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Re: Alarms

Maria Campbell
 

Are you kidding?  It's that easy?  If so, that's fabulous.  I'll check it out.  Thanks.


Maria Campbell
lucky1@...

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
--Dalai Lama
On 9/21/2016 3:49 PM, Kevin Hourigan wrote:

Hello Maria,

I set the alarm, and when I touched the control button it went off.

Cheers Kevin.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: September 21, 2016 9:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Alarms

 

You can set alarms with cortana.  The problem I find is how to dismiss them when they come on.  JAWS won't read the dismiss button.  Perhaps narrator will, but I haven't explored that yet.

 

 

Maria Campbell
lucky1@...
 
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
--Dalai Lama

On 9/21/2016 11:57 AM, Steve Cook wrote:

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know of a program I can install on my Windows computer that will allow me to set different alarms throughout the day?  Thanks in advance!

 

Steve Cook

Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us

 



Re: Alarms

"Kevin Hourigan " <kevinthourigan@...>
 

Hello Maria,

I set the alarm, and when I touched the control button it went off.

Cheers Kevin.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: September 21, 2016 9:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Alarms

 

You can set alarms with cortana.  The problem I find is how to dismiss them when they come on.  JAWS won't read the dismiss button.  Perhaps narrator will, but I haven't explored that yet.

 

 

Maria Campbell
lucky1@...
 
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
--Dalai Lama

On 9/21/2016 11:57 AM, Steve Cook wrote:

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know of a program I can install on my Windows computer that will allow me to set different alarms throughout the day?  Thanks in advance!

 

Steve Cook

Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us

 


Re: Alarms

Maria Campbell
 

I tried to dismiss an alarm with narrator, set by cortana, but still could not find the dismiss button.  I can set a reminder/alarm with Thunderbird, but only get a text reminder, not a sound alarm.  Honestly, my iPhone works beautifully for alarms.



Maria Campbell
lucky1@...

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
--Dalai Lama
On 9/21/2016 12:46 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:

You can set alarms with cortana.  The problem I find is how to dismiss them when they come on.  JAWS won't read the dismiss button.  Perhaps narrator will, but I haven't explored that yet.



Maria Campbell
lucky1@...

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
--Dalai Lama
On 9/21/2016 11:57 AM, Steve Cook wrote:

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know of a program I can install on my Windows computer that will allow me to set different alarms throughout the day?  Thanks in advance!

 

Steve Cook

Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us



Re: Alarms

Steve Cook <STCook@...>
 

I thought so, but I was looking for another option.  Thanks for your help!

 

Steve Cook, CPM

Assistive Technology Consultant

SC Commission for the Blind

1430 Confederate Avenue

Columbia, SC 29201

E-Mail: stcook@...

Phone: (803) 898-8788

Fax: (803) 898-8882

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Alarms

 

You can set alarms with cortana.  The problem I find is how to dismiss them when they come on.  JAWS won't read the dismiss button.  Perhaps narrator will, but I haven't explored that yet.

 

 

Maria Campbell
lucky1@...
 
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
--Dalai Lama

On 9/21/2016 11:57 AM, Steve Cook wrote:

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know of a program I can install on my Windows computer that will allow me to set different alarms throughout the day?  Thanks in advance!

 

Steve Cook

Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us

 

Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us


Re: Alarms

Mike Ulrich <mulrich@...>
 

Try putting an appointment on your MS Office’s calendar. You can then set the time such as Start Time: 6:00 am, then end time as 6:01 am.

 

I think you can also set a certain sound file to be the actual audible alarm? Like a blaring siren or something like that?

I have never tried this, but it should work.

 

Any comments from others?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Cook
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Alarms

 

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know of a program I can install on my Windows computer that will allow me to set different alarms throughout the day?  Thanks in advance!

 

Steve Cook

Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us


Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Bill White
 

Hi, Lauren. You don't do the repair from the JAWS program installed on your computer. The repair is done by using the installation file for JAWS which you download from Freedom Scientific's website. It must be the file with the exact version number which is installed on your computer, and it must correspond to 32-bit or 64-bit, whichever your system uses.
 
Once you have this file downloaded from Freedom Scientific, here is how to do the repair with the best results, according to Freedom Scientific.
 

 

1. Place a copy of the Jaws executible version that you want to repair into the main root of the " C " drive.  For example; If you are running Jaws11 most recent you would paste a copy of " J11.0.1430-32bit.exe " into the main root of the " C " drive.  To open the main  root of the " C " drive, go to the desktop, press enter on My Computer, press enter on Local disk C, and now you have the main root of the " C " drive open.

 

2. With the Jaws " .exe " pasted into the "C" drive, highlight the " .exe ", and press F2 as if you were going to edit this line of text.  now press control + C to copy this Jaws executable, press escape to close the edit field, and press Alt + F4 to close the C drive. What you want to do is place just the title of the Jaws version into the

Windows Run Dialogue box and not the file.  If you were to place the Jaws executable into the Run box without copying as you did as per the

instructions above you would have pasted the whole file into the Run Box instead of just the title.

