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Microsoft Asks Users to Call Windows 10 Devs About ALT+TAB Feature

 

Given how frequently community members use ALT+TAB for application switching, and given how odd this message would seem on the surface if it appeared in your notifications or action center, I thought it worth sharing this article, as it appears to be something most would wish to participate in if the opportunity presents itself:

Microsoft Asks Users to Call Windows 10 Devs About ALT+TAB Feature
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Big problem please help!!

Richard Turner
 

Here is a link to the Firefox page to get Firefox 52 ESR I believe, which may work with Windows 7 and Jaws 13. Be sure and go into the Firefox settings and turn off updates.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/

Milton meant to say Windows 7 will have no support next year, not Windows 10.

You may want to look into the Home subscription for $90 per year to have the latest Jaws.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 5:29 AM
To: alapointe89@comcast.net
Cc: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Big problem please help!!

Hello,

Your best choice is to upgrade to JAWS 2019 and Windows 10 if you can afford it.

Windows 10 will have no support from Microsoft after January 14 2020 and even you upgrade and/or install Google Chrome your version of JAWS
13 will still not work as expected as there has been a lot of changes to Google Chrome and more changes are coming.

Original message:
Hi, I am using jaws 13 with windows 7. My problem is, my firefox
brower updated and it says that due to my version of jaws, the access
is turned off...Can’t use Firefox. I can use but, very limited
Internet explorer. How could I access the internet without spending an
upgrade of jaws and using windows 7.? Thank you so very much for any help...
p.s. I have to download some tax docs but, can’t at this point. Andy
and Shubert Andrew J. LaPointe President, Friends of the Salem Council
on Aging P.O. Box 1077 Salem, MA. 01970 Home, 978-745-4289 Cell,
978-578-0185
Editor of the Commission Commuter Update and the Safe Disabled
Traveler Notebook at T.I.C.


Re: Big problem please help!!

Milton Ota <mota1252@...>
 

Hello,

Your best choice is to upgrade to JAWS 2019 and Windows 10 if you can afford it.

Windows 10 will have no support from Microsoft after January 14 2020 and even you upgrade and/or install Google Chrome your version of JAWS 13 will still not work as expected as there has been a lot of changes to Google Chrome and more changes are coming.

Original message:

Hi, I am using jaws 13 with windows 7. My problem is, my firefox brower updated and it says that due to my version of jaws, the access is turned off...Can’t use Firefox. I can use but, very limited Internet explorer. How could I access the internet without spending an upgrade of jaws and using windows 7.? Thank you so very much for any help...
p.s. I have to download some tax docs but, can’t at this point. Andy and Shubert
Andrew J. LaPointe
President, Friends of the Salem Council on Aging
P.O. Box 1077
Salem, MA. 01970
Home, 978-745-4289
Cell, 978-578-0185
Editor of the Commission Commuter Update and the Safe Disabled Traveler Notebook at T.I.C.


Re: Big problem please help!!

Ed Legge <edward.legge@...>
 

You could switch to Google Chroam.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew J. LaPointe
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 07:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Big problem please help!!

 

Hi, I am using jaws 13 with windows 7.  My problem is, my firefox brower updated and it says that due to my version of jaws, the access is turned off...Can’t use Firefox.  I can use but, very limited Internet explorer.  How could I access the internet without spending an upgrade of jaws and using windows 7.?  Thank you so very much for any help...

p.s. I have to download some tax docs but, can’t at this point.  Andy and Shubert

Andrew J. LaPointe
President, Friends of the Salem Council on Aging
P.O. Box 1077
Salem, MA. 01970
Home, 978-745-4289
Cell, 978-578-0185

Editor of the Commission Commuter Update and the Safe Disabled Traveler Notebook at T.I.C.


Big problem please help!!

Andrew J. LaPointe
 

Hi, I am using jaws 13 with windows 7.  My problem is, my firefox brower updated and it says that due to my version of jaws, the access is turned off...Can’t use Firefox.  I can use but, very limited Internet explorer.  How could I access the internet without spending an upgrade of jaws and using windows 7.?  Thank you so very much for any help...
p.s. I have to download some tax docs but, can’t at this point.  Andy and Shubert
Andrew J. LaPointe
President, Friends of the Salem Council on Aging
P.O. Box 1077
Salem, MA. 01970
Home, 978-745-4289
Cell, 978-578-0185

Editor of the Commission Commuter Update and the Safe Disabled Traveler Notebook at T.I.C.


Re: turning off announcement of...

Richard Turner
 


i believe in Jaws 2018. 
With Windows 10 you can also blank the screen like on an iPhone with inser-spacebar then f11.
I believe that was mentioned in the What's New with Jaws 2018,.
Richard


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker



On Mar 11, 2019, at 2:16 AM, Dani Pagador <pocketfulofspry@...> wrote:

When was the speech on demand option introduced? So glad to know about it now.

On 3/9/19, Marty Hutchings <mhutchings@...> wrote:
...Or when in a meeting with Zoom and you don't want to here the
announcements when someone enters or leaves the meeting.  Very good.  This
will be usefull to know.  Thanks.



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2019 3:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

Speech on demand silences Jaws until you press a key combination to read
something specific, like insert+up-arrow to read the current line.
It is useful if you don't want jaws chattering away for no apparent reason,

or when a screen is refreshing or a ticker item is changing value like
during a download, or when streaming audio.
I use it mostly when streaming audio, especially if I am wanting to record
that stream and don't want Jaws interrupting.
The command is insert+spacebar followed by s.
The same command puts it back to full speech.

HTH,
Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

What is Speech on demand and when would one use it?



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

OK.
I did not know that Jaws command.
I just had my wife check and the text is not on the screen, but obviously
Jaws speaks it.
Anyone can open any program using the mouse or touchpad however, even
though
they cannot type.
So, perhaps a work around would be for him to put Jaws into Speech on
demand
with insert+space then s, so unless they know a jaws command to read the
current line or to get it back to full speech, they wouldn't know what to
do.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

no. you misunderstood the issue. when he presses insert+spacebar and l.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

If you are talking about the message about pressing control, alt, delete to
log on, yes it is shown on the screen.
When I lock my home computer with Windows-Key plus l, when I hit a key, the
password field pops up.
At work, they have it set that you have to press control-alt-delete to log
on and the message is shown as well as spoken.
If he used a password, someone knowing the keys to press wouldn't help them
unless they also know his password.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

no. he just wants to prevent accidental potential disasters from happening
when he leaves the computer running for a while unattended, in case
something bumps a few keys, curious home members, etc.

does anyone know if this message actually displays on the screen when a key
is pressed after the keyboard is locked? I'm thinking it isn't.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

So, does he not use a password?

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

he just tried it but it didn't work. he made the entry in the default
dictionary and even unloaded/reloaded JAWS, and after the keyboard is
locked, the announcement of what to press is still spoken.

how would he split up the announcement as you specified? give an example
using this announcement he doesn't want.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Ben Humphreys [mailto:brhbrhbrh@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

Hi Mario,

One strategy is to use the JAWS Dictionary Manager to substitute a space
for
the text that annoys you.

For example, here's one I find annoying and have added to my JAWS default
dictionary:
"Type the name of a program, folder, document, or Internet resource," to ""

When the messages are long, it's most reliable when you break them up into
smaller chunks.

The Speech History command is good for viewing what exactly is being spoken
so you can create a proper substitution in the JAWS Dictionary Manager.

Hope this helps,

Ben

At 12:49 PM 3/8/2019, you wrote:
my friend is using Windows 10 with JAWS 2018 and locks his keyboard
occasionally to prevent accidental presses of keys while he's not using it
for a while, and wants to know if there's a way to disable/turn
off/suppress
the announcement on what to press to unlock the keyboard.
he looked at the quick settings but didn't find such a setting. he also
disabled the announcement of tutor messages, figuring the announcement
might
be a tutor message, and did unload and reload JAWS, but the message was
still being announced. anyone have an idea?







.




































Re: turning off announcement of...

Dani Pagador
 

On 3/10/19, Dani Pagador <pocketfulofspry@gmail.com> wrote:
When was the speech on demand option introduced? So glad to know about it
now.

On 3/9/19, Marty Hutchings <mhutchings@wi.rr.com> wrote:
...Or when in a meeting with Zoom and you don't want to here the
announcements when someone enters or leaves the meeting. Very good.
This
will be usefull to know. Thanks.



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against
the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to
resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2019 3:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

Speech on demand silences Jaws until you press a key combination to read
something specific, like insert+up-arrow to read the current line.
It is useful if you don't want jaws chattering away for no apparent
reason,

or when a screen is refreshing or a ticker item is changing value like
during a download, or when streaming audio.
I use it mostly when streaming audio, especially if I am wanting to
record
that stream and don't want Jaws interrupting.
The command is insert+spacebar followed by s.
The same command puts it back to full speech.

HTH,
Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty
Hutchings
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

What is Speech on demand and when would one use it?



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against
the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to
resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

OK.
I did not know that Jaws command.
I just had my wife check and the text is not on the screen, but obviously
Jaws speaks it.
Anyone can open any program using the mouse or touchpad however, even
though
they cannot type.
So, perhaps a work around would be for him to put Jaws into Speech on
demand
with insert+space then s, so unless they know a jaws command to read the
current line or to get it back to full speech, they wouldn't know what to
do.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

no. you misunderstood the issue. when he presses insert+spacebar and l.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

If you are talking about the message about pressing control, alt, delete
to
log on, yes it is shown on the screen.
When I lock my home computer with Windows-Key plus l, when I hit a key,
the
password field pops up.
At work, they have it set that you have to press control-alt-delete to
log
on and the message is shown as well as spoken.
If he used a password, someone knowing the keys to press wouldn't help
them
unless they also know his password.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

no. he just wants to prevent accidental potential disasters from
happening
when he leaves the computer running for a while unattended, in case
something bumps a few keys, curious home members, etc.

does anyone know if this message actually displays on the screen when a
key
is pressed after the keyboard is locked? I'm thinking it isn't.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

So, does he not use a password?

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

he just tried it but it didn't work. he made the entry in the default
dictionary and even unloaded/reloaded JAWS, and after the keyboard is
locked, the announcement of what to press is still spoken.

how would he split up the announcement as you specified? give an example
using this announcement he doesn't want.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Ben Humphreys [mailto:brhbrhbrh@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

Hi Mario,

One strategy is to use the JAWS Dictionary Manager to substitute a space
for
the text that annoys you.

For example, here's one I find annoying and have added to my JAWS default
dictionary:
"Type the name of a program, folder, document, or Internet resource," to
""

When the messages are long, it's most reliable when you break them up
into
smaller chunks.

The Speech History command is good for viewing what exactly is being
spoken
so you can create a proper substitution in the JAWS Dictionary Manager.

Hope this helps,

Ben

At 12:49 PM 3/8/2019, you wrote:
my friend is using Windows 10 with JAWS 2018 and locks his keyboard
occasionally to prevent accidental presses of keys while he's not using
it
for a while, and wants to know if there's a way to disable/turn
off/suppress
the announcement on what to press to unlock the keyboard.
he looked at the quick settings but didn't find such a setting. he also
disabled the announcement of tutor messages, figuring the announcement
might
be a tutor message, and did unload and reload JAWS, but the message was
still being announced. anyone have an idea?







.
































Re: turning off announcement of...

Dani Pagador
 

When was the speech on demand option introduced? So glad to know about it now.

On 3/9/19, Marty Hutchings <mhutchings@wi.rr.com> wrote:
...Or when in a meeting with Zoom and you don't want to here the
announcements when someone enters or leaves the meeting. Very good. This
will be usefull to know. Thanks.



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2019 3:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

Speech on demand silences Jaws until you press a key combination to read
something specific, like insert+up-arrow to read the current line.
It is useful if you don't want jaws chattering away for no apparent reason,

or when a screen is refreshing or a ticker item is changing value like
during a download, or when streaming audio.
I use it mostly when streaming audio, especially if I am wanting to record
that stream and don't want Jaws interrupting.
The command is insert+spacebar followed by s.
The same command puts it back to full speech.

HTH,
Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

What is Speech on demand and when would one use it?



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

OK.
I did not know that Jaws command.
I just had my wife check and the text is not on the screen, but obviously
Jaws speaks it.
Anyone can open any program using the mouse or touchpad however, even
though
they cannot type.
So, perhaps a work around would be for him to put Jaws into Speech on
demand
with insert+space then s, so unless they know a jaws command to read the
current line or to get it back to full speech, they wouldn't know what to
do.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

no. you misunderstood the issue. when he presses insert+spacebar and l.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

If you are talking about the message about pressing control, alt, delete to
log on, yes it is shown on the screen.
When I lock my home computer with Windows-Key plus l, when I hit a key, the
password field pops up.
At work, they have it set that you have to press control-alt-delete to log
on and the message is shown as well as spoken.
If he used a password, someone knowing the keys to press wouldn't help them
unless they also know his password.

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

no. he just wants to prevent accidental potential disasters from happening
when he leaves the computer running for a while unattended, in case
something bumps a few keys, curious home members, etc.

does anyone know if this message actually displays on the screen when a key
is pressed after the keyboard is locked? I'm thinking it isn't.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

So, does he not use a password?

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: turning off announcement of...

he just tried it but it didn't work. he made the entry in the default
dictionary and even unloaded/reloaded JAWS, and after the keyboard is
locked, the announcement of what to press is still spoken.

how would he split up the announcement as you specified? give an example
using this announcement he doesn't want.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Ben Humphreys [mailto:brhbrhbrh@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: turning off announcement of...

Hi Mario,

One strategy is to use the JAWS Dictionary Manager to substitute a space
for
the text that annoys you.

For example, here's one I find annoying and have added to my JAWS default
dictionary:
"Type the name of a program, folder, document, or Internet resource," to ""

When the messages are long, it's most reliable when you break them up into
smaller chunks.

The Speech History command is good for viewing what exactly is being spoken
so you can create a proper substitution in the JAWS Dictionary Manager.

Hope this helps,

Ben

At 12:49 PM 3/8/2019, you wrote:
my friend is using Windows 10 with JAWS 2018 and locks his keyboard
occasionally to prevent accidental presses of keys while he's not using it
for a while, and wants to know if there's a way to disable/turn
off/suppress
the announcement on what to press to unlock the keyboard.
he looked at the quick settings but didn't find such a setting. he also
disabled the announcement of tutor messages, figuring the announcement
might
be a tutor message, and did unload and reload JAWS, but the message was
still being announced. anyone have an idea?







.
































Re: Adding alt tags to images?

 

This article from Adobe, 

Adding alternate text to images | Adobe Indesign accessiblity

, also makes the point I'm trying to make:

"The alt text you entered is included whenever you export this InDesign file as an EPUB, HTML, or PDF document. However, it is not added to the metadata for the image file itself, so you'll need to re-enter it if you use the image in a different document."

Alt-text is not a property of the image file metadata itself as a dedicated field, which makes sense since the same image could be used in a hundred different sites where what the designer wants the user to take away from that image is entirely different.  Alt-text is a property of the object into which the image is embedded, which allows it to be purpose specific.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Adding alt tags to images?

 

I know of no way to add alt text to image files themselves in a way that a screen reader picks up on.  That sort of alt text is a function of the thing into which the image is embedded, such as a Word Document or webpage.

One can add alt text to image metadata, but screen readers do not look at image metadata to decide what they're going to announce for an image.

See:  https://throughmyeyesinclusivedesign.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/adding-alt-text-to-image-metadata/ 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Adding alt tags to images?

ann
 

Hi,

The Alt tags I am talking about are what is seen by any decent modern screen reader when browsing images ont he web. I have an image to upload, and I'd like to add an alt tag to it since it only currently has a Jaws label, wich is nice for my local Jaws and computer use, but probably won't help anyone else much on the web.

So, would Word be the easiest way for me to add an Alt tag to this image that all oculd read before uploading it? Or would some other tool be better?

Thanks for any advice,
~Ann


On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 11:24 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Ann,

            Are you asking about adding Alt Text for an image using Microsoft Word?  If so, it's a cinch, as it is under most HTML editors, too.

            If you're referring to something after the fact then it becomes significantly more complicated and murkier.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Adding alt tags to images?

JM Casey
 

Hi Anne.

