Re: overly talkative Thunderbird after recent updates


I should say that, since this is an NVDA list, I am going to assume you are using NVDA but it should be stated since people shouldn't have to make assumptions about what is being used.

In NVDA, turn off report dynamic content changes.  The toggle is NVDA key 5. 

If that doesn't help, NVDA may be sending notifications to Windows.  Let us know if turning off dynamic content doesn't help and we will explain how to turn off notifications for Thunderbird.  That may solve the problem.


On 9/1/2022 11:36 AM, Steve Wettlaufer wrote:

I don't know if this is a screen reader issue, a Thunderbird issue or both, but I could use a little help if anybody has any to offer.

Basically, Thunderbird is far too chatty since the last few version updates.  At the moment I'm running 102.2.1, in case that makes a difference.  The problem occurs when I'm in another window, for example in Firefox watching a YouTube video.  When new emails come in, the screen reader announces their arrival by reading at a minimum the sender and subject line, and sometimes even a bunch of the message.  This is irritating to me, especially if I happen to be watching or listening to something that requires I turn the volume up.

I recall having a similar issue to this many years ago, but at some point it sorted itself out.  I'm not sure if that was due to something Thunderbird did intentionally or a happy accident on someone's part, but if I can avoid having to wait for a repeat performance of whatever it was I would like that.  So assuming that I'm not the only one experiencing this, is there any way of quieting things down?



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