Re: NVDA ticking instead of speaking

Tyler Spivey

My best guess without hearing the click is that it might be Filter Keys.
If your NVDA speaks with the touch screen, then it's not the speech mode.
Try this. Hold down your right shift key for 8 seconds.
Filter Keys will make sort of a clicking sound if it's been turned on,
and the right options have been set.
That should toggle it. Once done, you can go into the settings and
disable the shortcut.

On 10/10/2018 2:43 PM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi all,

I have a strange problem with NVDA. About a week ago it stopped speaking
and just made a clicking sound ... I'm not even sure if it might be the
same sound as when speech mode is set to beeps.

That time I took it into the university library and their technology
team took a look at it and I don't know what they did but they sorted it
out again. I can't remember if they uninstalled NVDA and re-installed it
from a fresh copy, but I don't think they did because all my settings
and addons were still installed.

When I say it isn't speaking, it is when using the touch screen but for
some reason it has no login option on it. The first library person I
spoke to tried to login that way but failed and sent it to some of the
other tech specialists. Whatever they did they fixed it and I thought
all was well and good.

But Windows has just updated itself again and I'm back to where I was
before. When I swipe my finger across the touch screen it says "Desktop:
but every key I try to press just does its clicking / beeping thing. If
I try to press CTRL + s to cycle through the speech options nothing
happens, ditto if I use the INS key as my NVDA key.

So I have two questions:

1) Does anybody have any idea what has happened and is there any way I
can fix this by myself or do I need to return to the uni library?

2) How can I stop this happening every time Windows updates? DO I need
to stop allowing Windows to update?

I realise some sort of log file would be helpful, but there is no way I
can do anything with this tablet at the moment. I'm using a Microsoft
Surface Pro 4, whatever version of Windows 10 it just updated itself to
(it'll be the latest one) and NVDA 2018.3.2.

I am beginning to panic because I've got a poetry reading on 21st
October and I use NVDA to read some of the poems to the audience.

Grateful for any suggestions at all :)


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