Re: New NVDA sounds

Quentin Christensen

Mostly just to back up what others have said and give a bit more background.  Initially, the idea was simply to "refresh" the sounds, much like we have also done with the logo in 2017.3.  It wasn't that nobody liked them, but it was really split - there were people who preferred the old sounds, some who liked the new sounds, and some who wanted to change the sounds, but didn't like the new ones either.  We hadn't considered that until the feedback started coming in from the snapshot users.  We realised then that what we needed to implement, more than just a new set of sounds on its own, was a way for people to be able to change their own sounds.  One idea for this is along the lines of the way you can install add-ons.  Ideally, unlike add-ons, we want something that will be a bit easier for users to package without needing programming skills.

Because of the divided feedback, we decided the best option (since it hadn't yet rolled out to the majority of users), was to pull the new sounds while we work on this new sound "theme" feature.

So, that's where it's at currently, and I believe someone else has provided instructions in this thread for your question.  Note that if you do that, keep a backup of the sounds as they may get overridden when you update NVDA, and they'll be easier to swap back if you've got the files handy.



On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...> wrote:
I was running, a while back a snapshot of NVDA 2017.3, and noticed that the NVDA sounds for things like startup, quitting, etc. were different than what they have been for the longest time.
Now, with the official release of 2017.3, I'm not seeing this.
Can someone advise me on how to go about getting those other sounds? I liked them much better.
Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries

Quentin Christensen
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