Re: Question: NVDA Silent When First Opening Word and When Initiating the Save Dialog

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Exactly what I see in Word from 2002 onwards, and Libra Office and possibly similar to when firefox opens a page and it seems to be blank till yu go to desktop and back.
I did find it was less likely when I changed the idle clock speed of the cores to be faster, but doing this on a laptop tends to eat batteries.
I don't think the cores speed up fast enough to catch the first even sent to the screenreaders. it also results in a terrible lag when scrolling up and down in file explorer meaning you often copy the wrong file unless you wait for it to settle.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Pranav Lal" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question: NVDA Silent When First Opening Word and When Initiating the Save Dialog

Hi David,

I can duplicate this on word 2016 running windows 10. However, if I read the
current line, I do hear something like "waiting for microsoft word". I swap out
of word and swap back in and NVDA behaves as expected.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of David
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:18 AM
Subject: [nvda] Question: NVDA Silent When First Opening Word and When
Initiating the Save Dialog

The observation I'd like to ask about occurs on my desktop PC running Windows 10
Anniversary Edition but I also notice similar behavior on a Windows 7 laptop.
The desktop has Office 2016 installed and the laptop has Office 2013.

When I first open Word NVDA is often silent, rather than speaking the title of
the program which has gained focus. In other words, the expected behavior is
that, once Word opens and gains focus, NVDA would verify this by speaking the
title of the window, such as "document 1, Microsoft Word." However, when opening
Word after the system has booted this does not happen. NVDA is silent and
pressing insert+T just reads "winword." At this point, if I move focus away from
and then back to the document window NVDA reads the title as expected. As an
example, if I press the alt key once to move to the ribbon and then a second
time to return to the document I will hear "Document 1, Microsoft Word."
Subsequent attempts to open Word usually cause NVDA to behave as expected and
the title of the document window is automatically spoken.

Along the same lines, I see similar behavior when attempting to save a document
by pressing ctrl+S. When I press this key, the "save" dialog loads but NVDA is
totally silent. If I press the alt key twice, NVDA then confirms that I am in
the dialog. Another NVDA user brought this up during a recent computer users'
group that I moderate and so I decided to post these experiences to this group
to see if others have observed similar behavior. I'm wondering if an open ticket
exists for this bug on Github.

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist

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