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Speech on demand addon for NVDA, and a bug in Microsoft office

abdul muhamin
 

Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.

More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation enabled, NVDA response more better.

 

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Quentin Christensen
 

What would such a speech on demand add-on do?

Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the read only issue with Word myself.  I'll keep thinking on what else it could be.

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin <abdulmuhamin600@...> wrote:

Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.

More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation enabled, NVDA response more better.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


 

Hi Quentin
speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as recordign streaming.
abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode: speak, beeps and talks.
Let try
Cuong!

On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
What would such a speech on demand add-on do?

Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the read only issue with Word myself.  I'll keep thinking on what else it could be.

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin <abdulmuhamin600@...> wrote:

Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.

More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation enabled, NVDA response more better.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Quentin Christensen
 

Ah ok thanks.  The other option you can use to "pause" NVDA is sleep mode, which not only turns speech off, but disables the NVDA commands as well in case you need those for your application.  The command for sleep mode is NVDA+shift+s or in laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+shift+z.

Kind regards
Quentin.

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM Cuong Dang Manh <dangmanhcuong@...> wrote:
Hi Quentin
speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as recordign streaming.
abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode: speak, beeps and talks.
Let try
Cuong!
On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
What would such a speech on demand add-on do?

Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the read only issue with Word myself.  I'll keep thinking on what else it could be.

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin <abdulmuhamin600@...> wrote:

Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.

More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation enabled, NVDA response more better.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager




--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


abdul muhamin
 

Hi, I know this feature, but speech on demand is different, after turning on this feature in jaws, it allows you to limit the amount of speech you hear as you navigate windows and documents or perform other actions

 

 

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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 4:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Speech on demand addon for NVDA, and a bug in Microsoftoffice

 

Ah ok thanks.  The other option you can use to "pause" NVDA is sleep mode, which not only turns speech off, but disables the NVDA commands as well in case you need those for your application.  The command for sleep mode is NVDA+shift+s or in laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+shift+z.

 

Kind regards

Quentin.

 

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM Cuong Dang Manh <dangmanhcuong@...> wrote:

Hi Quentin
speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as recordign streaming.
abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode: speak, beeps and talks.
Let try
Cuong!

On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:

What would such a speech on demand add-on do?

 

Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the read only issue with Word myself.  I'll keep thinking on what else it could be.

 

Regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin <abdulmuhamin600@...> wrote:

Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.

More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation enabled, NVDA response more better.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


 

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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 

 


 

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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 

 

 

Damien Garwood
 

Hi,
Sleep mode doesn't technically turn speech off, as it still speaks while alt+tabbing through windows. So I guess if you want it completely silent you'd have to turn speech off and then sleep mode on. But then again I guess in those circumstances you may as well just unload NVDA...
To be honest though, I've personally never really seen a need for sleep mode. In JAWS, which takes control of the whole keyboard (or at least used to), it would seem logical to put it to sleep for playing games that use an input system like DirectX or whatever that is sure to interfere. But NVDA doesn't have such a limitation - I don't think there's a single game where I've had to put NVDA to sleep and the two have cooperated very nicely indeed. The one thing I do is to turn keyboard echo off so I don't get distracted by NVDA chattering at me every time I press a key, but yet I've got it for other things in case of crashes, errors or other dialogs that might show up. Add that to the beauty of configuration profiles, and you're laughing.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 17/02/2020 11:11 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Ah ok thanks.  The other option you can use to "pause" NVDA is sleep mode, which not only turns speech off, but disables the NVDA commands as well in case you need those for your application.  The command for sleep mode is NVDA+shift+s or in laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+shift+z.
Kind regards
Quentin.
On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM Cuong Dang Manh <@cuongdang <mailto:@cuongdang>> wrote:
Hi Quentin
speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in
NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as
recordign streaming.
abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode:
speak, beeps and talks.
Let try
Cuong!
On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
What would such a speech on demand add-on do?

Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the
read only issue with Word myself.  I'll keep thinking on what else
it could be.

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin
<abdulmuhamin600@... <mailto:abdulmuhamin600@...>> wrote:

Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for
NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.

More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and
I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in
word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s
a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation
enabled, NVDA response more better.

