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Re: what is the official site for the JFW list postings?

 

And, just in case anyone might want to get "the brief skinny" on interacting with the JFW Group via e-mail rather than the web interface, send an e-mail to:

                          main+help@jfw.groups.io

and you get a response back telling how to subscribe, manage your subscription options, post, etc.

Even if using the website (which I do) to interact with the group you will have to join/subscribe to the group before you can post.  You can do this by hitting the "Join this Group" button on the main page for the group, which is https://jfw.groups.io/g/main
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Brian


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

         ~ William James


Re: picking which account to send message from windows mail

 

Mark,

            Unless you have linked your inboxes, the account being actively used at the moment will be the one from which any new message you compose will be sent.

            I've not linked my inboxes simply because I use different accounts for different purposes and always want to know which account I'm using at any moment and know that the messages I compose are definitely going to be sent from that account.  Based on what I can see as far as settings go, I suspect that even if you're using the linked inbox what will happen for replies is that the account associated with that message will be used.  I honestly have no idea what will happen if you hit the "New Mail" button from the linked inbox.  My gut tells me that it will use the account of whatever message happens to have focus at that moment since there doesn't appear to be any "default account" setting that I can find.


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Brian


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

         ~ William James


getting instructions to use windows mail where

Mark Furness
 

Insert f1 twice quickly says there are
no instructions available
There are several short cut keys I hope exist in windows 10 mail.


picking which account to send message from windows mail

Mark Furness
 

learning windows mail I need to find out how to pick which email account to send messages from.

Thank you for your help!

Mark F


Re: help for Kindle PC on Windows 10

Charles Krugman
 

has there actually been a specific update for Windows 10? The last time I attempted to use it was about nine months ago with JAWS 16 and it did not work. According to their web site the last time it had been updated was for Windows 7. If there has been an actual update I’ll try it again but when I contacted Amazon to address this issue I found them to be very unhelpful.
Chuck
 

Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 4:16 PM
Subject: help for Kindle PC on Windows 10
 
I have the Kindle PC software with the accessibility plug-in, and the package speech works OK, but JAWS 17 does not seem to handle the menu very well. I have not been able to follow through to “register” the Kindle with Amazon, and the library doesn’t seem accessible through the menu. Is anyone using Kindle PC satisfactorily?
 
Thanks for any advice.


help for Kindle PC on Windows 10

Mike Justice <mike.justice396@...>
 

I have the Kindle PC software with the accessibility plug-in, and the package speech works OK, but JAWS 17 does not seem to handle the menu very well. I have not been able to follow through to “register” the Kindle with Amazon, and the library doesn’t seem accessible through the menu. Is anyone using Kindle PC satisfactorily?
 
Thanks for any advice.


Partition Assistant

Alan Robbins
 

Went to use this program today and discovered it is not compatible with Windows 10. I often used this program in Windows 7 as it allowed adjusting partition size on hard drives “on the fly” and was JAWS compatible, for the most part. Anyone know of a utility such as this that works with Windows 10, 64 bit and is compatible with JAWS?

 

Thanks,

Al

 


captchabegone, instructions

Sandra Streeter
 

Hi, all,
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Now that I’ve downloaded Captchabegone, could someone give me simple instructions for using it on a website? Neither the video on the website, nor the instructions given there, were clear enough. thanks!
 
 
 
Sandra
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince



Moving An Email To A Different Folder

Elise Berkley
 

Hello, everyone.
I am having a problem.  I have emails that are sent to me and they end up in my junk folder.  I mark them as the sender being safe.  Then, I use the application key and move the email to my in box under my email address.  When I go to my in box, the email is not there.  I do a search and still cannot find it.  What am I doing wrong?  Where else can I look?  I have lost some important emails this way because I cannot find them.  I am using Windows Live.  Thank you for your help.
Elise


Re: what is the official site for the JFW list postings?

daniel.kinnunen@...
 

Hi Ryan, I'm not sure if this is what you are asking, but the following URL  takes you to the message website for this list, where you can browse and search preview posts.

https://jfw.groups.io/g/main/messages

regards, Dan Kinnunen

 


Re: what is the official site for the JFW list postings?

john.falter
 

Questions not related to JAWS could be sent to:

blindAccessHelp@...

Use this for JAWS related questions:
jfw@groups.io

On 8/15/2016 6:54 AM, Ryan Coverdell wrote:
I have a long series of questions I am about to unleash to the list.
Some will not necessarily be about JAWS necessarily but will be about
accessibility in general with various communications products. If you
deem any of these to not be appropriate for this list, please
redirrect me to the forum where I should ask them.      The first of
the questions is very simple. I would like to start reading list
postings on my Pac Mate. However, I don't have the official  url of
the JFW group site. What is it? Please send it preferably off list
since I don't receive the e-mails every day anymore. If you want to
send it on the list too that's fine.      Kind regards,           Ryan
Coverdell








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what is the official site for the JFW list postings?

Ryan Coverdell
 

I have a long series of questions I am about to unleash to the list.
Some will not necessarily be about JAWS necessarily but will be about
accessibility in general with various communications products. If you
deem any of these to not be appropriate for this list, please
redirrect me to the forum where I should ask them. The first of
the questions is very simple. I would like to start reading list
postings on my Pac Mate. However, I don't have the official url of
the JFW group site. What is it? Please send it preferably off list
since I don't receive the e-mails every day anymore. If you want to
send it on the list too that's fine. Kind regards, Ryan
Coverdell


Re: Using Jaws Scrictly for MathML and Document reading, (sighted user)

George Basioli <gbmagoo@...>
 

So ben what was this person’s name, please

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bentley.humphries@...
Sent: August 14, 2016 22:17
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using Jaws Scrictly for MathML and Document reading, (sighted user)

 

Hey there! Have any of you guys gone to customer service to get "help" from freedom scientific's tech support personnel?   They have this miserable person working there, she's absolutely awful, I can't believe they would put this kind of person there to help people who are struggling with assistive software.  She just resented the fact that I would even phone in and ask any questions, and she couldn't get off the phone quickly enough. Does anyone have any resources they can go to where they can get reliable help? I need to make Jaws accessible for dyslexia, and turn off all that stupid contextual chatter, as much as possible.  I just want it to read math equations, at a third year university, (chemistry) level.  I have gotten it to work recently, and then today, again I turned it on, and it won't read anything that but the menus and the context.  Need to know what settings will allow me to read the math, turn off the contextual dialogue, and how to save these settings. 

 

Thanks so much in Advance, 

 

Ben


Using Jaws Scrictly for MathML and Document reading, (sighted user)

Bentley Humphries
 

Hey there! Have any of you guys gone to customer service to get "help" from freedom scientific's tech support personnel?   They have this miserable person working there, she's absolutely awful, I can't believe they would put this kind of person there to help people who are struggling with assistive software.  She just resented the fact that I would even phone in and ask any questions, and she couldn't get off the phone quickly enough. Does anyone have any resources they can go to where they can get reliable help? I need to make Jaws accessible for dyslexia, and turn off all that stupid contextual chatter, as much as possible.  I just want it to read math equations, at a third year university, (chemistry) level.  I have gotten it to work recently, and then today, again I turned it on, and it won't read anything that but the menus and the context.  Need to know what settings will allow me to read the math, turn off the contextual dialogue, and how to save these settings. 


Thanks so much in Advance, 


Ben


Re: placing windows mail short cut on desk top

 

Typo Alert!!  I recognized a typo in step number one for creating file or folder shortcuts on the desktop.  The last bit of that step says to proceed directly to step 3 when it should have said step 4.  You wouldn't need to open file location if you're already in that file's location and have it selected.  That's only necessary if you use search to locate something and are working from the search results list.
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Brian


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

         ~ William James


navigating by header

Mario
 

Using version 16.0.4468 with Word 2010, I am unable to navigate by headings in a Word document. I turn on the quick keys and press h but JAWS says there are no more headers, but if I keep arrowing down, I will encounter them. I've done a repair on JAWS but it doesn't help. JAWS still announces that there are no mor headers.

I've also performed a repair on Word 2010 but the problem remains when I try to jump by headings. anybody have any ideas how to fix this?


Re: placing windows mail short cut on desk top

 

Adding a Desktop Shortcut Under Windows 10

This is done differently from prior versions of Windows and the technique varies depending on whether the thing you want to create the shortcut for is for file or folder versus a Windows built-in  app (e.g. Mail, People) , Store App or Installed Desktop App (e.g. MS Word, Adobe Reader, etc.).


