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Re: nvda and page brakes

Gene
 

That is a function of the synthesizer.  Eloquence pronounces things you might wish to be silent and you can't control this with NVDA except in this way, at least this is the only way I've found. 
 
This is a bit unusual and unfortunately, it must be done every time you close NVDA, reopen it, and are working with a document with page breaks you don't want to hear.  Unfortunately, the default and voice dictionaries don't allow you to control this with Eloquence.  I don't know about other synthesizers.
 
Do the following:
Find a page break in the document.
For some reason, you can't just copy that one character to the clipboard.  Copy that character and the one immediately to the right or left to the clipboard.
Open the temporary dictionary.
Press add.
In the field where you would add something, paste the page break along with the other character.
Then delete the other character.
In the pronounced as field, type one space.  Finish adding the entry. 
You now won't hear page break for the rest of this NVDA session.
 
Gene
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Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:12 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] nvda and page brakes

Hay does anyone know how to make NVDA not announce page breaks? I went threw all the settings and tried to turn this feature off. When I am reading a book, I don’t want to here “page break…page break. I would love to NVDA full time but, the page break issues when I am reading turns me off; it is really annoying to me!  Thanks Heather

 


Re: NVDA audio ducking

Gene
 

Searching the user guide using NVDA search for ducking and repeating the search once showed this:
Audio Ducking Mode
Key: NVDA+shift+d
 
Regarding a settings center, eep in mind that the NVDA user guide is one document with links to different sections.  Therefore, you can use the NVDA search command to search the entire document for what you want.  That may not be as efficient as a settings center but at the same time, it is an efficient way to find things.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 


Re: nvda and page brakes

Mike B
 


Hi Heather,
 
How about trying to remove the page breaks?  Try the note below:
From: Brian Lee
You might consider using the "Find and Replace" dialog box to remove all manual page breaks. 
 
1.  Use CTRL+H to move focus into the Replace page of the dialog box.
2.  In the Find What edit box type a caret followed by a small m.  (The
caret is a shift on the number 6 and be sure not to capitalize the m). 
3.  Tab to the replace edit box but just leave it blank if you don't want to replace the manual page breaks with anything else.
4.  If you want to keep any of the manual page breaks then tab to the Replace button and use spacebar.  You can then use the Next button to move
to the manual page breaks and remove one at a time.  Otherwise, tab to the Replace all button and use spacebar. 
5.  Word will let you know how many manual page breaks it removed and you can press spacebar on the OK button.
Take care.
Brian Lee
brianllee@...

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:12 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] nvda and page brakes

Hay does anyone know how to make NVDA not announce page breaks? I went threw all the settings and tried to turn this feature off. When I am reading a book, I don’t want to here “page break…page break. I would love to NVDA full time but, the page break issues when I am reading turns me off; it is really annoying to me!  Thanks Heather

 


Re: NVDA audio ducking

Mike B
 

Okay, I'm totally wrong and I'm terribly sorry for the wrong information I posted about audio ducking not being available.  In Windows 7 it's not availble, but in Windows 10 it's in the select synthesizer dialogue as Greg and Chris have stated.  Please accept my apologies.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

I have NVDA2019.3.1 installed and audio ducking is not there, but this is on my Windows 7 system and with JAWS audio ducking is not available with Win7, only with Win8 & above.  So, I don't know if NVDA follows the same guidelines of not being available to Win7 or not.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

I just did NVDA control S, tabbed past the synthisizer options, and audio docking is there.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: February 19, 2020 5:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

In NVDA2019.3.1 the audio ducking is no longer there, and I couldn't find where it's located.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

From: Greg Wocher

Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:27 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

Hello,

If you do a NVDA plus Control plus s this will bring up the choose synthesizer dialog. If you tab past the list of synths you will find where you can turn audio ducking on or off.

 

Greg Wocher

 



On Feb 19, 2020, at 1:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

 

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 

 


Kindle copy/paste instructions

Sandra Streeter
 

Hello,

 

Can a short passage be copied from the desktop Kindle into a blank Word doc, using JAWS and Office 2019? If so, how? Thx!

 

 

Sandra

 

 

The Truth must dazzle gradually

Or every man be blind —

 

(Emily Dickinson)

 


Re: NVDA audio ducking

Mike B
 

I have NVDA2019.3.1 installed and audio ducking is not there, but this is on my Windows 7 system and with JAWS audio ducking is not available with Win7, only with Win8 & above.  So, I don't know if NVDA follows the same guidelines of not being available to Win7 or not.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

I just did NVDA control S, tabbed past the synthisizer options, and audio docking is there.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: February 19, 2020 5:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

In NVDA2019.3.1 the audio ducking is no longer there, and I couldn't find where it's located.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

From: Greg Wocher

Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:27 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

Hello,

If you do a NVDA plus Control plus s this will bring up the choose synthesizer dialog. If you tab past the list of synths you will find where you can turn audio ducking on or off.

 

Greg Wocher

 



On Feb 19, 2020, at 1:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

 

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 

 


Re: Pontes Media Downloaded Issue

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi George,

I did reinstall the program and it now works fine.

On 2/19/2020 9:57 AM, George McCoy wrote:
Ron,


Version 3.1.1 is, in many ways, a step backward.  You get almost no feedback about downloads in progress, so it's hard to know whether a download is taking place or not.

You might try the following:

Open Pontes Media Downloader 3.1.1.

Press ctrl plus u to update the download engine.

Click the ok button when the update finishes and try your download again.


Hth,

George


On 2/18/2020 4:54 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

For the past day or so, I have been unable to get anything from Youtube to download using the latest version of Pontes Media Downloader.  Has anyone else had this issue and if so, is there a solution?

Thanks in advance for any help.

--
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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: NVDA audio ducking

chris judge
 

I just did NVDA control S, tabbed past the synthisizer options, and audio docking is there.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: February 19, 2020 5:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

In NVDA2019.3.1 the audio ducking is no longer there, and I couldn't find where it's located.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:27 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

Hello,

If you do a NVDA plus Control plus s this will bring up the choose synthesizer dialog. If you tab past the list of synths you will find where you can turn audio ducking on or off.

 

Greg Wocher

 



On Feb 19, 2020, at 1:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

 

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 

 


Re: NVDA audio ducking

John Dowling
 

Hi,
You can also do NVDA shift d to cyle through the audio ducking options. I don't think this works on the latest version though, since I'm primarily a mac user.


On Feb 19, 2020, at 4:58 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:



Ah, yes, thank you! This is what I did after switching back to an older version of NVDA! Heather

 

From: Greg Wocher
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:27 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Cc: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

Hello,

If you do a NVDA plus Control plus s this will bring up the choose synthesizer dialog. If you tab past the list of synths you will find where you can turn audio ducking on or off.

 

Greg Wocher

 



On Feb 19, 2020, at 1:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

 

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 

 

 

 


nvda and page brakes

heather albright
 

Hay does anyone know how to make NVDA not announce page breaks? I went threw all the settings and tried to turn this feature off. When I am reading a book, I don’t want to here “page break…page break. I would love to NVDA full time but, the page break issues when I am reading turns me off; it is really annoying to me!  Thanks Heather

 


Re: NVDA audio ducking

heather albright
 

Ah, yes, thank you! This is what I did after switching back to an older version of NVDA! Heather

 

From: Greg Wocher
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:27 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Cc: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

Hello,

If you do a NVDA plus Control plus s this will bring up the choose synthesizer dialog. If you tab past the list of synths you will find where you can turn audio ducking on or off.

 

Greg Wocher

 



On Feb 19, 2020, at 1:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

 

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 

 

 

 


Re: NVDA audio ducking

heather albright
 

Darn, thanks, I am going back to an older version woe! Cheers Heather

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

In NVDA2019.3.1 the audio ducking is no longer there, and I couldn't find where it's located.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:27 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

 

Hello,

If you do a NVDA plus Control plus s this will bring up the choose synthesizer dialog. If you tab past the list of synths you will find where you can turn audio ducking on or off.

 

Greg Wocher

 



On Feb 19, 2020, at 1:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

 

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 

 

 


Re: robotics

Kerryn Gunness
 

thanks ann

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] robotics


Hi all,

If you mean is it possible for someone who is blind or VI to put together a robot, that depends on a lot of stuff. First, how techie is the person? A good deal of knowledge about electronics and the bits and parts of a computer is assumed e.g. circuit boards and the like and how they fit together. Second this assumes that the instructions are in an accessible format. You wouldn't want to put together a robot unless you had the instructions in an accessible format.

Third, is it possible for the person to distinguish one part from another? In a robot, one might assume the parts are numbered e.g. 1 goes into 2 which is connected to 3 by the silver wire; 3 is placed into the socket on 4 that is labeled with the letter X. This am detailed work in the extreme. If all the parts are clearly labeled in an accessible way, then this is possible.

Bottom line, yes, if conditions are met.

Ann P.


Original message:
can a v i person build a robot and operate it?
in terms of physically putting together the robot and programming it?
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: NVDA audio ducking

Mike B
 

In NVDA2019.3.1 the audio ducking is no longer there, and I couldn't find where it's located.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA audio ducking

Hello,
If you do a NVDA plus Control plus s this will bring up the choose synthesizer dialog. If you tab past the list of synths you will find where you can turn audio ducking on or off.

Greg Wocher


On Feb 19, 2020, at 1:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 


Re: robotics

Kerryn Gunness
 

thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon Hooley" <shooley42@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] robotics


I'm not an avid robot builder, but there has been a couple of blind or visually impaired guys who are knowligible and have worked with electronic circuits. If you go to the Eyes on Success website, you may find a podcast on the subject. There are notes and resources that come with their discusssions, and you can email the guests. I think you'll need to have a sighted helper to tell you specificly what the parts are so you can write them down on a roll or sheet of labels,. Then you cut them apart and have him or her show you where to put them.

Hth,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Feb 19, 2020, at 4:46 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:

Hi all,

If you mean is it possible for someone who is blind or VI to put together a robot, that depends on a lot of stuff. First, how techie is the person? A good deal of knowledge about electronics and the bits and parts of a computer is assumed e.g. circuit boards and the like and how they fit together. Second this assumes that the instructions are in an accessible format. You wouldn't want to put together a robot unless you had the instructions in an accessible format.

Third, is it possible for the person to distinguish one part from another? In a robot, one might assume the parts are numbered e.g. 1 goes into 2 which is connected to 3 by the silver wire; 3 is placed into the socket on 4 that is labeled with the letter X. This am detailed work in the extreme. If all the parts are clearly labeled in an accessible way, then this is possible.

Bottom line, yes, if conditions are met.

Ann P.


Original message:
can a v i person build a robot and operate it?
in terms of physically putting together the robot and programming it?
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



Re: NVDA audio ducking

Greg Wocher
 

Hello,
If you do a NVDA plus Control plus s this will bring up the choose synthesizer dialog. If you tab past the list of synths you will find where you can turn audio ducking on or off.

Greg Wocher


On Feb 19, 2020, at 1:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather 
 


Re: accessing system volume information on Windows 7

Vicki W
 


Okay, since no one seems to understand that I want exactly what I asked for, access to system volume information, let me try again and show you the instructions I have which have always worked before.
 
I need access to the system volume information folder. First I show protected files and folders which works fine. Then I use the following instructions and get an access is denied message, even though I am doing it as an administrator. Here are the directions, which, as I said, have always worked before.
 
Instructions:
 
Using CACLS with Windows XP Home Edition Using the NTFS File System
In Windows XP Home Edition with the NTFS file system, you can also use the
Cacls tool, which is a command-line tool, to display or modify file or
folder
access control lists (ACLs). For more information about the Cacls tool,
including usage and switches, search the Help and Support Center for
"cacls."
List of 5 items
1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
2. Make sure that you are in the root folder of the partition for which you
want to gain access to the System Volume Information folder. For example, to
gain access the C:\System Volume Information folder, make sure that you are
in the root folder of drive C (at a "C:\" prompt). To check this, once you have typed cmd and pressed enter, then type cd\ and press enter again.
3. Type the following line, and then press ENTER:
 
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /G username:F
Make sure to type the quotation marks as indicated. This command adds the
specified user to the folder with Full Control permissions.
4. Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to
open it.
5. If you need to remove the permissions after troubleshooting, type the
following line at a command prompt:
 
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /R username
This command removes all permissions for the specified user.
list end
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessing system volume information on Windows 7

Open the run dialog box with windows are.
Then type in sndvol



On Feb 17, 2020, at 9:44 PM, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:


Hi,
How can I access System Volume information on a Windows 7 computer? I have two sets of instructions and neither are working correctly.
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


NVDA audio ducking

heather albright
 

Hello, can someone kindly tell me where to find audio ducking for NVDA? I went threw the settings. I wish NVDA had a settings center like jaws does and you can type what you are looking for. Heather

 


Re: accessing system volume information on Windows 7

Vicki W
 

I mean system volume information.

I need to try some of the instruction people have suggested to see if any of them work before I write more.

Vicki

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard" <thegothot@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessing system volume information on Windows 7


Hi Vicki,
We need some clarification here,
What do you mean by "System Volume Infromation"?
"System Volume Information" This is a folder on each drive on your computer,
and not to be confused with
"System Volume Control"
which does what the name implies.
It is important to use the correct terminology when asking for help, to
prevent a lot of mis-information.
So, what can we help you with?

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vicki W" <vwherry4@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 9:44 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] accessing system volume information on Windows 7


Hi,
How can I access System Volume information on a Windows 7 computer? I have
two sets of instructions and neither are working correctly.

Thanks.

Vicki






Re: robotics

Sharon Hooley
 

I'm not an avid robot builder, but there has been a couple of blind or visually impaired guys who are knowligible and have worked with electronic circuits. If you go to the Eyes on Success website, you may find a podcast on the subject. There are notes and resources that come with their discusssions, and you can email the guests. I think you'll need to have a sighted helper to tell you specificly what the parts are so you can write them down on a roll or sheet of labels,. Then you cut them apart and have him or her show you where to put them.

Hth,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Feb 19, 2020, at 4:46 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:

Hi all,

If you mean is it possible for someone who is blind or VI to put together a robot, that depends on a lot of stuff. First, how techie is the person? A good deal of knowledge about electronics and the bits and parts of a computer is assumed e.g. circuit boards and the like and how they fit together. Second this assumes that the instructions are in an accessible format. You wouldn't want to put together a robot unless you had the instructions in an accessible format.

Third, is it possible for the person to distinguish one part from another? In a robot, one might assume the parts are numbered e.g. 1 goes into 2 which is connected to 3 by the silver wire; 3 is placed into the socket on 4 that is labeled with the letter X. This am detailed work in the extreme. If all the parts are clearly labeled in an accessible way, then this is possible.

Bottom line, yes, if conditions are met.

Ann P.


Original message:
can a v i person build a robot and operate it?
in terms of physically putting together the robot and programming it?
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."