I’m curious why the option to have jaws not cutoff words, is
only available when audio ducking is disabled.
I use audio ducking all the time, but would still love to be
able to take advantage of this feature.
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June 16, 2020 1:40 PM
Subject: JAWS2020 June
Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New
Below you'll find the direct
download link and what's new in this J2020.2006.12
32 & 64 Bit download
What's new in this release:
The following is a list of
improvements made between the April 2020 release and the June 2020
Updated Braille and Text
For many years, the JAWS
Braille Viewer has been a very helpful tool for visually displaying on screen,
the textual representation of exactly what JAWS
is outputting on a
refreshable braille display. This is very useful for sighted instructors, script
writers, and testers who do not read braille or have
limited or no access to
an actual braille device. The Braille Viewer represents the number of cells on
the currently connected braille display. For example,
if a Focus 80 or Focus
14 is connected, you will see 80 or 14 cells on the screen. If a physical
display is not in use, the Braille Viewer will represent
a 40 cell display
including status cells.
In JAWS and Fusion 2020, we
have made several much needed updates including improved support for displaying
contracted braille, the ability to show braille
text as well as the actual
braille dot patterns, and a visual connection so a sighted person can see which
dot patterns are used to represent characters
and words. We have also added
Layered keystrokes to simulate display panning which will really benefit sighted
To activate the Braille Viewer,
navigate to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and
Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Braille
Viewer. You can also now press
the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then B to toggle the
Braille Viewer on or off. The following
braille navigation commands are also
available after pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V:
list of 4 items
• Pan left:
• Pan right: RIGHT ARROW
• Prior line: UP ARROW
• Next line:
The popular Text Viewer utility
has also been brought over to JAWS and Fusion. This will be a welcome addition
especially for those who previously used
The Text Viewer displays a
continuous line of text across the top or bottom of your screen. It provides
clarity and ease of reading by allowing you to
work in a live application
while referencing normalized text in the Text Viewer window. You control the
text formatting (font styles and colors) that displays
in the window so that
it is easier for you to read documents, e-mails, Web pages, and more. This is
very useful when you encounter text that is difficult
to read because of its
formatting, varying sized text, and contrasting colors used in the
The text shown in the Text
Viewer window follows your navigation within Windows. For example, if the cursor
is moved, the text at the cursor position displays
in the Text Viewer window.
Likewise, if you navigate with the mouse, the text that comes in contact with
the mouse displays in the Text Viewer window.
When used in Fusion, Text
Viewer eliminates the need to adjust the magnification level of the screen when
trying to follow along with what Fusion is reading.
This is especially
helpful when reading with Say All (INSERT+DOWN
To activate the Text Viewer, go
to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer
submenu, and select Enable Text Viewer.
You can also press the new layered
command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then T to toggle the Text Viewer on
or off. The Text Viewer also provides
easy right and left line panning
keystrokes. After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V to enter the Braille and Text
Viewer layer, press CTRL+RIGHT ARROW or
The Braille Viewer/Text Viewer
is a visual only option and the PC focus does not move to this window. Once
activated, it will automatically start whenever
JAWS or Fusion is restarted.
The Braille and Text Viewer window resizes your application windows to avoid
covering anything someone may need to work with,
and when closed, the windows
go back to full screen. You can place the windows on the top or bottom of the
screen as well as customize the font, point
size, and the background and
foreground colors for displayed text. The Braille and Text Viewer even works in
a multiple monitor setup. To configure these
options, go to the Utilities
menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and
Note: Fusion must be running in
Full Window Mode in order to use the Braille and Text Viewer. If a user switches
to Lens or Split View while the Braille
or Text viewer is active, it will be
suspended until you return to Full Window
New Option to Keep Wireless
Speakers and Sound Cards from Clipping Speech When JAWS or Fusion Begins
Many modern Bluetooth
headphones and speakers as well as some onboard sound cards shut down when no
audio is received in order to conserve battery. JAWS
now includes a new
option, which when enabled, keeps these devices awake by constantly playing
silence. You will not hear anything, but your device will
resulting in more consistent speech. To enable this feature, open Settings
Center (INSERT+6) on the number row, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load
settings, and search for "Avoid speech cut off when using Bluetooth headphones
or some sound cards."
Note: The battery of your
headphones/speakers could drain faster if you choose to turn on this feature.
This option is also not available if the Audio
Ducking feature is enabled
which lowers the audio volume of programs while JAWS
list of 13
• When connecting to a remote computer using remote access software
(Remote Desktop, Citrix, VMware Horizon, or Amazon WorkSpaces), JAWS and Fusion
now get its remote authorization from a license installed locally on the
remote computer if it is running a work station operating system like
10 Professional. For example, you have a JAWS Professional license
with remote access authorization on a Windows 10 computer at your office which
connect to from home using Remote Desktop, but you only have a
Home Annual license with no remote authorization on your personal computer. When
a remote connection between your home and work computers, as
long as you are running the June 2020 release or later of your Freedom
JAWS will use the license on your work computer to
enable the remote access flag.
If connecting to a remote computer running a
server operating system like Windows Server 2019 which supports multiple user
connection, JAWS and Fusion
will continue to only use the license on the
client or a Freedom Scientific network license server for authorization.
address reported issues with removing ILM timed licenses, new options have been
added to the License sub menu located in the JAWS Help menu. Select
current activation to remove the JAWS activation key or select Remove all
products activation to remove any activation keys for JAWS, Fusion,
or MAGic installed on your computer. If you perform a full install
of the June 2020 update or later, a new Remove all products ILM activation
is also added to the Utilities folder.
• Beginning with the June
2020 release, if you perform a clean install, the option to send anonymous usage
data as you use JAWS and Fusion is now enabled
by default. If you install as
an update, you will be asked if you want to turn this feature on if it is not
already enabled. Having this feature on is
necesary to use certain features
such as Picture Smart. See our
Anonymous Data Collection Policy
more information about what we collect.
• When installing JAWS, ZoomText, or
Fusion, there is now a link to view the End User License Agreement on the
Freedom Scientific website.
• In Excel, resolved a customer reported issue
where JAWS was not reading as expected in the Sort By combo box.
the Stock Quotes Research It lookup source as this information could no longer
be retrieved due to significant changes to the NASDAQ website.
ENTER no longer turns off Forms Mode in edit fields. Forms Mode now only
deactivates when focus moves away from an edit field when using Auto
Semi-Auto or when you press ESC or the PC Cursor command (NUM PAD PLUS or CAPS
• The option to have JAWS and Fusion announce nesting levels
for list items in web-based editors like Google Docs is now enabled by default
to be consistent
with Microsoft Word. If you do not want to hear this
information when reading bulleted or numbered lists, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) and turn off List
Nesting Level Announcement.
• Improved JAWS
indication of ARIA group names for check boxes and list items.
• Resolved an
issue using JAWS with the about:config page in Firefox which allows you to
configure advanced preferences or experimental features.
• Addressed an issue
where button labels were being announced twice when using INSERT+B to read the
contents of some dialog boxes.
• Addressed a reported issue where JAWS was
not announcing indentation in the Visual Studio Code application.
• Added a
new JAWS dictionary entry for TPGi.
Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
*My body has absorbed so much soap
and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.