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Arun
 

What is the best way to pause nvda while I am on a skype call…

 

Arun


brice Mijares
 

I would hit insert S. there are  3 choices ,off, speach mode off, speach mode beeps,  and speach mode talk.

On 4/5/2021 5:20 AM, Arun wrote:

What is the best way to pause nvda while I am on a skype call…

Arun


Monte Single
 

Pressing the control key, left or right

  Will stop nvda.

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What is the best way to pause nvda while I am on a skype call…

 

Arun


 

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 10:53 AM, brice Mijares wrote:
I would hit insert S. there are  3 choices ,off, speach mode off, speach mode beeps,  and speach mode talk.
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And, if you're someone like me, who has never found the "Beep Speech" mode to be of any use, you can install the add-on:

NoBeepsSpeechMode

which removes that option and causes NVDA+S to toggle strictly between speech on and speech off.

There is also the option of using NVDA Sleep Mode, the toggle for which is NVDA+Shift+S (desktop keyboard layout) or Z (laptop).  But once you do this NVDA is off, completely off, without being shut down.  You must toggle again to bring it back.
 
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Luke Davis
 

On Mon, 5 Apr 2021, Brian Vogel wrote:

-And, if you're someone like me, who has never found the "Beep Speech" mode to be of any use, you can install the add-on:
NoBeepsSpeechMode
I was going to point this out. That said,
I have found a periodic use for beeps speech mode, when performing a long, automated process in which NVDA is chatty, and wanting to be able to walk away from the computer and know when the process is done, but not be bothered by speech.
For example: encoding a large mpeg file, updating certain applications, etc. In these cases, the periodic beeps let me know something is still happening, without being overly distracting as speech would be.
As a consequence, I have stopped using the add-on

In this particular case, there may be some value to knowing that NVDA is trying to tell you something it thinks is meaningful during a Skype call, without actually having to be distracted with the resultant speech.

There is also the option of using NVDA Sleep Mode, the
toggle for which is NVDA+Shift+S (desktop keyboard layout) or Z (laptop).  But once you do this NVDA is off, completely off, without being shut down.
...within the app in which the command is performed. Other apps and services will still speak.

Luke


 

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 03:33 PM, Luke Davis wrote:
I have found a periodic use for beeps speech mode, when performing a long, automated process in which NVDA is chatty, and wanting to be able to walk away from the computer and know when the process is done, but not be bothered by speech.
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And I can see where that would be handy, on occasion.  On those occasions I'd disable NoBeepsSpeechMode if I had installed that add-on, in order to use beeps mode, and then enable it again after the occasion has passed.  Of course, if those occasions are frequent for you (any generic you) then there's no point in installing the add-on to begin with.

Of course, here's a case where being sighted, which I am, and able to view the status sans a screen reader makes all the difference.  I can absolutely understand how beeps speech mode could be handy every once in a while, particularly with long-running processing you want to be able to walk away from and monitor whether it's completed yet.

I didn't know that NVDA Sleep mode was application specific.  Is there another command that allows for NVDA output to be suspended, entirely, while not requiring that one exit it?  I could have sworn there was, but perhaps not.
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Gene
 

However, the beeps are much too high frequency. I find them very annoying. They should be much lower in tone.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2021 6:20 PM
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On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 03:33 PM, Luke Davis wrote:
I have found a periodic use for beeps speech mode, when performing a long, automated process in which NVDA is chatty, and wanting to be able to walk away from the computer and know when the process is done, but not be bothered by speech.-
And I can see where that would be handy, on occasion. On those occasions I'd disable NoBeepsSpeechMode if I had installed that add-on, in order to use beeps mode, and then enable it again after the occasion has passed. Of course, if those occasions are frequent for you (any generic you) then there's no point in installing the add-on to begin with.

Of course, here's a case where being sighted, which I am, and able to view the status sans a screen reader makes all the difference. I can absolutely understand how beeps speech mode could be handy every once in a while, particularly with long-running processing you want to be able to walk away from and monitor whether it's completed yet.

I didn't know that NVDA Sleep mode was application specific. Is there another command that allows for NVDA output to be suspended, entirely, while not requiring that one exit it? I could have sworn there was, but perhaps not.
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Luke Davis
 

On Mon, 5 Apr 2021, Brian Vogel wrote:

Is there another command that allows for NVDA output to be suspended, entirely, while not requiring that one exit it?  I could have sworn there was, but perhaps not.
Another? As in: other than speech mode off, which does exactly that?

