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moderated Re: reset jaws

Arkadiusz Świętnicki <nuno69a@...>
 

What will happen is that up on the start of JAWS after deletion, the
settings will be restored from C:\programdata\freedomscientific\jaws\XXX
whhere XXX is the JAWS version number. These settings are the factory
settings usually.


moderated Re: Zoom keyboard commands

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Ray. You can find Keyboard Shortcuts under settings. It will be second to last in the settings menu, right above Accessibility.

 

For your information, here is an extensive list of Zoom keyboard shortcuts.

 

 

Navigate Among Zoom Popup Windows

F6

 

Change Focus to Zoom Meeting Controls (On Top when Sharing Screen)

Ctrl+Alt+Shift

 

View the Previous Page of Video Participants in Gallery View

Page Up

 

View the Next Page of Video Participants in Gallery View

Page Down

 

Always Show Meeting Controls

Alt

 

Switch to Speaker View

Alt+F1

 

Switch to Gallery View

Alt+F2

 

Close Current Window

Alt+F4

 

Start/Stop Video

Alt+V

 

Mute/Unmute My Audio

Alt+A

 

Unmute Audio for Everyone Except Host (Host Only)

Alt+M

 

Start/Stop Screen Sharing

Alt+S

 

Show/Hide Windows and Applications Available to Share

Alt+Shift+S

 

Pause/Resume Screen Sharing

Alt+T

 

Start/Stop Local Recording

Alt+R

 

Start/Stop Cloud Recording

Alt+C

 

Pause/Resume Recording

Alt+P

 

Switch Camera

Alt+N

 

Enter/Exit Full Screen Mode

Alt+F

 

Show/Hide In-meeting Chat Panel

Alt+H

 

Show/Hide Participants Panel

Alt+U

 

Open the invite window

Alt+I

 

Raise/Lower Hand

Alt+Y

 

End Meeting

Alt+Q

 

Begin Remote Control

Alt+Shift+R

 

Revoke/Give up Remote Control

Alt+Shift+G

 

Read active speaker name

Ctrl+2,In Jaws, Ctrl+SHIFT+T

 

Show/Hide Floating Meeting Controls

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H

 

Increase chat display size

Ctrl++

 

Decrease chat display size

Ctrl+-

 

Screenshot

Alt+Shift+T

 

Switch to Portrait/Landscape View

Alt+L

 

Hide current chat session

Ctrl+W

 

Go to Previous Chat

Ctrl+Up

 

Go to Next Chat

Ctrl+Down

 

Jump to Chat with Someone

Ctrl+T

 

Search

Ctrl+F

 

Accept Call

Ctrl+Shift+A

 

End Call

Ctrl+Shift+E

 

Decline Call

Ctrl+Shift+D

 

Mute/Unmute Call

Ctrl+Shift+M

 

Hold/Unhold Call

Ctrl+Shift+H

 

 

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Lough
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:23 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Zoom keyboard commands

 

Where can I find a list of Zoom keyboard commands?

 

 

Ray Lough

Attorney-at-Law

306 E 13th Street, Suite 2

Vinton, IA 52349

319-472-3812

 


moderated Re: reset jaws

Richard Turner
 

If you delete that folder, you will delete all settings for all Jaws versions you have installed.
Under %appdata%\freedom scientific and open the Jaws folder, you will find subfolders for each version of jaws that is installed.

I don't know exactly what deleting that folder will do for you, but just pointing out that there are more versions of Jaws in there you may want to be aware of.


Richard
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There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arkadiusz Swietnicki
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reset jaws

Delete the JAWS folder from %appdata%\freedom scientific.


moderated Re: reset jaws

Arkadiusz Świętnicki <nuno69a@...>
 

Delete the JAWS folder from %appdata%\freedom scientific.


moderated reset jaws

Don H
 

How do you reset Jaws 2021 back to original factory settings?
Thanks


moderated Re: Zoom keyboard commands

Richard Turner
 

I found this by logging into Zoom on the web and searching for keyboard commands:

Hot keys and keyboard shortcuts – Zoom Help Center

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Lough
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:23 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Zoom keyboard commands

 

Where can I find a list of Zoom keyboard commands?

 

 

Ray Lough

Attorney-at-Law

306 E 13th Street, Suite 2

Vinton, IA 52349

319-472-3812

 


moderated Zoom keyboard commands

Ray Lough
 

Where can I find a list of Zoom keyboard commands?

 

 

Ray Lough

Attorney-at-Law

306 E 13th Street, Suite 2

Vinton, IA 52349

319-472-3812

 


moderated FW: Audio Descriptions Available for Macys Parade

Richard Turner
 

I thought some would be interested in this since it is not just for NFB Newsline subscribers.

If you stream NBC using Jaws, you may want to investigate turning on the Secondary Audio Channel for Audio descriptions.

 

From: Scott White <swhite@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:08 AM
To: RICHARD TURNER <richardturner42@...>
Subject: Audio Descriptions Available for Macys Parade

 

Dear NFB-NEWSLINE subscribers,

We are passing on the below message for informational purposes only, since there maybe persons in our community who want to include this activity in their holiday celebrations later this week. Please check your TV listings on NFB-NEWSLINE for your local channel and time.

Audio Descriptions Available for Macys Parade this week

For the first time in Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast history, NBC Universal is providing the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (S A P), provided by Descriptive Video Works. This years broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals of the Parade including the magnificent balloons, floats and performances, to complement the storytelling and celebration that make the Parade an annual Thanksgiving Day tradition for millions of Americans. The parade is Thursday, November 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST.

Wishing everyone a great holiday!

National Federation of the Blind | nfb.org | 866-504-7300 | nfbnewsline@...


moderated Re: Thunderbird

Don Walls
 

Chris, as a duffer with Thunderbird, a raw beginner, I appreciate this tip. Thanks for your help.

Don

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Thunderbird

Look under the help menu, there is a keyboard shortcuts topic right there.



On 11/24/2020 01:21, Don Walls wrote:
Today during a Windows 10 update, I lost access to my emails with Windows Live Mail setup. Yes, I know, I've been warned about WLM's instability, but I was coasting. Anyway, my computer guy retrieved emails and set up both WLM and Thunderbird so that emails come to both. I want to wean myself off WLM and switch to Thunderbird and I'm wondering if someone can suggest how to find Thunderbird help for keystrokes, etc.

All help much appreciated.

Don





moderated Re: Thunderbird

Don Walls
 

        David, this is excellent, exactly what I wanted.  Thanks for your help.
 
Don
 

From: David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Thunderbird
 
Don,
There are many pages on the Internet which list keyboard shortcuts for Mozilla Thunderbird. Open Google or your preferred search engine and search for something like "Mozilla Thunderbird Keyboard Shortcuts" and you will find many pages with lists of keystrokes. Some of these pages are from Mozilla and others are from third parties.
Mozilla has a support group for Thunderbird. The above link will take you to the support group's home page with subscription instructions.
There is another support group for Thunderbird users on Groups.io. To subscribe, send email to
thunderbird+subscribe@groups.io


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/24/2020 2:21 AM, Don Walls wrote:
Today during a Windows 10 update, I lost access to my emails with Windows Live Mail setup.  Yes, I know, I've been warned about WLM's instability, but I was coasting.  Anyway, my computer guy retrieved emails and set up both WLM and Thunderbird so that emails come to both.  I want to wean myself off WLM and switch to Thunderbird and I'm wondering if someone can suggest how to find Thunderbird help for keystrokes, etc.

All help much appreciated.

Don







moderated Re: Jaws & Excel column navigational key stroke problem

Van Lant, Robin
 

So glad you asked about this again, as I needed to refresh my memory, too.  Such a great keystroke.  I’ve copied your notes and edited them:

 

First select the cells in the column that you want to explore.  With your focus in the top most cell of the appropriate column, hold down the control and shift keys, and hit down arrow once to select the range of cellsI also like using Control spacebar to select the entire column.

Now, holding the control and shift keys, press the backslash key – the one just above the Enter key.  Each time you press it, it will move focus within your select range to the next different value.  You can use Insert up arrow to read the cell value to see if it’s what you want without unselecting the entire range.

 

Robin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2020 8:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws & Excel column navigational key stroke problem
Importance: High

 

WARNING: This email originated externally. Exercise caution. Think before clicking links or opening attachments.

 

Hi all!

 

I’ve got a column of numbers in excel I’ve sorted them and some of  the numbers appear in numerous rows.  What I want to do is have the focus jump down to the next different number in the column.

 

I asked this question in September and got an answer.  But my notes are messed up,

 

So reaching out again for help.

 

The instruction I have are:

Ok, hold down the control and shift. Do not let go of theese 2 keys. Now while holding down these keys, hit down arrow, do not hold down the down arrow, just press it. wait a second, then hit the backspace key. The backspace key is normally above the enter key.

 

 

The person who had the answer was a Chris Block

 

So it would be greatly appreciated if you could write me directly because maybe it’s a timing issue.

 

 

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moderated Re: Jaws too verbose with Zoom

Richard Turner
 

Hi Norma, and all,

 

I think I have narrowed down the issue with insert+tab using Jaws 2020 or 2021 and Zoom.

There is a problem with the Zoom scripts I guess in Jaws 2020 and 2021. 

Jaws command: SayWindowPromptAndText, JAWSKey+Tab

Which should just return the information of the prompt and window text, right?

But in Zoom, it returns:

Alerts Enabled. Chat Messages captured only. Jump to contact, group chat or channel, shortcut Ctrl+T, editing box: Edit‑  Type in text.

After the annoying extra verbiage of " Alerts Enabled. Chat Messages captured only." It gives you what you wanted.

 

In Jaws 2019 where there is no Zoomsoftware files, it returns only the Window prompt and text as it should.

 

So, while I am not advanced enough to know how to fix this, the presence of the ZoomSoftware.* files  in Jaws 2020 and 2021 seems to be the problem.

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2020 8:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws too verbose with Zoom

 

I’ve changed berbosity settings. I am confident this is a problem with Jaws.  

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws too verbose with Zoom

 

Did you try going into the verbosity settings for JAWS? That might help, but I'm not sure otherwise

Ashleigh Piccinino

 

On Nov 21, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Norma A. Boge <naboge@...> wrote:



Hi group,

 

I’m using Jaws 2020.2008.24 on my Win 10 PC. There are times, When tabbing around in Zoom, Jaws says “Alerts Enabled.
Chat Messages captured only”

before identifying what is currently in focus.

This has been happening since I began using Zoom in April. Would someone please let me know what I need to do to get rid of this message.

  

Thanks,

Norma

 


moderated Re: Strange Zoom Volume Issue

Tom Behler
 

Jonathan:

 

The teaching I do is team teaching for the Handiham organization, so we need to leave the other instructors unmuted for their feedback and comments throughout the classes.

 

Students in the class mute and unmute themselves, so I don’t think that’s the issue.

 

I don’t have any other devices activated that might be creating sounds for Zoom to pick up.

 

I do still have Jaws 2020 on this computer, so can revert back to that if needed.

 

Yesterday, when in a test zoom session while preparing for the class, my mic volume suddenly became quite high and my audio got very distorted for a while.  Re-booting the computer fixed the issue.

 

This is why I think something in Zoom or Windows is messing with my sound settings, but again, I can’t identify a consistent pattern.

 

Will keep trying here, and I appreciate everyone’s input.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: Strange Zoom Volume Issue

 

Your best bet is to mute everybody else unless they are actively speaking, Zoom has some anti echo functionality that will lower the volume of Microphones that seem to be hearing content from another user. Or if you have sound output from the meeting on another device that your USB Microphone might be picking up.

 

If neither of these seems to be the cause, then I would suggest trying not to use JAWS 2021, as it has several new sound processing functions, and perhaps one of thee is getting in the way of Zoom.

 



On Nov 23, 2020, at 23:01, Tom Behler <tombehler@...> wrote:

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Recently, I have been doing some online teaching via Zoom, and have noticed a very strange issue with my microphone volume.

 

For these meetings, I use a headset with an attached microphone.  I have experienced this issue with two different headsets.  Both headsets are connected via a USB port.

 

My issue is that when I’m teaching, my microphone suddenly looses volume for no apparent reason.

 

I can’t identify a consistent pattern to these failures, but I’m told my volume suddenly disappears to the point that my audio is unintelligible.

 

Has anyone else had this issue in Zoom meetings, and if so, how did you solve it?

 

Is there something I can do to keep my volume levels more stable?

 

I’m using Jaws 2021 here on a Windows 10 PC.  I also put Jaws in Speech On Demand mode as I’m conducting my classes, because they involve screen sharing, and I want to minimize Jaws speech when I’m navigating the screen.  Fortunately, I have a HIMS Polaris Notetaker that I can use as a Braille display.

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 


moderated Amazon Music HD

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

Does anyone use Amazon Music HD (AMH)?  Is so, how do you like it?  Is it accessible?  How do you stream it - desktop app, phone, Fire TV, etc.?

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Strange Zoom Volume Issue

Pat Byrne
 

I was going to suggest the same thing Tom. Worst case it doesn't help - recheck the box.
Good luck.
Pat ByrneAt 09:18 AM 11/24/2020, you wrote:

Tim:



I want to be sure I am interpreting you correctly here.



Are you saying that my problem with disappearing mic volume in zoom is related to the fact that Zoom is set to adjust volume automatically?



I just want to be sure I know what I'm doing before I get in there and make any changes.



I should have pointed out last night that the problem also seems to be related to sharing the screen with the meeting host, although, once again, I can't identify a consistent pattern. It seems to occur almost randomly.



Tom Behler



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Timothy Appleby
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Strange Zoom Volume Issue



Hi there. In zoom, you can adjust your settings thus. Press tab until you hear setting button, wack enter or, press the space bar to activate, arrow down to audio, tab until you hear adjust your microphone volume automatically, uncheck this box. Your microphone audio issue should then be resolved.



I hope this helps.



Tim Appleby from Halifax Canada.



From: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io <<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:01 AM
To: jfw list <<mailto:jfw@groups.io>jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Strange Zoom Volume Issue



Hello, everyone.



Recently, I have been doing some online teaching via Zoom, and have noticed a very strange issue with my microphone volume.



For these meetings, I use a headset with an attached microphone. I have experienced this issue with two different headsets. Both headsets are connected via a USB port.



My issue is that when I'm teaching, my microphone suddenly looses volume for no apparent reason.



I can't identify a consistent pattern to these failures, but I'm told my volume suddenly disappears to the point that my audio is unintelligible.



Has anyone else had this issue in Zoom meetings, and if so, how did you solve it?



Is there something I can do to keep my volume levels more stable?



I'm using Jaws 2021 here on a Windows 10 PC. I also put Jaws in Speech On Demand mode as I'm conducting my classes, because they involve screen sharing, and I want to minimize Jaws speech when I'm navigating the screen. Fortunately, I have a HIMS Polaris Notetaker that I can use as a Braille display.



Thanks for any help!



Tom Behler






moderated Re: Strange Zoom Volume Issue

Tom Behler
 

Tim:

 

I want to be sure I am interpreting you correctly here.

 

Are you saying that my problem with disappearing mic volume in zoom is related to the fact that Zoom is set to adjust volume automatically?

 

I just want to be sure I know what I’m doing before I get in there and make any changes.

 

I should have pointed out last night that the problem also seems to be related to sharing the screen with the meeting host, although, once again, I can’t identify a consistent pattern.  It seems to occur almost randomly.

 

Tom Behler

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Timothy Appleby
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Strange Zoom Volume Issue

 

Hi there.  In zoom, you can adjust your settings thus. Press tab until you hear setting button, wack enter or, press the space bar to activate, arrow down to audio, tab until you hear adjust your microphone volume automatically, uncheck this box. Your microphone audio issue should then be resolved.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Tim Appleby from Halifax Canada.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:01 AM
To: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Strange Zoom Volume Issue

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Recently, I have been doing some online teaching via Zoom, and have noticed a very strange issue with my microphone volume.

 

For these meetings, I use a headset with an attached microphone.  I have experienced this issue with two different headsets.  Both headsets are connected via a USB port.

 

My issue is that when I’m teaching, my microphone suddenly looses volume for no apparent reason.

 

I can’t identify a consistent pattern to these failures, but I’m told my volume suddenly disappears to the point that my audio is unintelligible.

 

Has anyone else had this issue in Zoom meetings, and if so, how did you solve it?

 

Is there something I can do to keep my volume levels more stable?

 

I’m using Jaws 2021 here on a Windows 10 PC.  I also put Jaws in Speech On Demand mode as I’m conducting my classes, because they involve screen sharing, and I want to minimize Jaws speech when I’m navigating the screen.  Fortunately, I have a HIMS Polaris Notetaker that I can use as a Braille display.

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Tom Behler

 

 


moderated Re: a big annoying problem

Glenn / Lenny
 

True, depending on how she uses Office.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill White" <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:42 AM
Subject: Re: a big annoying problem


Hello, Glenn / Lenny. If Debb has Office365, she may still need JAWS 2021 to
take advantage of some of the updates to Office365. This is also true for a
couple of the shortcuts available in the Zoom Client for Windows,
especially,

Read Speaker's Name,
Ctrl+SHIFT+T

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn /
Lenny
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2020 10:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a big annoying problem

Nothing wrong with Windows 7, just because it is not getting updates doesn't

mean it's not good.
I use it and run a full scheduled security essentials scan once a week.
I would suggest that Jaws 2019 may be all you need for windows 7, as I
suspect that most if not all Jaws updates after 2019 made improvements for
running in the windows 10 environment.
I use windows 7 with Jaws 2019.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Csercsics" <bleeblat@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:19 AM
Subject: Re: a big annoying problem


Any reason you cannot upgrade to Windows 10? I thought Windows 7 was no
longer supported? I'd start there, if possible.


moderated Re: Thunderbird

Chris Hill
 

Look under the help menu, there is a keyboard shortcuts topic right there.

