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


Steve Nutt
 

Well JAWS, can, but the JAWS cursor can't.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: 20 February 2019 22:22
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display
drivers?

I believe it has to do with the technology that is used in Windows 10 to
display information on the screen (UIA) and JAWS cannot access that
information as before Windows 10 came along.



-------- Original Message --------
From: Daniel Wolak [mailto:danielwolak97@...]
Sent: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 9:05 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

Glad I'm not the only one having jaws cursor difficulties.

Out of curiosity, is there a story behind why the jaws cursor has become far
less reliable in recent versions?

I may have also missed this as I've been away from jaws for several years.
Thanks,

Daniel

On 19/02/2019 16:22, Maria Campbell wrote:

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


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
~ Blaise Pascal ~

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 <mailto:james@...>

*To:*jfw@groups.io <mailto: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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