Or, do you mean a command that will do what speech mode off does, but also globally disable keyboard intercept as sleep mode does for an application? If you want that, I don't know of anything, but then I can't imagine why having that would be easier than unloading NVDA.

Setting your speech synth to "No speech" will do something similar to speech mode off, and I suppose you can do that with a profile, which you can't do with sleep mode.

Luke


Monte Single
 

Hi List,

Maybe I've missed some posts on thisthread.
The simplest way to pause and resume nvda reading is to press the shift key,
like a toggle, off and on.
It works.

Cheers,

Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: April 5, 2021 6:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Pausing nvda...

On Mon, 5 Apr 2021, Brian Vogel wrote:

Is there another command that allows for NVDA output to be suspended,
entirely, while not requiring that one exit it?  I could have sworn there
was, but perhaps not.

Another? As in: other than speech mode off, which does exactly that?

Or, do you mean a command that will do what speech mode off does, but also
globally disable keyboard intercept as sleep mode does for an application?
If you want that, I don't know of anything, but then I can't imagine why
having that would be easier than unloading NVDA.

Setting your speech synth to "No speech" will do something similar to speech
mode off, and I suppose you can do that with a profile, which you can't do
with sleep mode.

Luke


Chris Mullins
 

Hi

You can use the shift key to pause /resume speech when a “say all” command has been issued but I don’t think it will work to block message announcements during a Skype call.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

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From: Monte Single
Sent: 06 April 2021 01:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Pausing nvda...

 

Hi List,

 

Maybe I've missed some posts on thisthread.

The simplest way to pause and resume nvda reading is to press the shift key,

like a toggle,  off and on.

It works.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte

 

-----Original Message-----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Davis

Sent: April 5, 2021 6:03 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Pausing nvda...

 

On Mon, 5 Apr 2021, Brian Vogel wrote:

 

> Is there another command that allows for NVDA output to be suspended,

entirely, while not requiring that one exit it?  I could have sworn there

was, but perhaps not.

 

Another? As in: other than speech mode off, which does exactly that?

 

Or, do you mean a command that will do what speech mode off does, but also

globally disable keyboard intercept as sleep mode does for an application?

If you want that, I don't know of anything, but then I can't imagine why

having that would be easier than unloading NVDA.

 

Setting your speech synth to "No speech" will do something similar to speech

mode off, and I suppose you can do that with a profile, which you can't do

with sleep mode.

 

Luke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jarek.Krcmar
 

Nvda+S.If you press at first this hotkey, you stop the talking, if you press twice, Nvda will beef, if you press three, Nvda will talk.

Jarek


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Carlos Esteban Martínez Macías
 

Hi all.
Is possible that some installers have a message wile the process is runing, that says, for example, coping files to c:\program files\example or similar. So, is the installer have this mesages but a progress bar not is here, the speech mode on beep can make a sound that stop when the process is finished.
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Gene
 

I don't know if an add-on allows such things to be blocked. I just turn off speech, as has already been discussed. The shift command only pauses speech during read all or read to end or whatever its called. Control only stops current speech and won't affect announcements such as we are discussing.

However, at times, it may be useful to hear an announcement. Perhaps you might want to lower NVDA volume so you hear announcements but much more softly.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mullins
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2021 4:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Pausing nvda...



Hi

You can use the shift key to pause /resume speech when a “say all” command has been issued but I don’t think it will work to block message announcements during a Skype call.



Cheers

Chris



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From: Monte Single
Sent: 06 April 2021 01:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Pausing nvda...





Hi List,



Maybe I've missed some posts on thisthread.

The simplest way to pause and resume nvda reading is to press the shift key,

like a toggle, off and on.

It works.



Cheers,



Monte



-----Original Message-----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Davis

Sent: April 5, 2021 6:03 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Pausing nvda...



On Mon, 5 Apr 2021, Brian Vogel wrote:



Is there another command that allows for NVDA output to be suspended,
entirely, while not requiring that one exit it? I could have sworn there

was, but perhaps not.



Another? As in: other than speech mode off, which does exactly that?



Or, do you mean a command that will do what speech mode off does, but also

globally disable keyboard intercept as sleep mode does for an application?

If you want that, I don't know of anything, but then I can't imagine why

having that would be easier than unloading NVDA.



Setting your speech synth to "No speech" will do something similar to speech

mode off, and I suppose you can do that with a profile, which you can't do

with sleep mode.



Luke