Re: Reading messages in Mail for Windows 10



I think I know why, but just to make sure:

  1. With Mail open, what does NVDA say when you press Control+NVDA+F1?
  2. What is the NVDA version you are using?


If it is what I think it is, then try using Mail with Windows 10 App Essentials add-on installed (I know, I’m advertising this a lot, but…).



From: <> On Behalf Of Sean Randall
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:50 AM
Subject: [nvda] Reading messages in Mail for Windows 10


Hi all,

Can anyone verify my experience with reading emails in mail in windows 10?

With NVDA’s default configuration, I have to turn off Focus mode every time I open a message, else the cursor keys don’t work. I can read with CtRL+up or down, which is fine as far as it goes.


Ironically if I go into  NVDA settings and tell NVDA not to enable browse mode on page load, opening an email keeps me in Browse Mode to begin with: confusing much?


This all happens irrespective of the mail setting to use the caret to read emails or not. Mail also seems to have nothing but a reading pane: in Outlook I  turn the pane off, because it is a real pain. But Mail doesn’t seem to let me do that.


Any further info from anyone  gratefully received. My temporary workaround is to make a new configuration profile, but that’s not ideal.





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