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Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

I believe what is being suggested is the following:

Note: I copied and pasted the following from an item on the JAWS-Users list, sorry I couldn’t give direct credit to the author since he/she is not stated.

 

Creating a website shortcut on the desktop for Firefox and Chrome

Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome do not seem to save bookmarks as shortcuts,

instead they seem to be accessed from an HTML file.

Firefox does not appear to have any provision for sending a website shortcut to the Desktop, hence the need for this work-around.

 

Mozilla Firefox:

If Firefox is your default browser, do the following:

 

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. From the Desktop, press control + spacebar to deselect all items on the desktop.

3. Press the applications key or Shift + F10 to open the context menu.

4. Arrow to the "New" sub-menu, and press enter.

5. Arrow to "Shortcut", and press enter.

6. When the shortcut dialogue opens, you will be in an edit field, so paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tabb to the next button, and press the spacebar.

8. In this edit field, give your shortcut a name, then tab to finish, and press the spacebar.

You are done.

Note:

If Firefox is not your default browser, then creating the shortcut as outlined above will

result in that site opening in whichever is your default browser.

 

Browser specific shortcuts:

Note:

When making a website shortcut in this manner you may want to include the browser name in the shortcut name,

so that when you go to that site you will know which browser it is opening in.

Keep in mind, that these are browser specific, so they will open the site in the assigned browser no matter what your default browser is.

 

If you want a specific webpage to open in a specific browser,  for instance, Internet Explorer is my default,

but I want a specific site to open in Firefox or Chrome, here's what to do:

 

Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. Locate the executable for Firefox, then open the context menu, and choose Desktop create shortcut from the SendTo sub-menu.

3. Go to the Desktop and locate the shortcut you just sent there.

4. Press Alt + Enter to open the properties of the shortcut.

5. In the shortcut dialogue, you will be in an edit field containing the file path  of the executable,

press the end key to move you to the end of the file path.

6. Press the spacebar once, then paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tab to the apply button, spacebar that, then tab to the okay button and do the same.

You are done.

 

Google Chrome:

While on the website you want to create a desktop shortcut for do the following:

1. Press Alt + F for the file menu.

2. Arrow to, "More Tools", and press enter.

3. In the resulting menu choose, "Add to Desktop", and press enter.

4. In the resulting edit field, the shortcut name will appear, you can change this to your liking

then press enter to close the dialogue.

You are done.

 

Note:

On my system, I noticed when creating a shortcut in Chrome as described above,

that when the page loads, there  is only a context menu.,

however, when creating a browser specific shortcut as outlined above, the standard Chrome menu is available.

 

 

Additional Note:

You can further customize any shortcut from within the properties of the shortcut,

such as changing the name, assigning a keystroke, , or opening the site maximized.

HTH

 

JR

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I tried this, and it does not directly work.

I guess you need to create some kind of file to place on the desktop; simply copying the url as is tehre, I think, will not work.

I haven’t investigated, but the format of whatever file is saved on the desktop using IE that contains the uRL (and yes, it would be some kind of shortcut file, possibly with extention .lnk?) should be easily replicatable. This means you could simply open notepad, put your url in there using whatever prefix characters are required, and save it to your desktop. But I’m only theorising as I haven’t looked into it much.

 

I did find this. It’s an add-on for firefox that might add an item to the context menus as they exist in ie. But you’ll have to try it and see.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/savelink/


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I tried this, and it does not directly work.

I guess you need to create some kind of file to place on the desktop; simply copying the url as is tehre, I think, will not work.

I haven’t investigated, but the format of whatever file is saved on the desktop using IE that contains the uRL (and yes, it would be some kind of shortcut file, possibly with extention .lnk?) should be easily replicatable. This means you could simply open notepad, put your url in there using whatever prefix characters are required, and save it to your desktop. But I’m only theorising as I haven’t looked into it much.

 

I did find this. It’s an add-on for firefox that might add an item to the context menus as they exist in ie. But you’ll have to try it and see.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/savelink/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: August 24, 2018 9:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I use Chrome 99% of the time, but I just checked and while this drag and drop method explained in the link seems easy enough for sighted users, there does not seem to be an easy way to do this with the keyboard and as a blind user. In Chrome there is a “Create Shortcut” option under “More Tools” but with Firefox it would appear you need to go to the addressbar, copy the link to the clipboard and then manually create a shortcut on the desktop.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Hey Dennis.

 

I believe he’s asking about sending a link to the desktop, so that he can access it from there, and it will open the browser.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of dennis
Sent: August 24, 2018 5:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

if your using win 7 go to your programs menue. arrow up to mozilla firefox. hit the applications key and arrow up to sendto. you'll find send to desktop in there.if your using win 10 i don't know the answer to that.

 

On 8/24/2018 4:17 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

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Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Sorry,, I thought you took this off the list, but after I sent my message I realized it still goes to the list, my apologies. Jonas, you might want to reply privately, email me at sieghard@live.ca.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Some POS!
https://www.poshighway.com/industries/pos-system-visually-impaired


Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

I use Microsoft Store Operations also called Microsoft Retail Management Solution (RMS).
It is by now discontinued/in maintenance mode for a few more years and I am also desparately looking for a replacement. If you are also in need of a POS solution I'd love to chat privately, it is not something FS seems to pay a lot of attention to.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Hey what point of sale system Are you using?

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Especially since it takes usually a lot less than 30 seconds. My Asus laptop with an SSD has fast startup disabled as do my 4 desktops at work (all have SSD drives). All of them boot to the login prompt in about 10 or 12 seconds at most. When I had fast startup enabled on my laptop it might be 2 or 3 seconds faster, but who cares. I turn fast startup off for the same reason that I usually sht down my computer at home when I go to work for 8 or 10hours instead of putting it simply to sleep.
At work I have sleep mode disabled on my desktops because I use a point of sale system which uses an SQL database. If the point of sale application is open and the system goes to sleep and then wakes up it usually gives me an error saying it has lost the database connection so why bother. My work PC's stay on from Monday morning until Saturday evening and then we shut them down until we reopen on Monday morning.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Doesn't it seem strange that we are in such a hurry to think waiting another 30 seconds for computer to boot up is unacceptable. I would rather wait and get a better chance of a clean boot than having that 30 seconds to surf the net or send a Email.
Does anyone remember having to insert a five and a quarter floppy to start the boot cycle or have to wait for your dial up service to connect?








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Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Hi Jonas,

That is very interesting. I put in my info to speak to them.
One hurdle with this might be my website. I use Nitosell which supports integration with Microsoft RMS as well as the new POS solution RMH (Retail Management Hero) which sort of takes over from where RMS left off. RMH would be the perfect solution for me since it works seamlessly with the same database I already have and fully supports integration with my website. I spent many thousnds of Dollars on the website in the last 3 or 4 years so I don't really want to switch to a POS system which would require me to start all over or one which doesn't offer the same level of integration. Anyhow, I'll see what these people have to say.

If I may ask, what do you do?

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Some POS!
https://www.poshighway.com/industries/pos-system-visually-impaired


Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

I use Microsoft Store Operations also called Microsoft Retail Management Solution (RMS).
It is by now discontinued/in maintenance mode for a few more years and I am also desparately looking for a replacement. If you are also in need of a POS solution I'd love to chat privately, it is not something FS seems to pay a lot of attention to.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Hey what point of sale system Are you using?

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Especially since it takes usually a lot less than 30 seconds. My Asus laptop with an SSD has fast startup disabled as do my 4 desktops at work (all have SSD drives). All of them boot to the login prompt in about 10 or 12 seconds at most. When I had fast startup enabled on my laptop it might be 2 or 3 seconds faster, but who cares. I turn fast startup off for the same reason that I usually sht down my computer at home when I go to work for 8 or 10hours instead of putting it simply to sleep.
At work I have sleep mode disabled on my desktops because I use a point of sale system which uses an SQL database. If the point of sale application is open and the system goes to sleep and then wakes up it usually gives me an error saying it has lost the database connection so why bother. My work PC's stay on from Monday morning until Saturday evening and then we shut them down until we reopen on Monday morning.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Doesn't it seem strange that we are in such a hurry to think waiting another 30 seconds for computer to boot up is unacceptable. I would rather wait and get a better chance of a clean boot than having that 30 seconds to surf the net or send a Email.
Does anyone remember having to insert a five and a quarter floppy to start the boot cycle or have to wait for your dial up service to connect?








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Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

I use Chrome 99% of the time, but I just checked and while this drag and drop method explained in the link seems easy enough for sighted users, there does not seem to be an easy way to do this with the keyboard and as a blind user. In Chrome there is a “Create Shortcut” option under “More Tools” but with Firefox it would appear you need to go to the addressbar, copy the link to the clipboard and then manually create a shortcut on the desktop.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Hey Dennis.

 

I believe he’s asking about sending a link to the desktop, so that he can access it from there, and it will open the browser.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of dennis
Sent: August 24, 2018 5:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

if your using win 7 go to your programs menue. arrow up to mozilla firefox. hit the applications key and arrow up to sendto. you'll find send to desktop in there.if your using win 10 i don't know the answer to that.

 

On 8/24/2018 4:17 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey Dennis.

 

I believe he’s asking about sending a link to the desktop, so that he can access it from there, and it will open the browser.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of dennis
Sent: August 24, 2018 5:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

if your using win 7 go to your programs menue. arrow up to mozilla firefox. hit the applications key and arrow up to sendto. you'll find send to desktop in there.if your using win 10 i don't know the answer to that.

 

On 8/24/2018 4:17 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I never thought to do this myself, as I hardly use the desktop for anything, so I had to look it up.

I guess this can be done easily – for mouse users. Seems like it might be more tricky with the keyboard. Mozilla should have a better way. Anyway, see here. Maybe someone else has an idea.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website

 

 

Now you should really be able to do this some other way. After all, it’s only a URL.

 

Any thoughts from other users?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: August 24, 2018 5:18 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard


Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Agreed, certainly. I got this machine running Windows 10 last year, and transitioned right from XP. Although I’d used Windows 7 and 10 at work, the power plan (or whatever it was called) was not set to do anything but shut the computer down and I wasn’t even aware that this was an issue now. It took me a while to figure out what was going on with my computer but, once I did, even though I wasn’t experiencing any serious issues, I just changed it to shut everything completely down, because (not very technical I know) it just seemed like the right thing to do. Why wouldn’t I want the power button to shut the system completely down, I asked myself.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: August 24, 2018 12:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

Bill,

           A big thanks for explaining that sleep mode and hibernation (regardless of whether partial for Fast Startup or full) have nothing to do with one another.  As you said, sleep mode is just a low power state where nothing is unloaded or written to disc other than, perhaps, the swap and page files, which have that same behavior when the system is live.

           Also, a big thanks for pointing out that going to Control Panel, Power Options, Choose what the power button does link is something that should be part and parcel of "standard checks" when you get a new Windows system or reinstall Windows.  It's been quite a while since Microsoft made the stupid decision (my opinion) to make the default behavior for pressing the power button be putting the computer to sleep.  It should rightly be Shut Down, as that's what virtually every other device with a power button does when in the "on state" and its power button is pressed.  Many computers have a dedicated sleep button, and those that don't have the sleep choice show up as part of the power options when you press the virtual power button.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill


Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

James Malone
 

Don, you are showing your age (LOL). How about Apple 2 E and outspoken?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Doesn't it seem strange that we are in such a hurry to think waiting another 30 seconds for computer to boot up is unacceptable. I would rather wait and get a better chance of a clean boot than having that 30 seconds to surf the net or send a Email.
Does anyone remember having to insert a five and a quarter floppy to start the boot cycle or have to wait for your dial up service to connect?


Re: trouble with a government web site

Laura Richardson
 

No …… I’m able to access and read the code of civil procedure.  I would like to read the actual statute/law.  For example, the actual law regarding fraud, breach of contract, legal malpractice, etc.

 

Laura

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 5:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble with a government web site

 

Hi Laura,

 

Is this what you’re looking for?

 

735 ILCS 5/  Code of Civil Procedure. –

https://is.gd/H9Y2lL

 

JR

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:09 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: trouble with a government web site

 

Hello,

 

I’m doing some research and am having trouble accessing the information I need on a government web site.  I’m not a “power user” of Jaws so I’m not sure if I don’t know how to get to this info or if it’s just not accessible.  The site is the Illinois Compiled Statutes …… I can access the rules of civil procedure but am not able to get to the actual laws (for example; Fraud, Breach of Contract, etc).

 

The web site is:  www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

 

If anybody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated …… I’m using Jaws 18, Windows 10 and IE 11.

 

Laura

 

 

 

 


Re: trouble with a government web site

Laura Richardson
 

I’m able to access the chapters but that does not give me the specific law/statute.  For example, I would like to read the actual law/statute for fraud …… It should be called something like “735 ILCS 5/2-0000” (the last four numbers are not 0 but there should be four specific numbers).  I would like to read the specific law for fraud, breach of contract, etc.

 

Laura

 

 

    

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alyssa
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 4:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble with a government web site

 

Hi there.

 

I want to make sure I understand this correctly as I’m not having issues with what I just did. So if you click on a chapter, it does not show the subsections for you? There are tons of links on those pages, and they all seem to be visible with JAWS. I am using Firefox, but that shouldn’t make much of a difference.

 

 

-Alyssa

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 5:09 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: trouble with a government web site

 

Hello,

 

I’m doing some research and am having trouble accessing the information I need on a government web site.  I’m not a “power user” of Jaws so I’m not sure if I don’t know how to get to this info or if it’s just not accessible.  The site is the Illinois Compiled Statutes …… I can access the rules of civil procedure but am not able to get to the actual laws (for example; Fraud, Breach of Contract, etc).

 

The web site is:  www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

 

If anybody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated …… I’m using Jaws 18, Windows 10 and IE 11.

 

Laura

 

 

 

 


Re: trouble with a government web site

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

Hi Laura,

 

Is this what you’re looking for?

 

735 ILCS 5/  Code of Civil Procedure. –

https://is.gd/H9Y2lL

 

JR

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:09 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: trouble with a government web site

 

Hello,

 

I’m doing some research and am having trouble accessing the information I need on a government web site.  I’m not a “power user” of Jaws so I’m not sure if I don’t know how to get to this info or if it’s just not accessible.  The site is the Illinois Compiled Statutes …… I can access the rules of civil procedure but am not able to get to the actual laws (for example; Fraud, Breach of Contract, etc).

 

The web site is:  www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

 

If anybody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated …… I’m using Jaws 18, Windows 10 and IE 11.

 

Laura

 

 

 

 


Re: Latest Skype and Jaws 2018

inamuddin khan
 

Dear friend, I’m really surprise that instead of using a simple hot key ctrl+q you people are doing such a long job?

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
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Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598 

+92-334-3348409

 

 

From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Latest Skype and Jaws 2018

 

There are only a few Settings in that menu anyways, I think it’s just ‘Open Skype”, “Sign Out” and “Quit Skype”.

You say you use Jaws, if I want to quit Skype completely I use Jaws Key+F11, arrow to Skype and press enter, the menu opens and then if you use Jaws OCR with theWindow option, i.e. Jaws Key+Spacebar followed by O and W you can then use the Jaws cursor and find Quit Skype and click on it. This is a work around and hopefully FS will do something to make this menu accessible again, but it works for me every time.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of inamuddin khan
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 4:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Latest Skype and Jaws 2018

 

Dear, I’m very sorry to let you know that the latest Skype is not accessible in system tray.

Why don’t you give feedback to Microsoft by pressing ctrl+o?

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598 

+92-334-3348409

 

 

From: Jim L
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:59 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Latest Skype and Jaws 2018

 

Heya folks,

 

Have installed the new Jaws update 2018 and latest Skype 8.2, Can anyone click on skype in the systray and access the menu list from there as we did with previous Skype version?

 

If so what is the menu list as Jaws doesn’t read it to me and I cannot cursor up or down on that list.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

 

 


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

dennis
 

if your using win 7 go to your programs menue. arrow up to mozilla firefox. hit the applications key and arrow up to sendto. you'll find send to desktop in there.if your using win 10 i don't know the answer to that.


On 8/24/2018 4:17 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard



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Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

John Covici
 

Can you shift-f10 when focussed on the URL and in there should be a
send-to menu, where you can do what you want, or in that menu there is
a copy shortcut and maybe you can just create a new one on the
desktop.

On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:17:47 -0400,
Richard B. McDonald wrote:

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Hi!



I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11. I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7. In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop. In
Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?



Thanks,

Richard

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Re: accessible password generators

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi Jerry: I started using OnePassword a year or so ago, but, perhaps, I didn't use it right, for I always seem to have to log in the old way even for websites where I'd set up the password. So, I stopped using it. What was I missing?



Gudrun

Please note my new email of brunotgudrun@gmail.com

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Berrier via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 7:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: accessible password generators

I know others have said this, but I recently started using 1Password. It is wonderful and very accessible. It includes a password generator.





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Perkins School for the Blind
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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nino Dagostino
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accessibil password generators



Hello:



Does anybody know of any accessibil password generators?



I am terrible trying to come up with a good password.



Thanks a lot in advance.


How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard


Re: trouble with a government web site

Alyssa <lyssassong@...>
 

Hi there.

 

I want to make sure I understand this correctly as I’m not having issues with what I just did. So if you click on a chapter, it does not show the subsections for you? There are tons of links on those pages, and they all seem to be visible with JAWS. I am using Firefox, but that shouldn’t make much of a difference.

 

 

-Alyssa

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 5:09 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: trouble with a government web site

 

Hello,

 

I’m doing some research and am having trouble accessing the information I need on a government web site.  I’m not a “power user” of Jaws so I’m not sure if I don’t know how to get to this info or if it’s just not accessible.  The site is the Illinois Compiled Statutes …… I can access the rules of civil procedure but am not able to get to the actual laws (for example; Fraud, Breach of Contract, etc).

 

The web site is:  www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

 

If anybody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated …… I’m using Jaws 18, Windows 10 and IE 11.

 

Laura

 

 

 

 


trouble with a government web site

Laura Richardson
 

Hello,

 

I’m doing some research and am having trouble accessing the information I need on a government web site.  I’m not a “power user” of Jaws so I’m not sure if I don’t know how to get to this info or if it’s just not accessible.  The site is the Illinois Compiled Statutes …… I can access the rules of civil procedure but am not able to get to the actual laws (for example; Fraud, Breach of Contract, etc).

 

The web site is:  www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

 

If anybody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated …… I’m using Jaws 18, Windows 10 and IE 11.

 

Laura

 

 

 


Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

Or maybe Jeremy knows exactly what he’s talking about. Look within Power options as well as any number of registry tweaks and third-party utilities to accomplish these goals.

 

JR

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

True enough, but when Jeremy said his laptop starts up when he lifts the lid and that he doesn’t need to restart it for weeks that tells me he is not actually shutting it down.

Most laptops have their power button under the lid so if it is shut down properly you have to lift the lid first and then press the power button to turn it on

You seem to know a lot about computers as well so maybe you can comment whether it makes any difference whether fast startup is enabled or disabled if your systemjust wakes up from sleep mode. I don’t think it does because I understand that fast startup is more like hybernation and that is certainly different from sleep mode.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

Hi, Sieghard. A lot of people haven’t bothered to go into their Power Options menu and check their settings for “Choose what the power buttons do”. Consequently, they don’t know that when they press the power off button, they are actually putting their computer into Sleep mode instead of Shutdown mode.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

Hi Jeremy,

 

I think we just have to agree to disagree. If fast startup work for you then that’s great, for those of us who turn it off because maybe we just want to hear the startup sound or have other reasons that is also perfectly OK. I don’t know why your laptop takes 35 seconds to start without fast startup, I just recently got rid of my last Windows 7 PC at work which was 10 years old and on that machine Windows 7 took about 45 secons to boot, all my Windows 10 PC’s boot from being completely shut down and without fast startup in about 10 or 12 seconds.

When you say it comes out of shutdown in as long as it takes you to lift the lid and that you can go for weeks without a restart then I think you are talking a totally different thing here. It would seem you put your computer to sleep and don’t actually shut it down, I don’t even know if in sleep mode fast startup comes into play. I have fast startup disabled and of course I can put my laptop to sleep and when I lift the lid or, if I leave it open, if I press the spacebar it’s up and running in about 2 or 3 seconds, but that means it’s waking up from sleep mode and that is not the same as going to Power and selecting “Shutdown”. This is where the fast startup comes into play, I don’t think fast startup makes any difference when you use sleep mode.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 5:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

I have a bit of a high-end computer, and I definitely notice a difference when Fast boot is on or off. I can come in and out of shutdown in about as  long as it takes me to lift the lid on my laptop with fast boot on as opposed to about 35 seconds with fast boot off. This feature is also very reliable and stable--I can go for weeks without a restart. I don’t think Microsoft would have spent so much in R&D for this feature to not notice a difference in boot time.  

 

JR

  

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 3:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

Agreed, if using a traditional mechanical drive. However, if one is using the new solid-state drive the increased time saved is not worth any possible inconvenience. I keep this turned off and all my solid-state drive computers and see virtually no difference in time whether it is enabled or not.


On Aug 24, 2018, at 4:43 AM, Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...> wrote:

I disagree. Fast Startup is a very useful time-saving feature of Windows. I use it on all my computers, and I’ve never experienced corruption.

 

JR

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 1:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

Just turn off fast startup, it’s a pain anyway.  Often your on-disk to memory transfer gets corrupted.  It causes more grief than it helps, in my experience.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 22 August 2018 15:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

While this is not directly JAWS related, the issue of lack of a "coming back from being shut down when using Fast Startup" sound, as well as the lack of the good, old-fashioned shutdown sound, under Windows 10 comes up repeatedly on virtually every screen reader related group I'm participating in.  

I have just created feedback related to both, and here's the click-through link to the Windows 10 Feedback Hub for it (which, of course, only works for Windows 10 users):

               "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

If this is an accessibility issue for you, please review this feedback and upvote it so that it will garner more attention.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill