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Re: Firefox49

Soronel Haetir
 

Interesting, I too have FF 49 but the jaws cursor works very well for
me. Note that I have hardware acceleration turned off on the
tools->options advanced->general page.

(For instance on the gmail page I am currently viewing the jaws cursor
sees all of the page text that I am aware of being on the current
screen, including the button text). Same wit the Washington Post site,
used to be I could not see the "post" button for making a comment but
with recent versions (including 49) I can.

On 9/24/16, Mario <mrb620@hotmail.com> wrote:
my version of Firefox is at 49.0.1, and the
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled is still available. it is set to
false but the JAWS cursor still cannot access FF's screens. I hope
someone figures out what to do to "free" the JAWS cursor.

NVDA also cannot review FF's screens. and I bet Window Eyes cannot either.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com]
Sent: Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 5:16 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox49

Hi, folks. Firefox's JAWS cursor seems still to be unusable with
firefox. Furthermore, Mozilla took away the

layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled

option from the about:config file. Has anyone here filed a report with
Mozilla about this, and has there been any response to the problem that
we cannot read parts of web pages with the JAWS cursor to make changes
that cannot be made with the vertual cursor?

Thank you.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>


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Re: Firefox49

Mario
 

my version of Firefox is at 49.0.1, and the
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled is still available. it is set to
false but the JAWS cursor still cannot access FF's screens. I hope
someone figures out what to do to "free" the JAWS cursor.

NVDA also cannot review FF's screens. and I bet Window Eyes cannot either.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com]
Sent: Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 5:16 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox49

Hi, folks. Firefox's JAWS cursor seems still to be unusable with
firefox. Furthermore, Mozilla took away the

layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled

option from the about:config file. Has anyone here filed a report with
Mozilla about this, and has there been any response to the problem that
we cannot read parts of web pages with the JAWS cursor to make changes
that cannot be made with the vertual cursor?

Thank you.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>


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Firefox49

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, folks. Firefox's JAWS cursor seems still to be unusable with firefox. Furthermore, Mozilla took away the
 
layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled
 
option from the about:config file. Has anyone here filed a report with Mozilla about this, and has there been any response to the problem that we cannot read parts of web pages with the JAWS cursor to make changes that cannot be made with the vertual cursor?
 
Thank you.


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Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Gudrun,

           If you know you have a 64-bit machine then download the 64-bit version.  If you downloaded the 32-bit version it would run just fine, too.  You can run 32-bit programs on 64-bit systems but not vice-versa.  In fact, many of the programs all of us are still using come only in 32-bit versions because there was nothing necessary to their functioning that required the extended memory addressing that 64-bit allows (among other things).

           Generally 64- bit versions of things contain 'x64' as part of their names while 32-bit versions have 'x86' as part of their names.  This is an anachronism from the era when the Intel 8086 processor hit the market and 32-bit was a big deal.
--
Brian


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         ~ William James


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Gudrun. Try the file with 64 in the name. If you don't have a 64-bit system, it won't install. Then you will know to download the other file.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gudrun Brunot" <gbrunot@centurylink.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer


Hi Brian and all: I went to the website, but I'm not quite sure which file to download. Should I select one that includes "64" in the name, since I have a 6-bit machine and Windows 7?



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 4:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

iKeith,

I realize the following doesn't exactly answer your exact query, but as a long time Windows user who generally wants to find lost files based on a partial or full file name, I can't recommend the Everything Search Engine from Voidtools <https://voidtools.com/> . It uses a menu driven interface and a single edit box to enter your search string, which can also employ regular expressions if you're familiar with those, and seems to be fully accessible to the extent that I've played with it with a screen reader.

I virtually never use Windows Search/Cortana at all since Everything does just precisely what I want and does it very, very quickly with minimal resource usage. You can define the drive or drives you'd like for Everything to keep constantly indexed.
--
Brian



A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

~ William James









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Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi Brian and all: I went to the website, but I'm not quite sure which file to download. Should I select one that includes "64" in the name, since I have a 6-bit machine and Windows 7?



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 4:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

iKeith,

I realize the following doesn't exactly answer your exact query, but as a long time Windows user who generally wants to find lost files based on a partial or full file name, I can't recommend the Everything Search Engine from Voidtools <https://voidtools.com/> . It uses a menu driven interface and a single edit box to enter your search string, which can also employ regular expressions if you're familiar with those, and seems to be fully accessible to the extent that I've played with it with a screen reader.

