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moderated Re: Getting out of the menu in docs

Pramit
 

Have you tried ALT + /.
This brings the focus back to the menu and then press ESC.

Pramit

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 7:45 AM Anna Givens <annajee82@...> wrote:
Oh yeah! I actually had tried that too! No luck

Anna

> On Mar 25, 2020, at 2:14 AM, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:
>
> Hi, Anna Try Function key 6 (F6 a couple of times. This usually works when navigating between panes in a program.
>
> Bill White
> billwhite92701@...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Anna Givens
> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:11 PM
> To: Jaws List; Jaws List
> Subject: Getting out of the menu in docs
>
> Still wondering why when I’m google docs, if I am in the menu but don’t want to select anything, but just want to get back to the document area, why doesn’t pressing escape do anything, and what should I do??
>
> I have also tried taking through the menu (which I would hate to have to do every time) but that didn’t get me back to the document area.
>
> Also tried alt tab to go to other window and then back and that didn’t do anything.
>
> Also tried f5 to refresh page (although I don’t think it was an issue with the page, but who knows) but that didn’t do anything!
>
> Any ideas would be appreciated!
>
> Be well,
> Anna
>
>
>
>
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>



moderated Re: Typability From yesaccessibility.com

James Malone
 

To be honest with you, I would have to agree. Talking Typing Teacher although it is very helpful for training, I find that The company that created the program isn’t helpful to its clients, and don’t let your system break down. You will have to perches the program again, meaning that you can only use it for the life of your hard drive. A lot of people don’t know this. You are allowed to download the software three times, but anything after three times you get no reset codes, and unless you buy directly from them they will not honor anyone buying outside of their company. Stores like Maxi aides or an on-line company that sell their product cannot make any decisions to reset your three activations.

Now, I’ve had dealings with the creator of the scripts, and decided to move my clients over to Fun with Typability, because it’s set up for the Jaws user.

They will work with you as well when it comes down to helpful hints and training methods.

James

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Feliciano G
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Typability From yesaccessibility.com

 

Hi?

This is a great program! Many people that I trained with it loved it over talking typing teacher. All  you get is if you sessions for free with the demo. After those sessions have been used, the program is not usable until you purchase a license.

Feliciano

For tech tips and updates: 

those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. -Steve Jobs 



On Mar 25, 2020, at 2:45 PM, Thabo Baseki <THAB0.BASEKI@...> wrote:



Hi friends!

 

I’d love to train some people using the above mentioned program.

 

In a demo version, do I use it 15 times and that’s it? Has anyone used it before? I do not know if my question is clear, if not, please dear friends let me know.

 

Thank you!

 

Best

Thabo

 

 

 

moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

There's Firefox 52.6.0, which is the one I've attempted to install on my
Windows 7 machine, but it keeps updating without my consent even with the
Internet connection unplugged from the back of the computer.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Justin
Williams
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

I thought firefox stopped working with jaws.

Is there a version that does at this point?

Justin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

did you turn off the internet connection as soon as you re installed it?
if you don't it will upgrade you as soon as you open it.
you have to leeve your internet connection off until you turn off automatic
updates and i also turn off the background services i think its called. this
is in the same advanced settings area.


-----Original Message-----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding


This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with Windows
XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my Windows 7 machine
since February 14 of this year. Before then, it was working fine. When I
reinstall it, it automatically tries updating to Firefox 60, and I don't
understand why, because I've turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else
had this happen to them?

moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I actually go through an ethernet connection which has its main point at the
headquarters of the apartment complex where I live. In fact, I unplugged the
cable I have from the ethernet connection on the back of my computer, and I
still get the same "Firefox is not responding", and it just hangs there with
my whole machine frozen until I exit Firefox. What's up with that, I wonder?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

by unplugging the modem if you don't have it on a power strip.
a few modems have a button you can press to disconnect from the net too.
but you have to do this right after firefox has been installed.

-----Original Message-----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

I wonder if there's a way to change those options while the Internet
connection is off. If so, how would I do this?

-----Original Message-----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison [mailto:foristnights@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:36 PM
To: 'main@jfw.groups.io'
Subject: RE: Firefox Is Not Responding

Yes indeed I did.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

did you turn off the internet connection as soon as you re installed it?
if you don't it will upgrade you as soon as you open it.
you have to leeve your internet connection off until you turn off automatic
updates and i also turn off the background services i think its called. this
is in the same advanced settings area.


-----Original Message-----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding


This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with Windows
XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my Windows 7 machine
since February 14 of this year. Before then, it was working fine. When I
reinstall it, it automatically tries updating to Firefox 60, and I don't
understand why, because I've turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else
had this happen to them?

moderated Re: Connect Outlook to Word

Tim Ford
 

Hi All,

 

There are 2 methods I use, one seems a bit easier, but the second is quite easy as well.

 

I have found that the most simple way to attach a Word file is to navigate to the document through Windows Explorer or Word itself, and press the old reliable Control + C to copy it to the clipboard.  Then go to the body of the email, and press Control + V to paste it in.  You can verify the process by pressing shift tab to get to the list of attachments that is between the subject line and the body of the email text; your file name should appear there.

 

The other easy method is the same for starters, you find the file in a list under Windows Explored.  Right click (applications key or shift + F10), and arrow to the “send to” line.  Open this with the right arrow.  Arrow down to “mail recipient” and press enter.  Alt tab and you will find your Outlook message ready to go with the file already attached.  Your cursor is in the “to” box.  I think Outlook needs to be running for this to work, so start Outlook before issuing the “send to” command.

 

Tim Ford

O

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Connect Outlook to Word

 

I never had to connect Word to Outlook. All I do is find the document I want to attach, then copy the file, not the contents of the file, to the clipboard. Once I open the emzail I want to send, all I have to do is paste the document into the body of the email to attach it.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Connect Outlook to Word

 

Hi all, Hope Everyone are staying safe in their house. I have a question on how to connect Outlook to word. Does any one know the steps on connect Outlook to word to make sending attachment easier. I'm going to use Outlook as my default email service to use with my homework assignment from my high school's distance learning session  during the Corona Virus. Hope to hear from you.

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

 

moderated Re: Connect Outlook to Word

Bill White
 

I never had to connect Word to Outlook. All I do is find the document I want to attach, then copy the file, not the contents of the file, to the clipboard. Once I open the emzail I want to send, all I have to do is paste the document into the body of the email to attach it.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Connect Outlook to Word

 

Hi all, Hope Everyone are staying safe in their house. I have a question on how to connect Outlook to word. Does any one know the steps on connect Outlook to word to make sending attachment easier. I'm going to use Outlook as my default email service to use with my homework assignment from my high school's distance learning session  during the Corona Virus. Hope to hear from you.

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

 

moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

Bill White
 

Yes, I used to get that, too. I had to go into Programs\Mozilla Firefox, and remove the file called updater.exe to get it to stop updating.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

 

Yeah,

Windows 7 here, mine reset itself and made me go into FireFox's safe mode to get it back, and I had a hell of a time getting the settings like I had them with my home page.  Thankfully my choice of home page has a button to set it as the default home page, because FF would not do it any more.

It kept wanting me to use the choice of search engines it offered me.

Glenn

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

Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:32 PM

Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding

 

This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with Windows XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my Windows 7 machine since February 14 of this year. Before then, it was working fine. When I reinstall it, it automatically tries updating to Firefox 60, and I don't understand why, because I've turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else had this happen to them?

moderated Re: Census survey

kitty hevener <khevener@...>
 

I did see the note where they recommended that jaws users use ie.  However, I was successfully doing mine on chrome till I entered the wrong id and got locked out.  Smile!!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Census survey

 

I just completed this with Google Chrome and it worked perfectly.

 

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

 

From: Judy

Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 5:49 PM

Subject: Re: Census survey

 

That is interesting as to my knowledge IE 11 was the last update, then going to Edge. They are behind the times for sure. Judy

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 2:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Census survey

 

Hello:

Has anyone completed the 2020 census on line at my2020census.gov?

At the top, it asks screen reader users to use the latest version of Internet Explorer and JAWS.  I wonder how secure IE is now.

Any thoughts?

 

Thanks,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

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moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

 

I'm using version 68.6.0 (32-bit) of the Firefox Extended Support Release which came out when JAWS was first having issues with the initial Firefox Quantum release. I'm still running Windows 7 but this version of Firefox works well with Fusion 2020.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

Hi, Justin. I am using Firefox 74.0, and it works with JAWS 2020.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

I thought firefox stopped working with jaws.

Is there a version that does at this point?

Justin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

did you turn off the internet connection as soon as you re installed it?
if you don't it will upgrade you as soon as you open it.
you have to leeve your internet connection off until you turn off automatic updates and i also turn off the background services i think its called. this is in the same advanced settings area.


-----Original Message-----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding


This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with Windows XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my Windows 7 machine since February 14 of this year. Before then, it was working fine. When I reinstall it, it automatically tries updating to Firefox 60, and I don't understand why, because I've turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else had this happen to them?

moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

netbat66
 

no, it stopped working with window eyes.
the last version that will work with window eyes is version 52.7
and it is also the last version that will work with webvisum captcha solver.

-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Williams
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

I thought firefox stopped working with jaws.

Is there a version that does at this point?

Justin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

did you turn off the internet connection as soon as you re installed it?
if you don't it will upgrade you as soon as you open it.
you have to leeve your internet connection off until you turn off automatic updates and i also turn off the background services i think its called. this is in the same advanced settings area.


-----Original Message-----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding


This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with Windows
XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my Windows 7 machine
since February 14 of this year. Before then, it was working fine. When I
reinstall it, it automatically tries updating to Firefox 60, and I don't
understand why, because I've turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else had
this happen to them?

moderated Connect Outlook to Word

Michael Munn
 

Hi all, Hope Everyone are staying safe in their house. I have a question on how to connect Outlook to word. Does any one know the steps on connect Outlook to word to make sending attachment easier. I'm going to use Outlook as my default email service to use with my homework assignment from my high school's distance learning session  during the Corona Virus. Hope to hear from you.
Best regards 
Michael Munn 

moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

Glenn / Lenny
 

Yeah,
Windows 7 here, mine reset itself and made me go into FireFox's safe mode to get it back, and I had a hell of a time getting the settings like I had them with my home page.  Thankfully my choice of home page has a button to set it as the default home page, because FF would not do it any more.
It kept wanting me to use the choice of search engines it offered me.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:32 PM
Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding

This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with Windows XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my Windows 7 machine since February 14 of this year. Before then, it was working fine. When I reinstall it, it automatically tries updating to Firefox 60, and I don't understand why, because I've turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else had this happen to them?

moderated Re: Extending JAWS License to June 30

Glenn / Lenny
 

More likely it will get people used to it and they won't want to go back to their old version.
It's a good sales ploy.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "ratshtron" <northstarr1950@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: Extending JAWS License to June 30


hmmm, this free license will only work till june 30 of 2020 but would be a good way to try jaws without a time limit, lol and decide if you wish to purchase a copy or not. they should do this from time to time to give people a chance to really try the software with no restrictions other than the tandum feature.


Legend has it that on Tuesday 3/24/20 02:02 PM, James Malone said:
----------------------------------------
Hi Gerald, you answered your own question, and it was the last one. He has a older version of Jaws, and want's to get a newer version. I think he's on Jaws 15 at the moment.
I'll send him the link to the portal. Thanks.
James

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Extending JAWS License to June 30


Not exactly sure what you're asking. Does your client already have a JAWS license that will soon expire and so wants to extend it to June 30? Or does your client want to try JAWS for free for the first time for three months before deciding to purchase a one-year license? Or perhaps your client is currently using an older version of JAWS and wants to upgrade to JAWS 2020, in which case he should visit the following page to activate the free license which will run until June 30, at which time he can purchase a full one-year license for $90:



https://portal.freedomscientific.com/SponsoredSoftware




Gerald



On 3/24/2020 11:43 AM, James Malone wrote:
Hi Gerald, I have a client who just wants to upgrade. What would
you suggest so I can relay the info?
James

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:38 AM
To: JFW List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Extending JAWS License to June 30


If you already have a one-year JAWS license that will expire soon
and would like to extend it to June 30under the terms of the free offer, call FS at 800-444-4443and choose option 1, then option 3. Be sure to have your serial number ready and tell the agent that you would like to extend your license to June 30. The agent will update your authorization, and you will not need to visit the FS web site to obtain a new activation code. Once the agent has updated your authorization, go to the update activation dialog on the license submenu on the JAWS help menu, and go through each page to reactivate JAWS. I justdid this myself, and was able to extend my license expiration from May 6 to June 30. Hey, every little bit helps. All FS telephone agents are now working from home, so you should not have trouble getting through to someone.


Gerald
















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moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

Bill White
 

Hi, Justin. I am using Firefox 74.0, and it works with JAWS 2020.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

I thought firefox stopped working with jaws.

