About your issue with keys seemingly being
stuck down, I have seen this before as well. Most often, it
is either or both of the alt and windows keys. I have never
figured out how or why this happens. For me, it is not a
mechanical thing, like the keys physically being stuck down
due to something like a crumb. I think it has something to do
with something like “sticky keys.” I have a vague
recollection that a certain combination of keystrokes in
Windows causes keys to act like they are always pressed down.
I do not know what that combination is. But, apparently one
can trigger this without knowing or intending to do so. For
me, the problem goes away after a restart.
The keys don’t actually
get stuck down but behave as though they are. We have tried
I had a feeling that
this was discussed before Christmas and I wasn’t alone with
this issue where the computer behaves as though the alt key
or windows key is still depressed.
I think I will take Ed’s
advice and wait till the summer before upgrading Jaws and
take advantage of Sight and Sound’s Summer Deal as it looks
as if it will cost me around £350 to upgrade from Jaws 18 to
the current version.
First, the problem with
the keys acting like they are jammed down may not be a Jaws
issue, so no one should say one way or the other if that
will solve your problem.
Maybe you could
specify what you have tried already to resolve that issue.
The current version is
Jaws 2020, so if you have just Jaws 18, you would need
2018, 2019 and 2020, but since you get a little better
deal doing them in groups of two, you may want to do
Or, you could go with
the subscription model at $90 per year and jump right into
the 2020 version.
You'll have to do the
math to see which makes the most sense in your situation.
"Reality is the
leading cause of stress for those who are in touch
-- from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life
in the Universe, by Jane Wagner
I was given a free
migration from Window-eyes to Jaws 18 but would now
like to upgrade. I see the price varies dependent upon
how many upgrades you want. How many would I need to
have the current version? Would the current version
get rid of this problem I am having with the alt and
windows key appearing as jammed down?