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NVDA 2014.1 Released

NV Access would like to announce the release of NVDA 2014.1. To find out more or to download a copy, please see the official NV Access announcement.

There was one change after rc4:

  • When NVDA is configured to use French, the Input Gestures dialog now works correctly.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this release possible.

NVDA 2014.1rc4 Released

NVDA 2014.1rc4 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.1 release.

Changes from rc3 to rc4:

  • Updated eSpeak to version 1.48.04 which fixes an important pronunciation issue for Dutch.

NVDA 2014.1rc3 Released

NVDA 2014.1rc3 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.1 release.

Changes from rc2 to rc3:

  • Updated eSpeak to version 1.48.03 which fixes some voice quality issues introduced in the 2014.1 development cycle.

NVDA 2014.1rc2 Released

NVDA 2014.1rc2 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.1 release.

Changes from rc1 to rc2:

  • Fixed tracking of the caret for some editable text fields that rely on text written to the screen such as the main text area in Balabolka. (#3901)

NVDA 2014.1rc1 Released

NVDA 2014.1rc1 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.1 release.

Seeking Testers for NVDA Quick Books 2014 Support

Recently, NV Access has been taking part in a project between My Blind Spot and Intuit to make Intuit Quick Books accessible to the blind. Thanks to some support from My Blind Spot to NV Access, we have been working on support for Quick Books 2014 in NVDA.

Please find a message below from Albert J Rizzi seeking testers for the new Quick Books support. Note that the code is not yet in next or master snapshots, but will be available to you as try builds if you choose to join the project. Eventu ...

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NVDA Now Built now using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

For more than 3 years, we have been compiling all C++ code in NVDA using Microsoft Windows SDK 7.0 (which includes MSVC 9.0). This SDK and compiler toolchain was released in 2008 and is quickly becoming outdated with regard to newer Operating System feature availability and C++ language improvements.

Therefore, we have made the decision to start building NVDA with the much newer Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Desktop. This product, like Microsoft Windows SDK, is a free downl ...

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Inclusion of Misc Dependencies with Git Branches

Current and future developers of NVDA will be pleased to know that all dependencies of NVDA (excluding Git, Python and the Windows SDK) are now included via git submodules in each branch of the NVDA source code in Git. There is now no longer any need to download or install any dependencies other than the exclusions mentioned above.

However, you must remember to tell git to fetch and checkout the submodules.

For an existing master branch:

  • Firstly it's probably a good idea to remove the e ...

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NVDA 2013.3 Released

NV Access would like to announce the release of NVDA 2013.3. To find out more or to download a copy, please see the official NV Access announcement.

As always, we would like to thank all contributors for making this release possible.

NVDA 2013.3rc4 Released

NVDA 2013.3rc4 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2013.3 release.

Changes from rc3 to rc4:

  • Fixed the problem where a triggered empty configuration profile was not deactivated when appropriate. (#3667)
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Freedom Scientific braille display driver to fail when the port was set to USB in some circumstances. (#3509, #3662)
  • Fixed an issue where keys on ...

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