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moderated Re: excel - defining names

David Kingsbury
 

Hi again,

 

In that same edit box, you type rowtitle (one word, no spaces) if you only want to hear row titles. Type in columntitle (again, no spaces) if you only want to hear the column titles. If you ever get it messed up, hit Control F3 to bring you into the name manager where you can delete them and start over.

 

David

 


moderated Re: Notifications

David Kingsbury
 

Hi,

 

Try pressing Windows A which brings you to the Actions Center. Then Tab to the list box of notifications. You should be able to down arrow through recent and read them notifications there.

 

David


moderated Re: Acronis image with Jaws

Klaus Vielhauer
 

Hello Chris,


I have installed the trial version of this program and it works with Jaws perfectly.


Thanks Klaus

On 6/10/2020 10:44 PM, Chris Hill wrote:

Hello.  I was talking about the program "Image for Windows" by terabyte unlimited, not the program built into windows itself.  In fact, both will allow you to restore a hard disk from an image, but the first has a lot more flexibility.  With the Terabyte Unlimited product you can do incremental and differential backups, as well as easily restore just one file if that is what you need to do, you can even view the contents of your saved image files.


The image program built into windows will allow you to restore a hard disk if and only if the drive is the same size, which makes it rather useless.  Besides that, it is likely going away in a future windows release.



On 6/10/2020 09:03, Klaus Vielhauer wrote:
Hello Chris,


the Image program that is included  in Windows does not work in case of a harddisk failure.

I am looking for a solution that also covers such a problem.

Klaus


On 6/10/2020 12:50 AM, Chris Hill wrote:
I gave Up on them five years ago for an accessibility try image for windows instead
On Jun 9, 2020, at 17:38, Klaus Vielhauer <vielhau@...> wrote:

Hello,

at the install screen there is no speech and I had to stop.

Does anyone use this program successfully?

Thanks

Klaus







moderated Re: Rearranging columns in Mozilla Thunderbird

 

Sameer,

           I also just found that someone mentioned the Podcast Audio Archive at Blind Geek Zone with regard to an audio tutorial on using Thunderbird.  I went there, and it dates from 2007, but I don't think a thing has changed as far as changing column order in ages.  It was mentioned as being discussed in part 1 of 2, but I did not listen and I do not know for certain if JAWS is used as the screen reader.  A search on Thunderbird once you've navigated to that page will find the two podcasts, in parts 1 and 2.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Rearranging columns in Mozilla Thunderbird

 

Sameer,

            Do you, by any chance, also use NVDA (since many use more than one screen reader)?  If so, consider installing the Mozilla Apps Enhancement add-on, and look at the documentation for it.  There are keystrokes that make rearranging column order in Thunderbird much easier.  Unless there's something new for JAWS, you still have to do it via emulated drag and drop, which is, to me, a PITA.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: excel - defining names

mike mcglashon
 

Mr. David:

 

Question for you regarding your “title” instructions:

Block quote:

3.      Type title in the edit box and press enter.

Now you will hear column titles (the months) as you left and right arrow through the table, and row titles (the types of bills) as you up and down arrow.

End block quote:

What do I do differently in order to get only the row or the column titles to read,

Instead of both?

;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: excel - defining names

 

Hi,

 

This is much simpler to do using the Define Names command in Excel, rather than JAWS.

1.      Go to the cell that is the intersection of the column and row titles you want read to you when navigating inside the table. For example, if you list bill items you want to pay down column A, and months you will be paying across row 2, start in cell A2.

2.      Pres the applications key, up arrow ttwice to Define Names and press Enter.

3.      Type title in the edit box and press enter.

 

Now you will hear column titles (the months) as you left and right arrow through the table, and row titles (the types of bills) as you up and down arrow.

 

David


moderated Rearranging columns in Mozilla Thunderbird

Sameer
 

Dear List Members,


Kindly guide me regarding how to rearrange columns in Mozilla Thunderbird so that the sender's name appears first in the list of columns displayed in Inbox.


