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Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

This was the one thing Google couldn't find.
Call the media, Google failed.

molly the blind tech lover
 

I’ll check it out 😊

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

 

Yes, it is.
I believe you'll not even need to search for it using the field to do this, since this may be a "top add-on" so to say. See if you can find it at the main page.


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Em 12/02/2019 22:43, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Thanks 😀 So the add-on is called screen curtain?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

 

Molly,
In order to use this add-on you'll need to assign any keystroke to make it work.
If you want to play with it but have difficulties setting it up please let me know and I'll try my best to help you out 😊


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Em 12/02/2019 22:24, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Yay. I’ll have to check it out. I love NVDA add-ons  😂 😂 😂

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

 

A screen curtain is something designed in a way that whenever you active it, your screen will become inaccessible to the curious eyes that may want... spy on you.
Yes, it's possible. Actually, using an add-on which is planned to be part of NVDA itself soon.
It's called Screen Curtain. You can easily find it at the NVDA add-ons webpage.

Using JAWS, don't quote me on this, but I guess it has its self way of doing the task without any third-part application.

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Em 12/02/2019 22:11, David Mehler escreveu:

What is a screen curtain? Is it possible since win10 does not have one
to use a third party screen curtain?
 
Thanks.
Dave.
 
 
On 2/12/19, Richard Wells <richwels@...> wrote:
This may be more of a sight thing. My sighted wife uses a laptop with a
touch screen and she finds the screen allows her to do some tasks easier
than the touch pad does.
 
On 2/12/2019 2:24 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
I know, right? One thing I love about my tablet is that it can detect
when
the physical keyboard is not in use.
 
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets
 
Tell me about it. I don't think a touch screen works as well on a laptip
as
it does on a tablet.
You know, come to think of it, what is the point of a touch screen on a
laptip? THats what the keyboard and mouse are for.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Maybe it's not.
Try typing in "find Chuck Norris". I guess it was the trick. You'll be amazed LOL
Anyway, let's see.
Em 12/02/2019 22:54, Chris Shook escreveu:

This was the one thing Google couldn't find.
Call the media, Google failed.





molly the blind tech lover
 

I can't find it.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:51 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Yep, I see it. Hear it.
I'll just say I found it.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

marcio:
Thanks for the link. As an aside, does anyone else use the laptop keyboard Layout?
That is so much easier than the desktop layout.

molly the blind tech lover
 

Chris sent me the link. Is it safe to download?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:51 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

 

I guess this is a pretty new feature. What if you google something like "screen curtain on JAWS"?


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Em 12/02/2019 22:39, Chris Shook escreveu:

I haven't found anyting that is an equivalent to the screen curtain for JAWS.
It's possible I just don't know where to look, but I don't see anything on their website.
I'll tell you this much, it's nearly impossible for a sighted person to use a mouse when JAWS is axtive, or at least it used to be.



 

 

I should use it, as I use a laptop. But I really find the desktop one much easier, seriously.
However, sometimes I switch to the laptop layout, if I'm doing something that requires me to use one of its commands.

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Em 12/02/2019 23:03, Chris Shook escreveu:

marcio:
Thanks for the link. As an aside, does anyone else use the laptop keyboard Layout?
That is so much easier than the desktop layout.





molly the blind tech lover
 

Hahahahaha.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:55 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

This was the one thing Google couldn't find.
Call the media, Google failed.

molly the blind tech lover
 

I’ll guess I’ll go ahead and download it. Hope I don’t break NVDA by messing up lol

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

 

Maybe it's not.
Try typing in "find Chuck Norris". I guess it was the trick. You'll be amazed LOL
Anyway, let's see.

Em 12/02/2019 22:54, Chris Shook escreveu:

This was the one thing Google couldn't find.
Call the media, Google failed.



 

Brad Snyder
 

Screen curtain feature in JAWS began in JAWS 2018.
To activate the feature, press JAWS key + Spacebar, followed by F11.  This is a toggle, so repeat to turn it off.

