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NVDA 2018.4.1 Now Available

Lun, 17/12/2018 - 00:09

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2018.4 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released.

2018.4.1 Update (January 14 2018):

  • This release fixes a crash at start up if NVDA’s user interface language is set to Aragonese. (#9089)

Highlights of this release include performance improvements in recent Mozilla Firefox versions, announcement of emojis with all synthesizers, reporting of replied/forwarded status in Outlook, reporting the distance of the cursor to the edge of a Microsoft Word page, and many bug fixes.

Please consider helping NV Access to continue our important work by becoming a monthly donor when downloading NVDA.

To download NVDA, please visit our Download page.

To find out what’s new in this release, please read What’s new in NVDA 2018.4.1.

NVDA 2018.4rc2 Released

Ven, 14/12/2018 - 01:15

Release Candidate 2 of NVDA 2018.4 is now available for download and testing. For anyone who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2018.4 has to offer before it is officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide feedback. This is a release candidate, meaning that unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2018.4 release.

Changes from rc1:

  • CHM viewer no longer crashes with particular CHM help files. (#8976)
  • A braille display driver no longer fails to load if there is an error when fetching the initial content to display. (#9054)

Highlights of this release include performance improvements in recent Mozilla Firefox versions, announcement of emojis with all synthesizers, reporting of replied/forwarded status in Outlook, reporting the distance of the cursor to the edge of a Microsoft Word page, and many bug fixes.

NVDA 2018.4rc1 Released

Lun, 10/12/2018 - 08:20

Release Candidate 1 of NVDA 2018.4 is now available for download and testing. For anyone who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2018.4 has to offer before it is officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide feedback. This is a release candidate, meaning that unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2018.4 release.

Changes from Beta3:

  • For those testing the experimental UI Automation support in Microsoft Word, blank table cells are no longer ignored by NVDA.
  • Updated translations

Highlights of this release include performance improvements in recent Mozilla Firefox versions, announcement of emojis with all synthesizers, reporting of replied/forwarded status in Outlook, reporting the distance of the cursor to the edge of a Microsoft Word page, and many bug fixes.

Note: Using this release candidate with Mozilla Firefox version 63 or earlier, on rare occasions certain changes to data in tables may not be correctly reflected in browse mode. In these cases, manually refresh NVDA’s virtual buffer with NVDA+f5. Mozilla Firefox 64 (hopefully released before the end of this month) fixes this bug.

NVDA 2018.4beta3 Released

Mar, 04/12/2018 - 03:19

Beta3 of NVDA 2018.4 is now available for download and testing. For anyone who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2018.4 has to offer before it is officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide feedback.

Changes from Beta2:

  • Fix bug where table cells in Libre Office Calc were always reporting as ‘unselected’.
  • Fix bug where reporting distance of the cursor to the edge of a page in Microsoft Word was not taking paragraph indenting into account.
  • Fix bug where editing a punctuation symbol (such as an emoji) but not providing a replacement would cause speech to completely fail.
  • Updated translations

Highlights of this release include performance improvements in recent Mozilla Firefox versions, announcement of emojis with all synthesizers, reporting of replied/forwarded status in Outlook, reporting the distance of the cursor to the edge of a Microsoft Word page, and many bug fixes.

Note: Using this beta with Mozilla Firefox version 63 or earlier, on rare occasions certain changes to data in tables may not be correctly reflected in browse mode. In these cases, manually refresh NVDA’s virtual buffer with NVDA+f5. Mozilla Firefox 64 (hopefully released before the end of this month) fixes this bug.