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Re: Lock Screen

Quentin Christensen
 

There have been several methods to bypass the lock screen in Windows 10 - I must admit I haven't really played with them, but from a couple of comments I've seen in articles, I think several of the earlier methods no longer work once you have the anniversary update.

From the How to Geek site I found this method:

"Press Windows+R on your keyboard, type netplwiz , and press Enter. Select the account you want to automatically sign in with, uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” option, click “OK”, and enter the password for your account. Windows will store it in the registry and automatically sign into your computer for you when it boots."

Link to the article (the first half of the article deals with another method which gets rid of the lock screen on wake, but you still need to sign in originally.  The snipped above is at the bottom of that article): http://www.howtogeek.com/270493/how-to-disable-the-lock-screen-in-windows-10/

Regards

Quentin.


On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:14 AM, kelby carlson <kelbycarlson@...> wrote:
Yes, I am a single user and am wondering how to go directly to the
desktop from waking up from sleep mode. I also learned of a message to
edit the setting in the group policy editor, but I didn't find the
setting where the instructions said it would be.



On 9/18/16, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
> Are you asking how to log in directly to the desktop on a Windows 10 machine
> that has a single user?
>
> If you have more than one user you'll never avoid the lock screen as this is
> where the choice of user you're logging in as is made.  I've previously
> posted the instructions to avoid the need to enter your password on the lock
> screen in order to log in, and will gladly do so again if that's what you're
> asking about.
> --
> Brian
>
> I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how cynical you become it's never
> enough to keep up.
>          ~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in
> the Universe"
>






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Direct: +61 413 904 383
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Re: Lock Screen

kelby carlson
 

Yes, I am a single user and am wondering how to go directly to the
desktop from waking up from sleep mode. I also learned of a message to
edit the setting in the group policy editor, but I didn't find the
setting where the instructions said it would be.

On 9/18/16, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
Are you asking how to log in directly to the desktop on a Windows 10 machine
that has a single user?

If you have more than one user you'll never avoid the lock screen as this is
where the choice of user you're logging in as is made.  I've previously
posted the instructions to avoid the need to enter your password on the lock
screen in order to log in, and will gladly do so again if that's what you're
asking about.
--
Brian

I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how cynical you become it's never
enough to keep up.
         ~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in
the Universe"


Re: VLC alternative?

Monte Single
 

You can find  winamp, I think it is version 5.6   on the  audio page of;

 

www.Jaws-users.com

 

lots of apps and utils on that website.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Oliver
Sent: September-18-16 3:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] VLC alternative?

 

If you hunt around on the net, you can still aquire winamp and use that.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Sunday, 18 September 2016 23:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] VLC alternative?

 

I am looking for an NVDA accessible player that can basically play as many file types as VLC as well as podcasts and internet radio. There are a lot of inaccessible elements about VLC so does anyone have an alternative?    

 


Re: VLC alternative?

Roger Stewart
 

I heard someone or some company bought Winamp and is going to keep updating it. Haven't seen any updates in over a year though but it keeps on playing all my audio files and radio streams just fine.

Roger







On 9/18/2016 4:09 PM, Shaun Oliver wrote:

If you hunt around on the net, you can still aquire winamp and use that.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Sunday, 18 September 2016 23:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] VLC alternative?

 

I am looking for an NVDA accessible player that can basically play as many file types as VLC as well as podcasts and internet radio. There are a lot of inaccessible elements about VLC so does anyone have an alternative?    

 



Re: Lock Screen

 

Are you asking how to log in directly to the desktop on a Windows 10 machine that has a single user?

If you have more than one user you'll never avoid the lock screen as this is where the choice of user you're logging in as is made.  I've previously posted the instructions to avoid the need to enter your password on the lock screen in order to log in, and will gladly do so again if that's what you're asking about.
--
Brian

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

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

    



Lock Screen

kelby carlson
 

Sorry to ask this on this list, but I can't figure out how to get rid
of the lock screen on Windows 10. The instructions online for changing
the registry haven't worked.


Re: VLC alternative?

Jacob Kruger
 

You can get winamp, gomplayer and foobar from ninite.com all in once go.


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2016-09-18 11:09 PM, Shaun Oliver wrote:

If you hunt around on the net, you can still aquire winamp and use that.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Sunday, 18 September 2016 23:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] VLC alternative?

 

I am looking for an NVDA accessible player that can basically play as many file types as VLC as well as podcasts and internet radio. There are a lot of inaccessible elements about VLC so does anyone have an alternative?    

 



Re: VLC alternative?

Shaun Oliver
 

If you hunt around on the net, you can still aquire winamp and use that.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Sunday, 18 September 2016 23:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] VLC alternative?

