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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Dani Pagador
 

Hi, Angela.
Go here:
http://wordweb.info/free/
to read about the product.
HTH,
Dani

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Angela
Delicata
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 11:18 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary

Where can i get it?
Is it possible to use it off line?
Thanks.
Angela from Italy.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Doris and
Chris
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 1:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in 1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris




At 03:59 PM 2/10/2013 -0600, you wrote:
Adrian,
I haven't really needed an off-line dictionary since I bought Open
Book. It includes the American Heritage Dictionary. If I need
something more portable, I grab my little Franklin Language Master that
I've had for about 20 years.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Spratt"
<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the
definition, you must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in
order to
make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With
Windows XP, I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but
it hasn't been updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary
King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching
graphics to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on
the
screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed.
This means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition
after you find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under
multiple tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the
number of tabs you want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I
find out what benefit multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want
multiple tabs, you would want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to
compare the definitions of several words to definitions in other
dictionaries to get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Spratt"
<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need
of going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm
hoping that others on the list will find such a resource valuable
enough to want to send along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a
definition. It requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS
cursor. As some of you will realize from my many recent posts, I am
buried in the tasks of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm
hoping some of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost
off-line dictionary and would be willing to assess and report other
accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote
to me last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that
would automatically adjust all the individual options to values that
are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in
its preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be
a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Angela Delicata <angeladelicata@...>
 

Where can i get it?
Is it possible to use it off line?
Thanks.
Angela from Italy.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Doris and
Chris
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 1:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in 1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris




At 03:59 PM 2/10/2013 -0600, you wrote:
Adrian,
I haven't really needed an off-line dictionary since I bought Open
Book. It includes the American Heritage Dictionary. If I need
something more portable, I grab my little Franklin Language Master that
I've had for about 20 years.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Spratt"
<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the
definition, you must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in order to
make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With
Windows XP, I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but
it hasn't been updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary
King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching
graphics to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the
screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed.
This means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition
after you find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under
multiple tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the
number of tabs you want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I
find out what benefit multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want
multiple tabs, you would want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to
compare the definitions of several words to definitions in other
dictionaries to get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Spratt"
<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need
of going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm
hoping that others on the list will find such a resource valuable
enough to want to send along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a
definition. It requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS
cursor. As some of you will realize from my many recent posts, I am
buried in the tasks of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm
hoping some of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost
off-line dictionary and would be willing to assess and report other
accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote
to me last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that
would automatically adjust all the individual options to values that
are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in
its preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be
a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Remapping Keys On Laptops

Gary King
 

There has been a discussion on this list, or maybe more than one, about laptops with function keys that don't perform their regular functions and how difficult it is to correct this. Chip Orange on another list recommends the free SharpKeys utility to solve this problem. Of course, you can use the utility to remap other keys as well. If you have a key that you're not using, and there's a missing key on your laptop, you can give the unused key the missing function.

I haven't used this utility, but Chip says it's easy to use. If you need it, put SharpKeys utility in a Google search, and it will come right up. Note that SharpKeys is written together, no space.
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Re: Portable Gps

Dave...
 

Yes, agree with Cy about the iPhone. I think it's the best value now for the
money.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 14, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cy Selfridge" <cyselfridge@comcast.net>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 16:57
Subject: RE: Portable Gps


Hi, I am sorry to tell you but that Kaptan Plus was not very well built and
is no longer made.
Your best bet is probably the Trekker Breeze. It is absolutely accessible,
reliable and all in one unit.
I believe I saw a used on for sale on Blind Bargains for around $350 or so.
Next choice would be an iPhone 4S or 5.
The GPS functions on it are quite good as well.
HTH,
Cy
cyselfridge@comcast.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jamie Davis
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:54 PM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Subject: Portable Gps





