I can't remember when this started, but sometime in the past few
years, i have been experiencing the same thing. It seems that for
some reason, the (I guess it is called) runtime version of NVDA
installer or whatever it's called, does not shift focus immediately
to the Windows UAC console when you try installing a program that
Windows is not sure of.
On 7/13/2021 1:37 PM, Giles Turnbull
This is a
suggestion relating to the NVDA updater, rather than NVDA itself,
and it's a question really for the programmers behind that
I started updating to NVDA 2021.1 on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4
tablet at about 1pm. At 3pm the progress beeps were still beeping
and, assuming the update had hit a problem, I tried to abort the
update but discovered there was no way to cancel the update.
Curious whether the update process would hang on my Dell laptop, I
turned that on and was prompted that a new version of NVDA was
available. I launched it and, immediately after the download had
finished and I'd activated the Install button, I was taken to the
Windows permissions prompt. And that is when I twigged that I'd
not been taken to that on my tablet. When I returned to my tablet
and Alt+Tabbed around the running programs , indeed the
permissions promt was open, but I hadn't been taken to it, nor had
I been notified it had opened and was expecting a response.
So my suggestion / question is whether there is any way that the
progress beeps can be started only after the security button has
been confirmed, rather than as soon as the Update button has been
pressed. If the updater hadn't spent 2 hours beeping, then I
wouldn't have thought it was doing something (or attempting to do
something) as part of the update process.
The moment I found the security prompt and confirmed I wanted to
go ahead with the installation, it completed within 30 seconds, as
it usually does!
Just a thought :)
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