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Re: audacity

Jacob Kruger
 

Yes.

I use audacity quite often - even if not in necessarily too advanced a way, and NVDA works fine for me.

Stay well

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rayette Rucker" <rayette.rucker23@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: 31 May, 2016 9:01 PM
Subject: [nvda] audacity


Does Audacity work with NVDA?




Re: NVEDA sort of half locking up when working with firefox

 

Yes, sometimes firefox just takes ages to load and sometimes if you load things up in quick succession it will crash and die.
Other times it will just run.
In between all this instability, it is actually still a stable product.
Now if it goes really bad, I am not sure what I will do, its got a good extention security and other things in its favor and I really don't want to scrap it.

On 31/05/2016 11:55 p.m., Jacob Kruger wrote:
Had firefox 43 here, since before new version of webvisum, you couldn't install un-signed add-ons, but, also now just upgraded firefox to 46, and this was since NVDA 2016.1 and 2016.2 RC1 both seemed to be locking up at times, while working in firefox, with various sites' content.

Have also tried turning off/on the F123 add-on, in case it and NVDA wre interfering with each other, but, doesn't seem to make a difference.

Could also maybe try uninstalling both F123 and webvisum add-ons, in case, their form of interaction, etc. might be causing hassles, but, thought might as well ask here if anyone has ideas on what to try?

And, when I say locking up, at times, it won't help alt-tabbing away from firefox to another app, since NVDA will stay quiet, but, funny enough what seems to help the quickest is to launch narrator, using windows key + enter key, since this is on my windows 10 64 bit machine.

Do you think there might be something useful in the NVDA log - NVDA + F1 right after NVDA starts speaking again?

Alternatively, any other thoughts/suggestions on what to try get rid of this - besides browsing web content often enough, my primary job is as a web developer, so I have to spend a lot of time testing/trying out various bits of my own code output in a browser, and firefox is my favourite for that part of it thus far, although I do, at times use both google chrome and IE11 - that one crashes on it's own way too often to be any form of feasible alternative, but, that's probably due to it not really being meant to be used under windows 10 as such?

TIA

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


Re: audacity

Gene
 

Yes but that is such a broad question that there is no way to give more than a general answer.  I seldom use Audacity but, as with so many other programs, a lot of Audacity commands are program commands, not NVDA commands.  If you know them, you can use Audacity.  If you have specific questions about how to do specific things, asking them may yield answers.  for example, if you want to kno how to read specific information on the screen, someone may be able to answer.  It may involve using NVDA screen review commands. 
 
Gene

Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:01 PM
Subject: [nvda] audacity

Does Audacity work with NVDA?




audacity

Rayette Kay Rucker <rayette.rucker23@...>
 

Does Audacity work with NVDA?


Re: NVEDA sort of half locking up when working with firefox

George <slr1bpz@...>
 

I have the same issue on two machines running windows 7 home premium 64 bit and firefox 46.1.  It makes firefox virtually unusable most of the time.  I have had this since January but can’t determine a pattern that would help developers address the issue.
 
George
 

Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:55 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVEDA sort of half locking up when working with firefox
 
Had firefox 43 here, since before new version of webvisum, you couldn't install un-signed add-ons, but, also now just upgraded firefox to 46, and this was since NVDA 2016.1 and 2016.2 RC1 both seemed to be locking up at times, while working in firefox, with various sites' content.
 
Have also tried turning off/on the F123 add-on, in case it and NVDA wre interfering with each other, but, doesn't seem to make a difference.
 
Could also maybe try uninstalling both F123 and webvisum add-ons, in case, their form of interaction, etc. might be causing hassles, but, thought might as well ask here if anyone has ideas on what to try?
 
And, when I say locking up, at times, it won't help alt-tabbing away from firefox to another app, since NVDA will stay quiet, but, funny enough what seems to help the quickest is to launch narrator, using windows key + enter key, since this is on my windows 10 64 bit machine.
 
Do you think there might be something useful in the NVDA log - NVDA + F1 right after NVDA starts speaking again?
 
