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moderated Most accessible antivirus or security suite with JAWS

Phillip Gross
 

The subject line kind of says it all doesn’t it? I’ve been using the combination of MalwareBytes Premium and Windows Defender for a couple of years. It’s time to renew the Malwarebytes subscription and I figured I would revisit my options.

From what I’ve learned Eset may or may not be accessible. People on here say it isn’t. Their website gives instructions on installing a screen reader compatibility file to make it work with NVDA or JAWS. I lean towards taking the word of the screen reader users who have actually used it.

Trend Micro and Bit Defender May or may not be accessible. There is a government agency in Texas, I can’t remember which one, that signed an agreement for a 3rd party vender to provide them with software. This vender provides Trend Micro and Bit Defender. This agency says it won’t use software that isn’t accessible. We all know how much those statements are worth.

I know the good and bad points of MalwareBytes and Windows Defender.

Having said all of that what do you recommend, what do you use, how accessible is it, and what do and don’t you like about it? Thanks in advance.


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Bill White
 

Hi, Larry. Albert was looking for a setting that would lower volume while other audio is playing, not a setting to manually raise or lower volume. That's why I didn't describe the new layered keystroke functions to set JAWS and system volume.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Gassman
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

The newest innovation is the layered key strokes with regard to volume which is in the February update.

More to follow in future builds.

Larry

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Hi, Albert. Press JAWS Key plus SPACE, followed by the letter D for Audio Ducking. It is a toggle, and it will tell you the state of the toggle after being pressed.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Larry Gassman
 

The newest innovation is the layered key strokes with regard to volume which is in the February update.

More to follow in future builds.

Larry

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Hi, Albert. Press JAWS Key plus SPACE, followed by the letter D for Audio Ducking. It is a toggle, and it will tell you the state of the toggle after being pressed.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Bill White
 

Hi, Albert. Press JAWS Key plus SPACE, followed by the letter D for Audio Ducking. It is a toggle, and it will tell you the state of the toggle after being pressed.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Milton Ota
 

There are two that I know of and here it is:

 

Using the layered command JAWS Key + Spacebar followed by the letter V for volume, followed by the letter S for system and using the up and down arrow keys to adjust the volume.

 

If you have the Speaker/Headphone or some would call it the Volume Control, sitting in your System Tray, you can go there and adjust the volume.

 

HTH

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Richard Turner
 

Press insert+6 on the number row.

Press control+shift+d for the Jaws default settings.

Type volume in the search box.

Arrow donw once and you should be on that setting.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Since JAWs has a good settings search, I'd suggest you look for "ducking."

I believe that JAWS and NVDA both call this feature audio ducking.
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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 Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Albert Cutolo
 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Autofit tables and center information

Marianne Denning
 

Thank you very much. That is what I was looking for.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Autofit tables and center information

 

When the whole table is selected, and that's what you must do if you want the changes to be applied across all cells, when the context menu is invoked it should contain the AutoFit Item, which has three choices when activated:  AutoFit to Contents, AutoFit to Window, and Fixed Width.

Once the context menu is up, hitting A followed by F should do a Fit to Contents for every cell in the table.  Were you to want Window, the character after A would be W, and fixed width it would be X.
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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: JAWS and MS Store

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

I get a weird message notavvailable outside of relevant tables and dialog windows.

On 2/18/2021 4:40 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
Well, try insert+z once the store opens and then you can navigate by headings or links, though all I'm finding are games and free apps.
But, at least it is more than "button."



Richard

Ralph's Observation: It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.


My web site, www.turner42.com



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and MS Store

Well for some stupid reason the Microsoft Store won't load properly with the latest update of JAWS 2021. All I hear is button unavailable. Works just fine with NVDA. So has anyone experienced this?










moderated Re: JAWS and MS Store

Richard Turner
 

Well, try insert+z once the store opens and then you can navigate by headings or links, though all I'm finding are games and free apps.
But, at least it is more than "button."



Richard

Ralph's Observation: It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.


My web site, www.turner42.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and MS Store

Well for some stupid reason the Microsoft Store won't load properly with the latest update of JAWS 2021. All I hear is button unavailable. Works just fine with NVDA. So has anyone experienced this?


moderated JAWS and MS Store

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

Well for some stupid reason the Microsoft Store won't load properly with the latest update of JAWS 2021. All I hear is button unavailable. Works just fine with NVDA. So has anyone experienced this?


moderated Re: Autofit tables and center information

 

When the whole table is selected, and that's what you must do if you want the changes to be applied across all cells, when the context menu is invoked it should contain the AutoFit Item, which has three choices when activated:  AutoFit to Contents, AutoFit to Window, and Fixed Width.

