moderated Re: JAWS getting sluggish/cutting out?

Adrian Spratt



I have a similar experience with my PC using Win10 and JAWS 2021. The fastest way I’ve found to get JAWS going again is to bring up Narrator with control-Windows-key-enter. Narrator speaks, and so does JAWS. I close Narrator wit the same key sequence, and JAWS is once again off to the races.


I have no idea why this works, but when I posted about this behavior the last time, several people reported a similar experience.


When things get really bad, I revert to JAWS 2020.


From: <> On Behalf Of Cynthia Bruce
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:15 PM
Subject: JAWS getting sluggish/cutting out?


Hi All,


I am not exactly sure how to describe this, but I will give it a go. I am running Windows 10 and JAWS 2021 – the issue isn’t specific to any program. It seems that after I have been working for a while on my laptop – for the morning – JAWS starts to get a bit sluggish by times. It is slow to respond when I press a key, and it is kind of intermittent. I also notice, at the same time that the sound is less sharp – I’m really not sure if that is at all helpful.


If I shut down and restart it seems to go away until a few hours later.


Any ideas?





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