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Re: Mirror Display driver error

Cristóbal
 

Yes. I ran the .exe file for the latest JFW 17. This is my practice in general. I haven’t used the disk in years. Nor do I do the update through the update tool in Jaws.

 

From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 5:49 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Mirror Display driver error

 

In other words, you used a download, rather than the factory disk?  I want to follow this thread, as 17 may be in my immediate personal and professional future.

 

From: Cristóbal [mailto:crismunoz54@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2016 12:01 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Mirror Display driver error

 

Did you by any chance run the Windows 10 tool from FS to remove older versions of Jaws? If so, then that could be what’s causing your issues. I did this thinking I’d upgrade my Windows 7 machine, but later decided against it. Running the Jaws 17 installer fixed it for me.

 

 

From: Sameer [mailto:salatey@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2016 7:23 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Mirror Display driver error

 

 

Dear List Members,

 

I had been using JAWS 16 (64-bit) on my computer with Windows 7 as the OS. I have installed the latest build of JAWS 17 (64-bit) during the weekend & since then have been receiving a Freedom Scientific Mirror Display driver error message. This error message appears whenever JAWS is started & going back to JAWS version 16 has not resolved the problem.

 

The error message says that the Freedom Scientific Mirror Display driver could not be loaded & provides a Reinstall option. Selecting the Reinstall option does not resolve the problem.

 

Request your kind assistance in resolving the above problem.

 

Thanking all in advance for any & all assistance.

 

Regards

Mr. Sameer Latey,
Mumbai, India


Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I followed Mike's additional instructions to route JAWS cursor to PC, then hit Pageup, and all of the information was accessible, thanks.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:@britechguy]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:33 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

Carolyn,

Then there's some JAWS setting that's not passing standard Windows keyboard shortcuts through to IE (and probably other Windows programs).

ALT should always cause the menu bar to appear (if it's not already visible) for any Windows program that's got one, or throw focus on the ribbon for those programs that use it.

The H then opens up the Help Menu in IE

The A then brings up the "About Internet Explorer" dialog

This is an interesting development, as I've never seen this happen (or not happen, in this case), in Internet Explorer when JAWS is running.

Brian


Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

That did work with Alt-H-A to route JAWS pc and then hit Pageup.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:46 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

The, Alt + H, then, A, keystroke does work to find your version of IE but, you need to route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, Press the Page-up key, & arrow down 1 line at a time to get the information in this window. If you want the, get new versions automatically, checkbox checked / unchecked, you have to check this box with the Jaws left mouse click keystroke.
Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Vogel <mailto:@britechguy>
To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week


Carolyn,

Then there's some JAWS setting that's not passing standard Windows keyboard shortcuts through to IE (and probably other Windows programs).

ALT should always cause the menu bar to appear (if it's not already visible) for any Windows program that's got one, or throw focus on the ribbon for those programs that use it.

The H then opens up the Help Menu in IE

The A then brings up the "About Internet Explorer" dialog

This is an interesting development, as I've never seen this happen (or not happen, in this case), in Internet Explorer when JAWS is running.

Brian


Re: Jaws with Learning Ally Link

Gennie Eachus <geachus@...>
 

You should just be able to press control-o and type learningally.org. The
home page comes up. You have the ability to do searches from there.
If you need more help, you can email me off list at
geachus@...
When I logged in today, it took a long time for the page to come up. This
was after I had just explored the home page. What technology are you using?

-----Original Message-----
From: Elise Berkley [mailto:bravaegf@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 3:28 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws with Learning Ally Link

Hey, all. Is anyone familiar with Learning Ally Link? It is an application
that works with Learning Ally to download books to read in audio format. I
am having trouble accessing the app homepage. I have to tab a number of
times and hit the pc cursor button until, I guess, it connects and then it
will read the page. Does anyone ave any suggestions that I can try so I
will not hope I can use this. It has my textbooks for next semester.
Elise


Re: Mirror Display driver error

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Sounds as if going from 16 to 17, if 16 worked correctly, should be okay.  If I use the removal tool(I haven’t yet), I’ll be removing 15 only.

 

From: Michael Mote [mailto:miketmote73@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 9:34 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Mirror Display driver error

 

You can check in your device manager to see if the mirror display driver is installed.  If it is, I would remove it, and then run a JAWS repair.  This has resolved this issue for me in the past.  If it doesn’t, you may have to totally remove JAWS, and start from scratch.  Good luck!

 

 

From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 7:49 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Mirror Display driver error

 

In other words, you used a download, rather than the factory disk?  I want to follow this thread, as 17 may be in my immediate personal and professional future.

 

From: Cristóbal [mailto:crismunoz54@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2016 12:01 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Mirror Display driver error

 

Did you by any chance run the Windows 10 tool from FS to remove older versions of Jaws? If so, then that could be what’s causing your issues. I did this thinking I’d upgrade my Windows 7 machine, but later decided against it. Running the Jaws 17 installer fixed it for me.

 

 

From: Sameer [mailto:salatey@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2016 7:23 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Mirror Display driver error

 

 

Dear List Members,

 

I had been using JAWS 16 (64-bit) on my computer with Windows 7 as the OS. I have installed the latest build of JAWS 17 (64-bit) during the weekend & since then have been receiving a Freedom Scientific Mirror Display driver error message. This error message appears whenever JAWS is started & going back to JAWS version 16 has not resolved the problem.

 

The error message says that the Freedom Scientific Mirror Display driver could not be loaded & provides a Reinstall option. Selecting the Reinstall option does not resolve the problem.

 

Request your kind assistance in resolving the above problem.

 

Thanking all in advance for any & all assistance.

 

Regards

Mr. Sameer Latey,
Mumbai, India


Re: Mirror Display driver error

Michael Mote
 

You can check in your device manager to see if the mirror display driver is installed.  If it is, I would remove it, and then run a JAWS repair.  This has resolved this issue for me in the past.  If it doesn’t, you may have to totally remove JAWS, and start from scratch.  Good luck!

 

 

From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 7:49 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Mirror Display driver error

 

In other words, you used a download, rather than the factory disk?  I want to follow this thread, as 17 may be in my immediate personal and professional future.

 

From: Cristóbal [mailto:crismunoz54@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2016 12:01 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Mirror Display driver error

 

Did you by any chance run the Windows 10 tool from FS to remove older versions of Jaws? If so, then that could be what’s causing your issues. I did this thinking I’d upgrade my Windows 7 machine, but later decided against it. Running the Jaws 17 installer fixed it for me.

 

 

From: Sameer [mailto:salatey@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2016 7:23 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Mirror Display driver error

 

 

Dear List Members,

 

I had been using JAWS 16 (64-bit) on my computer with Windows 7 as the OS. I have installed the latest build of JAWS 17 (64-bit) during the weekend & since then have been receiving a Freedom Scientific Mirror Display driver error message. This error message appears whenever JAWS is started & going back to JAWS version 16 has not resolved the problem.

 

The error message says that the Freedom Scientific Mirror Display driver could not be loaded & provides a Reinstall option. Selecting the Reinstall option does not resolve the problem.

 

Request your kind assistance in resolving the above problem.

 

Thanking all in advance for any & all assistance.

 

Regards

Mr. Sameer Latey,
Mumbai, India


Re: another language question

Adrian Spratt
 

Actually, you can select a part of a file to spell-check. When I don’t want an entire file spell-checked, I go to the point where I want spell-check to start, then select everything above that point and cut with control-x. I run the spell-check to the point where I need to stop, then return to the top of the document and paste back in what I cut.

 

From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 8:32 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: another language question

 

Brian and Sandra, Word contains features under Proofing (File, Options, Proofing) that may be helpful too.  I’ve never fooled with them, but they may be just the ticket for Sandra, in addition to your suggestions.

 

Ted

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2016 8:58 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: another language question

 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 04:23 pm, Sandra Streeter wrote:

Bonne année et bonne sante!

 Sandra,

           And the same to you and yours!!   N

           Now I can say, "Aieeeeeeeeeeeeee!!  You've asked a question that's going to require a complicated answer!"  I am basing this on Windows Live Mail 2012, but it probably carries back at least a couple of versions.  If not, you may want to upgrade to Windows Live Mail 2012, henceforth known as WLM.

           You cannot specify sections of messages to be spell-checked versus not spell checked, but you can set up spell checking to use multiple dictionaries so that it will not flag words commonly used in messages that have two languages mixed as incorrect.

           What comes next is the step-by-step on what you need to open and tweak.  Without JAWS in front of me I can't say what it will announce, but most of the keyboard shortcuts are based in WLM.  If I type something such as ALT+F,O,M that means hit ALT+F, followed by O, followed by M.

1.  ALT+F,O,M   Opens the File Menu, Options, Mail.   You will now have a dialog box up that contains tabs, and I can't remember how to jump among tabs in a dialog, but you want to get yourself to the Spelling Tab.

2.  On the Spelling tab toward the bottom, there is a list box with the label, "Languages," just above it.  The languages are not listed alphabetically, don't ask me why.  On my installation of WLM, which is straight default settings, English in 4 versions are installed, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.  Far beneath these you eventually hit "French (France)."  Select that.

3.  To the immediate right of the language list box are four buttons:  Install, Uninstall, Update, and Set Default.  You will want to select Install and activate the button to add French to the list of dictionaries that the spell-checker uses.  This is where I bow out, at least as far as knowing precisely what happens after you hit Install, since I don't want to install another language for my own spell-checker.  I imagine you'll get some sort of status box telling you about installation progress and completion.

4.  At the bottom of the whole Dialog box are three buttons, OK, Cancel, and Apply.  At this point just hit the OK button.

At this point French should be part of the spell-checker's recognized words, and you should stop being nagged nearly as often as you have been.

Hope this helps in some way.

Brian


Re: Mirror Display driver error

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

In other words, you used a download, rather than the factory disk?  I want to follow this thread, as 17 may be in my immediate personal and professional future.

 

From: Cristóbal [mailto:crismunoz54@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2016 12:01 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Mirror Display driver error

 

Did you by any chance run the Windows 10 tool from FS to remove older versions of Jaws? If so, then that could be what’s causing your issues. I did this thinking I’d upgrade my Windows 7 machine, but later decided against it. Running the Jaws 17 installer fixed it for me.

 

 

From: Sameer [mailto:salatey@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2016 7:23 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Mirror Display driver error

 

 

Dear List Members,

 

I had been using JAWS 16 (64-bit) on my computer with Windows 7 as the OS. I have installed the latest build of JAWS 17 (64-bit) during the weekend & since then have been receiving a Freedom Scientific Mirror Display driver error message. This error message appears whenever JAWS is started & going back to JAWS version 16 has not resolved the problem.

 

The error message says that the Freedom Scientific Mirror Display driver could not be loaded & provides a Reinstall option. Selecting the Reinstall option does not resolve the problem.

 

Request your kind assistance in resolving the above problem.

 

Thanking all in advance for any & all assistance.

 

Regards

Mr. Sameer Latey,
Mumbai, India


Re: another language question

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Brian and Sandra, Word contains features under Proofing (File, Options, Proofing) that may be helpful too.  I’ve never fooled with them, but they may be just the ticket for Sandra, in addition to your suggestions.

 

Ted

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2016 8:58 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: another language question

 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 04:23 pm, Sandra Streeter wrote:

Bonne année et bonne sante!

 Sandra,

           And the same to you and yours!!   N

           Now I can say, "Aieeeeeeeeeeeeee!!  You've asked a question that's going to require a complicated answer!"  I am basing this on Windows Live Mail 2012, but it probably carries back at least a couple of versions.  If not, you may want to upgrade to Windows Live Mail 2012, henceforth known as WLM.

           You cannot specify sections of messages to be spell-checked versus not spell checked, but you can set up spell checking to use multiple dictionaries so that it will not flag words commonly used in messages that have two languages mixed as incorrect.

           What comes next is the step-by-step on what you need to open and tweak.  Without JAWS in front of me I can't say what it will announce, but most of the keyboard shortcuts are based in WLM.  If I type something such as ALT+F,O,M that means hit ALT+F, followed by O, followed by M.

1.  ALT+F,O,M   Opens the File Menu, Options, Mail.   You will now have a dialog box up that contains tabs, and I can't remember how to jump among tabs in a dialog, but you want to get yourself to the Spelling Tab.

2.  On the Spelling tab toward the bottom, there is a list box with the label, "Languages," just above it.  The languages are not listed alphabetically, don't ask me why.  On my installation of WLM, which is straight default settings, English in 4 versions are installed, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.  Far beneath these you eventually hit "French (France)."  Select that.

