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Re: Latest JAWS Update

Dave...
 

Stanley,
 
A new shortcut is not created until you install a major update; in this case it would be for JAWS 2019. Incremental updates do not generate a new shortcut.
 
 
Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 17:41
Subject: Latest JAWS Update

I just downloaded today’s update for Jaws2018. It was nice that I did not have to recreate the shortcut key. I hope that this process will continue in future updates.

 

Stanley

 


Latest JAWS Update

Stanley Haupt
 

I just downloaded today’s update for Jaws2018. It was nice that I did not have to recreate the shortcut key. I hope that this process will continue in future updates.

 

Stanley

 


speech syn

Don H
 

Prior to its demise I was a long time Window Eyes user and used the Decaccess32 speech syn. Is there a way to use this syn with Jaws 2018?
Thanks


J18.4354 Update Download Links + What's New

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,

An update for Jaws 18 was released today as well.  Below are the download
links + what's new in this release, which isn't much of an update:

32 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4534TYNN63/J18.0.4534enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4534TYNN63/J18.0.4534enu-x64.exe

Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.4534 (December 2017)
This update addresses a couple issues that were discovered shortly after the
release of the December 2017 update.

list of 2 items
. Resolved an issue where the Password field on the Windows 10 logon screen
was being announced multiple times.
. Addressed an issue where JAWS was speaking on the login screen even when
configured not to start at logon.
list end

Take care.  Mike.  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.


J2018.1712.10 Update Direct Download Links + What's New

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,

Here's todays J2018 update download links & what's new in this release:

32 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171210AXV34T/J2018.1712.10enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171210AXV34T/J2018.1712.10enu-x64.exe

Enhancements in JAWS 2018.1712.10 (December 2017)
The following is a list of improvements made between the initial JAWS 2018
release and the December 2017 update.

Screen Shade for Additional Privacy

For additional privacy, use the JAWS Screen Shade to prevent others from
seeing what you are typing or reading by turning the screen black. This
feature
is available in Windows 10 and Windows 8.

To turn on the Screen Shade, press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by the
PRINTSCREEN key, or triple tap with three fingers on a touch screen.
Alternatively,
Screen Shade can be toggled on or off using Quick Settings (INSERT+V). Once
enabled, the contents of your screen can no longer be seen. The Screen Shade
remains active until toggled back off, or JAWS is restarted. Screen Shade
can also be turned off by doing a right mouse click.

Note: Screen Shade is strictly a privacy feature and will not increase the
battery life on a laptop or tablet. Additionally, Screen Shade is only
available
when JAWS is running by itself. It cannot be used when running Fusion, or
when running JAWS together with ZoomText or MAGic.

Speech On Demand

Speech On Demand is a feature that allows you to limit the amount of JAWS
speech you hear as you navigate windows and documents or perform other
actions
using hot keys. By default, when using Speech On Demand, JAWS only announces
actions that are associated with a limited set of hot keys. In addition,
mouse
echo and typing echo are still available, which allows JAWS to read text
that you point to with the mouse pointer and speak characters and words as
you
type. You can quickly toggle between Speech On Demand and full speech using
a convenient layered command, or even make Speech On Demand the default
speech
mode when JAWS starts.

For JAWS users who rely heavily on Braille or for users of Fusion that can
see well enough to use the screen for tracking focus, too much speech can be
overwhelming while navigating using the keyboard and mouse. However, users
still want to be able to use speech to read once they have moved to a
location
on the screen, or just checking a Window Title, column heading in a table or
spread sheet, or even reading the time from the System tray. In both these
situations, Speech On Demand can be very helpful. You will find that
switching applications with ALT+TAB or using ARROW keys to move through a
document
are silenced. Speech is only triggered when using a limited set of reading
commands such as speaking the current character, word, line, paragraph, or
doing
a Say All.

Layered commands to toggle the feature:

list of 2 items
. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by S to toggle the speech mode between Full
Speech and either Speech On Demand (the default) or Mute speech. Focus
braille
display users can also press RIGHT SHIFT+M (DOTS 1-3-4) to toggle between
Speech On Demand and Full Speech.
. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+S while Full Speech is disabled to
toggle between Speech On Demand and Mute speech.
list end

By default, JAWS always returns to Full Speech when restarted after these
keystrokes have been used. To make permanent changes to the default
settings,
do the following:

list of 10 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it
from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. In the tree view, expand the Speech Options group.
4. Press the SPACEBAR on Speech Mode to change the default choice between
Less Speech or Full Speech. Full Speech is selected by default.
5. Press the SPACEBAR on Less Speech Options to change the default choice
between Mute Speech or Speech On Demand. Speech On Demand is selected by
default.
6. Expand the Speech On Demand Options group.
7. If you do not want any reading hot keys to speak with Speech On Demand
active, use the SPACEBAR to clear the Allow Reading Commands check box.
Reading
commands are spoken by default.
8. If JAWS Mouse Echo is enabled and you want to hear text as you move the
mouse with Speech On Demand active, use the SPACEBAR to select the Allow
Mouse
Echo checkbox. This checkbox is cleared by default.
9. If JAWS Typing Echo is set to Characters, Words, or Characters and Words
and you want to hear what you are typing with Speech On Demand active, use
the SPACEBAR to select the Allow Typing Echo check box. This checkbox is
cleared by default.
10. Choose OK to save your changes and close Settings Center.
list end

See the What's New topic in the JAWS Help for a complete list of the preset
designated reading commands available in Speech On Demand.

JAWS
list of 13 items
. When JAWS is configured to start at the login screen and after logon,
addressed an issue in the Windows 10 Fall Creators' update where JAWS was
not working
as expected if the "Use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up
my device after update or restart" option is enabled.
. Resolved an issue where the Password field on the Windows 10 logon screen
was being announced multiple times.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was blocking the Windows shut down in the
Fall Creators' update.
. If Smart Navigation is set to Controls or Controls and Tables, which
offers a more efficient way to navigate in web-based applications by
treating most
controls as a single unit when navigating by character or word, headings are
no longer treated as a single navigation unit. This allows you to review the
contents of the heading using LEFT or RIGHT ARROW and CTRL+LEFT or
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW as well as select text just like in paragraphs. Smart
Navigation is
off by default and can be configured through the Startup Wizard located in
the JAWS Help menu, or toggled using the layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR
followed
by X.
. JAWS no longer says "cell" when reading the current line in a table with
Smart Navigation set to Controls or Controls and Tables. You will now hear a
slight pause to indicate a cell break.
. Addressed a customer reported issue with the USPS Tracking Research It
Lookup source not displaying results for a tracking number as expected.
. Due to major changes with the WebMD website, the Health search on WebMD
Research It lookup source has been removed as it can no longer search and
retreive
results from this service.
. Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+A twice quickly in the Windows 10
File Explorer was not displaying the contents of the address bar in the
Virtual
Viewer as expected.
. Resolved issues with JAWS not reading correctly in a Windows 10 Command
Prompt window.
. JAWS now announces the All Day check box when creating a new appointment
in the Windows 10 calendar.
. Resolved multiple issues with using JAWS with the Windows 10 Calculator in
the Fall Creators' update.
. If a Korean Vocalizer Expressive Voice is installed, resolved a customer
reported issue where JAWS was not automatically switching to the Korean
voice
on a web page containing Korean content.
. Addressed issues with a couple Research It lookup sources in the French
version of JAWS not displaying results as expected.
list end

Kindle for PC
list of 1 items
. Amazon Kindle books can contain links to other parts of the book or to
other content on the web. JAWS now indicates when text is a link and allows
you
to press ENTER or the SPACEBAR to activate the link.
list end

Microsoft Office
list of 6 items
. Addressed an issue where JAWS was not announcing auto-complete information
when typing email addresses in the Windows 10 Fall Creators' update of
Outlook
365.
. When typing a name in the header fields of a message in Outlook 365, JAWS
now plays a sound to indicate when the auto-complete list opens and closes.
While the list is open, UP and DOWN ARROW navigates the auto-complete
suggestions and pressing INSERT+UP ARROW now reads the currrently selected
name and
email address.
. When using DOWN ARROW to move through a Word document containing graphics,
addressed a customer reported issue where JAWS was not always consistently
indicating when focus moved to a graphic.
. When using AutoSum in Excel 365, addressed a customer reported issue where
JAWS was not automatically reading the default range when pressing
ALT+EQUALS.
. If the virtual ribbon is active, resolved a customer reported issue where
various split buttons were not being displayed when navigating Office
ribbons.
. Resolved an issue in Outlook 365 when in the "To:" field and trying to
type in addresses for your message.
list end

Web Browsers
list of 9 items
. Continued improvements to JAWS performance with Edge. These include
addressing issues with JAWS not always indicating headings and links on
various pages
as well as adding support for automatically announcing notifications such as
when you download a file.
. If you switch to the JAWS application window from Edge, resolved a
customer reported issue where you could not access any JAWS options.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS losing the current position on a web page in
Chrome when switching to another application and then back.
. Addressed a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading as expected
when navigating a parrticular ARIA menu.
. JAWS no longer incorrectly turns on Forms Mode when a toggle button is
activated, even if Forms Mode is set to Manual.
. When selecting and copying text from a web page in Internet Explorer for
pasting into another application, resolved an issue where the wrong text was
sometimes being pasted.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not identifying combo boxes as expected
in Chrome.
. Resolved an issue in Chrome where JAWS was saying "clickable" even on
areas of a page that did not contain links.
. Resolved a customer reported issue with a web page that displays math
content using role="math" not being displayed correctly in braille.
list end

Take care.  Mike.  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.


Re: moving email

Steve Matzura
 

If you are using iMap, there's nothing to back up. When you apply your old profile, which you have hopefully saved and brought over with you from some earlier version of Windows to Windows 10, everything will be there. If you're talking about local folders, read the article at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer for information on how to properly move Thunderbird from one computer to another.

On 12/12/2017 11:22 AM, Carol Smith via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi,

I have my new PC almost ready to go.  What email is recommended with Windows 10?  I currently use Thunderbird and have quite a few messages that I either need to keep or have not yet read.  How can I back them all up so I can move them?  Thanks.

Carol





Re: latest 2018 update

Milton Ota <mota1252@...>
 

VFO is still working with the Mozilla folks to resolve the issues with JAWS and we probably won't see the result of this fix until Firefox 58 and the next build of JAWS is released.

If you are in need to use Firefox, you need to get the ESR release which is version 52.5.1 and is available for both 64 bit and 32 bit operating systems.


Re: latest 2018 update

Don H
 

I sent a Email to FS support regarding the Firefox 57 issue and they indicated that they knew of the Firefox problem and simply said not to use the version 57. No indication if they were working on resolving the issue.

On 12/12/2017 2:45 PM, Jessica D wrote:
Hi,
does VFO know about these issues?
I'm using Windows 10, via bootcamp on my mac, so am afraid to report these issues, because VFO said they don't support that.
Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 12, 2017, at 3:42 PM, Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:

No, and it doesn't address the problem with the Command Prompt, or do anything to bring selectable text to the Edge browser.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: latest 2018 update

Doesn't appear that the latest update for Jaws 2018 released today does
anything to get Jaws to work with the latest version of Firefox which I
think is Firefox version 57.










Re: latest 2018 update

Jessica D <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,
does VFO know about these issues?

I'm using Windows 10, via bootcamp on my mac, so am afraid to report these issues, because VFO said they don't support that.

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 12, 2017, at 3:42 PM, Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:

No, and it doesn't address the problem with the Command Prompt, or do anything to bring selectable text to the Edge browser.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: latest 2018 update

Doesn't appear that the latest update for Jaws 2018 released today does
anything to get Jaws to work with the latest version of Firefox which I
think is Firefox version 57.










Re: latest 2018 update

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

No, and it doesn't address the problem with the Command Prompt, or do anything to bring selectable text to the Edge browser.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: latest 2018 update

Doesn't appear that the latest update for Jaws 2018 released today does
anything to get Jaws to work with the latest version of Firefox which I
think is Firefox version 57.


latest 2018 update

Don H
 

Doesn't appear that the latest update for Jaws 2018 released today does anything to get Jaws to work with the latest version of Firefox which I think is Firefox version 57.


