The fastest way to open the speech settings dialog is with the command control NVDA key v. When the dialog opens, tab about four times to the rate setting slider. Set it as you wish, then press enter.
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If you switch speech rates a lot and you switch them among the same numbers, you might want to figure out a way to do this using something that acts like presets. I haven't looked into the question enough to discuss it in any detail. Perhaps others will.
perhaps there is an add-on that lets you make the equivalent of presets. If not, you can use profiles.
From: Vaibhav Bhandari
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reducing the reading speed of NVDA
If you wish to increase/decrease your speech rate by 1 level you will
need to do it through the settings only.
On 1/10/21, Vaibhav Saraf <email@example.com> wrote:
The voice rate this way increments or decrements by 5 levels. Any way to do
it just by one level without going to settings?
I am a laptop user thus using NVDA + Shift + Ctrl + Up/down arrow.
On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 02:32, Brian Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Before I answer your question, I want to make you aware of one of the
handiest commands for a new NVDA user when it comes to finding the
shortcuts used to control the vast majority of "commonly used" features:
NVDA+N,H,Q (which is INS+N,H,Q in desktop keyboard layout) will cause
Commands Quick Reference to open in your default web browser. The
you're asking is about one of the common features/tweaks, and the
shortcuts for changing the reading rate, is found there under Synth
Settings Ring, copied here:
Synth settings ring
Name Desktop key Laptop key Description
Move to next synth setting NVDA+control+rightArrow
NVDA+shift+control+rightArrow Moves to the next available speech setting
after the current, wrapping around to the first setting again after the
Move to previous synth setting NVDA+control+leftArrow
NVDA+shift+control+leftArrow Moves to the next available speech setting
before the current, wrapping around to the last setting after the first
Increment current synth setting NVDA+control+upArrow
NVDA+shift+control+upArrow increases the current speech setting you are
on. E.g. increases the rate, chooses the next voice, increases the volume
Decrement current synth setting NVDA+control+downArrow
NVDA+shift+control+downArrow decreases the current speech setting you are
on. E.g. decreases the rate, chooses the previous voice, decreases the
You'd have to get yourself to the speech rate for your chosen synth using
one or the other of the first two commands, then increment/increase or
decrement/decrease the rate using the third and fourth commands,
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of
can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.
~ Brian Vogel
Thanks/regards: Vaibhav Bhandari