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moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Cohn, Jonathan
 

Hello,
I know the script was not very difficult to implement, but there is already something quite similar built into JAWS. 
The keystroke alt-numlock period will tell you the active cursor. Sometimes this gives more information than one would want, but if it says 
“PC Cursor” or forms 
, then you will be in a mode where most characters are sent directly to the web page.

This script is called SayActiveCursor if you would like to bind it do a different keystroke.

Jonathan Cohn

On Feb 26, 2021, at 10:34 PM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

Is there a short cut that will tell me if I'm in forms mode or not?


moderated Re: JAWS Voice Sometimes becomes Stifled

Jason White
 


On 28/2/21 12:48 pm, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Often, the JAWS voice cuts-out and becomes nearly inaudible while using my PC.  It is like it becomes stifled or greatly muffled.

This could be related to sound card drivers or associated settings. Does this still happen if you connect a USB or Bluetooth audio device and use it instead of the default sound device?



moderated JAWS Voice Sometimes becomes Stifled

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Often, the JAWS voice cuts-out and becomes nearly inaudible while using my PC.  It is like it becomes stifled or greatly muffled.  Strangely, the PC sounds themselves (like startup, file delete, application open, etc.) are not stifled.  Sometimes, fiddling with the PC’s volume up/down level causes the JAWS voice to become normal.  Why is this?  How can I fix it?

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Udo Egner-Walter
 

Hi Mark & list members, 

@Mark:
thank you very much for telling me the correct names. 

@All: 
I've put the script together with the "Read Me" file into a cloud storage. You can download both files there. Please let me know if something isn't clear so I can change this. The cloud storage is located in Switzerland so I don't know if the text will be in English. If you have trouble downloading please let me know and I mail the source code of the script in this list. Sometimes mailing source code is leading to trouble because mail clients sometimes combine two lines of text into one single line. This leads to compiler error messages so I prefer to give you the whole file to download. 

You can find the download here: 


Please keep in mind: Use my scripts always at your own risk. 
Udo 



Am 28.02.2021 um 16:58 schrieb Mark <mweiler@...>:

Here are the two folder numbers

Explore My Settings
Explore Scripts


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@...>
 

Really? OK, perhaps I'll stop fretting then.
Alison

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: 28 February 2021 16:04
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Am I in forms mode?

Allison, when typing the password in Zoom, this is one instance where it
isn't necessary to activate forms mode. simply type the password and press
enter or continue as needed to activate the join button.

-------- Original Message --------
From: CJ &AA MAY [mailto:chrisalismay@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021, 2:54 AM
Subject: Am I in forms mode?
I’d like to know how to enable sounds for forms mode please. Jaws often does
make a sound when I enter an edit field, but not always, for example, the
editfield in Zoom so I never now whether I can type in the password or not.

Alison

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Mike B
*Sent:* 27 February 2021 14:01
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Am I in forms mode?

If you assign sounds for when forms mode opens and closes this will tell
you.  This can be done in the Settings Center.  If you need steps just let
the list know.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

*From:*Udo Egner-Walter via groups.io
<mailto:udo.egnerwalter@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:43 AM

*Subject:*Re: Am I in forms mode?

Hi Mark,

As far as I know there's no shortcut to detect forms mode. But it's no
problem to write a script doing this job.

If you are interested in this script let me know and I'll share this in this
list and describe how to install.

Best wishes

Udo



Am 27.02.2021 um 04:34 schrieb Mark <mweiler@...
<mailto:mweiler@...>>:

Is there a short cut that will tell me if I'm in forms mode or not?


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Mario
 

Allison, when typing the password in Zoom, this is one instance where it isn't necessary to activate forms mode. simply type the password and press enter or continue as needed to activate the join button.

-------- Original Message --------
From: CJ &AA MAY [mailto:chrisalismay@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021, 2:54 AM
Subject: Am I in forms mode?
I’d like to know how to enable sounds for forms mode please. Jaws often
does make a sound when I enter an edit field, but not always, for
example, the editfield in Zoom so I never now whether I can type in the
password or not.

Alison

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Mike B
*Sent:* 27 February 2021 14:01
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Am I in forms mode?

If you assign sounds for when forms mode opens and closes this will tell
you.  This can be done in the Settings Center.  If you need steps just
let the list know.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

*From:*Udo Egner-Walter via groups.io
<mailto:udo.egnerwalter@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:43 AM

*Subject:*Re: Am I in forms mode?

Hi Mark,

As far as I know there's no shortcut to detect forms mode. But it's no
problem to write a script doing this job.

If you are interested in this script let me know and I'll share this in
this list and describe how to install.

Best wishes

Udo



Am 27.02.2021 um 04:34 schrieb Mark <mweiler@...
<mailto:mweiler@...>>:

Is there a short cut that will tell me if I'm in forms mode or not?


