Re: JAWS not speaking on Win 10 start-up screen

Steve Nutt

Hi Ed,

JAWS will never speak on that screen.

By the way, it's not just escape, any key will take you to the login screen.

I disabled it ages ago, but can't remember how I did it.

All the best


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Edward Green
Sent: 22 September 2018 10:30
Subject: JAWS not speaking on Win 10 start-up screen

Hi all,

I'm running the JAWS 2019 beta on an HP Spectre laptop using the April
update of Windows 10.

When my PC starts up, a screen comes up showing different wallpapers. To get
to the username and password field, I have to press escape.

JAWS won't speak on that wallpaper screen regardless of how long I leave it
there, but does when I press escape and the log on screen shows. I have JAWS
set to speak at the log on screen.

Does anyone know how to get JAWS to speak on that first start-up screen, or
even better, turn off that screen? I had thought that this screen was the
lock screen, and followed instructions online to create a registry key in
the hopes of disabling it. I also went into personalisation settings and
turned off the lock screen at log on, but still no joy.

I'd be grateful for any suggestions.



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