Re: NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing

Rosemarie Chavarria

I only get it in outlook.

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Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 2:39 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing

Now I don't get the dinging. I thought it was an issue with an add on?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rosemarie Chavarria" <knitqueen2007@...>
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Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing

Hi, Quentin,

I just downloaded the beta version and it's working great for me. I do get
the dinging sound but other than that, it's working great for me.


From: [] On Behalf Of Quentin
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing

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NVDA 2019.1beta1 available for testing

March 4, 2019 10:10 am

Beta1 of NVDA 2019.1 is now available for download and testing. For anyone
who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2019.1 has to offer before it is
officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide

Highlights of this release include performance improvements when accessing
both Microsoft word and Excel, stability and security improvements such as
support for add-ons with version compatibility information, and many other
bug fixes.

Although we recommend always reading the full list of changes (linked
below), it is worth noting several important changes in regards to add-ons
and other custom code:

NVDA will no longer automatically load custom appModules, globalPlugins and
braille and synth drivers from the NVDA user configuration directory. This
code should be instead packaged as an add-on with correct version
information, ensuring that incompatible code is not run with current
versions of NVDA. For developers who need to test code as it is being
developed, enable NVDA’s developer scratchpad directory in the Advanced
category of NVDA settings, and place your code in the ‘scratchpad’ directory
found in the NVDA user configuration directory when this option is enabled.

Also, add-ons can now specify a minimum required NVDA version, and the last
tested NVDA version, in their manifest. If this version of NVDA is outside
of the specified range, NVDA will refuse to install or enable that
particular add-on. This version of NVDA will however still allow installing
and loading of add-ons that do not yet contain Minimum and Last Tested NVDA
version information at all, but upgrading to future versions of NVDA (E.g.
2019.2) may automatically cause these older add-ons to be disabled.

Download NVDA 2019.1beta1

What’s new in this release of NVDA

* Please report any issues
<> on GitHub.


Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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