Re: for Windows 7 users Re: [nvda] NVDA 2018.2 is now available!


Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

Rosemarie and Quentin,
 
    Oh, thank you so much.  My version is 2018.1.  Just a while ago I got a  notice to update but don’t know what version that was as I told it to wait until later to notify me again.
  OK, I checked the updates available and it is the point 2 one.  I guess I will be daring and press the enter button.
 
Thanks so much for the quick responses and now I am much more educated!
 
Marilyn

Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: for Windows 7 users Re: [nvda] NVDA 2018.2 is now available!
 

Hi, Marilyn,

 

I think you should be able to go to the "check for updates" and you'll find out if you canupdate your version of NVDA. If not, you'll have to do it through the nv access site which is nvaccess.org.

 

To find out what version of NVDA you're running, hit the insert key and N to go to the menu. Then arrow down to the help menu and open it with the right arrow. Arrow down to "about" and hit enter on it. You'll hear whart version you're running.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

On 6/15/2018 2:43 PM, M & D Bilderback wrote:
 
Hi All,
 
I have a beginners question about NVDA.
Do I need to install the 2017 copy first or can I just go right into the 2018 one?  Also,  how do I find out what NVDA I am using right now?  Told you I was a novice!
 
Marilyn
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: for Windows 7 users Re: [nvda] NVDA 2018.2 is now available!
 
That's what it look like, yes.  Which is why upgrading from NVDA 2017.4 or earlier on Windows 7 finds 2018.2, but upgrading from 2018.1 doesn't (from my limited trial on one computer).  We should be able to fix it but in the meantime, downloading the update manually should work.
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:40 PM, Kwork <istherelife@...> wrote:
Your welcome. I wonder if things broke when Windows 7 users didn't, and weren't supposed to get the automatic update notice from the 2018.1 minor update that was rolled out to WinX users? Just a thought.
Travis
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: for Windows 7 users Re: [nvda] NVDA 2018.2 is now available!
 
Thanks Travis,

A couple of people have reported this, and we're looking into it.  In the meantime, yes downloading manually should work from https://www.nvaccess.org/download/
 
Sorry for the inconvenience!
 
Of those experiencing this, every report I've seen so far has been from Windows 7 users, is anyone experiencing this on Windows 8 or 10 please?
 
Regards
 
Quentin.
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 3:15 AM, Kwork <istherelife@...> wrote:
Just a heads up for Windows 7 users: it is necessary to go to the website to download the latest version of NVDA as searching for updates within NVDA itself still says that there are no updates available. As it is now 10 hours since Quentin's announcement, his second mention of it actually on the list, both at 12:15 AM, Pacific Standard time, I feel it safe to mention that the normal method for checking for updates within the NVDA program itself is flawed for now, perhaps to be fixed later on down the line. Thanks.
Travis
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:18 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2018.2 is now available!
 
Hi everyone,
 
Well, if you read my In-Process blog post earlier today and it left you salivating and demanding to know when we would finally release NVDA 2018.2, salivate no more!  NVDA 2018.2 is now available!
 
See the full announcement here:
 
 

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2018.2 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released.

Highlights of this release include Support for tables in Kindle for PC, support for HumanWare BrailleNote Touch and BI14 Braille displays, Improvements to both Onecore and Sapi5 speech synthesizers, improvements in Microsoft Outlook and much more.

This award-winning software has been changing the lives of thousands of blind and vision impaired people who can now independently use computers to produce written content, read news, socialise, shop and bank online, and, most importantly, actively participate in education and employment. Please consider helping NV Access to continue this important work by becoming a monthly donor.


 
 
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Quentin Christensen
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--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess



 
--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess


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