanner which I can run,
say from a ram stick and update on one machine and run on others not
always connected to the internet without it complaining its out of
date or needs an internet connection to update. Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "John J. Boyer"
<john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 1:12 PM
Subject: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program

Does anyone want to recommend a free antivirus program that works well
with NVDA?

Thanks,
John
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Re: looking for a good ntivirus program

Peter Beasley
 

 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
 
Clamwin is not well reviewed.  I wouldn't use it. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pete
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
 
try clamwin



On 7/2/2016 4:55 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
> And as an aside to this question.
> I have a need for a stand alone anti virus scanner which I can run,
> say from a ram stick and update on one machine and run on others not
> always connected to the internet without it complaining its out of
> date or needs an internet connection to update. Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John J. Boyer"
> <john.boyer@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 1:12 PM
> Subject: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
>
>
>> Does anyone want to recommend a free antivirus program that works well
>> with NVDA?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> John
>>
>> --
>> John J. Boyer; President,
>> AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
>> Email: john.boyer@...
>> Website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
>> Status: 501(C)(3) Nonprofit
>> Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
>> Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
>>         disabilities which are available at no cost.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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>
>




Re: looking for a good ntivirus program

Gene
 

Clamwin is not well reviewed.  I wouldn't use it. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Pete
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program

try clamwin



On 7/2/2016 4:55 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
> And as an aside to this question.
> I have a need for a stand alone anti virus scanner which I can run,
> say from a ram stick and update on one machine and run on others not
> always connected to the internet without it complaining its out of
> date or needs an internet connection to update. Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John J. Boyer"
> <john.boyer@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 1:12 PM
> Subject: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program
>
>
>> Does anyone want to recommend a free antivirus program that works well
>> with NVDA?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> John
>>
>> --
>> John J. Boyer; President,
>> AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
>> Email: john.boyer@...
>> Website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
>> Status: 501(C)(3) Nonprofit
>> Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
>> Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
>>         disabilities which are available at no cost.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: looking for a good ntivirus program

Pete <emac00@...>
 

try clamwin

On 7/2/2016 4:55 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
And as an aside to this question.
I have a need for a stand alone anti virus scanner which I can run, say from a ram stick and update on one machine and run on others not always connected to the internet without it complaining its out of date or needs an internet connection to update. Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 1:12 PM
Subject: [nvda] looking for a good ntivirus program


Does anyone want to recommend a free antivirus program that works well
with NVDA?

Thanks,
John

--
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AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
Email: john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org
Website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
disabilities which are available at no cost.






Re: [NVDA] NVDA and Windows 10

Pete <emac00@...>
 

Not having the optional updates selected in windows update on windows 7 64 bit pro I found is the easiest way to avoid the upgrade to windows 10 nag.

Pete

On 7/2/2016 4:52 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
All I can tell you is that our charity office had the we are going to update your machine to windows 10 on, and a date, is this OK to the operator hit no, and went and had a cup of tea, only to find it mid way into the update when she got back. Another machine said this so they answered yes and nothing happened until everyone had forgotten and the date came and it started to update.
Myself I have now used never 10 on the two machines running 7, though since removing the windows update that cased the nags I've not seen this prompt as described. its got something also to do with that setting windows anytime upgrade as well I am told but I turned off messages ago. I now have a very long list of not critical but suggested updates I could install. it installs the critical ones without asking of course.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Antony Stone" <Antony.Stone@nvda.open.source.it>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: [NVDA] NVDA and Windows 10


Are you suggesting that Microsoft will at some point forcibly upgrade people's
machines from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10?

I know there's a free upgrade available, but it's the user's choice whether to
accept it.

If Microsoft have stated that this will one day become a compulsory upgrade,
please point me to any reference confirming this.


Thanks,


Antony.

On Friday 01 July 2016 at 10:30:16, Shaun Everiss wrote:

One thing though, nvda is going to have to support win10 by the time it
upgrades because home users will get it automatically.
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other way is to make it so complicated that there are no _obvious_
deficiencies.

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Re: Touch cursor support

Pete <emac00@...>
 

 

  insert numpad 7 does not cycle threw options for me 

  the first press gets me screen review  the second press gets me no previous review mode 

  insert numpad 1 works simularly  the first press gets me object review and the next pres gets me no previous review mode 

  This is using nvda latest running on windows 7 64 bit pro. 

