Re: nvda and Jaws behave differently on two computers

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>


What do you mean by jaws? are you referring to the jaws program or do you mean the synth package like eloquence. You are not running 2 screen readers at the same time it would be nuts.

Is on the second computer where it does not duck is it a portable version you are using? as it will not do it. it has to be a installer version.

maybe your settings are set different on the second computer for ducking. like no ducking.

You can use the nvda key + shift key + the letter D to go between the different modes.

There are 3 modes you can pick from.

You should hear them spoken.

As for the add on which one is it? and is either in a zip form with the extension as zip or does it say like the addon name nvda.addon?

Or is it more a synth package?

Gene nz


On 3/20/2018 3:39 AM, Michael Massey wrote:

Hi.  I sent a message to Joseph Lee a few weeks ago regarding the subject and he suggested I send a message to this group.  Here are my issues. 


I have two computers running Windows 10 with the latest updates installed.  My desktop pc is a custom-built machine with Windows 10 pro installed on it.  It is around 16 months old.  My laptop pc is an Hp machine purchased approximately two months ago and it has Windows 10 home edition 64 bit edition.  The desktop has 64 bit Windows 10 pro on it. 


When I launch nvda on my desktop pc, if there is an add-on, it is recognized and I can install it from the dialog.  The Jaws audio is ducked as well.  However, on my laptop running the latest nvda, the add-on is not recognized, nor does the audio duck when Jaws is running.  Why won’t the add-on be recognized on my laptop?  And why does the audio ducking feature work on my desktop and not the laptop?  Thank you. 


Mike M.

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