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moderated Re: automatic spelling and level announcements/notifications

Rick Mladek
 

David,

 

Using default for all apps, will this stop all in Outlook, as well?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 9:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: automatic spelling and level announcements/notifications

 

try the following;

 

1, open word,

 

2, press insert+6 on the numbers row,

 

3, type spelling into the search edit,

 

4, down arrow you will see/hear,

detect spelling while navigating,

it's set to on, you need to press spacebar to turn it off,

note, you'll need to press ctrl+shift+d=default,

make sure you tab to ok after making the changes.

hope this helps.

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 9:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: automatic spelling and level announcements/notifications

 

Hi all,

 

I am resending this with the subject line to properly indicate my line/focus...

 

Since I had to go and completely uninstall/re-install jaws and all components, I find the following and ask if you can help this not do this...

as I add a number list, I then hear automatic spelling error. How do I turn off automatic spelling?

As I arrow through the numbered list and out thereof, I hear level 1 when entering the said list and level 0 when I exit this list. How do I turn this feature off to not state levels?

 

Thank you for your help,

 

Rick

 

 

 


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moderated Re: automatic spelling and level announcements/notifications

david
 

try the following;

 

1, open word,

 

2, press insert+6 on the numbers row,

 

3, type spelling into the search edit,

 

4, down arrow you will see/hear,

detect spelling while navigating,

it's set to on, you need to press spacebar to turn it off,

note, you'll need to press ctrl+shift+d=default,

make sure you tab to ok after making the changes.

hope this helps.

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 9:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: automatic spelling and level announcements/notifications

 

Hi all,

 

I am resending this with the subject line to properly indicate my line/focus...

 

Since I had to go and completely uninstall/re-install jaws and all components, I find the following and ask if you can help this not do this...

as I add a number list, I then hear automatic spelling error. How do I turn off automatic spelling?

As I arrow through the numbered list and out thereof, I hear level 1 when entering the said list and level 0 when I exit this list. How do I turn this feature off to not state levels?

 

Thank you for your help,

 

Rick

 

 




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moderated automatic spelling and level announcements/notifications

Rick Mladek
 

Hi all,

 

I am resending this with the subject line to properly indicate my line/focus...

 

Since I had to go and completely uninstall/re-install jaws and all components, I find the following and ask if you can help this not do this...

as I add a number list, I then hear automatic spelling error. How do I turn off automatic spelling?

As I arrow through the numbered list and out thereof, I hear level 1 when entering the said list and level 0 when I exit this list. How do I turn this feature off to not state levels?

 

Thank you for your help,

 

Rick

 

 


moderated Re: Garbage spoken when laptop boots up

Rick Mladek
 

Hi all,

 

Since I had to go and completely uninstall/re-install jaws and all components, I find the following and ask if you can help this not do this...

as I add a number list, I then hear automatic spelling error. How do I turn off automatic spelling?

As I arrow through the numbered list and out thereof, I hear level 1 when entering the said list and level 0 when I exit this list. How do I turn this feature off to not state levels?

 

Thank you for your help,

 

Rick

 

 


moderated Re: Garbage spoken when laptop boots up

kevin meyers
 

Hi Sieghard,

 

I have my laptop setup where I don’t have to logon. Here is what shows up in Jaws history:

 

JAWS Professional
GAC Version Location
--- ------- --------
False v2.0.50727
Taskbar

 

Thanks,

 

Kevin

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Garbage spoken when laptop boots up

 

Is this at the logon screen or after you put in your password or PIN and Jaws speaks at the desktop?

You might want to check Jaws speech history and see if what was spoken is there and post it.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Garbage spoken when laptop boots up

 

Hello,

 

I’m using latest version of windows10 and recent version of Jaws2020.

 

When my laptop boots up Jaws reads a string of garbage. Is this common? Is there a way to stop this from happening?

 

Cheers,

 

Kevin

 


moderated Re: Emojis

Pramit
 

Hi Maria,

Once you're in the Edit field then simply press Windows Key + period (.) to bring the Emoji Panel.
Select the one that you want and hit enter and then press ESC to close the Emoji panel.

Hope this helps

Pramit


On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 4:49 AM Maria Campbell <lucky1inct@...> wrote:
What is the key combo to bring up the list of emojis?  Thanks.


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moderated Re: Accessible System Backup Image software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

John Covici
 

Aira is sighted assistance by phone check out https://aira.io for more
information. I use it all the time, costs money, but would not be
without it.

On Sun, 03 May 2020 14:16:16 -0400,
Brian Vogel wrote:

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On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 01:44 PM, John Covici wrote:


I had to use Aira in the recovery step, but it did work!!
And what, precisely is Aira?   Sighted assistance.

That's an excellent variant, but it is still sighted assistance.

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



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moderated Re: Emojis

Bill White
 

Hi, Maria. All you have to do is:

 

1. Go to the document or webpage into which you want to paste the emoji.

2. Make sure you are actually in the edit field.

3. Open the emoji panel with WinKey plus period or semicolon.

4. Find the emoji you want to paste into the edit field.

5. Press the ENTER key.

 

Pressing the ENTER key while an emoji is selected will paste the emoji into the document or edit field.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 4:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Emojis

 

Thanks, David.  Now all I need is to know how to use them.  Some people are really good with them.  I can open them on the desktop, but not on the m.facebook page, where I might want to play with them.  Any place that teaches that sort of foolish stuff?

 

Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...
 
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke

On 5/3/2020 7:24 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hi, Maria.

Pressing the Windows key along with either the period or the semicolon key invokes the emoji panel, at least with Windows 10 build 1909. I don't understand why Microsoft uses both key combinations.

In the event that someone is using Leasey, which is a third party piece of software to add functionality to JAWS, you can press the Leasey key followed by shift-ctrl-E which brings up an easy to navigate list of emoji characters.

 

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

On 5/3/2020 7:19 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:

What is the key combo to bring up the list of emojis?  Thanks.


moderated jaws 2020

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi, had no issues since 2020 was released. Works fine.

Marvin.


moderated Re: Emojis

Maria Campbell
 

Thanks, David.  Now all I need is to know how to use them.  Some people are really good with them.  I can open them on the desktop, but not on the m.facebook page, where I might want to play with them.  Any place that teaches that sort of foolish stuff?


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke
On 5/3/2020 7:24 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hi, Maria.

Pressing the Windows key along with either the period or the semicolon key invokes the emoji panel, at least with Windows 10 build 1909. I don't understand why Microsoft uses both key combinations.

In the event that someone is using Leasey, which is a third party piece of software to add functionality to JAWS, you can press the Leasey key followed by shift-ctrl-E which brings up an easy to navigate list of emoji characters.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/3/2020 7:19 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:
What is the key combo to bring up the list of emojis?  Thanks.



moderated Re: Emojis

David Goldfield
 

Hi, Maria.

Pressing the Windows key along with either the period or the semicolon key invokes the emoji panel, at least with Windows 10 build 1909. I don't understand why Microsoft uses both key combinations.

In the event that someone is using Leasey, which is a third party piece of software to add functionality to JAWS, you can press the Leasey key followed by shift-ctrl-E which brings up an easy to navigate list of emoji characters.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/3/2020 7:19 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:

What is the key combo to bring up the list of emojis?  Thanks.



moderated Emojis

Maria Campbell
 

What is the key combo to bring up the list of emojis?  Thanks.


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lucky1inct@...

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke


moderated Re: Accessible System Backup Image software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

 

I couldn't have said it as well as Brian did. Macrium Reflect is what I use to do my full system image backups of my Windows 7 PC. I run an older version 6.3 of Macrium but it gets the job done.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible System Backup Image software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

 

Tom,

           There are a number of options.   I am going to qualify what follows with:  I am only interested in accessibility with regard to taking the backup, not doing the recovery.  I have been in a long recent discussion about this and there is nothing short of "extreme geek measures" I am not willing to take, and I doubt most would be able to take, to make a recovery process accessible.  Screen readers run under operating systems, and during a recovery you do not actually have a full-blown Windows instance running.  That's what you're trying to recover.  I fully expect that if recovery is necessary a sighted assistant will be as well.  If anyone can present a backup and recovery suite that is fully accessible, on both ends, even if it's just for taking a system image and later recovering it, I'm all ears.  So far no one has.

            Macrium Reflect Free is not 100% accessible, but it is entirely accessible for setting up a system image recovery then using that setup on-demand to take the actual image.  For myself, I always do a full system image, as those are the fastest to recover from.  You need to take (as you said you do) user data backups between your full system image backups if you're generating enough new files that you'd want to commit hara-kiri were you to lose them and/or have to do the work to re-create them.

Using Macrium Reflect Free with a Screen Reader

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


moderated Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

 

On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 05:19 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:
Now there is a common Tech response to blame the hardware no matter how new or pristine condition it is in.
No, it's not.   There could be issues with JAWS, but certainly not the ones you are claiming there are that have caused catastrophic failures and interactions with the underlying OS in a way that damages it.

You can attack me all you like, but yours is the textbook example of something being wrong that's idiosyncratic to the machine in question.  Whether that's a fault in the hardware, a corruption in the OS itself, or something else is open to question.  But your experience is utterly uncharacteristic, and it's time that you recognized it as such rather than ranting that JAWS is the root of all evil.  That position just does not hold up to even cursory scrutiny nor the vast majority experience.  That matters.

And this will be my last word on this, as I know only too well the truth contained in this quotation:

It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

          ~ Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745), Irish essayist, novelist, & satirist
 
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The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Financial tracking software that is relatively cheap and accessible! quicken sure was not.

Richard Turner
 

According to Wikipedia, Ken is correct:

Quicken

Personal finance management tool


Quicken is a personal finance management tool developed by Quicken Inc. (formerly part of Intuit, Inc.). On March 3, 2016, Intuit announced plans to sell Quicken to H.I.G. Capital; terms of the sale were not disclosed.


Richard

Linus to Charlie Brown: "Worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good."


Sent with the iPhone SE 2020
www.turner42.com


On May 3, 2020, at 2:00 PM, Ken Chernack via groups.io <kenchernack@...> wrote:

Good morning.
I do not think what you wrote about ownership of QB and Quicken is correct.

QuickBooks is owned by Intuit.
It is focused for the business marketplace.

Quicken, was bought by an equity group a couple of  years ago, is owned by Quicken, or whatever they call themselves.
I believe it is still highly compatible with QB.
I use Quicken, with sighted assistance at times, and it is fine for my situation.

HTH,
Ken

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Pursley
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Financial tracking software that is relatively cheap and accessible! quicken sure was not.

I don't know that you would want Quickbooks - it's made by Adobe Systems, the same folks who make Quicken. QB is for small businesses and probably costs more than Quicken.


Why not try googling for the APHB product Money Talks. It sounds like it would meet your needs.

On 5/2/2020 1:22 PM, Jenni Kent wrote:
I got a page not found with that link. Trying quickbooks.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Financial tracking software that is relatively cheap and
accessible! quicken sure was not.

Jenni, here's the solution that might be what you're looking for:

Money Talks is a completely accessible bank account management
software package developed by American Printing House (APH). This
software package offers the user a simple and effective means of
recording and maintaining accurate information for a variety of
accounts. The user can import and use electronic banking information
to reconcile accounts, remember the last workspace used in the
program, emboss or print the check register in a variety of formats,
and print many types of bank checks. Can be used with a screen reader or with its own self-voicing feature.

https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.aph.org%2Fwebapp%2Fwcs%2Fstores%2Fservlet%2FProduct_MoneyTalks%3ABank&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C8c00e0aedc244fd70ed108d7efa508ce%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241364396584924&amp;sdata=M9wcxI4cWwESiUMVtsi5SsAtKs9wKZUyAmqCgw6%2Fbzg%3D&amp;reserved=0
AccountManagementSoftware_1146012P_10001_11051

-------- Original Message --------
From: Jenni Kent [mailto:jennipalmer@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 12:00 PM
Subject: Financial tracking software that is relatively cheap and accessible!
quicken sure was not.
Where do I get that and how much does it cost. I am on an extreme budget.
And was hoping for fifty and under. I will and grab those scripts


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Financial tracking software that is relatively cheap and
accessible! quicken sure was not.

Quickbooks can do what you want, although you do need scripts from
myblindspot.com and its not perfect, even then, but it should work,
and although I have not used it, the online version is supposed to be
more accessible.

On Sat, 02 May 2020 11:37:18 -0400,
Jenni Kent wrote:

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Hi, I want software for money management where a I can connect to my
online banking b its not a hundred bucks a year forty is nice c it
actually works with jaws and doesn't have outdated scripts from 2003.

My story begins yesterday when I looked for excel templates those just
weren't for me. I am not good with excel I just don't know how to
operate it with jaws. I will be honest.

So I got a tip on an offer for quicken. I grab it for thirty percent
off on quicken deluxe. Forty bucks later I discover that the program
is less than forth coming in the accessibility department and that's
with nvda and jaws
2020 this morning I requested a reason for this and they asked me what
a screen reader was. I almost cried but then explained. They said
there was nothing they could do and would I like a refund. I said yes.
Because I am sorry that is so not cool. So I beg of you do yall know
of anything that will do what I seek let me get stuff from my bank
automatically and track when bills are due and the like oh and quicken
wouldn't even open a qfx file which it apparently used to open yeah I
am not happy right now.

Please help me I suck at keeping this budget in my head.





Jennifer Kent

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moderated Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

Rick Mladek
 

Now there is a common Tech response to blame the hardware no matter how new or pristine condition it is in. The software here, JAWS, is not keeping up with the software it is to be working with, be it MS OS to apps as Office or others as Netflicks etc. How can a Company continue to charge for annual upgrades if they do not offer a completely functional product? This is a Jaws issue and you cannot blame any other for no, what is wrong with the product may not effect all the same but the said product/software should have most if not nearly all bugs killed before put on the so-called shelf to be sold.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

 

On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 05:08 PM, David Diamond wrote:

I muse as well if this is not the proverbial trying to put a square peg in a round whole?

I have said, again and again, on multiple venues:  Most issues are idiosyncratic to the machine on which they are occurring.

I've been in the computer business since the 1980s, and when any given piece of software has a bug (be it major or minor) this appears on virtually every machine on which it is installed.  I say virtually because it depends on the end user doing something that invokes the actual buggy code; if they don't, everything will look perfect for them.

But most people are simply not willing to accept that there is very likely something wrong at their end.  And this is all the more true when uncharacteristic behaviors keep repeating themselves.
 
--

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

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


moderated Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

 

On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 05:08 PM, David Diamond wrote:
I muse as well if this is not the proverbial trying to put a square peg in a round whole?
I have said, again and again, on multiple venues:  Most issues are idiosyncratic to the machine on which they are occurring.

I've been in the computer business since the 1980s, and when any given piece of software has a bug (be it major or minor) this appears on virtually every machine on which it is installed.  I say virtually because it depends on the end user doing something that invokes the actual buggy code; if they don't, everything will look perfect for them.

But most people are simply not willing to accept that there is very likely something wrong at their end.  And this is all the more true when uncharacteristic behaviors keep repeating themselves.
 
--

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

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


moderated Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

David Diamond
 

Well myself I’ve not had any problems yet.  Of course I’m running the latest version of office and JAWS.  I muse as well if this is not the proverbial trying to put a square peg in a round whole? Or the backyard computer repairman who have the idea of “If it doesn’t fit, bang it hard and it will.”   


moderated Re: Accessible System Backup Image software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

 

On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 04:14 PM, David Griffith wrote:
By the way the claim that you would only want an image restore in the case of catastrophic failure is I think a strange claim.
Well, I guess it will have to be that.  I've already given the one common exception case.  You've given one other semi-common one (restoring from an image when things get slow and you don't want to try to figure out why).

I've been in this business since the 1980s now, and I can count on less than one hand the number of times most recoveries have been the result of something other than some sort of catastrophic failure.

Also, I'll make what you're sure to call another strange claim:   The vast majority of Windows users do not separate out their OS and user data on to separate physical disks (or even logical disks).  So most full system images, which include the user data for all users contained within that system, are definitely not as small as yours are.  You're the exception case here.
 
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The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

Cornelius
 

So far what I did was to download the setup from the website. Don't quite trust the update file.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Mladek
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

And so it goes with JFW... I finally took the leap of Faith and installed the latest update to Jaws 2020 yesterday afternoon. The install corrupted something and I have to uninstall all JFW components and reinstall all from scratch. This is the 2nd time in a year that a JFW install has done something as this. The last time, it corrupted my Operating System and the Entire Hard-Drive was toast and had to be wiped clean and all re-installed. Be sure to have a back-up of your hard-drive before you do any JFW installs... Too obvious to be a mere coincidence...


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

Hello Pat:

You could probably make the change Ceigart mentioned, using the registry editor.

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Murphy" <murphy.patrick42@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:52 PM
Subject: Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit


Hi,

the group policy editor is only available in windows 10 professional
addition.
there is nothing like it in windows 10 home edition.
pat



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick
Mladek
Sent: Saturday 2 May 2020 18:58
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

Sieghard,

Where do we find this setting?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

Sieghard, could you tell us what the group policy item was, or point to the
post? I'm curious as to what it might have been.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday 2 May 2020 16:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

Hello Pat,

I don't wan to minimize the issues you had, but Jaws 2020 has been out for
over 6 months and while there will always be certain configurations and
systems with various issues, these may not always be 100% the fault of Jaws.
I, for example, had one computer where for over a year I could not use any
of the Windows apps like Calculator and in addition to that Jaws would read
absolutely nothing in the start menu or the Settings app. I could open
Settings and when somebody checked I was told visually everything was fine,
I could right arrow and down arrow and focus would move, I could press enter
and whatever category I was on opened up and so on, but Jaws was absolutely
silent. This was even before Jaws 2020 came out and it was like this with
Jaws 2018 and Jaws 2019 and nothing I did including completely uninstalling
both versions, deleting all Jaws folders and reinstalling would fix it. At
the same time I had another almost identical computer at my business with
very similar hardware and all worked fine. Finally I read a post somewhere
where another user had the same problem and somehow they either found out or
were told to check if a particular item in the group policy editor in
Windows 10 Pro was enabled. I checked the same setting and it was disabled
on this particular computer, I have no idea why or how, but it was and as
soon as I enabled it all worked perfectly. Narrator, by the way, worked just
fine in the Settings app, start menu and calculator, it was just Jaws which
had the problem and the problem which fixed the issue had nothing to do with
Jaws, but was simply a Windows setting.
I mentioned this because it shows how sometimes a problem with Jaws can be
extremely specific to one system and be caused by something which is
directly not even related to Jaws. I am convinced that if I had wiped the
system and reinstalled Windows this would have also fixed the problem, but
this happened to be on the PC we use as the main register at my retail store
and there is other software on this system which is not quite so easy to
reinstall so for the longest time I just put up with it and used Narrator if
I wanted to do something in the Settings, I hardly ever use the start menu
anyways and when I needed to calculate something I'd just open up Excel
instead of using the Calculator. This way I could work around the problem,
but it was sure nice when it turned out to be such a simple fix which took
me all of 30 seconds to make.

Best regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Murphy
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

Hi,

Not surprised you are having trouble. I myself, only recently, had trouble
with installing jaws 2020. I had an authorization problem with windows 10.
Like you, i had to uninstall everything and reinstall everything.
Perhaps freedom scientific should look at this version of jaws again, and
take the bugs out of it.
God knows what else is wrong that hasn't been discovered yet.
Pat
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of ratshtron
Sent: Friday 1 May 2020 16:37
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit

I have tried to update to the latest jaws 2020 on a windows 7 32bit system
and when I do my system starts rebooting over and over. I get the error that
the gdihooks.dll is missing from my computer and to reinstall the software.
I finally got it to work removing all the jaws installations and only
installing a 2003 build of 2020. Now, on my laptop running windows 10 had no
problems with the 2004.66 update of jaws 2020. go figure!


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