  Pete 



On 7/1/2016 8:14 PM, Gene wrote:
It's easier, in my opinion, to demonstrate how object navigation works than to try to explain it.  After it is demonstrated, an explanation might be helpful but I learned how to use object navigation by experimentation with very little reliance on explanations. 
 
Do the following:
This discussion uses the desktop keyboard layout.  I don't use the laptop layout and am notfamiliar with it. 
Issue the command numpad insert numpad 7.  That is, hold numpad insert and while doing so press 7.  Do this until you have moved through the review options you can move to in that way.  Then move back using numpad insert numpad one.  Stop at object navigation. 
Now, open some simple program everyone has on their computer.  Let's use Notepad. 
Write the word "test."
Now, issue the command numpad insert numpad 4.  You will move from the document window to another part of the program. 
Now issue the command numpad insert numpad 6.  You are back in the document window again.  You have moved first to a different object, then back to the document window, the object you started on.
Now issue the command numpad insert numpad 8. 
You have moved out of the document window and are now at an object that says untitled notepad window.  Move up again with the same command.  I'm not sure what you will hear depending on your version of Windows.  You may hear desktop window.  Try moving to the left and right by object with numpad 4 and 6. At least on my machine, I hear no next, no previous.  
So move down one level again with numpad insert numpad 2.  On my machine, I can't move to the left but I can move to the right from where I am.  If I move to the right enough times, I get to untitled notepad window again.  
Move down once to get back into the Notepad program.  Start moving to the right, I don't think you can move to the left.  If you move enough times, you will be back in the edit field with the word test you wrote awhile ago.
 
The point is that you first moved to the window, then continuing to move down you moved into the window and then moved right object by object until you got back into the edit field.  
 
Experiment and look around.  You may find that by looking around and experimenting, things start to make sense as you conceptualize what you are doing as you move.  
Try moving around using the move left and right commands and moving up and down and then using the move left and right commands.  Note that you can move to a lot of structures.  Some you can move into and some you can't because you are already in them.
 
If you get lost, you can always return to the program window where you started by alt tabbing out of and then alt tabbing until you return to the window. 
 
This demonstration may not explain things technically precisely accurately in terms of definitions.  I'm not sure I know exactly how to explain everything technically accurately.  The point is to experiment and get a concept of what you are doing by experimentation and observation.    
 
This may or may not allow you to understand everything.  But this kind of experimentation, along with working with a good tutorial section that explains object navigation may allow you to understand it.
 
Also, note carefully that if you leave NVDA set to screen review, you can't review the screen accurately much of the time if you intend to move somewhere and then use the standard review commands such as numpad 8 read current line.  You must have NVDA set for object navigation to have review work reliably.  I have said before that most NVDA users don't and won't understand this and that you should automatically be returned to object review when you leave the window you are in.  I still feel strongly about this. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Touch cursor support

How is each one invoked?
At 04:03 PM 7/1/2016, you wrote:
>Hi,
>A good example is Windows 10’s Settings app
>(Windows+I) where you do need to use object
>navigation to read descriptions of settings.
>Cheers,
>Joseph
>
>From: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>[mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
>Sent: Friday, July 1, 2016 2:00 PM
>To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>Subject: Re: [nvda] Touch cursor support
>
>
>Joseph Lee wrote:  "If you are using Windows 8,
>8.1 or 10, use of object navigation is essential when using newer style apps."
>
>Joseph, is there any material somewhere that
>gives some discussion or examples of using
>object navigation and the review cursor using some "real world" example?
>
>I have not been able to get my arms around this,
>and it's probably because I'm trying to use it
>"in the wrong place."  I strongly suspect that
>had I known how to use these features the
>step-by-step pizza ordering instructions for the
>Pizza Hut website I was trying to create might
>have been completed.  I had one of those rare
>"throw up my hands and walk away" moments
>because I could not figure out how to get NVDA
>to "play correctly" with the various pop-up
>overlays, etc., and I'm almost certain it can.
>
>Even if you could direct me to either an app or
>a website that's a good sandbox for this undertaking I'd appreciate it.
>
>--
>Brian
>
>I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how
>cynical you become it's never enough to keep up.
>          ~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for
> Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"
>
>
>
>
>






Re: opening links within a message

Pete <emac00@...>
 

Did you set default programs for windows 10? Windows 10 seems like you have to do this from it's own default program settings. I had to do this with winamp.

Pete

On 7/1/2016 10:45 AM, Pascal Lambert wrote:
Hi,
I have the browser set to Firefox. However when I click on a link within an
email message, it is opened with MSFT Edge. This does not happen all the
time.
Any idea?
Thanks and blessings
Pascal

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jacob
Kruger
Sent: Friday, July 1, 2016 10:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows logon screen: was [nvda] Problem with Secure Desktop

Windows key + Enter should, hopefully, get narrator to start talking, and,
it should be able to read some of the logon screen to you, but, only really
allows you to navigate using tab, and arrow keys.

Good luck

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."

----- Original Message -----
From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 1, 2016 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: Windows logon screen: was [nvda] Problem with Secure Desktop


I followed the instructions in the mesage below to copy the current
configuration to the Windows logon screen. However, i missed the
checkbox to have NVDA work at that screen. Now after making some
changes, including setting Windows to never slep, it boots directly into
the logon dialogue and says Configuring Windows. That is the NVDA
mesage, but it won't do anything more. Is there a way to get past this
dialogue and proceed to a normal boot?

Thanks,
John

On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:36:32PM -0700, Tyler Spivey wrote:
Secure desktop is the desktop for things like UAC screens, and the
Windows logon screen.

This uses a completely different NVDA profile, with a separate
speech/braille config. By default it's set to espeak.

My first guess is your machine is going to sleep, and it's asking for
your password when it wakes up. You can turn off sleep in the power
options.

If you want to copy the current configuration to the secure desktop, so
it uses the same speech/braille settings as the logged in NVDA, you can
do that.
* Press ctrl+NVDA+G, to open the NVDA General settings.
* Press the button that says Use currently saved settings on the logon
and other secure screens (requires administrator privileges).
* If the secure desktop appears during this process, it's probably an UAC
prompt. Press alt y.
If you want NVDA to work at the logon screen, the General settings dialog
has a checkbox for that as well.

On 6/27/2016 9:54 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
If I don't do anything on my machine for a while it goes to Secure
Desktop, whatever that is, and NVDA is not working. The only way I can
get out of it is to shut down the machine and turn it back on. Does
anyone know what Secure Desktop is and how to get rid of it?

Thanks,
John
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AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
Email: john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org
Website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
Status: 501(C)(3) Nonprofit
Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
disabilities which are available at no cost.










Re: Some issues with NVDA's reading

Pete <emac00@...>
 

 

  Hi 

  It sounds like it isn't nvda incorectly reading but rather the rules for each language.  I am not sure if espeak has separate rule files for each language. 

  Pete 

On 7/1/2016 6:48 AM, Clare Page wrote:

Hi !

It’s true that a space before a question mark is syntactically incorrect in English, but it is correct in French, where any punctuation symbols made up of two parts, such as the question mark and the colon, the latter being two dots above each other, are always separated from the last word of the sentence. I personally can’t think of any languages where doubole question marks are the norm, but even in English some people right multiple exclamation marks.

Given what I wrote above about the French standard for question marks, I don’t think NVDA should automatically read a question mark if it is separate from the last word of a question, as that may well annoy French users of NVDA, or even multilingual users like me. So it’s probably better that anyone who wants a separated question mark to be spoken for proof-reading should either review the ends of their questions character by character, or tweak their punctuation settings somehow. That’s just my opinion: I have no problems with questions in English, French or German, the three languages I use myself.

Bye for now!

From Clare

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: vendredi 1 juillet 2016 00:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some issues with NVDA's reading

 

Chris,

            And what I'm telling you is that the first version of the question does not read correctly, to my ears, in either NVDA or Window-Eyes and the second two read precisely the same way.

            Since double exclamation points and double question marks (and/or combinations thereof) are not uncommon I have no issue with a screen reader reading these without any extra string of punctuation.

            I agree that a terminal space before the question mark itself is syntactically incorrect and the words should be read followed by "question mark" announcing the punctuation.  There is no case in written English that I know of where a question mark can "free float" and be syntactically correct.  It is always firmly attached to the final word in a question construction.
--
Brian

I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how cynical you become it's never enough to keep up.

         ~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"

    

 



Re: Accessing text boxes in Microsoft Word

 

Yes I would like NVDA to support reading text boxes in MS Word too! That would be another great feature for NVDA.


Re: Accessing text boxes in Microsoft Word

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Yes I needed to do this recently as i was sent some diet sheets for helping me with ahelth condition with things in text boxes. I lost the will to live trying to read them so the person who sent them removed the boxes nand reformated the text into paragraphs instead.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Quentin Christensen" <quentin@nvaccess.org>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessing text boxes in Microsoft Word


You're welcome - it has raised the issue of accessing text boxes again
though and we would like to make this easier so it's definitely something
we'll look at.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Quentin,



Many thanks for this workaround. The text boxes are not inline so I will
utilize your second approach. I have no control over the people who use
them. I have given them feedback but I do not hold out much hope for
change.



Pranav

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Quentin
Christensen
*Sent:* Friday, July 22, 2016 6:23 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Accessing text boxes in Microsoft Word



Hi Pranav,



Firstly, the ideal solution here (even using Jaws to be honest), is to
convince people not to use text boxes.



NVDA doesn't currently have a direct keystroke, it's something we could
look into. For now, though, there are still a couple of ways of reading
text boxes currently:



If the text boxes are positioned "in line with text", they can be found
within the text of the document. Currently they are identified as "slash"
though that's something we're working on.



Once you are in a text box (or picture or other object) you can press TAB
to move between them. You can add a text box into a document by pressing
alt+n, x, enter then press escape once (so you are out of the text itself
but the text box is still selected), then you can press TAB to move between
the objects in the document (this wraps so if you press TAB on the last
object in the document it will jump back to the first object). Be sure to
either delete the text box you added or not save changes to this document!



You can also use the accessibility checker, which is handy for finding
things but I'll warn you it's not the most direct route: In Word 2016 you
can get to this from the "tell me what you want to do" edit box by pressing
alt+q and typing "check", but from 2013 (or from 2016) you can press alt+f
(file menu), then i (info tab), then i (inspect document) then down arrow
to check accessibility. This opens the check accessibility task pane but
unfortunately puts the focus back in your document so you need to press
F6. This shows any accessibility issues, so if you down arrow through the
details it will say "Warning" then "objects not inline", then "text box 2"
(not sure why, they all seem to be called text box 2?). Press enter on
that text box and press SHIFT+F6 to jump back to your document with the
text box selected (this works the same as the previous method of adding a
new text box but without changing your document. It is more cumbersome
though, I'll not deny that!).



Kind regards



Quentin.



On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

How do I access the contents of text boxes in Microsoft Word? In jaws, I
could
get a list of objects in a word document and access them that way. NVDA as
far
as I know does not support this yet. I need this at work because some of
my job
related documents have text boxes in them.
Note:
At work, I am using Word 2013 but this query is Word version agnostic.
Pranav







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Re: American Foundation for the Blind posts NVDA tutorials on their web site

Bhavya shah
 

Hi Nevfat,
I was reading the initial few parts of this series of tutorials that
AFB has produced. The free creation and availability of these reminds
me of what an NVDACon International speaker had said - high quality
video training material are equally important as audio and text, and
that is what this new resource offers.
Thanks.

On 7/23/16, Nevzat Adil <nevzatadil@gmail.com> wrote:
A major agency in the United states, the American Foundation for the
Blind, posted tutorials on their web site.
http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/assistive-technology-videos/learn-nvda/1234#like_button

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Re: Accessing text boxes in Microsoft Word

Quentin Christensen
 

You're welcome - it has raised the issue of accessing text boxes again though and we would like to make this easier so it's definitely something we'll look at.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:

Hi Quentin,

 

Many thanks for this workaround. The text boxes are not inline so  I will utilize your second approach. I have no control over the people who use them. I have given them feedback but  I do not hold out much hope for change.

 

Pranav

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 6:23 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessing text boxes in Microsoft Word

 

Hi Pranav,

 

Firstly, the ideal solution here (even using Jaws to be honest), is to convince people not to use text boxes.

 

NVDA doesn't currently have a direct keystroke, it's something we could look into.  For now, though, there are still a couple of ways of reading text boxes currently:

 

If the text boxes are positioned "in line with text", they can be found within the text of the document.  Currently they are identified as "slash" though that's something we're working on.

 

Once you are in a text box (or picture or other object) you can press TAB to move between them.  You can add a text box into a document by pressing alt+n, x, enter then press escape once (so you are out of the text itself but the text box is still selected), then you can press TAB to move between the objects in the document (this wraps so if you press TAB on the last object in the document it will jump back to the first object).  Be sure to either delete the text box you added or not save changes to this document!

