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Re: now, for an unrelated question

 

I'm using AdwCleaner, for me it's very fast and good anti-virus
scanner! All is done soon and fine! If you'd like to try it:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5mcclgawh54ohpe/adwcleaner_5.201.exe?dl=1
Thanks!
Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris

2016-07-10 14:50 GMT+03:00, R&J <ronjacq@epbfi.com>:

I use Avast and have used Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for several years.  It
is reasonably accessible, meaning you have to use the JAWS cursor to access
some functions on its menu.  The tray icon, invoked with "Insert + F11"
brings up an accessible menu from which you can check boxes to turn
functions on and off.

Ron K


Re: now, for an unrelated question

Sandra Streeter
 

So, Ron, are you using the free MB? At one time, before I had Avast, a sighted friend had installed it, but of course didn’t know about its accessibility features—and I had no experience with the system tray or the JAWS cursor, so I wasn’t much better! If possible, I’d like to go with it again, IF that’s the version your speaking of.
 
 
 
Sandra
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince


Re: Jaws 16 and PDF unreadable document

 

Or you can just convert that into simple txt document using AbbyFineReader.
Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris

2016-07-10 15:28 GMT+03:00, Chris Chaffin <chaffin102468@gmail.com>:


Have you tried the PDF OCR feature in Jaws? While in the PDF file hit,
Insert plus Space Bar, after the sound hit letter O for OCR, and D for
document.
This will OCR the entire file and put the results in a separate window.

Now a lot of manuals are very graphical. For example, when giving you the
steps on how to preform a particular task, it will just give you a picture
of a button instead of putting the actual name of the button. So your
results will unfortunately just depend on how graphical your manual is.

Hope this helps,

Chris


On Jul 10, 2016, at 8:08 AM, renette bloem <renette@adept.co.za> wrote:

Hi All
My microwave broke; I purchased a new one; downloaded the manual which is
a PDF from the Defy website.
Jaws only reads funny things that obviously make no sense.
How does one convert/change such a PDF to a one that Jaws can access with
ease as is the case with many other PDF documents?
Thanks.
Renette


Re: Jaws 16 and PDF unreadable document

Chris Chaffin
 


Have you tried the PDF OCR feature in Jaws?  While in the PDF file hit, Insert plus Space Bar, after the sound hit letter O for OCR, and D for document.
This will OCR the entire file and put the results in a separate window.

Now a lot of manuals are very graphical.  For example, when giving you the steps on how to preform a particular task, it will just give you a picture of a button instead of putting the actual name of the button.  So your results will unfortunately just depend on how graphical your manual is.

Hope this helps,

Chris


On Jul 10, 2016, at 8:08 AM, renette bloem <renette@...> wrote:

Hi All

My microwave broke; I purchased a new one; downloaded the manual which is a PDF from the Defy website.

Jaws only reads funny things that obviously make no sense.

How does one convert/change such a PDF to a one that Jaws can access with ease as is the case with many other PDF documents?

Thanks.

Renette


Jaws 16 and PDF unreadable document

renette bloem
 

Hi All

My microwave broke; I purchased a new one; downloaded the manual which is a PDF from the Defy website.

Jaws only reads funny things that obviously make no sense.

How does one convert/change such a PDF to a one that Jaws can access with ease as is the case with many other PDF documents?

Thanks.

Renette


Re: now, for an unrelated question

R&J
 

I use Avast and have used Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for several years.  It is reasonably accessible, meaning you have to use the JAWS cursor to access some functions on its menu.  The tray icon, invoked with "Insert + F11" brings up an accessible menu from which you can check boxes to turn functions on and off.


Ron K


Re: now, for an unrelated question

"Kevin Hourigan " <kevinthourigan@...>
 

I have heard that multiple malware programs may conflict with each other, but that is beyond my expertise.

Cheers Kevin.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sandra Streeter
Sent: July 8, 2016 9:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: now, for an unrelated question

 

Thanks to the person who instructed me on how to delete the OB icon from my start-up menu. I haven’t yet had the chance to learn whether that worked—but will find out tomorrow when I turn on my computer.

 

Now, to an unrelated question. I’m looking for a free anti-malware program that is accessible to JAWS, to work in conjunction with Avast. Any recommendations? I am totally blind, so obviously can’t access anything visually, and have very limited sighted support, so whatever can be used most independently would be appreciated. Thanks!

 

 

 

Sandra
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: now, for an unrelated question

Mario
 

Sandra, you really shouldn't use 2 or more antivirus programs because they will conflict with each other, on the other hand, having 1 or more antimalware program such as for spyware and other nasties shouldn't create a problem (MalwareBytes Antimalware, and others). however, the more anti malware programs you use increase the chances that critical files may be misidentified as malware and quaranteened, thus slowing down the time it takes for the operating system to boot your computer and for programs to properly work.
be aware that most antivirus programs/suites, these days, generally include their own mechanisms for handling other types of malware and employ other types of protection.

