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Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

I can’t get Cortana to work for the life of me!

 

Someone should listen to see where I’m messing up.

From: David Moore [mailto:jesusloves1966@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:42 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

 

Hi Jim,

I encourage you like Brian said. I used Windows 8.1, and liked it compared to Windows 7. Now, win10 is indeed the best of win7 and win8.1. Here are just some of the pluses you will get with win10. First, you will be able to use universal apps like one does on a smartphone. Second, you will be able to use Cortana. You can ask cortana to open any settings on your computer, whether forcast in your area or anyware in the world, conversion questions, and on and on. Cortana beats Siri by far. This is just the beginning. The settings app has many of your settings in 9 groups that are so easy to navigate. The start area is better than Windows 7 by far. Win10 is much faster than win7. I could go on and on, and upgrading is totally free and painless. I encourage you to join win10@groups.io as well, and read how others are loving win10. Have a great one.

 

 

Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 1:29 PM

Subject: Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

 

Jim,

         As a P.S., I'd also encourage you to start looking into upgrading to Windows 10.  I loved Windows 7 and was really, really ambivalent about Windows 8/8.1, but Windows 10 really is a merger of the best of both of its immediate predecessors.

         You may want to consider joining the Windows 10 Screen Reader Users group just to follow the experiences of others as a part of your decision making process.

Brian


Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

David Moore
 

Hi Jim,
I encourage you like Brian said. I used Windows 8.1, and liked it compared to Windows 7. Now, win10 is indeed the best of win7 and win8.1. Here are just some of the pluses you will get with win10. First, you will be able to use universal apps like one does on a smartphone. Second, you will be able to use Cortana. You can ask cortana to open any settings on your computer, whether forcast in your area or anyware in the world, conversion questions, and on and on. Cortana beats Siri by far. This is just the beginning. The settings app has many of your settings in 9 groups that are so easy to navigate. The start area is better than Windows 7 by far. Win10 is much faster than win7. I could go on and on, and upgrading is totally free and painless. I encourage you to join win10@groups.io as well, and read how others are loving win10. Have a great one.
 
 

Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...
 

Jim,

         As a P.S., I'd also encourage you to start looking into upgrading to Windows 10.  I loved Windows 7 and was really, really ambivalent about Windows 8/8.1, but Windows 10 really is a merger of the best of both of its immediate predecessors.

         You may want to consider joining the Windows 10 Screen Reader Users group just to follow the experiences of others as a part of your decision making process.

Brian


Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

 

Jim,

         As a P.S., I'd also encourage you to start looking into upgrading to Windows 10.  I loved Windows 7 and was really, really ambivalent about Windows 8/8.1, but Windows 10 really is a merger of the best of both of its immediate predecessors.

         You may want to consider joining the Windows 10 Screen Reader Users group just to follow the experiences of others as a part of your decision making process.

Brian


Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

 

Jim,

         Since I generally discourage people from going the "make it look like an older version" route, for many reasons, I cannot answer your question so far as how well any of the created "Windows Classic" themes that can be acquired for Windows 8.1 actually work.

         Take a look at some of the results from this DuckDuckGo search for Windows Classic Theme for Windows 8.1.  It will be trial and error to see if you can find something that truly meets your needs.

Brian


Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

HAMILTON
 

Then, can I assume that Windows Classic Theme does not exist for Windows 8.1? If so, I have been wasting everyone's time! However, if it is available for Windows 8.1, please send the instructions for getting it installed on my PC. Thanks. Jim H


Re: Urgent: Google docs focus issues

Tasha Raella Chemel <tasha.chemel@...>
 

With smart nav turned on, the problem is happening less, but after pressing enter on the “explore” edit field (I don’t know what this field actually is), I still sometimes have to alt-tab away from the document and back into it. Since this problem happens sporadically, I’m not sure whether turning smart nav on actually did anything.

 

From: Tasha Raella Chemel [mailto:tasha.chemel@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:55 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Urgent: Google docs focus issues

 

It’s a shared document in  a folder and both internet explorer and firefox hav the same problems with focus.

 

From: Marianne Denning [mailto:marianne@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:49 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Urgent: Google docs focus issues

 

It can definitely be done. Are they sharing the document with you? Is it inside of a folder? John's also says that Internet explorer actually works better with Google then Firefox. Those are just some thought.

Sent from my iPhone


On Feb 24, 2016, at 7:15 PM, Tasha Raella Chemel <tasha.chemel@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I have the latest version of Firefox, Windows 8.1, and the latest Jaws 17 update. I’ve read all the documentation pertaining to Google docs and Google Drive, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get either Docs or Sheets to be in focus after I open them. In sheets, I land up in an edit field labeled explore, and through a combination of turning the virtual cursor off, entering forms mode and exiting it, and alt-tabbing, I can usually get the document to be in focus so I can read and edit it, but it sometimes takes me ten minutes. This is extremely frustrating, since I just started a new job. If at all possible, I’d like to avoid having to download the doc in excel and re-upload it. I also unfortunately  can’t use Cloud hq and synch google sheets to dropbox because if another person is editing the document, my changes don’t get synced to the document and instead, a new doc is created.

 

Any help with this would be incredibly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Tasha


Re: turbo tax in Canada

Shane Popplestone
 

Hit your escape key.
Shane

On 2/25/2016 9:20 AM, Mark Furness wrote:
How do I take myself out of form mode?

Thank you for the answer!
mark
On Feb 25, 2016, at 7:37 AM, Shane Davidson <shane.davidson@...> wrote:

Take yourself out of forms mode and read the page with arrow keys.
I just finished filing taxes under this situation with the same setup and that's how I got it done.
Shane
On 2/25/2016 7:25 AM, Mark Furness wrote:
For years I have always used Turbo tax to do my income tax.
Now when I tab to go to the next question sometimes it does not say what the question is,  if it is a check box, I hear yes or no, but for what I could not find out.
Routing the jaws or invisible to the PC the screen could not be read. Doing an OCR would not read the question.
All these problems might be caused because I am now running windows 10, with the latest and greatest version of Jaws17. This is the only explaination I have at this time.
If anyone has a suggestion how to fix this problem I would  greatly appreciate it!!!

Mark






Re: turbo tax in Canada

Mark Furness
 

How do I take myself out of form mode?

Thank you for the answer!
mark

On Feb 25, 2016, at 7:37 AM, Shane Davidson <shane.davidson@...> wrote:

Take yourself out of forms mode and read the page with arrow keys.
I just finished filing taxes under this situation with the same setup and that's how I got it done.
Shane
On 2/25/2016 7:25 AM, Mark Furness wrote:
For years I have always used Turbo tax to do my income tax.
Now when I tab to go to the next question sometimes it does not say what the question is,  if it is a check box, I hear yes or no, but for what I could not find out.
Routing the jaws or invisible to the PC the screen could not be read. Doing an OCR would not read the question.
All these problems might be caused because I am now running windows 10, with the latest and greatest version of Jaws17. This is the only explaination I have at this time.
If anyone has a suggestion how to fix this problem I would  greatly appreciate it!!!

Mark





Re: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

That would figure.  I have become a big ribbon fan, something I never expected.  Like the old menu system, it provides a good overview, which can be helpful when you need a command you don’t use much.  Coincidentally, I ran into Word Count just a few days ago, shortly before it came up on the list.  Every now and then, when writing book reviews on assignment, for example, it’s a handy thing to have.

 

Ted

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:56 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces

 

On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 10:27 am, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:

Shift-Control-G.

 . . . invokes the same Word Count Dialog that I made reference to with ALT+R,W.   As per usual, there are about 100 ways to do the same thing in Windows and Windows programs.

I'm curious where and when you learned this shortcut?   There are tons of these that exist that range from not well documented to completely undocumented.  This one pops up on a number of web pages, and a really good one from Microsoft involving keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Windows programs is entitled, Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Office Word.  It covers some keyboard shortcuts applicable outside of MS-Word as well.

Brian

P.S. to Ted:  That keystroke sequence I gave invokes precisely the option under the Review ribbon to which you've made reference.  It's just the "direct line" there.


Re: turbo tax in Canada

Shane Popplestone
 

Take yourself out of forms mode and read the page with arrow keys.
I just finished filing taxes under this situation with the same setup and that's how I got it done.
Shane

On 2/25/2016 7:25 AM, Mark Furness wrote:
For years I have always used Turbo tax to do my income tax.
Now when I tab to go to the next question sometimes it does not say what the question is, if it is a check box, I hear yes or no, but for what I could not find out.
Routing the jaws or invisible to the PC the screen could not be read. Doing an OCR would not read the question.
All these problems might be caused because I am now running windows 10, with the latest and greatest version of Jaws17. This is the only explaination I have at this time.
If anyone has a suggestion how to fix this problem I would greatly appreciate it!!!

Mark


Re: jaws 17:

Tony Schnurr
 

No, you do not need to re-install. You will just need to update the authorization.
Regards
Tony

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 25, 2016, at 00:42, Kenny Peyattt jr. <p.wildcat1234@...> wrote:

Hi I am planning on purchasing the jaws 17 upgrade along with my sma, and was wondering if I was to download jaws 17 and installed it, would I have to uninstall and reinstall after I purchased the upgrade along with the sma? Or could I leave it installed and update the licence.

Kenny Peyatt jr.


turbo tax in Canada

Mark Furness
 

For years I have always used Turbo tax to do my income tax.
Now when I tab to go to the next question sometimes it does not say what the question is, if it is a check box, I hear yes or no, but for what I could not find out.
Routing the jaws or invisible to the PC the screen could not be read. Doing an OCR would not read the question.
All these problems might be caused because I am now running windows 10, with the latest and greatest version of Jaws17. This is the only explaination I have at this time.
If anyone has a suggestion how to fix this problem I would greatly appreciate it!!!

Mark


Re: Urgent: Google docs focus issues

Tasha Raella Chemel <tasha.chemel@...>
 

It’s a shared document in  a folder and both internet explorer and firefox hav the same problems with focus.

 

From: Marianne Denning [mailto:marianne@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:49 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Urgent: Google docs focus issues

 

It can definitely be done. Are they sharing the document with you? Is it inside of a folder? John's also says that Internet explorer actually works better with Google then Firefox. Those are just some thought.

Sent from my iPhone


On Feb 24, 2016, at 7:15 PM, Tasha Raella Chemel <tasha.chemel@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I have the latest version of Firefox, Windows 8.1, and the latest Jaws 17 update. I’ve read all the documentation pertaining to Google docs and Google Drive, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get either Docs or Sheets to be in focus after I open them. In sheets, I land up in an edit field labeled explore, and through a combination of turning the virtual cursor off, entering forms mode and exiting it, and alt-tabbing, I can usually get the document to be in focus so I can read and edit it, but it sometimes takes me ten minutes. This is extremely frustrating, since I just started a new job. If at all possible, I’d like to avoid having to download the doc in excel and re-upload it. I also unfortunately  can’t use Cloud hq and synch google sheets to dropbox because if another person is editing the document, my changes don’t get synced to the document and instead, a new doc is created.

 

Any help with this would be incredibly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Tasha


jaws 17:

Kenny Peyattt jr.
 

Hi I am planning on purchasing the jaws 17 upgrade along with my sma, and was wondering if I was to download jaws 17 and installed it, would I have to uninstall and reinstall after I purchased the upgrade along with the sma? Or could I leave it installed and update the licence.

Kenny Peyatt jr.


Re: Urgent: Google docs focus issues

Shan Noyes
 

Yother thing that you might want to experiment with is turning smart mode on and off in Jaws 17


Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 24, 2016, at 6:15 PM, Tasha Raella Chemel <tasha.chemel@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I have the latest version of Firefox, Windows 8.1, and the latest Jaws 17 update. I’ve read all the documentation pertaining to Google docs and Google Drive, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get either Docs or Sheets to be in focus after I open them. In sheets, I land up in an edit field labeled explore, and through a combination of turning the virtual cursor off, entering forms mode and exiting it, and alt-tabbing, I can usually get the document to be in focus so I can read and edit it, but it sometimes takes me ten minutes. This is extremely frustrating, since I just started a new job. If at all possible, I’d like to avoid having to download the doc in excel and re-upload it. I also unfortunately  can’t use Cloud hq and synch google sheets to dropbox because if another person is editing the document, my changes don’t get synced to the document and instead, a new doc is created.

 

Any help with this would be incredibly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Tasha


Re: Deterimining if a document fits on a printed page

brian albriton
 

Office word.

 

 

From: Dave Carlson [mailto:dgcarlson@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:34 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Deterimining if a document fits on a printed page

 

What program -- Word, Excel, Notepad? Adobe, Wordperfect, Google Docs, Web-based html?

 

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2016 08:01 AM

Subject: Deterimining if a document fits on a printed page

 

How does one determine if a document fits on the printed page with jaws?

Brian

 


Re: Urgent: Google docs focus issues

Marianne Denning
 

It can definitely be done. Are they sharing the document with you? Is it inside of a folder? John's also says that Internet explorer actually works better with Google then Firefox. Those are just some thought.

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 24, 2016, at 7:15 PM, Tasha Raella Chemel <tasha.chemel@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I have the latest version of Firefox, Windows 8.1, and the latest Jaws 17 update. I’ve read all the documentation pertaining to Google docs and Google Drive, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get either Docs or Sheets to be in focus after I open them. In sheets, I land up in an edit field labeled explore, and through a combination of turning the virtual cursor off, entering forms mode and exiting it, and alt-tabbing, I can usually get the document to be in focus so I can read and edit it, but it sometimes takes me ten minutes. This is extremely frustrating, since I just started a new job. If at all possible, I’d like to avoid having to download the doc in excel and re-upload it. I also unfortunately  can’t use Cloud hq and synch google sheets to dropbox because if another person is editing the document, my changes don’t get synced to the document and instead, a new doc is created.

 

Any help with this would be incredibly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Tasha


Urgent: Google docs focus issues

Tasha Raella Chemel <tasha.chemel@...>
 

Hi all,

 

I have the latest version of Firefox, Windows 8.1, and the latest Jaws 17 update. I’ve read all the documentation pertaining to Google docs and Google Drive, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get either Docs or Sheets to be in focus after I open them. In sheets, I land up in an edit field labeled explore, and through a combination of turning the virtual cursor off, entering forms mode and exiting it, and alt-tabbing, I can usually get the document to be in focus so I can read and edit it, but it sometimes takes me ten minutes. This is extremely frustrating, since I just started a new job. If at all possible, I’d like to avoid having to download the doc in excel and re-upload it. I also unfortunately  can’t use Cloud hq and synch google sheets to dropbox because if another person is editing the document, my changes don’t get synced to the document and instead, a new doc is created.

 

Any help with this would be incredibly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Tasha


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Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Brian & Jim,
 
I am terribly sorry!  I thought Jim was running Windows 7.  I must have missed what OS he was running.
Take care.
Mike
Global warming?  Most likely caused from hot air generated by politicians

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 03:38 pm, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
To find the Windows Classic Theme, arrow down to Windows7 Basic, & right arrow 1 time to Windows Classic & press enter.

 I have never seen either of these themes on a Windows 8 or Windows 10 machine.  Windows 7 Basic existed on all Windows 7 machines and Windows Classic on some.  The machine that Jim has is running Win8.1 64-bit.

Brian