NVDA 2019.3Beta3 now available for testing

Beta3 of NVDA 2019.3 is now available for download and testing. For anyone who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2019.3 has to offer before it is officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide feedback.

Changes since Beta2:

  • Stop using MS Edge specific code for Internet Explorer edit fields. (PR #10652)
  • Fix vision settings panel, after applying changes to Highlighter, pressing cancel no longer causes an error.
  • Fix error when navigation landmark is encountered in EdgeHTML content (#10710)
  • Several fixes to Screen curtain (Can now be enabled permanently via gesture when warning dialog is shown, Can be enabled after previously failing due to magnifier being active)
  • Add blurb to What’s new.
  • Updated description for -s commandline parameter and solved some minor spelling errors (#10678)
NVDA 2019.3 is a very significant release containing many under-the-hood changes including the upgrade of Python 2 to Python 3, and a major re-write of NVDA’s speech subsystem. Although these changes do break compatibility with older NVDA add-ons, the upgrade to Python 3 is necessary for security, and the changes to speech allow for some exciting innovations in the near future. Other highlights in this release include 64 bit support for Java VMs, Screen Curtain and Focus Highlight functionality, support for more braille displays and a new Braille viewer, and many many other bug fixes.