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Re: what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?

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That is not what he asked. I've sent the version to the list. its fine as long as you don't update it of course as then it attempts to install an older copy, and in my case screwed the machine up, which is why I think pointing at the release version for these snaps on xp/vista might be a bad thing. Better perhaps topoint to a page that says something sensible with links. However that would only work on portable copies updating.

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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?


NVDA 2017.3 - the newest stable version released last week still supports
XP. This will now be the last version to support XP, and Vista. We put an
announcement up about this just this afternoon:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-4-drops-support-for-older-operating-systems/

You can download NVDA 2017.3 from
https://www.nvaccess.org/download/?nvdaVersion=2017.3

Kind regards

Quentin.

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Its this one.
nvda_snapshot_next-14363,0092e3d0.exe

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Subject: [nvda] what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows
XP?


Hi there.
What is the last version of next NVDA to support NVDA and can I still
download it?
Thanks.







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Re: what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?

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Do you mean because you are already on a newer version Brian?  You can install 2017.3 still.  It will warn that you are "downgrading", but aside from that shouldn't cause problems.  As you can likely tell, it wasn't something that has been planned for today (or we'd have let you know in advance).

Regards

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Yes but not in time for some of us.
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Subject: Re: [nvda] what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?



NVDA 2017.3 - the newest stable version released last week still supports
XP.  This will now be the last version to support XP, and Vista.  We put an
announcement up about this just this afternoon:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-4-drops-support-for-older-operating-systems/

You can download NVDA 2017.3 from
https://www.nvaccess.org/download/?nvdaVersion=2017.3

Kind regards

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Its this one.
nvda_snapshot_next-14363,0092e3d0.exe

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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:53 AM
Subject: [nvda] what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows
XP?


Hi there.
What is the last version of next NVDA to support NVDA and can I still
download it?
Thanks.











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Re: Nvda OCR should allow user to add new character

Quentin Christensen
 

The OCR we used is built in to Windows 10.  I'm not aware of that functionality in this product, but I expect it is likely not in there, or not in there yet.  As more developers (not only screen readers) take advantage of inbuilt OCR, they will possibly add more features, so it may well be something that is available further down the track.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Antony Stone <antony.stone@...> wrote:
I thought the question was about teaching the OCR engine to recognise new
fonts and/or unusual symbols, by giving an example (or ideally several
examples) of the fonts and what they should be transcribed to.

Without knowing what NVDA's OCR engine is based on, I have no idea how
feasible this might be - I know that some OCR engines can be taught new
character sets etc, whereas others essentially need reprogramming to get them
to do something different.


Antony.

On Thursday 31 August 2017 at 12:15:40, Quentin Christensen wrote:

> I'm not quite clear on what you are asking for?  The way the OCR works is
> that you can scan an image (which has some text somewhere in it) and the
> OCR feature will find the text in the image and present it to you to read.
> It works in various languages but it does not, of itself, translate text.
> You can translate text with several services, including Google Translate:
> http://translate.google.com/
>
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 2:39 AM, Muklesur Rahman <muklesju@...> wrote:
> > Hello community, I am sharing my idea. If it is wrong, let me correct.
> > I think, as Nvda has an ocr, it should allow user to add new character
> > in the input by scanning an image of the character and add an output
> > according to the user's desire. I think, if this process is possible
> > to apply, any one will be able to add any language with ocr.
> > I don't know, if any ocr software provides this opportunity to it's
> > user or not. However, if you know, please advice.
> > Thank you all.

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Re: what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?

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Yes but not in time for some of us.
gulp.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Quentin Christensen" <quentin@nvaccess.org>
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?


NVDA 2017.3 - the newest stable version released last week still supports
XP. This will now be the last version to support XP, and Vista. We put an
announcement up about this just this afternoon:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-4-drops-support-for-older-operating-systems/

You can download NVDA 2017.3 from
https://www.nvaccess.org/download/?nvdaVersion=2017.3

Kind regards

Quentin.

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Its this one.
nvda_snapshot_next-14363,0092e3d0.exe

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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:53 AM
Subject: [nvda] what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows
XP?


Hi there.
What is the last version of next NVDA to support NVDA and can I still
download it?
Thanks.







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Re: what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?

Quentin Christensen
 

NVDA 2017.3 - the newest stable version released last week still supports XP.  This will now be the last version to support XP, and Vista.  We put an announcement up about this just this afternoon: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-4-drops-support-for-older-operating-systems/


Kind regards

Quentin.

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Its this one.
nvda_snapshot_next-14363,0092e3d0.exe

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Subject: [nvda] what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?


Hi there.
What is the last version of next NVDA to support NVDA and can I still download it?
Thanks.











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Re: NVDA SOUNDS

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Sounds, um great.
it can be very easy to import sounds but remember that updates erase then at the moment.
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA SOUNDS


At some point there will be new sounds and people will be able to choose which sounds they want, the new sounds or the sounds being used now.

Gene
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From: mr. Chikodinaka Nickarandidum Oguledo
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA SOUNDS


any news new sounds coming 2NVDA

On 8/30/17, Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@gmail.com> wrote:
Don't get them from that site.



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Chikodinaka Nickarandidum Oguledo
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:32 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA SOUNDS

how much are the voices are there free or blindhelp.net or I get a discount

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I don't know anything about this site. the problem often is that the
uninitiated are probably not aware what is and what is not an
infringement of copyright etc.
Some, in poorer countries may indeed not particularly care, and I'd
not want

to slam them in gaol for that particularly. I'll just say be careful
and watch out for malware and do not ask questions here about anything
that is definitely illegal, as NVDA moderators will probably ban you
if you do it a

lot as they HAVE to keep the list clean and their reputation good or
nobody

will donate money for developments for NVDA.
Just saying.
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Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA SOUNDS


You shouldn't be downloading something that's illegal.



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Chikodinaka Nickarandidum Oguledo
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA SOUNDS

don't I get vocalizer for free thru www.blindhelp.net

On 8/29/17, Scott VanDeWalle <scottvandewalle2@gmail.com> wrote:
Going to go there and try to find this ad-on since I’d be interested
in possible new nvda sounds, just for a change of pace.. smile.

Scott

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Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA SOUNDS

I use Quincy, but then I would since I made it in the first place.
On sounds, did I nott see an add on that allowed other sounds on the
ad on

site. I believe eventually the idea is to make this type of option
part of

nvda. At the moment its awkward as on a standard install, the update
overwrites th sound files in nvda. but there is noting stopping you
form fiddling with them on the current install. they are in a folder
called waves

in the main nvda folder in program fiiles (x86) Brian

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I don't mind the sounds myself. The Max voice in espeak is pretty
easy to understand for me.







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hi how many of you do not like the sounds in nvda i personally do not
like the sounds and I would like to create sound packages to
distribute them to users who like me do not like the sounds in nvda i
like nvda but i do not like the sounds what do you all think about
that i really want to help people who like me are anoyd of the sounds
that come with nvda









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Re: Nvda OCR should allow user to add new character

Antony Stone
 

I thought the question was about teaching the OCR engine to recognise new
fonts and/or unusual symbols, by giving an example (or ideally several
examples) of the fonts and what they should be transcribed to.

Without knowing what NVDA's OCR engine is based on, I have no idea how
feasible this might be - I know that some OCR engines can be taught new
character sets etc, whereas others essentially need reprogramming to get them
to do something different.


Antony.

On Thursday 31 August 2017 at 12:15:40, Quentin Christensen wrote:

I'm not quite clear on what you are asking for? The way the OCR works is
that you can scan an image (which has some text somewhere in it) and the
OCR feature will find the text in the image and present it to you to read.
It works in various languages but it does not, of itself, translate text.
You can translate text with several services, including Google Translate:
http://translate.google.com/

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 2:39 AM, Muklesur Rahman <muklesju@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello community, I am sharing my idea. If it is wrong, let me correct.
I think, as Nvda has an ocr, it should allow user to add new character
in the input by scanning an image of the character and add an output
according to the user's desire. I think, if this process is possible
to apply, any one will be able to add any language with ocr.
I don't know, if any ocr software provides this opportunity to it's
user or not. However, if you know, please advice.
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Re: Anyone else found that every check for updates on snap channels is screwed today?

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Tis has been superseded. I wrote some messages on the dev list and raised a ticket about xp installs, and it transpires that the only way to fix a problem with Firefox and potentially other browsers will be to use calls to parts of windows during initialisation which xP does not possess, and neither does Vista.

I cannot say I'm surprised as the list of companies which now present a message that you cannot install this on xp when you run their updates is growing by the day.
Firefox
Dropbox
K-lite codec pack
Most newer versions of Ccleaner crash when xp and old amd processors are in use.
I'm sure there are many many more of these.

Firefox on xp is stuck at maintained release 52 or 48 for amd chipped machines.


The only widespread use of xp I know of in the corporate sense is in the UK NHS, but this is only on machines that run special hardware for diagnostic equipment like ultrasound scanners. Most of the NHS now uses Windows 7.
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Anyone else found that every check for updates on snap channels is screwed today?


hi,

Works fine here.