Is there a version that does at this point?

Justin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

did you turn off the internet connection as soon as you re installed it?
if you don't it will upgrade you as soon as you open it.
you have to leeve your internet connection off until you turn off automatic updates and i also turn off the background services i think its called. this is in the same advanced settings area.


-----Original Message-----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding


This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with Windows
XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my Windows 7 machine
since February 14 of this year. Before then, it was working fine. When I
reinstall it, it automatically tries updating to Firefox 60, and I don't
understand why, because I've turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else had
this happen to them?

moderated Re: using zoom with jaws

Shai
 

Hello,
It sounds like your Zoom audio is not connected. When a meeting is
joined tab to and check the box that says connect my audio. This can
also be done in settings of the Zoom client under audio.
It only needs to be done once.

On 3/25/20, J.L. Mathena-Armstrong <1madam.butterfly@...> wrote:
Hello all,
I am trying to participate in a meeting this evening with zoom. I can get
in, but I cannot hear the other person over my computer. What am I doing
wrong, or better yet, what should I do?



moderated using zoom with jaws

J.L. Mathena-Armstrong <1madam.butterfly@...>
 

Hello all,
I am trying to participate in a meeting this evening with zoom. I can get in, but I cannot hear the other person over my computer. What am I doing wrong, or better yet, what should I do?

moderated Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

Justin Williams
 

I thought firefox stopped working with jaws.

Is there a version that does at this point?

Justin

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Firefox Is Not Responding

did you turn off the internet connection as soon as you re installed it?
if you don't it will upgrade you as soon as you open it.
you have to leeve your internet connection off until you turn off automatic updates and i also turn off the background services i think its called. this is in the same advanced settings area.


-----Original Message-----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox Is Not Responding


This is rather strange, since I can run it fine on this machine with Windows
XP, same version (52.6.0), but I can't seem to run it on my Windows 7 machine
since February 14 of this year. Before then, it was working fine. When I
reinstall it, it automatically tries updating to Firefox 60, and I don't
understand why, because I've turned off updates to Firefox. Has anyone else had
this happen to them?

moderated Re: Getting out of the menu in docs

Anna Givens
 

Oh yeah! I actually had tried that too! No luck

Anna

On Mar 25, 2020, at 2:14 AM, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:

Hi, Anna Try Function key 6 (F6 a couple of times. This usually works when navigating between panes in a program.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Anna Givens
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:11 PM
To: Jaws List; Jaws List
Subject: Getting out of the menu in docs

Still wondering why when I’m google docs, if I am in the menu but don’t want to select anything, but just want to get back to the document area, why doesn’t pressing escape do anything, and what should I do??

I have also tried taking through the menu (which I would hate to have to do every time) but that didn’t get me back to the document area.

Also tried alt tab to go to other window and then back and that didn’t do anything.

Also tried f5 to refresh page (although I don’t think it was an issue with the page, but who knows) but that didn’t do anything!

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Be well,
Anna







moderated Re: reading Backblaze status with jaws2020?

Mike B
 


Howdy Marty,
 
See if the following will help.
 
Using the Touch Cursor
Certain applications, especially many of the modern-style apps found in Windows 8, do not always work as expected with JAWS when navigating with the standard
cursors such as the PC and Virtual PC cursors. Activating the new Touch Cursor enables you to use the ARROW keys on your computer's keyboard, or the controls
on your braille display, to navigate through the actual objects in an application similar to using gestures on the touch screen of a tablet. Application
objects include everything from menu bars, toolbars, and progress bars, to form controls, regions, links, etc. Press SHIFT+NUM PAD PLUS, or SHIFT+CAPS
LOCK+SEMICOLON if using the laptop keyboard layout, to activate the Touch Cursor. To turn it off, activate one of the other cursors, like the JAWS or PC
Cursor. Pressing the PC Cursor command (NUM PAD PLUS) will cause JAWS to say "Touch Cursor" and the Touch Cursor will remain active. If Tutor Messages
are enabled, JAWS will also speak the message "Double tap to activate PC cursor". Press the PC Cursor command twice quickly to turn off the Touch Cursor
and activate the PC Cursor.
 
The Touch Cursor is enabled by default in certain Windows 8 applications to improve navigation. These apps include News, Weather, and Store. Whenever you
move focus to one of these apps, the Touch Cursor is automatically activated. To automatically enable the Touch Cursor in another application, press INSERT+V
to open Quick Settings while focused in the application where you want to use the Touch Cursor, expand the Touch Cursor Options group, and then select
Automatic Activation. You must do this for every application where you want to have JAWS automatically turn on the Touch Cursor.
 
Navigating With the Touch Cursor
To move to the next or previous object on the screen, press RIGHT or LEFT ARROW. You can also use TAB or SHIFT+TAB.
 
To move by a specific object type, press UP or DOWN ARROW. By default, the UP and DOWN ARROWS will move by regions, or by groups if you are on the Windows
8 Start Screen. To change what object type these commands move by, press PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN to cycle through the available types using the navigation
rotor.
 
For example, if you want the UP or DOWN ARROW keys to move by headings, press PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN until you hear "headings. Now, pressing UP or DOWN ARROW
will move to the next or previous heading.
 
Press CTRL+HOME to move to the first object and press CTRL+END to move to the last object. To announce the current object, press INSERT+UP ARROW. To perform
a Say All, which will cause the Touch Cursor to move through the application and speak each object, press INSERT+DOWN ARROW.
 
As you navigate using the ARROW keys, the system focus does not follow the Touch Cursor. This allows you to freely navigate through objects without changing
the position of the PC Cursor or mouse pointer. Pressing SPACEBAR or ENTER on the current object will move focus to that object and perform the appropriate
action. For instance, opening a menu, selecting a check box, or activating a button or link. In addition, a rectangle will be displayed around the currently
selected object to visually indicate the location of the Touch cursor for sighted users.
 
To quickly move the Touch Cursor to the object that currently has focus, press INSERT+NUM PAD PLUS, or CAPS LOCK+APOSTROPHE if using the laptop keyboard
layout. JAWS will route the Touch Cursor to the currently selected object and announce it. The Touch Cursor will remain active after performing this command.
 
To determine what object types will be announced as you navigate with the Touch Cursor, press INSERT+V to open Quick Settings, expand the Touch Cursor
Options group, then move to Configure Types. This group lists all available types that can be navigated to using the Touch Cursor. Use the SPACEBAR to
select or clear a type. Types that are selected are announced while types that are not selected are ignored.
 
Note: The Configure Types option only appears in Quick Settings if the Touch Cursor is currently active when Quick Settings is opened.
 
Navigating the Windows 8 Start Screen
Previously, navigating Tiles on the new Windows 8 Start Screen was difficult to understand. Like a traditional desktop, the columns did not wrap, and because
tiles can be different sizes, it was very difficult to orient yourself when moving with the PC focus. We now suggest you consider using the Touch Cursor
mode to offer a more seamless and predictable way of learning the tiles and where they are located.
 
To begin, move focus to the Windows 8 Start Screen by pressing the WINDOWS key until you hear "Start Screen." Now you can activate the Touch Cursor by
pressing SHIFT+NUM PAD PLUS on a Desktop keyboard or SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+SEMICOLON on a Laptop keyboard. With the Touch Cursor on, you can use the single-finger
flick up and down gestures to move between the groups, or use UP and DOWN ARROWS to simulate the gestures, even if you do not have a touch screen. Note
that groups are generally not named by default, so JAWS will refer to the Group name based on whatever the first tile is in the group that gains focus.
At any point, you can use either a single-finger flick right or left on a Touch Screen or use the RIGHT and LEFT ARROWS to explore all tiles from your
current location. If you locate a Tile for an application you wish to launch, simply double tap the touch screen with a single finger, or just press ENTER
to launch the tile you are on.
 
Touch Cursor Navigation Quick Keys
While the Touch Cursor is active, you can use Navigation Quick Keys to quickly jump to various types of objects, such as regions, headings, links, form
controls, and so on. These commands are similar to the Navigation Quick Keys that are used when navigating HTML and PDF documents with the Virtual PC Cursor.
 
By default, Touch Navigation Quick Keys are not enabled when the Touch Cursor is activated. This allows you to fully use applications that support typing
in the main window. For example, the Windows 8 News app lets you type so you can quickly locate specific stories.
 
If you would like Touch Navigation Quick keys to be enabled automatically when the Touch Cursor is activated in a specific application, press INSERT+V
to open Quick Settings while focused in the application, navigate to the Touch Cursor Options group, and select Touch Quick Keys. You can also press INSERT+Z
while the Touch Cursor is active to temporarily toggle Touch Navigation Quick Keys on or off.
 
The following Navigation Quick Keys are available:
 
Note: You can add the SHIFT Key to any of these commands to move to the previous occurrence of that element.
 
A - Next radio button
B - Next button
C - Next combo box
D - Next document
E - Next edit field
F - Next form field
G - Next image
H - Next heading
I - Next list item
K - Next link
L - Next list
M - Next menu
O - Next tool bar
P - Next pane
Q - Next tab
R - Next region
S - Next occurrence of static text
T - Next table
U - Next group
V - Next tree view
X - Next check box
Z - Next status bar
Text Review
Text Review allows you to read the text contained inside an element using standard reading commands. If the element at the current Touch Cursor position
has text, such as a news article, pressing NUM PAD SLASH or INSERT+ENTER will activate Text Review. You can then use the ARROW keys to read the text as
if you were reading a regular document. Pressing the ESC key will exit Text Review and return to Touch Cursor navigation.
 
For example, in the News app, where the Touch Cursor is enabled by default, you could press UP or DOWN ARROW to move to the Top Stories region and then
press RIGHT ARROW to move to a particular story. When you find the article you want to read, you can press INSERT+ENTER or NUM PAD SLASH to switch to Text
Review so you can use the ARROW keys or the braille display to read the article. Once you are finished, press ESC to close Text Review and then use RIGHT
or LEFT ARROW to select another article from the current region, or UP or DOWN ARROW to move to a different region.
 
By default, JAWS will play a sound when you enter or exit Text Review mode. If you would rather have JAWS speak a message, press INSERT+V to open Quick
Settings, expand the Touch Cursor Options group, and clear the Use Sounds option.
 
Advanced Navigation
For advanced users, specifically those who may be involved with developing applications, Advanced Navigation provides more detail about all objects in
the UIA (User Interface UAutomation) structure.
 
With the standard Touch Cursor, you can only navigate to objects that are visible on the screen in the current application. In Advanced Navigation, the
Touch Cursor traverses all UIA objects in a hierarchical manner. All Objects, whether visible or not, can be traversed in Advanced Navigation.
 
To enable Advanced Navigation, press NUM PAD STAR, or CAPS LOCK+A if using the laptop keyboard layout, while the Touch Cursor is active. Once active, use
the LEFT or RIGHT ARROW keys to move to the previous or next sibling object and the UP or DOWN ARROW keys to move to the parrent object or the first child
object. To view more Advanced Navigation commands, press INSERT+H while this mode is active. Press NUM PAD STAR once more to turn off Advanced Navigation
and return to the standard Touch Cursor.

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:27 PM
Subject: Re: reading Backblaze status with jaws2020?

Using JAWS 2020 and Windows 7, I only get a strange sound when trying to navigate with the touch curser.  How is the touch curser used?
 
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
 
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: reading Backblaze status with jaws2020?
 

Hi Jessica. If you are using  a desktop PC. Press the shift key plus the plus sign or the PC cursor on your number pad.

To turn it off, press the PC cursor twice quickly.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading Backblaze status with jaws2020?

 

 

O, I’m not familiar with how to do that?

How do you use the touch cursor?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

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From: Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading Backblaze status with jaws2020?

 

Have you tried using the touch cursor to see what may be on the screen?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:04 PM
To: Jaws user list <main@jfw.groups.io>; Groups.io <main+subscribe+97525411447636795+13888@mcbvi-l.groups.io>
Subject: reading Backblaze status with jaws2020?

 

Hi,

I’m using Backblaze to backup my computer.

I started a backup last night, and its still going now.

 

I’d like to know how to read the status, to see what’s going on.

 

It says, “pause backup” in the middle of my screen, but I’m sure there’s more info, that jaws just isn’t telling me.

 

Can someone tell me how to read this other info?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

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On Mar 25, 2020, at 1:11 AM, Anna Givens <annajee82@...> wrote:

Still wondering why when I’m google docs, if I am in the menu but don’t want to select anything, but just want to get back to the document area, why doesn’t pressing escape do anything, and what should I do??

I have also tried taking through the menu (which I would hate to have to do every time) but that didn’t get me back to the document area.

Also tried alt tab to go to other window and then back and that didn’t do anything.

Also tried f5 to refresh page (although I don’t think it was an issue with the page, but who knows) but that didn’t do anything!

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Be well,
Anna