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With latest JAWS 16, is computer freezing still using alt tab with Adobe?

Tusing <ptusing@...>
 

Hi,

Are computer freezes  still happening

With latest JAWS 16 and 17 with Adobe using alt + tab?

 

Thank you.


Re: creating a shortcut for programs for windows 8.1

 

Glad I could help.  Things changed a bit with the introduction of Windows 8, that's for sure!

Brian


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

 

I'll jump in here hoping that what I add will make some sense since the participants so far clearly have a good grasp of the last two releases of Adobe Reader and the OCR capabilities of JAWS.

Since many of the PDF files that my clients use are of fairly substantial page count, and they need to be referenced again and again, having to do OCR processing more than once can really slow their lives down.  I do not know of any version of Adobe Reader (the free versions) that has any built in OCR capability.  This is why I have introduced them to PDF-XChange Viewer (this link is the direct download link for the ZIP file used to install that software).  While it does not consistently "play well" with JAWS in all respects, it is simple to use the built in OCR scanning function to take a PDF that was originally scanned as an image file, create a text layer from the images, and save it back to the original PDF file as a unit.  Then you can open it as many times as you like in the future without needing to go through any OCR process again.  Since I know that JAWS is written to "play well" with specific programs I encourage them to use Adobe Reader to actually do their reading of the PDF files that they do OCR processing on and save with PDF-XChange Viewer.

What follows are the step-by-step instructions that I give to my clients who need to have the capability to do permanent OCR on PDFs they'll be referring to repeatedly with PDF-XChange Viewer:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PDF-XChange Viewer

Used when you receive a PDF that was originally scanned without Optical Character Recognition.  For reading stick to Adobe Reader.

1.     Open PDF-XChange Viewer from your start menu or desktop, wherever you chose to create the shortcut(s).

2.     ALT+F, O  Open a file, you’ll need to know where it is and navigate there in the Open Dialog, which is very much like Windows Explorer.

3.     CTRL+SHIFT+C  Perform optical character recognition on the file.  This will be quick for small files, 20 pages or less, but will take some time for very large files, hundreds of pages.  Listen for the process to complete.

4.     ALT+F, S  Save the file over itself with the OCR text now included.  If you wish to save the file under a different name and keep the original use ALT+F, A Save As to do this instead.


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Brian


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Brad Martin
 

You don't have to uninstall XI to install DC. It's like upgrading any other software from older to newer versions. The upgrade is fairly seemless. I'm surprised JAWS hasn't been screaming at you to do the upgrade; it yells at me about five minutes after I turn my computer on.

One caution: With Adobe Reader XI, if you open a large document, JAWS will tell you that the document is being processed. With DC, if the document is large, you just hear "blank" when you up or down arrow. It doesn't tell you the document is doing anything, so you might be tempted to give up with DC. Wait it out though, or try pressing Control A (select all) as this sometimes helps. I just find that JAWS does not announce that the document is processing with DC the way it did with XI.

Brad




On 12/27/2015 9:18 PM, Peter Tesar wrote:
Hello,

I have two computers, with Adobe Reader DC on one and XI on the other. The first computer has Windows 10 Home, upgraded from Windows 7 and the second has Windows 10 Pro with a fresh install.
I tried a test on the two using the same 4 PDF image files. These files were not scanned by my scanner.

First test using Adobe Reader XI
after getting the "alert, empty document", I instructed JAWS to start the OCR, with the 'd' document option. Nothing happened.  I repeated this test. a few times.

I can get OCR conversion to work using the "w" window option. This came up with the JAWS cursor.

If I open my scanned PDF file, the OCR is performed automatically even when the scanner is disconnected.


Second test using Adobe Reader DC
On my DC computer, each of these PDF image files gave me the "alert, empty document" message. JAWS will convert the entire document to text.


Conclusion
XI does not seem to allow JAWS 17 to do an OCR conversion on an entire PDF image document. This is using Windows 10 Pro and JAWS 17.

Why the XI does the OCR conversion automatically on my scanned image, I will have to investigate further. Maybe the scanner has its own OCR.

The DC does allow JAWS to do the OCR on the entire document.

Maybe I will have to uninstall the XI and install the DC version of Adobe Reader.

Peter T.

On 2015-12-27 5:22 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
I'm confused also, as Adobe Reader XI alone won't do this. Perhaps newer versions of JAWS or Windows 10 did it for you. Adobe Reader XI is just an older version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The latter integrates with Adobe's document cloud, but if you're not using the cloud functions, the two are pretty much similar. Think of DC as more like Adobe Reader XII (12) if they hadn't changed the name, with the newer version integrating features from Adobe's document cloud.

So perhaps JAWS versions newer than 15 are helping you convert those scans. With JAWS 15 and Windows 7, neither DC or XI will do this for me automatically.

Brad

On 12/27/2015 4:15 PM, Peter Tesar wrote:

Hello,

I’m confused. Before, when I opened a recently scanned PDF document, I heard:

    “Alert, empty document”.

I would then use the JAWS OCR to convert the PDF document to text.

 

Recently I did a clean install of Windows 10, and I needed to download Adobe Reader. I chose XI, not knowing that there was a DC version. The latter is probably what I used to use.

 

Now when I open the PDF image document, there is no announcement:

  “Alert, empty document”.

 

The image has been converted to text. Using the JAWS virtual cursor, I can read what can only have been converted with OCR.

 

Did Adobe Reader XI do the OCR conversion automatically?

What is the difference between adobe XI and DC?

Is there a difference between Adobe Reader and Acrobat Reader?

Maybe there is more than one Adobe Reader, and I don’t know which is which.


Any clarification will be appreciated. Thanks.

 

Peter T.





creating a shortcut for programs for windows 8.1

James Malone
 

Hi Brian, Thanks. I found your post and followed the steps.

It works just fine now.

Best:

James

 

http://www.cdbaby.com/jamesmalone

James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com

 


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Peter Tesar
 

Hello,

I have two computers, with Adobe Reader DC on one and XI on the other. The first computer has Windows 10 Home, upgraded from Windows 7 and the second has Windows 10 Pro with a fresh install.
I tried a test on the two using the same 4 PDF image files. These files were not scanned by my scanner.

First test using Adobe Reader XI
after getting the "alert, empty document", I instructed JAWS to start the OCR, with the 'd' document option. Nothing happened.  I repeated this test. a few times.

I can get OCR conversion to work using the "w" window option. This came up with the JAWS cursor.

If I open my scanned PDF file, the OCR is performed automatically even when the scanner is disconnected.


Second test using Adobe Reader DC
On my DC computer, each of these PDF image files gave me the "alert, empty document" message. JAWS will convert the entire document to text.


Conclusion
XI does not seem to allow JAWS 17 to do an OCR conversion on an entire PDF image document. This is using Windows 10 Pro and JAWS 17.

Why the XI does the OCR conversion automatically on my scanned image, I will have to investigate further. Maybe the scanner has its own OCR.

The DC does allow JAWS to do the OCR on the entire document.

Maybe I will have to uninstall the XI and install the DC version of Adobe Reader.

Peter T.

On 2015-12-27 5:22 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
I'm confused also, as Adobe Reader XI alone won't do this. Perhaps newer versions of JAWS or Windows 10 did it for you. Adobe Reader XI is just an older version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The latter integrates with Adobe's document cloud, but if you're not using the cloud functions, the two are pretty much similar. Think of DC as more like Adobe Reader XII (12) if they hadn't changed the name, with the newer version integrating features from Adobe's document cloud.

So perhaps JAWS versions newer than 15 are helping you convert those scans. With JAWS 15 and Windows 7, neither DC or XI will do this for me automatically.

Brad

On 12/27/2015 4:15 PM, Peter Tesar wrote:

Hello,

I’m confused. Before, when I opened a recently scanned PDF document, I heard:

    “Alert, empty document”.

I would then use the JAWS OCR to convert the PDF document to text.

 

Recently I did a clean install of Windows 10, and I needed to download Adobe Reader. I chose XI, not knowing that there was a DC version. The latter is probably what I used to use.

 

Now when I open the PDF image document, there is no announcement:

  “Alert, empty document”.

 

The image has been converted to text. Using the JAWS virtual cursor, I can read what can only have been converted with OCR.

 

Did Adobe Reader XI do the OCR conversion automatically?

What is the difference between adobe XI and DC?

Is there a difference between Adobe Reader and Acrobat Reader?

Maybe there is more than one Adobe Reader, and I don’t know which is which.


Any clarification will be appreciated. Thanks.

 

Peter T.




how to start jaws without speech

Ryan Coverdell
 

On 12/27/15, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello All,

Based upon some private e-mail I've received recently it appears
that some of my responses on prior threads are "hard to follow" because they
don't contain all the quoted material that would normally be contained were
one interacting with the group through e-mail.

I've been using the web interface for the JAWS for Windows Support
List via the groups.io site, here, and not via e-mail. When you reply via
the online forum it does not automatically quote the message you're
responding to nor any prior responses to it.

While I intend to continue to use the web interface for my own
convenience, I'm wondering if I should include a short quotation of the
question or response to a question I'm responding to at the top of my posts
to make it easier to follow exactly who and what I'm responding to?

I'd like to make these offerings as coherent as possible and as
easy-to-follow as possible, so any suggestions will be welcome.

Brian
I would like assistance with reading .brf files with jaws, but maybe
more people would know the answer to this question.

At work I use jaws with a focus 40: a regular focus, not the focus
blue. sometimes Jaws freezes when I am taking calls as a customer
service rep. And when this happens and I have to restart, the customer
hears Jaws say "jaws for windows is ready" and anything else it says
until I turn off speech and go to braille alone.

How do I set Jaws to not speak when I turn it on via the alt control j
shortcut? By default I want Jaws to run without speech. How do I do
that? It was fairly simple in the early versions like Jaws five, six,
etc. Now I use jaws 14 and windows 7 at work.

Much appreciated,

Ryan Coverdell


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi Brian: No, you are not mistaken: JAWS does not store OCR-generated text with Adobe XI after you close the file, the recognition has to be done again the next time you open the file. Imagine that when there's a job you've got to estimate to see if you can do the translation, and it's 250 pages... I didn't think OCR-generated text layers were stored in Adobe DC either. Am I wrong?

I had an experience with Exchange Viewer recently: I'm probably neglecting to do something important, so I'm thankful for any pointer. I was trying to open a w9 form that had items to fill in. I had a reader present, because I didn't know the keystroke to locate the OCR button. After the OCR had done its thing, there wasn't any text that I could read, neither before nor after OCR was completed. In Adobe DC, I could read the text fields, but not fill in the info. I filled out the form by turning off JAWS and tabbing to the fields with my reader telling me where I'd landed. I could read with Adobe DC after the form was filled in, but not with Exchange Viewer. What am I missing?


Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 2:29 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Peter,

I can confirm what Brad Martin has said in all regards. I have several clients using JAWS 15 with Adobe Reader XI and it does not do any OCR conversion automatically. In fact, I recently posted a thread about an alternative to Adobe Reader, Tracker Software's PDF-XChange Viewer, that does have built-in OCR that I have clients use when they want their OCR to be stored permanently with the PDF in question.

I was under the impression that JAWS OCR did not store the text layer that it creates for a given PDF for future use and that you have to redo the JAWS OCR any time you open that file again. Am I mistaken?

Brian


Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Paul Jenkins wrote:  "I am sorry to have to pester you with this, but do you know of a similar extension for Mozilla Firefox?"

Just to add to what's been offered, there is also the add-on, Download Status Bar 12.3.0.1 by Szalgiris, that's apparently available for pretty much every major variant on Firefox out there.  To call it feature rich is an understatement, as it appears to let you configure virtually any and every aspect of downloading, including choosing a sound of your choice for notification when the download completes.  I doubt that anyone will use most of its features, but the one you are looking for is included among them.

Brian


Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

Paul D. J. Jenkins <pdjj6123@...>
 

Thank you Mike!  Have a great night!

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 19:27
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Hi Paul,

 

Yes there is.  It's called, navigational_sounds-1.2.4-fx-windows

It can be gotten Here:

 

About this Add-on
Navigational Sounds plays the following Windows Internet Explorer sounds:
- Start Navigation
- Complete Navigation (silent by default)
- Blocked Pop-up Window
- Information Bar
- Feed Discovered (disabled by default)
- Search Provider Discovered (silent by default)
- Download Completed (all downloads by default)

 

The Download Completed sound can be configured to play when any active download completes or only when the last one completes.

 

All sounds can be turned on or off within Navigational Sounds but please remember that the sound played is set through Windows's Sound control panel applet
(note: Download Completed actually plays the "Windows Asterisk" sound).

 

New in 1.2.4: Custom sounds can now be configured through hidden preferences (UI coming later). To use custom sounds, open "about:config" and search for
".{d8". You should see a bunch of Boolean preferences for toggling the events plus ".custom" preferences that are empty. Simply find the ".wav" file you
want to play and set it as the preference value using Windows path formats (e.g. "C:\Media\click.wav").
Rated 4 out of 5 stars Average

 

 

Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 4:13 PM

Subject: Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Good evening Mike!

 

  I am sorry to have to pester you with this, but do you know of a similar extension for Mozilla Firefox?  Most unfortunately, there are still some pages I have an easier time working with in Firefox, than in Chrome.

 

Take care,

 

Paul Jenkins

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 16:55
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Fw: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Howdy Y'all,

 

I finally found an extension that plays a sound when a download is complete.  Info is below:

 

Extension

 

Download Notifier
offered by ehaagwlke
(83)
Category: Productivity
4,514 users
Added to Chrome
Share

 

OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
REVIEWS
REVIEWS
SUPPORT
SUPPORT
RELATED
RELATED

 

Compatible with your device
You get a desktop notification while your downloading finished.
0.0.5
I get the time to make the 'play a sound when download finished' feature configurable. And you also can decide whether the default download shelf should
display or not (though I prefer NOT).

 

Another change is, there will be more than one notification card displayed.

 

All things now could be configured via options page.

 

**********
V0.0.4
Here comes three new things:
1. The "Open" button now can be used
2. While one download finished, it would play a sound (not configurable for now)
3. The icon would be visible even if you are using a pure black theme

 

and one more thing (might be buggy):
- sometimes Chrome thought the file downloaded would be harmful, once this happened, this extension will prompt to ask for your confirmation, and this
will be done on the chrome://downloads page. And, this feature might be buggy, if
you encounter any problem, contact or email me. Thank you.

 

**********

 

This extension does two things:

 

1. Disabled the download shelf. Yes, I personally do not like it. So when I get the change, I just disabled it. You will get a badge while something is
downloading. Sorry no progress bar available for now.

 

2. Display a desktop notification when your downloading finished, and you could find it by one simple click.

 

TODO(May be implemented in future, may not):

 

1. An animated browser action icon which could show the downloading progress

 

2. A "OPEN" button on the notification card -- depends on whether Google would allow me to do so. [V0.0.4 added]

 

3. A popup shows all the downloads -- actually it was almost there, if there had not been some annoying bugs.
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Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

Paul D. J. Jenkins <pdjj6123@...>
 

Thank you Bill!  Have a great night!

 

From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 19:21
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Hi, Paul. The AdOn for firefox which notifies you of downloads is called, Navigational Sounds, and can be found at the following link:

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 4:13 PM

Subject: Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Good evening Mike!

 

  I am sorry to have to pester you with this, but do you know of a similar extension for Mozilla Firefox?  Most unfortunately, there are still some pages I have an easier time working with in Firefox, than in Chrome.

 

Take care,

 

Paul Jenkins

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 16:55
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Fw: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Howdy Y'all,

 

I finally found an extension that plays a sound when a download is complete.  Info is below:

 

Extension

 

Download Notifier
offered by ehaagwlke
(83)
Category: Productivity
4,514 users
Added to Chrome
Share

 

OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
REVIEWS
REVIEWS
SUPPORT
SUPPORT
RELATED
RELATED

 

Compatible with your device
You get a desktop notification while your downloading finished.
0.0.5
I get the time to make the 'play a sound when download finished' feature configurable. And you also can decide whether the default download shelf should
display or not (though I prefer NOT).

 

Another change is, there will be more than one notification card displayed.

 

All things now could be configured via options page.

 

**********
V0.0.4
Here comes three new things:
1. The "Open" button now can be used
2. While one download finished, it would play a sound (not configurable for now)
3. The icon would be visible even if you are using a pure black theme

 

and one more thing (might be buggy):
- sometimes Chrome thought the file downloaded would be harmful, once this happened, this extension will prompt to ask for your confirmation, and this
will be done on the chrome://downloads page. And, this feature might be buggy, if
you encounter any problem, contact or email me. Thank you.

 

**********

 

This extension does two things:

 

1. Disabled the download shelf. Yes, I personally do not like it. So when I get the change, I just disabled it. You will get a badge while something is
downloading. Sorry no progress bar available for now.

 

2. Display a desktop notification when your downloading finished, and you could find it by one simple click.

 

TODO(May be implemented in future, may not):

 

1. An animated browser action icon which could show the downloading progress

 

2. A "OPEN" button on the notification card -- depends on whether Google would allow me to do so. [V0.0.4 added]

 

3. A popup shows all the downloads -- actually it was almost there, if there had not been some annoying bugs.
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Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Paul,
 
Yes there is.  It's called, navigational_sounds-1.2.4-fx-windows
It can be gotten Here:
 
About this Add-on
Navigational Sounds plays the following Windows Internet Explorer sounds:
- Start Navigation
- Complete Navigation (silent by default)
- Blocked Pop-up Window
- Information Bar
- Feed Discovered (disabled by default)
- Search Provider Discovered (silent by default)
- Download Completed (all downloads by default)
 
The Download Completed sound can be configured to play when any active download completes or only when the last one completes.
 
All sounds can be turned on or off within Navigational Sounds but please remember that the sound played is set through Windows's Sound control panel applet
(note: Download Completed actually plays the "Windows Asterisk" sound).
 
New in 1.2.4: Custom sounds can now be configured through hidden preferences (UI coming later). To use custom sounds, open "about:config" and search for
".{d8". You should see a bunch of Boolean preferences for toggling the events plus ".custom" preferences that are empty. Simply find the ".wav" file you
want to play and set it as the preference value using Windows path formats (e.g. "C:\Media\click.wav").
Rated 4 out of 5 stars Average
 
 
Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

Good evening Mike!

 

  I am sorry to have to pester you with this, but do you know of a similar extension for Mozilla Firefox?  Most unfortunately, there are still some pages I have an easier time working with in Firefox, than in Chrome.

 

Take care,

 

Paul Jenkins

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 16:55
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Fw: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Howdy Y'all,

 

I finally found an extension that plays a sound when a download is complete.  Info is below:

 

Extension

 

Download Notifier
offered by ehaagwlke
(83)
Category: Productivity
4,514 users
Added to Chrome
Share

 

OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
REVIEWS
REVIEWS
SUPPORT
SUPPORT
RELATED
RELATED

 

Compatible with your device
You get a desktop notification while your downloading finished.
0.0.5
I get the time to make the 'play a sound when download finished' feature configurable. And you also can decide whether the default download shelf should
display or not (though I prefer NOT).

 

Another change is, there will be more than one notification card displayed.

 

All things now could be configured via options page.

 

**********
V0.0.4
Here comes three new things:
1. The "Open" button now can be used
2. While one download finished, it would play a sound (not configurable for now)
3. The icon would be visible even if you are using a pure black theme

 

and one more thing (might be buggy):
- sometimes Chrome thought the file downloaded would be harmful, once this happened, this extension will prompt to ask for your confirmation, and this
will be done on the chrome://downloads page. And, this feature might be buggy, if
you encounter any problem, contact or email me. Thank you.

 

**********

 

This extension does two things:

 

1. Disabled the download shelf. Yes, I personally do not like it. So when I get the change, I just disabled it. You will get a badge while something is
downloading. Sorry no progress bar available for now.

 

2. Display a desktop notification when your downloading finished, and you could find it by one simple click.

 

TODO(May be implemented in future, may not):

 

1. An animated browser action icon which could show the downloading progress

 

2. A "OPEN" button on the notification card -- depends on whether Google would allow me to do so. [V0.0.4 added]

 

3. A popup shows all the downloads -- actually it was almost there, if there had not been some annoying bugs.
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Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Paul. The AdOn for firefox which notifies you of downloads is called, Navigational Sounds, and can be found at the following link:
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

Good evening Mike!

 

  I am sorry to have to pester you with this, but do you know of a similar extension for Mozilla Firefox?  Most unfortunately, there are still some pages I have an easier time working with in Firefox, than in Chrome.

 

Take care,

 

Paul Jenkins

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 16:55
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Fw: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Howdy Y'all,

 

I finally found an extension that plays a sound when a download is complete.  Info is below:

 

Extension

 

Download Notifier
offered by ehaagwlke
(83)
Category: Productivity
4,514 users
Added to Chrome
Share

 

OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
REVIEWS
REVIEWS
SUPPORT
SUPPORT
RELATED
RELATED

 

Compatible with your device
You get a desktop notification while your downloading finished.
0.0.5
I get the time to make the 'play a sound when download finished' feature configurable. And you also can decide whether the default download shelf should
display or not (though I prefer NOT).

 

Another change is, there will be more than one notification card displayed.

 

All things now could be configured via options page.

 

**********
V0.0.4
Here comes three new things:
1. The "Open" button now can be used
2. While one download finished, it would play a sound (not configurable for now)
3. The icon would be visible even if you are using a pure black theme

 

and one more thing (might be buggy):
- sometimes Chrome thought the file downloaded would be harmful, once this happened, this extension will prompt to ask for your confirmation, and this
will be done on the chrome://downloads page. And, this feature might be buggy, if
you encounter any problem, contact or email me. Thank you.

 

**********

 

This extension does two things:

 

1. Disabled the download shelf. Yes, I personally do not like it. So when I get the change, I just disabled it. You will get a badge while something is
downloading. Sorry no progress bar available for now.

 

2. Display a desktop notification when your downloading finished, and you could find it by one simple click.

 

TODO(May be implemented in future, may not):

 

1. An animated browser action icon which could show the downloading progress

 

2. A "OPEN" button on the notification card -- depends on whether Google would allow me to do so. [V0.0.4 added]

 

3. A popup shows all the downloads -- actually it was almost there, if there had not been some annoying bugs.
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Mike



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Re: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

Paul D. J. Jenkins <pdjj6123@...>
 

Good evening Mike!

 

  I am sorry to have to pester you with this, but do you know of a similar extension for Mozilla Firefox?  Most unfortunately, there are still some pages I have an easier time working with in Firefox, than in Chrome.

 

Take care,

 

Paul Jenkins

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 16:55
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Fw: Sound Extension For Downloading In Chrome

 

Howdy Y'all,

 

I finally found an extension that plays a sound when a download is complete.  Info is below:

 

Extension

 

Download Notifier
offered by ehaagwlke
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Category: Productivity
4,514 users
Added to Chrome
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You get a desktop notification while your downloading finished.
0.0.5
I get the time to make the 'play a sound when download finished' feature configurable. And you also can decide whether the default download shelf should
display or not (though I prefer NOT).

 

Another change is, there will be more than one notification card displayed.

 

All things now could be configured via options page.

 

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V0.0.4
Here comes three new things:
1. The "Open" button now can be used
2. While one download finished, it would play a sound (not configurable for now)
3. The icon would be visible even if you are using a pure black theme

 

and one more thing (might be buggy):
- sometimes Chrome thought the file downloaded would be harmful, once this happened, this extension will prompt to ask for your confirmation, and this
will be done on the chrome://downloads page. And, this feature might be buggy, if
you encounter any problem, contact or email me. Thank you.

 

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This extension does two things:

 

1. Disabled the download shelf. Yes, I personally do not like it. So when I get the change, I just disabled it. You will get a badge while something is
downloading. Sorry no progress bar available for now.

 

2. Display a desktop notification when your downloading finished, and you could find it by one simple click.

 

TODO(May be implemented in future, may not):

 

1. An animated browser action icon which could show the downloading progress

 

2. A "OPEN" button on the notification card -- depends on whether Google would allow me to do so. [V0.0.4 added]

 

3. A popup shows all the downloads -- actually it was almost there, if there had not been some annoying bugs.
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Take care.
Mike


Re: How best to format replies . . .

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Brian, your e-mails are consistently helpful. Thanks for them.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Gudrun Brunot [mailto:gbrunot@centurylink.net]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 3:07 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: How best to format replies . . .

Yes, Brian, since the subject lines aren't always clearly indicative of what will be covered in the message body, a short quotation would make it clear. I think we could all adopt that thought when we send nuggets to help each other solve problems. Some do that already. If not a quote, at least a sentence or two that brings the reader in, so to speak.



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 11:57 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How best to format replies . . .

Hello All,

Based upon some private e-mail I've received recently it appears that some of my responses on prior threads are "hard to follow" because they don't contain all the quoted material that would normally be contained were one interacting with the group through e-mail.

I've been using the web interface for the JAWS for Windows Support List via the groups.io site, here <https://groups.io/g/jfw/threads> , and not via e-mail. When you reply via the online forum it does not automatically quote the message you're responding to nor any prior responses to it.

While I intend to continue to use the web interface for my own convenience, I'm wondering if I should include a short quotation of the question or response to a question I'm responding to at the top of my posts to make it easier to follow exactly who and what I'm responding to?

I'd like to make these offerings as coherent as possible and as easy-to-follow as possible, so any suggestions will be welcome.

Brian


Re: Does anyone know whether there are jaws scripts for kendle for pc?

Ryan Coverdell
 

My Pac Mate is being sent in for repair. While it is gone I am using
my Braille lite m40. However, there are times when I might want to
read the contracted Braille books I've downloaded from bookshare.org
on my desktop pc so I can read while eating supper etc. Is there a brf
reader that allows me to read contracted Braille files using Jaws on
my desktop so I can read files from my sandisk flash card that I
already have? I know that with bookshare.org I can download text
versions of books, but I'd like to be able to read books I've already
downloaded and saved without changing their format first. Please
provide me with a link to such a program if it exists.

Thanks,

Ryan

P.S. Windows 7 and jaws 14.

On 12/24/15, David Ingram <dingram269@earthlink.net> wrote:
Hi list members, I'd like to know if there are jaws scripts for kindle for
pc? I've downloaded the ap but I'm having problems with getting things to
work. I can be reached at dingram269@earthlink.net
<mailto:dingram269@earthlink.net> . Thank you.


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

 

Peter,

          I can confirm what Brad Martin has said in all regards.  I have several clients using JAWS 15 with Adobe Reader XI and it does not do any OCR conversion automatically.  In fact, I recently posted a thread about an alternative to Adobe Reader, Tracker Software's PDF-XChange Viewer, that does have built-in OCR that I have clients use when they want their OCR to be stored permanently with the PDF in question.

          I was under the impression that JAWS OCR did not store the text layer that it creates for a given PDF for future use and that you have to redo the JAWS OCR any time you open that file again.  Am I mistaken?

Brian


Re: CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Brad Martin
 

I'm confused also, as Adobe Reader XI alone won't do this. Perhaps newer versions of JAWS or Windows 10 did it for you. Adobe Reader XI is just an older version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The latter integrates with Adobe's document cloud, but if you're not using the cloud functions, the two are pretty much similar. Think of DC as more like Adobe Reader XII (12) if they hadn't changed the name, with the newer version integrating features from Adobe's document cloud.

So perhaps JAWS versions newer than 15 are helping you convert those scans. With JAWS 15 and Windows 7, neither DC or XI will do this for me automatically.

Brad

On 12/27/2015 4:15 PM, Peter Tesar wrote:

Hello,

I’m confused. Before, when I opened a recently scanned PDF document, I heard:

    “Alert, empty document”.

I would then use the JAWS OCR to convert the PDF document to text.

 

Recently I did a clean install of Windows 10, and I needed to download Adobe Reader. I chose XI, not knowing that there was a DC version. The latter is probably what I used to use.

 

Now when I open the PDF image document, there is no announcement:

  “Alert, empty document”.

 

The image has been converted to text. Using the JAWS virtual cursor, I can read what can only have been converted with OCR.

 

Did Adobe Reader XI do the OCR conversion automatically?

What is the difference between adobe XI and DC?

Is there a difference between Adobe Reader and Acrobat Reader?

Maybe there is more than one Adobe Reader, and I don’t know which is which.


Any clarification will be appreciated. Thanks.

 

Peter T.



CONFUSED! Adobe Reader XI seems to do OCR automatically?

Peter Tesar
 

Hello,

I’m confused. Before, when I opened a recently scanned PDF document, I heard:

    “Alert, empty document”.

I would then use the JAWS OCR to convert the PDF document to text.

 

Recently I did a clean install of Windows 10, and I needed to download Adobe Reader. I chose XI, not knowing that there was a DC version. The latter is probably what I used to use.

 

Now when I open the PDF image document, there is no announcement:

  “Alert, empty document”.

 

The image has been converted to text. Using the JAWS virtual cursor, I can read what can only have been converted with OCR.

 

Did Adobe Reader XI do the OCR conversion automatically?

What is the difference between adobe XI and DC?

Is there a difference between Adobe Reader and Acrobat Reader?

Maybe there is more than one Adobe Reader, and I don’t know which is which.


Any clarification will be appreciated. Thanks.

 

Peter T.


Are there JAWS Friendly Facebook Clients?

Brad Martin
 

I've seen a lot of messages about Twitter clients that work with JAWS. Is there anything that works for Facebook like that?

Specifically, I'd like something that would allow me to post messages either as myself or as one of the several pages I manage. I have no idea if something like this exists, much less whether I could use it with JAWS 15. I envision something like the way Thunderbird lets you quickly change whether you're sending from one account or another, without having to use the web interface which is clunky on a good day. Any thoughts? Does something like HootSuite do this, and is it workable with JAWS?

Brad