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Re: where do i unzip?

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Michael,


"To install an add-on, go to the NVDA tools menu, then select manage add-ons. Then select install, navigate to the location where you saved the downloaded add-on and choose the add-on package you wish to install. Alternatively, if you installed 2012.3 or later on your computer, using file manager of your choice, navigate to the location where you stored the add-on, then press ENTER on the nvda-addon file you wish to install. Once you press Open or press ENTER on the add-on file, NVDA will ask if you really wish to install the add-on. As the functionality of add-ons is unrestricted inside NVDA, which in theory could include accessing your personal data or even the entire system if NVDA is an installed copy, it is very important to only install add-ons from sources you trust. Once the add-on is installed, NVDA must be restarted for the add-on to start running."

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...> wrote:
hello all.
i downloaded some add-ins for nvda, but they are zip files, where do i unzip them?






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where do i unzip?

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

hello all.
i downloaded some add-ins for nvda, but they are zip files, where do i unzip them?


Re: Weather Plus

Stanley Haupt
 

Thank you for sending me clear instructions to get the latest Weather plus. It is now updated on this computer.

 

Stanley

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rémy Ruiz
Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 6:01 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather Plus

 

Hi Stanley ,

Go to:
Preferences submenu
Weather Plus Settings submenu

Press the item for:
Check for Update...
and follow the instructions on the screen.
Cheers since France.
Rémy

Le 01/08/2016 à 23:49, Stanley Haupt a écrit :


Re: Weather Plus

Rémy Ruiz
 

Hi Stanley ,

Go to:
Preferences submenu
Weather Plus Settings submenu

Press the item for:
Check for Update...
and follow the instructions on the screen.
Cheers since France.
Rémy
Le 01/08/2016 à 23:49, Stanley Haupt a écrit :

Hello NVDA Listers:

 

Every time I load NVDA, I receive an announcement to get the latest Weatherplus addon. Where do I go on the web to update this addon?

 

bookworm@...

Stanley Haupt

 



Weather Plus

Stanley Haupt
 

Hello NVDA Listers:

 

Every time I load NVDA, I receive an announcement to get the latest Weatherplus addon. Where do I go on the web to update this addon?

 

bookworm@...

Stanley Haupt

 


August add-on update: WinTenApps 16.08, mp3DirectCut 2.2 stable

 

Hi all,

 

Two stable add-ons are now available:

 

·         Mp3DirectCut 2.2: http://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/mp3DirectCut.en.html

·         Windows 10 App Essentials 16.08 (Anniversary Celebratory Edition): http://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/wintenApps.en.html

 

Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph


Emergency lifted - nvda-addons and nvda-translations are back to normal

 

Hi everyone,

 

Some of you may have seen a message yesterday that nvda-addons and nvda-translations are not working. As of now, both lists are back and are functioning (emergency lifted). Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: A question from a user

Gene
 

See this page. 
As far as a short cut is concerned, you should hear the sequence announced or the final part when you are on the item.  It is in options, but as in other Windows e-mail programs, what you see depends on where you are in the program.  In this case, you must be composing or replying or forwarding a message before you see it. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 5:52 AM
Subject: [nvda] A question from a user

This person is using  Office 2003, as like myself she finds it easier to use
than the newer versions. However she is using Outlook for her email and I
have seldom if ever used this.
 Does anyone know a shortcut sequence to  ask for a read  receipt in this
software. Not trickily nvda, but I  don't have the software and she seemed
to recall it being on the tools menu but its not.
 Brian

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




Re: A question from a user

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Brian,

From browsing the web (I haven't had Office 2003 for awhile personally):

To do it for one specific message:

While you are editing the message:
Press ALT+T for the tools menu
Press T to "Request read receipt".

To set it up for all messages:
Press ALT+T for the tools menu
Press O for Options
Press ALT+M for E-Mail options
Tab to "Tracking options" and press ENTER (There might be a shortcut key but it's not highlighted in the screenshots I can find).
Press ALT+R for a read receipt and / or
Press ALT+D for a delivery receipt

A delivery receipt means you'll get a message when the email gets to the person's email server (their company or their ISP)

A read receipt is when they actually read it - or rather, when they read it, most email clients will then prompt them that the sender has asked for a read receipt and would they like to send one.  The default is yet, but they can say no.

It's not usually required to have this turned on all the time, but can be useful for particularly important emails that you want proof of receipt of, or troubleshoot if messages aren't getting through.

Kind regards

Quentin.



