Re: Narrator

Angelo Sonnesso

Narrator does have a review mode.

When you press the spacebar it will say scan on.

I have used it with Chrome.

It works well with program installers.




73 N2DYN Angelo


From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:35 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Narrator


That's what I heard awhile ago but I haven't played with it enough to verify that.  I can say that I've tried it with two or three browsers and, as I recall, it works with Edge, not Firefox nor Brave.

It also doesn't work with Thunderbird.

I'm not saying it doesn't work with various third party programs but I doubt it works with a lot.

Also, I don't think it has a virtual mouse nor the equivalent of object navigation.  If those things aren't true, I'd be curious to know.


On 8/14/2022 1:28 AM, Monte Single wrote:

Hi Gene,


Somewhere, I got the impression that narrator worked well with micro soft programs such as Edge, office, and the windows operating system in general.

I thought its major failure was in working with 3rd party apps.

I  have no  personal experience to support this.

From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: August 13, 2022 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Narrator


I don't see much need for a Narrator list unless you want to discuss problems with Narrator and ways you want to tell Microsoft to improve it.  It doesn't work with too many programs.


On 8/13/2022 11:06 PM, heather albright wrote:

Hay just wondering, has anyone started a narrator list? I was asked if there was one like we have a jaws/NVDA lists out there?  Even Microsoft accessibility asks me why  there is not a list out there, I told them not that many people use narrator as their primary screen reader. I would use narrator if they had a list to discuss it like jaws and NVDA.

 Cheers Heather

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From: Marie Nelson
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Narrator


It is called Desktop David and is clearer and more responsive than the regular MS David. I jus saw it as an option when selecting a narrator voice in Windows settings.





From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Narrator


Microsoft David is better and clearer than what?


On 8/13/2022 5:23 PM, Marie Nelson wrote:

I was giving Narrator a try while using Outlook. It works quite well while going through and reading the messages I have received. However, when I tried creating a new message, all was fine until I typed part of the message in the body of the email. I was not able to navigate back to read what I had typed and even when I unloaded Narrator and loaded Jaws, there seemed to be no text in the body of the message?

Any suggestions welcome.

And by the way, it worked very well in Word except during the say-all when I could not stop it from speaking any grammatical errors within the document. In addition I think the Microsoft David Desktop is much more responsive and clearer in pronounciation.

Thanks, Marie






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