Re: NVDA doesn't read certain controls in applications that run as another user


To be honest while windows has got a bit more officient in uac usage I'd still like windows to behave like linux.
Ie by default program files should be located in your home directories, well all program files folders and maybe another lot for the system.
Thus the only time I need to even bother with root on linux is if I need to change a system configuration which will effect the system, or save a system setting, or modify a system file, or install a program, or run code.
In windows I need to do that as well but also for the following.
To allow some programs access to the net, to allow a program to run windows is not sure of.
To allow windows to run something which its already running.
To change some settings, to run files windows is not sure of.
Fine, but then there is, to run files that windows has no idea about, or that while windows has run them before its forgot what they are.
It used to be worse, but still older software without certifficates well.
Certain directories will not save automatically.
In theory we shouldn't need to use system files but windows has used program files folder which is a share system folder.
As soon as your user account has a folder, part of that becomes a system folder.
And so on and so on.

On 6/03/2017 6:18 p.m., Simon Jaeger wrote:

Looks like running it as that user does the trick. It was technically a
really niche situation though, and I found out the problem was that UAC
was prompting for the wrong account details. I have the hidden admin
account enabled and for some reason it was defaulting to that one, even
though my regular account is administrator. If I actually confirm the
uac prompt with credentials from the current account, it runs as that
user and everything works fine even without running an elevated copy of
NVDA. Either way, good to keep in mind if I face a situation where a
system is locked down and I need to run apps as admin occasionally.
Sidenote: I've thought of doing this to my own system to make it more
secure, but I figure a passworded UAC prompt is probably as good as it

Thanks all.


On 2017-03-05 17:45, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Its probably because you run a portable.
The security system in windows requires that an installed copy is used.
Failing that, you do realise that nvda will need to have settings in
that account and that account should be independant from your other
account, however if you go to %appdata% in your non admin account copy
the nvda folder, then in the admin account go to the same folder, try
at first placing them in there and seeing if that fixes it.
else delete that nvda folder in that account and see.
You could always try to just delete all your nvda settings and see if
that fixes things settings can get dammaged.
You could also try to uninstall and reinstall nvda.
I have systems with multiple accounts and you don't just switch
accounts and run nvda and then hope it works the same.
It shouldn't do this though.
On my personal system I have uac off because of older software but
everything else has it active for security reasons and I don't
encounter issues until I need to install something and then alt y is
good for you.

On 6/03/2017 10:32 a.m., Simon Jaeger wrote:
Hi all,
Subject line pretty much says it all. If I'm on a non-admin account and
I run something as the administrator account, a lot of controls (such as
list views, tree views etc) won't read properly. Anyone have any
workarounds? This is no ta common issue and I suspect it's not easily
solvable either, but I figure there's no harm in asking.



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