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NVDA 2017.1 is out!


Kwork
 

Here's the link for the announcement:
 
 
Enjoy.
 
Travis


 

Hi,


For Windows 10 users: I advise you to upgrade to 2017.1 or later, as it lays the foundation to support upcoming Creators Update.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!

 

Here's the link for the announcement:

 

 

Enjoy.

 

Travis


Mário Navarro
 

   


Wow, thank you to all the people who work on this wonderful screen reader.
This is phenomenal!

cheers.


Às 05:22 de 22/02/2017, Joseph Lee escreveu:

Hi,


For Windows 10 users: I advise you to upgrade to 2017.1 or later, as it lays the foundation to support upcoming Creators Update.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!

 

Here's the link for the announcement:

 

 

Enjoy.

 

Travis



Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

Sorry I was late in sharing this, had a personal emergency to take care of this afternoon (all fine).  Here's the text of the announcement:

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2017.1 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released. Highlights of this release include reporting of sections and text columns in Microsoft Word; Support for reading, navigating and annotating books in Kindle for PC; and improved support for Microsoft Edge.

This award-winning software has been changing the lives of thousands of blind and vision impaired people who can now independently use computers to produce written content, read news, socialise, shop and bank online, and, most importantly, actively participate in education and employment. Please consider helping NV Access to continue this important work by becoming a monthly donor.

To download NVDA, please visit our Download page.

To find out what’s new in this release, please read What’s new in NVDA 2017.1.

Since I was late, I'll save you the trouble of going to that last link and post the What's new (just for 20171.1) here:


2017.1

Highlights of this release include reporting of sections and text columns in Microsoft Word; Support for reading, navigating and annotating books in Kindle for PC; and improved support for Microsoft Edge.

New Features

  • In Microsoft Word, the types of section breaks and section numbers can now be reported. This is enabled with the "Report page numbers" option in the Document Formatting dialog. (#5946)
  • In Microsoft Word, text columns can now be reported. This is enabled with the "Report page numbers" option in the document formatting dialog. (#5946)
  • Automatic language switching is now supported in WordPad. (#6555)
  • The NVDA find command (NVDA+control+f) is now supported in browse mode in Microsoft Edge. (#6580)
  • Quick navigation for buttons in browse mode (b and shift+b) is now supported in Microsoft Edge. (#6577)
  • When copying a sheet in Microsoft Excel, column and row headers are remembered. (#6628)
  • Support for reading and navigating books in Kindle for PC version 1.19, including access to links, footnotes, graphics, highlighted text and user notes. Please see the Kindle for PC section of the NVDA User Guide for further information. (#6247#6638)
  • Browse mode table navigation is now supported in Microsoft Edge. (#6594)
  • In Microsoft Excel, the report review cursor location command (desktop: NVDA+numpadDelete, laptop: NVDA+delete) now reports the name of the worksheet and the cell location. (#6613)
  • Added an option to the exit dialog to restart with debug level logging. (#6689)

Changes

  • The minimum braille cursor blink rate is now 200 ms. If this was previously set lower, it will be increased to 200 ms. (#6470)
  • A check box has been added to the braille settings dialog to allow enabling/disabling braille cursor blinking. Previously a value of zero was used to achieve this. (#6470)
  • Updated eSpeak NG (commit e095f008, 10 January 2017). (#6717)
  • Due to changes In the Windows 10 Creators Update, the "Always duck" mode is no longer available in NVDA's Audio ducking settings. It is still available on older windows 10 releases. (#6684)
  • Due to changes in the Windows 10 Creators Update, the "Duck when outputting speech and sounds" mode can no longer ensure audio has ducked fully before starting to speak, nor will it keep audio ducked long enough after speaking to stop rappid bouncing in volume. These changes do not affect older windows 10 releases. (#6684)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed freeze in Microsoft Word when moving by paragraph through a large document while in browse mode. (#6368)
  • Tables in Microsoft Word that have been copied from Microsoft Excel are no longer treeted as layout tables and therefore are no longer ignored. (#5927)
  • When trying to type in Microsoft Excel while in protected view, NVDA now makes a sound rather than speaking characters that were not actually typed. (#6570)
  • Pressing escape in Microsoft Excel no longer incorrectly switches to browse mode, unless the user has previously switched to browse mode explicitly with NVDA+space and then entered focus mode by pressing enter on a form field. (#6569)
  • NVDA no longer freezes in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets where an entire row or column is merged. (#6216)
  • Reporting of cropped/overflowed text in Microsoft Excel cells should now be more accurate. (#6472)
  • NVDA now reports when a check box is read-only. (#6563)
  • The NVDA launcher will no longer show a warning dialog when it can't play the logo sound due to no audio device being available. (#6289)
  • Controls in the Microsoft Excel Ribbon that are unavailable are now reported as such. (#6430)
  • NVDA will no longer announce "pane" when minimizing windows. (#6671)
  • Typed characters are now spoken in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps (including Microsoft Edge) in the Windows 10 Creators Update. (#6017)
  • Mouse tracking now works across all screens on computers with multiple monitors. (#6598)
  • NVDA no longer becomes unusable after exiting Windows Media Player while focused on a slider control. (#5467)

Changes for Developers

  • Profiles and configuration files are now automatically upgraded to meet the requirements of schema modifications. If there is an error during upgrade, a notification is shown, the configuration is reset and the old configuration file is available in the NVDA log at 'Info' level. (#6470)
Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:53 PM, Mário Navarro <mario.gnv@...> wrote:

   


Wow, thank you to all the people who work on this wonderful screen reader.
This is phenomenal!

cheers.


Às 05:22 de 22/02/2017, Joseph Lee escreveu:

Hi,


For Windows 10 users: I advise you to upgrade to 2017.1 or later, as it lays the foundation to support upcoming Creators Update.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!

 

Here's the link for the announcement:

 

 

Enjoy.

 

Travis





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

www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Chris
 

It seems a bit of a  pointless exercise for a nother nvda release when just when the next major upgrade to windows 10 is just around the corner

Why not wait till then?

 

I predict we will see  another nvda release just after that

 

 


Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Chris,

We aim to release four major updates to NVDA each year - regardless of what Microsoft are up to.  We are aware of the upcoming "creators update" to Windows 10.  Much of what will be in that update is already trickling through in the regular "Windows insider" builds, which we receive and base many fixes and changes on.  Several of the changes in NVDA 2017.1 relate directly to features which are due for release in the Creators Build of Windows 10.  At this stage, we are confident that you should have as good an experience as we can bring you, even if you get the creators update for Windows 10 as soon as it comes out.

I put some more info on our development lifecycle in last week's "In-Process" if you are interested, which you can find here: https://www.nvaccess.org/category/in-process/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:54 PM, Chris <chrismedley@...> wrote:

It seems a bit of a  pointless exercise for a nother nvda release when just when the next major upgrade to windows 10 is just around the corner

Why not wait till then?

 

I predict we will see  another nvda release just after that

 

 




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

www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Dejan Ristic
 

It is very great to have text columns reported in Microsoft Word! I've missed it so much.


On 2/22/2017 6:13 AM, Kwork wrote:
Here's the link for the announcement:
 
 
Enjoy.
 
Travis


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Chris
 

Thanks quentin for the explanation

 

Regards

 

Chris

 

 


Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

The thing is a number of people were still discussing issues on here and the dev list regarding master and the new update and its issues with loss of focus on wlm and explorer in very specific circumstances compared to the last reelease. I realise not everything can be fixed, but I was rather intrigued to find out about these issues as I have two windows 7 machines and have not been able to check out the second one as to if the machine is affected. I gather the devs cannot duplicate the effect and I cannot here on mine reliably either.
Brian

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Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!


Here's the link for the announcement:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-1-released/

Enjoy.

Travis


Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Does anyone know when the creators update will be appearing. Presumably we will be able to get a warning so we can back up and protect software that the anniversary update trashed before. Usually legacy programs we need to carry on using but Microsoft does not recognise as preferable, if that is a word. This is an old OCR I have and Outlook express with the modified display add on for 10.
Brian

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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!


Hi,


For Windows 10 users: I advise you to upgrade to 2017.1 or later, as it lays
the foundation to support upcoming Creators Update.

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!



Here's the link for the announcement:



https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-1-released/



Enjoy.



Travis




 

Hi,
We don't know exactly, but likely in a few weeks.
Cheers,
Joseph

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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:09 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!

Does anyone know when the creators update will be appearing. Presumably we
will be able to get a warning so we can back up and protect software that
the anniversary update trashed before. Usually legacy programs we need to
carry on using but Microsoft does not recognise as preferable, if that is a
word. This is an old OCR I have and Outlook express with the modified
display add on for 10.
Brian

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From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!


Hi,


For Windows 10 users: I advise you to upgrade to 2017.1 or later, as it
lays
the foundation to support upcoming Creators Update.

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!



Here's the link for the announcement:



https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-1-released/



Enjoy.



Travis




Quentin Christensen
 

Brian,

It's always tricky working out when to put off releasing because of a bug.  It's also not easy to try and document in terms of, if bug X, put off releasing while a fix is found, if bug Y, release and keep looking for a fix.  We'll keep an eye on these couple of issues though and see what we can all work out about what's causing them and what we can do to fix it.

Apologies for the problems!

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 5:06 AM, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...> wrote:
The thing is a number of people were still discussing issues on here and the dev list regarding master and the new update  and its issues with loss of focus on wlm and explorer in very specific circumstances compared to the last reelease. I realise not everything can be fixed, but I was rather intrigued to find out about these issues as I have two windows 7 machines and have not been able to check out the second one as to if the machine is affected. I gather the devs cannot duplicate the effect and I cannot here on mine reliably either.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kwork" <istherelife@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:13 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2017.1 is out!


Here's the link for the announcement:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2017-1-released/

Enjoy.

Travis







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

www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess