moderated Re: JAWS 2021 (latest build) and Facebook Messenger app on Windows 10

Paul Faucheux

hi orlando i can reproduce this issue as well. i got the same message as you when it comes to facebook messenger from vispero support. i believe that this is a jaws issue. i would suggest turning off  spell checking in jaws.

On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 9:50 AM Jed Barton <jedbarton@...> wrote:
Hey guys,
I have a fix to your problem.  Google miranda-ng
It's an awesome program, and you can use it to do facebook messaging just fine.
I've been using it for years, and it works great, use it every day.
If you need help, let me know.  Here are a few things.  When you
install it, read through the options carefully.  There's an option in
there to install the contact list for blind folks, yes they actually
thought of us.  Make absolutely sure that you do that, or your
experience will not be good.
Just go through the install slowly, and you should be fine.



On 5/6/21, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...> wrote:
> Yeah Orland I've noticed this as well. Also I notice this behavior using
> the basic mobile site with JAWS. I'm having to constantly to check my
> spelling before I send. Typical FS responce BTW.
> On 5/6/2021 12:37 AM, Orlando Enrique Fiol via wrote:
>> Hi all. Using the latest builds of Windows 10 and JAWS 2021, I'm
>> encountering an extremely frustrating problem with Facebook's
>> dedicated Messenger app, available from the Microsoft store. When in
>> the edit field typing messages, every single solitary word gets
>> misspelled, even though I've typed every word correctly. That is, with
>> keyboard set to read both characters and words, when I press space
>> after a word, J READS IT ACCURATELY> However, when I arrow through the
>> message text, every word is misspelled with one or more missing
>> characters.
>> Vispero tech support claims it doesn't support this app, so, we're on
>> our own. As all may have guessed, this typing/spelling problem does
>> not occur with NOR OR NVDA. For now, I'm forced to keep a Notepad
>> window open, type all my messages in it, then paste them into the
>> Messenger app. But that's cumbersome, when this simple process of
>> typing in an ordinary edit field should work as it does in every other
>> application.
>> Can anyone else test this and confirm or refute my findings?
>> Orlando Enrique Fiol
>> Charlotte, North Carolina
>> Professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue
>> Ph.D. in Music theory
>> University of Pennsylvania: November, 2018
>> Home: (980) 585-1516
>> Mobile: (267) 971-7090

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