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8GB should be enough. That is the
minimum I recommend. But unless you do some heavy ram intensive
stuff it should be enough. I will be sending you that e-mail in a
On 5/1/2019 3:48 AM, Rick Mladek wrote:
I installed Windows 10, I did notice a good amount of Jaws
sluggishness and outright crashes. Then when 2019 Jaws
came out, it got a lot worse. I have 8Gb of Ram in my Pc
and an SD. I’ll try to double my Ram to see if this helps
but I do believe this sonething different. I’ll let you
know if anything positive results from my doubling my Gb
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:01 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS Update, J2019.1904.60 Download Link
+ What's New
haven't ran anything less than 16 GB of RAM on either of
our Windows 10 computers but, our Win 10's also use SSD's
and never have any problems. On our Windows 7 computers
the lowest installed RAM is 8 GB on my wife's laptop but,
16 GB on my desktops. Like I said earlier, when the rare
person states all their computer credentials, so to speak,
it seems the Windows 10 computers running less than 8 GB
of RAM have the most problems. I'm not saying this is
fact, only something I've noticed.
Take care. Mike. Sent from my
iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:44 PM
Re: JAWS Update, J2019.1904.60 Download Link + What's
I Have run 16GB of RAM in all my systems
for years now. It doesnt matter how many things I have going
at once. Jaws doesnt crash or hang very often. But I dont
use Outlook , MS Mail, Calender or People either.
On 4/30/2019 9:02 PM, Mike B wrote:
beginning to wonder if installed RAM might be an issue
in many of these crash problems with Windows 10. It
seems like that many times when this happens , and from
the complaints filed reporting their total GB of
installed RAM, the lower amount of total RAM installed,
the more frequently the crashes. Just an observation.
Yours and anyone elses thoughts?
Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure
is trying to please everybody.
Original Message -----
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:02 PM
Re: JAWS Update, J2019.1904.60 Download Link + What's
Outlook and Excel all the time, often have several Google
Chrome tabs/windows open plus usually
Sage 50 accounting and my point of sale software and I
often go weeks without a Jaws crash. I am not saying I
have some issues with Windows 10, I do and they are mostly
related to the fact that I can’t read some stuff with the
Jaws cursor which I used to be able to read under Windows
7, but strictly from a stability perspective Windows 10 is
amazing and while my 2014 version of Sage 50 does
sometimes go down the drain, Jaws, Excel and Outlook
crashes are extremely rare.
everybody’s system is different, I do have a high-end
laptop at home, but at work all 4 PC’s we use there are
mini PC’s, two of them Intel NUC with an I3 and an I5
processor, the other two are HP EliteDesk 800 mini PC’s,
one has an I5 and one has an I7 processor. All of them
except for the I3 system run very well, the I3 system
which has 12 Gb of RAM is a bit sluggish even though it
does have an Intel SSD, I certainly would never buy an I3
of the time, while browsing the folders to attach the file
on the outlook, the jaws does not respond quickly.
Yes, I use
Office 365. JAWS seems to get fussy most often when I
switch between apps or require a sudden response such as
when a new e-mail or web page opens.
I dont seem to have very many issues
with that in windows 7 or 10. It may depend on the apps
Do you use MS office alot? Outlook, MS mail or Access?
On 4/30/2019 11:19 AM, Dan Longmore wrote:
now if they could just make the program more stable and
less crash prone.
Some really useful additions this
On 4/30/2019 10:17 AM, Mike B wrote:
Below is the
direct download link for todays release of build
J2019.1904.60 and what's new in this release.
Enhancements in JAWS 2019.1904.60 (April 2019)
The following is a list of improvements made in JAWS
2019 between the March 2019 update and the April
the latest release, visit the
Downloads web page.
You must be logged on as an administrator to install
Heading Navigation When Using the Numbers Row
users have been able to use 1 through 6 on the
numbers row to move to specific heading levels on
web pages. For instance, 1 for level 1 headings,
2 for level 2 headings, 3 for level 3 headings, and
so on. However, this type of navigation only allowed
you to move to headings equal or lower than the
level you were trying to move by. For example, if
you attempted to move to a level 3 heading, but the
very next heading was a level 2, JAWS would
"No more headings at level 3 in this section," and
would not move past the level 2 heading.
with the April 2019 update, you can now move to any
given heading level on a page and if it is under a
different higher precedence heading, the
immediately higher precedence heading will be read
so you know that the new heading belongs to a
different section. For example, if you attempt to
to a level 3 heading which causes you to jump past a
level 2 heading, JAWS will announce the level 2
heading prior to announcing the level 3 heading so
you know you have moved into a new section. You can
also choose to have JAWS play a sound to indicate
when you move into a new section or you can switch
back to the prior behavior which restricted heading
navigation to the current section.
how JAWS navigates headings when using the numbers 1
through 6, open Settings Center (INSERT+6 on the
numbers row), type "heading" into the
Search edit box, select the "Heading Navigation
Using 1-6" option, and then use the SPACEBAR to
choose the setting you want. Alternatively, open
Settings (INSERT+V) from your browser and configure
the "Heading Navigation" setting.
MathType Content When Reading in Office 365 Word
You can now
use JAWS or Fusion to read and study math problems
in Word documents created using the MathType
software from Design Science. To use this feature,
you must do the following:
• Make sure
you are running the April 2019 release of JAWS or
Fusion along with Microsoft Word from Office 365.
• Install MathType from
and activate the software as a trial or actual
• In Settings Center, make sure the "Use
Accessibility Driver for Screen Capture" check box
encounter a math equation or formula in a document,
JAWS reads the problem and then says "Math Content."
You can then press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed
by EQUALS to open the JAWS Math Viewer so you can
study the equation in greater detail.
Once the Math
Viewer is opened, you can navigate individual parts
of an equation like variables, terms, coefficients,
exponents, etc. As you navigate to
the various components, pressing DOWN ARROW will let
you drill down into and navigate within that level
of the equation using LEFT and RIGHT ARROW. Pressing
UP ARROW will move you back to the prior level. In
addition, if you have a Braille display and JAWS is
set to United States English or Unified English
Braille Grade 1 or Grade 2, the math equation or
formula will be displayed in Nemeth Braille.
Pressing ESC will close the Math Viewer and return
MathType Sample Demonstration document
for examples of how JAWS and Fusion can enable
students to access math content.
website for more details about MathType.
to Answer or Disconnect From a Skype Call Using the
Desktop Application Version 8.42 or Higher
In Skype for
Desktop 8.42 and later, JAWS or Fusion now provides
keystrokes for answering or disconnecting a call
from any application as well as moving
focus into the Skype main window. Note that these
keystrokes are only available in the Skype for
Desktop application. They will not work in the Skype
Windows 10 universal app from the Microsoft store or
the Skype for Business app.
To answer an
incoming call, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, y followed by
UP ARROW. To disconnect from a call, press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, y followed by DOWN ARROW.
To move focus directly into the Skype window, press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, Y followed by S.
• When performing the monthly updates of JAWS,
ZoomText, and Fusion, the shortcut keystroke on the
Desktop Icon used to launch the application, will no
longer be removed during the update process.
• JAWS now offers localizations for Swedish and
Italian when performing a full install.
• In the Amazon Kindle app, JAWS and Fusion now
supports reading and navigating inside tables.
• Resolved an issue where you could not use the
keyboard to interact with the controls in the
Display Options dialog box in the Amazon Kindle app.
• If Track Changes is turned on in a Word document,
you can now use INSERT+SHIFT+R to list revisions in
footnotes, endnotes, and comments in addition to
the main document. Note that this command only lists
revisions in the currently active pane. For example,
pressing INSERT+SHIFT+R from the Document pane
will list revisions in the main document while
pressing this keystroke from within a footnote will
only list revisions found in footnotes.
• If a word document contained more than 150
revisions, resolved an issue where the number of
revisions was not being reported correctly when
• The "Document and Web Pages Automatically Read
When Loaded" option in Settings Center is now
enabled by default in PowerPoint. When you start a
and move to the next or previous slide, JAWS
automatically begins reading the current slide.
• In Excel, JAWS and Fusion now indicates in both
speech and Braille if a cell contains a data type.
• Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+E was not
announcing the default button in a Chrome dialog
• Addressed a reported issue where the aria-required
attribute was not being indicated as expected in
Internet Explorer while navigating with the Virtual
• Addressed reported issues where JAWS and Fusion
was not consistently reading elements that use the
aria-describedby" or title attributes while tabbing
through a page.
• If you are inside a table in a Google Docs
document and you press INSERT+SPACEBAR, Q to
activate the Quick Nav mode, you can now use the
ARROW keys to
move to each cell. You can also use CTRL+UP/DOWN
ARROW to move to the top or bottom of the current
column, CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW to move to the
or end of the current row, and CTRL+HOME/END to move
to the beginning or end of the table.
• For users of the Focus Blue Braille Display, you
can now press a Selector button along with the Left
or Right NAV Mode button to toggle speech on or
off for the corresponding NAV Rocker. When enabled,
JAWS will speak as you scroll by line, sentence, or
paragraph. This setting is off by default for both
• Added additional information to installer error
messages such as when you include an invalid
language code when using the /language command line
• You can now press INSERT+F8 in the Skype for
Desktop application to display a list of JAWS
keystrokes specific to Skype. You can then select
you want to perform and press ENTER.
• The "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" option
has been added to the Run JAWS Settings page of the
• When using Braille in a WPF (Windows Presentation
Foundation) app, JAWS now includes the name and type
of the current window on the braille display to
make it easier for Braille users to know when a new
• In Microsoft Teams, addressed issues with reading
chat messages as well as removed extra speech that
was heard when attempting to join a meeting.
• Added necessary changes to JAWS to support Gaaiho
Doc, Nuance Power PDF, and Nuance Power PDF once
these products are released by Nuance.
• Improved how JAWS reads incoming text when
connected to remote sites using SecureCRT or other
SSH software such as Windows TelNet.
• Added support for the latest Remote Desktop
Terminal Services client from Microsoft.
• Due to issues with the Weather Research It lookup
source, it will no longer appear in the Research It
dialog box (INSERT+SPACEBAR, R) by default until
a solution is found. In addition, the Amazon Product
Search lookup source has also been removed due to
ongoing issues which we are continuing to
Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
I don't know the key to success, but the key to
failure is trying to please everybody.