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moderated Re: Online dictionary recommendation

Maria Campbell
 

You can't even navigate by headings on that page, at least that I saw.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

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

On 11/5/2020 5:24 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Give onelook.com ( https://onelook.com/ ) a try and see if you like it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

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





moderated Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Stephanie,

Are you familiar with the JAWS help system? It is incredibly comprehensive.

Press insert-J to open the JAWS window.

Press f1 to access the help system.

You will be in a list of what are known as books and topics.

Think of a topic as a chapter within a book.

Pressing enter will toggle a book from being opened or closed. A book must be opened in order to see the list of topics which are contained within that book.

Alternatively, when you are pointing to a book pressing right arrow opens the book and pressing left arrow closes it.

When you choose a topic that you want to open press enter.

Once you press enter your focus will still be in the list of books and topics. Press the F6 key to move to the topic that you opened. Topics will contain headings and, in most cases, links, just as though you were reading a Web page. Standard reading commands can be used to read each topic.


When you want to return to the list of books and topics press the F6 key again.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/5/2020 6:01 AM, Stephanie wrote:
 Hello all,

 I recently purchased my first windows pc for over ten years and have jaws 2020. I also have a Focus braille display. 

 First of all, is there a way of navigating the screen using the focus display? Switching between display and keyboard is quite annoying, or perhaps I just need to get used to it. Also, how do I mute the speech and then unmute it again when necessary. 

Lastly, is there a document, or book [in brf or word] with help on how to use jaws? I don't do well with audio and prefer a written reference if possible. 

Thank you so much for your help.

Steph  
-->


moderated Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

Paul Faucheux
 

hey jim  when upgrading to windows 10 u can use jaws home on windows 10 pro. its not like the old days where the license  was tied to the operating system u are using it is tied to weather u are using the software on your own pc or a work pc.


On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 4:27 AM Jim L <jimscave@...> wrote:

                                                                                                                                                                Heya folks,

 

I now need to update to windows 10 from 7 as am having huge issues.

 

These days can I use my Jaws 2020 home license to work on Windows 10 Pro or I can only install Windows 10 Home for it to work?

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 


moderated Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

Don Mauck
 

Still works.

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Tim Ford <ttford@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Control + shift + e is the command for older versions of Outlook.

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Jim:

 

Sorry, Don is correct.  The key stroke is control shift E.

 

Control Shift N is used to set up new folders in Windows 10 file explorer.

 

Sorry for the confusion.

 

Tom Behler

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Control+shift+e

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Jim Rawls <jazzpiano@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

The subject line says it all. I am using jaws 2021 beta and windows ten. Jim


moderated Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Give onelook.com a try and see if you like it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

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


moderated Re: Online dictionary recommendation

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

The Leasey program from Hartgen Consultancy has the ability to search the Oxford Dictionary.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/5/2020 5:13 PM, JM Casey wrote:

I got Wordweb. It’s ok for my phone but I would like entries/definitions with a bit more detail. The JAWS researchit function connects to wiktionary and it’s actually much better. I think Oxford has an app of some kind; not sure of screen-reader-friendliness though.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: November 5, 2020 05:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 


moderated Re: Online dictionary recommendation

Richard Turner
 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper 🖖

 

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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 


moderated Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

>>there is a setting there to be able to mute the speech for all apps


That's right. You'll find it in Settings Center under Speech options. You'll hear "less speech options" and it will probably say "speech on demand." Typing the word "less" without the quotes in the search edit field will find this keystroke. Press the space key to set this to "speech mute." You should probably first press shift-ctrl-D after going into Settings Center if you want this keystroke to behave the same way in all applications.

As an aside you can go into Keyboard Manager and add an alternative keystroke if you want. I did this and chose shift-alt-M as my Mute/Unmute toggle. Again, make sure you're in the list of default keystrokes if you want this shortcut key to be available in all applications.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/5/2020 2:06 PM, Jasmine Kotsay wrote:

Hi,
There is also a way to change the setting so that instead of doing speech on demand when you press insert plus , then S. You have to go into the jaws settings and find speech options, and there is a setting there to be able to mute the speech for all apps when insert plus space is pressed.

On Nov 5, 2020, at 7:10 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:



I can answer the mute question.

Press insert+space, then s.

That puts it into Speech On Demand.  So, if you issue a reading command, it will read, otherwise it will stay silent.

That is a toggle, so do insert+space and then s again to go back to full speech.

 

I believe there are focus commands to navigate the computer, but you would need to get the Jaws documentation on using the Focus, and I do not know if that is in BRF anywhere.

You may want to call them.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper 🖖

 

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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 Hello all,

 

 I recently purchased my first windows pc for over ten years and have jaws 2020. I also have a Focus braille display. 

 

 First of all, is there a way of navigating the screen using the focus display? Switching between display and keyboard is quite annoying, or perhaps I just need to get used to it. Also, how do I mute the speech and then unmute it again when necessary. 

 

Lastly, is there a document, or book [in brf or word] with help on how to use jaws? I don't do well with audio and prefer a written reference if possible. 

 

Thank you so much for your help.

 

Steph  


moderated Re: Online dictionary recommendation

JM Casey
 

I got Wordweb. It’s ok for my phone but I would like entries/definitions with a bit more detail. The JAWS researchit function connects to wiktionary and it’s actually much better. I think Oxford has an app of some kind; not sure of screen-reader-friendliness though.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: November 5, 2020 05:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 


moderated Online dictionary recommendation

Paul Filpus
 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 


moderated Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

Tim Ford
 

Control + shift + e is the command for older versions of Outlook.

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Jim:

 

Sorry, Don is correct.  The key stroke is control shift E.

 

Control Shift N is used to set up new folders in Windows 10 file explorer.

 

Sorry for the confusion.

 

Tom Behler

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Control+shift+e

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Jim Rawls <jazzpiano@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

The subject line says it all. I am using jaws 2021 beta and windows ten. Jim


moderated Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

Tom Behler
 

Jim:

 

Sorry, Don is correct.  The key stroke is control shift E.

 

Control Shift N is used to set up new folders in Windows 10 file explorer.

 

Sorry for the confusion.

 

Tom Behler

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Control+shift+e

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Jim Rawls <jazzpiano@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

The subject line says it all. I am using jaws 2021 beta and windows ten. Jim


moderated Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

Tom Behler
 

Jim:

 

Try control shift N.

 

That should set up the new folder for you, which you can name as you wish.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:59 PM
To: main@jfw <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

The subject line says it all. I am using jaws 2021 beta and windows ten. Jim


moderated Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

Jim Rawls
 

Thanks kind sir. Jim

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Control+shift+e

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Jim Rawls <jazzpiano@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

The subject line says it all. I am using jaws 2021 beta and windows ten. Jim


moderated Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

Don Mauck
 

Control+shift+e

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Jim Rawls <jazzpiano@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

The subject line says it all. I am using jaws 2021 beta and windows ten. Jim


moderated what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

Jim Rawls
 

The subject line says it all. I am using jaws 2021 beta and windows ten. Jim


moderated Re: Notification hell!

German A Fermin
 

Yes, I think the banners stay on your screen for a bit of time before they go away and disappear. For me, I want to hear them but not interfere with what I'm doing so I would rather review them in the action center at my convenience.

German

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Orlando Enrique Fiol via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Notification hell!

Hola, Jermán.

>I suspect that you have banners checked for your notification >which you have to uncheck within settings. I don't remember if I had >to do this for each application or if this has changed in the newer >version of windows but if you go to the notification settings and hit >enter on one of the apps that you have turned on, you should get a new >screen with a few check boxes.

Ah! This is a great tip! So, are you saying that the notification banners are interfering with my work flow by usurping the focus and not releasing it until I alt+tab?
Orlando Enrique Fiol
Charlotte, North Carolina


moderated Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

Jim Rawls
 

That's news to me.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

 

Doesn’t the Pro version of Jaws give access to Remote Desktop where the home edition doesn’t?

