I’m delighted to announce one of the biggest releases in Windows 10 App Essentials history: version 17.06 packs numerous tweaks and lays the groundwork for supporting exciting features in Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3). More info can
be found at:
For those curious as to why I call version 17.06 one of the biggest releases yet, here’s why:
• In People app or when looking up contacts in My People (Redstone 3), NVDA will play suggestion sounds when contact suggestions appear.
• You can now use Skype commands while using My People.
• In Mail app, when writing a message, using at mentions (@) results in a list of contact suggestions appearing. NVDA will detect this and play suggestions sounds.
• Various tweaks to search field detection and handling in more apps.
• Certain workarounds are deprecated as NVDA itself will include them. These include announcing value changes for some combo boxes in Settings app. The workarounds that were part of the add-on will be removed once a stable version of NVDA
that includes them is released.
• New and updated translations.
For those coming from Window-Eyes or other screen readers: Part of the reason why NVDA has superb support for Windows 10 is due to Windows 10 App Essentials add-on. This add-on includes features some of you have dreamed of, including improved
support for various apps, a sound to indicate appearance of search results, and cutting-edge support for Microsoft Edge and other features.
One more thing: continuing from yesterday’s announcement on SPL add-on: as part of Project Contact Lenses, if you are using Window-Eyes and would like to taste what it is like to use NVDA with Windows 10, please write to me (or have Window-Eyes
users write to me directly).
Enjoy the new add-on release.