macOS

Post Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

If any one here uses quicktime on the mac to record the output of an ios device, or just to record something, you might have noticed, that there is an option to stop the recording, but not an option to pause it. As a matter of fact, the recording can be paused. Here's how.

Post Date: Monday, October 14, 2019

Intro

If you’re new to the Mac, learning and mastering the VoiceOver screenreader can seem daunting at first. In an attempt to streamline the search for essential getting started information across the AppleVis website, I will provide a series of tips, along with links to more comprehensive guides and podcasts, organized by heading and subheading.

Post Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

Hello again,
I'm back with another a blind legend guide. So lets begin.
The goal of scene 15 is to deflect the archer's poisoned arrows with your blade and fight two monsters.
So lets begin.
Follow Louise till you reach the section where the game plays on auto. Louise will get shot in the leg and then Blake automatically will draw his sword.
In order to block the arrows you will need to swipe in the direction the arrow is coming from. Using your shield will not do anything, unless you would like to sit there with you shield up all day. LOL

Post Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

Hey AppleVis community, Haven't done guides in a while, but back with one based on A Blind Legend. Scene 15 is sometimes a little hard to understand. The goal in scene 15 is to reach the door to the place where they will attempt to help Louise. When it is your turn to play, orient yourself so you are lined up with the chimes. Walk forward at any pace desired, and you will stumble across some monsters. They are a little tricky, so be careful. Then, keep walking, still headed straight for the chimes.

Post Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Compiled below is a rearrangement of Apple’s published VoiceOver key commands charts, edited/confirmed for macOS High Sierra.

Editor’s note: VO Key Commands are arranged by Levels. Press and hold the keys below while typing any other key.

Level One: Press Control-Option.

Level Two: Press Control-Option-Shift.

Level Three: Press Control-Option-Command.

Level Four: Press Control-Option-Command-Shift.

Post Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

The task of making an I-movie production will most likely require some form of trouble shooting as some systems have minor changes in the ways that the program reacts. It is highly recommended that key commands for Apple’s VoiceOver have been well practiced. This guide pertains to iMovie version 10.1.10 running on MacOS Mojave 10.14.1. Users who are using earlier versions of the program will have different results though some information in this article could be useful.

Post Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Intro

If you’re coming to the Mac from Windows, you’re probably used to either downloading apps from the Microsoft Store, or downloading an app package from a website and running its included installer. On macOS, there are several ways apps can be installed and uninstalled, which I will give an overview of in this guide.

Post Date: Monday, April 8, 2019

Intro

If you own a computer or mobile device, there’s one thing you’ve probably heard time and time again, back up your data.

When your critical information is stored in only one medium, it is inherently vulnerable. The device’s internal storage, either a hard drive or solid state drive, could fail, complications could occur during an update or other system event, the device could get lost or stolen, or a flood or fire could break out at the device’s location.

Post Date: Monday, December 17, 2018

Intro

If you’re a Mac Voiceover user, there’s one word you absolutely hate hearing, the B word.

Of course, I’m talking about the word, “Busy.” It may pass after a few seconds, causing only minor annoyance, or it can happen frequently and significantly disrupt your workflow.

Post Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Public libraries are providing more and more of their content in a digital format. For libraries, it saves on space and staff time, and providers are stepping up to deliver video, music, eBooks and audiobooks electronically. Why it works libraries purchase collections from a provider. This gives their patrons the ability to "borrow" content using a computer or mobile device. When the loan period is over, the content is automatically "returned". For example, if you check out an eBook, it becomes available on your device for reading immediately.
Post Date: Friday, October 19, 2012

What Is This?

Is there an application on your Mac whose menu items are lacking keyboard shortcuts? For instance, would it not be easier to add a shortcut to mail for the Save Attachments item, or to iTunes to sync your iOS device, or to Safari to quickly tweet a page? Well, you can do all this, and you need nothing more than a few minutes and System Preferences.

Post Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Note from the AppleVis Editorial Team: the method described in this post for reporting bugs to Apple is not the one that we would typically recommend for participants in the Public Beta Program. Apple itself wants you to use the Feedback Assistant whenever possible.

Post Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Introduction

iWork 13 was a big update. One that excited blind people, and at the same time annoyed power users. Because the iWork apps were rewritten from scratch, not every feature was included at first. One of these features is assigning hotkeys to styles, which later was brought back in an update. A couple times I’ve seen people asking how it works, so I sat down to figure it out.

Post Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

I totally admit that this started out to be a selfish venture. just got my first Mac, and I was totally confused by how the items on the site were organized. That and I'm a total PC user, so I got out my trusty text editor and organized a list of what I thought I should listen to in the Podcasts area, organized the way I hoped I should listen. When I was done, I felt guilty, and thought I should share the list here.

Post Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016

introduction

Hello everyone. As most Mac users know, Pages is the word processor supplied by Apple. It is powerful, quick, but often mysterious and shrouded in myth and legend. I'm going to try to dispel some of that fear by giving you all tutorials on how to use features of pages, and sometimes comparing them to features of Windows, for those who are just starting out.

Post Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
I have included information about a podcast i just released for my podcast. It is my hope i can help you learn how to use some of the tools i'm learning to use. You can listen to the audio version of this podcast at the bottom of this post, as the podcast brands me, i didn't know if it would be able to be directly submitted to this site. In this demonstration, I start out logged into my ConvertKit account. You hear me click on the link at the top of the page titled "forms".
Post Date: Monday, March 23, 2020

Intro

If you use a Mac, at some point or another, you will need to drag an item from one place to another. You could be, among other things, trying to move a file, reorder a list, or attach photos and other files to a document.

Post Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Why?

I've been looking for a way to have quick access to certain sites for my Dungeons & Dragons game for a while now. In Mac OS it is possible to drag the address of a site to the desktop but for us VoiceOver users it's hit and miss at best. In this short and ineptly composed guide I'm going to explain how to write a quick and easy file as an alternative.

Post Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Ever since I changed to using Windows 10 in my VMware Fusion virtual machine, I've struggled with a fair bit of latency and audio problems when using the standard HDAudio device. Changing the buffer time didn't make a huge difference, but now I've found a way to install the VMaudio driver and revert to the old es1371 audio device so I can lower the latency. This makes my Windows 10 run like my Windows 7 VM latency-wise, and I figured everyone else could use this info, so here goes (note: This worked for me, but I'm not responsible if your audio breaks):

Post Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Finder Navigation

General

  • New Finder window: Command N

  • Up one folder level: Command Up Arrow

  • Open selected folder: Command Down Arrow

  • Back: Command left bracket

  • Forward: Command right bracket

Direct Folder Access

  • Open the Applications folder: Command Shift A

  • Open the Computer folder: Command Shift C

  • Open desktop folder: Command Shift D

  • Go to Folder: Command Shift G