Re: Thunderbird best practices?

Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>

Thank you very much. I have gotten that far with opening a message. So, as
of now can one still no longer arrow down in the list view to see the
message sender information? I read something about thread view, does this
change this break? How would I set the list view to thread view? Also, there
are a couple different sets of scripts out there for TB, but one is payed
and I typically like to teach students how to maneuver around with the
native JAWS keystrokes when available.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Thunderbird best practices?

Nate, when I launch TB, I wait until I hear the sound for incoming messages
that have downloaded into the inbox (about 10 to 30 seconds), then I press
tab twice which lands me on the treelist of folders, of which the inbox is
usually first, then I press tab to review the new email that came, and
pressing the enter key opens it so I can read it with JAWS or NVDA, and once
I'm done, I press the escape key to close it. (I have TB set to open a new
email in a separate window). I am then returned to the list of messages,
back to the one I just red.

to my knowledge, there isn't any third party scripts for JAWS that enhance
the use of TB, but it would be nice if someone would. however, a basic set
has been included with JAWS already. the problem is that there are some
instances where scripting would be helpful, like when using the spell
checker, if a word is detected, the misspelled word is not automatically
red, the JAWS cursor has to be used to find out what it is. additionally, it
would be useful if there was a JAWS keystroke to read the misspelled word in
context so you can decide what the word should be. the keyboard shortcuts
like alt i to ignore, alt r to replace, alt s to send, etc still work, and
you can still press the tab key to and press the space bar on the choice of
action you want to perform.

but since TB now updated to version 52, using the JAWS cursor is no longer
possible. and I suspect there are other instances that have been curtailed
that I don't use or know about.

there are most likely other instances where scripting would be useful to
effectively deal with using TB that I didn't mention or know about.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Poppa Bear []
Sent: Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 11:35 AM EST
Subject: Thunderbird best practices?

I have a client that I am about to teach JAWS to and he is a long time
Thunderbird user. I myself am not. I am about to listen to the Freedom
Scientific seminar on JAWS with Thunderbird, but beyond that, a question
that I have is, will it be best or most common to try and download scripts
for Thunderbird? Also, right now when I am in the list view for the emails,
it does not read the email information, I have to tab once to find the
sender information and then shift tab back to the list view and arrow down
to the next message and do the same to find out sender information. Any tips
would be great.


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