Re: Update: Openwith Barely Usable



Ah, this one – although the add-on did some important things in the past, some of those important ones are now part of NVDA.

Things Windows 10 App Essentials can do include:

  • Suppressing unnecessary notifications in Calculator.
  • Announcing more alerts in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixing bugs here and there in Settings app.
  • Providing needed commands for Skype in older Skype releases.
  • Announcing suggestion count (not just sounds) in some cases.
  • Improved access to Weather app and reading forecasts.


Things transferred to NVDA:

  • Search suggestion sounds.
  • Reading live text in various apps.
  • Detecting and reading dialogs in universal apps.
  • Working with emoji panel.
  • Reading text from dictation panel.
  • Announcing hardware keyboard input suggestions.
  • Navigating cloud clipboard history/paste screen (October 2018 Update).
  • Announcing notifications from various apps.


In fact, NVDA 2018.3.x includes important parts of Windows 10 App Essentials, namely working with modern Windows 10 input features and dialog detection.




From: <> On Behalf Of Peter Beasley
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Update: Openwith Barely Usable


                What dows this addon actually do that can’t be done without it?


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From: Rob Hudson
Sent: 29 September 2018 13:36
Subject: [nvda] Update: Openwith Barely Usable


Removing the win 10 essentials addon fixed the problem.




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