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moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

Russell Solowoniuk
 

Hi Sieghard,

Would the Das Keyboard 4 Professional be okay to use in a shared work environment? I'm wondering if the clicking sound would annoy my co-workers? Is the Cherry Brown version the identical keyboard, but only quieter?

Also, one Amazon customer review said that the keyboard didn't have an Insert key. Is this true?

Thanks,

Russell

On Jul 12, 2019, at 10:34 PM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

Well, as a final note I will say that now that I received my Das Keyboard 4 Professional which is a wired mechanical keyboard without the 6 gaming keys on the side I am truly impressed. I think for a non-gamer who simply wants an awesome keyboard for typing/office use it is about as good as it gets. It has a Windows key on each side of the spacebar and a working application key and it has a beautiful volume knob and media keys. Apart from that it’s just a fantastic keyboard with a regular old-style layout, good spacing between the blocks of function keys and all that. It is made from aluminum and while it is wired, it has only 1 USB plug, but there are 2 USB ports on the back of the keyboard which for me is great because I have sighted staff so I can continue to use a wireless mouse and use 1 port to plug in the mini USB receiver so I am not actually using up more ports on the computer. For my main register computer in my store I could even use the second port to plug in the USB barcode scanner.
I chose the version with the Cherry Blue switches which make a very satisfying click and the typing experience is just superb. You can also get it with Cherry Brown switches which are quieter and a bit softer, apparently more like the Romer-G switches Logitech has developed for the G613. When I first got that keyboard and got a bit used to it I thought I really liked it, but I must say the Cherry Blue switches on the 4 Professional are really something and I think this will be my keyboard of choice even though it is quite expensive and it’s wired. The main thing I like about the G613 is the fact that it is wireless and allows me to use it on the PC with the Lightspeed USB dongle and also to connect my iPhone via Bluetooth so that a simply button push switches between the two, but that is more convenience and I may give it up for the typing experience of the Das Keyboard.
The G-keys on the G613 are nice in a way and programming them with a few macros or commands  is OK, but I don’t think I would miss them especially not if I can again get used to having a Windows key on both sides which makes keyboard shortcuts like Windows Key + 1 through 5 or 6 much more convenient since I don’t have to reach all the way across with the right hand to press either the Windows key or one of the number keys on the left.
 
Regards,
Sieghard
 
From: main@jfw.groups.io<main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Frost
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 4:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard
 
Hi,
More throw? Could you elaborate on what you mean by that? Does that refer to the travel of the keys as some speak of? Is this keyboard also made by Logitech? Does it also make use of a USB receiver type of apparatus and what batteries does it use? Why did you choose to have both of these keyboards? Do you have different use cases for each?
Thanks for expounding.
Robin
 
 
From: Curtis Delzer
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard
 

the g-skill, looks a lot like this g613, with the same six keys down the left side, but 2 advantages; (1) you can program the macros yourself, and (2) there are three configurations you can save, e.g. if you've a set of macros in configuration one, and another in two, you save configuration three for the out-of-the-box configuration so you can have a dependable one you are sure of. I have both keyboards the g-skill 2980 and Logitech G613, and both of the setup utilities are not speech friendly except the reset function of the g-skill. I bought this g-skill from Amazon for about $80.

The way you program the macros yourself without sight is to press macro record, the key you wish to use, and then the sequence you want, and then turn macro record off. The only advantage of the software recording the macro is you can make it lightning fast, instead from direct keyboard recording is that the time and rhythms are also recorded, though it begins typing at the instant you touch, not waiting for a moment which you might have used getting your hands ready to record the macro. 

This G-skill has very nice switches in it, with more throw as such than the g613, but, again, as in any keyboard, when you switch to it, you immediately get use to it's throw.

Curtis Delzer 
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA
 
curtis@...
On 7/7/2019 5:49 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
Hi,
 
I thought it would be OK to post a brief review here on the Logitech G613 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard since just as myself I assume others also are always looking for the “perfect” keyboard.
This Logitech G613 “Lightspeed” wireless mechanical gaming keyboard can connect to iOS via Bluetooth and to a PC using the supplied USB receiver which then let’s you take advantage of the “Lightspeed” 1 millisecond delay which is pretty impressive (if you connect to a PC with Bluetooth this does not apply and while it’s probably still just as good as any other Bluetooth keyboard, it sort of makes sense to make the most of this keyboard’s features).
I still use my trusty Logitech K780 at home where I have it connected to my laptop via Bluetooth as well as to my iPhone and Apple TV, but I bought the G613 for my main PC at work and I must say so far it’s getting pretty close to that perfect score.
Unlike most wired mechanical gaming keyboards this does not have all the fancy RGB lighting options which of course is fine for me. The one thing I am not super fond of are the 6 F1 through fF6 function keys in a vertical column down the left side of the keyboard with maybe half an inch of space between them and the left most keys like Control, Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, ` and Escape. But I also bought a wired Logitech mechanical keyboard and it also has them, most mechanical keyboards are designed for gamers rather than people who want a mechanical keyboard for typing. It takes a bit of getting used to not accidently pressing them. gamers can configure these keys as macro keys to perform whatever actions gamers want.
Apart from that the keyboard has a very traditional layout with nice spaces between the blocks of function keys, the inverted cursor T, the 6-pack with Insert/Delete, Page Up/Down and Home/End, of course the number pad and above that it has 4 more slightly lower media keys for Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind and Forward.
At the very top is a slider switch which locks the Windows key which apparently gamers like so they don’t accidently press it and Cortana/the search box pops up, then there are two buttons which switch between the USB Lightspeed connection and the Bluetooth connection and once the Bluetooth connection to the iPhone has been established all it takes is to press the Bluetooth button in order to switch to the phone and the USB button to switch back.
On the very top right is a large key which is a volume rocker, press the left side for down and the right side for up and beside that is a Mute button. Finally on the right side towards the back is a on/off slider switch.
The keyboard runs on 2 AA batteries and is supposed to give you 18 month of battery life.
There is a proper application key on the right side of the spacebar which works, but there is no Windows key on the right side which is something you don’t hardly see any more.
 
Logitech uses their own Romer-G switches and not Cherry MXswitches. The Romer-G are most like Cherry Brown, a nice distance of travel, but not hard to press and relatively quiet for mechanical keys.
They do take a bit of getting used to, but I quite like them. For those who want to read more about them, below is a link to a review from Tom’s Hardware:
 
 
The other nice thing about this keyboard is it’s relatively reasonable price, I paid $129.99 Canadian for it, believe I read that on a good deal you can pick it up in the US for as low as $70 US.
Wireless mechanical keyboards are not out there too much yet, I did find a couple more made by the company “Das Keyboard” but they are more expensive although I may order them from Amazon to test and if I don’t like them at least as much or better send them back. My other 2 computers at my store where I have a Logitech MK510 keyboard and mouse combo both start to show their wear on the keyboards and I want to see if using mechanical keyboards won’t change the fact that many of the keyboards which are mostly out there these days are typically done after 2 or at most 3 years of heavy use.
As with all mechanical keyboards keep in mind that the Logitech G613 is heavy compared to other non-mechanical wireless keyboards.
And one last thing which is nice, this keyboard has function keys which work as function keys out of the box and as much as I also like my K780, it’s a bit of a pain to have to install the not very accessible Logitech Options software just so you can change the function keys to behave like function keys instead of media keys.
 
 
Happy typing,
Sieghard
 



moderated Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

Sally Hagarty
 

Try dots 4, 8 and the spacebar to activate the Windows key.


moderated Re: Problems with edit boxes in latest Chrome

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

The only work around for now, is to download Chrome Canary, which is the very latest beta version.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann
Sent: 14 July 2019 14:12
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Problems with edit boxes in latest Chrome

Hi,


I am running the latest Chrome browser with the latest version of Jaws on the latest version of Windows 10. I find that when I go in to an edit box, I cannot arrow around to review what I've written. This action often takes me out of the field and to the next or previous parts of the web page, depending on which arrows I press. It just started doing this recently.


this does not happen with Firefox or IE11 or even Edge.


