Date   

Firefox Latest installer and AddOns

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Tom. I do have a link to download the latest Firefox installer. I will put it below. There is a problem, though. All Internet Explorer favorites WILL

go away with the latest version, and there is no workaround. Firefox 60 and up will not accept any of the AddOns for having Internet Explorer favorites

appear in Firefox as before. Here is the link to the newest Firefox installer.

 

https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-stub&os=win&lang=en-US

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


Re: script install question

Andre Polykanine <andre@...>
 

Hello Robin,
1. No, you don't, just install them to your user folder.
2. After installing and testing that everything works, export your
JAWS settings. Thus you will be able to import them whenever you need
to upgrade JAWS.


--
With best regards from Ukraine,
Andre
Skype: menelion_elensule
Twitter (English only): @AndrePolykanine

------------ Original message ------------
From: Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io <Robin_Van_Lant=Key.com@groups.io>
To: JFW list (main@jfw.groups.io)
Date created: , 6:57:15 PM
Subject: script install question


Hi,

My IT department at work is getting the Cisco Jabber script for me. This will be my first script to add to JAWS. I have a couple quick questions to help me prepare:



Will I need admin rights to install this or other scripts? I did not with Window Eyes. Will scripts carry over when I upgrade JAWS or will I need to reinstall the script whenever I upgrade JAWS? I’m hoping to have the IT person who installs this let me put a copy of the file into a folder where I keep my JAWS install files for safe keeping.


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script install question

Van Lant, Robin
 

Hi,

My IT department at work is getting the Cisco Jabber script for me.  This will be my first script to add to JAWS.   I have a couple quick questions to help me prepare:

 

  1. Will I need  admin rights to install this or other scripts?  I did not with Window Eyes. 
  2. Will scripts carry over when I upgrade JAWS or will I need to reinstall the script whenever I upgrade JAWS?   I’m hoping to have the IT person who installs this let me put a copy of the file into a folder where I keep my JAWS install files for safe keeping. 
  3.  


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moderated Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files

Dave Durber
 

Hello Tom:

I will right to you off-list about this program.

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom" <tomcat509@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2018 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files


Hi Dave,

Downloade and installed the Mp3 Gain program. Are there any tutorials
around which I could study?
Thanks
Tom



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Durber
Sent: Sunday, 1 July 2018 8:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files

Hello Tom:

If you have a folder or several folders containing audio files ripped to
.mp3 format, which, when played, play at varying sound levels, you can use
MP3 Gain to change the volume of all the .MP3 files to the same audio level.

I am using this program, curtacy of Steve Matzura, who suggested it to me.
Below, are two sites where you can download MP3 Gain:

https://mp3gain.en.softonic.com/download

and

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3gain/

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom" <tomcat509@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2018 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files


Hi,
I also would like to know the answer to this question.

Is there such a program which, when run against a folder of music mp3
files, would set all file volumes to a similar level.

Currently I have a few usb sticks containing numerous music tracks by
different artists but each track seems to have a different volume level.
It
would be great to set all tracks to a similar volume level regardless of
which player was used.


Thanks
Tom



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Durber
Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2018 12:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files

Hello Everyone:

When I rip audio CD's to flac lossless audio, for example, the volume can
vary considerably from track to track.

I appreciate that the original volume was set at the original recording
company.

Does anyone know of a program, which will allow me to set the audio in the
.flac files, to 0 DB or +1 DB across all tracks and which is accessible
using JAWS?

Thanks in anticipation.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber














Re: Firefox

Tom Behler
 

Bill:

 

I followed your instructions for re-installing the Plain Old Favorites add-on, and they worked flawlessly.

 

My internet favorites are now restored in Firefox.

 

I’m going to save your instructions for future reference.

 

Thanks so much, and sorry again for all the extra e-mails.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 1:40 AM
To: JFW Mailing List <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Firefox

 

Hi, Tom. I’ve tried sending you an email about three times, and you’re not receiving them. You need plainoldfavorites-1.4-fx-windows.xpi.

 

If you have this file, or can receive a link for it, I’ll try putting it up on SendSpace.

 

If you have the file, put it in your downloads folder. Open Firefox, press CONTROL plus O, SHIFT-TAB a couple of times until your downloads file list comes up. Find plainoldfavorites-1.4-fx-windows.xpi. Press ENTER. When Firefox asks if you want to install this AddOn, either press ALT plus A for Allow, or press ALT plus I, depending upon whether you are asked if you want to allow the installation, or if you are asked to press ALT plus I to install it.

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


Re: Firefox

Tom Behler
 

Bill:

 

I have the file you note, so I think I’m set in that regard.

 

Will work with your instructions below when I get some time here.

 

Will keep you posted.

 

Thanks!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 1:40 AM
To: JFW Mailing List <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Firefox

 

Hi, Tom. I’ve tried sending you an email about three times, and you’re not receiving them. You need plainoldfavorites-1.4-fx-windows.xpi.

 

If you have this file, or can receive a link for it, I’ll try putting it up on SendSpace.

 

If you have the file, put it in your downloads folder. Open Firefox, press CONTROL plus O, SHIFT-TAB a couple of times until your downloads file list comes up. Find plainoldfavorites-1.4-fx-windows.xpi. Press ENTER. When Firefox asks if you want to install this AddOn, either press ALT plus A for Allow, or press ALT plus I, depending upon whether you are asked if you want to allow the installation, or if you are asked to press ALT plus I to install it.

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


Firefox

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Tom. I’ve tried sending you an email about three times, and you’re not receiving them. You need plainoldfavorites-1.4-fx-windows.xpi.

 

If you have this file, or can receive a link for it, I’ll try putting it up on SendSpace.

 

If you have the file, put it in your downloads folder. Open Firefox, press CONTROL plus O, SHIFT-TAB a couple of times until your downloads file list comes up. Find plainoldfavorites-1.4-fx-windows.xpi. Press ENTER. When Firefox asks if you want to install this AddOn, either press ALT plus A for Allow, or press ALT plus I, depending upon whether you are asked if you want to allow the installation, or if you are asked to press ALT plus I to install it.

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


Anyone using the ADT website with JAWS?

Shirley Tracy
 

Hi,

 

I’m trying to create a profile on ADT’s “myadt” section of their website. I have followed all the directions but still find myself in a loop without making any real headway. Do any of you know if it is accessible with JAWS and I’m just doing something wrong? Or if it is simply unaccessible?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Shirley

 

 


moderated Re: Can you have two JAWS keys?

David Moore
 

Hi!

No, there is no down side of using the laptop mode. You have the caps lock as a JAWS keys, and you can use all of the desktop commands as usual!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 6:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can you have two JAWS keys?

 

David,

Is there a downside to using the laptop layout that I should know about?  I primarily use my laptop in a docking station with a full keyboard.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 5:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can you have two JAWS keys?

 

Hi!

If you set JAWS to laptop lay out mode, you can use all of the desktop commands, and have three JAWS keys.

The caps lock, the numpad insert, and the insert extended somewhere else on your computer.

That is the default for the laptop layout mode. With the desktop layout mode, you have the numpad insert and the extended insert, but not the caps lock.

Have a great one!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Pat Seed
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can you have two JAWS keys?

 

Hi Robin and All,

I believe the insert key can function as a JAWS key in the desk top mode setup. The Caps Lock key does what the insert key does, but only in lap top mode.

Blessings and All the Very Best,

Pat

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 4:57 PM

Subject: Can you have two JAWS keys?

 

All,

 

I like having Caps Lock be a JAWS key.  This is helpful for commands where my right hand hits the other key, such as to check the time.  In Window Eyes, enabling the Caps lock as an alternate allowed me to use either Caps Lock or to continue using the Insert key, which I did based on whichever hand was hitting the additional key.  It seems that when I enable Caps Lock as a JAWS key, that neither the regular or the extended insert keys  continue to function as a JAWS key.  Is there a way to enable both? 

 

 

 

Robin Van Lant |  Sr. Program Manager

Key Equipment Finance |  720-304-1060

 



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Re: sound card

 

This could be a driver issue, have you recently had any major Windows updates, e.g. the Windows 1804 update? A lot of people have reported problems with Jaws after that update with respect to sound. If you have a USB headset you can simply plug it in and see if you have the same issues.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stan Holdeman
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 3:02 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: sound card

 

Using Windows 10 and Jaws 2018.

 

My eloquence voice seems to be growling a lot lately. Is that a sound card going bad?

 

Here I reveal my ignorance—what is a sound card? Is it hardware or software?

 

Stan

 


moderated Re: Can you have two JAWS keys?

Van Lant, Robin
 

David,

Is there a downside to using the laptop layout that I should know about?  I primarily use my laptop in a docking station with a full keyboard.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 5:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can you have two JAWS keys?

 

Hi!

If you set JAWS to laptop lay out mode, you can use all of the desktop commands, and have three JAWS keys.

The caps lock, the numpad insert, and the insert extended somewhere else on your computer.

That is the default for the laptop layout mode. With the desktop layout mode, you have the numpad insert and the extended insert, but not the caps lock.

Have a great one!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Pat Seed
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can you have two JAWS keys?

 

Hi Robin and All,

I believe the insert key can function as a JAWS key in the desk top mode setup. The Caps Lock key does what the insert key does, but only in lap top mode.

Blessings and All the Very Best,

Pat

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 4:57 PM

Subject: Can you have two JAWS keys?

 

All,

 

I like having Caps Lock be a JAWS key.  This is helpful for commands where my right hand hits the other key, such as to check the time.  In Window Eyes, enabling the Caps lock as an alternate allowed me to use either Caps Lock or to continue using the Insert key, which I did based on whichever hand was hitting the additional key.  It seems that when I enable Caps Lock as a JAWS key, that neither the regular or the extended insert keys  continue to function as a JAWS key.  Is there a way to enable both? 

 

 

 

Robin Van Lant |  Sr. Program Manager

Key Equipment Finance |  720-304-1060

 



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moderated Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files

Tom <tomcat509@...>
 

Hi Dave,

Downloade and installed the Mp3 Gain program. Are there any tutorials
around which I could study?
Thanks
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Durber
Sent: Sunday, 1 July 2018 8:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files

Hello Tom:

If you have a folder or several folders containing audio files ripped to
.mp3 format, which, when played, play at varying sound levels, you can use
MP3 Gain to change the volume of all the .MP3 files to the same audio level.

I am using this program, curtacy of Steve Matzura, who suggested it to me.
Below, are two sites where you can download MP3 Gain:

https://mp3gain.en.softonic.com/download

and

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3gain/

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom" <tomcat509@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2018 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files


Hi,
I also would like to know the answer to this question.

Is there such a program which, when run against a folder of music mp3
files, would set all file volumes to a similar level.

Currently I have a few usb sticks containing numerous music tracks by
different artists but each track seems to have a different volume level.
It
would be great to set all tracks to a similar volume level regardless of
which player was used.


Thanks
Tom



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Durber
Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2018 12:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files

Hello Everyone:

When I rip audio CD's to flac lossless audio, for example, the volume can
vary considerably from track to track.

I appreciate that the original volume was set at the original recording
company.

Does anyone know of a program, which will allow me to set the audio in the
.flac files, to 0 DB or +1 DB across all tracks and which is accessible
using JAWS?

Thanks in anticipation.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber









moderated Re: backstage view in Office 2016

 

On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 01:05 pm, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
But the are not exactly the same dialogue as F12/Control+F12.
When I hit F12 or CTRL+S in MS-Office 2010, or at least Word and Excel, I get a Save As dialog.  If I hit CTRL+F12 or CTRL+O I get an open dialog.  They are each identical, respectively, for the keystrokes that invoke them, which only makes sense.

I hope I made clear that the dialogs themselves are not the same when you cross programs, but that the same sort of dialog for the program that has focus seems to open regardless of what that program happens to be, at least when the CTRL+ commands are used.  The F12/CTRL+F12 outside Office can lead one down some interesting roads, or nowhere.
 
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         ~ Mark Twain


moderated Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

Cristóbal
 

I work in the interpreting and translation field and depending on what I'm
doing, the alt plus X, Y or Z or control plus apostrophe then the vowl works
well enough for me. If I'm typing longer blocks of text in Spanish, then of
course, I'll switch over to the Spanish language keyboard, but for the odd
accent or ñ and to not get mixed up with what keyboard I was last on and
maybe end up having Jaws read all weird down the road, it's no great
inconvenience to numlock on and punch out the alt plus . . .
So yes, I say, listen to the suggestions provided to you and figure out what
works best in what situation for yourself.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andre
Polykanine
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

Hello Emil,
I might sound a bit too harsh to everyone (sorry about that), but if
you really want to learn a language (Spanish in your case), please don't
listen to those suggestions like pressing Alt + numpad keys,
using Word keystrokes, and so on, and so forth. They are
completely useless unless you plan to make a couple assignments and give
up with it. I speak quite a number of languages (seven, to be precise),
and I suggest you to do just one thing: add the Spanish keyboard
layout, learn it and switch to it whenever you need to type in Spanish.
then you'll also need a Spanish TTS (voice) to have correct speech
output. If you use Eloquence or Vocalizer Expressive, basically JAWS
should switch languages automagically, though it doesn't do it very well
because it's extremely complicated to detect what language it is, unless
specified: both English and Spanish have Latin alphabet, and there are
plenty of Spanish words with no diacritics in them, so you can't say to
your PC just "Interpret these characters as English, and those characters
as Spanish". Inspite of what I said, voice switching seems to work
reasonably well in Office apps and in web browsers.
Good luck in your learning!


--
With best regards from Ukraine,
Andre
Skype: menelion_elensule
Twitter (English only): @AndrePolykanine


------------ Original message ------------
From: EmilDsmith@gmail.com <EmilDsmith@gmail.com>
To: jfw@groups.io
Date created: , 11:35:27 PM
Subject: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS


Hi everyone,



My name is Emil Smith and I am taking a Spanish class for college this
upcoming semester. I’m curious if anyone has any info on how this work, the
area I’m curious about is how to deal with entering Spanish characters for
homework assignments. If anyone has previous experience with this or has any
tips, that would appreciated, thanks!


moderated Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

 

On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 12:13 pm, Andre Polykanine wrote:
I might sound a bit too harsh to everyone (sorry about that), but if you really want to learn a language (Spanish in your case), please
don't listen to those suggestions like pressing Alt + numpad keys, using Word keystrokes, and so on, and so forth. They are
completely useless unless you plan to make a couple assignments and give up with it. I speak quite a number of languages (seven,
to be precise), and I suggest you to do just one thing: add the Spanish keyboard layout, learn it and switch to it whenever you need
to type in Spanish.
I would presume that the original poster is someone who's about to take beginning Spanish, where relatively little writing is involved.

It requires quite the feat of memory to get down an alternate language keyboard layout in your head when you're just starting out, so it really depends on what the needs are.

If one intends to write, really write, any significant volume of material in a language that uses diacritics I'd say that you're 100% correct.  If someone has a few assignments that require them to write a few sentences, most of the words in which will not require diacritics, then using the CTRL+ technique to get them where needed makes far, far more sense than trying to master a second language keyboard layout at the outset; that would come later when writing at length in a language is required.  Of course should one choose to try to master a foreign keyboard because one simply wants to that's another story.

For those interested, the following works at least up through Outlook 2010, and I'd have to believe beyond:  https://word.tips.net/T001680_Inserting_Foreign_Characters.html 
 
--

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: backstage view in Office 2016

 

But the are not exactly the same dialogue as F12/Control+F12.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 10:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: backstage view in Office 2016

 

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 07:41 am, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

much easier to use Control+F12 rather than File > Open.

Just to "complete the circle" you can use CTRL+O for Open just as you can use CTRL+S to Save.  These are both commands of MS-Office programs, and probably a lot more, as hitting CTRL+S here in Chrome also opens the save dialog, but what it wants to save is an HTML file.  CTRL+O also brings up an Open dialog in Chrome.
 
