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Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Richard Turner
 

If you cannot see the screen, accessing the bios is not possible as there is no speech available at that point that I know of.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Val Paul
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

How do i get into that, and what do i do please.


On 17/02/2018 17:24, mati87 wrote:
Hi,

Usually it can be changed in the notebooks bios. I've done that with
my Lenovo.  Once changed the regular F Keys will work without FN and
the Lenovo hotkeys will require Pressing FN in order to Access them.

Mat





Von meinem Samsung Galaxy Smartphone gesendet.

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
Von: Jacob <dx@drnet.dk>
Datum: 17.02.18 16:19 (GMT+01:00)
An: main@jfw.groups.io
Betreff: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

On some Lenovo PC's you can press FN+Escape to switch between Lenovo hot
keys and normal F key function. You only have to do it once because
it'll keep the setting even you reboot.

OZ0TE Jacob

On 2018-02-17 at 15:56 Val Paul wrote:
the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd
disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says
the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg]  Fn, then F6 and that would disable the
key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo
hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which
one i want disabled. [







Re: JAWS and Excel issue #jaws #excel

mati87
 

Hi Brenda

unfortunately it looks like there is no Solution für this Behaviour. Does your Spreadsheet have macros in it? I've noticed that Jaws becomes sluggish if i'm working with sheets running several macros. 

Mat





Von meinem Samsung Galaxy Smartphone gesendet.

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
Von: Brenda Emerson-Alford <blea417@...>
Datum: 29.01.18 23:54 (GMT+01:00)
An: main@jfw.groups.io
Betreff: Re: JAWS and Excel issue #JAWS #Excel

Yes, I still continue to have problems with Excel not responding.  There is no specific pattern.  Yesterday I was working on a spreadsheet with my husband.  I was not editing the spreadsheet but just cross checking information.  After about 15 minutes JAWS stop responding or when to a mode where it takes at least 30 seconds every time I move to another cell or edit.  I would have to exit out of Excel, exit off my computer and then restart.  This happened three times before I was able to complete my task.  I am currently using the most updated version of Excel 2016 and the most updated version of Windows 10 with the latest updated version of JAWS 18.  I would love any possible solutions.

 

Brenda

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of mati87@...
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 11:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Excel issue #JAWS #Excel

 

Hi Everyone,

is anyone experiencing very slow responses with Excel and Jaws? Both stop responing as soon as i edit a cell. It takes about 5 to 10 seconds for excel to respond. This issue is not present without JAWS running in the background. I've tried several setups Windows7 Windows10 with JAWS 15 to 2018 and Excel 2010,2016 and its always the same behaviour. 

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Mat 


Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Val Paul
 

How do i get into that, and what do i do please.

On 17/02/2018 17:24, mati87 wrote:
Hi,

Usually it can be changed in the notebooks bios. I've done that with my Lenovo.  Once changed the regular F Keys will work without FN and the Lenovo hotkeys will require Pressing FN in order to Access them.

Mat





Von meinem Samsung Galaxy Smartphone gesendet.

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
Von: Jacob <dx@drnet.dk>
Datum: 17.02.18 16:19 (GMT+01:00)
An: main@jfw.groups.io
Betreff: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

On some Lenovo PC's you can press FN+Escape to switch between Lenovo hot
keys and normal F key function. You only have to do it once because
it'll keep the setting even you reboot.

OZ0TE Jacob

On 2018-02-17 at 15:56 Val Paul wrote:
the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd
disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says
the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg]  Fn, then F6 and that would disable the
key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo
hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which
one i want disabled. [







Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

mati87
 

Hi,

Usually it can be changed in the notebooks bios. I've done that with my Lenovo.  Once changed the regular F Keys will work without FN and the Lenovo hotkeys will require Pressing FN in order to Access them.

Mat





Von meinem Samsung Galaxy Smartphone gesendet.

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
Von: Jacob <dx@...>
Datum: 17.02.18 16:19 (GMT+01:00)
An: main@jfw.groups.io
Betreff: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

On some Lenovo PC's you can press FN+Escape to switch between Lenovo hot
keys and normal F key function. You only have to do it once because
it'll keep the setting even you reboot.

OZ0TE Jacob


On 2018-02-17 at 15:56 Val Paul wrote:
> the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd
> disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.
>
> This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says
> the option he gave me would do!
>
> This can't be right, can itg]  Fn, then F6 and that would disable the
> key. eHi!
>
> Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!
>
> My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo
> hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which
> one i want disabled. [
>
>
>
>





Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Val Paul
 

That's what i tried to tell him, but he was having none of it! Will try that number.

Thanks.

On 17/02/2018 15:18, Richard Turner wrote:
I thought they had told me once that they support all English speaking countries, so give it a try.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

She lives in Scotland, so I don't think Microsoft Disability Services will work for her.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Hi,
Have you tried calling Microsoft Accessibility support?
In my brief research, it seems that your brand does use the bios to set this, but there might be an easier solution.
800-936-5900.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Val Paul
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd
disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says
the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg] Fn, then F6 and that would disable the
key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo
hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which one
i want disabled. [














Re: JAWS sounds crackly

Dave...
 

