moderated Re: I no longer get that pop up update jaws window when my jaws first starts up asking me if I want to update to a newer release of jaws 2022


Gene Warner
 

I myself used the /DisableExternalServices option when I installed JAWS so I can't use the check for updates as this option prevents JAWS from ever accessing the internet, instead I use a program called SUMo which stands for Software Update Monitor, it scans all my software for their current versions, then accesses an online database to determine if any of my software has an update available. I can then go and get those updates if I want them, or I can tell SUMo to ignore it if I don't want the update.

One of the reasons I did this is because I didn't like the idea that just checking for an update should need administrator access to my system. My opinion is that that should be left to the update/upgrade installer itself.

And yes, using the /DisableExternalServices disables a number of JAWS features, but after almost ten years of using JAWS, I found that I didn't use any of those features anyway.

Gene...

On 6/30/2022 7:21 PM, Hank W wrote:
Hello back,
in the jaws help menu when I activate the check for jaws updates, I only get the question from the freedom scientific app asking me if I want to let this app make changes to my computer and I can only select yes or no. Since I am not sure at this time what this freedom scientific app will exactly do to my laptop if I select yes, I for now instead select no.
In the jaws help menu, when you activate this app check for updates, I thought a jaws user gets a list of all the current updates of jaws that are available, giving the jaws user the option to select from this list the particular jaws update they want to download?
Kindest regards,
Hank
-----Original Message----- From: Curtis Chong
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I no longer get that pop up update jaws window when my jaws first starts up asking me if I want to update to a newer release of jaws 2022
Hank:
Also, if you get into JAWS Help, what happens if you activate the Check for Updates choice in the Help menu?
Best regards,
Curtis Chong
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank W
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I no longer get that pop up update jaws window when my jaws first starts up asking me if I want to update to a newer release of jaws 2022
Hello back,
Thanks for all the helpful replies. But as I was mentioning earlier, even
though I am still using the October or November 2021 release of jaws 2022, I
am no longer getting that automatic pop up window when my jaws first starts
up asking me if I want to yes or no update my jaws to a newer release of
jaws 2022?
I was until about 3 or 4 days ago getting this automatic pop up window
asking me if I yes or no wanted to update my jaws every time when my jaws
first started up, but now I am not. This has got me stumped because as I was
saying, I am still using the last October or November 2021 release of jaws
2022. I have already checked in jaws under basics, and the automatic
notification of jaws updates is yes checked.
I am really hoping that maybe someone has an idea on how I can get back this
automatic pop up window asking me if I want to yes or no update my jaws to a
newer release of jaws 2022 when my jaws first starts up? Would be very, very
appreciative for any help on this matter. Much, much thanks in advance for
any possible help on this.
With kindest regards,
Hank
-----Original Message----- From: Curtis Chong
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I no longer get that pop up update jaws window when my jaws
first starts up
Hello:
" Wait, didn't I hear on the FSCast that they had changed that behavior so
that you were notified of newer versions even if that newer version is a
major version upgrade and not just a point version update?"
If you hold the JAWS Home Annual License, what you say is accurate. But if
you are on the traditional licensing scheme, you will not automatically be
notified when a major update comes out—usually around the end of October.
Cordially,
Curtis Chong
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I no longer get that pop up update jaws window when my jaws
first starts up
Wait, didn't I hear on the FSCast that they had changed that behavior so
that you were notified of newer versions even if that newer version is a
major version upgrade and not just a point version update?
Gene...
On 6/28/2022 10:04 PM, Loy wrote:
You don't get this notice to update to the next version, only updates to
the current version you are running.

    ----- Original Message -----
    *From:* Hank W <mailto:hank_w@...>
    *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
    *Sent:* Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:40 AM
    *Subject:* Re: I no longer get that pop up update jaws window when
    my jaws first starts up

    Hello,
    Now when my jaws first starts up I no longer get that notification
    update pop up window in which I can select yes or no to update jaws
    or not. And no I have not yet updated my October or November 2021
    release of jaws 2022 to the latest release of 2022.
    I have checked under options in jhaws and the automatic notification
    of updates is checked.
    This really has me stumped.  Anyone maybe please have any ideas on
    how I can get back this pop up window when I first start my October
    or November 2021 release of jaws 2022? Much, much thanks in advance
    for any help I can maybe get with this.
    With kindest regards,
    Hank

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