Re: Meandering NVDA Miscellany (including that it's alive and well)

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That is a very odd statement since we all know that xp has a version which is still up if people want it. Nobody is making software for xp and so its hardly surprising its not going to work there, is it?
I still have xp and yes windows 7, and I'm unashamed to state why, but this is not a topic for here.
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From: "Ron Canazzi" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2019 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Is NVDA really dying? Can I do anything to help?

Those rumors were probably from who have a Windows 10 phobia. Now there
are performance issues with people trying to run the latest version of
NVDA on Windows XP or earlier. That is flatly stated on this and other
NVDA lists and websites.

Folks, you have to move on past XP and eventually even Windows 7. I am
very conservative when it comes to changing a system that works well. I
had an XP system at least one of the 3 systems I own until early 2018,
but I now have 2 Windows 10 systems playing perfectly with NVDA and I
feel a bit better than with JAWS latest release. I still don't like
JAWS identifying the Windows Explorer windows as multi select list boxes
and reading every item in the displayed columns. Even with the updated
scripts for Thunderbird, JAWS still seems sluggish and clunky when
compared to NVDA in that program.

So there you have it--just my 2 cents.

On 2/2/2019 10:36 PM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:

It wasn't on an NVDA skype group, just a misc one for someone's live
streams where all sorts of topics come up. There were some complaints
about performance issues a couple days ago, and that was where the
sentiments I related were mentioned. It upset me quite a bit to hear
such things...

On 3/02/2019 1:42 pm, Lino Morales wrote:

I don’t know where the hell you heard that on the Skype group. Are
you on the Skype English group? I’ve not seen any such messages about
NVDA going down hill since James left. Mike, Quenton, and Rafe Turner
are doing a fine job down under along with the devs who are part of
the NVDA add-ons community.

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Sharni-Lee Ward <>
*Sent:* Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:41:06 PM
*Subject:* [nvda] Is NVDA really dying? Can I do anything to help?

I haven't updated NVDA since 2018.1 due to issues that seemed to crop up
around every release. Now I'm hearing from others in a Skype group I'm a
member of that NVDA has been going downhill since Jamie left the project
and it's going to die outright soon because it can't keep up with

NVDA has been my screen-reader of choice since I discovered it in late
2011 and I don't want it to be forever lost. I can't donate right now,
and I'm not a programmer, but is there anything I can do to help? This
project has been a faithful friend to me and I want to fight for it in
any way I possibly can.

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