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Re: Setting up Mozilla to run better with JAWS?

dennis
 

    this also covers thunderbird if you use that.


main region
Technical Support - Detail
Question
 What can I do if little or no text is read using the JAWS Cursor in Thunderbird and Firefox?

Answer
 On Windows Vista and Windows 7, Firefox and Thunderbird both use Direct2D rendering    by default. This prevents the JAWS cursor from detecting information.
Fortunately    it is easy to disable this rendering. You need to do it once for each version    of Firefox and Thunderbird you use on your system. To do
this you need to set    two configuration variables to true: gfx.direct2d.disabled, and layers.acceleration.disabled.

1. Open the Configuration Editor. In Firefox, enter about:config in the address      bar. In Thunderbird, go to the Tools menu and navigate to Options,
Advanced,      General, then Config Editor.
 
2. Once in the Configuration editor, press TAB until you are in the list of      options.
 
3. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW will move you between options or typing the first      few letters of an option's name will move you to a specific option
in the      list. In this case, type gfx and press DOWN ARROW to gfx.direct2d.disabled.
 
4. Assuming the option is set to false, press the APPLICATIONS KEY to open      the context menu and choose Toggle. This will change the option to true.
 
5. Go through the same process for layers.acceleration.disabled.
 
6. Close the Configuration Editor and restart Firefox or Thunderbird. The JAWS      cursor should now show content.
FOR FIREFOX...

Try changing the following in,
about:config

This is the default setting:

layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled set Boolean true

This is what I changed it to:
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled set Boolean false

With this line of text highlighted, press the application key to open the
context menu & press the letter, T, to toggle it to true or false.



Re: Setting up Mozilla to run better with JAWS?

Sharon
 

I need the same question answered and am using what Mike is using.

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Ulrich
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2016 7:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Setting up Mozilla to run better with JAWS?

 

Hi,

I’m running Windows 7 along with JAWS 16.0; so how can I set up Mozilla to run better with JAWS?

I just downloaded Mozilla, and it currently runs like crap with my above set up!

Help!

 

 

Thanks!......Mike

 

Michael D. Ulrich

Just an ordinary average blind guy!

“Providing Insight for Blindness”

Florida Council of the Blind

Fundraising Committee Member

Home Phone: 239-540-7431

Cell phone: 239-565-5845

Email: mulrich@...

 


Re: posting on YouTube

anil adivishnu
 

if your useing firefox you can not abele to post a caments so use ie
or google chrom

On 8/31/16, Keyboard Player <jrmt10@gmail.com> wrote:
Press h until you see the heading that says comments. Sometimes this
takes a while to load, and it's kind of a pain. When you get that
heading, scroll down with your arrow key and you will hear, "Add a
public comment." Press enter on that and there will be an edit box.
Hit e until you hear edit, and hit enter to get into forms mode, and
then you can start typing. If you don't have a YouTube account, when
you click add a public comment you will be prompted to create a Google
Plus page. This should be easier since you're using Gmail, but I'm
not sure what all the procedure is to do this since they've changed it
so many times and I've had a YouTube account since 2006. I hope that
helps.

On 8/29/16, Sandra Streeter <sandrastreeter381@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, all,

I just got done watching a couple videos about The Carpenters, and wanted
to
make comments, but haven’t figured out how, with JAWS. Any direction,
appreciated!
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





Setting up Mozilla to run better with JAWS?

Mike Ulrich <mulrich@...>
 

Hi,

I’m running Windows 7 along with JAWS 16.0; so how can I set up Mozilla to run better with JAWS?

I just downloaded Mozilla, and it currently runs like crap with my above set up!

Help!

 

 

Thanks!......Mike

 

Michael D. Ulrich

Just an ordinary average blind guy!

“Providing Insight for Blindness”

Florida Council of the Blind

Fundraising Committee Member

Home Phone: 239-540-7431

Cell phone: 239-565-5845

Email: mulrich@...

 


Stopping announcement of regions, headings and links when opening a web page in Firefox

Jim O'Sullivan <jimosu@...>
 

Hi
Is it possible to stop Jaws announcing details of the page elements such as:
10 regions, 9 headings and 45 links
when I open a web page in Firefox?

I am running the latest Jaws 17 on Windows 10.

Jim


Re: A Question About Selecting/Using A Different Voice for Narrator via the Freedom Scientific TTS Download Site in Windows 10, Anniversary Edition

Mark
 

Hello Feliciano,

First, let me apologize to everyone for the typo in the word "Narrator".

Second, the default Narrator voices are available in the Narrator Settings
drop-down list.

I was hoping to use one of the Freedom Scientific Jaws voices with Narrator.


You mentioned Sappi 5 voices.

Are not all of the additional Jaws voices, available for download, Sappi 5?


As I stated previously, I downloaded a Vocalizer Expressive voice and it
definitely does not appear as being available for Narrator. Or perhaps I
have not installed it correctly.

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Feliciano
G
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2016 11:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A Question About Selecting/Using A Different Voice for Narator
via the Freedom Scientific TTS Download Site in Windows 10, Anniversary
Edition

Mark,
the voice should already be there by default. Sapi 5 is probably what you
are looking for as this is the default Microsoft narrator synthezizer.

Feliciano

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: A Question About Selecting/Using A Different Voice for Narator via
the Freedom Scientific TTS Download Site in Windows 10, Anniversary Edition

Hello Everyone,

I could have sworn that I read somewhere, either on this list or on the web,
that it is possible to use any of the Jaws TTS engines with Narator.

In fact, now that I think about it, the people at the Microsoft acessability
line told me this, a while ago.

However, I just downloaded and installed a Vocalizer Expressive TTS engine
from Freedom Scientific and when I open the Voices drop-down list in
Narator, it is not listed as one of my options.

Did I download the wrong TTS engine?

All comments greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Mark


Re: Windows 10 Version 16 07 Narrator Download Manual Link

Feliciano G
 

Hi,
DropBox link didn't work for me.

Regards,
Feliciano

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FOLLOW www.twitter.com/theblindman12v

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2016 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10 Version 16 07 Narrator Download Manual Link

This is very helpful, Mike, thank you.

Mark

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2016 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10 Version 16 07 Narrator Download Manual Link

Howdy All,

i put together a folder of the Windows 10 Narrator manual from the links
from the Microsoft help page. The link to the Microsoft help page is below,
& a Dropbox download link is below that with the files in both.DOCX & .TXT
formats.

MS Page:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22798/windows-10-narrator-get-start
ed

Dropbox download link:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2471715/Windows%2010%20Narrator%2C%20Get
%20Started%20Help%20Manual.zip


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


Re: A Question About Selecting/Using A Different Voice for Narator via the Freedom Scientific TTS Download Site in Windows 10, Anniversary Edition

Feliciano G
 

Mark,
the voice should already be there by default. Sapi 5 is probably what you are looking for as this is the default Microsoft narrator synthezizer.

Feliciano

For Tech tips and updates
Like www.facebook.com/theblindman12v
follow www.twitter.com/theblindman12v

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: A Question About Selecting/Using A Different Voice for Narator via the Freedom Scientific TTS Download Site in Windows 10, Anniversary Edition

Hello Everyone,

I could have sworn that I read somewhere, either on this list or on the web,
that it is possible to use any of the Jaws TTS engines with Narator.

In fact, now that I think about it, the people at the Microsoft acessability
line told me this, a while ago.

However, I just downloaded and installed a Vocalizer Expressive TTS engine
from Freedom Scientific and when I open the Voices drop-down list in
Narator, it is not listed as one of my options.

Did I download the wrong TTS engine?

All comments greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Mark


A Question About Selecting/Using A Different Voice for Narator via the Freedom Scientific TTS Download Site in Windows 10, Anniversary Edition

Mark
 

Hello Everyone,

I could have sworn that I read somewhere, either on this list or on the web,
that it is possible to use any of the Jaws TTS engines with Narator.

In fact, now that I think about it, the people at the Microsoft acessability
line told me this, a while ago.

However, I just downloaded and installed a Vocalizer Expressive TTS engine
from Freedom Scientific and when I open the Voices drop-down list in
Narator, it is not listed as one of my options.

Did I download the wrong TTS engine?

All comments greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Mark


Any tutorials for using JAWS with VLC Media Player?

Tim Ford
 

HI All,
 
Are there any tutorials out there that will give me instructions on how to operate VLC Media Player?  It is giving me fits!
 
Sincerely,
Tim Ford
 


Re: Windows 10 Version 16 07 Narrator Download Manual Link

David Moore
 

Hello Mike,
Thank you so very much. This is the best tutorial on Narrator that anyone could do. This should be put on an archive page. The fact that most of this is on line shows just how much you can learn by doing on line research. I will learn so much more than I already knew. I have read through most of it, and I am now using Narrator with MS Edge browser, and also IE 11, Firefox, and Google Chrome! I am also using Narrator to read apps, and I can really use it to read text documents with Word or note pad.
Take care, and have a great day.
David Moore

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2016 4:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10 Version 16 07 Narrator Download Manual Link

This is very helpful, Mike, thank you.

Mark

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2016 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10 Version 16 07 Narrator Download Manual Link

Howdy All,

i put together a folder of the Windows 10 Narrator manual from the links
from the Microsoft help page. The link to the Microsoft help page is below,
& a Dropbox download link is below that with the files in both.DOCX & .TXT
formats.

MS Page:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22798/windows-10-narrator-get-start
ed

Dropbox download link:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2471715/Windows%2010%20Narrator%2C%20Get
%20Started%20Help%20Manual.zip


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


Re: Windows 10 Version 16 07 Narrator Download Manual Link

Mark
 

This is very helpful, Mike, thank you.

Mark

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2016 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10 Version 16 07 Narrator Download Manual Link

Howdy All,
 
i put together a folder of the Windows 10 Narrator manual from the links
from the Microsoft help page.  The link to the Microsoft help page is below,
& a Dropbox download link is below that with the files in both.DOCX & .TXT
formats.

MS Page:
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22798/windows-10-narrator-get-start
ed
 
Dropbox download link:
 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2471715/Windows%2010%20Narrator%2C%20Get
%20Started%20Help%20Manual.zip   

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


Re: JAWS and MS Word 2016

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Interesting; I'll check thatm, but also going to the Navigation Pane will do it too.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kelby carlson
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and MS Word 2016

I got in touch with Microsoft's accessibility center. In case anyone neds this in the future, you need to go to the Trust center and enable the macros; once you do that the problem resolves.

On 9/4/16, kelby carlson <kelbycarlson@gmail.com> wrote:
Pressing f6 does not do anything as the whole window appears to be
frozen. When it does do something it simply says "document pain"
repeatedly but without me being able to move or type.

The start screen option is unchecked; that doesn't appear to be the
problem.

On 9/4/16, david <davidmac1957@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello;
Try the following;

1, open word,
2, now press alt+f=file,
T=options,
3, now shift+tab until you hear jaws say something like, Show the
Start screen when this application starts By default the box is most
likely checked use spacebar to uncheck, now tab to ok button, press
enter.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
kelby carlson
Sent: Saturday, September 3, 2016 6:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and MS Word 2016

All,

I have just gotten a new PC with MS Office 2016. I have already set
up Word how I want it, including modfiying the trust center so that
files don't open in protected view. However, when I attempt to open a
file that was created on my old laptop, Word opens but Jaws cannot
seem to move around the screen. If I press alt-f4 the document
actually seems to appear properly, but only for a couple of seconds.

Obviously this is a pretty significant problems as I do most of my
work with Word documents. Does anyone know what's going on? I am
using JAWS 17; is there a setting I need to change?









Re: JAWS and MS Word 2016

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Try going into an empty Word document. Hit Alt-W, and tab to Navigation Pane and check it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kelby carlson
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and MS Word 2016

Pressing f6 does not do anything as the whole window appears to be frozen. When it does do something it simply says "document pain"
repeatedly but without me being able to move or type.

The start screen option is unchecked; that doesn't appear to be the problem.

On 9/4/16, david <davidmac1957@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello;
Try the following;

1, open word,
2, now press alt+f=file,
T=options,
3, now shift+tab until you hear jaws say something like, Show the
Start screen when this application starts By default the box is most
likely checked use spacebar to uncheck, now tab to ok button, press
enter.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
kelby carlson
Sent: Saturday, September 3, 2016 6:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and MS Word 2016

All,

I have just gotten a new PC with MS Office 2016. I have already set up
Word how I want it, including modfiying the trust center so that files
don't open in protected view. However, when I attempt to open a file
that was created on my old laptop, Word opens but Jaws cannot seem to
move around the screen. If I press alt-f4 the document actually seems
to appear properly, but only for a couple of seconds.

Obviously this is a pretty significant problems as I do most of my
work with Word documents. Does anyone know what's going on? I am using
JAWS 17; is there a setting I need to change?







Re: Information Balloons

 

James,

           Thanks.  If anyone can give me an example where I can force one under Windows 10 I'd appreciate it.  I could be wrong, but it seems to me that the messages I've gotten regarding antivirus issues and Windows Updates being available under Windows 10 have been via toasts.  That's why I'm not making any direct connection here.
--
Brian


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

         ~ William James


Re: Information Balloons

James Homuth
 

The concept predates windows 10, actually. windows 7, at least, called them help baloons. Things like letting  you know there were Windows updates available, or that your antivirus was turned off.


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: September-04-16 11:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Information Balloons

Can someone give an example of when a balloon appears?

I am trying to figure out what this thing is and nothing is jumping out at me.  I know toasts and dialog boxes, but I simply cannot seem to pull up any instance where I've gotten what I'd think of as a balloon though it's obvious that any Windows 10 user would encounter them just based on the exchange here.


--
Brian


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

         ~ William James


Re: Information Balloons

 

Can someone give an example of when a balloon appears?

I am trying to figure out what this thing is and nothing is jumping out at me.  I know toasts and dialog boxes, but I simply cannot seem to pull up any instance where I've gotten what I'd think of as a balloon though it's obvious that any Windows 10 user would encounter them just based on the exchange here.


--
Brian


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

         ~ William James


Re: JAWS and MS Word 2016

kelby carlson
 

I got in touch with Microsoft's accessibility center. In case anyone
neds this in the future, you need to go to the Trust center and enable
the macros; once you do that the problem resolves.

On 9/4/16, kelby carlson <kelbycarlson@gmail.com> wrote:
Pressing f6 does not do anything as the whole window appears to be
frozen. When it does do something it simply says "document pain"
repeatedly but without me being able to move or type.

The start screen option is unchecked; that doesn't appear to be the
problem.

On 9/4/16, david <davidmac1957@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello;
Try the following;

1, open word,
2, now press alt+f=file,
T=options,
3, now shift+tab until you hear jaws say something like,
Show the Start screen when this application starts
By default the box is most likely checked use spacebar to uncheck, now
tab
to ok button, press enter.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kelby
carlson
Sent: Saturday, September 3, 2016 6:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and MS Word 2016

All,

I have just gotten a new PC with MS Office 2016. I have already set up
Word how I want it, including modfiying the trust center so that files
don't open in protected view. However, when I attempt to open a file
that was created on my old laptop, Word opens but Jaws cannot seem to
move around the screen. If I press alt-f4 the document actually seems
to appear properly, but only for a couple of seconds.

Obviously this is a pretty significant problems as I do most of my
work with Word documents. Does anyone know what's going on? I am using
JAWS 17; is there a setting I need to change?









Re: Information Balloons

Peter Tesar
 

The earlier explanation for handling balloons, is correct.

The "toasts" are notifications.

In Settings, search for "toast". You will get:
  Choose how long notifications are shown

My default is 5 seconds.

To get JAWS to announce the notification, use the hotkey: WINDOWS Logo key + v

I sometimes hear only the word: "notification".

When ejecting a USB pen drive, I hear the notification tune and the hot key will announce that it is save to remove it.

  Peter T


On 2016-09-04 9:42 AM, david wrote:
Hello there;
I think your speaking of "balloon messages",
In windows 10,
Start-menu button,
In the edit box type ease of access,
Most likely ease will be good enough,
Now enter on,
Ease of access control panel,

Now use the tab key and look for,
Get recommendations to make your computer easier to use link, press enter,

there's a few options/screens,
just tab next, press enter,
continue until done button,
now tab you will see,
How long should Windows notification dialog boxes stay open?
Make your choice with arrow keys,
Tab okay press enter.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette,
Ed
Sent: Saturday, September 3, 2016 6:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Information Balloons

Sorry if "information balloon" is not the proper term, but I'm referring to
messages that pop up on the screen, that are displayed long enough for JAWS
to read them, and that then disappear.  Usually, there is a "click here for
more information" line.  In the present case, this information balloon is
displayed by a Web application in Internet Explorer.  I would like to freeze
the message and actually click on the "For more information" button or
whatever the control is.  Of course, it vanishes before I have time.

I swear I've searched through JAWS Help in every way I can think of.  I must
have the wrong title or name for the thing I've tried to describe above.

Thanks for any help you can render!

 

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Re: JAWS and MS Word 2016

kelby carlson
 

Pressing f6 does not do anything as the whole window appears to be
frozen. When it does do something it simply says "document pain"
repeatedly but without me being able to move or type.

The start screen option is unchecked; that doesn't appear to be the problem.

On 9/4/16, david <davidmac1957@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello;
Try the following;

1, open word,
2, now press alt+f=file,
T=options,
3, now shift+tab until you hear jaws say something like,
Show the Start screen when this application starts
By default the box is most likely checked use spacebar to uncheck, now tab
to ok button, press enter.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kelby
carlson
Sent: Saturday, September 3, 2016 6:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and MS Word 2016

All,

I have just gotten a new PC with MS Office 2016. I have already set up
Word how I want it, including modfiying the trust center so that files
don't open in protected view. However, when I attempt to open a file
that was created on my old laptop, Word opens but Jaws cannot seem to
move around the screen. If I press alt-f4 the document actually seems
to appear properly, but only for a couple of seconds.

Obviously this is a pretty significant problems as I do most of my
work with Word documents. Does anyone know what's going on? I am using
JAWS 17; is there a setting I need to change?