It might have something to do with your encoding; I do not see these
characters normally in Brian's messages, but in the one you quoted below
yours, as in, in your response where you have quoted his message, they do
appear.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: March 10, 2019 11:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Adding alt tags to images?

brian,

Is there a way to avoid the  characters
liberally sprinkled through your messages? the messages would be sooo much
easier to read without them.


At 10:24 AM 3/10/2019, you wrote:
Ann,      Are you asking about
adding Alt Text for an image using Microsoft
Word? If so, it's a cinch, as it is under most
HTML editors, too.      If you're
referring to something after the fact then it
becomes significantly more complicated and murkier.--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763 Â

  Explanations exist; they have existed for
all time; there is always a well-known solution
to every human problem — neat, plausible, andd wrong.

     ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Adding alt tags to images?

 

Ann,

That's something on your end, not mine, and I have no idea what that might be.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Adding alt tags to images?

Ann Byrne
 

brian,

Is there a way to avoid the  characters liberally sprinkled through your messages? the messages would be sooo much easier to read without them.

At 10:24 AM 3/10/2019, you wrote:
Ann,      Are you asking about adding Alt Text for an image using Microsoft Word? If so, it's a cinch, as it is under most HTML editors, too.      If you're referring to something after the fact then it becomes significantly more complicated and murkier.--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763 Â

  Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, andd wrong.

     ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: volume control, can't switch it from my keyboard

Ann Byrne
 

If your keyboard has an fn key--often where the right windows key ought to be, try pressing it along with the volume up and down keys.

Maybe ...

At 09:39 AM 3/10/2019, you wrote:
You could try reinstalling the driver.
The other thing to do is more envolved is to try spraying some electrical cleaner on the keyboard controls.
Just a thought.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:21 AM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: volume control, can't switch it from my keyboard

Hey guys,

OK, this has happened before, but trying to figure out why. Every once in a while with windows 10, i can't seem to change my volume with my keyboard. Ya know how a lot of keyboards have controls across the top. Most of the time it works, but every once in a while it just stops, but yet i can type just fine and all that. It's really annoying cause i'll turn the volume up and down a bit. Any ideas on how to fix it?






Re: Adding alt tags to images?

 

Ann,

            Are you asking about adding Alt Text for an image using Microsoft Word?  If so, it's a cinch, as it is under most HTML editors, too.

            If you're referring to something after the fact then it becomes significantly more complicated and murkier.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Adding alt tags to images?

Richard B. McDonald
 

I think there is a thing in JAWS called "graphics labeler." JAWS+g is the command, I think. Your cursor needs to be on the graphic. Check out the JAWS help topic on it. if you are in another program, say Word, there is a different way to put an alt tag on an image you have inserted; the applications key.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Adding alt tags to images?

Hi,


Is there a reliable way to add an alt tag to an image with the latest version of Jaws, and perhaps latest Word or some other program?


If someone knows other ways or programs for this that work better with
other screen readers, please reply to me off list. I can use either NVDA
or Narrator as well.


Thanks,

~Ann


Re: dumb question about say current word command

tele1974@...
 

Would trying to reset to factory settings maybe fix this? I just don’t understand how every other command would work besides this one.
kurt


Re: volume control, can't switch it from my keyboard

Nino Dagostino
 

You could try reinstalling the driver.
The other thing to do is more envolved is to try spraying some electrical cleaner on the keyboard controls.
Just a thought.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:21 AM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: volume control, can't switch it from my keyboard

Hey guys,

OK, this has happened before, but trying to figure out why. Every once in a while with windows 10, i can't seem to change my volume with my keyboard. Ya know how a lot of keyboards have controls across the top. Most of the time it works, but every once in a while it just stops, but yet i can type just fine and all that. It's really annoying cause i'll turn the volume up and down a bit. Any ideas on how to fix it?


volume control, can't switch it from my keyboard

Jed Barton
 

Hey guys,

OK, this has happened before, but trying to figure out why. Every
once in a while with windows 10, i can't seem to change my volume with
my keyboard. Ya know how a lot of keyboards have controls across the
top. Most of the time it works, but every once in a while it just
stops, but yet i can type just fine and all that. It's really
annoying cause i'll turn the volume up and down a bit. Any ideas on
how to fix it?