moderated Re: Download alerts with Edge

Bill White

Hi, Alison. What version of JAWS are you using? If I have downloads set to ask me where I want to put the download each time, and I also have Edge show me the download menu when the download starts, I can TAB to the Save As button, and once I press that, I can also TAB to the place where I choose where to put the download, and I can also TAB to the Save button, once I have made a decision as to where the download will go. This may not work if you are using a JAWS version earlier than JAWS 2020.

Bill White

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of CJ &AA MAY
Sent: Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: Download alerts with Edge

Thanks for sharing this but my problem now is that after hitting control J Jaws isn't reading the Open or Save As buttons.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: 28 April 2021 22:39
Subject: Re: Download alerts with Edge

Hi again listers:

Well, I found out what was wrong with the download alerts in Edge.
I'm always worried I hit something and messed things up, but, it was not so. Here's a message I just got from Vispero support:

Hello Joseph:
Microsoft updated Edge. They changed the location of the download alert from the lower left of the screen to the upper right. You can still access the download info by pressing control j for the downloads folder then tab to your current download in the list. Development is awear of the issue.



Hope this helps.

On 4/25/21, Bill White <> wrote:
Hi again, Joseph. If you want to hear Edge alerts for downloads, once
you have pressed ENTER on a download link, press CONTROL plus J to
take you to the downloads section. After you have pressed CONTROL plus
J, you will once again hear your download alerts.

Bill White


From: [] On Behalf Of
Joseph Norton
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:56 PM
Subject: Download alerts with Edge

Hi all:

I have the latest JAWS and my Windows 10 updates are current.

When I run Edge, and I download a file, JAWS now does not repeat
download status.

In the past, this has been annoying, at times, because those alerts
interrupt any other speech. But, it am now unaware if/when a download

I found that the alerts are still spoken with Chrome.

Anyone else have this problem?


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