Re: running beta of nvda
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The error sound plays when NVDA encounters an error (and that will be written to the log). In some (many?) cases, the program will pick this up, and try something else to do what it needs to do. In some cases, it is able to work around the problem, do whatever it was trying to do, and an end user wouldn't normally notice any problem. In Alpha and Beta builds, the error sound is played when that error is encountered, even if NVDA then goes on to work around it. In RC and stable builds, the error sound is suppressed. If you look in the log, you'll still find the error there, even if you didn't notice anything untoward while working normally. Ideally the point of the error sound is to alert the tester to the error, so they can investigate further.
There has been discussion in the past about the idea of having this be configurable. This is the only issue I can find on it though which was closed a couple of years ago: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/6917. If anyone feels like creating a new issue, I think a case can be argued for the inclusion of an option, perhaps on the "Advanced" settings screen and have error sounds automatically enabled for alpha / beta builds and automatically disabled for RC / release builds.
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 8:14 AM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote: