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moderated Re: Checking remaining battery power

Marilyn Bland <tinkerbelltx@...>
 

Hello listers,

 

Please help –

 

I have a laptop and want to know – step by step please - how to find out how much battery power is left before I have to charge it again. Also, does the machine have to be off and plugged in to charge, or will it charge while plugged in and is in use?

 

Many thanks.

 

Marilyn

 


moderated Re: Moving from columb to columb using Jaws

Chris Chaffin
 


try f6.
Chris


On Jun 25, 2018, at 3:10 PM, Nino Dagostino <ndagostino3@...> wrote:

Hello:

 

I have noticed that some programs have a left collumb and a right collumb,like Canvas, the windows firewall those are two examples of programs that have at least two collumbs.

 

What is the quickest to move from collumb to collumb?

 

I hope I am asking this question properly.

 

Thank you for any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

 


moderated Moving from columb to columb using Jaws

Nino Dagostino
 

Hello:

 

I have noticed that some programs have a left collumb and a right collumb,like Canvas, the windows firewall those are two examples of programs that have at least two collumbs.

 

What is the quickest to move from collumb to collumb?

 

I hope I am asking this question properly.

 

Thank you for any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

 


moderated Re: website notifications

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi again, William. What I suspect is that these announcements are not coming from the website. Are they announcements like Remember Password, etc? If so, there is no way to act on these missed announcements, unless done immediately. This is because, if not acted on immediately, Firefox assumes that you do not want to act on the announcement, and dismisses the announcement. Usually, you act on the remember password with ALT plus R. A save announcement is acted upon with ALT plus S, etc.

 

I’m sorry I don’t have better news, but Firefox is not very friendly in this regard.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of William Windels
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 1:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: website notifications

 

Hello all,

 

 

I don’t know exactly if this is only a windows-question or perhaps also jaws-related.

 

 

It’s about announcements from websites:

They are spoken by jaws because they appear for a short time on the screen.

 

But, on windows 10, jaws 2018 and the last version of firefox, I was wondering if I could activate the missed announcements so that i can activate the contents from the message.

 

On mac os , you should have the message-panel with voiceover.

But on windows10, I don’t know.

 

All hints are very welcome.

 

 

Kind regards,

William Windels

 

Met vriendelijke groeten,

William Windels

Bemiddelaar VDAB - werkwinkel Vac Gent

Virginie Lovelinggebouw

Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 70 (aan het Sint-Pieters Station), 9000 Gent

T 09/248.53.00 F: 09/248 55 09 brussel: 487

 

Openingsuren: elke werkdag van 8:30h-12:00h

En 13:00h-16:00h (niet op donderdag)

Servicelijn: 0800/30 700 (elke werkdag van 8h-19h)

Vanuit het buitenland: +32 2 508 38 11.

vdab.be

 

solicitatietips kan je vinden op:

vdab.be/solliciteren of fiches van een bepaald beroep of bijhorende getuigenis kan je vinden nop vdab.be/beroepeninfo

 


moderated Re: website notifications

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, William. Those website announcements should be found under notifications. You reach these notifications via Winkey plus A for the Actions menu.

 

Also, under the Ease of Access Menu, press ENTER on

 

Make it easier to focus on tasks Link

 

Once you have pressed this link, adjust how long notifications remain on the screen by using the combo box labelled:

 

How long should Windows notification dialog boxes stay open? Combo box

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of William Windels
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 1:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: website notifications

 

Hello all,

 

 

I don’t know exactly if this is only a windows-question or perhaps also jaws-related.

 

 

It’s about announcements from websites:

They are spoken by jaws because they appear for a short time on the screen.

 

But, on windows 10, jaws 2018 and the last version of firefox, I was wondering if I could activate the missed announcements so that i can activate the contents from the message.

 

On mac os , you should have the message-panel with voiceover.

But on windows10, I don’t know.

 

All hints are very welcome.

 

 

Kind regards,

William Windels

 

Met vriendelijke groeten,

William Windels

Bemiddelaar VDAB - werkwinkel Vac Gent

Virginie Lovelinggebouw

Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 70 (aan het Sint-Pieters Station), 9000 Gent

T 09/248.53.00 F: 09/248 55 09 brussel: 487

 

Openingsuren: elke werkdag van 8:30h-12:00h

En 13:00h-16:00h (niet op donderdag)

Servicelijn: 0800/30 700 (elke werkdag van 8h-19h)

Vanuit het buitenland: +32 2 508 38 11.

vdab.be

 

solicitatietips kan je vinden op:

vdab.be/solliciteren of fiches van een bepaald beroep of bijhorende getuigenis kan je vinden nop vdab.be/beroepeninfo

 


moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Lisa
 

Try shift+f10.

Lisa Heberger
Alternative Media Center
Braille specialist
Phone: (804) 916-8862

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:38 PM
To: jfw <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Problem due to absence of applications key

Hi all,
I know this may be quite a stupid query but can't develop a work around for this. Being a low vision person, I was used to operating with the mouse with my screen magnifier. Hence, the right click was an essential part of my functioning. When I embraced JAWS, the right click was replaced by the application key on the keyboard. However, my new laptop doesn't have an application key. The only option I have is the * button on the num pad with Num lock off. However, this hardly does the job.
Eagerly await some work arounds.
Thanks a lot.
Best
Turab


moderated website notifications

William Windels
 

Hello all,

 

 

I don’t know exactly if this is only a windows-question or perhaps also jaws-related.

 

 

It’s about announcements from websites:

They are spoken by jaws because they appear for a short time on the screen.

 

But, on windows 10, jaws 2018 and the last version of firefox, I was wondering if I could activate the missed announcements so that i can activate the contents from the message.

 

On mac os , you should have the message-panel with voiceover.

But on windows10, I don’t know.

 

All hints are very welcome.

 

 

Kind regards,

William Windels

 

Met vriendelijke groeten,

William Windels

Bemiddelaar VDAB - werkwinkel Vac Gent

Virginie Lovelinggebouw

Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 70 (aan het Sint-Pieters Station), 9000 Gent

T 09/248.53.00 F: 09/248 55 09 brussel: 487

 

Openingsuren: elke werkdag van 8:30h-12:00h

En 13:00h-16:00h (niet op donderdag)

Servicelijn: 0800/30 700 (elke werkdag van 8h-19h)

Vanuit het buitenland: +32 2 508 38 11.

vdab.be

 

solicitatietips kan je vinden op:

vdab.be/solliciteren of fiches van een bepaald beroep of bijhorende getuigenis kan je vinden nop vdab.be/beroepeninfo

 


moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Can you use your shift key and f10 together? That’s another way to get into your “applications key”-specific context menu.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of turab chimthanawala <turabhvc@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:37:33 AM
To: jfw
Subject: Problem due to absence of applications key
 
Hi all,
I know this may  be quite a stupid query but can't develop a work
around for this. Being a low vision person, I was used to operating
with the mouse with my screen magnifier. Hence, the right click was an
essential part of my functioning. When I embraced JAWS, the right
click was replaced by the application key on the keyboard. However, my
new laptop doesn't have an application key. The only option I have is
the * button on the num pad with Num lock off. However, this hardly
does the job.
Eagerly  await some work arounds.
Thanks a lot.
Best
Turab




moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Sally Hagarty
 

Shift F10 should bring up the context menu.


moderated Re: JAWS Scripts Repository - Does one (or might several) exist?

Steve Nutt
 

Hi Brian,

 

That was one of the great things about Window-Eyes, it had a central repository.  But I don’t know of one for JAWS.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 03 June 2018 15:59
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS Scripts Repository - Does one (or might several) exist?

 

The thread on "JAWS & Becky!" brings this thought to mind again.

It seems to me that there is an endless reinvention of the wheel in terms of JAWS scripts because, to my knowledge, there is not a well-known or well-publicized central repository for same withing the JAWS user community.  I could, of course, be entirely wrong and completely ignorant on this count.  Does one, or more than one, exist?

Has any thought been given for using something like the WIKI pages here or a Google Drive account as such a spot?

For any of these scripts usage would, of course, by an "at your own risk" affair, but far better to have something to try out in a pinch than not as far as I'm concerned.  I also can't see many individuals in the community of JAWS scripters churning out JAWS script malware, either.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

     Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

         ~ Mark Twain


moderated Re: Designing Audio Software

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

I’m not that familiar with the software, but couldn’t someone probably write a JAWS script for it?  If it’s only unidentified controls, this should be achievable.  You could also try JAWS Key+7 and reclass some of the windows.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: 02 June 2018 10:28
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Designing Audio Software

 

The interface problem is not language-specific. Usually these things are done with external libraries that are accessible by any, or most, programming language(s). Unfortunately, the reprogramming required to get you what you want is not a small task, which is why it's very difficult to get any of these small outfits to actually do it. Everybody claims poverty--small staff, small budget, looking to innovate for the main customer base, you know the shpiel. But good on ya for continuing to work with these people and guide them toward better access for screenreader users.

 

On 6/1/2018 4:29 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

Hi, it's Annabelle.

I've been working with Atmosphere Deluxe (http://www.vectormediasoftware.com/atmdeluxehome.htm), and I want to help Vectormedia Software redesign their interface so it works with JAWS. currently, the program is in Visual Basic, which has a hard time being recognized by JAWS, especially since some of the controls are spoken the exact same way (JAWS says "Graphic 0"), despite the fact that each one is different. For example, some of the controls are buttons, and some are sliders, and some are checkboxes. I can't seem to customize them with Frame Viewer, as some of these controls, at least to JAWS, look exactly identical. So now that brings up my question, how can I help Vectormedia Software to trade Visual Basic for a programming language that is universally understood by most screenreaders, but especially JAWS? I was thinking they could redesign the interface to look like the main browser of the Windows operating system. Or even something that can be recognized by all operating systems. Kind of like what Applied Acoustics of Canada (http://www.applied-acoustics.com) does with their physical models of guitars. From what I understand, Strum Acoustic and Strum Electric, made by Applied Acoustics, are designed with C++. If you download Atmosphere Deluxe from http://www.vectormediasoftware.com/atmdeluxedown.htm, you'll be able to understand what I mean when I say the interface of Atmosphere Deluxe is only partially recognized by JAWS. Back in an Email dated May 1, 2010 at 11:23 AM, one of the reps at Vectormedia Software said they could possibly redesign their interface from scratch, but I haven't heard anything from them regarding that or any other questions I have since August 1, 2012 at 3:47 AM. I sure hope the company's still around, because they haven't updated their website since July 22, 2012.

 

 


moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Soronel Haetir
 

Also, at least some laptops have an Fn key combo to trigger the same
action, for instance on my current laptop fn+right ctrl (note that
fn+left ctrl does nothing as far as I can tell).

On 6/24/18, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@windstream.net> wrote:
Shift-F20 works as right mouse.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab
chimthanawala
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:38 PM
To: jfw <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Problem due to absence of applications key

Hi all,
I know this may be quite a stupid query but can't develop a work around for
this. Being a low vision person, I was used to operating with the mouse with
my screen magnifier. Hence, the right click was an essential part of my
functioning. When I embraced JAWS, the right click was replaced by the
application key on the keyboard. However, my new laptop doesn't have an
application key. The only option I have is the * button on the num pad with
Num lock off. However, this hardly does the job.
Eagerly await some work arounds.
Thanks a lot.
Best
Turab







--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Shift-F20 works as right mouse.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:38 PM
To: jfw <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Problem due to absence of applications key

Hi all,
I know this may be quite a stupid query but can't develop a work around for this. Being a low vision person, I was used to operating with the mouse with my screen magnifier. Hence, the right click was an essential part of my functioning. When I embraced JAWS, the right click was replaced by the application key on the keyboard. However, my new laptop doesn't have an application key. The only option I have is the * button on the num pad with Num lock off. However, this hardly does the job.
Eagerly await some work arounds.
Thanks a lot.
Best
Turab


moderated Changing fonts

kevin meyers
 

Hello, I’m using Windows 10 and Jaws 2018. For some reason I can no longer get the menu that shows up under home. There are no choices to add bullets, alignment and right now changing the font. What could have taken away that part of the menu?

 

Kevin Meyers

 


moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Ralf Kefferpuetz
 

Shift-F10

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Sonntag, 24. Juni 2018 18:38
To: jfw <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Problem due to absence of applications key

Hi all,
I know this may be quite a stupid query but can't develop a work around for this. Being a low vision person, I was used to operating with the mouse with my screen magnifier. Hence, the right click was an essential part of my functioning. When I embraced JAWS, the right click was replaced by the application key on the keyboard. However, my new laptop doesn't have an application key. The only option I have is the * button on the num pad with Num lock off. However, this hardly does the job.
Eagerly await some work arounds.
Thanks a lot.
Best
Turab


moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Pat Seed
 

Hi,
Try Shift and F 10 together, and then arrow down to the choices.
Blessings and All the Very Best,
Pat

----- Original Message -----
From: "turab chimthanawala" <turabhvc@gmail.com>
To: "jfw" <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:37 PM
Subject: Problem due to absence of applications key


Hi all,
I know this may be quite a stupid query but can't develop a work
around for this. Being a low vision person, I was used to operating
with the mouse with my screen magnifier. Hence, the right click was an
essential part of my functioning. When I embraced JAWS, the right
click was replaced by the application key on the keyboard. However, my
new laptop doesn't have an application key. The only option I have is
the * button on the num pad with Num lock off. However, this hardly
does the job.
Eagerly await some work arounds.
Thanks a lot.
Best
Turab


moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

turab chimthanawala
 

Hi Richard and Kevin, thanks a lot.
Shift + F10 worked.
Best
Turab

On 6/24/18, Kevin Minor <kminor65@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi.

As someone stated, SHIFT+F10 at the same time is what you’d use in place of
the application key, but you might need to set your function keys on the
laptop to Windows. A laptop that I had mapped the function keys to
different functions such as turning on and off WI-FI. I don’t know how to
change this on a laptop.

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.
Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY




moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

 

As someone stated, SHIFT+F10 at the same time is what you’d use in place of the application key, but you might need to set your function keys on the laptop to Windows.  A laptop that I had mapped the function keys to different functions such as turning on and off WI-FI.  I don’t know how to change this on a laptop.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY


moderated Re: Problem due to absence of applications key

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 


Try shift-f10 That is the Windows keyboard command to bring up the context menu.
Richard


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain




On Jun 24, 2018, at 9:37 AM, turab chimthanawala <turabhvc@...> wrote:

Hi all,
I know this may  be quite a stupid query but can't develop a work
around for this. Being a low vision person, I was used to operating
with the mouse with my screen magnifier. Hence, the right click was an
essential part of my functioning. When I embraced JAWS, the right
click was replaced by the application key on the keyboard. However, my
new laptop doesn't have an application key. The only option I have is
the * button on the num pad with Num lock off. However, this hardly
does the job.
Eagerly  await some work arounds.
Thanks a lot.
Best
Turab




moderated Problem due to absence of applications key

turab chimthanawala
 

Hi all,
I know this may be quite a stupid query but can't develop a work
around for this. Being a low vision person, I was used to operating
with the mouse with my screen magnifier. Hence, the right click was an
essential part of my functioning. When I embraced JAWS, the right
click was replaced by the application key on the keyboard. However, my
new laptop doesn't have an application key. The only option I have is
the * button on the num pad with Num lock off. However, this hardly
does the job.
Eagerly await some work arounds.
Thanks a lot.
Best
Turab