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Re: Outlook 2016 with Jaws 18

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

What screenreader and screenreader version are you on?

You need to be on the latest Jaws 18.0.4350 update or the Jaws 2018 Beta where this was fixed.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sally Hagarty
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2016 with Jaws 18

 

Outlook seems to have changed the way that it reads the list of contacts as you begin typing in an email address. It used to read the addresses as I arrowed down. Now it does not read them unless I use the alt K command. Is there a setting that could have changed?

 

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Outlook 2016 with Jaws 18

Sally Hagarty
 

Outlook seems to have changed the way that it reads the list of contacts as you begin typing in an email address. It used to read the addresses as I arrowed down. Now it does not read them unless I use the alt K command. Is there a setting that could have changed?


Sent from my iPhone

Sally A Hagarty,MST, ATP
RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional
JAWS Certified, 2016

Advancing Opportunities (formerly Cerebral Palsy of NJ)

1005 Whitehead Road Extension

Ewing, NJ 08638

C: (609) 955-4512

F:  (609) 882-4054

 

 Check out our new AT Stories video series--real people, real assistive technology success stories! youtube.com/user/assistivetechcenter



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Re: Desktop Question

Mike Rogers
 

Thanks for this.

Mike

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On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:09:48 -0700
"Mike B." <mb69mach1@charter.net> wrote:

Hi Mike,

Give this a try:
Taking the Desktop out of the loop when using Alt + Tab.
You want to change your desktop theme to Windows Classic. Try the
following:
1. While on the desktop make sure nothing is selected. Press control +
spacebar until you hear not selected. You can also press the F5 key.
2. Open your context menu, up arrow to personalize, & press enter.
3. Press down arrow until you get to an item called Windows7 Basic. Right
arrow to Windows Classic. Hit the enter key to make the
desired change.
4. Wait a few seconds or until you hear an audio sound effect confirming the
completion of this process. I would wait another 2
minutes or so as your computer is making lots of changes and you want to
allow lots of time for the process to complete.

Note: Also, changing desktop themes can possibly change your Sound Schemes
as well. So, you might have to alter your sound schemes to get the sounds
you want.

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In the
end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Rogers
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: Desktop Question


Thanks Bill.
Actually, these keys do the same as alt plus f4. They close the program to
where Jaws stops speaking. I still have to hit windows plus D to get to the
desktop. No big deal, except that sometimes I have to hit the keys twice to
get Jaws back to the desktop. It just takes a couple extra movements and
I'm lazy.

Mike

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:21:03 -0700
"Bill White" <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:

What I actually meant in my last message, Mike is that some users use ALT
plus F, then X.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was
returned
to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and
sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something
I
can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com












Re: Desktop Question

Mike Rogers
 

Thanks. I'll use them.

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:32:39 -0700
"Bill White" <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:

Hi, Mike. The keystrokes I mention often work, whereas, when using ALT plus
F4, programs sometimes won't even close.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop Question

Thanks Bill.
Actually, these keys do the same as alt plus f4. They close the program to
where Jaws stops speaking. I still have to hit windows plus D to get to the
desktop. No big deal, except that sometimes I have to hit the keys twice to
get Jaws back to the desktop. It just takes a couple extra movements and
I'm lazy.

Mike

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:21:03 -0700
"Bill White" <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:

What I actually meant in my last message, Mike is that some users use ALT
plus F, then X.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was
returned
to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and
sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something
I
can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com


















Re: Desktop Question

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Mike,
 
Give this a try:
Taking the Desktop out of the loop when using Alt + Tab.
You want to change your desktop theme to Windows Classic.  Try the following:
1. While on the desktop make sure nothing is selected.  Press control + spacebar until you hear not selected.  You can also press the F5 key.
2. Open your context menu, up arrow to personalize, & press enter.
3. Press down arrow until you get to an item called Windows7 Basic.  Right arrow to Windows Classic. Hit the enter key to make the
desired change.
4. Wait a few seconds or until you hear an audio sound effect confirming the completion of this process. I would wait another 2
minutes or so as your computer is making lots of changes and you want to allow lots of time for the process to complete.
 
Note: Also, changing desktop themes  can possibly change your Sound Schemes as well.  So, you might have to alter your sound schemes to get the sounds you want.
 
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: Desktop Question

Thanks Bill.
Actually, these keys do the same as alt plus f4.  They close the program to where Jaws stops speaking.  I still have to hit windows plus D to get to the desktop.  No big deal, except that sometimes I have to hit the keys twice to get Jaws back to the desktop.  It just takes a couple extra movements and I'm lazy.

