Add-on Updater 21.05 released, extra steps required for NVDA alpha snapshot users #addonrelease


 

Hi all,

Add-on Updater May 2021 update is now available. This update fixes a critical compatibility issue with latest NVDA Development releases (specifically, alpha snapshots) and will start checking for updates to Console Toolkit, WinWizard, and Word Nav.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for NVDA alpha snapshot users: when trying to upgrade from earlier add-on releases, you will notice that Add-on Updater does not display results and NVDA plays error tones. You can use one of the following workarounds to upgrade to Add-on Updater 21.05:

  1. Download Add-on Updater 21.05 from: https://addons.nvda-project.org/files/get.php?file=nvda3208
  2. Open Python Console (Control+NVDA+Z) then type the following as exactly as shown (press Enter after each line):

import wx

wx.CENTER_ON_SCREEN = 6

 

After that, press Escape and Add-on Updater will present update check results. I advise using the first option as it is easier, and you won’t have to go through manual (or extra) steps in future releases unless the situation changes again.

The above workarounds are not applicable if you are using NVDA 2020.4 or earlier.

Cheers,

Joseph


 

Hi Rui and others,

Add-on Updater 21.05 changes do validate the suggestion proposed earlier about centering dialogs: self.CenterOnScreen() function from wx.Dialog class is working.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via groups.io
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Subject: [nvda-addons] Add-on Updater 21.05 released, extra steps required for NVDA alpha snapshot users #AddonRelease

 

Hi all,

Add-on Updater May 2021 update is now available. This update fixes a critical compatibility issue with latest NVDA Development releases (specifically, alpha snapshots) and will start checking for updates to Console Toolkit, WinWizard, and Word Nav.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for NVDA alpha snapshot users: when trying to upgrade from earlier add-on releases, you will notice that Add-on Updater does not display results and NVDA plays error tones. You can use one of the following workarounds to upgrade to Add-on Updater 21.05:

  1. Download Add-on Updater 21.05 from: https://addons.nvda-project.org/files/get.php?file=nvda3208
  2. Open Python Console (Control+NVDA+Z) then type the following as exactly as shown (press Enter after each line):

import wx

wx.CENTER_ON_SCREEN = 6

 

After that, press Escape and Add-on Updater will present update check results. I advise using the first option as it is easier, and you won’t have to go through manual (or extra) steps in future releases unless the situation changes again.

The above workarounds are not applicable if you are using NVDA 2020.4 or earlier.

Cheers,

Joseph


Luke Davis
 

Thanks Joseph; the second option works like a charm.

Luke

Joseph Lee wrote:

Add-on Updater May 2021 update is now available. This update fixes a critical compatibility issue with latest NVDA Development releases (specifically, alpha
snapshots) and will start checking for updates to Console Toolkit, WinWizard, and Word Nav.
IMPORTANT NOTICE for NVDA alpha snapshot users: when trying to upgrade from earlier add-on releases, you will notice that Add-on Updater does not display
results and NVDA plays error tones. You can use one of the following workarounds to upgrade to Add-on Updater 21.05:
1. Download Add-on Updater 21.05 from: https://addons.nvda-project.org/files/get.php?file=nvda3208
2. Open Python Console (Control+NVDA+Z) then type the following as exactly as shown (press Enter after each line):
import wx
wx.CENTER_ON_SCREEN = 6
After that, press Escape and Add-on Updater will present update check results. I advise using the first option as it is easier, and you won’t have to go
through manual (or extra) steps in future releases unless the situation changes again.