Re: Slow MS Word Navigation; Odd Options behavior

enes sarıbaş


I have systray list.

On 2/11/2017 11:56 AM, Christo de Klerk wrote:
Yes, I have a number of add-ons installed, but several are application specific, such as Winamp, Goldwave and other Vocalizer languages.



On 2017/02/11 9:10 AM, Andre Fisher wrote:
A quick question, do any of you guys have add-ons installed?

On 2/11/17, Christo de Klerk <christodeklerk@...> wrote:
I can confirm that I also experience this sluggishness in Word, but it
isn't confined to Word 2016; I am experiencing it in Word 2013. I am
using the latest NVDA snapshot. At times it is so sluggish, I can almost
imagine that I am using Window-Eyes.

Kind regards


On 2017/02/11 7:44 AM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
hi david,

Glad to see someone else is experiencing this! I am also experiencing
exactly what you describe. However this occurs with documents with
tables especially. And it gradually gets worse and worse as I read or
arrow through the document. It gets to a point where I notice a 10-20
second delay between key presses. And it still continues to get worse.

On 2/11/2017 4:18 AM, David Goldfield wrote:
I have also noticed odd behavior with NVDA and Word 2016. My issues are
similar to yours in some ways but different in others.

I am not a Braille display owner and so I'm only using speech.
Specifically, I'm using NVDA 2016.4 on a Windows 10 Pro machine. With
other editors, such as Jarte, the responsiveness with NVDA behaves as
expected, with no unusual pause when using arrow keys to move the caret
or cursor.

With Word 2016, there is a more noticeable delay from the time I press
an arrow key until the time I hear the character announced. It is not an
unreasonable delay but is just noticeable to be annoying. Turning off
Word's visual features, such as animation, did not help. Disabling
graphics acceleration, or words to that effect, made no difference.
Oddly, what seems to help is if I set the window to a restored state,
rather than a maximized state, and putting Word into draft mode. These
steps seem to help with performance.

When I am navigating the Word options dialog via pressing the tab key,
there are times when I notice a pause of around 2 seconds from the time
I press the tab key until the next option in the dialog is announced.

Finally, when I press ctrl-S to invoke the Save dialog, NVDA is silent,
even though the save dialog now has focus. If I do something to move
focus away from and then back to the dialog, NVDA reads the dialog. As
an example, if I press the alt key twice, NVDA then behaves normally.
This does not occur with other computers I have used and so it could be
some weirdness with my video card or graphics card but these are just
guesses. I am not writing to complain or to knock NVDA, as it is my
screen reader of choice, but just wanted to share my experiences and to
see if others who have experienced this might have found other

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist

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On 2/10/2017 6:03 PM, Rob wrote:
Windows 7 x64 word 2016, NVDA 2016.4.
There was an extremely aggravating delay between arrow presses and
speech while navigating in word. I rebooted the system, restarted
word, turned off
"Provide Feedback with Annimations"
, and restarted NVDA. I loaded different documents of different
sizes and then I started a blank document with only one line. Still
with the slow response while navigating with arrows.
Finally I hit on the idea to turn off braille. Bingo--that was the
answer. Navigation speeded up, but of course now I have no braille
I am using the Handy Tech driver. I have not tested with BRLTTY
because I do not have it installed here.
Another odd behavior that happens is in the Word Options dialog. If
you tab to an up down edit box and then tab or shift+tab out of it,
there is this huge pause, and then the dialog reads from the top or
close to it.
1. Open Word optons, alt+f t
2. Arrow Down to Advanced
3. Tab until you hear
"Show this number of recent Documents"
and then hit tab again. There will be a big delay and then NNVDA
will start reading the dialog from the top of visible portion down.
In my case, it started reading everything from the copy and paste

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