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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


Re: Papenmeier Braillex EL prevents jaws from detecting other braille displays

Delaunay Christophe
 

Hi Richard,

 

Many thanks for your fast response. Here is the workaround I could find if I want to easily go for a meeting:

 

Jaws is configured with the VarioUltra as default braille display. With such a configuration, if the VU is plugged in at the time jaws is started, or even after, it will be detected. The good thing is that if the PC is on my desk and the Braillex is plugged in while the Varioultra is unplugged, it is detected and used as the “current braille display”.

 

Problem is that if I unplug the Braillex, Varioultra cannot be used as “current braille display” until I restart Jaws.

 

In other words, I can swith from Varioultra to Braillex by simply unplugging the Varioultra and then plugging the Braillex. However, I cannot switch back from Braillex to VarioUltra by unplugging the Braillex and then plugging the Varioultra.

 

Hope I was clearer this time. Many thanks. Have a nice week-end. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 5:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Papenmeier Braillex EL prevents jaws from detecting other braille displays

 

I would assume, and note this is only an assumption, that Default braille display means that is the only one it will be looking for.

So, you cannot go in and select the other braille display on the fly?  On some levels, that doesn’t surprise me with Jaws.  As a former Window-Eyes champion, things like this seem to be common place.

 

I have not had the opportunity to try with two different brands.  I have access to the Braille Edge from work, and shortly will have the Orbit Reader 20 to try at home and then I can see if Jaws behaves the same way with those.

 

Richard

 

 

 

“Definition of an expert: An ex is a has-been and a spirt is a drip under pressure.” – Bruce U. Utah Phillips

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Delaunay Christophe
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 8:40 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Papenmeier Braillex EL prevents jaws from detecting other braille displays

 

Hi all,

 

Here is the problem :

 

I got two braille displays : One Baum VarioUltra 20 for mobile use outside my office, and one Papenmeier Braillex EL66S on my desk.

 

If I configure Jaws to use the Braillex EL as default braille display, it won’t detect my Varioultra at all, even if I plug it in after having unplugged the Braillex or even if I start Jaws while Varioultra is plugged and Braillex is unplugged.

 

When I set the Varioultra as default braille display, the VarioUltra is correctly detected at jaws startup and then, I can unplug it and plug it back again, it will be automatically detected when it is available. Then, if I unplug the VarioUltra and plug the Braillex, the Braillex will be detected and used. However, if I then unplug the Braillex and plug the Varioultra back again, it won’t be detected. I need to shutdown Jaws completely and start it again with Varioultra set as default braille display.

 

I noticed this for the first time with Jaws 2018 but this is still the case now with Jaws 2019. So my question is:

 

Is this a problem due to the combination of those two specific braille displays or is it a more general problem when using Papenmeier braille display alternatively with others, or is it a still more general problem of using two different brands of braille displays?

 

Many thanks in advance for any advice. Have a nice week-end. Chris D


Re: Papenmeier Braillex EL prevents jaws from detecting other braille displays

Richard Turner
 

I would assume, and note this is only an assumption, that Default braille display means that is the only one it will be looking for.

So, you cannot go in and select the other braille display on the fly?  On some levels, that doesn’t surprise me with Jaws.  As a former Window-Eyes champion, things like this seem to be common place.

 

I have not had the opportunity to try with two different brands.  I have access to the Braille Edge from work, and shortly will have the Orbit Reader 20 to try at home and then I can see if Jaws behaves the same way with those.

 

Richard

 

 

 

“Definition of an expert: An ex is a has-been and a spirt is a drip under pressure.” – Bruce U. Utah Phillips

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Delaunay Christophe
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 8:40 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Papenmeier Braillex EL prevents jaws from detecting other braille displays

 

Hi all,

 

Here is the problem :

 

I got two braille displays : One Baum VarioUltra 20 for mobile use outside my office, and one Papenmeier Braillex EL66S on my desk.

 

If I configure Jaws to use the Braillex EL as default braille display, it won’t detect my Varioultra at all, even if I plug it in after having unplugged the Braillex or even if I start Jaws while Varioultra is plugged and Braillex is unplugged.

 

When I set the Varioultra as default braille display, the VarioUltra is correctly detected at jaws startup and then, I can unplug it and plug it back again, it will be automatically detected when it is available. Then, if I unplug the VarioUltra and plug the Braillex, the Braillex will be detected and used. However, if I then unplug the Braillex and plug the Varioultra back again, it won’t be detected. I need to shutdown Jaws completely and start it again with Varioultra set as default braille display.

 

I noticed this for the first time with Jaws 2018 but this is still the case now with Jaws 2019. So my question is:

 

Is this a problem due to the combination of those two specific braille displays or is it a more general problem when using Papenmeier braille display alternatively with others, or is it a still more general problem of using two different brands of braille displays?

 

Many thanks in advance for any advice. Have a nice week-end. Chris D


Papenmeier Braillex EL prevents jaws from detecting other braille displays

Delaunay Christophe
 

Hi all,

 

Here is the problem :

 

I got two braille displays : One Baum VarioUltra 20 for mobile use outside my office, and one Papenmeier Braillex EL66S on my desk.

 

If I configure Jaws to use the Braillex EL as default braille display, it won’t detect my Varioultra at all, even if I plug it in after having unplugged the Braillex or even if I start Jaws while Varioultra is plugged and Braillex is unplugged.

 

When I set the Varioultra as default braille display, the VarioUltra is correctly detected at jaws startup and then, I can unplug it and plug it back again, it will be automatically detected when it is available. Then, if I unplug the VarioUltra and plug the Braillex, the Braillex will be detected and used. However, if I then unplug the Braillex and plug the Varioultra back again, it won’t be detected. I need to shutdown Jaws completely and start it again with Varioultra set as default braille display.

 

I noticed this for the first time with Jaws 2018 but this is still the case now with Jaws 2019. So my question is:

 

Is this a problem due to the combination of those two specific braille displays or is it a more general problem when using Papenmeier braille display alternatively with others, or is it a still more general problem of using two different brands of braille displays?

 

Many thanks in advance for any advice. Have a nice week-end. Chris D


Re: JAWS 2019 disc

Isaac <bigikemusic@...>
 

A usb would be great as like dell if they have to they send you a usb for the os if you ask for it or a download link, and no you can't write to the usb they send, it is read-only.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@live.ca>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2018 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS 2019 disc


They definitely won't send you a USB stick which is also an authorization dongle every two years. As long as I have used Jaws I'd have a lot of these by now. I don't even think this should come with an expectation to lower the price of an SMA, chances they are sending these free matter for the blind anyways, but a DVD is a few cents if you buy large quantities and shipping is probably a buck in the US and a bit more to Canada, outside of North America it's probably the third-party distributors responsibility anyways and I certainly wouldn't think a $1 or $2 reduction of the SMA makes sense, but as I pointed out before, it's the waste which bugs me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Isaac
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 2019 disc

How about a usb stick with the installer that also acts as a dungle this
will cut there license feas to sentenal and thus they can reducee the price.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@adams.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS 2019 disc


So do you think they will lower their price for a SMA if you get no disk?
I bet Not.

On 11/21/2018 10:09 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
As I said, all I am asking is for Vispero to send out a one-question
survey to all their SMA holders and ask them: Do you want to continue
receiving a physical DVD?" and there should be two radio buttons given
for the answer, Yes and No. Those who answer Yes are flagged
appropriately in the Vispero database and will continue to receive their
DVD and those who say No will not. This really should not be so
difficult.

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Michael
Munn
*Sent:* Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:37 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: JAWS 2019 disc

I called Vispero yesterday and they said the shipment for the SMA
will be shipping Nextweek due to some delay.

I don't think it's a good idea to discontinue the Disk shippment. I
prefer receiving my SMA

via DVD.

You are right the waste of resource

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving