Re: NVDA and Outlook message status

Clare Page <>

Interesting that these indications before a message in Outlook, as described earlier in this thread, are not readable by NVDA in Outlook 2010 and later versions! I'm using Outlook 2007 here, and as I arrow down the message list I hear NVDA say "message unread", "message forwarded", "attachment yes", or whatever. As I have never used a version of Outlook later than 2007, I have no idea whether such indications have completely disappeared, or whether they have changed in later versions such as Outlook 2010 in some way so that NVDA doesn't detect them. I don't know whether this problem with later versions of Outlook can be solved, but I'm sure users of Outlook 2010 and later would be glad if it could.
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From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Christo de Klerk
Sent: mercredi 27 juillet 2016 18:28
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Outlook message status

I actually thought there is an icon in front of each message in the Inbox message list which indicates whether a message is unread, read, replied or forwarded and another showing that the message has an attachment. I assumed that Jaws and Window-Eyes interpreted these icons correctly and would then speak the appropriate status when you arrow up and down the message list, whereas NVDA does not interpret all correctly. NVDA indicates unread messages, but does not say that a message has been forwarded, neither, if memory serves, if a message has been replied to. In other words, I think this is probably an NVDA issue rather than an Outlook issue.

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On 2016/07/27 5:27 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
This is a peculiarity with Outlook (or at least Outlook 2010, which I think has been carried over). Virtually every e-mail client or web interface prefixes a forwarded message subject with either "Fwd:" or "FW:" and that gets read when going through the message list.

Outlook strips that from the message subject and I have yet to figure out how to make it stop doing that. I have just posted a question to and hope to learn more about how this might be changed back to the more conventional behavior where the forward and reply indicator text is left in place on the subject display.

I haven't used Outlook on a regular basis in years and hadn't realized it did this until I fired up my copy of Outlook 2010 to take a look at what is happening.

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