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Re: Vocalizer for NVDA skips first part of speech

Gene
 

Have you tried the work around discussed in this article?
https://mosen.org/soundsfrustrating/

To find the start of the discussion of the work around I'm referring to, search the page, making sure to be at the top first, thanks so. The period ends the sentence and shouldn't be included in the search.

You may want to read the entire article out of interest but that's how to find the discussion immediately.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Gartmann
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2020 3:36 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Vocalizer for NVDA skips first part of speech





Hello,



Has anyone experienced that using the CodeFactory Vocalizer and Eloquence add-on for NVDA, the first part of the speech gets cut off if you haven’t used the system for some seconds? This happens on my computer using NVDA 2020.3 beta 3 and Codefactory Vocalizer and Eloquence add-on version 1.9 which should be the latest version according to www.codefactoryglobal.com



This does not happen with the OneCore voices supplied with Windows10, as far as I have been able to test.



I haven’t been able to test this with earlier versions, and I don’t know if the add-on can be used in the portable version alongside an installed version in order to test this with the latest alpha version.



I don’t mind adding comments to an issue on GitHub, should such an issue already exist. I can create one as well if needed.



Kind regards



Daniel


Re: how can i join NVDA community and help people

Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...>
 

 

Thanks!

I'll do the test now.

I need to past in 100%?

 

Thanks for everything,

 

Afik

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how can i join NVDA community and help people

 

I meant to mention that :)

 

The NVDA certification exam is available here: https://certification.nvaccess.org/

 

It is free for anyone to sit.  When you pass, if you would like to have your name added to the list and receive a certificate, the cost is $100 Australian (roughly 246 Israeli New Shekel according to Google).  We know a number of organisations are using it for their clients to demonstrate proficiency in computer skills.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:54 PM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

 

Hi Quentin,

 

Thanks so much.

 

I heard about certification test of NVDA.

What I'm earn for this? How can I do this test?

 

Thanks for everything!

 

Afik

Btw, I'll contribute to the list as much as I can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how can i join NVDA community and help people

 

Hi Afik,

 

Well, you're here in the NVDA users email group, so that's a great start :)  One thing you can do from right here, is endeavour to help when people ask questions and are stuck with how to do things.

 

As you know, being open source means NVDA can accept input from anyone, regardless of where you are, and we do value our many volunteer contributors around the world.  We have our list of open issues at: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues which you are most welcome to either contribute to, if you find a bug which isn't there, or investigate to confirm the current status of reported issues.  We accept pull requests for issues, or if you have an idea which might not fit in NVDA core, you might consider creating an add-on for it: https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html

We also have a developers email list you might be interested in joining: https://groups.io/g/nvda-devel

I can't help directly with a job - unless you are based in Australia, in which case we do currently have a developer position we are looking to fill: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nv-access-seeking-software-engineer/  Please note, you do need to be an "Australian resident for tax purposes" to be eligible (you can find the Australian Government's definition of that term here if you are unsure: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/international-tax-for-individuals/work-out-your-tax-residency/#:~:text=The%20primary%20test%20of%20tax,physical%20presence).

Kind regards

Quentin.

 

 

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:30 PM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

 

I want to jon the NVDA community, help people and even improve NVDA. I want NVDA to be the attractive screen reader to people.

Also, I want a job.

 

How can I do it?

 

 

Afik Souffir

 

 


 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: how can i join NVDA community and help people

Quentin Christensen
 

I meant to mention that :)

The NVDA certification exam is available here: https://certification.nvaccess.org/

It is free for anyone to sit.  When you pass, if you would like to have your name added to the list and receive a certificate, the cost is $100 Australian (roughly 246 Israeli New Shekel according to Google).  We know a number of organisations are using it for their clients to demonstrate proficiency in computer skills.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:54 PM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

 

Hi Quentin,

 

Thanks so much.

 

I heard about certification test of NVDA.

What I'm earn for this? How can I do this test?

 

Thanks for everything!

 

Afik

Btw, I'll contribute to the list as much as I can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how can i join NVDA community and help people

 

Hi Afik,

 

Well, you're here in the NVDA users email group, so that's a great start :)  One thing you can do from right here, is endeavour to help when people ask questions and are stuck with how to do things.

