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Re: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

Dave...
 

Ed,
 
Here's what I do:
 
Press Alt+d
Puts me on the address line with the URL address highlighted.
Ctrl+c to copy
I think this is not a JAWS feature, but built into IE, and possibly even Firefox.
 
 
Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
 
 

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Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 23:36
Subject: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

Using JAWS 17, I used the command look-up feature to determine how to highlight, copy, and paste a Web Address from, for example, Internet Explorer into a document.

I found out that JawsKey + a will read the address or put the Jaws Cursor on the Web Address (though I found this did not actually work in practice), but I was pretty sure there was a way to copy the web address into the keyboard buffer and then paste it into a document with control + v.

Alas!  Perhaps I’m just imagining this useful feature is in Jaws


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Pamela?

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Hi,

Has anyone heard or used Pamela?

Apparently, pamela records skype calls, so before I purchase it, I’m wondering if it’s jaws accessible.

Thanks.

 

 

Respectfully,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 


Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

Richard B. McDonald
 

hhhmmm . . . well, I do not see anything clearly untoward there.  Maybe someone else does?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

So below is from my task  mamanger. Maybe I’m simply reading numbers wrong, but on the first section of info, CPU is roughly at 72 to 98%. Whereas when I click through to the resource monitor section, it fluctuates  around 0, 1, 3, 5%.

Windows Task Manager

Applications Processes Services Performance Networking Users

CPU Usage CPU Usage History

72 %

Memory Physical Memory Usage History

2.34 GB

Physical Memory (MB) System

Total 7084 Handles 24120

Cached 2746 Threads 895

Available 4681 Processes 59

Free 2010 Up Time 0:01:48:31

Commit (GB) 2 / 13

Kernel Memory (MB)

Paged 250

Nonpaged 66 Resource Monitor...

Processes: 59 CPU Usage: 72% Physical Memory: 33%

 

Resource Monitor

Overview CPU Memory Disk Network

Processes 1% CPU Usage 100% Maximum Frequency Views

Image PID Description St... Threads CPU Average... CPU - Total 100%

perfmon.exe 3636 Resource... Running 20 1 1.94

svchost.exe (DcomLaunch) 740 Host Pro... Running 11 0 0.50

jfw.exe 3300 Applicati... Running 30 1 0.48

fsSynth32.exe 3056 JAWS fo... Running 13 0 0.39

audiodg.exe 4048 Running 8 0 0.23

firefox.exe 1844 Firefox Running 55 0 0.15

svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetwo... 296 Host Pro... Running 21 0 0.13 60 Seconds 0%

svchost.exe (LocalServiceNoNet... 1952 Host Pro... Running 19 0 0.13 Service CPU Usage 100%

System Interrupts - Deferred ... Running - 0 0.10

ZeroConfigService.exe 2372 Intel® P... Running 22 0 0.10

Services 0% CPU Usage

Associated Handles Search Handles

Image PID Type Handle Name 0%

Select a process or search handles to see results. CPU 0 100%

0%

CPU 1 100%

Associated Modules

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

I am late-in on this thread, but let me ask if you have run "resource monitor" to see *exactly which process* is causing your high CPU usage problem?  The answer to this will lead to the resolution.  Type "reso . . . " into your start button search box.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 7:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

I think I’ve finally gotten around to downloading whatever Win 7 updates there were. I also went to dell’s site and grabbed updated drivers. Generally, things with some services disabled are a bit better. Processor is still running high for whatever reason and there is still overall system sluggishness. Another odd thing I’m noticing is that with my old mechanical hard drive, battery life would run close to four hours on my extended capacity 9 cell battery, but now, I’m always under three hours with this SSD. Power settings are more or less the same. Screen brightness set to 5% dim right away on battery etc.

I’m still fighting with the stuttering audio though. This is probably the most frustrating part if anything.

I know others have also mentioned the stuttering/choppy audio problem with their machines so I’ll go ahead and post a couple of links to where some possible solutions have been illustrated. I’ve already gone through a few and while it has gotten better, the stuttering still pops up every now and then which can drive one crazy real quick. I did have this problem back on an XP Pro machine and recall downloading a registry fix for it and way back when, had a similar issue on this same Dell, but for the life of me, can’t remember what I did to finally get rid of it.

Anyway, if anyone’s got any ideas or if any of the solutions outlined in either of the links works for them, I’d like to hear it.

To be clear on the audio, this isn’t necessarily a jaws exclusive issue. I’m experiencing it with Eloquence, the new VE voices, NVDA, etc. There are even some YouTube videos of folks with similar problems and some solutions. Unfortunately though, I haven’t seem to come acrosss a YouTube fix yet.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19462013#vostro

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3513/t/19475969

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

Hi again,

 

If bad sectors exist, replace the drive. Bad sectors on a hard drive grows like weeds.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

Hi,

 

If all connections are correct according to specifications, then I would recommend downloading from the manufacturer of the Hard drive and run a health test or run a check disk and see if bad sectors exist. Bad sectors will slow down your access time on a hard drive.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

Hello list,

So over the weekend, I swapped out my old hard drive with an SSD. I’m up and running and am coming across high CPU usage and can’t figure out why. It’s a clean install of Windows 7, 8 GB of ram and iCore 3 2.2 GHZ processor. The PC and Jaws feels sluggish at times too. The machine boots fast as would be expected, but launching of programs still takes a bit. At least more than what one would anticipate with an SSD. Standard programs like Office 2016, Malwarebytes/Essentials and Jaws 18. No files as of yet. The drive is more or less empty.

Jaws is stuttering too. The stuttering thing I had way back when and was able to fix it at that time, but for the life of me, can’t recall how I got rid of it.

Anyway, I’m going to check later for any firmware updates for the SSD (Crucial) in case that may help, but generally, I was curious if there was anything else I may have overlooked or can adjust to bring down the CPU usage. I’m talking anywhere from a consistent 78 to 98%.

Any input would be appreciated.


Re: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

Jason White
 

Peter Tesar <ptesar@ca.inter.net> wrote:
I always do this in Firefox and IE11.
When you get to the address bar, the address is already highlighted.
It is not necessary to use the "highlight all" with ctrl+a.
Just copy it to the clipboard.

I just type Ctrl+l followed by Ctrl+c (works in both Chrome and Firefox).


Simple Scripting

Marquette, Ed <ed.marquette@...>
 

Dear Listers:

I’m happy to go to the JAWS Script Writers list if this is beyond the scope of this list, but my interest, I’m guessing, is not too different from many on this list.  I find many tasks that I could speed up if I had a sophisticated macro utility.  Please do not recommend a third party macro product because I’m not allowed to install one on my firm laptop computer.  I know how to write basic scripts, i.e., open the script manager, create a script, enter remarks, and enter a few functions from the functions list.  I know ow to assign a script to a keystroke.  I read the beginners scripting manual a few years ago.  I was frustrated because I didn’t want to learn, from the ground up, how to become a script writer.

Life is too short for me to learn to be a programmer.  I basically want to assign a keystroke to press keys, pause, wait, pause (I know they are different), and press some more keys (including the insertion of a block of text).

So, I mainly want to write a script that would duplicate a macro.  I do not want to wade through a hundred pages of “how to” programming drills to get to what I want.  Can someone recommend a handy dandy resource?  I cannot believe I’m the one with such an interest.

 


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Re: Cisco IP Communicator?

James Homuth
 

I did find that manual, and it's helpful, but not quite helpful enough. For example... it doesn't give me an option for actually logging in and out of the phone system. Unless, of course, I'm doing something idiotic, which is also possible.

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:08 am, Lee, Amanda * wrote:

As I indicated, we use IP Communicator with Microsoft Link.  If you navigate into where IP Communicator is under programs, there is a very accessible manual which contains a section which provides built-in shortcut keys.  I would copy them here but I’m sure you can find them or write me offline and I will send them to you.  I’m not sure why FDA isn’t using Jabber either.  We also use Webex.  Microsoft Link isn’t the most easy to navigate either but one can get most of what they need and there are also keyboard commands available.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 6:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Cisco IP Communicator?

 

I think here's where the confusion happens. I installed IP Communicator by itself, and after I got it set up with what I think is my login info, JAWS doesn't read anything. Do I need to install something else, like Link for example, to actually make it accessible?

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lee, Amanda *
Sent: March-16-17 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Cisco IP Communicator?

I’ll add that the installation of IP Communicator is used in conjunction with Microsoft Link meaning that the Interface is actually launched via Link so here is the difference.  I remember with Jabber, that it would tie-in with Cisco telephones as IP Communicator does as well.  You can use IP Communicator to make and receive calls and the ringtone is heard via one’s headset as well.  I like how the sessions work too in that I can copy information and paste it elsewhere for reference and such. Or click on a link.  It is also possible for someone to observe you navigate through web content and such.  I’m learning a Helpdesk application so it was very useful when my co-worker could see where I was navigating through the websites which we utilize.

 

HTH,

 

Amanda Lee

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Cisco IP Communicator?

 

Jabber is almost impossible to use without Doug Lee’s scripts.  It keeps getting better, but the scripts really are necessary for significant parts of the product’s functionality.