 

I am looking for an NVDA accessible player that can basically play as many file types as VLC as well as podcasts and internet radio. There are a lot of inaccessible elements about VLC so does anyone have an alternative?    

 


Re: foobar2000

mk360
 

You need to configure the keystrokes first. Press control p to open the preferences and search for "keyboard shortkuts".

Regards,
mk.

El 18/09/2016 a las 18:00, Marisane Moruthanyana escribió:

Evenign listers

 

I recently read about a media player called foobar2000 on this list.

 

People commented on it and said that it is screen reader friendly.

 

I use nvda and jaws as my screen reader.

 

However, I use nvda more than jaws as I do not have a licensed jaws.

 

I downloaded the foobar2000 application and installed it as a portable copy.

 

I realise that it does not allow me to control volume.

 

It is playing very loud and I fail to volume it down.

 

Any keyboard commands to control the volume?

 

I cannot find the keystrokes even in the help of the application.

 

Your help is appreciated in advance.

 

With respect

Marisane



Re: foobar2000

Matt Turner
 

Hi, here's a foobar2000 audio thing someone did.

There using jaws, but the instructions still apply.

http://jeff.tdrealms.com/Manuals/Foobar2000-tutorial.7z

On 9/18/2016 5:00 PM, Marisane Moruthanyana wrote:

Evenign listers

 

I recently read about a media player called foobar2000 on this list.

 

People commented on it and said that it is screen reader friendly.

 

I use nvda and jaws as my screen reader.

 

However, I use nvda more than jaws as I do not have a licensed jaws.

 

I downloaded the foobar2000 application and installed it as a portable copy.

 

I realise that it does not allow me to control volume.

 

It is playing very loud and I fail to volume it down.

 

Any keyboard commands to control the volume?

 

I cannot find the keystrokes even in the help of the application.

 

Your help is appreciated in advance.

 

With respect

Marisane



foobar2000

Marisane Moruthanyana
 

Evenign listers

 

I recently read about a media player called foobar2000 on this list.

 

People commented on it and said that it is screen reader friendly.

 

I use nvda and jaws as my screen reader.

 

However, I use nvda more than jaws as I do not have a licensed jaws.

 

I downloaded the foobar2000 application and installed it as a portable copy.

 

I realise that it does not allow me to control volume.

 

It is playing very loud and I fail to volume it down.

 

Any keyboard commands to control the volume?

 

I cannot find the keystrokes even in the help of the application.

 

Your help is appreciated in advance.

 

With respect

Marisane


Re: Mildly-OT-not-really: Stascom utility software

Jacob Kruger
 

Kevin, you can use the ctrl+windows key+f3 key combination to bring up it's options dialogue, and on something like the second page, you can tell it which volume level to reset to, etc.


Stay well



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

On 2016-09-18 10:09 PM, Kevin Cussick via Groups.io wrote:
Hi, thanks very much for this. I will try this later I have been wanting Nvda to have this feature for a while. unmuting the sound card when it starts this might do what I want.

On 18/09/2016 17:56, Jacob Kruger wrote:
A Connection that some of you might know, from the NVDA add-on mailing
list, Jacques Stassen, has created a piece of utility software for help
with regards to certain aspects of later versions of the windows
operating system, initially focusing on maintaining volume levels,
avoiding muting of audio output, etc., and we have now made a plan to
offer download links for the documentation, and the software package
itself - and, there are also a couple of ways to contact the developer
via either a contact form on the webpage, or via a link in the
documentation - see below the list of features/details:

• Supported operating systems: Windows 7 and Windows 10, both 32 and
64 bit.
• Constant monitoring of default sound card mute status, disabling
mute as to prevent sound loss.
• Monitoring default sound card master output volume level as to not
fall lower than 20 percent.
• Ability to set day / night volume levels, output volume levels and
time of day / night configurable.
• Hotkey to display name of sound device, master volume output, name
of recording device and input level, quick access button to mixer settings.
• Hotkeys to increase and decrease master output volume levels,
ascending and descending audio tones to indicate new level.
• Announcement of time on the hour, all 24 hours configurable.
• Password generator, generating unique password with each keystroke.
• Word count feature to determine amount of words when text is
selected in any edit field.
• Hotkeys to empty trash, switch between favourite, unread or all
folders, and switch profiles in Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client.
• Hotkey to generate summary of all program settings.
• Ability to enable or disable all automated functions.
• Once installed, press control+Windows+F1 to open help documentation
for description of all features.

http://www.blindza.co.za/stascom/index.php

And, like I stated/mentioned on that webpage, I have been running this
on a couple of machines for a little while now, and have been providing
some forms of feedback to the developer as well, but, it's definitely
worth installing as far as I'm concerned.


