moderated Re: JFW and iTunes

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>

IN the somewhat distant past I gather, there were third party scripts for iTunes and Jaws.

BlindTunes and jTunes, but they seem to be no more.  At least,   the links referenced from the Freedom Scientific page about them are not valid.


So, trying NVDA or Narrator is the best next option when dealing with the craziness of itunes.





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From: <> On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: JFW and iTunes


’I also know that,  at least, for me, JAWS doesn't even say anything when tabbing around. I have iTunes open right now, and I'm sitting on my table of music. The only thing I hear when making my first press of the tab key, all JAWS says is iTunes. I don't hear anything else until I get to the volume settings. I also hear the airplay button when tabbing but nothing else until the edit box  which is one tab down I think from the airplay. In other words, JAWS isn't as smooth with iTunes than it used to ;. However, it was never great with it! 

On Oct 18, 2021, at 9:32 AM, Alan Robbins <arobbins1057@...> wrote:



Not sure on this. I did read on a list or web somewhere that Apple was considering discontinuing iTunes in the future? Can anyone validate this? If true they would need to fix the iPhone somehow to allow items to be put on and taken off.




From: <> On Behalf Of Cornelius
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: JFW and iTune



Yes, but just want to know that JFW has no plan to improve its usability with iTune just like how they did with other app?



From: Sieghard Weitzel

Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 7:28 AM

Subject: Re: JFW and iTune


That's why one has a choice, just as with browsers there might be times when NVDA works better for a particular task than Jaws and vice versa.



From: <> On Behalf Of Cornelius
Sent: October 16, 2021 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: JFW and iTune



Also it seems that NVDA navigates more smoothly in iTunes if compared with JAWS. I tried backing up my iPhone using JAWS on iTunes and it is not as smooth tabbing around the menu compared to if using NVDA.



From: Chris Hill

Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:21 PM

Subject: Re: JFW and iTune


Well, it is now.  I tried it with nvda, and the menus no longer come up with just alt. 


On 10/16/2021 07:52, Cornelius wrote:


Hi Chris, that doesn’t seem to be the problem in a few versions back. We can press alt and use the left/right arrow to find the desire menu.




From: Chris Hill

Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:20 PM

Subject: Re: JFW and iTune



That isn't jaws problem to fix.  Alt does not bring up the menu in itunes.  If you want the menu, hold alt and press one of the first letter options like f.  You can then arrow down through the file menu, or arrow over to whatever menu you want.


On 10/16/2021 05:23, Cornelius wrote:

Hi all,

Any  JFW users have the problem of JAWS not announcing the menu in iTune? For example if you press alt key and then the left or right arrow, JAWS will not say file or accounts etc.

I notice this has been happening for quite sometime and there seems to be no fix for it in the 2021 update of JAWS.




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