Reducing the reading speed of NVDA


Gene
 

The fastest way to open the speech settings dialog is with the command control NVDA key v. When the dialog opens, tab about four times to the rate setting slider. Set it as you wish, then press enter.

If you switch speech rates a lot and you switch them among the same numbers, you might want to figure out a way to do this using something that acts like presets. I haven't looked into the question enough to discuss it in any detail. Perhaps others will.

perhaps there is an add-on that lets you make the equivalent of presets. If not, you can use profiles.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Vaibhav Bhandari
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:13 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reducing the reading speed of NVDA

Hi Vaibhav,
If you wish to increase/decrease your speech rate by 1 level you will
need to do it through the settings only.

On 1/10/21, Vaibhav Saraf <vaibhav.s.acc@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Brian,

The voice rate this way increments or decrements by 5 levels. Any way to do
it just by one level without going to settings?

I am a laptop user thus using NVDA + Shift + Ctrl + Up/down arrow.

Thanks,
Vaibhav


On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 02:32, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:

Before I answer your question, I want to make you aware of one of the
handiest commands for a new NVDA user when it comes to finding the
keyboard
shortcuts used to control the vast majority of "commonly used" features:
NVDA+N,H,Q (which is INS+N,H,Q in desktop keyboard layout) will cause
the
Commands Quick Reference to open in your default web browser. The
question
you're asking is about one of the common features/tweaks, and the
keyboard
shortcuts for changing the reading rate, is found there under Synth
Settings Ring, copied here:
Synth settings ring
Name Desktop key Laptop key Description
Move to next synth setting NVDA+control+rightArrow
NVDA+shift+control+rightArrow Moves to the next available speech setting
after the current, wrapping around to the first setting again after the
last
Move to previous synth setting NVDA+control+leftArrow
NVDA+shift+control+leftArrow Moves to the next available speech setting
before the current, wrapping around to the last setting after the first
Increment current synth setting NVDA+control+upArrow
NVDA+shift+control+upArrow increases the current speech setting you are
on. E.g. increases the rate, chooses the next voice, increases the volume
Decrement current synth setting NVDA+control+downArrow
NVDA+shift+control+downArrow decreases the current speech setting you are
on. E.g. decreases the rate, chooses the previous voice, decreases the
volume
You'd have to get yourself to the speech rate for your chosen synth using
one or the other of the first two commands, then increment/increase or
decrement/decrease the rate using the third and fourth commands,
respectively.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of
disapproval
can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

~ Brian Vogel









--
Thanks/regards: Vaibhav Bhandari


Vaibhav Bhandari
 

Hi Vaibhav,
If you wish to increase/decrease your speech rate by 1 level you will
need to do it through the settings only.

On 1/10/21, Vaibhav Saraf <vaibhav.s.acc@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Brian,

The voice rate this way increments or decrements by 5 levels. Any way to do
it just by one level without going to settings?

I am a laptop user thus using NVDA + Shift + Ctrl + Up/down arrow.

Thanks,
Vaibhav


On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 02:32, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:

Before I answer your question, I want to make you aware of one of the
handiest commands for a new NVDA user when it comes to finding the
keyboard
shortcuts used to control the vast majority of "commonly used" features:
NVDA+N,H,Q (which is INS+N,H,Q in desktop keyboard layout) will cause
the
Commands Quick Reference to open in your default web browser. The
question
you're asking is about one of the common features/tweaks, and the
keyboard
shortcuts for changing the reading rate, is found there under Synth
Settings Ring, copied here:
Synth settings ring
Name Desktop key Laptop key Description
Move to next synth setting NVDA+control+rightArrow
NVDA+shift+control+rightArrow Moves to the next available speech setting
after the current, wrapping around to the first setting again after the
last
Move to previous synth setting NVDA+control+leftArrow
NVDA+shift+control+leftArrow Moves to the next available speech setting
before the current, wrapping around to the last setting after the first
Increment current synth setting NVDA+control+upArrow
NVDA+shift+control+upArrow increases the current speech setting you are
on. E.g. increases the rate, chooses the next voice, increases the volume
Decrement current synth setting NVDA+control+downArrow
NVDA+shift+control+downArrow decreases the current speech setting you are
on. E.g. decreases the rate, chooses the previous voice, decreases the
volume
You'd have to get yourself to the speech rate for your chosen synth using
one or the other of the first two commands, then increment/increase or
decrement/decrease the rate using the third and fourth commands,
respectively.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of
disapproval
can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

~ Brian Vogel








--
Thanks/regards: Vaibhav Bhandari


Vaibhav Saraf
 

Hi Brian,

The voice rate this way increments or decrements by 5 levels. Any way to do it just by one level without going to settings?

I am a laptop user thus using NVDA + Shift + Ctrl + Up/down arrow.

Thanks,
Vaibhav


On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 02:32, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Before I answer your question, I want to make you aware of one of the handiest commands for a new NVDA user when it comes to finding the keyboard shortcuts used to control the vast majority of "commonly used" features:   NVDA+N,H,Q  (which is INS+N,H,Q in desktop keyboard layout) will cause the Commands Quick Reference to open in your default web browser.  The question you're asking is about one of the common features/tweaks, and the keyboard shortcuts for changing the reading rate, is found there under Synth Settings Ring, copied here:

Synth settings ring

Name Desktop key Laptop key Description
Move to next synth setting NVDA+control+rightArrow NVDA+shift+control+rightArrow Moves to the next available speech setting after the current, wrapping around to the first setting again after the last
Move to previous synth setting NVDA+control+leftArrow NVDA+shift+control+leftArrow Moves to the next available speech setting before the current, wrapping around to the last setting after the first
Increment current synth setting NVDA+control+upArrow NVDA+shift+control+upArrow increases the current speech setting you are on. E.g. increases the rate, chooses the next voice, increases the volume
Decrement current synth setting NVDA+control+downArrow NVDA+shift+control+downArrow decreases the current speech setting you are on. E.g. decreases the rate, chooses the previous voice, decreases the volume

You'd have to get yourself to the speech rate for your chosen synth using one or the other of the first two commands, then increment/increase or decrement/decrease the rate using the third and fourth commands, respectively.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


 

Before I answer your question, I want to make you aware of one of the handiest commands for a new NVDA user when it comes to finding the keyboard shortcuts used to control the vast majority of "commonly used" features:   NVDA+N,H,Q  (which is INS+N,H,Q in desktop keyboard layout) will cause the Commands Quick Reference to open in your default web browser.  The question you're asking is about one of the common features/tweaks, and the keyboard shortcuts for changing the reading rate, is found there under Synth Settings Ring, copied here:

Synth settings ring

Name Desktop key Laptop key Description
Move to next synth setting NVDA+control+rightArrow NVDA+shift+control+rightArrow Moves to the next available speech setting after the current, wrapping around to the first setting again after the last
Move to previous synth setting NVDA+control+leftArrow NVDA+shift+control+leftArrow Moves to the next available speech setting before the current, wrapping around to the last setting after the first
Increment current synth setting NVDA+control+upArrow NVDA+shift+control+upArrow increases the current speech setting you are on. E.g. increases the rate, chooses the next voice, increases the volume
Decrement current synth setting NVDA+control+downArrow NVDA+shift+control+downArrow decreases the current speech setting you are on. E.g. decreases the rate, chooses the previous voice, decreases the volume

You'd have to get yourself to the speech rate for your chosen synth using one or the other of the first two commands, then increment/increase or decrement/decrease the rate using the third and fourth commands, respectively.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


Bob Cavanaugh <cavbob1993@...>
 

Open settings and go down to speech, then press tab until you here
"rate" then use your left and right arrows to adjust it to your
liking.

On 1/9/21, Shyam M. Sayanekar <sayanekar@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear members, I am a new member from India and a beginner of using NVDA.
Please explain how to reduce the reading speed of NVDA,  as the default
speed is very high and I cannot understand what it reads.
Thanking you.






Shyam M. Sayanekar <sayanekar@...>
 

Dear members, I am a new member from India and a beginner of using NVDA. Please explain how to reduce the reading speed of NVDA,  as the default speed is very high and I cannot understand what it reads. 
Thanking you.