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






Re: Mildly-OT-not-really: Stascom utility software

Kevin Cussick
 

Hi, thanks very much for this. I will try this later I have been wanting Nvda to have this feature for a while. unmuting the sound card when it starts this might do what I want.

On 18/09/2016 17:56, Jacob Kruger wrote:
A Connection that some of you might know, from the NVDA add-on mailing
list, Jacques Stassen, has created a piece of utility software for help
with regards to certain aspects of later versions of the windows
operating system, initially focusing on maintaining volume levels,
avoiding muting of audio output, etc., and we have now made a plan to
offer download links for the documentation, and the software package
itself - and, there are also a couple of ways to contact the developer
via either a contact form on the webpage, or via a link in the
documentation - see below the list of features/details:

• Supported operating systems: Windows 7 and Windows 10, both 32 and
64 bit.
• Constant monitoring of default sound card mute status, disabling
mute as to prevent sound loss.
• Monitoring default sound card master output volume level as to not
fall lower than 20 percent.
• Ability to set day / night volume levels, output volume levels and
time of day / night configurable.
• Hotkey to display name of sound device, master volume output, name
of recording device and input level, quick access button to mixer settings.
• Hotkeys to increase and decrease master output volume levels,
ascending and descending audio tones to indicate new level.
• Announcement of time on the hour, all 24 hours configurable.
• Password generator, generating unique password with each keystroke.
• Word count feature to determine amount of words when text is
selected in any edit field.
• Hotkeys to empty trash, switch between favourite, unread or all
folders, and switch profiles in Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client.
• Hotkey to generate summary of all program settings.
• Ability to enable or disable all automated functions.
• Once installed, press control+Windows+F1 to open help documentation
for description of all features.

http://www.blindza.co.za/stascom/index.php

And, like I stated/mentioned on that webpage, I have been running this
on a couple of machines for a little while now, and have been providing
some forms of feedback to the developer as well, but, it's definitely
worth installing as far as I'm concerned.


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



NVDA and MathML

Sean Mealin <spmealin@...>
 

Hi all,

 

Are there any known issues with NVDA and MathML currently?  After installing the MathML player, I still only hear silence when trying to read MathML content.  I am using Windows 10 x64 and NVDA 2016.3 with Firefox 48.0.2.

 

Thanks

 

Sean


can't shuffle pandora anywhere but IE.

ken lawrence
 

Hi list a followup on the issue I asked about the other day.  I tested what the person answering suggested and it doesn’t work.  for those who didn’t read my message, I mentioned on this list that I could shuffle my pandora stations on internet explorer but the problem is that very anoying message, internet explorer has stopped working, a problem has cause the program to stop working correctly.  windows will close the program and notify you of a solution which it nevver does.  it makes internet explorer a pain to use but the space bar doesn’t activate any stations or the shuffle function.  the reply suggested that I snap on focus mode but that didn’t work.   what did happen was space paused the music.  is there any reason why google chrome or firefox doesn’t recognize html 5 elements on pandora it says clickable clickable clickable shuffle like that it knows it’a clickable item but neither enter or the mouse buttons work.  even when move to focus command is used in or out of focus mode.  since IE is so buggy and unreliable and supposedly pandora is optomized for chrome is there something else I can do to make NVDA react to supposed clickable graphics.  it is a pain listening to pandora with IE randumly stopping and restarting and closing and reopening tabs.  it is why IE isn’t my default browser.  any suggestions how to switch stations without the create station field as a workaround?  BTW I do have hope but don’t have a credit card to activate/buy it as a full version. 


Re: Mystery surrounding computer

Chris Mullins
 

Have you tried:

 

Checking device manager to see if (A) the machine thinks the keyboard is working properly and (B) there are no updates available for the keybord driver.

 

In addition, have you switched on the “speak command keys” (NVDA+4 to see what is voiced when using alt+? Type keypresses.

 

Cheers

Chris

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of marvin kotler
Sent: 18 September 2016 14:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer

 

Good morning list; Marv here.  Someone asked me a question regarding an external keyboard.  When I plugged one into the laptop, the alt keys worked.  Do not know what to try next on the laptops keyboard.  The computer is an hp pavilion g6 notebook pc.  Anymore advice would be appreciated.  As stated previously, the alt keys on the laptops keyboard do not work properly.

