Re: Safely Remove Hardware question

Mcginnis, Barbara

I press Windows Key and the letter B and use my right arrow to find the safely remove hardware device and press enter. JAWS says you can safely remove device from computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill White via Jfw []
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <>; Jaws users list <>
Cc: Bill White <>
Subject: Re: Safely Remove Hardware question

Hi, Tom. In case the Safely Remove Hardware option doesn't show up in your System Tray, Here's how to get the Safely Remove Hardware back into your System Tray. As someone else said, this is only good for "hard" drives, not flash drives.

If you want to remove a flash drive, find the appropriate drive letter within Computer, press Applications Key, and Up or Down Arrow to Eject Drive, and press Enter.

To always show all icons in the system tray

1. Open the Start menu with the Windows key

2. Press escape followed by Alt Enter.

3. Tab to the Notification / Customize button and press Enter.

4. Check the checkbox for always turn on all icons and press Enter.

5. Tab to Okay and press Enter.

Bill White

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Behler via Jfw" <>
To: "Jaws users list" <>; "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <>
Cc: "Tom Behler" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 7:35 PM
Subject: Safely Remove Hardware question

Hello, everyone.

I am sure this may seem pretty elementary to some, but I actually have
gotten varying opinions on the need to use the "safely remove hardware"
option for USB devices such as USB thumb drives, and USB external hard

So, I have two questions:

1. Is it still necessary to invoke the "safely remove hardware"
when using any of these USB devices? I have heard that in later
operating systems like Windows 7, this is not as necessary as it used to be.


2. How does one easily get to the "safely remove hardware" option,
it would be a good idea for me to use it?

I am using Windows 7 and Jaws 16 here.

Thank you!

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan

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