Virtual Review

  • Authors: Rui Batista and NVDA Addon Team
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  • NVDA compatibility: 2019.3 and beyond

This Addon allows NVDA users to review a Window content in a text box, similar to window virtualization of JAWS for Windows. Note, however, that this is just a convenience for users and does not replace NVDA's excellent review modes and object navigation support.


Press NVDA+control+w to open the virtual revision Window. Then simply navigate the shown textbox as you do in any other text content. You can press Escape to close the virtual revision window.

Changes for 3.0

  • Requires NVDA 2019.3 or later.

Changes for 2.3

  • Internal changes to support future NVDA releases.

Changes for 2.2

  • When windows are minimized or if the foreground window has no title, NVDA will record this fact when displaying virtual review window.

Changes for 2.1

  • The title of the screen under virtual review will be included.
  • It is now possible to review contents of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps in Windows 10 and most modern apps in Windows 8.x.
  • When obtaining screen contents for modern and universal apps, a beep will be heard to indicate when the virtual review window is ready.

Changes for 2.0

  • New name: Virtual Review.
  • Due to changes in how content is shown, NVDA 2015.2 or later is required.
  • Thanks to new features in 2015.2 and later, you can now find text in virtualized windows.
  • Fixed the add-on functionality with non-console window.
  • Removed useless blank lines at bottom of virtualized console window.
  • Some minor adjustments.
  • Translations added.

Changes for 1.2

  • Support virtualizing of console windows

Changes for 1.1

  • Converted virtual revision to an add-on.

Changes for 1.0

  • Initial Release