From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: December 12, 2017 4:59 PM
Subject: J2018.1712.10 Update Direct Download Links + What's New
Here's todays J2018 update download links & what's new in this release:
Enhancements in JAWS 2018.1712.10 (December 2017)
The following is a list of improvements made between the initial JAWS 2018
release and the December 2017 update.
Screen Shade for Additional Privacy
For additional privacy, use the JAWS Screen Shade to prevent others from
seeing what you are typing or reading by turning the screen black. This
is available in Windows 10 and Windows 8.
To turn on the Screen Shade, press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by the
PRINTSCREEN key, or triple tap with three fingers on a touch screen.
Screen Shade can be toggled on or off using Quick Settings (INSERT+V). Once
enabled, the contents of your screen can no longer be seen. The Screen Shade
remains active until toggled back off, or JAWS is restarted. Screen Shade
can also be turned off by doing a right mouse click.
Note: Screen Shade is strictly a privacy feature and will not increase the
battery life on a laptop or tablet. Additionally, Screen Shade is only
when JAWS is running by itself. It cannot be used when running Fusion, or
when running JAWS together with ZoomText or MAGic.
Speech On Demand
Speech On Demand is a feature that allows you to limit the amount of JAWS
speech you hear as you navigate windows and documents or perform other
using hot keys. By default, when using Speech On Demand, JAWS only announces
actions that are associated with a limited set of hot keys. In addition,
echo and typing echo are still available, which allows JAWS to read text
that you point to with the mouse pointer and speak characters and words as
type. You can quickly toggle between Speech On Demand and full speech using
a convenient layered command, or even make Speech On Demand the default
mode when JAWS starts.
For JAWS users who rely heavily on Braille or for users of Fusion that can
see well enough to use the screen for tracking focus, too much speech can be
overwhelming while navigating using the keyboard and mouse. However, users
still want to be able to use speech to read once they have moved to a
on the screen, or just checking a Window Title, column heading in a table or
spread sheet, or even reading the time from the System tray. In both these
situations, Speech On Demand can be very helpful. You will find that
switching applications with ALT+TAB or using ARROW keys to move through a
are silenced. Speech is only triggered when using a limited set of reading
commands such as speaking the current character, word, line, paragraph, or
a Say All.
Layered commands to toggle the feature:
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. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by S to toggle the speech mode between Full
Speech and either Speech On Demand (the default) or Mute speech. Focus
display users can also press RIGHT SHIFT+M (DOTS 1-3-4) to toggle between
Speech On Demand and Full Speech.
. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+S while Full Speech is disabled to
toggle between Speech On Demand and Mute speech.
By default, JAWS always returns to Full Speech when restarted after these
keystrokes have been used. To make permanent changes to the default
do the following:
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1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it
from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
3. In the tree view, expand the Speech Options group.
4. Press the SPACEBAR on Speech Mode to change the default choice between
Less Speech or Full Speech. Full Speech is selected by default.
5. Press the SPACEBAR on Less Speech Options to change the default choice
between Mute Speech or Speech On Demand. Speech On Demand is selected by
6. Expand the Speech On Demand Options group.
7. If you do not want any reading hot keys to speak with Speech On Demand
active, use the SPACEBAR to clear the Allow Reading Commands check box.
commands are spoken by default.
8. If JAWS Mouse Echo is enabled and you want to hear text as you move the
mouse with Speech On Demand active, use the SPACEBAR to select the Allow
Echo checkbox. This checkbox is cleared by default.
9. If JAWS Typing Echo is set to Characters, Words, or Characters and Words
and you want to hear what you are typing with Speech On Demand active, use
the SPACEBAR to select the Allow Typing Echo check box. This checkbox is
cleared by default.
10. Choose OK to save your changes and close Settings Center.
See the What's New topic in the JAWS Help for a complete list of the preset
designated reading commands available in Speech On Demand.
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. When JAWS is configured to start at the login screen and after logon,
addressed an issue in the Windows 10 Fall Creators' update where JAWS was
as expected if the "Use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up
my device after update or restart" option is enabled.
. Resolved an issue where the Password field on the Windows 10 logon screen
was being announced multiple times.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was blocking the Windows shut down in the
Fall Creators' update.
. If Smart Navigation is set to Controls or Controls and Tables, which
offers a more efficient way to navigate in web-based applications by
controls as a single unit when navigating by character or word, headings are
no longer treated as a single navigation unit. This allows you to review the
contents of the heading using LEFT or RIGHT ARROW and CTRL+LEFT or
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW as well as select text just like in paragraphs. Smart
off by default and can be configured through the Startup Wizard located in
the JAWS Help menu, or toggled using the layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR
. JAWS no longer says "cell" when reading the current line in a table with
Smart Navigation set to Controls or Controls and Tables. You will now hear a
slight pause to indicate a cell break.
. Addressed a customer reported issue with the USPS Tracking Research It
Lookup source not displaying results for a tracking number as expected.
. Due to major changes with the WebMD website, the Health search on WebMD
Research It lookup source has been removed as it can no longer search and
results from this service.
. Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+A twice quickly in the Windows 10
File Explorer was not displaying the contents of the address bar in the
Viewer as expected.
. Resolved issues with JAWS not reading correctly in a Windows 10 Command
. JAWS now announces the All Day check box when creating a new appointment
in the Windows 10 calendar.
. Resolved multiple issues with using JAWS with the Windows 10 Calculator in
the Fall Creators' update.
. If a Korean Vocalizer Expressive Voice is installed, resolved a customer
reported issue where JAWS was not automatically switching to the Korean
on a web page containing Korean content.
. Addressed issues with a couple Research It lookup sources in the French
version of JAWS not displaying results as expected.
Kindle for PC
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. Amazon Kindle books can contain links to other parts of the book or to
other content on the web. JAWS now indicates when text is a link and allows
to press ENTER or the SPACEBAR to activate the link.
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. Addressed an issue where JAWS was not announcing auto-complete information
when typing email addresses in the Windows 10 Fall Creators' update of
. When typing a name in the header fields of a message in Outlook 365, JAWS
now plays a sound to indicate when the auto-complete list opens and closes.
While the list is open, UP and DOWN ARROW navigates the auto-complete
suggestions and pressing INSERT+UP ARROW now reads the currrently selected
. When using DOWN ARROW to move through a Word document containing graphics,
addressed a customer reported issue where JAWS was not always consistently
indicating when focus moved to a graphic.
. When using AutoSum in Excel 365, addressed a customer reported issue where
JAWS was not automatically reading the default range when pressing
. If the virtual ribbon is active, resolved a customer reported issue where
various split buttons were not being displayed when navigating Office
. Resolved an issue in Outlook 365 when in the "To:" field and trying to
type in addresses for your message.
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. Continued improvements to JAWS performance with Edge. These include
addressing issues with JAWS not always indicating headings and links on
as well as adding support for automatically announcing notifications such as
when you download a file.
. If you switch to the JAWS application window from Edge, resolved a
customer reported issue where you could not access any JAWS options.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS losing the current position on a web page in
Chrome when switching to another application and then back.
. Addressed a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading as expected
when navigating a parrticular ARIA menu.
. JAWS no longer incorrectly turns on Forms Mode when a toggle button is
activated, even if Forms Mode is set to Manual.
. When selecting and copying text from a web page in Internet Explorer for
pasting into another application, resolved an issue where the wrong text was
sometimes being pasted.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not identifying combo boxes as expected
. Resolved an issue in Chrome where JAWS was saying "clickable" even on
areas of a page that did not contain links.
. Resolved a customer reported issue with a web page that displays math
content using role="math" not being displayed correctly in braille.
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