Date   
Re: screen coordinates

 

Also remember, if you are going to use this technique, to be certain of two things:

1.  That the screen is maximized.

2.  That any device on which you're going to rely on those coordinates has the same screen resolution.

--

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: very slow browsing, how do I fix it

Mario
 

-------- Original Message --------
From: paul lemm [mailto:paul.lemm@...]
Sent: Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 6:33 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: very slow browsing, how do I fix it

Hi Jed,

Usually one of the main reasons for a browser running slowly is its add
ons or extensions . I don't use firefox so I can't tell you how to find
it, but somewhere in settings you'll have a way of viewing all add-ons
or extensions and normally it will tell you how long each add on is
taking to load when you view web pages , if you see anything there that
is taking a long time that you don't need it might be worth removing
it. As a slightly more drastic approach somewhere in settings there
will be a way to reset firefox to default , this will almost surely fix
the speed issues, but you will lose all your favorites and bookmarks
plus history things like web saved passwords, user names cookies and
add on, extensions etc., so only do this at a last resort and if you
don't mind losing all this stuff

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: 04 July 2018 21:28
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: screen coordinates

Mario
 

if you're using the desktop keyboard layout, to Say the name of the
active cursor and its position by pixel, press alt+numpad delete (while
the num lock is off).

-------- Original Message --------
From: T om [mailto:tomcat509@...]
Sent: Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 3:01 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: screen coordinates

Hi,

I need the X,Y coordinates of a particular point on the screen so a macro
can be made to left click on that point when required.


Is it possible to have Jaws determine and read out the X,Y coordinates of
the desired point and if so, how?


Thanks
Tom

Re: Anyone using the ADT website with JAWS?

Shirley Tracy
 

Hi,

 

I’m using JAWS 2018 and Windows 10. In order to update my contacts list and other things associated with my account, I need the password and such—but can’t seem to get them in. I think I’m going to simply call in. I just prefer doing it myself when I can.

 

Thanks for getting back to me about this.

 

BTW, I’m not talking about their app, I forget what it’s called. That is supposed to allow you to have more control over your system while online. My daughter says it will let me bypass certain zones, arm and disarm, etc from anywhere. I haven’t even tried that app yet. Probably inaccessible.

 

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: David Ingram
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone using the ADT website with JAWS?

 

What version of jaws are you using?  I'm using jaws version 16.  I didn't have to create a profile but maybe that is something that will have to be looked at.  Other than that I didn't notice any problems with the web cite.  I usually talk to someone to get things done..

-----Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Jul 2, 2018 10:05 PM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Anyone using the ADT website with JAWS?


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

 

 

 

Re: very slow browsing, how do I fix it

paul lemm
 

Hi Jed,

Usually one of the main reasons for a browser running slowly is its add ons or extensions . I don't use firefox so I can't tell you how to find it, but somewhere in settings you'll have a way of viewing all add-ons or extensions and normally it will tell you how long each add on is taking to load when you view web pages , if you see anything there that is taking a long time that you don't need it might be worth removing it. As a slightly more drastic approach somewhere in settings there will be a way to reset firefox to default , this will almost surely fix the speed issues, but you will lose all your favorites and bookmarks plus history things like web saved passwords, user names cookies and add on, extensions etc., so only do this at a last resort and if you don't mind losing all this stuff

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: 04 July 2018 21:28
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: Trouble with "task switching"

paul lemm
 

Hi,

Pressing alt and tab cycles you through open programs on your pc releasing alt tabl then opens that program. Normally. There is an alternative method for task switching which is ctrl, alt and tab, this sounds more like what you are experiencing since releasing the keys will not open the program but leave you in the task switching window and the tab or cursor keys just move between the list of running programs. To exit this mode pressing enter on a program will open that program or pressing escape exits the task switching mode. Not sure if you've already tried this but if you haven't hopefully it solves your problem.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: 05 July 2018 04:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

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 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



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@...> 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

Re: Jaws help with Skype

Dave Durber
 

Hello Andrew:

As Skype is now a product of Microsoft, you should be notified of any updates to skype as part of the Windows Update Notifications process.

HTH

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Summers via Groups.Io" <asummers112=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io>
To: "JAWS" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Cc: <jaws-uk@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 4:55 PM
Subject: Jaws help with Skype


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

screen coordinates

Tom <tomcat509@...>
 

Hi,

 

I need the X,Y coordinates of a particular point on the screen   so a macro can be made to left click on that point when required.

 

 

Is it possible to  have Jaws determine and read out the X,Y coordinates of  the desired point and if so, how?

 

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

Re: Trouble with "task switching"

James Bentley
 

So, hitting the Windows key with the letter D or, with the letter M doesn’t take you to your desktop where you can recover?
 
James B
 
 
 

Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"
 
Well, since I have no idea why that is happening. I'd suggest you call Microsoft Accessibility: 800-936-5900
Though, it sounds like perhaps your alt key might be sticking. I am assuming you release the alt-tab when you land on the program you are wanting to focus on.
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 Jul 4, 2018, at 8:20 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

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 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



   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@...> 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
  
  
  
  
  
  
  






Re: Anyone using the ADT website with JAWS?

David Ingram
 

What version of jaws are you using?  I'm using jaws version 16.  I didn't have to create a profile but maybe that is something that will have to be looked at.  Other than that I didn't notice any problems with the web cite.  I usually talk to someone to get things done..

-----Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Jul 2, 2018 10:05 PM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Anyone using the ADT website with JAWS?

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

 

 

Is there a way to write jaws scripts for i lock license manager?

David Ingram
 

Hi list members, could anyone tell me how to write jaws scripts for I lock license manager. I'd like to know how to make sure the edit fields have the proper labels and how does one identify the graphics properly so that they can be properly identified as well? I can be reached at dingram269@.... Thank you for any information that you might have concerning these questions.

Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Richard Turner
 

Well, since I have no idea why that is happening. I'd suggest you call Microsoft Accessibility: 800-936-5900
Though, it sounds like perhaps your alt key might be sticking. I am assuming you release the alt-tab when you land on the program you are wanting to focus on.
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 Jul 4, 2018, at 8:20 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

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 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



   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@...> 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
   
   
   
   
   
   
   






Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Onwardbob
 

Actually there programs open. All I can do is listen to it say "task switching" and the name of the open programs as I alt tab. I can do nothing but switch between programs without any further control. Do do a restart I have to ask Cortana because none of my controls work.

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 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



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@...> 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

Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Onwardbob
 

OK, What is it and why does it only happen occasionally and why once it does am I stuck with no control? How do I get out of it?

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 8:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard




(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:



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@...> 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

Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Richard Turner
 

Alt-Tab is the keystroke to switch between open programs.
JAWS says task switching. Apparently it is saying that even when there are no programs open.
But, Al-Tab has no other function. So, if you are pressing alt-tab, then that is what is causing that.
Richard



(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Jul 4, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Onwardbob <onwardbob@...> wrote:

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@...> 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






Is there a way to create hot spots for i lock manager"

David Ingram
 

Hi list members, is there a way to create hot spots for I lock manager? The reason why I ask this question is because I've been having a hard time trying to register native instruments. I've also had problems with trying to load those instruments and do other things as well. I can be reached at dingram269@.... Thank you for any information that you might have concerning my questions.

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@...> 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
 



"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