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Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Marty Hutchings
 

That would tell me that it is not JAWS then.  You have to look at the sound card, card drivers or the speakers them selves.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
 

From: Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer
 

Well, the windows startup sound, and other sounds were garbled too, at least initially.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 10:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

 

Tom,  How is the sound for other aps or music?

 

Love in Christ
Marty

 

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 6:59 PM

Subject: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

 

I hadn’t used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at times.

 

In other words, the audio simply isn’t as it should be.

 

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is still distorted.

 

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

 

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I know there are plenty of resources to work with.

 

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 


Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Tom Behler
 

Well, the windows startup sound, and other sounds were garbled too, at least initially.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 10:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

 

Tom,  How is the sound for other aps or music?

 

Love in Christ
Marty

 

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 6:59 PM

Subject: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

 

I hadn’t used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at times.

 

In other words, the audio simply isn’t as it should be.

 

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is still distorted.

 

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

 

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I know there are plenty of resources to work with.

 

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 


Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Tom Behler
 

Mike:

 

I’m using the default sound card that came with the computer;  I believe it’s a Realtech sound card.

 

Tom behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 9:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

 

Hi Tom,

 

It's very possible that a Windows update played hell with the soundcard driver.  It seems like whenever Windows 10 does a big update this happens.  What soundcard is your computer running?

Take care.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
I type out everything I want to remember. That way instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it was, I spend the time looking for where I saved it!

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

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 4:59 PM

Subject: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

 

I hadn’t used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at times.

 

In other words, the audio simply isn’t as it should be.

 

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is still distorted.

 

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

 

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I know there are plenty of resources to work with.

 

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 


Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Tom Behler
 

Pat:

I've considered this step, and may do it if the problem persists.

Interestingly, I shut down and re-booted the computer twice, and the sound
got better.

Very strange; have nevrer experienced this issue in my 20 years of using
Jaws with windows.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pat Byrne
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 8:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10
Computer

If nothing else has happened Tom, perhaps delete and reinstall JAWS.
Pat ByrneAt 06:59 PM 11/23/2018, you wrote:
Hello, everyone.

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

I hadn't used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it
up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at
times.

In other words, the audio simply isn't as it should be.

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is
still distorted.

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I
know there are plenty of resources to work with.

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

Thank you!

Tom Behler




Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Marty Hutchings
 

Tom,  How is the sound for other aps or music?
 
Love in Christ
Marty
 

From: Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 6:59 PM
Subject: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer
 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

 

I hadn’t used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at times.

 

In other words, the audio simply isn’t as it should be.

 

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is still distorted.

 

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

 

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I know there are plenty of resources to work with.

 

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 


Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Tom,
 
It's very possible that a Windows update played hell with the soundcard driver.  It seems like whenever Windows 10 does a big update this happens.  What soundcard is your computer running?
Take care.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
I type out everything I want to remember. That way instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it was, I spend the time looking for where I saved it!

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 4:59 PM
Subject: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Hello, everyone.

 

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

 

I hadn’t used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at times.

 

In other words, the audio simply isn’t as it should be.

 

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is still distorted.

 

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

 

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I know there are plenty of resources to work with.

 

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 


Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Cristóbal
 

Before you do that, I would at least attend a system restore to a time before the problem popped up if nothing else works.

On Nov 23, 2018, at 5:30 PM, Pat Byrne <k9jau@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

If nothing else has happened Tom, perhaps delete and reinstall JAWS.
Pat ByrneAt 06:59 PM 11/23/2018, you wrote:
Hello, everyone.

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

I hadn't used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at times.

In other words, the audio simply isn't as it should be.

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is still distorted.

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I know there are plenty of resources to work with.

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

Thank you!

Tom Behler






Re: Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Pat Byrne
 

If nothing else has happened Tom, perhaps delete and reinstall JAWS.
Pat ByrneAt 06:59 PM 11/23/2018, you wrote:

Hello, everyone.

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

I hadn't used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at times.

In other words, the audio simply isn't as it should be.

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is still distorted.

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I know there are plenty of resources to work with.

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

Thank you!