On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 8:52 PM, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...> wrote:
This person is using  Office 2003, as like myself she finds it easier to use than the newer versions. However she is using Outlook for her email and I have seldom if ever used this.
Does anyone know a shortcut sequence to  ask for a read  receipt in this software. Not trickily nvda, but I  don't have the software and she seemed to recall it being on the tools menu but its not.
Brian

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






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A question from a user

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

This person is using Office 2003, as like myself she finds it easier to use than the newer versions. However she is using Outlook for her email and I have seldom if ever used this.
Does anyone know a shortcut sequence to ask for a read receipt in this software. Not trickily nvda, but I don't have the software and she seemed to recall it being on the tools menu but its not.
Brian

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


Re: Writing accents on a laptop

Ben J. Bloomgren
 

Maria,


Which language(s) are you attempting to write? I'm not a big fan of those alt codes, as who wants to remember that alt+0233 is an é? I've been known to install hundreds of keyboard layouts onto my computers. I've learned to streamline this nowadays, and I'm under ten. Seriously, I would look at using your language's specific keyboard layout or layouts. Some languages have more than one. French and Spanish have at least two of which I know. The control panel is your friend.


Ben

On 8/1/2016 1:57, Maria S wrote:
Hi guys. My laptop uses the function key to use the numpad and I can't enter alt codes with Nvda to write accented letters quickly while typing. Other than switching to a different system keyboard, I wondered if there were other alternatives with NVDA or add-ons.

Thanks, Maria


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Re: Writing accents on a laptop

Quentin Christensen
 

I must admit I haven't done anything like this (as I am only fluent in English), but I know in Windows 10, you can press WINDOWS+spacebar to switch languages (once you've setup more than one).  If you do commonly write between two languages, that could be an option?

On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 6:57 PM, Maria S <raynbo15@...> wrote:
Hi guys. My laptop uses the function key to use the numpad and I can't enter alt codes with Nvda to write accented letters quickly while typing. Other than switching to a different system keyboard, I wondered if there were other alternatives with NVDA or add-ons.

Thanks, Maria


Sent from my iPhone





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Direct: +61 413 904 383
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Twitter: @NVAccess 


Writing accents on a laptop

Maria S
 

Hi guys. My laptop uses the function key to use the numpad and I can't enter alt codes with Nvda to write accented letters quickly while typing. Other than switching to a different system keyboard, I wondered if there were other alternatives with NVDA or add-ons.

Thanks, Maria


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Re: Looking for a good and acessible backup program

John J. Boyer
 

I have Acronis true Image. However, it requires the serial number on the
jacket of the disk to do what I want. it won't do versioning without
that. We can't find it. So i'm looking for software that doesn't have
that restriction.

John

On Mon, Aug 01, 2016 at 10:03:29AM +0200, Salva Doménech Miguel via Groups.io wrote:
hi.
I think that you can use Acronis True Image. It’s more or less accessible, or was accessible years ago.

Cheers
Salva

El 1 ago 2016, a las 5:59, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org> escribió:

I have a NAS and right now I'm using the backup program in Windows 7. It
makes a full backup daily. That is not the best approach! I'm looking
for a backup and restore program which can make incremental backups.
Moreover, when a file changes it should create a new version, rather
than just overwriting the old file. Please remember that I am using
Braille. Braille support in NVDA is good, but it needs work for some
applications, notably Thunderbird and LibreOffice.

Thanks,

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




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


Re: Looking for a good and acessible backup program

Salva Doménech Miguel <kibayasd@...>
 

hi.
I think that you can use Acronis True Image. It’s more or less accessible, or was accessible years ago.

Cheers
Salva

El 1 ago 2016, a las 5:59, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org> escribió:

I have a NAS and right now I'm using the backup program in Windows 7. It
makes a full backup daily. That is not the best approach! I'm looking
for a backup and restore program which can make incremental backups.
Moreover, when a file changes it should create a new version, rather
than just overwriting the old file. Please remember that I am using
Braille. Braille support in NVDA is good, but it needs work for some
applications, notably Thunderbird and LibreOffice.

Thanks,

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




Looking for a good and acessible backup program

John J. Boyer
 

I have a NAS and right now I'm using the backup program in Windows 7. It
makes a full backup daily. That is not the best approach! I'm looking
for a backup and restore program which can make incremental backups.
Moreover, when a file changes it should create a new version, rather
than just overwriting the old file. Please remember that I am using
Braille. Braille support in NVDA is good, but it needs work for some
applications, notably Thunderbird and LibreOffice.

Thanks,

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


Re: NVDA not reading Spell Checker fields

Quentin Christensen
 

Ah that makes sense - I wondered that you were getting such different behaviour from what should be essentially the same version of Word.

I must admit, and probably from having just been writing the Word training material I jumped straight there and never considered Outlook, my apology!

I have Outlook sitting there just waiting for me to set it up as I have been concentrating on Word lately, so I shall have to have a play with Outlook and see how it goes.  It looks like between you and Joseph, you've investigated it fairly thoroughly so I expect to find problems with spell check in Outlook as you have described.

