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Re: Reading PDFs in Edge Seemingly Broken

 

Sascha,

          When it comes to matters of preference, "better" is relative.   If Edge works, and is most pleasant, for you then, by all means, that's what you should use.

           I do not know whether the following works in the stable version of Edge, but in the Dev versions hitting ALT+SHIFT+I will open a feedback mechanism that is dedicated strictly to Edge.  If something has broken that previously worked, I strongly suggest you log feedback.  If that method does not work within Edge, then do so via the Windows 10 Feedback Hub app.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


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Mallard
 

Hello Nimer,


I wish to sincerely thank you from the depth of my soul for this message.


I'm in Italy, as you probably know, and our country has been and is still struggling with new cases and hundreds of deaths every day.


I've lost some friends, and friends of mine have lost parents, children or otherrelatives.


Hearing and reading stuff ike that is really too much for me.


Unfortunately those hteories are spreading fast, here as well.


this isthe dark side of technology. Please, don't let's lend ourselves to it.


Thanks again Nimer, with tears in my eyes.


Blessings to you and all.

Stay safe, wherever you are, and may you be spared the suffering that so many people and families I know have had to go through, and still are going through.


Ciao,

Ollie

On 14/04/2020 21:09, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello everyone,

I don't make it a point to come on this list often, wearing my list owner hat, but today is one of these days. Please read and respect the following message:

In the era of covid19, there are many people struggling. Many are looking for objective information. Many are looking for reassurance. And, alas, a few are making it a point to use their energies to spread conspiracy theories, false information, and lies about the virus. This is unfortunate, dangerous, and will not be tolerated in this forum, or any subgroup. Any comments that covid19 is not real, it is just government taking over, the many deaths are fake, etc, will not be tolerated. This warning results from messages sent to the chat subgroup. I completely understand that social distancing is difficult, and to that end, you may join the chat subgroup, reach out to friends, engage in online events, enjoy time in nature while maintaining physical distance from others, etc. You can also reach out to nvda+owner@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda%2Bowner@nvda.groups.io> if we can do anything to help you, or guide you to resources which may be of assistance to you.

To demonstrate the seriousness of this issue, any member wishing to spread misinformation, conspiracies, or lies about covid19 will receive an immediate, no-questions-asked ban. It will be a ban that I will most likely forget to lift. There is no recourse for appeal, no discussion necessary.

Furthermore, if you read a message which seems to hint at a conspiracy on this, or a subgroup of this list, please send the offending message on to nvda+owner@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda%2Bowner@nvda.groups.io> and you can be sure that it will be handled promptly.

Please, let this message be your only warning. My hope is that no further event like this will take place, but if it does, there will be no additional warning or reminder. I will ask Brian to add something to the list  rules which are sent out monthly as a reminder to those joining this list.

If you have any questions, please send them to nvda+owner@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda%2Bowner@nvda.groups.io>. If you disagree with the policy, don't bother sending an email though, as I will not be changing my mind.

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Re: Reading PDFs in Edge Seemingly Broken

Sascha Cowley
 

Hi Brian,

Personally, the only reason I use Edge is to read PDFs. I find that, almost all of the time, the way it interprets them is much better than Acrobat. If you can suggest a better alternative, I'd love to hear about it!


Regards,
Sascha

On 15/04/2020 02:06, Brian Vogel wrote:
For anyone who is of the same opinion I am, and cannot stand dealing with PDFs within browser windows anyway, it is possible to make any browser open them using the system PDF reader you have installed on your system and set as the default.  I never like dealing with PDFs except in a dedicated PDF Editor or reader.  Instructions follow.

Making Chromium-based Browsers (Chrome, Brave, New Edge, etc.) Open PDFs in Your System Reader

  1. Ensure that the PDF Reader of your choosing  is installed on your computer.  Also make sure that it is what is set to handle files with the PDF extension (which it generally is already).
  2. Activate the Menu button (ALT+F), then choose Settings.
  3. What you do now will vary slightly based on the browser.
    1. For Chrome and Brave, in the Privacy and Security pane, select Site Settings.  For Brave you will have to activate the Additional Settings button before the Privacy and Security pane item becomes visible and accessible.
    2. For Edge, simply choose the Site Permissions pane.
  4. Scroll down and select “PDF documents“.
  5. You are now at the toggle that you need to switch to ON.  How it’s labeled varies slightly among the browsers:
    1. Chrome: Download PDF files instead of opening them automatically in Chrome
    2. Edge: Always open PDF files externally
    3. Brave: Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Brave