Mike

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:21:03 -0700
"Bill White" <billwhite92701@...> wrote:

> What I actually meant in my last message, Mike is that some users use ALT
> plus F, then X.
>
> Bill White
> Billwhite92701@...
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
> Rogers
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:14 AM
> To: main@jfw.groups.io
> Subject: Desktop Question
>
> I was a Window Eyes user.  With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned
> to the desktop.  With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and
> sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop.  Is there something I
> can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?
>
> ********************************
>
> www.harmonicaworkshops.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: Desktop Question

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Mike. The keystrokes I mention often work, whereas, when using ALT plus
F4, programs sometimes won't even close.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop Question

Thanks Bill.
Actually, these keys do the same as alt plus f4. They close the program to
where Jaws stops speaking. I still have to hit windows plus D to get to the
desktop. No big deal, except that sometimes I have to hit the keys twice to
get Jaws back to the desktop. It just takes a couple extra movements and
I'm lazy.

Mike

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:21:03 -0700
"Bill White" <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:

What I actually meant in my last message, Mike is that some users use ALT
plus F, then X.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was
returned
to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and
sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something
I
can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com











Re: Desktop Question

Mike Rogers
 

Thanks Bill.
Actually, these keys do the same as alt plus f4. They close the program to where Jaws stops speaking. I still have to hit windows plus D to get to the desktop. No big deal, except that sometimes I have to hit the keys twice to get Jaws back to the desktop. It just takes a couple extra movements and I'm lazy.

Mike

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:21:03 -0700
"Bill White" <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:

What I actually meant in my last message, Mike is that some users use ALT
plus F, then X.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned
to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and
sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something I
can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com











Re: Desktop Question

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

What I actually meant in my last message, Mike is that some users use ALT
plus F, then X.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned
to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and
sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something I
can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com


Re: Desktop Question

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Mike. Along with what other users have said about closing a program with
ALT plus F, you can also try closing programs with the following keystrokes:
ALT plus SPACE, then arrow up to close or exit. See if maybe this causes a
more focused return to desktop.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned
to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and
sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something I
can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com


Re: Desktop Question

Mike Rogers
 

Thanks.

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com



On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:52:35 +0000
"Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D." <kramlinger.keith@mayo.edu> wrote:

I use Windows key plus m. Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something I can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com









Re: Desktop Question

Kevin Hourigan <kevinthourigan@...>
 

There was a way to toggle that on and off, but I cannot remember, and in my
notes it says to go to personalize in the context menu, and change the
theme, but now I cannot figure out how to be on the desktop without having
one of the icons selected in order to get the desired context menu. My notes
say to press f 5, but that is not unselecting the icon.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike
Rogers
Sent: October 12, 2017 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned
to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and
sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something I
can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com


Re: Desktop Question

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Sometimes, if Alt+F4 does not get me out of a program, Alt+f+x will. Windows+d or m can get annoying.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop Question

Apparently, that is the way JAWS behaves now.
I too miss the way Window-Eyes focused where you would expect a screen reader to focus.
Richard


On Oct 12, 2017, at 5:14 AM, Mike Rogers <harpman9@gmail.com <mailto:harpman9@gmail.com> > wrote:



I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something I can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com <http://www.harmonicaworkshops.com>


Re: Desktop Question

Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
 

I use Windows key plus m. Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Rogers
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Desktop Question

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something I can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com


Re: Jaws and thunderbird issue.

Don Walls
 

I have Windows 10 and JAWS 17.02729 and have also noticed when I go to reply to an email I have to move to subject line and then back to the body of my email before I can type my message.

Don


Re: Desktop Question

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

Apparently, that is the way JAWS behaves now.
I too miss the way Window-Eyes focused where you would expect a screen reader to focus.
Richard


On Oct 12, 2017, at 5:14 AM, Mike Rogers <harpman9@...> wrote:

I was a Window Eyes user.  With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned to the desktop.  With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop.  Is there something I can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com







Desktop Question

Mike Rogers
 

I was a Window Eyes user. With W.E., when leaving a program I was returned to the desktop. With Jaws, I have to hit windows-D to get there and sometimes have to hit it twice. to return to desktop. Is there something I can change to get directly to desktop, upone closing a program?

