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Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Kimber Gardner
 

Coming in very late to this discussion. But I'm experiencing similar
behavior running windows 7 and jaws 18 on my Lenovo laptop. I
attributed it to the laptop being old and rather slow, but maybe
there's more to it than that.

Kim

On 7/7/18, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:
Hello Paul:

I do not wish to be pedantic but, ALT+TAB, does not open any program.

If you have several programs open, ALT+TAB, cycles you through the programs

you have open. When you release both keys, Windows gives focus to that open

program.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "paul lemm" <paul.lemm@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:25 AM
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




















--
Kimberly


Search for emails in outlook 2016

John J. Fioravanti, Jr.
 

Hello: I am using Windows 10, Outlook 2016 and the newest version of Jaws 2018. Up until a week ago, if I was in outlook and hit control+E, and typed in a search term or email, the items in the search requested would show up and I could simply look at those respective emails. Recently, however, when I type control+e, I see the following if I tab across: Search query; Clos search button; menu current mailbox submenu; by date button (to activate press space bar); newest on top, (to activate press space bar); and sometimes I see: all (check box checked).
My sighted assistant says that the search terms are showing up and being found, however, jaws isn't showing me them. Any suggestions?
Thanks.


moderated Re: Using Monster and Indeed

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Have you tried maximizing the screen? That might help to

On Jun 28, 2018, at 2:02 PM, Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND <pamela.a.ekstrand.-nd@...> wrote:

Do you still have a prior version of JAWS around that you could try it with? Have you tried all browsers?

Pam


________________________________________
From: main@jfw.groups.io [main@jfw.groups.io] on behalf of kevin meyers [kman2020@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using Monster and Indeed

I tried that on both sites. Indeed didn't allow me to use insert F7. Monster
did and I still couldn't get into any of the links for a job. I even tried
putting my cursor on the first character and pressing the application key. I
just get a menu that has no choice to view a job. Any other thoughts? Is it
some setting on Internet I need to set? What about some setting in Jaws?

Kevin Meyers

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using Monster and Indeed

try using insert+f7 to get a list of the links on the page. arrow to the one
you want and press enter to activate the link.

you could also try moving to the first character of the link, press the
application key or shift+f10, and if the first choice is open, press enter
to activate it.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Kevin Meyers [mailto:kman2020@...]
Sent: Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 11:30 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using Monster and Indeed

Hello,



Prior to upgrading to Windows10 and Jaws2018 I had no problem using
Monster.com and Indeed.com. Now I can get a list of specific jobs. Yet when
I press the enter key or space bar on the link for a particular job nothing
happens. The list of jobs still exist and I cannot activate any of the links
to a job description. What could be causing this problem? Other sites don't
have this problem.



Cheers,



Kevin Meyers

















moderated Re: Using Monster and Indeed

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

I would try reporting it to the job site owners maybe they would be able to help maybe VFL can help to

On Jun 28, 2018, at 2:00 PM, kevin meyers <kman2020@...> wrote:

I tried that on both sites. Indeed didn't allow me to use insert F7. Monster
did and I still couldn't get into any of the links for a job. I even tried
putting my cursor on the first character and pressing the application key. I
just get a menu that has no choice to view a job. Any other thoughts? Is it
some setting on Internet I need to set? What about some setting in Jaws?

Kevin Meyers

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using Monster and Indeed

try using insert+f7 to get a list of the links on the page. arrow to the one
you want and press enter to activate the link.

you could also try moving to the first character of the link, press the
application key or shift+f10, and if the first choice is open, press enter
to activate it.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Kevin Meyers [mailto:kman2020@...]
Sent: Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 11:30 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using Monster and Indeed

Hello,



Prior to upgrading to Windows10 and Jaws2018 I had no problem using
Monster.com and Indeed.com. Now I can get a list of specific jobs. Yet when
I press the enter key or space bar on the link for a particular job nothing
happens. The list of jobs still exist and I cannot activate any of the links
to a job description. What could be causing this problem? Other sites don't
have this problem.



Cheers,



Kevin Meyers














moderated Re: Using Monster and Indeed

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

You might also try arrowing up past the link and pressing tab to get to it

On Jun 28, 2018, at 1:12 PM, Mario <mrb620@...> wrote:

try using insert+f7 to get a list of the links on the page. arrow to the
one you want and press enter to activate the link.

you could also try moving to the first character of the link, press the
application key or shift+f10, and if the first choice is open, press
enter to activate it.

-------- Original Message --------
From: kevin meyers [mailto:kman2020@...]
Sent: Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 11:30 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using Monster and Indeed

Hello,



Prior to upgrading to Windows10 and Jaws2018 I had no problem using
Monster.com and Indeed.com. Now I can get a list of specific jobs. Yet when
I press the enter key or space bar on the link for a particular job nothing
happens. The list of jobs still exist and I cannot activate any of the links
to a job description. What could be causing this problem? Other sites don't
have this problem.



Cheers,



Kevin Meyers











moderated Re: Goldwave

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Press windows plus are for the run dialogue then type WINVER and press enter

On Jun 11, 2018, at 8:43 PM, Amanda Berkley <amanda1226@...> wrote:

Is there a way to know what version of Windows I have to see if it's
a version that will work with Goldwave?

On 6/10/18, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:
Some versions had blocked recording what you hear over the speakers, which
also blocks internet streaming from being recorded, since I have no idea
what version of Windows you are running, I thought it would be helpful to
say that since I could not say absolutely that yes, you can record what you
want with Goldwave.

Perhaps that was simply too much information, but I don't like making
statements too broadly either.

Richard




“The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world
quieter.”
- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Amanda Berkley
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:00 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave

What do you mean if my version of windows allows it?

I have Windows 10...

On 6/10/18, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:
Yes, if your version of Windows allows it.
Goldwave is my all time favorite application for recording.
You will want to read the manual sections about selecting your recording
source.
You also will want the Goldwave scripts for Jaws, in which case it works
very well with Jaws. Here is the link to the scripts.
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaws-users.com%2Fscripts%2FAudio%2Fgoldwave_5-6_jaws_scripts_2_0.zip&data=02%7C01%7C%7C16c1ac436cd94d6d858108d5cefbec9a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636642503749538223&sdata=I1gYuIwWoqopXbvy3bJh4lLpBoyNBXR76cZ51rG3%2BPY%3D&reserved=0

HTH,
Richard




“The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world
quieter.”
- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Amanda Berkley
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Goldwave

Can you record system sound with Goldwave?

I'm looking for something that I can record something from iTunes or
Windows Media Player, and the recording will stop when the track ends.
Does this sound like something Goldwave can do?

Does Goldwave play nice with JAWS?

Thanks,
Amanda













Re: Trouble with "task switching"

Dave Durber
 

Hello Paul:

I do not wish to be pedantic but, ALT+TAB, does not open any program.

If you have several programs open, ALT+TAB, cycles you through the programs you have open. When you release both keys, Windows gives focus to that open program.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "paul lemm" <paul.lemm@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:25 AM
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: alt and control key seem to be stuck

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Good to know!


On Jul 1, 2018, at 5:13 PM, HH. Smith Jr. <josham129@...> wrote:

I’ve had this reoccurring, intermittent issue from version 15. I reported it but I couldn’t repeat the problem for the technical support person. so, I kind of figure a fix out. I would hold the control and alt key at the same time and tap the escape key a few times and that seems to work about 95% of the time.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

This is something I have seen with computers since 2003. You can either do what you did, and unload JAWS, or simply press both ALT keys sequentially. That usually unsticks them.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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

 


Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

I’m not sure but I have this problem too sometimes


On Jul 1, 2018, at 11:08 AM, kevin meyers <kman2020@...> wrote:

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

 


Re: Windows 7 and Windows Explorer

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

VFL might be able to help with your drawls issue. I would try them


On Jul 4, 2018, at 7:57 AM, 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







Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: retrying downloads in Firefox

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

I was thinking the touch cursor would help.

On Jul 4, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Sharon <mt281820@...> 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

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Did you try the touch cursor

On Jul 4, 2018, at 7:20 AM, BlindedByTheLight <blindedbythelight@...> wrote:

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




That might help


Re: Jfw and PDF files

Morne van der Merwe <mornevdmerwe@...>
 

Thanks for all the help. Much apreciated.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 07 July 2018 03:47
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jfw and PDF files

 

Hi Morné,

 

Jaws 2018 has the ability to read PDF files as well.  Highlight the PDF file, but don't open it, open the context menu by pressing the applications / context menu key or shift + F10, arrow down to, Recognize with Jaws or something similar, and press enter.

 

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

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

Sent: Friday, July 06, 2018 12:41 PM

Subject: Jfw and PDF files

 

Hello listers,

 

I’m a new user of JAWS, so please forgive if this question has already been asked.

 

I’m using the latest version of JAWS and Windows 10.

 

I tried to read PDF documents with Microsoft Edge and JAWS with no success.  Then I tried to set the default program (Acrobat Reader) via the control pannel also with no success.  The only defaults I get to change is for music, email and videos but no option to change the default PDF to Acrobat Reader DC.  There’s another screen reader wich works with Edge, but I do prefer to use JAWS. 

 

Any advice would be apreciated.

 

Kind regards

Morné


MiKTex (LaTex) Program

Elise Berkley
 

Hello, everyone.

I am teaching myself to use MikTex (LaTex) program. I have just created my first sample document. I saved it and compiled it by pressing control + T. But, when I do this, I cannot read the document. I do not know how to get it from a ".tex" file to a ".dvi" file so I can read it in a pdf viewer. Does anyone know what step I am missing after compiling? Thanks.

Elise Berkley


Re: Jfw and PDF files

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Morné,

 

Jaws 2018 has the ability to read PDF files as well.  Highlight the PDF file, but don't open it, open the context menu by pressing the applications / context menu key or shift + F10, arrow down to, Recognize with Jaws or something similar, and press enter.

 

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

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2018 12:41 PM
Subject: Jfw and PDF files

Hello listers,

 

I’m a new user of JAWS, so please forgive if this question has already been asked.

 

I’m using the latest version of JAWS and Windows 10.

 

I tried to read PDF documents with Microsoft Edge and JAWS with no success.  Then I tried to set the default program (Acrobat Reader) via the control pannel also with no success.  The only defaults I get to change is for music, email and videos but no option to change the default PDF to Acrobat Reader DC.  There’s another screen reader wich works with Edge, but I do prefer to use JAWS. 

 

Any advice would be apreciated.

 

Kind regards

Morné


Re: Jfw and PDF files

 

If you open a PDF file in Adobe and it is not the default it should ask what app you want to use for PDF files and you should be able to select Adobe and tell it to always use it. Otherwise you can go to Settings > Apps > Default apps and click on “Select app by file type” or something very similar to that. It will take a bit of time for this screen to open and you unfortunately have to tab through to “PDF”, the list is alphabetical and it is a lot of tabbing. Anyways, if you currently have Edge selected as the default, once you get to PDF it will says something like “PDF, Edge button”, press the spacebar and tab to Adobe DC, then press enter and Adobe will be selected as the default app to open PDF files. Keep in mind that obviously Adobe has to be first installed on the system.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morne van der Merwe
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 12:42 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jfw and PDF files

 

Hello listers,

 

I’m a new user of JAWS, so please forgive if this question has already been asked.

 

I’m using the latest version of JAWS and Windows 10.

 

I tried to read PDF documents with Microsoft Edge and JAWS with no success.  Then I tried to set the default program (Acrobat Reader) via the control pannel also with no success.  The only defaults I get to change is for music, email and videos but no option to change the default PDF to Acrobat Reader DC.  There’s another screen reader wich works with Edge, but I do prefer to use JAWS. 

 

Any advice would be apreciated.

 

Kind regards

Morné


Jfw and PDF files

Morne van der Merwe <mornevdmerwe@...>
 

Hello listers,

 

I’m a new user of JAWS, so please forgive if this question has already been asked.

 

I’m using the latest version of JAWS and Windows 10.

 

I tried to read PDF documents with Microsoft Edge and JAWS with no success.  Then I tried to set the default program (Acrobat Reader) via the control pannel also with no success.  The only defaults I get to change is for music, email and videos but no option to change the default PDF to Acrobat Reader DC.  There’s another screen reader wich works with Edge, but I do prefer to use JAWS. 

 

Any advice would be apreciated.

 

Kind regards

Morné


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Morne van der Merwe <mornevdmerwe@...>
 

 


Re: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

 

I never had a problem with using the arrow keys to navigate in Excel, also using Office 365 and latest Jaws 2018 with Windows 10.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 4:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

 

I had this problem for the longest time but a month or so ago it cleared up. I’m using Windows 1803 and latest of Jaws 2018. I figured they had fixed this. It was extremely annoying to say the least.

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 5:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

 

Thanks, John.  I thought I recall some issue out there.   I opened a different file today with no noticeable issues.  When I have a few minutes, I’ll run a few tests to see which files it crashes on and if there is a difference in file location, how I open them, and so on.  Another lister gave some an idea that I’ll also check on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 1:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

 

Robin:

There seems to be a known issue with JAWS and Excel 2016.  The only work around that seems to help is using tab, shift tab, enter, and shift enter to move between cells.  Using the arrow buttons seems to cause Excel to slow then freeze.  I understand this has been reported to the JAWS people and Microsoft but no fix yet that I heard.

 

HTH,

 

John Doering

Administrative Pricing Asst 

 

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Re: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

Alan Robbins
 

I had this problem for the longest time but a month or so ago it cleared up. I’m using Windows 1803 and latest of Jaws 2018. I figured they had fixed this. It was extremely annoying to say the least.

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 5:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

 

Thanks, John.  I thought I recall some issue out there.   I opened a different file today with no noticeable issues.  When I have a few minutes, I’ll run a few tests to see which files it crashes on and if there is a difference in file location, how I open them, and so on.  Another lister gave some an idea that I’ll also check on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 1:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: known issues with Excel 2016 freezes with JAWS?

 

Robin:

There seems to be a known issue with JAWS and Excel 2016.  The only work around that seems to help is using tab, shift tab, enter, and shift enter to move between cells.  Using the arrow buttons seems to cause Excel to slow then freeze.  I understand this has been reported to the JAWS people and Microsoft but no fix yet that I heard.

 

HTH,

 

John Doering

Administrative Pricing Asst 

 

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