Re: Warning - Uncheck "Accessibility Driver at your own risk


Jason White
 

It's fine here with Windows 10 (64-bit).

On 2/19/19, 15:53, "netbat66" <main@jfw.groups.io on behalf of netbat66@...> wrote:

mine did not crash with windows 7 home 64bit.
you could backup the jaws 2019 folder before you uncheck that box. then if it
does crash you can load another screen reader and copy the original 2019 folder
files back and you would be back the way you were before it crashed.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave...
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Warning - Uncheck "Accessibility Driver at your own risk


Mike,

Okay, so I have Windows 7. Therefore I should not have unchecked the "Use
accessibility driver" in the default setting.

Because I cannot even do a JAWS 2019 repair now. It crashes. I'm back to JAWS
2018 until I unscramble this mess.

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 06:00
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display
drivers?

Here's the explanation of the Accessibility Driver from the default Settings
Center:
The accessibility driver is a system level driver installed by our software
that has been used for many years to provide screen information to JAWS. This
information is known as the Off Screen Model (OSM) and is used primarily by
review cursors like the JAWS Cursor and Invisible Cursor as well as by JAWS
scripts. As Windows 10 increasingly uses different methods of displaying
information, this legacy accessibility driver no longer works in many cases.
Clearing this check box configures JAWS to use new API Accessibility Monitor
technology we developed in order to help overcome the missing information
previously obtained from the Accessibility Driver.
This check box is selected by default.
Take Care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave...
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:00 AM
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display
drivers?

Sieghard,

Um, well I just did this -- unchecked the accessibility driver, and now JAWS
2019 has crashed and refuses to load. Any further suggestions?

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 21:19
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display
drivers?


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@...> 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



To: jfw@groups.io



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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