moderated Re: version questions

JM Casey

Hello Richard.

I'm not sure what you mean by saying that "it doesn't work if you have jaws
in the system tray". Unless something has changed recently, it does work
here in this fashion. I have not had JAWS set to use its own window/not be
in the system tray for many years. I also don't have JAWS 2021, though, so
it's possible something has changed...

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 29, 2020 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: version questions

Insert+j then up arrow does not work if you have Jaws in the System tray.
But, insert+j followed by control+insert+v works in any setup.
And, control+insert+v works in any and all programs.
Twice quickly puts it in the virtual window so you can copy it by using
shift+the arrow keys depending on how much you want to copy.

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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: version questions

Yes that's what I'm wanting.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: December 29, 2020 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: version questions

Hey Madison.
A good way to get JAWS version information displayed inn a convenient little
window is to go to the JAWS menu with jaws key + j, and hit up arrow once
(probably, this might be version dependent I suppose, but it's usuallya t
bottom) to "about". Hit enter and you'll get what you need.

As for outlook, I am not sure quite what it is that you want. You want to
know your outlook version number and then paste it to someone? If you are
getting that info with tge command JAWS commands to display the version
information of an executable, this isn't displayed on screen so you can't
copy and paste it as though it was a line of text placed in an edit field.
It isn't. But if you wanted you could use speech history to retrieve it.
Press insert space, then h, then up arrow til you find the text that you
need, then copy and paste, and press escape.
There are usually more efficient ways to get version info. I seem to
remember outlook having an 'about" screen somewhere, too, but at the moment
I can't find it. Haha

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 29, 2020 11:28 AM
Subject: version questions

Hi all,
How do I get the exact version of Jaws that I'm running? Also, when I do the
keystroke to get the Outlook version I copy and paste it, but it doesn't
show up in the message, but as attachments, none of which are the actual
version info they just seem to be recent messages, what am I doing wrong?
Thanks Madison

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