Re: starting jaws

Douglas C. DeCamp
 

Not sure what to think of that. 30 secs seems way too long. Before I installed my SSD I ran with a regular hard drive & I don't remember the Jaws startup time being more than 3 or 4 secs. Don't know if it would do you any good to talk to FS tech support, but maybe. 30 secs does not sound reasonable to me for a 8 gb mem system.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: starting jaws

OK the SSD may help a lot but both Window Eyes and NVDA start in just a few seconds while Jaws takes at least 30 seconds to start. Not a lot of time either way just wondering why Jaws is so much slower.

On 12/12/2017 10:17 AM, Douglas C. DeCamp wrote:
Don,
I'm not sure what you mean by a long time. My Win 10 Pro I7-6700 with 8 gb memory and an Intel SSD primary drive starts Jaws 2018 in Less than 2 seconds. The ssd probably helps out a fair amount.
--

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don
H
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: starting jaws

Of all the screen readers I have used Jaws takes the longest time to start up. Is there a way to speed it up? Running Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 system with 8 Gig of RAM.
Thanks









Re: starting jaws

Don H
 

OK the SSD may help a lot but both Window Eyes and NVDA start in just a few seconds while Jaws takes at least 30 seconds to start. Not a lot of time either way just wondering why Jaws is so much slower.

On 12/12/2017 10:17 AM, Douglas C. DeCamp wrote:
Don,
I'm not sure what you mean by a long time. My Win 10 Pro I7-6700 with 8 gb memory and an Intel SSD primary drive starts Jaws 2018 in Less than 2 seconds. The ssd probably helps out a fair amount.
--
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: starting jaws
Of all the screen readers I have used Jaws takes the longest time to start up. Is there a way to speed it up? Running Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 system with 8 Gig of RAM.
Thanks


moving email

Carol Smith
 

Hi,

I have my new PC almost ready to go. What email is recommended with Windows 10? I currently use Thunderbird and have quite a few messages that I either need to keep or have not yet read. How can I back them all up so I can move them? Thanks.

Carol


Re: starting jaws

Douglas C. DeCamp
 

Don,
I'm not sure what you mean by a long time. My Win 10 Pro I7-6700 with 8 gb memory and an Intel SSD primary drive starts Jaws 2018 in Less than 2 seconds. The ssd probably helps out a fair amount.
--

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: starting jaws

Of all the screen readers I have used Jaws takes the longest time to start up. Is there a way to speed it up? Running Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 system with 8 Gig of RAM.
Thanks


Re: starting jaws

Dave...
 

Likely not. It's quite a resource hog while loading, and often also a
resource hog while running, as well.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@adams.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 06:17
Subject: starting jaws


Of all the screen readers I have used Jaws takes the longest time to
start up. Is there a way to speed it up? Running Jaws 2018 on a
Windows 10 system with 8 Gig of RAM.
Thanks


starting jaws

Don H
 

Of all the screen readers I have used Jaws takes the longest time to start up. Is there a way to speed it up? Running Jaws 2018 on a Windows 10 system with 8 Gig of RAM.
Thanks


Re: Losing sound

Mike Rogers
 

Ever since I updated to 2018, my voice stops working frequently. it stays silent for as long as 30 seconds or more. Didn't have this problem, when I first installed 18.0. I'm using Windows 7.

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On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:04:06 -0500
"Maria Campbell" <lucky1inct@gmail.com> wrote:

Something strange started today.  I seem to be losing the sound of my computer after a certain amount of inactivity.  I know everything else is working fine, as I can read my screen with all apps running with my iPhone.  The only thing different is that I'm on wireless rather than on my modem.  Any ideas?  Thanks.


--
Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
--St. Francis



Re: goldwave 631 and jaws

Lee Maschmeyer
 

Note that Insert+Q should tell the script set being used. Would this help?

--

Lee Maschmeyer

"Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."
--Lewis Carroll


Losing sound

Maria Campbell
 

Something strange started today.  I seem to be losing the sound of my computer after a certain amount of inactivity.  I know everything else is working fine, as I can read my screen with all apps running with my iPhone.  The only thing different is that I'm on wireless rather than on my modem.  Any ideas?  Thanks.


--

Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
--St. Francis