Re: Can't Upgrade While Using RDP

Jacob Kruger

Russell, this is, again, why I use narrator as a form of backup - same ctrl+windows+enter keystroke fires it up on remote desktop?

Jacob Kruger
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On 2022-03-18 09:52 PM, Russell James wrote:

Following up on my original message here...

I was not only unable to do the NVDA upgrade while using RDP
When I tried again, with a check for updates, it indicated there were none available...
Then I lost speech all together...
I could not get NVDA to restart...

I'm restarting that remote computer and hoping for the best


On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 9:02 AM Russell James via <> wrote:

Hi Luke

I don't ever recall a time that Microsoft remote desktop was not accessible
I've never used the nvda remote feature I've always just run an installed copy of nvda on the remote computer

Microsoft remote desktop has always supported the audio coming through from the remote therefore making screen readers usable on the remote computer

I also used to be able to do nvda updates on the remote computer using it this way but that is no longer possible

Thank you Jacob when I get a chance I'll try that out maybe if I'm not running in vda on the remote computer I can do the upgrade :-)


On Fri, Mar 18, 2022, 2:26 AM Jacob Kruger <jacob@...> wrote:

Christopher, when I use the disconnect sub-menu item under windows 10's power user menu - windows key + X, it never has any issues with disconnecting connection - only real issue have had as such is need to make sure remember to turn off any audio-ducking modes on client machine, before connect to remote machine, or else it might, at times, come across a bit soft?

And, this is all under windows 10 x64, on both ends of connection.

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On 2022-03-18 01:14 AM, Christopher Duffley wrote:
If you're referring to Microsoft Remote Desktop, yes, about 99% of it or so is very accessible with NVDA! The best way to disconnect a machine that's on an NVDARemote connection, however, is to use a Disconnect RDP.bat file that I can send a link to for the Machine being controlled. This is because if you don't use this file disconnect almost every other way, the NVDARemote connection will freeze in terms of sending commands to the machine.

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On Mar 17, 2022, at 19:03, Luke Davis <luke@...> wrote:

Russell James wrote:

I used to be able to upgrade NVDA while using RDP.

Perhaps I am behind the times, but my understanding was that RDP was not accessible--That it was, in fact, entirely graphical.
Have I missed an important change?

If not, and it is still entirely inaccessible, how did you used to do this?


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