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Re: getting the mail ap in windows 10 to work with jaws?

Joseph Norton
 

Hi:

 

I’m using it successfully with both the beta and earlier versions of JAWS.

 

There are a few issues, such as not being able to press Enter on some links, but not all.  Also, JAWS doesn’t read the address fields very well when I’m composing a message.

 

For simple reading and replying, which is a large percentage of my mail actions, it works adequately.

when I want to compose a message.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Michael Amaro
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 5:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: getting the mail ap in windows 10 to work with jaws?

 

Hello Listers,

 

How easy is it to use the mail ap in windows 10 with jaws?  I am having no luck in setting up my friend's @msn email address in windows live mail.  There for I want to go the mail ap route.  I my self have never used  the mail ap.  How easy is it to teach some one that doesn't know much about technology?  Is it easy to set up an acount?

 

Thanks

 

Michael

 

Email/Skype:

 

 

Zoom Room:

 

 

Zoom ID:

 

7792849618

 

JFK
"
What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."

 


Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

Cristóbal
 

What I do in order to not lose the session since it’s most likely I’ve got tabs open that I’d rather not close, is when Firefox appears to hang on one tab/window, I first launch the task manager.

After that, I navigate to the running Firefox running task. Usually, there will be multiple instances

For example: Process: Firefox closed
Name
Firefox (8)

If I expand this treeview and arrow down, All Jaws reads is Firefox over and over again for all the stuff it’s got running

However when I use the Jaws cursor and arrow among the different Firefox listings, I can read percentages used by each one.

See:

Firefox (8) 1.1% 1,526.5 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps
1Password for Windows deskt... 0% 4.4 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps
Firefox 0% 15.9 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps
Firefox 0% 193.2 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps
Firefox 0% 247.2 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps
Firefox 0% 68.1 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps
Firefox 0% 198.8 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps
Firefox 0% 16.8 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps
Firefox 0% 771.5 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps

Firefox 0% 771.5 MB 0 MB/s 0 Mbps

Right now, everything’s running smoothly and thus everything’s more or less at 0%.

However, when there’s a tab that’s giving me problems, There will be one of those Firefox entries posting a crazy high percentage. Indeed, there will always be two Firefox entries with percentages when the browser’s acting funky. The very last Firefox posting with a percentage and one prior to it. Arrowing from top to bottom, it’s the first entry with the high percentage that’s the troublesome tab. I’ll right click on it and select “end task”. This will cause the hanging tab to crash and Firefox will give an error message of something like uh oh. Your tab has crashed. Blah, blah. All I do then is refresh the page and bingo, my tab is back with not having to end the entire thing and lose everything I was either researching or reading or what have you.

Clicking end task on the last Firefox entry in the list will cause the whole browser to crash. So, that’s not the one you want to end task on.

In any event, the ideal situation would be for VFO to quickly put out a fix addressing this bug, but my guess is that they’re focusing all their resources into JFW 2019.

I’m sure the percentage stuff for the sighted is quite visible and pretty straight forward, but it wasn’t until I was poking around with the Jaws cursor trying to figure out how to avoid not closing out the entire browser did I come across this less inconvenient workaround.

Also, I upgraded to Firefox Version 62.0.2 and this hanging thing is still present.

Anyway, there you go. This is what I do for this rather annoying Firefox bug.

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

Assuming we’re all having the same problem with Firefox, then, no. There’s a chance JAWS 2018 will still receive an update to fix this issue, but I’m not necessarily counting on it.

 

For now, my solution is to have a task manager (in my case,  Process Explorer) open at all times, ready to restart the Firefox process. It’s somewhat inconvenient but Firefox restores crashed sessions so I usually just pick up where I left off. The freezing still lets me read whatever page I am on, I just can’t interact with it until Firefox is restarted.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of BlindedByTheLight
Sent: September 23, 2018 9:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I am having the same issue.  Are there any known workarounds known without giving the Beta 2019 a try? I have never used a beta version.  How do I download it?  Thanks!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Berrier via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I just upgraded to the 2019 beta at home, and the problems seems to have completely disappeared.

 

 

Jerry Berrier

Director of Education Technology

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown MA 02472
P: 617-972-7826
Perkins.org

 


 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 3:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m having the same issues with Firefox and at times also with Internet Explorer. Just an FYI

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Bill White
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m noticing it, too, and one site, radio.com, crashes firefox, and I have to kill it with Task Manager.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Berrier via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 7:26 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m wondering if anybody else is having this problem.

I’m running Firefox version 62, latest version of JFW, and Windows 10.

I’ll be arrowing down through a web page, and all of a sudden JAWS just stops reading. Sometimes it comes back after a few seconds, but not always.

I especially notice it when reading the Boston Globe in NFB Newsline on the web.

 

Also when I’m using Google Docs, I’m noticing an irritating lag when I hit up or down arrow in a document.

 

Any thoughts on how to remedy this?

 

 

Jerry Berrier

Director of Education Technology

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown MA 02472
P: 617-972-7826
Perkins.org

 


 

 

 

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Re: punctuation script and 2019 beta

Joseph Norton
 

Hi:

 

Do you mean changing punctuation levels?  If that’s what you mean, I’m having no issues.  I can change levels of punctuation and it works fine.

 

Not sure what script you’re referring to, if that’s not it.

 

I have no issues with punctuation in the beta.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 5:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: punctuation script and 2019 beta

 

Hi,

 

I stuffed up my message the first time so now sending   a corrected version. 

 

Using: W10 64 bit Home with latest updates. And Jaws 2019 beta.

 

While the punctuation  script  continues to function normally on my system in Jaws 2018, it does not work in the 2019 beta. 

 

Has anyone else noticed this problem with the beta?

 

Would it be worth attempting to install the script again under the beta

 

 

Thanks

 

Tom

 


Re: Thank you and a question about pdf files

Joseph Norton
 

Hi:

 

No mystery as to why MicroSoft wants to use Edge as default pdf reader.

 

For the average sighted user, Edge is able to handle pdf’s, and MS wants it that way.

 

I am sure the accessibility team knows about this and will recommend installing Acrobat Reader instead if asked.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 8:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Thank you and a question about pdf files

 

Shirley, for some unknown reason, Microsoft has Edge defaulting as the reader for PDF files.  It is a mystery to me why they did this.

Dean’s methods should work, and the one using the properties and accessing the change button, should change the default to Adobe Acrobat rather than Edge so future PDF’s will open correctly.

 

I think everyone may want to write accessibility@... and mention how useless Edge is for PDF files to open in Edge.

 

Richard

 

 

 

“Definition of an expert: An ex is a has-been and a spirt is a drip under pressure.” – Bruce U. Utah Phillips

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 2:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Thank you and a question about pdf files

 

In Windows 10, there are several ways to get a pdf document to open in Adobe Reader, which is what you want. I’ll mention a couple.

 

First, when in the e-mail client, focus on the attachment and use the application or context menu key to see what choices are offered.  One will likely be to save the document.  Once you do so, go to Documents where it prob ably resides and focus on it.  Use the application key and press H until you hear Open With. Adobe Acrobat Reader will probably be among the first choices, if it isn’t, the menu allows you to choose another app, and you can locate it there.  If you do so, you can tab to a check box to always use this app to open pdf files.

 

If you can get the pdf saved, or if you have another one on your system, focus on it and press alt+enter to bring up its properties. Once there, tab once to the Change button and press space. Tab to the list of potential apps to use to open pdf files and choose adobe acrobat reader.

 

Let us know if this doesn’t work.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 7:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Thank you and a question about pdf files

 

Hi everyone,

 

First, thanks to  those of you who answered my question about using convenient OCR. It’s awesome!

 

Now, for another challenge (to me, anyway). A medical person has emailed me an important pdf attachment. I’ve been able to open them in the past. But I haven’t needed to for a while. I’m running JAWS 2018 and Windows 10. I started using Gmail just recently and am still learning to use it.

 

Meanwhile, I started importing the Gmail into Windows Mail for quick and simple emails—it’s faster for me right now.

 

Anyway, my problem is this: PDF attachments won’t open. I press enter, and the word “EDGE” is read at the top and that’s all. So I went directly to my Gmail account, and the same thing happened. How did Edge get involved? Is there any way to be able to read this pdf attachment? Help!

 

Thank you so much.

 

Cheerfully,

 

Shirley

 

 

 

 


Re: Thunderbird: how to turn off the automatic getting of mail on startup?

 

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Thunderbird+turn+off+automatic+send%2Freceive
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    A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


Re: getting the mail ap in windows 10 to work with jaws?

Chris Hill
 

I played with it  It is Clunky  Thunderbirds better and easier to set up


On Sep 22, 2018, at 14:34, Michael Amaro <mikeameli@...> wrote:

Hello Listers,
 
How easy is it to use the mail ap in windows 10 with jaws?  I am having no luck in setting up my friend's @msn email address in windows live mail.  There for I want to go the mail ap route.  I my self have never used  the mail ap.  How easy is it to teach some one that doesn't know much about technology?  Is it easy to set up an acount?
 
Thanks
 
Michael
 
Email/Skype:
 
 
Zoom Room:
 
 
Zoom ID:
 
7792849618
 
JFK
"
What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."


Thunderbird: how to turn off the automatic getting of mail on startup?

Peter Tesar
 

Hello List,


I remember turning off this Thunderbird option when first starting to use Thunderbird. I don't know what TB version it was but it was during Windows 7.


I have just had to install Thunderbird to a new PC. Now I'm using TB version 52.


I've gone through the TB options, to change the settings to my preferences. I cannot find where to turn off the automatic getting of mail on the startup of Thunderbird.


I prefer to start TB to finish dealing with the unread messages. Then, at my convenience,  I press the F5 to get new messages.


Is the option gone from TB version 52?

Thanks for any help.


Peter T.




Re: Can't access settings combo box in google chrome

Mario
 

Juanita, seems to be a focus issue or something. try pressing alt+f and
then s for settings. press alt+tab and, without releasing the alt key,
press shift+tab and release all keys, now you should be able to press
control+end to jump to the end of the page and upp arrow to and spacebar
on the advanced button.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Juanita [mailto:juanitafischer@msn.com]
Sent: Monday, Sep 24, 2018 2:24 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Can't access settings combo box in google chrome

Hi all:

I’m using jaws 2018 and public beta 2019 and Windows 10. On the google
chrome home page, nothing I’ve tried will let me access the settings
combo box. I’ve tried alt-down arrow and enter. I’m trying to get to
advance settings to allow popups. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
for solving this problem.

Juanita


Re: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen

Dan Longmore
 

 HP puts up some wallpaper before the logon screen, Mike Dell does not do that that’s why think this is unique to HP. This gives jaws part of the problem at logon. May want to try narrator or as I mentioned earlier shortcut keys at start up. 


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Edward Green <ergreen1981@...>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 3:11:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen
 
Hi Dan and others,

Thanks for responding. It's useful to hear that others are experiencing this issue too.

Yes Dan, I have an HP Ultrabook - the HP Spectre.  Is your machine an HP one too?

Cheers,

Ed 


On 23 Sep 2018, at 22:23, Dan Longmore <danlongmore44@...> wrote:

Yes, when this occurs, which is often, I use my shortcut keys to get JAWS to speak and JAWS then speaks the LogOn screen information.  Do you have an HP machine?  VFO has never given me any great assistance in the matter.  Even if I hit any key JAWS will not speak until I use the shortcut method.  Like you, JAWS is set to start at logon.

 

Dan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Edward Green
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 8:16 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen

 

Hi,

 

I posted yesterday about a problem I was having whereby JAWS wouldn’t speaking on the lock screen.  However, JAWS did speak when I pressed any key to dismiss the lock screen and bring up the password field.

 

I have since disabled the lock screen, but JAWS doesn’t speak at all on the logon screen now regardless of how long I leave it.  JAWS does speak when I enter the password and the desktop comes up.  I have checked, and JAWS is set to load at the logon screen.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

HP Spectre laptop, Windows 10 latest version, JAWS 2019 Beta.

 

Thanks a lot,

 

Ed


Re: Thank you and a question about pdf files

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

Shirley, for some unknown reason, Microsoft has Edge defaulting as the reader for PDF files.  It is a mystery to me why they did this.

Dean’s methods should work, and the one using the properties and accessing the change button, should change the default to Adobe Acrobat rather than Edge so future PDF’s will open correctly.

 

I think everyone may want to write accessibility@... and mention how useless Edge is for PDF files to open in Edge.

 

Richard

 

 

 

“Definition of an expert: An ex is a has-been and a spirt is a drip under pressure.” – Bruce U. Utah Phillips

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 2:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Thank you and a question about pdf files

 

In Windows 10, there are several ways to get a pdf document to open in Adobe Reader, which is what you want. I’ll mention a couple.

 

First, when in the e-mail client, focus on the attachment and use the application or context menu key to see what choices are offered.  One will likely be to save the document.  Once you do so, go to Documents where it prob ably resides and focus on it.  Use the application key and press H until you hear Open With. Adobe Acrobat Reader will probably be among the first choices, if it isn’t, the menu allows you to choose another app, and you can locate it there.  If you do so, you can tab to a check box to always use this app to open pdf files.

 

If you can get the pdf saved, or if you have another one on your system, focus on it and press alt+enter to bring up its properties. Once there, tab once to the Change button and press space. Tab to the list of potential apps to use to open pdf files and choose adobe acrobat reader.

 

Let us know if this doesn’t work.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 7:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Thank you and a question about pdf files

 

Hi everyone,

 

First, thanks to  those of you who answered my question about using convenient OCR. It’s awesome!

 

Now, for another challenge (to me, anyway). A medical person has emailed me an important pdf attachment. I’ve been able to open them in the past. But I haven’t needed to for a while. I’m running JAWS 2018 and Windows 10. I started using Gmail just recently and am still learning to use it.

 

Meanwhile, I started importing the Gmail into Windows Mail for quick and simple emails—it’s faster for me right now.

 

Anyway, my problem is this: PDF attachments won’t open. I press enter, and the word “EDGE” is read at the top and that’s all. So I went directly to my Gmail account, and the same thing happened. How did Edge get involved? Is there any way to be able to read this pdf attachment? Help!

 

Thank you so much.

 

Cheerfully,

 

Shirley

 

 

 


Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Assuming we’re all having the same problem with Firefox, then, no. There’s a chance JAWS 2018 will still receive an update to fix this issue, but I’m not necessarily counting on it.

 

For now, my solution is to have a task manager (in my case,  Process Explorer) open at all times, ready to restart the Firefox process. It’s somewhat inconvenient but Firefox restores crashed sessions so I usually just pick up where I left off. The freezing still lets me read whatever page I am on, I just can’t interact with it until Firefox is restarted.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of BlindedByTheLight
Sent: September 23, 2018 9:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I am having the same issue.  Are there any known workarounds known without giving the Beta 2019 a try? I have never used a beta version.  How do I download it?  Thanks!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Berrier via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I just upgraded to the 2019 beta at home, and the problems seems to have completely disappeared.

 

 

Jerry Berrier

Director of Education Technology

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown MA 02472
P: 617-972-7826
Perkins.org

 


 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 3:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m having the same issues with Firefox and at times also with Internet Explorer. Just an FYI

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Bill White
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m noticing it, too, and one site, radio.com, crashes firefox, and I have to kill it with Task Manager.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Berrier via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 7:26 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m wondering if anybody else is having this problem.

I’m running Firefox version 62, latest version of JFW, and Windows 10.

I’ll be arrowing down through a web page, and all of a sudden JAWS just stops reading. Sometimes it comes back after a few seconds, but not always.

I especially notice it when reading the Boston Globe in NFB Newsline on the web.

 

Also when I’m using Google Docs, I’m noticing an irritating lag when I hit up or down arrow in a document.

 

Any thoughts on how to remedy this?

 

 

Jerry Berrier

Director of Education Technology

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown MA 02472
P: 617-972-7826
Perkins.org

 


 

 

 

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Re: Can't access settings combo box in google chrome

Mike Rogers
 

i've been unable to use Chrome since lastweek. And google voice is not quite right on my phone. I switched to Edge for now. Think google is effecting some functions. My son's phone does the same thimg.

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On Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:24:46 +0000
"Juanita" <juanitafischer@msn.com> wrote:

Hi all:

I'm using jaws 2018 and public beta 2019 and Windows 10. On the google chrome home page, nothing I've tried will let me access the settings combo box. I've tried alt-down arrow and enter. I'm trying to get to advance settings to allow popups. Thanks in advance for any suggestions for solving this problem.
Juanita




Re: Can't access settings combo box in google chrome

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

It’s not a combo, just press enter on Advanced Settings, and all the items will appear below it in browse mode.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juanita
Sent: 24 September 2018 07:25
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Can't access settings combo box in google chrome

 

Hi all:

 

I’m using jaws 2018 and public beta 2019 and Windows 10. On the google chrome home page, nothing I’ve tried will let me access the settings combo box. I’ve tried alt-down arrow and enter. I’m trying to get to advance settings to allow popups. Thanks in advance for any suggestions for solving this problem.

Juanita

 


Re: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

One thing you could try is to uncheck all the automatic startup in JAWS, then reboot the machine. JAWS won't load. Load it manually then recheck it. I've seen this work sometimes.