 

As you know, being open source means NVDA can accept input from anyone, regardless of where you are, and we do value our many volunteer contributors around the world.  We have our list of open issues at: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues which you are most welcome to either contribute to, if you find a bug which isn't there, or investigate to confirm the current status of reported issues.  We accept pull requests for issues, or if you have an idea which might not fit in NVDA core, you might consider creating an add-on for it: https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html

We also have a developers email list you might be interested in joining: https://groups.io/g/nvda-devel

I can't help directly with a job - unless you are based in Australia, in which case we do currently have a developer position we are looking to fill: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nv-access-seeking-software-engineer/  Please note, you do need to be an "Australian resident for tax purposes" to be eligible (you can find the Australian Government's definition of that term here if you are unsure: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/international-tax-for-individuals/work-out-your-tax-residency/#:~:text=The%20primary%20test%20of%20tax,physical%20presence).

Kind regards

Quentin.

 

 

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:30 PM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

 

I want to jon the NVDA community, help people and even improve NVDA. I want NVDA to be the attractive screen reader to people.

Also, I want a job.

 

How can I do it?

 

 

Afik Souffir

 

 


 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: how can i join NVDA community and help people

Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...>
 

 

How can you create an add on?

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how can i join NVDA community and help people

 

Hi Afik,

 

Well, you're here in the NVDA users email group, so that's a great start :)  One thing you can do from right here, is endeavour to help when people ask questions and are stuck with how to do things.

 

As you know, being open source means NVDA can accept input from anyone, regardless of where you are, and we do value our many volunteer contributors around the world.  We have our list of open issues at: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues which you are most welcome to either contribute to, if you find a bug which isn't there, or investigate to confirm the current status of reported issues.  We accept pull requests for issues, or if you have an idea which might not fit in NVDA core, you might consider creating an add-on for it: https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html

We also have a developers email list you might be interested in joining: https://groups.io/g/nvda-devel

I can't help directly with a job - unless you are based in Australia, in which case we do currently have a developer position we are looking to fill: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nv-access-seeking-software-engineer/  Please note, you do need to be an "Australian resident for tax purposes" to be eligible (you can find the Australian Government's definition of that term here if you are unsure: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/international-tax-for-individuals/work-out-your-tax-residency/#:~:text=The%20primary%20test%20of%20tax,physical%20presence).

Kind regards

Quentin.

 

 

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:30 PM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

 

I want to jon the NVDA community, help people and even improve NVDA. I want NVDA to be the attractive screen reader to people.

Also, I want a job.

 

How can I do it?

 

 

Afik Souffir

 

 


 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: how can i join NVDA community and help people

Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...>
 

 

And no, I'm based in Israel.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how can i join NVDA community and help people

 

Hi Afik,

 

Well, you're here in the NVDA users email group, so that's a great start :)  One thing you can do from right here, is endeavour to help when people ask questions and are stuck with how to do things.

 

As you know, being open source means NVDA can accept input from anyone, regardless of where you are, and we do value our many volunteer contributors around the world.  We have our list of open issues at: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues which you are most welcome to either contribute to, if you find a bug which isn't there, or investigate to confirm the current status of reported issues.  We accept pull requests for issues, or if you have an idea which might not fit in NVDA core, you might consider creating an add-on for it: https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html

We also have a developers email list you might be interested in joining: https://groups.io/g/nvda-devel

I can't help directly with a job - unless you are based in Australia, in which case we do currently have a developer position we are looking to fill: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nv-access-seeking-software-engineer/  Please note, you do need to be an "Australian resident for tax purposes" to be eligible (you can find the Australian Government's definition of that term here if you are unsure: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/international-tax-for-individuals/work-out-your-tax-residency/#:~:text=The%20primary%20test%20of%20tax,physical%20presence).

Kind regards

Quentin.

 

 

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:30 PM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

 

I want to jon the NVDA community, help people and even improve NVDA. I want NVDA to be the attractive screen reader to people.

Also, I want a job.

 

How can I do it?

 

 

Afik Souffir

 

 


 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: how can i join NVDA community and help people

Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...>
 

 

Hi Quentin,

 

Thanks so much.

 

I heard about certification test of NVDA.

What I'm earn for this? How can I do this test?

 

Thanks for everything!

 

Afik

Btw, I'll contribute to the list as much as I can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how can i join NVDA community and help people

 

Hi Afik,

 

Well, you're here in the NVDA users email group, so that's a great start :)  One thing you can do from right here, is endeavour to help when people ask questions and are stuck with how to do things.

 

As you know, being open source means NVDA can accept input from anyone, regardless of where you are, and we do value our many volunteer contributors around the world.  We have our list of open issues at: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues which you are most welcome to either contribute to, if you find a bug which isn't there, or investigate to confirm the current status of reported issues.  We accept pull requests for issues, or if you have an idea which might not fit in NVDA core, you might consider creating an add-on for it: https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html

We also have a developers email list you might be interested in joining: https://groups.io/g/nvda-devel

I can't help directly with a job - unless you are based in Australia, in which case we do currently have a developer position we are looking to fill: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nv-access-seeking-software-engineer/  Please note, you do need to be an "Australian resident for tax purposes" to be eligible (you can find the Australian Government's definition of that term here if you are unsure: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/international-tax-for-individuals/work-out-your-tax-residency/#:~:text=The%20primary%20test%20of%20tax,physical%20presence).

Kind regards

Quentin.

 

 

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:30 PM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

 

I want to jon the NVDA community, help people and even improve NVDA. I want NVDA to be the attractive screen reader to people.

Also, I want a job.

 

How can I do it?

 

 

Afik Souffir

 

 


 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: how can i join NVDA community and help people

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Afik,

Well, you're here in the NVDA users email group, so that's a great start :)  One thing you can do from right here, is endeavour to help when people ask questions and are stuck with how to do things.

As you know, being open source means NVDA can accept input from anyone, regardless of where you are, and we do value our many volunteer contributors around the world.  We have our list of open issues at: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues which you are most welcome to either contribute to, if you find a bug which isn't there, or investigate to confirm the current status of reported issues.  We accept pull requests for issues, or if you have an idea which might not fit in NVDA core, you might consider creating an add-on for it: https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html

We also have a developers email list you might be interested in joining: https://groups.io/g/nvda-devel

I can't help directly with a job - unless you are based in Australia, in which case we do currently have a developer position we are looking to fill: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nv-access-seeking-software-engineer/  Please note, you do need to be an "Australian resident for tax purposes" to be eligible (you can find the Australian Government's definition of that term here if you are unsure: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/international-tax-for-individuals/work-out-your-tax-residency/#:~:text=The%20primary%20test%20of%20tax,physical%20presence).

Kind regards

Quentin.


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:30 PM Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

 

I want to jon the NVDA community, help people and even improve NVDA. I want NVDA to be the attractive screen reader to people.

Also, I want a job.

 

How can I do it?

 

 

Afik Souffir

 

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


how can i join NVDA community and help people

Afik Souffir <afik.souffir@...>
 

 

Hello,

 

I want to jon the NVDA community, help people and even improve NVDA. I want NVDA to be the attractive screen reader to people.

Also, I want a job.

 

How can I do it?

 

 

Afik Souffir

 

 


Re: symbols don't get spoken despite being added to both lists

Quentin Christensen
 

Glad to help :)

Also, re the "Always send symbol to synthesizer" option, what that does is send either the symbol itself, or the pronunciation instead, to the synthesizer.  Where this can make a difference is if the synthesizer does something with it as well as simply speaking it.   For instance, if I set up an entry for the period or comma or question mark - normally when the synthesizer receives those, it speaks it (if required) and then pauses (at the end of the sentence, or a shorter break for the comma).  If you don't send the symbol to the synthesizer, you won't get that pause.

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 6:46 PM Anne Günther <ag82lca@...> wrote:
Hi,
*sigh*. YYou are so right! With the first symbols I realized my mistake
and set tho option to the right end of the scale. With the latter, I
messed it up unce more.
Thanks for your answer.
best wishes, Guenni







--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Vocalizer for NVDA skips first part of speech

Quentin Christensen
 

My first thought on the problem was the audio driver being asleep and slow to wake up, but it's interesting that it doesn't happen with OneCore. 

It might be worth sharing with info@....  I'm not aware of a GitHub issue, although if it only affects Vocalizer / Eloquence, it may well be an issue with the synthesizer rather than NVDA.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 6:36 PM Daniel Gartmann <dgartmann@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

 

Has anyone experienced that using the CodeFactory Vocalizer and Eloquence add-on for NVDA, the first part of the speech gets cut off if you haven’t used the system for some seconds? This happens on my computer using NVDA 2020.3 beta 3 and Codefactory Vocalizer and Eloquence add-on version 1.9 which should be the latest version according to www.codefactoryglobal.com

 

This does not happen with the OneCore voices supplied with Windows10, as far as I have been able to test.

 

I haven’t been able to test this with earlier versions, and I don’t know if the add-on can be used in the portable version alongside an installed version in order to test this with the latest alpha version.

 

I don’t mind adding comments to an issue on GitHub, should such an issue already exist. I can create one as well if needed.

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Veracryp's SecureDesktop opt not usable latest trunk

john doe
 

Based on the feedback I got so far, I think I need to clarify my
thoughts/questions:

According to Gene, secureDesktop triggered by UAC is working when NVDA
is installed.
As I can not test this for now, I'll trust Gene on that one.


