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Touch computer

thomas williams
 

Hello listeners will JFW work with a touch screen computer I am talking
about JFW13


Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Michelle Abadia <michelle.abadia@...>
 

Is "Blindtunes" just for the ipod? Or does it work with a Dell laptop with itunes, jaws 13 and windows 7? Sorry if this had been clarified before.

Michelle Abadia

-----Original Message-----
From: John Martyn <johnrobertmartyn@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:12 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Blind Tunes does a multitude of things you can't do without the scripts. For
one, you can sort the columns, darag tracks around in playlists, change
rating, genre, and EQ settings on the fly, And use the enter key to navigate
around instead of the tab key. It gives you more information at the touch of
a shortcut such as importing or buring tracks. You can fast forward and
rewind with telling the time code and find the currently play title info
just to name a few.
Check it out, you might like it.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Abby Vincent
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 5:45 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

I have iPod touch. There is a version of iTunes on it, but it doesn't work
well. If I use the iTunes latest version on my Pc, I can download music
etc. and it's automatically synchronized to my iPod. What would blind
tunes, if anything, do for me?
Abby

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Hi, John
What is the new blindtunes? I have 1.27.
-----Original Message-----
From: John Martyn
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:34 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Blind tunes:
www.BlindTunes.net

RhapsodyBlind
www.RhapsodyBlind.com


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On Behalf Of Phyllis Stevens
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:04 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Could you send the URL for blind tunes to me privately? I am looking at
an I-Phone four, just didn't have enough money to get it yet. Probably
looking at next month, though. I currently do not have ITunes on the
computer yet, but will get it soon as I have need to do so.

When boundaries are present, there is fear.
When wholeness and unity is recognized, fear cannot exist.
- James A. Ray

Phyllis, Emmy and her kitties
Simon and Sarah

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Does anyone have some advice on JAWS and using thunderbird on windows 7

Dana
 

I have no idea what is going on.
I can use windows live mail on my windows 7 laptop but when I try to use thunderbird for some reason it just doesn't pick up my emails from comcast and gives me erros.
Do you think it could be anything to do with me using JAWS 11
And I do have authorizatoin for 13 so should I put that on my lap top and if so which version of thunderbird should I use, because I am not very fond of windows live mail.
Thanks
Dana
If you love fragrances please join
scents_r_us-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
www.yahoogroups.com/group-scents_r_us
If you are wishing to loose weight and would like support along the way please join
blind weight watchers
blind_weight_watchers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
www.yahoogroups.com/group/blind_weight_watchers
Men and women are welcome on both groups


Re: Accessible translators with Jaws

naboukhad nassr
 

Encarta is a software "it's an encyclopedia". you can purchase it from any computer store. it's cheap and useful. and it has translation between the languages I talked about and dictionary and encyclopedia for adults and other one for kids....
but you may find the release of 2009 since it was discontinued.
I could have sent it for you, but it's very large, maybe about 3GB.

On 1/28/2012 11:44 PM, Michelle Abadia wrote:
Wow! Those websites sound great as well!

I'll try them out.

Thank you!

Michelle Abadia


-----Original Message-----
From: CrisMunoz54<crismunoz54@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:04 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

When I'm working on a document, I often refer to the following pages:
http://www.spanish-translator-services.com/espanol/traductor-gratis.htm and
http://www.proz.com/search/

The first site can do blocks of text and is pretty accurate and the second
site is very goo for single words and or terms/phrases. I use the Spanish to
English features, but they offer support for other languages as well.

The ProZ site is used by a lot of translaters/interpretors and is a good
over all resource.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of michelle.abadia@verizon.net
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:19 AM
To: Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com; jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws







-Thank you very much, Adrian. i'll try it!



michelle Abadia



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From: "Adrian Spratt"<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>

Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

Date: January 28th 2012 1:52 PM



Okay, this JAWS-friendly website enables you to translate among all three

languages (and more):



http://babelfish.yahoo.com/



-----Original Message-----

From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]

On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:57 AM

To: The Jaws for Windows support list.

Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws



Thanks so much, Adrian.



However, I would very much like a translator that could handle all 3

languages and that'd be accessible with Jaws.



Thanks again.



Michelle Abadia





-----Original Message-----

From: Adrian Spratt<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:04 AM

To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>

Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws



Many years ago I purchased a braille French/English, English/French

dictionary from what was then England's RNIB. I mention it in case you'd be

interested and if it's still available. I don't seem to have saved any

information about a similar online dictionary for French, but here is an

item that might meet your Spanish needs from one of Dean Martineau's

newsletters:



The University of Chicago Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary, a

pocket dictionary originally available only in a 27' pamphlet paper edition,


is now available for electronic download through Web Braille to registered

borrowers. It joins Dictionary of eye terminology, Elson's pocket music

dictionary and Dictionary of braille music signs as downloadable items with

"dictionary" in the title. http://loc.gov/nls



-----Original Message-----

From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]

On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:23 AM

To: The Jaws for Windows support list.

Subject: Accessible translators with Jaws



Greetings All.



I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 and Jaws 13. Is there a

particularly accessible translator I could download? I'm a professor of

French and Spanish. So I'd like to be able to handle translations between

English, French and Spanish with Jaws and my braille display.



Thanks very much in advance for any help on this.



Michelle Abadia







-----Original Message-----

From: Marquette, Ed<Ed.Marquette@KutakRock.com>

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:47 AM

To: The Jaws for Windows support list.<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>

Subject: RE: Advice needed



Sorry to be a little late here. I really think you have to try the

applications with demonstration installation. Usually, these will run for

30 days and then die. You can talk to the software vendors and ask about

accessibility, but that is usually a waste. Sighted developers almost never


have a clue. At the same time, you do not want to take months installing

and uninstalling demo packages. From my experience, here is how to put a

priority on your testing:

1. Anything that is "on-line" or "web-based," meaning that you really don't


install anything locally, but access everything through a browser should be

immediately sorted to the bottom of the list. There are a few exceptions,

but my experience is that anything which is Web-based is slower, more

awkward, and likely to be loaded with inaccessible garbage that some

programmer thought was cute or pretty.

2. Do your research and read the reviews on the software. If sighted

reviewers are excited about the interface, sort those near the bottom.

There almost seems to be an inverse relationship between how the sighted

world rates an interface and accessibility. If a reviewer criticizes an

interface as "old-fashioned" or "clunky," sort those applications toward the


top.

3. Again, gleaning from reviews of the software, the more times you hear

"drag and drop" the further down the priority list the software should go.

None of the above is fail-safe, and there are always exceptions, but if you

follow the above, you should hit something that works sooner rather than

later.

You should also remember that JAWS has some amazing features that make some

pretty bad applications work pretty well.

For instance, fields that have no labels can be labeled in JAWS. Some

fields that appear to be inaccessible can often be reached using the JAWS

cursor. It doesn't always take longer with the JAWS cursor. The

Applications Key is your friend. Some functions that require lots of mouse

clicks can be reached in a menu with the applications key, which is the

rough equivalent of a right mouse click.

Your pastor is right, church records cannot be handled effectively with

Excel. You need a relational database that handles one-to-many

relationships. There used to be a DOS-based integrated package called

Enable, with a little thought, you could design a church database

application that could (and did) run circles around the commercial

databases. Relational database theory, alas, is outside the scope of this

list.



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Blind Tunes translations

John Martyn
 

The latest Blind Tunes is 1.2.7, but I want to release a nice update to fix
some issues. Still waiting on some language translations and I'm not sure
they are coming any time soon.
So far, I have Spanish partially translated, Hebrew partially translated,
but need polish, Portuguese, Russian, dutch, and german done.
Finnish, French, Italian, and Swedish done.
I will have to check up on who was translating these, but if you want to
help, just let me know. Just keeping things free, but the latest script
released will track users so I can get an exact number for Apple so the
developers will have some inspiration to work off of. That's why I need the
translations done as soon as I can get them.
Thanks to you all, this has become a must have.
John Martyn

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Hi, John
What is the new blindtunes? I have 1.27.
-----Original Message-----
From: John Martyn
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:34 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Blind tunes:
www.BlindTunes.net

RhapsodyBlind
www.RhapsodyBlind.com


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Phyllis Stevens
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:04 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Could you send the URL for blind tunes to me privately? I am looking at
an I-Phone four, just didn't have enough money to get it yet. Probably
looking at next month, though. I currently do not have ITunes on the
computer yet, but will get it soon as I have need to do so.

When boundaries are present, there is fear.
When wholeness and unity is recognized, fear cannot exist.
- James A. Ray

Phyllis, Emmy and her kitties
Simon and Sarah

catlady1949@charter.net



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Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

John Martyn
 

Blind Tunes does a multitude of things you can't do without the scripts. For
one, you can sort the columns, darag tracks around in playlists, change
rating, genre, and EQ settings on the fly, And use the enter key to navigate
around instead of the tab key. It gives you more information at the touch of
a shortcut such as importing or buring tracks. You can fast forward and
rewind with telling the time code and find the currently play title info
just to name a few.
Check it out, you might like it.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Abby Vincent
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 5:45 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

I have iPod touch. There is a version of iTunes on it, but it doesn't work
well. If I use the iTunes latest version on my Pc, I can download music
etc. and it's automatically synchronized to my iPod. What would blind
tunes, if anything, do for me?
Abby

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Hi, John
What is the new blindtunes? I have 1.27.
-----Original Message-----
From: John Martyn
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:34 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Blind tunes:
www.BlindTunes.net

RhapsodyBlind
www.RhapsodyBlind.com


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Phyllis Stevens
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:04 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Could you send the URL for blind tunes to me privately? I am looking at
an I-Phone four, just didn't have enough money to get it yet. Probably
looking at next month, though. I currently do not have ITunes on the
computer yet, but will get it soon as I have need to do so.

When boundaries are present, there is fear.
When wholeness and unity is recognized, fear cannot exist.
- James A. Ray

Phyllis, Emmy and her kitties
Simon and Sarah

catlady1949@charter.net



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Re: task switch

Soronel Haetir
 

Ummm, it should just be a matter of hitting alt, then tab, repeat
hitting tab until the program you want active is spoken, then release
alt. the task switch window should never remain on screen. If it is
I suspect you might have some other key the system thinks is stuck in
an on position or some such; try rapidly hitting each of shift, ctrl,
alt, space, tab and enter (each on their own) several times, then try
the alt-tab again.

On 1/28/12, Holger Fiallo <holgerfiallo@comcast.net> wrote:
Hello.
I upgraded my window home 32 to window home 64. Whenever I do alt tab I get
from the program I am using, to task switch. How do I remove the task
switch? Help please.






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AVG help

Jerry hathaway
 

Can someone please tell me the link to download the latest AVG free program.
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Re: Jaws 13 skypewatch installer 1.21 problem

Holger Fiallo <holgerfiallo@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 7:51 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Jaws 13 skypewatch installer 1.21 problem

Hello All,
I find out the problem and got skypewatch working now.

O. Addison Gethers

e-mail address
oag1rottie@hotmail.com
O.AddisonGethers@gmail.com

Facebook
oag1rottie@hotmail.com

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To: "Jaws - 4" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 8:17 PM
Subject: Jaws 13 skypewatch installer 1.21 problem


Hello All,
I'm using jaws 13 and skype 3.8 ,I'm having problem with skypewatch installer 1.21 when I had to reinstalled it I'm getting error message when I try to installed to jaws 13 ,the error message say sorry skypewatch installation failed please check your jaws installation and try again jaws failed !! Do I need to go to jaws setting or something? What do I need to get this problem fix? Does anyone have any answer and suggestion for me? I have try several time and still getting error message. What am I not doing wrong?




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Holger Fiallo


Re: Jaws 13 skypewatch installer 1.21 problem

O.Addison Gethers <oag1rottie@...>
 

Hello All,
I find out the problem and got skypewatch working now.

O. Addison Gethers

e-mail address
oag1rottie@hotmail.com
O.AddisonGethers@gmail.com

Facebook
oag1rottie@hotmail.com

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Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 8:17 PM
Subject: Jaws 13 skypewatch installer 1.21 problem


Hello All,
I'm using jaws 13 and skype 3.8 ,I'm having problem with skypewatch installer 1.21 when I had to reinstalled it I'm getting error message when I try to installed to jaws 13 ,the error message say sorry skypewatch installation failed please check your jaws installation and try again jaws failed !! Do I need to go to jaws setting or something? What do I need to get this problem fix? Does anyone have any answer and suggestion for me? I have try several time and still getting error message. What am I not doing wrong?




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Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Abby Vincent <aevincent@...>
 

I have iPod touch. There is a version of iTunes on it, but it doesn't work
well. If I use the iTunes latest version on my Pc, I can download music
etc. and it's automatically synchronized to my iPod. What would blind
tunes, if anything, do for me?
Abby

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Hi, John
What is the new blindtunes? I have 1.27.
-----Original Message-----
From: John Martyn
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:34 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Blind tunes:
www.BlindTunes.net

RhapsodyBlind
www.RhapsodyBlind.com


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Phyllis Stevens
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:04 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Could you send the URL for blind tunes to me privately? I am looking at
an I-Phone four, just didn't have enough money to get it yet. Probably
looking at next month, though. I currently do not have ITunes on the
computer yet, but will get it soon as I have need to do so.

When boundaries are present, there is fear.
When wholeness and unity is recognized, fear cannot exist.
- James A. Ray

Phyllis, Emmy and her kitties
Simon and Sarah

catlady1949@charter.net



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task switch

Holger Fiallo <holgerfiallo@...>
 

Hello.
I upgraded my window home 32 to window home 64. Whenever I do alt tab I get from the program I am using, to task switch. How do I remove the task switch? Help please.






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Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Bill Spiry
 

Awesome bud!

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of John Martyn
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:35 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Blind tunes:
www.BlindTunes.net

RhapsodyBlind
www.RhapsodyBlind.com


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Phyllis Stevens
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:04 AM
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Could you send the URL for blind tunes to me privately? I am looking at
an I-Phone four, just didn't have enough money to get it yet. Probably
looking at next month, though. I currently do not have ITunes on the
computer yet, but will get it soon as I have need to do so.

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Re: [Bulk] WINDOWS 7 WITH JAWS 13, classic view and windows explorer

Gary King
 

Of course, the disadvantage of using the Classic Shell program to make Windows Explorer in Windows 7 look like an earlier version is similar to the disadvantage of using the JAWS Ribbon replacement. You'll have to put it on every computer you plan to use.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

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From: "Farfar in the Office" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Bulk] WINDOWS 7 WITH JAWS 13, classic view and windows explorer


John,

A couple suggestions...

First search for and download this file and it sets up a more classic
Windows Explorer. I did it so long ago that I don't even remember all the
details.

ClassicShellSetup_2_9_3.exe

Then read this clipping I saved on setting things up in Windows7.

Windows Explorer (7) Guide

A guide for users of the Jaws screen reader, written by David Bailes. More
guides are available on the
Jaws Guides page
of the VIP Software Guides website.

Contents
list of 12 items
. Introduction
. Main Window
. Hierarchy of locations
. Items view
. Address bar
. Tree view
. Tasks
- copying, moving, renaming etc.
. Searching
. Libraries
. Zip files - compressed folders
. Customizing Windows Explorer
. Keystrokes
list end

Introduction

This is a guide to Windows Explorer on Windows 7. Its uses include browsing
or searching the contents of disks, folders and libraries, opening files,
deleting
files and folders, renaming them, copying and moving them around, and
creating new folders. One way of opening Windows Explorer is to press
Windows Key
+ E, and other ways are described later in the guide.

Split buttons

Split buttons are used in a number of places in Windows Explorer, one of
which is the Address bar. For those not familiar with split buttons, this
variety
of button consists of two parts, and this is indicated visually by a
vertical line when the button is the focus. On the left hand side of the
button there's
a name or a graphic, and if you press this part of the button by pressing
Spacebar or Enter, then some command is executed, just like pressing a
standard
button. On the right hand side of the button there's a black triangle and if
you press this side of the button, by pressing Down Arrow, a menu opens.

Main Window

Assuming that the Details, Preview and Library panes are hidden, and that
the Status bar is set to be shown as described in the
Hiding panes
and
Show the status bar
sections of the the Customizing section, the main window contains the
following components:

list of 9 items
. Title bar. Although there's no text visible in the Title bar, if you press
Insert + T to read the title bar, Jaws reads the current location. Bug
Warning:
This does not work if you're in the Items view.
. Back and Forward buttons, and a recent location menu button. You can't tab
to any of these, but Back, Forward, and the recent locations are also
available
on the Go To sub menu on View menu. The shortcuts for Back and Forward are
Alt + Left Arrow and Alt + Right Arrow.
. Address bar.
This contains the name of current location, for example a folder, and the
content of this location are shown in the Items view. The Address bar has
two
modes: it's either a group of split buttons, the first being the desktop
split button, or it's an edit combo box. If you Tab to the Address bar it's
in
split button mode, but if you move to it by pressing Alt + D it's in edit
combo box mode.
. Search box
(Ctrl + E).
. Menu bar.
. Toolbar, which contains buttons, menu buttons and split buttons, and the
first control is the Organize button. Nearly all the commands are also
available
from menus.
. Tree view
of the location hierarchy, and your favorite locations.
. Items view.
This is a list of the contents of the current location which is shown in the
address bar. This list can include libraries, folders, disks, and files.
. Status bar. If no items are selected in the Items view, then the number of
items in the Items view is shown. Otherwise, the number of selected items in
the Items view is shown. To read the status bar, press Insert + Down Arrow.
list end

Moving around the window
list of 4 items
. As in any window, to move to the menu bar, press Alt, and to leave it,
press Esc or Alt.
. Pressing Tab cycles you around the following controls: the desktop split
button, which is the first split button of the Address bar, Search box, the
Organize
menu button, which is the first control on the toolbar, Tree view, Items
view, and if this has a Details view, a Name split button, which is the
first
of the column headings. Pressing Shift + Tab cycles you in the opposite
direction.
. Pressing F6 cycles you around the same controls as using Tab except that
the Search box is omitted.
. Although undocumented, pressing Ctrl + Tab twice moves you to the Items
view.
list end

Opening Windows Explorer

There are a number of ways of opening Windows Explorer. The initial focus is
always the Folder view, but the initial current location, whose contents are
shown in the Items view, varies.

list of 5 items
. Press Windows key + E to opens Windows Explorer with the Computer folder
as the current location.
. Press Windows key to open the Start Menu, and then press Tab to move to
your username. You can choose this to open Windows Explorer at your personal
folder,
or you can use Down Arrow or the items's first letter to move to items like
Documents, Music, or Computer and then press Enter to open Windows Explorer
at these locations.
. Open the Start menu, and then type the name of a location in the edit box.
For some common folders, after typing in the the name, the folder is
selected,
and you can just press Enter to open Windows Explorer. For other locations
you have to press Down Arrow till you select it, and then press Enter.
. By default, a Windows Explorer button is the second button on the Taskbar.
So if you press Windows Key + 2 then either Windows Explorer is opened with
the Libraries folder as the current location, or if there are instances of
Windows Explorer already open, then the focus is switched to one of these.
. Opening the Recycle Bin shortcut on the Desktop opens Windows Explorer
with the Recycle bin as the current location.
list end

Hierarchy of locations

The folders and drives on your computer, together with any networked
computers and their shared folders, drives and printers, form a tree like
hierarchy.
This is because nearly all of these different types of location, as well as
containing files, can also contain other locations which can in turn contain
other locations, etc. For example, disks can contain folders, folders can
contain other folders, and some special folders contain disks or networked
computers.

The top level location is the Desktop folder, and this contains the
following folders: Libraries, your personal folder, Computer, Network,
Control Panel,
and Recycle bin.

list of 6 items
. Libraries folder. By default this contains the four libraries: Documents,
Music, Pictures, and Videos. There's an introduction to libraries in the the
next section, and they're described in detail in the
Libraries section
later in the guide.
. Personal folder. The name of your personal folder is your username which
you use for logging in, and by default it contains the following folders:
Contacts,
Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, Links, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures,
My Videos, Saved Games, and Searches.
. Computer, which contains all the disks which are contained in or attached
to the computer, along with devices like USB memory sticks and cameras.
. Network, which contains other computers and devices if you are connected
to a local network.
. Control panel.
. Recycle bin. See the
Deleting items section.
list end

Libraries - an introduction

A library is a new feature in Windows 7, and it's a combined view of one or
more folders. By default there are four libraries: Documents, Music,
Pictures,
and Videos.

The Documents library is a combined view of the My Documents folder, which
is in your personal folder, and another folder, which is normally empty, and
can be just ignored for the moment. With these default settings, then if
you're viewing their content, opening or saving files, etc, then it doesn't
matter
whether you use the Documents library or the My Documents folder. There's a
similar relationship between the Music, Pictures, and Video libraries, and
the My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos folders respectively. The only
difference for these is that only the libraries contain some sample files.

Microsoft encourage people to use the libraries by making them more
prominent than the corresponding folders. For example, on the Start menu,
there are
items for opening the libraries, but not the folders.

Libraries are covered in more detail in the
Libraries section
later in the guide, and this includes descriptions of including additional
folders in libraries, and creating new ones.

Changing the current location

Windows Explorer provides several ways of changing the current location,
whose contents are shown in the Items view. The following list is a brief
overview;
more details are given in the relevant section of the guide:

list of 5 items
. Items view.
You can move up one level in the hierarchy to the location which contains
the current location by pressing Alt + Up Arrow, and you can move down one
level
by selecting a location and opening it by pressing Enter.
. Tree view.
You can move to any location by selecting it and pressing Enter. Using the
first character of a location to quickly select it, you can quickly move to
locations such as the Downloads folders, and the Documents and Music
libraries.
. Address bar.
The address bar is probably more useful for changing the location in its
edit combo box mode. If you press Alt + D you're taken to the address bar in
this
mode. For a number of common locations you can just type in the name of the
location, and then press Enter. These locations include the default
libraries,
for example Documents and Music, and all the folders contained in the
Desktop folder, for example your personal folder, Computer, and the Recycle
bin.

. Back and Forward buttons (Alt + Left Arrow, and Alt + Right Arrow). The
Back button takes you to previously viewed locations, and once you've gone
backwards,
the Forward button takes you forward again.
. Recent locations. These are listed on the Go To sub menu, which is on the
View menu. The Go To menu contains the commands Back, Forward, Up one level,
followed by the recent locations.
list end

Reading the current location

You should be always check the current location by pressing Insert + T to
read the title bar. However, this does not work in the Items view, where
Jaws
just says Items view. As a work around for this bug you can press Shift +
Tab to move to the Tree view. If you've set the Expand to current folder
option,
which is described in the
Initial focus section
of the Tree view section, then the selected location, which is the initial
focus, should be the current location. Alternatively you can press Ctrl +
Shift
+ E to make sure that the current location is selected.

If you want to know the current location, and the its position in the
hierarchy of locations, this can be found in the address bar in its split
button mode.
Tab until you get to the desktop split button, which is always the first of
the split buttons. Then use Right Arrow or Left Arrow to read the split
buttons.

Hidden files and folders

By default, Windows hides critical files and folders, so that you don't
accidentally delete them. An example of a hidden folder is the AppData
folder, which
is a subfolder of your personal folder, and contains various personal
settings and data for Windows and for the programs which you use.

If you do want hidden files and folders to appear in the Folder view and the
Tree view, then there's an option for doing this on the View page of the
Folder
Options dialog, as described in the
Show or hide hidden files and folders section.
Note that even if the hidden files and folders are hidden in the Folder view
and Tree view, you can still navigate to a hidden folder using the address
bar in its edit combo box mode.

Items view

The Items view is a list of the contents of the current location which is
shown in the address bar, and the list can contain folders, libraries, disks
and
files. Jaws calls this list the "Items view multi-select list box", but it's
referred to just as the Items view in this guide, and as the Files list in
Microsoft's help.

By default, the items are sorted by name, in ascending order. For locations
in which there are both folders and files, the folders are listed first,
sorted
by name, followed by the files, again sorted by name.

Immediately after opening Windows Explorer, the focus is the first item in
the Items view, and it's unselected. This is also the case after changing
the
current location using the Tree view or the Address bar, and if necessary
moving to the Items view. If you need to select the first item, then you can
press Spacebar or Ctrl + Spacebar.

In the Items view, you can browse, navigate to different locations, and
select items so that you can perform the tasks which are described in the
Tasks section
later in the guide. The later sub-sections of the Items view section which
describe Sorting, Filtering, Grouping, and Arranging, can safely be skipped
when first reading this guide.

The type of an item

The display of each item in the Items view includes an icon, which is a
small graphic. Folders, libraries and disks each have their own distinctive
icon,
and each file has an icon which indicates the program which opens it. This
allows sighted users to quickly see whether an item is a folder or a library
or a word document or whatever.

For users of screen readers, almost the same information is available from
the item name's extension or lack of it. The names of nearly all files
include
an extension, which is a period followed by a number of characters. The
extension indicates the type of the file. For example, a plain text file has
the
extension .txt, and a Microsoft Word file has the extension .doc. In
contrast, the names of folders, libraries or drives don't have extensions.
By default,
the file extensions are hidden, but there's an option to turn them on which
is described in the
Show file extensions section
of the Customizing section.

Views

Each location has a view setting, and this determines the layout of the
items on the screen and the sort of information which is displayed for each
item.

list of 5 items
. Small, medium, large and extra large icon views. The items are laid out as
one or more rows, and each item consists of an icon and a name.
. Tiles view. The items are laid out as one or more rows, and each item
consists of an icon, a name and some other information. However, Jaws only
reads
the name.
. List view. The items are laid out as one or more columns, and each item
consists of a name, with a small icon just to its left.
. Details view. Each item consists of a row in a table. The first column
contains a name, together with a small icon, and the other columns contain
various
properties such as size and date modified. This view is described in more
detail in the
Details view
section below.
. Content view. The items are laid out as a single column, and each item
consists on an icon, a name and some other properties. This view is used by
default
for searches, and is described in more detail in the
Searching
section.
list end

You can find out the view setting of the current location, and change it if
necessary, on the View menu. This menu contains the possible view options,
starting
with Extra large icons, and ending with Contents. The current option is
checked, and you can set another option by selecting it and pressing Enter.

With the List and Contents views, which are laid out as columns, and the
Details view which is a table, the keystrokes to select the next and
previous item
are Down Arrow and Up Arrow respectively. However, in the case of the
various Icon views and the Tiles view which are laid out as rows, the
keystrokes
to select the next and previous item are Right Arrow and Left Arrow
respectively. Because of this variation of keystrokes for the next and
previous items,
it greatly simplifies keyboard navigation if the views of all the locations
that you go to in Windows Explorer are set to either List, Details or
Content.

Default view settings

Fortunately, the default view setting of many common locations is Details.
This is the case for the Documents and Music libraries, and the Download
folder.
However, the following is a list of some common locations whose view you'll
probably want to change. There are a number of ways of settings these
locations
to be the current location, but these are all examples of locations which
you can move to by typing their name into the address bar in its edit combo
box
mode, as described in the
Edit combo box address bar section.
That is, press Alt + D to move to the Address bar, type in the name of the
location, and then press Enter.

list of 4 items
. Computer, which has a Tiles view by default. It's very useful to set this
to have a Details view because this provides easy access to the total size
and
the free space of each disk.
. Libraries, which has a Tiles view by default, and should be changed to
either List or Details.
. Personal folder, which has a Medium icons view by default, and should be
changed to either List or Details.
. Recycle bin, which has a Tiles view by default, and should be changed to a
Details view.
list end

This may well be all you need to know about customizing views, but more
information is available in the
View options of the Items view section
of the Customizing section.

Details view

The details view, which was introduced in the previous section, is the
default view for many locations. This view displays the item's name together
with
additional information such as the item's size. The information is laid out
as a table in which each row describes an item. The first column is the
item's
name, and the subsequent columns are the item's other properties such as
Date Modified and Size. These properties are often referred to as details,
hence
the name of the view.

There are various ways of reading an item's details:

list of 3 items
. When you select an item, for example by pressing Down Arrow, Jaws reads
the name of the item only.
. If you press Insert + Up Arrow to read the current item, or when you Tab
to the Items view, Jaws reads all the information in the row.
. If you press Right Arrow one or more times, the focus becomes one of the
cells in the row, rather than the whole row. Jaws reads the name of the
column,
followed by the contents of the cell. You can also use Left Arrow to move
the focus back along a row. If the focus is one of the cells, and you press
Down
Arrow or Up Arrow then the focus moves the to cell below or above
respectively, and Jaws reads the name of the item, followed by the column
heading and
the contents of the cell.
list end

Changing the details

For each location there's a set of default details which are considered to
be appropriate for that location. You can change both which details are
displayed,
and their order by using the Choose Details dialog box which is opened from
the View menu. This dialog includes:

list of 2 items
. A list view containing check boxes for all the possible details.
. Move up (Alt + U
) and Move Down (Alt + D) Buttons where appropriate for changing the order
of the selected detail in the list view.
list end

Column headings

The column headings of the table are displayed using a group of split
buttons. Although they appear along the top of the table, the group of split
buttons
come after the Items view as you Tab round the controls in the window. The
first split button is nearly always the name split button, and once you've
tabbed
to this you can then use Right Arrow and Left Arrow to move between the
split buttons.

The left hand side of each split button, which contains its name, can be
used for sorting the item by that property, but it's normally easier to use
the
Sort By sub menu on the View menu, as described in the
Sorting section.
The right hand side of each split button, which contains a downwards
pointing black triangle, can be used for filtering, and this is described in
the
Filtering section.

Selecting items

For the tasks described in the
Tasks section,
such as copying and deleting items, you often need to able to select one or
more items in the Items view. The following sections describe how to do
this.

If you need to check which items are selected, then if you press Shift +
Insert + Down Arrow Jaws reads the selected items. Also, if one or more
items are
selected, then the number of items appears in the Status bar which can be
read by pressing Insert + Page Down.

Selecting a single item

You can select a single item using the keystrokes: Up Arrow, Down Arrow,
Home, End, and the first character or characters of an item.

Selecting all the items

Press Ctrl + A.

Selecting items which are next to each other:
list of 4 items
1. Select the first item.
2. Start holding down the Shift key.
3. Extend the selection using Up Arrow, or Down Arrow, or Home, or End.
4. Let go of the shift key.
list end

To select items which are not next to each other:
list of 4 items
1. Select the first item.
2. Start holding down the Ctrl key.
3. Move up or down the list using Up Arrow, or Down Arrow, or Home or End.
To change an item from unselected to selected, of from selected to
unselected,
press Spacebar.
4. Let go of the Ctrl key.
list end

Inverting the selection

Choose Invert Selection from the Edit menu.

Changing the current location

In the Folder view, you can move either down or up the location hierarchy:

list of 2 items
. To move down to a location in the list, select it and press Enter. The
first item in the list of items in the new location is the focus, and is
unselected.
For example, if your current location is the Libraries folder, then if you
select your Documents library, and press Enter, then your Documents library
becomes the new current folder.
. To move up to the location which contains the current location, press Alt
+ Up Arrow. The previous current location is now selected. For example, if
your
current location is your Documents library, then pressing Alt + Up Arrow
moves you up to the Libraries folder, and the Documents library is selected.
list end

Sorting

By default, for all locations, the Items view is sorted by name in ascending
order. For locations in which there are both folders and files, the folders
are listed first, sorted by name, followed by the files, again sorted by
name. You can change how the items are sorted for a location by using the
Sort
By sub-menu on the View menu, which contains two groups of options. The
first is the property by which the items can be sorted, and the second
consists
of the options Ascending and Descending. One option in each group is
checked. To change the sorting, choose an unchecked option in one of the
groups. If
you change the property, then the setting of the ascending/descending
options if automatically changed to the most likely setting for that
property.

For example, if you wanted find the largest files in your Downloads folder,
then you could choose Size on the Sort by sub menu. When you do this the
setting
of the ascending/descending options is automatically changed to descending,
so that the largest file is at the top of the list of files. To restore the
sorting to its normal setting, choose Name on the Sort by sub menu, and the
setting of the ascending/descending options is automatically changed to
ascending.

Note that whatever the view of a location, the properties by which the items
can be sorted are the same as the details present in the Details view.

Filtering

If the view of a location is set to the Details view, then you can filter
the contents of the Items view using the split buttons which represent the
column
headings of the table.

list of 4 items
1. Tab to the first split button of the column headings, which is almost
always a name split button.
2. Using Right Arrow or Left Arrow, move to the property by which you want
to filter.
3. Press Down Arrow to press the right hand side of the split button and so
open a menu.
4. The menu contains a number of options, and any number of these can be
checked. You can use the following keystrokes:
list of 4 items nesting level 1
. Spacebar checks or unchecks the selected option.
. Enter sets the selected option to checked, and closes the menu. Note that
if the option is already checked, it remains checked.
. Esc closes the menu, and cancels any changes you've made.
. Alt closes the menu.
list end nesting level 1
list end

After you've applied a filter, the current location is a temporary location
which is below the original location in the hierarchy. For example, if the
Documents
library is filtered by the Type property of Microsoft Word documents, then
the split buttons in the address bar are something like: Desktop, Libraries,
Documents, Microsoft Word 97-2003. Because of this, you don't have to unset
the filter to return to the original contents: you can just press either Alt
+ Up Arrow, or Alt + Left Arrow since it was the previous location. If
you're filtered the contents using more than one property, then you just
have to
press these keys the appropriate number of times.

Grouping

By default, only a small number of locations have the items in the Items
view grouped by some property. One common example is the Computer folder,
where
the items are grouped by type, and typically there are two groups: Hard disk
drives, and Devices with removable storage.

If the Items view is grouped by some property, then it contains a number of
groups headings. If a group heading is expanded, which it is by default,
then
the items in that group appear below the heading. If it's collapsed, then
the items in the groups are not shown. For both expanded and collapsed group
headings, if a heading is the focus, then all the items in the group are
selected.

You can control the the grouping of items for a location by using the Group
By sub-menu on the View menu, which contains two groups of options. The
first
is the property by which the items can be grouped, and the second consists
of the options Ascending and Descending. If one of the properties is
checked,
then this group also contains the option (none) so that grouping can be
turned off. To group the items by a property, choose one of the properties
from
this menu. When you do this, the setting of the ascending/descending options
is automatically changed to the most likely setting for that property, and
the options on the Sort by sub menu are set to the same settings as the
Group by sub menu, which is normally what you want. This does however mean
that
if you turn the grouping off, you'll also probably want to change the
sorting
as well.

When Jaws reads a group heading, it reads the name of the group, followed by
whether it's expanded or collapsed, followed by the phrase group box. For
sighted
users, the number of items in a group is displayed after its name, but
unfortunately Jaws doesn't read this.

To expand or collapse group headings:

list of 2 items
. To expand or collapse a group heading press Right Arrow or Left Arrow
respectively. Unfortunately Jaws doesn't give any feedback after these
keystrokes.

. To expand or collapse all the group headings, open the View menu, and
choose Expand all groups or Collapse all groups.
list end

Unfortunately there aren't any shortcuts to move to the next or previous
group heading. However, you can collapse all the group headings as described
above,
read through the headings, and then expand the headings which you're
interested in.

Arranging libraries

Only libraries can be "arranged". The default arrangement for all libraries
is by folder, which is the normal way that folders and files are displayed.
However, libraries can be arranged by other properties which are appropriate
to the kind of files for which the library is optimized. When a library is
arranged by one of these other properties, then all the files in the library
and all the files in the folders below it in the hierarchy are arranged by
the property.

To change the arrangement of a library, open the Arrange By sub menu on the
View menu, and choose one of the options. Note that you can also change the
arrangement of any of the folders below the library in the hierarchy, if you
really want to. As examples, the next two sections describe the possible
arrangements
of the Documents and Music libraries.

Arrangements of the Documents library

The Documents library can be arranged by:

list of 4 items
. Folder, which is the default.
. Author, Tag, or Type. If arranged by Type, for example, then the Items
view contains all the types of all the files. By default the view is set to
a Large
icons view, so you'll probably want to change it to a list view. When you
open a particular type, you're taken to a list of all the files with that
type.

. Name. The Items view contains all the files, sorted by their name.
. Date modified. The Items view contains all the files, grouped by Date
modified.
list end

Arrangements of the Music library

The Music library can be arranged by:

list of 4 items
. Folder, which is the default.
. Album, Artist, Genre. If arranged by Artist, for example, then the Items
view contains all the artists of all the files. By default the view is set
to
Large icons, so you'll probably want to change it to a list view, using the
View menu. If you open a particular artist, you're taken to a list of all
the
files by that artist.
. Song. The Items view contains all the files, sorted by their name.
. Rating. The items view contains all the files, grouped by their rating.
list end

Address bar

The Address bar both shows the current location, and enables you to change
it. It has two different modes: it's either a series of split buttons, or an
edit combo box, and these will be described in detail in the following two
sections below. When you move to the address bar, its initial mode depends
on
the keystroke used to move to it:

list of 2 items
. If you Tab to the Address bar, then it's a series of split buttons, and
the focus is the first split button, which is the desktop split button.
. If you press Alt + D to move to the address bar, then it's an edit combo
box, and the text is initially selected.
list end

Once you're in the address bar, then you can easily switch between the two
modes:

list of 2 items
. To switch from the split buttons to the edit combo box, either press the
desktop split button, or press Alt + D. In both cases the text is initially
selected.

. To switch from the edit combo box to the split buttons, press Esc. The
focus is the first split button.
list end

Split button address bar

When the address bar is in split button mode, it consists of one or more
split buttons, and you can move between these using Left Arrow and Right
Arrow.
These split buttons show the current location, together with its place in
the location hierarchy. For example, if the current location is your
Documents
library, then the split buttons are: Desktop, Libraries, and Documents. You
can read this as Desktop contains Libraries, which contains Documents. The
initial focus is the first split button, and because the Desktop folder is
the top location in the hierarchy, this is always the Desktop split button.

Note that if the current location doesn't contain any locations, then the
last button is an ordinary button rather than a split button. Also, if there
isn't
enough space in the address bar for all the split buttons, then one or more
of the split buttons between the Desktop split button and the current
location
split button are omitted.

Changing the current location

To change the current location using the split buttons:

list of 2 items
. To move to any of the locations represented by the split buttons, move to
that button, and press Spacebar or Enter to press the left hand side of the
split button which contains its name. Using the example above, where the
split buttons are Desktop, Libraries, and Documents, if you press the
Libraries
split button, then the current location becomes the Libraries folder. The
one exception to this is that pressing the desktop split button switches the
address bar to the edit combo box mode, rather than changing the current
location. To move to the Desktop, you have to press Down Arrow to press the
right
hand side of the split button, and choose Desktop from the menu.
. Bug Warning: Jaws does not read the menus opened by these split buttons.
To move to any location which is directly contained in any of the locations,
move to the containing location split button, press Down Arrow to open a
menu which contains the child locations, and then choose one of these
locations.
Note that in the menu you can use the first character or characters of a
location to quickly find it. Again using the above example, if you move to
the
desktop split button, press Down Arrow to open the menu, and then choose
Computer, then the current location becomes the Computer folder.
list end

Edit combo box address bar

The edit combo box shows the current location, and its position in a
location hierarchy using backslashes to separate its parts. You can move to
a new location
by typing the appropriate text, as described in the next section.

Note that the location hierarchy shown in edit combo box mode is different
from the one shown in the split buttons mode, and which is described in the
Hierarchy
of locations section above. For standard file folders it reflects the
arrangement of the folders on your disk drives. For example, for the
Downloads folder
which is in your personal folder, the address will be something like
C:\Users\Username\Downloads.

Changing the current location

You can change the current location by typing in the appropriate text, as
described below, and then pressing Enter. The focus then normally moves to
the
Items view. Overwrite???

You can move to a number of folders and libraries simply by typing in the
name of the the folder or library. These include:

list of 4 items
. Any of the default libraries: Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos.
. Some of the folders in your personal folder: My Documents, My Music, My
Pictures, My Videos, and Favorites.
. Any of the folders in the top level Desktop folder: Libraries, Your
personal folder, Computer, Network, Control Panel, Recycle Bin.
. A number of folders buried deep in your personal folder: SendTo (one word)
which contains shortcuts to locations which appear on the Send To sub menu;
Startup (one word) which contains shortcuts to programs which automatically
start when you login; and Start Menu, which contains shortcuts to programs
which appear in the All Programs in the start menu of your account.
list end

To move to a particular drive you can type in it's drive letter, followed by
colon. For example, if you know that the drive letter of your USB memory
stick
is E, then you can just type in E:.

If the location you type in doesn't match an actual location, then either an
Address bar message box opens which tells you to check the spelling, or it's
assumed to be a web address, and your default web browser opens.

Additional notes

list of 3 items
. You can type in the complete address of a location in the format: Drive
letter:colon, followed by folders separated by either \ or /.
. You can use the shell command to move to various locations which are
mainly of interest to system administrators. For example, shell:appdata
takes you
to the Roaming subfolder of your AppData folder, and shell:common appdata
takes you to the ProgramData folder. A full list of the possible shell
commands
for various versions of Windows is given on this
Shell commands web page.
You can also use the shell command from the Start menu.
. To open a list of previous locations, press F4 or Alt + Down Arrow.
list end

Tree view

The tree view contains both a tree view of the hierarchy of locations and
your favorite locations. Note that this tree view is called the Navigation
pane
in Microsoft's documentation, and in various places in the user interface.
However, since Jaws reads the control as "tree view tree view", this guide
refers
to it simply as the Tree view.

By default, some locations are omitted from the hierarchy of locations shown
in the Tree view, and the tree view contains the following items:

list of 4 items
. Favorites, which contains shortcuts to Desktop, your Downloads folder, and
Recent Places folder. For more details, see the
Favorite locations
section below.
. Libraries folder, which contains your default libraries: Documents,
Music,Pictures and Videos.
. Computer folder, which contains your internal hard drives, removable
drives, etc.
. Network.
list end

By default the top level Desktop folder, your personal folder, Control
panel, and the Recycle bin are omitted from the tree view. If you want these
folders
to be shown, then the instructions for setting the Show all folders option
are given in the
Tree view options section
of the Customizing section.

Changing the current location

To change the current location using this tree view, select a location, and
then press Enter. Note that the focus remains in the Tree view, so you then
have to press Tab if you want to move to the Items view.

Selecting a location

With the Favorites, Libraries and Computer items expanded, which they are by
default, it's very easy to select common locations such as your Downloads
folder,
Documents library, or a USB memory stick using the first character or
characters of the item. This is a brief summary of all the standard
keystrokes for
selecting a location:

list of 4 items
. Up Arrow, Down Arrow, Home, End, and the first character or characters of
a location.
. Left Arrow has two uses: if you're focussed on an open location, it closes
it; else it moves you up the list to the parent location.
. Right Arrow also has two uses: if you're focussed on a closed location, it
opens it; else if you you're focussed on an open location, it moves you down
to the first child location.
. Backspace selects the parent location.
list end

A more detailed description of the tree view control is given in the
separate
Controls Guide.
Note that one of the examples given in that guide is the folder hierarchy in
Windows XP, and not Windows 7.

Initial focus

When you move to the Tree view, the initial focus is the location which is
selected. When you're not in the Tree view and change the current location,
then
which location is selected in the Tree view is automatically updated to
reflect this. However, exactly which location ends up being selected depends
on
the setting of the expand to current folder option. When the current
location is changed, then:

list of 2 items
. If this option is on, then if necessary the tree view is expanded so that
the current location is shown, and then this location is selected.
. If this option is off, which it is by default, then if the current
location is shown in the tree view it's selected, but if it isn't shown then
the nearest
location in the hierarchy is selected rather than the current location.
list end

Instructions for setting this option are given in the
Tree view options section
of the Customizing section.

Note that you can also manually select the current location in the Tree view
by pressing Ctrl + Shift + E, which if necessary expands the tree view so
that
the current location is shown, and then selects this location.

Favorite locations

The Favorites item at the top of the Tree view contains shortcuts to
favorite locations, and the default locations are Desktop, Downloads, and
Recent Places.
You can also add and remove these locations, as described in the following
sections. Adding a favorite location can be particularly useful for quickly
moving to locations which are deep down in the location hierarchy.

The following sections describe how to add to and manage the Favorite
locations.

Adding a location
list of 3 items
1. Navigate to the location.
2. Move the Tree view, and press Home to select the Favorites item.
3. Open its context menu, and choose Add current location to Favorites.
list end

Removing a location

Select a location and press Delete.

Sorting the locations by name

To sort the locations by name, select the Favorites item, and choose Sort by
name from its context menu.

Tasks

This section describes a number of common tasks which involve folders and
files, and in the text that follows, an item can be either a folder or a
file.
Normally, you'll select items in the Items view, which was described in the
Selecting items section
above. However, if you only need to select a single folder, then you can
also do this in the Tree view.

The tasks included in this section are opening files, creating new folders,
deleting, renaming, copying, and moving items, and finding out the sizes of
files, folders, libraries, and disks.

Opening files

To open a file, select it and then press Enter. The file will be opened by
the default program for the type of that file, which is indicated by its
extension.

You can open a number of files at the same time, as long as they share the
same default program. One useful example is that you can select a number of
music
files, and then press Enter. All the files are then played by your default
music player.

Deleting items

When you delete items, they're moved to the Recycle bin, which gives you a
chance to retrieve them them if in future you realise that you need them.
Exceptions
to this are that if you delete items from removable storage like CDs or USB
flash drives, or from the Recycle bin, they are permanently deleted.

To delete one or more items:

list of 3 items
1. Select one or more items.
2. Press Delete.
3. A Delete File, or Delete Folder, or Delete Multiple Items dialog opens,
asking whether you're sure. Press Enter to press the Yes button.
list end

Recycle bin

One way of moving to the Recycle bin is to press Alt + D to move to the
Address bar, type recycle bin, and then press Enter. Alternatively, you can
easily
move there using either the Tree view or the Items view.

If the view has been set to the Details view, then by default the second
column heading of the Items view of the Recycle bin is the original location
of
the deleted item. You can restore one or more items to their original
locations by selecting them and then choosing Restore from their context
menu. Alternatively,
you can either copy and paste or cut and paste them to wherever you want.

