Add-ons documentation


  • Authors: Rui Fontes, Ângelo Abrantes, Zougane, Remy, Abdel and colaboration of James Scholes
  • Updated in 21/03/2022
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  • Compatibility: NVDA 2017.2 and beyond


This add-on provides a quick way to access documentation for the add-ons you have installed. It creates, in the NVDA Help menu, two sub-menus. One, called "Running add-ons documentation", groups the documentation for each add-on and make available a list of commands for all running add-ons, with a table for each add-on. The other sub-menu, called "Disabled add-ons documentation", lists the disabled add-ons, gaving access to its documentation. Please, remember that the Synth and Braille drivers add-ons will not appear in any of the above categories. Note that you also can access the add-ons documentation through the Add-ons manager in NVDA, Tools menu. Here you have also the information about the state of an add-on. Also remember that you can access the NVDA and add-ons commands in the Input gestures dialog. However, in this dialog the add-ons commands are not grouped and you can not find a command containing "windows", by instance...


Version 2022.03

  • Adaptation to NVDA 2022.1

Version 21.05

  • Adaptation to NVDA 2021.1

Version 2.1

  • Adaptation to NVDA 2019.3

Version 2.0

  • Now, the add-on creates two menus in the NVDA Help menu.
  • The "Running add-ons documentation" menu, have one more option to display the "List of commands for running add-ons", containing the commands for each add-on in a table.
  • The "Disabled add-ons documentation" menu only group the disabled add-ons with documentation files.
  • Note that Synth and Braille drivers add-ons never are listed in the above menus.
  • The add-ons are now represented by their summary and not by their name.
  • Some improvements in the code.

Version 1.2

  • Small issues fixed;
  • Fixed importing submenu name from add-on summary;
  • Force documentation to open in default browser, if possible in a new window.

Version 1.1

  • Compatibility with Python 3;
  • New way to add submenus;
  • Changed the name of the menu itens to the summary addon to have the name of the menus in the language of the interface, when possible.

Version 1.0

  • Initial release by Zougane, Remy and Abdel updated to be compatible with NVDA 2019.1.