Is there a work around for this? Changing forms options in Jaws seems to have no effect.


Thanks,

~Ann


moderated Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use

Steve Nutt
 

This won't work for Chrome of course, because it stores favourites in the
registry.

But to manually add a favourite to your desktop, just create a text file,
give it the extension .url, put in a URL, save it to the desktop and you're
done. Your default browser will load it.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: 12 July 2019 13:34
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use

Barbara: Are you asking how to put your favorites structure on your desktop?
I think Favorites is stored under c:\users\Barbara or whatever your user
name is on your system. When you're there, just hit f for Favorites, and
send it to the desktop. On the desktop, find Favorites, and create the
shortcut key. Now, you can create folders and subfolders to your heart's
content. I certainly do. Sometimes, you find that a certain favorites should
have been in another folder or subfolder than the one you originally placed
it in.

Gudrun

Please note my new email of brunotgudrun@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2019 1:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use

OK. I am not sure I was clear enough with my first inquiry. I am not
copying a specific web site, but an entire folder of them. Smile.

Barbara


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of John
Covici
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2019 3:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Placing Bookmark File on Desktop for Browser Use

This works with amy browser, hilight the URL by doing alt-d and ctrl-a and
then copy to the clipboard using ctrl-c. Now go to that favorites folder
and do alt-h-w-s and paste the URL into the edit box, hit next and name the
shortcut.

On Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:13:57 -0400,
Barbara wrote:

[1 <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>]
[2 <text/html; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>] Hello David,



I like your idea below. I have been using both Firefox and Internet
Explorer. I recently installed Chrome. I placed on my desktop a link
to
the Internet Explorer Favorites list folder. So now I can use this same
list for both of the browsers. However when I tried to use this with
Chrome, it did not work. I got garbage for web results. Do I need to
change the Favorites file format for Chrome? Is there a specific method I
must use to access the desktop folder?
Some other ideas?



I am using a Windows 7 computer.



Thanks.



Barbara

Home of the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues









From: main@jfw.groups.io on behalf of David Kingsbury

<davidkingsbury77@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 3:18 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: bookmarks chrome RE: best web browser to use with JAWS?



Hello,

There is a nice and easy way to deal with bookmarks in Chrome,
favorites in IE, etc. Personally,

I think that accessing and managing bookmarks in Chrome in Firefox is
very clunky. By

contrast, it is extremely easy to access and manage favorites in IE.



If you create a desktop shortcut for your favorites folder, you can
open the favorites in whatever

browser you have chosen as your default. I have Chrome as my default
browser, maintain all my

favorites in IE, and open them from the desktop with Chrome. I make no
effort to maintain

bookmarks in Chrome or Firefox, And in Windows 10, it is very easy to
change your default

browser via the Control Panel.



Regards,

David





--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@ccs.covici.com


moderated Re: Free software to clone hard drive

Chris Hill
 

Well, last time I needed to do the job, I didn't use anything special.  All I did was use image for windows.  I had enough room to back the drive up to one of my other drives, then restore it onto the new drive after resizing partitions and all to make the the old hdd fit onto my new smaller ssd.  This is not exactly a project for the uninitiated, but I made it work twice on different systems.


CH



On 7/16/2019 14:11, Randy Barnett wrote:

Sorry, forgot to mention with win 10 being accessible during the install it may be just as easy to do a clean install of windows and reinstall your apps. Unless you have dozens of apps it wont be any slower than a clone and everything will be fresh.

Just copy your user folder under c::\users\your user account from yor old drive to the new drive.

If you use a microsoft account to sign in and you have the sync settings enabled all your settings will be set the way you had them on the current PC.


On 7/15/2019 10:49 AM, John Doering wrote:

Hello:

Can anyone recommend free software to enable me to clone my hard drive to an external drive?

I was using Macrium Reflect but since the last update, I get an error I cannot get past.  I tried to find a way to contact Macrium to let them know about it but was unable to get to them.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

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moderated How do I get an upload progress indication in Firefox?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 7, JAWS 2019 and Firefox - all updated.  How can I get Firefox to give me a progress indication while *uploading* a file?  I am aware that to get a *download* indication I press Cntrl+J, but what about a *upload* indication?

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Free software to clone hard drive

Randy Barnett
 

Sorry, forgot to mention with win 10 being accessible during the install it may be just as easy to do a clean install of windows and reinstall your apps. Unless you have dozens of apps it wont be any slower than a clone and everything will be fresh.

Just copy your user folder under c::\users\your user account from yor old drive to the new drive.

If you use a microsoft account to sign in and you have the sync settings enabled all your settings will be set the way you had them on the current PC.


On 7/15/2019 10:49 AM, John Doering wrote:

Hello:

Can anyone recommend free software to enable me to clone my hard drive to an external drive?

I was using Macrium Reflect but since the last update, I get an error I cannot get past.  I tried to find a way to contact Macrium to let them know about it but was unable to get to them.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

Industries for the Blind & Visually Impaired accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.


moderated Re: Free software to clone hard drive

Randy Barnett
 

If it is a Samsung then there app is accessible. Most of the old apps I used to use don't work or aren't accessible any more. This is one area where accessibility is really not a consideration. After all How many blind IT professionals are out there?


On 7/15/2019 10:49 AM, John Doering wrote:

Hello:

Can anyone recommend free software to enable me to clone my hard drive to an external drive?

I was using Macrium Reflect but since the last update, I get an error I cannot get past.  I tried to find a way to contact Macrium to let them know about it but was unable to get to them.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

Industries for the Blind & Visually Impaired accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.


moderated Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

JM Casey
 

That was a nice long message, no sarcasm intended at all; but as soon as I
read the first line or two, I thought "ctrl-escape". Of course, it still
works. Microsoft has basically not deprecated any old commands.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: July 16, 2019 2:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something
with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

Hi.

As everybody knows, there's more than one way to skin a cat, although that
cat might not like it. Anyway, Dean got me thinking about how to access the
Start menu. In current versions of Windows, just hitting the Windows key by
itself will do this. However, I go back way back when Windows 3.1 was out,
and I had a PC XT that ran DOS 3.0. Anybody remember how the books about
DOS said how great EDLIN was? For you newer folks, trust me, it was
horrible. Anyway, when Windows 95 came out, the start button was
introduced. You could, like all current Windows flavors, use a mouse or
other kind of interface where you just activate that button and the Start
menu came up. However, for us happy DOS users, Windows still did, and does
now, carried much of the keyboard commands to activate the icons and buttons
on the screen. Deans note reminded me of just such a key combo. If your
keyboard doesn't have a Windows key on it, never fear. Just hit CTRL+ESC,
and that nice little search edit box appears. I'm willing to bet Jilly's
next kibble that this will also work on the Focus input as well. I don't
have my Focus 40 Blue yet, but either at the end of the month or the very
beginning of the next I'll get one, and I'll try to once again learn how the
goofy input works. It's not hard to do, because I did it in about 15
minutes using the key describer mode in JAWS.

That's it from me. Thanks, Dean, for you jogging my memory. Now, if I can
figure out a way to simulate hitting the ALT key so I can get into the top
level of the menu structure, I'll be really happy. I think there's a way to
do this, but I don't remember how to do it.

Have a blessed day, and don't work too hard.

Kevin and Jilly

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of
kriegler01@optimum.net
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something
with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

Another way is to type right shift with dot 4. Then you can type in your
search query

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something
with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

One way to achieve this is to use the Keyboard Manager, find the script
called StartMenu, and assign a braille key to it.



Dean





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with
JAWS on a Focus keyboard?



Hi.



I'm currently running the latest version of both Windows 10 and JAWS 2019,
and I'd really like to know how in the world you do this on a Focus Perkins
braille keyboard. All I want to do is to do a search in Windows for
something, such as adding a Bluetooth connection. On a regular QWERTY
keyboard, all I do is just press and release the Windows key, and I'm in the
search field. On the Focus, however, when I enter the Windows key command,
it waits for me to issue another keystroke to do something. The ALT keys
are the same way. All I want to do is hit these keys and have them by
themselves do something, rather than be key modifiers. How do I do this?
Help!



Thanks in advance for any info on this.



Kevin and Jilly


moderated Re: After awhile links stop working in Wordpress using Firefox

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Tanguy!

 

No, I have not changed my theme.  Presently, it is the default “2019” theme.  I am assuming that this theme is accessible compliant (as far as that may go).  And, I believe my site (including themes, plugins, etc.) is automatically updated.  That said, please let me ask you, are some themes more accessible than others?  What might you suggest as a listing of the most accessible themes?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tanguy LOHEAC
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After awhile links stop working in Wordpress using Firefox

 

Hi Richard

Did you try changing your theme? The issue may come from a theme update.

That's one possibility.

Tanguy

Le 15/07/2019 à 20:24, Richard B. McDonald a écrit :

Hi Sarah!

 

Thanks for your below.  Are you saying that you also encounter this problem occasionally?  I am still trying to solve this problem.  It seems to me that it ought not happen.  Most likely, I am either doing something wrong or not understanding how to do something correctly.  That is, I think this is a “user issue.”

 

Bye,

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rayn Darren
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After awhile links stop working in Wordpress using Firefox

 

Hi Richard,

To my knowledge, you can't. I wind up restarting my browser, Jaws or both to get it working again.

HTH,

Sarah

On 7/10/2019 3:01 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I am using JAWS 2019, Windows 7 and Firefox - all updated.  When I am working in Wordpress (latest version, 5.2.2), After awhile links stop working.  What I mean is, for example, in the admin menu (e.g., “Add New” (Plugin)), after I have been successfully clicking on (i.e., pressing “Enter”)various other links the links stop working.  In this example, after awhile if I came to the “Add New” admin menu link and pressed “Enter” on it  - it does not activate.  Strangely, I do not ever seem to have this problem with the “Logout” link on the admin page.  It never stops working.

 

Does anyone else have this issue?  How can I fix it?

 

Thanks,

Richard

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moderated Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

As everybody knows, there's more than one way to skin a cat, although that cat might not like it. Anyway, Dean got me thinking about how to access the Start menu. In current versions of Windows, just hitting the Windows key by itself will do this. However, I go back way back when Windows 3.1 was out, and I had a PC XT that ran DOS 3.0. Anybody remember how the books about DOS said how great EDLIN was? For you newer folks, trust me, it was horrible. Anyway, when Windows 95 came out, the start button was introduced. You could, like all current Windows flavors, use a mouse or other kind of interface where you just activate that button and the Start menu came up. However, for us happy DOS users, Windows still did, and does now, carried much of the keyboard commands to activate the icons and buttons on the screen. Deans note reminded me of just such a key combo. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows key on it, never fear. Just hit CTRL+ESC, and that nice little search edit box appears. I'm willing to bet Jilly's next kibble that this will also work on the Focus input as well. I don't have my Focus 40 Blue yet, but either at the end of the month or the very beginning of the next I'll get one, and I'll try to once again learn how the goofy input works. It's not hard to do, because I did it in about 15 minutes using the key describer mode in JAWS.

That's it from me. Thanks, Dean, for you jogging my memory. Now, if I can figure out a way to simulate hitting the ALT key so I can get into the top level of the menu structure, I'll be really happy. I think there's a way to do this, but I don't remember how to do it.

Have a blessed day, and don't work too hard.

Kevin and Jilly

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kriegler01@optimum.net
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

Another way is to type right shift with dot 4. Then you can type in your search query

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

One way to achieve this is to use the Keyboard Manager, find the script called StartMenu, and assign a braille key to it.



Dean





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?



Hi.



I'm currently running the latest version of both Windows 10 and JAWS 2019, and I'd really like to know how in the world you do this on a Focus Perkins braille keyboard. All I want to do is to do a search in Windows for something, such as adding a Bluetooth connection. On a regular QWERTY keyboard, all I do is just press and release the Windows key, and I'm in the search field. On the Focus, however, when I enter the Windows key command, it waits for me to issue another keystroke to do something. The ALT keys are the same way. All I want to do is hit these keys and have them by themselves do something, rather than be key modifiers. How do I do this?
Help!



Thanks in advance for any info on this.



Kevin and Jilly


moderated Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

Les Kriegler
 

Another way is to type right shift with dot 4. Then you can type in your
search query

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something
with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

One way to achieve this is to use the Keyboard Manager, find the script
called StartMenu, and assign a braille key to it.



Dean





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with
JAWS on a Focus keyboard?



Hi.



I'm currently running the latest version of both Windows 10 and JAWS 2019,
and I'd really like to know how in the world you do this on a Focus Perkins
braille keyboard. All I want to do is to do a search in Windows for
something, such as adding a Bluetooth connection. On a regular QWERTY
keyboard, all I do is just press and release the Windows key, and I'm in the
search field. On the Focus, however, when I enter the Windows key command,
it waits for me to issue another keystroke to do something. The ALT keys
are the same way. All I want to do is hit these keys and have them by
themselves do something, rather than be key modifiers. How do I do this?
Help!



Thanks in advance for any info on this.



Kevin and Jilly


moderated Re: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

One way to achieve this is to use the Keyboard Manager, find the script called StartMenu, and assign a braille key to it.

 

Dean

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

 

Hi.

 

I’m currently running the latest version of both Windows 10 and JAWS 2019, and I’d really like to know how in the world you do this on a Focus Perkins braille keyboard.  All I want to do is to do a search in Windows for something, such as adding a Bluetooth connection.  On a regular QWERTY keyboard, all I do is just press and release the Windows key, and I’m in the search field.  On the Focus, however, when I enter the Windows key command, it waits for me to issue another keystroke to do something.  The ALT keys are the same way.  All I want to do is hit these keys and have them by themselves do something, rather than be key modifiers.  How do I do this?  Help!

 

Thanks in advance for any info on this.

 

Kevin and Jilly


moderated How do you activate the Windows key to search for something with JAWS on a Focus keyboard?

Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

 

I’m currently running the latest version of both Windows 10 and JAWS 2019, and I’d really like to know how in the world you do this on a Focus Perkins braille keyboard.  All I want to do is to do a search in Windows for something, such as adding a Bluetooth connection.  On a regular QWERTY keyboard, all I do is just press and release the Windows key, and I’m in the search field.  On the Focus, however, when I enter the Windows key command, it waits for me to issue another keystroke to do something.  The ALT keys are the same way.  All I want to do is hit these keys and have them by themselves do something, rather than be key modifiers.  How do I do this?  Help!

 

Thanks in advance for any info on this.

 

Kevin and Jilly


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moderated Re: After awhile links stop working in Wordpress using Firefox

Tanguy LOHEAC
 

Hi Richard

Did you try changing your theme? The issue may come from a theme update.

That's one possibility.

Tanguy

Le 15/07/2019 à 20:24, Richard B. McDonald a écrit :

Hi Sarah!

 

Thanks for your below.  Are you saying that you also encounter this problem occasionally?  I am still trying to solve this problem.  It seems to me that it ought not happen.  Most likely, I am either doing something wrong or not understanding how to do something correctly.  That is, I think this is a “user issue.”

 

Bye,

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rayn Darren
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After awhile links stop working in Wordpress using Firefox

 

Hi Richard,

To my knowledge, you can't. I wind up restarting my browser, Jaws or both to get it working again.

HTH,

Sarah

On 7/10/2019 3:01 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I am using JAWS 2019, Windows 7 and Firefox - all updated.  When I am working in Wordpress (latest version, 5.2.2), After awhile links stop working.  What I mean is, for example, in the admin menu (e.g., “Add New” (Plugin)), after I have been successfully clicking on (i.e., pressing “Enter”)various other links the links stop working.  In this example, after awhile if I came to the “Add New” admin menu link and pressed “Enter” on it  - it does not activate.  Strangely, I do not ever seem to have this problem with the “Logout” link on the admin page.  It never stops working.

 

Does anyone else have this issue?  How can I fix it?

 

Thanks,

Richard

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moderated Re: IE 11 browser problem

Randy Barnett
 

Yes, I'm in MOD over there and I was started by Marcio. There's lots of good people rivers over 100 people and that's a fairly new group so we're doing pretty good. I'm out on a job so I can't look up the address right now I'm just using my phone. But I'm pretty sure it's Thunderbird+subscribe@groups.IO
sorry I'm using dictate on my iPhone and that's really messed up right now.
Randy Barnett owner of soundtique

On Jul 15, 2019, at 11:41 AM, Maria Campbell <lucky1inct@gmail.com> wrote:

Is this Thunderbird group made up of blind people?


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

On 7/15/2019 2:28 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:
Hi, I have not had any issues with TB being slow. Although for those that have there are fixes . As it is usually a problem with the install or settings not that TB is in and of itself slow... Look for the Thunderbird group on groups.io. This group can really help.


On 7/10/2019 3:32 PM, David Csercsics wrote:
Yes, firefox has indeed become a bit slow, and the same for thunderbird, but the trouble is that I don't really want to use google chrome because it seems less customizable than firefox and doesn't have reader mode, and I'm not sure about privacy, so I may just have to try edge. I'd like to make sure that only the people tracking me are ones that I have asked to track, but I'm not sure chrome lets you do that. And I haven't really found a good mail client either. I suppose I could use the Windows one, but it seems to have a slimmer interface, and I have a lot of thunderbird customizations, so I'm still sticking with firefox for historical reasons. I suspect a lot of others have noticed similar.






moderated Re: Some braille questions

David Csercsics
 

Yes, I'll stick with the display I have then, since I really quite like it. Humanware has good documentation, and the display works well with both screen readers, but for NVDA the Braille Extender add-on is a must. The only thing I noticed was that according to HumanWare's documentation, pressing space with the letter d on the display was supposed to be mapped to delete, but the keystroke was unassigned in Jaws, so I had to do it manually. I'm not sure if this is a Jaws bug or a HumanWare bug, so I'm not sure to whom I should report it. It's nothing major, and was easily fixed. It just seemed like an oversight, since delete is an often used function. Thanks for the discussion though. This thread has been quite helpful.


moderated Re: Some braille questions

David Csercsics
 

Yes, that's a bit what I figured. I find that anything less than 40 cells can be a bit troublesome for serious reading, but I wondered if that's because I have large hands, or something else. Thanks for the feedback. I'll probably just pack the Brailliant around then, since it seems to be a really durable display and works well. No worries about the other questions, I know this is a bit of an odd thing to ask, I'm just looking at how to be more productive and get the most out of my hardware and figured that here would be a good place to ask. It is a JAWS list though, and so if you were intimately familiar with JAWS, there would be no reason to use NVDA. I'm just asking before I attempt to renew my    license after years away from the product. The braille support looks really impressive for a few things though, I just need to get through the learning curve.


moderated Re: IE 11 browser problem

Maria Campbell
 

Is this Thunderbird group made up of blind people?


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

On 7/15/2019 2:28 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:
Hi, I have not had any issues with TB being slow. Although for those that have there are fixes . As it is usually a problem with the install or settings not that TB is in and of itself slow... Look for the Thunderbird group on groups.io. This group can really help.


On 7/10/2019 3:32 PM, David Csercsics wrote:
Yes, firefox has indeed become a bit slow, and the same for thunderbird, but the trouble is that I don't really want to use google chrome because it seems less customizable than firefox and doesn't have reader mode, and I'm not sure about privacy, so I may just have to try edge. I'd like to make sure that only the people tracking me are ones that I have asked to track, but I'm not sure chrome lets you do that. And I haven't really found a good mail client either. I suppose I could use the Windows one, but it seems to have a slimmer interface, and I have a lot of thunderbird customizations, so I'm still sticking with firefox for historical reasons. I suspect a lot of others have noticed similar.





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