moderated Re: Jaws silence when copying, pasting, etc.

Adrian Spratt

Virtual cursor copying is my default.


From: <> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:05 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws silence when copying, pasting, etc.


You can probably fix this not copying on certain websites by going into Quick Settings when the website is open and type “copy” into the search field, then tab once and you get this:

Select and copy full content using on-screen highlight

Press the spacebar and change it to:

Select and copy from virtual cursor






From: <> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws silence when copying, pasting, etc.


I sometimes experience this problem as well with JAWS 2020 (latest  release), and the workaround is the same as yours: unloading and reloading JAWS. However, I’ve found on one website, the Guardian newspaper and now the Washington Post, that despite selecting text, I can’t get the copying function to work at all in Chrome, my default browser. My workaround there has been to reopen the website in IE, where control-c works. Today, however, I experimented by closing JAWS 2020 and opening JAWS 2018. This time, I could copy material from the Guardian website. This is a JAWS 2020, and possibly JAWS 2019, problem.


So there are two problems that may or may not be related. Sometimes JAWS gets tired and won’t copy text until you unload and reload it. Separately, perhaps, JAWS won’t allow copying on at least some webpages on two websites.


From: <> On Behalf Of T. Civitello
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:59 PM
To: Jaws users list <>
Subject: Jaws silence when copying, pasting, etc.


What is going on with Jaws not saying: paste, copy, selected, etc.?

Sometimes unloading Jaws and restarting it corrects the problem but at other times it doesn’t.  Tom

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