I am using JAWS 2020 on a Windows 10 machine with Thunderbird version 68.9.0


Thanking all in advance for any & all assistance.


--
Regards
Mr. Sameer Latey


moderated Re: Notifications

 

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 01:39 PM, David Griffith wrote:
Mine is set for 5 minutes
David, if you used the Control Panel method to set this, check that it has carried over to Settings, Ease of Access, Display Pane, Show notifications for dropdown.

Also, it's worth checking there just to see if it might somehow gotten reset.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Notifications

David Griffith
 

 

Thanks for this. Mine is set for 5 minutes which really should be long enough even for me so I am not quite sure what is going on.  Possibly I am touching other keys which is dismissing the notification prematurely. I will try really carefully  the next time I hear a notification.

David Griffitha

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B
Sent: 12 June 2020 18:07
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Notifications

 

Here are a few notes on how to keep the pop-up notifications on the screen longer:

From: David Bailes
just to add that you can also change the time the notification remains opens in the Settings app, and it's simpler:
1. Press Windows key + U. The settings app opens at the Ease of Access page, with the first category, Display, selected.
2. Tab to the Show notifications for combo box, and select the time that you want.
David.
From: Bill White
Hi, David. It is easier if you don't use Settings to get to the notifications length setting.
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Navigate to Ease of Access, and press ENTER.
3. Navigate to the "Make it easier to focus on Tasks link and press ENTER.
4. TAB about ten times to the "How long should Windows Notification Dialog Boxes Stay Open" dialog.
5. Arrow up and down in the combo box to find your desired length.
6. TAB to the OK button, and press ENTER.
7. Now Windows Notifications will stay open longer.
Bill White
billwhite92701@...
 
From: Bill White
Hi again, David. I found where the Notification Length setting is when using Settings to open Ease of Access.
1. Open Settings.
2. Open Ease of Access.
3. Open Vision.
4. Open Display.
5. TAB nine times to Notifications, and select the length of displaying the notification.
Bill White
billwhite92701@...


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 9:13 AM

Subject: Re: Notifications

 

I don’t know why but this Windows keystroke has never worked for me personally. It may be that there is a time limited opportunity to press the command and by the time I have got my fingers in place the notification has gone.

The only keystroke which sometimes works for me is Windows A which takes me to the Action centre where some notifications will live.

However even this is not consistent as sometimes notification windows like the annoying DropBox messages will not be located even with this method. Thankfully DropBox seem to have finally got the  message I don’t want warnings of any kind from them.

 

David Griffith

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Delaunay Christophe
Sent: 12 June 2020 15:48
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Notifications

 

Hi Steve,

 

Perhaps you could try this:

 

When you hear the Windows 10 notifications jingle, press the <windows+shift+v> keystroke in order to focus to the notification and then, press <space> or <enter> key to interact with it.

 

Please note that the <windows+shift+v> key combination is not a screen reader-specific keystroke. In other words, it is always available in Windows 10.

 

HTH, have a nice week-end. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Sweeney via groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 4:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Notifications

 

Hi,

Has anyone figured out how to get to the notifications that pop up on the screen from time to time?

Thx -Steve

              

 

 


moderated saving new contact info into contacts list while in an outlook message

Judy Redlich <jredlichspeaks@...>
 

Recently I’ve had to revamp my entire contacts list in outlook.  I need to add to it, delete duplicates, and compare somewhat alike records and consolidate.  Looking for faster ways to accomplish this.

I also need to know the best way to add a new contact to the contacts right from the message.

I am using Jaws 19 and Office 16.

 

Another question: I am contemplating switching to office 365.  Is the contacts folder easier to use in office 365 desk top version?

 

Thanks.

Judy

 

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Podcast and blog at www.judyredlich.com

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated Re: Notifications

Mike B
 


Here are a few notes on how to keep the pop-up notifications on the screen longer:
From: David Bailes
just to add that you can also change the time the notification remains opens in the Settings app, and it's simpler:
1. Press Windows key + U. The settings app opens at the Ease of Access page, with the first category, Display, selected.
2. Tab to the Show notifications for combo box, and select the time that you want.
David.
From: Bill White
Hi, David. It is easier if you don't use Settings to get to the notifications length setting.
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Navigate to Ease of Access, and press ENTER.
3. Navigate to the "Make it easier to focus on Tasks link and press ENTER.
4. TAB about ten times to the "How long should Windows Notification Dialog Boxes Stay Open" dialog.
5. Arrow up and down in the combo box to find your desired length.
6. TAB to the OK button, and press ENTER.
7. Now Windows Notifications will stay open longer.
Bill White
billwhite92701@...
 
From: Bill White
Hi again, David. I found where the Notification Length setting is when using Settings to open Ease of Access.
1. Open Settings.
2. Open Ease of Access.
3. Open Vision.
4. Open Display.
5. TAB nine times to Notifications, and select the length of displaying the notification.
Bill White
billwhite92701@...

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: Notifications

I don’t know why but this Windows keystroke has never worked for me personally. It may be that there is a time limited opportunity to press the command and by the time I have got my fingers in place the notification has gone.

The only keystroke which sometimes works for me is Windows A which takes me to the Action centre where some notifications will live.

However even this is not consistent as sometimes notification windows like the annoying DropBox messages will not be located even with this method. Thankfully DropBox seem to have finally got the  message I don’t want warnings of any kind from them.

 

David Griffith

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Delaunay Christophe
Sent: 12 June 2020 15:48
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Notifications

 

Hi Steve,

 

Perhaps you could try this:

 

When you hear the Windows 10 notifications jingle, press the <windows+shift+v> keystroke in order to focus to the notification and then, press <space> or <enter> key to interact with it.

 

Please note that the <windows+shift+v> key combination is not a screen reader-specific keystroke. In other words, it is always available in Windows 10.

 

HTH, have a nice week-end. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Sweeney via groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 4:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Notifications

 

Hi,

Has anyone figured out how to get to the notifications that pop up on the screen from time to time?

Thx -Steve

              

 


moderated Re: excel - defining names

David Kingsbury
 

Hi,

 

This is much simpler to do using the Define Names command in Excel, rather than JAWS.

1.      Go to the cell that is the intersection of the column and row titles you want read to you when navigating inside the table. For example, if you list bill items you want to pay down column A, and months you will be paying across row 2, start in cell A2.

2.      Pres the applications key, up arrow ttwice to Define Names and press Enter.

3.      Type title in the edit box and press enter.

 

Now you will hear column titles (the months) as you left and right arrow through the table, and row titles (the types of bills) as you up and down arrow.

 

David


moderated Re: JAWS reading text automatically

Cohn, Jonathan
 

Generally, this can be done with frames or with JAWS scripting. Obviously frames are easier. I am not sure if you can just get it to be read when focus is on the field, but if you create a frame then you will a prompt once the frame dimensions are marked for what you want to do. You can have it speak any time a new text is occurring. I haven't played with frames in Windows 10 which limits some of the functionality that Frames used to use, so I have no idea  how well it works with current systems.
Use jaws help for commands and search for frame to understand what is possible.
jaws-space followed by J allows you to do this.
Jonathan


moderated Re: Notifications

David Griffith
 

I don’t know why but this Windows keystroke has never worked for me personally. It may be that there is a time limited opportunity to press the command and by the time I have got my fingers in place the notification has gone.

The only keystroke which sometimes works for me is Windows A which takes me to the Action centre where some notifications will live.

However even this is not consistent as sometimes notification windows like the annoying DropBox messages will not be located even with this method. Thankfully DropBox seem to have finally got the  message I don’t want warnings of any kind from them.

 

David Griffith

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Delaunay Christophe
Sent: 12 June 2020 15:48
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Notifications

 

Hi Steve,

 

Perhaps you could try this:

 

When you hear the Windows 10 notifications jingle, press the <windows+shift+v> keystroke in order to focus to the notification and then, press <space> or <enter> key to interact with it.

 

Please note that the <windows+shift+v> key combination is not a screen reader-specific keystroke. In other words, it is always available in Windows 10.

 

HTH, have a nice week-end. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Sweeney via groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 4:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Notifications

 

Hi,

Has anyone figured out how to get to the notifications that pop up on the screen from time to time?

Thx -Steve

              

 


moderated Re: Notifications

Delaunay Christophe
 

Hi Steve,

 

Perhaps you could try this:

 

When you hear the Windows 10 notifications jingle, press the <windows+shift+v> keystroke in order to focus to the notification and then, press <space> or <enter> key to interact with it.

 

Please note that the <windows+shift+v> key combination is not a screen reader-specific keystroke. In other words, it is always available in Windows 10.

 

HTH, have a nice week-end. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Sweeney via groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 4:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Notifications

 

Hi,

Has anyone figured out how to get to the notifications that pop up on the screen from time to time?

Thx -Steve

              


moderated Notifications

Steve Sweeney
 

Hi,

Has anyone figured out how to get to the notifications that pop up on the screen from time to time?

Thx -Steve

              


moderated JAWS reading text automatically

Frank Ventura
 

Hi all, I have a program that has an editable text box where I can type in a numerical value. At times the program will change this number to reflect what is going on. If my focus is on this text box how can I get JAWS to automatically read the text when it changes?

Thanks

Frank Ventura


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

CJ &AA MAY
 

This is really interesting. We have an all singing all dancing scanner which is a printer, photo-copier, fax, machine and scanner and is so complicated I leave it alone. But I will try it out with your instructions and see what happens!

Alison


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Richard Turner
 

If Winston Chen, the developer of Voice Dream Scanner, can get it to recognize columns; which may happen by the end of the year or early next, then Voice Dream Scanner with a stand will likely match any flatbed scanning solutions.
I find its accuracy as good if not better than the computer based software.
You can scan multiple pages into one document.
You can then save it as a fully accessible PDF that keeps the visual appearance of the original.
But, for scanning plain documents without columns, it is fabulous.

For now, though, anything like two pages of a book, or something in columns a computer and a flatbed will be the way to go.



Richard
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

I don't think OpenBook is the equal of Kurzweil 1000. Neither product is really being developed, but I'm glad I have K1000, because when I tried OpenBook, results weren't as good. Reading books is far easier with one of these programs, or perhaps a desktop off-the-shelf program, than with a phone.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

I use my IPhone with Voice dream Scanner for quick scans of mail or to quickly find out what an item on my desk is. It is remarkably accurate .
But for important items I do use a flat bed scanner.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goldfield" <david.goldfield@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS


Honestly, my opinion is that scanning material with a flatbed scanner
is always going to be a bit easier than using a phone unless you have
a stand that can position your phone in a stationary location. Even
then starting a scanner from a PC keyboard and using that keyboard to
quickly save a document or copy and paste that scanned text into
another document is, at least for me, a much faster and more efficient
experience. There may be others who feel differently about this and
I'd be interested in hearing their perspective.


On 6/11/2020 4:26 PM, David Csercsics wrote:
While we're on this topic, how does things like OpenBook compare to
scanning apps for the phone, or things like envision AI?





moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Richard Turner
 

Also, have you tried just unplugging the scanner and plugging it back in?

 

Especially if you updated to Windows 10 2004.

Or you may have to go into the printer and scanner settings and select it again.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

After you press the, JAWS Key + Spacebar, then, O, for OCR, and press, A , for acquire.

 

 You need to arrow to the scanner to select it in the Convenient OCR / Cameras and Scanners list dialog.  Now tab to, Acquire, and press spacebar or enter.
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

From: Ed Culpepper

Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:38 PM

Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

When I click “Acquire” my computer announces “ Finished – Failed to recognize text.” The scanner has not operated at all at this point. I have only 1 scanner and it is recognized in the “Convenient OCR” “Cameras and Scanners”  dialog. Any ideas why the scanner is not engaged or suggestions I might try to produce scanning?

 

J Edward Culpepper, PhD

Huntsville, Alabama