Why can't NVDA take advantage of secureDesktop in portable mode
(technical limitation, support lacking in NVDA ...)?


The following speaks only in the context of Veracrypt:

As far as testing goes, the secureDesktop triggered by Veracrypt (2) is
not accessible with NVDA installed or in portable mode.
If I understand correctly, secureDesktop should at least be accessible
when NVDA is installed.

- Why is secureDesktop triggered by Veracrypt not accessible at all?


I appriciate any feedback.


1)
https://sourceforge.net/p/veracrypt/discussion/technical/thread/461d302e/
2)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/ru-ru/library/windows/desktop/ms682124(v=vs.85).aspx

--
John Doe


Re: symbols don't get spoken despite being added to both lists

Anne Günther
 

Hi,
*sigh*. YYou are so right! With the first symbols I realized my mistake and set tho option to the right end of the scale. With the latter, I messed it up unce more.
Thanks for your answer.
best wishes, Guenni


Vocalizer for NVDA skips first part of speech

Daniel Gartmann
 

 

Hello,

 

Has anyone experienced that using the CodeFactory Vocalizer and Eloquence add-on for NVDA, the first part of the speech gets cut off if you haven’t used the system for some seconds? This happens on my computer using NVDA 2020.3 beta 3 and Codefactory Vocalizer and Eloquence add-on version 1.9 which should be the latest version according to www.codefactoryglobal.com

 

This does not happen with the OneCore voices supplied with Windows10, as far as I have been able to test.

 

I haven’t been able to test this with earlier versions, and I don’t know if the add-on can be used in the portable version alongside an installed version in order to test this with the latest alpha version.

 

I don’t mind adding comments to an issue on GitHub, should such an issue already exist. I can create one as well if needed.

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel

 


Re: Looking for free medical dictionary

Sandesh computer trainer HR
 

Hi Janet,
You are spot on! my name is Sandesh.
I am project specialist train the trainers and candidates and having
14 years of experience. and and content developer for trainers and
candidates as well.
I have trained medical transcription candidates to use the various
applications which is related to medical transcription such quick
drugs, express scribe ETC.
If you want to talk to me we can have talk via Microsoft Teams.
Or my whats app number is 9242877134.
With regards,
Sandesh HR

On 10/1/20, Janet Brandly <jbrandly@shaw.ca> wrote:
Hello Sandesh,

I hope I have gotten your name right. Thank you for recommending this
software, I will definitely check into it. I am taking a medical
transcription course right now through Ashworth College; actually, I'm using
it as a refresher to a course I took several years ago. Do you work in the
medical transcription field? If so, I would be interested in hearing about
your experiences with employment, software accessibility, etc.

Again, thank you for the recommendation.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sandesh
computer trainer HR
Sent: September 29, 2020 11:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Looking for free medical dictionary

Hi Janet,
We can use Enable India spelling tool to learn medical words. These words
related medical transcription. And you can download this tool from below
link.

https://www.enableacademy.org/resources/tools/all/

Reach me if you require further support to download the software. This is
free of cost.
It will corrects you and encourages you to do more practice all sort of
spellings. And it has more medical words.
Such as drug names, diseases names, Etc.
With regards,
Sandesh HR
On 9/30/20, Janet Brandly <jbrandly@shaw.ca> wrote:
Hello all,



Would anybody be able to recommend a medical dictionary, preferably
free at least for now, which works well with NVDA and Word 2016?



Thanks,



Janet

















Re: symbols don't get spoken despite being added to both lists

Quentin Christensen
 

When adding a symbol, the symbol level (None, some, most or all) corresponds to NVDA's punctuation / symbol level.  When NVDA is set to "Some", only symbols with a symbol level of "None" or "Some" are reported.  At most, NVDA reads symbols with a level of "None", "Some" or "Most" etc.  You can adjust NVDA's symbol level with NVDA+p or from NVDA's speech / voice settings (NVDA+control+v to open that screen and tab to "Punctuation / Symbol level".

So, if you set a symbol to have a level of "All", it will only be read at symbol level "All".

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 10:42 PM Anne Günther <ag82lca@...> wrote:
Hi,
I've just started to learn esperanto, which has some special symbols. I
added the first one, which is translated in one specific vowel and it
worked finge. I added another which gets translated into a group of
letters and it doesn't get spoken. I tried to add it to the standard
dictionary. But that doesn't work either. In the symbol dialogue, I set
the level to "all" and also the "gets send to speech" to "always.
What could be the problem?
best wishes, Guenni








--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Looking for free medical dictionary

Janet Brandly
 

Hello Sandesh,

I hope I have gotten your name right. Thank you for recommending this software, I will definitely check into it. I am taking a medical transcription course right now through Ashworth College; actually, I'm using it as a refresher to a course I took several years ago. Do you work in the medical transcription field? If so, I would be interested in hearing about your experiences with employment, software accessibility, etc.

Again, thank you for the recommendation.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sandesh computer trainer HR
Sent: September 29, 2020 11:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Looking for free medical dictionary

Hi Janet,
We can use Enable India spelling tool to learn medical words. These words related medical transcription. And you can download this tool from below link.

https://www.enableacademy.org/resources/tools/all/

Reach me if you require further support to download the software. This is free of cost.
It will corrects you and encourages you to do more practice all sort of spellings. And it has more medical words.
Such as drug names, diseases names, Etc.
With regards,
Sandesh HR
On 9/30/20, Janet Brandly <jbrandly@shaw.ca> wrote:
Hello all,



Would anybody be able to recommend a medical dictionary, preferably
free at least for now, which works well with NVDA and Word 2016?



Thanks,



Janet







Re: Introducing the Quick Dictionary add-on #addonrelease

Oleksandr Gryshchenko
 

Hello, thank you for your interest in this add-on.
I was working on optimizing its code today and something more needs to be done.
Tomorrow I will send a link to download the updated version.
Thanks for understanding!
Good luck!


Windows 10 App Essentials 20.10 released, last version to support NVDA 2020.1 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

In the midst of recovering from an epic “spectacular entertainment” that was last night’s presidential debate (sorry for bringing politics for a second), I’m delighted to announce the release of Windows 10 App Essentials 20.10. This version includes changes to improve support for modern IME introduced in more recent Windows 10 updates. As always, the new version can be found via Add-on Updater and on community add-ons website.

 

Important notes:

  • Windows 10 App Essentials 20.10 will be the last version to support NVDA 2020.1.
  • Windows 10 App Essentials will end support for Windows 10 Version 1909 (November 2019 Update) in December 2020.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Welcome to the NVDA Community Add-ons website - Numpad Nav Mode #nvdaaddonsfeed

nvda@nvda.groups.io Integration <nvda@...>
 

Numpad Nav Mode

  • Author: Luke Davis (Open Source Systems, Ltd.)
  • Download stable version

Numpad Nav Mode is an NVDA add-on, which allows you to easily switch your keyboard's numpad between NVDA's navigation controls and the non-screenreader Windows navigation controls.

The normal functions of the PC number pad, with numlock off, are: page up, page down, home, end, four-way arrow keys, and a delete key. But NVDA completely takes over the numpad, to provide review keys, mouse controls, and object navigation controls. This is true even in laptop keyboard mode, which duplicates those functions on non-numpad keys for those who do not have a numpad.

However some users do have a numpad on their laptop, and would prefer to use it for Windows navigation purposes, especially because some laptops do not provide home, end, or other such keys. That is where this add-on can help. Additionally, some desktop users may sometimes find it convenient to use the numpad for those keyboard functions rather than the normal keys, which this add-on enables.

How it works

With numlock off, no matter what keyboard layout you are using, this add-on will let you press Alt+NVDA+NumpadPlus (which is usually the long key second up on the right), to quickly and easily switch between the normal NVDA navigation controls, and the classic Windows navigation controls. This key can be remapped under Input Gestures, in the Input section.

Note that this add-on doesn't disable the use of numpad insert as an NVDA modifier, if you have it set as such. If you want that feature, please let me know, although you can manually turn off numpad insert as a modifier in NVDA keyboard settings.

If you would prefer to have NVDA start with the Windows nav mode active by default, you can configure that in NVDA configuration. Go to NVDA's preferences, then settings, and find the Numpad Nav Mode settings panel. There you will be able to select a checkbox to turn Windows Nav Mode on by default when you start NVDA. To get there quickly, press NVDA+N, P, S, then N one or more times until you hear "Numpad Nav Mode".

New features

I encourage you to email with any feature suggestions, or other use cases that I haven't listed here, or just to let me know you find the add-on useful!

Inspiration

This add-on was the direct result of requests I've seen from users over the years, and a GitHub discussion in #9549. With thanks to @Qchristensen and @feerrenrut.


Re: Introducing the Quick Dictionary add-on #addonrelease

lauracornwell
 

Where could I get this new addon could someone send me the link for it? Thanks for all you do to help out NVDA

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Supanut Leepaisomboon
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:43 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Introducing the Quick Dictionary add-on #addonRelease

 

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Exactly.
Update: Just gave the addon a try, and...indeed the hotkey to activate the addon is customizable in the input jestures dialog box.

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