Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

Pastor Gil Pries <revgil@...>

Updated from the beta to 2019.

It seems to be working very well.


Pastor Gil


From: <> On Behalf Of James Lockwood
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released


Is anyone using jaws 2019 and office 2010 together and can say how it is working? I still use 2010 for the presence of the auto correct add button still being in the spell check dialog. It is removed in office 365

On Oct 30, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Melissa Stott <mstott69@...> wrote:

I have downloaded Jaws2019, and find it to be much faster.  So far so good!




From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released


I tested the beta, and found it to be better for my purposes than JAWS 2018. They definitely fixed some bugs, and the improved Microsoft Office support is welcome - clearly noticeable with a current installation of Office 365, as, with the release, is the faster startup.


-----Original Message-----

From: <> On Behalf Of James Homuth

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:34 PM


Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released


Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.


-----Original Message-----

From: <> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore

Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM


Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released


Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good.  Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff.  New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues .  So for me 2019 is good.




-----Original Message-----

From: <> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM


Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released


So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?

(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.


On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

> The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now

> available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1

> upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

> Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

> New Consolidated Setup Package

> Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install

> JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer

> have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as

> well as which language you need.

> When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether

> you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you

> are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other

> than the default for your operating system, select the Options button

> on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you

> are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not

> available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

> I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer

> file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

> You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to

> pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains

> all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

> The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10

> Spring

> 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes

> the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For

> example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the

> volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably

> hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops

> talking.

> By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable

> Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and

> select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"

> checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio

> Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

> Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic

> that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud

> video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

> Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019

> introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS

> first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS

> would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since

> Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount

> of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is

> not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization

> process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS

> searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"

> authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to

> what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and

> braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the

> authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

> There are many more features all of which you can read about by

> activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to

> find the What's New section and read about each new feature.

> What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading

> Software<

> >

> Click Jaws

> 2019.1810.64<

> D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>

> to download the universal installer, the following information is

> given on that page:

> Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to

> install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,

> follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

> If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline

> Installers for Secure Environments

> page<

> s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since

> there are also instructions to create an offline installer package

> using the new installer package.

> Best regards,

> Siegharrd





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