Alternatively, any other thoughts/suggestions on what to try get rid of this - besides browsing web content often enough, my primary job is as a web developer, so I have to spend a lot of time testing/trying out various bits of my own code output in a browser, and firefox is my favourite for that part of it thus far, although I do, at times use both google chrome and IE11 - that one crashes on it's own way too often to be any form of feasible alternative, but, that's probably due to it not really being meant to be used under windows 10 as such?
 
TIA

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


Announcement: Free live tech support via Skype users group between June 13th and August 12th

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

 

For years, this list and other forums have served as a great tech support venue for many. I’m sure many of us wanted to match the person and their voice at times, or wished you could have a tech support experience similar to other screen reader companies.

 

That’s why I’m delighted to announce that, starting from June 13th and running for the next two months, I’ll be holding free, live tech support on NVDA and related topics via Skype users group (established about a month ago). Not only you’ll get a chance to talk to one or more NVDA developers (one of them actually living in America), you’ll also get a chance to receive hands-on training, participate in live feature demos, join the developer in his lab as he cooks up interesting features, and get a backstage tour of internals of various NVDA features. And the best thing is, it’s all free.

 

Important notes:

·         This will be done via NVDA users Skype group.

·         The developer will be in his office during weekdays (two or three times a week).

·         Tech support office hours will vary (aiming at between 11 AM to 3 PM Pacific (2 to 6 PM Eastern and elsewhere)), likely between 12 to 3 PM Pacific.

·         Tech support services will include answering questions, live demos, programming feature suggestions on the fly (if it is doable), and remote diagnostics and assistance via NVDA Remote Support add-on (user consent required).

·         Tech support hours will be posted on Twitter (for the most part).

·         If you don’t have Skype, the developer is willing to meet you via TeamTalk.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

joseph


Joslee's add-ons chat: June 18th at 11 AM Pacific via TeamTalk

 

Hi all,

 

For users of my add-ons: I’d like to propose that we meet for an informal chat on June 18th at 11 AM Pacific at NVDACon TeamTalk (the one where we held our immediate past NVDACon). Users of the following add-ons are invited:

·         Control Usage Assistant

·         Easy Table Navigator

·         Enhanced Touch Gestures

·         GoldWave

·         Resource Monitor

·         StationPlaylist Studio

·         Windows 10 App Essentials

 

If you are curious about what these add-ons do, you are more than welcome to join us.

 

Hope to see you on June 18th.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Vocaliser for NVDA

Isaac <bigikemusic@...>
 


speaking of vocalizer when is the new version coming out?

----- Original Message -----
From: Rui Fontes
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Vocaliser for NVDA

Hello!

 

Have you created and activated your account on ourweb page?

Have you activated the license on NVDA/Vocalizer Expressive menu?

 

Rui Fontes

Tiflotecnia, Lda.

 

De: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] Em nome de babcockldpvi@...
Enviada: terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2016 16:20
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Assunto: [nvda] Vocaliser for NVDA

 

Hello:

I have bought a license for the Vocaliser voices but when I try and install the driver (version 3.0.12) I get an error message when I try to install it via the Preferences and synthesizer settings. It simply says that it could not load the Vocaliser synthesizer.

My laptop is running Windows 10 and the version of NVDA that I am running is 2016.1

I have tried uninstalling and re installing the driver and uninstalling and re installing NVDA itself but with no luck.

Can anyone suggest any solutions.

Teflonica (the company who make the voices) have not been particularly helpful...

Thanks


Re: NVDA and Amazon

Arlene
 

Yes, surprising it is faster. When I do my online banking it is quick!

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: May-30-16 10:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Amazon

 

Also, if you haven't done so, trying Firefox on many sites you use might produce surprising results.  You might find that Firefox is faster on enough sites that you might want to use it as your main browser.  I'm not saying you will.  But I'm saying that you may and that that was my experience. 

 

Also, Firefox has more plugins and one or two features you may value once you try them such as the document reader feature in the view menu.  When you are on a page that contains an article, you will find article view in the view menu.  Press enter on it and see what happens.  You will automatically leave article view, as I recall, when you open another page.  It eliminates a great deal of extraneous text on pages with articles. 

 

Gene

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

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 11:49 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Amazon

 

You know what sites one person has reported that they have problems.  That may or may not mean you will.  One person's report about such problewms is not enough information to generalize from.  If a site doesn't work properly or well with one browser, it may with another.  That should be one of the things you try routinely.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 11:02 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Amazon

 

I think I'm just going to use firefox for Amazon. That seems to be the
easiest thing to do.
Thanks for the information about the other sites. Now at least I know
what sites IE will not work with.


Re: Vocaliser for NVDA

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!

 

Have you created and activated your account on ourweb page?

Have you activated the license on NVDA/Vocalizer Expressive menu?

 

Rui Fontes

Tiflotecnia, Lda.

 

De: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] Em nome de babcockldpvi@...
Enviada: terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2016 16:20
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Assunto: [nvda] Vocaliser for NVDA

 

Hello:

I have bought a license for the Vocaliser voices but when I try and install the driver (version 3.0.12) I get an error message when I try to install it via the Preferences and synthesizer settings. It simply says that it could not load the Vocaliser synthesizer.

My laptop is running Windows 10 and the version of NVDA that I am running is 2016.1

I have tried uninstalling and re installing the driver and uninstalling and re installing NVDA itself but with no luck.

Can anyone suggest any solutions.

Teflonica (the company who make the voices) have not been particularly helpful...

Thanks


Re: Vocaliser for NVDA

Andre Fisher
 

Did you actually install any voices though?

On 5/31/16, babcockldpvi@gmail.com <babcockldpvi@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello:

I have bought a license for the Vocaliser voices but when I try and install
the driver (version 3.0.12) I get an error message when I try to install it
via the Preferences and synthesizer settings. It simply says that it could
not load the Vocaliser synthesizer.

My laptop is running Windows 10 and the version of NVDA that I am running is
2016.1

I have tried uninstalling and re installing the driver and uninstalling and
re installing NVDA itself but with no luck.

Can anyone suggest any solutions.

Teflonica (the company who make the voices) have not been particularly
helpful...

Thanks


Vocaliser for NVDA

Babcock LDPVI
 

Hello:

I have bought a license for the Vocaliser voices but when I try and install the driver (version 3.0.12) I get an error message when I try to install it via the Preferences and synthesizer settings. It simply says that it could not load the Vocaliser synthesizer.

My laptop is running Windows 10 and the version of NVDA that I am running is 2016.1

I have tried uninstalling and re installing the driver and uninstalling and re installing NVDA itself but with no luck.

Can anyone suggest any solutions.

Teflonica (the company who make the voices) have not been particularly helpful...

Thanks


Re: How to use InstantTranslate?

Ron Canazzi
 

That add on has been broken for months now.  I haven 't heard of any attempt to fix it.


Try Q Translate:

https://quest-app.appspot.com/

It is relatively accessible.




On 5/31/2016 9:20 AM, Mohammadreza Rashad wrote:
Hello dear list.
I recently downloaded and installed an add-on for NVDA called
InstantTranslate; but it doesn't function for me at all.
When I select a text or copy one into clipboard, it only says "blank"
and does not translate anything; although my computer connected to the
internet.
I downloaded version 4.0dev of InstantTranslate from NVDA add-ons webpage.
     Thanks in advance,
     Mohammadreza





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How to use InstantTranslate?

Mohammadreza Rashad
 

Hello dear list.
I recently downloaded and installed an add-on for NVDA called
InstantTranslate; but it doesn't function for me at all.
When I select a text or copy one into clipboard, it only says "blank"
and does not translate anything; although my computer connected to the
internet.
I downloaded version 4.0dev of InstantTranslate from NVDA add-ons webpage.
Thanks in advance,
Mohammadreza


NVEDA sort of half locking up when working with firefox

Jacob Kruger
 

Had firefox 43 here, since before new version of webvisum, you couldn't install un-signed add-ons, but, also now just upgraded firefox to 46, and this was since NVDA 2016.1 and 2016.2 RC1 both seemed to be locking up at times, while working in firefox, with various sites' content.
 
Have also tried turning off/on the F123 add-on, in case it and NVDA wre interfering with each other, but, doesn't seem to make a difference.
 
Could also maybe try uninstalling both F123 and webvisum add-ons, in case, their form of interaction, etc. might be causing hassles, but, thought might as well ask here if anyone has ideas on what to try?
 
And, when I say locking up, at times, it won't help alt-tabbing away from firefox to another app, since NVDA will stay quiet, but, funny enough what seems to help the quickest is to launch narrator, using windows key + enter key, since this is on my windows 10 64 bit machine.
 
Do you think there might be something useful in the NVDA log - NVDA + F1 right after NVDA starts speaking again?
 
Alternatively, any other thoughts/suggestions on what to try get rid of this - besides browsing web content often enough, my primary job is as a web developer, so I have to spend a lot of time testing/trying out various bits of my own code output in a browser, and firefox is my favourite for that part of it thus far, although I do, at times use both google chrome and IE11 - that one crashes on it's own way too often to be any form of feasible alternative, but, that's probably due to it not really being meant to be used under windows 10 as such?
 
TIA

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


Re: NVDA keeps announcing "Pane"!

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

Sometimes this can be due to some invisible window being present. I used to get this a lot with a particular anti virus product which I don't think is still made.
It hadd some kind of proxy server sitting over the program and the internet connection and when it put messages up, it left an apparently open full screen window behind. Mouse users never saw it of course as if you click the item it goes through, but with a screenreader you find that this is not possible of course.
Maybe the spam program you are using??
I've never tried it.

However sometimes some browsers can end up with the current window not detected which gives the same error, indeed, Outlook express can do this when you switch identities, but in this case you cannot get focus back without restarting Outlook Express. This program issue when used with nvda has been around for years but is so unpredictable its hard to troubleshoot, and may not be fixable.
Brian

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mailing Lists" <pauls_lists@eircom.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA keeps announcing "Pane"!


Hi,

No, NVDA just says "Pane" and when it does this for example when I want to gain focus of a list of emails in the Inbox I can't just use the arrow keys to move through those mails, I have to press "tab key" and "Shift + tab" to come back to the list of emails first.
This behaviour can also happen when I try and alt tab to windows such as Internet explorer etc.

Paul.

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Monday 30 May 2016 22:24
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA keeps announcing "Pane"!

Does it announce the names of the windows as you alt+tab or just read "pane"? Have you noticed it anywhere else?

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 1:48 AM, Mailing Lists <pauls_lists@eircom.net <mailto:pauls_lists@eircom.net> > wrote:


Hi All,

I have been trying to find out the cause of why NVDA on two of my computers
keeps announcing "Pane" whenever I alt + tab between windows. Is this a
normal thing for NVDA to do or can it be somehow stopped. It becomes
annoying after some time of moving between windows.
I am using two computers with Windows 7 on both.
Any suggestions would be welcome.

Many thanks,

Paul.
































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Re: NVDA keeps announcing "Pane"!

Mailing Lists
 

Hi,

No, NVDA just says "Pane" and when it does this for example when I want to gain focus of a list of emails in the Inbox I can't just use the arrow keys to move through those mails, I have to press "tab key" and "Shift + tab" to come back to the list of emails first.
This behaviour can also happen when I try and alt tab to windows such as Internet explorer etc.

Paul.

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Monday 30 May 2016 22:24
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA keeps announcing "Pane"!

Does it announce the names of the windows as you alt+tab or just read "pane"? Have you noticed it anywhere else?

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 1:48 AM, Mailing Lists <pauls_lists@eircom.net <mailto:pauls_lists@eircom.net> > wrote:


Hi All,

I have been trying to find out the cause of why NVDA on two of my computers
keeps announcing "Pane" whenever I alt + tab between windows. Is this a
normal thing for NVDA to do or can it be somehow stopped. It becomes
annoying after some time of moving between windows.
I am using two computers with Windows 7 on both.
Any suggestions would be welcome.

Many thanks,

Paul.
































***










--

Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
Ph +61 7 3149 3306 <tel:%2B61%207%203149%203306>
Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess


Re: Web Browsers' Security And Compatibility With NVDA

Ejaz Shah
 

I have completed several online courses with Hadley using Firefox and chrome and I've had no issues in submitting my Assignments.

On 5/31/2016 7:01 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Hi, Jolene!


From the time of the existence of Firefox I usually used it for my daily basis even way back before that I worked with a USA based telcos , since then I used Firefox and hardly to experience any trouble like in terms of security or any form of intrusion from my device which I believe that this mentioned Firefox is a commendable and doable. Typically, the security will came out if you installed added toolbar or a form of malware would significantly affects the performance and function of ones browsers that you are using. But, if you are pretty much confident that nothing could harm you so I would suggest or prefer the one browsers that best fit for your needs. And, for the Edge browser for windows 10, it was indeed or sometimes inaccessible for many screen readers not like with the one you mentioned. Edge was pretty new browsers to consider and it is still under the process of developing in order to make accessible, and, yes there are some sites could loads and play but, again it really depends on the sites you've visited or working with.

Robert mendoza

On 5/31/2016 9:26 AM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello everyone,

Since I'm a Hadley School For The Blind student, taking online courses
for my Adult Continuing Education degree, I totally depend on NVDA to
work with my Web browser in order to complete schoolwork successfully.
However, on several occasions in late 2015, I ran in to technical
difficulties with assignment submission for one of my online classes
because of Firefox incompatibility issues on the school's assignment
submission webpage.
I contacted Tech Support and, to my horror, they recommended that I go
back to using Internet Explorer in order to do my schoolwork.
Although I had used IE for as long as I can remember, I had stopped
using it because of this article (among many others):

Millions of Windows users to face MAJOR security issues within weeks
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/624760/Windows-Microsoft-Internet-Explorer-End-Support-Web-Browser

Then when I got my new Asus laptop in February which runs Windows 10,
I read an article that said that NVDA wasn't compatible with Microsoft
Edge (See below for the link).

NVDA and Windows 10
http://www.nvaccess.org/win10/

Unsure which browser I should use then, I immediately returned to
using Firefox and attempted to submit a homework assignment to Hadley
through its usage, only to run in to the same technical difficulties
with assignment submission again!

Undoubtedly, the school's Tech Support will urge me to switch back to
using IE again, but I admit I'm afraid to because of what I had read
in the above article about this browser.
I'm also fully aware that if I was to chat with somebody at
Microsoft's  Disability Answer Desk at:

https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=12&ct=1436994582&rver=6.5.6509.0&wp=mbi_ssl&wreply=https%3a%2f%2fpartner.support.services.microsoft.com%2fen-us%2fpartners%2fdad&lc=1033&id=293453&pcexp=false

they would try to push me to use Edge as my browser in spite of its
incompatibility with NVDA.

This situation's so frustrating for me, because I so badly want to
submit my coursework ASAP!

Can anyone using Windows 10 and NVDA please recommend a browser to me?
Thank you so much, for you have no idea how much I would appreciate
your recommendation!

aloha,

Jolene.






Re: NVDA and Amazon

Gene
 

Also, if you haven't done so, trying Firefox on many sites you use might produce surprising results.  You might find that Firefox is faster on enough sites that you might want to use it as your main browser.  I'm not saying you will.  But I'm saying that you may and that that was my experience. 
 
Also, Firefox has more plugins and one or two features you may value once you try them such as the document reader feature in the view menu.  When you are on a page that contains an article, you will find article view in the view menu.  Press enter on it and see what happens.  You will automatically leave article view, as I recall, when you open another page.  It eliminates a great deal of extraneous text on pages with articles. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Amazon

You know what sites one person has reported that they have problems.  That may or may not mean you will.  One person's report about such problewms is not enough information to generalize from.  If a site doesn't work properly or well with one browser, it may with another.  That should be one of the things you try routinely.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Amazon

I think I'm just going to use firefox for Amazon. That seems to be the
easiest thing to do.
Thanks for the information about the other sites. Now at least I know
what sites IE will not work with.



Re: NVDA and Amazon

Gene
 

You know what sites one person has reported that they have problems.  That may or may not mean you will.  One person's report about such problewms is not enough information to generalize from.  If a site doesn't work properly or well with one browser, it may with another.  That should be one of the things you try routinely.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Amazon

I think I'm just going to use firefox for Amazon. That seems to be the
easiest thing to do.
Thanks for the information about the other sites. Now at least I know
what sites IE will not work with.