moderated Re: how do you successfully alt tab with jaws in windows 10 update 21h1?


from Brian Vogel's earlier post:
"... you need to check:

Settings, System, Multitasking Pane and check to see what the dropdown for Pressing ALT + Tab shows, is set to.  If you want conventional "old Windows" movement between open windows then you need to select, Open windows only, from the dropdown."

-------- Original Message --------
From: Hank William Merchant []
Subject: how do you successfully alt tab with jaws in windows 10 update 21h1?
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 7:38 PM
To: <>

Can someone please let me know what this setting is, so we jaws
users can successfully alt-tab in Windows 10 21h1?

Thanks muchly in advance for any help with this!

Kindest regards,

jaws 2021 user


*From:* Richard Turner

*Sent:* Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:09 PM
*Subject:* Re: windows 10 update 21h1

Thanks Brian.

I thought it might have been you, but I got carried away deleting emails
and you know how that goes…

Thanks very much.


Software means never having to say you're finished

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*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:50 PM
*Subject:* Re: windows 10 update 21h1

On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 03:48 PM, Richard Turner wrote:

Thanks to whomever it was that mentioned the settings for alt-tab in
Windows 10!

That would be me, and you're welcome.

I knew that when Microsoft introduced this particular behavior change,
and made it default, it was going to be a major stumbling block for
screen reader users.  There was much discussion about it on the Windows
Access with Screen Readers group (formerly Win10 for Screen Reader
Users) back when it first hit, and I cannot recall whether that was
version 1909 or 2004.

This is one of the problems for those who end up on the "late end" of
any feature update roll out cycle.  Most of the bumps get discussed in
the early weeks and first several months and then the discussions fade.
By the time the late cohorts are updated much can be forgotten.  This is
one reason I implore people to file specific messages about changes that
they are virtually certain will affect them, eventually, even if they
don't at the moment.  It makes it much quicker and easier to check your
own mini-archive.


Brian *-*Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

*It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you
are not.*

~ André Gide

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