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Re: Recommending Brian Vogel

 

Sieghard,

          The highly condensed version, without all the miserable details, is that I wrote a VBA script, called by an Outlook rule when messages arrive from a specific e-mail address, that analyzes the content of that message and if a specific URL is present passes that URL to whatever the user happens to have set up as their default web browser for immediate processing.  This essentially makes it such that a response required by the recipient is automated to occur with maximum possible speed without their intervention.

          Getting all that to be permitted with versions of Outlook newer than Outlook 2010 (and even under Outlook 2010) is a non-trivial pursuit with lots of steps required to get set up and running.  It was a real learning experience for me, as I had never written any VBA scripts before but, having been a programmer, it's just another language and I needed to dust off my coding skills in general.  The little "odd bits" that one must do to allow this all to happen under Outlook were far more frustrating to perfect than the code itself was (and it was miserable because a workaround was required to briefly suspend processing so that Outlook would allow something going on asynchronously to catch up to what was to be checked next).

--
Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1703, Build 15063  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

 
If you don't like someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you furious; if you do like him, he can turn his plate over into your lap and you won't mind.     ~ Irving Becker


Re: JAWS 2018 and Edge Training

David Moore
 

Hi Ann!

Thank you so much, and let me know if you need any help or have any questions at all!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2017 5:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 2018 and Edge Training

 

Many thanks, david.  I haven't read the document through yet, but I

have read some of your previous work and I'm sure it will be really valuable.

 

Ann

 

 

 

 


Re: Recommending Brian Vogel

 

It would be nice to know at least in general terms what Brian did to accomplish this.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2017 2:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Recommending Brian Vogel

 

Hello list,

So, a while back on this and other lists, I had posted an inquiry/request for help on a task having to do with my business. I was looking to automate a task of triggering an action on a link when a certain email from a particular account would come in.

I had poked around online and while the general idea seemed possible, the technical aspects were beyond my computer knowledge and abilities.

In any event, I got a near universal “can’t be done” on my query, but Brian Vogel reached out and with his help, we were able to accomplish this task. It took a couple of remote sessions and over the phone, but the deed got done and he also at my request provided me with a guide/installer should I have the need to replicate the steps on another machine in the future.

The fact that he was familiar with assistive technology (in my case Jaws) made things a lot easier as well.

I would highly recommend Brian should anyone have the need for any computer help beyond what may fall under the purview of this list.

Thanks,

Cristobal


Re: Recommending Brian Vogel

 

Cristobal,

            Thanks for the kind words (which, for the record, were not solicited by me, which makes them particularly nice to see).
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Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1703, Build 15063  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

 
If you don't like someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you furious; if you do like him, he can turn his plate over into your lap and you won't mind.     ~ Irving Becker


Re: JAWS 2018 and Edge Training

Ann Byrne
 

Many thanks, david. I haven't read the document through yet, but I have read some of your previous work and I'm sure it will be really valuable.

Ann


Recommending Brian Vogel

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

So, a while back on this and other lists, I had posted an inquiry/request for help on a task having to do with my business. I was looking to automate a task of triggering an action on a link when a certain email from a particular account would come in.

I had poked around online and while the general idea seemed possible, the technical aspects were beyond my computer knowledge and abilities.

In any event, I got a near universal “can’t be done” on my query, but Brian Vogel reached out and with his help, we were able to accomplish this task. It took a couple of remote sessions and over the phone, but the deed got done and he also at my request provided me with a guide/installer should I have the need to replicate the steps on another machine in the future.

The fact that he was familiar with assistive technology (in my case Jaws) made things a lot easier as well.

I would highly recommend Brian should anyone have the need for any computer help beyond what may fall under the purview of this list.

Thanks,

Cristobal


Re: MOVING TO NEXT MESSAGE IN Outlook?

 

Robin,

          Yes.  If you're in the reading window,

           CTRL+>     Go to Next Message
           CTRL+<     Go to Previous Message

You don't need to hit shift for the greater than and less than signs, so effectively Control plus period goes to the next message and control plus comma goes to the previous message (at least on most keyboards - if the greater than and less than signs, respectively are not above period and comma then use the keys that they are on and produced if you hit SHIFT).
--
Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1703, Build 15063  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

 
If you don't like someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you furious; if you do like him, he can turn his plate over into your lap and you won't mind.     ~ Irving Becker


Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

 

IE will stay for a long time yet because there are large companies out there who still use it all the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2017 9:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

no, i e is going to be removed from windows 10 once edge is fully developed.
and edge is a work in progress.
every time f/s gets better support for edge microsoft makes changes to edge and f/s has to start all over again with jaws support for it.



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

I think that a problem is that they want to kill I.E.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2017 1:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Their Edge support will improve, I really don't get what everybody is so upset
about considering how we all got along with IE, Firefox and/or Google Chrome
all this time.
To me one of the biggest features ever is Convenient OCR and the fact that it's
now expanded where you can do OCR on any image file from the context menu is
pretty huge.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel
Haetir
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

The jaws 2018 feature list looks pretty disappointing. I mean, come on, they
claim Edge browser support but select and copy operations aren't supported?

The ability to OCR from the pearl might be nice (though how I use my laptop now
would make that difficult).

On 10/5/17, Mike B. <mb69mach1@charter.net> wrote:
Hi Gudrun,

These are download links for the 2018 Beta version, or under the old
numbering sequence this would be Jaws 19. These are not for Jaws 18!
But,

I've included the download links + what's new for the latest Jaws 18
update,

which you can download & run the executable on your laptop. The below
JAWS

18 update links came out September 26.

Below are the direct download links for the latest J18.0.4321 update,
& what's new in this build.

32 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4321AMNRC2/J18.0.4321enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4321AMNRC2/J18.0.4321enu-x64.exe

What's new:

Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.4321 (September 2017)

The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 18 July
2017 release and the September 2017 update.

Microsoft Edge Support (must be enabled in Settings Center)

This update introduces support for Edge, the latest web browser from
Microsoft included in Windows 10. To use JAWS with Edge, you must be
running the Windows
10 Creators update (version 1703) or later. While there are still
several JAWS features that are not available in Edge such as selecting
and copying using the Virtual Cursor, PlaceMarkers, Smart Navigation,
Flexible Web, and domain-specific settings, we have made the overall
experience of navigating pages in Edge using both speech and braille
as similar as possible to working in Internet Explorer, Chrome, or
Firefox. As we continue to work with Microsoft to improve the Edge
experience, future JAWS updates will include greater functionality.
Edge support is also available in the new JAWS 2018.

Edge support is turned off by default in JAWS 18. This is because
support for Microsoft Edge depends on some emerging technologies,
which we continue to fine-tune in close collaboration with Microsoft.
You can turn on Edge support through Settings Center by doing the
following:

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "edge browser" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" in the
filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
6. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center, and then
quit and restart JAWS.
list end

Once JAWS is restarted, you will be able to use JAWS to access web
pages in Edge. If you encounter any unusual issues after enabling Edge
support, you can go back into Settings Center as described above and
disable it. If you do this, please let our Tech Support team know so
the issue can be investigated.

The Virtual Cursor is used to read pages in Edge just like in other
browsers. You can use the standard reading commands as well as most of
the Navigation Quick Keys to navigate through pages. Currently, there
are a few Navigation Quick Keys that are not yet supported in Edge,
however the most used commands; moving by headings, paragraphs, forms,
tables, lists, graphics, and regions, are available. More Navigation
Quick Keys will be supported in future updates.

By default, JAWS uses Semi-auto Forms Mode in Edge, which turns on
Forms Mode automatically only when you move to a form control using
TAB or
SHIFT+TAB.
Due to the way Edge displays pages, Auto Forms Mode is not available
as it is possible to have multiple controls on a single line. You will
need to press ENTER to turn on Forms Mode if you use the ARROW keys to
move to form fields.

Other familiar JAWS features that are currently supported include:

list of 4 items
. Displaying a list of links, headings, or form controls by pressing
INSERT+F7, INSERT+F6, or INSERT+F5.
. Searching for text on the current page by pressing CTRL+F.
. Obtaining font information by pressing INSERT+F.
. The ability for JAWS to detect changes in the language used on a web
page and automatically switch to the appropriate voice if available.
list end

As you begin using Edge, one important item to note is that Edge is a
modern app with no menu bar that can be accessed using the ALT key. To
access Edge specific features, press TAB from the bottom of a page or
SHIFT+TAB from the top. Continue using TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move
through the various controls until you cycle back around to the
content area. Alternatively, Edge offers many of the same shortcut
keys found in other browsers such as CTRL+T to open a new tab, CTRL+H
for History, CTRL+I for Favorites, CTRL+J for Downloads, and so on.

