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Windows shell: WorkerW causes NVDA to say "pane" when pressing Windows+D or Windows+M under some circumstances #6671

josephsl opened this issue Dec 24, 2016 · 0 comments


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I meant to bring this up a few years ago but couldn't determine the problem...

In some cases, when pressing Windows+M or Windows+D to go to Desktop, NVDA says, "pane". Turns out a focus event is fired by a window with the class name of "WorkerW".

As for fixing this, all the building blocks are present (thankfully, app module for explorer.exe contains gainFocus event handler).


josephsl added a commit to josephsl/nvda that referenced this issue Dec 24, 2016
…windows or moving to desktop. re nvaccess#6671

Somehow, when pressing Windows=M or Windows+D, NVDA says, 'pane'. It turns out there is a window with the window class name of 'WorkerW' that presents a focus event. Thus suppress this, which means NVDA will no longer announce 'pane' when minimizing Windows. This bug affects various versions of Windows (tested with Windows 7 and Windows 10).
@feerrenrut feerrenrut added the p3 label Dec 30, 2016
feerrenrut added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 5, 2017
Re issue #6671

Merge branch 'i6671WorkerW' of into next
@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto added this to the 2017.1 milestone Jan 19, 2017
feerrenrut added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 19, 2017
NVDA will no longer announce "pane" when minimizing windows. (Issue #6671)
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