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

anil adivishnu
 

are you useing firefox? if yes the problem which you are explaneing is
rite it hapends firefox and jaws with some web sites use chrom if you
think that is a big problem but firefox is better chrom has more
problems thanks if this is helpfull plees respond to my answer thanks
ones agane.

On 9/27/16, Robert Logue <bobcat11@shaw.ca> wrote:
I have the same issue. I'm using the Jaws beta. and latest Firefox.
Quite frustrating. Sometimes the Jawsvirtual cursor is off and won't
turn on either.


Bob



On 9/22/2016 4:00 PM, jeff armstrong wrote:
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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Re: Making Font and size all the same in a document.

Marilyn Bland <tinkerbelltx@...>
 

Hello Tim,

Your steps are so clear and I had no trouble following them.

Thank you so much.

Marilyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 1:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Making Font and size all the same in a document.

Hi Marilyn,

I had a couple of minor errors in my first note, so here is the corrected
one, just delete the first one.

Here are the steps:

1. Press control and the letter a to select all text.

2. Press control and the letter d, which will bring up what you want, the
font menu.

3. In the first box, arrow up or down to select the font. This box has
first letter navigation, so if you want, for example, Times New Roman, press
t and you will be at the beginning of the list that starts with t.

4. Tab once to the font type, and use the arrow keys to select what you
want, probably "regular", which is the first choice when you pres the down
arrow.

5. Press tab again, and you are in the size box. Use the up and down arrow
keys to select the size.

6. Press enter, since the OK button is the default. You will be back in
your document, and all should be well.

Sincerely,
Tim Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: Marilyn Bland
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: RE Font and size

Hello all,

I've been away and now that I'm back I cannot for the life of me remember
how to make my document all the same font and size.

Please help - step by step. Nothing's going right.

Much appreciated.

Marilyn
Dr. Marilyn Bland


Re: Firefox49

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

It means that for those of us that use the JAWS cursor (the minus key on the numpad of a desktop) to read parts of web pages that may be inaccessible to the blind cannot presently do this, because when the JAWS cursor is invoked, all one hears are various graphics with numbers, instead of being able to read the web page. Because of this, on some web pages, some buttons and controls that used to be accessible are no longer accessible with Firefox.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: Firefox49

Could you explain more what this means?

Thanks.

Anne

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:17 PM
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@...



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Re: Firefox49

anne.naber@...
 

Could you explain more what this means?

Thanks.

Anne

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:17 PM
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.



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

Robert Logue
 

I have the same issue. I'm using the Jaws beta. and latest Firefox.  Quite frustrating.  Sometimes the Jawsvirtual cursor is off and won't turn on either.


Bob



On 9/22/2016 4:00 PM, jeff armstrong wrote:
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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Making Font and size all the same in a document.

Tim Ford
 

Hi Marilyn,

I had a couple of minor errors in my first note, so here is the corrected one, just delete the first one.

Here are the steps:

1. Press control and the letter a to select all text.

2. Press control and the letter d, which will bring up what you want, the
font menu.

3. In the first box, arrow up or down to select the font. This box has
first letter navigation, so if you want, for example, Times New Roman, press
t and you will be at the beginning of the list that starts with t.

4. Tab once to the font type, and use the arrow keys to select what you
want, probably "regular", which is the first choice when you pres the down arrow.

5. Press tab again, and you are in the size box. Use the up and down arrow
keys to select the size.

6. Press enter, since the OK button is the default. You will be back in
your document, and all should be well.

Sincerely,
Tim Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: Marilyn Bland
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: RE Font and size

Hello all,

I've been away and now that I'm back I cannot for the life of me remember
how to make my document all the same font and size.

Please help - step by step. Nothing's going right.

Much appreciated.

Marilyn
Dr. Marilyn Bland


Re: RE Font and size

Tim Ford
 

Hi Marilyn,

Here are the steps:

1. Press control and a to select all text.
2. Press control and the letter d, which will bring up what you want, the font menu.
3. In the first box, arrow up or down to select the font. This box has first letter navigation, so if you want, for example, Times New Roman, press t and you will be at the beginning of the list that starts with t.
3. Tab once to the font type, and use the arrow keys to select what you want, which if you just want to get everything the same, means in this box you would select "regular", which will be at the top.
4. Press tab again, and you are in the size box. Use the up and down arrow keys to select the size.
5. Press enter, since the OK button is the default. You will be back in your document, and all should be well.

Sincerely,
Tim Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: Marilyn Bland
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: RE Font and size

Hello all,

I've been away and now that I'm back I cannot for the life of me remember
how to make my document all the same font and size.

Please help - step by step. Nothing's going right.

Much appreciated.

Marilyn
Dr. Marilyn Bland


RE Font and size

Marilyn Bland <tinkerbelltx@...>
 

Hello all,

I've been away and now that I'm back I cannot for the life of me remember
how to make my document all the same font and size.

Please help - step by step. Nothing's going right.

Much appreciated.

Marilyn
Dr. Marilyn Bland


Re: Firefox49

Mario
 

no worry, I don't intend to.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Jason White via Groups.io [mailto:jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io]
Sent: Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 2:01 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox49

Mario <mrb620@hotmail.com> wrote:
well, I can install an earlier version but it eventually would want to
upgrade to the current version.


And you would make your computer vulnerable to security issues fixed in more
recent versions, too. For your own protection, just don't do that.




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Re: Firefox49

Jason White
 

Mario <mrb620@hotmail.com> wrote:
well, I can install an earlier version but it eventually would want to
upgrade to the current version.

And you would make your computer vulnerable to security issues fixed in more
recent versions, too. For your own protection, just don't do that.


Re: Firefox49

Mario
 

well, I can install an earlier version but it eventually would want to
upgrade to the current version.

you say you can't get to that screen. are you referring to the
about:config page? you should be able to get it by pressing control+l
and typing in about:config (note there are no spaces) and then pressing
enter. then press the I accept the risk! Button (confirming that you
accept the risk of damage due to changes) and you'll be in a search
field where you can type the first few letters of the option you want,
to narrow down your choices, or press tab to a list of all options to
mess with. after making your changes, just press control+w.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Angel [mailto:angel238@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 11:00 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox49

Perhaps if you set it to true? You might have better luck?. I can't
even access that screen. I could on my other computer. Can we revert
to an earlier version from the web site?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: Firefox49


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: Creating .chm files

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I'm confused! Why is chm no longer recommended?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel
Haetir
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Creating .chm files

Old versions of visual studio (at least of a high enough edition) can,
but chm is no longer recommended.

You could also find an old edition of the HTML help compiler
(hhc.exe), version 1.4 or older and then it doesn't matter how you
edit the input files.

On 9/25/16, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@comcast.net> wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
Is there a way for sight-impaired customers to create .chm help files? Is
there a program that is compatible with JAWS which would allow customers to
create and/or edit .chm files for different programs?

--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Re: Creating .chm files

Soronel Haetir
 

Old versions of visual studio (at least of a high enough edition) can,
but chm is no longer recommended.

You could also find an old edition of the HTML help compiler
(hhc.exe), version 1.4 or older and then it doesn't matter how you
edit the input files.

On 9/25/16, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@comcast.net> wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
Is there a way for sight-impaired customers to create .chm help files? Is
there a program that is compatible with JAWS which would allow customers to
create and/or edit .chm files for different programs?
--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Creating .chm files

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Hi, it's Annabelle.
Is there a way for sight-impaired customers to create .chm help files? Is there a program that is compatible with JAWS which would allow customers to create and/or edit .chm files for different programs?


Re: Firefox49

Angel
 

Perhaps if you set it to true? You might have better luck?. I can't even access that screen. I could on my other computer. Can we revert to an earlier version from the web site?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: Firefox49


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
 

I also have hardware acceleration turned off along with the following:

gfx.direct2d.disabled, with a value changed to true.

layers.acceleration.disabled, with a value changed to true.

layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled, with a value changed to false.

do you have made any additional changes from their default states? maybe
I should return my changes to their defaults except for the hardware
accelleration and the layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Soronel Haetir [mailto:soronel.haetir@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8:24 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Firefox49

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

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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--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


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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