Re: Other Windows that overlay part of the screen was: [nvda] Advertising Windows that overlay part of the screen


Oriana
 

Unfortunately, as those windows are probably working as the designer intended, I suspect logs of each program won't help. A screenshot of the screen, perhaps with NVDA's speech viewer visible, and of course your description of the issue, may be your only way to report to each inaccessible developer.

Link to documentation on NVDA's Speech Viewer:

There is one other issue: in OP's case, the ads seemed to be associated with a program they desired to use, but when that isn't necessarily true - especially with ads at startup - my instinct is that you might have a virus. I would encourage the use of a boot-loading virus scanner in circumstances when you really have no idea where the ads/pop-ups are coming from. All of the top free virus scanners are adware, by the way. You may have to try multiple in order to find one that doesn't cause this issue.

I may be able to provide more information/direction if you send me a screenshot of the whole desktop when a window pops up.

- Oriana

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 12:53 PM Robert Logue <bobcat11@...> wrote:
"I've already got a situation where

the window appears every time I reboot my computer.  This would not seem
browser related.  When the ad window appears, it blocks part of my screen but
NVDA cannot find it so I can dismiss it.  How can Iget NVDA to find it? Or is
there some other way to dismiss?

"


I have this problem as well.

Windows open at startup that are not in the systray or taskbar. Alt tab
sometimes moves focus away.  Windows key+d to move to the desktop
sometimes works too.

Some utilities just show up as windows on startup. I find I need to
disable them from task manager.


This is not screen reader specific. The title and other info isn't
presented to any screen reader in some cases.

How would I create a generally usable log if I wanted to report the problem?


Bob


On 2019-10-30 9:32 a.m., Christopher Gray wrote:
> I'm not sure how thils answers my question. I've already got a situation where
> the window appears every time I reboot my computer.  This would not seem
> browser related.  When the ad window appears, it blocks part of my screen but
> NVDA cannot find it so I can dismiss it.  How can Iget NVDA to find it? Or is
> there some other way to dismiss?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Chris
>
> On Wed,
> 30 Oct 2019, Brian Vogel via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>> I find that on the rare occasion I get these that very often hitting ESC closes them.
>>
>> That being said, using an ad blocker such as uBlock Origin or similar, or a browser like Brave virtually eliminates these from ever being displayed to begin with.
>> --
>>
>> Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362
>>
>> *The color of truth is grey.*
>>
>> ~ André Gide
>>
>>
>>
>>
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