At this point close out of settings to save the changes you’ve made

Now when a PDF file is triggered, it will download via your browser just like any other file.  If you have things set up to go to your Downloads folder, that’s where it will be placed.  If you have the browser set up to ask you where to save it, you’ll get the save dialog.  Once the download is finished, the typical status comes up on the bottom of the screen indicating it’s complete, and giving you options of what to do if you activate the button for that file.  If you select the downloaded PDF file at the bottom of the window, then choose Open, then the file will open in a separate Reader window.  If you also activate the “Always open files of this type” option from then on any PDF file will not only automatically download, but automatically open in the PDF Reader you have set as the default one on your system.

 

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On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 04:50 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
The content that triggered the need for this notice, and formal rules revision, already forbid such content.
Oops, that should have been:  The content that triggered the need for this notice and the formal rules revision is already prohibited under the Groups.io Terms of Service.

I thought I'd edited that line before hitting send.  Sorry.
 
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locked Re: Owner's Note: Emergency Message, Please Read #adminnotice

 

Per the request of the Group Owner, the NVDA Group Rules have been formally revised to include the following:

Although the following rule has almost never needed to be applied, the Group Owner and Moderators reserve the right to block, edit, or remove any message at any time at our sole discretion.  Messages that have content that violates the Groups.io Terms of Service are not permitted, are subject to immediate removal, and the member posting same to be placed on moderated status or banned, at the sole discretion of the Group Owner or Moderator. 

Please activate the link provided to see the list of groups/content that is prohibited under the Groups.io Terms of Service.  The content that triggered the need for this notice, and formal rules revision, already forbid such content.  That is now made explicit at the group rules level.
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Re: NVDA DAISY structure error

 

This is about the NV Access basic training with NVDA Daisy audiobook.


Re: NVDA DAISY structure error

Jonathan COHN
 

Hmm, not sure ow this deals with NVDA… Daisy books have a file or two that lists the order of the files to be used. I believe the primary files for this is a file with the extension OPH. Then there are usually several .SMIL files that are used to synchronize speech and text.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Kingett via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA DAISY structure error

 

External email alert: Be wary of links & attachments.

I've been trying to fix this all day and I can't figure out how to fix the book structure errors in the audio DAISY version.

Listening to the book on my stream, After chapter 1, section 1, it jumps to section 10, rather than going to chapter 2.

For example. After section 1.3. It jumps to chapter 10, and continues on until 16.6, where it goes back to section 2.1 after that chapter.

I've tried renaming all the files in the daisy book, but it still plays in that strange order. Is there something else I can try to fix this behavior?


Re: NVDA with Other Programs?

 

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 03:06 PM, David Russell wrote:
I am finding tutorials are limited and though they cover basics, are not able to help someone with the finer details. Hot key commands for
one do not necessarily work for another for example. Thank you for your time and reply.
David,

            The issue here is that what you're asking for is not primarily with regard to NVDA and its commands, though there's certainly a bit of that, but about the command structures for the programs and web interfaces that NVDA is running over.   I tried, to the best of my ability, to make this distinction in the group welcome message, where I say the following:

It is presumed that the majority of members will be using NVDA, and possibly other screen readers, as part of their daily routine.  This being the case, before you post a message you have to consider whether the question you are about to ask is actually about NVDA itself, or about the program you’re using it to access.  Questions of the form, How do I use . . . with NVDA?, are very seldom about NVDA, but are almost always about the program being accessed with NVDA.

              It's not that you might not find someone, or many someones, to assist you, but what it appears that you're looking for is guidance with the things you're using NVDA to access rather than NVDA itself, at least on the whole.  Keyboard shortcuts are specific to varying layers, with Operating System (Windows, in most people's cases) keyboard shortcuts coming first in the execution hierarchy, and being broadly applicable across contexts, then the screen reader's commands, then the commands for the specific program being accessed.  For complex programs such as a word processor, there's virtually no single user (or developer for that product for that matter) who has any conception of all of the keyboard shortcuts available.

               Seeking out tutorials on the programs you're trying to use or, often better, doing a very focused web search for the function within a program that you're trying to use, e.g., "MS-Word restrict editing fillable forms," is what's going to get you directly to something that's going to, at a minimum, give you the "point and click" direct steps from which you can extract the keyboard shortcut itself, if it's not already there.  That's always a crap shoot.

 
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NVDA DAISY structure error

 
Edited

I've been trying to fix this all day and I can't figure out how to fix the book structure errors in the basic training for NVDA audio DAISY version.

Listening to the book on my stream, After chapter 1, section 1, it jumps to section 10, rather than going to chapter 2.

For example. After section 1.3. It jumps to chapter 10, and continues on until 16.6, where it goes back to section 2.1 after that chapter.

I've tried renaming all the files in the daisy book, but it still plays in that strange order. Is there something else I can try to fix this behavior?


Re: Tips for a new nvda user

Gene
 

Since I don’t know how you use your other screen-reader, I can’t tell you what you need to know.  Do you use the JAWS cursor or the JAWS Touch Cursor?  If not, you may only need to know a small number of NVDA commands such as read to end, how to change the synthesizer being used and adjust things like rate and punctuation as far as learning new commands is concerned.  The navigation commands when browsing are either identical or just about identical to JAWS commands.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:55 PM
Subject: [nvda] Tips for a new nvda user
 
Hi guys,
 
Yes, I do have friends who use NVDA on a daily basis but still, I wanted to get some other points of you as well.
 
What do you think is essential for a user to have to be able to use NVDA comfortably on a daily basis?
 
I appreciate everyone’s help and I hope you stay safe and have an amazing evening/day/night.


locked Owner's Note: Emergency Message, Please Read #adminnotice

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello everyone,

I don't make it a point to come on this list often, wearing my list owner hat, but today is one of these days. Please read and respect the following message:

In the era of covid19, there are many people struggling. Many are looking for objective information. Many are looking for reassurance. And, alas, a few are making it a point to use their energies to spread conspiracy theories, false information, and lies about the virus. This is unfortunate, dangerous, and will not be tolerated in this forum, or any subgroup. Any comments that covid19 is not real, it is just government taking over, the many deaths are fake, etc, will not be tolerated. This warning results from messages sent to the chat subgroup. I completely understand that social distancing is difficult, and to that end, you may join the chat subgroup, reach out to friends, engage in online events, enjoy time in nature while maintaining physical distance from others, etc. You can also reach out to nvda+owner@nvda.groups.io if we can do anything to help you, or guide you to resources which may be of assistance to you. 

To demonstrate the seriousness of this issue, any member wishing to spread misinformation, conspiracies, or lies about covid19 will receive an immediate, no-questions-asked ban. It will be a ban that I will most likely forget to lift. There is no recourse for appeal, no discussion necessary.

Furthermore, if you read a message which seems to hint at a conspiracy on this, or a subgroup of this list, please send the offending message on to nvda+owner@nvda.groups.io and you can be sure that it will be handled promptly.

Please, let this message be your only warning. My hope is that no further event like this will take place, but if it does, there will be no additional warning or reminder. I will ask Brian to add something to the list  rules which are sent out monthly as a reminder to those joining this list.

If you have any questions, please send them to nvda+owner@nvda.groups.io. If you disagree with the policy, don't bother sending an email though, as I will not be changing my mind.

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NVDA with Other Programs?

David Russell
 

Hi NVDA,

Once we get through this international virus outbreak, do you know of
any remote services that offer remote support (email or telephone) to
blind persons using NVDA with other popular programs?

I am finding tutorials are limited and though they cover basics, are
not able to help someone with the finer details. Hot key commands for
one do not necessarily work for another for example. Thank you for
your time and reply.

--
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david.sonofhashem@gmail.com


Re: Stimulus information

Sarah k Alawami
 

This prob have gone to chat, but this is no longer the case anymore as of last Saturday.

Take care

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Re: strange results when navigating by character

Monte Single
 

Yes, I am using the latest build.

I switched to factory default and the problem went away.

Obviously the problem was casued by something in my saved settings.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: April-14-20 11:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] strange results when navigating by character

 

Hi, are you using the latest build of NVDA?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: April 14, 2020 1:08 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] strange results when navigating by character

 

No, I mean it says the character that  is there plus a lot of garbage.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of zahra

Sent: April-14-20 12:06 AM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] strange results when navigating by character

 

hi do you mean repeating characters or reporting incorrect characters when you are navigating in the web?

do you see this behaviour in editable texts?

do you see in for example form fields?

which synthesizer are you using?