Also, make sure you set JAWS to start Always, not just For This User.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani Pagador
Sent: 23 September 2018 22:50
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen

Hi, Dan.
Do you have to unload JFW, then use the shortcut to load it again? I am running JFW17 and have to use Seeing AI to see what is happening.
JFW doesn't start speaking till the desktop is loaded.

From what I can tell, JFW only will give tech support for the current version. I e-mailed them regarding an issue I have with Word 2016 and
JFW17 and was told they don't support JFW17, and that I should get the latest version of JFW. So I haven't contacted them to address my JFW logon issues with Win10.

Thanks,
Dani



On 9/23/18, Dan Longmore <danlongmore44@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, when this occurs, which is often, I use my shortcut keys to get
JAWS to speak and JAWS then speaks the LogOn screen information. Do
you have an HP machine? VFO has never given me any great assistance
in the matter. Even if I hit any key JAWS will not speak until I use
the shortcut method. Like you, JAWS is set to start at logon.



Dan





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Edward
Green
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 8:16 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen



Hi,



I posted yesterday about a problem I was having whereby JAWS wouldn't
speaking on the lock screen. However, JAWS did speak when I pressed
any key to dismiss the lock screen and bring up the password field.



I have since disabled the lock screen, but JAWS doesn't speak at all
on the logon screen now regardless of how long I leave it. JAWS does
speak when I enter the password and the desktop comes up. I have
checked, and JAWS is set to load at the logon screen.



Does anyone have any suggestions?



HP Spectre laptop, Windows 10 latest version, JAWS 2019 Beta.



Thanks a lot,



Ed







Re: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

I think what is going on here is that JAWS is loading before the sound driver.

 

Not sure there’s a lot that VFO can do about this easily, because it only happens on certain machines.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: 23 September 2018 22:24
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen

 

Yes, when this occurs, which is often, I use my shortcut keys to get JAWS to speak and JAWS then speaks the LogOn screen information.  Do you have an HP machine?  VFO has never given me any great assistance in the matter.  Even if I hit any key JAWS will not speak until I use the shortcut method.  Like you, JAWS is set to start at logon.

 

Dan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Edward Green
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 8:16 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS not speaking on Windows 10 logon screen

 

Hi,

 

I posted yesterday about a problem I was having whereby JAWS wouldn’t speaking on the lock screen.  However, JAWS did speak when I pressed any key to dismiss the lock screen and bring up the password field.

 

I have since disabled the lock screen, but JAWS doesn’t speak at all on the logon screen now regardless of how long I leave it.  JAWS does speak when I enter the password and the desktop comes up.  I have checked, and JAWS is set to load at the logon screen.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

HP Spectre laptop, Windows 10 latest version, JAWS 2019 Beta.

 

Thanks a lot,

 

Ed


Re: Thank you and a question about pdf files

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

In Windows 10, there are several ways to get a pdf document to open in Adobe Reader, which is what you want. I’ll mention a couple.

 

First, when in the e-mail client, focus on the attachment and use the application or context menu key to see what choices are offered.  One will likely be to save the document.  Once you do so, go to Documents where it prob ably resides and focus on it.  Use the application key and press H until you hear Open With. Adobe Acrobat Reader will probably be among the first choices, if it isn’t, the menu allows you to choose another app, and you can locate it there.  If you do so, you can tab to a check box to always use this app to open pdf files.

 

If you can get the pdf saved, or if you have another one on your system, focus on it and press alt+enter to bring up its properties. Once there, tab once to the Change button and press space. Tab to the list of potential apps to use to open pdf files and choose adobe acrobat reader.

 

Let us know if this doesn’t work.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 7:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Thank you and a question about pdf files

 

Hi everyone,

 

First, thanks to  those of you who answered my question about using convenient OCR. It’s awesome!

 

Now, for another challenge (to me, anyway). A medical person has emailed me an important pdf attachment. I’ve been able to open them in the past. But I haven’t needed to for a while. I’m running JAWS 2018 and Windows 10. I started using Gmail just recently and am still learning to use it.

 

Meanwhile, I started importing the Gmail into Windows Mail for quick and simple emails—it’s faster for me right now.

 

Anyway, my problem is this: PDF attachments won’t open. I press enter, and the word “EDGE” is read at the top and that’s all. So I went directly to my Gmail account, and the same thing happened. How did Edge get involved? Is there any way to be able to read this pdf attachment? Help!

 

Thank you so much.

 

Cheerfully,

 

Shirley

 

 

 


Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

Chris Hill
 

I sure haven't found any other fix.  Here is the beta webpage, there really isn't much to the install, it ks just like a regular install, except when you're done and reboot, the beta should come up.

https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/Jaws/JawsPublicBeta


On 9/23/2018 20:07, BlindedByTheLight wrote:

I am having the same issue.  Are there any known workarounds known without giving the Beta 2019 a try? I have never used a beta version.  How do I download it?  Thanks!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Berrier via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I just upgraded to the 2019 beta at home, and the problems seems to have completely disappeared.

 

 

Jerry Berrier

Director of Education Technology

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown MA 02472
P: 617-972-7826
Perkins.org

 


 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 3:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m having the same issues with Firefox and at times also with Internet Explorer. Just an FYI

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Bill White
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m noticing it, too, and one site, radio.com, crashes firefox, and I have to kill it with Task Manager.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Berrier via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 7:26 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Firefox Lagging and Freezing

 

I’m wondering if anybody else is having this problem.

I’m running Firefox version 62, latest version of JFW, and Windows 10.

I’ll be arrowing down through a web page, and all of a sudden JAWS just stops reading. Sometimes it comes back after a few seconds, but not always.

I especially notice it when reading the Boston Globe in NFB Newsline on the web.

 

Also when I’m using Google Docs, I’m noticing an irritating lag when I hit up or down arrow in a document.

 

Any thoughts on how to remedy this?

 

 

Jerry Berrier

Director of Education Technology

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown MA 02472
P: 617-972-7826
Perkins.org

 


 

 


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question about chatboxes

Ray Williams
 

I am using an older version of jaws, and am having an issue trying to
work with a site that uses chatboxes. if anyone cam help, contact me
offlist at n4trx11@gmail.com thanks---ray


Re: punctuation script and 2019 beta

Tom <tomcat509@...>
 

Hi,

 

I stuffed up my message the first time so now sending   a corrected version. 

 

Using: W10 64 bit Home with latest updates. And Jaws 2019 beta.

 

While the punctuation  script  continues to function normally on my system in Jaws 2018, it does not work in the 2019 beta. 

 

Has anyone else noticed this problem with the beta?

 

Would it be worth attempting to install the script again under the beta

 

 

Thanks

 

Tom


Re: Thinking of upgrading to 019

Chris Hill
 

Sounds unusual.  What version of office, and windows?  I am still using office 2007 and it is working normally.

On 9/23/2018 14:32, charleseblack@att.net wrote:
In windows, the delete causes the Word program to be exited. You can press either the backspace or delete key. Is this problem unique to my machine?

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 7:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Thinking of upgrading to 019

The JAWS 2019 beta fixes at least one bug related to Microsoft Word, where it wouldn’t reliably read lines of text containing comments.


In Microsoft Outlook, there was a bug whereby, upon opening a mail message, the cursor would be placed somewhere other than at the start of the message body. So far, I haven’t encountered this in JAWS 2019 beta, which suggests that it may have been resolved by the transition to the new Microsoft Office support.


From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of <mnowicki.transactional@gmail.com>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 16:16
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Thinking of upgrading to 019


I love the JAWS 2019 beta! I am an Office 365 user, and JAWS is much more responsive in the entire Office suite.


Michal


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Thinking of upgrading to 019


Well, it won't erase your current version, so you have nothing to lose but a little time and space. The beta fixed my thunderbird problem, and hasn't broken anything I can find yet.




On 9/20/2018 20:51, David & his pack of dogs wrote:

I have been having problems with 018 for a while as in, it gives an error message of needing to install a driver. If the computer is shut down then started, no message. If just restarted, I get the error message. I phoned BFO this morning, talked to the tech. He did a repair as per the directive from the error message. Then he said, “It should work now.” Somehow the call got disconnected before he could check. I did not disconnect the call. To make a long story short, you guessed it, the should was a doesn’t. My sister who is developmentally delayed uses this term a lot when she does not want to do something. Most of the time, they should work means it won’t. Thus I am thinking of installing 2019 to see if that fixes the problem. I frankly don’t have time to sit on hold only to find out something does not work and the call gets disconnected before the tech finds this out. For the record, I had to call BFO back twice before even getting through because the call mysteriously got disconnected.