On 12/17/2018 1:34 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Below is the download link for
both 32 & 64 Bit, the same link works for both, plus
what's new in this release. Also, below What's New are some
frequently asked questions with answers.
32 & 64 Bit:
Enhancements in JAWS
2019.1812.49 (December 2018)
The following is a list of
improvements made between the initial JAWS 2019 release and
the December 2018 update.
Improved AutoCorrect Detection
in Word and Outlook
With the improvements to UIA
support in Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10400, JAWS
can now immediately alert you when text is AutoCorrected as
edit documents in Word or when composing emails in Outlook. By
default, when you are typing in word or the body of an email
and you press the SPACEBAR
after a word that is AutoCorrected, JAWS plays a pop sound. In
addition, if you stop typing, so that speech is not
interrupted, JAWS says "Auto Correct"
followed by the corrected word including the spelling.
As you navigate a document,
JAWS can also announce if Word has automatically corrected the
current text. You can then press ALT+SHIFT+F10 to open a
menu that allows you to undo the correction, stop
automatically correcting that word, or change your AutoCorrect
options. For instance, if JAWS alerts
you that a word you just typed was corrected but you prefer to
use the word as you originally typed it, you can navigate back
to the item, press ALT+SHIFT+F10,
and choose "Change back."
Note: When typing in the body
of a new message in Outlook, JAWS can alert you when text is
AutoCorrected, however, the context menu for changing
options is only accessible using a mouse. Microsoft currently
only allows the ALT+SHIFT+F10 command to be used in Word.
If you do not want to be
notified when text is AutoCorrected when you press the
SPACEBAR, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word and turn
off the "Spelling
buzzer on mistyped words" option. Note that this will also
turn off the buzzer sound that is heard to indicate a
If you do not want to have
JAWS alert you to corrected words as you navigate a document,
open Quick Settings from Word and turn off the AutoCorrect
Support for Co-Authoring
Documents in Word 365
If a shared document is opened
by multiple users, JAWS can now do the following:
list of 3 items
• Indicate who has the document opened using a notification
• When another co-author navigates to the same line as the
JAWS user, JAWS will indicate who is editing the same line.
Pressing INSERT+UP ARROW to read
the current line will also announce who is reading or editing
at that location.
• When a co-author actually edits the same line you are on,
JAWS indicates that the text is locked for editing. If you
press INSERT+UP ARROW, you will
hear "Editing locked." You will also be alerted that the line
is locked if you begin typing.
Navigation Quick Keys Now
Available in Google Docs
Google Docs provides a number
of keystrokes to help users navigate through documents more
efficiently. However, these commands are difficult for users
to discover and use repeatedly. For example, you can press
ALT+CTRL+N followed by ALT+CTRL+H to move to the next heading
which could be difficult to press
multiple times for some users.
To improve document
navigation, you can now press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by Q in
Google Docs to activate a Quick Keys layer. Braille support
be turned on in Google Docs for this to work correctly. Even
if you do not use a braille display, Braille support provides
the most accessibility information
to JAWS so you have the best experience when navigating and
editing documents. If Braille support is not already enabled,
press ALT+SHIFT+A for the Accessibility
menu, open the Settings submenu, and press ENTER on Enable
Braille Support. Once the Quick Keys layer is active, the
following navigation commands are
list of 3 items
• Move to the next or prior heading: H or SHIFT+H
• Move to the next or prior list: L or SHIFT+L
• Move to the next or prior table: T or SHIFT+T
While this layer is active,
you can continue to use the ARROW keys to review text. For
example, you could press INSERT+SPACEBAR, Q, H to move to a
press DOWN ARROW to read a couple lines, and then press H to
jump to the next heading without having to press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, Q again. This layer remains
active until you press ESC or any key that is not one of the
supported navigation keys described above.
list of 24 items
• Resolved an issue with JAWS double speaking links in PDF
• The Liblouis braille translator used in JAWS has been
updated to version 3.7 offering improved Unified English
Braille (UEB) tables, back translation
improvements, and new Chinese language tables.