 

3. Now that you have just the title copied to the clipboard, press Windows key + R to open the Run Dialogue Box.  Type, remember to type a capitalC ," C:\ " without the quotes or spaces and press control + V to paste the Jaws title, press your end key to take the cursor to the end of the title and type in the following " /type

repair" without the quotes but, with the spaces . Below is what your line of text should look / read like.

 

C:\J15.0.5056ENU-64bit.exe /type repair

 

Read character by character to make sure you have put in the proper spaces, Forward & back slashes and text.  press the home key to go to the front of the title and press enter to start the repair.

 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

I tried to do the Jaws repair, but when I went into programs and features, found many different names under freedom scientific and when I right clicked to bring up the context menu, Jaws read move, restore, etc., but no repair choice. Please advise.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

 

Thanks.

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

 

Hi Karen,

 

I'm not Joseph, but his post referred to repairing Jaws 17, & not Windows 10.

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:17 AM

Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

 

Hi Joseph,
Does this repair JAWS or Windows 10?

I think my problem is more with Windows and because so much is running in
the background that JAWS does not work well. I could be wrong though

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
One way is going to Programs and Features, selecting Freedom Scientific
JAWS, open context menu and select change (or should say repair).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen
Reynolds
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi Joseph,
Sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to this.

I upgraded from Windows 7. No, I've not heard of repair. How is this done?

Karen
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
Which OS did you upgrade from, and have you tried JAWS repair to see if it
fixes some issues?
I have forwarded this question to a Windows 10 mailing list in hopes that
someone here and there can help you.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen
Reynolds
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 6:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
I'm first off having trouble learning Windows 10, made worse by the recent
upgrade that changed several things I was doing, but my computer and JAWS
often seems very slow in responding. In particular, I'm having trouble
getting JAWS to stay talking or in some cases with IE 11 to be able to use
the JAWS cursor at all.

I know this is a little vague, well, maybe a lot, but I'm not sure what
specific question to ask because I don't really know what's causing these
issues. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get JAWS to work
more consistently and get rid of some of the stuff running in the
background? And what should I get rid of?

I've only recently upgraded to it so any help would be appreciated.

Karen
















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Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Lauren Snyder
 

I tried to do the Jaws repair, but when I went into programs and features, found many different names under freedom scientific and when I right clicked to bring up the context menu, Jaws read move, restore, etc., but no repair choice. Please advise.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

 

Thanks.

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

 

Hi Karen,

 

I'm not Joseph, but his post referred to repairing Jaws 17, & not Windows 10.

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:17 AM

Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

 

Hi Joseph,
Does this repair JAWS or Windows 10?

I think my problem is more with Windows and because so much is running in
the background that JAWS does not work well. I could be wrong though

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
One way is going to Programs and Features, selecting Freedom Scientific
JAWS, open context menu and select change (or should say repair).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen
Reynolds
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi Joseph,
Sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to this.

I upgraded from Windows 7. No, I've not heard of repair. How is this done?

Karen
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
Which OS did you upgrade from, and have you tried JAWS repair to see if it
fixes some issues?
I have forwarded this question to a Windows 10 mailing list in hopes that
someone here and there can help you.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen
Reynolds
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 6:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
I'm first off having trouble learning Windows 10, made worse by the recent
upgrade that changed several things I was doing, but my computer and JAWS
often seems very slow in responding. In particular, I'm having trouble
getting JAWS to stay talking or in some cases with IE 11 to be able to use
the JAWS cursor at all.

I know this is a little vague, well, maybe a lot, but I'm not sure what
specific question to ask because I don't really know what's causing these
issues. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get JAWS to work
more consistently and get rid of some of the stuff running in the
background? And what should I get rid of?

I've only recently upgraded to it so any help would be appreciated.

Karen















Re: Alarms

Maria Campbell
 

You can set alarms with cortana.  The problem I find is how to dismiss them when they come on.  JAWS won't read the dismiss button.  Perhaps narrator will, but I haven't explored that yet.



Maria Campbell
lucky1@...

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
--Dalai Lama
On 9/21/2016 11:57 AM, Steve Cook wrote:

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know of a program I can install on my Windows computer that will allow me to set different alarms throughout the day?  Thanks in advance!

 

Steve Cook

Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us


Alarms

Steve Cook <STCook@...>
 

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know of a program I can install on my Windows computer that will allow me to set different alarms throughout the day?  Thanks in advance!

 

Steve Cook

Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us


Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Karen Reynolds <reynolds-karen@...>
 

Hi Bill,

Yes, this helps a lot. Thank you.

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi, Karen. Turning them off this way only turns them off temporarily. It is a test procedure to see how your system runs and performs without the given process running. To turn off the process permanently can be done in one of two ways. If the program is one such as Skype, you turn it off by entering the Skype program, entering Options, and unchecking the option which says:

Start Skype when Windows starts.

 

If the program which is running has no option like this, you would do this:

 

Press Windows Key plus the letter R to start MSconfig. Once this program is running, use the Tab key to get to the "Startup" tab. Then tab to the list of running startup programs. Find the program you want to stop in the list, and uncheck it with the Space Bar. Then Tab to the Apply button and press Enter or press Space. Tab to OK, and reboot your computer. If the program continues to run after the reboot, it is probably a Windows Operating System essential process, and you may not be able to stop the program or process from running.

 

I hope this helps you.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:30 AM

Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi Bill,

If you turn off these processes do they stay off or do you have to turn them off each time you reboot? If you have to do it each time, how can you turn them off for good for things you don’t use and are not part of the operating system?

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi, Mike. You don't have 56 aps running. What you have is 56 separate processes running. Some of these are Windows operating system-associated files which is how the operating system runs. Other things may be programs such as Adobe Reader. If you are unsure of what a process is, look at the file by using JAWS Key plus the 5 key on the NumPad twice quickly. This will cause JAWS to spell the entire filename. Once you know the spelling of the filename, look up this filename on Google, and see if it is an essential Windows Operating System process. If it is, don't turn it off.

 

Now to your second question. If you press the "End Process" button, it will only end the process which is currently highlighted.

 

One of the things I find when searching through my processes is that occasionally, I will have this process running even though I am done with the ap. The process is:

iexplore.exe

 

This is Internet Explorer's ap. When I find this, I end all iexplore.exe processes. Just be sure you know the difference between iexplore.exe and explore.exe. Explore.exe is an essential Windows process, and is how Windows displays all your files and folders. Do Not turn off this process, or you will need to reboot your computer to get it going properly again.

 

Good luck with your endeavors at using the Task Manager.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:37 AM

Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi Bill, apparently I have 56 items in this list. Does that mean I've got 56 apps running? I also noticed and and process button. If I hit that button, will that stop all those things from running all the time? Is this something I should do? Thanks for all your help.

Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 19, 2016, at 4:52 PM, James Hooper <j.hooper3272@...> wrote:

Thanks for the info a followup question, where can you go to find out a bout the particular processes running I mean can you close some services without harming the over all performance of your system maybe even speed it up?

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 2:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi, Mike. Press the following key combination:

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus ESCAPE

This will take you into the Task Manager. Then use TAB to get to the various tabs in the tab manager.

Select the Processes tab, and tab to the list of running processes. Once done, press ESCAPE to exit the Task Manager. This is the best way to find out what is running in the background.

I hope this helps you.

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

Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 3:29 AM

Subject: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi,

I’ve just fired up my laptop, running W7 with JAWS 16.0.

This happens a lot; once first fired up, it runs sluggishly slow for the first 10-15 minutes or so. I’m going nuts right now trying to type this out!

So how can I see what is running in the background when this happens? I mean; to see if I’m catching an update or something like that? Or to see what other programs I have that are also running?

Thanks much!......Mike

Michael D. Ulrich

Just an ordinary average blind guy!

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Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

Douglas C. DeCamp
 

SVCHOST is called by a number of processes to provide services.  One I have had trouble with on occasion in the past few months is Windows Update.  If for some reason it fails to download properly at startup it will put a SVCHOST task in a loop.  The only way I could stop it was to disable automatic updates and re-boot and then try to make individual updates based on the list of failed updates in the Windows update list.  This is not an easy process.  Alternatively, one time I just turned off auto updates and left it for a couple of weeks and then came back and re-ran the Windows update process to successful completion.  You can test your system to see if this is the problem by going to windows update and pressing the update button.  If it just sits there and cannot do the updates this is probably why you are seeing the SVCHOST loop.
--HTH---
Doug



From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

It could very well be, if it is a new process which didn't run before. Are you using a new browser such as Chrome that could be initiating this process? If not, use the following diagnostic tool:
 
Press Windows Key plus R for the "Run" dialog. Once the diagnostic program starts, use the Tab key to get to the "Services Tab. Uncheck
 
"svchost.exe (netsvcs)"
 
If it shows up in your MSconfig serves after you reboot, it is being initiated by another program you are using.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:50 AM
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

Recently, this weird process called "svchost.exe (netsvcs)" began to load-up on my laptop.  I am unsure what it is, what it does or what causes it to run.  However, it takes up like 20% of my CPU, causes my laptop to heat up and its fans run fast and drains a full battery in about 1.5 hours.  Usually, a full battery lasts about six hours.  So, I wonder if this may be the culprit?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

I probably should have given a bit more info.

 

I’m running Windows 7 64-bit Pro on a SSD with a second, small SSd paging drive, 3 2tb spinning drive and 8gb ram which is the max on my Dell desktop with an I3 at 3.3ghz

 

At runtime I start Jaws 16 and MS Security Essentials.  Others, like Adobe, Itunes, printer and scanner management I have set to load only when needed, which is rairly.

 

Cpu usage is less than 2% at this point.

 

I usually load uTorrent which brings the usage up to 10-15 percent.

