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Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Bob,
 
See if this will help you:

Greetings:  On occasion I somehow invoke Task Switching.

I have no idea how this happens and, more to the point, I do not know how to escape to return to my previous state of operation.

Are there keystrokes to defeat this condition and, bonus points here, can someone explain the proper application of this feature please.  Many thanks.

Mitch

 

From: Kevin Minor

Hi Mitch.

If you’re talking about the old standard of ALT+TAB to switch tasks, Windows 10 has an additional way to activate this option, and that’s hitting WINDOWS+TAB.  Unlike ALT+TAB, where you switch to a task and then release the keys to get to your task, WINDOWS+TAB brings up a dialogue where you can arrow through your tasks.  I like this method better, because I can arrow through the tasks quicker than hitting two keys.  To activate a task, just press ENTER.  To cancel out of the above task switching, hit ESC.

Hope that was what you were wanting.

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

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY

Take Care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Thanks, but no luck

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

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: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  I use Excel 2016, office 365 version, and while it has some minor quirks , works well.  When they throw updates in from Office or JAWS this can bring unexpected issues.  I would compare your 2016 Excel settings with your old ones.  Just guessing here, but there may be an Excel extension or setting under “View” that needs changed and is giving JAWS grief.  The crashing is what makes me go this direction.

 

Dan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:32 PM
To: JFW list (main@jfw.groups.io) <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

 

Hi,

Running Excel 2016 with JAWS 2018 build 1803.  I've tried to open many files today Excel for work and been getting everything from really sluggish movement around the file to JAWS freezing when in Excel.   Next week I think my laptop will get reimaged to resolve an unrelated issue and I hope to get the latest release of JAWS installed, but just wanting to know of any known issue in Excel 2016.  This issue is really problematic with getting my work done.  These are all files that I successfully opened when in Office 2010 and running Window Eyes, but today is my first day opening them on my new system.

 

 

 

Robin Van Lant |  Sr. Program Manager

Key Equipment Finance |  720-304-1060

 



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Re: Broadcast software by BSI

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  Not sure, be careful as some aspects may be accessible and other parts of the program not at all.  Can you do a test with one of their off air computers?  My wife and I work in radio and this has been my experience.  BSI has been around for quite a while so they may offer some assistance.

 

Dan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:41 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Broadcast software by BSI

 

Message

Hi listers:

A local radio station has asked me about doing some work on the board during local football games.  They say they use software from BSI.  One of the programs

I looked at was called “Simian”.  It does look somewhat accessible, especially if I just need to play a few commercials and such.

Anyone know if BSI products are usable?

Thanks!

Sent from

Mail

for Windows 10

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,
JAWS key and F10 allows you to cycle through and switch to programs on TaskBar. At times , for me, JAWS will switch between programs but not announce the name when using Alt & Tab. If you are using a wireless keyboard try resetting the receiver in the USB port. If the device is even slightly loose data transmission can be intermittent.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Thanks, but no luck

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

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@roadrunner.com> 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@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


Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Onwardbob
 

Thanks, but no luck

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Trouble with "task switching"

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@roadrunner.com> 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@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


Broadcast software by BSI

Joseph Norton
 

Message

Hi listers:

A local radio station has asked me about doing some work on the board during local football games.  They say they use software from BSI.  One of the programs

I looked at was called “Simian”.  It does look somewhat accessible, especially if I just need to play a few commercials and such.

Anyone know if BSI products are usable?

Thanks!

Sent from

Mail

for Windows 10

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

Van Lant, Robin
 

Hi,

Running Excel 2016 with JAWS 2018 build 1803.  I've tried to open many files today Excel for work and been getting everything from really sluggish movement around the file to JAWS freezing when in Excel.   Next week I think my laptop will get reimaged to resolve an unrelated issue and I hope to get the latest release of JAWS installed, but just wanting to know of any known issue in Excel 2016.  This issue is really problematic with getting my work done.  These are all files that I successfully opened when in Office 2010 and running Window Eyes, but today is my first day opening them on my new system.

 

 

 

Robin Van Lant |  Sr. Program Manager

Key Equipment Finance |  720-304-1060

 



This communication may contain privileged and/or confidential information. It is intended solely for the use of the addressee. If you are not the intended recipient, you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing or using any of this information. If you received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and destroy the material in its entirety, whether electronic or hard copy. This communication may contain nonpublic personal information about consumers subject to the restrictions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. You may not directly or indirectly reuse or redisclose such information for any purpose other than to provide the services for which you are receiving the information.

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Anyone using PC Study Bible One Touch

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  As a Pastor I use One Touch produced by Biblesoft.  Curious if anyone uses the program or is aware of a script to make the program more accessible.  Currently works with JAWS but not correctly.  Without JAWS, program works fine.  NVDA also has issues but different ones than JAWS. 

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

 

Dan Longmore

 


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

Steve Matzura
 

Native Instruments stuff goes through Native Access, not ILok. Granted, there are libraries and instruments that use the Native Instruments Kontakt player or full version that do require use of the ILM, but anything purchased from http://www.nativeinstruments.com is delivered via Native Access.


So, what can't you do with the ILM and JAWS? I have been using ILM and JAWS together for a couple years and get everything I need through the menus.

On 7/4/2018 9:49 PM, David Ingram wrote:
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@earthlink.net. Thank you for any information that you might have concerning my questions.


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

Steve Matzura
 

If the graphics have tool-tips, you can use the JAWS Graphics Labeler to label them with the contents of those tool-tips. I think you'd do better, though, by just using the ILM menus. I'm 99 and 44/100 percent sure there's nothing that can't be done through those menus.

On 7/5/2018 1:27 AM, David Ingram wrote:
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@earthlink.net. Thank you for any information that you might have concerning these questions.


Using JAWS with BSI's Simian software

Craig Cooper
 

Greetings,
I am attempting to determine if JAWS is compatible with a program
called Simian, which is manufactured by Broadcast Systems
International (BSI). A person from BSI was familiar with JAWS and
thought that some JAWS users have worked with Simian. However,
according to a Freedom Scientific tech support person, JAWS scripts
have not been written to work specifically with Simian.
Does anybody have any more information, in this regard. I am trying
to convince a potential employer that JAWS can work with their Simian
software.
Thank you for any assistance.
Sincerely,
Craig Cooper


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@sky.com]
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@gmail.com]
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@roadrunner.com> 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@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


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@freelists.org>
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




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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