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Re: Ms Word behaving strangely around pages

Quentin Christensen
 

On a document opened in protected mode (that you've downloaded from the web or email) you can also press F6 to get to the "enable editing" toolbar, tab to the enable editing button and press enter.  Of course, rather than automatically doing that to any document, do first ensure that you KNOW what the document is and where it came from and that you trust it and want to open it.  As annoying as Word's protected mode is, the reason it does it is to protect you from malware from infected files.

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 2:07 AM Giles Turnbull <giles.turnbull@...> wrote:

Hi Vincent,

yes, it is definitely an MS Word behaviour  rather than an NVDA one.

I find that when a document opens in read-only mode, going into the file menu (ALT+f) and pressing the down arrow to get to the info item and then navigating to and activating the button that allows editing, that action does persist for future re-openings of the same document, assuming you have saved it from the email or download link where it was first opened from.

Documents you have created yourself should not open in read-only mode.

Giles



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Re: Links on websites with submenus and/or links that NVDA can't interact with

Gene
 

We’ll see what other people say.  I checked with Chrome and I have JAVA script off.  There was no number sign and the home page could be read as a typical web page. 
 
What browser are you using? 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 2:57 PM
Subject: [nvda] Links on websites with submenus and/or links that NVDA can't interact with
 
Hi all,

I just visited the following website:

http://canadianxpress.ca/

I notice that when going there, there is a number sign at the end of
the address. There are multiple websites I've found like this, and
each time I've encountered issues.
On this particular site I believe the main links open up drop downs
with additional links underneath the main one. Is there a way, whether
via addons or other, to make this and other sites like this usable,
short of contacting the webmaster who may or may not change the links
to make them clickable? Jaws simply announces the links as mouse
overs, but has the same result as NVDA. I've come across sites where
to hover over content, you can simply activate object navigation and
route the mouse cursor to the link in question and more information
will be present. Not with this one, however...

Any help would be appreciated. Tried switching browsers as well.


Links on websites with submenus and/or links that NVDA can't interact with

Joshua Tubbs
 

Hi all,

I just visited the following website:

http://canadianxpress.ca/

I notice that when going there, there is a number sign at the end of
the address. There are multiple websites I've found like this, and
each time I've encountered issues.
On this particular site I believe the main links open up drop downs
with additional links underneath the main one. Is there a way, whether
via addons or other, to make this and other sites like this usable,
short of contacting the webmaster who may or may not change the links
to make them clickable? Jaws simply announces the links as mouse
overs, but has the same result as NVDA. I've come across sites where
to hover over content, you can simply activate object navigation and
route the mouse cursor to the link in question and more information
will be present. Not with this one, however...

Any help would be appreciated. Tried switching browsers as well.

Re: NVDACon keynote

Michael Munn
 

I have read the keynote and everything is will planed. 
Thanks 
Best Regards 
Michael Munn  

JAWS Certified, 2019

Member: Virginia Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Virginia 

www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Maryland 

www.nfbmd.org 

Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu

Students of Hadley Institute of the Blind 



On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 10:37 PM Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
It might be that you haven't given your browser access to your location - which is fair enough although that might be how the site narrows down your time zone.  To be honest, I'm not sure, I'll check with Derek.

On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 2:27 PM Sile via Groups.Io <somodhrain=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi, reading this on an iPhone the date and time field just says invalid time. Is there something I need to do?

Sile


On Nov 5, 2019, at 5:08 PM, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,

NVDACon is rapidly approaching, and the organising committee have released the schedule:  https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule 

There are a heap of great presentations to look forward to, just one of which is the Keynote presentation by NV Access.   Like the opening and closing forums, the keynote will be run twice, to ensure those in different time zones around the world have the chance to participate.  NV Access staff will be available after each of the keynote presentations for any questions, comments or discussion and we look forward to this chance to connect with users.

As in other years, this event has been completely organised by users.  NV Access is humbled and delighted to have such a supportive community and we look forward to joining with you for NVDACon 2019!

Please see the session times (once again, Derek has performed his magic so you will see the sessions listed in your local time): https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule 

Kind regards

Quentin.

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Re: Using Surface Pro with touchscreen only?

molly the blind tech lover
 

Hi.

You can definitely use the touchscreen with NVDA. I have the Surface Go.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Denis Sariyannis
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Using Surface Pro with touchscreen only?

 

Hi all,

I just got my new Surface Pro 7 which runs Windows 10 with NVDA as my primary screenreader.

Of course I use the device as a notebook and it works very well. NVDA is extremely responsive, too.

Now I wonder if it would make sense to learn about its touchscreen and to run it also in tablet mode. From what I've seen so far it seems to be quite complicated for example to navigate through a list of files in Windows Explorer or to work with menus.

