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Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Tom Behler
 

No problem, Sieghard.

It's all taken care of now. And, I learned something in the process.

Thanks again!

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 11:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Sorry, Tom, I thought you knew that when I said default settings I meant to
go into settings and press Control+Shift+D, sometimes I assume too much
instead of providing step-by-step instructions.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 1:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Thanks, Larry.

I went into Jaws settings and disabled the auto FS Cast announcements, so
we'll see if the change sticks.

If not, I'll wait for the next time one comes up, and disable them at that
point.

Tom Behler


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Gassman
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 4:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Tom,
Usually, you will see the FSCast notifications the first time you run JAWS
with a new version. So for instance, if you have JAWS 2018 open for the
first time that box will come up.
Once you dismissed it, you won't see it again until another update or
version is installed.
Larry
At 10:24 AM 11/19/2018, you wrote:
Sieghard:

I shut down and re-booted my computer for another reason, and this
time, when Jaws opened, I did not get the FS podcast notification.

I wonder if it just comes upp periodically?

I've looked for default settings, but can't seem to find them in the
Jaws menus.

If you can tell me where I can find them, I'll make the change that way.

Tom Behler


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

When it first comes up you Shift+Tab once to Not show this in the
future, might be slightly different wording, but it's simply a
checkbox, check it and tab to OK.
You can also do it by searching default settings for "FS", the
following is the only option which shows up:
Notify about new FSCasts not checked
Miscellaneous- that means it's in Settings under the Miscellaneous group.

Regards,
Sieghard

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:01 AM
To: 'jfw list' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Hello, everyone.

I'm setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to
know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to
simplify things as much as possible.

I'll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup
process, but, I promise, I'll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

Thank you!

Tom Behler


Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

Sorry, Tom, I thought you knew that when I said default settings I meant to go into settings and press Control+Shift+D, sometimes I assume too much instead of providing step-by-step instructions.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 1:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Thanks, Larry.

I went into Jaws settings and disabled the auto FS Cast announcements, so
we'll see if the change sticks.

If not, I'll wait for the next time one comes up, and disable them at that
point.

Tom Behler


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Gassman
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 4:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Tom,
Usually, you will see the FSCast notifications the first time you run JAWS
with a new version. So for instance, if you have JAWS 2018 open for the
first time that box will come up.
Once you dismissed it, you won't see it again until another update or
version is installed.
Larry
At 10:24 AM 11/19/2018, you wrote:
Sieghard:

I shut down and re-booted my computer for another reason, and this
time, when Jaws opened, I did not get the FS podcast notification.

I wonder if it just comes upp periodically?

I've looked for default settings, but can't seem to find them in the
Jaws menus.

If you can tell me where I can find them, I'll make the change that way.

Tom Behler


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

When it first comes up you Shift+Tab once to Not show this in the
future, might be slightly different wording, but it's simply a
checkbox, check it and tab to OK.
You can also do it by searching default settings for "FS", the
following is the only option which shows up:
Notify about new FSCasts not checked
Miscellaneous- that means it's in Settings under the Miscellaneous group.

Regards,
Sieghard

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:01 AM
To: 'jfw list' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Hello, everyone.

I'm setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to
know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to
simplify things as much as possible.

I'll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup
process, but, I promise, I'll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

Thank you!

Tom Behler


Re: Where's the Dvorak keyboard in Windows 10?

Lee Maschmeyer
 

Many thanks. What an abstruse setup! But I muddled through to victory eventually.

To switch between keyboards it gave me left control plus left shift which is fine.

Thanks again,

--

Lee Maschmeyer

"Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to
others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what
you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."
--Lewis Carroll


Re: Fine-Grained Control Over the Group Messages You Receive from Groups.io

 

Looks like it's about time for my sorta quarterly rerun (less here) of the following information:  Controlling the Messages You Receive via E-Mail from Groups.io
--

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


Best Screen Resolution for JAWS

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

On this subject see what JAWS technical support said, below.  I was interested about this.  because I was occasionally having some odd JAWS issues, I decided to check to see what my screen resolution was.  It was much higher than the 1024x768 JAWS recommends.  Changing my screen resolution to 1024x768 seems to result in better JAWS performance.

 

HTH,

Richard M.

 

From: Vispero Technical Support <support@...>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 8:02 AM
To: Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@...>
Subject: RE: Best Screen Resolution for JAWS

 

Hello Richard:

 

Thank you for contacting Vispero™ Technical Support.

I believe this is normal behavior in the Spellcheck dialog. Reading the Window with Insert + B reads all the buttons for me here.

 

The JAWS help topics list this in regards to the display adapter

“ A display adapter capable of at least 800 x 600 screen resolution with 16-bit color (1024 x 768 screen resolution with 32-bit color recommended)”

 

You can try lowering the resolution to see what that does, but I get the same behavior here.

 

If you have any additional questions regarding this or any other issue, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

If replying to this message, be sure to include all previous correspondence pertaining to this matter so that we might better assist you.

 

Regards,

Bill

 

 

Bill Herzler JAWS, MAGic, & ZoomText Certified

Vispero™ | Technical Support Specialist

17757 US Highway 19 N, Suite 560, Clearwater, FL 33764

T 727-803-8600 F 727-803-8001

support@...

www.vispero.com


Re: a big cursor problem

Jed Barton <jedbarton@...>
 

Hey guys,
Well George gets the golden award for this 1. Ths display seems to
have fixed the trick. I thought for some reason that jaws adjusted
that when it did the install. I'll beat it up for aday or 2, but i
think we fixed it, yeahha!

Cheers,
Jed

On 11/19/18, David Bailes <drbailes@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Jed,
as an alternative to using the Jaws cursor, you may be able to do some of
these things with Jaw's touch cursor. (See Jaw's help for details).
Are you using the n0gsg contact manager?
I had a quick look at this, and one way of adding a channel to a selected
zone is to double click the channel in the list. This means that the default
action of an item in the list is to add the channel to the zone. So you
could do the same using the touch cursor. In the following I'll be using the
desktop Jaws keystrokes for the touch cursor.
1. Select the channel.
2. Press shift + numpad plus to switch to the Touch cursor.
3. Press Spacebar or Enter to execute the default action, which is to add
the channel.
4. Press numpad plus twice quickly to switch back to the PC cursor.

David.

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 08:46 PM, Jed Barton wrote:


Hey guys,

OK, i'm having a very strange problem, that i need some help with.
Noone can seem to come up with the anser, but it's driving me crazy.
I use a program to program radios called contact manager. The long
and short of it is, i have to add channels to a particular zone in the
radio. I can access the zones and the channels. I can get to the
zone in the radio, and access the channels that i need to add. The
way i did it in the past on my old laptop, i go to the channel that i
want to add, route jaws to pc, and do a right mouse click. Now when i
route the jaws to PC, if you're looking at it visually on the screen,
the cursor jumps up several places on the screen and as a result it
highlights the wrong channel. This never use to happen on my other
laptop. I'm running the same version of the software as well as the
same version of jaws on both machines, both running win 10. I can't
think of anything that would make this happen.
Today, we shut down jaws, and i had someone just do a right mouse
click on the right channel, and the cursor didn't jump up several
places, it highlighted the correct channel. Any ideas here guys?

Thanks,
Jed



Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Tom Behler
 

Thanks, Larry.

I went into Jaws settings and disabled the auto FS Cast announcements, so
we'll see if the change sticks.

If not, I'll wait for the next time one comes up, and disable them at that
point.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Gassman
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 4:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Tom,
Usually, you will see the FSCast notifications the first time you run JAWS
with a new version. So for instance, if you have JAWS 2018 open for the
first time that box will come up.
Once you dismissed it, you won't see it again until another update or
version is installed.
Larry
At 10:24 AM 11/19/2018, you wrote:
Sieghard:

I shut down and re-booted my computer for another reason, and this
time, when Jaws opened, I did not get the FS podcast notification.

I wonder if it just comes upp periodically?

I've looked for default settings, but can't seem to find them in the
Jaws menus.

If you can tell me where I can find them, I'll make the change that way.

Tom Behler


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

When it first comes up you Shift+Tab once to Not show this in the
future, might be slightly different wording, but it's simply a
checkbox, check it and tab to OK.
You can also do it by searching default settings for "FS", the
following is the only option which shows up:
Notify about new FSCasts not checked
Miscellaneous- that means it's in Settings under the Miscellaneous group.

Regards,
Sieghard

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:01 AM
To: 'jfw list' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Hello, everyone.

I'm setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to
know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to
simplify things as much as possible.

I'll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup
process, but, I promise, I'll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

Thank you!

Tom Behler


Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Larry Gassman <larrygassman@...>
 

Tom,
Usually, you will see the FSCast notifications the first time you run JAWS with a new version. So for instance, if you have JAWS 2018 open for the first time that box will come up.
Once you dismissed it, you won't see it again until another update or version is installed.
Larry

At 10:24 AM 11/19/2018, you wrote:
Sieghard:

I shut down and re-booted my computer for another reason, and this time, when Jaws opened, I did not get the FS podcast notification.

I wonder if it just comes upp periodically?

I've looked for default settings, but can't seem to find them in the Jaws menus.

If you can tell me where I can find them, I'll make the change that way.

Tom Behler


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

When it first comes up you Shift+Tab once to Not show this in the future, might be slightly different wording, but it's simply a checkbox, check it and tab to OK.
You can also do it by searching default settings for "FS", the following is the only option which shows up:
Notify about new FSCasts not checked
Miscellaneous- that means it's in Settings under the Miscellaneous group.

Regards,
Sieghard

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:01 AM
To: 'jfw list' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Hello, everyone.

I'm setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to simplify things as much as possible.

I'll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup process, but, I promise, I'll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

Thank you!

Tom Behler


Re: a big cursor problem

David Bailes
 

Hi Jed,
as an alternative to using the Jaws cursor, you may be able to do some of these things with Jaw's touch cursor. (See Jaw's help for details).
Are you using the n0gsg contact manager?
I had a quick look at this, and one way of adding a channel to a selected zone is to double click the channel in the list. This means that the default action of an item in the list is to add the channel to the zone. So you could do the same using the touch cursor. In the following I'll be using the desktop Jaws keystrokes for the touch cursor.
1. Select the channel.
2. Press shift + numpad plus to switch to the Touch cursor.
3. Press Spacebar or Enter to execute the default action, which is to add the channel.
4. Press numpad plus twice quickly to switch back to the PC cursor.

David.


On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 08:46 PM, Jed Barton wrote:
Hey guys,

OK, i'm having a very strange problem, that i need some help with.
Noone can seem to come up with the anser, but it's driving me crazy.
I use a program to program radios called contact manager. The long
and short of it is, i have to add channels to a particular zone in the
radio. I can access the zones and the channels. I can get to the
zone in the radio, and access the channels that i need to add. The
way i did it in the past on my old laptop, i go to the channel that i
want to add, route jaws to pc, and do a right mouse click. Now when i
route the jaws to PC, if you're looking at it visually on the screen,
the cursor jumps up several places on the screen and as a result it
highlights the wrong channel. This never use to happen on my other
laptop. I'm running the same version of the software as well as the
same version of jaws on both machines, both running win 10. I can't
think of anything that would make this happen.
Today, we shut down jaws, and i had someone just do a right mouse
click on the right channel, and the cursor didn't jump up several
places, it highlighted the correct channel. Any ideas here guys?

Thanks,
Jed


Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Tom Behler
 

These instructions worked.

 

Thanks very much.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 1:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

Hi Tom,

 

Here you go:

If you don't want JAWS to notify you about future editions of FS Cast when they are released, do the following:
1. Press JAWS key+6 to open Settings Centre.
2. Press control+shift+d to open the default settings.
3. Type "notify" without the quotes into the edit field you're currently in and press enter.
4. Arrow down until you hear "Notify about new FS Casts", and press space to uncheck the box.
5. Tab to the "Apply" button and press enter.
6. Tab to the "ok" button and press enter.
 
Cheers,
Ed
From: Marie
It is a notification of current FS casts and if you tab around in the dialog
box, you will find a box to check to tell it not to continue with the
notifications.
Marie

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: Monday, November 19, 2018 10:24 AM

Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

Sieghard:

 

I shut down and re-booted my computer for another reason, and this time, when Jaws opened, I did not get the FS podcast notification.

 

I wonder if it just comes upp periodically?

 

I’ve looked for default settings, but can’t seem to find them in the Jaws menus.

 

If you can tell me where I can find them, I’ll make the change that way.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

When it first comes up you Shift+Tab once to Not show this in the future, might be slightly different wording, but it's simply a checkbox, check it and tab to OK.

You can also do it by searching default settings for "FS", the following is the only option which shows up:

Notify about new FSCasts not checked
Miscellaneous- that means it's in Settings under the Miscellaneous group.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:01 AM
To: 'jfw list' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I’m setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

 

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to simplify things as much as possible.

