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Can you tell me a bit more what you do, what applications do you use etc. I think for the most part leave it checked for now, maybe I should not have brought this up as using Jaws without the accessibility
display driver is currently being tested in the beta community and I don’t think it’s something most users should turn off at this point. Having said that, you can try to turn it off and see what happens if you are having problems with a particular legacy
application, but it makes little difference right now when it comes to web browsers, Office and so on.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?
Should I have the accessibility driver checked or unchecked in windows 10?
Try the touch cursor, even if you have a keyboard. I’d say it’s almost as good.
All the best
Looking forward to the day when the JAWS cursor works again.
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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.
Not absolutely sure, but I think the mirror drivers stopped around JAWS 15.
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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