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Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Onwardbob
 

Yes, but don't know what gets it started.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"



"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 Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@roadrunner.com> wrote:



Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG








Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard


Different browsers

David & his pack of dogs
 

My step daughter was in town for about 5 days, leaving today.  To give her something to do, I asked her if she would help me on my Facebook account loading pics and assigning text to each.  She used I E and got frustrated.  Then she tried Google Chrome to work on my YouTube channel.  She found it much easier to work with.  It should be noted she is sighted and we worked on both projects for about 12 hours, staying up till about 5:30 AM this morning.  I am curious the pics at the Facebook page The Diamond Touch Dog Rehabilitation Center, does V O, Jaws or the screen reader software that an Android device comes with, give a description of the Pics? The reason it took so long was, there was about 270 pics including videos and she found things that were supposed to be fixed up by someone else, were not.  For example, my bio had me working at a guide dog school.  Alright, those who have gone to guide dog schools, yes, it is work however, we are not employed by the school. Anyway, if anyone has the time, give me feedback as one of the things I was supposed to work on was making my pages more accessible. The gratitude towards her cannot be under estimated as she did it for free whereas others got paid for it.    

 


Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 



"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 Jul 4, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:

Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG






Are you hitting Alt -Tab?
What are you doing when it happens?
Richard
 


Trouble with "task switching"

Onwardbob
 

Hi; what is this "task switching" thing I keep unexpectedly getting caught
up in? How does it happen, and how do I get out of it? Currently all I can
manage is order Cortana to do a restart. Thanks...

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


ITeleport

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have this program called ITeleport, which allows one to share their computer screen with a sighted friend. My friend, Markus Johnson (yes, that's "Markus" with a "k", not a "c"), was the one who introduced me to it, and he and I use it on a regular basis to make mouse scripts with Axife Mouse Recorder. So what I'd like to find out is, will JAWS 15 with OCR understand the buttons and controls in ITeleport? Or will I have to have someone make scripts for the program?


Re: very slow browsing, how do i fix it

Chris
 

Why use 56? That’s basically when it was sluggish and rubbish to use

Its been much improved since then and will probably work better with jaws as well

So get up to date

 

From: Jed Barton
Sent: 04 July 2018 21:27
To: main
Subject: very slow browsing, how do i fix it

 

Hey guys,

 

OK, i think i'm running firefox 56.  I am having a horrific experience

loading web pages.  Honest to god it feels like i'm on dialup.  I just

loaded firefox and i went to gmail,  I counted 24 seconds before the

page even opened.

According to speedtest on my phone i'm getting 83 megs download, but

that could also be just from me to the router.  Any ideas what it

might be?

 

 

 


Re: very slow browsing, how do i fix it

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

What is your system and screenreader? Windows 7 or 10, Jaws or NVDA, if Jaws, which version?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 1:28 PM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: very slow browsing, how do i fix it

Hey guys,

OK, i think i'm running firefox 56. I am having a horrific experience loading web pages. Honest to god it feels like i'm on dialup. I just loaded firefox and i went to gmail, I counted 24 seconds before the page even opened.
According to speedtest on my phone i'm getting 83 megs download, but that could also be just from me to the router. Any ideas what it might be?


Re: Windows Explorer messed-up view

Gudrun Brunot
 

Oh, sorry. CathyAnne's instruction to alt-v for view, sort by groups, and select [none] restored the normal view. Thanks for following up, and happy fourth.



Gudrun

Please note my new email of brunotgudrun@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 6:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows Explorer messed-up view

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 09:23 pm, Gudrun Brunot wrote:


Here's the screenshot of that screwy view.

Gudrun,

If this has not already been solved by the advice given by others, please e-mail me that screen shot directly. It gets stripped out on the "forums side" of groups.io and, thus, I have no way of seeing it.

--


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: Windows Explorer messed-up view

Gudrun Brunot
 

Yeah, CathyAnne. That did it. Thanks to you also, Bill, even though I couldn't find the navigation pane (was that a JAWS setting--I tried to find it under the view tab when I was under my document). Anyway, I got rid of the annoyance.



