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Re: Suggestions for sound recording programs: was, New Member (5)

Gene
 

Also, will people please change subject lines when the thread changes to the point where it has nothing to do with the original subject.  The subject line still says new member and the discussion is now about audio recorders.  I'm not saying that people should change subject lines if the topic still is reasonably related to the original but this isn't even remotely related. 
 
I am changing the subject line in this thread with this message.
 
Gene

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

If the sound recorder program in Windows 10 is like the one in Windows 7, it's almost worthless.  In the Windows 7 program, you can't edit and it records in the MP3 format as I recall.  I know you can't choose formats and I know it’s a lossy format. Whether ogg or MP3, its so limited that it's more like a toy. 
 
I don't recall if it even has a pause button and if it resumes recording or overwrites the file if you stop and start it.  What program did you used to use?  If you used the old XP sound recorder, that may still work in Windows 10.  I got it to work in Windows 7.  I can suggest programs to use to create a podcast file and edit it.  For example, you might use a program I have to record the podcast file and then edit with Mp3 Direct Cut.  Both programs will produce MP3 files but, for reasons I won't go into now, it's better to use one program I can discuss for editing and MP3 Direct Cut for editing.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pranav Lal
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: New Member (5)

Gene
 

If the sound recorder program in Windows 10 is like the one in Windows 7, it's almost worthless.  In the Windows 7 program, you can't edit and it records in the MP3 format as I recall.  I know you can't choose formats and I know it’s a lossy format. Whether ogg or MP3, its so limited that it's more like a toy. 
 
I don't recall if it even has a pause button and if it resumes recording or overwrites the file if you stop and start it.  What program did you used to use?  If you used the old XP sound recorder, that may still work in Windows 10.  I got it to work in Windows 7.  I can suggest programs to use to create a podcast file and edit it.  For example, you might use a program I have to record the podcast file and then edit with Mp3 Direct Cut.  Both programs will produce MP3 files but, for reasons I won't go into now, it's better to use one program I can discuss for editing and MP3 Direct Cut for editing.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Pranav Lal
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: New Member (5)

Pranav Lal
 

Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use. Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects. Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA? I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.


Re: Weather+ NVDA add-on required

Ron Canazzi
 

HI Mallard and Others,


I know the old codes won't work, but I don't see any way in the update to add cities other than the default.  Once you pick a default, you have no other choices to add additional cities.  Can anyone figure this out?  Thanks for any help.



On 5/22/2016 11:13 AM, Mallard wrote:
Ron,


I guess that's because it used to be based on Yahoo services, while now Adriano had to re-do the whole thing due to Yahoo no longer working...

I don't know much about this, as I haven't installed the new versions, and haven't had time to look into the whole thing.


Now that my old guide dog has gone to Rainbow Bridge, and I no longer have to look after her, I'll have moer time to spend on other things, and Weather+ will be one of them...

Ciao,

Ollie





Il 22/05/2016 15:43, Ron Canazzi ha scritto:

Hi Mallard and Others,


This add on does in fact work, but I have some questions. First of all, the Drop Box link you sent was the new version, but when I installed it, it asked for an additional update. This went fine.  However, all the previously entered codes are invalid.  I had to import a new code for my default city.  I like the idea of being able to set up temporary cities to see what the weather is like around the nation and the world.  Every old code from the previous installation is invalid.  I don't see any way of updating these codes other than deleting all of them and then reestablishing them.  Am I  missing something?



On 5/22/2016 8:45 AM, Mallard wrote:
Hello there Bhavya and all,


Here's a link to my Dropbox with the new, latest version of Weather+ add-on.

It's 3.8, if memory serves.

I haven't installed it yet, so I can't give any help on it.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3918790/Weather%20Plus3.8.nvda-addon


Ciao,

Ollie





Il 21/05/2016 22:10, Bhavya shah ha scritto:
Dear all,
I am looking for the Weather+ NVDA add-on, which still works as
opposed to the currently non-functional Weather+ add-on.
I believe it is available on NVDA's Italian website, i.e. nvda.it, but
it seems that this website is down at the moment.
Therefore, it would be really appreciated if someone could upload the
NVDA add-on package of Weather+ and share its download link.
I woudl appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.







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Re: browsing with edge,

Pete <emac00@...>
 

not sure what all of them are, there all the settings in a list and selecting one fills the preview pane with it's choices easy to navigate with tab key I think it will replace the control panel.

Pete

On 5/22/2016 1:57 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Hmmm what are those settings pete.



On 22/05/2016 12:04 p.m., Pete wrote:

There are some settings to go directly to the desktop after boot, and
a few other settings you may find helpful. The main settings applet is
p c settings.

Pete

On 5/21/2016 6:31 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
AAh yeah I agree on search even in 7 I havn't used file search that
much unless I have a large list.
Ok so maybe I need to practice the start menu a bit more maybe I just
need to get used to it.



On 21/05/2016 9:51 p.m., Pete wrote:

hi Shaun

The apps thing is a big list of all the programs installed on your
computer. You can navigate using down and up arrow keys. Use the
application key for pinning to start screen / etc. I like the start
screen, kind of like a second desktop. I unpinned every thing from it
and just pinned what I wanted up there. I just have recycle bin on the
desktop. Recycle bin can be hidden or removed from the desktop I think.

I don't care for the file manager with the search! I mean come on how
many search boxes do we really need?

I'll even go as far as I like the start screen better than the start
menus from 98 and up. It's the greatest thing m s has done in a long
while.

Pete

On 5/21/2016 3:24 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Well to be honest, I upgraded 1 machine to 10 that I have access to.
Here is where I stand with 10.
When I do eventually upgrade I am confident that with all the advances
with features, lockscreens, and other things that I can probably use
10 at least the desktop with vary little modification to the registry.
While now that the system has done with indexing I can do single
letter search in start and it actually comes up fine.
3. I am confidant that with all the things ms has at least for the
desktop I will be fine.
5. I know some of my way round bits of the new ribbon.
6. I am sure with ribbon disabler, and classic shell I may be able to
make it look 7 like.
6. I think I am getting used to the task manager bits of action
centre and settings.
What I havn't figured out are the apps just yet or the ms account
thing.
I think in the short term if I need to I will be able to use 10
without any real issue.



On 21/05/2016 9:31 a.m., Scott VanDeWalle wrote:
i am positibve that all will be working well within the next little
bit,
as in maybe the next few official win 10 updates. Ms keeps saying by
the end of this year.
So let's all hope so.

Scott
Original message:
I found Edge very annoying, too, when I first upgraded to Windows 10.
Although I would set Firefox as default it would still popup as
settings. I tried to uninstall it but could not. I took it to a
computer shop and they at least they got rid of the settings popup. I
avoid using Cortana just because of Edge. Google is my homepage and
search engine.
On 5/20/16, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
There are certain things that only work with Edge regardless of
whether you
had a choice before. Recently, Microsoft made certain things use
Edge
regardless of what is set as the default browser. There may only be
two of
these things. I know one had something to do with search, perhaps
searching
somehow in the start menu. Whatever the case, if you set another
browser as
the default and something brings up Edge, then you probably have no
choice
but to do whatever you want to do directly from within the browser
you want
to use.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pascal Lambert
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge,

Greetings,
I find Edge very slow, it takes few mins to have voice feedback when
it is
launched. I tried to get rid of it and make Firefox the default
but it
comes back in certain situations. Is there a way to completely
disabled it?
I prefer using Firefox even though lately it is having problem with
Flash
player acting strangely. Any suggestions on these issues is greatly
appreciated.
Many thanks
Blessings
Pascal


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


There is more than just speed to consider. Firefox still uses a
different
interface and it is a more convenient interface. Chrome shows all
sorts of
things such as history and settings as web pages. Firefox has a lot
more
add ons. Firefox has a document reading feature that blind people
can use.
I tried using a Chrome add on for this purpose and I couldn't use
it. I
don't know if there are other Chrome add ons that implement this
feature.
It appears to me that Chrome hasn't even put short cut commands on
some or
many of its menu items. That sore of thing is and has been standard
since
the mid-nineties.

Gene


From: P. Otter
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 11:54 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


ofr me it's the same!
chrome is in the most situations nice and quick, more than most
other
browsers.
google has made accessibility extentions it is recommanded to
install
for
example the extention that let you navigate with the arrow keys.
cheers
paul otter


----- Original Message -----
From: Bobby
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


Hay very good news google crome is now accessible as well. I now
use it
as my default browser


On 5/20/2016 12:32 PM, Peter Beasley wrote:
That browser is not fully accessible. Use internet explorer or
Mozilla
firefox.


From: ken lawrence via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 4:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


Hi listers ken here have a vexing problem. on two local radio
stations
namely WOLD-lp, and WMGQ in NJ I can’t seem to find the listen
live. on
WOLD the problem is simpler. the listen live appears as a heading,
but not
as a link, clickable graphic or button just the words listen live.
this is
the only way to listen to the station without tunein radio since
they
have
change from a winamp based stream to a flash based popup player.
they have
changed stream providors. what must they do to make there stream
appear as
a link and not just the words listen live? then on Magic 98.3 the
problem
is even stranger. in order to listen to all greater-media owned
stations
you must register for their listener clubs. in the case of magic
98.3
additionally you are only able to listen to them if you live in NJ,
Pa area.
same with active rock station WDHA in dover NJ. must assume the
same
condition is true with WRAT the jersey shore based rocker. I have
tried on
three different browsers to log into the station and the listen
live is
nowhere. no button, no links, no graphics. there are listen links
connected to interviews/features but not the stream. didn’t try the
word
play but no play buttons exist then just now using the edge browser
with
NVDA clearly hit the letter f found the edit field, but when
entered the
stupid site thought Oh you searched for your email address, sorry no
such
thing. so edge is obviously out since NVDA can’t seem to focus on
the right
edit field. so my question is this, how do I advise the webmasters
of both
radio stations? especially magic 98.3 since I’m technically a music
club
member? the websites for both are www.woldradio.com for oldies
107.9
and
www.magic983.com for WMGQ. perhaps someone with partial sight can
advise on
this one. is it a fix on my end possibly?






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Re: New Member (5)

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi Lino!

Thanks for asking. Yes, doing fine here and happy that were about to end up the summer soon and rainy season will most likely to come. About the Virtual recorder,  This has been shared by one of the member here in the list, but I already forgot it where to find it from my archive. But, if you like I could upload it to my One drive and share it to you I will let you know once the upload process is done and I will give you an off list message. Just give me some time to get it done from here.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 6:14 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Do you happened to know the URL for Virtual Recorder Robert? Sounds like a simple app to use. Thanks. Hope life in the Philippines is well.


On 5/22/2016 5:47 PM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.









Re: New Member (5)

Gene
 

As has more or less been stated, you don't have to save anything as special projects using Audacity.  You can export files to any format you want.  But if you intend to edit a file, it should be exported to a lossless format such as wav if you are not editing it first before saving it. or if you edit it and intend to continue to edit it, it should be saved as a lossless format.  Saving it as a lossy format such as mp3, then opening it in Audacity or in most programs and then editing and resaving it will result in a loss of sound quality.  The more times you resave a lossy file in most programs, the worse the audio will be. 
 
You can't edit using virtual recorder.  If you intend to edit, you will have to record first, then edit in another program.
 

Gene
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: New Member (5)

Lino Morales
 

Do you happened to know the URL for Virtual Recorder Robert? Sounds like a simple app to use. Thanks. Hope life in the Philippines is well.


On 5/22/2016 5:47 PM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.








