moderated Re: checking the box for system tray

Gene Warner

According to Freedom Scientific, checking or unchecking the Show Virtual Viewer on Screen option has no effect on JAWS, it works the same either way. Since I don't do any presentations, I leave it checked.


On 7/18/2022 8:50 AM, Karen Reynolds wrote:
Hi Bill,
Wow. I just went and pressed insert plus f1 and looked at the two items that were there. I think I will leave it on for now.
*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Bill White
*Sent:* Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:26 PM
*Subject:* Re: checking the box for system tray
Hi, Karen. Here is more about the "Show Virtual Viewer on screen" check box, and about the Virtual Viewer itself. It comes from JAWS Help, Basic Settings, in the training help, Using JAWS.
Show Virtual Viewer on Screen
Use this check box to specify whether the Virtual Viewer is visually displayed on the screen when you access context-sensitive (INSERT+F1) help and other helpful messages. It may be useful in training environments to show the Virtual Viewer. However, in a presentation application like PowerPoint, it might disrupt your presentation to display the Virtual Viewer. JAWS functions the same in these messages regardless of whether the Virtual Viewer is visible. For more information on using the Virtual Viewer, see Virtual Viewer.
Virtual Viewer
The Virtual Viewer is a message window allowing you much greater functionality with many JAWS messages. Press INSERT+F1 to experience a message in the Virtual Viewer. While INSERT+F1 messages are the messages most frequently displayed in the Virtual Viewer, other messages appear there as well:
Hot Key Help Messages (INSERT+H)
Windows Key Help messages (INSERT+W)
Screen Sensitive Help Technical messages (CTRL+INSERT+F1)
Several types of informational messages within Microsoft Office applications
Easily review information with standard reading commands. Read by line, word, or character. Select text as you would in any word processing program and copy it to the clipboard. Press CTRL+HOME or CTRL+END to move to the top or bottom of the message.
Links take you to other messages or activate commands within your applications or within Windows. Press ENTER to select a link, or press INSERT+F7 to list all links in a message and select the one you want from the list.
Press ESC to close a message, or just TAB to the next control in a dialog and the message closes automatically. The following commands also perform their normal actions and automatically close the Virtual Viewer: SHIFT+TAB, CTRL+TAB, F1, INSERT+J, INSERT+F1+F1, CTRL+ESC.
By default, messages are visible on the screen in the Virtual Viewer, and this is very helpful for sighted trainers. However, the Virtual Viewer can be set so it is not visible on the screen. Change this in the Basic Settings Dialog under the Options menu in the JAWS application window, or in the User group in Settings Center.
If you want the Virtual Viewer visible in some applications, but not others, do the following:
Open Settings Center (INSERT+F2) and select an application in the Applications combo box.
Expand the User group.
Select or clear the Show Virtual Viewer on Screen check box to toggle the Virtual Viewer setting on or off.
Bill White
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*From:* <> [ <>] *On Behalf Of *Karen Reynolds
*Sent:* Sunday, July 17, 2022 6:07 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* checking the box for system tray
I went into Jaws and alt f and arrowed down to basics. I pressed enter and tabbed down to the box to check to put Jaws in the system tray. Just under that was another box that was checked which I don’t know what it is or what it does. It was
“show virtual viewer on screen”. Can anyone tell me what this is?
Also, when I checked to put it in the system tray, it is still in the alt tab line up when I cycle through programs using that keystroke. Is there something else I need to do?

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