Other Changes
list of 16 items
. Resolved stability issues reported by multiple customers using JAWS
with Outlook 365.
. Addressed a reported issue with Audacity, a popular sound editor,
where the application would stop working when attempting to open an
MP3 file with JAWS currently running.
. This update contains changes necessary to support Firefox version
57, scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017. Firefox users
must update to JAWS 18.0.4321 to continue using this browser when it
updates to version 57.
. Added the latest Brailliant BI display drivers from Humanware to
support their Brailliant BI14 braille display.
. Resolved a customer reported issue with the UPS Tracking Research It
lookup source not displaying any results.
. In Internet Explorer, addressed a customer reported issue with JAWS
not always reading the correct label on form controls when navigating
using TAB.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly loading settings for
Office applications when Office 365 was installed through the Windows
Store.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS not reading the contents of a book in
the Kindle for PC app.
. In the latest version of Outlook 365, addressed issues with JAWS not
reading as expected when navigating in the list of suggestions that
displays when typing a contact's name into a new message or calendar
appointment.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where changes to voice profile
settings were not being honored for the DECTalk USB hardware
synthesizer.
. Addressed an issue with both the DECTalk Express and DECTalk USB
hardware synthesizers where JAWS would unexpectedly close when
performing a SayAll from a web browser.
. When running JAWS and ZoomText together in Windows 7, resolved an
issue where ZoomText's focus tracking was not working properly on the
Secure Desktop or the Logon screen.
. JAWS visual tracking is now enabled by default when navigating
Windows HTML Help content such as the JAWS Help.
. A customer reported that JAWS was not working as expected with a
particular Java application. This issue has been resolved.
. Resolved a reported issue with the German version of JAWS not
working as expected after attempting to print or close a document in Word
2013.
. Fixed braille output issues with Hebrew.
list end

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gudrun Brunot
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New


Hello: Question: I am in the process of obtaining a laptop. Do I need
to install the JAWS 18 from disk, or can I simply install this update?



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Howdy All,

Here are the download links & what's new for this Beta 2 2018.1710.1
update.

32 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171001VA453T/J2018.1710.1enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171001VA453T/J2018.1710.1enu-x64.exe


The following is a list of improvements made between the first Public
Beta and Public Beta 2. Note that while many customer-reported
enhancements are included in this release, the following is a list of more
notable changes.

JAWS
list of 11 items
. If you are running a previous version of JAWS while installing 2018,
JAWS now speaks the progress bar which displays the percentage of the
install that is complete. The self-voicing feature of the installer
also now announces more progress information.
. Improved various installer messages including the messages
confirming a successful install or uninstall.
. When using the default voice contexts for the various cursors and
you press NUM PAD+MINUS to turn on the JAWS Cursor, resolved a
customer reported issue where "JAWS Cursor" was not being announced
using the correct voice, which uses a lower pitch.
. Added new Research It lookup sources to the French version of JAWS.
These enable French users to search BNFA or ÉOLE, two major French
libraries for the blind.
. When using JAWS Settings Center in Windows 10, resolved an issue
where JAWS was not announcing the current location in the tree view
after expanding a group, or the path to the currently selected item
when pressing
INSERT+UP ARROW. In addition, when navigating the filter tree view of
results after performing a search, JAWS now announces the item
followed by its location.
. The What's New in JAWS DAISY book has been updated for JAWS 2018. To
get the new book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the
JAWS Basic Training Table of Contents in FSReader, and then press
ENTER on the What's New in JAWS link.
. In response to a customer request, JAWS now includes version 3.3 of
the Liblouis braille translator.
. Updated the control names in Settings Center for the Virtual Cursor
verbosity options to say, "Web Verbosity Levels" and "Configure Web
Verbosity Levels", to make them easier to find when doing a search.
. If the JAWS Laptop keyboard layout is active, resolved an issue
where pressing INSERT+SHIFT+1 through 0 was not working in Excel to
define a monitor cell. In addition, INSERT+SHIFT+T now works in Winamp
to display track information. In Laptop layout, both The CAPS LOCK and
INSERT keys can be used as the JAWS Key.
. Addressed issues with editing text files on remote systems using SSH.
. A customer using the Spanish version of JAWS reported several issues
with various help and application messages. These have been resolved.
list end

Convenient OCR
list of 4 items
. In response to customer feedback, improved the quality of the OCR
results when using INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, F to recognize an image file or
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to recognize a PDF document in Adobe Reader.
. Addressed reports where JAWS 2018 would not install on certain
64-bit computers. In these cases, the installation process was not
able to install the Convenient OCR components. This is now fixed.
. In response to customer feedback, the camera light frequency
correction is now saved when changed through the Advanced dialog box
located in the Camera and Scanner Recognition dialog box.
. JAWS now plays a progress sound when recognizing large PDF documents.
list end

Google Docs
list of 2 items
. You can now press CTRL+APOSTROPHE or CTRL+SEMICOLON in Google Docs
to move to the next or previous misspelled word in a document.
. When navigating a Google Docs table in Chrome using JAWS table
reading commands (ALT+CTRL+ARROW keys, addressed an issue where JAWS
was double speaking cell contents.
list end

Microsoft Office
list of 3 items
. Resolved a customer reported issue with the 8400 series of Outlook
365 updates where JAWS was not automatically reading the suggested
addresses when typing in the address fields of a new message. To check
your Outlook
365 version, use the JAWS command CTRL+INSERT+V while focused in Outlook.
. When navigating time slots in the Outlook Calendar using Vocalizer
Expressive for speech, addressed a reported issue where JAWS was
saying "comma" before the time.
. When opening the Spell Checker for the first time after starting
Word 365, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically reading
the misspelled word and suggestion.
list end

Skype
list of 1 items
. Resolved an issue where both JAWS and Skype would stop working if
the Call Quality Feedback dialog box was displayed after ending a
call.
list end

Web Browsers
list of 10 items
. JAWS 2018 contains changes necessary to support Firefox version 57,
scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017.
. Improved overall JAWS performance with Edge. In particular, multiple
reports where Edge would unexpectedly stop working on various web
pages or become less responsive after opening multiple pages were addressed.
. When INSERT+A is pressed to read the web page address in Firefox or
Chrome, addressed a customer reported issue where this information was
not being displayed in braille if flash message verbosity was set to
Advanced.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS double speaking live region updates in
Google Chrome.
. Resolved an issue where Internet Explorer would sometimes close
unexpectedly when right clicking on various toolbar items using the mouse.
. Resolved a reported issue with JAWS not reading as expected when
encountering form controls inside an ARIA grid.
. You can now use the U and SHIFT+U Navigation Quick Keys in Edge to
move by links. Note that in Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome,
these commands only move to the next or previous unvisited link.
However, since Edge currently does not indicate when a link has been
visited, U and SHIFT+U will move to all links in this browser.
. If the mouse is used to select text on a web page, resolved an issue
where pressing CTRL+C was not working as expected to copy the selected
text.
. Addressed intermittent issues where domain specific settings were
not always loading as expected.
. Resolved an issue with Chrome where braille was not working as
expected when typing and navigating in certain edit fields.
list end

Windows Mail
list of 2 items
. When opening an email message, resolved a customer reported issue
where JAWS was reading the contents of the previous message, even if
it had been closed or deleted.
. When using JAWS table reading commands to navigate a table inserted
into a new message, resolved an issue with JAWS not reading as
expected.
list end

Windows 10
list of 1 items
. Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the selected item
when navigating between time picker controls.
list end

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Re: JAWS 2018 and Edge Training

David Moore
 

Hi all!

I did a complete text tutorial on using Edge that I have pasted right into this message.

I go through all of the settings in Edge, navigating web pages, interacting with them, and so on.

Here is my tutorial on Microsoft Edge right here:

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

 

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Tutorial for Microsoft Edge

I will write this tutorial using JAWS only.

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 Creators update.

If you are using anything different than that, you might get different results.

When you can press spacebar or enter, I will list them both.

If I only list enter, that means that you can only use enter.

If I only list Spacebar, that means that you can only press spacebar to toggle something, for example.

That is very important. Please read Jim's tutorial on using Narrator in the creators update of Windows 10.

I have a list of all key commands for Edge at the end of this tutorial. Through the tutorial, I will point out many key commands as well, as I go.

 

Section Number One

Opening the Edge Browser:

Press the Windows key or CTRL+Escape, to open the start area. Next, type Edge and enter when Narrator announces it.

Press enter, and the Edge browser should open.

 

Section Number Two

Opening the Freedom Scientific Web Site:

I pressed CTRL+L (alt+D works as well) and entered:

www.freedomscientific.com

That is the site for Freedom Scientific.

The web site came up very quickly.

I can use all navigation keys, like H for heading, C for Combo Box, E for edit area, , for example, just like other browsers, and they all work.

Section Three

Pressing alt+X to get a large Virticle Menu:

Now, I will now press ALT+X to open the settings and more menu! This is to the right of the address bar, but Alt+X opens this same menu. We have a lot in this virticle menu.a large virticle menu of choices. When I down arrow, I here the following:

New Window (CTRL+N), New InPrivate Window (CTRL+SHIFT+P), Zoom out, Zoom in, Cast media to device, Find on page, Print, Pin this page to Start, F12 Developer Tools, Open with Internet Explorer, Send feedback, Extensions, What's new and Tips, and finally, Settings. Extensions and Settings are the main two choices we are interested in with this menu. Key commands will do the rest.

Next, I will talk about settings.

Section Four:

Navigating settings and Advance settings:

Press alt+X again, and up arrow once to settings, because that is the last choice.

Press enter on settings.

You will hear:

Choose a Theme light.

Don't worry about that!

Tab once, and you will hear:

Open Microsoft Edge with a page or set of pages combo box.

This is how you choose how you want Microsoft Edge to open.

I have mine set to a specific page or pages.

Now, Tab again, and you have an edit field where you can type in your pages that you want opened When Microsoft Edge is launched.

I just entered:

www.google.com

Therefore, when I start Edge, the Google home page opens for me.

Tabbing again:

I hear delete button, where you can press spacebar or enter to delete your page or pages.

Tabbing again, I hear Add Button, where you can press spacebar or enter and add another page that you want to open when Edge is started.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Open new tabs with combo box.

I have this set to a blank page.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Import from another browser button.

You can press spacebar or enter here to import all favorites and settings from other browsers you use, like IE 11 or Chrome, or Firefox.

Tab again, and you will hear:

Show the favorites bar toggle.

I have this unchecked, because I do not want everyone to see my favorites on a bar right on the Edge Window. Press spacebar to check or uncheck..

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose what to clear.

If you press spacebar on this, you can tab and check or uncheck what is cleared when you delete your history. You can also choose whether this should be cleared every time you close the Edge browser.

Tab, and you will either hear Account Settings or your MSA account link, depending on your account setting.

Tabbing again, I hear:

Sync your favorites and reading list unchecked.

You definitely want to check this by pressing spacebar, so all of your Edge data will be synced between all of your devices. If you do not want this, then uncheck it with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Sync device settings link.

Tab again, and you hear:

View Advanced settings button.

This is important, and I will cover that in a bit.

Tab again, and you hear:

Terms of use link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Privacy statement link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change my default button.

We are back to the beginning of settings. Now, let us go through the advanced settings.

Next, press Alt+X, and up arrow once to settings, and press enter. Now, Shift tab to Advanced settings, since that was almost at the end of what we tabbed through. Go ahead and enter on the advanced settings. There is a lot you can customise here.  Let’s tab through this menu.

Press enter on Advanced Settings, and you hear:

Show the home button toggle.

I have this pressed, by using spacebar, because I want my home page to show in the Edge Window!

Tab again, and you hear:

A specific page collapsed. This is what I want.

Tab again, and there is an edit field to put the URL of what you want your home page to be.

I want my home page to be the same page is my start page, so I just enter:

www.google.com

to be my home page.

Now:

www.google.com

is my start page and my home page.

To go back to your home page from anywhere, just press:

Alt+Home

Tab again, and you hear:

Save Button.

Press spacebar or enter on this to save your home page.

You now hear:

block pop-ups toggle.

I have mine unchecked, by using the spacebar, because I want pages to come up, that are considered pop-ups.

However, to keep safe, you should probably have that checked, so Edge will indeed block pop-ups.

This is up to you.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use Adobe Flash Player.

I have this checked, with the spacebar, because a lot of web sites still need Adobe flash to play videos and the like.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open sites in apps.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Choose which sites open in apps button.

I have this checked. Next, Choose which sites open in apps.  This will launch the Settings app where you can customize whether to open certain web site in an app or in the browser.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change button.

I hear change button, you can use this to change where to save downloaded files to.

Tab again, and you hear:

Ask me what to do with each download toggle.

I have that checked, with spacebar, because when I download something, I want it to ask me if I want to save or open and so on.

Tab again, and you hear:

Open Proxy settings button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Learn more link.

Tab again, and you hear:

Offer to save passwords toggle.

I checked this, with spacebar, so I can have a password saved if I want.

Tab again, and you hear:

Manage Passwords button.

I left this alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Save form entries toggle.

I have this checked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Send do not track requests toggle.

I have this unchecked with spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge.

I have mine turnned on with spacebar. If you want this off, just press spacebar until you hear unchecked or off. sometimes, it will say on or off, or, it will say checked or unchecked. You will hear both ways spoken, but they are the same.

Tab again, and you hear:

Change Search Engine button:

This is important, because I pressed space bar or enter on that, and it was a combo box that was set on Bing. Keep that if you want, but I changed mine to Google.

I like Google to do my searches rather than Bing.

When you are done with this, Tab and hear will hear:

Back button.

Press space on that, to go back to the advanced settings that we are in.

The back button shows up a lot in Edge, so you can just go back to where you were.

Tab again, and you hear:

Show search and site suggestions as I type toggle.

I used spacebar to uncheck that, because I do not like suggestions to populate as I type in the address bar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Clear Bing search history link.

I did nothing with that.

Tab again, and you hear:

Optimize Taskbar web search results for screen readers.

Mine is check; to uncheck, just use spacebar.

Tab again, and you hear:

Don't block cookies combo box collapsed.

I left that alone.

Tab again, and you hear:

Let sites save protected media licenses on my device.

This is checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Use page prodiction to speed up websites.

I have this check. To uncheck, just use spacebar, but you want this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Windows Defender Smartscreen toggle.

I kept this checked.

Tab again, and you hear:

Pin this Pane button.

Tab again, and you hear:

Back button.

Guess what this is for.

Entering on this takes you back to just plain old settings.

Remember, we entered on Advanced settings within settings.

Pressing spacebar or enter on this back button, takes you back to settings where we chose our start page and all of that.

Therefore, we are all done with Settings.

Look at what you know already, just by pressing Alt+X, up arrow once to settings, and press enter, tab through settings, enter on advanced settings, tab through those settings, and press enter on the back button to get you back to settings, and just press escape twice to get out of settings, and you are back on the Freedom Scientific web site we started out with.

Important:

You must press escape twice to get out of settings and back on to the Freedom Scientific web site.

 

Section Five

Getting to, and navigating the Hub.

Now, I will show you how to get to the Hub.  The Hub is located just after the address bar area.  It has 5 tabs: Favorites, Reading list, Books, History and Downloads. However, instead of often coming here, we will activate three of these tabs with key commands right from your web site.

Now, this is where your starting place will be a lot in Edge:

Press alt+D or CTRL+L to get to the address bar or whatever it is called in Edge LOL!

Important, we will get to everything else by tabbing or shift tabbing from the address bar. However, you won't need to do this often, because we can activate this stuff by key commands right from the Web site. The address bar is your starting place, so you can tab to get to everything else that we will talk about in Edge. If you get on that address bar, you are set to get to everything else that is on top of the Edge Window.

So now, from the Freedom Scientific web site:

Press Alt+D or CTRL+L

You should hear the URL of the Freedom Scientific web site.

You are on the address bar, our starting place.

Tab once, and you hear:

Add to favorites or reading list button.

If you press enter here, you will save the Freedom Scientific web site that we are on in your favorites. However, you can do this by just pressing CTRL+D from the web site. Just press enter, and tab to save and press enter. This is how you will save a web site in your favorites.

Tab again, and you hear:

Hub ( Favorites, Reading List, Books, History, and Downloads toggle button not pressed.

Now, just tab a few times to get back to the web site. That is all you need to do from up here. You can also press F6 to get from this upper area back to the web site.

To get back to the Hub, press Ctrl + I to open the first tab in the Hub, the Favorites tab.

You will hear Narrator announce Hub, Favorites window, tab control, Favorite tab selected 1 of 5.

Here we are in our favorites.  I can tab twice to the list of favorites then arrow up and down through my favorites.

If I Shift+Tab twice, I am back on the five tabs. I can navigate these tabs, by just pressing the right and left arrow keys. Press right arrow, and you will hear the other four tabs, Reading list, Books, History, and Downloads.

When you right arrow to the Books tab, Tab from here, and I hear Get Books button, Sign in button, and Shop for Books button. This is exciting.

The fourth tab is the History tab, you can press Ctrl + H to get to it directly.

I can delete my history, and look at my history here.

The 5th and last tab, is my Downloads tab.  Open it by pressing Ctrl + J.  Here is where you come to view your downloads, and check on the status of a download in progress.

So, that is it for the HUB button.

I pressed Esc to get out of Hub. The only two tabs that there are not key commands to go to them are the Books and Reading list, which you will not use that much anyway.

I just want you to see that you can press right and left arrow keys on the tabs, but you can get to those tabs with one of the three key commands:

CTRL+I for the Favorites tab, CTRL+H, for the History Tab, and CTRL+J for the downloads tab.

We are done with using the Hub!

 

Section Six:

Key commands for using Microsoft Edge:

Here are many key commands to navigate and work with Edge. Many of these are the same as in other browsers.

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

table with 2 columns and 40 rows

Press this key

To do this 

Ctrl + D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

 Ctrl + I

Open favorites pane

 Ctrl + J

Open downloads pane

 Ctrl + H

Open history pane

 Ctrl + P

Print the current page

 Ctrl + F

Find on page

Alt + C

Open Cortana while you are in Edge!

Ctrl + Shift + R

Enter reading view

 Ctrl + T

Open a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + T

Reopen the last closed tab 

Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4

Close the active tab 

Ctrl + K

Duplicate tab 

Ctrl + N

Open a new window 

Ctrl + Shift + P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window 

Ctrl + Tab

Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Switch to the previous tab 

Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on

Switch to a specific tab number 

Ctrl + 9

Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl + plus

Zoom in (25%) 

Ctrl + minus

Zoom out (25%) 

Ctrl + 0

Reset zoom level 

Backspace or Alt + Left arrow

Go back to last web page

Alt + Right arrow

Go forward to next web page

F5 or Ctrl + R

Refresh the page 

Escape

Stop loading the page 

Ctrl + L or F4 or Alt + D

Select the address bar 

Ctrl + Shift + L

Open address bar query in a new tab 

Ctrl + E

Open a search query in the address bar 

Ctrl + Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar 

Ctrl + click

Open link in a new tab 

Ctrl + Shift + click

Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab 

Alt + Shift + click

Open link in a new window  

Ctrl + Shift +M

 Start creating web notes 

Ctrl + Alt + M

 Copy selected content into a web note 

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools   

Ctrl + U

 View source 

F6

 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar 

F7

 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab 

Ctrl + Shift + Delete

 Show controls to clear browsing data

Please give me your feed back, and how much you hear what I hear when tabbing and the like.

That is all for this tutorial.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2017 10:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 2018 and Edge Training

 

Not a tutorial that I know of, but fscast 143 has

maybe enough info to get you started.

 

Good luck!

At 09:15 AM 10/6/2017, you wrote:

>Happy Friday,  I went to the Training download

>section on the JAWS menu in hopes of finding

>some help with navigating Edge.  The link

>opened in Microsoft Edge, a Box Canyon of sorts.

>Is there a tutorial on point somewhere that I can open in I E?

>If I am alone with this quandary, I must have

>missed some important posts during a recent but long computer outage.

>Thanks for all the help in advance, Mitch

>“OK everybody, pair up in three’s.â€Â  Yogi Berra

 

 

 

 


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Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

netbat66
 

no, i e is going to be removed from windows 10 once edge is fully developed.
and edge is a work in progress.
every time f/s gets better support for edge microsoft makes changes to edge and f/s has to start all over again with jaws support for it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

I think that a problem is that they want to kill I.E.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2017 1:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Their Edge support will improve, I really don't get what everybody is so upset about considering how we all got along with IE, Firefox and/or Google Chrome all this time.
To me one of the biggest features ever is Convenient OCR and the fact that it's now expanded where you can do OCR on any image file from the context menu is pretty huge.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

The jaws 2018 feature list looks pretty disappointing. I mean, come on, they claim Edge browser support but select and copy operations aren't supported?

The ability to OCR from the pearl might be nice (though how I use my laptop now would make that difficult).

On 10/5/17, Mike B. <mb69mach1@charter.net> wrote:
Hi Gudrun,

These are download links for the 2018 Beta version, or under the old
numbering sequence this would be Jaws 19. These are not for Jaws 18!
But,

I've included the download links + what's new for the latest Jaws 18
update,

which you can download & run the executable on your laptop. The below
JAWS

18 update links came out September 26.

Below are the direct download links for the latest J18.0.4321 update,
& what's new in this build.

32 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4321AMNRC2/J18.0.4321enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4321AMNRC2/J18.0.4321enu-x64.exe

What's new:

Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.4321 (September 2017)

The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 18 July
2017 release and the September 2017 update.

Microsoft Edge Support (must be enabled in Settings Center)

This update introduces support for Edge, the latest web browser from
Microsoft included in Windows 10. To use JAWS with Edge, you must be
running the Windows
10 Creators update (version 1703) or later. While there are still
several JAWS features that are not available in Edge such as selecting
and copying using the Virtual Cursor, PlaceMarkers, Smart Navigation,
Flexible Web, and domain-specific settings, we have made the overall
experience of navigating pages in Edge using both speech and braille
as similar as possible to working in Internet Explorer, Chrome, or
Firefox. As we continue to work with Microsoft to improve the Edge
experience, future JAWS updates will include greater functionality.
Edge support is also available in the new JAWS 2018.

Edge support is turned off by default in JAWS 18. This is because
support for Microsoft Edge depends on some emerging technologies,
which we continue to fine-tune in close collaboration with Microsoft.
You can turn on Edge support through Settings Center by doing the
following:

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "edge browser" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" in the
filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
6. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center, and then
quit and restart JAWS.
list end

Once JAWS is restarted, you will be able to use JAWS to access web
pages in Edge. If you encounter any unusual issues after enabling Edge
support, you can go back into Settings Center as described above and
disable it. If you do this, please let our Tech Support team know so
the issue can be investigated.

The Virtual Cursor is used to read pages in Edge just like in other
browsers. You can use the standard reading commands as well as most of
the Navigation Quick Keys to navigate through pages. Currently, there
are a few Navigation Quick Keys that are not yet supported in Edge,
however the most used commands; moving by headings, paragraphs, forms,
tables, lists, graphics, and regions, are available. More Navigation
Quick Keys will be supported in future updates.

By default, JAWS uses Semi-auto Forms Mode in Edge, which turns on
Forms Mode automatically only when you move to a form control using
TAB or
SHIFT+TAB.
Due to the way Edge displays pages, Auto Forms Mode is not available
as it is possible to have multiple controls on a single line. You will
need to press ENTER to turn on Forms Mode if you use the ARROW keys to
move to form fields.

Other familiar JAWS features that are currently supported include:

list of 4 items
. Displaying a list of links, headings, or form controls by pressing
INSERT+F7, INSERT+F6, or INSERT+F5.
. Searching for text on the current page by pressing CTRL+F.
. Obtaining font information by pressing INSERT+F.
. The ability for JAWS to detect changes in the language used on a web
page and automatically switch to the appropriate voice if available.
list end

As you begin using Edge, one important item to note is that Edge is a
modern app with no menu bar that can be accessed using the ALT key. To
access Edge specific features, press TAB from the bottom of a page or
SHIFT+TAB from the top. Continue using TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move
through the various controls until you cycle back around to the
content area. Alternatively, Edge offers many of the same shortcut
keys found in other browsers such as CTRL+T to open a new tab, CTRL+H
for History, CTRL+I for Favorites, CTRL+J for Downloads, and so on.

Other Changes
list of 16 items
. Resolved stability issues reported by multiple customers using JAWS
with Outlook 365.
. Addressed a reported issue with Audacity, a popular sound editor,
where the application would stop working when attempting to open an
MP3 file with JAWS currently running.
. This update contains changes necessary to support Firefox version
57, scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017. Firefox users
must update to JAWS 18.0.4321 to continue using this browser when it
updates to version 57.
. Added the latest Brailliant BI display drivers from Humanware to
support their Brailliant BI14 braille display.
. Resolved a customer reported issue with the UPS Tracking Research It
lookup source not displaying any results.
. In Internet Explorer, addressed a customer reported issue with JAWS
not always reading the correct label on form controls when navigating
using TAB.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly loading settings for
Office applications when Office 365 was installed through the Windows
Store.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS not reading the contents of a book in
the Kindle for PC app.
. In the latest version of Outlook 365, addressed issues with JAWS not
reading as expected when navigating in the list of suggestions that
displays when typing a contact's name into a new message or calendar
appointment.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where changes to voice profile
settings were not being honored for the DECTalk USB hardware
synthesizer.
. Addressed an issue with both the DECTalk Express and DECTalk USB
hardware synthesizers where JAWS would unexpectedly close when
performing a SayAll from a web browser.
. When running JAWS and ZoomText together in Windows 7, resolved an
issue where ZoomText's focus tracking was not working properly on the
Secure Desktop or the Logon screen.
. JAWS visual tracking is now enabled by default when navigating
Windows HTML Help content such as the JAWS Help.
. A customer reported that JAWS was not working as expected with a
particular Java application. This issue has been resolved.
. Resolved a reported issue with the German version of JAWS not
working as expected after attempting to print or close a document in Word 2013.
. Fixed braille output issues with Hebrew.
list end

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gudrun Brunot
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New


Hello: Question: I am in the process of obtaining a laptop. Do I need
to install the JAWS 18 from disk, or can I simply install this update?



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Howdy All,

Here are the download links & what's new for this Beta 2 2018.1710.1
update.

32 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171001VA453T/J2018.1710.1enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171001VA453T/J2018.1710.1enu-x64.exe


The following is a list of improvements made between the first Public
Beta and Public Beta 2. Note that while many customer-reported
enhancements are included in this release, the following is a list of more notable changes.

JAWS
list of 11 items
. If you are running a previous version of JAWS while installing 2018,
JAWS now speaks the progress bar which displays the percentage of the
install that is complete. The self-voicing feature of the installer
also now announces more progress information.
. Improved various installer messages including the messages
confirming a successful install or uninstall.
. When using the default voice contexts for the various cursors and
you press NUM PAD+MINUS to turn on the JAWS Cursor, resolved a
customer reported issue where "JAWS Cursor" was not being announced
using the correct voice, which uses a lower pitch.
. Added new Research It lookup sources to the French version of JAWS.
These enable French users to search BNFA or ÉOLE, two major French
libraries for the blind.
. When using JAWS Settings Center in Windows 10, resolved an issue
where JAWS was not announcing the current location in the tree view
after expanding a group, or the path to the currently selected item
when pressing
INSERT+UP ARROW. In addition, when navigating the filter tree view of
results after performing a search, JAWS now announces the item
followed by its location.
. The What's New in JAWS DAISY book has been updated for JAWS 2018. To
get the new book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the
JAWS Basic Training Table of Contents in FSReader, and then press
ENTER on the What's New in JAWS link.
. In response to a customer request, JAWS now includes version 3.3 of
the Liblouis braille translator.
. Updated the control names in Settings Center for the Virtual Cursor
verbosity options to say, "Web Verbosity Levels" and "Configure Web
Verbosity Levels", to make them easier to find when doing a search.
. If the JAWS Laptop keyboard layout is active, resolved an issue
where pressing INSERT+SHIFT+1 through 0 was not working in Excel to
define a monitor cell. In addition, INSERT+SHIFT+T now works in Winamp
to display track information. In Laptop layout, both The CAPS LOCK and
INSERT keys can be used as the JAWS Key.
. Addressed issues with editing text files on remote systems using SSH.
. A customer using the Spanish version of JAWS reported several issues
with various help and application messages. These have been resolved.
list end

Convenient OCR
list of 4 items
. In response to customer feedback, improved the quality of the OCR
results when using INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, F to recognize an image file or
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to recognize a PDF document in Adobe Reader.
. Addressed reports where JAWS 2018 would not install on certain
64-bit computers. In these cases, the installation process was not
able to install the Convenient OCR components. This is now fixed.
. In response to customer feedback, the camera light frequency
correction is now saved when changed through the Advanced dialog box
located in the Camera and Scanner Recognition dialog box.
. JAWS now plays a progress sound when recognizing large PDF documents.
list end

Google Docs
list of 2 items
. You can now press CTRL+APOSTROPHE or CTRL+SEMICOLON in Google Docs
to move to the next or previous misspelled word in a document.
. When navigating a Google Docs table in Chrome using JAWS table
reading commands (ALT+CTRL+ARROW keys, addressed an issue where JAWS
was double speaking cell contents.
list end

Microsoft Office
list of 3 items
. Resolved a customer reported issue with the 8400 series of Outlook
365 updates where JAWS was not automatically reading the suggested
addresses when typing in the address fields of a new message. To check
your Outlook
365 version, use the JAWS command CTRL+INSERT+V while focused in Outlook.
. When navigating time slots in the Outlook Calendar using Vocalizer
Expressive for speech, addressed a reported issue where JAWS was
saying "comma" before the time.
. When opening the Spell Checker for the first time after starting
Word 365, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically reading
the misspelled word and suggestion.
list end

Skype
list of 1 items
. Resolved an issue where both JAWS and Skype would stop working if
the Call Quality Feedback dialog box was displayed after ending a
call.
list end

Web Browsers
list of 10 items
. JAWS 2018 contains changes necessary to support Firefox version 57,
scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017.
. Improved overall JAWS performance with Edge. In particular, multiple
reports where Edge would unexpectedly stop working on various web
pages or become less responsive after opening multiple pages were addressed.
. When INSERT+A is pressed to read the web page address in Firefox or
Chrome, addressed a customer reported issue where this information was
not being displayed in braille if flash message verbosity was set to Advanced.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS double speaking live region updates in
Google Chrome.
. Resolved an issue where Internet Explorer would sometimes close
unexpectedly when right clicking on various toolbar items using the mouse.
. Resolved a reported issue with JAWS not reading as expected when
encountering form controls inside an ARIA grid.
. You can now use the U and SHIFT+U Navigation Quick Keys in Edge to
move by links. Note that in Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome,
these commands only move to the next or previous unvisited link.
However, since Edge currently does not indicate when a link has been
visited, U and SHIFT+U will move to all links in this browser.
. If the mouse is used to select text on a web page, resolved an issue
where pressing CTRL+C was not working as expected to copy the selected
text.
. Addressed intermittent issues where domain specific settings were
not always loading as expected.
. Resolved an issue with Chrome where braille was not working as
expected when typing and navigating in certain edit fields.
list end

Windows Mail
list of 2 items
. When opening an email message, resolved a customer reported issue
where JAWS was reading the contents of the previous message, even if
it had been closed or deleted.
. When using JAWS table reading commands to navigate a table inserted
into a new message, resolved an issue with JAWS not reading as
expected.
list end

Windows 10
list of 1 items
. Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the selected item
when navigating between time picker controls.
list end

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I think that a problem is that they want to kill I.E.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2017 1:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Their Edge support will improve, I really don't get what everybody is so upset about considering how we all got along with IE, Firefox and/or Google Chrome all this time.
To me one of the biggest features ever is Convenient OCR and the fact that it's now expanded where you can do OCR on any image file from the context menu is pretty huge.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

The jaws 2018 feature list looks pretty disappointing. I mean, come on, they claim Edge browser support but select and copy operations aren't supported?

The ability to OCR from the pearl might be nice (though how I use my laptop now would make that difficult).

On 10/5/17, Mike B. <mb69mach1@charter.net> wrote:
Hi Gudrun,

These are download links for the 2018 Beta version, or under the old
numbering sequence this would be Jaws 19. These are not for Jaws 18!
But,

I've included the download links + what's new for the latest Jaws 18
update,

which you can download & run the executable on your laptop. The below
JAWS

18 update links came out September 26.

Below are the direct download links for the latest J18.0.4321 update,
& what's new in this build.

32 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4321AMNRC2/J18.0.4321enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4321AMNRC2/J18.0.4321enu-x64.exe

What's new:

Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.4321 (September 2017)

The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 18 July
2017 release and the September 2017 update.

Microsoft Edge Support (must be enabled in Settings Center)

This update introduces support for Edge, the latest web browser from
Microsoft included in Windows 10. To use JAWS with Edge, you must be
running the Windows
10 Creators update (version 1703) or later. While there are still
several JAWS features that are not available in Edge such as selecting
and copying using the Virtual Cursor, PlaceMarkers, Smart Navigation,
Flexible Web, and domain-specific settings, we have made the overall
experience of navigating pages in Edge using both speech and braille
as similar as possible to working in Internet Explorer, Chrome, or
Firefox. As we continue to work with Microsoft to improve the Edge
experience, future JAWS updates will include greater functionality.
Edge support is also available in the new JAWS 2018.

Edge support is turned off by default in JAWS 18. This is because
support for Microsoft Edge depends on some emerging technologies,
which we continue to fine-tune in close collaboration with Microsoft.
You can turn on Edge support through Settings Center by doing the
following:

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "edge browser" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" in the
filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
6. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center, and then
quit and restart JAWS.
list end

Once JAWS is restarted, you will be able to use JAWS to access web
pages in Edge. If you encounter any unusual issues after enabling Edge
support, you can go back into Settings Center as described above and
disable it. If you do this, please let our Tech Support team know so
the issue can be investigated.

The Virtual Cursor is used to read pages in Edge just like in other
browsers. You can use the standard reading commands as well as most of
the Navigation Quick Keys to navigate through pages. Currently, there
are a few Navigation Quick Keys that are not yet supported in Edge,
however the most used commands; moving by headings, paragraphs, forms,
tables, lists, graphics, and regions, are available. More Navigation
Quick Keys will be supported in future updates.

By default, JAWS uses Semi-auto Forms Mode in Edge, which turns on
Forms Mode automatically only when you move to a form control using
TAB or
SHIFT+TAB.
Due to the way Edge displays pages, Auto Forms Mode is not available
as it is possible to have multiple controls on a single line. You will
need to press ENTER to turn on Forms Mode if you use the ARROW keys to
move to form fields.

Other familiar JAWS features that are currently supported include:

list of 4 items
. Displaying a list of links, headings, or form controls by pressing
INSERT+F7, INSERT+F6, or INSERT+F5.
. Searching for text on the current page by pressing CTRL+F.
. Obtaining font information by pressing INSERT+F.
. The ability for JAWS to detect changes in the language used on a web
page and automatically switch to the appropriate voice if available.
list end

As you begin using Edge, one important item to note is that Edge is a
modern app with no menu bar that can be accessed using the ALT key. To
access Edge specific features, press TAB from the bottom of a page or
SHIFT+TAB from the top. Continue using TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move
through the various controls until you cycle back around to the
content area. Alternatively, Edge offers many of the same shortcut
keys found in other browsers such as CTRL+T to open a new tab, CTRL+H
for History, CTRL+I for Favorites, CTRL+J for Downloads, and so on.

Other Changes
list of 16 items
. Resolved stability issues reported by multiple customers using JAWS
with Outlook 365.
. Addressed a reported issue with Audacity, a popular sound editor,
where the application would stop working when attempting to open an
MP3 file with JAWS currently running.
. This update contains changes necessary to support Firefox version
57, scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017. Firefox users
must update to JAWS 18.0.4321 to continue using this browser when it
updates to version 57.
. Added the latest Brailliant BI display drivers from Humanware to
support their Brailliant BI14 braille display.
. Resolved a customer reported issue with the UPS Tracking Research It
lookup source not displaying any results.
. In Internet Explorer, addressed a customer reported issue with JAWS
not always reading the correct label on form controls when navigating
using TAB.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly loading settings for
Office applications when Office 365 was installed through the Windows
Store.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS not reading the contents of a book in
the Kindle for PC app.
. In the latest version of Outlook 365, addressed issues with JAWS not
reading as expected when navigating in the list of suggestions that
displays when typing a contact's name into a new message or calendar
appointment.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where changes to voice profile
settings were not being honored for the DECTalk USB hardware
synthesizer.
. Addressed an issue with both the DECTalk Express and DECTalk USB
hardware synthesizers where JAWS would unexpectedly close when
performing a SayAll from a web browser.
. When running JAWS and ZoomText together in Windows 7, resolved an
issue where ZoomText's focus tracking was not working properly on the
Secure Desktop or the Logon screen.
. JAWS visual tracking is now enabled by default when navigating
Windows HTML Help content such as the JAWS Help.
. A customer reported that JAWS was not working as expected with a
particular Java application. This issue has been resolved.
. Resolved a reported issue with the German version of JAWS not
working as expected after attempting to print or close a document in Word 2013.
. Fixed braille output issues with Hebrew.
list end

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gudrun Brunot
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New


Hello: Question: I am in the process of obtaining a laptop. Do I need
to install the JAWS 18 from disk, or can I simply install this update?



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Beta 2 Update Download Links + What's New

Howdy All,

Here are the download links & what's new for this Beta 2 2018.1710.1
update.

32 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171001VA453T/J2018.1710.1enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171001VA453T/J2018.1710.1enu-x64.exe


The following is a list of improvements made between the first Public
Beta and Public Beta 2. Note that while many customer-reported
enhancements are included in this release, the following is a list of more notable changes.

JAWS
list of 11 items
. If you are running a previous version of JAWS while installing 2018,
JAWS now speaks the progress bar which displays the percentage of the
install that is complete. The self-voicing feature of the installer
also now announces more progress information.
. Improved various installer messages including the messages
confirming a successful install or uninstall.
. When using the default voice contexts for the various cursors and
you press NUM PAD+MINUS to turn on the JAWS Cursor, resolved a
customer reported issue where "JAWS Cursor" was not being announced
using the correct voice, which uses a lower pitch.
. Added new Research It lookup sources to the French version of JAWS.
These enable French users to search BNFA or ÉOLE, two major French
libraries for the blind.
. When using JAWS Settings Center in Windows 10, resolved an issue
where JAWS was not announcing the current location in the tree view
after expanding a group, or the path to the currently selected item
when pressing
INSERT+UP ARROW. In addition, when navigating the filter tree view of
results after performing a search, JAWS now announces the item
followed by its location.
. The What's New in JAWS DAISY book has been updated for JAWS 2018. To
get the new book, select Training from the JAWS Help menu to open the
JAWS Basic Training Table of Contents in FSReader, and then press
ENTER on the What's New in JAWS link.
. In response to a customer request, JAWS now includes version 3.3 of
the Liblouis braille translator.
. Updated the control names in Settings Center for the Virtual Cursor
verbosity options to say, "Web Verbosity Levels" and "Configure Web
Verbosity Levels", to make them easier to find when doing a search.
. If the JAWS Laptop keyboard layout is active, resolved an issue
where pressing INSERT+SHIFT+1 through 0 was not working in Excel to
define a monitor cell. In addition, INSERT+SHIFT+T now works in Winamp
to display track information. In Laptop layout, both The CAPS LOCK and
INSERT keys can be used as the JAWS Key.
. Addressed issues with editing text files on remote systems using SSH.
. A customer using the Spanish version of JAWS reported several issues
with various help and application messages. These have been resolved.
list end

Convenient OCR
list of 4 items
. In response to customer feedback, improved the quality of the OCR
results when using INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, F to recognize an image file or
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to recognize a PDF document in Adobe Reader.
. Addressed reports where JAWS 2018 would not install on certain
64-bit computers. In these cases, the installation process was not
able to install the Convenient OCR components. This is now fixed.
. In response to customer feedback, the camera light frequency
correction is now saved when changed through the Advanced dialog box
located in the Camera and Scanner Recognition dialog box.
. JAWS now plays a progress sound when recognizing large PDF documents.
list end

Google Docs
list of 2 items
. You can now press CTRL+APOSTROPHE or CTRL+SEMICOLON in Google Docs
to move to the next or previous misspelled word in a document.
. When navigating a Google Docs table in Chrome using JAWS table
reading commands (ALT+CTRL+ARROW keys, addressed an issue where JAWS
was double speaking cell contents.
list end

Microsoft Office
list of 3 items
. Resolved a customer reported issue with the 8400 series of Outlook
365 updates where JAWS was not automatically reading the suggested
addresses when typing in the address fields of a new message. To check
your Outlook
365 version, use the JAWS command CTRL+INSERT+V while focused in Outlook.
. When navigating time slots in the Outlook Calendar using Vocalizer
Expressive for speech, addressed a reported issue where JAWS was
saying "comma" before the time.
. When opening the Spell Checker for the first time after starting
Word 365, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically reading
the misspelled word and suggestion.
list end

Skype
list of 1 items
. Resolved an issue where both JAWS and Skype would stop working if
the Call Quality Feedback dialog box was displayed after ending a
call.
list end

Web Browsers
list of 10 items
. JAWS 2018 contains changes necessary to support Firefox version 57,
scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017.
. Improved overall JAWS performance with Edge. In particular, multiple
reports where Edge would unexpectedly stop working on various web
pages or become less responsive after opening multiple pages were addressed.
. When INSERT+A is pressed to read the web page address in Firefox or
Chrome, addressed a customer reported issue where this information was
not being displayed in braille if flash message verbosity was set to Advanced.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS double speaking live region updates in
Google Chrome.
. Resolved an issue where Internet Explorer would sometimes close
unexpectedly when right clicking on various toolbar items using the mouse.
. Resolved a reported issue with JAWS not reading as expected when
encountering form controls inside an ARIA grid.
. You can now use the U and SHIFT+U Navigation Quick Keys in Edge to
move by links. Note that in Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome,
these commands only move to the next or previous unvisited link.
However, since Edge currently does not indicate when a link has been
visited, U and SHIFT+U will move to all links in this browser.
. If the mouse is used to select text on a web page, resolved an issue
where pressing CTRL+C was not working as expected to copy the selected
text.
. Addressed intermittent issues where domain specific settings were
not always loading as expected.
. Resolved an issue with Chrome where braille was not working as
expected when typing and navigating in certain edit fields.
list end

Windows Mail
list of 2 items
. When opening an email message, resolved a customer reported issue
where JAWS was reading the contents of the previous message, even if
it had been closed or deleted.
. When using JAWS table reading commands to navigate a table inserted
into a new message, resolved an issue with JAWS not reading as
expected.
list end

Windows 10
list of 1 items
. Addressed an issue where JAWS was not indicating the selected item
when navigating between time picker controls.
list end

Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Re: JAWS 2018 and Edge Training

Ann Byrne
 

Not a tutorial that I know of, but fscast 143 has maybe enough info to get you started.

Good luck!

At 09:15 AM 10/6/2017, you wrote:
Happy Friday, I went to the Training download section on the JAWS menu in hopes of finding some help with navigating Edge. The link opened in Microsoft Edge, a Box Canyon of sorts.

Is there a tutorial on point somewhere that I can open in I E?

If I am alone with this quandary, I must have missed some important posts during a recent but long computer outage.
Thanks for all the help in advance, Mitch

“OK everybody, pair up in three’s.†Yogi Berra


JAWS 2018 and Edge Training

Dave Mitchell
 

Happy Friday,  I went to the Training download section on the JAWS menu in hopes of finding some help with navigating Edge.  The link opened in Microsoft Edge, a Box Canyon of sorts.

