(2014-09-18 15:09)blindndangerous Wrote: Whenever I launch XBMC now I get a sound playing. It's not a XBMC TTS sound, and NVDA doesn't read me anything, so I'm not sure what it's trying to tell me. It doesn't seem to bother anything, but I'm wondering if some text is coming up that the plugin can't see? To get the sound that I'm hearing, from the home screen with confluence, press H. It'll make the sound that I hear whenever I start up XBMC after the XBMC TTS ready sound plays.
Also, I really need to look over my posts before I post them from my phone. Man that's horrible writing. Thanks a lot dictation. haha. I am running what I believe should be Helix now, but pressing F4 does not stop speech from reading constantly the changelogs once started. Even after restarting the screenreader, it just starts up again. I'm guessing that it's sending information to the screenreader even after a restart.
Pressing H brings up the PVR Live TV view. If you're not using PVR this will show a notification popup telling you that you don't have a PVR setup. I don't get a sound when I press H, but most likely this is the cause of what you are describing. Currently we don't have a way to speak notification dialogs, but that is something I will be working on in the future. Currently I can detect the dialog, and when it is shown I check for addon updates and have it speak those, which is kind of a hack way to handle those notifications, but I can't do that sort of thing with most notifications so it will have to wait on an internal change in XBMC/Kodi that allows access to the kind of label used in those dialogs.
As for F4 stopping speech, is the special Keymap installed? You can test this by pressing F1 which will repeat text for the current control. If it's not installed you need to go into Settings:Add-ons:Enabled Add-ons:Services:XBMC TTS:Configure and install the keymap from the keymap section. After this is installed you you can use F6 to bring up the settings in the future without navigating down all the hierarchy.