moderated Re: Since most recent Jaws update


Tom Behler
 

Thanks for the confirmation, Bill.  This is good to know, and hopefully will benefit others.

 

I use my older Windows 7 laptop for a very limited number of applications, and will probably retire it eventually.

 

I keep it running for those limited purposes, and as a backup if nothing else.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 5:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

Hi, Tom. I'm not Richard, but yes, Voice Assistant is only available on Windows 10 operating systems.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 2:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

Richard:

 

Is the voice assistant only available for the Windows 10 operating system?

 

I’m asking because while I found the voice assistant options very easily in the Jaws utilities menu on my Windows 10 computer, I can’t find those options on my older Windows 7 PC after installing the January Jaws 2021 update.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

It sounds like you are invoking the voice assistant.

That’s what Jaws says when it cannot hear your command.

If you are not intentionally trying to use the new Voice Assistant, open the jaws menu with insert+j and open the utilities menu.

The first item is the Voice Assistant.

 

 

 

Richard, in the U.S.

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Since most recent Jaws update

 

 

Hello,

The other day I updated Jaws to the most recent version of Jaws 2021. For some reason out of the clear blue I hear a ding, Jaws says “I didn’t hear anything” and then dings again. I was in a MS word document. Has anyone else had this happen or am I hallucinating?

Thanks,

Kevin

 

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