Re: Key Announcement and JAWS 17

"Kevin Hourigan " <kevinthourigan@...>

Hello Ed,

I am using Windows 10, Jaws 17, and am not experiencing the issue you describe. Jaws just says the word, then selected.

Cheers Kevin.


From: [] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: September 22, 2016 12:44 AM
Subject: Key Announcement and JAWS 17


Dear fellow listers:

I have been less than impressed with JAWS 17 and almost daily revert to JAWS 16.

One thing that continues to annoy me is the key announcement problem.  I have checked this at least 5 times, and finally I’m reaching out to see if someone has any ideas.

Each time I press an access key, such as control, alt, windows, or shift or any combination of the above, I hear the keys announced.

I don’t mind except when I’m highlighting text.  Then, the announcement of the keys talks over the announcement of the text being highlighted.

I thought this functionality was controlled by going to the JAWS menu, choosing options, further choosing basics, and tabbing over to key announcement.

I go to the “off” radio button.  The “off” is definitely checked or activated.

IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE.  I’m ready to scrap JAWS 17 entirely and hope for something better in JAWS 18.


I am looking forward to the resurrection of the merge utility, albeit under a different name.

Isn’t it funny how what is essentially a bug fix gets promoted as a feature enhancement?



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