Re: NVDA ticking instead of speaking


The message says that Insert s does nothing.  I would suggest running Narrator and trying to run the installer.  Does it speak or do you need to use Narrator to read the first installation screen?  Cancel the installation if speech doesn't occur.  If it does, tell the installer to create a portable version. You can use that for the poetry reading if the installed version doesn't work.  Let us know if the portable version works.  I believe you will be able to use either Narrator or the portable version to solve the problem.  If you try to run the installer and see what happens, that will provide more information.  also, what speech are you using?  At this point it isn't clear whether the problem is an NVDA problem or a synthesizer problem.  

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Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA ticking instead of speaking


it may as you said have speech mode set to beeps. If so use the nvda key + letter S to toggle it back to talk. The options are off, beep and talk.

I thought it might of been the mouse audio cordinates tried it but does not sound like it and does it on when the mouse is moved.

Gene nz

On 11/10/2018 10:43 AM, 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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