Re: New Member (5)

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: New Member (5)

Lino Morales
 

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.






nvda using windows 7 installation problem

William Brandes <williambrandes@...>
 

hi. problem. installation will not voice. nothing.

note. zoom text is also installed. would there be a compatibility problem?

any help would be appreciated.

thanks ... william


Re: Windows 10 shortcuts to items

 

Well to be honest, sound wise I did through a forum find the reg hacks to get login off shutdown and unlock sounds to actually like appear.
However while yes they have sfx, no they won't be active.
I don't know why this is.
But there is a way to in appevents of the hkey current user change all the sounds with 0s in them to 1s and they will show as events with their sounds and you can play them.
There must be something more to activating these events and I have not found what that is.

On 22/05/2016 9:10 p.m., Brian's Mail list account wrote:
I'm looking to make simpler some things in 10. I find having to search
for stuff long winded and also access via a huge tree of interconnected
dialogues is also a bit slow.
For example, how can one get to just a list of drives on the computer,
how can one get to the main screen of windows defender to do manual scans.
These are just two of the things I can do in windows 7, very easily,
but seem to be very irritatingly awkward on 10.
I have found the sound level of running programs dialogue and put a
shortcut to it, and this works, but in many cases in 10, despite classic
shell, and being an admin, I get blocked by you are not allowed to do
this or that, but when it is accessed via loads of menues links and
whatever, it goes there quite happily.
I seldom myself use start menu, preferring to get things either ron the
desktop or to put a folder of the shortcuts on the desktop. This saves a
lot of messing about in searches and scrolling up and down start menus
to find its been listed under some daft letter rather than the logical one.
Brian

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briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
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Re: browsing with edge,

 

The only time I don't use search in 7 is if it doesn't show everything.
One advantage in 10 is its inteligent.
That is after waiting for it to index, searching for stuff and yelling at the stupid computer for a couple days it actually gets it right.
Ie if I hit a or the first 2 letters of a word it actually pops up what I want generally.

On 22/05/2016 8:47 p.m., Brian's Mail list account wrote:
I find most of the time, even in xp I seldom used the start menu,
preferring to make shortcuts eithe directly on the desktop or in a
shortcut to a folder of shortcuts for the less used stuff. This of
course was easier in xp as you could access all areas, but in 7 and 10,
this s seems to be an issue where you cannot get at the folder with the
start menu shortcuts in it, forcing you either to find the executable
and make one or to try to hack into the security settings. its a good
job my hair is already white!
Brian

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Please address personal email to:-
briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge,


AAh yeah I agree on search even in 7 I havn't used file search that
much unless I have a large list.
Ok so maybe I need to practice the start menu a bit more maybe I just
need to get used to it.



On 21/05/2016 9:51 p.m., Pete wrote:

hi Shaun

The apps thing is a big list of all the programs installed on your
computer. You can navigate using down and up arrow keys. Use the
application key for pinning to start screen / etc. I like the start
screen, kind of like a second desktop. I unpinned every thing from it
and just pinned what I wanted up there. I just have recycle bin on the
desktop. Recycle bin can be hidden or removed from the desktop I think.

I don't care for the file manager with the search! I mean come on how
many search boxes do we really need?

I'll even go as far as I like the start screen better than the start
menus from 98 and up. It's the greatest thing m s has done in a long
while.

Pete

On 5/21/2016 3:24 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Well to be honest, I upgraded 1 machine to 10 that I have access to.
Here is where I stand with 10.
When I do eventually upgrade I am confident that with all the advances
with features, lockscreens, and other things that I can probably use
10 at least the desktop with vary little modification to the registry.
While now that the system has done with indexing I can do single
letter search in start and it actually comes up fine.
3. I am confidant that with all the things ms has at least for the
desktop I will be fine.
5. I know some of my way round bits of the new ribbon.
6. I am sure with ribbon disabler, and classic shell I may be able to
make it look 7 like.
6. I think I am getting used to the task manager bits of action
centre and settings.
What I havn't figured out are the apps just yet or the ms account
thing.
I think in the short term if I need to I will be able to use 10
without any real issue.



On 21/05/2016 9:31 a.m., Scott VanDeWalle wrote:
i am positibve that all will be working well within the next little
bit,
as in maybe the next few official win 10 updates. Ms keeps saying by
the end of this year.
So let's all hope so.

