Topic: No speech output or keyboard focus on the Windows 8 Logon screen

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Applies to: ScreenReader, SuperNova Magnifier, SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader, SuperNova Magnifier & Speech

NB: Please note that product names in this article may have changed since the time of writing.


On loading the Windows 8 logon screen, there is no speech output or keyboard focus, despite the “Voice at user logon” checkbox being selected in SuperNova’s “Start-up Preferences” dialog box.


This issue can occur on some laptop computers when fingerprint reader software is enabled, to allow users to logon to the computer using a swipe of their finger. In some instances, this software causes a loss of focus which also results in a lack of speech output.

Removing any fingerprint reader software from the computer (or disabling it from launching automatically at the Windows Logon screen) should resolve this issue.


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