Re: NVDA 2017.4 released

matthew dyer


Just upgraded and so far it works well here.  Great work NVaccess!

On 12/6/2017 7:40 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Its not but its not intuitive which is why I suggested somebody wrote a basics article on it. Its more what to ignore than what to use on there. Its a typical site trying to be everything to everybody but ending up a bit of a cluttered mess for most unless they know the tricks. I do not particularly like the in field helpful comments either. I'd prefer separate fields one can fill in for the various questions myself.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Damien Sykes" <damien@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2017.4 released

Hi Quentin,
Unfortunately, I’m still seeing the text field related lags I mentioned after the release of 2017.3 (namely announcements of text highlighting, beginning/end of document/field messages etc). Luckily for me there was nothing seriously important for me to need to upgrade (both 2017.3 and 2017.4 seem to be concentrating on Braille and Windows 10, both of which are irrelevant for me at present), but I felt it important to mention it again in case others are still having these issues.
I would post it as an issue on GitHub, except that as far as I’m concerned, that site seems to have made its way down from heaven on Mars. Forget the programming elements and integrations with Git (which is an aeroplane cockpit in and of itself), even posting issues seems to be a full day’s work for me.

From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:13 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2017.4 released

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2017.4 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released.

Highlights of this release include many fixes and enhancements to web support including browse mode for web dialogs by default, better reporting of field group labels in browse mode, support for new Windows 10 technologies such as Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows 10 on ARM64, and automatic reporting of screen orientation and battery status. Please note that this version of NVDA no longer supports Windows XP or Windows Vista. The minimum requirement for NVDA is now windows 7 with Service Pack 1.

This award-winning software has been changing the lives of thousands of blind and vision impaired people who can now independently use computers to produce written content, read news, socialise, shop and bank online, and, most importantly, actively participate in education and employment. Please consider helping NV Access to continue this important work by becoming a monthly donor.  Download or update today:

Kind regards


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