Re: Broken file list in open/save dialogs?

Damien Garwood

Hi Gene,
The filename field can also take a full pathname? Gees, makes you wonder why they put all that other extra gubbins there...
I'm still curious as to why NVDA is failing in this one particular scenario. It's clear from the logs that errors are happening somewhere. But I think that's a subject for some private emails now, and at least now I have temporary workarounds for the time being. Thanks all.

On 23/11/2019 07:13 pm, Gene wrote:
This is based on Windows Basics and is not limited to any one program. Since you can't see information in the dialog, have all the files go to the same place, then move them where you want using Computer or file Explorer.
For convenience, make a folder or use one that already exists off the c drive with a short easy to type name.  For example, if you are saving a file, open the save as dialog.  Type c:\sound\name of file followed by a period, then the extension.  In this example, you have created a folder called sound while in the c drive folder, not in a subfolder.  For example:
c:\sound\Big Girls Don't Cry.mid
Read the example carachter by character.
----- Original message -----
*From:* Damien Garwood <>
*Sent:* Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:41 PM
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*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Broken file list in open/save dialogs?
Hi Richard,
Since I also have the same problem in the "save as" dialog, is there
anything you could suggest for saving new files that I create?
On 22/11/2019 10:36 pm, Richard Wells wrote:
> Another way to work around it is to browse to the .mid file with File
> Explorer and open it in QWS that way. If you don't have QWS set as your
> default midi editor, use the open with dialog to open the file in QWS.
> This is my way of getting things done when NVDA doesn't read what I need.
> On 11/21/2019 10:44 AM, Damien Garwood wrote:
>> Hi Richard,
>> Very interesting. Yesterday after the update is the first time I have
>> ever experienced this problem with QWS, though not the first time I
>> have experienced it at all.
>> When I read the current line, all I get is, "items view".
>> Cheers,
>> Damien.
>> On 21/11/2019 04:12 pm, Richard Wells wrote:
>>> This was a problem with QWS and NVDA previous to Windows 10 1909. I
>>> around it by reading current line when navigating.
>>> On 11/20/2019 1:00 PM, Damien Garwood wrote:
>>>> Hi sarah,
>>>> I experience the problem in QWS.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Damien.
>>>> On 20/11/2019 06:54 pm, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
>>>>> For which program are you experienceing trouble?
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>>>>> On 20 Nov 2019, at 10:43, Damien Garwood wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>     For some reason, I'm struggling to access the files and folders
>>>>> list
>>>>>     of a standard open/save dialog. Even more strangely, it's only in
>>>>>     one program. This has only started happening today, since I
>>>>> updated
>>>>>     Windows 10 from 1809 to 1909.
>>>>>     When I try to access the list, all I get from NVDA is: "Items
>>>>> list". Any attempt to move up and down the list results in
>>>>> silence,
>>>>> and any attempt to move back to parent directories results in a
>>>>>     repeat of "items view list".
>>>>>     Has anyone got any ideas as to why this might be happening,
or how
>>>>> to fix it?
>>>>> Cheers.
>>>>> Damien.

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