For Installed Desktop Apps (formerly known as programs you’ve installed) or Windows Built-In Apps or Store Apps you’ve installed:

1.      


This involves using a very seldom used view for applications that is most easily invoked using the Run command.  Hit Windows Key+R then enter the following, without the quotes, “shell:AppsFolder”, then hit enter.

2.       You will now get a File Explorer window that shows you nothing but all the applications that are installed on your computer whether these are Windows Built-In Apps, Store Apps you later installed, or Installed Desktop Apps.

3.      Navigate to the App for which you want the desktop shortcut and select it.  Under Windows 10 alone I am able to use the first letter of the app in question to get to its general area then keep hitting that letter and it advances to the next app starting with that same letter.  You can jump directly to the first app that starts with any letter.  If you’re a really fast typist you can start typing the name of the app itself rapidly and you should land on it, or something very near to it.  This is working for me even when the screen reader is running because it’s a Windows feature.

4.      Hit the Applications/Menu Key or Shift+F10 if your machine doesn’t have it.  This will invoke a context menu for the selected App.

5.      Either hit the letter ‘S’, which will directly invoke the “Create Shortcut” option, or arrow down until you hear “Create Shortcut” announced then hit enter.

6.      You will immediately get a dialog that tells you that, “Windows can’t create a shortcut here.  Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?,” to which you will, of course, answer “Yes.”

7.      You now have a shortcut on the desktop.  This shortcut will have the name of the app in question followed by a hyphen and the word shortcut.  If you’re like me you’ll want to rename that shortcut to get rid of that hyphen and the word shortcut, but this is entirely optional.


For quick access to specific files or folders you’d like on the desktop:


1.       If you happen to know where the object you want the desktop shortcut for is located, navigate to the folder that contains it, then select it.    Proceed directly to step number 3.

2.       If you don’t know the location your best bet is to use Windows Search and enter search criteria that are enough to get you a short list of possible results.  Very often what you’re looking for will be the first thing returned if you choose decent search terms.  Once you’ve found the object you wish to make the shortcut for when reviewing the results make sure you have focus on it then proceed to step 3.

3.      Hit the Applications/Menu Key if your computer has it, or Shift+F10 if it does not, and a context menu should come up.  Choose “Open file location” from this context menu.  This will open the folder that contains the program, file, or subfolder you had focus on and it will already be selected.

4.      Hit the Applications/Menu Key or Shift+F10, then do one of the following:

a.      Hit N (which invokes the Send To) option, followed immediately by D (which invokes the Desktop create shortcut option).  You’re finished.

b.      Arrow down until you hear that you have focus on the Send To option, hit enter, then in the submenu for send to arrow down until you hear “Desktop (create shortcut)” and hit enter.  You’re finished.

 

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Brian


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

         ~ William James


Re: browser and clickable woes

 

Stan,

         The first thing I would suggest is clearing browser cache for your browsers either by their internal methods (which you can find by doing a search on the browser name plus the two words clear cache) or using a third party tool such as CCleaner and see if that makes any difference.

          I have seen all kinds of problems pop up because of cache corruption and just as mysteriously disappear after cache is cleared.  This may have nothing to do with your problem but it's stall a good place to start.
--
Brian


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

         ~ William James


browser and clickable woes

Stan Holdeman
 

Using Windows 10 with jaws 17 latest update.

 

I am getting pretty frustrated here. Recently Chrome has been saying clickable clickable all the time. I find that IE 11 does not. However in IE 11 I am continually getting hung up in tool bars and header bars and cannot get to the body of the website. This is particularly frustrating in the New York Times site. F6 or control plus f6 or tab or refresh page does not seem to work with any consistency. Can anyone suggest ways past my frustration?

 

Stan

 


Re: placing windows mail short cut on desk top

Ecaterina Henter
 

When you want to create a shortcut to the desktop for one of your programs, press
the windows key and type the name of the program you want to create a shortcut
for, (in your case Mark, type the word mail) and press the application key.
Next, using your arrow key go down to "send to submenu" and press enter.
Now with your arrow key go down to "desktop (create a shortcut)" and press enter
or just simply press the letter d and press enter.
Your shortcut is created.
Good luck.
Ecaterina

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Furness
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: placing windows mail short cut on desk top

Instead of hitting windows key and typing mail, then hitting enter, how can I
put a short cut straight on the desk top?

Thank you for your help in setting up this laptop!

Mark