The Jabber App on my iPhone is more accessible, but still not 100%.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lee, Amanda *
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Cisco IP Communicator?

 

I’ve used Jaber before but not with JAWS.  It seems both are similar.

 

Amanda Lee

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Cisco IP Communicator?

 

James,

I have a pretty good relationship with technical support at Cisco, though pretty much entirely with respect to Cisco Jabber.

I know I have Cisco communicator on my desktop, but I have no idea what it is used for.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Cisco IP Communicator?

 

I probably already know the answer, but is there such a thing as a JAWS script for Cisco IP Communicator? And if  so, where might I go about getting my hands on it?


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Firefox and push notifications

Gene Stevens
 

How does one go about allowing Firefox to receive push notifications from a specific website? I’ve followed the instructions found in the Firefox help section with no luck.                                           

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: announcing punctuation

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Go to main JAWS menu, Voice Adjustment.

Ted

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of judith bron
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 5:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: announcing punctuation

 

How do I set Jaws 16 to announce punctuation?  Thanks, Judith


Re: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

Peter Tesar
 

I always do this in Firefox and IE11.
When you get to the address bar, the address is already highlighted.
It is not necessary to use the "highlight all" with ctrl+a.
Just copy it to the clipboard.

Peter T.


On 3/20/2017 2:39 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I usually use F6 which gets me into the addressbar, then I press Control+A to highlight the entire address and Control+C to copy it to the clipboard. Once I’m in the email or other document where I want to paste it I do so with Control+V.

This works equally well in Firefox.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

 

Using JAWS 17, I used the command look-up feature to determine how to highlight, copy, and paste a Web Address from, for example, Internet Explorer into a document.

I found out that JawsKey + a will read the address or put the Jaws Cursor on the Web Address (though I found this did not actually work in practice), but I was pretty sure there was a way to copy the web address into the keyboard buffer and then paste it into a document with control + v.

Alas!  Perhaps I’m just imagining this useful feature is in Jaws


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Re: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

Kimber Gardner
 

I believe alt D will also get the cursor into the address bar.

Sent from Kimber's iPhone

On Mar 20, 2017, at 2:42 AM, Marquette, Ed <ed.marquette@...> wrote:

Brilliant!  I knew there was a way.  THIS WORKS!

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 1:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

 

I usually use F6 which gets me into the addressbar, then I press Control+A to highlight the entire address and Control+C to copy it to the clipboard. Once I’m in the email or other document where I want to paste it I do so with Control+V.

This works equally well in Firefox.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

 

Using JAWS 17, I used the command look-up feature to determine how to highlight, copy, and paste a Web Address from, for example, Internet Explorer into a document.

I found out that JawsKey + a will read the address or put the Jaws Cursor on the Web Address (though I found this did not actually work in practice), but I was pretty sure there was a way to copy the web address into the keyboard buffer and then paste it into a document with control + v.

Alas!  Perhaps I’m just imagining this useful feature is in Jaws


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Re: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

Marquette, Ed <ed.marquette@...>
 

Brilliant!  I knew there was a way.  THIS WORKS!

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 1:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

 

I usually use F6 which gets me into the addressbar, then I press Control+A to highlight the entire address and Control+C to copy it to the clipboard. Once I’m in the email or other document where I want to paste it I do so with Control+V.

This works equally well in Firefox.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

 

Using JAWS 17, I used the command look-up feature to determine how to highlight, copy, and paste a Web Address from, for example, Internet Explorer into a document.

I found out that JawsKey + a will read the address or put the Jaws Cursor on the Web Address (though I found this did not actually work in practice), but I was pretty sure there was a way to copy the web address into the keyboard buffer and then paste it into a document with control + v.

Alas!  Perhaps I’m just imagining this useful feature is in Jaws


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Re: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

 

I usually use F6 which gets me into the addressbar, then I press Control+A to highlight the entire address and Control+C to copy it to the clipboard. Once I’m in the email or other document where I want to paste it I do so with Control+V.

This works equally well in Firefox.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

 

Using JAWS 17, I used the command look-up feature to determine how to highlight, copy, and paste a Web Address from, for example, Internet Explorer into a document.

I found out that JawsKey + a will read the address or put the Jaws Cursor on the Web Address (though I found this did not actually work in practice), but I was pretty sure there was a way to copy the web address into the keyboard buffer and then paste it into a document with control + v.

Alas!  Perhaps I’m just imagining this useful feature is in Jaws


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Copying and Pasting Web Addresses

Marquette, Ed <ed.marquette@...>
 

Using JAWS 17, I used the command look-up feature to determine how to highlight, copy, and paste a Web Address from, for example, Internet Explorer into a document.

