Re: speech rate changes to defaults
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I was able to recreate/force the issue. I was in outlook reading an email with a .docx attachment. When I opened the Word file, my rate changed to system defaults. It also changed the rate for the normal configuration, the outlook configuration. When I changed these back to 25, I was not allowed to save the configuration. It said I did not have permission, probably the file is locked.
I deleted the WinWord configuration and resaved the outlook and normal default configuration.
I suspect that being inside outlook and then running the WinWord configuration somehow confused NVDA.
I will report back here if the issue reappears. It has gone away for now, i.e. I can no longer force the behavior.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] speech rate changes to defaults
For accuracy and completeness, I should add that its possible something might go wrong with NVDA and no settings would be saved when they are saved either automatically or manually. That is very unlikely and since no settings would be saved, that would likely have been discussed if it were the cause of the problem.
Aside from that, the only time I can think of automatic saving not working where manual saving would is if the program crashes on exit. If it crashes too soon, the automatic savings function might not have run before the crash.
No. You said to save the settings manually, which the user did. the problem occurred after the settings were saved. You appear to be saying that the automatic save the settings would save the wrong settings after the settngs are manually saved. It won’t. When you manually save the settings, the new settings replace the old ones in the configuration file. Shutting down the machine will not cause old settings to replace the nhhew ones. They no longer exist.
So I was right then ,
Also, the person tried your solution yesterday and the problem recurred.
That is an unsupported assumption. Nothing was said indicating that. Without asking, you don’t know if that is the case. Also, if the change occurred while the program is running, the person would, assumedly, reset the incorrect setting.
But if its set to save automatically on exit then whatever is causing the settings to be changed is occurring whilst using nvda is running , so when the nvda is set to save on exit then it will save the change at that moment in time
That will accomplish nothing. The default behavior of NVDA is to save settings on exit. So, if the default is being used, any time the program was exited or Windows was shut down, closing the program, the changes would have been saved after they were made. Manually saving them before closing the program accomplishes nothing but saving them manually, not automatically. You are just saving them earlier.
If the program isn’t set to save automatically, you are manually saving the settings applying your suggestion, so they are being saved either way.
Make sure the option to save configuration on nvda exit is unchecked
Then again set your desired setting and save
So whatever happens nvda should start with your saved configuration now
It happened again this morning. My configuration was saved. It seems that only the rate reverts to 9 on the rate setting.
Try saving the configuration after you have set it to what you want it to be set at
On 2021.1, I will be working and the speech rate changes to the default rate of 9. I have been going to the desktop and then go to the speech preferences and set the rate to 24 or 25, which I like. It then works for a long time until it does this again.
Just a bug or any other thoughts? Using Microsoft core voices, because my Eloquence is not working yet.
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