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Mark
 

Here are the two folder numbers

Explore My Settings
Explore Scripts


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@...>
 

Many thanks for this. I will check it out. You may be right and it might already be enabled, and like you, I don’t know why in Zoom I don’t get the sound when looking for the password editfield.

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: 28 February 2021 12:40
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Am I in forms mode?

 

Alison, it sounds like you may have sounds mode activated already.  I'm not sure why it's inconsistent in Zoom though. However, the way I do it is open the JAWS setting centre, then search for Forms Mode Sounds. Then F6 to settings pane, then tab to the Enable Sound Notifications checkbox.  Select it. Once it's selected, two buttons become available immediately following it. The first is to select the sound for entering forms mode. The second is for selecting the sound for when leaving forms mode.  Activating the buttons will cause a dialog with list view of sounds to appear, along with 4 buttons, including a play button and browse button if you want to add your own sound effect.


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Udo Egner-Walter
 

Hi Mark & list members,

no problem, I will support a download link soon and writing a "read me" file with installation instructions.

Meanwhile can someone please help me out? I'm not using the English version of JAWS. I can change the language in JAWS and getting the English names of menus and controls but if I select the "Utilities" entry in menu bar and the "Explore Utilities Folder" JAWS will open an Explorer window with file links. This file links are not in English and I don't know the exact name of a particular file link opening the settings folder. It must be something similar to "Explore my settings". Can someone please tell me the exact name so I can write it down in the "Read me" file? And for my records there is a file link also leading to script folder, I think it must be something similar to "Explore my scripts". Can someone please tell me the exact name as well?

Thanks in advance
Udo

Am 28.02.2021 um 13:31 schrieb Mark <mweiler@...>:

Hi Udo, if you would share the script and how to install it, that would be greatly appreciate. I think it would be fine to share on this list. Scripts are part of enhancing the JAWS experience.


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Mark
 

Alison, it sounds like you may have sounds mode activated already.  I'm not sure why it's inconsistent in Zoom though. However, the way I do it is open the JAWS setting centre, then search for Forms Mode Sounds. Then F6 to settings pane, then tab to the Enable Sound Notifications checkbox.  Select it. Once it's selected, two buttons become available immediately following it. The first is to select the sound for entering forms mode. The second is for selecting the sound for when leaving forms mode.  Activating the buttons will cause a dialog with list view of sounds to appear, along with 4 buttons, including a play button and browse button if you want to add your own sound effect.


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Mark
 

Hi Udo, if you would share the script and how to install it, that would be greatly appreciate.  I think it would be fine to share on this list. Scripts are part of enhancing the JAWS experience.


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@...>
 

I’d like to know how to enable sounds for forms mode please. Jaws often does make a sound when I enter an edit field, but not always, for example, the editfield in Zoom so I never now whether I can type in the password or not.

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 27 February 2021 14:01
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Am I in forms mode?

 

If you assign sounds for when forms mode opens and closes this will tell you.  This can be done in the Settings Center.  If you need steps just let the list know.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:43 AM

Subject: Re: Am I in forms mode?

 

Hi Mark, 

 

As far as I know there's no shortcut to detect forms mode. But it's no problem to write a script doing this job. 

 

If you are interested in this script let me know and I'll share this in this list and describe how to install. 

 

Best wishes 

Udo 

 

 



Am 27.02.2021 um 04:34 schrieb Mark <mweiler@...>:

 

Is there a short cut that will tell me if I'm in forms mode or not?

 


moderated Re: back

Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
 

you can also try all tab in case it's open the link in a new tab. And also fire fox isn't necessarily the greatest anymore. I would try the new Microsoft edge or chrome or brave anything  but firefox. basically any other chromium-based browser.

Randy Barnett

On Feb 27, 2021, at 6:39 PM, Andy <wq6r@...> wrote:


Try the Backspace key.
 
Andy
 
----- Original Message -----
From: meow meow
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:57 PM
Subject: back

hi
I'm using window 7, fire fox, Jaws 21
 
I have little hard time with firefox it hare to move but when I use website and want to back the website I was from firefox ask me to humm can't remember what is saying so I can not go back one  but only remove all that I usally use alt and left arrow and it will not go back one  so is there another hotkey or what can I do
I usally use internet  explored that will stop later and I do not  like firefox it hard to use it
 
any idea?
thanks Rosie
 
 


moderated Re: back

Andy
 

Try the Backspace key.
 
Andy
 

----- Original Message -----
From: meow meow
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:57 PM
Subject: back

hi
I'm using window 7, fire fox, Jaws 21
 
I have little hard time with firefox it hare to move but when I use website and want to back the website I was from firefox ask me to humm can't remember what is saying so I can not go back one  but only remove all that I usally use alt and left arrow and it will not go back one  so is there another hotkey or what can I do
I usally use internet  explored that will stop later and I do not  like firefox it hard to use it
 
any idea?
thanks Rosie
 
 


moderated back

meow meow
 

hi
I'm using window 7, fire fox, Jaws 21
 
I have little hard time with firefox it hare to move but when I use website and want to back the website I was from firefox ask me to humm can't remember what is saying so I can not go back one  but only remove all that I usally use alt and left arrow and it will not go back one  so is there another hotkey or what can I do
I usally use internet  explored that will stop later and I do not  like firefox it hard to use it
 
any idea?
thanks Rosie
 
 


moderated Amount of Braille displaydriver that Jaws can handle

Michael Munn
 

Hi all, I have a  question here. recently, I got a Mantis Q Braille display from APH to play with.   After I received the unit,   and got it connected  with Jaws. Once I connected the mantis,  my  copy  of  the Jaws screen reader begin to slow down everytime when I turn on my  computer.  That made  me worried.   beside a Mantis, I also  have  the Focus Driver loaded.  
 Here is the specs of my work station. 
HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15m-ds0xxx
Device name
DESKTOP-G0OKEJD
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx     2.10 GHz
Installed RAM
8.00 GB (5.88 GB usable)
Device ID
5C6C6D26-8AFD-45A4-AB32-8FB343DCA0F6
Product ID
00325-81537-42856-AAOEM
System type
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor 
I have a question for you users.  How  many on stand by Braille display drivers can a copy of Jaws load?  
If you all know the answer,  please respond using  this thread. 
Thanks 
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


moderated Color Pickinc Again...!

Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Running Windows 7 and Word 2016.  Just got on my wife's laptop to update and run security scan... and I noticed that her Word colors are set to black on black.  I don't know how this has changed since my wife only does emailing on this computer when we travel to our other house.
 
When I open the font color dialogue it's set on automatic but, I guess that only means that the font is black, so how do I get it to have a white background with black font?
 
I have arrowed around and do find white but, if I select it I then have white font on a black background.  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


moderated Re: Outlook 2016 closing by itself

Shirley Tracy
 

Pam,

 

My Windows Mail closes frequently as well. At least it has stopped disappearing from my desktop. I used to have to go to Recycle Bin and bring it back often.

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016 closing by itself

 

I have also had Outlook closing seemingly spontaneously off and on for a while now.  Luckily, this is not happening often.  I have also seen occasions where JAWS reads the wrong thing when arrowing down the list of messages, so I end up deleting something I didn’t intend to delete.

 

Pam

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 4:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016 closing by itself

 

I’ve had a number of issues with Outlook suddenly closing, but it’s been happening for me for a few months.  Sometimes it seems to get stuck before this happens and other times it happens so quickly that I’ve wondered what key I could have hit accidentally.  I also recently got an Office update and have had a couple focus issues in my inbox after deleting a message, so it’s possible your issue is tied to something like that. I’m still on the original release of JAWS 2021.  Just feels like Outlook is very touchy nowadays. Where I used to see Outlook hang on a process, now it just closes. Sometimes it reopens automatically, and sometimes it doesn’t. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 6:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2016 closing by itself

 

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Hello, I use windows10, Outlook 2016 most recent versions and Jaws2021 updated yesterday. Since I did the Jaws2021 update, Outlook will close by itself when I’m arrowing down the list of emails. Or it will hesitate and emails I had just deleted return. Has anyone encountered this problem? Thanks, Kevin

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moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Mario
 

I'd be interested to see the script. email me off list if other members object as this is not the list for scripting in JAWS.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Udo Egner-Walter via groups.io [mailto:udo.egnerwalter@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 7:43 AM
Subject: Am I in forms mode?
Hi Mark,

As far as I know there's no shortcut to detect forms mode. But it's no
problem to write a script doing this job.

If you are interested in this script let me know and I'll share this in
this list and describe how to install.

Best wishes
Udo



Am 27.02.2021 um 04:34 schrieb Mark <mweiler@...
<mailto:mweiler@...>>:

Is there a short cut that will tell me if I'm in forms mode or not?


moderated Re: Am I in forms mode?

Mike B.
 

If you assign sounds for when forms mode opens and closes this will tell you.  This can be done in the Settings Center.  If you need steps just let the list know.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:43 AM
Subject: Re: Am I in forms mode?

Hi Mark, 

As far as I know there's no shortcut to detect forms mode. But it's no problem to write a script doing this job. 

If you are interested in this script let me know and I'll share this in this list and describe how to install. 

Best wishes 
Udo 



Am 27.02.2021 um 04:34 schrieb Mark <mweiler@...>:

Is there a short cut that will tell me if I'm in forms mode or not?

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