Re: Merge Utility, Why It's Missing, Explained

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>

How was JAWS Utilities used, or what did it do? I don't recall using it.
I hate to sound dumb, but prefer sounding dumb to staying dumb and not
finding out.

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Mike B via
Sent: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9:36 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <>
Cc: Mike B <>
Subject: Merge Utility, Why It's Missing, Explained

Hi All,

There's no need to craft a petition or anything else. Below tells about
the Merge Utility & why it's missing in Jaws 17, for now anyways. This
comes from What's new in Jaws 17.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process.
This included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these
changes, the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as
settings from prior versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution
for the future which will replace this utility and provide an even
greater benefit for our customers.

Take care.
This email was sent from my, iBarstool. Go Dodgers, next year anyways!

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Behler via Jfw
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 5:32 PM
Subject: RE: merge utility

I don't know how appropriate or beneficial this could be, but if someone
the list would be willing to craft a petition regarding this issue, we
be able to get enough signitures to make an impact.

Sometimes, I just scratch my head at these kinds of decisions.

I certainly will sign any such petition, if it is created.

I'm looking to upgrade to Jaws 17, possibly during the college teaching
semester break, but that won't be for about 8 weeks for me at this point,
and I sure would like to have the use of the merge utilities feature
I know there have been issues with it at times, but the convenience and
of using it far outweighs any problems, in my opinion.

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Adrian
via Jfw
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 5:58 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Adrian Spratt
Subject: RE: merge utility

I'm going to write to FS Tech Support and ask for this deficiency to be
fixed. I hope others will do the same so they realize how important this
Can you imagine a popular commercial application forcing users to start
over again with the settings they've created over the course of years?
that "merge" was misspelled in the subject line, which I've corrected.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Maria
via Jfw
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 5:43 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Maria Campbell
Subject: Re: murge utility

I agree completely. Enough said.

On 11/4/2015 4:23 PM, Aidan via Jfw wrote:

I'm very upset for fs removing the murg utility option in jaws 17.
They have the excuse that older version settings can know longer being
important in 17. I don't know if I must laugh. If they new that it
would happen, why did they not make a priority to implement a
replacement tool wich could be in 17?
Now you have to manually change everything? Is it possible perhaps to
use the settings packager to acomplish that?
I find it so tragic that they spend the hole year on smart navigation,
wich is not even such a remarkable feature, really this was going to
be more bennifishil to more people and now that its not ready it will
affect everyone negatively.

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