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moderated Re: turn off screen

 

I know this is the JAWS group, but this is a workaround for this issue:  Use NVDA during gaming.

I have not played with the JAWS screen curtain feature in several years, but if it turns back off upon right click and that can't be changed you're stuck.  Under NVDA the screen curtain can be made persistent, and there's even a warning when you do this that you need to remember how to turn it off again to get it out of persistent screen curtain while using NVDA.  Of course, if you exit NVDA to go back to JAWS, I believe the screen curtain function controlled by NVDA is turned off.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Writage website trouble?

Bill Tessore
 

Hi Jessica, I am afraid I can’t help you with that. However, I do have a Sidenote question for you about your El Braille experience. I have asked the VA to get me a 40 cell El Braille  and train me on it. I am working on becoming a literary braille transcriber and I felt it would serve that need better than my Apex. so, do you have experience with the Apex? if so, how does it seem to compare to the El Braille? I intend to use it in concert with the open book software and pearl scanner. The problem I ran into when converting Open Book  docs to word docs is figuring out what parts of text have specialized font face formats. things like italics, bold face and underlined text. I figure the braille display could help me identify such things more easily than JAWS. BTW, good luck with your issue.

Shalom,



Bill Tessore
billtessore@...


On Dec 22, 2020, at 1:36 PM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:



Hi,

 

Recently, I was listening to an episode of Mosen At Large, in which Jonathan Mosen discussed and demonstrated Writage, which is a plug-in for Microsoft Word, that allows the writing and editing of markdown.

I was just attempting to browse their website, using the latest version of Google Chrome, and Jaws on my elBraille, but focus keeps jumping all over the place.

I looked at the site on my pc the other night, and didn’t have this issue.

 

Can anyone try to shed some light on what might be happening here?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica


moderated Writage website trouble?

Jessica D <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,

 

Recently, I was listening to an episode of Mosen At Large, in which Jonathan Mosen discussed and demonstrated Writage, which is a plug-in for Microsoft Word, that allows the writing and editing of markdown.

I was just attempting to browse their website, using the latest version of Google Chrome, and Jaws on my elBraille, but focus keeps jumping all over the place.

I looked at the site on my pc the other night, and didn’t have this issue.

 

Can anyone try to shed some light on what might be happening here?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica


moderated turn off screen

Juan Hernandez
 

Hi All,

 

I have a Lenovo p53 mobile workstation laptop.  I want to use my computer with out the screen on how can I do this? Jaws’ screen Curtin is great, but when I play games,like Swamp, and have to use the mouse’s right click the curtain turns off. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Best,

 

Juan


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

Sharon S
 

Hi, if anyone wants to stop getting the update messages then if you tab around the box asking you to update there is a check box you can check to ask not to be notified of any updates. I did this myself when I thought I was only going to be using this computer for a couple more weeks then it was to go to my sighted mum. However due to an outlook issue I have been using this machine allot longer then I thought. I probably should go in and do the check for updates and update this Jaws 2020. I have a SMA which gives me access to 2021 but again since I thought I would only be using this laptop for a short time I didn’t see the point of updating Jaws.

 

Bye for now.

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Tuesday, 22 December 2020 11:04 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi Bill and Marie  I restart the computer this morning  then jaws update  ask me if I want to update jaws then I click on yes then it’s say jaws2020 2 available  checks box not checks  so I checks press enter so it’s 2020  not jaws2021

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 10:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi, Addison. Last month's update was for JAWS 2021. The update that JAWS is telling you about now is for JAWS 2020, which is still on your computer. If you want JAWS to quit telling you about the update, install the JAWS update for JAWS 2020.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 5:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi Bill  Well last month when it’s ask me update jaws  I did that then after download and restart  it say jaws2021  I did mention  about it in here if I find the email I will send it here .

Addison

I have jaws2021  on computer

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 7:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi, Addison. Allow JAWS 2020 to update. There was a problem with shared components, especially related to Zoom. They have asked people who are using JAWS 2020 to update, as well as those using JAWS 2021.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi Bill I ill ee ha happen wh  rest the computer t click on jaws updae  to hear wha t’sy bfoe  owload th update

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 10:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi, Addison. Last month's update was for JAWS 2021. The update that JAWS is telling you about now is for JAWS 2020, which is still on your computer. If you want JAWS to quit telling you about the update, install the JAWS update for JAWS 2020.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 5:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi Bill  Well last month when it’s ask me update jaws  I did that then after download and restart  it say jaws2021  I did mention  about it in here if I find the email I will send it here .

