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The speaking of the typed characters does not work in Universal apps in the latest build of the Windows Insider Preview #6017
I've noticed that, with the latest build of the Windows Insider preview, NVDA does not speak the typed characters in the so called universal apps. That includes the search field in the Start menu. If I use the arrow keys to review the typed characters - it works as expected. If I use the DELETE or BACKSPACE keys to delete characters, it also works as expected. The only issue is with the characters not being spoken when entering them from the keyboard (keyboard echo). Both Windows and NVDA are the latest test builds.
Steps to reproduce it:
No; I confirmed this, but neglected to comment here. The issue is that Microsoft have completely blocked NVDA (and all other assistive technology software) from injecting into UWP apps. Previously, only installed software with uiAccess privileges (including NVDA) could inject, but now, even this has been blocked. This has been done in the name of security, but the problem is that Microsoft have not provided a suitable alternative which enables AT to access typed characters in a way which works properly for all languages. We've raised this with Microsoft, but they've yet to provide a useful solution or response.