Isn’t the Pro more expensive, so they should give you something not included with the Home edition, I thought.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper 🖖

 

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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

 

The type of license for JAWS (Home/Pro) has nothing to do with your version of Windows.  JAWS Home is for the home user and the Professional license is for those using it at work.  The software is exactly the same and the features are the same.

Jim Weiss

 


“The only thing worse then being blind is having sight with no vision” | Helen Keller

 

On Nov 5, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:

 

I suspect that soon we will only be able to get Jaws from the Microsoft app store and it will know which version is right for our system by detecting our operating system that we are on the page with.

Glenn

----- Original Message ----- 

Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2020 9:32 AM

Subject: Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

 

Jim:

 

If you purchased the JAWS Home Edition license, you can use JAWS with Windows 10 Pro.

 

Dave Dyrber

 

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Jim L

Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:27 AM

Subject: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

 

                                                                                                                                                                Heya folks,

 

I now need to update to windows 10 from 7 as am having huge issues.

 

These days can I use my Jaws 2020 home license to work on Windows 10 Pro or I can only install Windows 10 Home for it to work?

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

 


moderated Re: I just got a Bluetooth speaker that works great with Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

Kevin Minor
 

Hi Alison.

 

I’m using Windows 10, so my instructions are for that.

 

First, hit the WINDOWS key. This should put you in the search area where you can type something.

 

Now start typing BLUETOOTH. You’ll get something like Bluetooth and other devices. Hit ENTER on that.

 

You’ll be where an option is add Bluetooth device. That’s what you want. You might also have to turn Bluetooth on. In this area, TAB is your friend.

 

I think once you select ADD Bluetooth device, you may have to select Bluetooth again.

 

Now put your Bluetooth headphones in pairing mode. TAB around this screen for a list of Bluetooth devices. Look for your headphones, and hit ENTER on them. If all goes well, they’ll be connected. Be warned, however. Once paired, all your sounds will go through the phones, and unless you specifically set JAWS for another sound card, your speech will also go through the headphones, and you might think you lost speech.

 

Hope this helps.

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of CJ &AA MAY
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I just got a Bluetooth speaker that works great with Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

 

It sounds like a good speaker.

Wonder if you can help as you are obviously used to pairing.

I belong to a Rock Chir which is currently having to meet via Zoom. So everyone doesn’t hear Jaws nattering on, I am using headphones, but doing so is quite restrictive as some of the songs have moves.

Blue tooth headphones would obviously be the answer and I do have some which I use with my iPhone.

I’ve no idea how to pair them with a desktop computer however. Any clues on how to go about this please?

Alison.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: 04 November 2020 22:49
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: I just got a Bluetooth speaker that works great with Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

 

Hi all.

 

I’ve finally found a Bluetooth speaker that doesn’t suffer from the dreaded cutting off the start of speech with JAWS.  It’s the Tribit Soundmax Plus Bluetooth speaker. I might have that backwards, but if you look for it on Amazon, you’ll find it. It has 24 watts of sound, is stereo, and uses a micro USB cable for charging. The buttons have tactile markings, so it’s easy to figure out.  It claims to have 20 hours of battery life, and the advertising says it has a range of up to 100 feet. I just got it, so I can’t say much about how well it works yet. The thing that I’m very happy about is it doesn’t chop off the beginning of JAWS when it starts. I think it’s mainly made for devices like smart phones, but it paired with my Windows 10 laptop with no problem. Oh yeah, it’s waterproof, so some rain won’t hurt it.

 

I ordered it from Amazon, and with Prime it costs around $60, taxes included.

 

That’s all from me. Right now it’s charging, but I used it plugged in with no problem, but I don’t know what that would mean for the battery. Tonight I’m going to start music on this laptop, and instead of moving the computer to my bedroom, the new speaker will be used, and it will be really nice to have a lower volume than what the lower quality internal speakers produce. I know, I could just lower their volume in sound settings, but what can I say, I’m lazy.

 

Just letting you know.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie


moderated test, ignore.

Jim Rawls
 

Jim

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