moderated Re: I Cannot Install the new JAWS Beta

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>

Windows 10 has adopted the same language as phones. So Apps, in Microsoft's world, are  somewhat synonymous with programs.
Here are steps from another member:

Here is the steps to tell Windows to let you install non Windows Store apps  This will fix your problem.

1.    Click Start > Click Settings.

2.    In the Settings window, click Apps.

3.    In Apps & Features, change “Choose where to get apps” from The Microsoft Store only (recommended) to Anywhere.

4.    Close the Settings window. The change will only take effect when you close the window.


I noticed there are four options, 1. only from the Microsoft Store, 2.  anywhere, but warn me if tit is not from the Microsoft store, 3.  anywhere but let me know if there is a comparable app in the Microsoft store, and 4. Anywhere.HTH,.

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On Sep 13, 2020, at 2:14 PM, Rick Miller <rm1263@...> wrote:

So if I were to go to Windows Settings, what changes should I make?  I have never dealt with apps before because I don’t have a phone.  I have a Desktop.




Rick Miller


From: [] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: I Cannot Install the new JAWS Beta


It has nothing to do with the Beta but with the Windows 10 setting on where you allow apps to come from.



From: <> On Behalf Of Cornelius
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2020 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: I Cannot Install the new JAWS Beta



Since that is a beta, kindly contact freedom scientific so that they could assist you. I am sure they are interested to find out what happen so that they could improve or fix it in the next beta.



From: Rick Miller

Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 10:25 AM


Subject: I Cannot Install the new JAWS Beta


Dear Listers:


I understand that  the new JAWS 2021 Beta version has just come out.  I am trying to install it.  I am using a Desktop computer, Windows 10 and the latest version of JAWS.  I have downloaded and saved the application for the new Beta version but when I go to the folder where it is and hit the Enter key after locating it, instead of giving me the option to install it I am getting a dialog that just says “get app from store.”  I know apps are only used with phones and I don’t know how to handle apps as I have only a cell phone, not an i-phone, so I don’t know how to rectify this problem and download the Beta version to my Desktop.




Rick Miller


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