• In the Windows 10 Fall 2018 update,JAWS now reads as
expected in the Clipboard history window accessed by pressing
• Resolved an issue with JAWS not reading as expected in the
Windows 10 Emoji panel accessed by pressing WINDOWS
Key+SEMICOLON. Note that there is still
a known issue where emojis will not read correctly in emails
opened in Outlook 365.
• Due to major changes with the UPS website, the UPS Tracking
Research It lookup source has been removed as it can no longer
search and retrieve results
from this service.
• JAWS now supports reading PDF documents in Edge. This
includes navigating documents using standard reading commands,
using Navigation Quick Keys such
as H to move by headings, and entering Forms Mode in edit
• JAWS can now indicate if a form field is marked as
"required" in Edge.
• Addressed a reported issue where the Announce Multiline Edit
option in Setting Center would not remain active in the
Default settings file.
• Resolved a reported issue in Notepad where JAWS was not
automatically reading the prompts for the edit fields in the
Find and Replace dialog box.
• The JAWS setup program now displays a splash screen when it
first starts and before the main installation screen appears.
• Pressing INSERT+F1 twice quickly in Chrome now displays a
JAWS help topic.
• In addition to pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by H to
display the speech history in the Results Viewer, you can now
press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed
by CTRL+H to copy the speech history to the Clipboard for
pasting into an application. The speech history includes the
last 50 announcements spoken by
• In Winamp, you can now perform single-letter commands
directly from a braille display's keyboard including the
Focus Blue such as X to play, V to stop,
C to pause, and B and Z to move to the next or previous item
in a playlist.
• When accessing documents in the online version of Word 365
using Chrome or Firefox, resolved an issue where JAWS was not
reading as expected when navigating
• Resolved an issue with JAWS not announcing autocomplete
addresses in Outlook 365.
• Resolved a reported issue where JAWS would not read bulleted
lists in Word formatted using Hollow Arrow bullets.
• When moving in and out of lists in Word 2013 or later, JAWS
now announces list level nesting, for instance, "level 1." In
addition, if you press INSERT+UP
ARROW to read the current line on a list item, JAWS now
announces position information, for example, "2 of 5."
• If an Excel spread sheet contains multiple regions,
addressed a reported issue where JAWS was not reading row and
• Addressed an issue with the background color not being
reported correctly in Excel when using the INSERT+F keystroke.
• Added a new JAWS keystroke, CTRL+INSERT+B, for use in an
upcoming release of Skype. Once your version of Skype updates,
performing this command activates
the Back button in the active conversation so you can return
to the Home screen. If this keystroke is not yet working for
you, then your version of Skype
has not yet updated.
• The "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" option is now
available in the Quick Settings for the Windows 10 Mail app.
• Resolved instances where JAWS would randomly say "JAWS
visual tracking window."
• Addressed a reported issue where the Language combo box in
the Dictionary Manager was not showing all available
• Added support for Google Slides film strip tree views.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Should I remove my
existing version of JAWS before installing JAWS 2019?
Answer: This is not necessary
and many users choose to keep multiple versions on their
system. Once you find that you are no longer using the prior
and everything is working well with the new version, you may
uninstall the old version but do not remove shared components.
Question: If I recently
received JAWS 2018, how do I get JAWS 2019?
Answer: If you purchased JAWS
2018 after September 1, 2018, you can download the JAWS 2019
release for free from the Freedom Scientific website. To
if you are entitled to the current version, visit the
SMA and Upgrade Pricing
page and enter your serial number.
Question: If my SMA expires,
will I receive a notice?
Answer: Customers in the U.S.
will receive notification in the mail shortly after the JAWS
2019 release. The envelope will have a Braille label on the
outside, and it will contain an SMA Renewal letter explaining
the process in print and Braille. You can also renew your SMA
online using the
SMA and Upgrade Pricing
page on the Freedom Scientific website.
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