Re: Windows 10 spring creators file explorer extremely unresponsive, or not providing timely feedback?
First, check to see that the preview pane is off. I don't have Windows 10 and I'm not sure just how you would do this. Someone else should be able to tell you. If it already is or if turning it off doesn't solve the problem, try this.
Try holding control when moving through the files list and see if that makes moving fast. When you get to the file you want to select, press the space bar. If you have moved in the list before, or selected a file in some other way, unselect the file before moving with control space if you are on the file. Or it may just be easier to press home, then do control space to unselect the first item, it will be the only item selected until you unselected it with control space, as I described. hold control before moving, move to the file you want, then press the space bar while still holding control, then releasing both keys.
I'm not sure what is causing the slow movement but on my Windows 7 machine, holding control while moving speeds up movement significantly.
You may find that movement is speeded up on your other machine as well.
From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 3:01 AM
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 spring creators file explorer extremely unresponsive, or not providing timely feedback?
Firstly, I have two separate machines, both running 64 bit versions of
latest windows 10 spring creators update, and, while my primary work
machine is a lenovo w52 laptop, with 8Gb of RAM, and a standard 500Gb
hard disk drive, my other, secondary machine is a desktop PC, also with
8Gb of RAM, but, it has a 275Gb solid state drive as it's operating
The reason I am posting this here is that while the desktop Pc seems to
work pretty responsively with NVDA 2018.1.1, and latest windows 10 app
essentials add-on installed, the lenovo laptop is extremely sluggish at
times when it comes to just trying to browse files using windows own
file explorer, in terms of reading out file names to me as I arrow
around, even allowing me to request read current line output - just says
nothing a lot of the time, etc., etc., and I have tried both the NVDA
next snapshots, and the NVDA master snapshot - that's what am currently
running, but, it doesn't seem to make much of a difference.
This machine seems to work pretty well in all other environments, and,
if I fire up something like an alternative file browser, like free
commander XE, then it responds just like it used to, but, I would prefer
to stick to standard file explorer if possible.
Anyway, in terms of these two machines, the other primary difference is
that, while the lenovo laptop should have higher/better performance in
terms of hardware, besides the solid state drive, since it's my primary
work machine, which I use for forms of web application/software
development, it means it's also a bit more cluttered at the moment in
terms of additional software packages installed, has been running on the
current installation of windows, which was then upgraded to spring
creators recently, a lot longer than the desktop, which I did a clean
installation of windows 1704 on a couple of months ago, etc., etc.
In any case, does anyone have any suggestions about what I could, or
should try out to get the laptop to start responding to file browsing
like it did before the spring creators update, or do I most likely just
need to in fact do a clean install of a new copy of windows 10 spring
creators update on it's own?
And, yes, for example, in file explorer settings, I turned off things
like the preview pane, have switched it over to list view only, etc.,
etc., but anyway.
"Resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."