Re: NVDA/Unresponsive Apps

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Off the top of my head I would say that if nvda needs access to a file and the drive is so slow and caching so small that there is a delay then there is going to be a delay no matter what you do. Best wolld be to make sure thedrives do not go to sleep in the first place.
Lots of people find this annoying and not all of them blind as other software is going to need access to files. I think I have been most surprised how much faster a given machine is whe an SSd is fitted instead of a normal hard drive so if your drive is stopping and no caching is used or its making use of a virtual memory swap file its going to cause massive issues. Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob" <captinlogic@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 2:55 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA/Unresponsive Apps

Would it be possible to set it up so that, if an app stops responding, NVDA doesn't also stop?
Here's an example.
Note: this is not a definitive example, just the one that happened most recently prior to composing this message and is thus fresh in my mind.
I have drives in my computer that go to sleep when they aren't being accessed. If you try to access the drive, any program used to access them stalls until the drive wakes up, and NVDA stalls right along with it. The whole computer isn't stalled, just the foreground app and NVDA. I know this because I can alt tab out of the app and, for example, hit a key to start an audio file playing again. NVDA doesn't wake up again until the stalled app starts moving.
This is probably going to be another one of those situations where nobody else can pin it down, or: I can't duplicate this so you are on your own, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

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