moderated Re: "Ghost Reading" in JAWS 2018

Ashleigh Piccinino

It seems likely you might have some serious issues . try repairing jaws first . if that doesn’t work , call VFO they might be able to help

On Jun 26, 2018, at 11:51 PM, Cristóbal <> wrote:

OH yeah. It's rather annoying.
Say if I switch from the calendar tab to the inbox and I’m in the body of the message, Jaws will sometimes just speak the calendar stuff I was just at. The annoying part is when Jaws does this, the navigation keys won't work. I can arrow up or down or by paragraph or even type if I'm emailing or whatever and Jaws is stuck on this text. In order to get focus properly back, I either have to alt plus tab and then back or maybe a control plus sshift plus tab and back.
That or say if I'm in a calendar appointment and am in the notes section of the appointment, Jaws will again, speak the other part of the appointment window (appt time and or address) or some other text like the associated email account and again, I have to shift tab and then tab back to get proper focus to have Jaws read where I actually am or where I can review what I just typed and so on.
This can happen while I'm in the middle of doing something or if the screen is idle.
I've got the fully installed Office 2016 program on my systems so I don't know if that makes any sort of difference with the Office 365 apps.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: "Ghost Reading" in JAWS 2018

I don't recall running into this in Outlook.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: "Ghost Reading" in JAWS 2018

Happens all the time in Outlook 2016. What's worse is that refreshing the page doesn't do anything and Jaws will not read what's currently on the page without you having to alt plus tab out of the window or maybe tab or shift tab depending on the window you're on.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Keyboard Player
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: "Ghost Reading" in JAWS 2018

I still have Jaws 18 and it also does this. You can fix it by hitting Jaws key plus escape whenever it happens.

On 6/26/18, Brian Vogel <> wrote:
When having JAWS 2018 read on one webpage, and transitioning to
another, I am very often having JAWS continue reading what was on the
previous page, and quite a bit of it, rather than picking up with the
new material on the new webpage. I hasten to add that this is not a
transition being made while JAWS is in the midst of reading on one
page while the next one loads, but after JAWS has already had reading
stopped on the currently displayed page prior to initiating the transition to the next.

I can never recall this occurring in older versions of JAWS though,
since I don't use JAWS routinely, I might not have encountered the
behavior in the past.

What gives, and is there a way to stop this from happening?


Brian *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

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