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I use Windows 7, but I'm sure there is a similar
way to do this in Windows 10.
But when you plug something in, you should get a
dialog that says what did you just plug in, and you get to select whether it is
headphones, speakers or a microphone.
Usually there is a checkbox that you can check to
not ask this in the future.
I think you need to change that back to the
default, so you get that dialog when you plug it in.
It's a windows action that you need to change to
the default action, which is to ask you when you plug it in.
Or if you did not check that box, maybe that dialog
is there, and you need to alt + tab to it when you plug something
I don't know which item it lands on in Windows 10,
when that dialog pops up, but if you know how many arrows to your desired
option, you may be able to do that too, but you should have speech for
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:53
Subject: Re: Screen readers, my sound
card, and a bunch of frustration
On 10/25/2019 15:45, Phillip Gross wrote:
Okay so I can’t claim this is just a jaws issue because
it seems to be both a jaws and NVDA issue since they’re both installed and
both provide similar results.
My computer is only a few months old, replacing another
just like still under warranty that crashed, which was bought in early 2018
when it was new. It is a Surface Book Pro, running windows 10 pro, 8 gigs of
ram, I don’t remember what sound card off the top of my head.
I have a set of Bose Comfort Bluetooth headphones which
can either be plugged in or used Bluetooth but plugged in makes them sound a
little better and lengthens the battery time on them. When I have them
plugged after an hour or so my screen reader will quit speaking. I unplug
them and my computer begins speaking through the speakers. I plug them back
in and it’s like the computer doesn’t realize that they are there and
continues speaking through the laptop speakers. I have ruled out the
headphones being the issue by trying to plug another pair in. At this point
I am either stuck moving to Bluetooth or restarting the computer to get it
to speak through the headphones.
My guess is that it’s probably a hardware issue but has
anyone ever experienced this with a screen reader and if so what was your