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Partition Assistant

Alan Robbins
 

Went to use this program today and discovered it is not compatible with Windows 10. I often used this program in Windows 7 as it allowed adjusting partition size on hard drives “on the fly” and was JAWS compatible, for the most part. Anyone know of a utility such as this that works with Windows 10, 64 bit and is compatible with JAWS?

 

Thanks,

Al

 


captchabegone, instructions

Sandra Streeter
 

Hi, all,
\
Now that I’ve downloaded Captchabegone, could someone give me simple instructions for using it on a website? Neither the video on the website, nor the instructions given there, were clear enough. 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



Moving An Email To A Different Folder

Elise Berkley
 

Hello, everyone.
I am having a problem.  I have emails that are sent to me and they end up in my junk folder.  I mark them as the sender being safe.  Then, I use the application key and move the email to my in box under my email address.  When I go to my in box, the email is not there.  I do a search and still cannot find it.  What am I doing wrong?  Where else can I look?  I have lost some important emails this way because I cannot find them.  I am using Windows Live.  Thank you for your help.
Elise


Re: what is the official site for the JFW list postings?

daniel.kinnunen@...
 

Hi Ryan, I'm not sure if this is what you are asking, but the following URL  takes you to the message website for this list, where you can browse and search preview posts.

https://jfw.groups.io/g/main/messages

regards, Dan Kinnunen

 


Re: what is the official site for the JFW list postings?

john.falter
 

Questions not related to JAWS could be sent to:

blindAccessHelp@...

Use this for JAWS related questions:
jfw@groups.io

On 8/15/2016 6:54 AM, Ryan Coverdell wrote:
I have a long series of questions I am about to unleash to the list.
Some will not necessarily be about JAWS necessarily but will be about
accessibility in general with various communications products. If you
deem any of these to not be appropriate for this list, please
redirrect me to the forum where I should ask them.      The first of
the questions is very simple. I would like to start reading list
postings on my Pac Mate. However, I don't have the official  url of
the JFW group site. What is it? Please send it preferably off list
since I don't receive the e-mails every day anymore. If you want to
send it on the list too that's fine.      Kind regards,           Ryan
Coverdell








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what is the official site for the JFW list postings?

Ryan Coverdell
 

I have a long series of questions I am about to unleash to the list.
Some will not necessarily be about JAWS necessarily but will be about
accessibility in general with various communications products. If you
deem any of these to not be appropriate for this list, please
redirrect me to the forum where I should ask them. The first of
the questions is very simple. I would like to start reading list
postings on my Pac Mate. However, I don't have the official url of
the JFW group site. What is it? Please send it preferably off list
since I don't receive the e-mails every day anymore. If you want to
send it on the list too that's fine. Kind regards, Ryan
Coverdell


Re: Using Jaws Scrictly for MathML and Document reading, (sighted user)

George Basioli <gbmagoo@...>
 

So ben what was this person’s name, please

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bentley.humphries@...
Sent: August 14, 2016 22:17
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using Jaws Scrictly for MathML and Document reading, (sighted user)

 

Hey there! Have any of you guys gone to customer service to get "help" from freedom scientific's tech support personnel?   They have this miserable person working there, she's absolutely awful, I can't believe they would put this kind of person there to help people who are struggling with assistive software.  She just resented the fact that I would even phone in and ask any questions, and she couldn't get off the phone quickly enough. Does anyone have any resources they can go to where they can get reliable help? I need to make Jaws accessible for dyslexia, and turn off all that stupid contextual chatter, as much as possible.  I just want it to read math equations, at a third year university, (chemistry) level.  I have gotten it to work recently, and then today, again I turned it on, and it won't read anything that but the menus and the context.  Need to know what settings will allow me to read the math, turn off the contextual dialogue, and how to save these settings. 

 

Thanks so much in Advance, 

 

Ben


Using Jaws Scrictly for MathML and Document reading, (sighted user)

Bentley Humphries
 

Hey there! Have any of you guys gone to customer service to get "help" from freedom scientific's tech support personnel?   They have this miserable person working there, she's absolutely awful, I can't believe they would put this kind of person there to help people who are struggling with assistive software.  She just resented the fact that I would even phone in and ask any questions, and she couldn't get off the phone quickly enough. Does anyone have any resources they can go to where they can get reliable help? I need to make Jaws accessible for dyslexia, and turn off all that stupid contextual chatter, as much as possible.  I just want it to read math equations, at a third year university, (chemistry) level.  I have gotten it to work recently, and then today, again I turned it on, and it won't read anything that but the menus and the context.  Need to know what settings will allow me to read the math, turn off the contextual dialogue, and how to save these settings. 