I virtually never use Windows Search/Cortana at all since Everything does just precisely what I want and does it very, very quickly with minimal resource usage. You can define the drive or drives you'd like for Everything to keep constantly indexed.
--
Brian



A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

~ William James


Re: Windows 10 mail;

 

David,

          I can't speak to whether your method of adding an account will work or not, but I suspect it will.  I always add accounts for the Mail App using the "Manage Accounts" feature within the App itself.  I can say that accounts that are added via the "Manage Accounts" feature in the Mail App do end up showing up in the list of accounts in the system Accounts, Email & App accounts pane.   Typically the first one that appears under the "Email, Calendar, and Contacts" section is the account you have associated with your Microsoft account, which shows up with an Outlook icon even if the e-mail account itself is not an Outlook.com account.  In my case it's a Gmail account.  Directly beneath that are accounts I added in the Windows 10 Mail App, which is why I presume your technique will work, too.

          You do choose Google for any Google related service, in this case Gmail and it will also set up synchronization of contacts into the People App and the Google Calendar for that account into the Calendar App.

           It is not possible to answer your question regarding receipt of all previous mail without knowing whether the client was using POP or IMAP access in whatever e-mail client they were using previously.  If they were using IMAP they absolutely will get anything and everything they had access to before since all messages, contacts, etc., are stored on the e-mail server until or unless they are deleted.  If they were using POP most POP configurations delete messages from the server either immediately upon download to the local e-mail client or some fixed number of hours or days after the initial download.  When that occurs these messages are no longer available for future download into another e-mail client if one switches the e-mail client you're using.

           These days I tell anyone setting up e-mail for anyone to use IMAP as the access method.  The only real drawback, and it's very seldom an issue, is with access to very old messages if you are currently offline when you want to look at them, as message bodies are not kept perpetually locally when IMAP is used (at least not by default).  Many clients allow you to set IMAP access such that all messages up to a certain age will have their message bodies retained by the client, but it's not often used since the vast majority of us have an internet connection virtually all the time.   IMAP also has the distinct advantage of automatic synchronization of e-mail across multiple devices accessing the same account, where POP does not.  It's a grand PITA to have two e-mail clients running POP, one on a desktop that's always on and another on a mobile device, where the desktop client may download e-mail and then those messages are removed from the server before the mobile client ever has a chance to see them.  I once had a client with 4 devices who someone had configured POP on all of them, and it was a three-ring circus trying to figure out why certain e-mail was showing up on one device and not the others (or it was for her - I recognized the issue immediately because I've "been there, seen that" far too many times).
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: General issues with JAWS, is it just me?

"Kevin Hourigan " <kevinthourigan@...>
 

When refreshing does not work I usually just wait a minute.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of jeff armstrong
Sent: September 22, 2016 3:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: General issues with JAWS, is it just me?

 

Hello; When I am on a web page, in this case, my cable providers billing page, if I need to “alt-tab” away from the page when I “alt-tab back to it it seems blank.  If I refresh the page it sometimes solves this or sometimes I close and restart Jaws 17 and I am in windows 10.  Any ideas?

Jeff Armstrong

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Windows 10 mail;

david
 

One of my client's would like to setup the windows 10 mail client.
I would like to just verify some information,
1, to setup the email account,
I need to go to,
Settings, windows-key+i
2, tab to the list of items, and right arrow and enter on,
Accounts,
3, then I need to again tab once,
Now, arrow down and enter on,
Email&app accounts,
4, again I need to tab and here I see, add email account,
Here I would press enter.
Now the type of account is Gmail,
So, I assume I choose google?
Now, when I go through the setup,
Will my client just receive all new messages from the Gmail account?
Or, can my client receive all previous mail.
Just want to make sure I will do this right.
In advance, thank you.


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Gudrun Brunot
 

Probably none. Just the way I do it.

Cheers,



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 3:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

How is that different from just pressing the Windows key which also brings
up a search box?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 3:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Wow. This is fantastic! Many thanks, Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 5:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Maybe this has been answered already, but

Control-escape will land you in a search box.

Type in your file name, and, without even hitting enter, you can start
arrowing down, and your file, if it exists, will be listed. Hit the
applications key and arrow up or down till you see "open file location," and
you will be able to move your file, if you like, to a more logical directory
for finding it again.



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Hello, everyone.



I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.



What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the
file was saved in. I'd then hit control F, and the search would proceed.



I'd be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get
the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.



I can't seem to get this to work any longer.



I'm using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Tom Behler
 

Thanks, Sieghard.

 

The additional info you provide here could well come in handy someday.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 6:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Another way to search is to go to your root directory, you can do this by pressing Windows Key+R for the run command and then type c: followed by enter, now shift+tab twice and this will put you in a search box. Type in the file name and it will display a list of files it finds along with the location. You also don't have to press enter here, after you type the file name, I just used "Outlook.exe" as an example, you can tab forward again twice and wait, Jaws will occasionally announce how far along it is in completing the search in percentages and after 2 tabs you will be in the results list, Jaws Key+Page Down will tell you how many items the search found. Now that the search is complete my search for "Outlook.exe" returned 7 files and these include files which have "Outlook.exe" in the content, for example, if you have a Notepad file where you wrote "Outlook.exe" it will include that file. If you do a say line it will tell you the file name and location and you can also use the application key or Shift+F10 to get a long list of options like copy, cut, open file location,, Open, Open as Administrator (if available)Copy Path, Send To etc.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.

 

What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the file was saved in.  I’d then hit control F, and the search would proceed.

 

I’d be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.

 

I can’t seem to get this to work any longer.

 

I’m using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

iKeith,

             I realize the following doesn't exactly answer your exact query, but as a long time Windows user who generally wants to find lost files based on a partial or full file name, I can't recommend the Everything Search Engine from Voidtools.  It uses a menu driven interface and a single edit box to enter your search string, which can also employ regular expressions if you're familiar with those, and seems to be fully accessible to the extent that I've played with it with a screen reader.

             I virtually never use Windows Search/Cortana at all since Everything does just precisely what I want and does it very, very quickly with minimal resource usage.  You can define the drive or drives you'd like for Everything to keep constantly indexed.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Another way to search is to go to your root directory, you can do this by pressing Windows Key+R for the run command and then type c: followed by enter, now shift+tab twice and this will put you in a search box. Type in the file name and it will display a list of files it finds along with the location. You also don't have to press enter here, after you type the file name, I just used "Outlook.exe" as an example, you can tab forward again twice and wait, Jaws will occasionally announce how far along it is in completing the search in percentages and after 2 tabs you will be in the results list, Jaws Key+Page Down will tell you how many items the search found. Now that the search is complete my search for "Outlook.exe" returned 7 files and these include files which have "Outlook.exe" in the content, for example, if you have a Notepad file where you wrote "Outlook.exe" it will include that file. If you do a say line it will tell you the file name and location and you can also use the application key or Shift+F10 to get a long list of options like copy, cut, open file location,, Open, Open as Administrator (if available)Copy Path, Send To etc.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.

 

What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the file was saved in.  I’d then hit control F, and the search would proceed.

 

I’d be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.

 

I can’t seem to get this to work any longer.

 

I’m using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

How is that different from just pressing the Windows key which also brings up a search box?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 3:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Wow. This is fantastic! Many thanks, Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 5:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Maybe this has been answered already, but

Control-escape will land you in a search box.

Type in your file name, and, without even hitting enter, you can start arrowing down, and your file, if it exists, will be listed. Hit the applications key and arrow up or down till you see "open file location," and you will be able to move your file, if you like, to a more logical directory for finding it again.



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Hello, everyone.



I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.



What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the file was saved in. I'd then hit control F, and the search would proceed.



I'd be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.



I can't seem to get this to work any longer.



I'm using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
 

Wow. This is fantastic! Many thanks, Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 5:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Maybe this has been answered already, but

Control-escape will land you in a search box.

Type in your file name, and, without even hitting enter, you can start
arrowing down, and your file, if it exists, will be listed. Hit the
applications key and arrow up or down till you see "open file location," and
you will be able to move your file, if you like, to a more logical directory
for finding it again.



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Hello, everyone.



I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.



What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the
file was saved in. I'd then hit control F, and the search would proceed.



I'd be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get
the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.



I can't seem to get this to work any longer.



I'm using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Gudrun Brunot
 

Maybe this has been answered already, but

Control-escape will land you in a search box.

Type in your file name, and, without even hitting enter, you can start
arrowing down, and your file, if it exists, will be listed. Hit the
applications key and arrow up or down till you see "open file location," and
you will be able to move your file, if you like, to a more logical directory
for finding it again.



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Hello, everyone.



I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.



What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the
file was saved in. I'd then hit control F, and the search would proceed.



I'd be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get
the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.



I can't seem to get this to work any longer.



I'm using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


Re: new FireFox accessibility block

Mike Elledge
 

Hi Anne--

This may not be what your friend encountered, but Firefox stopped supporting the local version of WAVE some time ago. There is a new local version available for Chrome: WAVE Evaluation Tool


By local I mean that the tool is added to your PC, so your code stays private, instead of being sent to the server at WebAIM.

Hope this helps.

