IMPORTANT NOTICE on Joseph Lee's add-ons and Windows 7 and 8.x: preparing to say goodbye in 2022
The following is a compatibility notice about Joseph Lee’s add-ons and support for Windows 7 and 8.x as a follow-up to the linked NV Access statement on NVDA and Windows 7:
Before reading this, it is important to understand that what I say below is strictly a policy from an add-on author and does not represent the views of the add-ons community. Other add-on authors may have their own thoughts about Windows 7, so please ask them.
NVDA add-on compatibility on Windows 7 and 8.x:
Affected add-ons: Add-on Updater, Enhanced Touch Gestures, GoldWave, Resource Monitor, StationPlaylist, Windows App Essentials
As consumer support for Windows 7 is no more and extended support for Windows 8.1 is ending in January 2023, I (Joseph Lee) hereby announce that most of my add-ons will end support for Windows 7 (and 8.x) in 2022. Unless your Windows 7 computer is part of a business that receives extended security updates (ESU’s) from Microsoft, please upgrade to a supported Windows release as soon as possible (preferably to Windows 10, or if the system is supported, Windows 11). This change will take effect in mid-2022 (between NVDA 2022.1 and 2022.2 releases), and I will provide a 60-day notice before releasing versions of add-ons requiring at least Windows 8.1, or if warranted, Windows 10 and later.
As for NVDA itself and Windows 7, see the NV Access statement linked above.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.