moderated Re: Is the following a JAWS 2020 bug?

Van Lant, Robin

I have noticed that more and more of my office product windows don't maximize automatically as I open things since moving to Office 365 or 2016 retail. I wonder if this causes some of the issues people are talking about. I definitely find I'm having to manually maximize them quite often, but cannot recall if this coincides with any of the lost focus issues I've had.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Sandra Streeter
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: Is the following a JAWS 2020 bug?

I've seen it over 3-4 years or so, and am getting more exasperated by the day.


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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Is the following a JAWS 2020 bug?

I've never seen this not happen.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Longmore <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: Is the following a JAWS 2020 bug?

No verbosity setting has no bearing. This is a jaws issue over many versions.
On Oct 6, 2020, at 6:55 PM, Chris Hill <> wrote:

I, for one, can't remember when i last heard that one. I'm currently using the beta with my verbosity set to intermediate, I wonder if that has anything to do with it? I've been using that setting for longer than I can remember.


On 10/6/2020 17:26, Randy Barnett wrote:
So you never hear "Jaws has lost focus. Press alt plus tab"? Is announce lost focus turned off in settings? I have been using Jaws for over 25 years on dozens of systems and it has always happened more than it should. It got better for wile then came back and will get better again.

To be fair though it is most likely Windows pulling Jaws focus to some temporary notification or something like that.

On 10/6/2020 12:55 PM, Jessica D wrote:
I'm using jaws2020, with Windows 10 home.
I also have a computer running windows10 pro, that I'm using
jaws2020 with, and neither one have exhibited this issue

On Oct 6, 2020, at 3:46 PM, Hank William Merchant <> wrote:

Hello Jessica,

What version of jaws are you using, is it home or pro, and what version of Windows are you using? Thanks!

Kindest regards,

Jaws18 home version with Win10 user, Hank

-----Original Message----- From: Jessica D
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: Is the following a JAWS 2020 bug?

Hi Ron,

I'm not experiencing this issue.

Could you tell us more about your system?

What version of the Operating system are you running?
Is it the home or pro version?
Is your jaws up-to-date?



-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ron
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:02 AM
Subject: Is the following a JAWS 2020 bug?

To my fellow subscribers.
Every time I turn around I hear Lost focus, press alt tab.
I hope this bug is fixed when 2021 is released.
Many thanks.

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