Re: Focus changes that NVDA doesn't seem to notice

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If you mean can you launch a piece of software and nvda seems not to notice, then yes, and it also happens with other screenreaders. If you have auto say all on for example Firefox often on its first opening will not be apparently in focus will not read the page, but anything that affects the display, say hitting alt or in your case going to the address bar, seems to wake it up. I suspect that nvda does not see the page completed signal or its not sent.
Hard to say, but yes it does happen and the speed of the machine seems to be no indication of when it will or will not work..
For example a program called Belarc advisor looks at your computer and then launches the default browser to see the result. It nearly always seems to not have the browser in the foreground when it finishes, even though its just launched it.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Felix G." <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 7:33 AM
Subject: [nvda] Focus changes that NVDA doesn't seem to notice

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced the following phenomenon.
Soon after starting Windows, I launch a program, let's say Chrome, and get
no feedback whatsoever about it. In particular, the Chrome window title is
not announced, and neither is the address bar. To test what NVDA is seeing,
I press NVDA+t, and it says "Explorer." However, maintaining the hypothesis
that Chrome indeed has focus, I type a web address and press enter, and
indeed the site opens in Chrome and is read properly by NVDA.
So, a new window became active, and keyboard focus was on a specific
control within this window, but NVDA did not detect this. The NVDA log
shows no irregularities.
Any idea what might be going on and how the effect could be prevented? Is
it a known fact that Windows sometimes does not raise such important
events? Or might there be a timing issue in which NVDA is temporarily
overloaded and thus fails to track them? Would that not generate log
Kind regards,

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