 

I’ll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup process, but, I promise, I’ll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 


Re: a big cursor problem

Cristóbal
 

I vaguely recall an issue or to with Jaws popping up over the years where the solution was to mess with the resolution, but honestly, it’s been so infrequent that I really don’t remember what the problems were. Maybe back in XP or Win 7, but nothing recent. At least nothing that jumps out at me.

 

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 10:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Hi Sieghard,

 

You would be surprised how much screen resolution can change how Jaws reads windows.  Below is some screen resolution information.

Simple explanation:
It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels.
This example would normally be spoken as "ten twenty-four by seven sixty-eight" or "ten twenty-four by seven six eight".

 


 The most important thing is not the monitor size, but its ability to display the higher resolution images. The higher you set the resolution, the smaller
the images on the screen will be, and there comes a point at which the text on the screen becomes so small it’s not readable. On a larger monitor it is
possible to push the resolution very high indeed, but if that monitor’s pixel density is not up to par, you won’t get the maximum possible resolution before
the image becomes unreadable. In many cases the monitor will not display anything at all, if you tell Windows to use a resolution the monitor cannot handle.
In other words, don’t expect miracles out of a cheap monitor. When it comes to high-definition displays, you definitely get what you pay for.

 

 

 

 

Screen resolution? Aspect ratio? What do 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 4K and 8K mean?
article
Tutorial by Codrut Neagu
 published on 05/20/2016      
Screen resolution

 

 In days gone by, screen resolution (also called display resolution) wasn’t much of an issue. Windows came with a few preset options and to get higher
resolution or more colors (or both) you would install a driver for your video card. As time went on, you could choose better video cards and better monitors
as well. Today we have lots of options when it comes to displays, their quality and the supported resolutions. In this article I would like to take you
through a bit of history and explain all the important concepts, including common acronyms like 1080p or 4K.

 

 It all started with IBM & CGA

 

 The color graphics technology was first developed by IBM. CGA was first, followed by EGA and VGA - color graphics adapter, enhanced graphics adapter,
video graphics array. Regardless of the capability of your monitor, you’d still have to choose from one of the few options available through your graphics
card’s drivers. For the sake of nostalgia, here’s a look at a once well-known CGA display. 

 

screen, resolution, display, aspect, ratio, size, 1080p, 720p, 1080i, 1440p, 4K, 8K

 

 With the advent of high definition video and the increased popularity of the 16:9 aspect ratio (we’ll explain more about aspect ratios in a bit) selecting
a screen resolution is not the simple affair it once was. However, this also means that there are a lot more options to choose from, with something to
suit almost everyone’s preferences. Let’s look at what today’s terminology is, and what it means:

 

 The screen is what by what?

 

 I am sure some of you already know that the term "resolution" isn’t correct when it’s used to refer to the number of pixels on a screen. That says nothing
about how densely the pixels are clustered. "Resolution" is technically the number of pixels per unit of area, rather than the total number of pixels.
Here, we’ll be using the term as it’s commonly understood, rather than the absolutely technologically correct usage.

 

 Since the beginning, resolution has been described (accurately or not) by the number of pixels arranged horizontally and vertically on a monitor, for
example 640 x 480 = 307200 pixels. The choices available were determined by the capability of the video card, and they differed from manufacturer to manufacturer.

 


 The resolutions built into Windows were very limited, so if you didn’t have the driver for your video card you’d be stuck with the lower-resolution screen
that Windows provided. If you’ve watched Windows Setup or installed a newer version of a video driver, you may have seen the 640 x 480 low resolution screen
for a moment or two. It was ugly even on CGA screens, but that was the Windows default.

 

 As monitor quality improved, Windows began offering a few more built-in options, but the burden was still mostly on the graphics card manufacturers, especially
if you wanted a really high resolution display. The more recent versions of Windows can detect the default screen resolution for your monitor and graphics
card and adjust accordingly. This doesn’t mean that what Windows chooses is always the best option, but it will work, and you can change it if you wish,
after you see what it looks like. If you need guidance on doing that, check this tutorial:
Change your display's screen resolution and make text and icons bigger.
 
screen, resolution, display, aspect, ratio, size, 1080p, 720p, 1080i, 1440p, 4K, 8K

 

 Mind your P’s and I’s

 

 You may have seen the screen resolution described as something like 720p or 1080i. What does that mean?

 

 To begin with, the letters tell you how the picture is "painted" on the monitor. A "p" stands for  progressive , and an "i" stands for  interlaced .

 

 The  interlaced scan is a holdover from television and from early CRT monitors. The monitor or TV screen has lines of pixels arranged horizontally across
it. The lines were fairly easy to see if you got up close to an older monitor or TV, but nowadays the pixels on the screen are so small that they are very
hard to see even with magnification. The monitor’s electronics "paint" each screen line by line, too quickly for the eye to see. An interlaced display
paints all the odd lines first, then all the even lines.
empty complementary information
 Since the screen is being painted in alternate lines, flicker has always been a problem with interlaced scans. Manufacturers have tried to overcome this
problem in various ways. The most common way is to increase the number of times a complete screen is painted in a second, which is called the  refresh
rate. The most common refresh rate was 60 times per second, which was acceptable for most people, but it could be pushed a bit higher to get rid of the
flicker that some people perceived.

 

 As people moved away from the older CRT displays, the terminology changed from  refresh rate to  frame rate , because of the difference in the way the
LED monitor works. The  frame rate is the speed with which the monitor displays each separate frame of data. The most recent versions of Windows set the
framerate at 60 Hertz, or 60 cycles per second, and LED screens do not flicker. And the system changed from  interlaced scan to  progressive scan because
the new digital displays were so much faster. In a progressive scan, the lines are painted on the screen in sequence rather than first the odd lines and
then the even lines. If you want to translate 1080p for example, is used for displays that are characterized by 1080 horizontal lines of vertical resolution
and a progressive scan.

 

 There’s a rather eye-boggling illustration of the differences between progressive and interlaced scans on Wikipedia here:
Progressive scan.
For another interesting history lessons, read also
Interlaced video.

 

 What about the numbers: 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 4K and 8K?

 

 When high-definition TVs became the norm, manufacturers developed a shorthand to explain their display resolution. The most common numbers you will see
are 720p, 1080p and 2160p or 4K. As we’ve seen, the "p" and "i" tell you whether it’s a progressive-scan or interlaced-scan display. And these shorthand
numbers are sometimes used to describe computer monitors as well, even though in general a monitor is capable of a higher-definition display than a TV.
The number always refers to the number of horizontal lines on the display.

