Re: Getting to the JAWS start-up menu


Ed Marquette <marquette.ed@...>
 

Adrian:
Great suggestions.
You were right. In Windows 8, if one presses Windows key plus b,
a truncated version of the system tray appears. If one highlights
and then presses space on the notification chevron, one gets a
much longer list of programs in the system tray. After restarting
my computer, Jaws appeared in the system tray. Consequently, I
didn't have to customize, though the customization option is
available. I navigated to Jaws in the system tray, thereby
highlighting it. Then, I hit the applications key, and made the
required adjustments. Worked beautifully.
BTW, I lost the automatically start Jaws settings when I installed
Jaws 15. Jury is still out on Jaws 15. But, it cannot bbe worse
than Jaws 13. Can it?

Thanks for all the tips.
By the way, it is good to be back on the list. I was off for
nearly a year, but got back about a month ago.
Always helpful!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of
Adrian Spratt
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:11 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Getting to the JAWS start-up menu

Ed,

I'm using Win7, but like you, I found when I set it up that a
number of icons in my system tray were not being read. I'm rushing
now, but below I'll copy notes I made to myself on how to make
system tray icons visible to JAWS. FYI, David Bailes addresses
this question in his Win7 guides, and no doubt also in his
materials on Win8. So, here are instructions that I made to myself
that apply to Win7:

System tray, how to reveal hidden icons.
Open start menu properties with Win key, escape, alt-enter. In the
first dialog, tab to and press the Notification Area Customize
button. I found that the list of options appears when I
shit-tabbed once, then. The first item there is always turn on all
icons, on which I pressed the spacebar, then tabbed to Okay.

Note. This may not work for safely remove hardware, for which I've
created a desktop shortcut.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Ed
Marquette
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:12 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Getting to the JAWS start-up menu

Adrian:
Thanks. I should have mentioned that I tried that, but JAWS did
not appear in the list, even after pressing the Notification
Chevron button.
I know Jaws is running in the system tray because I always run it
that way. Still, despite having a list of nearly 20 things in the
system tray, JAWS isn't there.
Just to double check, I did an Alt-tab all the way around,
circling through all running applications. No Jaws there either.
So, it just has to be in the system tray somewhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of
Adrian Spratt
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:59 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Getting to the JAWS start-up menu

Ed,

The MS keystroke to reach the system tray is Windows key+b. I
believe this shortcut applies to both Win 7 and 8.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Ed
Marquette
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:39 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: Getting to the JAWS start-up menu

Ed Marquette]] I know I've done this before, but cannot now
remember how. With a regular keyboard (one with a numeric
keypad), one can reach the Jaws menu with insert key plus j. On a
Windows 7 (or earlier machine), JAWS key plus F-11 will produce a
system tray from which one can activate the Jaws menu.
The Jaws key plus F-11 doesn't work in Windows 8, and I have only
one working JAWS key on this laptop (the capslock key).
So, in laptop mode (with the keyboard) Capslock plus j simulates a
mouse action.
Any ideas how to get to the Jaws menu when Jaws is set to run in
the system tray?
This is not urgent. I can just plug in an external keyboard
temporarily, but one would think there ought to be a way. Perhaps
my real problem is the inability to get to the system tray in
Windows 8.
[Ed Marquette[Ed Marquette]]


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