Scott
Original message:
I found Edge very annoying, too, when I first upgraded to Windows 10.
Although I would set Firefox as default it would still popup as
settings. I tried to uninstall it but could not. I took it to a
computer shop and they at least they got rid of the settings popup. I
avoid using Cortana just because of Edge. Google is my homepage and
search engine.
On 5/20/16, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
There are certain things that only work with Edge regardless of
whether you
had a choice before. Recently, Microsoft made certain things use
Edge
regardless of what is set as the default browser. There may only be
two of
these things. I know one had something to do with search, perhaps
searching
somehow in the start menu. Whatever the case, if you set another
browser as
the default and something brings up Edge, then you probably have no
choice
but to do whatever you want to do directly from within the browser
you want
to use.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pascal Lambert
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge,

Greetings,
I find Edge very slow, it takes few mins to have voice feedback when
it is
launched. I tried to get rid of it and make Firefox the default
but it
comes back in certain situations. Is there a way to completely
disabled it?
I prefer using Firefox even though lately it is having problem with
Flash
player acting strangely. Any suggestions on these issues is greatly
appreciated.
Many thanks
Blessings
Pascal


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


There is more than just speed to consider. Firefox still uses a
different
interface and it is a more convenient interface. Chrome shows all
sorts of
things such as history and settings as web pages. Firefox has a lot
more
add ons. Firefox has a document reading feature that blind people
can use.
I tried using a Chrome add on for this purpose and I couldn't use
it. I
don't know if there are other Chrome add ons that implement this
feature.
It appears to me that Chrome hasn't even put short cut commands on
some or
many of its menu items. That sore of thing is and has been standard
since
the mid-nineties.

Gene


From: P. Otter
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 11:54 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


ofr me it's the same!
chrome is in the most situations nice and quick, more than most
other
browsers.
google has made accessibility extentions it is recommanded to
install
for
example the extention that let you navigate with the arrow keys.
cheers
paul otter


----- Original Message -----
From: Bobby
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


Hay very good news google crome is now accessible as well. I now
use it
as my default browser


On 5/20/2016 12:32 PM, Peter Beasley wrote:
That browser is not fully accessible. Use internet explorer or
Mozilla
firefox.


From: ken lawrence via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 4:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


Hi listers ken here have a vexing problem. on two local radio
stations
namely WOLD-lp, and WMGQ in NJ I can’t seem to find the listen
live. on
WOLD the problem is simpler. the listen live appears as a heading,
but not
as a link, clickable graphic or button just the words listen live.
this is
the only way to listen to the station without tunein radio since
they
have
change from a winamp based stream to a flash based popup player.
they have
changed stream providors. what must they do to make there stream
appear as
a link and not just the words listen live? then on Magic 98.3 the
problem
is even stranger. in order to listen to all greater-media owned
stations
you must register for their listener clubs. in the case of magic
98.3
additionally you are only able to listen to them if you live in NJ,
Pa area.
same with active rock station WDHA in dover NJ. must assume the
same
condition is true with WRAT the jersey shore based rocker. I have
tried on
three different browsers to log into the station and the listen
live is
nowhere. no button, no links, no graphics. there are listen links
connected to interviews/features but not the stream. didn’t try the
word
play but no play buttons exist then just now using the edge browser
with
NVDA clearly hit the letter f found the edit field, but when
entered the
stupid site thought Oh you searched for your email address, sorry no
such
thing. so edge is obviously out since NVDA can’t seem to focus on
the right
edit field. so my question is this, how do I advise the webmasters
of both
radio stations? especially magic 98.3 since I’m technically a music
club
member? the websites for both are www.woldradio.com for oldies
107.9
and
www.magic983.com for WMGQ. perhaps someone with partial sight can
advise on
this one. is it a fix on my end possibly?






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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





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Re: Weather+ NVDA add-on required

Mallard
 

Ron,


I guess that's because it used to be based on Yahoo services, while now Adriano had to re-do the whole thing due to Yahoo no longer working...

