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Cancelable speech: NVDA does not report tab titles when switching with ctrl+tab or ctrl+shift+tab #11397

Adriani90 opened this issue Jul 19, 2020 · 4 comments · Fixed by #11631


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Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Open two tabs on for example
  3. Open NVDA, and make sure that you have enabled "attempt to cancel speech" in advanced settings
  4. Switch between tabs with ctrl+tab and ctrl+shift+tab

Actual behavior:

NVDA just reports the focused link, but does not report the tab title

Expected behavior:

NVDA should report the tab title first.
Note: this issue might also occur when you switch between desktops in Windows 10.

System configuration

NVDA installed/portable/running from source:


NVDA version:

Version: alpha-20548,e1f3ba99

Windows version:

Windows 10 2004

Name and version of other software in use when reproducing the issue:

Tested only in Firefox 78 so far, but it might occur on other browsers as well.

Other information about your system:

Other questions

Does the issue still occur after restarting your computer?


Have you tried any other versions of NVDA? If so, please report their behaviors.

no issue with "attempt to cancel speech" turned off.

If addons are disabled, is your problem still occuring?


Did you try to run the COM registry fixing tool in NVDA menu / tools?


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Also duplicable with Google Chrome 84.
Moreover, when Control+Insert+F is used to bring up the Find dialog, NVDA doesn't announce the title of the dialog, "Find dialog", in most instances.

@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto added this to the 2020.4 milestone Sep 21, 2020
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@feerrenrut #11492 is related to the issue -- not Chrome but the experimental Speech setting. Also with this setting turned on, NVDA doesn't report the title of its own dialogs when hot keys such as Control+NVDA+S and Control+NVDA+F are pressed.

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Hi @amirsol81 please see PR #11632 where a fix is being investigated. There will be updates on that PR in today or tomorrow.

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amirsol81 commented Sep 22, 2020 via email

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