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moderated Re: Edge question

 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 05:58 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:
but then I don't know what to do with the applications key to get that address into my favorites.
Once you're in the Favorites folder in File Explorer:

1. Create New Item, and that Item is a shortcut.  ALT+H,W,S

2. In the Create Shortcut dialog, first window, that opens, paste the URL you copied out of the Address Bar in to the Type the location of the item edit box.  Activate Next button.

3. Type the name you wish for the shortcut to be identified by in the Type a name for this shortcut edit box.  Activate Finish button.

There is now a shortcut in your Favorites folder for that webpage that has the name you gave it.
 
--

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: Edge question

Don Mauck
 

If you’ve done a Control C, then you can do a control V to paste the link into your favorites.

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Maria Campbell <lucky1inct@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Edge question

 

I'm lost one I press control plus L to highlight address on Edge.  Then I open my favorites folder on desktop, but then I don't know what to do with the applications key to get that address into my favorites.

 

 

Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...
 
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke

On 7/7/2020 5:47 PM, David Moore wrote:

Alt plus D and control plus C

 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020, 2:00 PM Madison Martin <maddymartin@...> wrote:

Hi all,
Using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge and Windows 10 can someone please tell me how
to get to the address bar so that I can select and copy it so that I can send it
to someone? I know how to do it with Internet Explorer, but I know that I can't
rely on IE forever. Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks
Madison




moderated Re: Edge question

Maria Campbell
 

I'm lost one I press control plus L to highlight address on Edge.  Then I open my favorites folder on desktop, but then I don't know what to do with the applications key to get that address into my favorites.



Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke
On 7/7/2020 5:47 PM, David Moore wrote:

Alt plus D and control plus C


On Tue, Jul 7, 2020, 2:00 PM Madison Martin <maddymartin@...> wrote:
Hi all,
Using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge and Windows 10 can someone please tell me how
to get to the address bar so that I can select and copy it so that I can send it
to someone? I know how to do it with Internet Explorer, but I know that I can't
rely on IE forever. Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks
Madison





moderated Re: Edge browser and favorites

 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 05:26 PM, David Griffith wrote:
The benefit if this approach is that it can be use from File Explorer across different incarnations of  default browsers and Windows installs
It's also just another way to save shortcuts in a folder, whether that folder is on the desktop or elsewhere.  There's never been anything wrong with doing that if it's a method that works for you.

If you happen to be using a browser that has a Create Shortcut option in its own menu, you can use that to quickly drop a shortcut on the desktop, then cut it from the desktop and paste it in your Favorites folder.
 
--

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: Edge question

David Moore
 

Alt plus D and control plus C


On Tue, Jul 7, 2020, 2:00 PM Madison Martin <maddymartin@...> wrote:
Hi all,
Using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge and Windows 10 can someone please tell me how
to get to the address bar so that I can select and copy it so that I can send it
to someone? I know how to do it with Internet Explorer, but I know that I can't
rely on IE forever. Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks
Madison





moderated Re: Edge browser and favorites

David Griffith
 

 

I agree – I have done this for years anyway.

The benefit if this approach is that it can be use from File Explorer across different incarnations of  default browsers and Windows installs.

Actually I keep my Favourites folder not only with a shortcut  on the Desktop but in DropBox where I access the same folder not only on Windows but iOS, Mac Os and in the past Android, I suspect it would still work there as well.

David Griffith

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Klaus Vielhauer
Sent: 07 July 2020 09:00
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Edge browser and favorites

 

Hello Brian,

 

tried the approach via the favorites manager - still quite cumbersome.

It seems to me that longterm maintaining the IE favorites file on the desktop is much more efficient:

I will still save the favorite in the Edge Browser with Control + d

Additionally however - and this is certainly more work

1. Go with control + l and copy the web address of the page in Edce

2. Open the IE favorites on the desktop

3. create new shortcut with the application menue.

After this I have the convienience of handling all subsequent accesses with keyboard searches etc from the desktop file.

Klaus

 

On 7/6/2020 4:58 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

Now that NVDA is reinstalled, I find that I can't use first letter navigation in Favorites manager.  It's much faster to use the search feature to limit what shows up in the right side pane.  

It's very, very much like file explorer in layout, and if you know what you're looking for a couple of characters in the search box tends to really cut down on what's available in the actual favorites list in the right pane.

--

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: Firefox is crashing a lot now for some reason

Abraham Sweiss
 

I have been having the same issue with fire fox crashing on me for the past few days. I had to switch to using chrome.

Thanks,abraham 

On Jul 7, 2020, at 4:55 PM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:



Microsoft Edge does not crash but Firefox certainly does and I’m using the latest Firefox, Jaws 2020 and Windows 10 2004.

 

 

 

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 Chris Hill
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox is crashing a lot now for some reason

 

Yes, here as well.  I think it came with a new version of firefox.  It has something to do with Jaws, I suspect because on one page where I can make it happen, it doesn't crash with nvda.

 

If anyone wants to have a crash with latest version of firefox go to www.cvstats.net and hit enter on country stats.  Firefox will crash immediately.

 

 

On 7/7/2020 14:37, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

Starting a few days ago, for some unknown reason Firefox is crashing a lot.  I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Is anyone else experiencing this?  Does anyone know why this might be happening?  Is there a solution?

 

Thanks,

Richie


moderated Re: Edge question

 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 03:48 PM, Pastor Gil Pries wrote:
With Edge open, press control l.
CTRL+I does nothing in new Chromium-based Edge, which will soon be the only Edge available.  If Madison was referring to the truly latest Edge, that's the Chromium-based Edge.

ALT+D reliably throws focus to, and selects the contents of, the address bar in virtually every modern browser.  You can then immediately hit CTRL+C to copy said contents.
 
--

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: Firefox is crashing a lot now for some reason

Richard Turner
 

Microsoft Edge does not crash but Firefox certainly does and I’m using the latest Firefox, Jaws 2020 and Windows 10 2004.

 

 

 

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 Chris Hill
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox is crashing a lot now for some reason

 

Yes, here as well.  I think it came with a new version of firefox.  It has something to do with Jaws, I suspect because on one page where I can make it happen, it doesn't crash with nvda.

 

If anyone wants to have a crash with latest version of firefox go to www.cvstats.net and hit enter on country stats.  Firefox will crash immediately.

 

 

On 7/7/2020 14:37, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

Starting a few days ago, for some unknown reason Firefox is crashing a lot.  I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Is anyone else experiencing this?  Does anyone know why this might be happening?  Is there a solution?

 

Thanks,

Richie


moderated Re: Edge question

Pastor Gilbert Pries
 

With Edge open, press control l.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Edge question

Hi all,
Using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge and Windows 10 can someone please tell me
how to get to the address bar so that I can select and copy it so that I can
send it to someone? I know how to do it with Internet Explorer, but I know
that I can't rely on IE forever. Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks
Madison


moderated Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

JM Casey
 

HI Justin. It’s free. I haven’t used the video call option because I don’t have a camera. Tried a couple of calls – the audio quality is not great but it’s fine I guess…I think for pleasurable listening you’d be better off using skype or zoom, but a lot of people have the facebook messenger/app on their phones so forwhat’s essentailly free long distance I guess it’s ok. The app’s interface is a little clunky if you just want to send messages to your buddies but it is ok. Personally what I dig about it is that it runs in background and you don’t have to have facebook open in browser to know you’ve received messages.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: July 7, 2020 9:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

Why didn't I ever think of getting the messenger app for the pc?

 

How well does it work?

 

How much does it cost?

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

Sorry, don’t know what else to suggest as it sounds like you did everything you needed to do. You’re sure the programme did not install, I suppose?

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: July 6, 2020 10:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

But I don’t know how to download it.  I  have gotten to the Messenger site but see no link for the Microsoft store.  When I finally found it doing a Google search I found the app and hit the enter key on the “get,” button, but nothing happened.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

Yes. The message you were replying to there specifically mentions windows and the Microsoft Store.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: June 17, 2020 7:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

Will this app work even with a PC?  I do not have a phone.  I have a Dell PC and I use Windows 10.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

Yes, that’s what I’m talking about

Go to the messenger website. There is a direct link to the microsft store where the app can be downloaded. You can probably do a search at the store itself too but the last time I tried that, I couldn’t seem to get the right result to come up/activate so I think going through the web is preferrable, but it’s up to you.

Anyway, once you click “get”, the software will install. Once tha’ts done I open windows search and start typing in “messenger”. It will come up and you can work with it from there.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Casey
Sent: June 16, 2020 9:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

hi can you get the messenger app for your PC?

So that you don't have to go to the messenger web site to use it.

And if so where do you go to get it and what is the best way to install it?

On 6/16/2020 8:13 AM, JM Casey wrote:

Never tried using this feature, but you can download the messenger “app” and install that. It’s a Windows Store app. Go to

http://www.messenger.com

It has buttons to audio or video call people on your list. Not sure if there’s a way to do this from within browser or not…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: June 15, 2020 11:17 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

Anyone:

 

I looked up the instructions about how to video chat with a friend on Facebook.  The first thing it says is “Click in the upper right of the screen.”  Is there any way using JAWS that you can video chat with someone?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

-- 
Casey


moderated Re: Firefox is crashing a lot now for some reason

Chris Hill
 

Yes, here as well.  I think it came with a new version of firefox.  It has something to do with Jaws, I suspect because on one page where I can make it happen, it doesn't crash with nvda.


If anyone wants to have a crash with latest version of firefox go to www.cvstats.net and hit enter on country stats.  Firefox will crash immediately.



On 7/7/2020 14:37, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

Starting a few days ago, for some unknown reason Firefox is crashing a lot.  I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Is anyone else experiencing this?  Does anyone know why this might be happening?  Is there a solution?

 

Thanks,

Richie


moderated Firefox is crashing a lot now for some reason

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

Starting a few days ago, for some unknown reason Firefox is crashing a lot.  I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Is anyone else experiencing this?  Does anyone know why this might be happening?  Is there a solution?

 

Thanks,

Richie


moderated Re: Permanently activating Jaws screen shade

Shan Noyes
 

As a developer and one who has supported users, I can understand why the screen shade item has been set to have to be turned on. If it was a permanent setting what would happen is it would end up generating calls. Because people would have their jaws starting up with the screen shade enabled, and then say something happened on start up of jaws. The screen would be blank. And there are a lot of users who would just ask a sighted person can you see what's happening. Well the answer would be nothing because the screen would be blank.


So from a support point of view it is better that it isn't an always on feature.

Have a good day everyone.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Permanently activating Jaws screen shade

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I was thinking, perhaps it would be possible to add the appropriate command to the autostart function in the myextensions.jss file and hopefully it will compile successfully. this way, screen curtian will be invoked everytime JAWS is loaded or restarted.

the alternative would be is to turn the monitor off, but a laptop doesn't have a power button or a way to turn it off. although I could be wrong, I don't think so.
-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:18 PM
Subject: Permanently activating Jaws screen shade Hi Paul, To the best of my knowledge, no it can't be turned on permanently. For others that are unfamiliar with this Jaws feature it's explained below.
Note: This feature is only available with Jaws2018 & Newer, running Windows 10. I'm not sure, but possibly Windows 8.1 as well.

Jaws Key + Spacebar followed by F11 or Printscreen both toggle screen curtain on and off.

The screen shade setting does not appear in the Jaws Settings Center and is only accessible through the layered keystroke feature or, Jaws quick settings.

The layered keystroke feature is when you hold down the Insert key then press down the spacebar, let up on both keys, then press a third key to perform a particular task.

In this case the layered keystroke to turn the, Screen Shade, On or Off task is below:

Hold down the Insert key, then press down the spacebar, now let up on both keys, and tap either the, Print Screen, key, or the, F11 key.

With each press of this keystroke sequence you will hear Jaws report either, Screen shade on or, Screenn shade off.

Since the Jaws screen shade feature isn't available in the Settings Center, and can be only accessed by the 2 ways mentioned above, here's the way to check its current setting through Jaws quick settings:

BTW, whether you're in Explorer or a program, the screen shade setting is found in the General Options category of Jaws quick settings. So, when, in or on, most places of your computer press, Insert + V, to open Jaws quick settings.
Down arrow until you hear Jaws report, General Options, and if Jaws reports that it's closed right arrow to open.
Now continue down arrowing until you hear Jaws report, Screen Shade, either checked or unchecked. Pressing the spacebar will toggle this setting on & off, checked being, On, and unchecked being, Off.

If you make a settings change for this setting or others, then tab to the, Okay button, press enter to save your settings changes & close quick settings.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* paul lemm via groups.io <mailto:paul.lemm=sky.com@groups.io>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 07, 2020 7:56 AM
*Subject:* Permanently activating Jaws screen shade

Hi everyone,

I recently discovered Jaws has a screen shade function which turns off the display of your PC. It seems to be a temporary option however, as every time I restart my PC I have to reenable screen shade. I have tried both the layered key stroke and setting screen shade through quick settings , but as mentioned both seem to only activate jaws screen shade until I boot down my laptop. Does anyone know is there a way of setting jaws so screen shade is always on?

Paul Lemm






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moderated Re: E-mail address to contact FS

Leo
 

thank you both Brian and Mario!

Best,
   Leo
On 7/7/2020 1:10 PM, Mario wrote:

I always used suggestions@....

-------- Original Message --------
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1:12 PM
Subject: E-mail address to contact FS
Freedom Scientific has generally used the address,
support@...,
<mailto:support@...> for all user-related issues and
suggestions.  If what you send needs to be routed elsewhere in the
organization it will get there if sent to that address.


moderated Re: Permanently activating Jaws screen shade

Mario
 

I was thinking, perhaps it would be possible to add the appropriate command to the autostart function in the myextensions.jss file and hopefully it will compile successfully. this way, screen curtian will be invoked everytime JAWS is loaded or restarted.

the alternative would be is to turn the monitor off, but a laptop doesn't have a power button or a way to turn it off. although I could be wrong, I don't think so.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:18 PM
Subject: Permanently activating Jaws screen shade
Hi Paul,
To the best of my knowledge, no it can't be turned on permanently.  For
others that are unfamiliar with this Jaws feature it's explained below.
Note:  This feature is only available with Jaws2018 & Newer, running
Windows 10.  I'm not sure, but possibly Windows 8.1 as well.

 Jaws Key + Spacebar followed by F11 or Printscreen both toggle screen
curtain on and off.

The screen shade setting does not appear in the Jaws Settings Center and
is only accessible through the layered  keystroke feature or, Jaws quick
settings.

 The layered keystroke feature is when you  hold down the Insert key
then press down the spacebar, let up on both keys, then press a third
key to perform
a particular task.

 In this case the layered keystroke to turn the, Screen Shade, On or
Off task is below:

 Hold down the Insert key, then press down the spacebar, now let up on
both keys, and tap either the, Print Screen, key,  or the, F11 key.

 With each press of this keystroke sequence you will hear Jaws report
either, Screen shade on or, Screenn shade off.

 Since the Jaws screen shade feature isn't available in the Settings
Center, and can be only accessed by the 2 ways mentioned above, here's
the way to
check its current setting through Jaws quick settings:

 BTW,  whether you're in Explorer or a program, the screen shade
setting is found in the General Options category of Jaws quick
settings. So, when, in
or on, most places of your computer press, Insert + V, to open Jaws
quick settings.
Down arrow until you hear Jaws report, General Options, and if Jaws
reports that it's closed right arrow to open.
 Now continue down arrowing until you hear Jaws report, Screen Shade,
either checked or unchecked.  Pressing the spacebar will toggle this
setting on &
off, checked being, On, and unchecked being, Off.

 If you make a settings change for this setting or others, then tab to
the, Okay button, press enter to save your settings changes & close
quick settings.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to
please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* paul lemm via groups.io <mailto:paul.lemm=sky.com@groups.io>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 07, 2020 7:56 AM
*Subject:* Permanently activating Jaws screen shade

Hi everyone,

I recently discovered Jaws has a screen shade function which turns off
the display of  your PC. It seems to be a temporary option however, as
every time I restart my PC I have to reenable screen shade. I have tried
both the layered key stroke and setting  screen shade through quick
settings , but as mentioned both seem to only activate  jaws screen
shade until I boot down my laptop. Does anyone know is there a way of
setting jaws so screen shade is always on?

Paul Lemm


moderated Re: E-mail address to contact FS

Mario
 

I always used suggestions@....

-------- Original Message --------
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:@britechguy]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1:12 PM
Subject: E-mail address to contact FS
Freedom Scientific has generally used the address,
support@...,
<mailto:support@...> for all user-related issues and
suggestions.  If what you send needs to be routed elsewhere in the
organization it will get there if sent to that address.
--

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: Permanently activating Jaws screen shade

Mike B
 

Hi Paul,
 
To the best of my knowledge, no it can't be turned on permanently.  For others that are unfamiliar with this Jaws feature it's explained below.
 
Note:  This feature is only available with Jaws2018 & Newer, running Windows 10.  I'm not sure, but possibly Windows 8.1 as well.
 
 Jaws Key + Spacebar followed by F11 or Printscreen both toggle screen curtain on and off.
 
The screen shade setting does not appear in the Jaws Settings Center and is only accessible through the layered  keystroke feature or, Jaws quick settings. 
 
 The layered keystroke feature is when you  hold down the Insert key then press down the spacebar, let up on both keys, then press a third key to perform
a particular task.
 
 In this case the layered keystroke to turn the, Screen Shade, On or Off task is below: 
 
 Hold down the Insert key, then press down the spacebar, now let up on both keys, and tap either the, Print Screen, key,  or the, F11 key.
 
 With each press of this keystroke sequence you will hear Jaws report either, Screen shade on or, Screenn shade off. 
 
 Since the Jaws screen shade feature isn't available in the Settings Center, and can be only accessed by the 2 ways mentioned above, here's the way to
check its current setting through Jaws quick settings: 
 
 BTW,  whether you're in Explorer or a program, the screen shade setting is found in the General Options category of Jaws quick settings. So, when, in
or on, most places of your computer press, Insert + V, to open Jaws quick settings. 
Down arrow until you hear Jaws report, General Options, and if Jaws reports that it's closed right arrow to open. 
 Now continue down arrowing until you hear Jaws report, Screen Shade, either checked or unchecked.  Pressing the spacebar will toggle this setting on &
off, checked being, On, and unchecked being, Off. 
 
 If you make a settings change for this setting or others, then tab to the, Okay button, press enter to save your settings changes & close quick settings. 
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 7:56 AM
Subject: Permanently activating Jaws screen shade

Hi everyone,

 

I recently discovered Jaws has a screen shade function which turns off the display of  your PC. It seems to be a temporary option however, as every time I restart my PC I have to reenable screen shade. I have tried both the layered key stroke and setting  screen shade through quick settings , but as mentioned both seem to only activate  jaws screen shade until I boot down my laptop. Does anyone know is there a way of setting jaws so screen shade is always on?

 

Paul Lemm


moderated Re: Edge question

 

To my knowledge, ALT+D works in all modern web browsers to throw focus to the address bar and cause the address to be selected when focus lands there.

I've just tested that in Firefox, Edge, Chrome, and Brave and it works in all of them.  If anyone knows of an exception, that would be interesting to know.  And this is not a screen reader command, but a part of Windows or the browsers' interfaces, I'm not absolutely sure which.
--

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 Edge question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
Using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge and Windows 10 can someone please tell me how
to get to the address bar so that I can select and copy it so that I can send it
to someone? I know how to do it with Internet Explorer, but I know that I can't
rely on IE forever. Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks
Madison