Actually I was looking for a stand-alone gps that is accessible. As an
example, a Garmin. I'm not necessarily lookng for a Garmin, more or less a
gps where I don't have an extra unit, such as a Braille Note(which I don't
have), or a PacMate(which I do have). I know Freedom Scientific has the
Street Talk, and I have seen the Trecker Breeze. Not only am I looking for
a a one unit gps, but something that is more auditory. I read Braille, but
do more auditorily. I'm loking in to the Captain Mobility gps. Has anyone
ever heard about that or know anyone who has had one of those? It seems
that no matter what I do, for an accessible gps, I'm going to spend upwards
of $600. I can't afford that just now. I just started a part-time job and
it's not even enough to pay the bills. I have other sources which help in
that manner.



I had a question from a gentlemen when I was enquiring about the usb tv
tuners. The gentlemen said he had the Hauppauge usb tv tuenr. I am curious
as to what model you have. All of your feedback has been helpful thus far.
Thanks.



Jamie

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Re: Portable Gps

Cy Selfridge
 

Hi, I am sorry to tell you but that Kaptan Plus was not very well built and
is no longer made.
Your best bet is probably the Trekker Breeze. It is absolutely accessible,
reliable and all in one unit.
I believe I saw a used on for sale on Blind Bargains for around $350 or so.
Next choice would be an iPhone 4S or 5.
The GPS functions on it are quite good as well.
HTH,
Cy
cyselfridge@comcast.net

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Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:54 PM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Subject: Portable Gps





Actually I was looking for a stand-alone gps that is accessible. As an
example, a Garmin. I'm not necessarily lookng for a Garmin, more or less a
gps where I don't have an extra unit, such as a Braille Note(which I don't
have), or a PacMate(which I do have). I know Freedom Scientific has the
Street Talk, and I have seen the Trecker Breeze. Not only am I looking for
a a one unit gps, but something that is more auditory. I read Braille, but
do more auditorily. I'm loking in to the Captain Mobility gps. Has anyone
ever heard about that or know anyone who has had one of those? It seems
that no matter what I do, for an accessible gps, I'm going to spend upwards
of $600. I can't afford that just now. I just started a part-time job and
it's not even enough to pay the bills. I have other sources which help in
that manner.



I had a question from a gentlemen when I was enquiring about the usb tv
tuners. The gentlemen said he had the Hauppauge usb tv tuenr. I am curious
as to what model you have. All of your feedback has been helpful thus far.
Thanks.



Jamie

Linked IN Profile: <http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiedavis2>
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiedavis2



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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Gary King
 

I suspect that FS put their own user interface on the dictionary no matter what version they are using. They are using commercially available OCR engines with Open Book, but the user interface is quite different.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:34 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


You gave me a lead to the AHD, which I would love to have. Since I don't
have Openbook, I just now googled it and determined two things:

1. The version (4) that might be usable in Win7 has navigation issues even
for sighted people , and

2. It may not work in 64-bit systems even though it should on 32-bit Win7.

I guess I'm curious if you know whether the version on OpenBook is 4. Beyond
that, I suggest you hang on to Openbook and your AHD through thick and thin.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 4:59 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Adrian,
I haven't really needed an off-line dictionary since I bought Open Book. It

includes the American Heritage Dictionary. If I need something more
portable, I grab my little Franklin Language Master that I've had for about
20 years.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition,
you
must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in order to make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With Windows
XP,
I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but it hasn't been
updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching
graphics
to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed. This
means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition after
you
find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under multiple
tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the number of tabs
you
want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I find out what benefit
multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want multiple tabs, you would
want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to compare
the definitions of several words to definitions in other dictionaries to
get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need of
going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm hoping
that
others on the list will find such a resource valuable enough to want to
send
along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition.
It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of you
will
realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm hoping
some
of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost off-line
dictionary
and would be willing to assess and report other accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote to me
last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that would
automatically adjust all the individual options to values that are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience
in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in its
preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Portable Gps

Jamie Davis <jdmusicman1971@...>
 

Actually I was looking for a stand-alone gps that is accessible. As an
example, a Garmin. I'm not necessarily lookng for a Garmin, more or less a
gps where I don't have an extra unit, such as a Braille Note(which I don't
have), or a PacMate(which I do have). I know Freedom Scientific has the
Street Talk, and I have seen the Trecker Breeze. Not only am I looking for
a a one unit gps, but something that is more auditory. I read Braille, but
do more auditorily. I'm loking in to the Captain Mobility gps. Has anyone
ever heard about that or know anyone who has had one of those? It seems
that no matter what I do, for an accessible gps, I'm going to spend upwards
of $600. I can't afford that just now. I just started a part-time job and
it's not even enough to pay the bills. I have other sources which help in
that manner.



I had a question from a gentlemen when I was enquiring about the usb tv
tuners. The gentlemen said he had the Hauppauge usb tv tuenr. I am curious
as to what model you have. All of your feedback has been helpful thus far.
Thanks.



Jamie

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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Doris and Chris
 

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language that I have been using since before I lost my sight in 1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris

At 03:59 PM 2/10/2013 -0600, you wrote:
Adrian,
I haven't really needed an off-line dictionary since I bought Open Book. It includes the American Heritage Dictionary. If I need something more portable, I grab my little Franklin Language Master that I've had for about 20 years.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition, you
must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in order to make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With Windows XP,
I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but it hasn't been
updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching graphics
to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed. This
means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition after you
find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under multiple
tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the number of tabs you
want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I find out what benefit
multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want multiple tabs, you would want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to compare
the definitions of several words to definitions in other dictionaries to get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need of
going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm hoping
that
others on the list will find such a resource valuable enough to want to
send
along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition. It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of you
will
realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm hoping
some
of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost off-line
dictionary
and would be willing to assess and report other accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote to me
last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that would
automatically adjust all the individual options to values that are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience
in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in its
preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Adrian Spratt
 

You gave me a lead to the AHD, which I would love to have. Since I don't
have Openbook, I just now googled it and determined two things:

1. The version (4) that might be usable in Win7 has navigation issues even
for sighted people , and

2. It may not work in 64-bit systems even though it should on 32-bit Win7.

I guess I'm curious if you know whether the version on OpenBook is 4. Beyond
that, I suggest you hang on to Openbook and your AHD through thick and thin.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 4:59 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Adrian,
I haven't really needed an off-line dictionary since I bought Open Book. It

includes the American Heritage Dictionary. If I need something more
portable, I grab my little Franklin Language Master that I've had for about
20 years.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition,
you
must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in order to make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With Windows
XP,
I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but it hasn't been
updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching
graphics
to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed. This
means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition after
you
find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under multiple
tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the number of tabs
you
want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I find out what benefit
multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want multiple tabs, you would
want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to compare
the definitions of several words to definitions in other dictionaries to
get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need of
going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm hoping
that
others on the list will find such a resource valuable enough to want to
send
along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition.
It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of you
will
realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm hoping
some
of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost off-line
dictionary
and would be willing to assess and report other accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote to me
last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that would
automatically adjust all the individual options to values that are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience
in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in its
preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Gary King
 

Adrian,
I haven't really needed an off-line dictionary since I bought Open Book. It includes the American Heritage Dictionary. If I need something more portable, I grab my little Franklin Language Master that I've had for about 20 years.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition, you
must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in order to make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With Windows XP,
I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but it hasn't been
updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching graphics
to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed. This
means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition after you
find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under multiple
tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the number of tabs you
want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I find out what benefit
multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want multiple tabs, you would want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to compare
the definitions of several words to definitions in other dictionaries to get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need of
going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm hoping
that
others on the list will find such a resource valuable enough to want to
send
along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition. It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of you
will
realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm hoping
some
of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost off-line
dictionary
and would be willing to assess and report other accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote to me
last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that would
automatically adjust all the individual options to values that are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience
in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in its
preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

paul lemm
 

Hi PL,

Much appreciated, I didn't know that and I think I'll find that helpful


Paul lemm

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of PL
Sent: 10 February 2013 19:58
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

Hi,
Any pinned or opened program on the Taskbar can be also moved and arranged.
ctrl+JAWSkey+numpadslash on any icon on the Taskbar and drag it to the
location you want it to remain using left or right arrow and drop it with
the same combination ctrl+JAWSkey+numpadslash.
Hth,
PL

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Paul Lemm
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:58 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

Hi,

As someone pointed out pressing windows key and T will bring up a list of
items pinned to the task bar and you can scroll through this by pressing
left and right . the first few are the ones that have been assigned to that
key combo i.e windows key and 1 internet explorer , windows key and 2
media player etc and then after the assigned ones you have the programs
you opened that session allocated to the spare windows and number key
combo's remaining. Also as Adrian said which I didn't know you can go to all
programs and pin items to the task manager by highlighting the program and
then pressing the context menu, but also you can un pin items in that same
way , so since windows seems to automatically pinn a few random programs to
the first few windows and number key combo's if you don't regularly use
these you could unpin them and pin new ones in there place. Thanks to
Adrian and everyone 's comments it wasn't something I used before just
something I remember reading about that stuck in my mind, but I think now
thanks to everyone trying it out and explaining more fully how it works I
think I might find it quite useful. Cheers everyone.

Paul lemm

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: 10 February 2013 14:35
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

I need to correct one part of my message last night. Applications do not
retain their number in the method of opening or placing focus on them with
the Windows key combination. It is necessary to remember the assigned number
for each session. That said, they remain a single key combination way of
managing applications.


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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Adrian Spratt
 

Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition, you
must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in order to make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With Windows XP,
I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but it hasn't been
updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching graphics
to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed. This
means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition after you
find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under multiple
tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the number of tabs you
want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I find out what benefit
multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want multiple tabs, you would want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to compare
the definitions of several words to definitions in other dictionaries to get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need of
going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm hoping
that
others on the list will find such a resource valuable enough to want to
send
along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition. It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of you
will
realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm hoping
some
of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost off-line
dictionary
and would be willing to assess and report other accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote to me
last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that would
automatically adjust all the individual options to values that are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience
in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in its
preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Gary King
 

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching graphics to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed. This means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition after you find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under multiple tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the number of tabs you want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I find out what benefit multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want multiple tabs, you would want to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to compare the definitions of several words to definitions in other dictionaries to get an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need of
going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm hoping that
others on the list will find such a resource valuable enough to want to send
along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition. It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of you will
realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks of learning Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm hoping some
of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost off-line dictionary
and would be willing to assess and report other accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote to me
last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that would
automatically adjust all the individual options to values that are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of experience
in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in its
preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

PL <fxjc79@...>
 

Hi,
Any pinned or opened program on the Taskbar can be also moved and arranged.
ctrl+JAWSkey+numpadslash on any icon on the Taskbar and drag it to the
location you want it to remain using left or right arrow and drop it with
the same combination ctrl+JAWSkey+numpadslash.
Hth,
PL

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Paul Lemm
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:58 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

Hi,

As someone pointed out pressing windows key and T will bring up a list of
items pinned to the task bar and you can scroll through this by pressing
left and right . the first few are the ones that have been assigned to that
key combo i.e windows key and 1 internet explorer , windows key and 2
media player etc and then after the assigned ones you have the programs
you opened that session allocated to the spare windows and number key
combo's remaining. Also as Adrian said which I didn't know you can go to all
programs and pin items to the task manager by highlighting the program and
then pressing the context menu, but also you can un pin items in that same
way , so since windows seems to automatically pinn a few random programs to
the first few windows and number key combo's if you don't regularly use
these you could unpin them and pin new ones in there place. Thanks to
Adrian and everyone 's comments it wasn't something I used before just
something I remember reading about that stuck in my mind, but I think now
thanks to everyone trying it out and explaining more fully how it works I
think I might find it quite useful. Cheers everyone.

Paul lemm

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: 10 February 2013 14:35
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

I need to correct one part of my message last night. Applications do not
retain their number in the method of opening or placing focus on them with
the Windows key combination. It is necessary to remember the assigned number
for each session. That said, they remain a single key combination way of
managing applications.


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Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

paul lemm
 

Hi,

As someone pointed out pressing windows key and T will bring up a list of
items pinned to the task bar and you can scroll through this by pressing
left and right . the first few are the ones that have been assigned to that
key combo i.e windows key and 1 internet explorer , windows key and 2
media player etc and then after the assigned ones you have the programs
you opened that session allocated to the spare windows and number key
combo's remaining. Also as Adrian said which I didn't know you can go to all
programs and pin items to the task manager by highlighting the program and
then pressing the context menu, but also you can un pin items in that same
way , so since windows seems to automatically pinn a few random programs to
the first few windows and number key combo's if you don't regularly use
these you could unpin them and pin new ones in there place. Thanks to
Adrian and everyone 's comments it wasn't something I used before just
something I remember reading about that stuck in my mind, but I think now
thanks to everyone trying it out and explaining more fully how it works I
think I might find it quite useful. Cheers everyone.

Paul lemm

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: 10 February 2013 14:35
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

I need to correct one part of my message last night. Applications do not
retain their number in the method of opening or placing focus on them with
the Windows key combination. It is necessary to remember the assigned number
for each session. That said, they remain a single key combination way of
managing applications.


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The Sage Dictionary

Adrian Spratt
 

Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need of
going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm hoping that
others on the list will find such a resource valuable enough to want to send
along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition. It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of you will
realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks of learning Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm hoping some
of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost off-line dictionary
and would be willing to assess and report other accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote to me
last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that would
automatically adjust all the individual options to values that are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of experience
in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in its
preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

Adrian Spratt
 

I need to correct one part of my message last night. Applications do not
retain their number in the method of opening or placing focus on them with
the Windows key combination. It is necessary to remember the assigned number
for each session. That said, they remain a single key combination way of
managing applications.


Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

Adrian Spratt
 

Hi. I saved Paul's two messages, though in slightly edited form. Here they
are:

1. In windows 7 Microsoft has added lots of new key strokes for navigating
multiple open windows. For example pressing windows key and 1 will open the
first window you opened, windows key and 2 the 2nd window and so on and so
forth. Although I can't remember what they were I'm sure there were other
key combinations for accessing the windows.

2. I've just tried it on my windows 7 machine and it doesn't work quite like
I said. I think it also brings up and activates items that are pinned to the
task bar first before the programs you have opened. So on my pc windows key
and 1 brings up internet, windows and 2 file explorer, windows and 3 media
player and then windows and 4and up access the programs I have opened
myself.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Darran Ross
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 8:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

Sorry to be a PITA here, but could someone resend a copy of Paul Lemm's
email as referred to by Adrian?

Last thing last night I cleared out my Deleted Items box and so can't now go

and relook at Paul's initial message.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Darran
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2013 11:42 PM
Subject: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7


Yesterday I posted that I couldn't open Notepad on my system because it
doesn't come up in the start menu. Dave Carlson showed how he was able to
pin Notepad to the start menu, but his method didn't work for me, I think
because it appears to be written for 32-bit systems. However, I've found
another way to solve this problem that also leads to another benefit of
Paul
Lemm's posts about opening applications with combinations of the Win key
and
the number row keys above the letters.



1. Go to "all programs."

2. Arrow to or press a for Accessories. Press enter.

3. Press n to find Notepad, but do not open it.

4. Press the applications key and arrow up. One option is to pin to
the start menu. Another is to pin to the taskbar. I pressed enter on this
last one.

5. Now focus will switch to Notepad whenever you press the Win key
in
combination with whichever number is available on the number row. If the
application isn't already open, it will be opened.



I'm finding that each application on the taskbar stays with whichever
number
it was originally assigned in that Win key combination. (The application
must be pinned to the taskbar for this shortcut to work.) Thus on my
system,
Word 2010 always opens when I press Win key+1. Now that I have Notepad
pinned there, it opens with Win key+4. This is the advantage, in my mind,
to
having it pinned to the taskbar instead of the start menu.



I hope this follow-up is useful.

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Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

Darran Ross <darran.ross@...>
 

Sorry to be a PITA here, but could someone resend a copy of Paul Lemm's email as referred to by Adrian?

Last thing last night I cleared out my Deleted Items box and so can't now go and relook at Paul's initial message.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Darran

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2013 11:42 PM
Subject: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7


Yesterday I posted that I couldn't open Notepad on my system because it
doesn't come up in the start menu. Dave Carlson showed how he was able to
pin Notepad to the start menu, but his method didn't work for me, I think
because it appears to be written for 32-bit systems. However, I've found
another way to solve this problem that also leads to another benefit of Paul
Lemm's posts about opening applications with combinations of the Win key and
the number row keys above the letters.



1. Go to "all programs."

2. Arrow to or press a for Accessories. Press enter.

3. Press n to find Notepad, but do not open it.

4. Press the applications key and arrow up. One option is to pin to
the start menu. Another is to pin to the taskbar. I pressed enter on this
last one.

5. Now focus will switch to Notepad whenever you press the Win key in
combination with whichever number is available on the number row. If the
application isn't already open, it will be opened.



I'm finding that each application on the taskbar stays with whichever number
it was originally assigned in that Win key combination. (The application
must be pinned to the taskbar for this shortcut to work.) Thus on my system,
Word 2010 always opens when I press Win key+1. Now that I have Notepad
pinned there, it opens with Win key+4. This is the advantage, in my mind, to
having it pinned to the taskbar instead of the start menu.



I hope this follow-up is useful.

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Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7

Negoslav Sabev
 

Hi,
Winkey is not incorporated in Windows7. It's a different way of doing things with shortcuts.

Negoslav

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike B." <mb69mach1@charter.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:38 AM
Subject: Re: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7


Hi Adrian,

Now finally, I see what you are doing! I haven't played around with using
the task bar at all but, I think I'm going to now! I use a program in XP
called WinKey. You use the Windows key in combination with other keys or
presubscribed keystrokes from the WinKey program for shortcut keystrokes.
It sounds like this program has been incorporated into Windows7 & works much
easier than in XP. In Xp it can be a total pain in the a** to get
keystrokes assigned! Thank you very much for the enlightenment!
Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Adrian Spratt
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2013 3:42 PM
Subject: Notepad and Taskbar in Windows 7


Yesterday I posted that I couldn't open Notepad on my system because it
doesn't come up in the start menu. Dave Carlson showed how he was able to
pin Notepad to the start menu, but his method didn't work for me, I think
because it appears to be written for 32-bit systems. However, I've found
another way to solve this problem that also leads to another benefit of Paul
Lemm's posts about opening applications with combinations of the Win key and
the number row keys above the letters.



1. Go to "all programs."

2. Arrow to or press a for Accessories. Press enter.

3. Press n to find Notepad, but do not open it.

4. Press the applications key and arrow up. One option is to pin to
the start menu. Another is to pin to the taskbar. I pressed enter on this
last one.

5. Now focus will switch to Notepad whenever you press the Win key in
combination with whichever number is available on the number row. If the
application isn't already open, it will be opened.



I'm finding that each application on the taskbar stays with whichever number
it was originally assigned in that Win key combination. (The application
must be pinned to the taskbar for this shortcut to work.) Thus on my system,
Word 2010 always opens when I press Win key+1. Now that I have Notepad
pinned there, it opens with Win key+4. This is the advantage, in my mind, to
having it pinned to the taskbar instead of the start menu.



I hope this follow-up is useful.

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