[BCAB] NVDA saying unknown everywhere in Windows8
barry.toner at bcab.org.uk
Tue Feb 11 20:19:45 GMT 2014
As I said in my previous email I've ran it locally. I'm aware of secure areas of the screen not being read as a non-administrator, eg device manager. Even off a pen drive it should still read non-secure screens like the taskbar, start menu, folder trees, context menu. Oddly the system tray reads but I can't read the right click menus.
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Chris H
Sent: 11 February 2014 20:10
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] NVDA saying unknown everywhere in Windows8
Barry please install it onto the computer rather than running it off a
pen drive. There are limitations with the portable copy which are
removed in the installed copy. I believe one of them is Windows 8 apps
will not speak in the portable copy but will in the installed copy.
On 11/02/2014 19:32, Barry Toner wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Has anyone else seen this and solved it? I've a new Asus PC I grabbed at PC world on Sunday because my faithful box died. This is rather worrying as it's saying unknown with alt tabs, browser windows don't' speak this is running off a pen drive and locally. Multiple re-installs running latest version all Window sUpdates and display adaptor updates. I can't even get the tree to read in Windows Explorer, just the file list. Closest thing I can find on the NVDA forum is this,
> But the person just says they fixed but they don't' know how.
> Anyone able to help? I've no other screen reader for this machine. I could install Window Eyes but I'd rather not.
> I'm grabbing Windows 8.1 but I suspect this might be a graphics card issue. I can't read Device Manager but suspect it's a NVIDA card.
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