Moderated Re: Drag & drop problem - JAWS17

aaron lane

My employer purchased a commercial license, and since I work at home as well, I have 2021 on both PCs. I'm glad to be done with all the little issues I was having. There are a lot of things I will have to learn on this new version though, since I was so far behind. Thanks all.

On 6/1/2021 5:42 PM, Richard Turner wrote:

He does not need to buy it all over again, and he can stay with his Jaws 17 but it won’t serve him well if he is going to use Windows 10.


He has a perpetual license now.


But, he did not keep up with the Software Maintenance Agreements, SMA.

So, he would have to pay for the licenses to bring him current; which could be several hundred dollars, then he could stop with 2021 until it became out of date in a few years and then catch up again; or buy the licenses and the SMA and keep updating each year at the license renewal price.


Or, plan on just starting the annual subscription now at around $100 per year. 


It all dpeneds on whether he really needs Jaws in its full capacity.

He might find that NVDA would be enough for him if he has been limping along with Jaws 17 all this time.






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From: <> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: Drag & drop problem - JAWS17


Can’t one pay a thousand  dollars and own the product?  Has Freedom Scientific done away with the perpetual license  option altogether?  I thought the upgrading fee was only for upgrades of the product.  Not for the original product which was purchased.

If one can still purchase a perpetual license, one need never revert to demo mode at all.  Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: aaron lane
Sent: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:56 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

> To:

> 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

>    To:

>    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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