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It seems no matter which branch I run, master, next or rc, the update presented suggests its the release version, ie 2017.3.
How weird is that?
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Re: Nvda OCR should allow user to add new character

Quentin Christensen
 

I'm not quite clear on what you are asking for?  The way the OCR works is that you can scan an image (which has some text somewhere in it) and the OCR feature will find the text in the image and present it to you to read.  It works in various languages but it does not, of itself, translate text.  You can translate text with several services, including Google Translate: http://translate.google.com/

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 2:39 AM, Muklesur Rahman <muklesju@...> wrote:
Hello community, I am sharing my idea. If it is wrong, let me correct.
I think, as Nvda has an ocr, it should allow user to add new character
in the input by scanning an image of the character and add an output
according to the user's desire. I think, if this process is possible
to apply, any one will be able to add any language with ocr.
I don't know, if any ocr software provides this opportunity to it's
user or not. However, if you know, please advice.
Thank you all.






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Re: Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version to support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1

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Well I'm going to have to keep my clunkers on xp, since they are too slow, but basically the current version of nvda is now very capable indeed so its not such a loss. I'll probably get thae last master or next snap that will still work and stop updates there.

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Subject: Re: [nvda] Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version to support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1


Oh well, I guess I'll have to upgrade to w7 fully now.
It was fun while it lasted.



Re: NVDA or Firefox issue

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How much memory has your computer got and are you using the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Firefox?
Might be wise for me to say that 4 gigs is definitely slow compared to 8 when you start opening tabs, escpecially if javascript is active on a fair number of them.
Also some people say the 64 bit version is more capable, but have never tried it as I don't think I would open more than about four on a session.
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA or Firefox issue


thanks nasrin, but it's not opening any new tabs, just jumping me over to one of my other open tabs. Brian may well be right that I just have too many open! They are all tabs that I currently need to keep an eye on, so to speak. They are a mixture of information that I need as I prepare my Masters application, my social media (Twitter-related and FB), and numerous poetry submissions and competitions that I'm preparing documents for, so they are all 'active' which it's easier to find as an open tab rather than naviogating up and down the bookmarks list every time I want to look back over the info. I've been a huge fan of tabbed browsers ever since the Netcaptor shell for IE, that introduced tabs back in 1995, long before the likes of Opera, Netscape and IE followed suit ... I guess I just got accustomed to haveing a multitude of tabs open! To be fair, apart from the slow process of each tab having to load as I open Firefox and select re-open last browsing session, I don't find Firefox slows down any great extent by having 36 tabs open :)


Re: Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version to support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1

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Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

So it does work fine.
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From: "Austin Pinto" <austinpinto.xaviers@gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version to support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1


yes.
but havent used 7 in a long long time almost 4 years so forgot if it
truly does that.
however it does.
if you type winver in the run dialog and if it says build 6701 or
something it was an 01 build then you have sp1.
if it says 00 in the last 2 digits then no sp1

On 8/31/17, Bhavya shah <bhavya.shah125@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Arlene,
I believe entering 'winver' in the Run dialog should present the
required information.
Thanks.

On 8/31/17, Arlene <nedster66@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi there: How can you find out if you have service pack one in your
windows
7 box? I think I may have it. but would like to know where you would have
it? Thanks and have a good day!



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joseph
Lee
Sent: August-30-17 9:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version
to
support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1



Dear NVDA community:



If you are using one of the following Windows versions, please read the
following statement from NV Access (just published):



* Windows XP
* Windows Server 2003
* Windows Vista
* Windows Server 2008
* Windows 7 without service pack 1



The announcement link:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-4-drops-support-for-older-operating-
systems/



Background: for a number of years, NV Access and other developers
received
tons of reports about browse mode not being available when you restart
NVDA
while using Firefox and some browsers. NV Access wrote a fix for it, but
it
used a routine not found in older operating systems (specifically,
Windows
XP). Porting the new routine is costly, especially when developers cannot
guarantee that it'll work for everyone. Because the fix impacts many
people,
coupled with the support status of the Windows versions listed above,
coupled with the fact that Firefox and some popular programs ended
support
for old Windows releases (including some screen readers), NV Access has
decided to end support for old Windows releases with NVDA 2017.3. 2017.3
will still be made available for download for people who need to use old
Windows versions.



Thus, the following advisory from the community is in effect:



* If you are using Windows versions listed above, turn off automatic
NVDA updates (NVDA menu/Preferences/General, then uncheck the update
checkbox).
* For those using some add-ons, read follow-up advisories regarding
support for old Windows releases from add-ons from add-on writers (for
those
using add-ons such as Resource Monitor, I will publish an advisory next
week).



Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph




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Re: Unable to Install NVDA 17.3 on HP laptop

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I've not noticed this on any of the legal Eloquence drivers, even the old sapi 4 one called via voice. I agree that old hacked one was rubbish but anyone using that still would probably have no hair left by now. smiley.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Austin Pinto" <austinpinto.xaviers@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Unable to Install NVDA 17.3 on HP laptop


hi.
this may be caused by an old version of elequence.
before you update switch to espeak then upgrade and then switch back.
also do a restart of your laptop.
i dont mean shutdown and restart.
i mean a full restart.

On 8/31/17, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@gmail.com> wrote:

Hmmm did you try to alt tab a few times.

Sometimes I get a uac prompt, usually it pops up but if I for example
have more than a couple windows open then it may be hidden.

The trick is to know how long something should take to download and if
you heard the completed sound or think it should be well should be, then
you need to alt tab.

On the other hand, the other way you can handle this is download the
main exe file, close everything window wise and run that.



On 31/08/2017 6:39 p.m., Akbar S. Currim wrote:
I retried the update with the same result and installation failed.
The update downloaded fine and then stated that my existing copy would
be updated and asked me to click OK which I did. After that I keep
getting a message saying "please wait-your existing copy of NVDA is
being updated" and this goes on repeating with simultaneous beeps
indefinitely untill finally it says that the update installation
failed. How do I get over this problem? Should I remove the existing
copy of NVDA and install a fresh copy from scratch?

Alternatively, is it possible to make a portable copy from my other
laptop which has a proper working version and try to reinstall from
that? In that case if it is possible, then I would be spared from
reconfiguring NVDA all over again to suit my needs.
Thanks,
Akbar


On 8/29/17, Akbar S. Currim <raahzam@gmail.com> wrote:
I got no such notification on either of the laptops. Anyway I will
try your suggestion tomorrow as I am travelling now. Will get back to
you after that with the result.

Thanks,

Akbar

On 8/29/17, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:
When you go to install a program, Windows pops up a dialog advising
that
you are about to change the system and you need to accept that before
you
can install the program. Sometimes this dialog appears behind other
windows. In that case, you may need to alt+tab to it if it doesn't
seem
to
appear.

That is usually the reason for this kind of problem.

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 5:09 PM, Akbar S. Currim <raahzam@gmail.com>
wrote:

Hi,

I tried to install NVDA17.3 on my HP laptop and although I could
download the new version without any difficulty and also after
clicking to install it when I got the message to do so the configuring
progress went on and on for at least 20 minutes and after that I got
an error message saying that the installation failed. I tried the
same thing three times with the same result. Could someone please
enlighten me as to what is happening and how I could remedy the same.

Incidentally I had no problem updating NVDA on my second laptop which
is an Asus. Both laptops are running Win 10 duly updated to the
latest version. On the second laptop the installation took only a few
minutes and there was no problem at all.

I give below the log I received for the installation failure. Any
help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Akbar

Log for failure:
INFO - __main__ (10:41:42.874):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.140):
Config dir: C:\Users\Akbar\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (10:41:43.140):
Loading config: C:\Users\Akbar\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
NVDA version 2017.3
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using Windows version 10.0.15063 workstation
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using Python version 2.7.13 (v2.7.13:a06454b1afa1, Dec 17 2016,
20:42:59) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using comtypes version 0.6.2
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (10:41:43.940):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.940):
Using wx version 3.0.2.0 msw (classic)
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (10:41:43.940):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (10:41:43.940):
Using liblouis version 3.2.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (10:41:43.940):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (10:41:43.994):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (10:41:43.994):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation3
INFO - core.main (10:41:45.861):
NVDA initialized
ERROR - gui.installerGui.doInstall (11:26:41.197):
Failed to execute installer
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "gui\installerGui.pyo", line 32, in doInstall
File "config\__init__.pyo", line 182, in execElevated
File "shellapi.pyo", line 42, in ShellExecuteEx
WindowsError: [Error 1223] The operation was canceled by the user.
ERROR - gui.installerGui.doInstall (11:26:41.198):
Installation failed: [Error 1223] The operation was canceled by the
user.



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Re: Unable to Install NVDA 17.3 on HP laptop

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I think from reading the thread he has been down this route already. I think he has a locked file in the nvda folder, maybe due to corruption, who knows.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Unable to Install NVDA 17.3 on HP laptop



Hmmm did you try to alt tab a few times.

Sometimes I get a uac prompt, usually it pops up but if I for example have more than a couple windows open then it may be hidden.

The trick is to know how long something should take to download and if you heard the completed sound or think it should be well should be, then you need to alt tab.

On the other hand, the other way you can handle this is download the main exe file, close everything window wise and run that.



On 31/08/2017 6:39 p.m., Akbar S. Currim wrote:
I retried the update with the same result and installation failed.
The update downloaded fine and then stated that my existing copy would
be updated and asked me to click OK which I did. After that I keep
getting a message saying "please wait-your existing copy of NVDA is
being updated" and this goes on repeating with simultaneous beeps
indefinitely untill finally it says that the update installation
failed. How do I get over this problem? Should I remove the existing
copy of NVDA and install a fresh copy from scratch?

Alternatively, is it possible to make a portable copy from my other
laptop which has a proper working version and try to reinstall from
that? In that case if it is possible, then I would be spared from
reconfiguring NVDA all over again to suit my needs.
Thanks,
Akbar


On 8/29/17, Akbar S. Currim <raahzam@gmail.com> wrote:
I got no such notification on either of the laptops. Anyway I will
try your suggestion tomorrow as I am travelling now. Will get back to
you after that with the result.

Thanks,

Akbar

On 8/29/17, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:
When you go to install a program, Windows pops up a dialog advising that
you are about to change the system and you need to accept that before you
can install the program. Sometimes this dialog appears behind other
windows. In that case, you may need to alt+tab to it if it doesn't seem
to
appear.

That is usually the reason for this kind of problem.

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 5:09 PM, Akbar S. Currim <raahzam@gmail.com>
wrote:

Hi,

I tried to install NVDA17.3 on my HP laptop and although I could
download the new version without any difficulty and also after
clicking to install it when I got the message to do so the configuring
progress went on and on for at least 20 minutes and after that I got
an error message saying that the installation failed. I tried the
same thing three times with the same result. Could someone please
enlighten me as to what is happening and how I could remedy the same.

Incidentally I had no problem updating NVDA on my second laptop which
is an Asus. Both laptops are running Win 10 duly updated to the
latest version. On the second laptop the installation took only a few
minutes and there was no problem at all.

I give below the log I received for the installation failure. Any
help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Akbar

Log for failure:
INFO - __main__ (10:41:42.874):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.140):
Config dir: C:\Users\Akbar\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (10:41:43.140):
Loading config: C:\Users\Akbar\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
NVDA version 2017.3
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using Windows version 10.0.15063 workstation
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using Python version 2.7.13 (v2.7.13:a06454b1afa1, Dec 17 2016,
20:42:59) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using comtypes version 0.6.2
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (10:41:43.940):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.940):
Using wx version 3.0.2.0 msw (classic)
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (10:41:43.940):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (10:41:43.940):
Using liblouis version 3.2.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (10:41:43.940):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (10:41:43.994):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (10:41:43.994):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation3
INFO - core.main (10:41:45.861):
NVDA initialized
ERROR - gui.installerGui.doInstall (11:26:41.197):
Failed to execute installer
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "gui\installerGui.pyo", line 32, in doInstall
File "config\__init__.pyo", line 182, in execElevated
File "shellapi.pyo", line 42, in ShellExecuteEx
WindowsError: [Error 1223] The operation was canceled by the user.
ERROR - gui.installerGui.doInstall (11:26:41.198):
Installation failed: [Error 1223] The operation was canceled by the
user.



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available:
http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

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www.nvaccess.org
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Re: NVDA and friends

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Well the service basically helps with stuff like secure and log on screens, the helper is the loader and helps when things need to be reinitialised. The Uia bits make the system rely on or not rely on uia but as for the others, I do not know myself.
Many programs have multiple exe files, this is quite normal. Often the problem you mention can be seen in task manager as some process hogging the resources for whatever reason. Its not always, indeed hardly ever, nvda in my experience, its some service or the anti virus or back up or a web browser usually.

If you are saying it fixes things by rebooting nvda, then this would need some diagnostics. it might be that something you are using is encountering one of the slow down bugs still present in UI A.