I found out that JawsKey + a will read the address or put the Jaws Cursor on the Web Address (though I found this did not actually work in practice), but I was pretty sure there was a way to copy the web address into the keyboard buffer and then paste it into a document with control + v.

Alas!  Perhaps I’m just imagining this useful feature is in Jaws


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Re: MINIMIZING A DOCUMENT

 

WinKey+M definitely minimizes the active window.   I wasn't quite sure what was being asked for.

I just use ALT+TAB until I've landed on the minimized window I want to be restored up and to have focus.  Be aware, though, that if the window was not maximized prior to being minimized it will be restored at whatever size it was when minimized.  This is generally not that important but it can sometimes be important.
--
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Re: MINIMIZING A DOCUMENT

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Alt-Spacebar-M.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of judith bron
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 6:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: MINIMIZING A DOCUMENT

What is the keystroke for minimizing a document? Just one
of those things I forgot and need. Judith


Re: MINIMIZING A DOCUMENT

Michelle's Home Emails
 

Hi Judith 

Michelle Stevens here, 

I think it is windows key plus m to moreinimize a document.  

Kind wishes
Michelle 

Sent from my iPhone

On 20 Mar 2017, at 9:10 am, judith bron <jbron@...> wrote:

What is the keystroke for minimizing a document?  Just one of those things I forgot and need.  Judith


MINIMIZING A DOCUMENT

judith bron
 

What is the keystroke for minimizing a document?  Just one of those things I forgot and need.  Judith


Re: Slightly OT: installing, upgrading and repairing Windows systems from bootable media

 

Hi,
Yet another resounding yes: no need for virtual machines if you want to run
command-line tools such as Git, Python, PSQL (PostgreSQL) and others, as you
can do so thanks to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in 64-bit Anniversary
Update and later.
Cheers,
Joseph

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason
White via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slightly OT: installing, upgrading and repairing Windows
systems from bootable media

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
The answer is a resounding yes, as Windows 10 Creators Update will
indeed let you use Narrator during first moments of Windows Setup.
Take a look at the following Win10 forum discussion:
Thank you - this clarifies exactly what I wanted to know.

As a follow-up question, I would be interested in observations from anyone
who has run either a Windows system in a virtual machine under a Linux host,
or Linux in a virtual machine under Windows (using JAWS or another screen
reader for the windows side). I'm starting to plan my next laptop, and it
would be useful to be able to switch from one operating system to another
without rebooting. I'm sure someone has worked on this already while dealing
with the accessibility challenges.


Re: Slightly OT: installing, upgrading and repairing Windows systems from bootable media

Jason White
 

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
The answer is a resounding yes, as Windows 10 Creators Update will indeed
let you use Narrator during first moments of Windows Setup. Take a look at
the following Win10 forum discussion:
Thank you - this clarifies exactly what I wanted to know.

As a follow-up question, I would be interested in observations from anyone who
has run either a Windows system in a virtual machine under a Linux host, or
Linux in a virtual machine under Windows (using JAWS or another screen reader
for the windows side). I'm starting to plan my next laptop, and it would be
useful to be able to switch from one operating system to another without
rebooting. I'm sure someone has worked on this already while dealing with the
accessibility challenges.


Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

Cristóbal
 

Dell Vostro 3750 Windows 7 Pro bought in 2012.

Came with 4GB of ram which I’ve since upgraded to 8GB and now this Crucial SSD.

I was thinking of buying a new laptop later this year anyway when back to school specials start to hit. Just thought I’d be able to get a few more months out of this  one.  

The Stuttering thing is what is most  confounding. Started shortly before upgrading to the SSD,  but since I figured I was going to swap the drive out and  do  a fresh install of everything anyway, it didn’t concern me at  that time. Looks like it carried over somehow. Don’t know  why since again, it’s a fresh install of Windows 7. 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

I wonder if Microsoft Accessibility could help with this. Your SSD issue I think is definitely something for a real pro/technician who really knows what he or she is doing since it could be caused by so many things. Your battery life should be better with an SSD. Sorry, forgot if you mentioned this or not, but is this a Windows 7 or Windows 10 machine? How old is the laptop?

I bought an Acer laptop in 2012 and changed the 640 Gb hard drive that was in it for a 120 Gb SSD at the time and later upgraded it to a 240 Gb. Originally this was of course a Windows 7 machine, but I updated it to Windows 10 and under no configuration did I ever have major problems.

