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Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

Leo
 

Hi everyone,

I'm fascinated with the new human sounding voices and immersive reading mode, so I was wondering

if there is any real difference regarding this feature between the insiders channel and stable channel?

Specifically, is there any shortcut key to enter to immersive reading?

any other difference up to now?


--
Best,
   Leo

 

Not that I know and it’s quite easy to get to the Immersive Reader with a simple, 2-step keyboard press:

 

1. Press Alt + D to move focus to the address bar

2. Press tab once, if the Immersive Reader is present you will be right on the button and pressing enter or the spacebar will activate it.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:45 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

Hi everyone,

I'm fascinated with the new human sounding voices and immersive reading mode, so I was wondering

if there is any real difference regarding this feature between the insiders channel and stable channel?

Specifically, is there any shortcut key to enter to immersive reading?

any other difference up to now?

 

--
Best,
   Leo

Leo
 

thannk you Sieghard.. for replying...

I better stick with the stable channel.

Best,
   Leo
On 3/24/2020 11:12 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

Not that I know and it’s quite easy to get to the Immersive Reader with a simple, 2-step keyboard press:

 

1. Press Alt + D to move focus to the address bar

2. Press tab once, if the Immersive Reader is present you will be right on the button and pressing enter or the spacebar will activate it.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:45 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

Hi everyone,

I'm fascinated with the new human sounding voices and immersive reading mode, so I was wondering

if there is any real difference regarding this feature between the insiders channel and stable channel?

Specifically, is there any shortcut key to enter to immersive reading?

any other difference up to now?

 

--
Best,
   Leo

Dennis L
 

In the insider channel you can press f9 and you will go in and out of reader mode.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:46 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

thannk you Sieghard.. for replying...

I better stick with the stable channel.

Best,
   Leo

On 3/24/2020 11:12 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

Not that I know and it’s quite easy to get to the Immersive Reader with a simple, 2-step keyboard press:

 

1. Press Alt + D to move focus to the address bar

2. Press tab once, if the Immersive Reader is present you will be right on the button and pressing enter or the spacebar will activate it.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:45 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

Hi everyone,

I'm fascinated with the new human sounding voices and immersive reading mode, so I was wondering

if there is any real difference regarding this feature between the insiders channel and stable channel?

Specifically, is there any shortcut key to enter to immersive reading?

any other difference up to now?

 

--
Best,
   Leo

Tom K
 

Hi Dennis L, I just heard that they dropped the f9, is that true?  I heard this on the first lesson for edge

Tom K.

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:16 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

In the insider channel you can press f9 and you will go in and out of reader mode.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:46 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

thannk you Sieghard.. for replying..

I better stick with the stable channel.

Best,
   Leo

On 3/24/2020 11:12 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

Not that I know and it’s quite easy to get to the Immersive Reader with a simple, 2-step keyboard press:

 

1. Press Alt + D to move focus to the address bar

2. Press tab once, if the Immersive Reader is present you will be right on the button and pressing enter or the spacebar will activate it.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:45 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

Hi everyone,

I'm fascinated with the new human sounding voices and immersive reading mode, so I was wondering

if there is any real difference regarding this feature between the insiders channel and stable channel?

Specifically, is there any shortcut key to enter to immersive reading?

any other difference up to now?

 

--
Best,
   Leo

 

Not having used this before, are you referring to what shows up on the new edge menu as Read Aloud?

In the Dev channel version of Edge I have, which is version 82.0.453.2 (Official build) dev (64-bit), that's triggered by CTRL+SHIFT+U
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Leo
 

Hi Dennis, it's great to know this, I've just installed Edge Dev, tried it out, and worked perfectly.


Best,
   Leo
On 3/25/2020 3:16 PM, Dennis L wrote:

In the insider channel you can press f9 and you will go in and out of reader mode.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:46 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

thannk you Sieghard.. for replying...

I better stick with the stable channel.

Best,
   Leo

On 3/24/2020 11:12 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

Not that I know and it’s quite easy to get to the Immersive Reader with a simple, 2-step keyboard press:

 

1. Press Alt + D to move focus to the address bar

2. Press tab once, if the Immersive Reader is present you will be right on the button and pressing enter or the spacebar will activate it.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:45 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge chromium stable channel versus insiders channel

 

Hi everyone,

I'm fascinated with the new human sounding voices and immersive reading mode, so I was wondering

if there is any real difference regarding this feature between the insiders channel and stable channel?

Specifically, is there any shortcut key to enter to immersive reading?

any other difference up to now?

 

--
Best,
   Leo

Leo
 

Hi Brian,

this is even better than I thought, I had been working with the stable version of edge, but after Dennis'  message, I decided to give the insider's version a try because I'm very fond of immersive reading and the reading aloud features.

Both work great,  and I've just tried the shortcut key you sent in your last message and it works very good as well.

Do you know if there is other shortcut keys to control the reading aloud option, such as rewind, forward, etc?


Best,
   Leo
On 3/25/2020 6:49 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

Not having used this before, are you referring to what shows up on the new edge menu as Read Aloud?

In the Dev channel version of Edge I have, which is version 82.0.453.2 (Official build) dev (64-bit), that's triggered by CTRL+SHIFT+U
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 09:43 PM, Leo wrote:

Do you know if there is other shortcut keys to control the reading aloud option, such as rewind, forward, etc?

 

There are definitely those buttons displayed when Read Aloud is active, so there has got to be a way to control them via the keyboard, as the developers would know that these are going to be used by those who must use the keyboard.  Let me do some research to see if I can find those.  If so, I'll post them.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

The only thing I can find with regard to new Edge and accessibility, which includes some information on Read Aloud, is here:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4000734/microsoft-edge-accessibility-features

I can find nothing for those buttons I mentioned, which aren't rewind/forward fast in the conventional sense, but a previous paragraph/next paragraph control.  I would assume these are reachable via screen reader, but I haven't played with that yet and won't get to it until tomorrow at earliest.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Leo
 

well, aside from the shortcut key control plus shift plus u, I can't find any other shortcut keys. I hope they are aware of how vital blind users consider shortcut keys, especially in this regard.

I'll send my feedback of course.

Best,
   Leo
On 3/25/2020 8:01 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

The only thing I can find with regard to new Edge and accessibility, which includes some information on Read Aloud, is here:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4000734/microsoft-edge-accessibility-features

I can find nothing for those buttons I mentioned, which aren't rewind/forward fast in the conventional sense, but a previous paragraph/next paragraph control.  I would assume these are reachable via screen reader, but I haven't played with that yet and won't get to it until tomorrow at earliest.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.

       ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.