Re: closing the NVDA About window

Quentin Christensen

The Speech Viewer window stays visible on top of other Windows even when it does not have focus.  While you can focus it and then press ALT+F4, the other way would be to press NVDA+n to open the NVDA menu, then T for tools, then S to toggle Speech Viewer (or down arrow a couple of times to get to it then enter).

Kind regards


On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 12:42 AM Clare Page <> wrote:


You don’t need to use alt+F4 or Escape, or even the Tab key, to close the About dialogue in the Help menu of NVDA: the window closes with an OK button. All you need to do is to press the spacebar at any point during the reading of the About message: the OK button will be activated, and the window with the About message in it will close.

I hope this helps!

Bye for now!

From Clare


From: [] On Behalf Of Giles Turnbull
Sent: vendredi 28 septembre 2018 16:20
Subject: [nvda] closing the NVDA About window


Hi All,

I was just looking in the About window to see which version of NVDA I have installed, and it is 2018.3.2 ... now I know that I am unable to close that About dialogue!

Presing Escape, Alt+F4 produce no results, and tabbing around finds no close button!

I think I remember something similar happning with configuration windows back in NVDA 2017, so wonder if it might be related ... is anybody else experienceing this?



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