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moderated Re: changing how jaws speaks a word

Adrian Spratt
 

Mike,

 

A couple of notes:

 

Once you press insert-d, you’re situated on the “Add” button. No need to tab. Instead, press spacebar.

 

Second, you’ll often find yourself with focus on the word whose pronunciation you wish to change. In that case, the word will already occupy the first field. So to make the change, instead of typing it in, tab once to the “change” field.

 

With regard to how to correct the pronunciation, look for patterns. For example, beginning a syllable with an uppercase letter is likely to place emphasis on that syllable. This is the kind of experimentation Brian and you allude to in your later messages. I’m just noting that there are patterns that are worth remembering for future JAWS dictionary entries.

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 11:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: changing how jaws speaks a word

 

You want to modify the Jaws dictionary.  If you only want to change the pronunciation of this word while in a specific program try the following.

1. Open the specific app / program and press, Insert + D, to open the Jaws dictionary for this app / program.

 

2. Tab to, Add, press the spacebar to open.  You're in the, Actual word edit field, so type the word as it actually is. 

 

3. Tab once to the, Replacement field, and type the word the way you want it to be pronounced by Jaws.

 

4. Now tab through the other dialogues making any settings changes you feel you might need to make, which there shouldn't be any, until you get to the, Okay button, and press the spacebar.

 

4. Now press, Control + S, to save and, Alt + F4, to close.

 

If you want this dictionary change to be in effect for all programs do it this way:

 

1. Press, Insert + D, to open the Jaws dictionary, then press, Control, Shift + D, to open the Jaws default dictionary.

 

2. Tab to, Add, press the spacebar to open.  You're in the, Actual word edit field, so type the word as it actually is. 

 

3. Tab once to the, Replacement field, and type the word the way you want it to be pronounced by Jaws.

 

4. Now tab through the other dialogues making any settings changes you feel you might need to make, which there shouldn't be any, until you get to the, Okay button, and press the spacebar.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 6:00 PM

Subject: changing how jaws speaks a word

 

Hi,

I was reading about the Great Lakes.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes

 

I was going through by headings and one of them is sewage, which if you are listening to this you will discover it is pronounced incorrectly. It should be sueage, or that is as close as I can get to it. How do I change how Jaws speaks this word to speak it correctly? Also, when there are updates will it keep it?

 

Karen

 

 

 


moderated Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

Bill White
 

Hi, Brian. I suspect that you are right and it is a weird artifact of the interaction between screen reader and Google Chrome. When I tried using Narrator with Chrome, it wouldn't read what is in the Address Bar, so I can't verrify how Narrator reacts with the address bar.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

 

I am seriously wondering whether this is a bug in Google Chrome or something else.

If the character were "actually there" (and I am NOT saying you're not having it announced) it should screw up what you're typing were it to be included in the URL, and I doubt it would necessarily be selected by default.

For those of you who may have sighted assistants available, ask them whether the letter you're hearing is actually visible in the address bar.  It would be interesting to know if it is actually something that can be seen or some weird artifact of the interaction between screen reader and Google Chrome.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


moderated Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

 

I am seriously wondering whether this is a bug in Google Chrome or something else.

If the character were "actually there" (and I am NOT saying you're not having it announced) it should screw up what you're typing were it to be included in the URL, and I doubt it would necessarily be selected by default.

For those of you who may have sighted assistants available, ask them whether the letter you're hearing is actually visible in the address bar.  It would be interesting to know if it is actually something that can be seen or some weird artifact of the interaction between screen reader and Google Chrome.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


moderated Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

techsavi.shankar@...
 

What I have observed is once start typing the term in the address bar, the letter “A” will be deleted/disappeared.

But, still it’s a bug.

 

This email I d is used only for list subscriptions.

Thanks and regards.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: 07 April 2022 08:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

 

Yes, I have one too.  It is an S.  I can't delete it.

On 4/6/2022 7:43 PM, Albert Cutolo wrote:

Good evening everyone, 

 

When I go into my google chrome’s address bar too type a search, there is a letter a that comes up which I can’t get rid of, even when  I try using the delete key on my dell  laptop computer. No matter how many times I try deleting that a letter, its still appears.  I’ve gone into the settings for chrome, deleted history, cash cookies and passwords and also did a clear all data.  How can I get rid of that a letter?

 

Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice, 

 

Al

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moderated Re: JAWS reporting colors

Mike B.
 

Hi Udo,
 
If you don't mind, I would like this script and installation steps as well.  Thank you very much.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS reporting colors


I think this would be a great tool to have!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2022 8:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reporting colors

I would like that script very much.  Do I need to assign it to a key and
does it work in the virtual buffer?

Thanks.

On Fri, 25 Mar 2022 07:38:06 -0400,
Udo Egner-Walter via groups.io wrote:
>
> Hi Ann,
>
> I made a JAWS script to announce the foreground and background color as
well as the font name if available. The script don't uses the old OSM method
JAWS does but instead uses the newest interface UIA. It's reliable in the
most apps using UIA and at the moment I try to add more code to expand the
script to speak colors in Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel and so
on. If the script is ready I can provide you a download link with
instructions to install the script, if you or other list members want me to.
Just let me know.
>
> All the best
> Udo
>
>
>
>
> > Am 22.03.2022 um 17:30 schrieb Ann Byrne <annakb@...>:
> >
> > In Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016, JAWS reports the color of text as
'default on default'.  When I try to change the color, JAWS continues to
report "default on default".  My student with some vision reported that the
background color had changed correctly to blue, but JAWS continued to report
"default on default".  Is anyone else seeing this, or are we just lucky???
> >
> > Thx
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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How do
you spend it?

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         covici@...











moderated Re: changing how jaws speaks a word

Mike B.
 


Hi Brian,
 
You make an excellent point!  Sometimes you not only have to really totally screw around with a word to get Jaws to pronounce it the way you want it, but you might have to place spaces in between syllables for Jaws to do this as you want it reported.  Using weird vowel and consonant combinations is very common.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: changing how jaws speaks a word

I want to add one thing to Mike B's excellent instructions, and that is you may want to consider playing with the "how you want it to be pronounced by JAWS" spelling options in something like Notepad so that you can listen to what your "interesting spellings" will actually sound like when JAWS reads them.

There's sometimes a significant amount of trial and error coming up with an alternate phonetic spelling that actually gets read the way you want it to.  But after you have that pronunciation nailed, then use that spelling in the replacement.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Friendship. . . Intimacy, untroubled by eros.

         ~ Kim Chernin


moderated Re: JAWS reporting colors

Jeff Christiansen
 

I think this would be a great tool to have!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2022 8:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reporting colors

I would like that script very much. Do I need to assign it to a key and
does it work in the virtual buffer?

Thanks.

On Fri, 25 Mar 2022 07:38:06 -0400,
Udo Egner-Walter via groups.io wrote:

Hi Ann,

I made a JAWS script to announce the foreground and background color as
well as the font name if available. The script don't uses the old OSM method
JAWS does but instead uses the newest interface UIA. It's reliable in the
most apps using UIA and at the moment I try to add more code to expand the
script to speak colors in Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel and so
on. If the script is ready I can provide you a download link with
instructions to install the script, if you or other list members want me to.
Just let me know.

All the best
Udo




Am 22.03.2022 um 17:30 schrieb Ann Byrne <annakb@...>:

In Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016, JAWS reports the color of text as
'default on default'. When I try to change the color, JAWS continues to
report "default on default". My student with some vision reported that the
background color had changed correctly to blue, but JAWS continued to report
"default on default". Is anyone else seeing this, or are we just lucky???

Thx










--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...


moderated Re: changing how jaws speaks a word

 

I want to add one thing to Mike B's excellent instructions, and that is you may want to consider playing with the "how you want it to be pronounced by JAWS" spelling options in something like Notepad so that you can listen to what your "interesting spellings" will actually sound like when JAWS reads them.

There's sometimes a significant amount of trial and error coming up with an alternate phonetic spelling that actually gets read the way you want it to.  But after you have that pronunciation nailed, then use that spelling in the replacement.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Friendship. . . Intimacy, untroubled by eros.

         ~ Kim Chernin


moderated Re: Zoom and ear bud

Jeff Christiansen
 

 

If you are still hearing JAWS prior to a Zoom meeting, to me it points to the audio settings in Zoom.

How are the ear-buds listed in the sound settings? Or, which speaker is JAWS being heard from, which one is used by JAWS in the JAWS menus?

Knowing this will help set the Zoom settings

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

Not at all. I only hear Jaws through the ear buds if I’m not in a zoom session.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

Can you hear JAWS talking through your ear buds?

 

On Wed, Apr 6, 2022, 6:55 PM kevin meyers <kman2020@...> wrote:

The ear buds don’t show up in audio settings of Zoom. When I pull them out of the case they automatically turn on. Then Jaws doesn’t talk so I cannot do anything until I put the ear buds back in the case. When I’m not in Zoom the ear buds work. Any thoughts of what I could do?

Thanks,

Kevin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Christiansen
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

I would check the Zoom audio settings.

After you have the buds working, look at the Zoom settings & set the ear-buds as the default output and mic.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2022 8:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

Hello,

 

I’m assuming the ear buds are being connected by B;lutooth.

 

Did you go to the Utilities Menu in JAWS and select Sound Card and check to see if the model ear buds you are using is listed and checked?

 

ThenYou can also use the layered command Insert + Spacebar + C and change the sound card option.

 

If your ear buds then connect, you need to check the Audio settings in Zoom.

 

When you open Zoom, find the Settings button followed by either pressing the Spacebar or the Enter key and Tab once.

 

Arrow Down the list from the General to Audio and Press Enter.

 

Tab through the items to be sure the ear buds show in the Speaker combo/dropdown and keep tabbing to the Microphone and be sure that the earbud microphone is the mike you wish to use.

 

If all checks out, press Escape and then try joining a meeting.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2022 8:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Zoom and ear bud

 

Hello, I use the most recent versions of Windows10, Jaws2022 and Zoom. I was using an ear bud while in a meeting. I had to setup the Zoom session and once in the meeting I would turn on the ear bud. It would connect and I could hear everything in the meeting. Today I did the same and now I couldn’t hear anything. I turned off the ear bud and sound comes back to the speakers on the laptop. I then backed out of zoom, turned on the eaar bud and went back into Zoom. Once zoom was up Jaws couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t start the session as I couldn’t move around. Any thoughts of what would be causing this problem?

Cheers,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: changing how jaws speaks a word

Mike B.
 

You want to modify the Jaws dictionary.  If you only want to change the pronunciation of this word while in a specific program try the following.
1. Open the specific app / program and press, Insert + D, to open the Jaws dictionary for this app / program.
 
2. Tab to, Add, press the spacebar to open.  You're in the, Actual word edit field, so type the word as it actually is. 
 
3. Tab once to the, Replacement field, and type the word the way you want it to be pronounced by Jaws.
 
4. Now tab through the other dialogues making any settings changes you feel you might need to make, which there shouldn't be any, until you get to the, Okay button, and press the spacebar.
 
4. Now press, Control + S, to save and, Alt + F4, to close.
 
If you want this dictionary change to be in effect for all programs do it this way:
 
1. Press, Insert + D, to open the Jaws dictionary, then press, Control, Shift + D, to open the Jaws default dictionary.
 
2. Tab to, Add, press the spacebar to open.  You're in the, Actual word edit field, so type the word as it actually is. 
 
3. Tab once to the, Replacement field, and type the word the way you want it to be pronounced by Jaws.
 
4. Now tab through the other dialogues making any settings changes you feel you might need to make, which there shouldn't be any, until you get to the, Okay button, and press the spacebar.
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 6:00 PM
Subject: changing how jaws speaks a word

Hi,

I was reading about the Great Lakes.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes

 

I was going through by headings and one of them is sewage, which if you are listening to this you will discover it is pronounced incorrectly. It should be sueage, or that is as close as I can get to it. How do I change how Jaws speaks this word to speak it correctly? Also, when there are updates will it keep it?

 

Karen

 

 

 


moderated Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

Marty Hutchings
 

Yes, I have one too.  It is an S.  I can't delete it.

On 4/6/2022 7:43 PM, Albert Cutolo wrote:

Good evening everyone, 

 

When I go into my google chrome’s address bar too type a search, there is a letter a that comes up which I can’t get rid of, even when  I try using the delete key on my dell  laptop computer. No matter how many times I try deleting that a letter, its still appears.  I’ve gone into the settings for chrome, deleted history, cash cookies and passwords and also did a clear all data.  How can I get rid of that a letter?

 

Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice, 

 

Al

-- 
Thanks,
Lion Marty Hutchings
BOLD Secretary, Program Director and VIP Liaison
(262) 605-8981
mhutchings152730@...
www.wisconsinbold.com


moderated Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

T. Civitello
 

Brave has the same annoying occurrence.  Tom
 

From: Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.
 

Al:

 

I’ve also noticed this recently.

 

The letter “A” always pops up in the Google Chrome address bar.

 

I’ve tried to get rid of it too, but have had no luck so far.

 

I’m now getting to the point where I just ignore it and move on.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

When I go into my google chrome’s address bar too type a search, there is a letter a that comes up which I can’t get rid of, even when  I try using the delete key on my dell  laptop computer. No matter how many times I try deleting that a letter, its still appears.  I’ve gone into the settings for chrome, deleted history, cash cookies and passwords and also did a clear all data.  How can I get rid of that a letter?

 

Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice, 

 

Al


moderated Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

Tom Behler
 

Al:

 

I’ve also noticed this recently.

 

The letter “A” always pops up in the Google Chrome address bar.

 

I’ve tried to get rid of it too, but have had no luck so far.

 

I’m now getting to the point where I just ignore it and move on.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

When I go into my google chrome’s address bar too type a search, there is a letter a that comes up which I can’t get rid of, even when  I try using the delete key on my dell  laptop computer. No matter how many times I try deleting that a letter, its still appears.  I’ve gone into the settings for chrome, deleted history, cash cookies and passwords and also did a clear all data.  How can I get rid of that a letter?

 

Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice, 

 

Al


moderated Re: Zoom and ear bud

kevin meyers
 

Not at all. I only hear Jaws through the ear buds if I’m not in a zoom session.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

Can you hear JAWS talking through your ear buds?

 

On Wed, Apr 6, 2022, 6:55 PM kevin meyers <kman2020@...> wrote:

The ear buds don’t show up in audio settings of Zoom. When I pull them out of the case they automatically turn on. Then Jaws doesn’t talk so I cannot do anything until I put the ear buds back in the case. When I’m not in Zoom the ear buds work. Any thoughts of what I could do?

Thanks,

Kevin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Christiansen
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

I would check the Zoom audio settings.

After you have the buds working, look at the Zoom settings & set the ear-buds as the default output and mic.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2022 8:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

Hello,

 

I’m assuming the ear buds are being connected by B;lutooth.

 

Did you go to the Utilities Menu in JAWS and select Sound Card and check to see if the model ear buds you are using is listed and checked?

 

ThenYou can also use the layered command Insert + Spacebar + C and change the sound card option.

 

If your ear buds then connect, you need to check the Audio settings in Zoom.

 

When you open Zoom, find the Settings button followed by either pressing the Spacebar or the Enter key and Tab once.

 

Arrow Down the list from the General to Audio and Press Enter.

 

Tab through the items to be sure the ear buds show in the Speaker combo/dropdown and keep tabbing to the Microphone and be sure that the earbud microphone is the mike you wish to use.

 

If all checks out, press Escape and then try joining a meeting.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2022 8:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Zoom and ear bud

 

Hello, I use the most recent versions of Windows10, Jaws2022 and Zoom. I was using an ear bud while in a meeting. I had to setup the Zoom session and once in the meeting I would turn on the ear bud. It would connect and I could hear everything in the meeting. Today I did the same and now I couldn’t hear anything. I turned off the ear bud and sound comes back to the speakers on the laptop. I then backed out of zoom, turned on the eaar bud and went back into Zoom. Once zoom was up Jaws couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t start the session as I couldn’t move around. Any thoughts of what would be causing this problem?

Cheers,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

Bill White
 

Hi, Albert. You Can't. It happens to everyone, but it doesn't interfere with the search.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

When I go into my google chrome’s address bar too type a search, there is a letter a that comes up which I can’t get rid of, even when  I try using the delete key on my dell  laptop computer. No matter how many times I try deleting that a letter, its still appears.  I’ve gone into the settings for chrome, deleted history, cash cookies and passwords and also did a clear all data.  How can I get rid of that a letter?

 

Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice, 

 

Al


moderated changing how jaws speaks a word

Karen Reynolds
 

Hi,

I was reading about the Great Lakes.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes

 

I was going through by headings and one of them is sewage, which if you are listening to this you will discover it is pronounced incorrectly. It should be sueage, or that is as close as I can get to it. How do I change how Jaws speaks this word to speak it correctly? Also, when there are updates will it keep it?

 

Karen

 

 

 


moderated An anoying letter that comes up in the address bar of Google chrome browser.

Albert Cutolo
 

Good evening everyone, 

 

When I go into my google chrome’s address bar too type a search, there is a letter a that comes up which I can’t get rid of, even when  I try using the delete key on my dell  laptop computer. No matter how many times I try deleting that a letter, its still appears.  I’ve gone into the settings for chrome, deleted history, cash cookies and passwords and also did a clear all data.  How can I get rid of that a letter?

 

Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice, 

 

Al


moderated Re: Zoom and ear bud

David Moore
 

Can you hear JAWS talking through your ear buds?


On Wed, Apr 6, 2022, 6:55 PM kevin meyers <kman2020@...> wrote:

The ear buds don’t show up in audio settings of Zoom. When I pull them out of the case they automatically turn on. Then Jaws doesn’t talk so I cannot do anything until I put the ear buds back in the case. When I’m not in Zoom the ear buds work. Any thoughts of what I could do?

Thanks,

Kevin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Christiansen
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

I would check the Zoom audio settings.

After you have the buds working, look at the Zoom settings & set the ear-buds as the default output and mic.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2022 8:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom and ear bud

 

Hello,

 

I’m assuming the ear buds are being connected by B;lutooth.

 

Did you go to the Utilities Menu in JAWS and select Sound Card and check to see if the model ear buds you are using is listed and checked?

 

ThenYou can also use the layered command Insert + Spacebar + C and change the sound card option.

 

If your ear buds then connect, you need to check the Audio settings in Zoom.

 

When you open Zoom, find the Settings button followed by either pressing the Spacebar or the Enter key and Tab once.

 

Arrow Down the list from the General to Audio and Press Enter.

 

Tab through the items to be sure the ear buds show in the Speaker combo/dropdown and keep tabbing to the Microphone and be sure that the earbud microphone is the mike you wish to use.

 

If all checks out, press Escape and then try joining a meeting.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2022 8:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Zoom and ear bud

 

Hello, I use the most recent versions of Windows10, Jaws2022 and Zoom. I was using an ear bud while in a meeting. I had to setup the Zoom session and once in the meeting I would turn on the ear bud. It would connect and I could hear everything in the meeting. Today I did the same and now I couldn’t hear anything. I turned off the ear bud and sound comes back to the speakers on the laptop. I then backed out of zoom, turned on the eaar bud and went back into Zoom. Once zoom was up Jaws couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t start the session as I couldn’t move around. Any thoughts of what would be causing this problem?

Cheers,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

What you're suggesting would be good to put in the suggestions list for freedom scientific. Find that email where you find all your freedom scientific stuff online.

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On April 5, 2022, at 9:29 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...> wrote:

I doubt that would work, as it would throw registry entries.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: 29 March 2022 03:08
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

 

What if you rename the folder Jaws is in, like \freedom scientific\Jaws1

and change the desktop shortcut path in its properties, to reflect it, and then install Jaws a second time, and it will get installed in \freedom scientific\jaws and then there should be two copies in \freedom scientific.

I am only speculating, but it might work.

Glenn

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

From: Mark

Sent: Monday, March 28, 2022 8:53 PM

Subject: Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

 

As mentioned, I'm not looking to create separate window user accounts. The scenario I presented is more akin to one family member sitting down to help another family member out and adjusting the JAWS settings for their comfort, after which the first family member switches the settings back for their comfort. It sounds like the only option is the import and export settings feature. I've never done that before. Do you think it is good for this sort of quick settings changes? That would include things like dictionary changes, voice profile changes, speech and sound scheme changes, etc.   


moderated Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

I wonder, when you're setting up your hot key, if you're not maximizing the window do you want the hot key to apply to? When you're in the jaws properties for there desktop app you wanna set a hot key for, and you have set that hot key, tab to run and press your end key for maximized window. Hopefully that should help.

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On April 6, 2022, at 10:39 AM, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:

If the shortcut disappearing is due to an upgrade the deleted shortcut will not show in the recycle bin. To prevent an accidental delete of an icon go to the properties of the recycle bin and check the option to get a delete confirmation warning.----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

I do find it hard to believe it is the delete accidentally being pressed, if it always the same desktop shortcut disappearing.
Now if random shortcuts got deleted, then that I might attribute to someone accidentally deleting them.
I remember when icons used to get duplicated all the time, and I believe that was done by someone accidentally right clicking a mouse.
Maybe MS changed the context menu such that accidental right mouse clicks don't duplicate the shortcut.
Also, it would be interesting to note if the folks with the missing chrome shortcuts are the only users of the computer in question.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

Hi,


I also have this problem with the Google Chrome shortcut. 

So now I've renamed it and will wait to see if the hotkey gets blanked out.


I did have this problem with my Desktop shortcut for Jaws. With every Jaws update the hot key was blanked out. This hasn't happened for over a year now perhaps since I renamed it to Jaws22. Each year I have a new shortcut for that year's version of Jaws. There is no longer a problem with the short cut being blanked out.


Peter T.



On 4/5/2022 10:05 PM, Bill White wrote:

I doubt that others have found what I have found, tom, because it is only Google Chrome that chooses to put a new shortcut in each time Google Chrome updates.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Bill:

 

Thanks for the warning.

 

I’d be curious if others have found the same thing that Bill has.

 

Kind of disconcerting, in my opinion.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Hi, Tom. I realize that your original Google Chrome shortcut is now gone, but it will be back, the minute Google Chrome updates again. That is why I don't use the approach you have used.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Glenn:

 

Thanks for the tip.

 

I went to users, default user desktop, and deleted the shortcut from there.

 

It is now gone.

 

Thanks again!

 

Tom Behler: KB8TYJ

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

I would look in c:\users\default user\desktop, and the desktop of other automatically installed users, like public or administrator, and remove the extra from there.

Glenn

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

Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2022 7:23 PM

Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Adrian:

 

I followed the simpler  steps you use from Vispero Tech Support, and they seem to have worked at least so far.

 

I guess the true answer will be known when Google Chrome does another update.

 

One interesting issue I discovered, though, is that I can’t  get rid of my original Google Chrome desktop shortcut.

 

I went to the applications menu and tried deleting it that way, but had no luck.  When I hit on the delete option, I was asked if I wanted to send the shortcut to the re-cycle bin, and when I said yes, I was told that the shortcut is not found.

 

So, I now have two Google Chrome shortcuts on my desktop.

 

If you or anyone else has any ideas as to how I can permanently get rid of the original shortcut, please let me know.

 

I appreciate everyone’s help and suggestions.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Tom and Jeff,

 

It might be worth trying a completely different approach that Vispero’s tech guys gave me for JAWS’ desktop items. Those icons used to disappear on me all the time. The solution was to add another word or phrase to the icon’s name. In the case of JAWS 22, for instance, I added “shortcut.” Thus: JAWS 2022 shortcut.” I have no idea why it makes a difference, but it does. I haven’t lost a JAWS icon since. Shouldn’t the same fix work for other icons?

 

So, the steps:

Place focus on the icon.

Press F2 to enable editing of the icon’s name.

Make the desired change.

Press enter.

 

That’s it. Simple, utterly mysterious and completely effective.

 

--

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Jeff:

 

I tried your new set of instructions, but got only so far.

 

Here’s what I did:

 

1 touch the start key, the search menu opens

 

2 type, desktop icon, JAWS announces, Themes and related settings, System settings, press right to switch preview, press enter here

 

3 tab to related settings, JAWS announces, Desktop icon settings Link, press enter here

 

However, once I got to this point, and tried to tabbed to allow themes to change desktop icons, I only found a link, not a checkbox to uncheck.

 

I think I’m close, but not quite there.

 

All I know is that this seems much more complicated than it needs to be for making such a simple change.

 

And, of course, I’m still confused as to why the shortcut is lost to begin with.

 

If you don’t mind, please let me know where I might still be going wrong, and I’ll give things another try.

 

Hopefully, more people than just me will benefit from these instructions.

 

Thanks again!

 

Tom Behler: KB8TYJ

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Christiansen
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Bill

 

Try this, hoping it works better

 

1 touch the start key, the search menu opens

2 type, desktop icon, JAWS announces, Themes and related settings, System settings, press right to switch preview, press enter here

3 tab to related settings, JAWS announces, Desktop icon settings Link, press enter here

4 tab to, Allow themes to change desktop icons check box, you want this unchecked

5 apply the change, Alt+A, or tab to the apply button & press enter

6 close the settings window

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Jeff:

 

I tried several times, but can’t seem to get to the item that  you say needs to be un-checked.

 

Could you send me step-by-step instructions for accomplishing this?

 

I think I’m missing a step somewhere.

 

As additional information, I’m using Windows 10 here on a Dell laptop.

 

Thank you!

 

Dr.  Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Christiansen
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

You will need to uncheck, permit themes to change the desktop, in

 

Themes and related settings, System settings & then, desktop icons

 

Tab through the options and uncheck the box indicated above

 

HTH

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

Hello:

I wonder if it is not a Windows 10 thing.

I have the same problem with the Outlook short cut I created on my desk top.

Every once in a while it will disappear and I have to set it up again.

🤔

Regards,

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:37 AM
To: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Google Chrome Shortcut Constantly Disappearing

 

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Hello, everyone.

 

I’m not sure if this is a Jaws or Google issue, but recently, it seems that my alt control G Google Chrome shortcut constantly disappears.  Sometimes, it stays for a week or so, but at other times, it doesn’t even stick for a day.

 

I reinstate the shortcut by accessing Google Chrome on my desktop, and then by going to properties to the shortcut page.

 

Is there any way I can stop this behavior??

 

Thanks!

 

Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan

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