Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Ron Canazzi

Hi Steve,

I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer.  I have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers.  In particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.  First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.

Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is unchecked.  If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in sluggishness and odd behavior.

Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus.  Under the panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0 degrees is checked. 

Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.

Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.

On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get NVDA to read the list now.


NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s got worse with this build.


All the best




From: <> On Behalf Of Annette Moore
Sent: 20 May 2018 20:15
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803


I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky. either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say, two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and go with it.



On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

So I wonder what is the determining factor then?


All the best



From: <> On Behalf Of Greg Wocher
Sent: 20 May 2018 17:14
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803



I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using the 1803 Windows update. 


Greg Wocher


On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...> wrote:


I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app then?  That’s the bug I was reporting.


All the best



From: <> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 18 May 2018 21:28
To: nvda list list <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803


I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably a broken app.

On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...> wrote:




I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not reading for me.


It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem to be reading.  For example, File Explorer in Windows 10 is completely silent for me now.


JAWS is reading lists quite happily.


Any thoughts?




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