Taylor’s Teardown’s Episode1: Descript For Windows Teardown

Taylor will teardown Descript for Windows. Using an accessibility perspective, she will explain challenges faced by users with disabilities.
Stream Chat:

Asajev Warpclaw

02:13:12
Taylor Zoom is hiding stuff that it feels is sensative information so there is a block box were your cursor is located at.
Asajev Warpclaw

02:14:12
yes it is a security feature from zoom
Asajev Warpclaw

02:14:57
sortt of but just move on with your stream I will teach you later
Asajev Warpclaw

02:18:33
it is optimizing editing boundaries
Asajev Warpclaw

02:19:01
yes i can hear you just fine
Asajev Warpclaw

02:19:34
yes that is what it says on the buttom right of the application
Asajev Warpclaw

02:21:03
it is currently at 10% completed on the ptimization of bounderies for editing
Asajev Warpclaw

02:21:56
13% i am guessing that is what it is doing
Asajev Warpclaw

02:22:24
15% complete
Asajev Warpclaw

02:23:58
maybe add it to the file name label on the window name like some older apps
Asajev Warpclaw

02:27:26
note for the developers i am not able to see were the cursor is focusing in while navigating with the screen reader
Asajev Warpclaw

02:28:26
you can save the chat after stream in your st udio and it should be available to all to view
Asajev Warpclaw

02:29:19
maybe another 15-20 minutes
Asajev Warpclaw

02:30:31
start with file and maybe press ctrl or alt to see if it highlights shortcut keys
Asajev Warpclaw

02:31:25
ok it shows shortcut commands new screen recording Ctrl+Shift+2
Asajev Warpclaw

02:32:07
do you have neough cpu on the virtual machine
Asajev Warpclaw

02:32:42
There was an error with your recording please try again
Asajev Warpclaw

02:33:23
btw optimization at 64%
Michael Doise

02:33:35
2 CPU cores.
Asajev Warpclaw

02:33:51
i think the error is because your capture screen is being used by zoom and it can not do it
Asajev Warpclaw

02:35:00
72%
Michael Doise

02:35:45
Would not say it’s impossible. The CloudPC is under processor load.
Asajev Warpclaw

02:36:30
80% optimization
Michael Doise

02:37:35
You actually did but yeah the Restream voice is even choppy.
Asajev Warpclaw

02:37:35
85% optimization
Asajev Warpclaw

02:38:28
90% optimization
Asajev Warpclaw

02:39:16
95% optimization, it has a spining circle before the word
Michael Doise

02:40:09
I think Descript could also use some optimization as far as resources.
Asajev Warpclaw

02:41:51
by the way all the fillers are highlighted in yellow visually
Michael Doise

02:42:56
I do not want to speculate without more info but it sounds like threading issues. Wonder if the app is 32 or 64 bit.
Asajev Warpclaw

02:43:04
well that was an entire paragraph that you killed lol; the search box is overlayed on top of the script
Asajev Warpclaw

02:44:13
oh those clickables are the stuff from the hamburger icon that expands information
Asajev Warpclaw

02:45:06
i think it will crash due to the use of zoom
Asajev Warpclaw

02:45:26
your session crashed
Asajev Warpclaw

02:48:25
yes i am here
Asajev Warpclaw

02:49:10
slight joke but descript killed your session woops
Asajev Warpclaw

02:50:07
can you navigated the search
Asajev Warpclaw

02:50:23
and press delete
Asajev Warpclaw

02:51:32
because it looks liek it is showing all the results for filler words like when you search on a website so i was wondering if by searching the words you can press the del key to remove them
Asajev Warpclaw

02:52:42
later I can grab the app and see if they have shortcut keys to navigate all the elements and not document them
Asajev Warpclaw

02:54:39
oh dum dum you need to apply to all at the buttom and then it may highlight the apply button
Asajev Warpclaw

02:55:16
no the dum dum is me and the button is not highlighted
Asajev Warpclaw

02:55:57
it is greyed out like when you can not use it
Asajev Warpclaw

02:58:47
the sidebar is still on top might not be an issue for you Taylor but it is blocking the editing area visually
Asajev Warpclaw

02:58:55
collapse the side pannel
Asajev Warpclaw

02:59:28
should be the one before search
Asajev Warpclaw

03:00:00
you have closed it
Michael Doise

03:01:50
Wonder if the RDP resolution is to small to show the entire UI.
Asajev Warpclaw

03:03:32
looks like you nailed all that needed to be said at this point
Overall rating: I rated 6 out of 10 because of the ability for some features like transcript editing to be smooth. Things that brought the rating down include poor labeling of controls, filler words not able to be removed, and poor resource management.
Relevant links:
Descript: https://www.descript.com/?lmref=GqThis is a referal link. As a result I may get a kickback but this helps me produce better content for you all.

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