Gudrun

Please note my new email of brunotgudrun@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 12:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows Explorer messed-up view

You list may be grouped.

Try this:
1. Open the view ribbon (ALT-V)
2. Activate the “Group By” command (G)

Within the drop-down list, activate (None).

Hopefully, that restores the normal view.


CathyAnne

---

CathyAnne Murtha
CEO
Access Technology Institute, LLC
www.blind.training
cathy@blind.training
Phone: (520) 300-7859



On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 10:48 PM -0700, "Bill White" <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:



Hi, Gudrun. I tried sending this message once before, but I didn't see it appear on this list. Here's what I have checked in the View tab in Windows Explorer:

Navigation pane checked. Details pane checked.

Under Navigation Pane, none of the items under this pane are checked. Here is what I have listed under Navigation Pane:

Expand to open folder

Show all folders

Show libraries


Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows Explorer messed-up view

Hi Brian: Here's the screenshot of that screwy view. Thanks.



Gudrun

Please note my new email of brunotgudrun@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 6:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows Explorer messed-up view

Gudrun,

Can you shoot me a windowed screen shot of your File Explorer (if it's Win10) or Windows Explorer (Win7) window with the problem going on? I know I have seen this before, but can't seem to quickly replicate it here. Seeing it may jog my memory.

--


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


very slow browsing, how do i fix it

Jed Barton <jedbarton@...>
 

Hey guys,

OK, i think i'm running firefox 56. I am having a horrific experience
loading web pages. Honest to god it feels like i'm on dialup. I just
loaded firefox and i went to gmail, I counted 24 seconds before the
page even opened.
According to speedtest on my phone i'm getting 83 megs download, but
that could also be just from me to the router. Any ideas what it
might be?


Jaws, Magic, Office 2013 combo causing crashes

Amy Bower
 

Hi All - just returning to this list after a long break, so my apologies if this topic has been covered. My basic set up is Windows 7 with Office 2013. When I upgraded to Jaws 18, and then Jaws2018, along with Magic 14, I got repeated crashes of Jaws and/or Magic that required reboot to recover. Happened on two platforms. Seemed to occur mostly when using Office applications (Outllook, Word, maybe PowerPoint). Would get several crashes per day, so had to roll back to Jaws 17 and Magic 13.1. I want to use new features available in Jaws 2018, but can't live with the constant instability. Registered a complaint with VFO that was thrown up to the developers, but no fix or response (that was months ago). Wondering if anyone else encountered this and/or found a fix? Will upgrading to Windows 10 and/or Office 2016 solve the problem?
Thanks.
-Amy B.


Jaws help with Skype

Andrew Summers
 

Hi All,
I've got the new Skype for desktop.
(version 8)
I've also got windows 10 & JAWS 2018.
I can not find out how to check for updates!
How do I do it?

Andrew


Re: retrying downloads in Firefox

Mario
 

did you try pressing the application key or shift+f10 to see if there's
a resume command to enter on? if you have more than one failed download,
you'd have to arrow to each download and press the appropriate keystroke.

the other way is to use the screen reader's review mode to see if you
can "click" on retry or resume.

while the downloads are shown, if you use JAWS, you can also try using
the virtualized window or the convenient OCR to see if you can "click"
on the retry or resume.

-------- Original Message --------
From: BlindedByTheLight [mailto:blindedbythelight@comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 10:08 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: retrying downloads in Firefox

Hi and thank you,
Tab nor using the left and right arrows neither one work for me. I am
using the latest version of JAWS 64-bit, and Firefox 52.9.0 (64-bit)
(perhaps I need to upgrade). Oh, and using Windows 10.

Interesting how some things work for one but not for another.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of cecropia64
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: retrying downloads in Firefox

I have using Firefox. I just used the tab key and it got me to the
retry button. Usually works out fine for me


On 7/4/2018 8:42 AM, Sharon wrote:
Have you tried right and left arrow?
Who knows if that would work?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
BlindedByTheLight
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: retrying downloads in Firefox

All,

Sometimes when downloading files in Firefox, I receive a "Failed"
notification in my downloads list. JAWS reads the name of the file, the
word "Failed", the time of the download, and the word Retry. I have
tried several ways to get to this retry button (applications key,
Shift-F10, tab, even Control+R), but cannot figure out how to access
this button/link/option. The JAWS cursor nor OCR even seem to read the
downloads list, seemingly because the font is too small.

I know I can go back to a place and simply restart the download
manually, but it would be convenient to know how to get to this option
from within the downloads list.

Anyone ever succeeded with this in JAWS?

Hope I am not missing something obvious!

Thank you as always!

Mike

















.


Re: Windows 7 and Windows Explorer

dennis
 

well i'm glad you have an alternate since you don't have 16. i have installed every 2018 update and the problem never goes away. i guess it's a win 7 thing.


On 7/4/2018 9:13 AM, Pele West wrote:
Hi

Thank you for writing. The lag does happen on some other applications,
but not as often.

I do not have JAWS 16, so will keep using Window-Eyes, except when I
want to go online, where JAWS and Chrome work well.

Pele West


On Wed, 4 Jul 2018 07:57:10 -0500
"dennis" <dennisc67@...> wrote:

i have this slow problem also. i have had to go back to jaws 16 to not have that problem. its not just in explorer its in all applications. i can't stand the lag. if you have 16 give that a try.


On 7/4/2018 2:56 AM, Pele West wrote:

Hi Everyone I am using Windows 7 professional and the latest version of JAWS 2018. Sometimes when using Windows Explorer everything runs very slowly. It can take up to 10 seconds to respond to a command. I can solve the problem by unloading JAWS and reloading Window-Eyes. Does anyone know what is going on here and, if so, is there anything I can do about it? Also, I know I have asked this question before, but someone might know the answer. When I first open a folder in windows Explorer it reads the first file details and says "Left to Right Marker" between all the fields. I have the File Name, Date and Time Last Modified and File type showing. It does not say this for subsequent files. Is there any way of stopping this annoyance? Pele West 


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Re: Windows 7 and Windows Explorer

Pele West <pele.westlists@...>
 

Hi

Thank you for writing. The lag does happen on some other applications,
but not as often.

I do not have JAWS 16, so will keep using Window-Eyes, except when I
want to go online, where JAWS and Chrome work well.

Pele West


On Wed, 4 Jul 2018 07:57:10 -0500
"dennis" <dennisc67@gmail.com> wrote:

i have this slow problem also. i have had to go back to jaws 16 to not have that problem. its not just in explorer its in all applications. i can't stand the lag. if you have 16 give that a try.


On 7/4/2018 2:56 AM, Pele West wrote:

Hi Everyone I am using Windows 7 professional and the latest version of JAWS 2018. Sometimes when using Windows Explorer everything runs very slowly. It can take up to 10 seconds to respond to a command. I can solve the problem by unloading JAWS and reloading Window-Eyes. Does anyone know what is going on here and, if so, is there anything I can do about it? Also, I know I have asked this question before, but someone might know the answer. When I first open a folder in windows Explorer it reads the first file details and says "Left to Right Marker" between all the fields. I have the File Name, Date and Time Last Modified and File type showing. It does not say this for subsequent files. Is there any way of stopping this annoyance? Pele West


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Re: retrying downloads in Firefox

cecropia64
 

One thing though.  I'm now using Firefox 60 and haven't had to use the retry because I haven't had problems with downloads.  Just figured I'd put that in there.

On 7/4/2018 10:08 AM, BlindedByTheLight wrote:
Hi and thank you,
Tab nor using the left and right arrows neither one work for me. I am using the latest version of JAWS 64-bit, and Firefox 52.9.0 (64-bit) (perhaps I need to upgrade). Oh, and using Windows 10.

Interesting how some things work for one but not for another.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of cecropia64
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: retrying downloads in Firefox

I have using Firefox. I just used the tab key and it got me to the retry button. Usually works out fine for me


On 7/4/2018 8:42 AM, Sharon wrote:
Have you tried right and left arrow?
Who knows if that would work?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of BlindedByTheLight
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: retrying downloads in Firefox

All,

Sometimes when downloading files in Firefox, I receive a "Failed" notification in my downloads list. JAWS reads the name of the file, the word "Failed", the time of the download, and the word Retry. I have tried several ways to get to this retry button (applications key, Shift-F10, tab, even Control+R), but cannot figure out how to access this button/link/option. The JAWS cursor nor OCR even seem to read the downloads list, seemingly because the font is too small.

I know I can go back to a place and simply restart the download manually, but it would be convenient to know how to get to this option from within the downloads list.

Anyone ever succeeded with this in JAWS?

Hope I am not missing something obvious!

Thank you as always!

Mike














Re: retrying downloads in Firefox

BlindedByTheLight
 

Hi and thank you,
Tab nor using the left and right arrows neither one work for me. I am using the latest version of JAWS 64-bit, and Firefox 52.9.0 (64-bit) (perhaps I need to upgrade). Oh, and using Windows 10.

Interesting how some things work for one but not for another.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of cecropia64
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: retrying downloads in Firefox

I have using Firefox. I just used the tab key and it got me to the retry button. Usually works out fine for me


On 7/4/2018 8:42 AM, Sharon wrote:
Have you tried right and left arrow?
Who knows if that would work?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of BlindedByTheLight
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: retrying downloads in Firefox

All,

Sometimes when downloading files in Firefox, I receive a "Failed" notification in my downloads list. JAWS reads the name of the file, the word "Failed", the time of the download, and the word Retry. I have tried several ways to get to this retry button (applications key, Shift-F10, tab, even Control+R), but cannot figure out how to access this button/link/option. The JAWS cursor nor OCR even seem to read the downloads list, seemingly because the font is too small.

I know I can go back to a place and simply restart the download manually, but it would be convenient to know how to get to this option from within the downloads list.

Anyone ever succeeded with this in JAWS?

Hope I am not missing something obvious!

Thank you as always!

Mike









Re: Windows Explorer messed-up view

 

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 09:23 pm, Gudrun Brunot wrote:
Here's the screenshot of that screwy view.
Gudrun,

          If this has not already been solved by the advice given by others, please e-mail me that screen shot directly.  It gets stripped out on the "forums side" of groups.io and, thus, I have no way of seeing it.
 
--

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: Windows 7 and Windows Explorer

dennis
 

i have this slow problem also. i have had to go back to jaws 16 to not have that problem. its not just in explorer its in all applications. i can't stand the lag. if you have 16 give that a try.


On 7/4/2018 2:56 AM, Pele West wrote:
Hi Everyone

I am using Windows 7 professional and the latest version of JAWS 2018.

Sometimes when using Windows Explorer everything runs very slowly. It
can take up to 10 seconds to respond to a command. I can solve the
problem by unloading JAWS and reloading Window-Eyes. Does anyone know
what is going on here and, if so, is there anything I can do about it?

Also, I know I have asked this question before, but someone might know
the answer. When I first open a folder in windows Explorer it reads the
first file details and says "Left to Right Marker" between all the
fields. I have the File Name, Date and Time Last Modified and File type
showing. It does not say this for subsequent files. Is there any way of
stopping this annoyance?

Pele West







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Re: retrying downloads in Firefox

cecropia64
 

I have using Firefox.  I just used the tab key and it got me to the retry button.  Usually works out fine for me

On 7/4/2018 8:42 AM, Sharon wrote:
Have you tried right and left arrow?
Who knows if that would work?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of BlindedByTheLight
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: retrying downloads in Firefox

All,

Sometimes when downloading files in Firefox, I receive a "Failed" notification in my downloads list. JAWS reads the name of the file, the word "Failed", the time of the download, and the word Retry. I have tried several ways to get to this retry button (applications key, Shift-F10, tab, even Control+R), but cannot figure out how to access this button/link/option. The JAWS cursor nor OCR even seem to read the downloads list, seemingly because the font is too small.

I know I can go back to a place and simply restart the download manually, but it would be convenient to know how to get to this option from within the downloads list.

Anyone ever succeeded with this in JAWS?

Hope I am not missing something obvious!

Thank you as always!

Mike