Screen Reader Settings: NVDA
For similar pages about other screenreaders, see the page AT Settings.
The NVDA settings are stored in a plain text file. On Windows, this file is located in a page like:
Note, for example, that boolean values are written in CamelCase, i.e.
False (see also JIRA ticket GPII-1080).
# NVDA Configuration File [general] language = Windows saveConfigurationOnExit = False askToExit = True loggingLevel = INFO showWelcomeDialogAtStartup = True # Speech settings [speech] synth = espeak symbolLevel = 100 beepSpeechModePitch = 10000 outputDevice = default autoLanguageSwitching = True autoDialectSwitching = False [[espeak]] capPitchChange = 30 sayCapForCapitals = False beepForCapitals = False useSpellingFunctionality = True voice = en\en variant = max rate = 30 rateBoost = False pitch = 40 inflection = 75 volume = 100 # Braille settings [braille] display = noBraille translationTable = en-us-comp8.ctb expandAtCursor = True cursorBlinkRate = 500 messageTimeout = 4 tetherTo = focus # Presentation settings [presentation] reportClassOfClientObjects = False reportKeyboardShortcuts = True reportObjectPositionInformation = True guessObjectPositionInformationWhenUnavailable = False reportTooltips = False reportHelpBalloons = True reportObjectDescriptions = True reportDynamicContentChanges = True [[progressBarUpdates]] reportBackgroundProgressBars = False progressBarOutputMode = beep speechPercentageInterval = 10 beepPercentageInterval = 1 beepMinHZ = 110 [mouse] enableMouseTracking = True mouseTextUnit = paragraph reportObjectRoleOnMouseEnter = False audioCoordinatesOnMouseMove = False audioCoordinates_detectBrightness = False audioCoordinates_blurFactor = 3 audioCoordinates_minVolume = 0.1 audioCoordinates_maxVolume = 1.0 audioCoordinates_minPitch = 220 audioCoordinates_maxPitch = 880 reportMouseShapeChanges = False #Keyboard settings [keyboard] useCapsLockAsNVDAModifierKey = False useNumpadInsertAsNVDAModifierKey = True useExtendedInsertAsNVDAModifierKey = True keyboardLayout = desktop speakTypedCharacters = True speakTypedWords = False beepForLowercaseWithCapslock = True speakCommandKeys = False [virtualBuffers] maxLineLength = 100 linesPerPage = 25 useScreenLayout = True autoPassThroughOnFocusChange = True autoPassThroughOnCaretMove = False passThroughAudioIndication = True autoSayAllOnPageLoad = True #Settings for document reading (such as MS Word and wordpad) [documentFormatting] detectFormatAfterCursor = False reportFontName = False reportFontSize = False reportFontAttributes = False reportColor = False reportAlignment = False reportStyle = False reportSpellingErrors = True reportPage = True reportLineNumber = False reportTables = True includeLayoutTables = False reportTableHeaders = True reportTableCellCoords = True reportLinks = True reportLists = True reportHeadings = True reportBlockQuotes = True reportLandmarks = True [reviewCursor] simpleReviewMode = True followFocus = True followCaret = True followMouse = False [UIA] minWindowsVersion = 6.1 enabled = True
Other Useful Info
The page at www.valiant8086.com/screenreaders/NVDA/whatnvda.html says:
Users of comercial screen readers will imediately notice that NVDA is ran similar to JAWS and Window-Eyes. NVDA tries to impliment the best of all worlds, so to speak, implimenting the most widely favored keystrokes for doing things with a screen reader.
See also Switching From JAWS To NVDA.