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Re: NVDACon keynote

Sile
 

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

Sile


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

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Overlays in chrome

Sile
 

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

Sile


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

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


Re: NVDACon keynote

蔡宗豪 Victor Cai
 

Hi,
Thank you Quentin for delivering program and schedule.

Is it possible to join NVDACon by phone.
Thanks.

Regards,
Victor


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

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Web: www.nvaccess.org
Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess <https://twitter.com/NVAccess>




Re: Overlays in chrome

Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...>
 

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


NVDACon keynote

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: NVDA and firefox

Gene
 

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

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




Re: Ms Word behaving strangely around pages

Vincent Le Goff <vincent.legoff.srs@...>
 

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


Thanks again,


Vincent

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

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

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

Hope that helps,

Giles


NVDA and firefox

Don H
 

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


Resource Monitor 19.11A released #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

 

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

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Ms Word behaving strangely around pages

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi Vincent,

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

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

Hope that helps,

Giles


Ms Word behaving strangely around pages

Vincent Le Goff <vincent.legoff.srs@...>
 

Hi everyone,


For a few days I've realized that Word behaves very strangely.  I can't just press the down arrow or up arrow to go to the next page or previous page, when I'm at the end/bottom of a page.  That sounded like a minor discomfort (I had to activate the application mode and use the arrow keys) but it has become a pain as I can't select text spanning on several pages.  Who's the guilty one?  I don't remember turning on or off any setting in NVDA, but maybe I did.  Though it looks like an annoying setting in Word itself, a setting that was added more recently since I don't think I had this issue.


Does anyone else experience the same behavior and, if so, have you find a workaround?


Microsoft Word: office 365.

NVDA: 2019.2.

Settings: use UI automation in Word: no.


Thanks for your help,


Vincent


Re: Chromeium edge release date announced.

 

Well I know chromium edge will support chrome extentions, but if it will support google services like cloudprint, then who knows.

Now here's the big question.

What is the differences between google chrome, chromium edge and vanilla chromium.

If not much bar branding, half of me is thinking to avoid all the extra tracking especially since I don't have any google devices right now, to just use pure chromium.

Then again what are the differences.



On 5/11/2019 6:07 pm, Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William wrote:
As google chrome is going to limit many of the ad blocker lie ublock origin, I will probably go for edge.
 

Gene 於 5/11/2019 10:46 寫道:
The new Edge is based on Chrome.  But, considering that Chrome has most of the Windows market, I believe its about 75 percent or a little more, Microsoft will have to introduce some important and striking new features to entice people away from what they are using. 
 
Internet Explorer used to be dominant but Microsoft didn't protect its dominance and I doubt it can do much to increase its share.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ame
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Chromeium edge release date announced.

I’m a Chrome girl.  Chrome is way faster than edge.  So, you think the new Edge  is gonna be better?  I know it’s slow and clumsy right now and you don’t have some of the options with it that you have with Chrome.  What’s gonna change?



Resource Monitor 19.11 #addonrelease

 

Hi everyone,


Resource Monitor 19.11 was released a few hours ago. The biggest change (apart from localization updates) is better detection of Windows 10 Insider Preview builds going forward.


As always the new add-on release can be found on community add-ons website and via Add-on Updater.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Chromeium edge release date announced.

Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William <cwwong.pro@...>
 

As google chrome is going to limit many of the ad blocker lie ublock origin, I will probably go for edge.
 

Gene 於 5/11/2019 10:46 寫道:

The new Edge is based on Chrome.  But, considering that Chrome has most of the Windows market, I believe its about 75 percent or a little more, Microsoft will have to introduce some important and striking new features to entice people away from what they are using. 
 
Internet Explorer used to be dominant but Microsoft didn't protect its dominance and I doubt it can do much to increase its share.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ame
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Chromeium edge release date announced.

I’m a Chrome girl.  Chrome is way faster than edge.  So, you think the new Edge  is gonna be better?  I know it’s slow and clumsy right now and you don’t have some of the options with it that you have with Chrome.  What’s gonna change?



Re: Chromeium edge release date announced.

Gene
 

The new Edge is based on Chrome.  But, considering that Chrome has most of the Windows market, I believe its about 75 percent or a little more, Microsoft will have to introduce some important and striking new features to entice people away from what they are using. 
 
Internet Explorer used to be dominant but Microsoft didn't protect its dominance and I doubt it can do much to increase its share.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Ame
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Chromeium edge release date announced.

I’m a Chrome girl.  Chrome is way faster than edge.  So, you think the new Edge  is gonna be better?  I know it’s slow and clumsy right now and you don’t have some of the options with it that you have with Chrome.  What’s gonna change?


Re: Chromeium edge release date announced.

Samuel Villa <Saleena81@...>
 

There was a message about new voices coming with this new version. Do you know specifically what languages are coming with it?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 4:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Chromeium edge release date announced.

 

Microsoft just announced a tentative release date for the new Chromium Edge browser. And, holy batman, I can't wait to replace the old with the new for good! No more beta's! the target date is Jan. 15, as said here.

They just released the last beta. I hope you all download it and give feedback. Makes sense, too, because they announced their new FireFox looking logo the other day too.

Edge will be far better than what it is now. Seriously. Give it a spin, and report feedback, before the final release.