Renaming an item

To rename an item:

list of 4 items
1. Select an item.
2. Choose Rename from the item's context menu (F2).
3. The item's name appears temporarily in an edit box. If the item is a
folder or library, then the whole name is selected, so you can just type in
a new
name to replace the old name. If the item is a file, then all of the name
except for the extension, for example .doc or .pdf, is selected. So if you
type
in a new name, you shouldn't include the extension, because the original
extension is not overwritten.
4. Press Enter. Alternatively press Esc to cancel the rename.
list end

Creating a new folder

When you create a new folder, it's created in the current location.

list of 2 items
1. Open the File menu, then open the New sub-menu and choose New Folder
(Ctrl + Shift + N).
2. Type a name for the folder, and press Enter.
list end

Copying items using Copy and Paste
list of 4 items
1. Select the items you want to copy.
2. Choose Copy from the Edit or context menu (Ctrl + C).
3. To specify the destination location before pasting the items, you can do
one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Change the current location to the required destination location by any of
the available methods. After doing this, the first item in the Items view is
the focus, and it's unselected. As long as no items in the Items view are
selected, then the destination location is the current location.
. Select a location in the Items view, optionally having changed the current
location. With a location selected in the Items view, the destination
location
is this selected location, rather than the current location.
. In the Tree view, select a location. Note that this doesn't involve
changing the current location.
list end nesting level 1
4. Choose Paste from the Edit or context menu (Ctrl + V) to paste the items.
list end

Examples

For example, if there are two folders in your Documents library, and you
wanted to copy a file from one folder to the other folder, you could:

list of 4 items
1. Select the file in the first folder.
2. Press Ctrl + C.
3. To change to the current location to the second folder: press Alt + Up
Arrow to move up to the Documents library, select the second folder, and
press
Enter to move down to this folder.
4. Press Ctrl + V.
list end

As a second example, which illustrates the various ways of specifying the
destination folder, say that you wanted to copy a file from your Documents
library
to a folder on a USB memory stick. After selecting the file and pressing
Ctrl + C you could do any of the following:

list of 3 items
. Assuming that the USB memory stick has drive letter E, then to change the
current location to the memory stick, press Alt + D to move to the address
bar
in edit combo box mode, type E:, and then press Enter. Select the folder
where you want to copy the file, and then press Enter to move down to the
folder.
Finally press Ctrl + V.
. In the previous method, after selecting the folder in the USB memory
stick, you could paste the file (Ctrl + V) without having to move down into
it.
. Press Shift + Tab to move to the Tree view. Select the Computer folder,
and then assuming this is open, press Down Arrow until you select the memory
stick.
Press Ctrl + V to paste the file.
list end

Moving items using Cut and Paste

This involves exactly the same steps as Copy and Paste, which was described
in the last section, but in the second step choose Cut from the Edit or
context
menu (Ctrl + X), rather than Copy.

For example, if you wanted to move a file in your Documents library to a
Folder in this library:

list of 5 items
1. If necessary, go to your Documents library.
2. In the Items view, select the file.
3. Press Ctrl + X to Cut.
4. Select the Folder.
5. Press Ctrl + V to paste.
list end

Copy items using Send To

The Sent To sub menu provides a convenient way of copying one or more items
to a number of locations and programs.

list of 2 items
1. Select the items you want to copy.
2. Open the context menu, then open the Send To sub-menu, and choose a
destination.
list end

By default, the Send To sub menu contains the following destinations:

list of 5 items
. Compressed (zipped) folder. For details, see the
Zip files - compressed folders section.
. Desktop (create shortcut).
. Documents library.
. Fax and Mail recipients. If you send one or more items to mail recipients
then your default email program opens together with a new message which has
the items attached. If this doesn't work you may have to go to default
programs in the control panel and check that the email program is set as the
default
for all protocols.
. Devices with removable storage, for example USB memory sticks.
list end

Note that if you open the context menu with Shift + Application Key or Shift
+ F10, the Send To sub menu also contains the folders contained in your
personal
folder, for example My Music, and My Videos.

Customizing the Sent To sub menu

You can add locations to the Send To sub menu, by creating shortcuts to them
in a SendTo folder, which is buried deep in the folder hierarchy beneath
your
personal folder. This is one way of creating a shortcut to a location in
your SendTo folder:

list of 3 items
1. Select the location in either the Items view or the Tree view, and press
Ctrl + C to copy.
2. To change the current location to the SendTo folder, press Alt + D to
move to the address bar in edit combo box mode, type sendto (one word), and
press
Enter.
3. Choose Paste Shortcut on the Edit menu, to create a shortcut to the
desired location. Note then the name of the shortcut is the name of the
location
followed by dash shortcut, so you'll want to rename the shortcut (F2) to
remove the dash shortcut.
list end

Size of files

The size of a single file may be available as one the properties shown in a
details few. In addition, the size of one or more selected files is shown in
their properties dialog.

A number of locations both have the
Details view
by default and also have the item's size as the fourth column. Examples of
these locations are the Documents library, the Downloads folder, and disks.
By default, although the Music library has a Details view, size is not one
of the properties shown. If you need to check the size of music files
frequently,
you can add size to the properties shown, and then change the order of the
properties so the the size is the fourth column, just like these other
locations.
See the
Changing the details section
of the Details view section for instructions.

You can also find the size of a selected file or the total size of a number
of selected files in their Properties dialog:

list of 3 items
1. To open the Properties dialog of the selected file or files, choose
Properties from their context menu (Application key, then R, or Alt +
Enter).
2. Move to the Details page, and you can quickly find size in the list view
by pressing S.
3. Alternatively, the size is also available on the General page of this
dialog, and can be read using the methods given in the next section.
list end

Size of folders

The size of a selected folder, or the total size of a number selected
folders is shown in their properties dialog:

list of 2 items
1. To open the properties dialog of the selected folder or folders, choose
Properties from its context menu (Application key, then R, or in the Items
view
only Alt + Enter).
2. The dialog opens on the General page, and the initial focus is near the
bottom of the page. However you can't read the size by using standard
keyboard
navigation. You have to either read the whole page (Insert + B), or use the
Jaws cursor. For the latter option, press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the
Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, and then read up the page by using Up Arrow.
Note that it can take a little time for the size to reach its final total,
as
Windows may have to go through all the files in the folders below that
folder. When you've finished reading, press Numpad Plus to go back to using
the
PC cursor.
list end

Size of libraries

As in the case of folders described above, the size of a library is
available in its properties dialog, and again you can't read it by using
standard keyboard
navigation. In this case the initial focus in the dialog box is near the top
of the page, so after routing the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, read down
the page using Down Arrow.

Size of disks

The easiest way to find a disk's size and amount of free space is to set the
Computer folder as the current location. If the view has be set to Details,
as has already been suggested, then the third and fourth columns are the
disk's total size and free space respectively.

Alternatively, the size, free space and used space are available in a disk's
properties dialog. As in the case of folders and libraries described above,
you can't read this information by standard keyboard navigation, but have to
either read the whole page or use the Jaws cursor.

Searching

To search the current location using the search box:

list of 3 items
1. Press Ctrl + E to move to the Search edit box.
2. Type in one or more search terms. If you use more than one search term,
then a file must match all the search terms.
3. As you type in the search terms, the results automatically appear in the
Items view - there's no need to press Enter to make this happen. To move to
the Items view, press Tab three times.
list end

By default, when the Item's view contains search results, it's view is set
to the Contents view. Each result consists of the item's name, together with
some other information. When using Down Arrow or Up Arrow to select the next
or previous item, then Jaws reads only the item's name. However, if you
press
Insert + Up Arrow to read the current item, then Jaws reads all the
information. You may prefer to change the view to the Details view.

Note that as soon as you move to the Search edit box, a drop down list
appears temporarily below the edit box. This list contains previous search
terms
and a toolbar for applying advanced search options. However Jaws doesn't
read these previous search terms, and it's normally easier to type in the
advanced
search options, as described later in this section, rather that use the
toolbar. A alternative way of moving to the Items view after you've typing
in your
search terms is to press Enter to close the drop down list, and then press
Down Arrow.

The next three sections describe the locations searched, which information
is searched, and details of the word matching. The sections after these
describe
more advanced techniques which allow you to refine your searches.

Locations searched

The current location is searched, and by default all the the locations below
this in the location hierarchy are also searched. So for example, if you
search
your Documents library, then all its folders are searched, and any
sub-folders of these folders etc. If you don't want subfolders to be
searched, then
you can turn this option off, as described in the
Search options section
of the Customizing section.

Which information is matched

When you search, the information which is matched against your search terms
can be either only filenames or it can also include file contents. Which is
the case can depend both on whether the location is indexed, and on certain
search options. By default:

list of 2 items
. For indexed locations, filenames and contents are used.
. For non-indexed locations, only filenames are used.
list end

The remainder of this section describes how file contents are used for
searching, indexing, and the relevant search options.

Files contain both data, and some of the properties of the data. Sometimes
these properties are referred to as metadata, which simply means data about
data.
For example, a text document contains the actual text, and properties such
as the authors and title. A music file contains audio data, and also
properties
such as artists, album, etc. When Windows searches file contents, this
always includes the properties of the data, and also includes the actual
data, if
it's text.

Windows maintains an Index which contains information about the files and
their contents in certain locations, and this information is stored in a way
that
enables searches to be very fast. So when you search for files in one of
these indexed locations, the index is searched rather than the location
itself,
and so even a search which includes file contents will be fast. By default,
these are the locations which are indexed:

list of 3 items
. Your Personal folder.
. All folders included in Libraries, whether or not they're in your personal
folder.
. Start menu folder and IE history. This is for the benefit of the search in
the Start menu.
list end

For most people these defaults are fine, but if you really want to, you can
customize the indexed locations in the Indexing Options section of the
Control
Panel.

As noted above, by default, file contents are only included in the search if
the location is indexed. This is so that the search is always fast. However,
if you don't like this, you can change it so that file contents are always
used, irrespective of whether the location is indexed. See the
Search options section
for details.

Word matching

You can use either complete words or the beginnings of words as search
terms. So, for example, the search term cat would match both cat and catch.

Note that for the purposes of searching, the following characters separate
words: space, period, -, @, _, and \. So the search term mp3 would match
files
with the filenames: mp3 patents.doc, patents-for-mp3.doc, and cooleddie.mp3

You can use wildcard characters in the search, which match against any
character or characters:

list of 2 items
. The character * matches against any number of characters, including none.
For example the search term *light would match the words moonlight,
daylight,
light, and lighter. A common use of the * character is to search for a file
of a given type. For example, the search term *.mp3 matches all mp3 files.

. The character question mark matches against any single character. For
example the search term consisting of the three characters question mark, a,
and
t would match the words cat, mat, and catch.
list end

File properties

As described above, each search term is normally matched against either
filenames alone, or filenames and file contents, depending on whether the
location
is indexed, and the search options. However you can also search for files
which have a specific property which matches a search term using the format
property:search
term. Note that there must not be any spaces either side of the colon. You
can do this in any location, regardless of whether it's indexed, and of the
search options. If the location isn't indexed, then the search just takes
longer.

For example, modified:7/6/08, would match files modified on 7/6/08, and
author:david would match files whose author matched david. You can use any
of the
properties which are listed in the Choose Details dialog box, which is
opened from the View menu. They don't have to be checked in the dialog, and
you
don't have to be using the Details view.

There are abbreviations for a number of commonly used properties, including:

list of 3 items
. Date modified, can be abbreviated to modified.
. Date created, can be abbreviated to created.
. Filename, can be abbreviated to file (or you can use name).
list end

If the property consists of more than one word, then all the examples given
by Microsoft show that you should omit the spaces between the words when
searching
using this property. So for example, if you're looking for contacts whose
first name is susan, then you'd type firstname:susan. However, in practice
it
seems to work both without and with the spaces.

If you're using more than one search term for the value of a property, then
the following examples show the need to use either parenthesis or quotes.
Assuming
that you're searching a location where normally both filenames and file
contents are searched then:

list of 3 items
. author:donald duck, matches files for which donald matches the author, and
duck matches the filename or file contents.
. author:(donald duck), matches files for which both donald and duck both
match the author, but not necessarily in that order.
. author:"donald duck", matches files for which the exact phrase "donald
duck" matches the author.
list end

Ranges of dates and sizes

To specify ranges of dates or sizes, you can use the following operators: <,
, <=, >=, and .. . For example:
list of 5 items
. modified:>=8/9/08 matches files modified on or after 8/9/08.
. created:>8/9/08 matches files created after 8/9/08.
. modified:>=8/9/08<=11/9/08 matches files modified between and including
these dates.
. modified:8/9/08..11/9/08 matches files modified between and including
these dates.
. size:>1mb matches files with size greater than 1mb, and size:<5kb matches
files with size less than 5kb. Note that you can also use the letters m or k
to indicate mb and kb respectively, and a number with no units means bytes.
list end

Special values for dates

You can use the following values for specifying dates:

list of 6 items
. Today, tomorrow, and yesterday. For example, modified:today.
. This week, next week, and last week. For example, created:last week.
. This month, next month, last month.
. This year, next year, and last year.
. Monday, Tuesday, etc.
. January, February, etc.
list end

Kinds of files

Anther way of refining a search is to specify the kind of file you're
looking for. As in the case of using properties, you can do this in any
location,
regardless of whether it's indexed, and of your search options.

list of 5 items
. kind:docs matches files which contain text, including files created using
Microsoft Office, PDFs, documents written in HTML, and plain text files
(*.txt).

. kind:music matches music files, including wma, mp3, m4a, aac (but not
ogg).
. kind:folders matches folders.
. kind:pics and kind: videos match pictures and videos respectively.
. kind:email and kind:contacts match email and contacts respectively.
list end

Note that if the kind of file ends in the letter s, than this can be
omitted: kind:docs and kind:doc both match files which contain text.

So, for example:

list of 2 items
. kind:music, matches music files.
. kind:music modified:today, matches music files which were modified today.
list end

OR and NOT
list of 2 items
. author:(susan OR james), matches files whoose author property matches
either susan or james or both. Note that the word OR must be in capitals.
. author:(jones NOT david), matches files files whose author property
matches jones but not david. Note that the word NOT must be in capitals.
list end

Libraries

A library is a combined view of one or more folders which are included in
the library. For example, if you have music files on both your computer's
hard
disk and an external hard disk, you can create a combined view of all your
music files.

These are some important properties of libraries:

list of 5 items
. A library itself doesn't contain folders or files: it's the folders
included a library which contain them. This means that if you delete a
library, or
remove from a library one of the folders included in the library, then no
files or folders are deleted.
. One of the folders included in a library is set as the default save
location: if you save something in a library, then this is where it's
actually saved.

. Folders on internal and external hard disks, and hard disks on other
computers can be included in a library, although the last of these options
is not
covered by this guide.
. A folder which is included in a library is automatically indexed if this
is not already the case.
. A library can be arranged by a number of properties, as described in the
Arranging libraries section.
list end

By default there are four libraries: Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos.
Each of these contain a folder which is in your personal folder, and a
folder
which is in the Public folder. This latter folder is accessible to anyone
who can log-in to the computer. In all cases it's the folder in your
personal
folder which is the default save location. For example, the Documents
library includes the folders My Documents and Public Documents. In the case
of the
Music, Pictures, and Video libraries, the public folder contains a Sample
folder containing a small number of sample files.

Before describing various tasks such as including a folder in a library and
creating a new library, the next section described a libraries properties
dialog,
which is used in most of these tasks.

Library properties dialog

You can open the dialog by selecting a library in either the Tree view or
the Items view, and selecting Properties from its context menu. The dialog
contains
the following:

list of 4 items
. A list view of the folders included in the library. The folder which is
set as the default save location has a tick mark next to it, and Jaws
indicates
this by appending the word yes when it reads this folder, and appending the
word no when it reads the other folders.
. Up to three buttons which are available when appropriate: Set save
location, Include a folder, and Remove.
. An "Optimize this library for" combo box. This setting affects the
library's view options in the Items view. For details, see the
View options of the Items view section
of the Customizing Windows Explorer section.
. Size of files in Library. Note that this can only be read using the Jaws
cursor, or by pressing Insert + B to read the entire page of the dialog.
list end

Including a folder in a library

In the library's property dialog:

list of 2 items
1. Press the Include a folder button.
2. An Include a folder dialog opens which has the structure of a standard
Open dialog. Select a folder in the Items view, Tab to the Include folder
button,
and press it.
list end

Note that after including a folder in a new empty library or one of the
default libraries, the library is automatically set to be
grouped by
the included folders in the library. To switch this grouping off, choose
None from the Group By sub menu which is on the View menu. Once the grouping
has
been turned off for a particular library, it doesn't automatically turn on
again.

An alternative way of including a folder is in the Windows Explorer window:

list of 2 items
1. Select the folder in either the Tree view or the Items view.
2. Open its context menu, open the Include in library sub menu, and choose a
library.
list end

Changing the default save location

In the library's properties dialog:

list of 2 items
1. Select the folder in the list view.
2. Either choose Set as default save location on its context menu, or Tab to
the Set save location button, and press it. Note that if the selected
location
is already the default save location, then both the command on the menu and
the button are not shown.
list end

Removing a folder from a library
list of 2 items
1. In the libraries properties dialog, select the folder in the list view,
then either choose Remove from its context menu, or Tab to the Remove
button,
and press it.
2. If the removed folder was the default save location, then the first
remaining folder in the list view becomes the new default save location.
list end

Creating a new library
list of 4 items
1. Select Libraries in the Tree view
2. Open its context menu, open the New sub menu and choose Library (the only
option).
3. Type in the name for the new library and press Enter.
4. You can now include folders in the library.
list end

Finding out where an item is stored

Because a library is a combined view of one or more folders, when you're in
a library, you may not know where a particular file or folder is actually
stored.
To find out where it's stored:

list of 2 items
1. Open it's context menu, and choose Open folder location.
2. The current location is changed to the folder where the item is stored,
and you can then Tab to the address bar and read the split buttons.
list end

Zip files - compressed folders

A zip file contains files which have been compressed to reduce their size,
and it has the extension .zip. It can also contain the folder hierarchy
associated
with the files. For example, you could create a zip file which contained a
folder, and all the folders and files beneath this folder in the folder
hierarchy.
The main uses of zip files are for sending files by email, downloading files
from the web, and archiving.

Although a zip file really is a file, Windows also treats it as a folder,
and refers to it as a Compressed (zipped) folder. This allows you to view
and
manage the contents of a zip file as if it were a folder:

list of 3 items
. A zip file can be a location in the address bar, so that the contents of
the file are shown in the Items view.
. A zip file can appear both in the Tree view and the Items view.
. You can copy and move files and folders from and to the compressed folder
using all the usual methods which were described in the
Tasks section.
Any necessary compression or decompression is done automatically. Copying
items from a compressed folder is often referred to as extracting them.
list end

The following sections describe the wizard for extracting all the items from
a zip file, and two ways of creating one.

Extracting all the items

To extract all the items from a zip file, you can just select all the items,
and then use copy and paste. Alternatively, you can use the Extract
Compressed
folders wizard:

list of 3 items
1. Either select the zip file and choose Extract all from its context menu,
or set the zip file as your current location, and choose Extract All on the
File menu.
2. The wizard for extracting all the files opens, and it consists of a
single page which contains an Edit box which contains the default folder
where the
files are extracted, a Browse button, and a "Show extracted files when
complete"check box. The default folder is in the same location as the zip
file,
and has the same name, except that the .zip extension has been removed. If
you're happy with the default folder, then just Tab to the Extract button,
and
press it.
3. If you don't want to extract to the folder suggested, Tab to the Browse
button, and press it. A Select destination dialog opens, which contains a
tree
view for selecting a location, and also a Make New folder button for
creating a new folder. When you're finished, press the OK button, which
returns you
to the wizard. Tab to the Extract button, and press it.
list end

Creating a new zip file containing existing files and/or folders
list of 3 items
1. Select the files and/or folders. The zip file will be created in the same
location as these selected items.
2. Open their context menu, open the Send To sub-menu, and choose Compressed
(Zipped) Folder.
3. You're taken to an edit box, which contains the default name of the
folder, which is the name of one of the files or folders, with a .zip
extension.
The text up to the .zip is selected, so if you type in a name without and
extension, and then press Enter, the file will have a .zip extension
list end

Creating a new empty zip file
list of 3 items
1. Move to the location which you want to contain the new zip file.
2. Open the File menu, then open the New sub-menu, and choose Compressed
(Zipped) Folder.
3. You're taken to an edit box where you can type in a name for the file.
The default name is "Compressed (Zipped) Folder.zip", and the text up to the
.zip
is selected. So if you type in a name with no extension, and press Enter,
the file will have a .zip extension.
list end

Customizing Windows Explorer
Folder options dialog

Many of the options for customizing Windows Explorer are set in the Folder
Options dialog, which has three pages: General, View, and Search. You can
open
the Folder Options dialog by choosing Folder Options on the Tools menu of
Windows Explorer, or typing Folder Options in the Start menu and pressing
Enter.

Hiding panes

To simplify the navigation around the Windows Explorer window, you may want
to hide the following three panes. In all cases the information and or
functionality
they provide is also available elsewhere.

list of 3 items
. The Details pane shows some of the properties of the item selected in the
Items view, but the properties which are read-only are not read by Jaws.
However
you can read them in the item's properties dialog.
. The Preview pane displays the contents of some types of text documents if
one of them is selected in the Items view.
. The Library pane appears between the Tree view and the Items view when the
current location is a library. It contains a link to open a dialog for
managing
the folders included in the library, and a combo box for changing the
arrangement of the library. Alternatives for these are a library's
properties dialog,
and the Arrange by sub menu on the View menu, respectively.
list end

To set the visibility of these panes:

list of 2 items
1. Tab to the the Organise menu button, and press it. (The organise menu
button is the first control on the toolbar, and is the next control after
the Search
box.)
2. Open the layout sub menu. This contains options for the visibility of
various panes, and a pane is visible if it's checked. To hide a pane which
is visible,
select it and then press Enter.
list end

Show the status bar

By default, the status bar is not shown. To show it, open the View menu, and
if the Status bar option is not checked, select it and press Enter.

Show file extensions

To show the extensions of files in the Folder view, so that you can easily
tell what type of file it is, or whether it's a folder or a library:

list of 2 items
1. Go to the View page of the Folder Options dialog.
2. In the tree view, find the item "Hide extensions for known file types".
If this option is on, then press Spacebar to switch it off.
list end

Show or hide hidden files and folders

To change whether hidden files and folders are shown or hidden:

list of 2 items
1. Go to the View page of the Folder Options dialog.
2. In the tree view, find the item "Hidden files and folders". This contains
two options: Do not show hidden files and folders; and Show hidden files and
folders. One of these is on, and the other off, and by default the first
option is on. To set the option which is off, select it, and press Spacebar.
list end

Tree view options

To set either the Show all folders option or the Expand to current folder
option which are described in the Tree view section:

list of 2 items
1. Go the General page of the Folder Options dialog.
2. In the Navigation pane section of this page there is a group of two check
boxes: Show all folders, and Expand to current folder. You can Tab to the
first
of these check boxes, and then use Arrow keys to move between them. Both are
unchecked by default.
list end

Search options

The Search page of the Folder options dialog contains a number of controls
for setting search options, and two of these will be described.

What to search

There's a What to search group of two radio buttons:

list of 2 items
. In indexed locations search file names and contents. In non-indexed
locations, search file names only.
. Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes).
list end

By default, the first option is selected, and this searches as much
information as possible, whilst still ensuring that the search is very fast.

How to search

The How to search section of the page includes the "Include subfolders when
typing in the search box", which is checked by default.

