This is the
Background Progress Bars option. Clip from the user
Progress bar output
This option controls
how NVDA reports progress bar updates to you.
It has the following
• Off: Progress bars
will not be reported as they change.
• Speak: This option
tells NVDA to speak the progress bar in percentages.
Each time the progress bar changes, NVDA will speak the
• Beep: This tells
NVDA to beep each time the progress bar changes. The
higher the beep, the closer the progress bar is to
• Beep and speak:
This option tells NVDA to both beep and speak when a
progress bar updates.
This is an option
that, when checked, tells NVDA to keep reporting a
progress bar, even if it is not physically in the
foreground. If you minimize or switch away from a window
that contains a progress bar, NVDA will keep track of
it, allowing you to do other things while NVDA tracks
the progress bar.
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So just uncheck
report background progress bars, and I believe that
problem will go away.
All the best
I don't think this
is an NVDA problem. I think something is going on in
Windows or a Windows program that is causing a progress
bar to be displayed and NVDA is reading it. If you alt
tab around, do you see any window that gives any idea of
what it might be? Also, did this behavior start after
any event, such as after updates were installed or after
you installed a program?
On 4/21/2022 11:13
AM, Armando Maldonado wrote:
Using latest build of NVDA along
with Windows 11, I'm noticing that all of a sudden on
its own, it reads progress bars. I am wondering if
there's a way to turn this off, or what can be causing
such behavior? The only way I get rid of this is if I
turn off progress bar announcements, any help would be
grately appreciated. Thanks.