The two places then to report this, are the NVDA GitHub issue tracker and Microsoft.

For GitHub, go here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues

I can see there is an issue relating to Outlook 2007 and spell check which looks similar: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/2070

For Microsoft, I have reported bugs both on Twitter to Microsoft Accessibility: @MSFTEnable and also via the disability answer desk: https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/answerdesk/accessibility


On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 10:06 PM, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

When I mentioned this issue, I was referring to both programs, but put emphasis in Word.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cearbhall O'Meadhra
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:04 AM


To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA not reading Spell Checker fields

 

Thanks, Pranav,

 

As I hope you know, I have the height of respect for Quentin’s advice. I am confident that he is really clear when he describes something. That is why I am careful to reply with full details. Your message gave me the idea that we may not be referring to the same office programs!

 

I have been talking all this time about Outlook 2016 because I meet this problem many times per day. So, I have just opened Word 2016 and created a new document full of errors. Guess what? I can see the erroneous text in Object view by following your steps exactly and it works exactly as you both describe. It even opens with the “Proofing Toolbar” which Quentin referred to yesterday. Numpad4 does, indeed, show the erroneous word.

 

Now I am back in Outlook 2016 and the spell checker does not work the same way at all! It opens on the offered correction. When I press NVDA+numpad minus to   “move to focus” I get “Spelling: English (Ireland) Not in dictionary” and a carriage return after it but no erroneous text. Numpad 4 gives me “Close button”.

 

Joseph pointed out last night that this is a known bug so I assume that he is referring to the Outlook version rather than the Word version of the Spell Checker.

 

So, I think we have laid this firmly to rest now. I will have to continue with the work around in Outlook using NVDA+b and look forward to a more friendly experience with correcting each document that I create in Word.

 

Thanks for your patience, everyone!

 

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pranav Lal
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA not reading Spell Checker fields

 

Hi Cearbhall,

 

I am able to read the misspelled text using object navigation. Quentin has explained it nicely so I will not repeat his explanation. I root the current cursor to the focus and then press insert+number pad 4 to read the misspelled word.

 

Pranav  

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cearbhall O'Meadhra
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:23 PM
To:
nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA not reading Spell Checker fields

 

Hello fellow list members,

 

I am using Office 2016 under Windows 10 with NVDA 2016.1.

 

Since I recently upgraded to Office 2016, I find that NVDA does not speak some of the essential fields in the Spell Checker. Particularly, the text that has not been found in the dictionary. The heading is there but I cannot see what text is being held. When I hit tab, NVDA speaks the suggested correction. Sometimes, I can guess which text is being amended but not always.

 

If I press F7 whilst editing the message, NVDA will track the spell check pointer and bring the focus to the erroneous word. If I press escape, interrupting the spell check, I usually find the focus point on the erroneous word. I have the Spell check set to activate automatically when I press send, just in case I have missed a typo as I normally do!. In this case, if I interrupt the Spell Check in order to see if I can see which word is causing the problem, I land at the beginning or end of the document but nowhere near the erroneous word.  So, I thought I would ask my helpful friends on the list if anyone can suggest anything that I can do about getting the spell check to speak the erroneous text while running?

 

Please help.

 

All the best,

Cearbhall

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Re: Email delivery issue continued: translations mailing list is experiencing the same problem

Lino Morales
 

Yeah good idea. All of the others are on groups.io so why not all the other lists?

On 7/31/2016 5:37 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
why don't we just chuck all lists to groups.io, the nvda addons at least.



On 1/08/2016 8:21 a.m., Joseph Lee wrote:
Dear members of the NVDA community,



In addition to the add-ons mailing list, NVDA translations team mailing list
(nvda-translations@freelists.org <mailto:nvda-translations@freelists.org> )
is also experiencing email delivery issue at the moment. We apologize for
the inconvenience.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Email delivery issue continued: translations mailing list is experiencing the same problem

 

why don't we just chuck all lists to groups.io, the nvda addons at least.

On 1/08/2016 8:21 a.m., Joseph Lee wrote:
Dear members of the NVDA community,



In addition to the add-ons mailing list, NVDA translations team mailing list
(nvda-translations@freelists.org <mailto:nvda-translations@freelists.org> )
is also experiencing email delivery issue at the moment. We apologize for
the inconvenience.

Cheers,

Joseph


Emergency: old NVDA list series are unavailable due to something beyond our control

 

Dear members of the NVDA community:

 

I’m sorry to say that, due to something happening on the old Freelists version of the NVDA list, surrounding lists such as nvda-translations and nvda-addons are currently unavailable. The situation is thus:

·         You cannot post to these lists.

·         You can still read list archives (they are safe).

·         Archives of the old NVDA list on Freelists is now gone forever.

 

Please stay tuned for updates.

Cheers,

Joseph