moderated Re: How to navigate between two clocks with JAWS
How do I get a second clock to appear on the system tray?
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From: ARORA Meesha
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 2:38 AM
Subject: Re: How to navigate between two clocks with JAWS
I would like to share the steps to make JAWS announce time for two time zones from the system clock in the notification area if any one finds it useful. We don’t need to use any third party app for this purpose now.
1. While on the Notification area/System Tray press Insert + 6 on the numbers row.
2. Type Verbosity.
3. Arrow to Configure Verbosity levels.
4. Press F6.
5. Select the verbosity level you you are currently using. In my case I am using beginner verbosity.
6. Press Space.
7. Type T for tool tip.
8. Next Press Space to check this option.
9. Tab to OK and Press Enter.
10. Press Shift + F6.
11. Now Press Windows B to go to the Notification area.
12. Arrow to the clock JAWS should read the two clocks.
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On Behalf Of David Griffith
Very glad it worked– I did see this option on the Microsoft Store but I was not sure you would be able to use it. I am especially pleased it is accessible with Jaws. Not all apps are though I think the situation is improving.
We need an Apple Vis type website with category lists of programs and Microsoft Store Apps Which are confirmed to work with Jaws.
There is something called NVDA Road tested Programs on Accessibility Net which is pretty much guaranteed to provide options for Jaws as well but somethings are accessible with Jaws and not NVDA and vice versa.
There used to be a Programs page on the old Jaws User Mailing list website but this seems defunct now and will not load here. Tom Lorimore’s White Stick website will not be update given his recent sad death. I don’t know if anybody else knows of a similar resource?
VFO Should really host this for the community I guess but if anybody has a web page that could be used I would be happy to provide some program suggestions and comments.
Good Idea David, I tried a world clock app on the Microsoft store and it is accessible with JAWS and it groups different time zones although I have to navigate few times to reach it. Good part is that I can add more than five, not that I need that manyJ
Thanks for the suggestion.
As a workaround have you tried separate World Clock applications or Website?
Once you have set a website like this up to your desired time zone you can set it up as a shortcut on your desktop or even, with a bit of further fiddling and editing of the shortcut, put it on the windows 10 Taskbar. Let me know if you want instructions on this.
In terms of apps rather than websites I think you will need to search for World Clock apps rather than clock apps as normal clock applications will just provide the standard feedback from the system time.
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Yes I did try to go to the clock after pressing Windows B and then navigating to the system clock however it only provides feedback for one clock and not the other one.
You probably cannot do it with the JAWS F12 keystroke to check time, but if both clocks appear on your System tray in the bottom right of your screen, then you can try using Windows key B to get to the system tray, then arrowing left or right to hear the clocks. I usually find focus is at the far left of the icons in the system tray, so it is fastest to arrow left and focus will quickly circle around to the far right of the icons where the standard system clock is.
Can I check time for two time zones simultaneously using JAWS?
I have added two clocks however JAWS just provides feedback for one of it so not sure how to access time for the other one.