Re: Jaws dropping my braille display

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)

Ann, when you say remains idle, do you mean going into one of the power management modes? I found that powering down under Windows 7 had some annoying side effects, forcing me to reboot, so I turned off power management. In this case, It's really not easy being green. Come to think of it, we don't use it at work either; We freeze our screens for security, but that's it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:04 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Jaws dropping my braille display

Thanks for confirming this, Ann. Though it isn't a good sign that FS recommends a course of action that doesn't work, at least I know now that the behavior isn't particular to my display. Incidentally, pressing a key on the display doesn't work for me either.

I think I will email FS tech support just to have it documented. Can't hurt, right?

On 4/18/14, Ann Byrne <> wrote:
Indeed, I have. With my Focus Forty Blue (connected with USB), If the
computer is idle for a long time, the Focus loses itself. Re loading
JAWS or unplugging/plugging the display restores focus. FS tech
support said just to push one of the buttons on the display and that
would wake it up. It doesn't.

At 11:10 AM 4/18/2014, you wrote:
Hi All,

Recently I've noticed some strange behavior with Jaws 15 and my Focus
80 braille display. From time to time, Jaws seems to lose track of the
Focus display causing it to go blank as it does when the computer is
shut down. The only way to wake it up again, so to speak, is to quit
Jaws then reload.

I should also mention this is a USB display and not the Bluetooth
model. The machine is windows 7 64 byt.

Has anyone seen this behavior?



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