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the NVDA 2019.3 version of Screen Curtain

Giles Turnbull
 

I really like the Screen Curtain addon and am glad it is now incorporated into NVDA, however ... I don't like that it is only enabled temporarily until the next restart. Unless I intentionally want to show somebody something on my laptop I would sooner the screen is not visible to anybody walking past.

Given that there is a setting to disable the warning notification about the screen being blank, is it not possible to allow the screen curtain to re-start when NVDA re-starts? This info on the old Screen Curtain addon page suggests it was intended to be possible: in case screen curtain is active when NVDA starts, a tone will be heard.

I was always happy with NVDA beeping to signify that Screen Curtain was active as NVDA started. It is a bit of a nuisance to need to remember that screen curtain has not automatically started and that I need to use the input gesture I have configured in order to activate the screen curtain.

Giles

Sarah k Alawami
 

I would rather have it disabled on start up. This is the way mac does things and it is safer that way in my humble opinion. It's not that hard in my humble opinion to make a gesture to turn it on, you can always submit your feedback through via github and see where it gets you. Maybe they can have an option to enable it on start up or have the screen come on at start up etc. Good luck.

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On 10 Feb 2020, at 9:31, Giles Turnbull wrote:

I really like the Screen Curtain addon and am glad it is now incorporated into NVDA, however ... I don't like that it is only enabled temporarily until the next restart. Unless I intentionally want to show somebody something on my laptop I would sooner the screen is not visible to anybody walking past.

Given that there is a setting to disable the warning notification about the screen being blank, is it not possible to allow the screen curtain to re-start when NVDA re-starts? This info on the old Screen Curtain addon page suggests it was intended to be possible: in case screen curtain is active when NVDA starts, a tone will be heard.

I was always happy with NVDA beeping to signify that Screen Curtain was active as NVDA started. It is a bit of a nuisance to need to remember that screen curtain has not automatically started and that I need to use the input gesture I have configured in order to activate the screen curtain.

Giles

 

Hi,

One can permanently enable screen curtain by pressing the screen curtain command twice quickly.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2020 9:37 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] the NVDA 2019.3 version of Screen Curtain

 

I would rather have it disabled on start up. This is the way mac does things and it is safer that way in my humble opinion. It's not that hard in my humble opinion to make a gesture to turn it on, you can always submit your feedback through via github and see where it gets you. Maybe they can have an option to enable it on start up or have the screen come on at start up etc. Good luck.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.

to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on [twitch.](twitch.tv/ke7zum] Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

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On 10 Feb 2020, at 9:31, Giles Turnbull wrote:

I really like the Screen Curtain addon and am glad it is now incorporated into NVDA, however ... I don't like that it is only enabled temporarily until the next restart. Unless I intentionally want to show somebody something on my laptop I would sooner the screen is not visible to anybody walking past.

Given that there is a setting to disable the warning notification about the screen being blank, is it not possible to allow the screen curtain to re-start when NVDA re-starts? This info on the old Screen Curtain addon page suggests it was intended to be possible: in case screen curtain is active when NVDA starts, a tone will be heard.

I was always happy with NVDA beeping to signify that Screen Curtain was active as NVDA started. It is a bit of a nuisance to need to remember that screen curtain has not automatically started and that I need to use the input gesture I have configured in order to activate the screen curtain.

Giles

Tyler Spivey
 

If you want it on permanently, check the box from the Vision section of the preferences, or press the key you've assigned to it twice.

The documentation doesn't explain what gets saved when, so we have to experiment a bit. The help text for the gesture is useful, though.


On 2/10/2020 9:31 AM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
I really like the Screen Curtain addon and am glad it is now incorporated into NVDA, however ... I don't like that it is only enabled temporarily until the next restart. Unless I intentionally want to show somebody something on my laptop I would sooner the screen is not visible to anybody walking past.

Given that there is a setting to disable the warning notification about the screen being blank, is it not possible to allow the screen curtain to re-start when NVDA re-starts? This info on the old Screen Curtain addon page suggests it was intended to be possible: in case screen curtain is active when NVDA starts, a tone will be heard.

I was always happy with NVDA beeping to signify that Screen Curtain was active as NVDA started. It is a bit of a nuisance to need to remember that screen curtain has not automatically started and that I need to use the input gesture I have configured in order to activate the screen curtain.

Giles

Giles Turnbull
 

thanks Joseph and Tyler for the double activation method for making screen curtain permanently active. The original addon didn't require this since it didn't have a temporary mode, and the screen curtain of the 2019.3 doesn't mention how to make the screen curtain function persist between restarts.

Tyler, there isn't a checkbox in the vision section of preferences which is why I was suggesting maybe there could be :)

Giles