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missing settings

Don H
 

Running Jaws 2021 on a win 10 20h2 system. When I installed jaws 2021 I migrated my settings from version 2020.
I just did a tadem with another user that was trying to help make a setting change and we discovered that his settings and my settings are not the same. Seems that my copy is missing some categories or options to work with. Has anyone else experienced this issue?


Re: Markdown editor with Jaws?

ann
 

Hi Jason,

After poking around a bit, I think I will just pay for the writage. It is so much simpler than any other options I've found so far, runs pretty much invisibly inside of word, etc. So it's probably worth the one time purchase cost.

Thanks for your suggestion, though. I appreciate it.

~Ann

On 11/28/2020 6:27 PM, Jason White via groups.io wrote:
You could use a text editor such as notepad++, then run Pandoc (see its home page <https://www.pandoc.org/>) to convert Markdown files to HTML, PDF, DOCX, and so on. A Windows installer can be downloaded from the above Web site.
On 11/28/20 4:49 PM, ann wrote:
Hi folks,

I'm just learning to write Markdown. I wish I had learned this ages ago. It's amazing, and can even be written on my Orbit 20 Plus braille display, as long as I remember to choose Computer braille.

Does anyone know of a good, preferably free or cheap, Markdown editor that works well with Jaws? Basically, I'd love something that can import a .md file and save it either as .docx, .rtf or even as .html. I love the Writage plug in for Word that will import .md files directly into Word, but it only offers a free trial now.

Thanks,
~Ann





Re: returning to desktop

Bill White
 

Hi, Don. This is just another instance of the dreaded JAWS Lost Focus problem that has plagued us for a long time, and just keeps getting worse. If you want to at least know what is going on,

1. Start the JAWS Basic Options.
2. Press JAWS key plus V to go into Quick Settings.
3. Either type the word focus into the search box, or
4. Go down to General Options, and check the Focus Loss option.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: returning to desktop

I am running Jaws 2021 on a win 10 20h2 system. An example of what I am
seeing is if you go to jaws settings options and go to basic settings
when you are finished and hit enter on ok you must still hit windows key
m to get back to the desktop otherwise you are in some state of limbo.
Why do you not return to the desktop without using windows key m in
these such cases. It happens in other areas when using the settings


returning to desktop

Don H
 

I am running Jaws 2021 on a win 10 20h2 system. An example of what I am seeing is if you go to jaws settings options and go to basic settings when you are finished and hit enter on ok you must still hit windows key m to get back to the desktop otherwise you are in some state of limbo. Why do you not return to the desktop without using windows key m in these such cases. It happens in other areas when using the settings


Re: Using narrator to set up a Win 10 computer

Richard Turner
 

One way is if you find the shortcut on your c drive, press the applications key, or shift+f10 and arrow to send to, then choose desktop.
Richard
',"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

On Nov 29, 2020, at 6:46 AM, G. Gray <geogray@...> wrote:



Greetings All-


OK thanks to many on this list I got my H.P. computer up and connected to the net and installed JAWS and NVDA...and things went well.


Looks like 'This PC' is what was 'my computer' on my Win 7 desktop.  I don't see or understand how to move a shortcut for 'This PC' to the desktop.


Honestly why Microsoft has to change names, etc. is beyond me.  I live by these seven words..."If it ain't broke, don't fix it."  So if you can enlighten me on how to do this, I'd appreciate it...that would be great.  Thanks...


-- 
I am Listening for the Shout!,
(1 Thessalonians 4:17-18)

George
Helpful hint:
How to  protect your wealth:
"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. 
Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1."  Warren Buffett
1 Timothy 6:10
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."



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Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

O.Addison Gethers
 

Michael Moore  When I have the public folder open then I press alt  + tab key  there was a Welcome Dropbox  windows  when I press down arrow to read it jaws was not reading it then I press tab key it’s say yes button  then I don’t know what that’s all about then I press insert key +letter B its say yes  button no button  and etc so I press tab key its say yes button  Jaws not reading on welcome  dropbox  so I can know what’s going on and what to do from there !! Why jaws not reading the page and how can I find out what is about?

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Moore
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

 

You’re welcome. Glad it worked.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

 

Michael Moore  I went to dropbox  this morning after replying back to you and highlight the file  then I press application key then I arrow I did hear it’s say coping dropbox  press enter  then I open the email to paste the dropbox links and arrow to make sure the dropbox links is there and yes it is in email so it’s works and thank you.

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

 

Hi Michael Moore  When I open dropbox  on desktop icon  then I went to public folder press enter open the folder  then when I find the zip file  to highlight  then I press application key  I don’t hear tit say copy to dropbox  links  but I hear it’s say copy 

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Moore
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi, You can copy drombox links from anywhere in your dropbox folder.

To copy a link to your file,

Find the file you want to copy.

Press your applications key and use your arrow keys until jaws says “Copy Dropbox link.

Press enter. Jaws will let you know that the link of the file is copied to your clipboard.

Next, you can paste the link in email message.

Hope this helps.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:31 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi All  I have jaws2020  desktop computer window10 and have dropbox !! I have dropbox  foldername public  where I have some zip folder withmicrosoft outlook 2007 word document  where I have it highlight then I press the application key to arrow down it’s say share  arrow down again it sayextracts all  and etc  but I don’t hear it’s say share public links where I can press enter on it to get the public links to press ctrl+ c to copy clipboard  so I can send the public links to a friend email !! Does Dropbox  still use public links or not ? If not then How can I the zip folder oof the file to my friend to extracts the file on her laptop ?

If I’m not mistaken Is it copying public links dropbox  or copying dropbox links? Does anyone know how I can share the zip folder in dropbox to get the links with dropbox to send a friend ?

Addison

 


Using narrator to set up a Win 10 computer

G. Gray
 

Greetings All-


OK thanks to many on this list I got my H.P. computer up and connected to the net and installed JAWS and NVDA...and things went well.


Looks like 'This PC' is what was 'my computer' on my Win 7 desktop.  I don't see or understand how to move a shortcut for 'This PC' to the desktop.


Honestly why Microsoft has to change names, etc. is beyond me.  I live by these seven words..."If it ain't broke, don't fix it."  So if you can enlighten me on how to do this, I'd appreciate it...that would be great.  Thanks...


-- 
I am Listening for the Shout!,
(1 Thessalonians 4:17-18)

George
Helpful hint:
How to  protect your wealth:
"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. 
Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1."  Warren Buffett
1 Timothy 6:10
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."



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Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

Michael Moore
 

You’re welcome. Glad it worked.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

 

Michael Moore  I went to dropbox  this morning after replying back to you and highlight the file  then I press application key then I arrow I did hear it’s say coping dropbox  press enter  then I open the email to paste the dropbox links and arrow to make sure the dropbox links is there and yes it is in email so it’s works and thank you.

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

 

Hi Michael Moore  When I open dropbox  on desktop icon  then I went to public folder press enter open the folder  then when I find the zip file  to highlight  then I press application key  I don’t hear tit say copy to dropbox  links  but I hear it’s say copy 

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Moore
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi, You can copy drombox links from anywhere in your dropbox folder.

To copy a link to your file,

Find the file you want to copy.

Press your applications key and use your arrow keys until jaws says “Copy Dropbox link.

Press enter. Jaws will let you know that the link of the file is copied to your clipboard.

Next, you can paste the link in email message.

Hope this helps.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:31 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi All  I have jaws2020  desktop computer window10 and have dropbox !! I have dropbox  foldername public  where I have some zip folder withmicrosoft outlook 2007 word document  where I have it highlight then I press the application key to arrow down it’s say share  arrow down again it sayextracts all  and etc  but I don’t hear it’s say share public links where I can press enter on it to get the public links to press ctrl+ c to copy clipboard  so I can send the public links to a friend email !! Does Dropbox  still use public links or not ? If not then How can I the zip folder oof the file to my friend to extracts the file on her laptop ?

If I’m not mistaken Is it copying public links dropbox  or copying dropbox links? Does anyone know how I can share the zip folder in dropbox to get the links with dropbox to send a friend ?

Addison

 


Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

O.Addison Gethers
 

Michael Moore  I went to dropbox  this morning after replying back to you and highlight the file  then I press application key then I arrow I did hear it’s say coping dropbox  press enter  then I open the email to paste the dropbox links and arrow to make sure the dropbox links is there and yes it is in email so it’s works and thank you.

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links it resolved

 

Hi Michael Moore  When I open dropbox  on desktop icon  then I went to public folder press enter open the folder  then when I find the zip file  to highlight  then I press application key  I don’t hear tit say copy to dropbox  links  but I hear it’s say copy 

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Moore
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi, You can copy drombox links from anywhere in your dropbox folder.

To copy a link to your file,

Find the file you want to copy.

Press your applications key and use your arrow keys until jaws says “Copy Dropbox link.

Press enter. Jaws will let you know that the link of the file is copied to your clipboard.

Next, you can paste the link in email message.

Hope this helps.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:31 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi All  I have jaws2020  desktop computer window10 and have dropbox !! I have dropbox  foldername public  where I have some zip folder withmicrosoft outlook 2007 word document  where I have it highlight then I press the application key to arrow down it’s say share  arrow down again it sayextracts all  and etc  but I don’t hear it’s say share public links where I can press enter on it to get the public links to press ctrl+ c to copy clipboard  so I can send the public links to a friend email !! Does Dropbox  still use public links or not ? If not then How can I the zip folder oof the file to my friend to extracts the file on her laptop ?

If I’m not mistaken Is it copying public links dropbox  or copying dropbox links? Does anyone know how I can share the zip folder in dropbox to get the links with dropbox to send a friend ?

Addison

 


Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi Michael Moore  When I open dropbox  on desktop icon  then I went to public folder press enter open the folder  then when I find the zip file  to highlight  then I press application key  I don’t hear tit say copy to dropbox  links  but I hear it’s say copy 

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Moore
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi, You can copy drombox links from anywhere in your dropbox folder.

To copy a link to your file,

Find the file you want to copy.

Press your applications key and use your arrow keys until jaws says “Copy Dropbox link.

Press enter. Jaws will let you know that the link of the file is copied to your clipboard.

Next, you can paste the link in email message.

Hope this helps.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:31 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi All  I have jaws2020  desktop computer window10 and have dropbox !! I have dropbox  foldername public  where I have some zip folder withmicrosoft outlook 2007 word document  where I have it highlight then I press the application key to arrow down it’s say share  arrow down again it sayextracts all  and etc  but I don’t hear it’s say share public links where I can press enter on it to get the public links to press ctrl+ c to copy clipboard  so I can send the public links to a friend email !! Does Dropbox  still use public links or not ? If not then How can I the zip folder oof the file to my friend to extracts the file on her laptop ?

If I’m not mistaken Is it copying public links dropbox  or copying dropbox links? Does anyone know how I can share the zip folder in dropbox to get the links with dropbox to send a friend ?

Addison

 


Re: requesting money pay pal

Adrian Spratt
 

I had my first problem getting to the payment field with PayPal a week ago. Using Edge, I eventually managed to get there, though I didn’t remember how. Another lister (I wish I could remember whom) suggested going to the first edit field, then tabbing from there. That way he got to the payment field without a problem. I’ll be trying that next time. It sounds right. I’ve found this very same solution works on another website (WordPress).

 

I haven’t used Firefox in years and hope never to return to it.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: requestin money pay pal

 

Firefox?

 

Okay, then.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: requestin money pay pal

 

i found the same thing.  Apparently, at least at this time, Firefox is the browser of choice when working with JAWS and Paypal.

 

Andy

 

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

From: Leo

Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:38 AM

Subject: Re: requestin money pay pal

 

Hi, I have just recently used paypal and experienced similar problems, what I did was to switch to firefox and I tried again, I discovered that, for my particular case, the web site was more accessible using firefox. I tried it out using jaws 2020 and 2021.

 

Leo
 
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
― haruki murakami,

On 11/27/2020 6:51 PM, Justin Williams wrote:


Re: Reading Status Line in Word

Justin Williams
 

Okay, yse, he's right, the pagedown key from the six pack would work too.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Status Line in Word

 

You could use the Caps Lock key but use the Page Down key from the “six pack “. I tried this and it does work.

Joe

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Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Status Line in Word

 

Hi, Justin. Her laptop doesn't have a NumPad, so she can't do that.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Status Line in Word

 

Try using the caps lokc key and the numpad key 3.

The caps lock key replaces the jaws key.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFW Mailing List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Reading Status Line in Word

 

In Microsoft Word, JAWS key plus NumPad 3 reads the Status Line. Is there a laptop keyboard layout keystroke for this, or is there a way to assign another key for this in Keyboard Manager for those without a NumPad?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


Re: requestin money pay pal

Justin Williams
 

Firefox?

 

Okay, then.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: requestin money pay pal

 

i found the same thing.  Apparently, at least at this time, Firefox is the browser of choice when working with JAWS and Paypal.

 

Andy

 

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

From: Leo

Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:38 AM

Subject: Re: requestin money pay pal

 

Hi, I have just recently used paypal and experienced similar problems, what I did was to switch to firefox and I tried again, I discovered that, for my particular case, the web site was more accessible using firefox. I tried it out using jaws 2020 and 2021.

 

Leo
 
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
― haruki murakami,

On 11/27/2020 6:51 PM, Justin Williams wrote:


Re: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

Michael Moore
 

Hi, You can copy drombox links from anywhere in your dropbox folder.

To copy a link to your file,

Find the file you want to copy.

Press your applications key and use your arrow keys until jaws says “Copy Dropbox link.

Press enter. Jaws will let you know that the link of the file is copied to your clipboard.

Next, you can paste the link in email message.

Hope this helps.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:31 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

 

Hi All  I have jaws2020  desktop computer window10 and have dropbox !! I have dropbox  foldername public  where I have some zip folder withmicrosoft outlook 2007 word document  where I have it highlight then I press the application key to arrow down it’s say share  arrow down again it sayextracts all  and etc  but I don’t hear it’s say share public links where I can press enter on it to get the public links to press ctrl+ c to copy clipboard  so I can send the public links to a friend email !! Does Dropbox  still use public links or not ? If not then How can I the zip folder oof the file to my friend to extracts the file on her laptop ?

If I’m not mistaken Is it copying public links dropbox  or copying dropbox links? Does anyone know how I can share the zip folder in dropbox to get the links with dropbox to send a friend ?

Addison

 


Jaws2020 Dropbox Public folder with copyingpublic links

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi All  I have jaws2020  desktop computer window10 and have dropbox !! I have dropbox  foldername public  where I have some zip folder withmicrosoft outlook 2007 word document  where I have it highlight then I press the application key to arrow down it’s say share  arrow down again it sayextracts all  and etc  but I don’t hear it’s say share public links where I can press enter on it to get the public links to press ctrl+ c to copy clipboard  so I can send the public links to a friend email !! Does Dropbox  still use public links or not ? If not then How can I the zip folder oof the file to my friend to extracts the file on her laptop ?

If I’m not mistaken Is it copying public links dropbox  or copying dropbox links? Does anyone know how I can share the zip folder in dropbox to get the links with dropbox to send a friend ?

Addison

 


moderated Re: does a link leave a site?

Bill White
 

Hi, Mark. When I try the above, it does read enough to let me know that the link has left the site, however, it does not always read me the entire link. In other words, sometimes the last part of the link is truncated or cut off.

 

I use a different way to get the full URL from a hyperlink.

 

1. In your browser or email, use F7 to find the link.

2. Press Applications key or SHIFT plus F10, and arrow down.

3. In Chrome, you are looking for "Copy Link Location". In Edge you are looking for "Copy Link Address".

4. Press ENTER.

5. The entire URL of the link has been copied to the clipboard.

6. Now you can read it by using INSERT plus SPACE, followed by C (the read clipboard buffer command).

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: does a link leave a site?

 

In FSCast 191 (mp3, transcripts at heading 2 JAWS Power Tip) this question was answered. Copy and pasted here: 

GLEN:  Time now for today’s Power Tip.  It comes from long-time JAWS scripter Dave Baker, who reminded those of us who should know better that there’s a feature already built into JAWS for knowing what the real address is of a link that you may encounter, either in email or on the web.  This is particularly important if those links point at things that, let’s say, would require you to log in.  And you wouldn’t want to click on it if it really was an imposter because the name of the link doesn’t necessarily represent what it’s really pointing at.  I’m sitting here in Microsoft Outlook now with a piece of mail open that says it’s from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

JAWS VOICE:  To view your most recent statement, please visit link www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.

GLEN:  Now, this link is probably legitimate.  But to make sure, once you have the virtual PC cursor focused on the link itself, press INSERT+F7.

JAWS VOICE:  Links list dialog, links list view, www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.  One of one.

GLEN:  Now, the only reason I said to position on the link is, if there had been more than one link in the email, the links list always positions on the link that’s associated with where you are in the virtual buffer.  So it’s just an easy way to get there quickly.  Now that I’m here, if I press INSERT+PAGE DOWN...

JAWS VOICE:  Https://www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.

GLEN:  So I heard the link, and I am now sure that that really points at Social Security.  But sometimes the links are much longer and much more involved, and it’s hard to make them out just hearing them as one single thing.  So you can turn on the JAWS cursor and get to the bottom of the page and read the link, word or character at a time.  So I’m going to press INSERT+NUM PAD-.  That’s going to route the JAWS cursor to the PC cursor and turn it on.

JAWS VOICE:  Route JAWS to PC.

GLEN:  Now I’ll hit PAGE DOWN.  Now I’ll do a “say word.”

JAWS VOICE:  Https:.

GLEN:  And then I can just move on by word.

JAWS VOICE:  //www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.

GLEN:  So an easy way to always know what a link points at and never click on the wrong thing by mistake.  I showed it to you in Outlook.  It works equally well with links on the web.


moderated Re: does a link leave a site?

Bill White
 

Hi, Mark. When I try the above, it does read enough to let me know that the link has left the site, however, it does not always read me the entire link. In other words, sometimes the last part of the link is truncated or cut off.

 

I use a different way to get the full URL from a hyperlink.

 

1. In your browser or email, use F7 to find the link.

2. Press Applications key or SHIFT plus F10, and arrow down.

3. In Chrome, you are looking for "Copy Link Location". In Edge you are looking for "Copy Link Address".

4. Press ENTER.

5. The entire URL of the link has been copied to the clipboard.

6. Now you can read it by using INSERT plus SPACE, followed by C (the read clipboard buffer command).

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: does a link leave a site?

 

In FSCast 191 (mp3, transcripts at heading 2 JAWS Power Tip) this question was answered. Copy and pasted here: 

GLEN:  Time now for today’s Power Tip.  It comes from long-time JAWS scripter Dave Baker, who reminded those of us who should know better that there’s a feature already built into JAWS for knowing what the real address is of a link that you may encounter, either in email or on the web.  This is particularly important if those links point at things that, let’s say, would require you to log in.  And you wouldn’t want to click on it if it really was an imposter because the name of the link doesn’t necessarily represent what it’s really pointing at.  I’m sitting here in Microsoft Outlook now with a piece of mail open that says it’s from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

JAWS VOICE:  To view your most recent statement, please visit link www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.

GLEN:  Now, this link is probably legitimate.  But to make sure, once you have the virtual PC cursor focused on the link itself, press INSERT+F7.

JAWS VOICE:  Links list dialog, links list view, www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.  One of one.

GLEN:  Now, the only reason I said to position on the link is, if there had been more than one link in the email, the links list always positions on the link that’s associated with where you are in the virtual buffer.  So it’s just an easy way to get there quickly.  Now that I’m here, if I press INSERT+PAGE DOWN...

JAWS VOICE:  Https://www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.

GLEN:  So I heard the link, and I am now sure that that really points at Social Security.  But sometimes the links are much longer and much more involved, and it’s hard to make them out just hearing them as one single thing.  So you can turn on the JAWS cursor and get to the bottom of the page and read the link, word or character at a time.  So I’m going to press INSERT+NUM PAD-.  That’s going to route the JAWS cursor to the PC cursor and turn it on.

JAWS VOICE:  Route JAWS to PC.

GLEN:  Now I’ll hit PAGE DOWN.  Now I’ll do a “say word.”

JAWS VOICE:  Https:.

GLEN:  And then I can just move on by word.

JAWS VOICE:  //www.socialsecurity.gov/reviewyourstatement.

GLEN:  So an easy way to always know what a link points at and never click on the wrong thing by mistake.  I showed it to you in Outlook.  It works equally well with links on the web.


Re: Markdown editor with Jaws?

Jason White
 

You could use a text editor such as notepad++, then run Pandoc (see its home page) to convert Markdown files to HTML, PDF, DOCX, and so on. A Windows installer can be downloaded from the above Web site.

On 11/28/20 4:49 PM, ann wrote:
Hi folks,

I'm just learning to write Markdown. I wish I had learned this ages ago. It's amazing, and can even be written on my Orbit 20 Plus braille display, as long as I remember to choose Computer braille.

Does anyone know of a good, preferably free or cheap, Markdown editor that works well with Jaws? Basically, I'd love something that can import a .md file and save it either as .docx, .rtf or even as .html. I love the Writage plug in for Word that will import .md files directly into Word, but it only offers a free trial now.

Thanks,
~Ann






Re: Markdown editor with Jaws?

ann
 

Hi,

I know about Writage. I learned about it from Jonathan's podcast,and it's great. I will probably end up paying to register it, but I thought I'd look for other options before spending the money. Seems like it might be the best option.

~Ann

On 11/28/2020 5:54 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
Jonathan Mosen had a podcast on this very subject a month or two ago.
Check out this link.  Note that at least on this screen it is three lines.
https://mosenatlarge.pinecast.co/episode/a7df8f307d034483/write-beautifully-formatted-documents-anywhere-with-markdown-and-how-does-the-optimise-battery-feature-on-your-iphone-work- At 03:49 PM 11/28/2020, you wrote:
Hi folks,

I'm just learning to write Markdown. I wish I had learned this ages ago. It's amazing, and can even be written on my Orbit 20 Plus braille display, as long as I remember to choose Computer braille.

Does anyone know of a good, preferably free or cheap, Markdown editor that works well with Jaws? Basically, I'd love something that can import a .md file and save it either as .docx, .rtf or even as .html. I love the Writage plug in for Word that will import .md files directly into Word, but it only offers a free trial now.

Thanks,
~Ann




Re: Markdown editor with Jaws?

Ann Byrne
 

Jonathan Mosen had a podcast on this very subject a month or two ago.
Check out this link. Note that at least on this screen it is three lines.

https://mosenatlarge.pinecast.co/episode/a7df8f307d034483/write-beautifully-formatted-documents-anywhere-with-markdown-and-how-does-the-optimise-battery-feature-on-your-iphone-work-

At 03:49 PM 11/28/2020, you wrote:
Hi folks,

I'm just learning to write Markdown. I wish I had learned this ages ago. It's amazing, and can even be written on my Orbit 20 Plus braille display, as long as I remember to choose Computer braille.

Does anyone know of a good, preferably free or cheap, Markdown editor that works well with Jaws? Basically, I'd love something that can import a .md file and save it either as .docx, .rtf or even as .html. I love the Writage plug in for Word that will import .md files directly into Word, but it only offers a free trial now.

Thanks,
~Ann