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There are scripts for an older version of wordweb. Recompile and see if those help. I have just gotten used to hearing the "read only edit". You may also be able to silence this in the "speech and sound Manager" but I am not an expert in the use of this.
At 10:52 PM 2/13/2013 -0500, you wrote:
I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."
Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?
I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.
So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.
From: Jfw [
On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary
Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.
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