Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?


 

It can be useful, but it certainly does not let me access a lot of the information in some of the legacy applications I use, one example would be Sage 50 accounting. If, for example, I run a certain report like displaying a Trial Balance or all transactions for a certain account I can use the Jaws cursor to read that information on the screen, I can use Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, once I find a certain row I can navigate very quickly by word or letter etc. All of this is much more difficult with the touch cursor if it even worked in that application which it does not.

Also, with the touch cursor you can as far as I know at least only use the right and left arrows and move through the objects on the screen item by item, I can’t just arrow down, use home or end to go to the beginning or end of a line or Page Up or Page Down to go to the top or bottom of the screen etc.

Don’t get me wrong, the touch cursor has its uses, but they are not necessarily a replacement for what I used to be able to do with the Jaws cursor in Windows 7 and I also can’t wait for Freedom Scientific to get more Jaws cursor functionality back.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

Hi,

 

Try the touch cursor, even if you have a keyboard.  I’d say it’s almost as good.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: 19 February 2019 16:23
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

Looking forward to the day when the JAWS cursor works again.

 

Maria Campbell
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On 2/19/2019 12:19 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

Jaws still uses the so-called accessibility driver. In fact, in Jaws 2019 you can go to the Jaws Settings Centre, load default settings and type all or part of the word “accessibility” driver and you can then uncheck the accessibility driver and use the more modern method with is called “GDI Hooking”. This is currently being tested and Vispero is not making a big deal of it so far since some things may work better with it unchecked, but many things may not. Ultimately the goal is to have this unchecked by default and to restore the functionality of the Jaws cursor to what it once was or better.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 9:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

James,

 

Not absolutely sure, but I think the mirror drivers stopped around JAWS 15.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

From: James Homuth

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 20:52

Subject: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

I had heard a long time ago that there was a version coming that dropped mirror display drivers. Does that version exist, and if so, which version is it? Asking as we’re running into the issue of mirror drivers messing with the Windows magnifier. As the primary user of this system is low vision but doesn’t have Zoomtext, and I occasionally provide tech help, we’re having to run Magnifier primarily with JAWS on the system for when I need to use it. That creates problems, because Magnifier requires Aero to run properly, and mirror drivers don’t support aero. Is there a version of JAWS that doesn’t use the mirror drivers? If so, that has just made my life about 5 times easier.

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