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That's exactly what it is. NVDA's focus tracking is slightly broken,
as I reported in 2018:https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/8389
The window is not actually still there, it's just that the active
window switches, and NVDA expects information about this new context
to be available within 500 ms which, on busy or slow machines, is not
To investigate whether this bug is actually responsible, execute the
following statements in the Python console:
watchdog.MIN_CORE_ALIVE_TIMEOUT = watchdog.NORMAL_CORE_ALIVE_TIMEOUT
Then try the copy or move operation again and see if the ghost has
Am So., 24. Mai 2020 um 10:18 Uhr schrieb Rob Hudson
I've noticed this ghost window also. I just hit tab and it usually goes away. It's usually a focus problem with the screen reader. Another time I've noticed ghost windows is if you are in the settings app invoked with win+i. If you exit it, sometimes, by invoking the say title, you hear something like, ShellExperieNceHost.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 03:18:00 -0400
Subject: Re: [nvda] Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10
I know the window is still there because as every experienced user of
any screen reader, if you press a keystroke or as in this case, if you
check to see if the file has appeared in the new location and if all you
hear when you press an up/down arrow key is 'blank,' then you press the
keystroke insert (NVDA) + T. That's when I get the feedback such as
'87%' or 94%' or 100%'.
On 5/23/2020 10:07 PM, Luke Davis wrote:
On Sat, 23 May 2020, Ron Canazzi wrote:--
5. No longer how long I wait, the ghost window stays there until IAnd, right there in step 5, would have been the perfect time to
alt + tab away from the ghost window and then back. The window is
then gone until the next time I copy or cut a file.
actually answer my question. Which was, again:
I can put that another way. What screen reader commands do you use
How exactly do you know the window is still there?
that tell you the window is still there? What have you tried?
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