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Actually, that works, and does make looking through snappier for
sure. If a large folder, I'll press the letter where I need to go
that'll be close to the file name, then use what you described to
One slight correction to your instructions, and it's slight:
numpad enter once both selects the folder/file entry and opens
it. I also thought it would take two to go through the selection
and activation process. It scared me when a file started playing
On 9/2/2018 12:25 PM, Gene wrote:
Others who use Windows 10 will
telll you more and we will see if my memory is correct. As I
recall, this is the result of UIA, a system used much more in
Windows 10 to communicate with screen-readers. I don't think
you can do anything about it, as I recall what I've seen
discussed here, though I may have found a partial work
around. I don't use Windows 10 so you can see. I'll explain
it after the rest of my general comments. I wonder if JAWS
has the same problem. Others who know more technically may
comment on whether this is a Microsoft problem or if it will
take both Microsoft and NVDA developers to solve it.
I'm giving desktop layout
Move into the folder where you
want to find a file. Instead of down arrowing, move through
each item as though it were its own object, which it is. The
command to move by object down the screen is numpad insert
numpad 6. Keep holding insert and pressing six to move
through the list. To move back, the command is numpad insert
numpad 4. When you want to open something, it will not be
selected. use the command numpad insert numpad enter.
Execute the command twice, once to select the item, once to
open it. You are doing what a mouse user does when he/she
double clicks an item. You aren't using a mouse but you are
first selecting, then taking an action, in this case opening
it, which is the same sequence a mouse user follows.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 1:02 PM
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 1803 and file explorer
Since asking this on the Windows 10 list, it was also suggested
ask more NVDA users here, so am copying below the message I sent
other list with an additional NVDA question.
First of all, I'm still getting used to the idea that File Explore
uses ribbons rather than the menus on my former Windows 7
What's bothering me more is the sluggishness when moving around
files and folders. There seems to be between a quarter and a half
delay after each press of the arrow and enter keys. Same with the
First question: is there a way to toggle between folders and
am I stuck? I'm guessing the answer to be stuck.
Next, is there a way to speed up movement through navigating files
folders? As far as I can tell, I have all visuals and animations
off. The sluggishness remains, and increases over time. Starting
stopping the "Windows Explorer" process in Task Manager seems to
things less slow, but still not normal for a few minutes, then
get more and more sluggish again.
In addition, is there anything in NVDA that I can check to see if
would help in the new sluggishness? I just miss the snappiness I
If anyone knows what I can do, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.