Re: NVDA ticking instead of speaking

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Try narrator and that way you can see what is going on, well hear it. However do not change things, only try one thing at once.
To me the lack of log on speech means that the user profile is not copied to that section. I guess you can at least look at nvda settings using narrator though to see what has changed if anything.
It would be handy to know what voice is default as well.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Giles Turnbull" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:43 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA ticking instead of speaking

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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