moderated Re: Two questions regarding Jaws 2021.

Marty Hutchings

I have noticed that in older versions of JAWS, when I would close a program, JAWS would focus on the program or desk top that I hade open.  Now, I get the Lost Focus announcement when closing programs.  Why doesn’t JAWS know where to focus any more?
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From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: Two questions regarding Jaws 2021.
Hi Al,
Are you running Windows 7 or 10?  The Voice Asisstant won't show in Windows 7 since it's not availble for Windows 7.
For your Focus problem, try opening quick settings with, Jaws key + V, and type, focus, in the search field.
When the results populate you should have 1 result, Focus loss announcement, make sure this is unchecked.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
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Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: Two questions regarding Jaws 2021.

I hope someone can answer about removing updates, but I am doubtful that can be done.

You can run the .exe file that you used to install Jaws 2021 and you will have an option to repair.


For me, the first item under Utilities is the voice assistant.

Are you sure you are on 2021?


I thought there was an option about the lost focus messages, but I’m not finding it right now.







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From: <> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2021 9:38 AM
Subject: Two questions regarding Jaws 2021.


Good afternoon everyone, 

First, how would I go about doing a repair of Jaws 2021,  and can you remove a specific  update.  ,  I’m asking because whenever my computer boots up, I keep getting a lot of lost focus messages. Next, after I type whatever the subject line and tab to the edit field,  it indicates a dash    

Second, In the settings menu under the utilities option,  there isn’t anything about  enabling the  voice assistant.

Thanks in advance

for any and all help advice and suggestions,      


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