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Re: Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Morné

 

I was intrigued by the issue which you raise. However, below, I have pasted the actual code behind the Wikipedia web page. The image has a title and an alt text so both are being read out. As well as the displayed text of the link on screen.

 

Take a look:

<tr>

<td colspan="2" style="text-align:center"><a href="/wiki/File:Germany_in_the_world_(W3).svg" class="image" title="Location of Germany in the World"><img alt="Location of Germany in the World" src="//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bd/Germany_in_the_world_%28W3%29.svg/250px-Germany_in_the_world_%28W3%29.svg.png" width="250" height="153" srcset="//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bd/Germany_in_the_world_%28W3%29.svg/375px-Germany_in_the_world_%28W3%29.svg.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bd/Germany_in_the_world_%28W3%29.svg/500px-Germany_in_the_world_%28W3%29.svg.png 2x" data-file-width="3188" data-file-height="1948" /></a>

<div style="font-size:90%;position:relative;top:0.3em;">Location of Germany in the World</div>

</td>

</tr>

 

This makes it very verbose. Does that explain what you are describing?

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 8:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

 

It's not just on wikipedia, it happens on other web pages too.  I thought it was just an artifact of the way the page was laid out, I didn't think it was an NVDA problem, but it certainly could be.  No idea what would caus it though.

 

On 5/21/2018 2:49 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:

Hello list,

 

Please bare with me. I am going to explain my problem as best as I can.

 

I’m running the latest version of NVDA as well as Windows 10.

 

When I’m reading about a country on Wikipedia, NVDA read the information and, when reading the next part of information, NVDA adds the previous information as well. And before reading the next information, it repeats the previous information.  I’m going to give an example.

 

Currently I have “Germany” open in Wikkippedia.  NVDA reads “Federal republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.” 

 

Then I arrow down to the next piece of informationwhich is the information about the capital and largest city.  I hear the following information:  “Capital and largest city. Federal Republic of Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin.” So, I get to the next piece of information, but I hear the previous piece of information again.

 

Well, I really hope I explained my problem sufficient enough to get some help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards

Morné

 

 

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Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

David Reynolds <david@...>
 

Joseph,

You made a typo, it should say:

UIAHandler.terminate()


Cheers,


David.


On 21-May-18 9:04 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi all,

For those experiencing this problem, can you try the following for me please:

  1. Press Control+NVDA+Z to open Python Console
  2. Type the following as exactly as shown:

 

import UIAHandler

UIAHandler.temrinate()

 

Then press Escape, and try navigating around File Explorer. Note that this will turn off UIA support completely, so it’ll mean Start menu and other UIA controls won’t work.

If you find that this helps NVDA respond better, then we can rule out screen resolution and other things that has nothing to do with UI Automation and other causes. If this procedure does not help, then we need to look into possibly universal apps taking up resources, unresponsive drivers, UIA getting stuck somewhere and what not.

After you experiment with this, either restart NvDA or restore UIA support via Python Console. To do this via python Console:

  1. Press Control+NvDA+Z to open Python Console.
  2. Type the following as exactly as shown:

 

import UIAHandler

UIAHandler.initialize()

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annette Moore
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:54 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

Unlike Steve, I can get my lists to read after sitting here for a minute or two or just having one window in focus and not alt tabbing to another one for a few minutes. It's almost like something has to catch up with what I'm doing, but it will--eventually--do what it's supposed to. I never came to the list with this, though, because I just figured it was something with NVDA that would likely be corrected in another update because it just recently started doing this and it's not so disruptive that it's rendering my use of the computer or File Explorer completely impossible. Restarting NVDA also corrects it, and usually for the rest of the day, it's fine. It sounds like Steve's having a much worse time with it than I am. Also, closing and reopening the window you're trying to read lists from helps. I've done that as well. Maximizing the window will read you the list item in focus, but if it isn't ready to settle down and behave yet, you have to keep maximizing the window as you arrow down so it'll read you the list item. It does move as you arrow down, though; it will move to the next item; it just won't read you what it is until you maximize the screen. It's really bad with Dropbox. It's worse with Dropbox than it is with File Explorer. When I copy and paste something or move something out of a Dropbox folder, I'd better get up and take a short, two or three-minute break because it's going to take that long to behave again, and then, once I cloes the Dropbox window, all is well. I do find, though, that the more windows I have open, the worse it is, so now I just try to work with two or three open at a time, and if I can, I close one if I want to open another one. that's probably just good, practical use of the computer anyway; you don't want to have too many windows open or it'll start acting funky anyway. If it gets worse, I'll just reinstall NVDA

Annette

 

On 5/21/2018 1:15 PM, Gene wrote:

I agree.  While certain settings may affect this problem, I doubt that most of them do, and not all are appropriate for all computers, such as the resolution.  But the reason I'm doubtful that any settings changes will help is because this is a new problem after the latest Windows update.  It sounds to me like a UIA automation problem, which isn't user correctable. 

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

From: Jackie

Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 1:10 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

W/all due respect, I will disagree w/some of these last comments. I've
disabled graphics hotkeys, as inadvertently pressing these can cause
display rotation. I'm not sure if that will cause problems w/NVDA if
the display is unintentionally rotated, but I can tell you for certain
sighted folks hate standing on their head to look at the screen. The
resolution should be that supported by the monitor. Mine, for example,
is 1920x1080.

Steve, just out of curiosity, have you tried uninstalling & then
reinstalling NVDA w/the latest update? I'm just wondering if something
may have gotten corrupted here.

On 5/21/18, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>
>
> I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer.  I
> have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since
> Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers.  In
> particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or
> something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.
> First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.
>
>
> Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is
> unchecked.  If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in
> sluggishness and odd behavior.
>
>
> Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus. Under the
> panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution
> sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0
> degrees is checked.
>
> Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.
>
>
> Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above
> and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.
>
>
>
> On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>> Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get
>> NVDA to read the list now.
>>
>> NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s
>> got worse with this build.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>> *Annette Moore
>> *Sent:* 20 May 2018 20:15
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>> I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky.
>> either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can
>> sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides
>> to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA
>> thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I
>> have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and
>> then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor
>> doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA
>> isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say,
>> two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working
>> fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to
>> misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen
>> readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and
>> go with it.
>>
>> Annette
>>
>> On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>>     So I wonder what is the determining factor then?
>>
>>     All the best
>>
>>
>>     Steve
>>
>>     *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     <nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>>     *Greg Wocher
>>     *Sent:* 20 May 2018 17:14
>>     *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>>     Hello,
>>
>>     I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do
>>     not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using
>>     the 1803 Windows update.
>>
>>     Greg Wocher
>>
>>         On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...
>>         <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>         I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app
>>         then?  That’s the bug I was reporting.
>>
>>         All the best
>>
>>
>>         Steve
>>
>>         *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io><nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>*On Behalf Of*Sarah k Alawami
>>         *Sent:*18 May 2018 21:28
>>         *To:*nvda list list <nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>         *Subject:*Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10
>> 1803
>>
>>         I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the
>>         explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any
>>         issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably
>>         a broken app.
>>
>>
>>
>>             On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt
>>             <steve@... <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>             Hi,
>>
>>             I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not
>>             reading for me.
>>
>>             It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem
>>             to be reading.  For example, File Explorer in Windows 10
>>             is completely silent for me now.
>>
>>             JAWS is reading lists quite happily.
>>
>>             Any thoughts?
>>
>>             Thanks.
>>
>>             All the best
>>
>>             Steve
>>
>>             --
>>
>>             Computer Room Services
>>
>>             77 Exeter Close
>>
>>             Stevenage
>>
>>             Hertfordshire
>>
>>             SG1 4PW
>>
>>             Tel: +44(0)1438-742286
>>
>>             Mob: +44(0)7956-334938
>>
>>             Fax: +44(0)1438-759589
>>
>>             Email:steve@... <mailto:steve@...>
>>
>>             Web:http://www.comproom.co.uk <http://www.comproom.co.uk/>
>>
>>
>
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Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Adriani Botez
 

Hi all,

I can confirm this issue with NVDA 2017.3 and Windows 8.1. However, it seems to occur randomly. I didn‘t find a way to reproduce it reliably yet.

Could you please post the content of the log file in an w-mail?
Ideally you set Nvda on debug before thevissue occurs.

Best
Adriani
 

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 21.05.2018 um 22:04 schrieb Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>:

Hi all,

For those experiencing this problem, can you try the following for me please:

  1. Press Control+NVDA+Z to open Python Console
  2. Type the following as exactly as shown:

 

import UIAHandler

UIAHandler.temrinate()

 

Then press Escape, and try navigating around File Explorer. Note that this will turn off UIA support completely, so it’ll mean Start menu and other UIA controls won’t work.

If you find that this helps NVDA respond better, then we can rule out screen resolution and other things that has nothing to do with UI Automation and other causes. If this procedure does not help, then we need to look into possibly universal apps taking up resources, unresponsive drivers, UIA getting stuck somewhere and what not.

After you experiment with this, either restart NvDA or restore UIA support via Python Console. To do this via python Console:

  1. Press Control+NvDA+Z to open Python Console.
  2. Type the following as exactly as shown:

 

import UIAHandler

UIAHandler.initialize()

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annette Moore
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:54 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

Unlike Steve, I can get my lists to read after sitting here for a minute or two or just having one window in focus and not alt tabbing to another one for a few minutes. It's almost like something has to catch up with what I'm doing, but it will--eventually--do what it's supposed to. I never came to the list with this, though, because I just figured it was something with NVDA that would likely be corrected in another update because it just recently started doing this and it's not so disruptive that it's rendering my use of the computer or File Explorer completely impossible. Restarting NVDA also corrects it, and usually for the rest of the day, it's fine. It sounds like Steve's having a much worse time with it than I am. Also, closing and reopening the window you're trying to read lists from helps. I've done that as well. Maximizing the window will read you the list item in focus, but if it isn't ready to settle down and behave yet, you have to keep maximizing the window as you arrow down so it'll read you the list item. It does move as you arrow down, though; it will move to the next item; it just won't read you what it is until you maximize the screen. It's really bad with Dropbox. It's worse with Dropbox than it is with File Explorer. When I copy and paste something or move something out of a Dropbox folder, I'd better get up and take a short, two or three-minute break because it's going to take that long to behave again, and then, once I cloes the Dropbox window, all is well. I do find, though, that the more windows I have open, the worse it is, so now I just try to work with two or three open at a time, and if I can, I close one if I want to open another one. that's probably just good, practical use of the computer anyway; you don't want to have too many windows open or it'll start acting funky anyway. If it gets worse, I'll just reinstall NVDA

Annette

 

On 5/21/2018 1:15 PM, Gene wrote:

I agree.  While certain settings may affect this problem, I doubt that most of them do, and not all are appropriate for all computers, such as the resolution.  But the reason I'm doubtful that any settings changes will help is because this is a new problem after the latest Windows update.  It sounds to me like a UIA automation problem, which isn't user correctable. 

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

From: Jackie

Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 1:10 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

W/all due respect, I will disagree w/some of these last comments. I've
disabled graphics hotkeys, as inadvertently pressing these can cause
display rotation. I'm not sure if that will cause problems w/NVDA if
the display is unintentionally rotated, but I can tell you for certain
sighted folks hate standing on their head to look at the screen. The
resolution should be that supported by the monitor. Mine, for example,
is 1920x1080.

Steve, just out of curiosity, have you tried uninstalling & then
reinstalling NVDA w/the latest update? I'm just wondering if something
may have gotten corrupted here.

On 5/21/18, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>
>
> I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer.  I
> have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since
> Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers.  In
> particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or
> something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.
> First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.
>
>
> Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is
> unchecked.  If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in
> sluggishness and odd behavior.
>
>
> Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus. Under the
> panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution
> sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0
> degrees is checked.
>
> Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.
>
>
> Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above
> and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.
>
>
>
> On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>> Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get
>> NVDA to read the list now.
>>
>> NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s
>> got worse with this build.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>> *Annette Moore
>> *Sent:* 20 May 2018 20:15
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>> I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky.
>> either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can
>> sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides
>> to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA
>> thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I
>> have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and
>> then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor
>> doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA
>> isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say,
>> two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working
>> fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to
>> misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen
>> readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and
>> go with it.
>>
>> Annette
>>
>> On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>>     So I wonder what is the determining factor then?
>>
>>     All the best
>>
>>
>>     Steve
>>
>>     *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     <nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>>     *Greg Wocher
>>     *Sent:* 20 May 2018 17:14
>>     *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>>     Hello,
>>
>>     I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do
>>     not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using
>>     the 1803 Windows update.
>>
>>     Greg Wocher
>>
>>         On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...
>>         <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>         I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app
>>         then?  That’s the bug I was reporting.
>>
>>         All the best
>>
>>
>>         Steve
>>
>>         *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io><nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>*On Behalf Of*Sarah k Alawami
>>         *Sent:*18 May 2018 21:28
>>         *To:*nvda list list <nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>         *Subject:*Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10
>> 1803
>>
>>         I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the
>>         explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any
>>         issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably
>>         a broken app.
>>
>>
>>
>>             On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt
>>             <steve@... <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>             Hi,
>>
>>             I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not
>>             reading for me.
>>
>>             It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem
>>             to be reading.  For example, File Explorer in Windows 10
>>             is completely silent for me now.
>>
>>             JAWS is reading lists quite happily.
>>
>>             Any thoughts?
>>
>>             Thanks.
>>
>>             All the best
>>
>>             Steve
>>
>>             --
>>
>>             Computer Room Services
>>
>>             77 Exeter Close
>>
>>             Stevenage
>>
>>             Hertfordshire
>>
>>             SG1 4PW
>>
>>             Tel: +44(0)1438-742286
>>
>>             Mob: +44(0)7956-334938
>>
>>             Fax: +44(0)1438-759589
>>
>>             Email:steve@... <mailto:steve@...>
>>
>>             Web:http://www.comproom.co.uk <http://www.comproom.co.uk/>
>>
>>
>
> --
> They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
> They ask: "How Happy are You?"
> I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"
>
>


--
Remember! Friends Help Friends Be Cybersafe
Jackie McBride
Helping Cybercrime Victims 1 Person at a Time
https://brighter-vision.com


 


Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

Hi all,

For those experiencing this problem, can you try the following for me please:

  1. Press Control+NVDA+Z to open Python Console
  2. Type the following as exactly as shown:

 

import UIAHandler

UIAHandler.temrinate()

 

Then press Escape, and try navigating around File Explorer. Note that this will turn off UIA support completely, so it’ll mean Start menu and other UIA controls won’t work.

If you find that this helps NVDA respond better, then we can rule out screen resolution and other things that has nothing to do with UI Automation and other causes. If this procedure does not help, then we need to look into possibly universal apps taking up resources, unresponsive drivers, UIA getting stuck somewhere and what not.

After you experiment with this, either restart NvDA or restore UIA support via Python Console. To do this via python Console:

  1. Press Control+NvDA+Z to open Python Console.
  2. Type the following as exactly as shown:

 

import UIAHandler

UIAHandler.initialize()

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annette Moore
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:54 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

Unlike Steve, I can get my lists to read after sitting here for a minute or two or just having one window in focus and not alt tabbing to another one for a few minutes. It's almost like something has to catch up with what I'm doing, but it will--eventually--do what it's supposed to. I never came to the list with this, though, because I just figured it was something with NVDA that would likely be corrected in another update because it just recently started doing this and it's not so disruptive that it's rendering my use of the computer or File Explorer completely impossible. Restarting NVDA also corrects it, and usually for the rest of the day, it's fine. It sounds like Steve's having a much worse time with it than I am. Also, closing and reopening the window you're trying to read lists from helps. I've done that as well. Maximizing the window will read you the list item in focus, but if it isn't ready to settle down and behave yet, you have to keep maximizing the window as you arrow down so it'll read you the list item. It does move as you arrow down, though; it will move to the next item; it just won't read you what it is until you maximize the screen. It's really bad with Dropbox. It's worse with Dropbox than it is with File Explorer. When I copy and paste something or move something out of a Dropbox folder, I'd better get up and take a short, two or three-minute break because it's going to take that long to behave again, and then, once I cloes the Dropbox window, all is well. I do find, though, that the more windows I have open, the worse it is, so now I just try to work with two or three open at a time, and if I can, I close one if I want to open another one. that's probably just good, practical use of the computer anyway; you don't want to have too many windows open or it'll start acting funky anyway. If it gets worse, I'll just reinstall NVDA

Annette

 

On 5/21/2018 1:15 PM, Gene wrote:

I agree.  While certain settings may affect this problem, I doubt that most of them do, and not all are appropriate for all computers, such as the resolution.  But the reason I'm doubtful that any settings changes will help is because this is a new problem after the latest Windows update.  It sounds to me like a UIA automation problem, which isn't user correctable. 

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

From: Jackie

Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 1:10 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

W/all due respect, I will disagree w/some of these last comments. I've
disabled graphics hotkeys, as inadvertently pressing these can cause
display rotation. I'm not sure if that will cause problems w/NVDA if
the display is unintentionally rotated, but I can tell you for certain
sighted folks hate standing on their head to look at the screen. The
resolution should be that supported by the monitor. Mine, for example,
is 1920x1080.

Steve, just out of curiosity, have you tried uninstalling & then
reinstalling NVDA w/the latest update? I'm just wondering if something
may have gotten corrupted here.

On 5/21/18, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>
>
> I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer.  I
> have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since
> Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers.  In
> particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or
> something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.
> First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.
>
>
> Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is
> unchecked.  If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in
> sluggishness and odd behavior.
>
>
> Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus. Under the
> panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution
> sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0
> degrees is checked.
>
> Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.
>
>
> Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above
> and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.
>
>
>
> On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>> Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get
>> NVDA to read the list now.
>>
>> NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s
>> got worse with this build.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>> *Annette Moore
>> *Sent:* 20 May 2018 20:15
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>> I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky.
>> either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can
>> sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides
>> to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA
>> thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I
>> have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and
>> then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor
>> doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA
>> isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say,
>> two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working
>> fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to
>> misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen
>> readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and
>> go with it.
>>
>> Annette
>>
>> On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>>     So I wonder what is the determining factor then?
>>
>>     All the best
>>
>>
>>     Steve
>>
>>     *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     <nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>>     *Greg Wocher
>>     *Sent:* 20 May 2018 17:14
>>     *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>>     Hello,
>>
>>     I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do
>>     not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using
>>     the 1803 Windows update.
>>
>>     Greg Wocher
>>
>>         On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...
>>         <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>         I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app
>>         then?  That’s the bug I was reporting.
>>
>>         All the best
>>
>>
>>         Steve
>>
>>         *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io><nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>*On Behalf Of*Sarah k Alawami
>>         *Sent:*18 May 2018 21:28
>>         *To:*nvda list list <nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>         *Subject:*Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10
>> 1803
>>
>>         I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the
>>         explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any
>>         issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably
>>         a broken app.
>>
>>
>>
>>             On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt
>>             <steve@... <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>             Hi,
>>
>>             I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not
>>             reading for me.
>>
>>             It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem
>>             to be reading.  For example, File Explorer in Windows 10
>>             is completely silent for me now.
>>
>>             JAWS is reading lists quite happily.
>>
>>             Any thoughts?
>>
>>             Thanks.
>>
>>             All the best
>>
>>             Steve
>>
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>>
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>>
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Re: Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

Jaffar Sidek
 

I believe you are right because I too have come across this problem when I am reading tables that aren't well laid out.  But usually I don't encounter any awkwardness.  Cheers!

On 5/22/2018 3:53 AM, Jackie wrote:
I think it has to do w/incorrect table layout.

On 5/21/18, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...> wrote:
Just tried with waterfox and Firefox.  No problems to report. Cheers!


On 5/22/2018 3:41 AM, Travis Siegel wrote:
I only use chrome, so no idea if it happens on firefox or not.


On 5/21/2018 3:31 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,

And is this across all browsers tested?

Cheers,

Joseph

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Travis Siegel
*Sent:* Monday, May 21, 2018 12:28 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

It's not just on wikipedia, it happens on other web pages too.  I
thought it was just an artifact of the way the page was laid out, I
didn't think it was an NVDA problem, but it certainly could be.  No
idea what would caus it though.

On 5/21/2018 2:49 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:

Hello list,

Please bare with me. I am going to explain my problem as best as
I can.

I’m running the latest version of NVDA as well as Windows 10.

When I’m reading about a country on Wikipedia, NVDA read the
information and, when reading the next part of information, NVDA
adds the previous information as well. And before reading the
next information, it repeats the previous information.  I’m going
to give an example.

Currently I have “Germany” open in Wikkippedia.  NVDA reads
“Federal republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.”

Then I arrow down to the next piece of informationwhich is the
information about the capital and largest city.  I hear the
following information: “Capital and largest city. Federal
Republic of Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin.” So,
I get to the next piece of information, but I hear the previous
piece of information again.

Well, I really hope I explained my problem sufficient enough to
get some help.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

Morné

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Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Annette Moore
 

Unlike Steve, I can get my lists to read after sitting here for a minute or two or just having one window in focus and not alt tabbing to another one for a few minutes. It's almost like something has to catch up with what I'm doing, but it will--eventually--do what it's supposed to. I never came to the list with this, though, because I just figured it was something with NVDA that would likely be corrected in another update because it just recently started doing this and it's not so disruptive that it's rendering my use of the computer or File Explorer completely impossible. Restarting NVDA also corrects it, and usually for the rest of the day, it's fine. It sounds like Steve's having a much worse time with it than I am. Also, closing and reopening the window you're trying to read lists from helps. I've done that as well. Maximizing the window will read you the list item in focus, but if it isn't ready to settle down and behave yet, you have to keep maximizing the window as you arrow down so it'll read you the list item. It does move as you arrow down, though; it will move to the next item; it just won't read you what it is until you maximize the screen. It's really bad with Dropbox. It's worse with Dropbox than it is with File Explorer. When I copy and paste something or move something out of a Dropbox folder, I'd better get up and take a short, two or three-minute break because it's going to take that long to behave again, and then, once I cloes the Dropbox window, all is well. I do find, though, that the more windows I have open, the worse it is, so now I just try to work with two or three open at a time, and if I can, I close one if I want to open another one. that's probably just good, practical use of the computer anyway; you don't want to have too many windows open or it'll start acting funky anyway. If it gets worse, I'll just reinstall NVDA

Annette


On 5/21/2018 1:15 PM, Gene wrote:
I agree.  While certain settings may affect this problem, I doubt that most of them do, and not all are appropriate for all computers, such as the resolution.  But the reason I'm doubtful that any settings changes will help is because this is a new problem after the latest Windows update.  It sounds to me like a UIA automation problem, which isn't user correctable. 
 
Gene
----- Original message -----
From: Jackie
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

W/all due respect, I will disagree w/some of these last comments. I've
disabled graphics hotkeys, as inadvertently pressing these can cause
display rotation. I'm not sure if that will cause problems w/NVDA if
the display is unintentionally rotated, but I can tell you for certain
sighted folks hate standing on their head to look at the screen. The
resolution should be that supported by the monitor. Mine, for example,
is 1920x1080.

Steve, just out of curiosity, have you tried uninstalling & then
reinstalling NVDA w/the latest update? I'm just wondering if something
may have gotten corrupted here.

On 5/21/18, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>
>
> I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer.  I
> have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since
> Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers.  In
> particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or
> something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.
> First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.
>
>
> Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is
> unchecked.  If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in
> sluggishness and odd behavior.
>
>
> Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus. Under the
> panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution
> sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0
> degrees is checked.
>
> Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.
>
>
> Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above
> and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.
>
>
>
> On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>> Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get
>> NVDA to read the list now.
>>
>> NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s
>> got worse with this build.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>> *Annette Moore
>> *Sent:* 20 May 2018 20:15
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>> I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky.
>> either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can
>> sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides
>> to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA
>> thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I
>> have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and
>> then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor
>> doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA
>> isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say,
>> two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working
>> fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to
>> misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen
>> readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and
>> go with it.
>>
>> Annette
>>
>> On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>>     So I wonder what is the determining factor then?
>>
>>     All the best
>>
>>
>>     Steve
>>
>>     *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     <nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>>     *Greg Wocher
>>     *Sent:* 20 May 2018 17:14
>>     *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>>     Hello,
>>
>>     I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do
>>     not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using
>>     the 1803 Windows update.
>>
>>     Greg Wocher
>>
>>         On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...
>>         <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>         I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app
>>         then?  That’s the bug I was reporting.
>>
>>         All the best
>>
>>
>>         Steve
>>
>>         *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io><nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>*On Behalf Of*Sarah k Alawami
>>         *Sent:*18 May 2018 21:28
>>         *To:*nvda list list <nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>         *Subject:*Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10
>> 1803
>>
>>         I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the
>>         explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any
>>         issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably
>>         a broken app.
>>
>>
>>
>>             On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt
>>             <steve@... <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>             Hi,
>>
>>             I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not
>>             reading for me.
>>
>>             It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem
>>             to be reading.  For example, File Explorer in Windows 10
>>             is completely silent for me now.
>>
>>             JAWS is reading lists quite happily.
>>
>>             Any thoughts?
>>
>>             Thanks.
>>
>>             All the best
>>
>>             Steve
>>
>>             --
>>
>>             Computer Room Services
>>
>>             77 Exeter Close
>>
>>             Stevenage
>>
>>             Hertfordshire
>>
>>             SG1 4PW
>>
>>             Tel: +44(0)1438-742286
>>
>>             Mob: +44(0)7956-334938
>>
>>             Fax: +44(0)1438-759589
>>
>>             Email:steve@... <mailto:steve@...>
>>
>>             Web:http://www.comproom.co.uk <http://www.comproom.co.uk/>
>>
>>
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Re: Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

Jackie
 

I think it has to do w/incorrect table layout.

On 5/21/18, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...> wrote:
Just tried with waterfox and Firefox.  No problems to report. Cheers!


On 5/22/2018 3:41 AM, Travis Siegel wrote:

I only use chrome, so no idea if it happens on firefox or not.


On 5/21/2018 3:31 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

And is this across all browsers tested?

Cheers,

Joseph

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Travis Siegel
*Sent:* Monday, May 21, 2018 12:28 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

It's not just on wikipedia, it happens on other web pages too.  I
thought it was just an artifact of the way the page was laid out, I
didn't think it was an NVDA problem, but it certainly could be.  No
idea what would caus it though.

On 5/21/2018 2:49 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:

Hello list,

Please bare with me. I am going to explain my problem as best as
I can.

I’m running the latest version of NVDA as well as Windows 10.

When I’m reading about a country on Wikipedia, NVDA read the
information and, when reading the next part of information, NVDA
adds the previous information as well. And before reading the
next information, it repeats the previous information.  I’m going
to give an example.

Currently I have “Germany” open in Wikkippedia.  NVDA reads
“Federal republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.”

Then I arrow down to the next piece of informationwhich is the
information about the capital and largest city.  I hear the
following information: “Capital and largest city. Federal
Republic of Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin.” So,
I get to the next piece of information, but I hear the previous
piece of information again.

Well, I really hope I explained my problem sufficient enough to
get some help.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

Morné

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Re: Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

Jaffar Sidek
 

Just tried with waterfox and Firefox.  No problems to report.  Cheers!


On 5/22/2018 3:41 AM, Travis Siegel wrote:

I only use chrome, so no idea if it happens on firefox or not.


On 5/21/2018 3:31 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

And is this across all browsers tested?

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

 

It's not just on wikipedia, it happens on other web pages too.  I thought it was just an artifact of the way the page was laid out, I didn't think it was an NVDA problem, but it certainly could be.  No idea what would caus it though.

 

On 5/21/2018 2:49 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:

Hello list,

 

Please bare with me. I am going to explain my problem as best as I can.

 

I’m running the latest version of NVDA as well as Windows 10.

 

When I’m reading about a country on Wikipedia, NVDA read the information and, when reading the next part of information, NVDA adds the previous information as well. And before reading the next information, it repeats the previous information.  I’m going to give an example.

 

Currently I have “Germany” open in Wikkippedia.  NVDA reads “Federal republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.” 

 

Then I arrow down to the next piece of informationwhich is the information about the capital and largest city.  I hear the following information:  “Capital and largest city. Federal Republic of Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin.” So, I get to the next piece of information, but I hear the previous piece of information again.

 

Well, I really hope I explained my problem sufficient enough to get some help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards

Morné

 

 

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Re: Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

I only use chrome, so no idea if it happens on firefox or not.


On 5/21/2018 3:31 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

And is this across all browsers tested?

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

 

It's not just on wikipedia, it happens on other web pages too.  I thought it was just an artifact of the way the page was laid out, I didn't think it was an NVDA problem, but it certainly could be.  No idea what would caus it though.

 

On 5/21/2018 2:49 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:

Hello list,

 

Please bare with me. I am going to explain my problem as best as I can.

 

I’m running the latest version of NVDA as well as Windows 10.

 

When I’m reading about a country on Wikipedia, NVDA read the information and, when reading the next part of information, NVDA adds the previous information as well. And before reading the next information, it repeats the previous information.  I’m going to give an example.

 

Currently I have “Germany” open in Wikkippedia.  NVDA reads “Federal republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.” 

 

Then I arrow down to the next piece of informationwhich is the information about the capital and largest city.  I hear the following information:  “Capital and largest city. Federal Republic of Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin.” So, I get to the next piece of information, but I hear the previous piece of information again.

 

Well, I really hope I explained my problem sufficient enough to get some help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards

Morné

 

 

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Re: Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

 

Hi,

And is this across all browsers tested?

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

 

It's not just on wikipedia, it happens on other web pages too.  I thought it was just an artifact of the way the page was laid out, I didn't think it was an NVDA problem, but it certainly could be.  No idea what would caus it though.

 

On 5/21/2018 2:49 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:

Hello list,

 

Please bare with me. I am going to explain my problem as best as I can.

 

I’m running the latest version of NVDA as well as Windows 10.

 

When I’m reading about a country on Wikipedia, NVDA read the information and, when reading the next part of information, NVDA adds the previous information as well. And before reading the next information, it repeats the previous information.  I’m going to give an example.

 

Currently I have “Germany” open in Wikkippedia.  NVDA reads “Federal republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.” 

 

Then I arrow down to the next piece of informationwhich is the information about the capital and largest city.  I hear the following information:  “Capital and largest city. Federal Republic of Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin.” So, I get to the next piece of information, but I hear the previous piece of information again.

 

Well, I really hope I explained my problem sufficient enough to get some help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards

Morné

 

 

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Re: Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

It's not just on wikipedia, it happens on other web pages too.  I thought it was just an artifact of the way the page was laid out, I didn't think it was an NVDA problem, but it certainly could be.  No idea what would caus it though.


On 5/21/2018 2:49 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:

Hello list,

 

Please bare with me. I am going to explain my problem as best as I can.

 

I’m running the latest version of NVDA as well as Windows 10.

 

When I’m reading about a country on Wikipedia, NVDA read the information and, when reading the next part of information, NVDA adds the previous information as well. And before reading the next information, it repeats the previous information.  I’m going to give an example.

 

Currently I have “Germany” open in Wikkippedia.  NVDA reads “Federal republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.” 

 

Then I arrow down to the next piece of informationwhich is the information about the capital and largest city.  I hear the following information:  “Capital and largest city. Federal Republic of Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin.” So, I get to the next piece of information, but I hear the previous piece of information again.

 

Well, I really hope I explained my problem sufficient enough to get some help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards

Morné



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Strange behaviour of NVDA on Wikipedia

Morne van der Merwe
 

Hello list,

 

Please bare with me. I am going to explain my problem as best as I can.

 

I’m running the latest version of NVDA as well as Windows 10.

 

When I’m reading about a country on Wikipedia, NVDA read the information and, when reading the next part of information, NVDA adds the previous information as well. And before reading the next information, it repeats the previous information.  I’m going to give an example.

 

Currently I have “Germany” open in Wikkippedia.  NVDA reads “Federal republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.” 

 

Then I arrow down to the next piece of informationwhich is the information about the capital and largest city.  I hear the following information:  “Capital and largest city. Federal Republic of Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin.” So, I get to the next piece of information, but I hear the previous piece of information again.

 

Well, I really hope I explained my problem sufficient enough to get some help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards

Morné


Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Jackie
 

Gene, the problem is that many of us are running the latest update &
are experiencing no such difficulties.

On 5/21/18, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I agree. While certain settings may affect this problem, I doubt that most
of them do, and not all are appropriate for all computers, such as the
resolution. But the reason I'm doubtful that any settings changes will help
is because this is a new problem after the latest Windows update. It sounds
to me like a UIA automation problem, which isn't user correctable.

Gene
----- Original message -----

From: Jackie
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 1:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803


W/all due respect, I will disagree w/some of these last comments. I've
disabled graphics hotkeys, as inadvertently pressing these can cause
display rotation. I'm not sure if that will cause problems w/NVDA if
the display is unintentionally rotated, but I can tell you for certain
sighted folks hate standing on their head to look at the screen. The
resolution should be that supported by the monitor. Mine, for example,
is 1920x1080.

Steve, just out of curiosity, have you tried uninstalling & then
reinstalling NVDA w/the latest update? I'm just wondering if something
may have gotten corrupted here.

On 5/21/18, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
Hi Steve,


I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer. I
have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since
Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers. In
particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or
something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.
First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.


Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is
unchecked. If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in
sluggishness and odd behavior.


Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus. Under the
panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution
sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0
degrees is checked.

Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.


Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above
and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.



On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get
NVDA to read the list now.

NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s
got worse with this build.

All the best

Steve

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Annette Moore
*Sent:* 20 May 2018 20:15
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky.
either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can
sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides
to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA
thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I
have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and
then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor
doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA
isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say,
two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working
fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to
misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen
readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and
go with it.

Annette

On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

So I wonder what is the determining factor then?

All the best


Steve

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
<nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Greg Wocher
*Sent:* 20 May 2018 17:14
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Hello,

I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do
not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using
the 1803 Windows update.

Greg Wocher

On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...
<mailto:steve@...>> wrote:

I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app
then? That’s the bug I was reporting.

All the best


Steve

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io
<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io><nvda@nvda.groups.io
<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>*On Behalf Of*Sarah k Alawami
*Sent:*18 May 2018 21:28
*To:*nvda list list <nvda@nvda.groups.io
<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
*Subject:*Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10
1803

I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the
explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any
issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably
a broken app.



On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt
<steve@... <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:

Hi,

I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not
reading for me.

It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem
to be reading. For example, File Explorer in Windows 10
is completely silent for me now.

JAWS is reading lists quite happily.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

All the best

Steve

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Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Gene
 

I agree.  While certain settings may affect this problem, I doubt that most of them do, and not all are appropriate for all computers, such as the resolution.  But the reason I'm doubtful that any settings changes will help is because this is a new problem after the latest Windows update.  It sounds to me like a UIA automation problem, which isn't user correctable. 
 
Gene

----- Original message -----
From: Jackie
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

W/all due respect, I will disagree w/some of these last comments. I've
disabled graphics hotkeys, as inadvertently pressing these can cause
display rotation. I'm not sure if that will cause problems w/NVDA if
the display is unintentionally rotated, but I can tell you for certain
sighted folks hate standing on their head to look at the screen. The
resolution should be that supported by the monitor. Mine, for example,
is 1920x1080.

Steve, just out of curiosity, have you tried uninstalling & then
reinstalling NVDA w/the latest update? I'm just wondering if something
may have gotten corrupted here.

On 5/21/18, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>
>
> I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer.  I
> have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since
> Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers.  In
> particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or
> something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.
> First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.
>
>
> Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is
> unchecked.  If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in
> sluggishness and odd behavior.
>
>
> Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus. Under the
> panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution
> sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0
> degrees is checked.
>
> Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.
>
>
> Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above
> and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.
>
>
>
> On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>> Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get
>> NVDA to read the list now.
>>
>> NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s
>> got worse with this build.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>> *Annette Moore
>> *Sent:* 20 May 2018 20:15
>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>> I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky.
>> either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can
>> sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides
>> to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA
>> thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I
>> have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and
>> then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor
>> doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA
>> isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say,
>> two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working
>> fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to
>> misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen
>> readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and
>> go with it.
>>
>> Annette
>>
>> On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:
>>
>>     So I wonder what is the determining factor then?
>>
>>     All the best
>>
>>
>>     Steve
>>
>>     *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     <nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
>>     *Greg Wocher
>>     *Sent:* 20 May 2018 17:14
>>     *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>     *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803
>>
>>     Hello,
>>
>>     I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do
>>     not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using
>>     the 1803 Windows update.
>>
>>     Greg Wocher
>>
>>         On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...
>>         <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>         I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app
>>         then?  That’s the bug I was reporting.
>>
>>         All the best
>>
>>
>>         Steve
>>
>>         *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io><nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>*On Behalf Of*Sarah k Alawami
>>         *Sent:*18 May 2018 21:28
>>         *To:*nvda list list <nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>         <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>         *Subject:*Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10
>> 1803
>>
>>         I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the
>>         explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any
>>         issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably
>>         a broken app.
>>
>>
>>
>>             On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt
>>             <steve@... <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:
>>
>>             Hi,
>>
>>             I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not
>>             reading for me.
>>
>>             It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem
>>             to be reading.  For example, File Explorer in Windows 10
>>             is completely silent for me now.
>>
>>             JAWS is reading lists quite happily.
>>
>>             Any thoughts?
>>
>>             Thanks.
>>
>>             All the best
>>
>>             Steve
>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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Re: Stopping windows 10 from consuming so much data, was RE: [nvda] new technology challenge

Arlene
 

Hey, so, If I get a win ten machine. Do I have to tell it not to share data with other pcs?

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 1:39 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists@...> wrote:
Is there a strand of Windows 10 that will work like old windows, IE not forced to get the 6 month updates but still get security patches, so one can use it without worrying about it having to effectively re install and change lots of stuff when it does?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "JM Casey" <crystallogic@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:06 PM
Subject: Stopping windows 10 from consuming so much data, was RE: [nvda] new technology challenge



Hello Marisane.
Read this page. It might help you. https://www.techyuga.com/stop-windows-10-from-using-so-much-data/

I experienced something similar when I first got this machine and was having trouble with my ISP. I set Windows to use my mobile phone's data connection, and it promptly maxed me out for the month. I set the connection to metered .. a little too late, but at least I know to do it if I ever need to tether to the phone again. Now, the page above is somewhat out of date; I believe mS has made some changes in the last year, due in parts to complaints like yours. If you get stuck, do a google search for something like "setting metered connection in Windows 10" and you should eventually be set straight.


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marisane Moruthanyana
Sent: May 20, 2018 11:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] new technology challenge

Evening nvda list subscribers

I am Marisane from SA.

I've just bought a win10 machine.

I've had it for a month now.

It's been giving me problems I've not experienced in my life of using windows operating system machines.

This win10 machine consumes more data than I can understand.

I am contracted to one of SA's network operators (Vodacom).

I receive 4 gb (2 gb per day and 2 gb per night).

The minute I connect my mobile wifi modem, much data is consumed.

What is win10 doing different from what was done by win7?

What extra apps are installed/updated?
Can I delay the update or will this disadvantage my machine? In other words, will my delaying the update lead my machine to being attacked by viruses?

How many times should this data-consuming update happen in a month?

What setting do I have to turn off to save data?

Your assistance in this regard is appreciated in advance.
Marisane

On 5/20/18, Jackie <abletec@...> wrote:
Pleasure, Mack. Glad it helped.

On 5/20/18, mcLeod stinnett <macks75205@...> wrote:


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Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Jackie
 

W/all due respect, I will disagree w/some of these last comments. I've
disabled graphics hotkeys, as inadvertently pressing these can cause
display rotation. I'm not sure if that will cause problems w/NVDA if
the display is unintentionally rotated, but I can tell you for certain
sighted folks hate standing on their head to look at the screen. The
resolution should be that supported by the monitor. Mine, for example,
is 1920x1080.

Steve, just out of curiosity, have you tried uninstalling & then
reinstalling NVDA w/the latest update? I'm just wondering if something
may have gotten corrupted here.

On 5/21/18, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
Hi Steve,


I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer.  I
have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since
Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers.  In
particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or
something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.
First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.


Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is
unchecked.  If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in
sluggishness and odd behavior.


Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus. Under the
panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution
sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0
degrees is checked.

Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.


Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above
and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.



On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get
NVDA to read the list now.

NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s
got worse with this build.

All the best

Steve

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Annette Moore
*Sent:* 20 May 2018 20:15
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky.
either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can
sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides
to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA
thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I
have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and
then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor
doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA
isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say,
two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working
fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to
misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen
readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and
go with it.

Annette

On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

So I wonder what is the determining factor then?

All the best


Steve

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
<nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Greg Wocher
*Sent:* 20 May 2018 17:14
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Hello,

I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do
not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using
the 1803 Windows update.

Greg Wocher

On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...
<mailto:steve@...>> wrote:

I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app
then?  That’s the bug I was reporting.

All the best


Steve

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io
<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io><nvda@nvda.groups.io
<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>*On Behalf Of*Sarah k Alawami
*Sent:*18 May 2018 21:28
*To:*nvda list list <nvda@nvda.groups.io
<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
*Subject:*Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10
1803

I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the
explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any
issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably
a broken app.



On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt
<steve@... <mailto:steve@...>> wrote:

Hi,

I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not
reading for me.

It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem
to be reading.  For example, File Explorer in Windows 10
is completely silent for me now.

JAWS is reading lists quite happily.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

All the best

Steve

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Re: Twitter clients. Re: Read Feeds add-on

Gene
 

Most people won't pay, regardless and only those who pay may get more confidentiality. 
 
I haven't looked into this, but I think this is being done to discourage people from using third party clients, which, I suspect, don't show advertising.  So I doubt a paid service is coming and I suspect this is just to cause more people to receive ads.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Twitter clients. Re: Read Feeds add-on

Also, we may have more confidentiality with a paid service.  FaceBook may eventually choose this model because when we have a free service, the only method of the company making money is allowing data mining.
Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 11:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Twitter clients. Re: Read Feeds add-on

This link:
https://blog.twitter.com/developer/en_us/topics/tools/2018/discontinuing-support-for-twitter-kit-sdk.html
talks about why they are discontinuing support for one of their SDK
tools.  It will still continue to work, it's just hat twitter themselves
won't be contributing to it anymore.
On the link:
https://developer.twitter.com/en/pricing.html
you can get details on exactly what they're charging for, and how much,
though it's not laid out in a straightforward method, you need to select
the various features, and their level to see what the fees are.
It actually looks like twitter has been targeting fee based services for
quite some time now.  As far back as 2010, twitter was charging for
access to historical data for researchers, commercial developers who
wanted back history, and the like, so this isn't anything new. Last
march, twitter had run a series of surveys, asking if users would be
willing to pay for different components of the twitter landscape.  I
didn't find anything breaking down what those responses were, but it
isn't surprising that the questions were being asked.  After all, every
company has a need to make money, or they won't remain a company for
very long.
But, as far as the impending charging for access goes:
https://www.xda-developers.com/twitter-new-api-third-party-clients/
seems to indicate that the fees for a standard twitter client aren't
trivial, and seems to contradict what I read earlier about clients
simply not being able to get realtime updates.  It appears more digging
is necessary.
Apparently, twitter is trying to herd users into using official twitter
clients only, (or the web site), but as of now, I can't say whether this
is true or not, since there seems to be more knee jerk reactions to the
announcement than actual facts.  I suspect truthful information will
slowly filter it's way into the general populous over the next few
months, then we'll know for sure what the deal is, but for now, just
keep using the client of your choice, and wait until it breaks ... (if
it breaks) ... before spreading possibly untrue information about the
change.








Re: Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Steve,


I am wondering about what settings you have for the File Explorer.  I have noticed that with some settings in Windows/file explorer since Windows 7, that it doesn't interface well with screen readers.  In particular, if you have under the view menu extra large icons or grid or something other than list or details checked, you will have problems.  First check the view menu to see that either list or details is checked.


Also make sure that everything under the group by sub menu is unchecked.  If anything is checked under that menu, it can result in sluggishness and odd behavior.


Also under the graphics options sub menu there are sub menus.  Under the panel options only the display scaling is checked. Under the resolution sub menu 1024 X 768 is checked. Under the rotaton sub menu, rotate to 0 degrees is checked. 

Under the hotkeys and tray icons sub menu, they are both enabled.


Check out these settings and make them conform to the suggestions above and see if that helps with your file explorer issues.



On 5/21/2018 11:10 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

Yep, this pretty much mirrors my experience, although I can never get NVDA to read the list now.

 

NVDA is pretty horrible with File Explorer under Windows 10, and it’s got worse with this build.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annette Moore
Sent: 20 May 2018 20:15
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

I just close file explorer and reopen it when it starts acting funky. either that, or I shut down NVDA and restart it. Alternatively, I can sit here and stare at the computer for a few minutes, until it decides to behave itself, which it does eventually do. It has to be an NVDA thing, though, because it doesn't do this with System Access at all. I have trouble alt tabbing between windows when it wants to act up, and then I have trouble going through list items. It's like the cursor doesn't want to move through them but it actually does; it's just NVDA isn't reading me the items. I also find that if I have more than, say, two or three windows open and I close one of them, it starts working fine again. It's random, though, so I never know when it's going to misbehave. It's not aggravating enough to make me switch screen readers, though. I just figure it'll be fixed in a future update and go with it.

Annette

 

On 5/20/2018 11:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

So I wonder what is the determining factor then?

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Wocher
Sent: 20 May 2018 17:14
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

Hello,

I am running the latest version of NVDA on my HP laptop and I do not have any issues using NVDA with file explorer. I am also using the 1803 Windows update. 

 

Greg Wocher

 

On May 20, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...> wrote:

 

I’m assuming you haven’t tried it in the File Explorer app then?  That’s the bug I was reporting.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 18 May 2018 21:28
To: nvda list list <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and latest Windows 10 1803

 

I can't remember if I replied or not but lists are fine in the explorer.exe app. I'm so far knock on wood not having any issues as far as I can see, except for obs but that's probably a broken app.



On May 16, 2018, at 1:03 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...> wrote:

 

Hi,

 

I recently reported that Outlook message lists were not reading for me.

 

It is in fact worse than that, lists in general don’t seem to be reading.  For example, File Explorer in Windows 10 is completely silent for me now.

 

JAWS is reading lists quite happily.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thanks.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

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Re: Espeak UK English words

Reece H. Dunn
 

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 01:43 am, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Hi I have been told that most of the pronunciations that were wrong like
for and newsletter etc, have been fixed some time ago in the project, but
from what I can tell in the latest nvda master its still not been
transferred over.
You need the latest nvda development/next branch for the eSpeak NG fixes.

What is the issue, is Espeak NG now in some other troubles
Not as far as I am aware.

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 02:15 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:
NVDA updated to eSpeak 1.49.2 in NVDA 2017.4.

eSpeak 1.49.3 is in development but not yet released.  So they may have addressed some of the issues but they haven't released them yet :)
I'm planning on releasing 1.49.3 in line with Unicode 11, so it has the updated Unicode characters and emoji.

Kind regards,
Reece


Re: Twitter clients. Re: Read Feeds add-on

Ervin, Glenn
 

Also, we may have more confidentiality with a paid service. FaceBook may eventually choose this model because when we have a free service, the only method of the company making money is allowing data mining.
Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 11:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Twitter clients. Re: Read Feeds add-on

This link:
https://blog.twitter.com/developer/en_us/topics/tools/2018/discontinuing-support-for-twitter-kit-sdk.html
talks about why they are discontinuing support for one of their SDK
tools.  It will still continue to work, it's just hat twitter themselves
won't be contributing to it anymore.
On the link:
https://developer.twitter.com/en/pricing.html
you can get details on exactly what they're charging for, and how much,
though it's not laid out in a straightforward method, you need to select
the various features, and their level to see what the fees are.
It actually looks like twitter has been targeting fee based services for
quite some time now.  As far back as 2010, twitter was charging for
access to historical data for researchers, commercial developers who
wanted back history, and the like, so this isn't anything new. Last
march, twitter had run a series of surveys, asking if users would be
willing to pay for different components of the twitter landscape.  I
didn't find anything breaking down what those responses were, but it
isn't surprising that the questions were being asked.  After all, every
company has a need to make money, or they won't remain a company for
very long.
But, as far as the impending charging for access goes:
https://www.xda-developers.com/twitter-new-api-third-party-clients/
seems to indicate that the fees for a standard twitter client aren't
trivial, and seems to contradict what I read earlier about clients
simply not being able to get realtime updates.  It appears more digging
is necessary.
Apparently, twitter is trying to herd users into using official twitter
clients only, (or the web site), but as of now, I can't say whether this
is true or not, since there seems to be more knee jerk reactions to the
announcement than actual facts.  I suspect truthful information will
slowly filter it's way into the general populous over the next few
months, then we'll know for sure what the deal is, but for now, just
keep using the client of your choice, and wait until it breaks ... (if
it breaks) ... before spreading possibly untrue information about the
change.