 

You can also use the accessibility checker, which is handy for finding things but I'll warn you it's not the most direct route:  In Word 2016 you can get to this from the "tell me what you want to do" edit box by pressing alt+q and typing "check", but from 2013 (or from 2016) you can press alt+f (file menu), then i (info tab), then i (inspect document) then down arrow to check accessibility.  This opens the check accessibility task pane but unfortunately puts the focus back in your document so you need to press F6.  This shows any accessibility issues, so if you down arrow through the details it will say "Warning" then "objects not inline", then "text box 2" (not sure why, they all seem to be called text box 2?).  Press enter on that text box and press SHIFT+F6 to jump back to your document with the text box selected (this works the same as the previous method of adding a new text box but without changing your document.  It is more cumbersome though, I'll not deny that!).

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:

Hi all,

How do I access the contents of text boxes in Microsoft Word? In jaws, I could
get a list of objects in a word document and access them that way. NVDA as far
as I know does not support this yet. I need this at work because some of my job
related documents have text boxes in them.
Note:
At work, I am using Word 2013 but this query is Word version agnostic.
Pranav





 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer

Basic Training for NVDA E-Book now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

 

Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 




--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
Basic Training for NVDA E-Book now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: Accessing text boxes in Microsoft Word

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Quentin,

 

Many thanks for this workaround. The text boxes are not inline so  I will utilize your second approach. I have no control over the people who use them. I have given them feedback but  I do not hold out much hope for change.

 

Pranav

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 6:23 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessing text boxes in Microsoft Word

 

Hi Pranav,

 

Firstly, the ideal solution here (even using Jaws to be honest), is to convince people not to use text boxes.

 

NVDA doesn't currently have a direct keystroke, it's something we could look into.  For now, though, there are still a couple of ways of reading text boxes currently:

 

If the text boxes are positioned "in line with text", they can be found within the text of the document.  Currently they are identified as "slash" though that's something we're working on.

 

Once you are in a text box (or picture or other object) you can press TAB to move between them.  You can add a text box into a document by pressing alt+n, x, enter then press escape once (so you are out of the text itself but the text box is still selected), then you can press TAB to move between the objects in the document (this wraps so if you press TAB on the last object in the document it will jump back to the first object).  Be sure to either delete the text box you added or not save changes to this document!

 

You can also use the accessibility checker, which is handy for finding things but I'll warn you it's not the most direct route:  In Word 2016 you can get to this from the "tell me what you want to do" edit box by pressing alt+q and typing "check", but from 2013 (or from 2016) you can press alt+f (file menu), then i (info tab), then i (inspect document) then down arrow to check accessibility.  This opens the check accessibility task pane but unfortunately puts the focus back in your document so you need to press F6.  This shows any accessibility issues, so if you down arrow through the details it will say "Warning" then "objects not inline", then "text box 2" (not sure why, they all seem to be called text box 2?).  Press enter on that text box and press SHIFT+F6 to jump back to your document with the text box selected (this works the same as the previous method of adding a new text box but without changing your document.  It is more cumbersome though, I'll not deny that!).

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:

Hi all,

How do I access the contents of text boxes in Microsoft Word? In jaws, I could
get a list of objects in a word document and access them that way. NVDA as far
as I know does not support this yet. I need this at work because some of my job
related documents have text boxes in them.
Note:
At work, I am using Word 2013 but this query is Word version agnostic.
Pranav





 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer

Basic Training for NVDA E-Book now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

 

Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: A bit of an odd question

Sukil Etxenike <sukiletxe@...>
 

Hi,
Yes, it will fail but nothing special will happen. The portable itself will work in any supported Windows version.
Thanks,
Sukil

El 22/07/2016 a las 9:19, Brian's Mail list account escribió:
If I create a portable version of nvda from a machine running say, windows7 over the network to a machine running XP. does the new copy try to look for UIA on the new machine fail and sort itself out or not when its run.
I ask this as if one puts a portable version, say on a stick or worse, a cd then moves it around between operating systems, from a version created the other way around, ie on the xp machine, does this then mean it will not see uia on a newer machine. I've not tried this yet, but I just wondered if anyone knew to avoid me trying it.

Brian

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American Foundation for the Blind posts NVDA tutorials on their web site

 

A major agency in the United states, the American Foundation for the
Blind, posted tutorials on their web site.
http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/assistive-technology-videos/learn-nvda/1234#like_button

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We have probed the Earth, excavated it, burned it, ripped things from
it, buried things in it... That does not fit my definition of a good
tenant. If we were here on a month-to-month basis, we would have been
evicted long ago.
-Rose Bird