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moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Mike B.
 

Hi Cynthia,
 
Below are a couple of notes on how to make your function keys work the way you're used to using them.
 
From: valiant8086
Hi.
 
For a Lenovo Try holding down the, FN key,  then you press escape. That might do it.
 
If this is a Lenovo, you can enable the function keys as default using the Lenovo Vantage app. If you don't have that app it should be available in the
Microsoft store.
 
If this is a dell, you should be able to toggle it in Mobility Center, press windows+x, then b to open it. Then tab around searching for a combo box that
will let you set the mode of your function keys.
 
If this is a Microsoft Surface, you may be able to toggle it by double pressing the fn key.
 
Most of these machines do permit forcing the setting within the system BIOS, but you most likely would need sighted assistance for that, as the BIOS is
separate from Windows, and, as such, there is no speech provided by any screen reader. Often, the temporary toggle is just that, temporary. The suggestions
FN+Escape, Double FN, etc may not stick across reboots. The Lenovo keystroke may not stick either, but forcing it from Lenovo Vantage does stick, as does
changing it in the system BIOS.
 
Valiant
 
 
Below are steps on how to enable or disable the function keys.  Use step number 2 Via the Mobility Center, and I couldn't get my wife's to type numbers
when holding the FN key, but that doesn't mean it won't work on other Dell laptops, I don't know.  I checked these steps on my wife's Dell 7000 laptop
Windows 10 Home computer to make sure of their accuracy.
 
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-function-key-behavior-windows-laptops
 
Change Function key behavior in Dell laptops
 
One thing I did not like about my Dell Inspiron 15 7537
 Windows 8.1 laptop keyboard was the behavior of the Function and Multimedia keys – that is, the top most row in the keyboard. On my earlier Dell XPS,
I was used to pressing the key to activate the Function keys like F1, F2, etc, and to press Fn key + the F1, F2 key to activate the multimedia operations
like Speaker on or off, Search, etc.
 
Swap or change Function key behavior in Windows laptops
 
I wanted to change this behavior; ie. I wanted to interchange, swap or inverse keyboard Function and Multi-media keys back to the one I was used to, and
here are two ways you can do it.
 
#1: Via BIOS
 
function-key-behavior-bios
 
Restart your Windows computer and when it starts booting, press the F2 key to enter the BIOS settings.
 
Press the Advanced tab and double-click on Function key behavior. Change the setting from Multimedia key to Function key.
 
Read:
Dell XPS 12 9250 review.
 
Entering the BIOS and changing BIOS settings is normally not advisable – especially if you are not used to it. I therefore recommend you follow this second
method.
 
#2: Via Windows Mobility Center
 
Change the Function key behavior using the Windows Mobility Center.
 
To open the Windows Mobility Center, press WinKey+X to open the WinX Menu and select Mobility Center. Alternatively, open the, Run dialogue box, Windows
key + R, type,
mblctr
 and hit Enter.
Goes without saying that you can also access it via Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Windows Mobility Center > Adjust commonly used mobility settings.
 
Change Function key behavior
 
Tab to, Change Function Key behavior, current status is Function key Row button, now tab 1 time to the, Function key row combobox, from the drop-down menu,
arrow up / down to select Function key instead of Multimedia key.  Press enter on your selection and Alt + F4 to close.
 
In this way, you will be able to interchange, swap or inverse keyboard Function and Multi-media keys on Dell laptops.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2020 12:14 PM
Subject: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: Questions

JM Casey
 

Hey, jasmine.

 

Just a suggestion: to make sure your messages don’t get unduly deleted by list members, try making your subject lines more specific, e.g., “how accessible are the apps from the Microsoft Store?”.

 

I can sort of answer your first question, though it might not be very satisfying – some are, some aren’t. It’s pretty much just like downloading from anywhere else in that respect – oftentimes you can guess based on what type of programme it is, but mostly you just have to try individual ones for yourself and see. In my experience, most of these sorts of games you listed are not very usable with a screen-reader. But any games you might have had bundled with old windows (I never heard of these you listed though, except for Solitaire) probably have new versions you can test out from the store. There are quite a few solitaire games on there, I know; my former partner got some for her laptop, but she’s sighted and I’m more into interactive fiction type games at least on PC, so these are a bit outside of my purview.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jasmine Kotsay
Sent: September 3, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Questions

 

Hi, everyone!

I hope all are doing well and staying safe! I have a couple of questions.

1. How accessible are the apps that can be gotten from the Microsoft store?

2. If so, has anyone gotten any games from there? I ask this because I miss playing some of the games from both Windows XP and Vista. For instance, I would like to get the Pinball game that was on XP, and the game Purble Place from Vista. I’m also looking for any accessible Solitaire games.

 

Sincerely,

Jasmine

 


moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Chris Hill
 

I can help on your function key issue, perhaps.  The machine likely came from the factory with the function keys set to media key mode.  Just to the left of the windows key may be an fn key, on my dell, holding that down and hitting escape will switch the function keys to function key mode.  Also watch out, f1 in media key mode may be mute, or if you are in function key mode- fn +f one may cause that to happen.


CH




On 9/4/2020 14:14, Cynthia Bruce wrote:

Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

John Covici
 

I think your function keys are set to the wrong mode, not as function
keys, but for volume, etc. How to change modes is a laptop specific
procedure which I can't tell you.

I hope this helps.

On Fri, 04 Sep 2020 15:28:09 -0400,
Cynthia Bruce wrote:

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Actually, it is a laptop, and JAWS is set to laptop layout.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020



What is your old computer a desktop?

Reason I ask because it sounds like you’re using the key combinations for a desktop not a laptop.



Thanks,abraham





On Sep 4, 2020, at 3:13 PM, Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@bellaliant.net <mailto:cynthia.bruce@bellaliant.net> > wrote:



Hi All,



I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.



1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.



Cynthia






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moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Cynthia Bruce
 

We have Outlook, and the laptop is new from the university where I am a faculty member. So, I think it is all Office 365 based, they just aren’t making us work all on line in office yet.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

Sometimes the age-old classic advice of turning the thing off and then back on again often fixes problems. What email program do you use?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/4/2020 3:39 PM, Cynthia Bruce wrote:

And, after another reboot, it seems to be reading my emails again.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

The issue you're having where pressing f2 and f3 changes the volume may be the way the computer has been configured. Temporarily, if you press the FN key along with the function key you may get the expected results you're looking for, such as pressing alt-fn-f4 to close a program. Does pressing the FN key along with escape return the function keys to their normal state?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/4/2020 3:28 PM, Cynthia Bruce wrote:

Actually, it is a laptop, and JAWS is set to laptop layout.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

What is your old computer a desktop?

Reason I ask because it sounds like you’re using the key combinations for a desktop not a laptop.

 

Thanks,abraham 

 

On Sep 4, 2020, at 3:13 PM, Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:



Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Sometimes the age-old classic advice of turning the thing off and then back on again often fixes problems. What email program do you use?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 9/4/2020 3:39 PM, Cynthia Bruce wrote:

And, after another reboot, it seems to be reading my emails again.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

The issue you're having where pressing f2 and f3 changes the volume may be the way the computer has been configured. Temporarily, if you press the FN key along with the function key you may get the expected results you're looking for, such as pressing alt-fn-f4 to close a program. Does pressing the FN key along with escape return the function keys to their normal state?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/4/2020 3:28 PM, Cynthia Bruce wrote:

Actually, it is a laptop, and JAWS is set to laptop layout.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

What is your old computer a desktop?

Reason I ask because it sounds like you’re using the key combinations for a desktop not a laptop.

 

Thanks,abraham 

 

On Sep 4, 2020, at 3:13 PM, Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:



Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Cynthia Bruce
 

And, after another reboot, it seems to be reading my emails again.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

The issue you're having where pressing f2 and f3 changes the volume may be the way the computer has been configured. Temporarily, if you press the FN key along with the function key you may get the expected results you're looking for, such as pressing alt-fn-f4 to close a program. Does pressing the FN key along with escape return the function keys to their normal state?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/4/2020 3:28 PM, Cynthia Bruce wrote:

Actually, it is a laptop, and JAWS is set to laptop layout.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

What is your old computer a desktop?

Reason I ask because it sounds like you’re using the key combinations for a desktop not a laptop.

 

Thanks,abraham 

 

On Sep 4, 2020, at 3:13 PM, Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:



Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

The issue you're having where pressing f2 and f3 changes the volume may be the way the computer has been configured. Temporarily, if you press the FN key along with the function key you may get the expected results you're looking for, such as pressing alt-fn-f4 to close a program. Does pressing the FN key along with escape return the function keys to their normal state?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 9/4/2020 3:28 PM, Cynthia Bruce wrote:

Actually, it is a laptop, and JAWS is set to laptop layout.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

What is your old computer a desktop?

Reason I ask because it sounds like you’re using the key combinations for a desktop not a laptop.

 

Thanks,abraham 



On Sep 4, 2020, at 3:13 PM, Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:



Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Cynthia Bruce
 

Actually, it is a laptop, and JAWS is set to laptop layout.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

What is your old computer a desktop?

Reason I ask because it sounds like you’re using the key combinations for a desktop not a laptop.

 

Thanks,abraham 



On Sep 4, 2020, at 3:13 PM, Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:



Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Abraham Sweiss
 

What is your old computer a desktop?
Reason I ask because it sounds like you’re using the key combinations for a desktop not a laptop.

Thanks,abraham 

On Sep 4, 2020, at 3:13 PM, Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:



Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Adrian Spratt
 

I’m not one to recommend this normally, but it sounds like you need to do a JAWS repair. Assuming you’ve downloaded the file for the version and release you’re running, click on that file and follow the prompts. It can take several minutes, and when it’s done, you’ll need to reboot.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cynthia Bruce
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 3:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

 

Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Help - trouble with my new installation of JAWS 2020

Cynthia Bruce
 

Hi All,

 

I will start by begging your patience as I try to sort out a new Dell laptop and an upgrade from JAWS 17 to JAWS 2020. I will start with a couple of things so far, and I am sure there will be more.

 

  1. JAWS isn’t reading the emails in my inbox – Outlook. It only tells me if and when I have replied, and it tells me if it was sent with high importance.
  2. The function keys don’t seem to be doing anything, although F2 and F3 seem to be controlling the volume. Similarly, insert + the function keys don’t seem to do anything like bring up a list of running windows etc.
  3. I keep going into JAWS quick settings and making changes that it doesn’t seem to be saving.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Cynthia


moderated Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.

David Ingram
 

thank you mike it worked the entry is gone.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sep 4, 2020 11:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.


Here you go:
1. Open Internet Explorer and press, Insert + D, to open the IE Jaws dictionary file.
 
2. Tab to the Tree View of languages and below the language folders are the entries that are put in manually.  So, either down arrow or use first letter navigation to the, com , entry and with, com , highlighted, tab to the, Delete, button and press the spacebar.
 
3. Spacebar the, Yes, button to confirm you want to delete, now press, Control + S, to save and Alt + F4 to close.  Or, just press, Alt + F4, to close and spacebar the, Yes, button to confirm the change and save / close.
Note:  If you can't find just the word, com , it might have a dot or period in front of it to suppress Jaws from saying, .com.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2020 12:53 AM
Subject: Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.

I'm wondering if I can just take the com out of the jaws dictionary entry altogether?  I think that is what I actually need to do.  How do I get rid of the entry in the jaws dictionary entry for internet explore?  Thank you for your help concerning all my questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sep 3, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.


Hi David,
 
What do you want Jaws to say instead of the word, com?  Or, do you just want to remove this word, com , from the dictionary?
I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, but in order to give you exact steps I need to know the particulars.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2020 5:52 PM
Subject: the word is com in the dictionary entry.

Hi mike the word is com in the jaws dictionary for internet explore.  I'm not sure what else needs to be done.



moderated Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.

Mike B.
 


Here you go:
1. Open Internet Explorer and press, Insert + D, to open the IE Jaws dictionary file.
 
2. Tab to the Tree View of languages and below the language folders are the entries that are put in manually.  So, either down arrow or use first letter navigation to the, com , entry and with, com , highlighted, tab to the, Delete, button and press the spacebar.
 
3. Spacebar the, Yes, button to confirm you want to delete, now press, Control + S, to save and Alt + F4 to close.  Or, just press, Alt + F4, to close and spacebar the, Yes, button to confirm the change and save / close.
Note:  If you can't find just the word, com , it might have a dot or period in front of it to suppress Jaws from saying, .com.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2020 12:53 AM
Subject: Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.

I'm wondering if I can just take the com out of the jaws dictionary entry altogether?  I think that is what I actually need to do.  How do I get rid of the entry in the jaws dictionary entry for internet explore?  Thank you for your help concerning all my questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sep 3, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.


Hi David,
 
What do you want Jaws to say instead of the word, com?  Or, do you just want to remove this word, com , from the dictionary?
I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, but in order to give you exact steps I need to know the particulars.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2020 5:52 PM
Subject: the word is com in the dictionary entry.

Hi mike the word is com in the jaws dictionary for internet explore.  I'm not sure what else needs to be done.



moderated Re: Jaws and Blackboard

Mario
 

I think these are correct:
New York
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8:00:00 pm

New Delhi
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 5:30:00 am

UTC
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:00:00 midnight

-------- Original Message --------
From: jayachandran.T [mailto:optimist.jai@gmail.com]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020, 1:37 AM
Subject: Jaws and Blackboard
Hello,

Could you anybody tell the meetings timing as er Indian Standard time and date as well.

Cheers
Jayachandran
India, Chennai

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 04 September 2020 07:14
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and Blackboard

James,

BITS, the special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind for technology enthusiasts will be conducting a presentation covering the accessibility of Blackboard. As this presentation is open to the public I will paste the announcement below.


From Earlene Hughes, President of BITS ..

Hello all,

I am sending this announcement to you on behalf of Tim Cumings Presentations committee Chair.

This presentation is open to the public. We will be using the BITS Chat meeting for this presentation.

I am pleased to announce the BITS Presentation: Accessible Navigating With Blackboard, hosted by Betsey Doane.

Tuesday, September 8 2020:

Time: 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

From Betsey Doane:

"Blackboard is a learning management system used in online courses all over the country, mostly in colleges. This presentation will demonstrate the various features of Blackboard and show how to efficiently navigate the large screens. If there is interest, I will include how mathematical content is rendered and show you how easy it is to present content to both blind and sighted users alike in this software."

The BITS chat will convene following a short break.

How to Participate:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

Meeting ID: 781 425 635

Password: 592190

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Meeting ID: 781 425 635

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Find your local number:

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International numbers available:

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Blind Information Technology Specialists On Tuesday, September 8 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/3/2020 8:58 PM, James Rinehart wrote:
Hello Group.

How well does Blackboard work with JAWS 2020 and Windows 10?

Thanks

Jim
James Rinehart, MA, ATP, CWDP
Assistive Technology Specialist

4740 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205

P 317.466.1000 x2527 • F 317.466.2000
jrinehart@eastersealscrossroads.org

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moderated Re: Dropbox Help

Van Lant, Robin
 

Le,

Could  it be that  you are referring to the “Default Apps” section?  Someone on this list a while ago taught me to type “default apps” in the Cortana search window and that opens the dialog I now use for adjusting all sorts of default app behavior. 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 8:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Les,

 

No worries. Mike B. Posted a way to access that setting using the file properties dialog of the file type of interest. Don't spend any more time on this.

 

Thanks for your efforts.

 

Alan Lemly 

 

with Outlook for iOS


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Les Kriegler <kriegler01@...>
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 12:38:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Hi Alan,

I’d love to tell you this. However, I was signed on to this individual’s computer. I was so excited to locate this, I changed the setting and left that area. I’ve been looking and will continue to look. If I locate the setting, I’ll report back. I didn’t think it would be that hard to find, but it has been.

Best,

 

Les

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Les,

 

Outstanding. Glad you figured it out. Just out of curiosity, where did you locate the setting that had all PDF files opening in Edge?

 

Alan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les Kriegler
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2020 11:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Hi Alan,

I wound up solving the problem. I was able to locate the setting that had all pdf files opening in Edge. I was able to change it to Adobe Acrobat. Now, in the testing I did after doing this, all the pdf’s we tried now open in Acrobat. Thanks for the assist. I had installed the Dropbox app as it turns out. What a relief!

Best,

 

Les

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Hi Les,

 

I believe the lady you're assisting needs to install the Dropbox client on her computer. This will install the Dropbox folders containing all of her Dropbox data currently in the cloud provided she signs into it with the same Dropbox account. I would expect that if she executes a pdf file from its local computer location, Adobe Acrobat should open with that file based on how you set the default file program. You can download the Dropbox client here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/install

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les Kriegler
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2020 5:47 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Dropbox Help

 

Hi All,

I am assisting a lady with Dropbox. Her life partner set up all of her files in the cloud, but not on her machine. He recently died, and she does not know how to use Dropbox to change its behavior.  when she accesses a .pdf file, of which she has many, it downloads and opens in Edge. I downloaded Adobe Acrobat on to her machine and chose to use Adobe as the default when opening .pdf files, but they always open in Edge. I’m guessing this is because they are always downloading from the cloud. I wish to have her files stored on her machine. As I use OneDrive, I’m not familiar with how to accomplish this task. Any assistance will be appreciated.

Best,

 

Les

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moderated Re: Jaws and Blackboard

Vaughn Brown
 

James,

Black Board is very accessible. I prefer canvas as it is easier to
navigate but Black Board works nicely. I used it in 2007-2008 and it
was a mess. It is nice to see it has improved.

Vaughn

On 9/3/20, jayachandran.T <optimist.jai@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,

Could you anybody tell the meetings timing as er Indian Standard time and
date as well.

Cheers
Jayachandran
India, Chennai

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 04 September 2020 07:14
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and Blackboard

James,

BITS, the special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind
for technology enthusiasts will be conducting a presentation covering the
accessibility of Blackboard. As this presentation is open to the public I
will paste the announcement below.


From Earlene Hughes, President of BITS ..

Hello all,

I am sending this announcement to you on behalf of Tim Cumings Presentations
committee Chair.

This presentation is open to the public. We will be using the BITS Chat
meeting for this presentation.

I am pleased to announce the BITS Presentation: Accessible Navigating With
Blackboard, hosted by Betsey Doane.

Tuesday, September 8 2020:

Time: 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

From Betsey Doane:

"Blackboard is a learning management system used in online courses all over
the country, mostly in colleges. This presentation will demonstrate the
various features of Blackboard and show how to efficiently navigate the
large screens. If there is interest, I will include how mathematical
content is rendered and show you how easy it is to present content to both
blind and sighted users alike in this software."

The BITS chat will convene following a short break.

How to Participate:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

Meeting ID: 781 425 635

Password: 592190

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,781425635#,,#,592190# US (New York)

+13126266799,,781425635#,,#,592190# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 301 715 8592 US

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US

Meeting ID: 781 425 635

Password: 592190

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/abYeSvbQVf

International numbers available:

https://zoom.us/u/d0ZN8I5nD

Earlene Hughes, President

Blind Information Technology Specialists On Tuesday, September 8 at 8:00 PM
Eastern Time

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/3/2020 8:58 PM, James Rinehart wrote:
Hello Group.

How well does Blackboard work with JAWS 2020 and Windows 10?

Thanks

Jim
James Rinehart, MA, ATP, CWDP
Assistive Technology Specialist

4740 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205

P 317.466.1000 x2527 • F 317.466.2000
jrinehart@eastersealscrossroads.org

eastersealscrossroads.org
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moderated Re: Upload files to Youtube

Vaughn Brown
 

Hello Michael,

Go to your account and look for a page that says something like "make
live video or upload video". Hope this helps.

Vaughn

On 9/4/20, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@gmail.com> wrote:
i would also like to know.
Thanks
Best regards
Michael Munn




moderated Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.

Mario
 

David, all you need to do is select the entry and press alt+d to delete. then spacebar on the yes button to acknowledge that you want to do this, and then press control+s to save the change or press alt+f4 and spacebar on the yes button to save the change.

-------- Original Message --------
From: David Ingram [mailto:dingram269@earthlink.net]
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020, 3:53 AM
Subject: the word is com in the dictionary entry.
I'm wondering if I can just take the com out of the jaws dictionary
entry altogether?  I think that is what I actually need to do.  How do I
get rid of the entry in the jaws dictionary entry for internet explore?
Thank you for your help concerning all my questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sep 3, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the word is com in the dictionary entry.


Hi David,
What do you want Jaws to say instead of the word, com?  Or, do you
just want to remove this word, com , from the dictionary?
I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, but in order to give you exact
steps I need to know the particulars.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
*From:* David Ingram <mailto:dingram269@earthlink.net>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Thursday, September 03, 2020 5:52 PM
*Subject:* the word is com in the dictionary entry.

Hi mike the word is com in the jaws dictionary for internet
explore.  I'm not sure what else needs to be done.



.


moderated Re: Dropbox Help

Les Kriegler
 

Hi Alan,

Thanks for understanding. I think her setting was different than my Dropbox. I really didn’t want to alter anything on her system. Once I was able to change her setting so that all files opened in Acrobat, that’s the only change I needed to make. I don’t recall if the Dropbox app was running. You know what they say, if it aint broke! Anyway, I have Mike’s message also, I’ll check it out for sure.

Best,

 

Les

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 10:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Les,

 

No worries. Mike B. Posted a way to access that setting using the file properties dialog of the file type of interest. Don't spend any more time on this.

 

Thanks for your efforts.

 

Alan Lemly 

 

with Outlook for iOS


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Les Kriegler <kriegler01@...>
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 12:38:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Hi Alan,

I’d love to tell you this. However, I was signed on to this individual’s computer. I was so excited to locate this, I changed the setting and left that area. I’ve been looking and will continue to look. If I locate the setting, I’ll report back. I didn’t think it would be that hard to find, but it has been.

Best,

 

Les

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Les,

 

Outstanding. Glad you figured it out. Just out of curiosity, where did you locate the setting that had all PDF files opening in Edge?

 

Alan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les Kriegler
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2020 11:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Hi Alan,

I wound up solving the problem. I was able to locate the setting that had all pdf files opening in Edge. I was able to change it to Adobe Acrobat. Now, in the testing I did after doing this, all the pdf’s we tried now open in Acrobat. Thanks for the assist. I had installed the Dropbox app as it turns out. What a relief!

Best,

 

Les

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Dropbox Help

 

Hi Les,

 

I believe the lady you're assisting needs to install the Dropbox client on her computer. This will install the Dropbox folders containing all of her Dropbox data currently in the cloud provided she signs into it with the same Dropbox account. I would expect that if she executes a pdf file from its local computer location, Adobe Acrobat should open with that file based on how you set the default file program. You can download the Dropbox client here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/install

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les Kriegler
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2020 5:47 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Dropbox Help

 

Hi All,

I am assisting a lady with Dropbox. Her life partner set up all of her files in the cloud, but not on her machine. He recently died, and she does not know how to use Dropbox to change its behavior.  when she accesses a .pdf file, of which she has many, it downloads and opens in Edge. I downloaded Adobe Acrobat on to her machine and chose to use Adobe as the default when opening .pdf files, but they always open in Edge. I’m guessing this is because they are always downloading from the cloud. I wish to have her files stored on her machine. As I use OneDrive, I’m not familiar with how to accomplish this task. Any assistance will be appreciated.

Best,

 

Les

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