You don't have to silence speech. Pressing a command or any key or combination silences previous speech and then takes the action of the key or combination. Using a key like control silences speech just as any key or combination does but the point of doing so is to stop speech and not take another action as control takes no other action when used by itself.
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From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Nvda and multiple reading of subjects in E-mails
At my house, using thunderbird and NVDA, the subject is read three (and
sometimes four) times thense NVDA procedes to read the rest of the
story. When it starts to babble, I silence it then press NVDA plus a to
read. Works fine.
On 8/4/2020 10:04 AM, Jarek.Krcmar wrote:
I am using Mozilla Thunderbird, because I can create a rules, while in Windows it isn't possible.
Dne 04.08.2020 v 16:37 Brian Vogel napsal(a):
Jarek (and anyone else),
What e-mail client are you using? Are you opening your messages in their own windows for reading?
I know the behavior you're talking about, but I don't think it's the actual subject being read multiple times, but because the subject is also the window title in a message window, that's getting read, followed by the actual subject. In Outlook 2016, if I open a message sent to me in plain text, and I'll use "Keep Forgetting" as the subject, the window title is "Keep Forgetting - Message (Plain Text)", and the actual Subject entry is just Keep Forgetting. NVDA starts by reading the window title (much like it would say File Explorer when you are in File Explorer or Mozilla Thunderbird if you were using that client and were in the main window) then immediately repeats itself with only the subject because that's the next item in the reading sequence for a message. Getting the subject read twice is an artifact of how the window for reading same is set up. If you're getting more than two times, then I'd have to look at the exact client and how the message is being read to determine if what's in the subject is somehow being presented somewhere that NVDA reads a third time.
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