Re: Goldwave and NVDA interference


I too experience this.


On 10/29/17, Damien Sykes-Lindley <damien@...> wrote:
While I do notice a slight output delay, I don’t understand why certain
Windows utilities seem to not read at all. Tabbing through control panel,
for instance, yields no output whatsoever. Similarly, Windows Explorer
folder view controls (such as those in file open/save dialogs, add/remove
programs etc) don’t read, nor does the file type filter combo, while the
rest of the dialog reads fine. Everything else (emails, documents, web
browsing, media, NVDA’s own dialogs etc), apart from the delay, work fine.

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Goldwave and NVDA interference


Confirmed (especially when performing a lengthy process such as applying
effects to a long file). This would be because GoldWave takes over the CPU
(that is, the program will use a lot of CPU time), making NVDA’s
responsiveness slower than usual.



From: [] On Behalf Of Damien
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:27 AM
Subject: [nvda] Goldwave and NVDA interference


Has anyone else experienced this? When doing a batch conversion with
GoldWave, NVDA struggles or outright fails to read several Windows utilities
such as Windows Explorer, Control Panel etc. An acquaintance of mine is
experiencing the exact same issue.

As for me, I’m running on Windows 7 64-bit, NVDA 2017.2, GoldWave 6.31 and,
not that I think this will make any difference, GoldWave NVDA addon 17.05.

The strangest thing, and perhaps the biggest problem with this, is that it
only stopped working recently, in both cases. Mine a few months ago, and the
other guy’s a few weeks ago. The problem is that neither of us can determine
a pattern, I.E. a common denomenator that could or should explain the

I have tried disabling the addon (in case it was an addon update), I’ve also
tried with the latest NVDA – 2017.3 (in case it is a known issue and has
been fixed) but with no improvements.


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