 

On 4/14/20, Monte Single <mrsingle@...> wrote:

> Hi List,

> I'm using win 7 with current nvda, office 2013 and current chrome on

> this machine.

> When moving through web pages, mail  and other items n items I get

> strange results when navigating by character.

> I may be moving backorf forth  through words in a line and as I move

> from character to character, I hear way more stuff than the single character.

> Sometimes it sounds like severals characters or even  words.

> Have I accidentally turned on something in nvda that causes this?

> Thanks,

> Monte

>

 

 

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Re: strange results when navigating by character

Arlene
 

Hi, are you using the latest build of NVDA?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: April 14, 2020 1:08 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] strange results when navigating by character

 

No, I mean it says the character that  is there plus a lot of garbage.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of zahra

Sent: April-14-20 12:06 AM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] strange results when navigating by character

 

hi do you mean repeating characters or reporting incorrect characters when you are navigating in the web?

do you see this behaviour in editable texts?

do you see in for example form fields?

which synthesizer are you using?

 

On 4/14/20, Monte Single <mrsingle@...> wrote:

> Hi List,

> I'm using win 7 with current nvda, office 2013 and current chrome on

> this machine.

> When moving through web pages, mail  and other items n items I get

> strange results when navigating by character.

> I may be moving backorf forth  through words in a line and as I move

> from character to character, I hear way more stuff than the single character.

> Sometimes it sounds like severals characters or even  words.

> Have I accidentally turned on something in nvda that causes this?

> Thanks,

> Monte

>

 

 

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By God,

were I given all the seven heavens

with all they contain

in order that

I may disobey God

by depriving an ant

from the husk of a grain of barley,

I would not do it.

imam ali

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Reading PDFs in Edge Seemingly Broken

Arlene
 

Hi Ron. I forgot to say I not only have to do that same thing with NVDA. I have to do the same thing with Jaws too.  I have the latest build with both screen readers. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: April 14, 2020 8:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading PDFs in Edge Seemingly Broken

 

Hi Sascha,

 

I am not having difficulty reading PDF documents in Edge. However, I am

having trouble with the shortcut keys. Alt + S for settings alt + H for

help and so on. None of them seem to work.  I have to use the tab key to

access the tool bar to get at any of these items.  I wonder if anyone

else is having this difficulty.

 

 

On 4/14/2020 2:31 AM, Sascha Cowley via groups.io wrote:

> Hi All,

> It would seem that, as of Edge version 81, reading PDFs with NVDA is

> broken. The contents of the document can still be found using the

> navigator, but the document is reported as being blank in browse mode.

> The issue seems to have been fixed in Edge version 83, but this is

> still 2 versions (6-12 weeks) away from becoming a stable release, and

> much can change in that time.

> Regards,

> Sascha

>

 

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Re: Reading PDFs in Edge Seemingly Broken

Arlene
 

Ron, I have to do the same thing on Edge. If I want to read PDF files I thought it was just me. Confirmed with the latest build of NVDA

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: April 14, 2020 8:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading PDFs in Edge Seemingly Broken

 

Hi Sascha,

 

I am not having difficulty reading PDF documents in Edge. However, I am

having trouble with the shortcut keys. Alt + S for settings alt + H for

help and so on. None of them seem to work.  I have to use the tab key to

access the tool bar to get at any of these items.  I wonder if anyone

else is having this difficulty.

 

 

On 4/14/2020 2:31 AM, Sascha Cowley via groups.io wrote:

> Hi All,

> It would seem that, as of Edge version 81, reading PDFs with NVDA is

> broken. The contents of the document can still be found using the

> navigator, but the document is reported as being blank in browse mode.

> The issue seems to have been fixed in Edge version 83, but this is

> still 2 versions (6-12 weeks) away from becoming a stable release, and

> much can change in that time.

> Regards,

> Sascha

>

 

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They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.

They ask: "How Happy are You?"

I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"

 

 

 

 


Re: Any accessible hex editors for screen reader users?

Christopher Pross
 

Here is the accessible hex-editor:

Hxd:

https://mh-nexus.de/en/downloads.php?product=HxD20


nice editor, you can inspect files, your ram, disk and the heap on spezific prozesses. You can hide the hex column or the txt column complitly.

It is a german developer, so please forgive any translation errors.



Am 14.04.2020 um 03:35 schrieb Christopher Pross via groups.io:

Hey,
I have an nice accessible hex editor on my hard drive, will post the name later.

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 13.04.2020 um 18:15 schrieb Jackie <abletec@gmail.com>:

Yeah, I haven't finished coffee yet, so I missed you were discussing
online hex editors. Sorry about that. XVI32 is a longstanding player
in the field, though, & w/its drive editing capabilities, should he
feel the need to go that very frightening route, & being free &
accessible besides, hopefully it'll serve his needs. Accessible tools
like these can be really hard for blind programmers to find.

On 4/13/20, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
Jackie,

My search was for ONLINE hex editors. There's nothing to download. Also,
the point was that someone else said they knew of a few but didn't have the
URLs for same, and often just seeing them again in a search list will turn
on the light bulb. That's why I posted it, as there really aren't that many
online ones available.

I agree that one should try to avoid the tedium of download and try to the
extent possible, but in the case of something as esoteric as this, if you're
looking for one that resides on your machine, that's likely going to be part
of the work if no one can identify an accessible one to begin with. It is a
PITA, but one that all of us, and for accessibility reasons or otherwise,
have had to slog through upon occasion when no one could give a short list.
And if you find yourself having to do this, posting later about what you
found that is accessible is a really, really good thing to do.

Even if you give the online ones a quick try, and identify a couple that are
accessible, posting which ones are is a really, really good thing to do.
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Re: Tips for a new nvda user

Cecelia Rodriguez <cessbraille@...>
 

A good understanding of computers and good computer skills.


On Apr 14, 2020, at 11:02 AM, Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...> wrote:

Of overall importance, the voice that it uses. I’ve a friend here in Tampico, who wasn’t convinced of what NVDA had to offer, until he came across the Valeria Akapela voice; now he says if he could have that voice for life, he’d switch fulltime to NVDA.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel

El 14 abr 2020, a la(s) 9:55 a.m., Judith Pelaez via groups.io <judithp1997@...> escribió:


Hi guys,
 
Yes, I do have friends who use NVDA on a daily basis but still, I wanted to get some other points of you as well.
 
What do you think is essential for a user to have to be able to use NVDA comfortably on a daily basis?
 
I appreciate everyone’s help and I hope you stay safe and have an amazing evening/day/night.


Re: Reading PDFs in Edge Seemingly Broken

 

For anyone who is of the same opinion I am, and cannot stand dealing with PDFs within browser windows anyway, it is possible to make any browser open them using the system PDF reader you have installed on your system and set as the default.  I never like dealing with PDFs except in a dedicated PDF Editor or reader.  Instructions follow.

Making Chromium-based Browsers (Chrome, Brave, New Edge, etc.) Open PDFs in Your System Reader

  1. Ensure that the PDF Reader of your choosing  is installed on your computer.  Also make sure that it is what is set to handle files with the PDF extension (which it generally is already).
  2. Activate the Menu button (ALT+F), then choose Settings.
  3. What you do now will vary slightly based on the browser.
    1. For Chrome and Brave, in the Privacy and Security pane, select Site Settings.  For Brave you will have to activate the Additional Settings button before the Privacy and Security pane item becomes visible and accessible.
    2. For Edge, simply choose the Site Permissions pane.
  4. Scroll down and select “PDF documents“.
  5. You are now at the toggle that you need to switch to ON.  How it’s labeled varies slightly among the browsers:
    1. Chrome: Download PDF files instead of opening them automatically in Chrome
    2. Edge: Always open PDF files externally
    3. Brave: Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Brave

At this point close out of settings to save the changes you’ve made

Now when a PDF file is triggered, it will download via your browser just like any other file.  If you have things set up to go to your Downloads folder, that’s where it will be placed.  If you have the browser set up to ask you where to save it, you’ll get the save dialog.  Once the download is finished, the typical status comes up on the bottom of the screen indicating it’s complete, and giving you options of what to do if you activate the button for that file.  If you select the downloaded PDF file at the bottom of the window, then choose Open, then the file will open in a separate Reader window.  If you also activate the “Always open files of this type” option from then on any PDF file will not only automatically download, but automatically open in the PDF Reader you have set as the default one on your system.

 

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 

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