Furthermore NVDA regularly doesn't recognize gestures correctly. Flicking left and right with two fingers often gets interpreted as a single finger flick etc. The iPad seems to be much more precise when doing that.

Does it make sense to keep trying and maybe even turning on Narrator instead when using it without a keyboard or is it not really usable productively?

Maybe you could give me some hints and tell about your experiences?

Thank you!

 

Regards

Denis


 

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Re: Ms Word behaving strangely around pages

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi Vincent,

yes, it is definitely an MS Word behaviour  rather than an NVDA one.

I find that when a document opens in read-only mode, going into the file menu (ALT+f) and pressing the down arrow to get to the info item and then navigating to and activating the button that allows editing, that action does persist for future re-openings of the same document, assuming you have saved it from the email or download link where it was first opened from.

Documents you have created yourself should not open in read-only mode.

Giles

Re: How to use NVDA to Access Inkscape

 

Bernard,

          I can't really be of any help here with NVDA and Inkscape as I have no knowledge of the latter.  I did want to comment on Orca and Inkscape.  If I am recalling correctly, Orca is a Linux/Unix/*nix platform screen reader, and as such has virtually no connection to screen readers that run under Windows.  Even Inkscape itself is a somewhat different animal "under the hood" if there are versions for the *nix environments and Windows.  Comparisons across operating systems is always a fraught proposition.

--

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The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 

Using Surface Pro with touchscreen only?

Denis Sariyannis
 

Hi all,
I just got my new Surface Pro 7 which runs Windows 10 with NVDA as my primary screenreader.
Of course I use the device as a notebook and it works very well. NVDA is extremely responsive, too.
Now I wonder if it would make sense to learn about its touchscreen and to run it also in tablet mode. From what I've seen so far it seems to be quite complicated for example to navigate through a list of files in Windows Explorer or to work with menus.
Furthermore NVDA regularly doesn't recognize gestures correctly. Flicking left and right with two fingers often gets interpreted as a single finger flick etc. The iPad seems to be much more precise when doing that.
Does it make sense to keep trying and maybe even turning on Narrator instead when using it without a keyboard or is it not really usable productively?
Maybe you could give me some hints and tell about your experiences?
Thank you!

Regards
Denis


--
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Mail: denis.sariyannis@...
Phone: +49 6227 6982766
Mobile: +49 176 66830900

How to use NVDA to Access Inkscape

Bernard Swart <bsbirding@...>
 

Good day,

I am unable to get NVDA to work with Inkscape. The Linux reader Orka works with Inkscape, if that is of any relevance.

I am using MS windows 7 32 bit and Inkscape v09.24.

I would appreciate any assistance.

Kind regards.

--
Bernard Swart

Re: NVDACon keynote

Quentin Christensen
 

It might be that you haven't given your browser access to your location - which is fair enough although that might be how the site narrows down your time zone.  To be honest, I'm not sure, I'll check with Derek.


On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 2:27 PM Sile via Groups.Io <somodhrain=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi, reading this on an iPhone the date and time field just says invalid time. Is there something I need to do?

Sile


On Nov 5, 2019, at 5:08 PM, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,

NVDACon is rapidly approaching, and the organising committee have released the schedule:  https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule 

There are a heap of great presentations to look forward to, just one of which is the Keynote presentation by NV Access.   Like the opening and closing forums, the keynote will be run twice, to ensure those in different time zones around the world have the chance to participate.  NV Access staff will be available after each of the keynote presentations for any questions, comments or discussion and we look forward to this chance to connect with users.

As in other years, this event has been completely organised by users.  NV Access is humbled and delighted to have such a supportive community and we look forward to joining with you for NVDACon 2019!

Please see the session times (once again, Derek has performed his magic so you will see the sessions listed in your local time): https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule 

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
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Training and Support Manager



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Training and Support Manager

Re: NVDACon keynote

Sile
 

Hi, reading this on an iPhone the date and time field just says invalid time. Is there something I need to do?

Sile


On Nov 5, 2019, at 5:08 PM, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,

NVDACon is rapidly approaching, and the organising committee have released the schedule:  https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule 

There are a heap of great presentations to look forward to, just one of which is the Keynote presentation by NV Access.   Like the opening and closing forums, the keynote will be run twice, to ensure those in different time zones around the world have the chance to participate.  NV Access staff will be available after each of the keynote presentations for any questions, comments or discussion and we look forward to this chance to connect with users.

As in other years, this event has been completely organised by users.  NV Access is humbled and delighted to have such a supportive community and we look forward to joining with you for NVDACon 2019!

Please see the session times (once again, Derek has performed his magic so you will see the sessions listed in your local time): https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule 

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Re: Overlays in chrome

Sile
 

Thanks so much, I’ll do this in the future :-)

Sile


On Nov 5, 2019, at 7:07 PM, Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...> wrote:

I had a similar issue a couple of months ago and couldn't find a way around it. So, when I get my bill by email, I call 611 on my Verizon cell phone. This gets me to customer service, and I can make my payment using the automated system. It's faster and easier than doing it online. I hope that helps.
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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
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Re: NVDACon keynote

蔡宗豪 Victor Cai
 

Hi,
Thank you Quentin for delivering program and schedule.

Is it possible to join NVDACon by phone.
Thanks.

Regards,
Victor


2019-11-06 6:08 GMT+08:00, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>:

Hi everyone,

NVDACon is rapidly approaching, and the organising committee have released
the schedule: https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule

There are a heap of great presentations to look forward to, just one of
which is the Keynote presentation by NV Access. Like the opening and
closing forums, the keynote will be run twice, to ensure those in different
time zones around the world have the chance to participate. NV Access
staff will be available after each of the keynote presentations for any
questions, comments or discussion and we look forward to this chance to
connect with users.

As in other years, this event has been completely organised by users. NV
Access is humbled and delighted to have such a supportive community and we
look forward to joining with you for NVDACon 2019!

Please see the session times (once again, Derek has performed his magic so
you will see the sessions listed in your local time):
https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Web: www.nvaccess.org
Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
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Twitter: @NVAccess <https://twitter.com/NVAccess>



Re: Overlays in chrome

Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...>
 

I had a similar issue a couple of months ago and couldn't find a way around it. So, when I get my bill by email, I call 611 on my Verizon cell phone. This gets me to customer service, and I can make my payment using the automated system. It's faster and easier than doing it online. I hope that helps.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@...

NVDACon keynote

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NVDACon is rapidly approaching, and the organising committee have released the schedule:  https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule 

There are a heap of great presentations to look forward to, just one of which is the Keynote presentation by NV Access.   Like the opening and closing forums, the keynote will be run twice, to ensure those in different time zones around the world have the chance to participate.  NV Access staff will be available after each of the keynote presentations for any questions, comments or discussion and we look forward to this chance to connect with users.

As in other years, this event has been completely organised by users.  NV Access is humbled and delighted to have such a supportive community and we look forward to joining with you for NVDACon 2019!

Please see the session times (once again, Derek has performed his magic so you will see the sessions listed in your local time): https://www.nvdacon.org/2019-program-and-schedule 

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Re: NVDA and firefox

Gene
 

Firefox has a very good search bookmarks feature.  Issue the command control I to toggle it on and off.  Type part of what you are looking for.  It doesn’t have to be the start of it.  For example, I search for The New York Times with rk ti.  Look at what I wrote caracgter by character.  The period ends the sentence and is not part of the search string.  Note the space in the string.
 
You can open bookmarks with alt b.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Don H
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:30 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and firefox
 
Running Win 10 1903 and latest version of Firefox.  I imported my
bookmarks from Google Chrome.  What is the easiest way to get to the
firefox bookmarks?
Thanks



Re: Ms Word behaving strangely around pages

Vincent Le Goff
 

Thanks.  Yeah the way Word opens documents in its read-only mode by default isn't that great for accessibility (or perhaps it's ont, because I use a Braille display).  In any case, actually restarting Word fixed the issue this time.  I do hope it doesn't happen too often, as writing professional reports will get tedious, but in the meantime it seems to be a Word issue more than a NVDA one.


Thanks again,


Vincent

On 11/5/2019 3:17 PM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi Vincent,

that sounds like a not-uncommon issue and it does have a simple workaround. Go to the View ribbon  and tab to Draft View. In that view the down arrow will take you to the next page. The shortcut keystroke is ALT+w followed by e.

I've noticed many Google results for how to get MS Word to open documents in draft view by default, but I've never seen anybody get it to successfuly do that! It certainly doesn't work for me! The first action I do when opening a Word doc is to go to the View ribbon and switch to draft view.

Hope that helps,

Giles

NVDA and firefox

Don H
 

Running Win 10 1903 and latest version of Firefox. I imported my bookmarks from Google Chrome. What is the easiest way to get to the firefox bookmarks?
Thanks

Resource Monitor 19.11A released #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

 

Resource monitor 19.11A is now available. This release resolves a critical regression where Windows version information command (NVDA+Shift+number row 6) did not work if one is running NVDA 2019.2.1 or earlier on a 64-bit system.

Cheers,

Joseph

Re: Ms Word behaving strangely around pages

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi Vincent,

that sounds like a not-uncommon issue and it does have a simple workaround. Go to the View ribbon  and tab to Draft View. In that view the down arrow will take you to the next page. The shortcut keystroke is ALT+w followed by e.

I've noticed many Google results for how to get MS Word to open documents in draft view by default, but I've never seen anybody get it to successfuly do that! It certainly doesn't work for me! The first action I do when opening a Word doc is to go to the View ribbon and switch to draft view.

Hope that helps,

Giles