moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365
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If you have large mail folders, or many of them, reading the Outlook database could become quite disk-intensive. Microsoft Word and Excel won’t be, except when they’re reading or saving a file – and that may happen in a background thread, too.
I’ve noticed that Microsoft Outlook on my laptop is faster and more responsive than on another system that I’ve used. I suspect the main difference is that my SSD is a high-performance NVME drive. The RAM and CPU usage seems to be within reasonable limits on both systems.
From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
I have a regular hard drive. If this is the problem, wouldn’t I experience the lag with other programs? I experience no lag with Excel or Word.
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Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365
I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.
If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.
From: <email@example.com> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.
You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.
And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.
I hope this makes sense.
Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.
I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.
Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.
I need to take time to call Vispero about this.
Hi David and Norma,
Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.
Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma
In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.
If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.
I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.
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On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote: