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moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Vaughan Dodd
 

HI Pat and list.

 

Generally, Freedom Scientific or its latest incarnation treats international customers poorly.

 

I am not affected by this extension, as I have Professional, but it seems that Freedom Scientific service provision in my part of the World, (New Zealand) has suffered by recent events.

 

It would be nice if Vispero actually took its international customers seriously rather than putting all of the responsibility on small dealerships who are struggling.

 

Sigh!

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

 

 

Vaughan Dodd

Vdodd001@...

+6421 784 856.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Murphy
Sent: Wednesday, 17 June 2020 7:59 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

Why that’s just great!!!

Why not make the rest of us unequal to those in the u.s. by not allowing anyone in Ireland for example, take advantage of the same thing.

This, to me, is discrimination.

 

Thanks for nothing!!!

pat

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday 17 June 2020 02:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software Until August 31, 2020.

Extended Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are safe and well.

 

Thank you for taking advantage of the free home access of JAWS, Fusion and ZoomText. Our goal is simply to help you remain accessible as you work and study remotely. Due to Covid-19, and the impact to our customers, during Summer Schools sessions especially, we have decided to extend the expiration date on the Free June 30th software licenses to August 31, 2020. Your license will automatically be extended so there is nothing extra for you to do.

 

As many people have requested to continue using the product past the August 31st expiration, we are offering a 20% discount to anyone in the United States to extend their Home Annual License if you purchase your renewal before July 31st. All you need to do to take advantage of this offer is to go into the software portal prior to July 31st and choose the Renewal Option and select 1, 3, or 5 years for the Home Annual license of that product and the renewal time will begin after the August 31st date.

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: in win10 in a folder how do you tell Win10 to delete only all the files that have a same particular extension but not the other files in that folder that have different extensions?

David Bailes
 

Hi Brian and others,
another workaround to the broken "current folder" functionality is to specify the folder by adding an additional search term. For example, to search for mp3 files in your documents folder, you could use the search terms:
*.mp3 in:documents .
An alternative to in:documents is foldername:documents, but it takes longer to type.

David.


On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 05:22 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
David,

             That filtering option is a great workaround for the broken "Current Folder" functionality.  Thanks for giving it.   Anything is easier than manually going through a list of potentially hundreds of files if you really just want to select all that have a given extension, whether for deleting, cutting, copying, etc.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

By the way, for anyone who signed up for and is using the temporary license that was set to expire on June 30, 2020, the extension to August occurs automatically.  There is nothing that the end user has to do to request that extension.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 03:58 AM, Patrick Murphy wrote:
This, to me, is discrimination.

This is, to me, inanity.   There are all sorts of laws in place in various jurisdictions about what may, or may not, be offered.

Even if there weren't, no company is required to do anything like Vispero is doing with this free offer.  It's up to them who the offer it to.  But they're far from the only company to offer something in certain markets and not others because of the legal (or other) gyrations.

You really need to understand that discrimination among, when circumstances are quite different and warrant different treatment, and discrimination against are not the same thing.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: problem since recent update

Mike B
 

First, have you tried rebooting the computer?  One thing you can check is your Word scheme to see if it might have gotten switched.  Press, Insert, alt + S, to open your scheme list, if it's not on Classic or Word classic, navigate to, Word classic for testing purposes, and press enter to switch to this scheme.  Make sure to take notice of what scheme you are using when you invoke the scheme list keystroke in case you want to go back to that scheme.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:35 PM
Subject: problem since recent update

Hey guys and gals,

I have JAWS 2020 and Windows 10. I updated my JAWS this morning.

This has changed the JAWS response while I am typing in a Word document. I
am now hearing how many words are in the document. How do I turn this off?

Thanks for your responses,

Verlyn Baldwin




moderated Re: in win10 in a folder how do you tell Win10 to delete only all the files that have a same particular extension but not the other files in that folder that have different extensions?

 

David,

             That filtering option is a great workaround for the broken "Current Folder" functionality.  Thanks for giving it.   Anything is easier than manually going through a list of potentially hundreds of files if you really just want to select all that have a given extension, whether for deleting, cutting, copying, etc.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Larry Gassman
 

JAWS 2020 is even more stable than JAWS 2019.

Every computer is a bit different, but you should have no issues in upgrading.

Larry

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I've had no problems. Why not go the freedom scientific and download the full install of 2020 and keep your old version. Then if you have problems you can still use your older version.

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:03 AM

Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

Hi All,

 

I am about to upgrade to JAWS 2020, can I expect a lot of trouble?

 

Cynthia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Gurd via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

Yes, I always thought FS/Vispero still offered previous monthly iterations of Jaws, so it was a bit of a shock to find I couldn’t go back.

 

John

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 17 June 2020 00:53
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I am a bit surprised that FS doesn't include previous builds of a particular version of JAWS on their Web site for people who feel the need to revert to a previous build within the same release cycle. While they do have previous versions this only gives you the last version for a particular release.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/16/2020 7:42 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi John,

 

Here's a direct Dropbox download link for the April Jaws 2020 installer.

 


 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09 PM

Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Loy
 

I've had no problems. Why not go the freedom scientific and download the full install of 2020 and keep your old version. Then if you have problems you can still use your older version.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Hi All,

 

I am about to upgrade to JAWS 2020, can I expect a lot of trouble?

 

Cynthia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Gurd via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

Yes, I always thought FS/Vispero still offered previous monthly iterations of Jaws, so it was a bit of a shock to find I couldn’t go back.

 

John

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 17 June 2020 00:53
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I am a bit surprised that FS doesn't include previous builds of a particular version of JAWS on their Web site for people who feel the need to revert to a previous build within the same release cycle. While they do have previous versions this only gives you the last version for a particular release.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/16/2020 7:42 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi John,

 

Here's a direct Dropbox download link for the April Jaws 2020 installer.

 


 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09 PM

Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Richard Turner
 

Two things under this thread:

First, I always download the file and keep it so I can go back to the previous month’s release if needed.

Second, I am having no issues so far with the June update and am not sure what is causing the issues for the person experiencing a lot of crashes.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cynthia Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

Hi All,

 

I am about to upgrade to JAWS 2020, can I expect a lot of trouble?

 

Cynthia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Gurd via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

Yes, I always thought FS/Vispero still offered previous monthly iterations of Jaws, so it was a bit of a shock to find I couldn’t go back.

 

John

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 17 June 2020 00:53
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I am a bit surprised that FS doesn't include previous builds of a particular version of JAWS on their Web site for people who feel the need to revert to a previous build within the same release cycle. While they do have previous versions this only gives you the last version for a particular release.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/16/2020 7:42 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi John,

 

Here's a direct Dropbox download link for the April Jaws 2020 installer.

 


 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09 PM

Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Cynthia Bruce
 

Hi All,

 

I am about to upgrade to JAWS 2020, can I expect a lot of trouble?

 

Cynthia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Gurd via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

Yes, I always thought FS/Vispero still offered previous monthly iterations of Jaws, so it was a bit of a shock to find I couldn’t go back.

 

John

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 17 June 2020 00:53
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I am a bit surprised that FS doesn't include previous builds of a particular version of JAWS on their Web site for people who feel the need to revert to a previous build within the same release cycle. While they do have previous versions this only gives you the last version for a particular release.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/16/2020 7:42 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi John,

 

Here's a direct Dropbox download link for the April Jaws 2020 installer.

 


 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09 PM

Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

John Gurd
 

Yes, I always thought FS/Vispero still offered previous monthly iterations of Jaws, so it was a bit of a shock to find I couldn’t go back.

 

John

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 17 June 2020 00:53
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I am a bit surprised that FS doesn't include previous builds of a particular version of JAWS on their Web site for people who feel the need to revert to a previous build within the same release cycle. While they do have previous versions this only gives you the last version for a particular release.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/16/2020 7:42 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi John,

 

Here's a direct Dropbox download link for the April Jaws 2020 installer.

 


 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09 PM

Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: in win10 in a folder how do you tell Win10 to delete only all the files that have a same particular extension but not the other files in that folder that have different extensions?

David Bailes
 

Hi Hank and others,
an alternative to using search or the command line is to make use of the filtering which is available if the items view is set to have the details view. If you want to filter by the type of the file, then type has to be one of the details present. By default, this is the case by default for document folders, but not music folders. However it's easy to add  a type column to a details view - on the view tab of the ribbon, in the current view group, there's an add columns menu button.
Anyway, assuming the view is details, and one of the columns is type, then  to filter the items view so that only mp3 files, for example, are shown:
1. Tab to the name split button.
2. Using the left or right arrow keys move to the type split button.
3. Press down arrow to press the menu part of the split button. A menu opens.
4. Press the letter M until you get to mp3 file, and press Enter. You are returned to the items view with only mp3 files shown.

David.


On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 02:43 AM, Hank William Merchant wrote:
 
Hello,
 
In Win10 when you are wanting to get rid of some particular files all with the same extension in a folder, but not the other files with different extensions in that same folder, is there a way to tell Win10 to in that particular folder to only delete all the files that have that same extension that you want to delete?
 
Llike in the old days, when we were still using dos and in dos to delete only all the files with a particular same extension in a directory, the dos command once you were located in that particular directory was the dos command delete  *. and the 3 letters corresponding to the extension you particularly wanted to delete.
 
If maybe someone can help me with this, this would be so very much appreciated. Much, much thanks in advance for any help with this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All the best,
Warmest regards,
 
Hank
 
 


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

John Gurd
 

Thanks Mike, that’s very kind. I’ve grabbed it now.

 

Cheers

 

John

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 17 June 2020 00:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

Hi John,

 

Here's a direct Dropbox download link for the April Jaws 2020 installer.

 


 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09 PM

Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: attempting settings export still crashes wizard, with June update

Mario
 

sounds like those who have upgraded to Windows 10 2004 are having alot of problems when updating their JAWS 2020 to the latest June update.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Jessica D [mailto:jldail13@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 10:02 PM
Subject: attempting settings export still crashes wizard, with June update
Hi,

I’m using win 10, version 2004.

Thanks,

Jessica

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows 10

*From: *Bill White <mailto:billwhite92701@...>
*Sent: *Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:28 PM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: attempting settings export still crashes wizard, with
June update

Hi, Jessica. I am using Microsoft Windows

Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.900) with JAWS 2020, latest update. My
export wizard did not crash. I exported the settings as is to the desktop.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Jessica D
*Sent:* Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:55 PM
*To:* jtamayo@...
*Cc:* Glen Gordon; Ron Miller
*Subject:* attempting settings export still crashes wizard, with June update

Hi,

I sincerely apologize if I’m not supposed to send this to multiple
people, but I’d really like to get this solved.

With the June update, which was released today, the settings export
wizard still crashes.

Can anyone uncover the mystery, as to why this would be?

What happens is:

1. Go to the utilities menu, and click export settings.
2. Leave the default option, which is to export all settings as is
3. Press enter, which will press the “next” button

At this point, the wizard may crash.

This happens every time for me.

Thanks,

Jessica

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows 10


.


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

Patrick,

 

Such offers exist in some countries and not others all the time. I remember a time when here in Canada you had barely any access to online music streaming services such as Spotify or TV streaming services such as Netflix. They were all available in the US but not Canada just because they had not yet set it up and dealt with all the legalities involved. The same applied to Amazon, a Canadian version of Audible has only been around for 2 or so years and to this day there is no option in Canada to set up a family account where I can add, for example, my wife as a family member so she can use her Amazon account but take advantage of the Prime subscription I have. You could just as well call that discrimination, but I see little point in that because I'm sure sooner or later Amazon will have that option available.

The subscription model of Jaws is to my knowledge only available in the US right now because in other countries Jaws licenses are handled by Vispero partners and distributors so there is probably a little more involved in setting this up in every single market where Jaws is available than you think. I have a feeling Jaws would probably like everybody to be on this model whether it's free for a while as it is now or not.

 

Best regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Murphy
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

Why that’s just great!!!

Why not make the rest of us unequal to those in the u.s. by not allowing anyone in Ireland for example, take advantage of the same thing.

This, to me, is discrimination.

 

Thanks for nothing!!!

pat

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday 17 June 2020 02:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software Until August 31, 2020.

Extended Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are safe and well.

 

Thank you for taking advantage of the free home access of JAWS, Fusion and ZoomText. Our goal is simply to help you remain accessible as you work and study remotely. Due to Covid-19, and the impact to our customers, during Summer Schools sessions especially, we have decided to extend the expiration date on the Free June 30th software licenses to August 31, 2020. Your license will automatically be extended so there is nothing extra for you to do.

 

As many people have requested to continue using the product past the August 31st expiration, we are offering a 20% discount to anyone in the United States to extend their Home Annual License if you purchase your renewal before July 31st. All you need to do to take advantage of this offer is to go into the software portal prior to July 31st and choose the Renewal Option and select 1, 3, or 5 years for the Home Annual license of that product and the renewal time will begin after the August 31st date.

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: VMware & Windows Function Keys

Jim Weiss
 

Robbie,
You should be able to use your function keys just as you do on your Mac.  If you currently press and hold the function key and then hit an “F” key you would do the same.  Please email me off of list as I use VMWare on my Mac.
I can give you some hints and tricks that I use.  I figure we can keep this off of list as most people here aren’t using this type of configuration.

Regards,
Jim
Jim Weiss


“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  So, live your life that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice!” | Unknown Native American


On Jun 16, 2020, at 6:43 PM, Robbie Curtis <essence64@...> wrote:

Hello All,
 
Recently my Hp computer died and I decided to put Windows on my MacBook using VmWare Fusion 11.5. For the most part, everything went smoothly except getting the function keys to behave normally in the Windows virtual machine.
 
So the question is how do I get the function keys to behave normally so that I can use JAWS as usual? Do I need to do this through VmWare or is there a setting in Windows?
 
Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 


moderated Re: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

Andrew Law
 

It wont work with audio ducking on because like they said JAWS is still outputting audio eeven when it is not talking, as in a silent track. This would cause all other audio on the pc to be ducked, because JAWS still has use of the audio channel.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Wednesday, 17 June 2020 6:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

 

Yes this makes since. Do you use a bluetooth headset?

On 6/16/2020 2:01 PM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

 

I’m curious why the option to have jaws not cutoff words, is only available when audio ducking is disabled.

 

I use audio ducking all the time, but would still love to be able to take advantage of this feature.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:40 PM
To: JList
Subject: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Below you'll find the direct download link and what's new in this J2020.2006.12 release.


32 & 64 Bit download link:

 

 


What's new in this release:

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the April 2020 release and the June 2020 update.

 

Updated Braille and Text Viewers

 

For many years, the JAWS Braille Viewer has been a very helpful tool for visually displaying on screen, the textual representation of exactly what JAWS
is outputting on a refreshable braille display. This is very useful for sighted instructors, script writers, and testers who do not read braille or have
limited or no access to an actual braille device. The Braille Viewer represents the number of cells on the currently connected braille display. For example,
if a Focus 80 or Focus 14 is connected, you will see 80 or 14 cells on the screen. If a physical display is not in use, the Braille Viewer will represent
a 40 cell display including status cells.

 

In JAWS and Fusion 2020, we have made several much needed updates including improved support for displaying contracted braille, the ability to show braille
text as well as the actual braille dot patterns, and a visual connection so a sighted person can see which dot patterns are used to represent characters
and words. We have also added Layered keystrokes to simulate display panning which will really benefit sighted script writers.

 

To activate the Braille Viewer, navigate to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Braille
Viewer. You can also now press the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then B to toggle the Braille Viewer on or off. The following
braille navigation commands are also available after pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V:

 

list of 4 items
• Pan left: LEFT ARROW
• Pan right: RIGHT ARROW
• Prior line: UP ARROW
• Next line: DOWN ARROW
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The popular Text Viewer utility has also been brought over to JAWS and Fusion. This will be a welcome addition especially for those who previously used
MAGic.

 

The Text Viewer displays a continuous line of text across the top or bottom of your screen. It provides clarity and ease of reading by allowing you to
work in a live application while referencing normalized text in the Text Viewer window. You control the text formatting (font styles and colors) that displays
in the window so that it is easier for you to read documents, e-mails, Web pages, and more. This is very useful when you encounter text that is difficult
to read because of its formatting, varying sized text, and contrasting colors used in the application.

 

The text shown in the Text Viewer window follows your navigation within Windows. For example, if the cursor is moved, the text at the cursor position displays
in the Text Viewer window. Likewise, if you navigate with the mouse, the text that comes in contact with the mouse displays in the Text Viewer window.
When used in Fusion, Text Viewer eliminates the need to adjust the magnification level of the screen when trying to follow along with what Fusion is reading.
This is especially helpful when reading with Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW).

 

To activate the Text Viewer, go to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Text Viewer.
You can also press the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then T to toggle the Text Viewer on or off. The Text Viewer also provides
easy right and left line panning keystrokes. After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V to enter the Braille and Text Viewer layer, press CTRL+RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
ARROW.

 

The Braille Viewer/Text Viewer is a visual only option and the PC focus does not move to this window. Once activated, it will automatically start whenever
JAWS or Fusion is restarted. The Braille and Text Viewer window resizes your application windows to avoid covering anything someone may need to work with,
and when closed, the windows go back to full screen. You can place the windows on the top or bottom of the screen as well as customize the font, point
size, and the background and foreground colors for displayed text. The Braille and Text Viewer even works in a multiple monitor setup. To configure these
options, go to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Settings.

 

Note: Fusion must be running in Full Window Mode in order to use the Braille and Text Viewer. If a user switches to Lens or Split View while the Braille
or Text viewer is active, it will be suspended until you return to Full Window magnification.

 

New Option to Keep Wireless Speakers and Sound Cards from Clipping Speech When JAWS or Fusion Begins Speaking

 

Many modern Bluetooth headphones and speakers as well as some onboard sound cards shut down when no audio is received in order to conserve battery. JAWS
now includes a new option, which when enabled, keeps these devices awake by constantly playing silence. You will not hear anything, but your device will
remain active, resulting in more consistent speech. To enable this feature, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) on the number row, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load
the default settings, and search for "Avoid speech cut off when using Bluetooth headphones or some sound cards."

 

Note: The battery of your headphones/speakers could drain faster if you choose to turn on this feature. This option is also not available if the Audio
Ducking feature is enabled which lowers the audio volume of programs while JAWS speaks.

 

Other Changes
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• When connecting to a remote computer using remote access software (Remote Desktop, Citrix, VMware Horizon, or Amazon WorkSpaces), JAWS and Fusion can
now get its remote authorization from a license installed locally on the remote computer if it is running a work station operating system like Windows
10 Professional. For example, you have a JAWS Professional license with remote access authorization on a Windows 10 computer at your office which you sometimes
connect to from home using Remote Desktop, but you only have a Home Annual license with no remote authorization on your personal computer. When you establish
a remote connection between your home and work computers, as long as you are running the June 2020 release or later of your Freedom Scientific software,
JAWS will use the license on your work computer to enable the remote access flag.
If connecting to a remote computer running a server operating system like Windows Server 2019 which supports multiple user connection, JAWS and Fusion
will continue to only use the license on the client or a Freedom Scientific network license server for authorization.
• To address reported issues with removing ILM timed licenses, new options have been added to the License sub menu located in the JAWS Help menu. Select
Remove current activation to remove the JAWS activation key or select Remove all products activation to remove any activation keys for JAWS, Fusion, ZoomText,
or MAGic installed on your computer. If you perform a full install of the June 2020 update or later, a new Remove all products ILM activation shortcut
is also added to the Utilities folder.
• Beginning with the June 2020 release, if you perform a clean install, the option to send anonymous usage data as you use JAWS and Fusion is now enabled
by default. If you install as an update, you will be asked if you want to turn this feature on if it is not already enabled. Having this feature on is
necesary to use certain features such as Picture Smart. See our
Anonymous Data Collection Policy
 for more information about what we collect.
• When installing JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion, there is now a link to view the End User License Agreement on the Freedom Scientific website.
• In Excel, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading as expected in the Sort By combo box.
• Removed the Stock Quotes Research It lookup source as this information could no longer be retrieved due to significant changes to the NASDAQ website.
• Pressing ENTER no longer turns off Forms Mode in edit fields. Forms Mode now only deactivates when focus moves away from an edit field when using Auto
or Semi-Auto or when you press ESC or the PC Cursor command (NUM PAD PLUS or CAPS LOCK+SEMICOLON).
• The option to have JAWS and Fusion announce nesting levels for list items in web-based editors like Google Docs is now enabled by default to be consistent
with Microsoft Word. If you do not want to hear this information when reading bulleted or numbered lists, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) and turn off List
Nesting Level Announcement.
• Improved JAWS indication of ARIA group names for check boxes and list items.
• Resolved an issue using JAWS with the about:config page in Firefox which allows you to configure advanced preferences or experimental features.
• Addressed an issue where button labels were being announced twice when using INSERT+B to read the contents of some dialog boxes.
• Addressed a reported issue where JAWS was not announcing indentation in the Visual Studio Code application.
• Added a new JAWS dictionary entry for TPGi.
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Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

 

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moderated problem since recent update

Verlyn Baldwin
 

Hey guys and gals,

I have JAWS 2020 and Windows 10. I updated my JAWS this morning.

This has changed the JAWS response while I am typing in a Word document. I
am now hearing how many words are in the document. How do I turn this off?

Thanks for your responses,

Verlyn Baldwin


moderated Re: cortana

Pastor Gilbert Pries
 

What you do is tab to voice imput and press enter then ask your question.

 

Pastor Gil

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marvin Hunkin
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:59 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: cortana

 

Hi. Got a built in microphone, got windows 10 2004 64 bit pro on a assus vivo book laptop. Cortana does not seem to hear me, but cannot hear cortana. Did give feedback using the feedback hub. Any one had any issues or do I wait for another update.

Have tried searching, but no luck yet.

Any one had similar issues. When doing text I can, and feedback about the cortana app, for windows 10 2004.

Thanks.

 


moderated cortana

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Got a built in microphone, got windows 10 2004 64 bit pro on a assus vivo book laptop. Cortana does not seem to hear me, but cannot hear cortana. Did give feedback using the feedback hub. Any one had any issues or do I wait for another update.

Have tried searching, but no luck yet.

Any one had similar issues. When doing text I can, and feedback about the cortana app, for windows 10 2004.

Thanks.