Re: Does updating NVDA preserve setttings?

slery <slerythema@...>

I think it happened once before but it is not an every time occurrence. And after the update I was like, hey, wait a minute, what happened to my speech. It was a different synth, different voice, and different speed.

I really need to remember to occasionally back up my settings.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 3:15 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does updating NVDA preserve setttings?

Well its supposed to do so. It kept mine, but in the past, just occasionally, it has reverted to something else. When I asked about this nobody could duplicate it, but I fancy its more likely that the original settings file was slightly corrupted in some way and parts of it were not readable at install time and hence the default settings got put in though at least let you hear what was going on. Strangely this seems to affect portable versions more often than installed ones. If you have ever had a faulty install and tried again I know this can leave things a bit strange in the .ini files.
If its a serious problem all the time, it might be worth reporting it.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "slery" <slerythema@...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 6:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does updating NVDA preserve setttings?

This last update to 2016.3 did not keep my speech settings and I had to go
in and reset them.


From: [] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2016 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does updating NVDA preserve setttings?


Someone else who uses a Braille display will have to absolutely
confirm with regard to that. My experience with upgrading NVDA from release
to release using the internal update feature or installing release candidate
software has kept all of my settings preserved as well as all the add-ons
I've installed. This is common practice now and the only deviation I
commonly see from it is the inclusion of a specific question during certain
installs where a question is asked as to whether you'd like to do a clean
install and telling you this resets everything back to "out of the box"
condition. NVDA has never presented me with one of these and has always
carried my settings forward.

I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how cynical you become it's never
enough to keep up.

~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in
the Universe"

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