Re: [Bulk] Optimal Settings for Jaws on a Windows 7 Computer?

Brandon Keith Biggs <brandonboy13@...>

I have disabled the touchpad and all touch things on my computer. I have set everything I could find to work best with Jaws.
I could not find how to make the control panel Classic view. What I mean by Classic view is Icons instead of links. In every version up to windows 7 (including Vista) there is a setting you can toggle that will make Control Panel Icons in rows that you can arrow through. With this windows 7 I'm forced to hit tab to navigate through a long list of links. This is not effective in any shape or form.
I perhaps think that there might be a Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 7 32 bit, but on my CD I saw no double installation. I did see a difference on the website. Right after I sent this email I Installed the Jaws 11 off FS's Website and restarted my computer a multitude of times. Once everything looked to be in order I opened up IE and Jaws promptly Crashed. My computer is restarting as I'm typing.

I called FS this morning to ask them to give me another activation and I asked them if there was anything I needed to know to make Jaws work on a Windows 7 computer as on other versions of windows there are a few things you need to do to make Jaws run optimally. I was told that Jaws ran on Windows 7 no problem.

Needless to say this is the most difficulty in installing Jaws I've ever had...
If it is truly necessary, I can bug DOR to buy me Jaws 13, but I was waiting to do that till the Summer when I will have lots of free time to be on the phone.
Thank you,

Brandon Keith Biggs

-----Original Message-----
From: Farfar on Laptop
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:30 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: [Bulk] Optimal Settings for Jaws on a Windows 7 Computer?


Forget about Control Panel in Classic View. There are many once-familiar
dialogs that will look different from XP.

Don't think Home vs. Professional has anything to do with it, unless you
have a non-professional version of JAWS on a professional operating system.

Have no idea about your line breaks, except that you might want to make sure
you have IE maximized.

What do you mean by "out of the box" with regard to Freedom Scientific?

I didn't have to fiddle with anything when I got my Windows 7 machine and
JAWS 12 installed.

Do you perhaps have a touchpad or a touch stick that's getting in your way
when you're working? I turned both mine off to prevent accidental movement
of the cursor.

You have JAWS 11 and I'm not sure that JAWS 11 has all the bugs worked out
with regard Windows Live Mail.

Dave Carlson
Sent from my Dell Latitude E6520 using Windows 7, San Francisco Bay Area
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brandon Keith Biggs" <>
To: "JFW List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 20:10
Subject: [Bulk] Optimal Settings for Jaws on a Windows 7 Computer?

I just got a Windows 7 computer and I'm having some difficulties finding the
optimal settings to set my computer at.
I was told by FS that it came out of the box perfectly configured. I know
this is wrong because on webpages I see 10 line breaks where there should
only be 1 or 2, I'm not hearing characters when I erase them in some text
boxes, when I erase Jaws says the character that's ahead and not the one
it's supposed to be erasing, while I'm typing this message in Windows Live
Mail my Jaws curser is jumping to the desktop at random times, On the HP
solution center everything is unlabeled, Jaws is not reading some of the
notification windows that pop up, the F keys don't work except in key
combinations, I can't seem to get the Control Panel in Classic view, Jaws
doesn't seem to want to start up when I turn on the computer. These are what
I've found after the second hour with this darn computer!
I'm using Jaws 11 with Windows 7, an HP computer.
Perhaps the problem is that the CD I installed is home and not professional.
Is there a way to tell?
So far it looks like people saying Windows 7 being better is all a myth and
I should just
go back to my Vista machine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you,

Brandon Keith Biggs
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