Addison

I have jaws2021  on computer

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 7:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi, Addison. Allow JAWS 2020 to update. There was a problem with shared components, especially related to Zoom. They have asked people who are using JAWS 2020 to update, as well as those using JAWS 2021.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Addison. Last month's update was for JAWS 2021. The update that JAWS is telling you about now is for JAWS 2020, which is still on your computer. If you want JAWS to quit telling you about the update, install the JAWS update for JAWS 2020.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 5:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi Bill  Well last month when it’s ask me update jaws  I did that then after download and restart  it say jaws2021  I did mention  about it in here if I find the email I will send it here .

Addison

I have jaws2021  on computer

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 7:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi, Addison. Allow JAWS 2020 to update. There was a problem with shared components, especially related to Zoom. They have asked people who are using JAWS 2020 to update, as well as those using JAWS 2021.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi Bill  Well last month when it’s ask me update jaws  I did that then after download and restart  it say jaws2021  I did mention  about it in here if I find the email I will send it here .

Addison

I have jaws2021  on computer

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 7:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi, Addison. Allow JAWS 2020 to update. There was a problem with shared components, especially related to Zoom. They have asked people who are using JAWS 2020 to update, as well as those using JAWS 2021.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi Marie  I remember last month when I was on jaws2020  when I turns on computer  then jaws asking me if I want to update jaws then I press enter on yes  then after I download it  next things it ask me to restart the computer penter  then when computer come back on  it say jaws2021  !! It was not jaws2020  that when I posted in here saying I didn’t realized it was jaws2021  not jaws2020

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 7:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

If you are using 2020 when you get this notification, it is trying to get you to download the update to 2020 which came out last week.

Do you realize that you can install both versions and use either one?

Marie

 

 

From: O.Addison Gethers

Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM

To: jfw@groups.io

Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Tim. No, you don't need to upload it again. If you did, you'd only have the repair option, not the update option, since you've already done that. Addison is getting the old update message, because he didn't update last week.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

I downloaded and installed the 2020 version when it was released a few days ago, and things are acting fine.  Do I need to download it again?  I am not getting any message about needing to update.

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi, Addison. Allow JAWS 2020 to update. There was a problem with shared components, especially related to Zoom. They have asked people who are using JAWS 2020 to update, as well as those using JAWS 2021.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

Tim Ford
 

I downloaded and installed the 2020 version when it was released a few days ago, and things are acting fine.  Do I need to download it again?  I am not getting any message about needing to update.

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi, Addison. Allow JAWS 2020 to update. There was a problem with shared components, especially related to Zoom. They have asked people who are using JAWS 2020 to update, as well as those using JAWS 2021.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Addison. Allow JAWS 2020 to update. There was a problem with shared components, especially related to Zoom. They have asked people who are using JAWS 2020 to update, as well as those using JAWS 2021.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update

 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

If you are using 2020 when you get this notification, it is trying to get you to download the update to 2020 which came out last week.
Do you realize that you can install both versions and use either one?
Marie
 
 

From: O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws2020 keep asking update
 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: Jaws2020 keep asking update

Maria Campbell
 

There is an update to JAWS 2020, so you had better listen to see which version of JAWS is asking you to update.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke
On 12/21/2020 7:04 PM, O.Addison Gethers wrote:

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Jaws2020 keep asking update

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi All I noticed when I shut down  or restart the computer  jaws update keep asking me if I want to update the jaws ,Is this update will take me to download jaws2021? If so ,I already have jaws2021  but I’m not ready to used jaws2021  and that’s why I want to used jaws2020 !! How can I stop jaws update  in jaws2020 for not asking me to update jaws?

Addison


moderated Re: How should Custom Highlights work?

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, again, Jonathan. To make it easier to find Custom Highlight Assign in JAWS Help,

 

1. Open JAWS Help.

2. Arrow down to JAWS Help Topics, and press ENTER.

3. Press CONTROL plus TAB until JAWS says Index Page.

4. Once on the Index Page, type the words custom highlight into the search box. Now the topic will come up in the search results.

5. Press F6 to open the first topic. Links at the bottom of this first topic will direct you to related topics.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 1:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How should Custom Highlights work?

 

I was not able to find help documentation for Custom Highlight in JAWS 2021. But the short description in settings center goes along with my understanding. 

Where did you find documentation?

Jonathan

 



On Dec 19, 2020, at 9:06 AM, James Benstead <james.benstead@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jonathan,

 

Thanks, that's really interesting. It sounds like Custom Highlights works in a different way to what is described in the help file, is that right? Are you able to provide any examples of how you use Custom Highlights that I could replicate on my own JAWS installation? I'm keen to know what the feature does and how it works but I'm struggling to do that.

 

Thank you!

 

--

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On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 at 15:35, Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io <jonathan.c.cohn=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

I generally use custom highlighting features in applications that do not indicate selected items correctly. For example if you have an application (not a web page one!) that has a list and you are supposed to press space to select an item in the list but JAWS does not recognize this. You might find that the selected text is Bright orange background. So, bring up the custom highlight tool and it will recognize the foreground and background color of the currently focused item. You can then tell JAWS to use that foreground and/or background color to indicate an item is selected.

 



On Dec 15, 2020, at 12:59 PM, James Benstead <james.benstead@...> wrote:

 

I've never used Custom Highlights before and I'm trying to figure out how they work. I've read through the Custom Highlight Colors section of the help file but Custom Highlights are not working the way I would expect.

 

To test CH I've created a Word document with five paragraphs. The text in each paragraph is a different colour. I go to the fourth paragraph, which is green, and hit:

  • CTRL + INS + H and then enter to "Set foreground and background"
  • Enter again to confirm
  • The "Customer Highlight Options - WORD" dialog appears, and confirms that "SpringGreen3 on white" is set as a Highlight
  • Enter to close the dialog and return to Word

According to the help file, "Once assigned, text matching the color(s) you have specified is treated as highlighted by JAWS. For example, SaySelectedText (INSERT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW) reads Custom Highlights you have assigned." When I hit INS + SHIFT + DOWN, I would expect JAWS to read out the green text, but it doesn't: instead, it just says "nothing selected".

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

(Apologies for crossposting; I originally asked about this on the JAWS UK list, but didn't get a response).

 

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moderated Re: How should Custom Highlights work?

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hello, Jonathan. Here is the documentation for Custom Highlight Assign from JAWS Help

 

Custom Highlight Assign

Use Custom Highlight Assign to specify colors that are then recognized by JAWS as highlighted. This is very useful in applications that do not use Windows colors, or do not allow you to modify preset color settings. For more information, please refer to Custom Highlight Colors.

 

Custom Highlight Colors

Windows uses highlights to set apart icons and menu items that have the system focus. Text that is selected is also highlighted. The colors used for these

highlights are set in Control Panel, Display, Appearance. These colors are also specified in some applications. JAWS reads the text of highlighted items,

an JAWS echoes changes to what is highlighted. So when you move through a menu, JAWS reads each menu item to which the highlight (or selection) is moved.

In JAWS, you can now specify which colors are recognized as custom highlights for your applications. Specify custom highlights based on:

list of 3 items

• Foreground Color (text color)

• Background Color

• Both Foreground and Background Colors

list end

Once assigned, text matching the color(s) you have specified is treated as highlighted by JAWS. For example, SaySelectedText (INSERT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW)

reads Custom Highlights you have assigned.

See also:

Assigning Custom Highlight Colors

Custom Highlight Options Dialog

 

Custom Highlight Options

Use the Custom Highlight Options dialog box to modify how JAWS reacts to Custom Highlights you have assigned for an application. Change how JAWS treats Windows Highlights and Custom Highlights or delete assigned Custom Highlights. However, you cannot assign Custom Highlights from this dialog. See Assigning Custom Highlight Colors.

 

To open the dialog box, do the following:

 

Open Settings Center, and type "Custom Highlight" without the quotes in the Search edit box.

Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results, and select Configure Highlight Colors.

Press SPACEBAR to open the Custom Highlight Options dialog box.

The dialog box contains the following items:

 

Highlights List View

This list contains all of the defined color highlights. To remove an item in this list, select the Delete button or press DELETE on the keyboard.

 

Color Highlight Group

Use this series of radio buttons to specify which highlights are spoken. Regardless of this radio button selection, all of the custom highlights are displayed in the Highlights list view. The following options are available:

 

Windows Only: When this is checked, only the Windows Standard Highlights are treated as highlights. All custom colors defined for the application are ignored.

Custom Only: When this is checked, only the custom highlight colors are treated as highlights. Windows Standard Highlights are ignored.

Windows and Custom: Both Windows Standard Highlights and Custom Highlights defined in this application are processed as highlights.

See also:

 

Custom Highlight Colors

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 1:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How should Custom Highlights work?

 

I was not able to find help documentation for Custom Highlight in JAWS 2021. But the short description in settings center goes along with my understanding. 

Where did you find documentation?

Jonathan

 



On Dec 19, 2020, at 9:06 AM, James Benstead <james.benstead@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jonathan,

 

Thanks, that's really interesting. It sounds like Custom Highlights works in a different way to what is described in the help file, is that right? Are you able to provide any examples of how you use Custom Highlights that I could replicate on my own JAWS installation? I'm keen to know what the feature does and how it works but I'm struggling to do that.

 

Thank you!

 

--

Too brief? Here's why! http://emailcharter.org

 

 

On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 at 15:35, Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io <jonathan.c.cohn=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

I generally use custom highlighting features in applications that do not indicate selected items correctly. For example if you have an application (not a web page one!) that has a list and you are supposed to press space to select an item in the list but JAWS does not recognize this. You might find that the selected text is Bright orange background. So, bring up the custom highlight tool and it will recognize the foreground and background color of the currently focused item. You can then tell JAWS to use that foreground and/or background color to indicate an item is selected.

 



On Dec 15, 2020, at 12:59 PM, James Benstead <james.benstead@...> wrote:

 

I've never used Custom Highlights before and I'm trying to figure out how they work. I've read through the Custom Highlight Colors section of the help file but Custom Highlights are not working the way I would expect.

 

To test CH I've created a Word document with five paragraphs. The text in each paragraph is a different colour. I go to the fourth paragraph, which is green, and hit:

  • CTRL + INS + H and then enter to "Set foreground and background"
  • Enter again to confirm
  • The "Customer Highlight Options - WORD" dialog appears, and confirms that "SpringGreen3 on white" is set as a Highlight
  • Enter to close the dialog and return to Word

According to the help file, "Once assigned, text matching the color(s) you have specified is treated as highlighted by JAWS. For example, SaySelectedText (INSERT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW) reads Custom Highlights you have assigned." When I hit INS + SHIFT + DOWN, I would expect JAWS to read out the green text, but it doesn't: instead, it just says "nothing selected".

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

(Apologies for crossposting; I originally asked about this on the JAWS UK list, but didn't get a response).

 

--

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moderated Re: How should Custom Highlights work?

Cohn, Jonathan
 

I was not able to find help documentation for Custom Highlight in JAWS 2021. But the short description in settings center goes along with my understanding. 
Where did you find documentation?
Jonathan


On Dec 19, 2020, at 9:06 AM, James Benstead <james.benstead@...> wrote:

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks, that's really interesting. It sounds like Custom Highlights works in a different way to what is described in the help file, is that right? Are you able to provide any examples of how you use Custom Highlights that I could replicate on my own JAWS installation? I'm keen to know what the feature does and how it works but I'm struggling to do that.

Thank you!

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On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 at 15:35, Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io <jonathan.c.cohn=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I generally use custom highlighting features in applications that do not indicate selected items correctly. For example if you have an application (not a web page one!) that has a list and you are supposed to press space to select an item in the list but JAWS does not recognize this. You might find that the selected text is Bright orange background. So, bring up the custom highlight tool and it will recognize the foreground and background color of the currently focused item. You can then tell JAWS to use that foreground and/or background color to indicate an item is selected.


On Dec 15, 2020, at 12:59 PM, James Benstead <james.benstead@...> wrote:

I've never used Custom Highlights before and I'm trying to figure out how they work. I've read through the Custom Highlight Colors section of the help file but Custom Highlights are not working the way I would expect.

To test CH I've created a Word document with five paragraphs. The text in each paragraph is a different colour. I go to the fourth paragraph, which is green, and hit:
  • CTRL + INS + H and then enter to "Set foreground and background"
  • Enter again to confirm
  • The "Customer Highlight Options - WORD" dialog appears, and confirms that "SpringGreen3 on white" is set as a Highlight
  • Enter to close the dialog and return to Word
According to the help file, "Once assigned, text matching the color(s) you have specified is treated as highlighted by JAWS. For example, SaySelectedText (INSERT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW) reads Custom Highlights you have assigned." When I hit INS + SHIFT + DOWN, I would expect JAWS to read out the green text, but it doesn't: instead, it just says "nothing selected".

What am I doing wrong?

(Apologies for crossposting; I originally asked about this on the JAWS UK list, but didn't get a response).

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moderated Re: Outlook 365 Favorites question

Mark Arnold ABG
 

Thanks Joe!

 

That worked great…

 

Mark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 8:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io; jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 365 Favorites question

 

Hi,

Just add Ctrl to the Tab key.

Happy Holidays,

Joe

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Arnold ABG
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Outlook 365 Favorites question

 

Hello List,

 

I am new to Outlook 365.  My list of favorites does show up as a sighted person can see them.  When I used Outlook 2010 I could access my favorites by tabbing from my list of messages.  How do I maneuver to the favorites folder?

 

Thanks in advance,

Mark

 

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