[Solved] Synth ring not working


Janet Brandly
 

Hello all,

 

Over the past few days I haven’t been able to get the synth ring to work to change speed etc. on the fly. I’ve just run the NVDA diagnostic with no change. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Janet


hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


Which synth package are you using? if it uses a add on it might have to be updated to the latest one for it to work with the newer version of nvda? or are you using a alfa copy of nvda?


Gene nz


On 24/04/2021 6:25 am, Janet Brandly wrote:

Hello all,

 

Over the past few days I haven’t been able to get the synth ring to work to change speed etc. on the fly. I’ve just run the NVDA diagnostic with no change. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Janet


Luke Davis
 

Janet Brandly wrote:

Over the past few days I haven’t been able to get the synth ring to work to change speed etc. on the fly. I’ve just run the NVDA diagnostic with no change.
Does anyone have any ideas?
What NVDA version?

Does it work when you run with add-ons disabled?

What speech synth?

Luke


Janet Brandly
 

Hello all,

 

I solved my synth ring problem. I forgot that I still have to use the laptop keyboard layout even though I am using an external full keyboard. Thanks to those of you who responded.

 

Janet


Luke Davis
 

Janet Brandly wrote:

I solved my synth ring problem. I forgot that I still have to use the laptop keyboard layout even though I am using an external full keyboard.
You don't, of course. In case you think that because you're using a laptop, you can't use the desktop layout: you can. Even on my laptops I never use the laptop layout.

Luke


Sarah k Alawami
 

I use the laptop layout on all keyboards, but yes you don’t have to if you don’t’ want to. Just remember what keyboard layout you are in fact using. I am preaching to the choir here btw.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet Brandly
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2021 3:00 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Synth ring problem solved

 

Hello all,

 

I solved my synth ring problem. I forgot that I still have to use the laptop keyboard layout even though I am using an external full keyboard. Thanks to those of you who responded.

 

Janet


 

On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 06:00 PM, Janet Brandly wrote:
I forgot that I still have to use the laptop keyboard layout even though I am using an external full keyboard.
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And a big SECONDED!! of Luke's observation that you absolutely do not have to use the laptop keyboard layout unless you are using a laptop directly, and that laptop has a keyboard that does not have the built-in number pad (which is relatively few of them, but they do exist).  If you have one of those, but have an external full sized keyboard connected, and wish to use desktop layout instead, all you need to do is tweak your NVDA configuration.

If your laptop with "compact keyboard" is not ever being used as an actual laptop when out of wherever you usually use it, and is effectively non-mobile, then if you're using an external full-sized keyboard it's perfectly safe to change your layout to desktop.  The problem would come in when you unplug that external keyboard and were to try to use the laptop without it, and forgot to switch back to laptop layout before doing so.
--

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

Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them.  And then you destroy yourself.

       ~ Richard M. Nixon

 


Janet Brandly
 

Hi Brian, thanks for that info. The real problems happen when I try to use the full-sized keyboard but forget to connect it, LOL.

Janet

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: April 24, 2021 12:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] [Solved] Synth ring not working

 

On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 06:00 PM, Janet Brandly wrote:

I forgot that I still have to use the laptop keyboard layout even though I am using an external full keyboard.

-
And a big SECONDED!! of Luke's observation that you absolutely do not have to use the laptop keyboard layout unless you are using a laptop directly, and that laptop has a keyboard that does not have the built-in number pad (which is relatively few of them, but they do exist).  If you have one of those, but have an external full sized keyboard connected, and wish to use desktop layout instead, all you need to do is tweak your NVDA configuration.

If your laptop with "compact keyboard" is not ever being used as an actual laptop when out of wherever you usually use it, and is effectively non-mobile, then if you're using an external full-sized keyboard it's perfectly safe to change your layout to desktop.  The problem would come in when you unplug that external keyboard and were to try to use the laptop without it, and forgot to switch back to laptop layout before doing so.
--

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

Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them.  And then you destroy yourself.

       ~ Richard M. Nixon