********************************

www.harmonicaworkshops.com


Re: Dictionary compatible with Windows 7 and JAWS 12

multi 85
 

Hello Raymond
I know what you mean, the online dictionaries and things are not what
publications want. So there is a solution, I just need to explain.
It is a software program, totally accessible, called Word Web. It has
a free dictionary, probably not what you would really want, but then,
you can buy addons of the Oxford dictionaries and many other
dictionaries for it. So basically, use the free version to see how
comfortable you are for accessibility or whatever else you'd like, and
then when you are ready you buy the add-ons for it of the versions of
the dictionaries you think the publications would want your
definitions for.
It works offline, so you don't need to be connected to the internet.
http://wordweb.info

On 10/12/17, Poppa Bear <heavens4real@gmail.com> wrote:
If JAWS 12 has research it then you have a built in dictionary function
tha

To find out, press Insert/space bar and then after you hear a small pop,
press the letter R. A dialog box should pop up that allows you to search
for
word or phrase, type in the word, then you will tab once and you will find
a
list of different categories to search in, by default, it should be on
Wiktionary, just press enter. If you do have Research it, and the category
is set to Wiktionary , just pull up research it, type in your word and
press
enter every time you need a definition.

HTH



Nate Kile,

Assistive Technology Instructor, Tech Vision

Specialist in Technology/Training/Teaching for blind/low vision/virtual
instruction for schools

Also Private training to your needs

907-444-3707

Website with hundreds of informational articles & lessons on PC, Office
products, Mac, iPad/iTools and more, all done with keystrokes:
<http://www.yourtechvision.com> www.yourtechvision.com





From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Raymond
Jantz
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Dictionary compatible with Windows 7 and JAWS 12



I have post on this subject previously, but I think I might be more
successful if I'm more specific. Because I write for publication I need
a
dictionary that I can download onto my own computer. I have carried out a
thorough search on the Web to no avail. I thought if there is such a
thing,
someone on this list would probably know about it.

I'd be happy to update JAWS if necessary.

Thanks,




Jaws and thunderbird issue.

Randy Barnett <randy@...>
 

Hi, I am using Windows 10 1709 build 16299.15, Jaws 18 build 4350 and Thunderbird v52.4 and have noticed that it is acting strange at times.

When replying to a message I sometimes have to shift tab to the subject line then tab back to the message field just to be able to type.

There are times when using ctrl + right arrow Jaws will read a letter twice even though there is only one letter. Example actual word cool ctrl + right
arrow says c c o o l It will not delete correctly when this happens.

I have uninstalled then reinstalled TB and it still happens. It also happened in the last release too.

Well, now in addition to the other issues it wont type a certain letter in a word. Example: tried to type stranger things. Actual text typed: straner thns. Every time i tried to add the letter g it freezes up my system for a few seconds. The
more I try to type the letter g the longer the system freezes.. Switched to NVDA and was able to finish the e-mail message just fine.
So it seems to be a jaws issue.
Any ideas?

--


Re: Figured out solution to JAWS poor speech clarity/quality on new Asus laptop running Windows 10. USB sound card that cost $8,39 on Amazon!

Soronel Haetir
 

It actually makes sense to me that jaws would have problems, music and
video simply off-loads produced audio onto the sound card, and doesn't
have other processing going on. Jaws on the other hand is continuing
to actually produce (rather than just decompress) even during
playback. If you've ever done a say all with eloquence with a long
page you will likely notice a point where the speech rate picks up
remarkably, that is the point where jaws has finished producing audio
and only has to 'play' it.

On 10/11/17, Tim Ford <ttford@gmail.com> wrote:
Movies play just fine and music plays just fine with the onboard sound
card.
I think it is just something like what SoundBlaster experienced, it is the
driver, and why it pops up as a JAWS issue (actually I think the problem is
related to Eloquence), is some cause that nobody has identified as the
culprit, so they don’t know what to go looking to fix.



I am happy, especially the $8.39 price tag!



Tim Ford





From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy
Barnett
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Figured out solution to JAWS poor speech clarity/quality on
new
Asus laptop running Windows 10. USB sound card that cost $8,39 on Amazon!



I am glad you found a solution to what is a very annoying problem. :) I
would just add this sounds like a hardware issue with your sound card. Jaws
should not be able to load the sound card to the point it is slowing down
the system if everything is operating correctly.
I dont remember did music and movies play fine? If so this is one very
strange Jaws issue. :)
On 10/11/2017 6:53 PM, Tim Ford wrote:

HI All,



You may remember my asking for suggestions on my new laptop where JAWS just
sounded mushy and indistinct. Several of you provided helpful hints,
focusing on the sound card driver for the built-in sound card. After
ensuring the drivers were current, any sound enhancement options were
turned
off, running a JAWS repair, the problem remained. The answer turned out to
be an external USB connected sound card; all my JAWS mushy issues are gone!