Tom Behler




Updating win10 on new pcHI

Val Paul
 

Hi good friends!
As you can see by this email, i’ve had to resort to my Iphone to send this.
I would be glad of some help. [always seem to require help these days] As i’ve been having trouble with the USB drives on my pc, i took my pc to a friend who has become the manager of a new computer shop just open. Actually, he came to see me as i’m not walking very well with my hip which i recently broke.
He took away my pc and brought m me a refurbished one.
What i’d like help with is when i set it up, it said that i was well out of date, so installed the update helper, this was on Wednesday and it still hasn’t spoke to tell me if i’ve installed it correctly.
How can i check this please?
Sorry for sending such a long message, but i’m trying my best to give you the correct details.

Val.


Muffled And Distorted Audio With Jaws On New Windows 10 Computer

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am in the process of setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2018.

 

I hadn’t used the computer for a couple of days, and when I booted it up this evening, Jaws came up, but was rather distorted and crackly at times.

 

In other words, the audio simply isn’t as it should be.

 

I raised and lowered the speaker volume, but the overall Jaws sound is still distorted.

 

I only have the latest build of Jaws 2018 on this computer.

 

This computer has 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a new I7 processor, so I know there are plenty of resources to work with.

 

What am I doing wrong here, and how can I correct this issue?

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 


Re: This feature is so cool.

Michael Munn
 

Thanks Chris. I never knew that. 
Best Regards 
MichaelMunn 
Michael Munn
Member:
Virginia Association of Blind students 
Member:
Maryland Association of Blind Students 
Students of:
Hadley Institute of the Blind
Hadley 


On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 7:06 PM Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@...> wrote:

It depends entirely on how the site was written. What HTML tags or keyboard language or whatever. If you’ve got the Jaws detect language settings enabled and the page is properly coded, you’ll get this effect. More often than not though, this isn’t the case and Jaws gets all jacked up. A site in Spanish being spoken with an American English synth, British a UK domain being spoken in French, etc. Truthfully, for multi-language users, it’s easier to disable the language detect setting and manually switch over to the desired synth language.

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: This feature is so cool.

 

I don't know if you all know this feature in Jaws.

I just done surfing a Web page that's in UK. 

Jaws has the ability to read this Web page in UK Daniel.Check it out.

PS Make sure you have your Vocalizer Expressive Voice set as default.

Michael Munn

Member:

Virginia Association of Blind students 

Member:

Maryland Association of Blind Students 

Students of:

Hadley Institute of the Blind

 


Re: This feature is so cool.

Cristóbal
 

It depends entirely on how the site was written. What HTML tags or keyboard language or whatever. If you’ve got the Jaws detect language settings enabled and the page is properly coded, you’ll get this effect. More often than not though, this isn’t the case and Jaws gets all jacked up. A site in Spanish being spoken with an American English synth, British a UK domain being spoken in French, etc. Truthfully, for multi-language users, it’s easier to disable the language detect setting and manually switch over to the desired synth language.

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: This feature is so cool.

 

I don't know if you all know this feature in Jaws.

I just done surfing a Web page that's in UK. 

Jaws has the ability to read this Web page in UK Daniel.Check it out.

PS Make sure you have your Vocalizer Expressive Voice set as default.

Michael Munn

Member:

Virginia Association of Blind students 

Member:

Maryland Association of Blind Students 

Students of:

Hadley Institute of the Blind

 


Hulu is On Sale For $0.99 a Month For Black Friday

Cristóbal
 

I generally don’t’ post stuff like this, but this Hulu deal is actually pretty crazy.

I know right now, the service is lacking in regards to accessibility, but Hulu did enter into an agreement where they would begin to offer more accessible content and improve upon their app and site accessibility. Whenever that is sometime next year, one could at least be subscribed.

Also, as with Netflix, you can have a main account and have a few subprofiles. My wife renewed her Hulu sub since she dropped it a couple of years ago and went ahead and created one for me this time. I forwarded this same deal to my sister who also renewed her sub and created account for each of my parents so everyone can have their own recommendations and whatnot.

Just keep in mind, if you go for the family/ multiple user option, it’s one log in and you have to select who’s watching after that. So … having a unique PW for this account is probably a really good idea if you’re not already making a practice of it. You don’t even have to be the main account holder since you can piggyback on someone else’s account if they jump on this deal.

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/right-now-hulu-is-on-sale-for-0-99-a-month-for-black-friday/

 

Cristóbal


Re: This feature is so cool.

 

On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 03:50 PM, Michael Munn wrote:
I just done surfing a Web page that's in UK. 
Jaws has the ability to read this Web page in UK Daniel.
Do you mean "automatically" switching to a UK English voice?  Otherwise, I'm not certain about what's cool here.  I've been using UK English voices, though not with the Vocalizer Expressive synthesizer, in JAWS and NVDA for some time now, but I have to switch to them.
 
--

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


This feature is so cool.

Michael Munn
 

I don't know if you all know this feature in Jaws.
I just done surfing a Web page that's in UK. 
Jaws has the ability to read this Web page in UK Daniel.Check it out.
PS Make sure you have your Vocalizer Expressive Voice set as default.
Michael Munn
Member:
Virginia Association of Blind students 
Member:
Maryland Association of Blind Students 
Students of:
Hadley Institute of the Blind


Re: Removing focus from a particular icon on the desktop

Chris
 

Try ctrl+spacebar to select / deselect

 

 

From: Kimber Gardner
Sent: 23 November 2018 19:01
To: main
Subject: Removing focus from a particular icon on the desktop

 

Hi all,

 

I am attempting to create a shortcut on my windows 10 desktop. The

directions say to remove focus from a particular icon and move it to

the desktop either F5 or alt spacebar should work. But when I try

these key combos then use jaws key plus tab to verify, I find focus is

still on the icon where I started. I seem to be unable to move to the

desktop itself.

 

What am I missing?

 

Thanks,

Kim

 

--

Kimberly

 

 

 


Re: Removing focus from a particular icon on the desktop

ely.r@...
 

Control + spacebar is a toggle.
Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 2:01 PM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Removing focus from a particular icon on the desktop

Hi all,

I am attempting to create a shortcut on my windows 10 desktop. The directions say to remove focus from a particular icon and move it to the desktop either F5 or alt spacebar should work. But when I try these key combos then use jaws key plus tab to verify, I find focus is still on the icon where I started. I seem to be unable to move to the desktop itself.

What am I missing?

Thanks,
Kim

--
Kimberly


Re: Removing focus from a particular icon on the desktop

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

Press ctrl+space. That focuses on the desktop as a whole rather than on any icon.

Thought-provoking reading: http://bahaiteachings.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 2:01 PM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Removing focus from a particular icon on the desktop

Hi all,

I am attempting to create a shortcut on my windows 10 desktop. The
directions say to remove focus from a particular icon and move it to
the desktop either F5 or alt spacebar should work. But when I try
these key combos then use jaws key plus tab to verify, I find focus is
still on the icon where I started. I seem to be unable to move to the
desktop itself.

What am I missing?

Thanks,
Kim

--
Kimberly


Removing focus from a particular icon on the desktop

Kimber Gardner
 

Hi all,

I am attempting to create a shortcut on my windows 10 desktop. The
directions say to remove focus from a particular icon and move it to
the desktop either F5 or alt spacebar should work. But when I try
these key combos then use jaws key plus tab to verify, I find focus is
still on the icon where I started. I seem to be unable to move to the
desktop itself.

What am I missing?

Thanks,
Kim

--
Kimberly


Re: Changed Bookmark Link In Firefox

Tom Behler
 

Brian:

 

Your instructions for correcting a bookmark in Firefox worked flawlessly.

 

Thanks so much for the help.

 

I’m saving these steps for future reference.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Changed Bookmark Link In Firefox

 

Tom,

           Under Firefox, CTRL+SHIFT+B brings up the bookmarks manager (which, oddly enough, has the window title "Library").  The structure of the Bookmark Manager is very, very much like File Explorer.

           If you don't happen to open with it in the "From Internet Explorer" list of bookmarks, then Shift+Tab back over to the tree view, get yourself to that group, then tab back over in to the actual bookmarks list for that group.  Locate the bookmark for the page you need to edit.  Since I have no idea what you've called it or how it's stored I can't get more specific about what to search for.  Once you've landed on it, you can then hit Tab and start moving through the edit boxes for a bookmark:

  1. Name
  2. Location (the URL itself)
  3. Tags
  4. Keyword

I have never bothered with tags or keyword.  You will, of course, want to select all in the Location edit box and paste in the corrected URL.  There is no save button.  Just make sure to tab out of the field you've edited to make sure it "sticks" and you can then ALT+F4 to close the Bookmarks Manager window.
--

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