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--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/

Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>
Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
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NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/
Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://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>

Chris Mullins
 

Hi
I may be totally off target here because it's a long time since I used
Jaws but is this referring to the Verbosity level in Jaws? When I
used it, there used to be 3 levels of verbosity you could set based on
your proficiency, the higher the level, the less information about the
environment inwhich you are focused is fed back to the user. You
could possibly create something like this using profiles and Document
formatting settings in NVDA.

Cheers
Chris

On 17/02/2020, Damien Garwood <@daygar> wrote:
Hi,
Sleep mode doesn't technically turn speech off, as it still speaks while
alt+tabbing through windows. So I guess if you want it completely silent
you'd have to turn speech off and then sleep mode on. But then again I
guess in those circumstances you may as well just unload NVDA...
To be honest though, I've personally never really seen a need for sleep
mode. In JAWS, which takes control of the whole keyboard (or at least
used to), it would seem logical to put it to sleep for playing games
that use an input system like DirectX or whatever that is sure to
interfere. But NVDA doesn't have such a limitation - I don't think
there's a single game where I've had to put NVDA to sleep and the two
have cooperated very nicely indeed. The one thing I do is to turn
keyboard echo off so I don't get distracted by NVDA chattering at me
every time I press a key, but yet I've got it for other things in case
of crashes, errors or other dialogs that might show up. Add that to the
beauty of configuration profiles, and you're laughing.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 17/02/2020 11:11 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Ah ok thanks. The other option you can use to "pause" NVDA is sleep
mode, which not only turns speech off, but disables the NVDA commands as
well in case you need those for your application. The command for sleep
mode is NVDA+shift+s or in laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+shift+z.

Kind regards
Quentin.

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM Cuong Dang Manh <@cuongdang
<mailto:@cuongdang>> wrote:

Hi Quentin
speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in
NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as
recordign streaming.
abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode:
speak, beeps and talks.
Let try
Cuong!
On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
What would such a speech on demand add-on do?

Are you using any add-ons or anything else? I can't replicate the
read only issue with Word myself. I'll keep thinking on what else
it could be.

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin
<abdulmuhamin600@... <mailto:abdulmuhamin600@...>>
wrote:

Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for
NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.

More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and
I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in
word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s
a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation
enabled, NVDA response more better.

Sent from Mail
<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/

Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://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>


--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/

Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://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>


--
Cheers
Chris

Gene
 

Sleep mode puts NVDA to sleep while in the window you execute the command in.  If you don't want speech in a certain Window, such as a self-voicing program, you can put NVDA to sleep there and it will be active in any other window.  the advantage instead of a universal speech off command is that if you get an error message or some other message from Windows, you will still be aware of it.  You can also move out of the window and do other things without turning speech on, then having to turn it off again.  If you are using an OCR program such as Kurzweil or Openbook for example, you would want to hear error messages such as scanning failed, which comes from the scanning part of the program, even if you are using a self-voicing OCR program and you want NVDA to be asleep. thus avoiding key conflicts as well.  It is an important feature.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 5:53 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Speech on demand addon for NVDA, and a bug in Microsoft office

Hi,
Sleep mode doesn't technically turn speech off, as it still speaks while
alt+tabbing through windows. So I guess if you want it completely silent
you'd have to turn speech off and then sleep mode on. But then again I
guess in those circumstances you may as well just unload NVDA...
To be honest though, I've personally never really seen a need for sleep
mode. In JAWS, which takes control of the whole keyboard (or at least
used to), it would seem logical to put it to sleep for playing games
that use an input system like DirectX or whatever that is sure to
interfere. But NVDA doesn't have such a limitation - I don't think
there's a single game where I've had to put NVDA to sleep and the two
have cooperated very nicely indeed. The one thing I do is to turn
keyboard echo off so I don't get distracted by NVDA chattering at me
every time I press a key, but yet I've got it for other things in case
of crashes, errors or other dialogs that might show up. Add that to the
beauty of configuration profiles, and you're laughing.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 17/02/2020 11:11 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:
> Ah ok thanks.  The other option you can use to "pause" NVDA is sleep
> mode, which not only turns speech off, but disables the NVDA commands as
> well in case you need those for your application.  The command for sleep
> mode is NVDA+shift+s or in laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+shift+z.
>
> Kind regards
> Quentin.
>
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM Cuong Dang Manh <dangmanhcuong@...
> <mailto:dangmanhcuong@...>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Quentin
>     speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in
>     NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as
>     recordign streaming.
>     abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode:
>     speak, beeps and talks.
>     Let try
>     Cuong!
>     On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
>>     What would such a speech on demand add-on do?
>>
>>     Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the
>>     read only issue with Word myself.  I'll keep thinking on what else
>>     it could be.
>>
>>     Regards
>>
>>     Quentin.
>>
>>     On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin
>>     <abdulmuhamin600@... <mailto:abdulmuhamin600@...>> wrote:
>>
>>         Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for
>>         NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.
>>
>>         More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and
>>         I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in
>>         word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s
>>         a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation
>>         enabled, NVDA response more better.
>>
>>         Sent from Mail
>>         <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
>>
>>
>>
>>     --
>>     Quentin Christensen
>>     Training and Support Manager
>>
>>     NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:
>>     https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/
>>
>>     Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://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>
>
>
>
> --
> Quentin Christensen
> Training and Support Manager
>
> NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:
> https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/
>
> Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://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>
>


Damien Garwood
 

Hi Gene,
Makes sense. To be honest, key conflicts never crossed my mind, because the majority of shortcuts that NVDA use I've only really used in screen readers, but of course there are some keys that aren't specifically tied to the NVDA modifier and so that could cause problems.
The other thing that confused me is that sleep mode must be process specific rather than window specific, because if I activate sleep mode (for test purposes) in my email client (Thunderbird), sleep mode remains in the message list and in the message reading window as well, so I think it would also remain asleep during errors or other dialogs coming from the application.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 17/02/2020 01:22 pm, Gene wrote:
Sleep mode puts NVDA to sleep while in the window you execute the command in.  If you don't want speech in a certain Window, such as a self-voicing program, you can put NVDA to sleep there and it will be active in any other window.  the advantage instead of a universal speech off command is that if you get an error message or some other message from Windows, you will still be aware of it.  You can also move out of the window and do other things without turning speech on, then having to turn it off again.  If you are using an OCR program such as Kurzweil or Openbook for example, you would want to hear error messages such as scanning failed, which comes from the scanning part of the program, even if you are using a self-voicing OCR program and you want NVDA to be asleep. thus avoiding key conflicts as well.  It is an important feature.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Damien Garwood <mailto:@daygar>
*Sent:* Monday, February 17, 2020 5:53 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Speech on demand addon for NVDA, and a bug in Microsoft office
Hi,
Sleep mode doesn't technically turn speech off, as it still speaks while
alt+tabbing through windows. So I guess if you want it completely silent
you'd have to turn speech off and then sleep mode on. But then again I
guess in those circumstances you may as well just unload NVDA...
To be honest though, I've personally never really seen a need for sleep
mode. In JAWS, which takes control of the whole keyboard (or at least
used to), it would seem logical to put it to sleep for playing games
that use an input system like DirectX or whatever that is sure to
interfere. But NVDA doesn't have such a limitation - I don't think
there's a single game where I've had to put NVDA to sleep and the two
have cooperated very nicely indeed. The one thing I do is to turn
keyboard echo off so I don't get distracted by NVDA chattering at me
every time I press a key, but yet I've got it for other things in case
of crashes, errors or other dialogs that might show up. Add that to the
beauty of configuration profiles, and you're laughing.
Cheers,
Damien.
On 17/02/2020 11:11 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:
> Ah ok thanks.  The other option you can use to "pause" NVDA is sleep
> mode, which not only turns speech off, but disables the NVDA commands as
> well in case you need those for your application.  The command for sleep
> mode is NVDA+shift+s or in laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+shift+z.
>
> Kind regards
> Quentin.
>
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM Cuong Dang Manh
<@cuongdang <mailto:@cuongdang>
> <mailto:@cuongdang>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Quentin
>     speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in
>     NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as
> recordign streaming.
>     abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode:
>     speak, beeps and talks.
>     Let try
>     Cuong!
>     On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
>>     What would such a speech on demand add-on do?
>>
>>     Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the
>>     read only issue with Word myself. I'll keep thinking on what else
>>     it could be.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Quentin.
>>
>>     On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin
>>     <abdulmuhamin600@... <mailto:abdulmuhamin600@...>
<mailto:abdulmuhamin600@...>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for
>>         NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.
>>
>> More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and
>>         I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in
>>         word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s
>>         a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation
>>         enabled, NVDA response more better.
>>
>> Sent from Mail
>> <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
>>
>>
>>
>>     --
>>     Quentin Christensen
>>     Training and Support Manager
>>
>>     NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:
>> https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/
>>
>> Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org>
<http://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>
>
>
>
> --
> Quentin Christensen
> Training and Support Manager
>
> NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:
> https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/
>
> Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org>
<http://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>
>

