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


Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Their Edge support will improve, I really don't get what everybody is so upset about considering how we all got along with IE, Firefox and/or Google Chrome all this time.
To me one of the biggest features ever is Convenient OCR and the fact that it's now expanded where you can do OCR on any image file from the context menu is pretty huge.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

The jaws 2018 feature list looks pretty disappointing. I mean, come on, they claim Edge browser support but select and copy operations aren't supported?

The ability to OCR from the pearl might be nice (though how I use my laptop now would make that difficult).

On 10/5/17, Mike B. <mb69mach1@charter.net> wrote:
Hi Gudrun,

These are download links for the 2018 Beta version, or under the old
numbering sequence this would be Jaws 19. These are not for Jaws 18!
But,

I've included the download links + what's new for the latest Jaws 18
update,

which you can download & run the executable on your laptop. The below
JAWS

18 update links came out September 26.

Below are the direct download links for the latest J18.0.4321 update,
& what's new in this build.

32 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4321AMNRC2/J18.0.4321enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4321AMNRC2/J18.0.4321enu-x64.exe

What's new:

Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.4321 (September 2017)

The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 18 July
2017 release and the September 2017 update.

Microsoft Edge Support (must be enabled in Settings Center)

This update introduces support for Edge, the latest web browser from
Microsoft included in Windows 10. To use JAWS with Edge, you must be
running the Windows
10 Creators update (version 1703) or later. While there are still
several JAWS features that are not available in Edge such as selecting
and copying using the Virtual Cursor, PlaceMarkers, Smart Navigation,
Flexible Web, and domain-specific settings, we have made the overall
experience of navigating pages in Edge using both speech and braille
as similar as possible to working in Internet Explorer, Chrome, or
Firefox. As we continue to work with Microsoft to improve the Edge
experience, future JAWS updates will include greater functionality.
Edge support is also available in the new JAWS 2018.

Edge support is turned off by default in JAWS 18. This is because
support for Microsoft Edge depends on some emerging technologies,
which we continue to fine-tune in close collaboration with Microsoft.
You can turn on Edge support through Settings Center by doing the
following:

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "edge browser" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" in the
filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
6. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center, and then
quit and restart JAWS.
list end

Once JAWS is restarted, you will be able to use JAWS to access web
pages in Edge. If you encounter any unusual issues after enabling Edge
support, you can go back into Settings Center as described above and
disable it. If you do this, please let our Tech Support team know so
the issue can be investigated.

The Virtual Cursor is used to read pages in Edge just like in other
browsers. You can use the standard reading commands as well as most of
the Navigation Quick Keys to navigate through pages. Currently, there
are a few Navigation Quick Keys that are not yet supported in Edge,
however the most used commands; moving by headings, paragraphs, forms,
tables, lists, graphics, and regions, are available. More Navigation
Quick Keys will be supported in future updates.

By default, JAWS uses Semi-auto Forms Mode in Edge, which turns on
Forms Mode automatically only when you move to a form control using
TAB or
SHIFT+TAB.
Due to the way Edge displays pages, Auto Forms Mode is not available
as it is possible to have multiple controls on a single line. You will
need to press ENTER to turn on Forms Mode if you use the ARROW keys to
move to form fields.

Other familiar JAWS features that are currently supported include:

list of 4 items
. Displaying a list of links, headings, or form controls by pressing
INSERT+F7, INSERT+F6, or INSERT+F5.
. Searching for text on the current page by pressing CTRL+F.
. Obtaining font information by pressing INSERT+F.
. The ability for JAWS to detect changes in the language used on a web
page and automatically switch to the appropriate voice if available.
list end

As you begin using Edge, one important item to note is that Edge is a
modern app with no menu bar that can be accessed using the ALT key. To
access Edge specific features, press TAB from the bottom of a page or
SHIFT+TAB from the top. Continue using TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move
through the various controls until you cycle back around to the
content area. Alternatively, Edge offers many of the same shortcut
keys found in other browsers such as CTRL+T to open a new tab, CTRL+H
for History, CTRL+I for Favorites, CTRL+J for Downloads, and so on.

Other Changes
list of 16 items
. Resolved stability issues reported by multiple customers using JAWS
with Outlook 365.
. Addressed a reported issue with Audacity, a popular sound editor,
where the application would stop working when attempting to open an
MP3 file with JAWS currently running.
. This update contains changes necessary to support Firefox version
57, scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017. Firefox users
must update to JAWS 18.0.4321 to continue using this browser when it
updates to version 57.
. Added the latest Brailliant BI display drivers from Humanware to
support their Brailliant BI14 braille display.
. Resolved a customer reported issue with the UPS Tracking Research It
lookup source not displaying any results.
. In Internet Explorer, addressed a customer reported issue with JAWS
not always reading the correct label on form controls when navigating
using TAB.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly loading settings for
Office applications when Office 365 was installed through the Windows
Store.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS not reading the contents of a book in
the Kindle for PC app.
. In the latest version of Outlook 365, addressed issues with JAWS not
reading as expected when navigating in the list of suggestions that
displays when typing a contact's name into a new message or calendar
appointment.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where changes to voice profile
settings were not being honored for the DECTalk USB hardware
synthesizer.
. Addressed an issue with both the DECTalk Express and DECTalk USB
hardware synthesizers where JAWS would unexpectedly close when
performing a SayAll from a web browser.
. When running JAWS and ZoomText together in Windows 7, resolved an
issue where ZoomText's focus tracking was not working properly on the
Secure Desktop or the Logon screen.
. JAWS visual tracking is now enabled by default when navigating
Windows HTML Help content such as the JAWS Help.
. A customer reported that JAWS was not working as expected with a
particular Java application. This issue has been resolved.
. Resolved a reported issue with the German version of JAWS not
working as expected after attempting to print or close a document in Word 2013.
. Fixed braille output issues with Hebrew.
list end

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
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Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gudrun Brunot
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New


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?



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171001VA453T/J2018.1710.1enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171001VA453T/J2018.1710.1enu-x64.exe


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.

JAWS
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 √ČOLE, 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

Skype
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 Chrome.
. 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!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.





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