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On 5/1/2019 10:18 AM, Sieghard Weitzel
I think it
is quite logical to assume that a system with only 4 Gb of
RAM (just to use an example of what I consider a “lower”
amount of RAM) may be less stabil especially if you have
many applications and browser tabs open.
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
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 again..
Yes, most 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 you run.
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 time
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 2019
To download 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 announce:
"No more headings at level 3 in this section," and
would not move past the level 2 heading.
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 move
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 Quick
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 is selected.
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 to the
MathType Sample Demonstration document
for examples of how JAWS and Fusion can enable
students to access math content.
website for more details about MathType.
Easy Access 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 for
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 using
• The "Document and Web Pages Automatically Read When
Loaded" option in Settings Center is now enabled by
default in PowerPoint. When you start a presentation
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 box.
• 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 beginning
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 argument.
• 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 the action
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 investigate.
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.