On 11/24/2020 01:21, Don Walls wrote:
Today during a Windows 10 update, I lost access to my emails with Windows Live Mail setup.  Yes, I know, I've been warned about WLM's instability, but I was coasting.  Anyway, my computer guy retrieved emails and set up both WLM and Thunderbird so that emails come to both.  I want to wean myself off WLM and switch to Thunderbird and I'm wondering if someone can suggest how to find Thunderbird help for keystrokes, etc.

All help much appreciated.

Don




moderated Re: Access to network license via VPN

Jacob
 

Hi Thomas!


Thank you very much. It confirms that it should be possible. In the area where I live we don't have as many options when it comes to licencing Freedom Scientific products as in Canada or US. So I don't know if it's possible to get licences the way you describe it. Any way in our small school it'll be acceptable to use VPN since there'll not be many situations where they won't have access to Internet. Right now the setup is very simple. A laptop with the licence server and the clients with full admin rights connected to the same network. We don't use domains any more since the students net is completely separated from the workes network. I can see that Windows 10 have a built in VPN server. So my plan is to make sure the server always get teh same IP from the DHCP and ask to forward the specific ports neeede for that. Then I hope it'll work by connecting with the built in VPN clients at the clients PC's. I just hope it's possible to configure the clients or the server so that the VPN is used only for the licence and not for Internet trafic.


OZ0TE Jacob

On 2020-11-20 at 10:58 Thomas Stivers wrote:
Jacob,

You will be able to authorize your network copies of JAWS over a VPN as long as the clients can reach the license server. You will want to set the system environment variable LSFORCEHOST to the domain name or IP address of your license server. The clients will need ongoing access to the server as JAWS phones home regularly.

This setup is pretty frustrating as you or your users will constantly be getting dumped into demo mode whenever the VPN goes away. I reached out to FS about this issue and they set up my organization to be in their sponsored software program. The rep stated that this is available to organizations who have network licenses of JAWS, Fusion, or ZoomText. This way anyone with an email address at our domain can get an annual subscription to JAWS which will continue to be renewed as long as they are with the organization. These annual licenses of JAWS are not tied to the VPN at all. They will continue to work on subways, airplanes, Etc.

As far as I know this is all legal and above board as it was a result of me reaching out to FS tech support.

I hope this is helpful, and good luck!

Thomas

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jacob
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2020 3:45 AM
To: JFW <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Access to network licence via VPN

Hi!


In the job we use network licences for JAWS and ZoomText. It works fine but if a client leave the building the licence is ofcourse lost. Does any one know if it's possible to get access to a licence if I install a VPN server on the PC that host the licence server? Then the clients can connect via VPN when they're out of range on our wifi to grab a licence.
Also one more important question. If it's possible will it be legal then? The meaning is ofcourse only to give access to the licences for our own PC's.


OZ0TE Jacob











moderated Re: Strange Zoom Volume Issue

Cohn, Jonathan
 

Your best bet is to mute everybody else unless they are actively speaking, Zoom has some anti echo functionality that will lower the volume of Microphones that seem to be hearing content from another user. Or if you have sound output from the meeting on another device that your USB Microphone might be picking up.

If neither of these seems to be the cause, then I would suggest trying not to use JAWS 2021, as it has several new sound processing functions, and perhaps one of thee is getting in the way of Zoom.


On Nov 23, 2020, at 23:01, Tom Behler <tombehler@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone.

 

Recently, I have been doing some online teaching via Zoom, and have noticed a very strange issue with my microphone volume.

 

For these meetings, I use a headset with an attached microphone.  I have experienced this issue with two different headsets.  Both headsets are connected via a USB port.

 

My issue is that when I’m teaching, my microphone suddenly looses volume for no apparent reason.

 

I can’t identify a consistent pattern to these failures, but I’m told my volume suddenly disappears to the point that my audio is unintelligible.

 

Has anyone else had this issue in Zoom meetings, and if so, how did you solve it?

 

Is there something I can do to keep my volume levels more stable?

 

I’m using Jaws 2021 here on a Windows 10 PC.  I also put Jaws in Speech On Demand mode as I’m conducting my classes, because they involve screen sharing, and I want to minimize Jaws speech when I’m navigating the screen.  Fortunately, I have a HIMS Polaris Notetaker that I can use as a Braille display.

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Tom Behler

 

 


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