 


Mildly-OT-not-really: Stascom utility software

Jacob Kruger
 

A Connection that some of you might know, from the NVDA add-on mailing list, Jacques Stassen, has created a piece of utility software for help with regards to certain aspects of later versions of the windows operating system, initially focusing on maintaining volume levels, avoiding muting of audio output, etc., and we have now made a plan to offer download links for the documentation, and the software package itself - and, there are also a couple of ways to contact the developer via either a contact form on the webpage, or via a link in the documentation - see below the list of features/details:

• Supported operating systems: Windows 7 and Windows 10, both 32 and 64 bit.
• Constant monitoring of default sound card mute status, disabling mute as to prevent sound loss.
• Monitoring default sound card master output volume level as to not fall lower than 20 percent.
• Ability to set day / night volume levels, output volume levels and time of day / night configurable.
• Hotkey to display name of sound device, master volume output, name of recording device and input level, quick access button to mixer settings.
• Hotkeys to increase and decrease master output volume levels, ascending and descending audio tones to indicate new level.
• Announcement of time on the hour, all 24 hours configurable.
• Password generator, generating unique password with each keystroke.
• Word count feature to determine amount of words when text is selected in any edit field.
• Hotkeys to empty trash, switch between favourite, unread or all folders, and switch profiles in Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client.
• Hotkey to generate summary of all program settings.
• Ability to enable or disable all automated functions.
• Once installed, press control+Windows+F1 to open help documentation for description of all features.

http://www.blindza.co.za/stascom/index.php

And, like I stated/mentioned on that webpage, I have been running this on a couple of machines for a little while now, and have been providing some forms of feedback to the developer as well, but, it's definitely worth installing as far as I'm concerned.


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


Re: Mystery surrounding computer

Chris
 

Hey stay cool I wasnt being literal

 

 

 

 

 

From: Gene
Sent: 18 September 2016 16:56
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer

 

this is evidently a new computer.  it's very unlikely.  In addition, incorrect cleaning of a laptop keyboard my void the warranty or in some way make the machine not possible to return.  I either wouldn't do any such thing or I would be very careful in what I decided to do.  And if another key were stuck down, you would expect far more problems than just the alt keys not working.  

 

From: Chris

Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:32 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer

 

You not got another key stuck down by any chance ?

Give your keyboard a good scrub and polish its a long shot but it may work

 

Good luck

 

 

 

 

From: marvin kotler
Sent: 18 September 2016 14:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer

 

Good morning list; Marv here.  Someone asked me a question regarding an external keyboard.  When I plugged one into the laptop, the alt keys worked.  Do not know what to try next on the laptops keyboard.  The computer is an hp pavilion g6 notebook pc.  Anymore advice would be appreciated.  As stated previously, the alt keys on the laptops keyboard do not work properly.

 

 

 


Re: Mystery surrounding computer

Gene
 

this is evidently a new computer.  it's very unlikely.  In addition, incorrect cleaning of a laptop keyboard my void the warranty or in some way make the machine not possible to return.  I either wouldn't do any such thing or I would be very careful in what I decided to do.  And if another key were stuck down, you would expect far more problems than just the alt keys not working.  

From: Chris
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer

You not got another key stuck down by any chance ?

Give your keyboard a good scrub and polish its a long shot but it may work

 

Good luck

 

 

 

 

From: marvin kotler
Sent: 18 September 2016 14:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Mystery surrounding computer

 

Good morning list; Marv here.  Someone asked me a question regarding an external keyboard.  When I plugged one into the laptop, the alt keys worked.  Do not know what to try next on the laptops keyboard.  The computer is an hp pavilion g6 notebook pc.  Anymore advice would be appreciated.  As stated previously, the alt keys on the laptops keyboard do not work properly.

 

 


Re: VLC alternative?

Salva Doménech Miguel <kibayasd@...>
 

Hi.
Yep, I also adore Winamp, but for playing videos is not the best alternative.

Cheers.

 

De: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] En nombre de Michael Capelle
Enviado el: domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2016 16:48
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Asunto: Re: [nvda] VLC alternative?

 

i love winamp, even though it is not being developed anymore, it sitill works.

 

Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:44 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] VLC alternative?

 

Foobar2000 works amazingly.

 

Devin Pratersent from Gmail.

 

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 9:41 AM, erik burggraaf <erik@...> wrote:

VLC must have fallen a long way since I used it many years ago. back then I found it perfectly accessible.   the main issue that I have with Windows media players in general is that they tend to be fraught with advertising.  this is the reason why I abandoned Winamp for VLC and then abandoned VLC for the kmplayer and then abandoned playing media on Windows all together...  I never tried it myself  but I believe foobar2000 is also accessible.  The very latest one I tried was the gone mad music player. this was billed as the very latest ad free thing in music for Windows. unfortunately it's accessibility left much to be desired.

Best,

Erik

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On September 18, 2016 10:16:49 AM "Robert Kingett" <kingettspeaks@...> wrote:

I am looking for an NVDA accessible player that can basically play as many file types as VLC as well as podcasts and internet radio. There are a lot of inaccessible elements about VLC so does anyone have an alternative?