Re: web pages not refreshing

Quentin Christensen

Hi everyone,

Just to confirm firstly that this was never an NVDA issue - the problem occurred in Chrome 80 which came out a few weeks ago and so a lot of people noticed it around the same time NVDA 2019.3 came out.

Google have addressed the issue for Chrome 81, which is currently in Beta (it works as expected in current betas of Chrome).  Chrome 81 is due for public release on March 17.  So, in the meantime, you can either use the various workarounds (tab, f5, etc), or switch to the beta version of Chrome (only really recommended if you are interested in testing pre-release software - much the same as our recommendation for using, or not using, alpha versions of NVDA).

Kind regards


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 5:52 AM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
The way to have checked this before the recent information came out would have been very simple.  You would run the last version of NVDA, either as a portable or installed program, and tested the same situations in Chrome that are causing problems with the newest NVDA version. 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] web pages not refreshing

It is not a NVDA issue at all. When running portable google chrome beta 8.1 the problem disappears. It is a problem with chrome 8.0.x. Chrome 8.1 is scheduled to be released mid of March.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Mittwoch, 26. Februar 2020 19:08
Subject: Re: [nvda] web pages not refreshing

I have found that sometimes the insert F5 does not resolve the problem and that a alt tab does.  It sure would be nice if this issue was resolved as part of a NVDA update if it is really a NVDA issue.

On 2/26/2020 10:42 AM, Dave Grossoehme wrote:
> Good morning:  The windows hotkey of f5 also refreshes as well. Have
> you tried this key stroke?
> Dave
> On 2/20/2020 1:27 PM, Don H wrote:
>> Running NVDA 2019.3.1 on a win 10 laptop using either Google Chrome
>> or Microsoft Edge as my browser.
>> Running into more and more issues with web pages not being refreshed
>> so that NVDA reads the new page after hitting enter on a link or
>> other control.  Have to use the alt tab keys to get NVDA back on the
>> new refreshed page.
>> Is this issue being addressed by the NVDA development team?
>> Thanks

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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