Thanks so much in Advance, 


Ben


Re: placing windows mail short cut on desk top

 

Typo Alert!!  I recognized a typo in step number one for creating file or folder shortcuts on the desktop.  The last bit of that step says to proceed directly to step 3 when it should have said step 4.  You wouldn't need to open file location if you're already in that file's location and have it selected.  That's only necessary if you use search to locate something and are working from the search results list.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


navigating by header

Mario
 

Using version 16.0.4468 with Word 2010, I am unable to navigate by headings in a Word document. I turn on the quick keys and press h but JAWS says there are no more headers, but if I keep arrowing down, I will encounter them. I've done a repair on JAWS but it doesn't help. JAWS still announces that there are no mor headers.

I've also performed a repair on Word 2010 but the problem remains when I try to jump by headings. anybody have any ideas how to fix this?


Re: placing windows mail short cut on desk top

 

Adding a Desktop Shortcut Under Windows 10

This is done differently from prior versions of Windows and the technique varies depending on whether the thing you want to create the shortcut for is for file or folder versus a Windows built-in  app (e.g. Mail, People) , Store App or Installed Desktop App (e.g. MS Word, Adobe Reader, etc.).


For Installed Desktop Apps (formerly known as programs you’ve installed) or Windows Built-In Apps or Store Apps you’ve installed:

1.      


This involves using a very seldom used view for applications that is most easily invoked using the Run command.  Hit Windows Key+R then enter the following, without the quotes, “shell:AppsFolder”, then hit enter.

2.       You will now get a File Explorer window that shows you nothing but all the applications that are installed on your computer whether these are Windows Built-In Apps, Store Apps you later installed, or Installed Desktop Apps.

3.      Navigate to the App for which you want the desktop shortcut and select it.  Under Windows 10 alone I am able to use the first letter of the app in question to get to its general area then keep hitting that letter and it advances to the next app starting with that same letter.  You can jump directly to the first app that starts with any letter.  If you’re a really fast typist you can start typing the name of the app itself rapidly and you should land on it, or something very near to it.  This is working for me even when the screen reader is running because it’s a Windows feature.

4.      Hit the Applications/Menu Key or Shift+F10 if your machine doesn’t have it.  This will invoke a context menu for the selected App.

5.      Either hit the letter ‘S’, which will directly invoke the “Create Shortcut” option, or arrow down until you hear “Create Shortcut” announced then hit enter.

6.      You will immediately get a dialog that tells you that, “Windows can’t create a shortcut here.  Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?,” to which you will, of course, answer “Yes.”

7.      You now have a shortcut on the desktop.  This shortcut will have the name of the app in question followed by a hyphen and the word shortcut.  If you’re like me you’ll want to rename that shortcut to get rid of that hyphen and the word shortcut, but this is entirely optional.


For quick access to specific files or folders you’d like on the desktop:


1.       If you happen to know where the object you want the desktop shortcut for is located, navigate to the folder that contains it, then select it.    Proceed directly to step number 3.

2.       If you don’t know the location your best bet is to use Windows Search and enter search criteria that are enough to get you a short list of possible results.  Very often what you’re looking for will be the first thing returned if you choose decent search terms.  Once you’ve found the object you wish to make the shortcut for when reviewing the results make sure you have focus on it then proceed to step 3.

3.      Hit the Applications/Menu Key if your computer has it, or Shift+F10 if it does not, and a context menu should come up.  Choose “Open file location” from this context menu.  This will open the folder that contains the program, file, or subfolder you had focus on and it will already be selected.

4.      Hit the Applications/Menu Key or Shift+F10, then do one of the following:

a.      Hit N (which invokes the Send To) option, followed immediately by D (which invokes the Desktop create shortcut option).  You’re finished.

b.      Arrow down until you hear that you have focus on the Send To option, hit enter, then in the submenu for send to arrow down until you hear “Desktop (create shortcut)” and hit enter.  You’re finished.

 

--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: browser and clickable woes

 

Stan,

         The first thing I would suggest is clearing browser cache for your browsers either by their internal methods (which you can find by doing a search on the browser name plus the two words clear cache) or using a third party tool such as CCleaner and see if that makes any difference.

          I have seen all kinds of problems pop up because of cache corruption and just as mysteriously disappear after cache is cleared.  This may have nothing to do with your problem but it's stall a good place to start.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


browser and clickable woes

Stan Holdeman
 

Using Windows 10 with jaws 17 latest update.

 

I am getting pretty frustrated here. Recently Chrome has been saying clickable clickable all the time. I find that IE 11 does not. However in IE 11 I am continually getting hung up in tool bars and header bars and cannot get to the body of the website. This is particularly frustrating in the New York Times site. F6 or control plus f6 or tab or refresh page does not seem to work with any consistency. Can anyone suggest ways past my frustration?

 

Stan

 


Re: placing windows mail short cut on desk top

Ecaterina Henter
 

When you want to create a shortcut to the desktop for one of your programs, press
the windows key and type the name of the program you want to create a shortcut
for, (in your case Mark, type the word mail) and press the application key.
Next, using your arrow key go down to "send to submenu" and press enter.
Now with your arrow key go down to "desktop (create a shortcut)" and press enter
or just simply press the letter d and press enter.
Your shortcut is created.
Good luck.
Ecaterina

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Furness
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: placing windows mail short cut on desk top

Instead of hitting windows key and typing mail, then hitting enter, how can I
put a short cut straight on the desk top?

Thank you for your help in setting up this laptop!

Mark


placing windows mail short cut on desk top

Mark Furness
 

Instead of hitting windows key and typing mail, then hitting enter, how can I put a short cut straight on the desk top?

Thank you for your help in setting up this laptop!

Mark


Re: facebook

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Well first of all, I don't believe they your question is an idiot question. Secondly, do you know if you've saved to the desktop or to your start menu? Let's start there seems how you didn't provide very much information in your message.
Joseph Hudson
Email
I device support
Telephone
2543007667
Skype
joseph.hudson89 facebook
Twitter

FaceTime/iMessage

On Aug 12, 2016, at 2:39 PM, judith bron <jbron@...> wrote:

Here’s another idiot question.  Facebook is on my computer but I don’t remember how to accesss it.  Help!


Re: facebook

Laura Richardson
 

Go to m.facebook.com and log in with your user name and password.  HTH.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of judith bron
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 2:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: facebook

 

Here’s another idiot question.  Facebook is on my computer but I don’t remember how to accesss it.  Help!


facebook

judith bron
 

Here’s another idiot question.  Facebook is on my computer but I don’t remember how to accesss it.  Help!


Re: stop clickable?

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Stan & James,
 
Below are 2 different ways to do this, but as James said, it's not advised:
 
From: Carlos via BlindTech
In
"Settings Center"
under the
"Web / HTML / PDFs"
category, there is a subcategory labeled
"Miscellaneous"
Under
"Miscellaneous"
there is a setting labeled
"Indicate Element Attribute"
Unchecking this setting will stop Jaws from saying
"Clickable"
Although I would not recommend this since there are times when you will miss
out on elements of webpages that may be useful and are clickable.
Carlos
 

From: Mario
Mike, I accidentally deleted your response before I could respond, so...
 
how to make JAWS ignore only the announcement of "clickable" without
affecting the other elements is to:
 
browse to a website that has occurrences of "clickable".
start settings center.
find and expand, speech and sounds schemes.
down arrow to and activate modify schemes.
Tab to, Edit scheme, & press the spacebar.
control+tab to html tab.
tab and down arrow to on click speak.
tab and down arrow to ignore.
tab to and activate ok.
at this point, the modified scheme needs to be saved and chosen to when
the browser is used.
Mario
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 4:50 AM
Subject: Re: stop clickable?

Hi Stan,
 
I ask a Jaws tech support person this same question a few years back.  I was informed that sometimes it is necessary to hear Jaws say clickable.  This is so you will know when you can click to hear text that you would otherwise miss.
 
Someone please chime in if I am wrong.  That is, if tech support was wrong.
 
James
 
 
 
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 5:58 AM
Subject: stop clickable?
 

Is there a way to get jaws to stop saying clickable all the time? This is getting really irritable.

 

Jaws 17, W 10

 

Stan

 


Stop Clickable

"Kevin Hourigan " <kevinthourigan@...>
 

Hello Stan,

You may wish to check out Personalize Settings in Surf’s Up.

While on the website in question;

Go to Quick Settings, insert V.

Down arrow to the Tre view, and press L to get to Links Identify Type, and uncheck it.

I did not try this, so good luck.

Cheers Kevin.