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moderated Re: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

Tom Behler
 

Ok, Jessica.

 

Let me know if you find out the correct command.

 

I’m still struggling here with importing IE favorites into the Google Chrome Bookmarks list.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

 

Hi,

 

No, that command allows me to view just bookmarks, no folders.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

 

Jessica:

 

Try Alt F, followed by B.

 

That should put you in your bookmark list, which you can navigate via the up and down arrow keys.

 

Let me know if this works for you.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

 

Hi,

 

I have tons of bookmarks (over 500) so last night, I made a folder for some phone cases I’m looking at.

 

I made the folder using the mobile version of chrome, on my iPhone, and now want to view it on my pc.

 

How do I access that folder?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Jessica Dail

 

 


moderated Re: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

Jessica D <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,

 

No, that command allows me to view just bookmarks, no folders.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

 

Jessica:

 

Try Alt F, followed by B.

 

That should put you in your bookmark list, which you can navigate via the up and down arrow keys.

 

Let me know if this works for you.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

 

Hi,

 

I have tons of bookmarks (over 500) so last night, I made a folder for some phone cases I’m looking at.

 

I made the folder using the mobile version of chrome, on my iPhone, and now want to view it on my pc.

 

How do I access that folder?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Jessica Dail

 

 


moderated Re: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

Tom Behler
 

Jessica:

 

Try Alt F, followed by B.

 

That should put you in your bookmark list, which you can navigate via the up and down arrow keys.

 

Let me know if this works for you.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

 

Hi,

 

I have tons of bookmarks (over 500) so last night, I made a folder for some phone cases I’m looking at.

 

I made the folder using the mobile version of chrome, on my iPhone, and now want to view it on my pc.

 

How do I access that folder?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Jessica Dail

 

 


moderated How do I view a folder of bookmarks in chrome?

Jessica D <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,

 

I have tons of bookmarks (over 500) so last night, I made a folder for some phone cases I’m looking at.

 

I made the folder using the mobile version of chrome, on my iPhone, and now want to view it on my pc.

 

How do I access that folder?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Jessica Dail

 


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Mario
 

this may seem obvious, but may I add, using Power Shell is much more capable than Command Prompt.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021, 8:27 PM
Subject: Can no longer close menus in Edge
On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 08:00 PM, Mike B wrote:

What is the difference between Power Shell and Command Prompt?

-
I am going to give the very short answer:  Both are command line
interfaces (CLIs) included with Windows.

Command Prompt is the successor of what those of us old enough to be
familiar with DOS knew as DOS.

PowerShell is a much newer CLI with a very different command syntax, but
where a number of "classic" commands are aliased so that they can be
used in their familiar format with PowerShell.
--

Brian -Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

*One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the
shore for a very long time.*

~ André Gide


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Mario
 

sometimes this happens to me in Firefox or Chrome. to get back to the page, I press alt+d and then shift+tab.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Dan Longmore [mailto:danlongmore44@gmail.com]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021, 5:26 PM
Subject: Can no longer close menus in Edge
Yes, at times, I have to tab around to get back to the page. Quite annoying
On Jan 1, 2021, at 11:10 AM, Adrian Spratt <adrian@adrianspratt.com> wrote:

Hi. This problem started in Edge just the other day. For reasons I haven't yet figured out, an Edge webpage will be taken over by the Edge menu. No matter what I do, I can't close it. I've tried the alt key, escape and even control-F4, which only succeeds in closing both the menus and the webpage.

The menu may turn up after I've done an alt-tab to go into another window, but I'm not sure.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Please help with WinWord error...is it JAWS?

Shirley and all,

A week or two ago, my sighted wife happened to be alongside me when I restarted my computer. It was taking a long time. She saw a message saying that Office 2016 was being updated. JAWS did not verbalize it.

I set Office updates to automatic a long time ago. I was going to suggest making that change so that it happens during the restart process. However, that option isn't showing up anymore in my file menus. Here's the best I can offer, based on what I could figure out just now:

While in Word, press alt-f.
Arrow up to "More options." Press enter.
Arrow up to Account. Start tabbing.
The update button should appear. Press spacebar and tab through the options.

I hope this gets you somewhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Please help with WinWord error...is it JAWS?

When that happened to me, it cured itself after a couple of hours.
At 09:19 AM 1/1/2021, you wrote:

Since it doesn't mention jaws, I would start with the obvious,
something has gone wrong with your ms-word. I'd suggest finding it in
add/remove programs which you can search for by hitting the windows key
and typing add followed by the slash key. Once there, find your
microsoft office, and try to do a repair on it.



On 1/1/2021 09:02, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Â

Hi List,

Â

This morning I opened a Word document and got the message “Office
Updateâ€&#65533;, the same as I got one time last year (a couple weeks
ago).
The last time it happened, I rebooted and it went away. This time, it
did not. I cannot open any Word documents—keep getting error messages
telling me the program could not open properly.
Is this something with JAWS or with Windows? How to fix?

Â

Shirley

Â

PS. I’m using Windows 10 and Word 2016. This didn’t happen before
the latest update for JAWS and also for Windows. Not sure which is
causing problem. Help!

Â





















.


moderated Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

Bonnie Vegiard
 

Thanks so much. I did finally find the setting. It was difficult because the fusion interface is so different from the jars interface.

On Jan 2, 2021, at 12:03 AM, Tim Dixon <tim@...> wrote:


Hello

I have fusion 2020. From the Fusion window

Alt F then L then L

That takes you to the file menu, then hot key layouts and L for laptop or D for desktop. 

Hope that helps
Thanks
Tim

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@...>
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 4:20:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout
 
You will need to review the jaws settings to change the keyboard layout.
I suspect there is a layered key stroke combination to switch between the different keyboard layout
If you select the jaws Key plus the Space bar plus ?, – Should provide the list of all possible layered keystroke combinations.

Thanks,abraham 

On Jan 1, 2021, at 10:14 AM, Bonnie Vegiard <bonnievegiard@...> wrote:


Hi again everyone,
Fusion is a combination of jaws and Zoom text. I have a laptop that does not have a numb pad. When I worked with IT, he gave me a few keystrokes and suddenly I was at the place to change the layout from desktop to laptop. When the layout is changed, then the caps lock key works as the jaws key. However, right now, the setting has apparently reverted back to desktop, and I cannot remember the keystrokes he used to get me to that setting.I have gone over and over the interface, I have tried to use the help topics and Google. No luck. It looks to me like the help topics only refer to Zoom text for some reason, even though fusion is supposed to be a combination of
 I have gone over and over the interface, I have tried to use the help topics and Google. No luck. It looks to me like the help topics only refer to zoom text for some reason, even though fusion is supposed to be a combination of jaws and Zoom text. Help has no reference to jaws, at least in my fusion 2021 version. That’s why I’m hoping someone can give me the keystrokes that I need without waiting until Monday to talk to IT. Appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you!

Bonnie
On Dec 31, 2020, at 9:06 PM, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:



Hi again, Mike. Abraham Sweiss told me that JAWS is installed with Fusion. I went and looked at the documentation, and found out that Fusion is a combination of JAWS and ZoomText.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

 

Hi Bill,

 

Oh okay, I was under the impression that Jaws and Fusion worked together.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:54 PM

Subject: Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

 

Hi, Mike. Bonnie isn't running JAWS. She's running Fusion.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

 

Hi Bonnie,

 

What will help in giving instructions to change the keyboared layout is, are you running Jaws from the system tray and are you using the capslock key as the Jaws key?  Also, does your laptop have a numpad or not?

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:08 PM

Subject: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

 

Hi everyone,
I worked with Technical support last week on getting my laptop to work with fusion. We changed my keyboard configuration to laptop layout, but for some reason the setting didn’t save. I have gone over and over the interface trying to find the place to change it back to laptop layout, and I can’t find it anywhere. Help is not helping at all. Does anyone know where I can change the setting? I am using fusion 2021. Thank you! Also, for some reason help only seems to address zoom text, nothing comes up about jaws. Very strange.

Thank you, Bonnie



moderated Re: trouble with jaws and windows mail program closing all the time

Juanita
 

                I ended up having to upgrade my 8-year old CPU and hard drive to solve the problem.

Juanita

 

 

From: David Griffith
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 5:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble with jaws and windows mail program closing all the time

 

I reported it in the beta but obviously they decided to ignore the report.

I was disappointed it was not addressed as it is a core component of Windows.

David G.

On 31/12/2020 03:42, Melissa Stott wrote:

I have had this happen to me several times.  I have also noticed that Jaws seems to crash.  Quite annoying!

 

                                                                Melissa

 

From: Marvin Kotler
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: trouble with jaws and windows mail program closing all the time

 

Good afternoon listers.  First, using latest version of jaws and windows respectively.  Anytime I try to use jaws to read any mail in the windows mail program, windows live, the program closes.  Having to use jaws counterpart; NVDA to write this message.  Program works fine with counterpart.  Does anyone else have this problem? I mentioned this to freedom scientific yesterday.  If anyone else has this problem, you might want to pass it along to FS.  Have happy holidays, new year and stay safe.

Marv

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 


moderated Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

Tim Dixon
 

Hello

I have fusion 2020. From the Fusion window

Alt F then L then L

That takes you to the file menu, then hot key layouts and L for laptop or D for desktop. 

Hope that helps
Thanks
Tim


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@...>
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 4:20:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout
 
You will need to review the jaws settings to change the keyboard layout.
I suspect there is a layered key stroke combination to switch between the different keyboard layout
If you select the jaws Key plus the Space bar plus ?, – Should provide the list of all possible layered keystroke combinations.

Thanks,abraham 

On Jan 1, 2021, at 10:14 AM, Bonnie Vegiard <bonnievegiard@...> wrote:


Hi again everyone,
Fusion is a combination of jaws and Zoom text. I have a laptop that does not have a numb pad. When I worked with IT, he gave me a few keystrokes and suddenly I was at the place to change the layout from desktop to laptop. When the layout is changed, then the caps lock key works as the jaws key. However, right now, the setting has apparently reverted back to desktop, and I cannot remember the keystrokes he used to get me to that setting.I have gone over and over the interface, I have tried to use the help topics and Google. No luck. It looks to me like the help topics only refer to Zoom text for some reason, even though fusion is supposed to be a combination of
 I have gone over and over the interface, I have tried to use the help topics and Google. No luck. It looks to me like the help topics only refer to zoom text for some reason, even though fusion is supposed to be a combination of jaws and Zoom text. Help has no reference to jaws, at least in my fusion 2021 version. That’s why I’m hoping someone can give me the keystrokes that I need without waiting until Monday to talk to IT. Appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you!

Bonnie
On Dec 31, 2020, at 9:06 PM, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:



Hi again, Mike. Abraham Sweiss told me that JAWS is installed with Fusion. I went and looked at the documentation, and found out that Fusion is a combination of JAWS and ZoomText.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

 

Hi Bill,

 

Oh okay, I was under the impression that Jaws and Fusion worked together.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:54 PM

Subject: Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

 

Hi, Mike. Bonnie isn't running JAWS. She's running Fusion.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

 

Hi Bonnie,

 

What will help in giving instructions to change the keyboared layout is, are you running Jaws from the system tray and are you using the capslock key as the Jaws key?  Also, does your laptop have a numpad or not?

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:08 PM

Subject: Tkeystrokes to get to laptop layout

 

Hi everyone,
I worked with Technical support last week on getting my laptop to work with fusion. We changed my keyboard configuration to laptop layout, but for some reason the setting didn’t save. I have gone over and over the interface trying to find the place to change it back to laptop layout, and I can’t find it anywhere. Help is not helping at all. Does anyone know where I can change the setting? I am using fusion 2021. Thank you! Also, for some reason help only seems to address zoom text, nothing comes up about jaws. Very strange.

Thank you, Bonnie



moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 08:00 PM, Mike B wrote:
What is the difference between Power Shell and Command Prompt?
-
I am going to give the very short answer:  Both are command line interfaces (CLIs) included with Windows.

Command Prompt is the successor of what those of us old enough to be familiar with DOS knew as DOS.

PowerShell is a much newer CLI with a very different command syntax, but where a number of "classic" commands are aliased so that they can be used in their familiar format with PowerShell.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Mike B.
 


Brian,
 
What is the difference between Power Shell and Command Prompt?  Thanks much.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Adrian,

            With regard to the instructions, I believe I said it doesn't matter whether PowerShell or Command Prompt was used to run the commands, but I'll double check.  Given the current "state of the Windows 10 world" a number of people will have PowerShell invoked while others may have set things back to use Command Prompt.

            The next step I'd suggest:  Doing a Windows 10 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows 10 ISO file
This process takes longer, but like the SFC/DISM technique, is one of those "you've got nothing to lose" deals.  There had been a short period where a repair install with the 20H2 ISO was not working because you could not choose to keep both files AND apps, but I downloaded it about 1.5 weeks ago and that version has the fix applied, so any copy obtained these days will, too.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

 

Adrian,

            With regard to the instructions, I believe I said it doesn't matter whether PowerShell or Command Prompt was used to run the commands, but I'll double check.  Given the current "state of the Windows 10 world" a number of people will have PowerShell invoked while others may have set things back to use Command Prompt.

            The next step I'd suggest:  Doing a Windows 10 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows 10 ISO file
This process takes longer, but like the SFC/DISM technique, is one of those "you've got nothing to lose" deals.  There had been a short period where a repair install with the 20H2 ISO was not working because you could not choose to keep both files AND apps, but I downloaded it about 1.5 weeks ago and that version has the fix applied, so any copy obtained these days will, too.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Adrian Spratt
 

Thanks, Joseph, but sadly, F6 isn’t the answer.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 1:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

 

Hi,

I think what’s actually happening is that focus moves to the Edge menu control. If so, press F6 to move to the document window.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

 

Adrian,

           Consider:  Using SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management) to Repair Windows 8 & 10

           These sorts of completely atypical issues in anything shipped with Windows strongly suggests an underlying corruption, somewhere, and who knows where.  Those two utilities repair same, and harm nothing, so they're a good place to start.  It may or may not work, but at least you'll have more data.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Adrian Spratt
 

Thank you, Brian.

 

May I make a suggestion for your helpful form instructions? For some reason, I couldn’t get power shell to work for me. However, Google led me to the following method that enabled me to run my system as administrator, and in turn both programs:

 

Windows-r

CMD followed immediately by control-shift-enter.

 

For better or worse, neither program detected any flaws.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 1:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

 

Adrian,

           Consider:  Using SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management) to Repair Windows 8 & 10

           These sorts of completely atypical issues in anything shipped with Windows strongly suggests an underlying corruption, somewhere, and who knows where.  Those two utilities repair same, and harm nothing, so they're a good place to start.  It may or may not work, but at least you'll have more data.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: trouble with jaws and windows mail program closing all the time

David Griffith
 

I reported it in the beta but obviously they decided to ignore the report.

I was disappointed it was not addressed as it is a core component of Windows.

David G.

On 31/12/2020 03:42, Melissa Stott wrote:

I have had this happen to me several times.  I have also noticed that Jaws seems to crash.  Quite annoying!

 

                                                                Melissa

 

From: Marvin Kotler
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: trouble with jaws and windows mail program closing all the time

 

Good afternoon listers.  First, using latest version of jaws and windows respectively.  Anytime I try to use jaws to read any mail in the windows mail program, windows live, the program closes.  Having to use jaws counterpart; NVDA to write this message.  Program works fine with counterpart.  Does anyone else have this problem? I mentioned this to freedom scientific yesterday.  If anyone else has this problem, you might want to pass it along to FS.  Have happy holidays, new year and stay safe.

Marv

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Dan Longmore
 

Yes, at times, I have to tab around to get back to the page. Quite annoying

On Jan 1, 2021, at 11:10 AM, Adrian Spratt <adrian@adrianspratt.com> wrote:

Hi. This problem started in Edge just the other day. For reasons I haven't yet figured out, an Edge webpage will be taken over by the Edge menu. No matter what I do, I can't close it. I've tried the alt key, escape and even control-F4, which only succeeds in closing both the menus and the webpage.

The menu may turn up after I've done an alt-tab to go into another window, but I'm not sure.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Please help with WinWord error...is it JAWS?

Shirley and all,

A week or two ago, my sighted wife happened to be alongside me when I restarted my computer. It was taking a long time. She saw a message saying that Office 2016 was being updated. JAWS did not verbalize it.

I set Office updates to automatic a long time ago. I was going to suggest making that change so that it happens during the restart process. However, that option isn't showing up anymore in my file menus. Here's the best I can offer, based on what I could figure out just now:

While in Word, press alt-f.
Arrow up to "More options." Press enter.
Arrow up to Account. Start tabbing.
The update button should appear. Press spacebar and tab through the options.

I hope this gets you somewhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Please help with WinWord error...is it JAWS?

When that happened to me, it cured itself after a couple of hours.
At 09:19 AM 1/1/2021, you wrote:

Since it doesn't mention jaws, I would start with the obvious,
something has gone wrong with your ms-word. I'd suggest finding it in
add/remove programs which you can search for by hitting the windows key
and typing add followed by the slash key. Once there, find your
microsoft office, and try to do a repair on it.



On 1/1/2021 09:02, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Â

Hi List,

Â

This morning I opened a Word document and got the message “Office
Updateâ€&#65533;, the same as I got one time last year (a couple weeks
ago).
The last time it happened, I rebooted and it went away. This time, it
did not. I cannot open any Word documents—keep getting error messages
telling me the program could not open properly.
Is this something with JAWS or with Windows? How to fix?

Â

Shirley

Â

PS. I’m using Windows 10 and Word 2016. This didn’t happen before
the latest update for JAWS and also for Windows. Not sure which is
causing problem. Help!

Â














moderated Determine JFW language via script?

Arkadiusz Świętnicki <nuno69a@...>
 

Hi guys,
I have stopped using JFW actively as my main screenreader, but I still greatly love and respect this software (no, I don't use NVDA).
I am writing a script for JAWS which might be very useful for some people, but some stuff in it must be language dependent unfortunately. Is there a way I can get the JAWS language via script or better yet, a language of Windows? I know there is a scripting list somewhere, but I ask here since it is a relatively simple question.


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

 

Hi,

I think what’s actually happening is that focus moves to the Edge menu control. If so, press F6 to move to the document window.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

 

Adrian,

           Consider:  Using SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management) to Repair Windows 8 & 10

           These sorts of completely atypical issues in anything shipped with Windows strongly suggests an underlying corruption, somewhere, and who knows where.  Those two utilities repair same, and harm nothing, so they're a good place to start.  It may or may not work, but at least you'll have more data.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

 

Adrian,

           Consider:  Using SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management) to Repair Windows 8 & 10

           These sorts of completely atypical issues in anything shipped with Windows strongly suggests an underlying corruption, somewhere, and who knows where.  Those two utilities repair same, and harm nothing, so they're a good place to start.  It may or may not work, but at least you'll have more data.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Adrian Spratt
 

Thanks, Debby, but no to both.

The alt keys does work with tab to move focus to another window. Also, I just tried closing the menu with the other alt key. Still no luck.

Here's the current status. When I open the Edge menu, deliberately or otherwise, I can't close it. control-w, F6 and shift-F6, another press of alt, the escape key: nothing works. My only remedy is to close Edge and start over.

I can't think even how to explain this. Can anyone?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 12:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Hi Adrian,

I am taking a wild guess, but have you tried Control + W to close it?

Also, I am wondering if it is appearing because for some reason when you press alt + tab, the tab key isn't working. Just a couple of thoughts.

Happy New Year! Take care and stay safe!

Debby

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Can no longer close menus in Edge

Hi. This problem started in Edge just the other day. For reasons I haven't yet figured out, an Edge webpage will be taken over by the Edge menu. No matter what I do, I can't close it. I've tried the alt key, escape and even control-F4, which only succeeds in closing both the menus and the webpage.

The menu may turn up after I've done an alt-tab to go into another window, but I'm not sure.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Please help with WinWord error...is it JAWS?

Shirley and all,

A week or two ago, my sighted wife happened to be alongside me when I restarted my computer. It was taking a long time. She saw a message saying that Office 2016 was being updated. JAWS did not verbalize it.

I set Office updates to automatic a long time ago. I was going to suggest making that change so that it happens during the restart process. However, that option isn't showing up anymore in my file menus. Here's the best I can offer, based on what I could figure out just now:

While in Word, press alt-f.
Arrow up to "More options." Press enter.
Arrow up to Account. Start tabbing.
The update button should appear. Press spacebar and tab through the options.

I hope this gets you somewhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Please help with WinWord error...is it JAWS?

When that happened to me, it cured itself after a couple of hours.
At 09:19 AM 1/1/2021, you wrote:

Since it doesn't mention jaws, I would start with the obvious,
something has gone wrong with your ms-word. I'd suggest finding it in
add/remove programs which you can search for by hitting the windows key
and typing add followed by the slash key. Once there, find your
microsoft office, and try to do a repair on it.



On 1/1/2021 09:02, Shirley Tracy wrote:

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Hi List,

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This morning I opened a Word document and got the message “Office
Updateâ€&#65533;, the same as I got one time last year (a couple weeks
ago).
The last time it happened, I rebooted and it went away. This time, it
did not. I cannot open any Word documents—keep getting error messages
telling me the program could not open properly.
Is this something with JAWS or with Windows? How to fix?

Â

Shirley

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PS. I’m using Windows 10 and Word 2016. This didn’t happen before
the latest update for JAWS and also for Windows. Not sure which is
causing problem. Help!

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