Re: speaking passwords

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>

Hi Netbat,

Using JAWS, try activating the password edit field (any edit field) then press Insert+2 until you hear "None." You can now enter a password and not hear any feedback whatsoever.

You are activating the JAWS "Typing echo setting."

You will likely have to return the setting back to the way it was before you modified it. Simply press and hold the Jawskey then press the #2 repeatedly until you find the setting of your choice.

To make life easier on yourself, you should find a website for which you are asked to enter a password and practice entering the password while JAWS is conveying "star, star, star). At some point you will get use to it. There are thousands of JAWS users out there, and this is not a prevalent problem.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: speaking passwords

been there. did that.
i use window eyes for passwords then reload jaws.
a complete waste of time when they could give us the option to turn keypresses on or off in settings.
they could set it up so it needed a password to change this setting. then only the administrator would be able to change it.
this would meet the vfo criteria for security in the work place.

-----Original Message-----
From: Feliciano G
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: speaking passwords

For your security, speaking passwords is not available on some screen readers
like JAWS for Windows. A workaround that sometimes works is to type the
password on your choice of word processor and then copy and paste it onto the
password textfield. #Privacy #TypingEcho

Regards,Feliciano For tech tips and updates, LIKE Follow

On Aug 17, 2018, at 11:50 PM, netbat66 <netbat66@...> wrote:

because sighted people can see the keyboard. we can not.
and with me i can not concentrate on the passwords i enter with it saying star
star star with every key press.

-----Original Message----- From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: speaking passwords

If sighted users can't see the password why should we?

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: speaking passwords

Dam shame that FS doesn't think its users have the capacity to make a
decision to speak passwords or not.

On 8/17/2018 4:47 PM, netbat66 wrote:
rots of ruck.
i asked for this last year and vfo told me this was a security risk and
they would not allow this with any versions of jaws.
and why not?
i am not a business this is home with only me. no one else is going to
see the passwords. unless my dog can talk. grin

-----Original Message----- From: Don H
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 9:59 AM
Subject: speaking passwords

With both Window Eyes and NVDA you have a option to speak passwords as
you type them in. I sure would like to see this feature in JAWS.

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