View options of the Items view

In this section, the term view options will be used for the following group
of options of a location in the Items view: its view, the details present in
the details view, sorting, and grouping. How to set these options is
described above in the
Views,
Details view,
Sorting,
and
Grouping
section of the Items view section. In addition, some of the common
customizations are described in the
Views section,
and this may well be all the information you need.

Issues such as the default view options, whether changing the view options
of a location automatically changes the view options of other locations, and
whether you can manually apply the view options of a location to other
locations, all depend on the type of the location. These types are:

list of 4 items
. Libraries, for example Documents and Music.
. File folders. These are the normal sort of folder, and examples include
Downloads, My Documents, and My Music. If you create a folder, then you
always
create a file folder.
. System folders. These are special folders, and only appear near the top of
the location hierarchy. Examples are the Libraries, Computer, and your
personal
folder.
. Disks and devices, such as your local disk, and CD drive.
list end

For Libraries, and File folders, the default view options are determined by
what kind of files they're optimized for, and this will be described in the
next section, which is then followed by sections for the different types of
location.

Optimization for kinds of files

All libraries and file folders have a setting for optimizing them for the
kind of files which are expected to be in that location, and the options are
General
Items, Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos. This setting determines the
library's of folder's default view, and the default details present in the
Details
view.

list of 4 items
. Documents or General Items. Details view, with details: Name, Date
modified, Type and Size.
. Music. Details view, with details: Name, Contributing artist, Album, Track
number, and Title.
. Pictures. Large icons view, with details: Name, Date, Tags, Size, and
Rating.
. Videos. Large icons view, with details: Name, Date, Type, Size, and
Length.
list end

View options of Libraries

There are a few of important points to understand about the behaviour of the
view options of libraries.

list of 3 items
1. A library is a combined view of one or more folders which are included in
the library. The view options of the library are completely independent of
the view options of the included folders, and all the folders which these
folders contain. For example, if you change the view options of your My
Documents
folder, this has no effect on the view options of your Documents library.
2. A library, and all the locations below it in the location hierarchy share
the same view settings. So for example, if you first go to your Documents
library,
then then open a folder in the Items view to go down to that folder, both
these locations have the same view options. If you change the view options
whilst
in either location, the options in the other location will then be the same.
3. Libraries which are optimized for the same kind of file share the same
view settings.
list end

As you might have guessed, by default the Document library is optimized for
documents, the Music library for music, the Pictures library for pictures,
and
the Video library for videos. The default view options for the various kinds
of files were given in the previous section.

For a library, the setting of its optimization for kinds of files is found
in the libraries properties dialog. This dialog can be opened by selecting a
library in either the Tree view of the Items view, and selecting Properties
from its context menu. In the dialog, there's a "Optimize the library for:"
combo box.

View options of File Folders

For a file folder, the setting of its optimization for the kind of files it
contains is found on the Customize page of the folder's properties dialog.
There
are a couple of ways of getting to this page:

list of 2 items
. In either the Items view or the Tree view, open the folders context menu,
and choose Properties. Then move to the Customize page.
. If the folder is the current location, choose Customize this folder on the
View menu.
list end

The first control on the Customize page is an "Optimize the folder for: "
combo box. Note that if you change the setting, the following control is a
check
box for applying the setting to all the subfolders.

By default, these are the optimizations for some common folders: Downloads
is optimized for General items, My Documents for documents, My Music for
music,
My Pictures for pictures, and My Videos for videos.

When you change the view options of a folder, this does not affect the view
settings of any other folder. However, you can manually apply all the views
options of a folder, ie view, details, sorting and grouping, to all the
other folders which are optimized for the same kinds of files:

list of 4 items
1. Open the Folder Options dialog from the View menu.
2. Move to the View page.
3. Press the Apply to Folders button. A Folder views dialog opens asking you
whether you want all folder of this type to match this folder's view
settings.
Press Enter to press the Yes button.
4. Tab to the OK button and press it.
list end

Note that this also determines the view options of new folders of that type.

View options of Special Folders

The Desktop folder at the top of the location hierarchy, and and folders
which it contains, for example Libraries and Computer, are all special
system folders.
Although not set to have Details view by default, in many cases the details
present in the details view are particular to that folder. For example, the
details for the Computer folder include total size and free space. Because
of this, these folders don't have a setting for optimizing them for the
standard
kinds of files.

By default, your personal folder has a Medium icons view, and the following
have a Tiles view: Desktop, Libraries, Computer, Network, and Recycle Bin.
It's
recommended that for these locations the view is changed to Details, or
possibly List in the case of the Libraries folder.

View options of Disks and devices

In general, the view options of disks and devices behave in the same way as
file folders, and by default they are optimized for General Items. One
exception
to this is the disk which contains Windows 7, and this doesn't have a
optimization for kinds of files setting.

Keystrokes
Summary: keystrokes

table with 2 columns and 11 rows
Command
Keystrokes
Cycle around: Address bar in split button mode, Search box, Toolbar, Tree
view, Items view, and if this has a Details view, a Name split button, which
is
the first of the column headings.
Tab, or Shift + Tab
Move to Search box
Ctrl + E
In the Items view, move up a location
Alt + Up Arrow
Back to previous location
Alt + Left Arrow
Forward
Alt + Right Arrow
Create a new folder
Ctrl + Shift + N
Move to Address bar in edit combo box mode
Alt + D
In the address bar, switch to split buttons mode
Esc
In the address bar, switch to edit combo box mode
Alt + D, or with focus on desktop split button, Spacebar
If necessary, expand the tree view so that the current location is shown,
and then select this folder.
Ctrl + Shift + E
table end


Dave Carlson
Sent from somewhere in the Western United States, using a Dell Latitude
E6520 and Windows 7


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Fioravanti" <fioresq1@comcast.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:57
Subject: [Bulk] WINDOWS 7 WITH JAWS 13, classic view and windows explorer


Hi: Just installed jaws 13 with windows 7. I have two questions (hopefully):
(1) is there a classic view that can be set in windows 7? I know with
windows xp there was a classic view, but not sure about this one. The
problem is that when I hit startkey+E for explorer, I'm not seeing my
documents as in Windos XP.
(2) Is there a help page for setting windows explorer properly in windows 7
to display what you want in Jaws? I recall initially receiving an
instruction manual from Freedom when I had originally starting using it with
98, telling you how to set explorer. Thanks.
John Fioravanti
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Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: webvisum and firefox 9.0.1


I've been corrected.
Cris Hallsworth explained the procedure for getting webvisum back.
I went to Webvisum from within firefox and re-installed.
A message said that firefox wouldn't allow webvisum but pressing alt plus
"a" got me passed this issue.
The problem is that firefox never told me how to get webvisum back.
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Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:16 PM
Subject: webvisum and firefox 9.0.1


While using firefox 8.0.1 I was advised to upgrade.
When I did, firefox said that they were not supporting webvisum.
I tried to go back to 8.0.1 but couldn't.
Be very cautious about upgrading until this issue is resolved.
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Re: Accessible translators with Jaws

Michelle Abadia <michelle.abadia@...>
 

Wow! Those websites sound great as well!

I'll try them out.

Thank you!

Michelle Abadia

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Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

When I'm working on a document, I often refer to the following pages:
http://www.spanish-translator-services.com/espanol/traductor-gratis.htm and
http://www.proz.com/search/

The first site can do blocks of text and is pretty accurate and the second
site is very goo for single words and or terms/phrases. I use the Spanish to
English features, but they offer support for other languages as well.

The ProZ site is used by a lot of translaters/interpretors and is a good
over all resource.



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From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of michelle.abadia@verizon.net
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:19 AM
To: Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com; jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws







-Thank you very much, Adrian. i'll try it!



michelle Abadia



----------------------------

From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>

Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

Date: January 28th 2012 1:52 PM



Okay, this JAWS-friendly website enables you to translate among all three

languages (and more):



http://babelfish.yahoo.com/



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On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:57 AM

To: The Jaws for Windows support list.

Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws



Thanks so much, Adrian.



However, I would very much like a translator that could handle all 3

languages and that'd be accessible with Jaws.



Thanks again.



Michelle Abadia





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From: Adrian Spratt <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:04 AM

To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>

Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws



Many years ago I purchased a braille French/English, English/French

dictionary from what was then England's RNIB. I mention it in case you'd be

interested and if it's still available. I don't seem to have saved any

information about a similar online dictionary for French, but here is an

item that might meet your Spanish needs from one of Dean Martineau's

newsletters:



The University of Chicago Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary, a

pocket dictionary originally available only in a 27' pamphlet paper edition,


is now available for electronic download through Web Braille to registered

borrowers. It joins Dictionary of eye terminology, Elson's pocket music

dictionary and Dictionary of braille music signs as downloadable items with

"dictionary" in the title. http://loc.gov/nls



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On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:23 AM

To: The Jaws for Windows support list.

Subject: Accessible translators with Jaws



Greetings All.



I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 and Jaws 13. Is there a

particularly accessible translator I could download? I'm a professor of

French and Spanish. So I'd like to be able to handle translations between

English, French and Spanish with Jaws and my braille display.



Thanks very much in advance for any help on this.



Michelle Abadia







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From: Marquette, Ed <Ed.Marquette@KutakRock.com>

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:47 AM

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Subject: RE: Advice needed



Sorry to be a little late here. I really think you have to try the

applications with demonstration installation. Usually, these will run for

30 days and then die. You can talk to the software vendors and ask about

accessibility, but that is usually a waste. Sighted developers almost never


have a clue. At the same time, you do not want to take months installing

and uninstalling demo packages. From my experience, here is how to put a

priority on your testing:

1. Anything that is "on-line" or "web-based," meaning that you really don't


install anything locally, but access everything through a browser should be

immediately sorted to the bottom of the list. There are a few exceptions,

but my experience is that anything which is Web-based is slower, more

awkward, and likely to be loaded with inaccessible garbage that some

programmer thought was cute or pretty.

2. Do your research and read the reviews on the software. If sighted

reviewers are excited about the interface, sort those near the bottom.

There almost seems to be an inverse relationship between how the sighted

world rates an interface and accessibility. If a reviewer criticizes an

interface as "old-fashioned" or "clunky," sort those applications toward the


top.

3. Again, gleaning from reviews of the software, the more times you hear

"drag and drop" the further down the priority list the software should go.

None of the above is fail-safe, and there are always exceptions, but if you

follow the above, you should hit something that works sooner rather than

later.

You should also remember that JAWS has some amazing features that make some

pretty bad applications work pretty well.

For instance, fields that have no labels can be labeled in JAWS. Some

fields that appear to be inaccessible can often be reached using the JAWS

cursor. It doesn't always take longer with the JAWS cursor. The

Applications Key is your friend. Some functions that require lots of mouse

clicks can be reached in a menu with the applications key, which is the

rough equivalent of a right mouse click.

Your pastor is right, church records cannot be handled effectively with

Excel. You need a relational database that handles one-to-many

relationships. There used to be a DOS-based integrated package called

Enable, with a little thought, you could design a church database

application that could (and did) run circles around the commercial

databases. Relational database theory, alas, is outside the scope of this

list.



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Re: Accessible translators with Jaws

Michelle Abadia <michelle.abadia@...>
 

"Encarta"?
Might you have a URL for that?

Thanks.
Michelle

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Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:59 PM
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Subject: Re: Accessible translators with Jaws

Hello. Encarta has a translation system in addition to english
dictionary and thesaurus. You can translate between and to: English,
French, Spanish, Italian, German. Hope that helps.



On 1/28/2012 9:32 PM, RJ Sandefur wrote:
Michelle, Where are you from if I might ask? RJ
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Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:19 PM
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws




-Thank you very much, Adrian. i'll try it!

michelle Abadia

----------------------------
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws
Date: January 28th 2012 1:52 PM

Okay, this JAWS-friendly website enables you to translate among all
three
languages (and more):

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

-----Original Message----- From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
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On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:57 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

Thanks so much, Adrian.

