Moderated Re: JAWS Won't Read Windows 10 Settings Window

Annabelle Susan Morison

Hey Curtis!
When I checked the checkbox, even the "Settings" screen is now reading right! Amazing! Thank you! I think I would have lost my ever lovin' mind if I didn't check that setting.

On 01/08/2023 10:08 AM Curtis Chong <chong.curtis@...> wrote:

Here is a correction and a clarification.


  1. Go into the JAWS Settings Center by pressing JAWSKEY+6.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to access the JAWS default settings.
  3. Search for the word “start” without the quotes.
  4. Arrow down until you hear JAWS saying something like “Start menu: Access Out-of-Process.”.
  5. On my system this is not checked, and searching in the Start Menu and Settings (WINDOWS+I) work quite nicely.




Curtis Chong



From: <> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong via
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2023 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS Won't Read Windows 10 Settings Window



Did you check to see if your Start Menu Out Of Process setting was checked or unchecked? Go into JAWS Settings (JAWSKEY+2), press CTRL+SHIFT+D, search for “start”.




Curtis Chong


From: <> On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2023 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS Won't Read Windows 10 Settings Window

I make sure my drivers and stuff are up to date, as best I can. Thread and. !

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From: <> on behalf of Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2023 4:54:52 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: JAWS Won't Read Windows 10 Settings Window

On Sun, Jan 8, 2023 at 11:39 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:

How do you check for these drivers?

There are three, and only three, "always safe" (as in no viruses, etc.) sources for driver updates:
1. Windows Update itself.
2. Your computer maker's support pages for your model, Software & Drivers section.
3. A specific hardware maker's (e.g., Intel) support pages, driver section for the device you're looking at.

If you have any off-the-shelf computer it has been a good idea for years now to use whatever "service station" software they provide that checks for driver updates direct from them and applies them.  HP Support Assistant and Lenovo Vantage are two examples of such software.

If you happen to have any Intel components in your system, then having Intel Driver & Support Asssitant installed and running is important, too.  For at least the last 5 years Intel has been churning out driver updates at a very, very fast pace and some of them don't seem to be being supplied to either the computer OEMs or Microsoft.

On any Windows machine running Windows 10 or later, when issues inexplicably present themselves “out of the blue” and with seemingly no reason, these are the two things I recommend doing, in order:

1. Using DISM (Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management) and SFC (System File Checker) to Repair Windows 8.1, 10 & 11

2. Performing a Windows 10 or 11 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows ISO file

If #1 fixes the issue, #2 is unnecessary.


Brian Virginia, USA Windows 11 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 22621; Office 2016, Version 16.0.15726.20188, 32-bit; Android 12 (MIUI 13)  

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