Needs somebody more expert than I, but a glance at log in debug mode often shows up a lot of watchdog activity wasting a lot of time.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Damien Sykes-Lindley" <damien@dcpendleton.plus.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:59 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and friends


Hi,
It’s rare, but wondering if anyone else has stumbled across this.
Sometimes NVDA will seem to just lose control. There is no pattern as to when this could happen, though it does seem to happen a lot at system startup. The “NVDA” key no longer executes NVDA functions and speech will become rather rusty, not speaking some things at all and not interrupting prior messages. In these cases I either have to completely kill it with task manager or run NVDA with the –q or -r switches. Then again, there was a rare problem where the –r switch sometimes didn’t fix the issue, you literally had to use -q (or the actual exit option if you could get to it) and restart it manually. Not sure if this was the same problem, but still. Seems pretty bizarre.
Also, what are all the executables for? During normal operation, I see three in the task manager, nvda.exe, nvda_eoaProxy.exe and nvdaHelperRemoteLoader.exe. In addition in the NVDA directory, there is nvda_service.exe, nvda_slave.exe, nvda_noUIAccess.exe and nvda_UIAccess.exe. I’m guessing the latter two are different builds of nvda.exe?
Incidentally, unloading nvdaHelperRemoteLoader.exe seems to disable keyboard echo for a lot of things. Wondering if another of its components crashing or freezing or whatever is causing the other problems?
I have recently started running NVDA in debugging mode to try and figure out what exactly causes these bizarre issues, haven’t found anything of yet. Especially since it is quite rare that it happens.
Cheers.
Damien.


Re: NVDA or Firefox issue

Gene
 

For sighted people it makes sense that some people might want a lot of tabs opened.  they can see and immediately click on any tab they want to move to.  Blind people can't do that as a practical matter.  I agree with use of bookmarks, especially with the Firefox book marks feature that allows you to search for any book mark quickly and conveniently. 
 
If you have enough site to work with bookmarks and a mouse, this message doesn't apply to you.  But the more book marks you have set to open automatically as home pages, the longer it takes the browser to open each time you close it because it has to open every tab you have set as a home page every time. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:51 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA or Firefox issue

I think maybe you just have too many tabs open. One assumes if focus lags and that tab comes to the fore for whatever reason, it could be that you interact with it, rather than the other one Personally any more than five open gives me a headache. I tend to just use bookmarks and let the page load if I'm not interested in itall the time. to me Tabs are for things you want to keep an eye on so to speak.
 Brian

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Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:40 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA or Firefox issue

I read a couple of threads on here about issues with Firefox and I wonder if anybody has any idea what might be going on with my NVDA / Firefox situation.

My Firefox updated to 55.0.3 (32-bit) yesterday, and I updated to NVDA 17.3 earlier this week. The problem began occuring prior to this, maybe two months ago, however, so it's not directly caused by either upgrade.

I use gmail in its basic view setting, and most of the time it works perfectly. But occasionaly it's started, when I hit enter to open a message, it throws me out into a tab about 8 tabs further away. The tab it moves me to is for a Masters degree program that I want to apply for next year, so I can't figure out any connection between my gmail tab and that one! The tab in question is http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/applyingforamastersdegree/

It is always that tab, and it doesn't matter if I've opened other tabs between gmail and that tab, like tonight I've got an additional two Blind Mice Mega Mall tabs open ... it's always dropping me into the Masters info tab.

I also can't figure out why it's only occasional emails that do this. Most open fine when I hit enter, and I stay on the email page, from where I press the number 2 a couple of times to navigate down to the message Heading 2, but the times it throws me out of the tab there aren't any level 2 headings on that page!

Would love any suggestions if anybody has experienced anything similar. I do currently have 36 tabs open in Firefox,if that has any bearing on the matter.

Thanks,

Giles


Re: what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?

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Its this one.
nvda_snapshot_next-14363,0092e3d0.exe

Brian

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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:53 AM
Subject: [nvda] what is the last next version of NVDA to support windows XP?


Hi there.
What is the last version of next NVDA to support NVDA and can I still download it?
Thanks.



Re: Unable to Install NVDA 17.3 on HP laptop

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Yes make a portable version and see what happens when its run on the new machine. that would be my first step.
As its been running I'd suggest something is corrupted myself, though its pretty good at spotting .ini file issues mixed up versions of files or locked files often defeat the installer, I've noticed.
At least if you keep ap a portable version with all the right settings set, you should if it won't install from that copy, be able to do a total removal and use the portable version to do a clean install. I've done this only yesterday, in fact on xp after the bun fight over the installer crash in xp.
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From: "Akbar S. Currim" <raahzam@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Unable to Install NVDA 17.3 on HP laptop


I retried the update with the same result and installation failed.
The update downloaded fine and then stated that my existing copy would
be updated and asked me to click OK which I did. After that I keep
getting a message saying "please wait-your existing copy of NVDA is
being updated" and this goes on repeating with simultaneous beeps
indefinitely untill finally it says that the update installation
failed. How do I get over this problem? Should I remove the existing
copy of NVDA and install a fresh copy from scratch?