 

 Here’s how the shorthand translates:

 

list of 5 items
•  720p = 1280 x 720 - is usually known as HD or “HD Ready” resolution
•  1080p = 1920 x 1080 - is usually known as FHD or “Full HD” resolution
•  1440p = 2560 x 1440 - commonly known as QHD or Quad HD resolution, and typically seen on gaming monitors and on high-end smartphones. 1440p is  four
times the resolution of 720p HD or “HD ready”.
•  2160p = 3840 x 2160 - commonly known as 4K, UHD or Ultra HD resolution. It’s a very large display resolution and it’s found on high-end TVs and monitors.
2160p is called 4K because it offers  four times the resolution of 1080p FHD or “Full HD”.
•  4320p = 7680 x 4320 - is known as 8K and it offers 16 times more pixels than the regular 1080p FHD or “Full HD” resolution. Although you’re not going
to see TVs or computer monitors with this resolution too soon, you can test whether your computer can render such a large amount of data. Here’s an 8K
video sample:
list end

 

 What is the Aspect Ratio?

 

 At the beginning we mentioned the term aspect ratio. This was originally used in motion pictures, indicating how wide the picture was in relation to its
height. Movies were originally in 4:3 aspect ratio, and this carried over into television and early computer displays. Motion picture aspect ratio changed
much more quickly to a wider screen, which meant that when movies were shown on TV they had to be cropped or the image manipulated in other ways to fit
the TV screen.

 

 As display technology improved, TV and monitor manufacturers began to move toward widescreen displays as well. Originally "widescreen" referred to anything
wider than the common 4:3 display, but it quickly came to mean a 16:10 ratio and later 16:9. Nowadays, nearly all computer monitors and TVs are only available
in widescreen, and TV broadcasts and web pages have adapted to match.

 

 Until 2010, 16:10 was the most popular aspect ratio for widescreen computer displays. But with the rise in popularity of high definition televisions,
which were using high definition resolutions such as 720p and 1080p and made this terms synonyms with high-definition, 16:9 has become the high-definition
standard aspect ratio.Today, finding 16:10 displays is almost impossible.

 

 Depending on the aspect ratio of your display, you are able to use only resolutions that are specific to its width and height. Some of the most common
resolutions that can be used for each aspect ratio are the following:

 

list of 3 items
•  4:3 aspect ratio resolutions: 640×480, 800×600, 960×720, 1024×768, 1280×960, 1400×1050, 1440×1080 , 1600×1200, 1856×1392, 1920×1440, and 2048×1536.

 

•  16:10 aspect ratio resolutions: - 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 and 2560×1600.
•  16:9 aspect ratio resolutions: 1024×576, 1152×648, 1280×720, 1366×768, 1600×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440 and 3840×2160.
list end

 

 How does the size of the screen affect resolution?

 

 Although a 4:3 TV’s display can be adjusted to show black bars at the top and bottom of the screen while a widescreen movie or show is being displayed,
this doesn’t make sense with a monitor, so you’ll find that Windows will not even offer you the widescreen display as a choice. You can watch movies with
black bars as if you were watching a TV screen, but this is done by your media player.

 

 The most important thing is not the monitor size, but its ability to display the higher resolution images. The higher you set the resolution, the smaller
the images on the screen will be, and there comes a point at which the text on the screen becomes so small it’s not readable. On a larger monitor it is
possible to push the resolution very high indeed, but if that monitor’s pixel density is not up to par, you won’t get the maximum possible resolution before
the image becomes unreadable. In many cases the monitor will not display anything at all, if you tell Windows to use a resolution the monitor cannot handle.
In other words, don’t expect miracles out of a cheap monitor. When it comes to high-definition displays, you definitely get what you pay for.

 

 Conclusion

 

 If you are not very technical, it is very likely that you are confused by so many technicalities. Hopefully this article has managed to help in your understanding
of the most important characteristics of a display: aspect ratio, resolutions or type.
article end

Take care.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 8:14 AM

Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

And, in case it helps Jed, I just had a look at the screen resolution on my laptop which has the 4K Touch Screen display and noticed that scaling was set to 250% which also was the recommended setting. I am pretty sure I had tried to set the resolution lower before without fixing the Roboform issue, but this time I set the scaling to 100% and that fixed it. I don't know how that makes a difference visually, but my wife has her own login and I'm pretty sure these settings are specific to the user account so unless she is trying to help me with something and it looks horrible this solution works for me. Here is the exact wording from Jaws speech history:

 

Scale and layout
Change the size of text, apps, and other items Combo box
100%
To change the selection use the Arrow keys.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Go to your desktop and press control plus spacebar and you will hear not selected

Now press shift plus f10 and choose display in the menu

 

Now look in there for screen resolution and you need to have 1200 /800 or less for jaws to work well

 

Test a couple of those choices to you find the one that works best.

 

hth

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matthew Horspool
Sent: November 19, 2018 4:36
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Hi Jed,

It's possibly a screen resolution issue, and I can't remember exactly where the setting is but it will be under "Display", and try lowering the resolution quite substantially.

Failing that though, if you know the cursor is jumping up a few rows, can't you just DownArrow a few times until it's back where it needs to be?

Matthew

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: 18 November 2018 20:46
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: a big cursor problem

 

Hey guys,

 

OK, i'm having a very strange problem, that i need some help with.

Noone can seem to come up with the anser, but it's driving me crazy.

I use a program to program radios called contact manager.  The long and short of it is, i have to add channels to a particular zone in the radio.  I can access the zones and the channels.  I can get to the zone in the radio, and access the channels that i need to add.  The way i did it in the past on my old laptop, i go to the channel that i want to add, route jaws to pc, and do a right mouse click.  Now when i route the jaws to PC, if you're looking at it visually on the screen, the cursor jumps up several places on the screen and as a result it highlights the wrong channel.  This never use to happen on my other laptop. I'm running the same version of the software as well as the same version  of jaws on both machines, both running win 10.  I can't think of anything that would make this happen.

Today, we shut down jaws, and i had someone just do a right mouse click on the right channel, and the cursor didn't jump up several places, it highlighted the correct channel.  Any ideas here guys?

 

Thanks,

Jed

 

 

 


Re: a big cursor problem

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Sieghard,
 
You would be surprised how much screen resolution can change how Jaws reads windows.  Below is some screen resolution information.
Simple explanation:
It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels.
This example would normally be spoken as "ten twenty-four by seven sixty-eight" or "ten twenty-four by seven six eight".
 

 The most important thing is not the monitor size, but its ability to display the higher resolution images. The higher you set the resolution, the smaller
the images on the screen will be, and there comes a point at which the text on the screen becomes so small it’s not readable. On a larger monitor it is
possible to push the resolution very high indeed, but if that monitor’s pixel density is not up to par, you won’t get the maximum possible resolution before
the image becomes unreadable. In many cases the monitor will not display anything at all, if you tell Windows to use a resolution the monitor cannot handle.
In other words, don’t expect miracles out of a cheap monitor. When it comes to high-definition displays, you definitely get what you pay for.
 
 
 
 
Screen resolution? Aspect ratio? What do 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 4K and 8K mean?
article
Tutorial by Codrut Neagu
 published on 05/20/2016      
Screen resolution
 
 In days gone by, screen resolution (also called display resolution) wasn’t much of an issue. Windows came with a few preset options and to get higher
resolution or more colors (or both) you would install a driver for your video card. As time went on, you could choose better video cards and better monitors
as well. Today we have lots of options when it comes to displays, their quality and the supported resolutions. In this article I would like to take you
through a bit of history and explain all the important concepts, including common acronyms like 1080p or 4K.
 
 It all started with IBM & CGA
 
 The color graphics technology was first developed by IBM. CGA was first, followed by EGA and VGA - color graphics adapter, enhanced graphics adapter,
video graphics array. Regardless of the capability of your monitor, you’d still have to choose from one of the few options available through your graphics
card’s drivers. For the sake of nostalgia, here’s a look at a once well-known CGA display. 
 
screen, resolution, display, aspect, ratio, size, 1080p, 720p, 1080i, 1440p, 4K, 8K
 
 With the advent of high definition video and the increased popularity of the 16:9 aspect ratio (we’ll explain more about aspect ratios in a bit) selecting
a screen resolution is not the simple affair it once was. However, this also means that there are a lot more options to choose from, with something to
suit almost everyone’s preferences. Let’s look at what today’s terminology is, and what it means:
 
 The screen is what by what?
 
 I am sure some of you already know that the term "resolution" isn’t correct when it’s used to refer to the number of pixels on a screen. That says nothing
about how densely the pixels are clustered. "Resolution" is technically the number of pixels per unit of area, rather than the total number of pixels.
Here, we’ll be using the term as it’s commonly understood, rather than the absolutely technologically correct usage.
 
 Since the beginning, resolution has been described (accurately or not) by the number of pixels arranged horizontally and vertically on a monitor, for
example 640 x 480 = 307200 pixels. The choices available were determined by the capability of the video card, and they differed from manufacturer to manufacturer.
 

 The resolutions built into Windows were very limited, so if you didn’t have the driver for your video card you’d be stuck with the lower-resolution screen
that Windows provided. If you’ve watched Windows Setup or installed a newer version of a video driver, you may have seen the 640 x 480 low resolution screen
for a moment or two. It was ugly even on CGA screens, but that was the Windows default.
 
 As monitor quality improved, Windows began offering a few more built-in options, but the burden was still mostly on the graphics card manufacturers, especially
if you wanted a really high resolution display. The more recent versions of Windows can detect the default screen resolution for your monitor and graphics
card and adjust accordingly. This doesn’t mean that what Windows chooses is always the best option, but it will work, and you can change it if you wish,
after you see what it looks like. If you need guidance on doing that, check this tutorial:
Change your display's screen resolution and make text and icons bigger.
 
screen, resolution, display, aspect, ratio, size, 1080p, 720p, 1080i, 1440p, 4K, 8K
 
 Mind your P’s and I’s
 
 You may have seen the screen resolution described as something like 720p or 1080i. What does that mean?
 
 To begin with, the letters tell you how the picture is "painted" on the monitor. A "p" stands for  progressive , and an "i" stands for  interlaced .
 
 The  interlaced scan is a holdover from television and from early CRT monitors. The monitor or TV screen has lines of pixels arranged horizontally across
it. The lines were fairly easy to see if you got up close to an older monitor or TV, but nowadays the pixels on the screen are so small that they are very
hard to see even with magnification. The monitor’s electronics "paint" each screen line by line, too quickly for the eye to see. An interlaced display
paints all the odd lines first, then all the even lines.
empty complementary information
 Since the screen is being painted in alternate lines, flicker has always been a problem with interlaced scans. Manufacturers have tried to overcome this
problem in various ways. The most common way is to increase the number of times a complete screen is painted in a second, which is called the  refresh
rate. The most common refresh rate was 60 times per second, which was acceptable for most people, but it could be pushed a bit higher to get rid of the
flicker that some people perceived.
 
 As people moved away from the older CRT displays, the terminology changed from  refresh rate to  frame rate , because of the difference in the way the
LED monitor works. The  frame rate is the speed with which the monitor displays each separate frame of data. The most recent versions of Windows set the
framerate at 60 Hertz, or 60 cycles per second, and LED screens do not flicker. And the system changed from  interlaced scan to  progressive scan because
the new digital displays were so much faster. In a progressive scan, the lines are painted on the screen in sequence rather than first the odd lines and
then the even lines. If you want to translate 1080p for example, is used for displays that are characterized by 1080 horizontal lines of vertical resolution
and a progressive scan.
 
 There’s a rather eye-boggling illustration of the differences between progressive and interlaced scans on Wikipedia here:
Progressive scan.
For another interesting history lessons, read also
Interlaced video.
 
 What about the numbers: 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 4K and 8K?
 
 When high-definition TVs became the norm, manufacturers developed a shorthand to explain their display resolution. The most common numbers you will see
are 720p, 1080p and 2160p or 4K. As we’ve seen, the "p" and "i" tell you whether it’s a progressive-scan or interlaced-scan display. And these shorthand
numbers are sometimes used to describe computer monitors as well, even though in general a monitor is capable of a higher-definition display than a TV.
The number always refers to the number of horizontal lines on the display.
 
 Here’s how the shorthand translates:
 
list of 5 items
•  720p = 1280 x 720 - is usually known as HD or “HD Ready” resolution
•  1080p = 1920 x 1080 - is usually known as FHD or “Full HD” resolution
•  1440p = 2560 x 1440 - commonly known as QHD or Quad HD resolution, and typically seen on gaming monitors and on high-end smartphones. 1440p is  four
times the resolution of 720p HD or “HD ready”.
•  2160p = 3840 x 2160 - commonly known as 4K, UHD or Ultra HD resolution. It’s a very large display resolution and it’s found on high-end TVs and monitors.
2160p is called 4K because it offers  four times the resolution of 1080p FHD or “Full HD”.
•  4320p = 7680 x 4320 - is known as 8K and it offers 16 times more pixels than the regular 1080p FHD or “Full HD” resolution. Although you’re not going
to see TVs or computer monitors with this resolution too soon, you can test whether your computer can render such a large amount of data. Here’s an 8K
video sample:
list end
 
 What is the Aspect Ratio?
 
 At the beginning we mentioned the term aspect ratio. This was originally used in motion pictures, indicating how wide the picture was in relation to its
height. Movies were originally in 4:3 aspect ratio, and this carried over into television and early computer displays. Motion picture aspect ratio changed
much more quickly to a wider screen, which meant that when movies were shown on TV they had to be cropped or the image manipulated in other ways to fit
the TV screen.
 
 As display technology improved, TV and monitor manufacturers began to move toward widescreen displays as well. Originally "widescreen" referred to anything
wider than the common 4:3 display, but it quickly came to mean a 16:10 ratio and later 16:9. Nowadays, nearly all computer monitors and TVs are only available
in widescreen, and TV broadcasts and web pages have adapted to match.
 
 Until 2010, 16:10 was the most popular aspect ratio for widescreen computer displays. But with the rise in popularity of high definition televisions,
which were using high definition resolutions such as 720p and 1080p and made this terms synonyms with high-definition, 16:9 has become the high-definition
standard aspect ratio.Today, finding 16:10 displays is almost impossible.
 
 Depending on the aspect ratio of your display, you are able to use only resolutions that are specific to its width and height. Some of the most common
resolutions that can be used for each aspect ratio are the following:
 
list of 3 items
•  4:3 aspect ratio resolutions: 640×480, 800×600, 960×720, 1024×768, 1280×960, 1400×1050, 1440×1080 , 1600×1200, 1856×1392, 1920×1440, and 2048×1536.
 
•  16:10 aspect ratio resolutions: - 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 and 2560×1600.
•  16:9 aspect ratio resolutions: 1024×576, 1152×648, 1280×720, 1366×768, 1600×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440 and 3840×2160.
list end
 
 How does the size of the screen affect resolution?
 
 Although a 4:3 TV’s display can be adjusted to show black bars at the top and bottom of the screen while a widescreen movie or show is being displayed,
this doesn’t make sense with a monitor, so you’ll find that Windows will not even offer you the widescreen display as a choice. You can watch movies with
black bars as if you were watching a TV screen, but this is done by your media player.
 
 The most important thing is not the monitor size, but its ability to display the higher resolution images. The higher you set the resolution, the smaller
the images on the screen will be, and there comes a point at which the text on the screen becomes so small it’s not readable. On a larger monitor it is
possible to push the resolution very high indeed, but if that monitor’s pixel density is not up to par, you won’t get the maximum possible resolution before
the image becomes unreadable. In many cases the monitor will not display anything at all, if you tell Windows to use a resolution the monitor cannot handle.
In other words, don’t expect miracles out of a cheap monitor. When it comes to high-definition displays, you definitely get what you pay for.
 
 Conclusion
 
 If you are not very technical, it is very likely that you are confused by so many technicalities. Hopefully this article has managed to help in your understanding
of the most important characteristics of a display: aspect ratio, resolutions or type.
article end
Take care.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

And, in case it helps Jed, I just had a look at the screen resolution on my laptop which has the 4K Touch Screen display and noticed that scaling was set to 250% which also was the recommended setting. I am pretty sure I had tried to set the resolution lower before without fixing the Roboform issue, but this time I set the scaling to 100% and that fixed it. I don't know how that makes a difference visually, but my wife has her own login and I'm pretty sure these settings are specific to the user account so unless she is trying to help me with something and it looks horrible this solution works for me. Here is the exact wording from Jaws speech history:

 

Scale and layout
Change the size of text, apps, and other items Combo box
100%
To change the selection use the Arrow keys.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Go to your desktop and press control plus spacebar and you will hear not selected

Now press shift plus f10 and choose display in the menu

 

Now look in there for screen resolution and you need to have 1200 /800 or less for jaws to work well

 

Test a couple of those choices to you find the one that works best.

 

hth

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matthew Horspool
Sent: November 19, 2018 4:36
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Hi Jed,

It's possibly a screen resolution issue, and I can't remember exactly where the setting is but it will be under "Display", and try lowering the resolution quite substantially.

Failing that though, if you know the cursor is jumping up a few rows, can't you just DownArrow a few times until it's back where it needs to be?

Matthew

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: 18 November 2018 20:46
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: a big cursor problem

 

Hey guys,

 

OK, i'm having a very strange problem, that i need some help with.

Noone can seem to come up with the anser, but it's driving me crazy.

I use a program to program radios called contact manager.  The long and short of it is, i have to add channels to a particular zone in the radio.  I can access the zones and the channels.  I can get to the zone in the radio, and access the channels that i need to add.  The way i did it in the past on my old laptop, i go to the channel that i want to add, route jaws to pc, and do a right mouse click.  Now when i route the jaws to PC, if you're looking at it visually on the screen, the cursor jumps up several places on the screen and as a result it highlights the wrong channel.  This never use to happen on my other laptop. I'm running the same version of the software as well as the same version  of jaws on both machines, both running win 10.  I can't think of anything that would make this happen.

Today, we shut down jaws, and i had someone just do a right mouse click on the right channel, and the cursor didn't jump up several places, it highlighted the correct channel.  Any ideas here guys?

 

Thanks,

Jed

 

 

 


Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Tom,
 
Here you go:
If you don't want JAWS to notify you about future editions of FS Cast when they are released, do the following:
1. Press JAWS key+6 to open Settings Centre.
2. Press control+shift+d to open the default settings.
3. Type "notify" without the quotes into the edit field you're currently in and press enter.
4. Arrow down until you hear "Notify about new FS Casts", and press space to uncheck the box.
5. Tab to the "Apply" button and press enter.
6. Tab to the "ok" button and press enter.
 
Cheers,
Ed
From: Marie
It is a notification of current FS casts and if you tab around in the dialog
box, you will find a box to check to tell it not to continue with the
notifications.
Marie
Take care.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Sieghard:

 

I shut down and re-booted my computer for another reason, and this time, when Jaws opened, I did not get the FS podcast notification.

 

I wonder if it just comes upp periodically?

 

I’ve looked for default settings, but can’t seem to find them in the Jaws menus.

 

If you can tell me where I can find them, I’ll make the change that way.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

When it first comes up you Shift+Tab once to Not show this in the future, might be slightly different wording, but it's simply a checkbox, check it and tab to OK.

You can also do it by searching default settings for "FS", the following is the only option which shows up:

Notify about new FSCasts not checked
Miscellaneous- that means it's in Settings under the Miscellaneous group.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:01 AM
To: 'jfw list' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I’m setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

 

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to simplify things as much as possible.

 

I’ll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup process, but, I promise, I’ll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 


Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Tom Behler
 

Sieghard:

 

I shut down and re-booted my computer for another reason, and this time, when Jaws opened, I did not get the FS podcast notification.

 

I wonder if it just comes upp periodically?

 

I’ve looked for default settings, but can’t seem to find them in the Jaws menus.

 

If you can tell me where I can find them, I’ll make the change that way.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

When it first comes up you Shift+Tab once to Not show this in the future, might be slightly different wording, but it's simply a checkbox, check it and tab to OK.

You can also do it by searching default settings for "FS", the following is the only option which shows up:

Notify about new FSCasts not checked
Miscellaneous- that means it's in Settings under the Miscellaneous group.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:01 AM
To: 'jfw list' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I’m setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

 

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to simplify things as much as possible.

 

I’ll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup process, but, I promise, I’ll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 


Re: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

When it first comes up you Shift+Tab once to Not show this in the future, might be slightly different wording, but it's simply a checkbox, check it and tab to OK.

You can also do it by searching default settings for "FS", the following is the only option which shows up:

Notify about new FSCasts not checked
Miscellaneous- that means it's in Settings under the Miscellaneous group.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:01 AM
To: 'jfw list' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I’m setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

 

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to simplify things as much as possible.

 

I’ll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup process, but, I promise, I’ll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 


How To Disable Automatic F S cast Announcements

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

I’m setting up a new Windows 10 computer with Jaws, and would like to know how to disable the automatic FS Cast announcements.

 

I have other ways of getting this information, and am trying to simplify things as much as possible.

 

I’ll likely have more questions as I continue the computer setup process, but, I promise, I’ll try to keep my questions to a minimum.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 


Re: a big cursor problem

 

And, in case it helps Jed, I just had a look at the screen resolution on my laptop which has the 4K Touch Screen display and noticed that scaling was set to 250% which also was the recommended setting. I am pretty sure I had tried to set the resolution lower before without fixing the Roboform issue, but this time I set the scaling to 100% and that fixed it. I don't know how that makes a difference visually, but my wife has her own login and I'm pretty sure these settings are specific to the user account so unless she is trying to help me with something and it looks horrible this solution works for me. Here is the exact wording from Jaws speech history:

 

Scale and layout
Change the size of text, apps, and other items Combo box
100%
To change the selection use the Arrow keys.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Go to your desktop and press control plus spacebar and you will hear not selected

Now press shift plus f10 and choose display in the menu

 

Now look in there for screen resolution and you need to have 1200 /800 or less for jaws to work well

 

Test a couple of those choices to you find the one that works best.

 

hth

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matthew Horspool
Sent: November 19, 2018 4:36
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Hi Jed,

It's possibly a screen resolution issue, and I can't remember exactly where the setting is but it will be under "Display", and try lowering the resolution quite substantially.

Failing that though, if you know the cursor is jumping up a few rows, can't you just DownArrow a few times until it's back where it needs to be?

Matthew

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: 18 November 2018 20:46
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: a big cursor problem

 

Hey guys,

 

OK, i'm having a very strange problem, that i need some help with.

Noone can seem to come up with the anser, but it's driving me crazy.

I use a program to program radios called contact manager.  The long and short of it is, i have to add channels to a particular zone in the radio.  I can access the zones and the channels.  I can get to the zone in the radio, and access the channels that i need to add.  The way i did it in the past on my old laptop, i go to the channel that i want to add, route jaws to pc, and do a right mouse click.  Now when i route the jaws to PC, if you're looking at it visually on the screen, the cursor jumps up several places on the screen and as a result it highlights the wrong channel.  This never use to happen on my other laptop. I'm running the same version of the software as well as the same version  of jaws on both machines, both running win 10.  I can't think of anything that would make this happen.

Today, we shut down jaws, and i had someone just do a right mouse click on the right channel, and the cursor didn't jump up several places, it highlighted the correct channel.  Any ideas here guys?

 

Thanks,

Jed

 

 

 


Re: a big cursor problem

 

Hi Geore,

 

Can you substantiate the statement " you need to have 1200 /800 or less for jaws to work well"

I have mostly 24 inch displays at my store and the recommended screen resolution is 1920 by 1080 and I never noticed having any issues with that resolution.

I may agree that on my 4K laptop display the super-high resolution could be what causes the Roboform menus aren't read properly, but again, I have not noticed anything else strange, it's a 15 inch Asus Zenbook with a 4K Touch Screen display and I have it at the default of 3840 × 2160 which is the Recommended settin.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Go to your desktop and press control plus spacebar and you will hear not selected

Now press shift plus f10 and choose display in the menu

 

Now look in there for screen resolution and you need to have 1200 /800 or less for jaws to work well

 

Test a couple of those choices to you find the one that works best.

 

hth

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matthew Horspool
Sent: November 19, 2018 4:36
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big cursor problem

 

Hi Jed,

It's possibly a screen resolution issue, and I can't remember exactly where the setting is but it will be under "Display", and try lowering the resolution quite substantially.

Failing that though, if you know the cursor is jumping up a few rows, can't you just DownArrow a few times until it's back where it needs to be?

Matthew

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: 18 November 2018 20:46
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: a big cursor problem

 

Hey guys,

 

OK, i'm having a very strange problem, that i need some help with.

Noone can seem to come up with the anser, but it's driving me crazy.

I use a program to program radios called contact manager.  The long and short of it is, i have to add channels to a particular zone in the radio.  I can access the zones and the channels.  I can get to the zone in the radio, and access the channels that i need to add.  The way i did it in the past on my old laptop, i go to the channel that i want to add, route jaws to pc, and do a right mouse click.  Now when i route the jaws to PC, if you're looking at it visually on the screen, the cursor jumps up several places on the screen and as a result it highlights the wrong channel.  This never use to happen on my other laptop. I'm running the same version of the software as well as the same version  of jaws on both machines, both running win 10.  I can't think of anything that would make this happen.

Today, we shut down jaws, and i had someone just do a right mouse click on the right channel, and the cursor didn't jump up several places, it highlighted the correct channel.  Any ideas here guys?

 

Thanks,

Jed

 

 

 


Re: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

 

Both the people at Microsoft Accessibility and at Freedom Scientific are technical support specialists, they deal with problems such as yours and many others every day. What Microsoft Accessibility might be able to do better than the people from FS support is to deal with any potential problems which might be caused by Windows or its components hence his recommendation. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people on this and other lists, but I would say as a last resort calling FS support and, if that still doesn't solve your issue, Microsoft Accessibility is always a good idea.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 7:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Flor, curiosly, what might MS Accessibility do differently as opposed to
FS doing?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Flor Lynch [mailto:florlync@iol.ie]
Sent: Sat, Nov 17, 2018 9:05 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Mario,

Unless FS can come up with a specific solution; Unfortunately, and FS
might recommend this if they don't come up with one; you may need to
uninstall all previous versions of JAWS to resolve the issue. (It could
even relate to Microsoft.net Framework version incompatibilities. I ran
into an issue like that before, where an install wouldn't complete.
However at the time I also had underlying braille display problems, so
getting the display repaired/replaced was my main priority.) Maybe
Microsoft Accessibility could help more directly, as was suggested
earlier.)

-----Original Message----- From: Mario
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This
Release

yes, I have uninstalled 2018 without removing shared components because
I also have a previous version of JAWS installed (16) for those "just in
case" moments.
.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:sieghard@live.ca]
Sent: Sat, Nov 17, 2018 9:37 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Have you tried to uninstall Jaws 2018, first by leaving shared
components and user settings and then tried to reinstall?
I assume you don't yet have Jaws 2019?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2018 6:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This
Release

I have, twice. no

-------- Original Message --------
From: Al [mailto:iamcardman@comcast.net]
Sent: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 7:19 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Redownload it...

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 5:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This
Release

after downloading the installer appropriate for my installation of Windows,
I start the installation, but after 31%, the message that "the installation
failed" is announced. what do I do now?


-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B. [mailto:mike9902@gmx.com]
Sent: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 2:06 PM EST
To: JFW List
Subject: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Hi All,

Below are the download links for this new build, .1811.2, plus what's new
in this release.

32 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/181102ASEWI/J2018.1811.2.400-enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/181102ASEWI/J2018.1811.2.400-enu-x64.exe

What's new in this release:

Enhancements in JAWS 2018.1811.2 (November 2018)

The following is a list of improvements made in JAWS 2018 between the
August
2018 update and the November 2018 update.

list of 7 items
. Resolved an issue with JAWS double speaking links in PDF documents.
. The changes made in JAWS 2019 to address Audio Ducking issues with the
latest Windows 10 updates are now also available in JAWS 2018.
. Resolved an issue where lines were sometimes repeated when using braille
panning in some applications.
. When reading using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) in the Amazon Kindle app,
addressed an issue where JAWS would unexpectedly stop reading after a few
pages.
. Resolved an issue where Firefox would become unresponsive when navigating
certain web pages with JAWS.
. In Chrome, resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected in
Google Sheets if Braille Mode was turned off.
. Added support for Google Slides film strip tree views.
list end

Take care.  Go Rams!
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Re: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Mario
 

Richard, curiously, what might MSA do differently as opposed to FS doing?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com]
Sent: Sat, Nov 17, 2018 10:05 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Hi Mario,
I'm running Windows 10 home 64 bit on a Dell laptop with an SSD drive.
I just installed this Jaws 2018 update and it took maybe 2 minutes and
went without a hitch.
I don't recall where you live, but I'd call Microsoft Accessibility and
have them remote into your machine so they can see what happens and I'll
be surprised if they can't fix the issue long before Monday.
800-936-5900 assuming you are in North America.

HTH,
Richard



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

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2018 6:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This
Release

correction. the code is 8070643. running the installer without JAWS
running uses a "built in voice" which eventually speaks an error code.
however, JAWS nor NVDA does not read this code, not even using Speech
History, Virtualize mode (insert+alt+w) or Convenient OCR.

I'm still going to call FS Monday unless there is a fix that's posted on
their sight... or you guys or gals can help sooner.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 8:08 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

no error code, just the message "31%. the installation failed".
I'll call them Monday.
hope I get someone who will help and not just say to try to install 2019.



-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B. [mailto:mike9902@gmx.com]
Sent: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 6:25 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Hi Mario,

I don't have a clue! Maybe call FS tech support. Are you getting any
error codes / messages? I just updated 4 computers, 2 Windows 10 and 2
Windows 7 without a problem.
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: Mario
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This
Release


after downloading the installer appropriate for my installation of
Windows, I start the installation, but after 31%, the message that "the
installation failed" is announced. what do I do now?


-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B. [mailto:mike9902@gmx.com]
Sent: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 2:06 PM EST
To: JFW List
Subject: JAWS2018.1811.2 Update Download Links + What's New In This Release

Hi All,

Below are the download links for this new build, .1811.2, plus what's
new in this release.

32 Bit:

https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjaws2018.vfo.digital%2F181102ASEWI%2FJ2018.1811.2.400-enu-x86.exe&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C272e15ab05764047296008d64c9ad7df%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636780625255455265&amp;sdata=js579UWREp9IkY6P49TSsvSHPTG8y2q0Uel8Dh0mc14%3D&amp;reserved=0

64 Bit:

https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjaws2018.vfo.digital%2F181102ASEWI%2FJ2018.1811.2.400-enu-x64.exe&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C272e15ab05764047296008d64c9ad7df%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636780625255455265&amp;sdata=ESp0EHLhaUZcddq4DiTTNh41pWSzQLVAPuEmnDpNMAY%3D&amp;reserved=0

What's new in this release:

Enhancements in JAWS 2018.1811.2 (November 2018)

The following is a list of improvements made in JAWS 2018 between the August
2018 update and the November 2018 update.

list of 7 items
. Resolved an issue with JAWS double speaking links in PDF documents.
. The changes made in JAWS 2019 to address Audio Ducking issues with the
latest Windows 10 updates are now also available in JAWS 2018.
. Resolved an issue where lines were sometimes repeated when using
braille panning in some applications.
. When reading using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) in the Amazon Kindle
app, addressed an issue where JAWS would unexpectedly stop reading after
a few pages.
. Resolved an issue where Firefox would become unresponsive when
navigating certain web pages with JAWS.
. In Chrome, resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected in
Google Sheets if Braille Mode was turned off.
. Added support for Google Slides film strip tree views.
list end

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!















.








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