Re: Laptop acting weird?

Chris Mullins

It's not something I've ever used although a friend of mine had Vista and that would read out all the details on each line which I must confess was very annoying. You can right arrow across the line to read the information displayed however the size column doesn't appear to be populated, unless there is a setting somewhere to make this happen. If you need size info press alt+enter.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Arianna Sepulveda
Sent: 7 August 2016 06:36
Subject: Re: [nvda] Laptop acting weird?

Chris, thanks for this very useful message. One question for you. I used to have NVDA read the little info thing that popped up after selecting any file or folder that would tell you things like size, date modified, date created, etc. It used to do this without having to do anything special. I'd just down arrow to something, and bam! I have the thing for tooltips and descriptions to pop up in the view settings of File Explorer, as well as NVDA's report tooltips setting turned on, and I'm still not getting the behavior anymore, which I find annoying.
I'd like that info to be automatically spoken again, just like it used to be. Do you have any ideas as to why this changed, and how I can get it back?


On 8/6/16, Chris Mullins <cjmullins29@...> wrote:
File Explorer is the W10 equivalent of Windows Explorer and similarly
requires configuring to how you prefer to see information displayed.

As in Windows Explorer, you can view information on your computer in
the same way for all folders of the same type. To do this, do the following:

1. Press Windows+r, type C: in the edit box and press enter.
2. Press alt+v, then press l.
3.arrow to your preferred format for folder/file display and press
enter (Details is probably the best for a blind user).

4. Press alt+f, then press o. You are now in a multi-tab dialog on the
General tab. These settings are personal choice but I'll tell you
what I use and why then you can set them to suit yourself. Use the
tab key to move through the controls, arrow keys to select your choices.

The first control sets where File Explorer will open when not started
for a specific location. The choices are QuickStart and ThisPC. I
set mine to ThisPC as I tend not to use quickstart as I usually set up
shortcut keys for things I use regularly so do not need the clutter of quick start items.

The next control is a pair of radio buttons which specify if each
folder you open is in the same or a new window. I set this to be the
same window as you end up with open windows all over the place if you
elect to open each in a separate window and it can get very confusing.

The next control is another pair of radio buttons. Set this to Double
click to open, single click to select. I know this is mouse related
but in keyboard terms, it equates to enter to open, focus acquisition
to select (either by arrow key or spacebar).

The next 2 controls related to quick start information, which as I
don't use, I leave unchecked.

Now tab down to the Apply button and press enter, then press tab again
to loop back to the top of the dialog box.

Press Control+tab to move to the next tab in the dialog box, the View tab.

The first control here is a button, which if you press enter on it,
will apply the display format you chose in step 3 above to all folders
of this type on your computer. You should press enter to do this.

Now tab down to the Advanced settings. This is a treeview containing
the settings applied to the display of information in File Explorer.
It is quite extensive so I will just list the parameters I have
checked or set to an On state. Note some parameters may be set to On
by default but I may have switched them off.

Always show menus
Display the full path in the title bar Show hidden files and folders
Hide folder merge conflicts Hide protected operating system files Show
Drive Letters Show Status bar Use sharing wizard Select the typed item
in the view Expand to open folder Show all folders

Now tab to OK and press enter. Close the File Explorer window and try
opening your Download folder again and see if you can read it now.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Matt Turner
Sent: 6 August 2016 18:54
Subject: [nvda] Laptop acting weird?

Hi folks, having a strange problem.

When i try to access files in the downloads folder, or for any other
folder, i can't see them.

Going into the downloads folder, i hear something about file explorer.

All i can see is the search box, and the Details, and large icons thing.

I no there's stuff in the folders, but i can't see them for some reason.

This just happens.

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