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Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey.

 

I posted the uRL last night, but I did not save it. Sorry. I’ll have to find it again. From the description though it seemed like that is what it was made to do. I encouraged the OP to give it a try.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: August 25, 2018 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Could you share the name of said add-on?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Hey jeremy.

 

I wasn’t the OP, but that post got me curious about finding a solution to this, and yeah, this should work! I don’t use the desktop for much of anything so it never even occurred to me that you couldn’t do this as easily in FF as you could in iE. Actually as I posted above, for mouse users it’s very easy to drag a URL onto the desktop from the address bar, but, alas, Mozilla hasn’t thought of a convenient way to do this from the keyboard. I did find an add-on though, which, I think, is supposed to add an item to the context menu as it appears in Internet Explorer.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: August 24, 2018 10:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I believe what is being suggested is the following:

Note: I copied and pasted the following from an item on the JAWS-Users list, sorry I couldn’t give direct credit to the author since he/she is not stated.

 

Creating a website shortcut on the desktop for Firefox and Chrome

Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome do not seem to save bookmarks as shortcuts,

instead they seem to be accessed from an HTML file.

Firefox does not appear to have any provision for sending a website shortcut to the Desktop, hence the need for this work-around.

 

Mozilla Firefox:

If Firefox is your default browser, do the following:

 

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. From the Desktop, press control + spacebar to deselect all items on the desktop.

3. Press the applications key or Shift + F10 to open the context menu.

4. Arrow to the "New" sub-menu, and press enter.

5. Arrow to "Shortcut", and press enter.

6. When the shortcut dialogue opens, you will be in an edit field, so paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tabb to the next button, and press the spacebar.

8. In this edit field, give your shortcut a name, then tab to finish, and press the spacebar.

You are done.

Note:

If Firefox is not your default browser, then creating the shortcut as outlined above will

result in that site opening in whichever is your default browser.

 

Browser specific shortcuts:

Note:

When making a website shortcut in this manner you may want to include the browser name in the shortcut name,

so that when you go to that site you will know which browser it is opening in.

Keep in mind, that these are browser specific, so they will open the site in the assigned browser no matter what your default browser is.

 

If you want a specific webpage to open in a specific browser,  for instance, Internet Explorer is my default,

but I want a specific site to open in Firefox or Chrome, here's what to do:

 

Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. Locate the executable for Firefox, then open the context menu, and choose Desktop create shortcut from the SendTo sub-menu.

3. Go to the Desktop and locate the shortcut you just sent there.

4. Press Alt + Enter to open the properties of the shortcut.

5. In the shortcut dialogue, you will be in an edit field containing the file path  of the executable,

press the end key to move you to the end of the file path.

6. Press the spacebar once, then paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tab to the apply button, spacebar that, then tab to the okay button and do the same.

You are done.

 

Google Chrome:

While on the website you want to create a desktop shortcut for do the following:

1. Press Alt + F for the file menu.

2. Arrow to, "More Tools", and press enter.

3. In the resulting menu choose, "Add to Desktop", and press enter.

4. In the resulting edit field, the shortcut name will appear, you can change this to your liking

then press enter to close the dialogue.

You are done.

 

Note:

On my system, I noticed when creating a shortcut in Chrome as described above,

that when the page loads, there  is only a context menu.,

however, when creating a browser specific shortcut as outlined above, the standard Chrome menu is available.

 

 

Additional Note:

You can further customize any shortcut from within the properties of the shortcut,

such as changing the name, assigning a keystroke, , or opening the site maximized.

 

HTH

 

JR

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I tried this, and it does not directly work.

I guess you need to create some kind of file to place on the desktop; simply copying the url as is tehre, I think, will not work.

I haven’t investigated, but the format of whatever file is saved on the desktop using IE that contains the uRL (and yes, it would be some kind of shortcut file, possibly with extention .lnk?) should be easily replicatable. This means you could simply open notepad, put your url in there using whatever prefix characters are required, and save it to your desktop. But I’m only theorising as I haven’t looked into it much.

 

I did find this. It’s an add-on for firefox that might add an item to the context menus as they exist in ie. But you’ll have to try it and see.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/savelink/


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Could you share the name of said add-on?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Hey jeremy.

 

I wasn’t the OP, but that post got me curious about finding a solution to this, and yeah, this should work! I don’t use the desktop for much of anything so it never even occurred to me that you couldn’t do this as easily in FF as you could in iE. Actually as I posted above, for mouse users it’s very easy to drag a URL onto the desktop from the address bar, but, alas, Mozilla hasn’t thought of a convenient way to do this from the keyboard. I did find an add-on though, which, I think, is supposed to add an item to the context menu as it appears in Internet Explorer.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: August 24, 2018 10:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I believe what is being suggested is the following:

Note: I copied and pasted the following from an item on the JAWS-Users list, sorry I couldn’t give direct credit to the author since he/she is not stated.

 

Creating a website shortcut on the desktop for Firefox and Chrome

Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome do not seem to save bookmarks as shortcuts,

instead they seem to be accessed from an HTML file.

Firefox does not appear to have any provision for sending a website shortcut to the Desktop, hence the need for this work-around.

 

Mozilla Firefox:

If Firefox is your default browser, do the following:

 

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. From the Desktop, press control + spacebar to deselect all items on the desktop.

3. Press the applications key or Shift + F10 to open the context menu.

4. Arrow to the "New" sub-menu, and press enter.

5. Arrow to "Shortcut", and press enter.

6. When the shortcut dialogue opens, you will be in an edit field, so paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tabb to the next button, and press the spacebar.

8. In this edit field, give your shortcut a name, then tab to finish, and press the spacebar.

You are done.

Note:

If Firefox is not your default browser, then creating the shortcut as outlined above will

result in that site opening in whichever is your default browser.

 

Browser specific shortcuts:

Note:

When making a website shortcut in this manner you may want to include the browser name in the shortcut name,

so that when you go to that site you will know which browser it is opening in.

Keep in mind, that these are browser specific, so they will open the site in the assigned browser no matter what your default browser is.

 

If you want a specific webpage to open in a specific browser,  for instance, Internet Explorer is my default,

but I want a specific site to open in Firefox or Chrome, here's what to do:

 

Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. Locate the executable for Firefox, then open the context menu, and choose Desktop create shortcut from the SendTo sub-menu.

3. Go to the Desktop and locate the shortcut you just sent there.

4. Press Alt + Enter to open the properties of the shortcut.

5. In the shortcut dialogue, you will be in an edit field containing the file path  of the executable,

press the end key to move you to the end of the file path.

6. Press the spacebar once, then paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tab to the apply button, spacebar that, then tab to the okay button and do the same.

You are done.

 

Google Chrome:

While on the website you want to create a desktop shortcut for do the following:

1. Press Alt + F for the file menu.

2. Arrow to, "More Tools", and press enter.

3. In the resulting menu choose, "Add to Desktop", and press enter.

4. In the resulting edit field, the shortcut name will appear, you can change this to your liking

then press enter to close the dialogue.

You are done.

 

Note:

On my system, I noticed when creating a shortcut in Chrome as described above,

that when the page loads, there  is only a context menu.,

however, when creating a browser specific shortcut as outlined above, the standard Chrome menu is available.

 

 

Additional Note:

You can further customize any shortcut from within the properties of the shortcut,

such as changing the name, assigning a keystroke, , or opening the site maximized.

 

HTH

 

JR

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I tried this, and it does not directly work.

I guess you need to create some kind of file to place on the desktop; simply copying the url as is tehre, I think, will not work.

I haven’t investigated, but the format of whatever file is saved on the desktop using IE that contains the uRL (and yes, it would be some kind of shortcut file, possibly with extention .lnk?) should be easily replicatable. This means you could simply open notepad, put your url in there using whatever prefix characters are required, and save it to your desktop. But I’m only theorising as I haven’t looked into it much.

 

I did find this. It’s an add-on for firefox that might add an item to the context menus as they exist in ie. But you’ll have to try it and see.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/savelink/


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey jeremy.

 

I wasn’t the OP, but that post got me curious about finding a solution to this, and yeah, this should work! I don’t use the desktop for much of anything so it never even occurred to me that you couldn’t do this as easily in FF as you could in iE. Actually as I posted above, for mouse users it’s very easy to drag a URL onto the desktop from the address bar, but, alas, Mozilla hasn’t thought of a convenient way to do this from the keyboard. I did find an add-on though, which, I think, is supposed to add an item to the context menu as it appears in Internet Explorer.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: August 24, 2018 10:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I believe what is being suggested is the following:

Note: I copied and pasted the following from an item on the JAWS-Users list, sorry I couldn’t give direct credit to the author since he/she is not stated.

 

Creating a website shortcut on the desktop for Firefox and Chrome

Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome do not seem to save bookmarks as shortcuts,

instead they seem to be accessed from an HTML file.

Firefox does not appear to have any provision for sending a website shortcut to the Desktop, hence the need for this work-around.

 

Mozilla Firefox:

If Firefox is your default browser, do the following:

 

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. From the Desktop, press control + spacebar to deselect all items on the desktop.

3. Press the applications key or Shift + F10 to open the context menu.

4. Arrow to the "New" sub-menu, and press enter.

5. Arrow to "Shortcut", and press enter.

6. When the shortcut dialogue opens, you will be in an edit field, so paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tabb to the next button, and press the spacebar.

8. In this edit field, give your shortcut a name, then tab to finish, and press the spacebar.

You are done.

Note:

If Firefox is not your default browser, then creating the shortcut as outlined above will

result in that site opening in whichever is your default browser.

 

Browser specific shortcuts:

Note:

When making a website shortcut in this manner you may want to include the browser name in the shortcut name,

so that when you go to that site you will know which browser it is opening in.

Keep in mind, that these are browser specific, so they will open the site in the assigned browser no matter what your default browser is.

 

If you want a specific webpage to open in a specific browser,  for instance, Internet Explorer is my default,

but I want a specific site to open in Firefox or Chrome, here's what to do:

 

Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. Locate the executable for Firefox, then open the context menu, and choose Desktop create shortcut from the SendTo sub-menu.

3. Go to the Desktop and locate the shortcut you just sent there.

4. Press Alt + Enter to open the properties of the shortcut.

5. In the shortcut dialogue, you will be in an edit field containing the file path  of the executable,

press the end key to move you to the end of the file path.

6. Press the spacebar once, then paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tab to the apply button, spacebar that, then tab to the okay button and do the same.

You are done.

 

Google Chrome:

While on the website you want to create a desktop shortcut for do the following:

1. Press Alt + F for the file menu.

2. Arrow to, "More Tools", and press enter.

3. In the resulting menu choose, "Add to Desktop", and press enter.

4. In the resulting edit field, the shortcut name will appear, you can change this to your liking

then press enter to close the dialogue.

You are done.

 

Note:

On my system, I noticed when creating a shortcut in Chrome as described above,

that when the page loads, there  is only a context menu.,

however, when creating a browser specific shortcut as outlined above, the standard Chrome menu is available.

 

 

Additional Note:

You can further customize any shortcut from within the properties of the shortcut,

such as changing the name, assigning a keystroke, , or opening the site maximized.

 

HTH

 

JR

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I tried this, and it does not directly work.

I guess you need to create some kind of file to place on the desktop; simply copying the url as is tehre, I think, will not work.

I haven’t investigated, but the format of whatever file is saved on the desktop using IE that contains the uRL (and yes, it would be some kind of shortcut file, possibly with extention .lnk?) should be easily replicatable. This means you could simply open notepad, put your url in there using whatever prefix characters are required, and save it to your desktop. But I’m only theorising as I haven’t looked into it much.

 

I did find this. It’s an add-on for firefox that might add an item to the context menus as they exist in ie. But you’ll have to try it and see.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/savelink/


Re: accessible password generators

Mario
 

Hope, I don't recall your status of vision impairment, but I totally
rely on JAWS because I do not have sufficient vision to attempt to read
the display. I forgot if you're using Windows 10 and I'm wondering if
LastPass is JAWS friendly or is there a lot of using the JAWS cursor to
perform actions?

I'm also wondering if LastPass is installed and the user specifies which
browser(s) are used, or is there plugins/addons/extensions for the major
browsers that need to be installed?

------- Original Message --------
From: Hope Williamson via Groups.Io [mailto:isepic=lavabit.com@groups.io]
Sent: Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 12:25 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accessible password generators

I will always love and recommend LastPass! https:///lastpass.com When
you install the extension, it puts everything right in the context (
and/or the right click,) menu of the browser you're using so it's very
convenient.




.


Re: windows narrator

Richard Turner
 

I’ll echo Sieghard’s recommendation.  877-204-3930

Too many possibilities without a Microsoft person logging in to sort things out.

 

Richard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: windows narrator

 

I would recommend a call to Microsoft Accessibility, get them to connect and see what’s going on.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:14 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: windows narrator

 

Hi. is there a trouble shooter to fix windows narrator on windows 10 1803. When I sign in, don’t hear any voices, just the clicks and some times doing control windows enter will not turn off narrator. The only way to do that was to power down and then log back on, any one got a trouble shooter for this. Did google but could not seem to find any thing, also is there a trouble shooter for my soundcard.

