Re: JAWS 18 and Calculator

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>

Hi, Edward. I did something a little different with the calculator. I put Calculator into the search box by pressing the WinKey. When Calculator came up, I pressed the Applications key, and arrowed down to “Open File Location”. After pressing ENTER, System32 opened, and I was taken directly to the calc.exe file within system32. Once there, I was able to go to the New submenu and create a shortcut on my desktop. So I don’t even need to go to the Task Bar. The calculator is on my desktop.


Bill White



From: [] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: JAWS 18 and Calculator


I saw a number of posts on this list earlier about the calculator.  Indeed, in Windows 10, it is hidden.  With a little sighted assistance, however, we found it and pinned it to the task bar, which was a good solution.

And, a huge thanks to the discussion about using the Windows Key and numbers keys to jump to applications.  I had forgotten about those commands entirely.  Now, I use them all the time.  They are fantastic!

Well, I installed JAWS 18 yesterday.  ALAS!  The calculator that worked so well in JAWS 17 appears to be completely broken in JAWS 18 or, if not broken, is implemented so badly as to be useless.

It is so good to be able to keep old versions of JAWS around so that when Freedom Scientific screws up, as they did with calculator, one can go back to a prior version.  The calculator works great in JAWS 17.  It seems unusable in JAWS 18.



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