Re: A short overview of what's new, changed, and removed in NVDA 2017.2
“Various selection issues in browse mode were fixed, including an issue where select all would not work if the browse mode cursor is located on positions other than start of a page.”
Wow...And I thought that was a possible Firefox issue the whole time! Glad to see that’s been fixed.
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:59 AM
Subject: [nvda] A short overview of what's new, changed, and removed in NVDA 2017.2
Dear NVDA community,
As some of you are testing NVDA 2017.2 release candidate, I’d like to take a moment to give you an overview of things added, changed, and removed in the upcoming version. Because entries in “what’s new” document might sound a bit technical for many, I decided to write a release notes style post, similar to notes for releases of other screen readers and products.
What’s new in NVDA 2017.2
Highlights: Aria-current support, return of full audio ducking feature in Windows 10 Creators Update, faster response in Edge when navigating by line, UI Automation support improvements, more Unicode symbols added, some deprecated code removed.
Aria-current is a way to markup current step, page, time, date and others on a webpage. For example, when navigating some pages such as Mobile Facebook page, you may encounter phrases such as “current page” or “current time”. NVDA can now detect and announce these attributes when you encounter them.
More Unicode symbols added
NVDA can now announce more Unicode symbols such as fractions such as one-fifths, one-tenth and others.
Significant improvements for Edge
Previously, if you were reading multilingual documents in Edge and configured NVDA to switch languages on the fly, NVDA could not switch languages. This has been fixed. Also, NVDA will respond faster (up to three times faster) when navigating by line in Edge. Lastly, various improvements were added to support Edge better in Windows 10 Creators Update.
Audio ducking makes a full return in Windows 10 Creators Update
In NVDA 2017.1, the “always duck” option was removed when using Windows 10 Creators Update. This option is back in 2017.2.
Deprecated code removed
Various code included in earlier versions of NVDA, such as speech.REASON_ constants and deprecated configuration management functions were removed.
Sneak preview of features under active testing
Note that features below may change as time progresses, and are based on features being tested by alpha snapshot users.