moderated Re: Sound Card Keep Awake Option

Steven Hicks

Thanks, that answsers my question.



From: [] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 08 July 2020 17:52
Subject: Re: Sound Card Keep Awake Option


Hi Steven,


Are you asking about audio ducking?  If so, read below.


Note: The new setting is explained after the 2 emails.
 Original Message 


From: Jessica D


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.






Bill White


Hi, Jessica. The reason the new setting in JAWS to keep sound cards awake is not enabled while Audio Ducking is enabled is because, while audio is being
ducked, another application is running which uses the sound card. If another application is using the sound card, that application will usually keep the
sound card awake, independently of JAWS. 


Bill White 


New Option to Keep Wireless Speakers and Sound Cards from Clipping Speech
When JAWS or Fusion Begins Speaking  
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
remain active, resulting in more consistent speech. To enable this feature,
open Settings Center (INSERT+6) on the number row, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to
the default 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
Ducking feature is enabled which lowers the audio volume of programs while
JAWS speaks.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 6:51 AM

Subject: Sound Card Keep Awake Option


Can anyone tell me where to find this new option please?

I Assume that it is disabled by default?


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