Denise,
 
Usually it's because some other high-demand processing is going on in the background, or another audio source is also trying to use the resources. First try shutting down any background apps to see if the problem goes away.
 
Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 07:38
Subject: JAWS sounds crackly

Is anyone else experiencing JAWS 2018 sounding crackly & fuzzy?  If so what did you do to fix it?

Denise


JAWS sounds crackly

Denise J Moses
 

Is anyone else experiencing JAWS 2018 sounding crackly & fuzzy?  If so what did you do to fix it?

Denise


Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Jacob
 

On some Lenovo PC's you can press FN+Escape to switch between Lenovo hot keys and normal F key function. You only have to do it once because it'll keep the setting even you reboot.

OZ0TE Jacob

On 2018-02-17 at 15:56 Val Paul wrote:
the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg]  Fn, then F6 and that would disable the key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which one i want disabled. [



Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Richard Turner
 

I thought they had told me once that they support all English speaking countries, so give it a try.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

She lives in Scotland, so I don't think Microsoft Disability Services will work for her.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Hi,
Have you tried calling Microsoft Accessibility support?
In my brief research, it seems that your brand does use the bios to set this, but there might be an easier solution.
800-936-5900.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Val Paul
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd
disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says
the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg] Fn, then F6 and that would disable the
key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo
hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which one
i want disabled. [


Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

She lives in Scotland, so I don't think Microsoft Disability Services will work for her.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Hi,
Have you tried calling Microsoft Accessibility support?
In my brief research, it seems that your brand does use the bios to set this, but there might be an easier solution.
800-936-5900.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Val Paul
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd
disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says
the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg] Fn, then F6 and that would disable the
key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo
hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which one
i want disabled. [


Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Richard Turner
 

Hi,
Have you tried calling Microsoft Accessibility support?
In my brief research, it seems that your brand does use the bios to set this, but there might be an easier solution.
800-936-5900.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Val Paul
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd
disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says
the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg]  Fn, then F6 and that would disable the
key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo
hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which one
i want disabled. [


Re: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Nope, doesn't sound right. If the Function keys are disabled, they will be disabled all at once.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Val Paul
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd
disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says
the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg] Fn, then F6 and that would disable the
key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo
hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which one
i want disabled. [


Disabling lenovo hotkeys and jaws

Val Paul
 

the problem is, that when i go back to using the key i thought i'd disabled, i've got to use the Fn key every time.

This makes doing a task t? you have to go into the bio's, but he says the option he gave me would do!

This can't be right, can itg]  Fn, then F6 and that would disable the key. eHi!

Hope someone will be able to give me some help with this!

My neighbour was in this afternoon trying to help me disable lenovo hotkeys, and what he's told me to do is, press the Fn key and which one i want disabled. [


Re: jfw and firefox acting very sluggish

Jed Barton <jedbarton@...>
 

Hey Bill. Wow, thank you so much. I sincerely appreciate it. I'll
install in the morning and update you as i go along.

Cheers,
Jed

On 2/16/18, Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:
Hi, Jed. Here is Firefox 52.0. I uploaded it to Sendspace for you and for
anyone else looking for an older, stable release of Firefox.

You've got a file called Firefox Setup 52.0.exe, (43.3 MB) waiting to be
downloaded at sendspace.com.

Description: Firefox 52.0, 32-bit US English

You can use the following link to retrieve your file:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/tdmalh

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed
Barton
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jfw and firefox acting very sluggish

Hey guys. Where can i download a stable version of firefox? I wanna
do a re-install, but wanna make sure i get the right 1. Any help
would be appreciated.

On 2/16/18, Richard Turner <richardturner42@outlook.com> wrote:
First, my other thread was wrong. I am running the 32 bit version.
I'm having no issues running the same version ESR 52.6.

This is Windows 10 home, 64 bit machine for what that is worth.
Jaws 2018.
Perhaps folks have some addons that are causing a problem?

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert
Logue
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jfw and firefox acting very sluggish

Noticed this as well. I'm using Firefox 52.6.0 (32-bit) on a 64 bit
machine. Not sure why. I thought it was advised to use that version.


Many pages come up slowly and Jaws won't read anything in Firefox till
the page is loaded. Might be Java. Could be something else.


Bob




On 2018-02-14 5:37 PM, Jed Barton wrote:

Hey guys,

OK, yet another problem with jfw acting sluggish with yet no
explaination with firefix. I am running jaws 18. Lately i am loading
firefox, to google which is my home page, I'll alt tab over to it and
start tabbing around and it just literally says nothing. It's almost
like it has to focus on it, it seems to be a lot slower. Anyone else
seen something similar? It's pretty annoying to say the least.

Cheers,
Jed

















Re: jfw and firefox acting very sluggish

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Jed. Here is Firefox 52.0. I uploaded it to Sendspace for you and for anyone else looking for an older, stable release of Firefox.

You've got a file called Firefox Setup 52.0.exe, (43.3 MB) waiting to be downloaded at sendspace.com.

Description: Firefox 52.0, 32-bit US English

You can use the following link to retrieve your file:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/tdmalh

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jfw and firefox acting very sluggish

Hey guys. Where can i download a stable version of firefox? I wanna
do a re-install, but wanna make sure i get the right 1. Any help
would be appreciated.

On 2/16/18, Richard Turner <richardturner42@outlook.com> wrote:
First, my other thread was wrong. I am running the 32 bit version.
I'm having no issues running the same version ESR 52.6.

This is Windows 10 home, 64 bit machine for what that is worth.
Jaws 2018.
Perhaps folks have some addons that are causing a problem?

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert
Logue
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jfw and firefox acting very sluggish

Noticed this as well. I'm using Firefox 52.6.0 (32-bit) on a 64 bit
machine. Not sure why. I thought it was advised to use that version.


Many pages come up slowly and Jaws won't read anything in Firefox till
the page is loaded. Might be Java. Could be something else.


Bob




On 2018-02-14 5:37 PM, Jed Barton wrote:

Hey guys,

OK, yet another problem with jfw acting sluggish with yet no
explaination with firefix. I am running jaws 18. Lately i am loading
firefox, to google which is my home page, I'll alt tab over to it and
start tabbing around and it just literally says nothing. It's almost
like it has to focus on it, it seems to be a lot slower. Anyone else
seen something similar? It's pretty annoying to say the least.

Cheers,
Jed









Any good Hex Editors?

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Hi, it's Annabelle.
I found something interesting on the Internet, about how to fix broken .wav files that won't open in any players. Someone named Scott Hanselman said something about using a binary file editor, specifically a Hex editor, to fix the headers. However, I'm not sure where I can find any good Hex editors that would work with JAWS. Anybody have any pointers? I've tried Notepad++, but all I get when I read the file line-by-line is a bunch of weird code.


Re: jfw and firefox acting very sluggish

Jed Barton <jedbarton@...>
 

Hey guys. Where can i download a stable version of firefox? I wanna
do a re-install, but wanna make sure i get the right 1. Any help
would be appreciated.

On 2/16/18, Richard Turner <richardturner42@outlook.com> wrote:
First, my other thread was wrong. I am running the 32 bit version.
I'm having no issues running the same version ESR 52.6.

This is Windows 10 home, 64 bit machine for what that is worth.
Jaws 2018.
Perhaps folks have some addons that are causing a problem?

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert
Logue
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jfw and firefox acting very sluggish

Noticed this as well. I'm using Firefox 52.6.0 (32-bit) on a 64 bit
machine.  Not sure why. I thought it was advised to use that version.


Many pages come up slowly and Jaws won't read anything in Firefox till
the page is loaded. Might be Java. Could be something else.


Bob




On 2018-02-14 5:37 PM, Jed Barton wrote:

Hey guys,

OK, yet another problem with jfw acting sluggish with yet no
explaination with firefix. I am running jaws 18. Lately i am loading
firefox, to google which is my home page, I'll alt tab over to it and
start tabbing around and it just literally says nothing. It's almost
like it has to focus on it, it seems to be a lot slower. Anyone else
seen something similar? It's pretty annoying to say the least.

Cheers,
Jed









free accessibil download managers

Nino Dagostino
 

Hi:

 

Does anybody know of any accessibil download managers that work with Jaws?

 

Thank you so mutch.

 

Thank you for telling me about 7zip.

 

 


Re: KVM switches and braille displays

Gudrun Brunot
 

It should work. I have my Focus Blue display connected to a switch.
Sometimes, you will need to restart JAWS when you switch, but not always, it
seems.



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Delaunay
Christophe
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: KVM switches and braille displays

Hi all,



Since I have two computers but place on my desk for one screen only, I am
thinking about buying a KVM switch with the two computers at one end, and
the keyboard+mouse+screen set at the other end.



In addition, for the moment, when I want to switch from one computer to the
other, I have two cables arriving near my braille display. I simply unplug
one cable and plug the other and the display is correctly refreshed by the
computer it comes to.



Now, please, does anyone know if the braille display will still be correctly
handled if, instead of two cables near it, I simply plug it on the KVM
switch, in addition to the keyboard and mouse?



Many thanks in advance. Have a nice day. Chris D


Re: KVM switches and braille displays

Kimber Gardner
 

"i've done it. It will work.

Sent from Kimber's iPhone

The happy ending still beckons, and it is in the hope of grasping it that we go on.—Annie Proulx


On Feb 16, 2018, at 9:45 AM, Delaunay Christophe <christophe.delaunay@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

Since I have two computers but place on my desk for one screen only, I am thinking about buying a KVM switch with the two computers at one end, and the keyboard+mouse+screen set at the other end.

 

In addition, for the moment, when I want to switch from one computer to the other, I have two cables arriving near my braille display. I simply unplug one cable and plug the other and the display is correctly refreshed by the computer it comes to.

 

Now, please, does anyone know if the braille display will still be correctly handled if, instead of two cables near it, I simply plug it on the KVM switch, in addition to the keyboard and mouse?

 

Many thanks in advance. Have a nice day. Chris D