Re: NVDA Says too much

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I seem to recall it was at one time, its been a while since I've read the manual, I have to admit to just playing with options and working out what they do!
I think some screenreaders, say Supernova has verbosity settings for menus and all sorts of other bits and bobs. that product being a magnifier and screenreader also has versions which are cheaper if you don't need a lot of speech.
Not that I'm plugging them as once again they are not cheap.
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From: "Gene" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Says too much

This is an illustration of one reason why people might prefer tutorials to the manual at least until they get to a moderate or advanced stage of learning. Here is a quote from the manual on the object description setting..
Report Object descriptions
Uncheck this checkbox if you don't wish to have the description reported along with objects.

Very informative. I could have figured that out from the name of the item in the dialog, report object description. Couldn't one example of a description have been given?


From: Gene
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Says too much

If ssuch a setting is anywhere, it should be in object presentation settings. The question is about menu items and list items, not about lists in documents such as in a browser.

Also, I don't know how what you hear varies from version of Windows to version of Windows. I don't hear such information in XP or Windows 7 and my settings are the default ones. Maybe in Windows 10, changing something like report object descriptions might stop this information from being spoken, but I'd have to look up what this setting does to know if it would help.

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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 5:11 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Says too much

Hi Chris,

No problem at all re asking the question - if you don't ask, you'll never know :)

Many people use NVDA in different ways, and different people need different information read out. In NVDA's Document formatting dialog - press NVDA+control+d to open it (or press NVDA+n for the NVDA menu, then choose "Preferences" then "Document formatting"), you can select which elements and information get read out, including list information.

Kind regards


On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 9:55 PM, Chris Bezant <> wrote:

I just joined today. I am partially sighted and have been using NVDA for a while now and would be lost without it.
My question is: How can I stop it saying Menu Item, List Item etc?
Looking down a list of menu items I would like it to just say the item.
I hope this makes sense and hope it's not too trivial.
Thanks for any help.
Chris Bezant



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