Re: NVDA password echo


Gene
 

Does the page say there is a development version?  There are a lot of add-ons not currently compatible with the beta of NVDA but I don’t know if you are running the beta.  If you are running the last nonbeta version, and there is a development or whatever they call it on the page version, that should work.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Hi Gene,
 
I tried to install the Speak Passwords Add-in and I get the message that it's not compatible.  I'm running the latest NVDA and the add-in is version 1.0 by Tyler Spivey.  Is this the correct add-in, or is there a different 1 to install?  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
I don’t know if JAWS has any ability to do this.  NVDA has an add-on that will cause passwords to be announced just as other text is when you type.  You can’t read the password after you type it but the carachters are announced when typing.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Unfortunately, no screen reader I've ever used has a way to echo a password. I'm assuming this is for security reasons.

Some websites and programs have a button that says, "Show Password." When you click on it, the password is displayed the way it was typed.

But this feature isn't always available. So, I suggest typing the password into a Notepad document, then copying and pasting it into the password field. I hope that helps.
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