Gene
 

That may be from the application itself, but I think errors generally regarding an application come from Windows.  If something crashes, Windows informs you of the error. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 8:21 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Speech on demand addon for NVDA, and a bug in Microsoft office

Hi Gene,
Makes sense. To be honest, key conflicts never crossed my mind, because
the majority of shortcuts that NVDA use I've only really used in screen
readers, but of course there are some keys that aren't specifically tied
to the NVDA modifier and so that could cause problems.
The other thing that confused me is that sleep mode must be process
specific rather than window specific, because if I activate sleep mode
(for test purposes) in my email client (Thunderbird), sleep mode remains
in the message list and in the message reading window as well, so I
think it would also remain asleep during errors or other dialogs coming
from the application.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 17/02/2020 01:22 pm, Gene wrote:
> Sleep mode puts NVDA to sleep while in the window you execute the
> command in.  If you don't want speech in a certain Window, such as a
> self-voicing program, you can put NVDA to sleep there and it will be
> active in any other window.  the advantage instead of a universal speech
> off command is that if you get an error message or some other message
> from Windows, you will still be aware of it.  You can also move out of
> the window and do other things without turning speech on, then having to
> turn it off again.  If you are using an OCR program such as Kurzweil or
> Openbook for example, you would want to hear error messages such as
> scanning failed, which comes from the scanning part of the program, even
> if you are using a self-voicing OCR program and you want NVDA to be
> asleep. thus avoiding key conflicts as well.  It is an important feature.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Damien Garwood <mailto:damien@...>
> *Sent:* Monday, February 17, 2020 5:53 AM
> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Speech on demand addon for NVDA, and a bug in
> Microsoft office
>
> Hi,
> Sleep mode doesn't technically turn speech off, as it still speaks while
> alt+tabbing through windows. So I guess if you want it completely silent
> you'd have to turn speech off and then sleep mode on. But then again I
> guess in those circumstances you may as well just unload NVDA...
> To be honest though, I've personally never really seen a need for sleep
> mode. In JAWS, which takes control of the whole keyboard (or at least
> used to), it would seem logical to put it to sleep for playing games
> that use an input system like DirectX or whatever that is sure to
> interfere. But NVDA doesn't have such a limitation - I don't think
> there's a single game where I've had to put NVDA to sleep and the two
> have cooperated very nicely indeed. The one thing I do is to turn
> keyboard echo off so I don't get distracted by NVDA chattering at me
> every time I press a key, but yet I've got it for other things in case
> of crashes, errors or other dialogs that might show up. Add that to the
> beauty of configuration profiles, and you're laughing.
> Cheers,
> Damien.
>
> On 17/02/2020 11:11 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:
>  > Ah ok thanks.  The other option you can use to "pause" NVDA is sleep
>  > mode, which not only turns speech off, but disables the NVDA commands as
>  > well in case you need those for your application.  The command for sleep
>  > mode is NVDA+shift+s or in laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+shift+z.
>  >
>  > Kind regards
>  > Quentin.
>  >
>  > On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM Cuong Dang Manh
> <dangmanhcuong@... <mailto:dangmanhcuong@...>
>  > <mailto:dangmanhcuong@...>> wrote:
>  >
>  >     Hi Quentin
>  >     speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in
>  >     NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as
>  > recordign streaming.
>  >     abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode:
>  >     speak, beeps and talks.
>  >     Let try
>  >     Cuong!
>  >     On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
>  >>     What would such a speech on demand add-on do?
>  >>
>  >>     Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the
>  >>     read only issue with Word myself. I'll keep thinking on what else
>  >>     it could be.
>  >>
>  >> Regards
>  >>
>  >> Quentin.
>  >>
>  >>     On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin
>  >>     <abdulmuhamin600@... <mailto:abdulmuhamin600@...>
> <mailto:abdulmuhamin600@...>> wrote:
>  >>
>  >> Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for
>  >>         NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.
>  >>
>  >> More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and
>  >>         I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in
>  >>         word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s
>  >>         a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation
>  >>         enabled, NVDA response more better.
>  >>
>  >> Sent from Mail
>  >> <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>     --
>  >>     Quentin Christensen
>  >>     Training and Support Manager
>  >>
>  >>     NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:
>  >> https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/
>  >>
>  >> Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org>
> <http://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>
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > --
>  > Quentin Christensen
>  > Training and Support Manager
>  >
>  > NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:
>  > https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/
>  >
>  > Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org>
> <http://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>
>  >
>
>
>


Arlene
 

Yes with jaws, there are 3 levels of verbosity.  There’s beginner, junior and advance. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Chris Mullins
Sent: February 17, 2020 4:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Speech on demand addon for NVDA, and a bug in Microsoft office

 

Hi

I may be totally off target here because it's a long time since I used

Jaws but is this referring to the Verbosity level in Jaws?  When I

used it, there used to be 3 levels of verbosity you could set based on

your proficiency, the higher the level, the less information about the

environment inwhich you are focused is fed back to the user.  You

could possibly create something like this using profiles and Document

formatting settings in NVDA.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

On 17/02/2020, Damien Garwood <damien@...> wrote:

> Hi,

> Sleep mode doesn't technically turn speech off, as it still speaks while

> alt+tabbing through windows. So I guess if you want it completely silent

> you'd have to turn speech off and then sleep mode on. But then again I

> guess in those circumstances you may as well just unload NVDA...

> To be honest though, I've personally never really seen a need for sleep

> mode. In JAWS, which takes control of the whole keyboard (or at least

> used to), it would seem logical to put it to sleep for playing games

> that use an input system like DirectX or whatever that is sure to

> interfere. But NVDA doesn't have such a limitation - I don't think

> there's a single game where I've had to put NVDA to sleep and the two

> have cooperated very nicely indeed. The one thing I do is to turn

> keyboard echo off so I don't get distracted by NVDA chattering at me

> every time I press a key, but yet I've got it for other things in case

> of crashes, errors or other dialogs that might show up. Add that to the

> beauty of configuration profiles, and you're laughing.

> Cheers,

> Damien.

> On 17/02/2020 11:11 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:

>> Ah ok thanks.  The other option you can use to "pause" NVDA is sleep

>> mode, which not only turns speech off, but disables the NVDA commands as

>> well in case you need those for your application.  The command for sleep

>> mode is NVDA+shift+s or in laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+shift+z.

>> 

>> Kind regards

>> Quentin.

>> 

>> On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM Cuong Dang Manh <dangmanhcuong@...

>> <mailto:dangmanhcuong@...>> wrote:

>> 

>>     Hi Quentin

>>     speech on demand works similar to Toggle Speech Mode command in

>>     NVDA. As you know, it'll temporary turns speech off it case such as

>>     recordign streaming.

>>     abdul muhamin, press NVDA+S for that feature. We have three mode:

>>     speak, beeps and talks.

>>     Let try

>>     Cuong!

>>     On 2/17/2020 2:32 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:

>>>     What would such a speech on demand add-on do?

>>> 

>>>     Are you using any add-ons or anything else?  I can't replicate the

>>>     read only issue with Word myself.  I'll keep thinking on what else

>>>     it could be.

>>> 

>>>     Regards

>>> 

>>>     Quentin.

>>> 

>>>     On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:08 PM abdul muhamin

>>>     <abdulmuhamin600@... <mailto:abdulmuhamin600@...>>

>>> wrote:

>>> 

>>>         Hi guys, is there a speech on demand like jaws, available for

>>>         NVDA? I think it will be very useful in some of the apps.

>>> 

>>>         More over, I’m using ms office 2016 pro, with latest NVDA, and

>>>         I’ve enabled UI automation, after opening any document in

>>>         word, NVDA says read-only before reading a line, I think it’s

>>>         a bug, and needed to be fix, because with UI automation

>>>         enabled, NVDA response more better.

>>> 

>>>         Sent from Mail

>>>         <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>>>     --

>>>     Quentin Christensen

>>>     Training and Support Manager

>>> 

>>>     NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:

>>> 

>>> https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/

>>> 

>>>     Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://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>

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> --

>> Quentin Christensen

>> Training and Support Manager

>> 

>> NVDA 2019.3 rc2 now available for testing:

>> https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/

>> 

>> Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://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>

>> 

>

 

 

--

Cheers

    Chris