3.  To the immediate right of the language list box are four buttons:  Install, Uninstall, Update, and Set Default.  You will want to select Install and activate the button to add French to the list of dictionaries that the spell-checker uses.  This is where I bow out, at least as far as knowing precisely what happens after you hit Install, since I don't want to install another language for my own spell-checker.  I imagine you'll get some sort of status box telling you about installation progress and completion.

4.  At the bottom of the whole Dialog box are three buttons, OK, Cancel, and Apply.  At this point just hit the OK button.

At this point French should be part of the spell-checker's recognized words, and you should stop being nagged nearly as often as you have been.

Hope this helps in some way.

Brian


Re: is there a program that converts video files to mp3 formats?

majno <alfred.hl@...>
 

simply audacity.   

El 06-Jan-16 a las 18:12, David Ingram escribió:

Hi list members, I’m trying to find a program that converts video files to mp3 format.  I’m trying to find this until I can buy the songs I want from amazon.



Re: Home based employment

Jonelle P
 

Hey, sorry for taking long to get back, I almost forgot to respond,
but for more I can share about working at home with companies, you can
reach me on skype at jonelle_nicole but also if anyone can help me
learn how to get started on medical transcription like where to get
certified and maybe what companies to apply to, that would be helpful.
I know some, and I have some knowledge in transcription itself, but
need more info especially on medical. thanks.

On 1/6/16, Michael Mote <miketmote73@...> wrote:
Hi! I would be interested in your work at home experiences as well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonelle P [mailto:jonellenicole@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 9:16 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Home based employment

Hi to Laura and Tina

I wanted to share that I am a Jaws 16 user who has been working from home
for several companies for over 5 years now, and am also interested in the
best rout to pursuing Medical transcription as a long-term career. I'll be
glad to exchange links and tips about getting started with working at home.
I don't mind shareing my info and you can email me at my gmail listed above,
and we can even share Skype since that's where a lot of at home companies
and agents connect. Thanks.

Jonelle

On 1/5/16, Adekoya Rasak <rasakadekoya@...> wrote:
big thank to Charles. but please, can a visually impaired person who
lives in a country in Africa enroll for any of tis job opportunit?

regard

On 04/01/2016, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
If you get the scissors type, they can be taped together. When I
worked, I had three of them taped together - one for Vocal Eyes; one
for the main dictation machine and one for cassettes. It worked with
no problem.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan [mailto:kimsansong@...]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 12:37 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Home based employment

I have moderate to severe, or is it the other way around hearing
loss, so I have to do everything from the left ear.

Rather uncomfortable to put the phone and headset to one ear lol.
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@...]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 9:31 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Home based employment

I do that all the time, when I call the bank or credit card company,
earbud in right ear for computer, earbud in left for phone.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: SingingHearts [mailto:singinghearts@...]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 9:39 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Home based employment

I have improvised with a headset for one source and earbuds for the
other when doing medical transcription from home with one side of the
headset covering one ear and one earbud in the other. A refreshable
braille display/notetaker was very helpful, too. The companies I've
worked for provided the transcription-specific equipment (hardware and
software).
Many
medical references are available online. Searching them out ahead of
time, bookmarking them, and familiarizing yourself with them can be a
great timesaver.

Hth,
Tina C.


On 1/4/16, Michael Malver <mmalver@...> wrote:
You will need a hedset that allows you to hear JAWS in one ear, and
the phone (or whatever audio source you are listening to,) in the
other.
Plantronics used to make such a device years ago. You will need this
regardless of whether you work from home, or out of the home.





From: Laura Richardson [mailto:laurakr65@...]
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 7:04 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Home based employment



Hi list members,



I'm currently searching for a customer service, medical
transcription, or other home based position but am not sure what
extra equipment I might need to do these types of jobs from home.
Do I need special software, special headset and/or ear bud, etc.? I
use Windows 7 and Jaws 15.



Could somebody please share their current or past experience with
home based employment? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Laura








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Walt's question about JAWS unloading and reloading (was JAWS really acting badly)

Brad Martin
 

Walt,

I had a similar problem with Internet Explorer, and the problem turned out to be an Add-on installed by Avast Antivirus. Now, in the case of Adobe Reader, I had this problem fairly often with Adobe Reader XI and JAWS 15, but since I upgraded to Adobe Acrobate Reader DC, I don't think it has happened. I do have one document which crashes whichever version of Adobe Reader I'm using on any computer I'm using, but that problem seems to be specific to a particular page in that document. On all my systems I have Windows 7 64-bit (some home some pro), JAWS 15, and one machine has IE10 and the others have IE11.

So to summarize, if you're getting locked up in IE, I'd see if there's an add-on for your antivirus that's killing it; and if you're having Adobe Reader issues, you might try upgrading to Acrobat Reader DC. I didn't want to do that, but I haven't noticed any bad side effects, and I don't seem to be crashing any more at work. At home, I didn't have nearly as much trouble with Adobe Reader XI as I did at work.

Brad

On 1/6/2016 3:23 PM, Walt Smith wrote:
Pardon if this has already been discussed, but I'm new to this list as of today. When I say JAWS, what I'm about to describe is happening with both JAWS 16 and 17, both with all current updates, on a Windows 7 tower with all Microsoft updates applied.
 
First, JAWS periodically and for no apparent reason simply unloads and (usually) reloads itself. I'll be doing something like opening a web site in IE 11 and JAWS just goes silent. After a period that can range from maybe thirty seconds to more than a minute, I'll hear the "JAWS Home Use Edition" message indicating that JAWS is loading again and when this takes place, I can then usually see two entries for JAWS in my System Tray (I've run JAWS from the SysTray for years). Sometimes, though, JAWS simply dies and remains dead and nothing I do, including pressing the hot key combinations that I've set up to load both versions of JAWS will reload the program and I'm totally dead in the water, since even Narrator won't load -- I suspect because of extremely high memory use. This last scenario happened to me just this morning when I was loading a scanned image into the new version of Adobe Acrobat and after I had my sighted wife come in and help me kill Acrobat, JAWS returned *without* reloading as described above.
 
Another issue; and this, I seem to remember, is an oldie; is that when I close Outlook, it frequently doesn't unload and it restarts. I'm currently using Office 2003 with all current MS updates and I know I should upgrade to something more recent because despite the fact that FS continues to supply scripts for this old Office version, whenever I try to report this problem, I'm told bluntly that Office 2003 is no longer supported. Seems that if this is the case, no scripts to use with this version should be supplied any more. Anyhow, I have a very faint recollection that this issue of Outlook failing to shut down when Alt+F4 is pressed goes back several years, but I'm wondering if anyone's seeing this. The ultimate symptom of this failure of Outlook to shut down is that while it doesn't show in the Task Bar, if I open Task Manager and tab over to Processes, it's still running.
 
Much as the thought distresses me, I'm about to the point of making the best backup I can and then reformatting my C-drive and reinstalling Windows 7 in hopes that this may at least help out with the issue of JAWS automatically unloading and reloading itself. When I look at processes running in Task Manager, there are a couple of generic things that are using quite a lot of memory (when I say "generic," I'm referring to processes labeled only svchost.exe for which I can't get further details).
 
If anyone has any wisdom to share on any of this, I'd appreciate feedback as I'm about at my wits' end. Thanks in advance.
 
--
Walt Smith - Clearwater, FL
 


Re: classic firefox theme

Brad Martin
 

I wouldn't think so. I have this addon, and it's purely cosmetic. I wouldn't think it would allow unverified addons to run.



On 1/6/2016 2:08 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So will this add-on make Webvisum work with Firefox 43 without resorting to the work around I have previously posted?

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: dennis
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 2:28 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: classic firefox theme

i found this just now and thaught it might fix the wevism problem folks
are having.
I recently installed Firefox 29, which added several new features to the
popular browser.

These are mainly a combination of user interface-related goodies and
stability improvements. For example, users can now enjoy redesigned tabs
and the ability
to customize the front-end by adding more buttons and functions.

firefoxlogo

While these customization options are definitely welcomed, however,
Firefox almost always seems to “break” or change something that didn’t
need to be touched
in the first place.

Firefox 29 Issues

The latest Firefox 29 stops you from performing several, seemingly basic
things that could frustrate those who are picky about their
customization options.

Among these changes include the inability to move the Reload button from
its default place or see the Status Bar the same way you used to.

The Reload button now sits to the right of the Address Bar, while the
Status Bar only shows items when they are installed.

Additionally, it’s important to note that the so-called Status Bar is
now called the Add-on Bar.

The issue with the latter (at least in my case) is the fact that some of
my frequently-used add-ons are not yet compatible with the latest
Firefox version
or its visual overhaul.

Initially, I thought the best way to restore Firefox to its former glory
was to downgrade to a previous version. While this option technically
works, it
is counter-intuitive.

Then I found a Firefox plugin (or add-on) called Classic Theme Restorer.

What Does Classic Theme Restorer Do?

The add-on performs a lot of the things that are shockingly unavailable
in the latest Firefox update. For example, you can move the Reload
button and restore
the old Status Bar (Add-on Bar) to the way it looked before.
Additionally, you can place your tabs toward the very top of the
browser or underneath the
Menu Bar.

Thankfully, all of my favorite features were working again when I
installed Classic Theme Restorer. This includes plugins/add-ons that
were no longer functioning
under the new user interface.

Note that the current Firefox version remains the same; the plugin
merely restores its former visual settings.

How to Install Classic Theme Restorer

Click here
 to download Classic Theme Restorer.

Click “Add to Firefox” followed by “Allow” from the subsequent pop-up menu.

theme-restorer-add

theme-restorer-install

Restart the browser when asked, and voila! You are all set with its
installation.

How to Customize Firefox Options

Click the “Tools” menu from the Menu Bar, then click “Classic Theme
Restorer.”

Customize any desired option as you see fit, including browser tab
positioning and the inclusion of the classic Status Bar (again, now
shown as the Add-on
bar.)

theme-restorer-tools-menu

As you can see, every option you modified works like a charm again –
including the return of the classic Status Bar:

theme-restorer-customize-screen

How to Move Firefox Items

Simply click an empty area toward the top of the browser (such as the
empty space next to the Menu Bar) and then click “Customize.” You will
be greeted
with the following screen:

theme-restorer-dialog

Drag and drop any of the available items on the main screen to the top
of your browser. Otherwise, drag and move any existing buttons at the
top and drop
them anywhere you wish.

theme-restorer-customize-screen

I hope this helps anyone looking to move the Firefox Reload button,
restore the classic Menu Bar and any other feature missing from this
latest update.

~ Adrian











Internet Explorer, Edge, and Supported Versions

Brad Martin
 

Hi,

I've seen a lot of conflicting information in today's list about browsers, accessible or not, supported or not, and I'm still digging out from today's Email and have a loooong way to go yet. Let's see if we can settle this, shall we?

Taxwise had a link to an announcement from Microsoft which I ran across yesterday. It has to do with the life cycle of Internet Explorer. It reads in part:
"Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates..." That's followed by a table listing each version of Windows, and the *only* version that will be supported for that version of Windows. Don't take my word for it, read it all at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle#gp/Microsoft-Internet-Explorer

Edge has a lot bigger problems than just JAWS. (I've read that NVDA wasn't any better with Edge, but I haven't updated my knowledge lately.) For instance, our tax software provider has advised us not to use Edge with it, although one of my volunteers used Edge in the practice version of the software and it worked for him.

If you're using a modern operating system that is supported, the version of Internet Explorer that is listed in the referenced table should work with it as long as the operating system is supported. For Windows 7 Service Pack 1, that would be IE 11, and that would be until January of 2020, or until Microsoft changes its policy again.

Luckily for us JAWS users, Firefox and Chrome are light years ahead of where they were a few years ago--and in the case of Chrome, a few months ago! But I think we can all agree there are some things which just work best in IE with JAWS. Fortunately, Edge has until 2020 to get it right, again, unless Microsoft changes its policy, which it obviously has the right to do. By 2020, half of us will probably have decided to get new computers or phones or whatever devices we think are relevant in 2020. I, for one, can't stress about it in 2016.

Hope this is helpful.

Brad



 


Re: is there a program that converts video files to mp3 formats?

David Moore
 

Hi Dennis,
Thanks so much. I will definitely look into this program. I would really like to be able to convert m4a into mp3. Have a great one.
 
 

Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: is there a program that converts video files to mp3 formats?
 
Hello David,
I use a program called AoA Audio Extractor Platinum. The version I have is several years old, and is quite easy to use. It will copy the audio as wav, MP3, from .AVI, MP4 etc. You can convert a large number of files at one time, just by selecting the video files from a list, adding them to the project, and then selecting convert. The result is a collection of audio files each having the same name as the video files delimited by .wav, MP3, and so on.
best,
Dennis
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 3:12 PM
Subject: is there a program that converts video files to mp3 formats?
 

Hi list members, I’m trying to find a program that converts video files to mp3 format.  I’m trying to find this until I can buy the songs I want from amazon.


Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

Cindy Ray <cindyray@...>
 

Thanks. I already did that. In November they said they weren't supporting
now they are.
Cindy

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Byrne [mailto:k9jau@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:54 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

Cindy,
I just logged in to weightwatchers.com. I am running WIN7 and IE11. And it
seemed to work just fine, although I am not familiar with the site.
Not sure if this helps!
Pat ByrneAt 08:39 PM 1/6/2016, you wrote:
The version is 11.0.10240.16603.
Cindy


From: Brian Vogel [mailto:@britechguy]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:01 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week


Cindy,

Right now the only version of Internet Explorer that is to
receive ongoing support under Windows 7, 8, or 10 is Internet Explorer
11. If by "find this information" I've already posted the links to
the Microsoft Lifecycle pages for Internet Explorer and Windows 10.
These are out there and rigorously maintained by Microsoft, but
virtually no one reads them, including me, unless I have reason to be
researching specific support dates.

I don't know what message you got, and if you are not on
IE10 then I would love to be able to replicate what's happening to you
because I hate these sorts of inconsistencies and there is, always, a
root cause that can be determined.

If you hit ALT+H followed by A that will bring up the "About
Internet Explorer" dialog box where the version of IE is displayed.
Since the Version is plain text I imagine JAWS will read it out. I'm
currently at 11.20.10586.0 on my Windows 10 machine.

Brian


Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

Pat Byrne
 

Cindy,
I just logged in to weightwatchers.com. I am running WIN7 and IE11. And it seemed to work just fine, although I am not familiar with the site.
Not sure if this helps!
Pat ByrneAt 08:39 PM 1/6/2016, you wrote:

The version is 11.0.10240.16603.
Cindy


From: Brian Vogel [mailto:@britechguy]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:01 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week


Cindy,

Right now the only version of Internet Explorer that is to receive ongoing support under Windows 7, 8, or 10 is Internet Explorer 11. If by "find this information" I've already posted the links to the Microsoft Lifecycle pages for Internet Explorer and Windows 10. These are out there and rigorously maintained by Microsoft, but virtually no one reads them, including me, unless I have reason to be researching specific support dates.

I don't know what message you got, and if you are not on IE10 then I would love to be able to replicate what's happening to you because I hate these sorts of inconsistencies and there is, always, a root cause that can be determined.

If you hit ALT+H followed by A that will bring up the "About Internet Explorer" dialog box where the version of IE is displayed. Since the Version is plain text I imagine JAWS will read it out. I'm currently at 11.20.10586.0 on my Windows 10 machine.

Brian


Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

Cindy Ray <cindyray@...>
 

I’m glad you told me to do that. Apparently they have changed their tune about it because I can now use IE. I think this came along during the major upgrade they were doing, and they since must have corrected.

Cindy

 

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:47 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

 

Cindy,

        Then something else is off.  Try going to weightwatchers.com again and see if you are still getting the "not supported" message in some form.  This is a mystery I'd love to solve if I can have the proverbial "partner in crime."

         It would make no business sense for anyone to stop allowing browsing by IE11.  Even though its market share is way down compared to what it once was it's still one of the majors in web browsing.  You'd be cutting off untold millions of potential customers.

Brian


Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

Cindy Ray <cindyray@...>
 

Well, it isn’t just an error message. I can do that, but I now have my default as FireFox and I don’t much care. I’ll see though cause now I’m about to be curious.

Cindy

 

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:47 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

 

Cindy,

        Then something else is off.  Try going to weightwatchers.com again and see if you are still getting the "not supported" message in some form.  This is a mystery I'd love to solve if I can have the proverbial "partner in crime."

         It would make no business sense for anyone to stop allowing browsing by IE11.  Even though its market share is way down compared to what it once was it's still one of the majors in web browsing.  You'd be cutting off untold millions of potential customers.

Brian


Re: MS to cease support for IE 8, 9 and 10 next week

 

Cindy,

        Then something else is off.  Try going to weightwatchers.com again and see if you are still getting the "not supported" message in some form.  This is a mystery I'd love to solve if I can have the proverbial "partner in crime."

         It would make no business sense for anyone to stop allowing browsing by IE11.  Even though its market share is way down compared to what it once was it's still one of the majors in web browsing.  You'd be cutting off untold millions of potential customers.

Brian