moderated Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

molly the blind tech lover

I just use the Jaws voice assistant to ask for the battery level/time
and date. Guess I'm lazy lol.

On 6/16/22, Madison Martin <Madison.Martin2000@...> wrote:
Hi Glenn,
I'm using the latest version of Windows 11 and I just tried that keystroke;
you can't arrow down to get to the battery info but if you right arrow
right 5 times you'll hear "system power state button," followed by the
battery status (don't activate the button).

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: June 16, 2022 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

I don't know about 11, but in windows 10, and earlier windows, I press
windows B and arrow to battery in the system tray.
----- Original Message -----
From: "meow meow" <soberwater26q@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

sometime I have hard time with window 11 that when I want to check on
battery by instert plus window key plus f10 sometime it will bring up and
sometime it won't that I have to keep trying few time

and someone told me to use control m to bring up decktop but mine would not
work my laptop have hard time getting decktop that only I press humm not
sure what key was it below power buttone I think it is { button

From: "Chris Hill" <hillco@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:40 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

Have not had any trouble with either one of those. Sounds like a
machine-specific problem that might be solvable with a reinstall of
jaws or something.


On 6/
1/2022 20:40, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
One thing I've noticed with Jaws 2022 lately is that at least on my
machine, it seems to become completely unresponsive while using the
task manager and device manager, whereas NVDA works perfectly fine. I
don't know if this is just a Windows 11 issue or if it's something
unique to my machine or if it's an issue with Jaws. Either way I
prefer to use NVDA while using both the task manager and device

On 6/11/22, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:
I've always thought NVDA was more like Window Eyes.
Now, if there was a Jaws add-on for NVDA, that set the keyboard
functions to

be like Jaws, I think a lot more people would use it.
I remember when Microsoft Word had a WordPerfect keyboard layout,
that made

it a lot easier for WP users.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@...>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

Having been a long time Window Eyes user I found the move to NVDA
much easier than a move to Jaws. I have NVDA and the latest version
of Jaws on my computer and use NVDA 90 percent of the time.

On 6/11/2022 5:04 PM, Mich Verrier wrote:
Hi I have triedNVDA but I never got verry far with it. I used Jaws
and that is what I have used all the way back to Jaws 3.7 I am now
using Jaws

2022 and am having a lot of fun with it. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of molly
the blind

tech lover
Sent: June 11, 2022 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

Hi. This is such an interesting topic. I rather enjoy discussions
like this. I prefer Jaws over NVDA because Jaws has the Braille
math editor, which I need to use for math class. NVDA is a great
screen reader if you don't need to do math. Also, I love Jaws
picture smart, voice assistant feature, and the convenient OCR. I
do use NVDA occasionally, and I like how there are so many unique NVDA
However, my overall preference is Jaws.

On 6/11/22, James Malone <james.malone93502@...> wrote:
Hi all,
inspired from an earlier topic, I got to wondering:
What makes people keep coming back to Jaws over NVDA? I also want
to emphasise that this is not a topic trying to bash one or the
other, I'd really like to hear some opinions from the Jaws side.
What do you think it does better? Where do you think it's
weakness's are? I've been a long time NVDA user and occasionally
dabbled in Jaws here and there over the past year or so. Something
I commonly see is that Jaws still seems to have better braille
support. I also don't know how many organisations would be super
happy with the idea of putting NVDA on a work computer, so there's
that. I used Jaws growing up, so I have a fair amount of
experience in both readers. Using Jaws recently also told me that
the overall look and feel hasn't really changed either, so there
was next to no learning curve when it came to reacquainting
myself. I know NV access have been working on this, but to my
understanding Jaws also seems to have better UIA support, something
that can only be a positive!
Looking forward to hearing from you, James

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