Re: Explorer crashes and nvda

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Yes, but we are talking about Explorer,ie the part of windows used to display the desktop and the folders etc.

I was advised to turn off any kind of display effects such as aero and animations,something i'm still playing with, but until it happens again its hard to say if its cured it ornot. Very hard to find such odball weirdnesses.
You used to get something similar in Outlook express on XP where email contents did not load and trying to start a new emal said it had not loaded and memory was short, closing OE and reopening fixed it. Interestingly the new version of OE that can be run on 7and later has retained this problem, so its obviously the program itself. However it never crashes under other screenreaders, so often the bizzarre interactions between access software and the runing programs are very hard to pin down.
That is the way I see the explorer crash as well. Its a great pity that nvda cannot realise its lost the software its reading and tell you that explorer has died rather than just going into sulk mode till explorer reboots, which it will only do when you actiion the screen about it which nvda won't read as its frozen in stack.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Huber" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Explorer crashes and nvda

Hi Brian:

I am running Windows 7 and I have noticed this phominon or something
like it when I open Internet Explorer. Sometimes, if I wait for long
enogh, Internet Explorer comes back, which suggests that what may be
happening is that Internet Explorer is taking a verry long time to
load. Sometimes, however, when I get tired of waiting, I just restart
NVDA and it seems to work fine after that.
Kevin Huber

On 8/27/16, Brian's Mail list account <> wrote:
I have noticed in Windows 7 and probably above that Explorer seems to just
stop working. When this happens nvda is totally silent, one supposes due to

there being no desktop or folders open. It does not even read the page about

sending error reports it seems, just shuts up in mid word.
My first question is. Is this an nvda issue or just Windows being windows.
I have noted on various sites that Explorer can crash if multiple folders
and software is all open at the same time, particularly if one of the Aero
schemes are selected for the display.
However, it would be nice if somehow nvda could actually alert one to this

sort of crash, which by pressing keys in a manic fashion I seemed to manage

to get out of but quite how is a bit of a mystery.
I do have a very long log of this, but I'll only post it or a link to it if

anyone is interested. I'm merely asking if the advice to use windows 7 basic

scheme will fix it and whether its best to close folders which are open but

no longer needed. I tend to set up all mchines to not open the folders in
the same window as it makes it easier to cut and paste files that way.
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