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moderated JAWS 2021 and Pac Mate Omni BX 400 vis USB

Dan Miner
 

Someone gave me this braille display and I’ve managed to get it up and running as far as the Windows mobile usage is concerned.  But I really want to be able to do braille display of my desktop PC running Windows 10.  I have it connected via USB but the computer doesn’t seem to acknowledge it from what I can tell.  The device is running off the power from the port and I know the cable works as I use it for my old Book Port Plus.

I’ve tried to tell JAWS that a Pac Mate is there in the braille settings by adding a display but it just never selects it (keeps switching back to no display).    As I’m on Windows 10, ActiveSync install is impossible (stopped support at XP).  And google has failed me so far for any details other that the ActiveSync companion CD had some USB driver bundled with it for the device.  No sign of that driver either.

 

It just seems to be such a waste for a usable braille display that  is still serviceable as a hosted display if the PDA part is not so useful now.

 

Any pointers would be appreciated.

 

                Dan


moderated Re: Do Any Of You Out There Use Spotify?

Rick Miller
 

I use it on my PC Desktop.  I don’t get online.  On my Desktop there is a shortcut to Spotify.  I hit the Enter key and the Spotify application pops up.  I guess you could say that might be the web version.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 1:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Do Any Of You Out There Use Spotify?

 

Hi Rick, have you  tried  using the web version of the program? I never had a good luck with  using the mobile version using Windows. 

Best regards 

 michael Munn 

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Member: National association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind 

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  Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu

 

 

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 3:35 PM Rick Miller <rm1263@...> wrote:

Dear Listers:

 

I have recently downloaded Spotify.  I have learned how to create a playlist in Spotify, but I do not know how to add something to the playlist using JAWS.  Every place I go to to try to figure out how to do it keeps just saying to either drag or drop what you want to add or else click the button next to the selection or song.  I need the help of someone who knows how to use Spotify and who knows how to use JAWS in connection with it.  I am using Windows 10 and am using the latest version of JAWS.  Please help.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: Do Any Of You Out There Use Spotify?

Michael Munn
 

Hi Rick, have you  tried  using the web version of the program? I never had a good luck with  using the mobile version using Windows. 
Best regards 
 michael Munn 

JAWS Certified, 2019

Member: Georgia Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Georgia  

www.nfbga.org


Member: National association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind 

www.nfb.org

  Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu



On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 3:35 PM Rick Miller <rm1263@...> wrote:

Dear Listers:

 

I have recently downloaded Spotify.  I have learned how to create a playlist in Spotify, but I do not know how to add something to the playlist using JAWS.  Every place I go to to try to figure out how to do it keeps just saying to either drag or drop what you want to add or else click the button next to the selection or song.  I need the help of someone who knows how to use Spotify and who knows how to use JAWS in connection with it.  I am using Windows 10 and am using the latest version of JAWS.  Please help.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: accessible app

Darwin May
 

On Jan 9, 2021, at 2:54 PM, Darwin May <dmay1111111@...> wrote:

The best app to use for that that matches dollar for dollar for current value of currency is transfer wise arrives and only 3 to 8 minutes plus low fees. It’s better than PayPal PayPal does not give you an exact market value of the currency


On Jan 9, 2021, at 2:31 PM, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:


Hi Amir,
Jaws works fine with PayPal, and that is the best way to send money, over seas or locally.
PayPal has apps for IOS & Android, but I haven't tried them.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 2:19 PM
Subject: accessible app

Hi do you know if there is accessible app to send some money over sees


moderated Re: accessible app

Darwin May
 

The best app to use for that that matches dollar for dollar for current value of currency is transfer wise arrives and only 3 to 8 minutes plus low fees. It’s better than PayPal PayPal does not give you an exact market value of the currency


On Jan 9, 2021, at 2:31 PM, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:


Hi Amir,
Jaws works fine with PayPal, and that is the best way to send money, over seas or locally.
PayPal has apps for IOS & Android, but I haven't tried them.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 2:19 PM
Subject: accessible app

Hi do you know if there is accessible app to send some money over sees


moderated Re: Is Windows Mail now working with JFW

E.M. Kirtley
 

                I sent a report also, and after the update I have had few problems. 

 

 

Ms. E. Kirtley

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: David Griffith
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 3:18 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is Windows Mail now working with JFW

 

 

Bizarrely just a couple of days after sending a Support message to FS Windows Mail seems, touch wood, to have stabilised with Jaws.

I am typing this email in Mail with Jaws, something I have not been able to do for weeks.

I don’t know if it is anything to do with the new January update, though the first few times I checked this out Mail continues to crash with Jaws running anyway. Apparently no longer. .

Alternatively there might have been some unseen update on Windows I suppose.

The only thing I have been doing differently is that I had routinely also had thunderbird open in another window   because of the propensity of Mail to crash with Jaws. However I have just closed thunderbird and Mail is continuing to work with Jaws so it looks like it is not related..

Before I report this apparent improvement I wonder if the other people experiencing problems with Mail have also seen the problem resolved?

David G.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


moderated Do Any Of You Out There Use Spotify?

Rick Miller
 

Dear Listers:

 

I have recently downloaded Spotify.  I have learned how to create a playlist in Spotify, but I do not know how to add something to the playlist using JAWS.  Every place I go to to try to figure out how to do it keeps just saying to either drag or drop what you want to add or else click the button next to the selection or song.  I need the help of someone who knows how to use Spotify and who knows how to use JAWS in connection with it.  I am using Windows 10 and am using the latest version of JAWS.  Please help.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: accessible app

Glenn / Lenny
 

Hi Amir,
Jaws works fine with PayPal, and that is the best way to send money, over seas or locally.
PayPal has apps for IOS & Android, but I haven't tried them.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 2:19 PM
Subject: accessible app

Hi do you know if there is accessible app to send some money over sees


moderated Moving in cell in Excel

kevin meyers
 

Hello,

The other day I worked with Microsoft Accessibility to fix Windows10. I’m using the most recent version of Jaws2021 and Excel 2016. Since then I will be in Excel, press F2 to edit a cell and I cannot arrow left or right. It acts like there is only one word in the cell. I cannot even copy what is in the cell by selecting and then copying. Most cells have this problem and a few do not. What can I do to correct this problem?

Thanks,

Kevin

 

 


moderated accessible app

Amir Shah
 

Hi do you know if there is accessible app to send some money over sees


moderated Re: OCR

Curt Taubert
 

Thanks for the responses.

On 1/9/2021 12:36 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
Is the window maximized?
Windows does like to have busy screens and show more than just one thing but maximizing may help, or not.



Richard, in the U.S.

"You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space, that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen."
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

. I'm not the card shark
. My web site, www.turner42.com
.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curt Taubert
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OCR

I was trying to use it on a game.  However, the ocr seems to be reading other windows a little too.

On 1/9/2021 11:52 AM, Loy wrote:
What are you trying to OCR? If inside of a pdf document it would be
insert space,d. If scanning a document it would be insert space A. If
OCR a file use context key and arrow down to convenient OCR with JAWS.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curt Taubert" <curttaubert@bellsouth.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:30 PM
Subject: OCR


Am I doing this command wrong? I hist inster space then I type the
letter o and, it says OCR. Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR
started, but then it says finnished. Am I doing something wrong?

















moderated Re: OCR

Soronel Haetir
 

And also note that OCR simply will not work with some graphics
techniques that windows offers (which are at least somewhat likely to
be used by games).

On 1/9/21, Arkadiusz Świętnicki <nuno69a@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Curt,

If you are OCRing a mage use INS+SPACE+O, W instead.

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 7:33:30 PM, you wrote:

I was trying to use it on a game.  However, the ocr seems to be reading
other windows a little too.
On 1/9/2021 11:52 AM, Loy wrote:
What are you trying to OCR? If inside of a pdf document it would be
insert
space,d. If scanning a document it would be insert space A. If OCR a
file
use context key and arrow down to convenient OCR with JAWS.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curt Taubert" <curttaubert@bellsouth.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:30 PM
Subject: OCR


Am I doing this command wrong? I hist inster space then I type
the letter o and, it says OCR. Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR
started, but then it says finnished. Am I doing something wrong?












--
Best regards,
Arkadiusz Świętnicki






--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


moderated Re: Since most recent Jaws update

Rick Mladek
 

Using a hardware syn, I do not receive these mentioned clicks. Obviously an issue with Jaws and elequence or other software syns.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:53 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

As I think I said in an earlier post, I still occasionally get the clicks with voice assistant disabled as well.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

I have voice assist disabled and still have the clicks.

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

Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:58 AM

Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

Just a thought, I do not have this issue and also I do not have “sharkie” enabled.  Do others with this problem have “sharkie” enabled and if so could there be a connection between this and other “Sharkie” issue that are  occurring with MS Word?

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

Let me clarify: I hear the “pop” or “tap” whenever I am in a Microsoft app, primarily Word documents, Mail, and such. I’m using Office 2016.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Shirley Tracy via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

I thought it was my computer. I’ve been hearing a click now and then, not necessarily with mail only but with several programs I’m using. It isn’t annoying, but it can be distracting when you’re wondering if something is wrong. What I’m hearing sounds more like a tiny pop or tap.

 

(I would have never admitted it until others mentioned it.)

 

Cheerfully,

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Loy
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

I hear this also.Also almost every time I type an o I hear a click.

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

Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:12 AM

Subject: Re: Since most recent Jaws update

 

Hi, all.  Ever since updating to the latest update to Jaws 2021, whenever I launch Outlook 365 on my desktop pc and my laptop pc from the desktop shortcuts, I hear a click when Outlook opens.  When Outlook opens I hear a click when the words opening Outlook is spoken.  I tried a Jaws repair on both machines and the click sill persists.  This anomaly is not annoying but it is noticeable.  I am running Windows 10 h2 pro on my desktop pc and Windows 10 h2 home edition on my laptop.  I am using my preferred Eloquence synthesizer.  Thanks. 

 

 


moderated Re: OCR

Arkadiusz Świętnicki
 

Hello Curt,

If you are OCRing a mage use INS+SPACE+O, W instead.

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 7:33:30 PM, you wrote:

I was trying to use it on a game.  However, the ocr seems to be reading other windows a little too.
On 1/9/2021 11:52 AM, Loy wrote:
What are you trying to OCR? If inside of a pdf document it would be insert
space,d. If scanning a document it would be insert space A. If OCR a file
use context key and arrow down to convenient OCR with JAWS.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curt Taubert" <curttaubert@bellsouth.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:30 PM
Subject: OCR


Am I doing this command wrong? I hist inster space then I type
the letter o and, it says OCR. Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR
started, but then it says finnished. Am I doing something wrong?









--
Best regards,
Arkadiusz Świętnicki


moderated Re: OCR

Richard Turner
 

Is the window maximized?
Windows does like to have busy screens and show more than just one thing but maximizing may help, or not.



Richard, in the U.S.

"You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space, that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen."
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

. I'm not the card shark
. My web site, www.turner42.com
.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curt Taubert
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OCR

I was trying to use it on a game.  However, the ocr seems to be reading other windows a little too.

On 1/9/2021 11:52 AM, Loy wrote:
What are you trying to OCR? If inside of a pdf document it would be
insert space,d. If scanning a document it would be insert space A. If
OCR a file use context key and arrow down to convenient OCR with JAWS.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curt Taubert" <curttaubert@bellsouth.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:30 PM
Subject: OCR


Am I doing this command wrong? I hist inster space then I type the
letter o and, it says OCR. Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR
started, but then it says finnished. Am I doing something wrong?











moderated Re: OCR

Curt Taubert
 

I was trying to use it on a game.  However, the ocr seems to be reading other windows a little too.

On 1/9/2021 11:52 AM, Loy wrote:
What are you trying to OCR? If inside of a pdf document it would be insert
space,d. If scanning a document it would be insert space A. If OCR a file
use context key and arrow down to convenient OCR with JAWS.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curt Taubert" <curttaubert@bellsouth.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:30 PM
Subject: OCR


Am I doing this command wrong? I hist inster space then I type
the letter o and, it says OCR. Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR
started, but then it says finnished. Am I doing something wrong?










moderated Re: OCR

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

What are you trying to OCR? If inside of a pdf document it would be insert
space,d. If scanning a document it would be insert space A. If OCR a file
use context key and arrow down to convenient OCR with JAWS.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curt Taubert" <curttaubert@bellsouth.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:30 PM
Subject: OCR


Am I doing this command wrong? I hist inster space then I type
the letter o and, it says OCR. Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR
started, but then it says finnished. Am I doing something wrong?


moderated Re: OCR

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Curt. Are you trying to OCR the screen, or are you trying to OCR a document. If trying to OCR the screen, you are doing exactly right. Now you just use your up and down arrows to explore the screen that you just did an OCR on.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curt Taubert
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:30 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: OCR

Am I doing this command wrong? I hist inster space then I type
the letter o and, it says OCR. Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR
started, but then it says finnished. Am I doing something wrong?


moderated Re: OCR

Arkadiusz Świętnicki
 

Hello Curt,

DO you have the screen shade disabled? It interferes with OCR. If yes, you then explore OCR text with arrows.

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 6:30:24 PM, you wrote:

        Am I doing this command wrong?  I hist inster space then I type the letter o and, it says OCR.  Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR started, but then it says finnished.  Am I doing something wrong?


--
Best regards,
Arkadiusz Świętnicki


moderated OCR

Curt Taubert
 

Am I doing this command wrong?  I hist inster space then I type the letter o and, it says OCR.  Then I hit the letter C and, it says OCR started, but then it says finnished.  Am I doing something wrong?

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