Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook


Randy Barnett
 

Hi Rick it’s kind of counterintuitive in this situation. The graphics acceleration is supposed to offload the graphics rendering to your video card that’s freeing up CPU cycles for your other programs. But for some reason with jaws it seems to do the opposite and slows things down. And yes it’s strictly for sighted people and graphics it doesn’t help us at all in fact as you’ve noticed it makes things worse at times. Although this is strange just like I said it’s actually offloading CPU load to the graphics card and sharing that processing load with the graphics processor.

Randy Barnett owner of soundtique

On May 2, 2019, at 3:44 AM, Rick Mladek <hmladek@...> wrote:

Hi,

What is this for, I mean to ask what is graphics acceleration needed when we do not use graphics in text to speech software? I have checked the box and my pc seemingly is running some better although not perfectly...

Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

No, it needs t be checked, the control reads as follows:
Disable hardware graphics acceleration
You "disable" it if you check the box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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Hi, Rick. You wrote:

Hi,

There was only 5 add-ins so I ignored them. I got the graphics accelerator box checked and the other unchecked.

I think the Accellerator box is supposed to be unchecked.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Hi,

There was only 5 add-ins so I ignored them. I got the graphics accelerator box checked and the other unchecked. I'll let you know and thanks for your help.

Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:43 PM
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Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Another thing that can be attempted is to disable Outlook add-ons. These can sometimes monkey around with Outlook.
Obviously you don't want to disable an add-on that you need, but you'd be surprised what gets enabled. Poke around and turn off what you don't need.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:31 PM
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Hi, Rick. Cristóbal wrote:

File, options advanced. You can either tab forever or shift tab a few times till you get to these options.
Disable hardware graphics acceleration check box checked Play animated GIFs check box not checked I as you can see, also have the JIF's disabled and in general, I have pretty much anything having to do with visual indicators or animations turned off wherever I find them.
I believe there's another place in Outlook options where you can access the hardware acceleration checkbox, but this is the one I know of off hand.
Cristóbal

I hope this helps you, Rick.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Would you please repeat the steps to disable graphic acceleration?

Thank you,

Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Is there any reason you can’t use Thunderbird?

Randy Barnett owner of soundtique

On May 1, 2019, at 3:01 PM, Rahul Bajaj <rahul.bajaj1038@...> wrote:

Hi All,

So I implemented your suggestion of disabling graphic acceleration, and that has certainly improved things, but it still becomes sluggish sometimes with JAWS. It does emit air when it does this. I have to type out my mails elsewhere and then copy-paste them, which is a real pain. I also have to keep going to desktop or elsewhere and then coming up, for the short respite of being able to use Outlook seamlessly.

Best,
Rahul

On 22/04/2019, Dan Longmore <danlongmore44@...> wrote:
Hi,
Sounds like you got the issue fixed. No, plain text vs HTML should
not make a difference but was trying to eliminate the small stuff
first. The extra air indicates , as has been said, increased CPU load.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Dan, I think plain text, but I am not sure. Could that make a difference?
Also, my laptop emits some air from the vents on the side - more than
usual
- when it becomes sluggish like this.
On Apr 21, 2019, at 12:06 AM, Dan Longmore <danlongmore44@...>
wrote:

Hi,
This is a tough one. Are you using plain text or HTML to respond? I
cannot think of any Outlook options that may cause this behavior when
typing. Could it be a JAWS setting? Sorry, not much help I know.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly
in
Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled
Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails
in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does
not
come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you would
do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul



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Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018) University of Oxford













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Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford

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