------- Original Message --------
From: Sandra Streeter [mailto:sandrastreeter381@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 12:10:48 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: now, for an unrelated question

Thanks to the person who instructed me on how to delete the OB icon from
my start-up menu. I haven’t yet had the chance to learn whether that
worked—but will find out tomorrow when I turn on my computer.

Now, to an unrelated question. I’m looking for a free anti-malware
program that is accessible to JAWS, to work in conjunction with Avast.
Any recommendations? I am totally blind, so obviously can’t access
anything visually, and have very limited sighted support, so whatever
can be used most independently would be appreciated. Thanks!



Sandra
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential
is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince

<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient&utm_term=icon>
Virus-free. www.avast.com
<https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient&utm_term=link>


now, for an unrelated question

Sandra Streeter
 

Thanks to the person who instructed me on how to delete the OB icon from my start-up menu. I haven’t yet had the chance to learn whether that worked—but will find out tomorrow when I turn on my computer.
 
Now, to an unrelated question. I’m looking for a free anti-malware program that is accessible to JAWS, to work in conjunction with Avast. Any recommendations? I am totally blind, so obviously can’t access anything visually, and have very limited sighted support, so whatever can be used most independently would be appreciated. Thanks!
 
 
 
Sandra
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince

Virus-free. www.avast.com


DoubleTalk and JAWS later such as 16 and 17

N K Shackelford
 

I bought a new DoubleTalk unit, planning to put it on a newer computer. When I brought up the synthesizer and Braille manager in JAWS, I found that DoubleTalk is not listed in the synthesizers. Is there a way to get this added there?

 

Thanks,

 

Nance


Re: OB at start-up

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Sandra,
 
These steps are for Windows 7 Pro.  If OB is starting when  your computer starts, go to the Start Menu, All programs, & inside All programs is a folder named, Startup.  Pdress enter on this folder to open, arrow up / down to the Openbook entry, open the context menu with the, applications key or Shift + F10, arrow up to, Delete, & press enter.  If you get some sort of confirmation message, press enter on the yes option to remove the icon.  Having a icon on the Start Menu shouldn't make OB start with the computer, because normally that would just be a shortcut icon that you could start OB from if OB wasn't running.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 4:33 PM
Subject: OB at start-up

How do I remove OB from my start menu?
 
 
 
Sandra
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince

Virus-free. www.avast.com


OB at start-up

Sandra Streeter
 

How do I remove OB from my start menu?
 
 
 
Sandra
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Question/Download files & my documents

Laura Richardson
 

Mike,

 

What you suggested is what I did and this seems to have corrected the problem.  My anxiety level just went way down (LOL) …… a much better way to start the weekend.

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 3:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question/Download files & my documents

 

Hi Laura,

 

1st, open your Recycle Bin, & see if all your files / folders are there.  If they are, arrow down to & select / highlight each item, & open your context menu with your Applications key or Shift + F10, on each item.  Then, press enter on the, Restore option, or you can press the letter, E, to restore as well.  This will put the files back where they came from.

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

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

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 12:12 PM

Subject: Question/Download files & my documents

 

Hello,

 

My documents is not responding …… I use Windows 7 and Jaws 15.  This occurred after a tandem session with another individual.  There were files in my downloads I didn’t know what they were so they were deleted and sent to the recycle bin.  Would this affect the ability of my documents to respond?  I’ve tried restarting the program, restarting the computer, and even shut the computer down and turned it back on with no luck.  Everything else seems to be working; Jaws is talking, I can get on the internet, I can open and use other programs, and (for now) I can send and receive emails.  I have a lot of information in my documents that I absolutely need access to.  Could anybody please help?

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

 

 


Re: Question/Download files & my documents

Laura Richardson
 

Thank you for this information …… fortunately I didn’t have to do that.  I ended up going to the recycle bin and restored those files back to downloads and my documents is working again (Yay)

 

Laura

  

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 3:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question/Download files & my documents

 

 

Yes, performing a system restore is easy to do in Windows 7.  Press the Windows key to launch the start menu and type “restore” into the search edit field to find it and then launch it.  Tab to the “next” button and activate it.  You should get a list of available restore points.  Scroll through the list with the up and down arrow keys and choose a date prior to the tandem session, tab to the “next” button and activate it.  Then follow the prompts to initiate the system restore.  Your computer will reboot, and hopefully, it will be restored to the state it was in before the tandem session, and you should again be able to access your Documents folder.

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 3:18 PM

Subject: Re: Question/Download files & my documents

 

I haven’t done that and don’t know how.  Is that easily done?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 2:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question/Download files & my documents

 

 

Have you tried performing a System Restore to roll back your computer to a time before the tandem session?

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 3:12 PM

Subject: Question/Download files & my documents

 

Hello,

 

My documents is not responding …… I use Windows 7 and Jaws 15.  This occurred after a tandem session with another individual.  There were files in my downloads I didn’t know what they were so they were deleted and sent to the recycle bin.  Would this affect the ability of my documents to respond?  I’ve tried restarting the program, restarting the computer, and even shut the computer down and turned it back on with no luck.  Everything else seems to be working; Jaws is talking, I can get on the internet, I can open and use other programs, and (for now) I can send and receive emails.  I have a lot of information in my documents that I absolutely need access to.  Could anybody please help?

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

 

 


Re: Question/Download files & my documents

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Laura,
 
1st, open your Recycle Bin, & see if all your files / folders are there.  If they are, arrow down to & select / highlight each item, & open your context menu with your Applications key or Shift + F10, on each item.  Then, press enter on the, Restore option, or you can press the letter, E, to restore as well.  This will put the files back where they came from.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 12:12 PM
Subject: Question/Download files & my documents

Hello,

 

My documents is not responding …… I use Windows 7 and Jaws 15.  This occurred after a tandem session with another individual.  There were files in my downloads I didn’t know what they were so they were deleted and sent to the recycle bin.  Would this affect the ability of my documents to respond?  I’ve tried restarting the program, restarting the computer, and even shut the computer down and turned it back on with no luck.  Everything else seems to be working; Jaws is talking, I can get on the internet, I can open and use other programs, and (for now) I can send and receive emails.  I have a lot of information in my documents that I absolutely need access to.  Could anybody please help?

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

 

 


Re: Question/Download files & my documents

Gerald Levy
 

 
Yes, performing a system restore is easy to do in Windows 7.  Press the Windows key to launch the start menu and type “restore” into the search edit field to find it and then launch it.  Tab to the “next” button and activate it.  You should get a list of available restore points.  Scroll through the list with the up and down arrow keys and choose a date prior to the tandem session, tab to the “next” button and activate it.  Then follow the prompts to initiate the system restore.  Your computer will reboot, and hopefully, it will be restored to the state it was in before the tandem session, and you should again be able to access your Documents folder.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: Question/Download files & my documents
 

I haven’t done that and don’t know how.  Is that easily done?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 2:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question/Download files & my documents

 

 

Have you tried performing a System Restore to roll back your computer to a time before the tandem session?

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 3:12 PM

Subject: Question/Download files & my documents

 

Hello,

 

My documents is not responding …… I use Windows 7 and Jaws 15.  This occurred after a tandem session with another individual.  There were files in my downloads I didn’t know what they were so they were deleted and sent to the recycle bin.  Would this affect the ability of my documents to respond?  I’ve tried restarting the program, restarting the computer, and even shut the computer down and turned it back on with no luck.  Everything else seems to be working; Jaws is talking, I can get on the internet, I can open and use other programs, and (for now) I can send and receive emails.  I have a lot of information in my documents that I absolutely need access to.  Could anybody please help?

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

 

 


Re: Question/Download files & my documents

Laura Richardson
 

I haven’t done that and don’t know how.  Is that easily done?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 2:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question/Download files & my documents

 

 

Have you tried performing a System Restore to roll back your computer to a time before the tandem session?

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 3:12 PM

Subject: Question/Download files & my documents

 

Hello,

 

My documents is not responding …… I use Windows 7 and Jaws 15.  This occurred after a tandem session with another individual.  There were files in my downloads I didn’t know what they were so they were deleted and sent to the recycle bin.  Would this affect the ability of my documents to respond?  I’ve tried restarting the program, restarting the computer, and even shut the computer down and turned it back on with no luck.  Everything else seems to be working; Jaws is talking, I can get on the internet, I can open and use other programs, and (for now) I can send and receive emails.  I have a lot of information in my documents that I absolutely need access to.  Could anybody please help?

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

 

 


Re: Question/Download files & my documents

Gerald Levy
 

 
Have you tried performing a System Restore to roll back your computer to a time before the tandem session?
 
Gerald
 
 
 

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 3:12 PM
Subject: Question/Download files & my documents
 

Hello,

 

My documents is not responding …… I use Windows 7 and Jaws 15.  This occurred after a tandem session with another individual.  There were files in my downloads I didn’t know what they were so they were deleted and sent to the recycle bin.  Would this affect the ability of my documents to respond?  I’ve tried restarting the program, restarting the computer, and even shut the computer down and turned it back on with no luck.  Everything else seems to be working; Jaws is talking, I can get on the internet, I can open and use other programs, and (for now) I can send and receive emails.  I have a lot of information in my documents that I absolutely need access to.  Could anybody please help?

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

 

 


Question/Download files & my documents

Laura Richardson
 

Hello,

 

My documents is not responding …… I use Windows 7 and Jaws 15.  This occurred after a tandem session with another individual.  There were files in my downloads I didn’t know what they were so they were deleted and sent to the recycle bin.  Would this affect the ability of my documents to respond?  I’ve tried restarting the program, restarting the computer, and even shut the computer down and turned it back on with no luck.  Everything else seems to be working; Jaws is talking, I can get on the internet, I can open and use other programs, and (for now) I can send and receive emails.  I have a lot of information in my documents that I absolutely need access to.  Could anybody please help?

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

 

 


Receive 2 copies of my own messages?

Russell Solowoniuk
 

Hi all,

Whenever I reply to a message on this list, I end up with 2 copies of my
message showing up in my Jaws folder list. Anyone know why? Not a big deal,
just curious.

Thanks,

Russell