Any ideas.

Thanks.

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Finding and accessing emails in Outlook using JAWS

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

Actually, a faster method of accessing the same search box Seagar uses is to press F3. You can essentially run the same exact search within Outlook than one can run using the ControlAltF Advanced search method except there’s less tabbing using F3 as opposed to the Advanced search.

 

The Outlook search box can be used to find specific events or appointments within the calendar. You can also use the search box to find very specific pieces of information contained within your contacts such as birthday and family relationships. Press F3 then type in an area code to show all individuals in that area code. If you keep good notes per contact, you can quickly find business contacts using this search field.

 

There are some customizations you can make to specify where you want Outlook to search (inbox or all mail folders), but using the search box in Outlook is very easy, quick, and incredibly efficient for managing information associated with friends, family, and business.

 

JR

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2018 4:53 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Finding and accessing emails in Outlook using JAWS

 

Sieghard,

 

Do you ever use the Ctrl shift F command as alluded to in the initial post? Seems to be a lot more filtering options with that option. If so, any suggestions as usually your input is pretty thorough?

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Finding and accessing emails in Outlook using JAWS

 

I usually use Control+E to go to the search box, type my search term, press enter and then I press Shift+Tab which puts me in a list of messages, the Inbox I guess with only those messages showing which meet the search term.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of jaws trial
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Finding and accessing emails in Outlook using JAWS

 

Hi,
I use JAWS 2018 in my Windows 10 PC. I use Outlook and was trying to find a particular email and used Shift + Ctrl + F for the same. The dialogue box popped up and I typed in what I was looking for. The email that was found using this method shows at the bottom of the dialogue box. However, I was unable to access it using the keyboard. Pressing Tab key took me back to the top of the dialogue box but not to the email that was found. The email, however, can be accessed by clicking on it. Can anyone help me on how I can access it using Keyboard?
Thanks!


Re: Finding and accessing emails in Outlook using JAWS

Alan Robbins
 

Sieghard,

 

Do you ever use the Ctrl shift F command as alluded to in the initial post? Seems to be a lot more filtering options with that option. If so, any suggestions as usually your input is pretty thorough?

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Finding and accessing emails in Outlook using JAWS

 

I usually use Control+E to go to the search box, type my search term, press enter and then I press Shift+Tab which puts me in a list of messages, the Inbox I guess with only those messages showing which meet the search term.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of jaws trial
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Finding and accessing emails in Outlook using JAWS

 

Hi,
I use JAWS 2018 in my Windows 10 PC. I use Outlook and was trying to find a particular email and used Shift + Ctrl + F for the same. The dialogue box popped up and I typed in what I was looking for. The email that was found using this method shows at the bottom of the dialogue box. However, I was unable to access it using the keyboard. Pressing Tab key took me back to the top of the dialogue box but not to the email that was found. The email, however, can be accessed by clicking on it. Can anyone help me on how I can access it using Keyboard?
Thanks!


Re: accessible password generators

Hope Williamson <isepic@...>
 

I will always love and recommend LastPass! https:///lastpass.com When you install the extension, it puts everything right in the context ( and/or the right click,) menu of the browser you're using so it's very convenient.


Re: windows narrator

 

I would recommend a call to Microsoft Accessibility, get them to connect and see what’s going on.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:14 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: windows narrator

 

Hi. is there a trouble shooter to fix windows narrator on windows 10 1803. When I sign in, don’t hear any voices, just the clicks and some times doing control windows enter will not turn off narrator. The only way to do that was to power down and then log back on, any one got a trouble shooter for this. Did google but could not seem to find any thing, also is there a trouble shooter for my soundcard.

Any ideas.

Thanks.

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


windows narrator

Marvin Hunkin <neilmarvin@...>
 

Hi. is there a trouble shooter to fix windows narrator on windows 10 1803. When I sign in, don’t hear any voices, just the clicks and some times doing control windows enter will not turn off narrator. The only way to do that was to power down and then log back on, any one got a trouble shooter for this. Did google but could not seem to find any thing, also is there a trouble shooter for my soundcard.

Any ideas.

Thanks.


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

I believe what is being suggested is the following:

Note: I copied and pasted the following from an item on the JAWS-Users list, sorry I couldn’t give direct credit to the author since he/she is not stated.

