Re: Dropbox interfering with NVDA when reading Word files


To be honest I would open the file outside the folder myself.

Access to bits of the client is not as good as it should be.

Most likely if you ocr it its either a security warning or asking you about modifying the file or something.

Usually I quit dropbox when I don't need it and make modifications to files outside my dropbox folder as it can sometimes be strange.

I have had it where windows will not run programs in dropbox till I have them outside dropbox.

On 14/01/2020 11:31 am, Clive Lever wrote:

Hi all,


For the first time today, when I went into my Dropbox area using NVDA, and opened up a Word file, The usual text I hear when opening these files was interrupted by a message saying: “Dropbox Window”. I suspect this is probably a problem with Dropbox rather than with NVDA, but short of copying the file out of the DB area, can anyone suggest a solution? It would also be helpful to find out exactly what is causing this.


Someone on another list has highlighted this problem too, and says it seems to happen when opening Word or Excel files but not with other editable file types, such as plain text.






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