Re: strange reverting issue on a restart
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Following on from Chris' suggestion, if you setup the symbol level etc how you want it, then press NDVA+control+c, or choose "Save configuration" from the NVDA menu, when you restart the computer are the settings how you saved them, or reverted?
If you have NVDA set to save settings on exit, and that's what it should be doing (unless it crashes badly or something - in which case we want to address why THAT happened).
If you want to troubleshoot a little more, could you please set your log level to debug, change the settings, restart the computer, confirm the settings are reverted next time you start NVDA, and send me the log files? (NVDA keeps two - one for the current or most recent instance, and one for the time before. It should indicate if NVDA had a problem saving the settings.
First of all, your NVDA key is either INSERT or CAPS LOCK, depending on how you have NVDA setup. So, to set your log level:
1) Press NVDA+control+g to open the general settings
2) Press TAB until the focus is on 'Log level'
3) Press DOWN ARROW to get to 'Debug'
4) Press ENTER to close settings
5) Press NVDA+control+c to save settings.
To restart NVDA with add-ons disabled:
1) Press NVDA+Q
2) Down arrow to 'Restart with add-ons disabled'
3) Press ENTER
Next, recreate the issue - do whatever causes problems.
To get NVDA's log after that, there are several ways:
If NVDA is still running and usable:
1) Press NVDA+F1 to open the log viewer
2) Press CONTROL+A to select all.
3) Press CONTROL+C to copy.
4) Open your email and start a message to info@..., type a little about what you have done and what has happened in the body of the message, then leave a space and:
5) Press CONTROL+V to paste the copied log.
Instead of using the log viewer, or if NVDA has stopped and you needed to restart it or the computer:
1) Press WINDOWS+R to open Windows' Run dialog
2) Type %temp% and press ENTER (that's the percent sign, the letter t e m p and another percent sign). Windows Explorer should open to the temporary folder.
3) Press TAB to move to the file list
4) Press N and move down to find up to three files: nvda.log (the log file for the current or most recent NVDA session), nvda-old.log (the log from the previous session) and nvda-crash.dmp (a crash dump with more information created if NVDA itself crashes).
5) Depending on what email program you use, the steps will be different, but attach as many of those three files to an email to info@... as will be useful, and again in the body of the message describe a bit about what has happened.