Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Gudrun Brunot

Hello: Question: I am in the process of obtaining a laptop. Do I need to
install the JAWS 18 from disk, or can I simply install this update?


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:47 PM
Subject: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Howdy All,

Here are the download links & what's new for this Beta 2 2018.1710.1 update.

32 Bit:

64 Bit:

The following is a list of improvements made between the first Public Beta
and Public Beta 2. Note that while many customer-reported enhancements are
included in this release, the following is a list of more notable changes.

list of 11 items
• If you are running a previous version of JAWS while installing 2018, JAWS
now speaks the progress bar which displays the percentage of the install
that is complete. The self-voicing feature of the installer also now
announces more progress information.
• Improved various installer messages including the messages confirming a
successful install or uninstall.
• When using the default voice contexts for the various cursors and you
press NUM PAD+MINUS to turn on the JAWS Cursor, resolved a customer reported
issue where "JAWS Cursor" was not being announced using the correct voice,
which uses a lower pitch.
• Added new Research It lookup sources to the French version of JAWS. These
enable French users to search BNFA or ÉOLE, two major French libraries for
the blind.
• When using JAWS Settings Center in Windows 10, resolved an issue where
JAWS was not announcing the current location in the tree view after
expanding a group, or the path to the currently selected item when pressing
INSERT+UP ARROW. In addition, when navigating the filter tree view of
results after performing a search, JAWS now announces the item followed by
its location.
• The What's New in JAWS DAISY book has been updated for JAWS 2018. To get
the new book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the JAWS Basic
Training Table of Contents in FSReader, and then press ENTER on the What's
New in JAWS link.
• In response to a customer request, JAWS now includes version 3.3 of the
Liblouis braille translator.
• Updated the control names in Settings Center for the Virtual Cursor
verbosity options to say, "Web Verbosity Levels" and "Configure Web
Verbosity Levels", to make them easier to find when doing a search.
• If the JAWS Laptop keyboard layout is active, resolved an issue where
pressing INSERT+SHIFT+1 through 0 was not working in Excel to define a
monitor cell. In addition, INSERT+SHIFT+T now works in Winamp to display
track information. In Laptop layout, both The CAPS LOCK and INSERT keys can
be used as the JAWS Key.
• Addressed issues with editing text files on remote systems using SSH.
• A customer using the Spanish version of JAWS reported several issues with
various help and application messages. These have been resolved.
list end

Convenient OCR
list of 4 items
• In response to customer feedback, improved the quality of the OCR results
when using INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, F to recognize an image file or
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to recognize a PDF document in Adobe Reader.
• Addressed reports where JAWS 2018 would not install on certain 64-bit
computers. In these cases, the installation process was not able to install
the Convenient OCR components. This is now fixed.
• In response to customer feedback, the camera light frequency correction is
now saved when changed through the Advanced dialog box located in the Camera
and Scanner Recognition dialog box.
• JAWS now plays a progress sound when recognizing large PDF documents.
list end

Google Docs
list of 2 items
• You can now press CTRL+APOSTROPHE or CTRL+SEMICOLON in Google Docs to move
to the next or previous misspelled word in a document.
• When navigating a Google Docs table in Chrome using JAWS table reading
commands (ALT+CTRL+ARROW keys, addressed an issue where JAWS was double
speaking cell contents.
list end

Microsoft Office
list of 3 items
• Resolved a customer reported issue with the 8400 series of Outlook 365
updates where JAWS was not automatically reading the suggested addresses
when typing in the address fields of a new message. To check your Outlook
365 version, use the JAWS command CTRL+INSERT+V while focused in Outlook.
• When navigating time slots in the Outlook Calendar using Vocalizer
Expressive for speech, addressed a reported issue where JAWS was saying
"comma" before the time.
• When opening the Spell Checker for the first time after starting Word 365,
resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically reading the misspelled
word and suggestion.
list end

list of 1 items
• Resolved an issue where both JAWS and Skype would stop working if the Call
Quality Feedback dialog box was displayed after ending a call.
list end

Web Browsers
list of 10 items
• JAWS 2018 contains changes necessary to support Firefox version 57,
scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017.
• Improved overall JAWS performance with Edge. In particular, multiple
reports where Edge would unexpectedly stop working on various web pages or
become less responsive after opening multiple pages were addressed.
• When INSERT+A is pressed to read the web page address in Firefox or
Chrome, addressed a customer reported issue where this information was not
being displayed in braille if flash message verbosity was set to Advanced.
• Addressed an issue with JAWS double speaking live region updates in Google
• Resolved an issue where Internet Explorer would sometimes close
unexpectedly when right clicking on various toolbar items using the mouse.
• Resolved a reported issue with JAWS not reading as expected when
encountering form controls inside an ARIA grid.
• You can now use the U and SHIFT+U Navigation Quick Keys in Edge to move by
links. Note that in Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome, these commands
only move to the next or previous unvisited link. However, since Edge
currently does not indicate when a link has been visited, U and SHIFT+U will
move to all links in this browser.
• If the mouse is used to select text on a web page, resolved an issue where
pressing CTRL+C was not working as expected to copy the selected text.
• Addressed intermittent issues where domain specific settings were not
always loading as expected.
• Resolved an issue with Chrome where braille was not working as expected
when typing and navigating in certain edit fields.
list end

Windows Mail
list of 2 items
• When opening an email message, resolved a customer reported issue where
JAWS was reading the contents of the previous message, even if it had been
closed or deleted.
• When using JAWS table reading commands to navigate a table inserted into a
new message, resolved an issue with JAWS not reading as expected.
list end

Windows 10
list of 1 items
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the selected item when
navigating between time picker controls.
list end

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
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