Question about best configuration of windows 10/11 for nvda.


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I'm asking this for somebody else who is not subscribed to this list. I normally keep a low profile these days, due to my general workload, but thought I'd ask as my take on it is whatever works for you, but starters often seem perplexed at the myriad ways Windows can be tweaked and the effect on how nvda can use it.

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If you are asking about configuring Windows itself, aside from setting Windows to show known file types, I am unaware of other changes that might make a difference. 

Of course, you can do things like show more icons on the desktop but that may be getting beyond the scope of the question.

Gene

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I'm asking this for somebody else who is not subscribed to this list. I normally keep a low profile these days, due to  my general workload, but thought I'd ask as my take on it is whatever works for you, but starters often seem perplexed at the myriad ways Windows can be tweaked and the effect  on how nvda can use it.

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On Mon, May 30, 2022 at 11:28 AM, Gene wrote:
If you are asking about configuring Windows itself, aside from setting Windows to show known file types, I am unaware of other changes that might make a difference. 
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I'm of the same mind.  I've never done anything much to Windows 10 or 11 that I didn't do with earlier versions of Windows.  One of those things was going into Control Panel, File Explorer Options,  View Tab and unchecking the checkbox for Hide extensions for known file types.  I also choose to activate the radio button for Show hidden files, folders, and drives because in my line of work I often need to reference things that are generally "under the hood."

NVDA does not seem to have the slightest issue with either Windows 10 or 11 in the "straight out of the box" state for either one.
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David Goldfield
 

Another setting that I prefer to have enabled is found under File Explorer options in the View tab. In the tree view is an option titled “show popup descriptions for folder and desktop items.” If this is enabled and if NVDA is configured to report tool tips you’ll hear file size information when you are pointing to a drive or folder.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2022 11:36 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question about best configuration of windows 10/11 for nvda.

 

On Mon, May 30, 2022 at 11:28 AM, Gene wrote:

If you are asking about configuring Windows itself, aside from setting Windows to show known file types, I am unaware of other changes that might make a difference. 

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I'm of the same mind.  I've never done anything much to Windows 10 or 11 that I didn't do with earlier versions of Windows.  One of those things was going into Control Panel, File Explorer Options,  View Tab and unchecking the checkbox for Hide extensions for known file types.  I also choose to activate the radio button for Show hidden files, folders, and drives because in my line of work I often need to reference things that are generally "under the hood."

NVDA does not seem to have the slightest issue with either Windows 10 or 11 in the "straight out of the box" state for either one.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.
     ~ Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed


Sarah k Alawami
 

Oh nice, I’ll have to try this at some point. That sounds very convenient. Coolio.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2022 10:29 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question about best configuration of windows 10/11 for nvda.

 

Another setting that I prefer to have enabled is found under File Explorer options in the View tab. In the tree view is an option titled “show popup descriptions for folder and desktop items.” If this is enabled and if NVDA is configured to report tool tips you’ll hear file size information when you are pointing to a drive or folder.

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

NVDA Certified Expert

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2022 11:36 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question about best configuration of windows 10/11 for nvda.

 

On Mon, May 30, 2022 at 11:28 AM, Gene wrote:

If you are asking about configuring Windows itself, aside from setting Windows to show known file types, I am unaware of other changes that might make a difference. 

-
I'm of the same mind.  I've never done anything much to Windows 10 or 11 that I didn't do with earlier versions of Windows.  One of those things was going into Control Panel, File Explorer Options,  View Tab and unchecking the checkbox for Hide extensions for known file types.  I also choose to activate the radio button for Show hidden files, folders, and drives because in my line of work I often need to reference things that are generally "under the hood."

NVDA does not seem to have the slightest issue with either Windows 10 or 11 in the "straight out of the box" state for either one.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.
     ~ Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed