NVDA 2018.4beta3 Released

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.