This isn't just changing how the program responds
in this one situation. the program behaves in this way every time you open
a document in any document reading program. One person or two people by
themselves don't make a convincing case for changing this behavior. And if
you change the behavior by providing a don't read any of document automatically
feature, what will you substitute in its place? Think of what it
means. If nothing is spoken, you won't know when a document has
opened. You may not even know the program itself has opened, if you click
on a file and nothing is spoken.
I want verification that something has opened and
appears to be working properly. the most efficient way to do that is by
having the first line read automatically. That way, I get information
about the first line, which I often want instead of some sort of generic
announcement such as program x has opened, document y has opened and reading
something like the title of the document.
In short, you would have to come up with something
more efficient and more useful than what you are complaining about now if you
want a change because I very much doubt most people want such a change or
option. Are you literally asking that nothing be spoken? That is
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Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to prevent NVDA from automatically reading
messages in outlook when open them?
I have seen at least one other person request this
feature. Its clearly not just me who wants this.
On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 04:35 PM, Richard Bartholomew
to read it in your preferred mode by
And when, "your preferred method," could be one of who knows
how many, it becomes ridiculous to try to implement said preferences. This
may not be one of those cases, but I am discussing a general
There are constant complaints about how complex the
preferences settings are for a wide variety of programs, but those complexities
are the direct result of trying to allow individual users maximum control over
how things work. And even then, default choices have to be made, none of
which satisfy everyone.
There are times when giving no options makes far
more sense than giving many, when exiting the default behavior is a single
keystroke away. You (any you) may argue whether that's the case here, and
that's perfectly legitimate discussion, but it's very hard to argue the general
principle. Option bloat is a very serious issue to be considered and it's
often hard to strike the right balance between "all" or "nothing" that makes
most happy. Everyone will never be happy.
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform. Now,
you simply declare your own truth.
Paul A. Offit, in New York
Times article, How Anti-Vaccine
Sentiment Took Hold in the United States,
September 23, 2019