Re: overly talkative Thunderbird after recent updates

Steve Wettlaufer

Sorry.  I thought it would be a given that I was using NVDA since this is the NVDA group.  I'm using the latest version of NVDA.


On 2022-09-01 12:42 p.m., Gene wrote:

You don't say which screen-reader you are using.  If you are using NVDA, I have a suggestion.


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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