know that one person reported this observation on GitHub,
and I think someone proposed a message to be shown when this
combination is active (attempting to do an OCR while screen
curtain is on).
On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 11:49 AM, Bhavya
Just wondering: is Windows 10 OCR not
working when screen curtain is enabled a known and
documented issue, and if so, is it something that can be
This was a great catch on Artin's part! It is not documented
in the User Guide, and really should be.
My guess, and that's all it is, is that this is not fixable if
what the OCR does is, for all practical intents and purposes,
scan the screen display buffer as though it were an image.
Using screen curtain functions keeps that buffer constantly
"blanked," so there would be nothing to scan. It's a
Catch-22. I'll be curious to see if my guess has any
connection to reality, and there are a couple of regulars here
who can likely confirm or refute off the top of their heads.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2,
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