moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge


Adrian Spratt
 

Thanks, Debby, but no to both.

The alt keys does work with tab to move focus to another window. Also, I just tried closing the menu with the other alt key. Still no luck.

Here's the current status. When I open the Edge menu, deliberately or otherwise, I can't close it. control-w, F6 and shift-F6, another press of alt, the escape key: nothing works. My only remedy is to close Edge and start over.

I can't think even how to explain this. Can anyone?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 12:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Hi Adrian,

I am taking a wild guess, but have you tried Control + W to close it?

Also, I am wondering if it is appearing because for some reason when you press alt + tab, the tab key isn't working. Just a couple of thoughts.

Happy New Year! Take care and stay safe!

Debby

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Hi. This problem started in Edge just the other day. For reasons I haven't yet figured out, an Edge webpage will be taken over by the Edge menu. No matter what I do, I can't close it. I've tried the alt key, escape and even control-F4, which only succeeds in closing both the menus and the webpage.

The menu may turn up after I've done an alt-tab to go into another window, but I'm not sure.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Please help with WinWord error...is it JAWS?

Shirley and all,

A week or two ago, my sighted wife happened to be alongside me when I restarted my computer. It was taking a long time. She saw a message saying that Office 2016 was being updated. JAWS did not verbalize it.

I set Office updates to automatic a long time ago. I was going to suggest making that change so that it happens during the restart process. However, that option isn't showing up anymore in my file menus. Here's the best I can offer, based on what I could figure out just now:

While in Word, press alt-f.
Arrow up to "More options." Press enter.
Arrow up to Account. Start tabbing.
The update button should appear. Press spacebar and tab through the options.

I hope this gets you somewhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Please help with WinWord error...is it JAWS?

When that happened to me, it cured itself after a couple of hours.
At 09:19 AM 1/1/2021, you wrote:

Since it doesn't mention jaws, I would start with the obvious,
something has gone wrong with your ms-word. I'd suggest finding it in
add/remove programs which you can search for by hitting the windows key
and typing add followed by the slash key. Once there, find your
microsoft office, and try to do a repair on it.



On 1/1/2021 09:02, Shirley Tracy wrote:

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Hi List,

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This morning I opened a Word document and got the message “Office
Updateâ€&#65533;, the same as I got one time last year (a couple weeks
ago).
The last time it happened, I rebooted and it went away. This time, it
did not. I cannot open any Word documents—keep getting error messages
telling me the program could not open properly.
Is this something with JAWS or with Windows? How to fix?

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Shirley

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PS. I’m using Windows 10 and Word 2016. This didn’t happen before
the latest update for JAWS and also for Windows. Not sure which is
causing problem. Help!

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