Mike Elledge


On Friday, September 23, 2016 3:59 PM, "Anne.Naber@..." <Anne.Naber@...> wrote:


Hi-
I was wondering if anyone knew about some accessibility features being blocked in the new FireFox?  A colleague got a pop-up saying some accessibility features were being blocked or changed in the new version of FireFox, but it didn’t say what.  I haven’t looked into it at all yet, just curious if anyone knows about it already.
Thanks.
Anne
 



This is in response to Digest #445, message: 3A, "Key Announcement and JAWS 17".

HAMILTON
 

This is in response to Digest #445, message: 3A, “Key Announcement and JAWS 17”.

 

Since I cannot seem to reply to messages using the “reply to message” links, that come in the “digests”, I will send this information this way. 

 

This problem has unintendedly highlighted one of the problems with FS not retaining the “merge” function in JAWS 17.  If it did, you would not now be hearing all that.  I suspect that this function is back in V: 18 precisely because FS got a lot of flack for that oversight.  However, upgrading to JAWS 18 will not solve your problem.  It simply will retain, or “merge” your JAWS 17 settings into JAWS 18.

 

Being able to restrict what I “must” listen to with JAWS makes reading/listening for important stuff much easier, and I understand your frustration.  You had the right idea by going to JAWS settings; but, the “speak all” item does not refer to what you want to do.  First, I would ensure that “typing echo” is “checked”, in the default “Setting Center”, in ”user”.  I could not find this specific item; but, if you can find where it says something like “typing interupt”, and check this as well, it might help.  Then, I would suggest looking at Keyboard Manager, under the JAWS “utilities”.  The steps would be as follows:

 

1. Go to JAWS, and open the menu by pressing the ALT key.

 

2. Right arrow once to “Utilities”.

 

3. Down arrow 6 times to “Keyboard Manager” and press enter - you will be in a list of applications, on the “default” selection, which is where you probably want to be.

 

4. Tab once to the list of keyboard commands

 

5. Down arrow until you hear “ControlBackspace”; this will be “equal” to some specific key combination.

 

6. Press ALT-A, for “actions”.

 

7. Press R, for “remove”, and press enter to confirm that you want to modify this file.  This item will now read “ControlBackspace=None.

 

8. After this item, there are a series of “Control***” similar commands.  Use steps 6 and 7 for each of these so that they read “Control***=None”.

 

9. If desired, do the same with other items on this list, e.g. “delete”, “end”, “enter”, “home”, “tab”, etc.

 

For myself in fact, when I get a new version of JAWS, I go through this entire list, and “turn off”, as in the above, anything that I would not use.  In doing so, I learn a lot about what can be done with the various keystroke combinations.  I also change many of these combinations to suit my style and needs.  However, one must be careful to avoid using a combination that conflicts with something that has been assigned to a different function.  In such cases, you can decide to “not” make the change, use a different combination, or change the combination with which your new/changed entry conflicts.  You will be notified if you try to change something to a combination that does conflict, and you can follow the prompts from there.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Jim H

 

 

3a. Key Announcement and JAWS 17

   From: Marquette, Ed <Ed.Marquette@...>

   Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:43:53 PDT

 

Dear fellow listers:

I have been less than impressed with JAWS 17 and almost daily revert to JAWS 16.

One thing that continues to annoy me is the key announcement problem.  I have checked this at least 5 times, and finally I'm reaching out to see if someone has any ideas.

Each time I press an access key, such as control, alt, windows, or shift or any combination of the above, I hear the keys announced.

I don't mind except when I'm highlighting text.  Then, the announcement of the keys talks over the announcement of the text being highlighted.

I thought this functionality was controlled by going to the JAWS menu, choosing options, further choosing basics, and tabbing over to key announcement.

I go to the "off" radio button.  The "off" is definitely checked or activated.

IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE.  I'm ready to scrap JAWS 17 entirely and hope for something better in JAWS 18.

BTW

I am looking forward to the resurrection of the merge utility, albeit under a different name.

Isn't it funny how what is essentially a bug fix gets promoted as a feature enhancement?

 

 

 

 


new FireFox accessibility block

anne.naber@...
 

Hi-

I was wondering if anyone knew about some accessibility features being blocked in the new FireFox?  A colleague got a pop-up saying some accessibility features were being blocked or changed in the new version of FireFox, but it didn’t say what.  I haven’t looked into it at all yet, just curious if anyone knows about it already.

Thanks.

Anne

 


Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.

 

What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the file was saved in.  I’d then hit control F, and the search would proceed.

 

I’d be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.

 

I can’t seem to get this to work any longer.

 

I’m using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan