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Windows 10 App Essentials 20.10.2 released, a few notices about add-on development for the next few weeks #addonrelease


 

Hi all,

 

Windows 10 App Essentials 20.10.2 is now available. This version includes localization updates and fixes an issue in emoji panel where NVDA may announce first people emoji if this category is selected. It also comes with a fix for Cortana generation 2 (Version 2004 and later) where NVDA doesn’t announce text responses when using most recent Cortana version. As always, you can check for the add-on update via Add-on Updater or visiting community add-ons website.

 

A few things to note about upcoming Windows 10 App Essentials releases and development snapshots:

  • Version 20.10.2 is the last version to support NVDA 2020.1. Starting in November, NVDA 2020.2 or later will be required (this add-on supports current and immediate past releases, which are 2020.3 and 2020.2, respectively as of time of this post).
  • Starting next week (likely by October 25th snapshot), development snapshots will require NVDA 2020.3. Although the stable version won’t require 2020.3 until next year, I’m doing this early for dev channel subscribers in order to test add-on compatibility with vast internal changes introduced in NVDA 2020.3 that benefits this add-on.
  • Starting in late November (likely around Thanksgiving weekend in United States), development snapshots will not run on November 2019 Update (Version 1909) in preparation for invoking another support policy: Windows 10 App Essentials will be dropping support for Version 1909 in January 2021.
  • Likely in early December, development snapshot users will get an absolute alpha (pilot) build of this add-on i.e. an add-on development snapshot that will require upcoming NVDA 2020.4 which is in development. The content of this alpha build will depend on features the upcoming NVDA version will have around that time.

 

By the way, if you want to contribute to this add-on, feel free to post issues on GitHub and/or send pull requests. Anyone who are using Windows 10 (at least supported releases) are welcome to contribute, although for best experience, I recommend using latest stable release (Version 2004), or if you are helping out with an Insider Preview feature, use either beta or dev channel builds (speaking of dev channel Insider Preview builds, expect a series of builds this weekend and next week that will bring support for updated emoji panel design, which is way different than what we are used to, according to reports I’m hearing).

Cheers,

Joseph


Hettie
 

Hi all

Is Windows 10 App Essentials  a windows or nvda app?

Is it essential to use it with windows 10??

Does it automatically come with either windows 10 or nvda?


Hettie


On 2020/10/16 9:20 pm, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi all,

 

Windows 10 App Essentials 20.10.2 is now available. This version includes localization updates and fixes an issue in emoji panel where NVDA may announce first people emoji if this category is selected. It also comes with a fix for Cortana generation 2 (Version 2004 and later) where NVDA doesn’t announce text responses when using most recent Cortana version. As always, you can check for the add-on update via Add-on Updater or visiting community add-ons website.

 

A few things to note about upcoming Windows 10 App Essentials releases and development snapshots:

  • Version 20.10.2 is the last version to support NVDA 2020.1. Starting in November, NVDA 2020.2 or later will be required (this add-on supports current and immediate past releases, which are 2020.3 and 2020.2, respectively as of time of this post).
  • Starting next week (likely by October 25th snapshot), development snapshots will require NVDA 2020.3. Although the stable version won’t require 2020.3 until next year, I’m doing this early for dev channel subscribers in order to test add-on compatibility with vast internal changes introduced in NVDA 2020.3 that benefits this add-on.
  • Starting in late November (likely around Thanksgiving weekend in United States), development snapshots will not run on November 2019 Update (Version 1909) in preparation for invoking another support policy: Windows 10 App Essentials will be dropping support for Version 1909 in January 2021.
  • Likely in early December, development snapshot users will get an absolute alpha (pilot) build of this add-on i.e. an add-on development snapshot that will require upcoming NVDA 2020.4 which is in development. The content of this alpha build will depend on features the upcoming NVDA version will have around that time.

 

By the way, if you want to contribute to this add-on, feel free to post issues on GitHub and/or send pull requests. Anyone who are using Windows 10 (at least supported releases) are welcome to contribute, although for best experience, I recommend using latest stable release (Version 2004), or if you are helping out with an Insider Preview feature, use either beta or dev channel builds (speaking of dev channel Insider Preview builds, expect a series of builds this weekend and next week that will bring support for updated emoji panel design, which is way different than what we are used to, according to reports I’m hearing).

Cheers,

Joseph




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Luke Davis
 

On Sat, 17 Oct 2020, Hettie wrote:

Is Windows 10 App Essentials  a windows or nvda app?
Neither. It is an NVDA add-on. Press Insert+n, t, and go down to "manage add-ons" and press enter. That will allow you to install add-ons into NVDA. You can press Alt+G to open a web page where you can find add-ons. Move to Windows 10 App Essentials, press enter, move to the "stable version" link, and select that.

> Is it essential to use it with windows 10??

Windows 10 will be more accessible and much more pleasant to use if you do use the add-on. You can use NVDA in Windows 10 without it, but I can't think of a good reason not to use Win 10 App Essentials, and many good reasons why you should use it.

Does it automatically come with either windows 10 or nvda?
No. See above.

Luke


Hettie
 

Hi Luke

Thanks, will install it.


Hettie

On 2020/10/17 5:21 pm, Luke Davis wrote:
On Sat, 17 Oct 2020, Hettie wrote:

Is Windows 10 App Essentials  a windows or nvda app?
Neither. It is an NVDA add-on. Press Insert+n, t, and go down to "manage add-ons" and press enter. That will allow you to install add-ons into NVDA. You can press Alt+G to open a web page where you can find add-ons. Move to Windows 10 App Essentials, press enter, move to the "stable version" link, and select that.

 > Is it essential to use it with windows 10??

Windows 10 will be more accessible and much more pleasant to use if you do use the add-on.  You can use NVDA in Windows 10 without it, but I can't think of a good reason not to use Win 10 App Essentials, and many good reasons why you should use it.

Does it automatically come with either windows 10 or nvda?
No. See above.

Luke



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