Re: Reading chats in MS Teams

Sylvie Duchateau


I just tested in a chat on MS Teams.

The problem is that NVDA switches automatically in forms mode when you are in the chat.

So when you type 4, you cannot get to the message heading.

You need to return to browse mode and type 4 or h.

The headings structure is still there but Microsoft seems to have implemented automatically switching in forms mode.

I don’t know why.



De : <> De la part de Vaibhav Saraf via
Envoyé : vendredi 15 janvier 2021 07:22
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Objet : [nvda] Reading chats in MS Teams


Hi Community,


When on MS Teams I used to toggle to browse mode and read all the chats using Shift + 4 or just 4 as all the chats used to be heading level 4. In an update done around last week, MS Teams no longer marks chats as H4. I need to arrow up/down to read the chats which is a very inconvenient and slow method to do. The focus mode did not work really well for me as there I do not have the capability to read the chat word by word or letter by letter if I want to.


Is there a better way to read the chats now?




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