Re: turning off announcement of...

Richard Turner

So, does he not use a password?


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

he just tried it but it didn't work. he made the entry in the default dictionary and even unloaded/reloaded JAWS, and after the keyboard is locked, the announcement of what to press is still spoken.

how would he split up the announcement as you specified? give an example using this announcement he doesn't want.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Ben Humphreys []
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:44 AM
Subject: turning off announcement of...

Hi Mario,

One strategy is to use the JAWS Dictionary Manager to substitute a space for the text that annoys you.

For example, here's one I find annoying and have added to my JAWS default dictionary:
"Type the name of a program, folder, document, or Internet resource," to " "

When the messages are long, it's most reliable when you break them up into smaller chunks.

The Speech History command is good for viewing what exactly is being spoken so you can create a proper substitution in the JAWS Dictionary Manager.

Hope this helps,


At 12:49 PM 3/8/2019, you wrote:
my friend is using Windows 10 with JAWS 2018 and locks his keyboard occasionally to prevent accidental presses of keys while he's not using it for a while, and wants to know if there's a way to disable/turn off/suppress the announcement on what to press to unlock the keyboard.
he looked at the quick settings but didn't find such a setting. he also disabled the announcement of tutor messages, figuring the announcement might be a tutor message, and did unload and reload JAWS, but the message was still being announced. anyone have an idea?


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