Re: Safely Remove Hardware question

Tom Behler


This actually seems a lot easier than finding the safely remove option in
the system tray, so I will give it a try.

Thanks very much!

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Michael Mote
via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:10 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: Michael Mote
Subject: RE: Safely Remove Hardware question

Tom, I do use the eject option when removing a USB device like a flash drive
or an external hard drive. On my Windows operating system, if you go to the
actual device under your computer folder, and then press your Apps key, you
can scroll down to the eject option. You should be able to remove it that
way, if you don't see the option to remove it in your system tray. If you
press enter on the eject option, you should hear JAWS tell you that it is
safe to remove the device after a few seconds. Hope this helps!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Tom Behler via
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:35 PM
To: Jaws users list <>; 'The Jaws for Windows
support list.' <>
Cc: Tom Behler <>
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" option
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, if
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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