 

Is there a tutorial on point somewhere that I can open in I E?

 

If I am alone with this quandary, I must have missed some important posts during a recent but long computer outage.

Thanks for all the help in advance, Mitch

 

“OK everybody, pair up in three’s.”  Yogi Berra


Re: ZoomText Fusion?

Michael Mote
 

I've tested it here at work, and I like the flexibility that it provides.
If you need to use just JAWS, you can. Same goes for Zoomtext. If you want
to run both, then you can use the Fusion option. I haven't encountered any
issues that are specific to Fusion.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 1:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ZoomText Fusion?

Is anyone using ZoomText Fusion 11, the merging of zoomText and JAWS? Is
there a list for fusion users or wanta-be's?

Thanks,


Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have tried, what should I try next?

Jonas Voll
 

Hey, Tim Ford
Stereo & stereo mix is not the same thing!
https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+stereo+mix&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjH-afO_NvWAhVhw4MKHcuYCjYQvwUIJSgA&biw=960&bih=478
I like the sound blaster hardware!

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have tried, what should I try next?

Hello Jonas,

Thank you very much for mentioning that. I had assumed that all USB sound cards would be stereo. Is there something more than that I should look for in the specifications? Any particular recommended USB sound cards?

I did try JAWS 2018 BETA, but it did not change the JAWS sound, as most of you predicted. I did want to try 2018 since I assume it would give better overall performance with web pages that use the latest and greatest visual designs. However, I found that 2018 was terrible with my Office 2010 programs, and somehow also affected my JAWS 17, which suddenly was doing a lot of sluggish things, going silent for a good minute or so, and common operations, such as spellcheck, were real problems in Outlook. I removed JAWS 2018, and my problems cleared up; JAWS 17 is back to what qualifies by today's standards as working well.

So USB sound card shopping I will go, after I receive whatever guidance this great group can provide!

Sincerely,
Tim Ford



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 1:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have tried, what should I try next?

Hey, Tim Ford!
If you get a new sound card I recommend one that will support Stereo Mix or what you hear is what you get!


Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have tried, what should I try next?

I know you said you disabled effects, but it totally sounds to me like something is still enabled which causes this.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have tried, what should I try next?

Thanks for all the feedback so far. I am already using headphones. What has been suggested to me is to try an external USB sound card. There are other JAWS performance issues such as strange lags, pops, clicks, and generally not fun. Not terrible, but with all the time I spend on the computer, it is worth it to me to invest even more money, such as to buy the sound card.

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have tried, what should I try next?

On-board audio is very often of low quality even on otherwise good systems. I would suggest you find a pair of headphones (either USB or 3.5mm audio jack, doesn't matter for this test) and check whether the problem remains when using a different output. It may simply be that the built-in speakers will not give good enough results to use at the speed you would like.

On 9/28/17, John Covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:
You should probably try Jaws 18 in demo mode anyway, no harm done. I
would try vocalizer expressive and see how you like it.

On Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:05:42 -0400,
Tim Ford wrote:

[1 <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>]
[2 <text/html; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>] Hi All,

The issue I would like to put before this expert and experienced
group of JAWS users is as follows.

If I speed up JAWS to the rate I have used for years (50% (AKA speed
96) on the JAWS scale), the usual clarity of the Eloquence voice
degrades under certain circumstances, resulting in the first letter
or syllable becoming vague and indistinct, and uncertain to the point
where I too often need to resort to that command to have JAWS give
the military alphabet thing, a for alpha, b for bravo, etc. This
really slows me down when writing or editing in Word or on Outlook,
and I do a lot of writing and editing!

This problem was present from the beginning on my new Asus brand
laptop, which is fairly robust in terms of speed and ram, way more
RAM than I had on my previous computers, and this problem did not
exist. I am running JAWS 17, the final release, and the very latest
update to Windows 10..

At the suggestion of Freedom Scientific tech support, I first updated
the drivers for the 2 built-in sound cards that came standard on the machine.
I also confirmed that the sound card special effects were turned off.
No improvement. By the way, I had Microsoft remote in and handle
those sound card driver updates since I live alone, and was concerned
I could lose all sound, and have to go find a working pair of eyes to
walk them through getting one of the sound cards speaking!

FS tech support then remoted in to my machine, and ran what they
described as an especially thorough and deep version of the JAWS repair feature.
Problem still there; I cannot run JAWS at my usual speed, I have to
slow it down, and the problem disappears. Ironically, it acts as if I
had a really old and slow computer, where the opposite is the case.

FS support then suggested trying other JAWS voices, while
acknowledging that Eloquence was normally what folks found to be the
most responsive and clear when run at my speed, which is around 50.

With the above in mind, what available JAWS voices, if any, would
have the best chance of working for my purposes?

FS support, as usual, suggested I try version 18. At least this time
they first checked and noted I did not have JAWS rights past version
17, and did not push me to try JAWS 18 or 2018. I would, for cost
reasons, prefer to get JAWS 17 working the way it did on all my
previous computers! If trying other voices does not work, then I will
try 18 and 201, in demo mode.

So, any voice recommendations are greatly appreciated. If you think I
should instead buy and try a USB sound card, do you have a
recommendation on a good USB sound card that does not cost a fortune?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Tim Ford

--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici
covici@ccs.covici.com




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Re: Quickest route to Windows Explorer

David Bailes
 

Hi Danney,
as others have said, you can press windows key + E to open Windows Explorer with the Computer folder as the current location.

In addition, by default, a Windows Explorer button is the second of the taskbar buttons on the taskbar. If you open windows explorer by pressing this button, then Windows Explorer is opened with the Libraries folder as the current location. If windows explorer is the second of the taskbar buttons, then you can press it using the shortcut Windows Key + 2. (The shortcuts Windows key + number can be used for pressing the taskbar buttons.)

This information, plus lots more is available in this guide to Windows Explorer on Windows 7:
http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Windows-Explorer-7-Guide.html

David.


On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 05:01 pm, Yates, Danney wrote:

Using Win 7, JAWS 18, When on Desktop, what is quickest route to get to Windows Explorer?  Also, same question ffor Libraries.

Thanks

 

 

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Assistant Director

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good server mailling lists

marvin hunkin <startrekcafe@...>
 

Hi. Does any one know of any good mailing lists, so I can then discuss servers and server operating and networking software, hardware.

Thanks.




Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have tried, what should I try next?

Randy Barnett <randy@...>
 

How does the laptop handle movies or music? If it sounds fine with those it is a Jaws issue. If they sound bad also it is a soundcard issue. But It could be software or hardware. 99% of the time my sound was hollow or vague sounding it was some effect or enhancement that was making it sound bad. I know you have been through this. So  if it isnt Jaws perhaps you should uninstall the soundcard driver and reinstall the latest driver. If it is Jaws then do a Jaws repair useing the /type repair.

On 10/5/2017 11:18 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:
I honestly dont think a different soundcard is going to help. Even cheap onboard sound is up to handling jaws. Unless your soundcard has a hardware issue it is most likely a software issue. I have had over a dozen computers and laptops and not one had a problem with Jaws. Speaking of cheap what kind of Digital to analog chip do you think they put in a usb dongle that comes with a 30 dollor set of headphones?
On 10/5/2017 10:37 PM, Soronel Haetir wrote:
I don't bother with an actual USB sound card, I just use USB
headphones and the on-board audio quality issue is taken care of. The
sound card is only necessary if you wish to use standalone speakers
but honestly I prefer the headphones because I can turn them down
extremely low and still hear. As long as the cheapest end of the range
is avoided I have been happy with just about every set I've purchased
($30 and up). The ones I have now are logictech something or other,
capable of 3D sound but I don't use that ability (I barely use
left-right mixing, let alone forward-back or up-down).

On 10/5/17, Tim Ford <ttford@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Jonas,

Thank you very much for mentioning that.  I had assumed that all USB sound
cards would be stereo.  Is there something more than that I should look for
in the specifications?  Any particular recommended USB sound cards?

I did try JAWS 2018 BETA, but it did not change the JAWS sound, as most of
you predicted.  I did want to try 2018 since I assume it would give better
overall performance with web pages that use the latest and greatest visual
designs.  However, I found that 2018 was terrible with my Office 2010
programs, and somehow also affected my JAWS 17, which suddenly was doing a
lot of sluggish things, going silent for a good minute or so, and common
operations, such as spellcheck, were real problems in Outlook.  I removed
JAWS 2018, and my problems cleared up; JAWS 17 is back to what qualifies by
today's standards as working well.

So USB sound card shopping I will go, after I receive whatever guidance this
great group can provide!

Sincerely,
Tim Ford



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonas
Voll
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 1:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have
tried, what should I try next?

