Just because it is a windows store app does not mean that you have to
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purchase it (or even download it). That simply means that it is
written to use a particular set of the .net framework that is portable
between regular computers, phones tablets etc.
On 4/22/17, Marquette, Ed <email@example.com> wrote:
That's handy. I know when I just do a search for calculator, unlike
Wordpad, which was immediately available, my install of Windows 10 sent me
to some app store, and I certainly was not going to buy something that has
been free with windows for well over a decade.
When someone at Tech Support clicked on something she called a "Windows
Box," the calculator became immediately available.
I suppose I could put Calculator on the desktop, and that's a good idea, but
I'm having so much fun with Windows and the number keys that I don't use my
desktop shortcuts all that much.
I think I may, indeed, need to repair JAWS on Monday. I cannot do it myself
because I do not have administrative rights. WHAT A PAIN!
There may indeed be something amiss with my install. It refuses to
recognize my Vocalizer Expressive 2.0 installs, and I've repaired them
several times (I can repair them, but not JAWS).
With JAWS 18, as installed, the tab keys jump to a whole range of buttons,
including buttons that apparently represent numbers. I cannot, however, get
to an edit box to enter numbers manually. Again, there are no problems in
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS 18 and Calculator
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.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] 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.
I. Edward Marquette
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