I don't know much about this, as I haven't installed the new versions, and haven't had time to look into the whole thing.


Now that my old guide dog has gone to Rainbow Bridge, and I no longer have to look after her, I'll have moer time to spend on other things, and Weather+ will be one of them...

Ciao,

Ollie

Il 22/05/2016 15:43, Ron Canazzi ha scritto:

Hi Mallard and Others,


This add on does in fact work, but I have some questions. First of all, the Drop Box link you sent was the new version, but when I installed it, it asked for an additional update. This went fine. However, all the previously entered codes are invalid. I had to import a new code for my default city. I like the idea of being able to set up temporary cities to see what the weather is like around the nation and the world. Every old code from the previous installation is invalid. I don't see any way of updating these codes other than deleting all of them and then reestablishing them. Am I missing something?



On 5/22/2016 8:45 AM, Mallard wrote:
Hello there Bhavya and all,


Here's a link to my Dropbox with the new, latest version of Weather+ add-on.

It's 3.8, if memory serves.

I haven't installed it yet, so I can't give any help on it.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3918790/Weather%20Plus3.8.nvda-addon


Ciao,

Ollie





Il 21/05/2016 22:10, Bhavya shah ha scritto:
Dear all,
I am looking for the Weather+ NVDA add-on, which still works as
opposed to the currently non-functional Weather+ add-on.
I believe it is available on NVDA's Italian website, i.e. nvda.it, but
it seems that this website is down at the moment.
Therefore, it would be really appreciated if someone could upload the
NVDA add-on package of Weather+ and share its download link.
I woudl appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.



--
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+ NVDA add-on required

Rémy Ruiz
 


  • This plugin adds local temperature and forecasts to 24 hours up to 15 additional days for NVDA
  • Copyright(C) 2015 - 2016 Adriano Barbieri adrianobarb@...
  • Released under the GNU GPL (General Public License)
  • Version: 3.8

********************


Weather Plus works through the use and presence of the following services::


Very important!

The API service (Application Programming Interface) offered by OpenWeatherMap.org, that provides all weather data and weather forecast to Weather Plus, requires a API-Key to operate.
To obtain an API-Key you are required to register an account, choosing between free and enterprise.
For more info on the types of accounts see: price
To create a free account click here: Get API key and Start Subscribe
Once you open the page, click on the link: Sign up to get unique API key on your account page.
Fill in the 4 editable fields to create a new account:
The Username, email, Password, Repeat Password.
Attention: Password (minimum is 8 characters).
Once completed edit fields, in this page, you must check the check box:
I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Finally click on the button Create Account;
From the new page copy the API-Key, and insert it in the Weather Plus settings by through the Management of your API key button.
If any page will appear after pressing the button Create Account, or you can't find your API Key in this page, Go to the home page openweathermap.org:
to search it.
Fill in the 3 editable fields the Username, Email and Password, then click on the Submit button.
On the new page you will see the following message Signed in successfully.
Down arrow until you find the line
API key
Below this line you can find your API Key (follow the procedure described above).
Down arrow until you find the Save button.
Once you press this button, you can update your profile, then you will see a new page with the following message Profile was updated successfully.
FYI: On this page you will find other Save buttons, there are also some combo boxes, and other fields to fill but we will not treat this here, is up to you to discover it!


USE:

  • Press NVDA + w to the current temperature and weather conditions.
  • Press NVDA + shift + W for 24 hours forecast and forecast up to 15 days.
  • Press NVDA + shift + ctrl + w to set a temporary city.
  • Press NVDA + alt + w to know the last update of the weather report.
  • Press control + shift + w to toggle between Fahrenheit, Celsius or Kelvin.


Contact the author of the add-on Weather Plus: Adriano Barbieri


Last revised 11.05.2016

v


Le 22/05/2016 à 15:43, Ron Canazzi a écrit :

Hi Mallard and Others,


This add on does in fact work, but I have some questions.  First of all, the Drop Box link you sent was the new version, but when I installed it, it asked for an additional update.  This went fine.  However, all the previously entered codes are invalid.  I had to import a new code for my default city.  I like the idea of being able to set up temporary cities to see what the weather is like around the nation and the world.  Every old code from the previous installation is invalid.  I don't see any way of updating these codes other than deleting all of them and then reestablishing them.  Am I  missing something?



On 5/22/2016 8:45 AM, Mallard wrote:
Hello there Bhavya and all,


Here's a link to my Dropbox with the new, latest version of Weather+ add-on.

It's 3.8, if memory serves.

I haven't installed it yet, so I can't give any help on it.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3918790/Weather%20Plus3.8.nvda-addon


Ciao,

Ollie





Il 21/05/2016 22:10, Bhavya shah ha scritto:
Dear all,
I am looking for the Weather+ NVDA add-on, which still works as
opposed to the currently non-functional Weather+ add-on.
I believe it is available on NVDA's Italian website, i.e. nvda.it, but
it seems that this website is down at the moment.
Therefore, it would be really appreciated if someone could upload the
NVDA add-on package of Weather+ and share its download link.
I woudl appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.







--
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: Windows 10 shortcuts to items

 

You've answered your own question, largely, in your thread title.  One can set up desktop shortcuts quite easily to virtually any app or application (settings are a different matter).  If you prefer the old Control Panel for most settings it's available and you can put a shortcut to it on your desktop.

I am annoyed that the "Send to -> Desktop (Create Shortcut)" method is no longer supported from the search results, but the extra step of "Open file location" (which opens the folder containing the program/app, with said program/app already selected) then doing the "send to -> desktop (create shortcut)" works just fine.

The "This PC" file explorer window (for lack of a better way of putting it - it's largely the same as the old "My Computer" window) shows your drives and you can do layout tweaking there.
 
Brian
-- 

Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts. 
   ~ Henry Rosovsky

    



Re: Weather+ NVDA add-on required

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Mallard and Others,


This add on does in fact work, but I have some questions.  First of all, the Drop Box link you sent was the new version, but when I installed it, it asked for an additional update.  This went fine.  However, all the previously entered codes are invalid.  I had to import a new code for my default city.  I like the idea of being able to set up temporary cities to see what the weather is like around the nation and the world.  Every old code from the previous installation is invalid.  I don't see any way of updating these codes other than deleting all of them and then reestablishing them.  Am I  missing something?



On 5/22/2016 8:45 AM, Mallard wrote:
Hello there Bhavya and all,


Here's a link to my Dropbox with the new, latest version of Weather+ add-on.

It's 3.8, if memory serves.

I haven't installed it yet, so I can't give any help on it.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3918790/Weather%20Plus3.8.nvda-addon


Ciao,

Ollie





Il 21/05/2016 22:10, Bhavya shah ha scritto:
Dear all,
I am looking for the Weather+ NVDA add-on, which still works as
opposed to the currently non-functional Weather+ add-on.
I believe it is available on NVDA's Italian website, i.e. nvda.it, but
it seems that this website is down at the moment.
Therefore, it would be really appreciated if someone could upload the
NVDA add-on package of Weather+ and share its download link.
I woudl appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.







--
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+ NVDA add-on required

Mallard
 

Hello there Bhavya and all,


Here's a link to my Dropbox with the new, latest version of Weather+ add-on.

It's 3.8, if memory serves.

I haven't installed it yet, so I can't give any help on it.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3918790/Weather%20Plus3.8.nvda-addon


Ciao,

Ollie

Il 21/05/2016 22:10, Bhavya shah ha scritto:
Dear all,
I am looking for the Weather+ NVDA add-on, which still works as
opposed to the currently non-functional Weather+ add-on.
I believe it is available on NVDA's Italian website, i.e. nvda.it, but
it seems that this website is down at the moment.
Therefore, it would be really appreciated if someone could upload the
NVDA add-on package of Weather+ and share its download link.
I woudl appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.


Re: New Member (5)

Robert Mendoza
 

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.





Re: New Member (5)

Robert Mendoza
 

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.