Re: Announcement: NVDA 2020.2 and Joseph Lee's add-ons
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If both machines have identical hardware (down to the video card level), it might be a driver or a software that runs on your HP machine that might be blocking NVDA from retrieving browse mode data. The fact that this happens often in web browsers suggest that NVDA can’t retrieve the necessary information needed to enter browse mode (I’ve seen this a long time ago). In layman’s terms, a part of NVDA will try to “listen in” on what the web browser is doing so it can understand what the web document is like (technical: this is done by remote DLL code injection, which isn’t allowed in newer browsers with security facilities such as Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) turned on); these days, NVDA will ask a partner to help it understand how a web document is laid out (technical: with help from IAccessible2 support DLL in newer browsers). The fact that COM registration fixing tool didn’t help suggests a problem deeper than telling Windows to once again use components necessary for NVDA to recognize many controls.
In order to diagnose this, a true remote session would be required (using NVDA Remote add-on), as developers need to know certain things that is happening when a web document loads, or for that matter, we need to know what accessibility API’s are saying regarding screen controls when NVDA says “unknown”. Because the question you just asked has nothing to do with the topic at hand, and because I follow a very strict Remote session protocol (part of which requires user consent), let’s use a different thread.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Robert Doc Wright godfearer
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Announcement: NVDA 2020.2 and Joseph Lee's add-ons
joseph, do you know of any reason why NVDA does not work on my new HP Pavillion? This is speaking even of the latest version. I cannot go to web sites nor use the task bar. I have tried the fix it tool with no positive result. Even tyler sent a possible fix but unfortunately it did not work either. I am not sure what information I can send you that might give a clue as to what has gone wrong.
It works fine on my Dell.
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From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:08 PM
Subject: [nvda] Announcement: NVDA 2020.2 and Joseph Lee's add-ons
Although I do encourage feedback about my add-ons on this list, if you have concerns you think should be brought up to me directly, please message me privately (this also includes sending logs that has to do with errors with my add-ons).
On behalf of many code contributors outside of NV Access, I would like to welcome you to NVDA 2020.2 era. The biggest highlight from this release is improved productivity – Windows Terminal support, more responsive Windows OneCore synthesizer, and much more. As always, feedback about NVDA 2020.2 is appreciated, and developers are working hard to bring improved user experience and other changes in NVDA 2020.3.
A few things to note regarding Joseph Lee’s add-ons now that NVDA 2020.2 stable version came out yesterday:
I’m giving you an early heads up so you won’t be caught off-guard and prepare accordingly. I’ll provide details on add-on releases when they show up, starting with StationPlaylist 20.08 next week.