Alternatively, is it possible to make a portable copy from my other
laptop which has a proper working version and try to reinstall from
that? In that case if it is possible, then I would be spared from
reconfiguring NVDA all over again to suit my needs.
Thanks,
Akbar


On 8/29/17, Akbar S. Currim <raahzam@gmail.com> wrote:
I got no such notification on either of the laptops. Anyway I will
try your suggestion tomorrow as I am travelling now. Will get back to
you after that with the result.

Thanks,

Akbar

On 8/29/17, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:
When you go to install a program, Windows pops up a dialog advising that
you are about to change the system and you need to accept that before you
can install the program. Sometimes this dialog appears behind other
windows. In that case, you may need to alt+tab to it if it doesn't seem
to
appear.

That is usually the reason for this kind of problem.

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 5:09 PM, Akbar S. Currim <raahzam@gmail.com>
wrote:

Hi,

I tried to install NVDA17.3 on my HP laptop and although I could
download the new version without any difficulty and also after
clicking to install it when I got the message to do so the configuring
progress went on and on for at least 20 minutes and after that I got
an error message saying that the installation failed. I tried the
same thing three times with the same result. Could someone please
enlighten me as to what is happening and how I could remedy the same.

Incidentally I had no problem updating NVDA on my second laptop which
is an Asus. Both laptops are running Win 10 duly updated to the
latest version. On the second laptop the installation took only a few
minutes and there was no problem at all.

I give below the log I received for the installation failure. Any
help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Akbar

Log for failure:
INFO - __main__ (10:41:42.874):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.140):
Config dir: C:\Users\Akbar\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (10:41:43.140):
Loading config: C:\Users\Akbar\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
NVDA version 2017.3
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using Windows version 10.0.15063 workstation
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using Python version 2.7.13 (v2.7.13:a06454b1afa1, Dec 17 2016,
20:42:59) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.154):
Using comtypes version 0.6.2
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (10:41:43.940):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (10:41:43.940):
Using wx version 3.0.2.0 msw (classic)
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (10:41:43.940):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (10:41:43.940):
Using liblouis version 3.2.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (10:41:43.940):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (10:41:43.994):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (10:41:43.994):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation3
INFO - core.main (10:41:45.861):
NVDA initialized
ERROR - gui.installerGui.doInstall (11:26:41.197):
Failed to execute installer
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "gui\installerGui.pyo", line 32, in doInstall
File "config\__init__.pyo", line 182, in execElevated
File "shellapi.pyo", line 42, in ShellExecuteEx
WindowsError: [Error 1223] The operation was canceled by the user.
ERROR - gui.installerGui.doInstall (11:26:41.198):
Installation failed: [Error 1223] The operation was canceled by the
user.




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Training and Support Manager

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Re: how to set edge brouser to google

anthony borg
 

Hi chris

I tried to set the edge brouser to google according to your instructions, but I have might done something wrong.

Because evrytime I open it it says search web address closed.

Now can you please explain to me what I should do to make it working again?

Thanks in advance for your help

Anthony

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Mullins
Sent: 30 August 2017 23:35
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to set edge brouser to google

 

Hi Arlene

It depends how you have configured IE.  The  default search engine I’m describing in my post is what is used whenever yu search using the address bar.  In IE you configure this in the Manage add-ons entry of the tools menu, in Edge you do it as I described.  In all browsers, you can also specify google.com as your home page and use the google search engine from there.   The more modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Edge have introduced Start-up pages as well as having the home page and address bar.  The start-up pages are displayed when you first open the browser, the home pages are displayed whenever you press alt+home  and the address bar is accessed using alt+d for entering URL’s or searches.  I think it is important to understand the distinction between them to enable you to utilise the available features when configuring your browsers of choice.     

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: 30 August 2017 19:27
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to set edge brouser to google

 

Is this is what you have to do when you use Google or any other search engine if you are on Edge? Or can you just do it like you would in 7 just go to IE and type in your search?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of anthony borg
Sent: August-30-17 11:14 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to set edge brouser to google

 

Oh many thanks chris, for the instructions, I really appreciated.

Best regards

Anthony  

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Mullins
Sent: 30 August 2017 18:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to set edge brouser to google

 

Hi Scot

The instructions you have given will open a page when you first open Edge rather than set the default search engine.  I have included what I sent to Anthony to do this.

 

Anthony

This is not difficult to do but there are quite a few steps to doing it and the buttons you want are quite a long way down the settings pages, so be prepared to do a lot of tabbing.

 

  1. Open the Edge browser
  2. Press alt+x
  3. Press up arrow once and you should land on ‘Settings’, press enter
  4. Press tab repeatedly until you find ‘View Advanced Settings’ button, then press enter
  5. Press tab repeatedly until you find ‘Change search Engine’ button, then press enter
  6. Use tab key to find list of available engines, then use up/down arrows to navigate list
  7. Select the engine you want, press tab once and press enter on the ‘set as default’ button         
  8. Press tab and find the ‘Back’ button then press enter
  9. Use tab and  find the ‘Back’ button on the next screenand press enter
  10. You should now be back on the ‘View Advanced Settings’ button, press escape button (top left of your keyboard)
  11. You should now be on the ‘Settings and More’ button, press tab and you will return to the web page you were viewing before you edited Settings

 

Cheers

Chris

   

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Scott VanDeWalle
Sent: 30 August 2017 15:39
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to set edge brouser to google

 

Hi.

 

I will try to help you.

I don’t know all there is to know so I had to try this one for myself to make sure it worked.

Open Microsoft edge.

From the address bar which you can get to by pressing control d, tab until you here settings and more and press space to enter that option.
Then tab again until you get to another icon called settings and hit spacebar again.

Tab until you hear open Microsoft edge with.

There are three options there, but the one you want is a specific page.

Arrow down until you hear nvda say a specific page then tab and type in the url of the site you want.

Then tab to save.

That should be it.

Let me know how that works and good luck.

 

Scott

 

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From: anthony borg
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to set edge brouser to google

 

Hi scott

Sorry to trouble you again, can you please explain to me how to set edge brouser to google?

Thanks in advance

Anthony

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Scott VanDeWalle
Sent: 29 August 2017 02:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: how to set edge brouser to google

 

You are welcome, I’m glad I could help.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Scott

 

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From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 5:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to create an edge brouser shortcut on the desktop?

 

Hi, Scott,

 

Thanks for the tip on creating a desktop shortcut for microsoft edge. I tried doing it the way I was used to doing it in other programs by typing "edge" in the start search box and using the applications key but that didn't work. Thanks again for this tip.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Scott VanDeWalle
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 10:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to create an edge brouser shortcut on the desktop?

 

Hi Anthony.

 

1: press windows key and r for the run dialogue

2: Type shell:appsfolder and hit enter

3: When the list of programs pops up use first letter navigation letter m until you hear Microsoft edge.

4: Hit the context menu key or shift f 10.

5: Arrow until you find create shortcut and hit enter.

6: You will be told that the shortcut can not be created here and it will ask you if you want to place it on the desktop instead.

7: Tab to the yes button and hit enter.

And there you go.

Note: you can name the newly created icon anything you want.

I hope this helps.

Have a nice day

 

Scott

 

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From: anthony borg
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 11:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] how to create an edge brouser shortcut on the desktop?

 

                Hi folks,

Can anyone explain to me how to create a shortcut of the edge brouser on the desktop please?

Any help would be appreciate it. >

Thanks in advance

Anthony

 

 

 


Re: Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version to support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1

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Normally if its been kept up to date it should have had it, either via updates or via a patch file they put out ages ago, indeed, both my home and pro machines say that its sp1 on the actual installation media itself.
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From: "Arlene" <nedster66@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:03 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version to support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1


Hi there: How can you find out if you have service pack one in your windows
7 box? I think I may have it. but would like to know where you would have
it? Thanks and have a good day!



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph
Lee
Sent: August-30-17 9:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version to
support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1



Dear NVDA community:



If you are using one of the following Windows versions, please read the
following statement from NV Access (just published):



* Windows XP
* Windows Server 2003
* Windows Vista
* Windows Server 2008
* Windows 7 without service pack 1



The announcement link:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-4-drops-support-for-older-operating-
systems/



Background: for a number of years, NV Access and other developers received
tons of reports about browse mode not being available when you restart NVDA
while using Firefox and some browsers. NV Access wrote a fix for it, but it
used a routine not found in older operating systems (specifically, Windows
XP). Porting the new routine is costly, especially when developers cannot
guarantee that it'll work for everyone. Because the fix impacts many people,
coupled with the support status of the Windows versions listed above,
coupled with the fact that Firefox and some popular programs ended support
for old Windows releases (including some screen readers), NV Access has
decided to end support for old Windows releases with NVDA 2017.3. 2017.3
will still be made available for download for people who need to use old
Windows versions.



Thus, the following advisory from the community is in effect:



* If you are using Windows versions listed above, turn off automatic
NVDA updates (NVDA menu/Preferences/General, then uncheck the update
checkbox).
* For those using some add-ons, read follow-up advisories regarding
support for old Windows releases from add-ons from add-on writers (for those
using add-ons such as Resource Monitor, I will publish an advisory next
week).



Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph