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locked NVDA and tablets

molly the blind tech lover
 

I like touchscreens 😀

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Slow and clunky!

I don't even like Microsofts touch stuff on a a native narrator, so whoever liked touch screens is crazy. Apples seems pretty slick but give me a keyboard any day.
Brian

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From: "Chris Shook" <chris0309@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 8:31 PM
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


 

<grin>

Well I can make it go so slow that afterwards its unstable, I don't usually copy and delete 30-60 gb a time though but I can actually make it break if I want to.

Which is interesting because if I run some of my processer intensive games and voices, I can make the fans race but it seems to own everything I throw at it.

Saying that it struggled with a disk clean and an email and net window so maybe its to do with data movement on the drives to who knows.

Due to upgrades in the house I have had it lounging round on a desk with just a keyboard on it and it seems fine enough

Actually it was a bpadded dining table.

One thing I will say for this as compaired to just about every workstation I have had is its quiet even with 2 drives.

True if I am in my bedroom office I can hear the second drive power up on startup and turn off but I hardly hear much else the drives are all quiet.

On 13/02/2019 8:18 AM, Chris Shook wrote:
You can make it cry? Sounds like something Microsoft might want to see. Sounds like they've made better strides into Artificial intelegence than even they knew.


Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

I prefer touch screens in a tablet form. Trying to use the one on my laptop is... complicated.

molly the blind tech lover
 

You think? I can barely reach my laptop's touchscreen lol. Not trying to be
offensive here lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:36 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

I prefer touch screens in a tablet form. Trying to use the one on my laptop
is... complicated.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

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.

molly the blind tech lover
 

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.

Sarah k Alawami
 

If you are viewing a map on a laptop and you want to zoom in, ir you want to highlight somethingn on the laptop display and take action, then a touch screen might be good. My mom uses her touch screen on her laptop for her job to zoom in on maps etc.

On 12 Feb 2019, at 12:08, Chris Shook wrote:

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.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

My iPad has a portrait view and a landscape view. Does our windows tablet have the same things.

molly the blind tech lover
 

Yep. My windows tablet is basically an ipad. Except it runs windows lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

My iPad has a portrait view and a landscape view. Does our windows tablet
have the same things.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

I prefer portrait view myself.

 

Well google and android, it works ok, apple the same.

Its my view that microsoft never got it right.

The keyboard is for windows not touchscreens.

Now where I have had to use the mouse with something I can, but some stuff is really quite hard to do, I mean the blind can use touch and mouse in windows but its far from easy to do.

Now that doesn't mean you can't use it but its a bit owneriss right now.

On 13/02/2019 9:08 AM, Chris Shook wrote:
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.


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molly the blind tech lover
 

Agreed. Xbox. Red ring of death, overheated GPU, etc.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Well google and android, it works ok, apple the same.

Its my view that microsoft never got it right.

The keyboard is for windows not touchscreens.

Now where I have had to use the mouse with something I can, but some stuff is really quite hard to do, I mean the blind can use touch and mouse in windows but its far from easy to do.

Now that doesn't mean you can't use it but its a bit owneriss right now.



On 13/02/2019 9:08 AM, Chris Shook wrote:
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.



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Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

It's amazing they left that redring of death as an issue for as long as they did. That was a major deterrant in renting one of those things.
Hey, can you install NVDA on an X-box?

molly the blind tech lover
 

Not on an xbox. The xbox does have Narrator, though.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

It's amazing they left that redring of death as an issue for as long as they
did. That was a major deterrant in renting one of those things.
Hey, can you install NVDA on an X-box?

molly the blind tech lover
 

I keep mine in landscape mode. I get more screen that way lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

I prefer portrait view myself.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Sounds cool, but what purpose can Narrator serve with video games.

Devin Prater
 

Not much, yet. But the Xbox one can do a lot more than just video games... mostly streaming video from Netflix and such too.

On Feb 12, 2019, at 3:10 PM, Chris Shook <chris0309@...> wrote:

Sounds cool, but what purpose can Narrator serve with video games.


Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

I think the only reason I continue to use portrait is because that is what I'm used to.
Although, now that you mentioned more screen, I may have to take a look into the Landscape view.

molly the blind tech lover
 

Just for navigating the console. It won't read in game text. I wish I could
play xbox.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:11 PM
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Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Sounds cool, but what purpose can Narrator serve with video games.

Chris Shook <chris0309@...>
 

Kind of on the same subject, but I wonder why there's been nothing incorporated into screen readers that would enable them to read subtitles.
I know it would serve no practical purpose outside of intertainment, but it would enable us to watch movies in other languages.