 

Creating a website shortcut on the desktop for Firefox and Chrome

Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome do not seem to save bookmarks as shortcuts,

instead they seem to be accessed from an HTML file.

Firefox does not appear to have any provision for sending a website shortcut to the Desktop, hence the need for this work-around.

 

Mozilla Firefox:

If Firefox is your default browser, do the following:

 

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. From the Desktop, press control + spacebar to deselect all items on the desktop.

3. Press the applications key or Shift + F10 to open the context menu.

4. Arrow to the "New" sub-menu, and press enter.

5. Arrow to "Shortcut", and press enter.

6. When the shortcut dialogue opens, you will be in an edit field, so paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tabb to the next button, and press the spacebar.

8. In this edit field, give your shortcut a name, then tab to finish, and press the spacebar.

You are done.

Note:

If Firefox is not your default browser, then creating the shortcut as outlined above will

result in that site opening in whichever is your default browser.

 

Browser specific shortcuts:

Note:

When making a website shortcut in this manner you may want to include the browser name in the shortcut name,

so that when you go to that site you will know which browser it is opening in.

Keep in mind, that these are browser specific, so they will open the site in the assigned browser no matter what your default browser is.

 

If you want a specific webpage to open in a specific browser,  for instance, Internet Explorer is my default,

but I want a specific site to open in Firefox or Chrome, here's what to do:

 

Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open the webpage you want, and copy the URL to the clipboard.

2. Locate the executable for Firefox, then open the context menu, and choose Desktop create shortcut from the SendTo sub-menu.

3. Go to the Desktop and locate the shortcut you just sent there.

4. Press Alt + Enter to open the properties of the shortcut.

5. In the shortcut dialogue, you will be in an edit field containing the file path  of the executable,

press the end key to move you to the end of the file path.

6. Press the spacebar once, then paste the URL from the clipboard.

7. Tab to the apply button, spacebar that, then tab to the okay button and do the same.

You are done.

 

Google Chrome:

While on the website you want to create a desktop shortcut for do the following:

1. Press Alt + F for the file menu.

2. Arrow to, "More Tools", and press enter.

3. In the resulting menu choose, "Add to Desktop", and press enter.

4. In the resulting edit field, the shortcut name will appear, you can change this to your liking

then press enter to close the dialogue.

You are done.

 

Note:

On my system, I noticed when creating a shortcut in Chrome as described above,

that when the page loads, there  is only a context menu.,

however, when creating a browser specific shortcut as outlined above, the standard Chrome menu is available.

 

 

Additional Note:

You can further customize any shortcut from within the properties of the shortcut,

such as changing the name, assigning a keystroke, , or opening the site maximized.

HTH

 

JR

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I tried this, and it does not directly work.

I guess you need to create some kind of file to place on the desktop; simply copying the url as is tehre, I think, will not work.

I haven’t investigated, but the format of whatever file is saved on the desktop using IE that contains the uRL (and yes, it would be some kind of shortcut file, possibly with extention .lnk?) should be easily replicatable. This means you could simply open notepad, put your url in there using whatever prefix characters are required, and save it to your desktop. But I’m only theorising as I haven’t looked into it much.

 

I did find this. It’s an add-on for firefox that might add an item to the context menus as they exist in ie. But you’ll have to try it and see.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/savelink/


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I tried this, and it does not directly work.

I guess you need to create some kind of file to place on the desktop; simply copying the url as is tehre, I think, will not work.

I haven’t investigated, but the format of whatever file is saved on the desktop using IE that contains the uRL (and yes, it would be some kind of shortcut file, possibly with extention .lnk?) should be easily replicatable. This means you could simply open notepad, put your url in there using whatever prefix characters are required, and save it to your desktop. But I’m only theorising as I haven’t looked into it much.

 

I did find this. It’s an add-on for firefox that might add an item to the context menus as they exist in ie. But you’ll have to try it and see.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/savelink/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: August 24, 2018 9:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I use Chrome 99% of the time, but I just checked and while this drag and drop method explained in the link seems easy enough for sighted users, there does not seem to be an easy way to do this with the keyboard and as a blind user. In Chrome there is a “Create Shortcut” option under “More Tools” but with Firefox it would appear you need to go to the addressbar, copy the link to the clipboard and then manually create a shortcut on the desktop.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Hey Dennis.

 

I believe he’s asking about sending a link to the desktop, so that he can access it from there, and it will open the browser.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of dennis
Sent: August 24, 2018 5:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

if your using win 7 go to your programs menue. arrow up to mozilla firefox. hit the applications key and arrow up to sendto. you'll find send to desktop in there.if your using win 10 i don't know the answer to that.

 

On 8/24/2018 4:17 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

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Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

Sorry,, I thought you took this off the list, but after I sent my message I realized it still goes to the list, my apologies. Jonas, you might want to reply privately, email me at @Sieghard.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Some POS!
https://www.poshighway.com/industries/pos-system-visually-impaired


Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

I use Microsoft Store Operations also called Microsoft Retail Management Solution (RMS).
It is by now discontinued/in maintenance mode for a few more years and I am also desparately looking for a replacement. If you are also in need of a POS solution I'd love to chat privately, it is not something FS seems to pay a lot of attention to.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Hey what point of sale system Are you using?

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Especially since it takes usually a lot less than 30 seconds. My Asus laptop with an SSD has fast startup disabled as do my 4 desktops at work (all have SSD drives). All of them boot to the login prompt in about 10 or 12 seconds at most. When I had fast startup enabled on my laptop it might be 2 or 3 seconds faster, but who cares. I turn fast startup off for the same reason that I usually sht down my computer at home when I go to work for 8 or 10hours instead of putting it simply to sleep.
At work I have sleep mode disabled on my desktops because I use a point of sale system which uses an SQL database. If the point of sale application is open and the system goes to sleep and then wakes up it usually gives me an error saying it has lost the database connection so why bother. My work PC's stay on from Monday morning until Saturday evening and then we shut them down until we reopen on Monday morning.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Doesn't it seem strange that we are in such a hurry to think waiting another 30 seconds for computer to boot up is unacceptable. I would rather wait and get a better chance of a clean boot than having that 30 seconds to surf the net or send a Email.
Does anyone remember having to insert a five and a quarter floppy to start the boot cycle or have to wait for your dial up service to connect?








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Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

Hi Jonas,

That is very interesting. I put in my info to speak to them.
One hurdle with this might be my website. I use Nitosell which supports integration with Microsoft RMS as well as the new POS solution RMH (Retail Management Hero) which sort of takes over from where RMS left off. RMH would be the perfect solution for me since it works seamlessly with the same database I already have and fully supports integration with my website. I spent many thousnds of Dollars on the website in the last 3 or 4 years so I don't really want to switch to a POS system which would require me to start all over or one which doesn't offer the same level of integration. Anyhow, I'll see what these people have to say.

If I may ask, what do you do?

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Some POS!
https://www.poshighway.com/industries/pos-system-visually-impaired


Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

I use Microsoft Store Operations also called Microsoft Retail Management Solution (RMS).
It is by now discontinued/in maintenance mode for a few more years and I am also desparately looking for a replacement. If you are also in need of a POS solution I'd love to chat privately, it is not something FS seems to pay a lot of attention to.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Hey what point of sale system Are you using?

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Especially since it takes usually a lot less than 30 seconds. My Asus laptop with an SSD has fast startup disabled as do my 4 desktops at work (all have SSD drives). All of them boot to the login prompt in about 10 or 12 seconds at most. When I had fast startup enabled on my laptop it might be 2 or 3 seconds faster, but who cares. I turn fast startup off for the same reason that I usually sht down my computer at home when I go to work for 8 or 10hours instead of putting it simply to sleep.
At work I have sleep mode disabled on my desktops because I use a point of sale system which uses an SQL database. If the point of sale application is open and the system goes to sleep and then wakes up it usually gives me an error saying it has lost the database connection so why bother. My work PC's stay on from Monday morning until Saturday evening and then we shut them down until we reopen on Monday morning.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Doesn't it seem strange that we are in such a hurry to think waiting another 30 seconds for computer to boot up is unacceptable. I would rather wait and get a better chance of a clean boot than having that 30 seconds to surf the net or send a Email.
Does anyone remember having to insert a five and a quarter floppy to start the boot cycle or have to wait for your dial up service to connect?








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Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

I use Chrome 99% of the time, but I just checked and while this drag and drop method explained in the link seems easy enough for sighted users, there does not seem to be an easy way to do this with the keyboard and as a blind user. In Chrome there is a “Create Shortcut” option under “More Tools” but with Firefox it would appear you need to go to the addressbar, copy the link to the clipboard and then manually create a shortcut on the desktop.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Hey Dennis.

 

I believe he’s asking about sending a link to the desktop, so that he can access it from there, and it will open the browser.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of dennis
Sent: August 24, 2018 5:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

if your using win 7 go to your programs menue. arrow up to mozilla firefox. hit the applications key and arrow up to sendto. you'll find send to desktop in there.if your using win 10 i don't know the answer to that.

 

On 8/24/2018 4:17 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey Dennis.

 

I believe he’s asking about sending a link to the desktop, so that he can access it from there, and it will open the browser.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of dennis
Sent: August 24, 2018 5:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

if your using win 7 go to your programs menue. arrow up to mozilla firefox. hit the applications key and arrow up to sendto. you'll find send to desktop in there.if your using win 10 i don't know the answer to that.

 

On 8/24/2018 4:17 PM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I never thought to do this myself, as I hardly use the desktop for anything, so I had to look it up.

I guess this can be done easily – for mouse users. Seems like it might be more tricky with the keyboard. Mozilla should have a better way. Anyway, see here. Maybe someone else has an idea.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website

 

 

Now you should really be able to do this some other way. After all, it’s only a URL.

 

Any thoughts from other users?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: August 24, 2018 5:18 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How do you "send shortcut to desktop" in Firefox 52?

 

Hi!

 

I have begun to switch to Firefox 52 from Internet Explorer 11.  I use JAWS 15 under Windows 7.  In IE, when on a webpage you could pull down the file menu and easily send a shortcut to the webpage (i.e., its URL) to the desktop.  In Firefox, what is the best way to accomplish the same thing?

 

Thanks,

Richard


Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Agreed, certainly. I got this machine running Windows 10 last year, and transitioned right from XP. Although I’d used Windows 7 and 10 at work, the power plan (or whatever it was called) was not set to do anything but shut the computer down and I wasn’t even aware that this was an issue now. It took me a while to figure out what was going on with my computer but, once I did, even though I wasn’t experiencing any serious issues, I just changed it to shut everything completely down, because (not very technical I know) it just seemed like the right thing to do. Why wouldn’t I want the power button to shut the system completely down, I asked myself.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: August 24, 2018 12:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

 

Bill,

           A big thanks for explaining that sleep mode and hibernation (regardless of whether partial for Fast Startup or full) have nothing to do with one another.  As you said, sleep mode is just a low power state where nothing is unloaded or written to disc other than, perhaps, the swap and page files, which have that same behavior when the system is live.

           Also, a big thanks for pointing out that going to Control Panel, Power Options, Choose what the power button does link is something that should be part and parcel of "standard checks" when you get a new Windows system or reinstall Windows.  It's been quite a while since Microsoft made the stupid decision (my opinion) to make the default behavior for pressing the power button be putting the computer to sleep.  It should rightly be Shut Down, as that's what virtually every other device with a power button does when in the "on state" and its power button is pressed.  Many computers have a dedicated sleep button, and those that don't have the sleep choice show up as part of the power options when you press the virtual power button.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill


Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

James Malone
 

Don, you are showing your age (LOL). How about Apple 2 E and outspoken?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?

Doesn't it seem strange that we are in such a hurry to think waiting another 30 seconds for computer to boot up is unacceptable. I would rather wait and get a better chance of a clean boot than having that 30 seconds to surf the net or send a Email.
Does anyone remember having to insert a five and a quarter floppy to start the boot cycle or have to wait for your dial up service to connect?


Re: trouble with a government web site

Laura Richardson
 

No …… I’m able to access and read the code of civil procedure.  I would like to read the actual statute/law.  For example, the actual law regarding fraud, breach of contract, legal malpractice, etc.

 

Laura

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 5:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble with a government web site

 

Hi Laura,

 

Is this what you’re looking for?

 

735 ILCS 5/  Code of Civil Procedure. –

https://is.gd/H9Y2lL

 

JR

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:09 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: trouble with a government web site

 

Hello,

 

I’m doing some research and am having trouble accessing the information I need on a government web site.  I’m not a “power user” of Jaws so I’m not sure if I don’t know how to get to this info or if it’s just not accessible.  The site is the Illinois Compiled Statutes …… I can access the rules of civil procedure but am not able to get to the actual laws (for example; Fraud, Breach of Contract, etc).

 

The web site is:  www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

 

If anybody could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated …… I’m using Jaws 18, Windows 10 and IE 11.

 

Laura