Re: No speech when running NVDA.

Quentin Christensen

Jumping in late to this one - but how did you go Ari?  I see everyone suggested basically all the things I would have.

If all else fails, you can send me a copy of your NVDA log which you should find in your %temp% folder, although resetting the settings should fix it (NVDA+control+r three times quickly) if nothing else.

Kind regards


On Sat, Mar 13, 2021 at 7:35 PM hurrikennyandopo ... <hurrikennyandopo@...> wrote:
Hi Ari

If you have sounds when you go to start nvda does it make a sound then
go quite? If you use the windows key + letter D will it talk on the desk
top. as at times when it goes to the task bar people think it is not

Using the arrow keys will speak out any thing there.

You might have speech mode turned off If this is the case use the nvda
key + letter S to toogle it to speech mode talk.

You can also reset nvda back to factory defaults if it comes up or use
the shortcut nvda key + ctrl key + the letter R 3 times unless you do it
through the menu.

but make sure if you do this after you go through the menu to load it at
startup etc this is the one you get whenn you do a fresh install of nvda
with setting desktop etc.

make sure  you get this message. You might have to restart nvda for it
to come up.

Hopefully that fixes the problem.

I am guessing the nvda.ini file might of got corrupted some how.

If this is the case I think you said you uninstalled nvda from the
computer there is another place to delete the settings from.

Press the windows key + the letter R then type in the following
%appdata% then press the enter key. It will give you a list of folders
locate the nvda folder then delete it out then use the alt key + f4 key
to close that screen .

That nice fresh copy of nvda install that to the pc and it should be
right to go.

You might have to use another screen reader narrator will do the trick
to do the above mentioned or a pair of eyes.

Gene nz

On 13/03/2021 2:26 pm, Arianna Sepulveda wrote:
> Hello, everyone,
>   I recently started having this issue--probably a few days ago. I've
> done everything I can think of, save updating Windows 10 to the
> absolute latest version--though I don't think that should make that
> much of an issue, since I'm only on the release before this latest
> update. Anyhow, here's my issue. I was running NVDA when all of a
> sudden, it stopped speaking. I booted up Narrator and exited NVDA then
> tried to bring up NVDA again, with no luck. I then tried restarting
> the computer, and still nothing changed. I left the computer alone for
> a few days, but when I came back to it today, I still had the same
> problem. I figured, at this point, that I had nothing to lose, and
> uninstalled and reinstalled NVDA, getting the latest version from
> NVDA's website. The install screen spoke, but as soon as it was
> installed, I suddenly had no speech. I have no idea what I can do at
> this point. I have absolutely no ad-ons installed, the volume is up in
> the synthesizer dialogue, and I switched to ESpeak, just in case.
> Absolutely nothing has worked. I know my Surface isn't muted,
> obviously, because I'm getting speech both from Narrator and from
> Does anyone know what this issue could possibly be? I'm  extremely
> frustrated. I haven't used JAWS in quite a long time, and rather
> dislike it. The caps lock key no longer works as the JAWS key for a
> laptop, and I really miss the synth ring. Also, I feel like JAWS isn't
> as good on the web as NVDA. I had to get my husband's help with
> accepting the terms of service for a public WiFi network, because I
> couldn't even use the stupid JAWS cursor because of the aforementioned
> caps lock JAWS key issue. I would have had no such issue with this
> webpage with NVDA. If I couldn't navigate to it with the standard
> keys, I could most-likeley have gotten to it with Object Nav. Arrowing
> through the page with JAWS just got me to some explanatory text, and
> the stupid accept terms of service checkbox, but never to the button
> to finish the process of connecting. Anyhow, I'm hoping someone has
> some suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Ari

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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