Re: Win10 startup and NVDA

Pascal Lambert

Thanks Brian. At least you take the time to answer. I asked several questions on this forum that remained unanswered.

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Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Win10 startup and NVDA

Its not just windows 10. I use 7, and sometimes I get the long period when nothing will work. sometimes it says unknown, then start, then a pause then desktop and sometimes landscape too. I have discovered that most of this silliness is due to a driver Jaws added onto my machine. although I do not have jaws set to come on at start, I recently took advantage of a very cheap licence for it and it seems to have added a video driver without asking. I thought these display drivers all went away after Windows XP, but it seems not. I think the loading of this slugs te machine and causes stuff to be spoken not previously seen.

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From: "Pascal Lambert" <rambeau68@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 11:48 PM
Subject: [nvda] Win10 startup and NVDA

Hi All,

Does anyone experience this:

After I turn on my laptop, enter my password, it goes to the desktop and
NVDA voice comes up;

Then a long silence during which no key works;

then a message announcing the size of the window;

then long silence; and finally the desktop is working.

Is there anyone to disable the announcing of the window size? Any other

Many thanks



From: [] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to click on links when they won't click

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 06:27 PM, Gene wrote:

If the site is coded so unconventionally, as Brian says, who knows what is
causing the problem.

Gene, what happens when you activate that link? When I
activate it, whether by regular mouse click or in a screen reader, the end
result is dead silence and, in the case of a screen reader, with no object
having focus anywhere in the visible area where the link activation makes
the page scroll to.

If I were not able to see exactly what's happening, and what
NVDA "sees" as happening via the Focus Highlight add-on, I'd definitely
think that activating that link "did nothing" and repeated space bar presses
or hits of enter after activating it initially do nothing more since
nothing's got focus where they clearly intend for the user to begin picking
from two dropdown lists.

It's just plain weird, weird, weird.


Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

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