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moderated Re: comments in excel not visible

Ann Byrne
 

Very strange!

JAWS can't manage Excel after an hour or so, as you probably know. Sometimes restarting it produces miracles. If not, rebooting sometimes makes a difference.

At 08:55 PM 7/19/2020, you wrote:
Hi, Ann. Alt+shift+apostrophe reports no comment visible in this cell.
Control+shift+apostrophe says no comments visible in active window.
The application menu allows me to reply to a comment or delete it.
Jaws does report when moving in to the cell, "contains comment" with that
nice low authoritative voice..
Thanks so much for your help.
All the best, Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: comments in excel not visible

Alt+shift+apostrophe reads the comment in the cell I am
in. Ctrl+shift+apostrophe lists cells with comments. I did use
alt+r, c to create a comment.

If you go to the applications menu there is an item to edit a comment. If
you are in the cell with the comment, this will cause JAWS to read it.

Good luck!
At 12:35 PM 7/19/2020, you wrote:
So, I put the comment in using alt+rc I believe it was.
Jaws says contains comment when in the cell but read comment command
says no comment visible in this cell.
What do I need to do to add visible comments?
All the best, Brian







moderated Re: comments in excel not visible

brian albriton
 

Hi, Ann. Alt+shift+apostrophe reports no comment visible in this cell.
Control+shift+apostrophe says no comments visible in active window.
The application menu allows me to reply to a comment or delete it.
Jaws does report when moving in to the cell, "contains comment" with that
nice low authoritative voice..
Thanks so much for your help.
All the best, Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: comments in excel not visible

Alt+shift+apostrophe reads the comment in the cell I am
in. Ctrl+shift+apostrophe lists cells with comments. I did use
alt+r, c to create a comment.

If you go to the applications menu there is an item to edit a comment. If
you are in the cell with the comment, this will cause JAWS to read it.

Good luck!
At 12:35 PM 7/19/2020, you wrote:
So, I put the comment in using alt+rc I believe it was.
Jaws says contains comment when in the cell but read comment command
says no comment visible in this cell.
What do I need to do to add visible comments?
All the best, Brian


moderated Re: comments in excel not visible

Ann Byrne
 

Alt+shift+apostrophe reads the comment in the cell I am in. Ctrl+shift+apostrophe lists cells with comments. I did use alt+r, c to create a comment.

If you go to the applications menu there is an item to edit a comment. If you are in the cell with the comment, this will cause JAWS to read it.

Good luck!

At 12:35 PM 7/19/2020, you wrote:
So, I put the comment in using alt+rc I believe it was.
Jaws says contains comment when in the cell but read comment command says no comment visible in this cell.
What do I need to do to add visible comments?
All the best, Brian


moderated Re: Blogging Websites

Norma A. Boge
 

I recently was asked to evaluate Wix using J2020 and J2019 with a couple different browsers. All was accessible and useable. HTH Norma

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Shumate
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:13 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Blogging Websites

Hello All,
I want to start a new blog, and was wondering what blog Websites work well with Jaws 2020?
Thanks for any Input.



--
Laura Shumate larelishumate@...


moderated Re: Blogging Websites

David Goldfield
 

Laura, I'm not sure if this is the best or most accessible solution but I use Wordpress.com for my Web site. If all you want to do is to have your own blog Wordpress should certainly suffice.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 7/19/2020 12:13 AM, Laura Shumate wrote:
Hello All,
I want to start a new blog, and was wondering what blog Websites work
well with Jaws 2020?
Thanks for any Input.



moderated Re: Edge question

 

Do you have Edge on the taskbar? I am not sure why it disappears off your desktop, but on the taskbar it's always there and updates don't change that. I find the taskbar much more convenient for the main applications I use because I can open or switch to a program any time and from anhywhere by pressing Windows + NumberRow where NumberRow refers to the position of the program on your taskbar. I have Edge in the first position on the very left, then Outlook, then Excel etc. so pressing Windows + 1, 2 or 3 takes me to these programs respectively.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Edge question

Hi all,
Can anyone please tell me why the Edge shortcut on my desktop keeps disappearing every few days? I know the first time it was because there was a new vertion or update, but I can't emagine that there'd be an update every few days. I know how to create the shortcut thankfully, but I'd like to know if there's a reason why it keeps disappearing, it's annoying. Look forward to any suggestions that anyone can provide me! I'm running Jaws 2018, Windows 10 vertion 1909 and the latest Edge. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: Blogging Websites

Glenn / Lenny
 

Oops, I replied on the wrong message.
My computer is lagging a bit today.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: Blogging Websites


Butch,
Does your phone only speak the first number of a phone number you are
punching in, unless you go really really slow?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard B. McDonald" <richardbmcdonald@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Blogging Websites


WordPress, in my experience, is the best.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Shumate
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:13 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Blogging Websites

Hello All,
I want to start a new blog, and was wondering what blog Websites work well
with Jaws 2020?
Thanks for any Input.



--
Laura Shumate larelishumate@...


moderated Re: Blogging Websites

Glenn / Lenny
 

Butch,
Does your phone only speak the first number of a phone number you are
punching in, unless you go really really slow?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard B. McDonald" <richardbmcdonald@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Blogging Websites


WordPress, in my experience, is the best.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Shumate
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:13 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Blogging Websites

Hello All,
I want to start a new blog, and was wondering what blog Websites work well
with Jaws 2020?
Thanks for any Input.



--
Laura Shumate larelishumate@...


moderated Edge question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
Can anyone please tell me why the Edge shortcut on my desktop keeps disappearing
every few days? I know the first time it was because there was a new vertion or
update, but I can't emagine that there'd be an update every few days. I know how
to create the shortcut thankfully, but I'd like to know if there's a reason why
it keeps disappearing, it's annoying. Look forward to any suggestions that
anyone can provide me! I'm running Jaws 2018, Windows 10 vertion 1909 and the
latest Edge. Thanks Madison


moderated Edge question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
Can anyone please tell me why the Edge shortcut on my desktop keeps disappearing
every few days? I know the first time it was because there was a new vertion or
update, but I can't emagine that there'd be an update every few days. I know how
to create the shortcut thankfully, but I'd like to know if there's a reason why
it keeps disappearing, it's annoying. Look forward to any suggestions that
anyone can provide me! I'm running Jaws 2018, Windows 10 vertion 1909 and the
latest Edge. Thanks Madison


moderated comments in excel not visible

brian albriton
 

So, I  put the comment in using alt+rc I believe it was.

Jaws says contains comment when in the cell but read comment command says no comment visible in this cell.

What do I need to do to add visible comments?

All the best, Brian

 


moderated Re: Blogging Websites

Richard B. McDonald
 

WordPress, in my experience, is the best.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Shumate
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:13 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Blogging Websites

Hello All,
I want to start a new blog, and was wondering what blog Websites work well with Jaws 2020?
Thanks for any Input.



--
Laura Shumate larelishumate@...


moderated Blogging Websites

Laura Shumate
 

Hello All,
I want to start a new blog, and was wondering what blog Websites work
well with Jaws 2020?
Thanks for any Input.



--
Laura Shumate larelishumate@...


moderated Re: drag and drop with Jaws

Teresa
 

Hi Mike: thank you for your help but I’ve been trying and I can’t get it to work. Would it be possible for you to listen to what my computer is saying when I try it? Thanks Teresa

 10R

On Jul 17, 2020, at 3:23 PM, Teresa via groups.io <pennylain5@...> wrote:





 10R

On Jul 13, 2020, at 12:36 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:


Hi Teresa,
 
Sometimes it requires more than 1 or 2 attempts:
Use the keystroke, CTRL, INSERT, + NUMPAD SLASH) for Drag and Drop .
This is used to drag items from one location and drop them in another.
Position the JAWS Cursor on the item you wish to move and press,
CTRL, INSERT + NUMPAD SLASH
You can leave the JAWS Cursor active, or you can switch to the PC Cursor. JAWS will keep speaking as you navigate. Once you have positioned
the JAWS or PC Cursor in the location to which you would like to move the item press,
CTRL, INSERT + NUMPAD SLASH
again, and the item will be moved to the position of the active cursor.

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: Teresa
To: JFW
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 6:55 AM
Subject: drag and drop with Jaws

Good morning list: I have jaws 2020 and I am running windows 10. Is it possible to drag and drop with Jaws? If yes, how would I do that? Thanks in advance. Teresa

  10R my iPhone  10O

  10R


moderated Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Marty Hutchings
 

No, it is not there in the context menu for JAWS.  It is for other programs.  That is what is so strange.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 

From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
After opening the context menu, if you up arrow do you have the create shortcut option?  This is without opening the, SendTo submenu, and is just another option in the context menu.

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Send to sub menu is there, but Desktop create shortcut is not in that menu.  This is strange, because I know that I have seen that before.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Marty,
 
You need to open the, SendTo, submenu to find the create desktop shortcut option.  After you open the context menu press the letter, N , to open the , SendTo submenu, or down arrow to, submenu SendTo, and press enter.
 
Another way is, after opening the context menu, up arrow to, create shortcut, and press enter and follow the dialogues that come up.

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Mike,  This is what I had tried already.  I went to Start All Programs JFW 2020 JAWS and hit the Context menu.  I did not find a Create Desktop shortcut option, so I went to Properties Shortcut Tab and entered J for the shortcut key.  I then tabbed to Apply then hit OK.  Then I exited JAWS 2020 and pressed Control+Alt+J and it worked after a few seconds.  I do not have a desktop icon, but I have a JAWS short cut hot key stroke.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Howdy again Marty,
 
Okay for Windows 7 do the following:
 
Windows 7:
1. Press the Windows key to open the Start menu.

2. Navigate to, Submenu Programs or All Programs, and press enter.

3. Navigate with tapping the letter, J, until you get to your Jaws version.
 
4. Open the context menu with the applications key, or, Shift + F10, navigate to, SendTo , press enter, down arrow to, Desktop create shortcut, and press enter.  You'll now have a, Jaws2020, shortcut icon on the desktop.

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Thanks Mike.  I failed to mention that I am still using Windows 7, so it does not recognize the shell:appsfolder.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Hi Marty,
 
To create a desktop shortcut for Jaws2020 try the following:
1. Press, Windows key + R, to open the Run dialogue, and type in what is below, read character by character, to make sure you type it correctly and press enter.
shell:appsfolder
2. Tap the letter, J, until Jaws reports Jaws2020.

3. Press the, applications key, or, Shift + F10, to open the context menu.
4. Up or Down arro to, Create shortcut, and press enter.  You'll get a dialogue stating that a shortcut can't be created here, and would you like to create
a shortcut on the desktop instead?  Press the spacebar on the Yes button and wham bam your Word shortcut icon will be on the desktop.
 

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
OK,  I have just deleted my JAWS 2020 short cut from my desk top.  I then went to Start All Programs JFW 2020 JAWS and hit the Context menu.  I did not find a Create Desktop shortcut option, so I went to Properties Shortcut Tab and entered J for the shortcut key.  I then tabbed to Apply then hit OK.  Then I exited JAWS 2020 and pressed Control+Alt+J and it worked after a few seconds.  Now, I do not have a desktop shortcut for JAWS 2020 and none of my other desktop shortcuts work, but the hot key combo works to restart JAWS.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 

I also wonder if you might solve the problem by first deleting the JAWS shortcut from your desktop. Next, copy a new shortcut from the start menu to the desktop and reassign a shortcut key to the newly copied shortcut.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 7/17/2020 7:06 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Adrain,
 
Why not go with, J2020, just to cut down on what you have to listen to?  And with subsequent version shortcuts you or someone else has on their desktop, J19, J2018....

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
I skipped past several messages on this topic and so I don't know if this suggestion was also made.

I used to have the problem of the disappearing control-alt-j shortcut until an FS tech support guy told me to rename the icon. Ever since, I've added the word "shortcut" in the icons for every version of JAWS on my desktop. I'm trying to remember if I created the control-alt-j shortcut before or after renaming the icon. I'm guessing I do that first.

Example: JAWS 2020 shortcut

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Sometimes that keystroke seems to get lost.  Doublecheck in properties that it is still assigned.
1. Go to the desktop.
2. Locate the JAWS icon, do not press enter.
3. Press alt+enter.  This should give you properties.
4. Tab to shortcut, and be sure it is set to ctrl+alt+j.
5. Tab to okay.  sometimes you get an error message saying that only an administrator can make this change.  Okay the message, then you can okay the change.
6. While still on the JAWS icon, press alt+enter again and check to be sure it worked.

Good luck!

At 08:23 AM 7/17/2020, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>
>
>I am working with a student who, when she hits Control Alt J to open
>JAWS, nothing happens. Same thing with hitting Control Alt N to open
>NVDA. I know that it is set correctly in JAWS shortcut Properties and
>she has admin privileges, so that is not the problem. Any idea what the
>problem might be? Does it have anything to do with updating drivers or
>something like that? If so, what do you do?
>
>
>
>Any assistance is appreciated.
>
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>David
>
>
>







moderated Re: Nook App for Barnes & Noble

Richard Turner
 

I did a search for Is there Nook app for Windows 10.
I ws directed to the below link. There is a free download link on this page.
I do not use Nook so I stopped there.


http://www.nook.com/nookapp/





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 Elise Berkley
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:10 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Nook App for Barnes & Noble

Hello, everyone.
I am trying to get to the download for the Nook app to be able to read Nook books from Barnes & Noble. For the life of me, I cannot find the download for this app. It says it is free everywhere I look, but I cannot figure this out. Can anyone help me with this? I have JAWS 18 with Windows 10. Thank you very much.
Elise Berkley


moderated Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Mike B
 

After opening the context menu, if you up arrow do you have the create shortcut option?  This is without opening the, SendTo submenu, and is just another option in the context menu.

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Send to sub menu is there, but Desktop create shortcut is not in that menu.  This is strange, because I know that I have seen that before.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Marty,
 
You need to open the, SendTo, submenu to find the create desktop shortcut option.  After you open the context menu press the letter, N , to open the , SendTo submenu, or down arrow to, submenu SendTo, and press enter.
 
Another way is, after opening the context menu, up arrow to, create shortcut, and press enter and follow the dialogues that come up.

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Mike,  This is what I had tried already.  I went to Start All Programs JFW 2020 JAWS and hit the Context menu.  I did not find a Create Desktop shortcut option, so I went to Properties Shortcut Tab and entered J for the shortcut key.  I then tabbed to Apply then hit OK.  Then I exited JAWS 2020 and pressed Control+Alt+J and it worked after a few seconds.  I do not have a desktop icon, but I have a JAWS short cut hot key stroke.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Howdy again Marty,
 
Okay for Windows 7 do the following:
 
Windows 7:
1. Press the Windows key to open the Start menu.

2. Navigate to, Submenu Programs or All Programs, and press enter.

3. Navigate with tapping the letter, J, until you get to your Jaws version.
 
4. Open the context menu with the applications key, or, Shift + F10, navigate to, SendTo , press enter, down arrow to, Desktop create shortcut, and press enter.  You'll now have a, Jaws2020, shortcut icon on the desktop.

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Thanks Mike.  I failed to mention that I am still using Windows 7, so it does not recognize the shell:appsfolder.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
Hi Marty,
 
To create a desktop shortcut for Jaws2020 try the following:
1. Press, Windows key + R, to open the Run dialogue, and type in what is below, read character by character, to make sure you type it correctly and press enter.
shell:appsfolder
2. Tap the letter, J, until Jaws reports Jaws2020.

3. Press the, applications key, or, Shift + F10, to open the context menu.
4. Up or Down arro to, Create shortcut, and press enter.  You'll get a dialogue stating that a shortcut can't be created here, and would you like to create
a shortcut on the desktop instead?  Press the spacebar on the Yes button and wham bam your Word shortcut icon will be on the desktop.
 

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
OK,  I have just deleted my JAWS 2020 short cut from my desk top.  I then went to Start All Programs JFW 2020 JAWS and hit the Context menu.  I did not find a Create Desktop shortcut option, so I went to Properties Shortcut Tab and entered J for the shortcut key.  I then tabbed to Apply then hit OK.  Then I exited JAWS 2020 and pressed Control+Alt+J and it worked after a few seconds.  Now, I do not have a desktop shortcut for JAWS 2020 and none of my other desktop shortcuts work, but the hot key combo works to restart JAWS.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 

I also wonder if you might solve the problem by first deleting the JAWS shortcut from your desktop. Next, copy a new shortcut from the start menu to the desktop and reassign a shortcut key to the newly copied shortcut.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 7/17/2020 7:06 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Adrain,
 
Why not go with, J2020, just to cut down on what you have to listen to?  And with subsequent version shortcuts you or someone else has on their desktop, J19, J2018....

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: Friday, July 17, 2020 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
 
I skipped past several messages on this topic and so I don't know if this suggestion was also made.

I used to have the problem of the disappearing control-alt-j shortcut until an FS tech support guy told me to rename the icon. Ever since, I've added the word "shortcut" in the icons for every version of JAWS on my desktop. I'm trying to remember if I created the control-alt-j shortcut before or after renaming the icon. I'm guessing I do that first.

Example: JAWS 2020 shortcut

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Sometimes that keystroke seems to get lost.  Doublecheck in properties that it is still assigned.
1. Go to the desktop.
2. Locate the JAWS icon, do not press enter.
3. Press alt+enter.  This should give you properties.
4. Tab to shortcut, and be sure it is set to ctrl+alt+j.
5. Tab to okay.  sometimes you get an error message saying that only an administrator can make this change.  Okay the message, then you can okay the change.
6. While still on the JAWS icon, press alt+enter again and check to be sure it worked.

Good luck!

At 08:23 AM 7/17/2020, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>
>
>I am working with a student who, when she hits Control Alt J to open
>JAWS, nothing happens. Same thing with hitting Control Alt N to open
>NVDA. I know that it is set correctly in JAWS shortcut Properties and
>she has admin privileges, so that is not the problem. Any idea what the
>problem might be? Does it have anything to do with updating drivers or
>something like that? If so, what do you do?
>
>
>
>Any assistance is appreciated.
>
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>David
>
>
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moderated Nook App for Barnes & Noble

Elise Berkley
 

Hello, everyone.
I am trying to get to the download for the Nook app to be able to read
Nook books from Barnes & Noble. For the life of me, I cannot find the
download for this app. It says it is free everywhere I look, but I
cannot figure this out. Can anyone help me with this? I have JAWS 18
with Windows 10. Thank you very much.
Elise Berkley


moderated Re: reading pdf documents with jaws.

Zel Iscel
 

That’s interesting because in excel, I don’t get Jaws to read me everything in the cell if the row height or width is too small for the text. I press alt and H, then Jaws o then i to increase the row height and Alt h then o then w to increase the width. After that all the text in the cell is read out.

 

In PDF and Word docs, Jaws reads whatever is in the cell regardless of whether the text fits or not.

 

Cheers

Zel

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Zel Iscel

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, 18 July 2020 6:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading pdf documents with jaws.

 

My guess is that, while JAWS can read the cell contents to you, the cell width is actually not wide enough to show all the text you typed visually.  I’ve had this before when printing handouts for people.  Unfortunately, I cannot find a verbosity setting in JAWS to turn on a notification.  I used to have a setting turned on that would say “Clipped” when the text was cut off, but I wonder if that was back when I used Window Eyes, because I’m not finding a setting to toggle for that.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Murphy
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: reading pdf documents with jaws.

 

Hi,

 

I am using excel and ms word.

When i save files as pdf, jaws reads out text even if it cannot be seen.

I had my son look at a particular document, and this is basically what he told me.

 

I had 8 cells of excel merged.

In this i had “if you have any questions in relation to this, please contact the company using the details above”.

When i look at it in excel, jaws reads out the entire thing.

When i save it as a pdf, jaws reads out the entire thing.

However, when my son looks at the pdf, he only sees the text as far as the word “using”.

Everything after this is truncated.

With regard to word, if i create a table, and things are not properly presented in the columns, jaws just reads it as if everything is ok.

For example, if there is too much text in a column of a table, to the eye, it looks like it is “pushed” up.

At least, thats the way my son explained it to me.

However, as i said, jaws reads it just fine in word and as a pdf.

I suppose, basically what i am trying to get at here, is:

Does anyone know of a way, to have jaws just read out what someone with sight would actually see?

To have jaws speaking text that is hidden from the eye, is causing problems.

 

Regards,

 

pat

 

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moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Klaus Vielhauer
 

Brian,


I did not like the PDF engine that comes with Edge, there for in Edge settings I have disabled PDF processing.

now PDF is automatically downloaded and I have manually open it with AKrobat DC reader.

So far I was not able that it is opened in Akrobat without download.

Klaus


On 7/17/2020 7:14 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Just curious if anyone has given new Chromium-based Edge an whirl with regard to reading PDFs?  Early reports in the Win10 for Screen Reader Users group were quite positive.  Even if you don't use it for anything else, it might be useful for PDFs if it does what you (some random you) are looking for.

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

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