 

The system may idle at this level for days, approaching 100% when running 7-zip or audio processing programs.  It returns to the 10-15% level when those programs finish.

 

Occasionally, the idle usage goes to 50-60% with uTorrent running and to 30-40% after uTorrent is terminated and with only a browser or two open.

 

Closing all applications in the Task Manager list and the uTorrent process drops the usage to either near zero or to 30-40%.  I have not been able to determine any reason for the difference or a way to predict when the higher level will occur.  

 

Checking the Task Manager Process list shows many of the previously running processes still loaded but at most 1 or 2 processes at 1% usage and a status line entry of 30-40% total usage.

 

I have run MS Security Essentials, which has protected me for years and nothing shows.  I haven’t been able to find a version of MalWare Bytes that I can run successfully.

 

Keyboard delay is barely noticeable at 30-40% usage, noticeable at 60% and terrible at 70+%.  Probably a good pard of that is Jaws related, especially when memory load is high and paging is likely to be occurring.

 

I tend to keep multiple projects running.  I have seen 90+ entries in the process list and 25+ in the applications list.  Most are static displays but many are active with high cpu and i/o demands.  Terminating all of these programs sometimes results in essentially no cpu usage while at other times it still shows 30-40% usage.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

A bunch of general notes:

·         40% CPU usage is nowhere near to "high."  If you're experiencing bad lagging at 40% CPU usage you need to see if something is thrashing your hard disc.  A machine should be flying along at 40% CPU usage if nothing else is preventing it from doing so.

·         The 64-bit Windows environment still uses lots of 32-bit processes.  Many programs that come in 32 and 64 bit will even install 32-bit by default unless instructed otherwise on a 64-bit system.

·         Many programs, whether part of the Windows OS or not (Chrome being one example) run many simultaneous processes.  In the case of Chrome it's one per tab plus a couple more (I can't remember the exact count)

·         If you are having horrible lag at system start this can very often be the result of an orphan entry in the registry or startup folder that's trying to start something that's no longer on your system.  Some programs are notorious for not cleaning up after themselves well when they are uninstalled while others can end up this way if uninstalled incorrectly.  Windows will keep trying and trying and trying to start up processes/programs that are specified as part of boot up even when they are no longer present, and it hangs waiting for a response and, after some ungodly long period of time without response, will try again to start whatever it happens to be.  (At least this has been the case for as long as I've been working with Windows.  This might have changed with Windows 10, but I doubt it.

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Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Bill White
 


Hi, Karen. Turning them off this way only turns them off temporarily. It is a test procedure to see how your system runs and performs without the given process running. To turn off the process permanently can be done in one of two ways. If the program is one such as Skype, you turn it off by entering the Skype program, entering Options, and unchecking the option which says:
Start Skype when Windows starts.
 
If the program which is running has no option like this, you would do this:
 
Press Windows Key plus the letter R to start MSconfig. Once this program is running, use the Tab key to get to the "Startup" tab. Then tab to the list of running startup programs. Find the program you want to stop in the list, and uncheck it with the Space Bar. Then Tab to the Apply button and press Enter or press Space. Tab to OK, and reboot your computer. If the program continues to run after the reboot, it is probably a Windows Operating System essential process, and you may not be able to stop the program or process from running.
 
I hope this helps you.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:30 AM
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi Bill,

If you turn off these processes do they stay off or do you have to turn them off each time you reboot? If you have to do it each time, how can you turn them off for good for things you don’t use and are not part of the operating system?

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi, Mike. You don't have 56 aps running. What you have is 56 separate processes running. Some of these are Windows operating system-associated files which is how the operating system runs. Other things may be programs such as Adobe Reader. If you are unsure of what a process is, look at the file by using JAWS Key plus the 5 key on the NumPad twice quickly. This will cause JAWS to spell the entire filename. Once you know the spelling of the filename, look up this filename on Google, and see if it is an essential Windows Operating System process. If it is, don't turn it off.

 

Now to your second question. If you press the "End Process" button, it will only end the process which is currently highlighted.

 

One of the things I find when searching through my processes is that occasionally, I will have this process running even though I am done with the ap. The process is:

iexplore.exe

 

This is Internet Explorer's ap. When I find this, I end all iexplore.exe processes. Just be sure you know the difference between iexplore.exe and explore.exe. Explore.exe is an essential Windows process, and is how Windows displays all your files and folders. Do Not turn off this process, or you will need to reboot your computer to get it going properly again.

 

Good luck with your endeavors at using the Task Manager.

Bill White billwhite92701@...

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

From: Mike Ulrich

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:37 AM

Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi Bill, apparently I have 56 items in this list. Does that mean I've got 56 apps running? I also noticed and and process button. If I hit that button, will that stop all those things from running all the time? Is this something I should do? Thanks for all your help.

Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 19, 2016, at 4:52 PM, James Hooper <j.hooper3272@...> wrote:

Thanks for the info a followup question, where can you go to find out a bout the particular processes running I mean can you close some services without harming the over all performance of your system maybe even speed it up?

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 2:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi, Mike. Press the following key combination:

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus ESCAPE

This will take you into the Task Manager. Then use TAB to get to the various tabs in the tab manager.

Select the Processes tab, and tab to the list of running processes. Once done, press ESCAPE to exit the Task Manager. This is the best way to find out what is running in the background.

I hope this helps you.

Bill White billwhite92701@...

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

From: Mike Ulrich

Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 3:29 AM

Subject: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi,

I’ve just fired up my laptop, running W7 with JAWS 16.0.

This happens a lot; once first fired up, it runs sluggishly slow for the first 10-15 minutes or so. I’m going nuts right now trying to type this out!

So how can I see what is running in the background when this happens? I mean; to see if I’m catching an update or something like that? Or to see what other programs I have that are also running?

Thanks much!......Mike

Michael D. Ulrich

Just an ordinary average blind guy!

“Providing Insight for Blindness”

Florida Council of the Blind

Fundraising Committee Member

FCB 6th Annual Blind Fishing Tournament!

Saturday April 9, 2017!

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Home Phone: 239-540-7431

Cell phone: 239-565-5845

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Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

Bill White
 


It could very well be, if it is a new process which didn't run before. Are you using a new browser such as Chrome that could be initiating this process? If not, use the following diagnostic tool:
 
Press Windows Key plus R for the "Run" dialog. Once the diagnostic program starts, use the Tab key to get to the "Services Tab. Uncheck
 
"svchost.exe (netsvcs)"
 
If it shows up in your MSconfig serves after you reboot, it is being initiated by another program you are using.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:50 AM
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

Recently, this weird process called "svchost.exe (netsvcs)" began to load-up on my laptop.  I am unsure what it is, what it does or what causes it to run.  However, it takes up like 20% of my CPU, causes my laptop to heat up and its fans run fast and drains a full battery in about 1.5 hours.  Usually, a full battery lasts about six hours.  So, I wonder if this may be the culprit?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

I probably should have given a bit more info.

 

I’m running Windows 7 64-bit Pro on a SSD with a second, small SSd paging drive, 3 2tb spinning drive and 8gb ram which is the max on my Dell desktop with an I3 at 3.3ghz

 

At runtime I start Jaws 16 and MS Security Essentials.  Others, like Adobe, Itunes, printer and scanner management I have set to load only when needed, which is rairly.

 

Cpu usage is less than 2% at this point.

 

I usually load uTorrent which brings the usage up to 10-15 percent.

 

The system may idle at this level for days, approaching 100% when running 7-zip or audio processing programs.  It returns to the 10-15% level when those programs finish.

 

Occasionally, the idle usage goes to 50-60% with uTorrent running and to 30-40% after uTorrent is terminated and with only a browser or two open.

 

Closing all applications in the Task Manager list and the uTorrent process drops the usage to either near zero or to 30-40%.  I have not been able to determine any reason for the difference or a way to predict when the higher level will occur.  

 

Checking the Task Manager Process list shows many of the previously running processes still loaded but at most 1 or 2 processes at 1% usage and a status line entry of 30-40% total usage.

 

I have run MS Security Essentials, which has protected me for years and nothing shows.  I haven’t been able to find a version of MalWare Bytes that I can run successfully.

 

Keyboard delay is barely noticeable at 30-40% usage, noticeable at 60% and terrible at 70+%.  Probably a good pard of that is Jaws related, especially when memory load is high and paging is likely to be occurring.

 

I tend to keep multiple projects running.  I have seen 90+ entries in the process list and 25+ in the applications list.  Most are static displays but many are active with high cpu and i/o demands.  Terminating all of these programs sometimes results in essentially no cpu usage while at other times it still shows 30-40% usage.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

A bunch of general notes:

·         40% CPU usage is nowhere near to "high."  If you're experiencing bad lagging at 40% CPU usage you need to see if something is thrashing your hard disc.  A machine should be flying along at 40% CPU usage if nothing else is preventing it from doing so.

·         The 64-bit Windows environment still uses lots of 32-bit processes.  Many programs that come in 32 and 64 bit will even install 32-bit by default unless instructed otherwise on a 64-bit system.

·         Many programs, whether part of the Windows OS or not (Chrome being one example) run many simultaneous processes.  In the case of Chrome it's one per tab plus a couple more (I can't remember the exact count)

·         If you are having horrible lag at system start this can very often be the result of an orphan entry in the registry or startup folder that's trying to start something that's no longer on your system.  Some programs are notorious for not cleaning up after themselves well when they are uninstalled while others can end up this way if uninstalled incorrectly.  Windows will keep trying and trying and trying to start up processes/programs that are specified as part of boot up even when they are no longer present, and it hangs waiting for a response and, after some ungodly long period of time without response, will try again to start whatever it happens to be.  (At least this has been the case for as long as I've been working with Windows.  This might have changed with Windows 10, but I doubt it.

--
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Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Mario
 

it's a separate download and does not replace the Task Manager.
. it also runs as a stand alone program; no installer, no registry
entries. it just works! it's like the Windows Task Manager on steroids.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@...]
Sent: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 11:34 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to see what I have running in background?

It might have been that program? Is it a separate download, or is it
part of Windows? The one of which I was speaking was not part of Windows.
Bill White billwhite92701@...
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?


Bill, could you mean Process Explorer from Microsoft's Sysinternals?
https://download.sysinternals.com/files/ProcessExplorer.zip

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@...]
Sent: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 6:41 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to see what I have running in background?

I don't know the answer to this one, Tony. I heard about a program
several years ago that would break down your CPU usage as to what ap was
using memory, but I don't know the name of it now.
Bill White billwhite92701@...
<mailto:billwhite92701@...>

----- Original Message -----
*From:* Tony <mailto:Tony@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:54 AM
*Subject:* Re: How to see what I have running in background?

I have no problem checking the process list. My question is when
the total of items in the process add to a total cpu usage of 0 to 4
percent and the status line says the cpu usage is 40 percent.



Rebooting the system stops the extra cpu usage but it may reappear
in hours or weeks.



Where do I go to find the culprit?



Tony



*From:*main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Bill White
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:04 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: How to see what I have running in background?



It will describe what the file does, but it won't always be
straightforward in telling you that it is an Operating System
function. The description of what the file does should clue you in
to the fact that Windows needs this file running to do its work.

Bill White billwhite92701@...
<mailto:billwhite92701@...>

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

*From:*mike mcglashon <mailto:michael.mcglashon@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:34 AM

*Subject:*Re: How to see what I have running in background?



good morning guys
I have been following this thread for a little while
The gentleman said that if I take the program name and put it in
Google it would tell me whether or not the file in question is a
necessary operating system file to be running
Will it describe what the program does and will it be
straightforward and telling us whether it's an operating
system bio?
Or
Well it just give us its function
Which would still bag


Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 20, 2016, at 8:13 AM, Bill White
<billwhite92701@...
<mailto:billwhite92701@...>> wrote:

Hi, Mike. You don't have 56 aps running. What you have is 56
separate processes running. Some of these are Windows
operating system-associated files which is how the operating
system runs. Other things may be programs such as Adobe
Reader. If you are unsure of what a process is, look at the
file by using JAWS Key plus the 5 key on the NumPad twice
quickly. This will cause JAWS to spell the entire filename.
Once you know the spelling of the filename, look up this
filename on Google, and see if it is an essential Windows
Operating System process. If it is, don't turn it off.



Now to your second question. If you press the "End Process"
button, it will only end the process which is currently
highlighted.



One of the things I find when searching through my processes
is that occasionally, I will have this process running even
though I am done with the ap. The process is:

iexplore.exe



This is Internet Explorer's ap. When I find this, I end all
iexplore.exe processes. Just be sure you know the difference
between iexplore.exe and explore.exe. Explore.exe is an
essential Windows process, and is how Windows displays all
your files and folders. Do Not turn off this process, or you
will need to reboot your computer to get it going properly
again.



Good luck with your endeavors at using the Task Manager.

Bill White billwhite92701@...
<mailto:billwhite92701@...>

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

*From:*Mike Ulrich <mailto:mulrich@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:37 AM

*Subject:*Re: How to see what I have running in
background?



Hi Bill, apparently I have 56 items in this list. Does
that mean I've got 56 apps running? I also noticed and
and process button. If I hit that button, will that stop
all those things from running all the time? Is this
something I should do? Thanks for all your help.

Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 19, 2016, at 4:52 PM, James Hooper
<j.hooper3272@... <mailto:j.hooper3272@...>>
wrote:

Thanks for the info a followup question, where can
you go to find out a bout the particular processes
running I mean can you close some services without
harming the over all performance of your system
maybe even speed it up?

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Bill
White
*Sent:* Monday, September 19, 2016 2:37 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: How to see what I have running in
background?

Hi, Mike. Press the following key combination:

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus ESCAPE

This will take you into the Task Manager. Then use
TAB to get to the various tabs in the tab manager.

Select the Processes tab, and tab to the list of
running processes. Once done, press ESCAPE to exit
the Task Manager. This is the best way to find out
what is running in the background.

I hope this helps you.

Bill White billwhite92701@...
<mailto:billwhite92701@...>

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

*From:*Mike Ulrich
<mailto:mulrich@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Monday, September 19, 2016 3:29 AM

*Subject:*How to see what I have running in
background?

Hi,

I’ve just fired up my laptop, running W7 with
JAWS 16.0.

This happens a lot; once first fired up, it runs
sluggishly slow for the first 10-15 minutes or
so. I’m going nuts right now trying to type this
out!

So how can I see what is running in the
background when this happens? I mean; to see if
I’m catching an update or something like that?
Or to see what other programs I have that are
also running?

Thanks much!......Mike

Michael D. Ulrich

Just an ordinary average blind guy!

“Providing Insight for Blindness”

Florida Council of the Blind

Fundraising Committee Member

FCB 6^th Annual Blind Fishing Tournament!

Saturday April 9, 2017!

Cape Coral Yacht Club; 5819 Driftwood Pkwy. Cape
Coral, Fl. 33904

Home Phone: 239-540-7431

Cell phone: 239-565-5845

Email: mulrich@...
<mailto:mulrich@...>



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Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Karen Reynolds <reynolds-karen@...>
 

Thanks.

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

 

Hi Karen,

 

I'm not Joseph, but his post referred to repairing Jaws 17, & not Windows 10.

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:17 AM

Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

 

Hi Joseph,
Does this repair JAWS or Windows 10?

I think my problem is more with Windows and because so much is running in
the background that JAWS does not work well. I could be wrong though

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
One way is going to Programs and Features, selecting Freedom Scientific
JAWS, open context menu and select change (or should say repair).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen
Reynolds
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi Joseph,
Sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to this.

I upgraded from Windows 7. No, I've not heard of repair. How is this done?

Karen
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
Which OS did you upgrade from, and have you tried JAWS repair to see if it
fixes some issues?
I have forwarded this question to a Windows 10 mailing list in hopes that
someone here and there can help you.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen
Reynolds
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 6:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
I'm first off having trouble learning Windows 10, made worse by the recent
upgrade that changed several things I was doing, but my computer and JAWS
often seems very slow in responding. In particular, I'm having trouble
getting JAWS to stay talking or in some cases with IE 11 to be able to use
the JAWS cursor at all.

I know this is a little vague, well, maybe a lot, but I'm not sure what
specific question to ask because I don't really know what's causing these
issues. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get JAWS to work
more consistently and get rid of some of the stuff running in the
background? And what should I get rid of?

I've only recently upgraded to it so any help would be appreciated.

Karen
















Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Recently, this weird process called "svchost.exe (netsvcs)" began to load-up on my laptop.  I am unsure what it is, what it does or what causes it to run.  However, it takes up like 20% of my CPU, causes my laptop to heat up and its fans run fast and drains a full battery in about 1.5 hours.  Usually, a full battery lasts about six hours.  So, I wonder if this may be the culprit?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

I probably should have given a bit more info.

 

I’m running Windows 7 64-bit Pro on a SSD with a second, small SSd paging drive, 3 2tb spinning drive and 8gb ram which is the max on my Dell desktop with an I3 at 3.3ghz

 

At runtime I start Jaws 16 and MS Security Essentials.  Others, like Adobe, Itunes, printer and scanner management I have set to load only when needed, which is rairly.

 

Cpu usage is less than 2% at this point.

 

I usually load uTorrent which brings the usage up to 10-15 percent.

 

The system may idle at this level for days, approaching 100% when running 7-zip or audio processing programs.  It returns to the 10-15% level when those programs finish.

 

Occasionally, the idle usage goes to 50-60% with uTorrent running and to 30-40% after uTorrent is terminated and with only a browser or two open.

 

Closing all applications in the Task Manager list and the uTorrent process drops the usage to either near zero or to 30-40%.  I have not been able to determine any reason for the difference or a way to predict when the higher level will occur.  

 

Checking the Task Manager Process list shows many of the previously running processes still loaded but at most 1 or 2 processes at 1% usage and a status line entry of 30-40% total usage.

 

I have run MS Security Essentials, which has protected me for years and nothing shows.  I haven’t been able to find a version of MalWare Bytes that I can run successfully.

 

Keyboard delay is barely noticeable at 30-40% usage, noticeable at 60% and terrible at 70+%.  Probably a good pard of that is Jaws related, especially when memory load is high and paging is likely to be occurring.

 

I tend to keep multiple projects running.  I have seen 90+ entries in the process list and 25+ in the applications list.  Most are static displays but many are active with high cpu and i/o demands.  Terminating all of these programs sometimes results in essentially no cpu usage while at other times it still shows 30-40% usage.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

A bunch of general notes:

·         40% CPU usage is nowhere near to "high."  If you're experiencing bad lagging at 40% CPU usage you need to see if something is thrashing your hard disc.  A machine should be flying along at 40% CPU usage if nothing else is preventing it from doing so.

·         The 64-bit Windows environment still uses lots of 32-bit processes.  Many programs that come in 32 and 64 bit will even install 32-bit by default unless instructed otherwise on a 64-bit system.

·         Many programs, whether part of the Windows OS or not (Chrome being one example) run many simultaneous processes.  In the case of Chrome it's one per tab plus a couple more (I can't remember the exact count)

·         If you are having horrible lag at system start this can very often be the result of an orphan entry in the registry or startup folder that's trying to start something that's no longer on your system.  Some programs are notorious for not cleaning up after themselves well when they are uninstalled while others can end up this way if uninstalled incorrectly.  Windows will keep trying and trying and trying to start up processes/programs that are specified as part of boot up even when they are no longer present, and it hangs waiting for a response and, after some ungodly long period of time without response, will try again to start whatever it happens to be.  (At least this has been the case for as long as I've been working with Windows.  This might have changed with Windows 10, but I doubt it.

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Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Karen,
 
I'm not Joseph, but his post referred to repairing Jaws 17, & not Windows 10.
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi Joseph,
Does this repair JAWS or Windows 10?

I think my problem is more with Windows and because so much is running in
the background that JAWS does not work well. I could be wrong though

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
One way is going to Programs and Features, selecting Freedom Scientific
JAWS, open context menu and select change (or should say repair).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen
Reynolds
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi Joseph,
Sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to this.

I upgraded from Windows 7. No, I've not heard of repair. How is this done?

Karen
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
Which OS did you upgrade from, and have you tried JAWS repair to see if it
fixes some issues?
I have forwarded this question to a Windows 10 mailing list in hopes that
someone here and there can help you.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen
Reynolds
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 6:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10, JAWS 17 and sluggishness

Hi,
I'm first off having trouble learning Windows 10, made worse by the recent
upgrade that changed several things I was doing, but my computer and JAWS
often seems very slow in responding. In particular, I'm having trouble
getting JAWS to stay talking or in some cases with IE 11 to be able to use
the JAWS cursor at all.

I know this is a little vague, well, maybe a lot, but I'm not sure what
specific question to ask because I don't really know what's causing these
issues. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get JAWS to work
more consistently and get rid of some of the stuff running in the
background? And what should I get rid of?

I've only recently upgraded to it so any help would be appreciated.

Karen

















JAWS Live Regions support for Desktop Applications

vasyl.mykytiuk@...
 

Hi, 

I'm trying to get a live region to work correctly with JAWS 17 and my WPF desktop application.
I want to inform assistive technology users of updates in the app without the user losing focus from their current activity. For example, announcing error messages or changing status in status bar.

I've implemented this by using the LiveSetting=Assertive and raising the LiveRegionChanged event. The Narrator announces the updates and JAWS doesn't.

Could you help me? 
Does the JAWS support of Live Regions feature for desktop applications by default?

Thanks in advance.


Re: Accessible Twitter Chat Program

Emmanuel Bassey <dr.emmabassey@...>
 

Hi Mark,
Have you checked easychirp?
Cheers,

Emmanuel

On 9/20/16, Mark Torgerson <marktorgerson68@...> wrote:
Hi

I am told there are specific chat programs for twitter. Does anyone know of
one that is accessible with Windows 10 and the latest jaws.

Thank you.

God bless,
Rev. mark Torgerson

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Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Karen Reynolds <reynolds-karen@...>
 

Hi Bill,

If you turn off these processes do they stay off or do you have to turn them off each time you reboot? If you have to do it each time, how can you turn them off for good for things you don’t use and are not part of the operating system?

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi, Mike. You don't have 56 aps running. What you have is 56 separate processes running. Some of these are Windows operating system-associated files which is how the operating system runs. Other things may be programs such as Adobe Reader. If you are unsure of what a process is, look at the file by using JAWS Key plus the 5 key on the NumPad twice quickly. This will cause JAWS to spell the entire filename. Once you know the spelling of the filename, look up this filename on Google, and see if it is an essential Windows Operating System process. If it is, don't turn it off.

 

Now to your second question. If you press the "End Process" button, it will only end the process which is currently highlighted.

 

One of the things I find when searching through my processes is that occasionally, I will have this process running even though I am done with the ap. The process is:

iexplore.exe

 

This is Internet Explorer's ap. When I find this, I end all iexplore.exe processes. Just be sure you know the difference between iexplore.exe and explore.exe. Explore.exe is an essential Windows process, and is how Windows displays all your files and folders. Do Not turn off this process, or you will need to reboot your computer to get it going properly again.

 

Good luck with your endeavors at using the Task Manager.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:37 AM

Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi Bill, apparently I have 56 items in this list. Does that mean I've got 56 apps running? I also noticed and and process button. If I hit that button, will that stop all those things from running all the time? Is this something I should do? Thanks for all your help.

Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 19, 2016, at 4:52 PM, James Hooper <j.hooper3272@...> wrote:

Thanks for the info a followup question, where can you go to find out a bout the particular processes running I mean can you close some services without harming the over all performance of your system maybe even speed it up?

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 2:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi, Mike. Press the following key combination:

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus ESCAPE

This will take you into the Task Manager. Then use TAB to get to the various tabs in the tab manager.

Select the Processes tab, and tab to the list of running processes. Once done, press ESCAPE to exit the Task Manager. This is the best way to find out what is running in the background.

I hope this helps you.

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

Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 3:29 AM

Subject: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi,

I’ve just fired up my laptop, running W7 with JAWS 16.0.

This happens a lot; once first fired up, it runs sluggishly slow for the first 10-15 minutes or so. I’m going nuts right now trying to type this out!

So how can I see what is running in the background when this happens? I mean; to see if I’m catching an update or something like that? Or to see what other programs I have that are also running?

Thanks much!......Mike

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