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Re: Audacity on Windows 10 Creators update

David Bailes
 

Hi Mario,
unfortunately, I've tested Jaws 17 and 18, and many versions of Audacity, and they all have the same problem.

David.


On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 08:34 am, Mario wrote:
what version of JAWS and Audacity is the culprit?


-------- Original Message --------
From: David Bailes [mailto:drbailes@...]
Sent: Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 10:24 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Audacity on Windows 10 Creators update

If the audio editor Audacity is used with Jaws on Windows 10 Creators
update (version 1703), then Audacity can crash. Fortunately, there are
no problems with other screen readers, so you can use NVDA, for example,
until the problem is fixed.

Freedom scientific are already aware of the issue,

David.


Re: Audacity on Windows 10 Creators update

Mario
 

what version of JAWS and Audacity is the culprit?

-------- Original Message --------
From: David Bailes [mailto:drbailes@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 10:24 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Audacity on Windows 10 Creators update

If the audio editor Audacity is used with Jaws on Windows 10 Creators
update (version 1703), then Audacity can crash. Fortunately, there are
no problems with other screen readers, so you can use NVDA, for example,
until the problem is fixed.

Freedom scientific are already aware of the issue,

David.


Audacity on Windows 10 Creators update

David Bailes
 

If the audio editor Audacity is used with Jaws on Windows 10 Creators update (version 1703), then Audacity can crash. Fortunately, there are no problems with other screen readers, so you can use NVDA, for example, until the problem is fixed.
 
Freedom scientific are already aware of the issue,
 
David.


Domain-specific script

Vic Beckley
 

Hi all,

I am creating a domain-specific script for a certain web page. The page
shows movie listings for HDNet Movies. There are buttons that move to the
previous and next day's schedule. I am trying to activate the next button
using the PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute function. The class
attribute is exactly the same for both buttons. The only other attribute is
the href= element. When I try to use this in the function it isn't found.
Any ideas how I might accomplish this?


Best Regards From Ohio,

Vic


Running a link

Vic Beckley
 

Hi all,

What function to you use to run a specific link from a script?


Best Regards From Ohio,

Vic


Re: Outlook 2013 address book

david
 

Hello;

 

You can use,

 

Ctrl+#3 to access your contacts,

Or, ctrl+y=go to folder, choose contacts and press enter,

 

You can, ctrl+shift+b=book to get into your contacts, hope this helps.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonas Voll
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2013 address book

 

Tom, Control +2

 

 

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Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Neville
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 11:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2013 address book

 

Hi,

 

Where can the Outlook 2013 address book be found?  I need to remove an incorrect address.

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

 
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Re: a miranda ng question

Jed Barton <jedbarton@...>
 

Hey there. I actually tried that. The funny things it's working fine
on 1 computer, but it keeps doing this name repeat on my other
computer. Any ideas?

On 7/31/17, Ben Humphreys <brhbrh@earthlink.net> wrote:
Hi Jed,

One thought that comes to mind is the JAWS setting for screen echo:
highlighted, all, or none.

Perhaps try switching between the 3 modes of screen echo with JAWS + s?

Ben

At 06:32 PM 7/30/2017, you wrote:
Hey guys,

OK, i need a little help here. Not sure why this is going on. I'm
running the latest jfw and miranda ng. The problem i am having is when
i arrow down my list of friends on facebook, i can see them no
problem. However when i press enter on 1 of them, it just keeps
repeating their name over and over again non-stop. Even while i am
typing them a message it just keeps repeating their name over and over
again. It's really annoying to say the least. Any idea what it could
be? Not sure if it's a jfw thing or what. Any thoughts?





Re: Outlook 2013 address book

Jonas Voll
 

Tom, Control +2

 

 

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.


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Neville
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 11:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2013 address book

 

Hi,

 

Where can the Outlook 2013 address book be found?  I need to remove an incorrect address.

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

 
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Outlook 2013 address book

Neville <liftoff816@...>
 

Hi,

 

Where can the Outlook 2013 address book be found?  I need to remove an incorrect address.

 

Thanks

Tom

 


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Re: Turning JAWS back on. after listening to an audio broadcast over the internet

Neville <liftoff816@...>
 

That is a very nifty solution Carolyn.

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, 1 August 2017 1:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Turning JAWS back on. after listening to an audio broadcast
over the internet

The best way to turn JAWS off like you did is pressing
Insert+Spacebar+S. Then do that again when you want speech
back.

Best from,

Carolyn

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To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Turning JAWS back on. after listening to an audio
broadcast over the internet

When I listen to some audio broadcasts JAWS seems to rabbit
on and on. Hitting the control key does nothing to shut it
up. So, I turn JAWS off by the insert F4 method. My
question is, how do I turn it back on after the broadcast is
finished?







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Re: clarificationon music sharing program

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

And there's also since spaces well.

On Jul 30, 2017, at 10:52 PM, Randy Barnett <randy@soundtique.net> wrote:

Never heard of a shareing app for just music but there are dozens of ways to share files. mp3's are just files after all.
Dropbox.
One Drive.
Email.
Google is a great resource. find the app you want then try it or ask about it here.


On 7/30/2017 8:06 PM, marvin kotler wrote:
I guess I mean a program that can share music with other people;
Marv


Re: a miranda ng question

Ben Humphreys <brhbrh@...>
 

Hi Jed,

One thought that comes to mind is the JAWS setting for screen echo: highlighted, all, or none.

Perhaps try switching between the 3 modes of screen echo with JAWS + s?

Ben

At 06:32 PM 7/30/2017, you wrote:
Hey guys,

OK, i need a little help here. Not sure why this is going on. I'm
running the latest jfw and miranda ng. The problem i am having is when
i arrow down my list of friends on facebook, i can see them no
problem. However when i press enter on 1 of them, it just keeps
repeating their name over and over again non-stop. Even while i am
typing them a message it just keeps repeating their name over and over
again. It's really annoying to say the least. Any idea what it could
be? Not sure if it's a jfw thing or what. Any thoughts?


Re: Automatically open link in received email via Outlook 2016

 

I can’t help you with a macro or how you can do this automatically without being at the computer, but why not  use Jaws Key+F7 to bring up a list of links in the email and you can find “Accept” instantly by typing “a” or “acc” or it may even be the first link as the list is alphabetical.

Alternatively, use Jaws Find, Jaws Key+Control+F, type “accept” and press enter and it should land you right on the link.

Not sure if you can auto-activate links in an email, this might be considered very unsecure by Microsoft because of the potential of a virus.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 1:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Automatically open link in received email via Outlook 2016

 

Hello list,

So, part of My business in tales accepting freelance assignments via email with a corresponding accept/reject link. These assignments are time sensitive and they’re pretty much first come, first serve.

A good description of what I’m looking for is contained in this forum thread link. https://forums.slipstick.com/threads/94167-automatically-open-link-in-email-received/

I’d like to have an automated action where as an email comes in the accept link is activated without me having to navigate to the email, open it, scroll down to locate the link and then click.

I’m in general pretty fast at this, but I still lose time when having to do all the steps above. Especially trying to get to the proper link. That’s also if I’m not at my computer and haven’t stepped away for this or that reason or if Jaws decides to at that time act all weird on me.

These emails can come in for a lot of Southern California. I’ve already filtered out areas that I don’t wish to cover and only receive emails for the areas I know I can do or get covered.

The thread referenced above talks a lot about scripting and macros and while I’m a pretty competent PC user in general, scripting, coding and macros are areas where I simply have no knowledge of.

Can anyone help me out either by pointing me in the direction to some resources on where I can learn about this stuff to where it doesn’t’ seem like hieroglyphics or perhaps help me out with this particular task?

The link above talks abut Outlook 2007, but I’m using V2016. Also a Jaws 18 user. My default browser is Firefox.

Any help would be appreciated.


List Rules, Tue, 8/1/17 #cal-notice

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Re: Touch screen vs non touch screen

Robert Logue
 

I tried a Dell with touch screen. It was helpful.  However, I didn't have a chance to use it with Jaws.; only Narrator.


I've since found out one can get the same functionality from a track pad if it has the Microsoft precision drivers.  The Dell had those and I noticed that moving around the track pad was a lot like working with the Windows touch screen.  This doesn't work on all touch pads.


I really wonder what it would have been like with Jaws but I had troubles with that laptop and didn't get Jaws installed.


I returned the Dell as it didn't suit my needs but it was fun to use touch with Windows for a while.


I would also like to know what the experience is like compared to Voiceover on iOS.


Bob


On 2017-07-30 9:28 AM, David & his pack of dogs wrote:

I am hoping to get a new Windows 10 computer.  I noticed some brands have a touch screen.  My question is, any advantage with a touch screen over the conventional screen on a lap top?  More specifically, does JAWS work well with the touch screen like the V O does on Apple products?  Or no difference. 



Automatically open link in received email via Outlook 2016

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

So, part of My business in tales accepting freelance assignments via email with a corresponding accept/reject link. These assignments are time sensitive and they’re pretty much first come, first serve.

A good description of what I’m looking for is contained in this forum thread link. https://forums.slipstick.com/threads/94167-automatically-open-link-in-email-received/

I’d like to have an automated action where as an email comes in the accept link is activated without me having to navigate to the email, open it, scroll down to locate the link and then click.

I’m in general pretty fast at this, but I still lose time when having to do all the steps above. Especially trying to get to the proper link. That’s also if I’m not at my computer and haven’t stepped away for this or that reason or if Jaws decides to at that time act all weird on me.

These emails can come in for a lot of Southern California. I’ve already filtered out areas that I don’t wish to cover and only receive emails for the areas I know I can do or get covered.

The thread referenced above talks a lot about scripting and macros and while I’m a pretty competent PC user in general, scripting, coding and macros are areas where I simply have no knowledge of.

Can anyone help me out either by pointing me in the direction to some resources on where I can learn about this stuff to where it doesn’t’ seem like hieroglyphics or perhaps help me out with this particular task?

The link above talks abut Outlook 2007, but I’m using V2016. Also a Jaws 18 user. My default browser is Firefox.

Any help would be appreciated.


Re: Jaws & desktop issues

Laura Richardson
 

I understand that but it doesn’t seem normal for Jaws to randomly give me variations of what it says when I go to the desktop …… I’m just trying to find out why this is happening, as well as why every time I press insert + t Jaws says “documents” instead of “desktop”.

 

Laura

  

 

Laura

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws & desktop issues

 

It’s normal for Jaws to say folder view.

Try using windows m instead of windows d.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Pastor Gil

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 12:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws & desktop issues

 

Hello,

 

There are two issues I’m having regarding Jaws and my desktop which I’ll describe below …… Using Windows 10, Jaws 18, MS Word 2016. 

 

When I go to the desktop by pressing windows + m Jaws will always say desktop folder view list view and the name of the icon that’s highlighted …… No problems with this.

 

When I go to the desktop by pressing windows + d I get a variation of what Jaws tells me:

*Sometimes it only says the name of the icon that’s highlighted (it does not say desktop or anything else, just the name of the icon)

*Sometimes it says “folder view list view” and the name of the icon that’s highlighted (but not desktop or anything else)

*Sometimes it says desktop 1 and something about shell something or another …… This one doesn’t happen as often as the other things Jaws says when I go to the desktop which is why I don’t have exactly what Jaws says.

 

There seems to be no rhyme or reason and I never know which one of these Jaws is going to say when I go to the desktop by pressing Windows +d.

 

The other issue is that no matter which way I go to the desktop, when I press insert + t Jaws always says “documents” …… This happens no matter what icon is highlighted.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions or answers as to why these things are occurring? …… Thank you for any help.

 

Laura

 

 


Re: Jaws & desktop issues

Pastor Gil Pries <gilp@...>
 

It’s normal for Jaws to say folder view.

Try using windows m instead of windows d.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Pastor Gil

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 12:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws & desktop issues

 

Hello,

 

There are two issues I’m having regarding Jaws and my desktop which I’ll describe below …… Using Windows 10, Jaws 18, MS Word 2016. 

 

When I go to the desktop by pressing windows + m Jaws will always say desktop folder view list view and the name of the icon that’s highlighted …… No problems with this.

 

When I go to the desktop by pressing windows + d I get a variation of what Jaws tells me:

*Sometimes it only says the name of the icon that’s highlighted (it does not say desktop or anything else, just the name of the icon)

*Sometimes it says “folder view list view” and the name of the icon that’s highlighted (but not desktop or anything else)

*Sometimes it says desktop 1 and something about shell something or another …… This one doesn’t happen as often as the other things Jaws says when I go to the desktop which is why I don’t have exactly what Jaws says.

 

There seems to be no rhyme or reason and I never know which one of these Jaws is going to say when I go to the desktop by pressing Windows +d.

 

The other issue is that no matter which way I go to the desktop, when I press insert + t Jaws always says “documents” …… This happens no matter what icon is highlighted.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions or answers as to why these things are occurring? …… Thank you for any help.

 

Laura

 

 


Jaws & desktop issues

Laura Richardson
 

Hello,

 

There are two issues I’m having regarding Jaws and my desktop which I’ll describe below …… Using Windows 10, Jaws 18, MS Word 2016. 

 

When I go to the desktop by pressing windows + m Jaws will always say desktop folder view list view and the name of the icon that’s highlighted …… No problems with this.

 

When I go to the desktop by pressing windows + d I get a variation of what Jaws tells me:

*Sometimes it only says the name of the icon that’s highlighted (it does not say desktop or anything else, just the name of the icon)

*Sometimes it says “folder view list view” and the name of the icon that’s highlighted (but not desktop or anything else)

*Sometimes it says desktop 1 and something about shell something or another …… This one doesn’t happen as often as the other things Jaws says when I go to the desktop which is why I don’t have exactly what Jaws says.

 

There seems to be no rhyme or reason and I never know which one of these Jaws is going to say when I go to the desktop by pressing Windows +d.

 

The other issue is that no matter which way I go to the desktop, when I press insert + t Jaws always says “documents” …… This happens no matter what icon is highlighted.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions or answers as to why these things are occurring? …… Thank you for any help.

 

Laura

 

 


Re: Turning JAWS back on. after listening to an audio broadcast over the internet

Randy Barnett <randy@...>
 

Hi, use insert + spacebar then s to silence jaws. repeat to start speach again...

On 7/31/2017 9:08 AM, Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND wrote:
Alternatively, press the windows key and "r" to bring up the run box, and type "jaws18", or replace the "18" with whatever version of JAWS you are running.

Pam

________________________________________
From: main@jfw.groups.io [main@jfw.groups.io] on behalf of Ashleigh Piccinino [apiccinino@outlook.com]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 11:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Turning JAWS back on. after listening to an audio broadcast over the internet

You can do one of to things. If you know that the screen reader’s on your desktop, you can press the windows m to go to the desktop. Pres j for JAWS—better not have anything with that letter on your desktop. However, press enter and see what happens after you’ve pressed the letter. Another thing you could try is, if you’ve got a special hotkey for JAWS, try pressint it. Need any more help, feel free to write back. Also, I’d write to VFO about this/the feedback hub.
Ashleigh Piccinino

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From: David & his pack of dogs <mailto:myguidedogis@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 10:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Turning JAWS back on. after listening to an audio broadcast over the internet

When I listen to some audio broadcasts JAWS seems to rabbit on and on. Hitting the control key does nothing to shut it up. So, I turn JAWS off by the insert F4 method. My question is, how do I turn it back on after the broadcast is finished?