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
Yep, this pretty much mirrors my
experience, although I can never get NVDA to read the list
NVDA is pretty horrible with File
Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s got worse with this
All the best
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
All the best
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
On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM,
Steve Nutt <steve@...>
I’m assuming you haven’t
tried it in the File Explorer app then? That’s
the bug I was reporting.
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@...>
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
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"