Hello there! I would like to contribute in NVDA development. I have cloned the github source, but couldn't find any clue how to add them up in a VS 2017 solution, or how this project should be structured. I'm completely new to the python environment, so hardly getting what to do next. Is there anyone here who can help me get started with the build process of the source in VS2017 ? TIA
Hello, will your NVDA start automatically after you upgrade Windows 10-1903-18362?
I'm having problems on a Windows 7 (64 bit) machine). When NVDA is running windows explorer crashes frequently. Generally viewing photos triggers but also accessing control panel. Has anyone come across this? Is there a work around?
I'd like to test how a QT application works with NVDA, but don't have a Braille display. With previous versions, I used the BrailleViewer.py and placed it in the brailleDisplayDrivers folder. This doesn't seem to work with NVDA 2019 - has anyone got any hints?
You'll need to enable the scratch pad directory (see the advanced panel in the setting menu) and place the brailleviewer.py file in the brailleDisplayDrivers folder in the scratchpad directory.
This was changed because of the security and stability concerns of having these files (often forgotten about by users) being loaded. They should really be packaged as addons. We plan to integrate the braille viewer eventually.
Many thanks - works great after a restart !!!
Does Page reloading on selection of any control is accessibility issue?
Hey there! We are a desktop application / software development company and we want to strive to include accessibility to our visually impaired and blind users. We have been testing with NVDA with a beta tester (who is visually impaired), but wonder if anyone can help us understand where NVDA derives it's spoken text for buttons and such from the code of our software. Is there documentation for developers to help us code our software with NVDA in mind? Thank you!
@KnightRiderAW This likely depends on which accessibility API is used by your application. This is likely provided via the GUI framework. One way to explore the information your application is exposing is with tools like inspect.exe (in the windows SDK) or something like accessibility viewer (aViewer).
hi, I am a NVDA newbie and am looking for some help. I have a PDF with a table with 7 columns. Some of the rows in the table are empty causing NVDA to incorrectly read out loud column numbers, i.e., row 2 has no content in column 1 but content in column 2 and NVDA is reading out loud this content as being under column 1 when it really is column 2. I hope this makes sense. Any suggestion on how to fix this?
Hi! I am a student from IIT Delhi, India and am currently working on a project in our Assistech Labs (http://assistech.iitd.ernet.in/). The project involves making an open source standalone elements list dialog for use on web pages. I wanted to use the current code of NVDA for that and make it standalone. Can someone tell me which part of the code corresponds to the element list functionality. Thanks!
Hi guys, is there any Mac version for NV access?
Or any browser extension that could be used on a MacOS?
Hi @itsthomas, No. The way that NVDA works is strongly tied to the operating system. It is only available for Windows and there are no plans to make it work on Mac. If you must use NVDA on a Mac, you could run Windows in a virtual machine.
@victory1729 While the GUI for the element list is in one place, it depends on many parts of NVDA. I don't think the project you are describing is something we can help you with via gitter.
Can anyone give me some thoughts on how to get NVDA to read a document that has lines struck out? It's currently reading the lines as if they are like all the rest.
Any idea how disabling update features? Not meaning by the interface but from the ini or registry.
Hi, I just started playing around with NVDA. I want to start by changing a bit of the voice output, so for experiment I decided to change all occurance of "medium dash dot" to "hello world" in the source code. But when I compiled and ran, the voice still said "medium dash dot" when I hovered a line style in Excel, can someone help? Thanks in advance!
Hello. I am currently running nvda at work. We believe it causing a problem with my computer because I get an error message anytime I use start menu or library.
Hi folks. My team are working on making our application accessible using the IAccessible interface. We are exposing elements (and can see them in Inspect/AccScope, etc) but navigating between them with the arrow keys does not seem to work. Our implementation of accNavigate does not even seem to be getting called. To confirm, should NVDA be doing keyboard input processing and calling through to us to navigate our elements, or should we be listening for the keypresses ourselves somehow?
Hello. I'm building a bookmarks navigation toolbar on Readium SDK and to create a bookmark I need to select a word or paragraph so I can access its parent element on the structure. The problem is that NVDA's selection does not allow me to do that, i need to actually paint selection the phrase in the text. Is there a way to do so whit NVDA's commands?
Hello! I am writing up a list of basic shortcut keys for using NVDA to read a webpage and the one I can't seem to find is to start reading at the top of the page, at least not one that works on a laptop. Can someone let me know what the shortcut for that would be? I'm trying to emulate how a webpage would read when it first loads for a user, to test the reading order. Thanks! :)
After much googling and testing, it appears the shortcut i was looking for is done by: Ctrl + Home key :D Just posting for anyone else struggling ha ha
Hello. I'm trying to install NVDA. I'm on Windows 10 Professional. When I click on nvda_2019.1.1.exe, it starts with nice music and message "Please wait while Setup is loading..." Then this disappears, and nothing has happened. Any ideas, please.
