moderated Re: accurate item counts in file explorer windows

JM Casey
 

I use the properties box to check many things, adjust file permissions/ownership, etc (though I usually get to it simply by pressing alt-enter), but again, I have to ask – why go through all this? There’s a status line right there on the screen, which you can check with insert-pgdn, which should tell you exactly the number of items in your folder.

I just verified this right now by going to my directory of Projection Booth film podcasts, hitting the status line JAWS command (jaws key + pgdn), and getting a total of 135 items show up on my braille display.

I then checked the properties box to be sure the count was the same – and it is identical.

One needn’t rely on jaws for such things, the info is right there, displayed by Windows for anybody to see, unless you turned the status line off of course, which I think you can do.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: September 22, 2019 8:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: accurate item counts in file explorer windows

 

You can get an accurate file count by Back Spacing out of your folder and hitting the Application key for the context menu and up arrow to Properties and hit Enter.  You will need to use the JAWS Curser to read, but the number of items in the folder is there.

 

Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13

 

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:12 PM

Subject: Re: accurate item counts in file explorer windows

 

Can someone tell me how to check the status line so as to get an accurate file count until this issue gets fixed?

 

I just can’t remember the key stroke for doing this.

 

Thanks!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: accurate item counts in file explorer windows

 

I’m not sure there is a fix..maybe something to do with UIA or whatever it is, but I haven’t bothered to play with it.

I usually just check the status line if I really want to know how many items there are. I don’t believe this gives an inaccurate count and it’s independent of JAWS.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: September 22, 2019 7:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accurate item counts in file explorer windows

 

It seems to me there was a solution to this little problem, but I can’t remember it. JAWS 2019 in Windows 10 gives inaccurate counts of files.  It will report that a given file is 1 of 25, when in fact there are many more than 25 files in the folder. I have changed the item type of the folder, to no avail. NVDA does this fine. The file is maximized. Is there a known fix?

 

 

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