moderated Re: Drag & drop problem - JAWS17

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>

Hello Aaron,

If you are in the US and have the option to buy Jaws via the subscription model this would be the way to go. I have been a Jaws user since the days of DOS in 1989 and in my over 30 years of using computers I rarely find it pays to not upgrade to whatever is the latest version of a program. If you would like to upgrade from Jaws 17 and you really should, in fact, I think with any of the latest Windows 10 versions it's a must, then it would probably cost a lot of money to do so in the conventional way. Then you really should buy your SMA every two years because once again I just don't think it's worth falling behind with Jaws given how quickly things change on the web and with Windows these days, and in the end the difference between your SMA price every two years and the annual subscription is quite minor.
The best thing to do here would be to simply call Vispero and tell them your situation and ask for what it would cost to upgrade the old way and then also discuss the subscription. Keep in mind that subscriptions is where things are going with many programs/applications and you can't necessary expect things to be the way they were 10 or 20 years ago; it's a different world.

Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of aaron lane
Sent: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:21 AM
Subject: Re: Drag & drop problem - JAWS17

OK. So I'm just now looking in to upgrading. I see that now JAWS is a subscription service for home use. I'm trying to decide how I feel about that. My initial reaction is that I would really like to just purchase once and own it. what are your thoughts about that?

On 5/31/2021 11:20 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Aaron,

J17 was, for lack of a better term, a throw away version. Vispero was
rewriting Jaws coding and J17 was minus some of the regular little
features that were present in all other Jaws versions. I won't go
into all the details because I'm a dipshit when it comes to the
computer lingo crap, but more knowledgeable members of the list might
elaborate more. So, as Randy suggested try J19, J20 or J21 as a demo and see how it goes.

Stay safe & take care. Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say: "Close Enough!"

----- Original Message -----
From: aaron lane
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2021 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: Drag & drop problem - JAWS17

I figured that might be causing me issues. I'm going to look in to
getting an upgrade. I've been reluctant, because I have a lot of Jaws
script files that I would need to convert, but it's probably not as
complicated as I think it is.

On 5/31/2021 4:49 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Aaron,

I think your biggest issue is the version of Jaws you're running.
J17 doesn't work well with Windows 10. I could be wrong, but have you
tried a newer version of Jaws? Preferably J19 or up.

Stay safe & take care. Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say: "Close Enough!"

----- Original Message -----
From: aaron lane
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Drag & drop problem - JAWS17

Hello. I'm using JAWS17 in Windows10, in a game that is created
using HTML & JavaScript, and the game doesn't run in a browser, but it
is a Chrome legacy window. When I place my Jaws cursor on an item,
then lock the left mouse button with, Jaws Key + slash, I am not able
to navigate to the point in which I need to drop the item. I've tried
switching to the PC cursor, but still nothing. I can move with, shift
+ Alt, then arrow to the spot, but when I then unlock the left mouse
button, the item was not moved. I have also written a Script that
locks the left mouse button, and jumps to the coordinates that I need,
then I unlock the button myself. This script works but not very often. Any help would be appreciated.

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