NVDA and Freedom Scientifi Focus 40


Viny
 

Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40 4th generation of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i must restart nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a parameter to change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.


John J. Boyer
 

Hello,

I have the same problem. Until about three years ago I could turn off the Focus 40 and then when I turned it on again It would work immediately with Bluetooth.
Then Microsoft did something that caused this problem. My computer tech tried to fix it, but nothing he did worked.

Hopefully someone will have a solution.

John

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 07:59:50PM +0200, Viny wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40 4th generation
of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i must restart
nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by
bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the
computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a parameter to
change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.






--
John J. Boyer
Email: john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org
website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses live.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM services
that are available at no cost


John J. Boyer
 

P.S. What brand and model of computer are you using. It may be machine-specific. I have an Acer 3.

John

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 07:59:50PM +0200, Viny wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40 4th generation
of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i must restart
nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by
bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the
computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a parameter to
change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.






--
John J. Boyer
Email: john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org
website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses live.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM services
that are available at no cost


Viny
 

John,

I have an Acer too. Brought in 2017.

I don't think the ploblem is caused by microsoit but by the bluetooth materiel.

Le 17/04/2021 à 23:52, John J. Boyer a écrit :
P.S. What brand and model of computer are you using. It may be machine-specific. I have an Acer 3.

John

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 07:59:50PM +0200, Viny wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40 4th generation
of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i must restart
nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by
bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the
computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a parameter to
change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.







Rui Fontes
 

Have you tried to press NVDA+Control+A and press Enter in Automatic?


With my HelpTech Basic Braille Plus work...


Rui Fontes


Às 22:49 de 17/04/2021, John J. Boyer escreveu:

Hello,

I have the same problem. Until about three years ago I could turn off the Focus 40 and then when I turned it on again It would work immediately with Bluetooth.
Then Microsoft did something that caused this problem. My computer tech tried to fix it, but nothing he did worked.

Hopefully someone will have a solution.

John

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 07:59:50PM +0200, Viny wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40 4th generation
of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i must restart
nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by
bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the
computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a parameter to
change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.







Viny
 

Yes. I tried Braille device on Automatic, on Freedom Scientific (bluetooth and Automatic). Nothing changed.

Le 18/04/2021 à 00:19, Rui Fontes a écrit :
Have you tried to press NVDA+Control+A and press Enter in Automatic?


With my HelpTech Basic Braille Plus work...


Rui Fontes


Às 22:49 de 17/04/2021, John J. Boyer escreveu:
Hello,

I have the same problem. Until about three years ago I could turn off the Focus 40 and then when I turned it on again It would work immediately with Bluetooth.
Then Microsoft did something that caused this problem. My computer tech tried to fix it, but nothing he did worked.

Hopefully someone will have a solution.

John

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 07:59:50PM +0200, Viny wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40 4th generation
of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i must restart
nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by
bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the
computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a parameter to
change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.









John J. Boyer
 

Hello Viny,

My problem started after a Microsoft update.

John

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 12:18:39AM +0200, Viny wrote:
John,

I have an Acer too. Brought in 2017.

I don't think the ploblem is caused by microsoit but by the bluetooth
materiel.


Le 17/04/2021 à 23:52, John J. Boyer a écrit :
P.S. What brand and model of computer are you using. It may be machine-specific. I have an Acer 3.

John

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 07:59:50PM +0200, Viny wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40 4th generation
of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i must restart
nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by
bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the
computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a parameter to
change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.









--
John J. Boyer
Email: john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org
website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses live.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM services
that are available at no cost


John J. Boyer
 

How long has this been hapening? Did it happen when you first got the computer and the Braille display?

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 12:22:51AM +0200, Viny wrote:
Yes. I tried Braille device on Automatic, on Freedom Scientific (bluetooth
and Automatic). Nothing changed.


Le 18/04/2021 à 00:19, Rui Fontes a écrit :
Have you tried to press NVDA+Control+A and press Enter in Automatic?


With my HelpTech Basic Braille Plus work...


Rui Fontes


Às 22:49 de 17/04/2021, John J. Boyer escreveu:
Hello,

I have the same problem. Until about three years ago I could turn
off the Focus 40 and then when I turned it on again It would work
immediately with Bluetooth.
Then Microsoft did something that caused this problem. My computer
tech tried to fix it, but nothing he did worked.

Hopefully someone will have a solution.

John

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 07:59:50PM +0200, Viny wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40
4th generation
of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i
must restart
nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by
bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the
computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a
parameter to
change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.












--
John J. Boyer
Email: john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org
website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses live.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM services
that are available at no cost


Viny
 

I have the focus 40 since one week only. I've always got this problem. I have two similar computers and the problem is the same.

With another braille display I have, a Papenmeier bluetooth recent model, i have not this problem. When I turn it on, the braille works at once.

Le 18/04/2021 à 04:51, John J. Boyer a écrit :
How long has this been hapening? Did it happen when you first got the computer and the Braille display?
On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 12:22:51AM +0200, Viny wrote:
Yes. I tried Braille device on Automatic, on Freedom Scientific (bluetooth
and Automatic). Nothing changed.


Le 18/04/2021 à 00:19, Rui Fontes a écrit :
Have you tried to press NVDA+Control+A and press Enter in Automatic?


With my HelpTech Basic Braille Plus work...


Rui Fontes


Às 22:49 de 17/04/2021, John J. Boyer escreveu:
Hello,

I have the same problem. Until about three years ago I could turn
off the Focus 40 and then when I turned it on again It would work
immediately with Bluetooth.
Then Microsoft did something that caused this problem. My computer
tech tried to fix it, but nothing he did worked.

Hopefully someone will have a solution.

John

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 07:59:50PM +0200, Viny wrote:
Hi, Everyone,

I have NVDA 2020.4, Windows 10 and a braille display Focus 40
4th generation
of Freedom Scientific.

Each times I switch of the braille dispay and start it after, i
must restart
nvda for the braille display works again. The Focus 40 is connect by
bluetooth. This is a problem for me because I am not always near to the
computter.

Could it possible to do something to solve that? Isn't there a
parameter to
change in the properties dialog of the bluetooth serial port?

Thanks for answers.