Re: Other Windows that overlay part of the screen was: [nvda] Advertising Windows that overlay part of the screen

Oriana
 

If the Skype launcher shortcut is not in your startup folders, or if it replaces itself every time you run Skype, you may want to use a program such as Piriform's CCleaner to disable unwanted applications from running at startup without having to uninstall them. (CCleaner can also delete all temp files, check the registry for leftover entries, and it contains an uninstall programs page that is a little faster than the Windows one. However, I cannot vouch for the accessibility of CCleaner.)


On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 8:49 PM Samuel Villa <Saleena81@...> wrote:
I am having this issue as well. I don't even run Skype for Buisness. But it opens at startup anyway. How can I disable that?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Logue
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 9:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Other Windows that overlay part of the screen was: [nvda] Advertising Windows that overlay part of the screen

"I've already got a situation where

the window appears every time I reboot my computer.  This would not seem browser related.  When the ad window appears, it blocks part of my screen but NVDA cannot find it so I can dismiss it.  How can Iget NVDA to find it? Or is there some other way to dismiss?

"


I have this problem as well.

Windows open at startup that are not in the systray or taskbar. Alt tab sometimes moves focus away.  Windows key+d to move to the desktop sometimes works too.

Some utilities just show up as windows on startup. I find I need to disable them from task manager.


This is not screen reader specific. The title and other info isn't
presented to any screen reader in some cases.

How would I create a generally usable log if I wanted to report the problem?


Bob


On 2019-10-30 9:32 a.m., Christopher Gray wrote:
> I'm not sure how thils answers my question. I've already got a situation where
> the window appears every time I reboot my computer.  This would not seem
> browser related.  When the ad window appears, it blocks part of my screen but
> NVDA cannot find it so I can dismiss it.  How can Iget NVDA to find it? Or is
> there some other way to dismiss?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Chris
>
> On Wed,
> 30 Oct 2019, Brian Vogel via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>> I find that on the rare occasion I get these that very often hitting ESC closes them.
>>
>> That being said, using an ad blocker such as uBlock Origin or similar, or a browser like Brave virtually eliminates these from ever being displayed to begin with.
>> --
>>
>> Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362
>>
>> *The color of truth is grey.*
>>
>> ~ André Gide
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Overlays in chrome

Sile
 

Hello


I recently had to log into my verizon account and the sign-in window appeared as an overlay.  I could open it or close it, but could not reach the email or password boxes.  Is there a way around this?


--Sile


Re: Other Windows that overlay part of the screen was: [nvda] Advertising Windows that overlay part of the screen

Samuel Villa <Saleena81@...>
 

I am having this issue as well. I don't even run Skype for Buisness. But it opens at startup anyway. How can I disable that?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Logue
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 9:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Other Windows that overlay part of the screen was: [nvda] Advertising Windows that overlay part of the screen

"I've already got a situation where

the window appears every time I reboot my computer. This would not seem browser related. When the ad window appears, it blocks part of my screen but NVDA cannot find it so I can dismiss it. How can Iget NVDA to find it? Or is there some other way to dismiss?

"


I have this problem as well.

Windows open at startup that are not in the systray or taskbar. Alt tab sometimes moves focus away.  Windows key+d to move to the desktop sometimes works too.

Some utilities just show up as windows on startup. I find I need to disable them from task manager.


This is not screen reader specific. The title and other info isn't
presented to any screen reader in some cases.

How would I create a generally usable log if I wanted to report the problem?


Bob


On 2019-10-30 9:32 a.m., Christopher Gray wrote:
I'm not sure how thils answers my question. I've already got a situation where
the window appears every time I reboot my computer. This would not seem
browser related. When the ad window appears, it blocks part of my screen but
NVDA cannot find it so I can dismiss it. How can Iget NVDA to find it? Or is
there some other way to dismiss?

Thanks.


Chris

On Wed,
30 Oct 2019, Brian Vogel via Groups.Io wrote:

I find that on the rare occasion I get these that very often hitting ESC closes them.

That being said, using an ad blocker such as uBlock Origin or similar, or a browser like Brave virtually eliminates these from ever being displayed to begin with.
--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362

*The color of truth is grey.*

~ André Gide



****************************************
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your Will or Estate Plan? Contact me as shown below and I can help you with this.

----------------------------------------
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Missouri Council of the Blind

5453 Chippewa
St. Louis, MO 63109
Phone: (314) 832-7172
Toll-free: (800) 342-5632
Fax: (314) 832-7796

Like Jazz? Want to know more about jazz?
Tune into "A Journey into Jazz" with the Jazz Guys on the Global Voice, Chris and Don.
Listen live each Wednesday at 00:00 Utc, 7:00 P.M. Eastern, 4:00 P.M. Pacific
Find us by going to theglobalvoice.info/broadband.pls.
Can't listen live? go to theglobalvoice.info and choose the "Listen to
Past Shows" link any time during the week after each live broadcast.
You can also go to the link www.jazzguys.libsyn.com for the podcasts!
Or, subscribe to us through iTunes or TuneIn Radio.



Re: Chromeium edge release date announced.

Ame
 

I’m a Chrome girl.  Chrome is way faster than edge.  So, you think the new Edge  is gonna be better?  I know it’s slow and clumsy right now and you don’t have some of the options with it that you have with Chrome.  What’s gonna change?