Through Amazon, I found a “best seller” USB sound card for $8.39, yup, that
cheap, and it came with next day delivery via my Amazon Prime. Here is the
link.

Click here.
<https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N905VOY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=150777
1334&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=%22UGREEN+USB+Audio+Adapter+Exte
rnal+Stereo+Sound+Card+With+3.5mm+Headphone+And+Microphone+Jack+For+Windows%
2C+Mac%2C+Linux%2C+PC%2C+Laptops%2C+Desktops%2C+PS4+%28Black%29%22&dpPl=1&dp
ID=41wD3z6-W5L&ref=plSrch>



The sound card has the USB cable attached. The “card” itself is tiny, ½
inch thick, 1.5 inches long, and 1 inch wide. The USB card sounds great
for
JAWS, and music as well. Best yet, no driver to install or maintain, all
built in and ready to go.



I caught on to this idea of a new and separate sound card because I
suddenly
remembered an experience years ago when my SoundBlaster Live card, although
great for playing and recording music, sounded mushy and had pops at the
end
of each time JAWS would speak. I reached a senior tech support person for
the company, who admitted their own driver had this problem, it only seemed
to affect screen readers, and they had never figured out a solution except

a driver from Gateway Computers that was on the Gateway web site. Totally
fixed that SoundBlaster card problem.



So sometimes you end up with a sound card design or driver that just does
not like JAWS, and this new Asus was one of those. A new/separate card,
and
all is well! Also, with what I am guessing is a load off the computer, the
weird JAWS delays, going silent for a full minute, that kind of stuff, also
seems to have cleared up.



At this price, I could not go wrong, and it has exceeded my most optimistic
expectations. And so cheap it is essentially a stocking stuffer item.



Tim Ford





--
Sincereley: Randy Barnett
Owner of Soundtique.
707-502-5575
1897 SE Dr.
Grants Pass, Or. 97526



--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Re: Figured out solution to JAWS poor speech clarity/quality on new Asus laptop running Windows 10. USB sound card that cost $8,39 on Amazon!

Tim Ford
 

Movies play just fine and music plays just fine with the onboard sound card.  I think it is just something like what SoundBlaster experienced, it is the driver, and why it pops up as a JAWS issue (actually I think the problem is related to Eloquence), is some cause that nobody has identified as the culprit, so they don’t know what to go looking to fix.

 

I am happy, especially the $8.39 price tag!

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Figured out solution to JAWS poor speech clarity/quality on new Asus laptop running Windows 10. USB sound card that cost $8,39 on Amazon!

 

I am glad you found a solution to what is a very annoying problem. :) I would just add this sounds like a hardware issue with your sound card. Jaws should not be able to load the sound card to the point it is slowing down the system if everything is operating correctly.
I dont remember did music and movies play fine? If so this is one very strange Jaws issue. :)
On 10/11/2017 6:53 PM, Tim Ford wrote:

HI All,

 

You may remember my asking for suggestions on my new laptop where JAWS just sounded mushy and indistinct.  Several of you provided helpful hints, focusing on the sound card driver for the built-in sound card.  After ensuring the drivers were current, any sound enhancement options were turned off, running a JAWS repair, the problem remained.  The answer turned out to be an external USB connected sound card; all my JAWS mushy issues are gone!

 

Through Amazon, I found a “best seller” USB sound card for $8.39, yup, that cheap, and it came with next day delivery via my Amazon Prime.  Here is the link.

Click here.

 

The sound card has the USB cable attached.  The “card” itself is tiny, ½ inch thick, 1.5 inches long, and 1 inch wide.  The USB card sounds great for JAWS, and music as well.  Best yet, no driver to install or maintain, all built in and ready to go.

 

I caught on to this idea of a new and separate sound card because I suddenly remembered an experience years ago when my SoundBlaster Live card, although great for playing and recording music, sounded mushy and had pops at the end of each time JAWS would speak.  I reached a senior tech support person for the company, who admitted their own driver had this problem, it only seemed to affect screen readers, and they had never figured out a solution except … a driver from Gateway Computers that was on the Gateway web site.  Totally fixed that SoundBlaster card problem.

 

So sometimes you end up with a sound card design or driver that just does not like JAWS, and this new Asus was one of those.  A new/separate card, and all is well!  Also, with what I am guessing is a load off the computer, the weird JAWS delays, going silent for a full minute, that kind of stuff, also seems to have cleared up.

 

At this price, I could not go wrong, and it has exceeded my most optimistic expectations.  And so cheap it is essentially a stocking stuffer item. 

 

Tim Ford

 

 

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