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Minor Problem: NVDA Closing/Exit Sounds Not Being Heard When Exiting NVDA

David Goldfield
 

Admittedly, this is not a major problem but I've recently noticed that when I press ctrl+Q I no longer hear the wav file that is normally heard when exiting or closing NVDA. The wav file does exist in the same folder as the startup file and when I open the file it does play in my default media player. I thought I remember seeing some recent discussions about this on this list but I could not locate the relevant thread when searching the archives. Has anyone else experienced this and is there a known fix? I did install the 2020.2 beta 2 release but the problem persists.


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Vlad Dragomir
 

Hello,

 

I used to have this exact problem in conjunction with the Acapela for NVDA add-on. As soon as I uninstalled it, the wave file began to be heard again. I sent this description to the Acapela team, but of course, attentive and caring as they are, I never heard back from them. I hope this may help you at least a little bit.

 

Best,

 

Vlad.

David Goldfield
 

Vlad, you are absolutely right.

Once I disabled the Acapela driver and restarted NVDA the exit sounds work. Enabling the driver then stops the sound from being played.

It's worth noting that I am running v1.6.2 of the driver and I believe that there is a 1.6.3 now available from the Acapela Web site. I will download this and see if they have addressed the issue.

David Goldfield,
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On 6/28/2020 12:29 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Vlad, as I do have the Acapela voices installed this certainly gives me a clue as far as what to look for. If I find that the Acapela driver is causing this to occur I will certainly write to them about it. Thanks for the tip as I don't think it would have occurred to me to disable the addon to see if that addresses the issue.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

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On 6/28/2020 12:27 PM, Vlad Dragomir wrote:

Hello,

 

I used to have this exact problem in conjunction with the Acapela for NVDA add-on. As soon as I uninstalled it, the wave file began to be heard again. I sent this description to the Acapela team, but of course, attentive and caring as they are, I never heard back from them. I hope this may help you at least a little bit.

 

Best,

 

Vlad.

David Goldfield
 

Vlad, as I do have the Acapela voices installed this certainly gives me a clue as far as what to look for. If I find that the Acapela driver is causing this to occur I will certainly write to them about it. Thanks for the tip as I don't think it would have occurred to me to disable the addon to see if that addresses the issue.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/28/2020 12:27 PM, Vlad Dragomir wrote:

Hello,

 

I used to have this exact problem in conjunction with the Acapela for NVDA add-on. As soon as I uninstalled it, the wave file began to be heard again. I sent this description to the Acapela team, but of course, attentive and caring as they are, I never heard back from them. I hope this may help you at least a little bit.

 

Best,

 

Vlad.

Lino Morales
 

David when I run NVDA I have this problem too.

On 6/28/2020 11:43 AM, David Goldfield wrote:
Admittedly, this is not a major problem but I've recently noticed that when I press ctrl+Q I no longer hear the wav file that is normally heard when exiting or closing NVDA. The wav file does exist in the same folder as the startup file and when I open the file it does play in my default media player. I thought I remember seeing some recent discussions about this on this list but I could not locate the relevant thread when searching the archives. Has anyone else experienced this and is there a known fix? I did install the 2020.2 beta 2 release but the problem persists.

Vlad Dragomir
 

That’s great David! This way we might have a chance to see a change or two. All the best!

 

To be honest thats why I am all for sapi voices in the big synths but then I want to be a multiuser type deal.

I don't really need high quality voices for general admin, after all, crappy and fast with good performance is fine for my general day to day life.

Playing games or reading books, then yeah I need better voices, but espeak does what it does which is read the screen.

The issue with high quality voices is while you can use them to read the screen there is a delay when they do things and there is a bit of lag.

They are fine for books and games though.

Espeak is also good in dosbox but that could also be my old dos days.

Of course depending what the game is, you need a voice that fits.

Sometimes there are arcade and other games that while you can run a high quality voice, especially if these are mimicking older arcade machines, high quality kinda doesn't go, then something crappy and robotic sounding like eloquence fits that machine.

Beatstar for example fits a lot better with eloquence because I concidder it an arcade type unit type deal.

But it depends on the user and what you do of course.

For most of the time I actually need performance over quality.

As long as its read then its fine.



On 29/06/2020 7:56 am, Vlad Dragomir wrote:

That’s great David! This way we might have a chance to see a change or two. All the best!

David Goldfield
 

I am happy to report that v1.6.3 of the Acapela driver has fixed the problem of the exit sound not being heard when exiting or when restarting NVDA. When I first loaded the Acapela voices there was some noticeable difference in that the pitch sounded very low even though it was set to 50. However, switching to another voice and then back to my preferred voice fixed that glitch, as well.


David Goldfield,
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On 6/28/2020 6:23 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:

To be honest thats why I am all for sapi voices in the big synths but then I want to be a multiuser type deal.

I don't really need high quality voices for general admin, after all, crappy and fast with good performance is fine for my general day to day life.

Playing games or reading books, then yeah I need better voices, but espeak does what it does which is read the screen.

The issue with high quality voices is while you can use them to read the screen there is a delay when they do things and there is a bit of lag.

They are fine for books and games though.

Espeak is also good in dosbox but that could also be my old dos days.

Of course depending what the game is, you need a voice that fits.

Sometimes there are arcade and other games that while you can run a high quality voice, especially if these are mimicking older arcade machines, high quality kinda doesn't go, then something crappy and robotic sounding like eloquence fits that machine.

Beatstar for example fits a lot better with eloquence because I concidder it an arcade type unit type deal.

But it depends on the user and what you do of course.

For most of the time I actually need performance over quality.

As long as its read then its fine.



On 29/06/2020 7:56 am, Vlad Dragomir wrote:

That’s great David! This way we might have a chance to see a change or two. All the best!