However, I would very much like a translator that could handle all 3
languages and that'd be accessible with Jaws.

Thanks again.

Michelle Abadia


-----Original Message----- From: Adrian Spratt <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:04 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

Many years ago I purchased a braille French/English, English/French
dictionary from what was then England's RNIB. I mention it in case
you'd be
interested and if it's still available. I don't seem to have saved any
information about a similar online dictionary for French, but here is an
item that might meet your Spanish needs from one of Dean Martineau's
newsletters:

The University of Chicago Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary, a
pocket dictionary originally available only in a 27' pamphlet paper
edition,
is now available for electronic download through Web Braille to
registered
borrowers. It joins Dictionary of eye terminology, Elson's pocket music
dictionary and Dictionary of braille music signs as downloadable
items with
"dictionary" in the title. http://loc.gov/nls

-----Original Message----- From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:23 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Accessible translators with Jaws

Greetings All.

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 and Jaws 13. Is there a
particularly accessible translator I could download? I'm a professor of
French and Spanish. So I'd like to be able to handle translations
between
English, French and Spanish with Jaws and my braille display.

Thanks very much in advance for any help on this.

Michelle Abadia



-----Original Message----- From: Marquette, Ed
<Ed.Marquette@KutakRock.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:47 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Advice needed

Sorry to be a little late here. I really think you have to try the
applications with demonstration installation. Usually, these will
run for
30 days and then die. You can talk to the software vendors and ask
about
accessibility, but that is usually a waste. Sighted developers
almost never
have a clue. At the same time, you do not want to take months
installing
and uninstalling demo packages. From my experience, here is how to
put a
priority on your testing:
1. Anything that is "on-line" or "web-based," meaning that you
really don't
install anything locally, but access everything through a browser
should be
immediately sorted to the bottom of the list. There are a few
exceptions,
but my experience is that anything which is Web-based is slower, more
awkward, and likely to be loaded with inaccessible garbage that some
programmer thought was cute or pretty.
2. Do your research and read the reviews on the software. If sighted
reviewers are excited about the interface, sort those near the bottom.
There almost seems to be an inverse relationship between how the sighted
world rates an interface and accessibility. If a reviewer criticizes an
interface as "old-fashioned" or "clunky," sort those applications
toward the
top.
3. Again, gleaning from reviews of the software, the more times you
hear
"drag and drop" the further down the priority list the software
should go.
None of the above is fail-safe, and there are always exceptions, but
if you
follow the above, you should hit something that works sooner rather than
later.
You should also remember that JAWS has some amazing features that
make some
pretty bad applications work pretty well.
For instance, fields that have no labels can be labeled in JAWS. Some
fields that appear to be inaccessible can often be reached using the
JAWS
cursor. It doesn't always take longer with the JAWS cursor. The
Applications Key is your friend. Some functions that require lots of
mouse
clicks can be reached in a menu with the applications key, which is the
rough equivalent of a right mouse click.
Your pastor is right, church records cannot be handled effectively with
Excel. You need a relational database that handles one-to-many
relationships. There used to be a DOS-based integrated package called
Enable, with a little thought, you could design a church database
application that could (and did) run circles around the commercial
databases. Relational database theory, alas, is outside the scope of
this
list.

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Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

John Martyn
 

Blind tunes:
www.BlindTunes.net

RhapsodyBlind
www.RhapsodyBlind.com

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Phyllis Stevens
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:04 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blind Tunes hits over 10,000 users

Could you send the URL for blind tunes to me privately? I am looking at
an I-Phone four, just didn't have enough money to get it yet. Probably
looking at next month, though. I currently do not have ITunes on the
computer yet, but will get it soon as I have need to do so.

When boundaries are present, there is fear.
When wholeness and unity is recognized, fear cannot exist.
- James A. Ray

Phyllis, Emmy and her kitties
Simon and Sarah

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Re: Accessible translators with Jaws

RJ Sandefur
 

If you use skype, you may add me. smallistbaby1979 RJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michelle Abadia" <michelle.abadia@verizon.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:23 PM
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws


I'm originally from Puerto Rico; I've been living in Boston, Massachusetts for 20 something years.

Michelle


-----Original Message-----
From: RJ Sandefur <joltingjacksandefur@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:32 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: Re: Accessible translators with Jaws

Michelle, Where are you from if I might ask? RJ
----- Original Message -----
From: <michelle.abadia@verizon.net>
To: <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>; <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:19 PM
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws




-Thank you very much, Adrian. i'll try it!

michelle Abadia

----------------------------
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws
Date: January 28th 2012 1:52 PM

Okay, this JAWS-friendly website enables you to translate among all three
languages (and more):

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:57 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

Thanks so much, Adrian.

However, I would very much like a translator that could handle all 3
languages and that'd be accessible with Jaws.

Thanks again.

Michelle Abadia


-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Spratt <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:04 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

Many years ago I purchased a braille French/English, English/French
dictionary from what was then England's RNIB. I mention it in case you'd
be
interested and if it's still available. I don't seem to have saved any
information about a similar online dictionary for French, but here is an
item that might meet your Spanish needs from one of Dean Martineau's
newsletters:

The University of Chicago Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary, a
pocket dictionary originally available only in a 27' pamphlet paper
edition,
is now available for electronic download through Web Braille to registered
borrowers. It joins Dictionary of eye terminology, Elson's pocket music
dictionary and Dictionary of braille music signs as downloadable items
with
"dictionary" in the title. http://loc.gov/nls

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:23 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Accessible translators with Jaws

Greetings All.

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 and Jaws 13. Is there a
particularly accessible translator I could download? I'm a professor of
French and Spanish. So I'd like to be able to handle translations between
English, French and Spanish with Jaws and my braille display.

Thanks very much in advance for any help on this.

Michelle Abadia



-----Original Message-----
From: Marquette, Ed <Ed.Marquette@KutakRock.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:47 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Advice needed

Sorry to be a little late here. I really think you have to try the
applications with demonstration installation. Usually, these will run for
30 days and then die. You can talk to the software vendors and ask
about
accessibility, but that is usually a waste. Sighted developers almost
never
have a clue. At the same time, you do not want to take months installing
and uninstalling demo packages. From my experience, here is how to put a
priority on your testing:
1. Anything that is "on-line" or "web-based," meaning that you really
don't
install anything locally, but access everything through a browser should
be
immediately sorted to the bottom of the list. There are a few exceptions,
but my experience is that anything which is Web-based is slower, more
awkward, and likely to be loaded with inaccessible garbage that some
programmer thought was cute or pretty.
2. Do your research and read the reviews on the software. If sighted
reviewers are excited about the interface, sort those near the bottom.
There almost seems to be an inverse relationship between how the sighted
world rates an interface and accessibility. If a reviewer criticizes an
interface as "old-fashioned" or "clunky," sort those applications toward
the
top.
3. Again, gleaning from reviews of the software, the more times you hear
"drag and drop" the further down the priority list the software should go
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Re: Accessible translators with Jaws

Michelle Abadia <michelle.abadia@...>
 

I'm originally from Puerto Rico; I've been living in Boston, Massachusetts for 20 something years.

Michelle

-----Original Message-----
From: RJ Sandefur <joltingjacksandefur@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:32 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: Re: Accessible translators with Jaws

Michelle, Where are you from if I might ask? RJ
----- Original Message -----
From: <michelle.abadia@verizon.net>
To: <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>; <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:19 PM
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws




-Thank you very much, Adrian. i'll try it!

michelle Abadia

----------------------------
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws
Date: January 28th 2012 1:52 PM

Okay, this JAWS-friendly website enables you to translate among all three
languages (and more):

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:57 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

Thanks so much, Adrian.

However, I would very much like a translator that could handle all 3
languages and that'd be accessible with Jaws.

Thanks again.

Michelle Abadia


-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Spratt <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:04 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Accessible translators with Jaws

Many years ago I purchased a braille French/English, English/French
dictionary from what was then England's RNIB. I mention it in case you'd
be
interested and if it's still available. I don't seem to have saved any
information about a similar online dictionary for French, but here is an
item that might meet your Spanish needs from one of Dean Martineau's
newsletters:

The University of Chicago Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary, a
pocket dictionary originally available only in a 27' pamphlet paper
edition,
is now available for electronic download through Web Braille to registered
borrowers. It joins Dictionary of eye terminology, Elson's pocket music
dictionary and Dictionary of braille music signs as downloadable items
with
"dictionary" in the title. http://loc.gov/nls

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Michelle Abadia
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:23 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Accessible translators with Jaws

Greetings All.

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 and Jaws 13. Is there a
particularly accessible translator I could download? I'm a professor of
French and Spanish. So I'd like to be able to handle translations between
English, French and Spanish with Jaws and my braille display.

Thanks very much in advance for any help on this.

Michelle Abadia



-----Original Message-----
From: Marquette, Ed <Ed.Marquette@KutakRock.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:47 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Advice needed

Sorry to be a little late here. I really think you have to try the
applications with demonstration installation. Usually, these will run for
30 days and then die. You can talk to the software vendors and ask
about
accessibility, but that is usually a waste. Sighted developers almost
never
have a clue. At the same time, you do not want to take months installing
and uninstalling demo packages. From my experience, here is how to put a
priority on your testing:
1. Anything that is "on-line" or "web-based," meaning that you really
don't
install anything locally, but access everything through a browser should
be
immediately sorted to the bottom of the list. There are a few exceptions,
but my experience is that anything which is Web-based is slower, more
awkward, and likely to be loaded with inaccessible garbage that some
programmer thought was cute or pretty.
2. Do your research and read the reviews on the software. If sighted
reviewers are excited about the interface, sort those near the bottom.
There almost seems to be an inverse relationship between how the sighted
world rates an interface and accessibility. If a reviewer criticizes an
interface as "old-fashioned" or "clunky," sort those applications toward
the
top.
3. Again, gleaning from reviews of the software, the more times you hear
"drag and drop" the further down the priority list the software should go


Re: [Bulk] WINDOWS 7 WITH JAWS 13, classic view and windows explorer

Dave...
 

John,

just noticed that I have a more recent version of Classic Shell. It is:

ClassicShellSetup_3_2_0.exe

Since the version may again have morphed, I suggest you just search for
"Classic Shell" and "Windows 7"


Dave Carlson
Sent from somewhere in the Western United States, using a Dell Latitude
E6520 and Windows 7

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Fioravanti" <fioresq1@comcast.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:57
Subject: [Bulk] WINDOWS 7 WITH JAWS 13, classic view and windows explorer


Hi: Just installed jaws 13 with windows 7. I have two questions (hopefully):
(1) is there a classic view that can be set in windows 7? I know with
windows xp there was a classic view, but not sure about this one. The
problem is that when I hit startkey+E for explorer, I'm not seeing my
documents as in Windos XP.
(2) Is there a help page for setting windows explorer properly in windows 7
to display what you want in Jaws? I recall initially receiving an
instruction manual from Freedom when I had originally starting using it with
98, telling you how to set explorer. Thanks.
John Fioravanti
----- Original Message -----
From: "john.falter" <john.falter@verizon.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: webvisum and firefox 9.0.1


I've been corrected.
Cris Hallsworth explained the procedure for getting webvisum back.
I went to Webvisum from within firefox and re-installed.
A message said that firefox wouldn't allow webvisum but pressing alt plus
"a" got me passed this issue.
The problem is that firefox never told me how to get webvisum back.
----- Original Message -----
From: "john.falter" <john.falter@verizon.net>
To: <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:16 PM
Subject: webvisum and firefox 9.0.1


While using firefox 8.0.1 I was advised to upgrade.
When I did, firefox said that they were not supporting webvisum.
I tried to go back to 8.0.1 but couldn't.
Be very cautious about upgrading until this issue is resolved.
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