OK. I extracted the executable to a file and clicked nvda_uiAccess.exe - it's now talking :-)
Hi, all. I'm trying to format a PDF correctly for NVDA. I removed a paragraph from the tag tree and reading order, but NVDA is still speaking it out, while Acrobat Read Out Loud doesn't. Any idea why NVDA would do that?
FAQs problem. When NVDA reads FAQs it reads it phonetically and from our tests Jaws and other screen readers have an exception in place. I have advised our web team to avoid adding the "s" for now. But I would like to figure out how to submit a ticket with NVDA to raise this to their attention.
Hi - I've just downloaded and installed NVDA on my son's Dell Inspiron laptop which runs Windows 10. The download seemed to go OK and all the instruction boxes came up as outlined in the instructions. There is now an NVDA icon on the desktop, but when I click on that nothing happens. The same when I use the Run function or click the start button and click on NVDA. If I press Insert-N I get a command options box, but nothing in there seems to get it going. Can anyone suggest how to activate it? Thanks
sorted it - turns out the laptop sound driver was faulty
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Hi! I'm using the NVDA speech-viewer a lot, but I feel like I'm missing a visual "separator" between the messages. Each time I navigate a website using NVDA, it outputs typically 2-3 lines of text in the speech-viewer. It becomes kind of tricky to spot exactly what was being output each time. Is it possible to enable a "separator" between the different outputs? Or is there a good place where I can submit this feature request?
Hey! I noticed when using Gmail with NVDA, users aren't required to turn off "single letter navigation" for Gmail's keyboard shortcuts to work. Anyone know how they achieve this?
Hello all! Can anyone confirm NVDA 2019.X.X (any v2019 version) runs on Windows 7? We’ve been having trouble packaging it Android getting it to run. NV Access’ “about” page shows that Win7 SP 1 is still supported although we can’t get it to run.
I assume "Android" was supposed to be "and": Yes, our expectation is that it runs on Windows 7 SP1 and later. What error are you getting?
@2biazdk Yes, this is a feature that is on my mind too. I have started a prototype to make the speech viewer easier to use, but it's not a high priority.
@bergatron_twitter The two modes are called browse mode (single letter navigation, these are NVDA's shortcuts, eg 'h' to jump to the next heading) and focus mode which was initially intended for forms but is also used for "web applications" like gmail. This is automatically triggered for sections that have a role of application, however bear in mind this alters the user experience drastically.
@feerrenrut thank you! We’re just having general problems executing it, after it had been packaged and installed. It causes “explorer.exe” to crash
I'm not sure what you mean by packaged. After installation what do you do. I assume, open the start menu, type NVDA, and click / press enter on the NVDA icon. You should then hear a start up sound and the "welcome dialog" should be shown. Do you get this far?
Sorry, on a phone and trying to keep words at a minimum :). So, we package apps in an SCCM environment. Whether we install the packaged version, or use the regular unpackaged version from NVA’s website, we are unable to run any version of NVDA
Any version of NVDA v2019 on a Win7 SP1 machine (even tried a VM).
All versions of V2018 work fine.
Regarding what happens: it installs fine but when you execute, explorer.exe crashes
If I may ask: if you have a Win7 SP1 machine, could you try and install NVDA v2019.1.1?
I don't have a VM available right now, sorry. To get a faster answer if anyone else is seeing this issue, you can ask in the nvda-users mailing list. https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
Will do, thank you Reef!
But to get back to what happens, when you start NVDA do you hear the chimes sound? Do you see the "welcome dialog"? Does NVDA continue running? Try starting NVDA with debug logging (WindowsKey + R, type: "nvda --debug-logging") then check the log at %temp%/nvda.log
Will certainly try, I haven’t had a chance to skim through the log.
Hello my dears, NVDA 2019 very slow with moving from folder to folder, stop working many time with difrents windows, And microsof excel i need very important to comunicate with sum devulber, I have a sheets have a many problems. please contact me by e-mail: ashrafhelal112@gmail , or someone send me by the e-mail any contact to nvda-devulbers. thanks
Hello, I want to develop an addon, so I am reading the NVDA developer guide, however I cannt find a link to the API so I can look at what members the different modules, classes, etc. have. googling around I couldnt find the API anywhere. could someone please point me in the right direction?