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Re: Good laptop?

Kimber Gardner
 

I've always had good luck with Lenovo laptops.

On 5/7/15, Harry Spencer via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hello All.



A few months ago someone recommended a laptop for use with JAWS. Of corse
at
the time, I didn't need a laptop, and now I do. I believe the cost was
about
$400. I'll be using Windows 7, JAWS 15 and Office 2010. If someone could
pass on the recommendation again, I would appreciate it.



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Running about:blank

David Moore
 

Thanks guys. Sorry that I messed up about ctrl L working in IE. That
is interesting they both work. I have learned so much from all of
you. You all make me smile every day! I did create a blank page in
IE. I like Google as my home page, but I just wanted to know how to
have the blank page if I wanted this. Happy Mother's day for all of
you mothers out there!


Re: Recommending a Flatbed Scanner? You May Need More than That?

Feliciano G
 

I do realize that there is more to just the actual scanner. The software side as far as OCR goes it's already taken care of. That is why that is not brought up on the original message.

On May 7, 2015, at 8:31 PM, Kevin Wollenweber via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:

I could be wrong about this, and other listers, please feel free to chime
in, here and correct me emphatically, but it isn't the flatbed scanner that
needs to be "accessible"; you need to find a scan-and-read program that
works for you. If there are scanners out ther that work alone with JAWS,
please alert me to them and I'll ditch this thing I've got now, along with
the version of OPEN BOOK I currently have that no longer works, and get that
scanner.



I'm not trying to be snarky, here; I just was not aware that a scanner alone
could do the trick.



Kevin Wollenweber

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Recommending a Flatbed Scanner? You May Need More than That?

Kevin Wollenweber <dancingweed@...>
 

I could be wrong about this, and other listers, please feel free to chime
in, here and correct me emphatically, but it isn't the flatbed scanner that
needs to be "accessible"; you need to find a scan-and-read program that
works for you. If there are scanners out ther that work alone with JAWS,
please alert me to them and I'll ditch this thing I've got now, along with
the version of OPEN BOOK I currently have that no longer works, and get that
scanner.



I'm not trying to be snarky, here; I just was not aware that a scanner alone
could do the trick.



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Re: using free make video downloader

northstar1950@...
 

hmmm, i install a plugin in to my browsier that allows me to download the youtube material by clicking on a link for .mp4 or .mp3 and i believe even .flv here's a sendspace link to the plugin installer:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/7psxlc


Legend has it that on Thursday 5/7/2015 04:53 PM, Bill White via Jfw said:
----------------------------------------
Hi, Mario. I use a different approach when getting audio from YouTube. I use a website, and download the resulting file. The link is below.

http://convert2mp3.net/en/

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
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Subject: using free make video downloader


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Re: Reading long documents - Two questions on voices

Robert Logue
 

I was hoping to use Jaws Speech And Sounds Schemes to introduce sounds when crossing paragraphs. It is in the misc tab when you edit a scheme. However, I just tried and it doesn't work in Thunderbird, my email program. I'll try elsewhere later and see if I can make it work. I don't have MS word so can't try that one.

I wish we had a way with tts voices to adjust pauses between words, lines, sentences, and paragraphs and even page breaks. As well as use sounds to indicate them if desired. One of my old Dos screen readers could do this nicely and it was a joy to read with even though the speech synthesizer wasn't fantastic.

Bob

On 5/7/2015 10:04 AM, Ali Abdolrahmani via Jfw wrote:
Hi,
I am a PhD student. I have to read many long papers and text books.
When I read technical papers, I have the following concerns and I
would like to know if any of members have suggestions or solutions:
1. I use sentence by sentence reading command of Jaws to be able to
capture as much as I read while reading. I pause between sentences and
sometimes take notes. My problem is when the cursor goes to the next
paragraph, I don't have any idea that the paragraph has changed.
Understanding the change in paragraph helps when you like to organize
your mind about the flow of concepts. Is there any solutions or
workarounds that we can receive an audio feedback when the cursor goes
to next paragraph?

2. Second, for long and complex technical papers, I use expressive
voices to sound to me more naturally and not make me tired. My problem
is that I need to slow down the speed of the voice to be able to
follow the complex structure of my papers. I wish I could change the
pause length between words and after punctuations instead of slowing
down the entire reading. Slowing down the entire reading makes me
tired after some while. Is there any high quality synthesizer
alternative voices that we can do this? I hope I could express what I
mean well enough for folks.

Regards
Ali


'complementary information' on web pages

Ann Byrne
 

The code says:
<div id="secondary" class="widget-area" role="complementary">

JAWS says 'complementary information"; and later "complementary information end". How do I supress display of the code leaving only the text?

thanks.


Where do Braille usersggnotetaker users in particular), go for questions now that pacmategearddcom is no longer active?

Ryan Coverdell
 

The subject for this message pretty much speaks for itself. I am a
Braille user, and a notetaker user. I will probably use the Pac Mate
as long as I can, or until a Braille notetaker comes along that is
comparable to it. I don't know of any mainstream tablet, available
at Walmart and major retailers, that does the type of stuff that the
Blazie and Pac Mate products have done. Especially since I use and
refer back to files I've made on old devices. Anyway, I have a long
list of questions, several pages in length, regarding present and
future notetaker accessibility. If this JAWS list is more for
desktop Pc and other such things, can you direct me to a list for
Braille notetaker users that is still active? I understand that
besides the Pac Mate there are a few other commeting products out
there. For me, I use my Pac Mate every day, more than my desktop Pc.
It is a real lifeline, as have legacy FS products been for going on
27 years now. Regards, Ryan Coverdell


Good laptop?

Harry Spencer <spencer-h@...>
 

Hello All.



A few months ago someone recommended a laptop for use with JAWS. Of corse at
the time, I didn't need a laptop, and now I do. I believe the cost was about
$400. I'll be using Windows 7, JAWS 15 and Office 2010. If someone could
pass on the recommendation again, I would appreciate it.



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Re: notebook, netbooks etc

Dave...
 

Jim,

Regardless of brand, try to get one with a separate number keypad, to make
using JAWS easier, and to facilitate switching between a full-size keyboard
and your laptop. I have a Dell Latitude E-series with the 15-inch monitor,
which gives ample space for that separate numeric keypad.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Musician, and pioneer

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To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: "Jim L" <jimscave@tpg.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2015 04:05 PM
Subject: notebook, netbooks etc


Heya folks,

Am in the hunt for a good notebook, netbook etc that works great with Jaws,
I want an easy to use keyboard and windows 8.1 of course, any
recommendations would appreciated.

Cheers,

Jim



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notebook, netbooks etc

Jim L
 

Heya folks,

Am in the hunt for a good notebook, netbook etc that works great with Jaws,
I want an easy to use keyboard and windows 8.1 of course, any
recommendations would appreciated.

Cheers,

Jim


Re: using free make video downloader

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Mario. I use a different approach when getting audio from YouTube. I use a website, and download the resulting file. The link is below.

http://convert2mp3.net/en/

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

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To: <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2015 2:38 PM
Subject: using free make video downloader


does anyone use FMVD? I have tried in the past months to grab mp3s of youtube videos and have got them, but there's no progress announcement, and some of the controls arent spoken, so there's "button"s and "blank"s. are there any JAWS scripts to make this program more useable, or a setting to change to make it more accessible? or a program that's more screen reader friendly?

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Re: Reading long documents - Two questions on voices

Adrian Spratt
 

The hybrid solution for me is to go paragraph by paragraph with control-down arrow. It usually enables me to absorb a manageable amount of information and keeps me relatively anchored. The JAWS cursor stays at the start of the paragraph, so finding a word or phrase can take a moment, but it's a minor inconvenience when reading long text.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2015 12:35 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Soronel Haetir
Subject: Re: Reading long documents - Two questions on voices

With material I really need to understand and that I might need to
take notes for I simply don't use say all. I will instead use line by
navigation for that sort of reading. It is way slower than say all
but I find that with say all the programs idea of cursor position gets
separated from where jaws has read to so that if I interrupt speech I
then have to work to find the spot that I was just listening to. With
line by line navigation that simply isn't a problem.

On 5/7/15, Rahul Bajaj via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hi Ali:

Being a law student, I can totally identify with your concerns. While
I don't have any satisfactory responses, I guess one good remedy in
this case could be altering the 'say all' settings in such a way as to
ensure that JAWS pauses after whatever interval you deem fit. Also,
can you let me know what voice you are using to make it sound more
human? One problem which I sometimes face is that I am unable to
recollect what I have read after reading long chunks of text at one
go.



On 07/05/2015, Ali Abdolrahmani via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hi,
I am a PhD student. I have to read many long papers and text books.
When I read technical papers, I have the following concerns and I
would like to know if any of members have suggestions or solutions:
1. I use sentence by sentence reading command of Jaws to be able to
capture as much as I read while reading. I pause between sentences and
sometimes take notes. My problem is when the cursor goes to the next
paragraph, I don't have any idea that the paragraph has changed.
Understanding the change in paragraph helps when you like to organize
your mind about the flow of concepts. Is there any solutions or
workarounds that we can receive an audio feedback when the cursor goes
to next paragraph?

2. Second, for long and complex technical papers, I use expressive
voices to sound to me more naturally and not make me tired. My problem
is that I need to slow down the speed of the voice to be able to
follow the complex structure of my papers. I wish I could change the
pause length between words and after punctuations instead of slowing
down the entire reading. Slowing down the entire reading makes me
tired after some while. Is there any high quality synthesizer
alternative voices that we can do this? I hope I could express what I
mean well enough for folks.

Regards
Ali


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using free make video downloader

Mario
 

does anyone use FMVD? I have tried in the past months to grab mp3s of youtube videos and have got them, but there's no progress announcement, and some of the controls arent spoken, so there's "button"s and "blank"s. are there any JAWS scripts to make this program more useable, or a setting to change to make it more accessible? or a program that's more screen reader friendly?

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billing software and Jaws

Tom macha <toml614@...>
 

Hello everyone it is Tom. I am checking to see if anyone has gotton Jaws to work with a billing software called CSG. Thanks, Tom





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Re: Reading long documents - Two questions on voices

Onwardbob
 

That's been working for me as well

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

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Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2015 9:35 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Soronel Haetir
Subject: Re: Reading long documents - Two questions on voices

With material I really need to understand and that I might need to take
notes for I simply don't use say all. I will instead use line by navigation
for that sort of reading. It is way slower than say all but I find that
with say all the programs idea of cursor position gets separated from where
jaws has read to so that if I interrupt speech I then have to work to find
the spot that I was just listening to. With line by line navigation that
simply isn't a problem.

On 5/7/15, Rahul Bajaj via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hi Ali:

Being a law student, I can totally identify with your concerns. While
I don't have any satisfactory responses, I guess one good remedy in
this case could be altering the 'say all' settings in such a way as to
ensure that JAWS pauses after whatever interval you deem fit. Also,
can you let me know what voice you are using to make it sound more
human? One problem which I sometimes face is that I am unable to
recollect what I have read after reading long chunks of text at one
go.



On 07/05/2015, Ali Abdolrahmani via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hi,
I am a PhD student. I have to read many long papers and text books.
When I read technical papers, I have the following concerns and I
would like to know if any of members have suggestions or solutions:
1. I use sentence by sentence reading command of Jaws to be able to
capture as much as I read while reading. I pause between sentences
and sometimes take notes. My problem is when the cursor goes to the
next paragraph, I don't have any idea that the paragraph has changed.
Understanding the change in paragraph helps when you like to organize
your mind about the flow of concepts. Is there any solutions or
workarounds that we can receive an audio feedback when the cursor
goes to next paragraph?

2. Second, for long and complex technical papers, I use expressive
voices to sound to me more naturally and not make me tired. My
problem is that I need to slow down the speed of the voice to be able
to follow the complex structure of my papers. I wish I could change
the pause length between words and after punctuations instead of
slowing down the entire reading. Slowing down the entire reading
makes me tired after some while. Is there any high quality
synthesizer alternative voices that we can do this? I hope I could
express what I mean well enough for folks.

Regards
Ali


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Re: Reading long documents - Two questions on voices

Soronel Haetir
 

With material I really need to understand and that I might need to
take notes for I simply don't use say all. I will instead use line by
navigation for that sort of reading. It is way slower than say all
but I find that with say all the programs idea of cursor position gets
separated from where jaws has read to so that if I interrupt speech I
then have to work to find the spot that I was just listening to. With
line by line navigation that simply isn't a problem.

On 5/7/15, Rahul Bajaj via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hi Ali:

Being a law student, I can totally identify with your concerns. While
I don't have any satisfactory responses, I guess one good remedy in
this case could be altering the 'say all' settings in such a way as to
ensure that JAWS pauses after whatever interval you deem fit. Also,
can you let me know what voice you are using to make it sound more
human? One problem which I sometimes face is that I am unable to
recollect what I have read after reading long chunks of text at one
go.



