moderated Jaws2020 Update Build 2004.66.40 Update Download + What's New


Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Below is the download link for both 32 & 64 bit systems + what's new in this release.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end
 
2004.66.400/FAE8BEBF-943F-4773-8446-17D7524E0F16/J2020.2004.66.400-any.exe
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the March 2020 release and the April 2020 update.
 
Announce Group Changes in Outlook 365 Message Lists
 
JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.
 
New Focus Braille Display Commands for Adjusting Speech Rate
 
You can now use the following controls on the Focus braille display to adjust the speech rate.
 
list of 4 items
• Temporarily increase speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Temporarily decrease speech rate: LEFT or RIGHT SHIFT+LEFT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently increase speech rate: RIGHT SELECT CHORD
• Permanently decrease speech rate: LEFT SELECT CHORD
list end
 
New Dialog Box for Troubleshooting Remote Access
 
JAWS and Fusion now includes a new Remote Desktop dialog box to help troubleshoot remote access connection issues. It can be accessed from the Options
menu in JAWS or the Support submenu in the Fusion main menu. From this dialog box, you can:
 
list of 4 items
• See whether or not your Freedom Scientific software is authorized for remote access.
• Check the status for each supported remote channel (Remote Desktop, Citrix, or VMWare Horizon).
• Repair any channel that is reported to not be working.
• Test the connection between the client and server/remote computers.
list end
 
Other Changes
list of 8 items
• If Mouse Echo is enabled and you move over text with the mouse, JAWS or Fusion now only reads the current line as expected instead of reading everything
on the screen.
• Book nine of the JAWS Basic Training, Surf's Up, Surfing the Internet with JAWS, an Introduction, has been updated to include links to go directly to
the Surf's Up web pages. To get the latest book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the Training Table of Contents in FSReader, select the
link to open book nine, and then press ENTER when prompted to install the updated book.
• Added a new Quick Settings (INSERT+V) option called List Nesting Level Announcement which is off by default and available in Chrome and Edge Chromiun.
Use this option to enable the announcement of nesting levels for list items in edit fields on web pages like Google Docs.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS would sometimes exit Forms Mode when pressing ENTER in some multiline edit fields.
• In response to customer feedback, disabled the announcement of inserted and deleted text on web pages.
• In Microsoft Teams, when you press CTRL+PERIOD to display Teams hot keys, the Virtual Cursor is now active so you can review the keystrokes as if you
were on a web page.
• Addressed a reported issue in the retail version of Excel 2016 where JAWS would become sluggish after using Paste Special.
• Added updated braille drivers from Humanware containing performance improvements when using their line of displays with JAWS and Fusion.
list end

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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