moderated Re: APH Mantis not displaying Braile in Outlook

John Gurd

Actually, I just tried my Focus 40, 4th gen, and it’s doing the same thing. I’m using Office 365. But when I load JFW 2020 it works perfectly. So it is an issue connected with JFW 2021. I’ve just made certain the Braille Sleep mode is not enabled for Outlook, and it is not.





From: <> On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: 19 November 2020 19:27
Subject: Re: APH Mantis not displaying Braile in Outlook


Hi John,


This sounds very strange. Just a couple of questions. How are you connected to the PC, via usb or Bluetooth? Which version of office are you using? In outlook do you have JAWS speech? What happens on the Mantis display in Outlook—do you see the cursor blinking?


I just had a thought, are you in JAWS braille structured mode for Outlook? That’s one setting that I have missed in the past when setting up a braille display. Outlook doesn’t work well without it.


Good Luck! Take care and stay safe!



From: <> On Behalf Of John Gurd via
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:39 PM
To: jfw World List <>
Subject: APH Mantis not displaying Braile in Outlook


I’ve just connected an APH Mantis to my PC and it seems to work fine, except when in Outlook where thee Braille display stops working. It works fine in Word and Windows. I’m running JFW 2021 on Windows 10 version 2004.


There’s no Braille as I write this and none anywhere else in Outlook. If I Alt-Tab into Edge it starts working. Does anyone have a possible explanation or are  any other Mantis users experiencing this?



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