On 07/05/2015, Ali Abdolrahmani via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hi,
I am a PhD student. I have to read many long papers and text books.
When I read technical papers, I have the following concerns and I
would like to know if any of members have suggestions or solutions:
1. I use sentence by sentence reading command of Jaws to be able to
capture as much as I read while reading. I pause between sentences and
sometimes take notes. My problem is when the cursor goes to the next
paragraph, I don't have any idea that the paragraph has changed.
Understanding the change in paragraph helps when you like to organize
your mind about the flow of concepts. Is there any solutions or
workarounds that we can receive an audio feedback when the cursor goes
to next paragraph?

2. Second, for long and complex technical papers, I use expressive
voices to sound to me more naturally and not make me tired. My problem
is that I need to slow down the speed of the voice to be able to
follow the complex structure of my papers. I wish I could change the
pause length between words and after punctuations instead of slowing
down the entire reading. Slowing down the entire reading makes me
tired after some while. Is there any high quality synthesizer
alternative voices that we can do this? I hope I could express what I
mean well enough for folks.

Regards
Ali


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Re: Reading long documents - Two questions on voices

Rahul Bajaj
 

Hi Ali:

Being a law student, I can totally identify with your concerns. While
I don't have any satisfactory responses, I guess one good remedy in
this case could be altering the 'say all' settings in such a way as to
ensure that JAWS pauses after whatever interval you deem fit. Also,
can you let me know what voice you are using to make it sound more
human? One problem which I sometimes face is that I am unable to
recollect what I have read after reading long chunks of text at one
go.

On 07/05/2015, Ali Abdolrahmani via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hi,
I am a PhD student. I have to read many long papers and text books.
When I read technical papers, I have the following concerns and I
would like to know if any of members have suggestions or solutions:
1. I use sentence by sentence reading command of Jaws to be able to
capture as much as I read while reading. I pause between sentences and
sometimes take notes. My problem is when the cursor goes to the next
paragraph, I don't have any idea that the paragraph has changed.
Understanding the change in paragraph helps when you like to organize
your mind about the flow of concepts. Is there any solutions or
workarounds that we can receive an audio feedback when the cursor goes
to next paragraph?

2. Second, for long and complex technical papers, I use expressive
voices to sound to me more naturally and not make me tired. My problem
is that I need to slow down the speed of the voice to be able to
follow the complex structure of my papers. I wish I could change the
pause length between words and after punctuations instead of slowing
down the entire reading. Slowing down the entire reading makes me
tired after some while. Is there any high quality synthesizer
alternative voices that we can do this? I hope I could express what I
mean well enough for folks.

Regards
Ali


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Re: jaws and solid state drives

Guy Schlosser
 

They can be internal or external, but serve the most benefit as your primary internal boot device. This is the most common configuration. On a laptop, you would normally want an internal solid state drive, with an external traditional hard drive for data. I hope this helps.


Guy

On 5/7/2015 11:57 AM, Geoff Clarke via Jfw wrote:
Hi List,

Are SSD drives all internal or external drives?

Thanks

Geoff


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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Londa Peterson
via Jfw
Sent: 06 May 2015 19:56
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: Londa Peterson
Subject: RE: jaws and solid state drives

My laptop and my office desktop both have solid state drives. They are
wonderful! JAWS has no difficulty with them at all. in fact, I think I
probably have fewer crashes than what I see reported here.

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via Jfw
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 4:22 PM
To: 'jfw@lists.the-jdh.com'
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Subject: jaws and solid state drives

Will jaws work on a computer that uses a solid state drive rather than a
traditional harddrive?
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Reading long documents - Two questions on voices

Ali Abdolrahmani
 

Hi,
I am a PhD student. I have to read many long papers and text books.
When I read technical papers, I have the following concerns and I
would like to know if any of members have suggestions or solutions:
1. I use sentence by sentence reading command of Jaws to be able to
capture as much as I read while reading. I pause between sentences and
sometimes take notes. My problem is when the cursor goes to the next
paragraph, I don't have any idea that the paragraph has changed.
Understanding the change in paragraph helps when you like to organize
your mind about the flow of concepts. Is there any solutions or
workarounds that we can receive an audio feedback when the cursor goes
to next paragraph?

2. Second, for long and complex technical papers, I use expressive
voices to sound to me more naturally and not make me tired. My problem
is that I need to slow down the speed of the voice to be able to
follow the complex structure of my papers. I wish I could change the
pause length between words and after punctuations instead of slowing
down the entire reading. Slowing down the entire reading makes me
tired after some while. Is there any high quality synthesizer
alternative voices that we can do this? I hope I could express what I
mean well enough for folks.

Regards
Ali


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Best Regards
Ali Abdolrahmani