HTH

- Brad -




On Feb 12, 2019, at 18:39, Chris Shook <chris0309@...> wrote:

I haven't found anyting that is an equivalent to the screen curtain for JAWS.
It's possible I just don't know where to look, but I don't see anything on their website.
I'll tell you this much, it's nearly impossible for a sighted person to use a mouse when JAWS is axtive, or at least it used to be.




Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Speaking of laptops, avoid getting an HP they got rid of some of the F commands.
F6 is still there, along with F5 and F 8, but when i hit F12 to check the time, nothing happens. Had the same problem on my old computer.

 

No, that's not the link to the add-on. That's a link talking about screen curtain on JAWS.
The link to the add-on is this one.

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Em 12/02/2019 23:09, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

I’ll guess I’ll go ahead and download it. Hope I don’t break NVDA by messing up lol

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

 

Maybe it's not.
Try typing in "find Chuck Norris". I guess it was the trick. You'll be amazed LOL
Anyway, let's see.

Em 12/02/2019 22:54, Chris Shook escreveu:

This was the one thing Google couldn't find.
Call the media, Google failed.



 


 

Would it not be the function key's configuration? I had an HP and had this problem as well, I changed it by going to the BIOS settings.

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Em 12/02/2019 23:12, Chris Shook escreveu:

Speaking of laptops, avoid getting an HP they got rid of some of the F commands.
F6 is still there, along with F5 and F 8, but when i hit F12 to check the time, nothing happens. Had the same problem on my old computer.





Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Could you send me instructions how to do that?
Can it be done with a screen reader?

molly the blind tech lover
 

I installed screen curtain, guys. I have no idea how to use it lol. ,

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

marcio:
Thanks for the link. As an aside, does anyone else use the laptop keyboard
Layout?
That is so much easier than the desktop layout.

molly the blind tech lover
 

cool

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brad Snyder
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

 

Screen curtain feature in JAWS began in JAWS 2018.

To activate the feature, press JAWS key + Spacebar, followed by F11.  This is a toggle, so repeat to turn it off.

 

HTH


- Brad -


 

On Feb 12, 2019, at 18:39, Chris Shook <chris0309@...> wrote:

 

I haven't found anyting that is an equivalent to the screen curtain for JAWS.
It's possible I just don't know where to look, but I don't see anything on their website.
I'll tell you this much, it's nearly impossible for a sighted person to use a mouse when JAWS is axtive, or at least it used to be.


 

molly the blind tech lover
 

Uh ewww. My mom has an hp. Covered in dust and cat hair and slow as molasses
lol

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Speaking of laptops, avoid getting an HP they got rid of some of the F
commands.
F6 is still there, along with F5 and F 8, but when i hit F12 to check the
time, nothing happens. Had the same problem on my old computer.

molly the blind tech lover
 

How do you go to the bios settings? I’ve always wanted to explore that setting 😀

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of marcio via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

 

Would it not be the function key's configuration? I had an HP and had this problem as well, I changed it by going to the BIOS settings.


Cheers,
Marcio
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Em 12/02/2019 23:12, Chris Shook escreveu:

Speaking of laptops, avoid getting an HP they got rid of some of the F commands.
F6 is still there, along with F5 and F 8, but when i hit F12 to check the time, nothing happens. Had the same problem on my old computer.



 

Jaffar Sidek
 

NVDA and tablets?  NVDA sounds like it has a severe cold on my pc, or is it on my Tablet?  My only wonder is that it hasn't sneezed.  Cheers!

On 2/13/2019 7:51 AM, Richard Wells wrote:
This may be more of a sight thing. My sighted wife uses a laptop with a touch screen and she finds the screen allows her to do some tasks easier than the touch pad does.

On 2/12/2019 2:24 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
I know, right? One thing I love about my tablet is that it can detect when
the physical keyboard is not in use.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Tell me about it. I don't think a touch screen works as well on a laptip as
it does on a tablet.
You know, come to think of it, what is the point of a touch screen on a
laptip? THats what the keyboard and mouse are for.






 

What you want to do?
Sorry, I can't see the original message anywhere!

Cheers,
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Em 12/02/2019 23:22, Chris Shook escreveu:

Could you send me instructions how to do that?
Can it be done with a screen reader?