Date   

moderated Re: Function keys on wireless keyboardand trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Curtis Chong
 

Greetings:

Quoting from Loy's email:

" I have a Logitech wireless keyboard with aFN key between alt and cnt., but
it does not seem to have any function."

I have a Logitech K360 keyboard, and the FN key does indeed have some functionality with the Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys. I found out what the functions were by going into JAWS help (JAWS Key plus 1) and then pressing the key combinations. On my keyboard FN with Page Up activates the Applications key, for example.

Cordially,

Curtis Chong

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Function keys on wireless keyboardand trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

I have a Logitech wireless keyboard with aFN key between alt and cnt., but
it does not seem to have any function. I suspect it needs software to set it
up. I have red that the Logitech software is not accessible with JAWS.


moderated Re: copying and pasting a column from a webpage into notepad

mike mcglashon
 

I do apologize.
Actually the only way I can let you guys see the information is if I give somebody the logon information because it’s a paid subscription service.
But if somebody wants to assist me with it I’ll be glad to give the data they need individually.



On Jul 16, 2022, at 6:56 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 01:12 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
Since we don’t have the document, I can’t be sure that only that column will be selected.
-
Indeed.  I constantly say that these issues are very, very difficult to discuss and solve in the abstract.  If it is possible to offer an actual URL so that potential assistants can, literally, be on the same page it should be done.  If it can't, it's helpful to note that the material is not available to the general public.
--

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: Function keys on wireless keyboardand trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Mike Pietruk
 

Loy

Same here. and it's been updated with Logitech software for the
multimedia keys.
Very interesting.


moderated Function keys on wireless keyboardand trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Loy
 

I have a Logitech wireless keyboard with aFN key between alt and cnt., but it does not seem to have any function. I suspect it needs software to set it up. I have red that the Logitech software is not accessible with JAWS.


moderated Re: What is the new keyboard layout

Mike Pietruk
 

Kevin

That set-up would seem ideal in my mind. In most situations, I use
multi-media keys routinely with f9 raising volume, f10 lowering it and f11
to mute/unmute.
Occasionally, I have a need to use f11 to turn a browser into full screen
mode.
Now, I have to arrow down to do this; it would be nice to have a toggle
such as that of a gaming kb as a part of a regular kb.

On Sat, 16 Jul 2022, nocm@... wrote:

If you have one of the gaming keyboards for a desktop it does have a FN
key and it automatically forces the function keys to multimedia keys and
you must press the fn + shift key to lock the function keys so they will
function in function key mode rather than multimedia mode.

Kevin



On Sat, 16 Jul 2022 08:45:01 -0700 "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@...>
writes:
On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 06:25 AM, Mike Pietruk wrote:

is there a "fn" key on desktops to accomplish the same thing?
-
If such exist they are very rare. And that's because for desktop
keyboards if a row of media keys is wanted it's generally done as its own
thing above the function key row, often using oval keys some or all of
which are that "rubbery" feel rather than hard plastic.

On my HP laptops, the Fn key is, as Gene has noted, positioned between
the CTRL and WinKey at the lower left side of the keyboard. I end up
using this key a lot because I have turned off media keys to make using a
screen reader easier (and more realistic). When I want the media key
function I have to hit the Fn key plus the function key associated with
the media key.

--

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: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Gene Warner
 

One thing to be aware of if you aren't already, checking for updates is considered qan external service so you will not get those any more.

Gene...

On 7/17/2022 12:42 AM, Dennis Brown wrote:
That did it! Research It gives me that message,.
Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 11:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that
Go into the settings center, then press control+shift+D to go to the default settings, then go to any of the functions you know uses the internet such research it or notify of new fscast, it should tell you only available when the service is installed or something like that.
Currently, even though picture smart is an external service, and is not installed, the picture smart folder in your pictures library is still created. But if you put a picture in there it will act like a normal folder and there will be no description of the picture you put in there.
Gene...
On 7/16/2022 10:24 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
I used this at the run line, with the /DisableExternalServices switch, but how can I tell if it did it?
J2022.2206.9.400-Offline-x64.exe /DisableExternalServices


Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

There is an actual .exe file, I always download the off line installer.
You can get them here:

https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaws

Be warned, they are big because they have all the languages JAWS supports in them.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 4:07 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
When people on this thread talk about running the installer, are you
referring to the file That we download for latest versions, or is there an actual "installerPackage.exe" file?
To disable services, we run
C:\\InstallerPackage.exe /DisableExternalServices From the run line.
Is there a file named InstallerPackage.exe?
And on that string, the path is C:\\
What directory will it look in?

Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

Hi, Gene. They moved it. It used to be in JAWS Settings Center between Voice Aliases and Window Classes. That was in JAWS 2021.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

Thanks! Either my memory is faulty, it might me, or they moved it because I could have sworn that the 'Enable voice assist' option was in the user section of the settings center.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 2:55 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Gene. This is not true. I am running the latest JAWS update. If I go into JAWS>Utilities>Voice Assistant>Settings, the first check box there is, Enable Voice Assistant. I have it unchecked. It has not been removed.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

I need to correct myself here. Apparently in the last JAWS update,
Freedom Scientific decided to remove the option to disable Sharky.
So if you want to disable it, you'll have to create an
AdditionalSettings.ini file and put it in the same folder where you run the JAWS installer from.

To get information about how to do this run the installer with the
/help command line option.

Gene...



On 7/14/2022 10:23 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
If you are referring to Sharky, in the settings center there is a
setting to disable Sharky.

Until I started installing JAWS with all external services
disabled, it was one of the first things I would do.

Gene...


On 7/14/2022 7:51 AM, Kimber Gardner wrote:
Hello,

I recently started seeing a message that says the freedom
scientific voice assistant has access to my microphone. I didn't
think too much of it until my laptop responded randomly to ambient
sound when I was nowhere near the keyboard.

I can see in settings how to turn off all access to the mic, but
there are some apps I want to have access. Jaws is not one of
them, but I don't see a checkbox to disable it. Can someone help?

Thanks,
Kim





















--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com











--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com





--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com


moderated Re: What is the new keyboard layout

nocm@...
 


If you have one of the gaming keyboards for a desktop it does have a FN key and it automatically forces the function keys to multimedia keys and you must press the fn + shift key to lock the function keys so they will function in function key mode rather than multimedia mode.
 
Kevin
 
 
 
On Sat, 16 Jul 2022 08:45:01 -0700 "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@...> writes:

On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 06:25 AM, Mike Pietruk wrote:
is there a "fn" key on desktops to accomplish the same thing?
-
If such exist they are very rare.  And that's because for desktop keyboards if a row of media keys is wanted it's generally done as its own thing above the function key row, often using oval keys some or all of which are that "rubbery" feel rather than hard plastic.

On my HP laptops, the Fn key is, as Gene has noted, positioned between the CTRL and WinKey at the lower left side of the keyboard.  I end up using this key a lot because I have turned off media keys to make using a screen reader easier (and more realistic).  When I want the media key function I have to hit the Fn key plus the function key associated with the media key.
 
--

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: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Dennis Brown
 

That did it! Research It gives me that message,.

Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 11:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Go into the settings center, then press control+shift+D to go to the default settings, then go to any of the functions you know uses the internet such research it or notify of new fscast, it should tell you only available when the service is installed or something like that.

Currently, even though picture smart is an external service, and is not installed, the picture smart folder in your pictures library is still created. But if you put a picture in there it will act like a normal folder and there will be no description of the picture you put in there.

Gene...




On 7/16/2022 10:24 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
I used this at the run line, with the /DisableExternalServices switch, but how can I tell if it did it?
J2022.2206.9.400-Offline-x64.exe /DisableExternalServices


Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

There is an actual .exe file, I always download the off line installer.
You can get them here:

https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaws

Be warned, they are big because they have all the languages JAWS supports in them.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 4:07 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
When people on this thread talk about running the installer, are you
referring to the file That we download for latest versions, or is there an actual "installerPackage.exe" file?
To disable services, we run
C:\\InstallerPackage.exe /DisableExternalServices From the run line.
Is there a file named InstallerPackage.exe?
And on that string, the path is C:\\
What directory will it look in?

Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

Hi, Gene. They moved it. It used to be in JAWS Settings Center between Voice Aliases and Window Classes. That was in JAWS 2021.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

Thanks! Either my memory is faulty, it might me, or they moved it because I could have sworn that the 'Enable voice assist' option was in the user section of the settings center.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 2:55 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Gene. This is not true. I am running the latest JAWS update. If I go into JAWS>Utilities>Voice Assistant>Settings, the first check box there is, Enable Voice Assistant. I have it unchecked. It has not been removed.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

I need to correct myself here. Apparently in the last JAWS update,
Freedom Scientific decided to remove the option to disable Sharky.
So if you want to disable it, you'll have to create an
AdditionalSettings.ini file and put it in the same folder where you run the JAWS installer from.

To get information about how to do this run the installer with the
/help command line option.

Gene...



On 7/14/2022 10:23 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
If you are referring to Sharky, in the settings center there is a
setting to disable Sharky.

Until I started installing JAWS with all external services
disabled, it was one of the first things I would do.

Gene...


On 7/14/2022 7:51 AM, Kimber Gardner wrote:
Hello,

I recently started seeing a message that says the freedom
scientific voice assistant has access to my microphone. I didn't
think too much of it until my laptop responded randomly to ambient
sound when I was nowhere near the keyboard.

I can see in settings how to turn off all access to the mic, but
there are some apps I want to have access. Jaws is not one of
them, but I don't see a checkbox to disable it. Can someone help?

Thanks,
Kim





















--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com











--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com











--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com


moderated Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Gene Warner
 

Go into the settings center, then press control+shift+D to go to the default settings, then go to any of the functions you know uses the internet such research it or notify of new fscast, it should tell you only available when the service is installed or something like that.

Currently, even though picture smart is an external service, and is not installed, the picture smart folder in your pictures library is still created. But if you put a picture in there it will act like a normal folder and there will be no description of the picture you put in there.

Gene...

On 7/16/2022 10:24 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
I used this at the run line, with the /DisableExternalServices switch, but how can I tell if it did it?
J2022.2206.9.400-Offline-x64.exe /DisableExternalServices
Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that
There is an actual .exe file, I always download the off line installer.
You can get them here:
https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaws
Be warned, they are big because they have all the languages JAWS supports in them.
Gene...
On 7/16/2022 4:07 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
When people on this thread talk about running the installer, are you
referring to the file That we download for latest versions, or is there an actual "installerPackage.exe" file?
To disable services, we run
C:\\InstallerPackage.exe /DisableExternalServices From the run line.
Is there a file named InstallerPackage.exe?
And on that string, the path is C:\\
What directory will it look in?

Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

Hi, Gene. They moved it. It used to be in JAWS Settings Center between Voice Aliases and Window Classes. That was in JAWS 2021.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

Thanks! Either my memory is faulty, it might me, or they moved it because I could have sworn that the 'Enable voice assist' option was in the user section of the settings center.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 2:55 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Gene. This is not true. I am running the latest JAWS update. If I go into JAWS>Utilities>Voice Assistant>Settings, the first check box there is, Enable Voice Assistant. I have it unchecked. It has not been removed.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

I need to correct myself here. Apparently in the last JAWS update,
Freedom Scientific decided to remove the option to disable Sharky. So
if you want to disable it, you'll have to create an
AdditionalSettings.ini file and put it in the same folder where you run the JAWS installer from.

To get information about how to do this run the installer with the
/help command line option.

Gene...



On 7/14/2022 10:23 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
If you are referring to Sharky, in the settings center there is a
setting to disable Sharky.

Until I started installing JAWS with all external services disabled,
it was one of the first things I would do.

Gene...


On 7/14/2022 7:51 AM, Kimber Gardner wrote:
Hello,

I recently started seeing a message that says the freedom
scientific voice assistant has access to my microphone. I didn't
think too much of it until my laptop responded randomly to ambient
sound when I was nowhere near the keyboard.

I can see in settings how to turn off all access to the mic, but
there are some apps I want to have access. Jaws is not one of them,
but I don't see a checkbox to disable it. Can someone help?

Thanks,
Kim





















--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com





--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com


moderated Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Dennis Brown
 

I used this at the run line, with the /DisableExternalServices switch, but how can I tell if it did it?
J2022.2206.9.400-Offline-x64.exe /DisableExternalServices


Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

There is an actual .exe file, I always download the off line installer.
You can get them here:

https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaws

Be warned, they are big because they have all the languages JAWS supports in them.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 4:07 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
When people on this thread talk about running the installer, are you
referring to the file That we download for latest versions, or is there an actual "installerPackage.exe" file?
To disable services, we run
C:\\InstallerPackage.exe /DisableExternalServices From the run line.
Is there a file named InstallerPackage.exe?
And on that string, the path is C:\\
What directory will it look in?

Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

Hi, Gene. They moved it. It used to be in JAWS Settings Center between Voice Aliases and Window Classes. That was in JAWS 2021.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

Thanks! Either my memory is faulty, it might me, or they moved it because I could have sworn that the 'Enable voice assist' option was in the user section of the settings center.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 2:55 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Gene. This is not true. I am running the latest JAWS update. If I go into JAWS>Utilities>Voice Assistant>Settings, the first check box there is, Enable Voice Assistant. I have it unchecked. It has not been removed.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

I need to correct myself here. Apparently in the last JAWS update,
Freedom Scientific decided to remove the option to disable Sharky. So
if you want to disable it, you'll have to create an
AdditionalSettings.ini file and put it in the same folder where you run the JAWS installer from.

To get information about how to do this run the installer with the
/help command line option.

Gene...



On 7/14/2022 10:23 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
If you are referring to Sharky, in the settings center there is a
setting to disable Sharky.

Until I started installing JAWS with all external services disabled,
it was one of the first things I would do.

Gene...


On 7/14/2022 7:51 AM, Kimber Gardner wrote:
Hello,

I recently started seeing a message that says the freedom
scientific voice assistant has access to my microphone. I didn't
think too much of it until my laptop responded randomly to ambient
sound when I was nowhere near the keyboard.

I can see in settings how to turn off all access to the mic, but
there are some apps I want to have access. Jaws is not one of them,
but I don't see a checkbox to disable it. Can someone help?

Thanks,
Kim





















--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com











--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com


moderated Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Karen Reynolds
 

Hi Bill,
Thanks. I've been holding the function key and then pressing the f key I want to use.

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hi, Karen. Yes, hold down the FN key, and while held down, press ESCAPE.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Does the function key and the escape have to be pressed at the same time to toggle it on and off? I use escape all the time and it doesn't do this.

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 5:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hi,
If a Lenovo the "FN" key and "ESC" key will toggle this setting off or on. Drove me crazy for a bit when I first got my Lenovo. Other models have similar means however some are more complicated.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hello. So I got a new computer with Windows 11, so I have been trying to figure out the layout of the new laptop and all of that. And I’ve noticed that when I’m on a webpage and I want to hit insert plus F7 to go to a links list, it doesn’t work, same with insert plus F4 to unload JAWS (Not that I would ever actually want to do that, but I was just trying to mess around with it). It’s like my function keys aren’t working in the way that I need them to. Like for example, I believe it is my F5 key that functions as a mute button right now, but I don’t want that, I want them to just function as regular F one through F 12 keys. I posted on a Facebook group, and I was told to do the function key plus escape, and I’ve tried that and it still is the same way. Is JAWS supposed to say anything when I perform that action of function key plus escape? Usually I’m pretty tech savvy, but this not being able to do insert plus F7 for the links list is kind of baffling right now. I know I can use the Hey Sharky feature and have it pull up links that way, but still, I’d like to have the normal key command work. Thanks.

Taylor Durrett
Assistive Technology Trainer for the Blind and Visually Impaired JAWS Certified, October 2020
(940) 230-6051


moderated Re: : Re: License and years left

Karen Reynolds
 

Thank you. When I get a chance I’ll change it.

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 2:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

 

Karen:

 

With JAWS set to run from the System Tray, the JAWS window is accessed easily, by pressing INSERT+J, when you are using the JAWS Desktop keyboard layour or, CTRL+SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+J, when you are using the JAWS laptop keyboard layout.

 

HTH

 

Dave

 

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

Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:37 PM

Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

 

Hi Dave,

Thanks. This helps, Might be time for a change. Sometimes it is useful and others not so much, kind of gets in the way when I’m using alt tab.

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

 

Hello Karen:

 

When JAWS is not set to run in the System Tray, there is always an open window, when you cycle through the open programs, when you use ALT+TAB.

 

 When JAWS is set to run in the System Tray, the JAWS window is hidden.

 

HTH

 

Dave

 

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

Sent: Friday, July 8, 2022 10:22 PM

Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

 

Hi Mike,

I don’t run it from the system tray. What are the advantages of doing this?

 

Kaaren

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2022 1:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

 

Hi Karen,

 

If you don't run Jaws from the system tray this is normal, but if you do run Jaws from the system tray it is not. 

 

If you have Jaws set to run from the system tray try unloading Jaws and reloading, now see if you can access the menues by arrowing after pressing, Insert + J.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

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

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2022 10:30 AM

Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

 

I must have something set up differently. I can press insert plus j and it brings up the jaws window and reads the current version, like it would as a heading. It won’t let me get to the menus this way unless I press alt h. Is there a setting I need to change in Jaws?

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2022 1:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

 

Hi Karen,

 

Press, Insert + J, up arrow to, Help submenu, press enter, up arrow to, About, press enter and this is where you'll find the info you're looking for.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
PSA Folks: You can still get gas for under a dollar fifty at Taco Bell!

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

Sent: Friday, July 08, 2022 8:51 AM

Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

 

Yes, for some reason all it tells me is the version and my number.
Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2022 11:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: : Re: License and years left

Did you press insert+alt+W?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2022 9:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: [External] : Re: License and years left

Hi Jean,
When I press insert j it only gives me the version number. I'm not able to up arrow at all.

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2022 9:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: License and years left

Hi Karen!

You should be able to go to the about JAWS dialog and it will tell you how many upgrades you have left.

1. insert+J to open the JAWS context menu 2. press up arrow two time to get to the about option 3. press enter 4. press insert+alt+W to virtualize the dialog, this makes it easy to browse what it says.
or you could switch to the JAWS cursor by pressing the numeric keypad - key.

hth

Gene...


On 7/8/2022 9:26 AM, Karen Reynolds wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I called and updated my SMA. I want to take a look at it. This morning
> when I booted my computer a dialog box popped up and wanted to renew
> my license. I did go through the steps and then woke up and wondered
> if all is okay with my SMA. There used to be a page where you could
> put in your number and see how many years you have left. I found the
> one for keys, but not the one for years. Does anyone know that page?
>
> Karen
>
>

















moderated Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Bill White
 

Hi, Karen. Yes, hold down the FN key, and while held down, press ESCAPE.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Does the function key and the escape have to be pressed at the same time to toggle it on and off? I use escape all the time and it doesn't do this.

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 5:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hi,
If a Lenovo the "FN" key and "ESC" key will toggle this setting off or on. Drove me crazy for a bit when I first got my Lenovo. Other models have similar means however some are more complicated.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hello. So I got a new computer with Windows 11, so I have been trying to figure out the layout of the new laptop and all of that. And I’ve noticed that when I’m on a webpage and I want to hit insert plus F7 to go to a links list, it doesn’t work, same with insert plus F4 to unload JAWS (Not that I would ever actually want to do that, but I was just trying to mess around with it). It’s like my function keys aren’t working in the way that I need them to. Like for example, I believe it is my F5 key that functions as a mute button right now, but I don’t want that, I want them to just function as regular F one through F 12 keys. I posted on a Facebook group, and I was told to do the function key plus escape, and I’ve tried that and it still is the same way. Is JAWS supposed to say anything when I perform that action of function key plus escape? Usually I’m pretty tech savvy, but this not being able to do insert plus F7 for the links list is kind of baffling right now. I know I can use the Hey Sharky feature and have it pull up links that way, but still, I’d like to have the normal key command work. Thanks.

Taylor Durrett
Assistive Technology Trainer for the Blind and Visually Impaired JAWS Certified, October 2020
(940) 230-6051


moderated Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Karen Reynolds
 

Does the function key and the escape have to be pressed at the same time to toggle it on and off? I use escape all the time and it doesn't do this.

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 5:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hi,
If a Lenovo the "FN" key and "ESC" key will toggle this setting off or on. Drove me crazy for a bit when I first got my Lenovo. Other models have similar means however some are more complicated.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hello. So I got a new computer with Windows 11, so I have been trying to figure out the layout of the new laptop and all of that. And I’ve noticed that when I’m on a webpage and I want to hit insert plus F7 to go to a links list, it doesn’t work, same with insert plus F4 to unload JAWS (Not that I would ever actually want to do that, but I was just trying to mess around with it). It’s like my function keys aren’t working in the way that I need them to. Like for example, I believe it is my F5 key that functions as a mute button right now, but I don’t want that, I want them to just function as regular F one through F 12 keys. I posted on a Facebook group, and I was told to do the function key plus escape, and I’ve tried that and it still is the same way. Is JAWS supposed to say anything when I perform that action of function key plus escape? Usually I’m pretty tech savvy, but this not being able to do insert plus F7 for the links list is kind of baffling right now. I know I can use the Hey Sharky feature and have it pull up links that way, but still, I’d like to have the normal key command work. Thanks.

Taylor Durrett
Assistive Technology Trainer for the Blind and Visually Impaired JAWS Certified, October 2020
(940) 230-6051


moderated Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Madison Martin
 

Hi Dan and all,
I know I asked about this as part of a different topic a couple of weeks ago but your suggestion made me curious. I have a Lenovo laptop and the f1-12 keys work normally but my insert key says insert on it but when I press it Jaws says "alt windows q,"; it's done this since I got this laptop a little over 2 years ago even before I switched my keyboard layout to laptop. The key to the left of my insert key doesn't work right either but since I don't know what the key is I'm not as worried about it working. I know that the caps lock key is my insert key but as I have an actual insert key it'd be really nice to be able to use it. I followed Glenn's instructions for changing it in the Jaws keyboard manager but that didn't work, any idea if this methoid would fix this issue? Sorry but I'm not brave enough to simply try something without knowing whether or not it'll work first.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: July 16, 2022 4:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hi,
If a Lenovo the "FN" key and "ESC" key will toggle this setting off or on. Drove me crazy for a bit when I first got my Lenovo. Other models have similar means however some are more complicated.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hello. So I got a new computer with Windows 11, so I have been trying to figure out the layout of the new laptop and all of that. And I’ve noticed that when I’m on a webpage and I want to hit insert plus F7 to go to a links list, it doesn’t work, same with insert plus F4 to unload JAWS (Not that I would ever actually want to do that, but I was just trying to mess around with it). It’s like my function keys aren’t working in the way that I need them to. Like for example, I believe it is my F5 key that functions as a mute button right now, but I don’t want that, I want them to just function as regular F one through F 12 keys. I posted on a Facebook group, and I was told to do the function key plus escape, and I’ve tried that and it still is the same way. Is JAWS supposed to say anything when I perform that action of function key plus escape? Usually I’m pretty tech savvy, but this not being able to do insert plus F7 for the links list is kind of baffling right now. I know I can use the Hey Sharky feature and have it pull up links that way, but still, I’d like to have the normal key command work. Thanks.

Taylor Durrett
Assistive Technology Trainer for the Blind and Visually Impaired JAWS Certified, October 2020
(940) 230-6051


moderated Re: What is the new keyboard layout

Gene Warner
 

I have to agree so I have come to the conclusion that laptop makers don't know anything when it comes to keyboards.

Gene...

On 7/16/2022 6:44 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
I have never seen a lap top keyboard layout that I liked.  I just dislike some more than others.  (LOL)
At 02:07 PM 7/16/2022, you wrote:
My laptop keyboard has only the alt and control keys to the right of the space bar. Dumb! It's about the only thing I don't like about my laptop.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 3:03 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
My keyboard has three keys left of the spacebar and four to the right.
Left is alt, windows, ctrl; right is alt, windows, applications, ctrl.
Some keyboards to the right of the spacebar have alt, function, applications. ctrl.  Yuck!
At 12:34 PM 7/16/2022, you wrote:
I've never seen a Windows key on the right side of any keyboards, what I do see there is the application key which is the same as a right click with a mouse.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 1:09 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
Some USB keyboards have a function key to the right of the spacebar where the right Windows key should be.
At 10:45 AM 7/16/2022, you wrote:
On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 06:25 AM, Mike Pietruk wrote:
is there a "fn" key on desktops to accomplish the same thing?

-If such exist they are very rare.  And that's because for
desktop keyboards if a row of media keys is wanted it's generally
done as its own thing above the function key row, often using oval keys some or all of which are that "rubbery" feel rather than hard plastic.On my HP laptops, the Fn key is, as Gene has noted, positioned between the CTRL and WinKey at the lower left side of the keyboard.  I end up using this key a lot because I have turned
off media keys to make using a screen reader easier (and more
realistic).  When I want the media key function I have to hit the
Fn key plus the function key associated with the media key. --

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

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




moderated Re: copying and pasting a column from a webpage into notepad

 

On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 01:12 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
Since we don’t have the document, I can’t be sure that only that column will be selected.
-
Indeed.  I constantly say that these issues are very, very difficult to discuss and solve in the abstract.  If it is possible to offer an actual URL so that potential assistants can, literally, be on the same page it should be done.  If it can't, it's helpful to note that the material is not available to the general public.
--

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: What is the new keyboard layout

Ann Byrne
 

I have never seen a lap top keyboard layout that I liked. I just dislike some more than others. (LOL)

At 02:07 PM 7/16/2022, you wrote:
My laptop keyboard has only the alt and control keys to the right of the space bar. Dumb! It's about the only thing I don't like about my laptop.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 3:03 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
My keyboard has three keys left of the spacebar and four to the right.
Left is alt, windows, ctrl; right is alt, windows, applications, ctrl.
Some keyboards to the right of the spacebar have alt, function, applications. ctrl. Yuck!
At 12:34 PM 7/16/2022, you wrote:
I've never seen a Windows key on the right side of any keyboards, what I do see there is the application key which is the same as a right click with a mouse.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 1:09 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
Some USB keyboards have a function key to the right of the spacebar where the right Windows key should be.
At 10:45 AM 7/16/2022, you wrote:
On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 06:25 AM, Mike Pietruk wrote:
is there a "fn" key on desktops to accomplish the same thing?

-If such exist they are very rare. And that's because for
desktop keyboards if a row of media keys is wanted it's generally
done as its own thing above the function key row, often using oval keys some or all of which are that "rubbery" feel rather than hard plastic.On my HP laptops, the Fn key is, as Gene has noted, positioned between the CTRL and WinKey at the lower left side of the keyboard. I end up using this key a lot because I have turned
off media keys to make using a screen reader easier (and more
realistic). When I want the media key function I have to hit the
Fn key plus the function key associated with the media key. --

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

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




moderated Re: copying and pasting a column from a webpage into notepad

Adrian Spratt
 

Mike,

 

This is a longshot, but I wonder about your virtual cursor options settings in the JAWS quick settings dialog.

 

Press JAWS key-v

The first group that should appear is “virtual cursor options”

Down-arrow to the setting that is either:

 

select and copy full content using screen highlight

or

from virtual cursor

 

It’s a toggle, so either one of these lines will be verbalized.

Whichever one it is, press spacebar to set the alternative and see if that makes a difference when selecting a webpage column.

 

--

My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 2:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: copying and pasting a column from a webpage into notepad

 

Quoting:

Set the placemarkers as described.

Use control windows k to create a temporary placemarker.

Do this at the start of where  you want to select, then navigate down to where the end of your selection is going to be, so to the end of where you want to select. 

Use insert spacebar, then the letter m.

You should here selecting between marked place and current position.

Then copy, and paste into your document.

End quote:

 

This is exactly what I did, however,

It not only copies the column I want, but,

It also copies the corresponding rows as well.

It can be a nightmare to go back and edit all the unwanted columns out of the pasted data.

So, it does not only copy the contents of one specific column.

 

Not only that,

If I first go into table-layer with insert-space ant T,

And then set a placemarker,

It still copies entire rows, not just the desired column.

 

I will play with it a bit later on as I must go and move out of my old apartment.

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 1:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: copying and pasting a column from a webpage into notepad

 

Oh, I apologize for leaving that out, I thought the pasting into the document part was the main thing.

 

Set the placemarkers as described.

 

Use control windows k to create a temporary placemarker.

Do this at the start of where  you want to select, then navigate down to where the end of your selection is going to be, so to the end of where you want to select. 

 

Use insert spacebar, then the letter m.

 

You should here selecting between marked place and current position.

 

 

Then copy, and paste into your document.

 

 

Thanks,

 

HJustin

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: copying and pasting a column from a webpage into notepad

 

Okay but,

How do I select an entire column from a webpage table to paste to begin with?

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: copying and pasting a column from a webpage into notepad

 

Use two documents, and then paste the material into the first document, then copy and paste it into your outline.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: copying and pasting a column from a webpage into notepad

 

Hi guys:

 

If I am on a webpage and I wish to select a column of text from within a table,

And then paste it into word or notepad but not as a column in a table,

How do I do this?

Using jaws 2022?

I think the browser is chrome if that helps?

 

The reason for me doing this is that,

After I paste the column into word or notepad,

I then have constructed an outline of topics and subtopics already set.

Because the topics and subtopics are all located within a particular column.

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 


moderated Re: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,
If a Lenovo the "FN" key and "ESC" key will toggle this setting off or on. Drove me crazy for a bit when I first got my Lenovo. Other models have similar means however some are more complicated.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Function keys and trying to change the way they operate with JAWS

Hello. So I got a new computer with Windows 11, so I have been trying to figure out the layout of the new laptop and all of that. And I’ve noticed that when I’m on a webpage and I want to hit insert plus F7 to go to a links list, it doesn’t work, same with insert plus F4 to unload JAWS (Not that I would ever actually want to do that, but I was just trying to mess around with it). It’s like my function keys aren’t working in the way that I need them to. Like for example, I believe it is my F5 key that functions as a mute button right now, but I don’t want that, I want them to just function as regular F one through F 12 keys. I posted on a Facebook group, and I was told to do the function key plus escape, and I’ve tried that and it still is the same way. Is JAWS supposed to say anything when I perform that action of function key plus escape? Usually I’m pretty tech savvy, but this not being able to do insert plus F7 for the links list is kind of baffling right now. I know I can use the Hey Sharky feature and have it pull up links that way, but still, I’d like to have the normal key command work. Thanks.

Taylor Durrett
Assistive Technology Trainer for the Blind and Visually Impaired JAWS Certified, October 2020
(940) 230-6051