Re: Jaws 17.0.1214 Update Download Links & What's New / Fixed


HAMILTON
 

Good Day:

First, thanks Mike. This helps me understand what's to come.

Second, looking at 1 segment of the below list of changes, I am forced to
ask if this segment...

"
. To address potential issues, changes have been made to the process of
compiling scripts so they are compatible with versions of JAWS prior to 17.
The Compatibility Mode option has been removed from Script Manager and the
-c command line switch has been removed from scompile.exe. To compile
scripts that will work with prior versions of JAWS, you must now insert the
following line without the quotes into your JSS file: ";#pragma usePoFile 0"
"

... suggests that the Merge Utility may yet/soon be reintroduced into JAWS.

You, Mike, may not know this; but, I hope that someone may.

So, does it?

Like I say, I'm not a techie; but, I do see connections that may get me to
where I want to be!

Jim H

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@charter.net]
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:10 PM
To: JFW List <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: Jaws 17.0.1214 Update Download Links & What's New / Fixed

Howdy All,

Below are the download links for the latest J17 update: & what's new / fixed

in this release

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1214enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1214enu-x64.exe

What's New:

Enhancements in JAWS 17.0.1214 (November 2015)

The following is a list of improvements made between the initial JAWS 17
release and the November 2015 update.

Smart Navigation
list of 6 items
. When INSERT+X is used to toggle Smart Navigation, the JAWS focus now
remains at the location on the web page where you performed the toggle.
. The command to temporarily toggle Smart Navigation (INSERT+X) can now be
found using the JAWS Command Search feature (INSERT+SPACEBAR, J).
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading list items on certain web
pages when using Smart Navigation.
. Addressed a reported issue with the commands to read from the beginning of

the line to the cursor (INSERT+HOME) and from the cursor to the end of the
line (INSERT+PAGE UP) not working in a table cell when using Smart
Navigation.
. When using the V and SHIFT+V Navigation Quick Keys to move to the next or
previous visited link, resolved an issue where all links on the current line
were being read instead of the specific visited link if Smart Navigation was

active.
. Addressed an issue where many blank lines were appearing on some web pages

with Smart Navigation active.
list end

JAWS
list of 12 items
. Addressed an issue with the Amazon Product Search Research It lookup
source not returning results as expected.
. Addressed an issue with symbols not being read as expected when inserted
into a document using the Select a Symbol to Print dialog box (INSERT+4).
. In response to customer feedback, the folder path for the Explore Scripts
shortcut has been changed from C:\ProgramData\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Scripts\enu
to point to C:\ProgramData\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Scripts.
. This update contains new drivers from HumanWare for the Brailiant BI
braille display in order to support Windows 10.
. If Active Follows Braille is not enabled, addressed issues where the
braille display would not move away from the structured line when panning,
or using
the commands to move the braille cursor to the next or prior line (RIGHT
ROCKER BAR on Focus Blue braille displays).
. When entering text from the Perkins-style keyboard on a braille display
using Unified English Braille (UEB) or another form of Contracted English
Braille,
resolved an issue where contracted words beginning with dots 4-5-6, such as
spirit, many, world, etc., were not appearing correctly in documents. The
dots
4-5-6 portion of the word was being dropped when the word was
back-translated.
. When verbosity for Braille Flash messages is set to Advanced, resolved
customer reported issues where "sts" messages were being shown on the
braille
display even when the option to display status information was turned off.
In addition, the flash messages for the INSERT+T and INSERT+Q commands now
display
the short message as expected instead of the long message.
. If the JAWS cursor is configured to follow the PC Cursor using the
CTRL+INSERT+NUM PAD Minus command, an issue was resolved where JAWS was not
reading
as expected when moving between applications with ALT+TAB.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS not correctly identifying the factorial
symbol in MathML content.
. If you perform a two-finger double tap to open a context menu while text
selection is active, the flick gestures will now work as expected to
navigate
through the menu items. Text selection is toggled by performing a triple tap

with one finger.
. If you perform a five-finger tap to open the Run JAWS Manager dialog box
from an Internet Explorer window, addressed an issue where you could not use
touch gestures to navigate this dialog box.
. To address potential issues, changes have been made to the process of
compiling scripts so they are compatible with versions of JAWS prior to 17.
The
Compatibility Mode option has been removed from Script Manager and the -c
command line switch has been removed from scompile.exe. To compile scripts
that
will work with prior versions of JAWS, you must now insert the following
line without the quotes into your JSS file: ";#pragma usePoFile 0"
list end

Adobe Acrobat
list of 1 items
. Resolved an issue reported by Adobe where labels for check boxes in PDF
documents were being read twice in the virtual buffer.
list end

Microsoft Excel
list of 2 items
. In Windows 8.1, resolved an issue where the backstage view in Excel 2013
was not being announced when it gained focus.
. Resolved a reported issue with the GetCellSpan script function.
list end

Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
list of 5 items
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not indicating the Next
and Prior links as well as links to other pages in the search results on
Bing.com.
. After typing some text into the Search edit field on Google.com, addressed

a reported issue where JAWS was not reading the list of search choices that
appears directly below the edit field. This was observed in Internet
Explorer 11.
. Resolved a customer reported issue with a particular web site where a menu

was opening and it was not possible to return to the Virtual Cursor.
. Addressed an issue where the removed text in a live region using the
aria-relevant="removals" attribute was not being spoken by JAWS in Internet
Explorer.
. Improved JAWS performance with navigating and reading ARIA slider controls

in Internet Explorer.
list end

Microsoft Outlook
list of 3 items
. When opening the Advanced Find dialog box using CTRL+SHIFT+F to search for

specific messages and you press F6 to move to the message list, a customer
reported issue was resolved where JAWS would sometimes stop reading the
selected message if the window scrolled as you navigated through the list.
. Resolved an issue reported by some customers where JAWS would sometimes
not read the currently selected message as you navigated through a list of
messages
in a folder. You would hear the message status, such as "unread", but no
additional info, like the message sender or the subject.
. In the Outlook 2010 calendar, resolved a reported issue where JAWS was not

indicating the "checked" status of shared calendars.
list end

Microsoft Word
list of 4 items
. Resolved an issue with the Text Reading mode touch gestures to move to the

prior line, prior word, and prior character not working as expected in Word
2013.
. When switching pages in a document, resolved an issue where JAWS was not
announcing the page number until after reading the line. This occurred if
there
were no spaces between page breaks.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where the Design and Layout tabs were
not accessible when using the JAWS Virtual Ribbon.
. You can now use the CTRL+WINDOWS Key+K keystroke to set a place marker at
the end of a document. If you attempt to set a place marker at the beginning
of the document, JAWS now speaks an error message.
list end

Windows 10

You can now use the JAWS table reading commands (CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) to
navigate the tiles in the Windows 10 Start menu. The tiles are accessed by
selecting
the All Apps button, pressing RIGHT ARROW from the All Apps list to move to
the tile groups, and then pressing DOWN ARROW to move into the grid of tiles
for the selected group. While you can use the ARROW keys to navigate in the
tile grid, using table reading commands offers a more predictable experience
as tiles can be of varying sizes and it is possible to inadvertently
navigate out of a group while attempting to find tiles in a specific group.

Since tiles may not always be the same size, the table commands for moving
to the start or end of the current row or the top or bottom of the current
column
are not available in the tiles grid. Table navigation in the tiles grid does

not wrap to the next or prior row and does not announce cell coordinates or
how many rows the tile spans. It only announces the tile as if the ARROW
keys were used to move to it. However, pressing CTRL+ALT+NUM PAD 5 to
announce
the current cell will speak the current row and column, followed by the tile

text, and then the number of rows spanned by the tile.

Take care.
Mike
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