Hey, Tim Ford!
If you get a new sound card I recommend one that will support Stereo Mix or
what you hear is what you get!


Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita,  KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the
blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation,
education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have
tried, what should I try next?

I know you said you disabled effects, but it totally sounds to me like
something is still enabled which causes this.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have
tried, what should I try next?

Thanks for all the feedback so far.  I am already using headphones.  What
has been suggested to me is to try an external USB sound card.  There are
other JAWS performance issues such as strange lags, pops, clicks, and
generally not fun.  Not terrible, but with all the time I spend on the
computer, it is worth it to me to invest even more money, such as to buy the
sound card.

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel
Haetir
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have
tried, what should I try next?

On-board audio is very often of low quality even on otherwise good systems.
I would suggest you find a pair of headphones (either USB or 3.5mm audio
jack, doesn't matter for this test) and check whether the problem remains
when using a different output. It may simply be that the built-in speakers
will not give good enough results to use at the speed you would like.

On 9/28/17, John Covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:
You should probably try Jaws 18 in demo mode anyway, no harm done.  I
would try vocalizer expressive and see how you like it.

On Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:05:42 -0400,
Tim Ford wrote:
[1  <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>]
[2  <text/html; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>] Hi All,

The issue I would like to put before this expert and experienced
group of JAWS users is as follows.

If I speed up JAWS to the rate I have used for years (50% (AKA speed
96) on the JAWS scale), the usual clarity of the Eloquence voice
degrades under certain circumstances, resulting in the first letter
or syllable becoming vague and indistinct, and uncertain to the point
where I too often need to resort to that command to have JAWS give
the military alphabet thing, a for alpha, b for bravo, etc. This
really slows me down when writing or editing in Word or on Outlook,
and I do a lot of writing and editing!

This problem was present from the beginning on my new Asus brand
laptop, which is fairly robust in terms of speed and ram, way more
RAM than I had on my previous computers, and this problem did not
exist. I am running JAWS 17, the final release, and the very latest
update to Windows 10..

At the suggestion of Freedom Scientific tech support, I first updated
the drivers for the 2 built-in sound cards that came standard on the
machine.
I also confirmed that the sound card special effects were turned off.
No improvement. By the way, I had Microsoft remote in and handle
those sound card driver updates since I live alone, and was concerned
I could lose all sound, and have to go find a working pair of eyes to
walk them through getting one of the sound cards speaking!

FS tech support then remoted in to my machine, and ran what they
described as an especially thorough and deep version of the JAWS repair
feature.
Problem still there; I cannot run JAWS at my usual speed, I have to
slow it down, and the problem disappears. Ironically, it acts as if I
had a really old and slow computer, where the opposite is the case.

FS support then suggested trying other JAWS voices, while
acknowledging that Eloquence was normally what folks found to be the
most responsive and clear when run at my speed, which is around 50.

With the above in mind, what available JAWS voices, if any, would
have the best chance of working for my purposes?

FS support, as usual, suggested I try version 18. At least this time
they first checked and noted I did not have JAWS rights past version
17, and did not push me to try JAWS 18 or 2018. I would, for cost
reasons, prefer to get JAWS 17 working the way it did on all my
previous computers! If trying other voices does not work, then I will
try 18 and 201, in demo mode.

So, any voice recommendations are greatly appreciated. If you think I
should instead buy and try a USB sound card, do you have a
recommendation on a good USB sound card that does not cost a fortune?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Tim Ford

--
Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
How do
you spend it?

          John Covici
          covici@ccs.covici.com



--
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soronel.haetir@gmail.com











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Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have tried, what should I try next?

Randy Barnett <randy@...>
 

I honestly dont think a different soundcard is going to help. Even cheap onboard sound is up to handling jaws. Unless your soundcard has a hardware issue it is most likely a software issue. I have had over a dozen computers and laptops and not one had a problem with Jaws. Speaking of cheap what kind of Digital to analog chip do you think they put in a usb dongle that comes with a 30 dollor set of headphones?

On 10/5/2017 10:37 PM, Soronel Haetir wrote:
I don't bother with an actual USB sound card, I just use USB
headphones and the on-board audio quality issue is taken care of. The
sound card is only necessary if you wish to use standalone speakers
but honestly I prefer the headphones because I can turn them down
extremely low and still hear. As long as the cheapest end of the range
is avoided I have been happy with just about every set I've purchased
($30 and up). The ones I have now are logictech something or other,
capable of 3D sound but I don't use that ability (I barely use
left-right mixing, let alone forward-back or up-down).

On 10/5/17, Tim Ford <ttford@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Jonas,

Thank you very much for mentioning that. I had assumed that all USB sound
cards would be stereo. Is there something more than that I should look for
in the specifications? Any particular recommended USB sound cards?

I did try JAWS 2018 BETA, but it did not change the JAWS sound, as most of
you predicted. I did want to try 2018 since I assume it would give better
overall performance with web pages that use the latest and greatest visual
designs. However, I found that 2018 was terrible with my Office 2010
programs, and somehow also affected my JAWS 17, which suddenly was doing a
lot of sluggish things, going silent for a good minute or so, and common
operations, such as spellcheck, were real problems in Outlook. I removed
JAWS 2018, and my problems cleared up; JAWS 17 is back to what qualifies by
today's standards as working well.

So USB sound card shopping I will go, after I receive whatever guidance this
great group can provide!

Sincerely,
Tim Ford



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonas
Voll
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 1:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have
tried, what should I try next?

Hey, Tim Ford!
If you get a new sound card I recommend one that will support Stereo Mix or
what you hear is what you get!


Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the
blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation,
education and research.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have
tried, what should I try next?

I know you said you disabled effects, but it totally sounds to me like
something is still enabled which causes this.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have
tried, what should I try next?

Thanks for all the feedback so far. I am already using headphones. What
has been suggested to me is to try an external USB sound card. There are
other JAWS performance issues such as strange lags, pops, clicks, and
generally not fun. Not terrible, but with all the time I spend on the
computer, it is worth it to me to invest even more money, such as to buy the
sound card.

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel
Haetir
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 17 vague and indistinct on my new laptop: What I have
tried, what should I try next?

On-board audio is very often of low quality even on otherwise good systems.
I would suggest you find a pair of headphones (either USB or 3.5mm audio
jack, doesn't matter for this test) and check whether the problem remains
when using a different output. It may simply be that the built-in speakers
will not give good enough results to use at the speed you would like.

On 9/28/17, John Covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:
You should probably try Jaws 18 in demo mode anyway, no harm done. I
would try vocalizer expressive and see how you like it.

On Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:05:42 -0400,
Tim Ford wrote:
[1 <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>]
[2 <text/html; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>] Hi All,

The issue I would like to put before this expert and experienced
group of JAWS users is as follows.

If I speed up JAWS to the rate I have used for years (50% (AKA speed
96) on the JAWS scale), the usual clarity of the Eloquence voice
degrades under certain circumstances, resulting in the first letter
or syllable becoming vague and indistinct, and uncertain to the point
where I too often need to resort to that command to have JAWS give
the military alphabet thing, a for alpha, b for bravo, etc. This
really slows me down when writing or editing in Word or on Outlook,
and I do a lot of writing and editing!

This problem was present from the beginning on my new Asus brand
laptop, which is fairly robust in terms of speed and ram, way more
RAM than I had on my previous computers, and this problem did not
exist. I am running JAWS 17, the final release, and the very latest
update to Windows 10..

At the suggestion of Freedom Scientific tech support, I first updated
the drivers for the 2 built-in sound cards that came standard on the
machine.
I also confirmed that the sound card special effects were turned off.
No improvement. By the way, I had Microsoft remote in and handle
those sound card driver updates since I live alone, and was concerned
I could lose all sound, and have to go find a working pair of eyes to
walk them through getting one of the sound cards speaking!

FS tech support then remoted in to my machine, and ran what they
described as an especially thorough and deep version of the JAWS repair
feature.
Problem still there; I cannot run JAWS at my usual speed, I have to
slow it down, and the problem disappears. Ironically, it acts as if I
had a really old and slow computer, where the opposite is the case.

FS support then suggested trying other JAWS voices, while
acknowledging that Eloquence was normally what folks found to be the
most responsive and clear when run at my speed, which is around 50.

With the above in mind, what available JAWS voices, if any, would
have the best chance of working for my purposes?

FS support, as usual, suggested I try version 18. At least this time
they first checked and noted I did not have JAWS rights past version
17, and did not push me to try JAWS 18 or 2018. I would, for cost
reasons, prefer to get JAWS 17 working the way it did on all my
previous computers! If trying other voices does not work, then I will
try 18 and 201, in demo mode.

So, any voice recommendations are greatly appreciated. If you think I
should instead buy and try a USB sound card, do you have a
recommendation on a good USB sound card that does not cost a fortune?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Tim Ford

--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici
covici@ccs.covici.com



--
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