Re: JAWS 15 Beta

Ed Marquette <marquette.ed@...>

This is technically not responsive. I've installed the JFW 15
Beta on my Windows 8 UltraBook. Interestingly, it is the same
model used by several of the Freedom Scientific employees.
My results with two different installations were discouraging.
Although the touch gestures worked pretty well, there was a
fundamental flaw.
Shutdown of the computer produced a really strange error -- one
that I believe was transmitted to Freedom Scientific through the
error reporting system.
It locked up JAWS and prevented a shutdown. The system just hung
there. When a sighted user clicked through the error messages,
the computer finally shut down; however, when I started it again,
the entirety of the Beta installation vanished. It was like JAWS
15 self-destructed.
Initially, I didn't believe what happened -- even though I was a
Two weeks later, I tried the again to install JAWS 15. The Ava
voice (the sexy one) was already present. So, that wasn't
Well, the same exact thing happened.
Maybe I could imagine this once, but not twice.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Dave
"Farfar" Carlson
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:37 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: JAWS 15 Beta

I've purposely not jumped into installing the JFW 15 Beta yet.
What have you others experienced, when using on Windows 7?

Dave Carlson
San Francisco Bay Area Farfar, woodworker, and musician

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