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NVDA losing focus


Janet Brandly
 

Hello all,

 

I’m running the last stable release of NVDA, the latest update of Windows 10 and Office 365. For the last few weeks I’ve been having some major problems with NVDA seeming to lose focus. Some examples are when submitting forms on websites, working with Outlook, navigating between different file levels with WE, and occasionally when working with PDF documents. NVDA just stops speaking. If I’m on a website toggling in and out of browse mode doesn’t help. This is very annoying and is slowing me down significantly. I have to alt-tab through open windows until NVDA regains its focus. Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. I’m doing a pretty demanding online course right now. I’d like to continue using NVDA for this course and when/if I find work, but I’ve got to solve this problem.

 

Thank you,

 

Janet


 

Given that the 2020.3 release candidate 1 NVDA is available, I'd suggest uninstalling your 2020.2 and then installing 2020.3rc1.  Barring any real surprises, the release candidate 1 will be transitioning to actual 2020.3.

It's been very stable on my machine, even during the betas.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


 

Well I wander if nvda latest rc works on the latest water fox 2020.09, I have been having a lot of webpage crash issues which have not happened on 08.

I am quite busy this week but the beta did crash with my amd system so who knows.

08 is fine for me but even so.



On 11/10/2020 4:21 pm, Brian Vogel wrote:
Given that the 2020.3 release candidate 1 NVDA is available, I'd suggest uninstalling your 2020.2 and then installing 2020.3rc1.  Barring any real surprises, the release candidate 1 will be transitioning to actual 2020.3.

It's been very stable on my machine, even during the betas.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


Quentin Christensen
 

I'm not sure about Waterfox, but the other thing for the OP to try is running NVDA with add-ons disabled - press NVDA+Q then down arrow to "Restart with add-ons disabled" and press ENTER.  See if that helps.  If it does, it is likely an add-on causing problems.  Try only enabling one at a time to work out which it is.

And yes, do please try the 2020.3 release candidate.  As Brian said, if no major issues are found with it, then it will be identical to 2020.3.  Whereas if we hear about a major issue the week after 2020.3 comes out, we'll either have to go through the beta / rc process for a .1 release, or wait until 2020.4.  Download from https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2020-3rc1/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 2:48 PM Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:

Well I wander if nvda latest rc works on the latest water fox 2020.09, I have been having a lot of webpage crash issues which have not happened on 08.

I am quite busy this week but the beta did crash with my amd system so who knows.

08 is fine for me but even so.



On 11/10/2020 4:21 pm, Brian Vogel wrote:
Given that the 2020.3 release candidate 1 NVDA is available, I'd suggest uninstalling your 2020.2 and then installing 2020.3rc1.  Barring any real surprises, the release candidate 1 will be transitioning to actual 2020.3.

It's been very stable on my machine, even during the betas.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 



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Quentin Christensen
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