Re: Annoying Jaws announcement every time I switch Outlook folders

Dan Longmore


  JAWS is picking up this screen text.  I am not sure if Outlook has an option to block this.  The announcement is Outlook notifying that you have correctly connected to your server.  With IMAP the program is constantly checking to sync with the server. 



From: <> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:43 PM
Subject: Annoying Jaws announcement every time I switch Outlook folders


Hello list,

I’ve been having this issue for a while now. I can’t recall when it started, but regardless, it happens every single time  I switch folders in Outlook 2016. Be it a main inbox or subfolder, etc.

I get the below message every time I switch folders.

List box Connectivity to your server. Connected

I don’t need to be informed that I’m connected all the time. Any ideas on how to stop this?

I’ve got 6 email accounts configured with a mixture of imap and exchange. This will occur regardless if I switch to an imap folder.

Anyway, I’m on Jaws 2018 and recently started to play with the JFW 2019 beta. This exact same behavior is occurring in the beta so I know at this point it’s not just my JFW 2018 version. I’m sure it has to do with a setting I’m not aware of or have perhaps by accident enabled.



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