Now after that laptop was 5 years old I bought an Asus 15.6 inch Zenbook with 4K touch screen and while it was a rather expensive laptop, it is a beautiful machine. It came with a 512 Gb SSD, 16 Gb of DDR4 RAM  and the only thing I did was to upgrade the Windows 10 Home version it came with to a Windows 10 Professional and just because it was easy I actually paid for that. Depending on what I do I get an amazing 7 to almost 10 hours of battery life with this laptop and I am experiencing very few of the Jaws issues which have been mentioned here recently.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Carlson
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

I wonder if the stuttering is due to excessive read/writes to the SSD. Perhaps in the hardware settings for your drive you can adjust the size of the cache, or modify the buffering?

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

From: Cristóbal

Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 19:14

Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

I think I’ve finally gotten around to downloading whatever Win 7 updates there were. I also went to dell’s site and grabbed updated drivers. Generally, things with some services disabled are a bit better. Processor is still running high for whatever reason and there is still overall system sluggishness. Another odd thing I’m noticing is that with my old mechanical hard drive, battery life would run close to four hours on my extended capacity 9 cell battery, but now, I’m always under three hours with this SSD. Power settings are more or less the same. Screen brightness set to 5% dim right away on battery etc.

I’m still fighting with the stuttering audio though. This is probably the most frustrating part if anything.

I know others have also mentioned the stuttering/choppy audio problem with their machines so I’ll go ahead and post a couple of links to where some possible solutions have been illustrated. I’ve already gone through a few and while it has gotten better, the stuttering still pops up every now and then which can drive one crazy real quick. I did have this problem back on an XP Pro machine and recall downloading a registry fix for it and way back when, had a similar issue on this same Dell, but for the life of me, can’t remember what I did to finally get rid of it.

Anyway, if anyone’s got any ideas or if any of the solutions outlined in either of the links works for them, I’d like to hear it.

To be clear on the audio, this isn’t necessarily a jaws exclusive issue. I’m experiencing it with Eloquence, the new VE voices, NVDA, etc. There are even some YouTube videos of folks with similar problems and some solutions. Unfortunately though, I haven’t seem to come acrosss a YouTube fix yet.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19462013#vostro

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3513/t/19475969

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of jeff armstrong
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

Could the install of the drive have required some monitoring software installs, mine required Acronis and I see at least three apps that have this name running in background.  I am not familiar enough with Windows 10 yet to be good at checking usage but I, Too, noticed a performance hit after I installed the SSD to replace a HDD.

 

Jeff Armstrong

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From: Tony

Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:56 PM

Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

Actually, I consider a quarter second unacceptable.  That is why I am considering upgrading my new Windows 10 machine to Windows 7.  I have a fast quad core Xeon processor, 32gb ram and a 1tb M.2 SSD that is supposed to be at least 4 times the speed of a top of the line SATA SSD.  I don’t know if it is Windows 10 or Jaws 18, but this machine is less responsive than my old Windows 7 machine with a dual core I3, normal SSD and only 8gb ram.  Once a program is running it is noticeably faster than my old machine and it flys while running multiple programs, which leads me to believe it is not a hardware problem.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

A brandnew SSD should be fine although of course any new product can be a lemon and be defective out of the box which is what warranties are for.

Some large programs still may take a bit to open, SSD’s are great but it’s not like everything will pop up ready to go in half a second.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

Hi again,

 

If bad sectors exist, replace the drive. Bad sectors on a hard drive grows like weeds.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

Hi,

 

If all connections are correct according to specifications, then I would recommend downloading from the manufacturer of the Hard drive and run a health test or run a check disk and see if bad sectors exist. Bad sectors will slow down your access time on a hard drive.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: High CPU usage after installing SSD

 

Hello list,

So over the weekend, I swapped out my old hard drive with an SSD. I’m up and running and am coming across high CPU usage and can’t figure out why. It’s a clean install of Windows 7, 8 GB of ram and iCore 3 2.2 GHZ processor. The PC and Jaws feels sluggish at times too. The machine boots fast as would be expected, but launching of programs still takes a bit. At least more than what one would anticipate with an SSD. Standard programs like Office 2016, Malwarebytes/Essentials and Jaws 18. No files as of yet. The drive is more or less empty.

Jaws is stuttering too. The stuttering thing I had way back when and was able to fix it at that time, but for the life of me, can’t recall how I got rid of it.

Anyway, I’m going to check later for any firmware updates for the SSD (Crucial) in case that may help, but generally, I was curious if there was anything else I may have overlooked or can adjust to bring down the CPU usage. I’m talking anywhere from a consistent 78 to 98%.

Any input would be appreciated.