--

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


Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

Andre Polykanine <andre@...>
 

Hi Kevin,
that is because you used the right Alt, which also is utilized as
AltGR by many languages. Either don't use the right Alt (too often) or
press it several times to get rid of this effect.


--
With best regards from Ukraine,
Andre
Skype: menelion_elensule
Twitter (English only): @AndrePolykanine

------------ Original message ------------
From: kevin meyers <kman2020@wi.rr.com>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date created: , 7:08:32 PM
Subject: alt and control key seem to be stuck


Hello,



I’m using windows10 and jaws2018. Suddenly either the alt or control key is stated when pressing enter, any of the arrow keys and so on. If I unload Jaws and reload it goes away. What could be causing this to suddenly occur?



Cheers,





Kevin Meyers


moderated Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

Andre Polykanine <andre@...>
 

Hello Emil,
I might sound a bit too harsh to everyone (sorry about that), but
if you really want to learn a language (Spanish in your case), please
don't listen to those suggestions like pressing Alt + numpad keys,
using Word keystrokes, and so on, and so forth. They are
completely useless unless you plan to make a couple assignments and
give up with it. I speak quite a number of languages (seven,
to be precise), and I suggest you to do just one thing: add the
Spanish keyboard layout, learn it and switch to it whenever you need
to type in Spanish.
then you'll also need a Spanish TTS (voice) to have correct speech
output. If you use Eloquence or Vocalizer Expressive, basically JAWS
should switch languages automagically, though it doesn't do it very
well because it's extremely complicated to detect what language it is,
unless specified: both English and Spanish have Latin alphabet, and
there are plenty of Spanish words with no diacritics in them, so you
can't say to your PC just "Interpret these characters as English, and
those characters as Spanish". Inspite of what I said, voice switching
seems to work reasonably well in Office apps and in web browsers.
Good luck in your learning!


--
With best regards from Ukraine,
Andre
Skype: menelion_elensule
Twitter (English only): @AndrePolykanine

------------ Original message ------------
From: EmilDsmith@gmail.com <EmilDsmith@gmail.com>
To: jfw@groups.io
Date created: , 11:35:27 PM
Subject: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS


Hi everyone,



My name is Emil Smith and I am taking a Spanish class for college this upcoming semester. I’m curious if anyone has any info on how this work, the area I’m curious about is how to deal with entering Spanish characters for homework assignments. If anyone has previous experience with this or has any tips, that would appreciated, thanks!


moderated Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

James Malone
 

Hi Brian, James Malone here. I’m afraid that Emil has set his preferences to no mail, but has selected to go on line to pull his answers off the web site from the list. He is one of my students, so what I can do is forward this message to him. You can however email him off list if you like and explain this as well. I’m sure he’ll want to hear from you. I also explained that this list is not too busy, and he won’t get slammed by a bunch of emails in regards to any issues that doesn’t pertain to him depending on where he has his email settings. He was receiving daily  digest, but decided to go with no mail. If you can please! Explain that the list has several ways to give information to him with several kinds of control without overloading his email?

Thanks for your help.

James

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

 

Emil,

         Presuming you're using MS-Word to do your assignments, it is easy to insert individual characters related to most common foreign (using English as the base) languages with a series of keystrokes.  See the search results from, https://duckduckgo.com/?q=MS-Word+foreign+characters, for the tutorial of your choice.

         If you happen to know the name (or a significant part of it) for a given character you're looking for you can use the Windows built-in Character Map program pretty effectively with a screen reader, too.  If you enter enough of the character name in the search field you can often limit the returned list to one, but this works much better for special characters such as "Registered,"  "Degree," etc., than it does for letters with diacritics.
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

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moderated Re: backstage view in Office 2016

 

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 07:41 am, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
much easier to use Control+F12 rather than File > Open.
Just to "complete the circle" you can use CTRL+O for Open just as you can use CTRL+S to Save.  These are both commands of MS-Office programs, and probably a lot more, as hitting CTRL+S here in Chrome also opens the save dialog, but what it wants to save is an HTML file.  CTRL+O also brings up an Open dialog in Chrome.
 
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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