Re: Trying to install NVDA from a portable copy on new Windows 10 computer but can't focus on the NVDA menu


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So you got it to work then. Half the issues with portable copies is they do not have the low level access of an installed copy. I generally install a clean copy first from a download and then use the portable version to copy the config over when I'm happy.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharni-Lee Ward" <sharni-lee.ward@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Trying to install NVDA from a portable copy on new Windows 10 computer but can't focus on the NVDA menu


I'm writing this from the new computer. Things seem to have worked out fine. Although end and home aren't working right now. Maybe they're in a different position on this laptop. Anyways, I'm using the computer and will hopefully get all my stuff in order soon. :)

On 20/12/2017 1:55 AM, Chris wrote:
Maybe the open window has focus, try closing the window and see if that helps any

Or try windows key+D to go to the desktop and see if that is better
Or failing that go to the notification tray windows key+B and see if you can open the nvda menu with the tray icon

Or if that dowsnt work restart nvda and/or the computer

From: Sharni-Lee Ward<mailto:sharni-lee.ward@...>
Sent: 19 December 2017 14:36
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Trying to install NVDA from a portable copy on new Windows 10 computer but can't focus on the NVDA menu


My portable copy has all my settings and I have caps lock set as the modifier on it. I also tried using the modifier +q to exit, and I know that menu popped up but focus didn't switch to it automatically. My mother and sister could see it but I couldn't.

On 20/12/2017 12:10 AM, Chris wrote:
Is the menu open do you know?
The default nvda modifier is the insert key you can change it to the caps lock keybut that is not the default

So try the insert+N and see what happens then



From: Sharni-Lee Ward<mailto:sharni-lee.ward@...>
Sent: 19 December 2017 11:26
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Trying to install NVDA from a portable copy on new Windows 10 computer but can't focus on the NVDA menu


Right, so my mother was able to open the portable copy of NVDA, and I was in the window where the NVDA Portable folder was. Then I pressed caps-lock+n to open the NVDA menu and it said NVDA menu, but when I scrolled with the arrow keys it was only reading the items in the NVDA Portable folder, and so I couldn't select anything from the NVDA menu. I tried alt+tab but that just landed me in the same window. I tried pressing NVDA+n again, but that didn't work. I can't install from the portable copy if I can't access the NVDA menu.

On 19/12/2017 10:20 PM, Chris wrote:
Hello

I saw your other post, but wasn’t sure what you are trying to achieve?

Are you saying you want to run a portable copy of nvda or you cant run a portable copy?

Or are you wanting to install from a portable copy?
Or cant install it to your computer?

If you can be a bit ore specific that will help, thanks


From: Sharni-Lee Ward<mailto:sharni-lee.ward@...>
Sent: 19 December 2017 10:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Trying to install NVDA from a portable copy on new Windows 10 computer but can't focus on the NVDA menu

Hi,


I got a Windows 10 laptop as an early Christmas present and earlier, I
tried to install NVDA on it from the portable copy I have, but when I
opened the NVDA Menu, focus didn't switch to it. I tried alt+tab in case
that would help, but I always landed on the window with the folder
containing the portable copy. I really wanna start working this computer
out and setting it up to my liking, but I can't do that if I can't even
focus on the window I want to focus on. I've asked on the blind tech
list but nobody's talking yet and I'm scared my post might end up being
ignored because I sent it just as everyone was going to bed.

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