Announce Current Version of Application


Marc Grossman
 

I've been searching the archives of this list but did not find anything. Would be grateful if somebody knows the answer.

Using another screen reader, there is a shortcut INSERT CONTROL V to announce the current version of the application being used. For example, if I press those keys now, it tells me I am using Microsoft Edge v. 104.

Is there a similar shortcut when using NVDA or will one of the add-ons perform this function?

Thanks for your feedback


Gene
 

There may be an add-on that will do this.  I don't know of one.  However the about dialog of programs gives you that information.  You can get to it in most programs by opening help, alt h, then typing a, which opens about.  The version information is in the dialog.

There are some programs such as Chrome browsers where you don't get the version number that way.  If you have problems, let us know the program you are using.

Gene

On 8/12/2022 8:28 AM, Marc Grossman wrote:
I've been searching the archives of this list but did not find anything. Would be grateful if somebody knows the answer.

Using another screen reader, there is a shortcut INSERT CONTROL V to announce the current version of the application being used. For example, if I press those keys now, it tells me I am using Microsoft Edge v. 104.

Is there a similar shortcut when using NVDA or will one of the add-ons perform this function?

Thanks for your feedback


 

Download Sources for Most Add-Ons (some home-grown ones will appear in neither location):

NVDA Add-Ons Directory (hosted by the Spanish-Speaking NVDA Community Association)

NVDA Community Add-Ons Site

A quick search on the word, "version," on the NVDA Add-Ons Directory gives anyone who wants it their answer, at least right now.  I seem to recall that the NVDA Add-Ons Store is coming down the pike, but I could be mistaken about that.

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Marc Grossman
 

Brian,
Must have not had enough coffee this morning and I never checked the community add-ons page. I only searched the archives here on Groups.IO . I did indeed find one that works perfectly on the add-ons page. Slightly different keystroke but the end result is perfect.

However, if any of you are doing any accessibility testing and the engineers are asking for browser data, I found this nifty little tool.
What browser? My browser? Is my browser out of date? (whatismybrowser.com)

Have a great weekend!