Once the context menu is up, hitting A followed by F should do a Fit to Contents for every cell in the table.  Were you to want Window, the character after A would be W, and fixed width it would be X.
--

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: Autofit tables and center information

Marianne Denning
 

I understand that about the version of JAWS but I just give the information. Where do I find the autofit? I found center and other alignment options on the applications key.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Autofit tables and center information

 

When defining the table, or afterward, you need to make sure that the "autofit to contents" option is set for all cells in the table under the AutoFit option, and that up in the paragraph formatting area that you have center justification selected for all cells as well.

I generally select the whole table, do the Autofit setting, unselect the table then select the whole thing again, then apply the text centering in paragraph.  You can try doing both, and it will often work just fine, but sometimes not.  If it does, you've lost nothing by trying to kill both birds with one stone, and if it doesn't, and you apply those settings in the order I've mentioned, you know that it's the centering in the cell that you need to apply after having selected the table again.

The above applies regardless of the version of Word/Office.  These are table formatting tasks in Word.  They also have nothing to do with what particular screen reader one might be using at the time.
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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: Jaws And Microsoft 365

Richard Turner
 

I just updated this morning to the February update and it is working fine.

It read your whole email automatically and got into the stock info at the bottom of each email when I stopped it.

This is with Microsoft 365.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pastor Gilbert Pries
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws And Microsoft 365

 

Hi,

I've noticed something with the new jaws update.

The automatic read doesn''t work correctly.

Jaws reads 1 or 2 lines and stops.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Thanks,

 

Pastor Gilbert


moderated Re: versions of ms office.

Glenn / Lenny
 


The Office 2000 that I'm using has Outlook  and is a student version.
Glenn
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: versions of ms office.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 12:50 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
They used to have it in those versions.
-
If you can find a single reference to support that assertion, please post it.  Particularly since you say versions, and what you appear to be responding to is Home and Student alone.

Home and Student has never, to my knowledge, included Outlook.  And I've been installing almost any version of MS-Office you can name for many, many years now.
 
--

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: Autofit tables and center information

 

When defining the table, or afterward, you need to make sure that the "autofit to contents" option is set for all cells in the table under the AutoFit option, and that up in the paragraph formatting area that you have center justification selected for all cells as well.

I generally select the whole table, do the Autofit setting, unselect the table then select the whole thing again, then apply the text centering in paragraph.  You can try doing both, and it will often work just fine, but sometimes not.  If it does, you've lost nothing by trying to kill both birds with one stone, and if it doesn't, and you apply those settings in the order I've mentioned, you know that it's the centering in the cell that you need to apply after having selected the table again.

The above applies regardless of the version of Word/Office.  These are table formatting tasks in Word.  They also have nothing to do with what particular screen reader one might be using at the time.
--

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: versions of ms office.

 

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 12:50 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
They used to have it in those versions.
-
If you can find a single reference to support that assertion, please post it.  Particularly since you say versions, and what you appear to be responding to is Home and Student alone.

Home and Student has never, to my knowledge, included Outlook.  And I've been installing almost any version of MS-Office you can name for many, many years now.
 
--

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: versions of ms office.

Glenn / Lenny
 


They used to have it in those versions.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: versions of ms office.

If it was office Home and Student version, it does not include Outlook.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: versions of ms office.

Hi Shirley, I have never heard of an Office version not including Outlook. I would call Microsoft Accessiblity about that, this just does not seem right.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: versions of ms office.

 

I bought Office 2019 from MS via a phone call. Only it doesn’t include Outlook, which was on your list of what you use. I’m told Office 19 is the last app you can pay upfront with no expiration date on it. They explained that All higher versions have either a monthly fee or a yearly fee. I guess that tells you how long it has been since I purchased my Office 2016.  

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Patrick Murphy
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: versions of ms office.

 

Hi to you all,

 

This is probably not for here, but i thought i would ask anyway.

I am at home, so a basic version of office does me fine.

I only use outlook for emails, word for basic documents and excel for basic spreadsheets.

I have been using office 2007, and it does me just fine.

However, as expected, eventually, jaws is having trouble with this because it is so old.

Does anyone know where i could get maybe office 2010 2013 etc?

I don’t need the latest office 365 or anything like that.

I cannot find anywhere on the ms web site that might sell it either, as they just want you to buy the latest.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

Patrick

 

 

Sent from my gmail account.

 

 


moderated Autofit tables and center information

Marianne Denning
 

I am running JAWS 2021 and I need information on how to autofit information in a table and center the information in each cell. I would like to know how to do it in Office 365 and Office 2016.

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