Re: turning off announcement of...


Richard Turner
 

Speech on demand silences Jaws until you press a key combination to read something specific, like insert+up-arrow to read the current line.
It is useful if you don't want jaws chattering away for no apparent reason, or when a screen is refreshing or a ticker item is changing value like during a download, or when streaming audio.
I use it mostly when streaming audio, especially if I am wanting to record that stream and don't want Jaws interrupting.
The command is insert+spacebar followed by s.
The same command puts it back to full speech.

HTH,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

What is Speech on demand and when would one use it?



Love in Christ
Marty
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-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

OK.
I did not know that Jaws command.
I just had my wife check and the text is not on the screen, but obviously
Jaws speaks it.
Anyone can open any program using the mouse or touchpad however, even though
they cannot type.
So, perhaps a work around would be for him to put Jaws into Speech on demand
with insert+space then s, so unless they know a jaws command to read the
current line or to get it back to full speech, they wouldn't know what to
do.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

no. you misunderstood the issue. when he presses insert+spacebar and l.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

If you are talking about the message about pressing control, alt, delete to
log on, yes it is shown on the screen.
When I lock my home computer with Windows-Key plus l, when I hit a key, the
password field pops up.
At work, they have it set that you have to press control-alt-delete to log
on and the message is shown as well as spoken.
If he used a password, someone knowing the keys to press wouldn't help them
unless they also know his password.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

no. he just wants to prevent accidental potential disasters from happening
when he leaves the computer running for a while unattended, in case
something bumps a few keys, curious home members, etc.

does anyone know if this message actually displays on the screen when a key
is pressed after the keyboard is locked? I'm thinking it isn't.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

So, does he not use a password?

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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 [mailto:brhbrhbrh@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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,

Ben

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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