Re: 2 JAWS problems

JM Casey

When my former workplace switched over to Office 2016 I did notice huge lag times in Outlook. Getting more ram for my workstation did seem to help. It seems ridiculous that an e-mail programme coupled with a screen-reader should need so much ram to operate efficiently, but there you go. If you have 4gb (the minimum to run Windows 10, if I remember right), consider upgrading to 8, or even 16.

As for the Word issue -- might be a long shot, but what is your view set to?

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: January 6, 2019 8:20 AM
Subject: 2 JAWS problems

Hi All,

I use JAWS 2018, Win 10. The 2 problems are:
1. In Word, I use Word 10 because 16 has some bugs, it says sometimes:
"use your reading keys to read the text." and then JAWS starts acting sporadically. It does not delete words when I press back space and becomes generally unresponsive. Only solution is turning JAWS off and on. This keeps happening every few minutes.
2. In Outlook 16, when writing emails, there is a noticeable lag in the responsiveness of JAWS. it takes a minute to type down what I say and so on. I have to write my mails in notepad and then copy-paste them. Thoughts?


Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford

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