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locked NVDA and tablets

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Hi guys,
Just out of curiosity, could you install NVDA on a Windows tablet?
I'm pretty sure you can, and I know it'd rely mostly on the touch screen function. I'm just wondering how effective it would be compared to Apple's VoiceOver.
Chris

molly the blind tech lover
 

Hi.
I have a windows 10 tablet with NVDA installed. It works just like on a laptop. I'd recommend a surface go. With the detachable keyboard. I love it 😂

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Hi guys,
Just out of curiosity, could you install NVDA on a Windows tablet?
I'm pretty sure you can, and I know it'd rely mostly on the touch screen function. I'm just wondering how effective it would be compared to Apple's VoiceOver.
Chris

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Thanks Molly,
Bet it was a lot cheaper than my iPad, LOL.

molly the blind tech lover
 

Perhaps, but my surface occasionally has some audio issues where I lose
sound either from the speakers or the headphones. Still, it works great most
of the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Thanks Molly,
Bet it was a lot cheaper than my iPad, LOL.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

If the headphones are wireless, try and remember to turn them off if you're going to walk away.
Some times if the tablet or computer shuts off and then the headphones turn off by themselves, you can have some issues when you turn everything back on.
Did that make any sense at all?

molly the blind tech lover
 

Yes. The headphones are not wireless. I plug them in to the headphone jack.
I think it's an issue with the sound card on my tablet. I know of other
people having similar issues with surface devices. Including the keyboard
occasionally not responding.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

If the headphones are wireless, try and remember to turn them off if you're
going to walk away.
Some times if the tablet or computer shuts off and then the headphones turn
off by themselves, you can have some issues when you turn everything back
on.
Did that make any sense at all?

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

I had a laptop once that the sound card started going out on.
Oddly enough, it really only effected the voices for the screen reader I was using.
This is probably more of a computer question, but every time I update to Windows 10 version 1809 I start having sound issues?
When I contacted Microsoft, they told me it was a bluetooth issue. that would be fixed in a future update. Does this happen on tablets as well?

molly the blind tech lover
 

I'm not sure. When I used to run the windows insider builds on my laptop I
had several issues, including sound and Bluetooth problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

I had a laptop once that the sound card started going out on.
Oddly enough, it really only effected the voices for the screen reader I was
using.
This is probably more of a computer question, but every time I update to
Windows 10 version 1809 I start having sound issues?
When I contacted Microsoft, they told me it was a bluetooth issue. that
would be fixed in a future update. Does this happen on tablets as well?

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

I think I'm just going to wait until Windows 10 1903 comes out, assuming that want hurt anything.

Gene
 

Do you have the problem if you use something other than a Bluetooth connection with the same sound card?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

I had a laptop once that the sound card started going out on.
Oddly enough, it really only effected the voices for the screen reader
I was using.
This is probably more of a computer question, but every time I update
to Windows 10 version 1809 I start having sound issues?
When I contacted Microsoft, they told me it was a bluetooth issue. that
would be fixed in a future update. Does this happen on tablets as well?


Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

I don't have the problem when the Headphones are turned off.
I don't have the issue when they're plugged in with the cord. I've tried updating the drivers, but even when everything's up-to-date, the sound going in and out persists.
I originally thought it was the headphones, but I got a new pair for Christmas, updated to Windows 10 version 1809 and had the same problem as before.

molly the blind tech lover
 

You should be fine. As long as it's a stable build lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

I think I'm just going to wait until Windows 10 1903 comes out, assuming
that want hurt anything.

Gene
 

It sounds like Bluetooth, then. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

I don't have the problem when the Headphones are turned off.
I don't have the issue when they're plugged in with the cord. I've
tried updating the drivers, but even when everything's up-to-date, the
sound going in and out persists.
I originally thought it was the headphones, but I got a new pair for
Christmas, updated to Windows 10 version 1809 and had the same problem
as before.


Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

I usually only download the stable builds because I'm afraid of breaking something and not being able to fix it, LOL.
Not to mention if the computer stops talking, I'm up the creek.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Thanks Jean, I guess I'll just have to wait and see if Microsoft fixes the problem in version 1903.

molly the blind tech lover
 

My machine broke several times during the insider builds. Everything from
having to do a system restore, to the machine making and odd noise, to
losing sound. I had to completely reinstall windows. It fixed everything.
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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

I usually only download the stable builds because I'm afraid of breaking
something and not being able to fix it, LOL.
Not to mention if the computer stops talking, I'm up the creek.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Worsed thing I ever did to a cumputer, not counting getting a virus a couple of times, was spilled water on it when I was stoned on pain meds from having my wisdom teeth pulled.
A week without computer while taking College courses is not fun.

molly the blind tech lover
 

Lol. I can't go five minutes without my computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Worsed thing I ever did to a cumputer, not counting getting a virus a couple
of times, was spilled water on it when I was stoned on pain meds from having
my wisdom teeth pulled.
A week without computer while taking College courses is not fun.

 

What about leaving it in a hot car and not realising I left it on, that killed it entirely, needed a new one.

On 12/02/2019 11:14 AM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Lol. I can't go five minutes without my computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Worsed thing I ever did to a cumputer, not counting getting a virus a couple
of times, was spilled water on it when I was stoned on pain meds from having
my wisdom teeth pulled.
A week without computer while taking College courses is not fun.






molly the blind tech lover
 

Once I left my laptop in my backpack in the car all night. I was worried it was destroyed but luckily the weather was warm so it was fine apparently. Lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

What about leaving it in a hot car and not realising I left it on, that killed it entirely, needed a new one.



On 12/02/2019 11:14 AM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
Lol. I can't go five minutes without my computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 5:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Worsed thing I ever did to a cumputer, not counting getting a virus a couple
of times, was spilled water on it when I was stoned on pain meds from having
my wisdom teeth pulled.
A week without computer while taking College courses is not fun.