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moderated Operating System unassisted install

Rick Mladek
 

Hi all,

Is it possible to install Windows 10 into/onto a new not previously used hard drive, without sighted assistance?

Thank you,

Rick

moderated Re: Irritating problems with JAWS 2018

 

Have you checked in Settings > Gaming > Game Bar and Game Mode to see that Game Bar and Game Mode is turned off?
You may not like this, but keep in mind that Jaws 2018 is 2 years old, I guess a bit less if you count updates for Jaws 2018 throughout that year, but as Windows moves on (version 1809, 1903 and soon 1909 are all versions which came after Jaws 2018 support ended) you may find more and more issues. Especially in Jaws 2020 people will probably see some pretty drastic improvements with respect to how Jaws access information with the new GDI or deep level hooking, I think currently the old accessibility display driver is still on by default, but I assume this may change very soon.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 9:27 PM
To: jfw <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Irritating problems with JAWS 2018

Dear all,
I use JAWS 2018 on a Win 10 machine. I am pissed off due to the following issues.
1. When Jaws is on, I can often use "g". While I know that there is some shortcut Windows + g for game bar: I continually have to turn that off. Any way to get rid of it permanently?
2. Jaws often loses focus while I am on the net. I have to press Alt + Tab twice to get the focus back.

Eagerly await solutions for these.

Thanks
Best
Turab

moderated Re: activating windows by script

Kevin Meyers <kevinmeyers@...>
 

Do you have any documentation using Itunes or Spotify with Jaws?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: activating windows by script

This is the sort of thing my book, Windows Keyboard Power User Guide
concerns itself with. https://techforblind.us

I don't know if you can do this at work, I suspect you can, but go to the
run dialog and type shell:appsfolder and press enter. You get a listing of
everything installed on the computer. You can put icons to all of them on
the desktop, native Windows apps won't come with such icons by default, and
then assign hotkeys to them. It varies, but most of such hotkeys can be used
to switch to the app as well as launch it, but that doesn't work with Office
apps.

You can certainly pin your most important programs to the task bar. Skype
for Business and Outlook can be pinned. Once you learn the position of the
icons on the task bar, up to ten of them, you can press Windows+Number to
launch or switch to that program.


I suspect at least some of this will work for you.

Dean

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marten Post
Uiterweer
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 5:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: activating windows by script

Hi,

Is it possible to activate windows by using a script?

You can use ins-f10 and choose an other window, but I want to activate a
window by using a hotkey, so I can allways activate the skype for business
chat window for example or the outlook window.

Earlioer I used autohotkey for this, but at my work they don't want me to
use this program.

Regards, Marten

moderated Re: activating windows by script

Dean Martineau
 

This is the sort of thing my book, Windows Keyboard Power User Guide
concerns itself with. https://techforblind.us

I don't know if you can do this at work, I suspect you can, but go to the
run dialog and type shell:appsfolder and press enter. You get a listing of
everything installed on the computer. You can put icons to all of them on
the desktop, native Windows apps won't come with such icons by default, and
then assign hotkeys to them. It varies, but most of such hotkeys can be used
to switch to the app as well as launch it, but that doesn't work with Office
apps.

You can certainly pin your most important programs to the task bar. Skype
for Business and Outlook can be pinned. Once you learn the position of the
icons on the task bar, up to ten of them, you can press Windows+Number to
launch or switch to that program.


I suspect at least some of this will work for you.

Dean

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marten Post
Uiterweer
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 5:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: activating windows by script

Hi,

Is it possible to activate windows by using a script?

You can use ins-f10 and choose an other window, but I want to activate a
window by using a hotkey, so I can allways activate the skype for
business chat window for example or the outlook window.

Earlioer I used autohotkey for this, but at my work they don't want me
to use this program.

Regards, Marten

moderated activating windows by script

Marten Post Uiterweer
 

Hi,

Is it possible to activate windows by using a script?

You can use ins-f10 and choose an other window, but I want to activate a
window by using a hotkey, so I can allways activate the skype for
business chat window for example or the outlook window.

Earlioer I used autohotkey for this, but at my work they don't want me
to use this program.

Regards, Marten

moderated Irritating problems with JAWS 2018

turab chimthanawala
 

Dear all,
I use JAWS 2018 on a Win 10 machine. I am pissed off due to the
following issues.
1. When Jaws is on, I can often use "g". While I know that there is
some shortcut Windows + g for game bar: I continually have to turn
that off. Any way to get rid of it permanently?
2. Jaws often loses focus while I am on the net. I have to press Alt +
Tab twice to get the focus back.

Eagerly await solutions for these.

Thanks
Best
Turab

moderated Re: braille display going to sleep during windows login

Milton Ota <mota1252@...>
 

If using the Focus 14 or 40 5th Generation, bring the display settings up and find Rest.

Press Enter on Rest and you will see at the far left of the display a number, using the up or down rocker bar will change the length of time before the braille display goes to sleep. The longest lenght you can have is 45.


Original message:

There is a sleep time in the menu of that Braille display, you can get
to it by using the thumb keys when a screen reader is not using the
display.
On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:34:03 -0400,
Richard Turner wrote:
[1 <text/plain; utf-8 (base64)>]
[2 <text/html; utf-8 (base64)>]
Well, I think she needs to either call Freedom Scientific or Humanware to figure out why it is going to sleep at that point.
That is not normal.


Humanware:
Toll-free phone (US only) 1 800 722-3393
E-mail: support@...


Freedom Scientific:
You can call the Technical Support department for all Freedom Scientific products at 727-803-8600 Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 7 PM, Eastern Time.


Richard


🖖 Live long and prosper




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


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michelle's Home Emails
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display going to sleep during windows login


hi Richard


Michelle here,


Thank you for response.
i think the lady has a humanware brailleiant 40 cell about 12 months old with Jaws 2019 pro windows 10


Hope this helps?
Michelle


On 20 Sep 2019, at 12:23 pm, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:
Which braille display does she have?
What software is she using?


Richard


Always look out for #1, and be careful not to step in #2.


On Sep 18, 2019, at 10:05 PM, Michelle's Home Emails <m1stevens@...> wrote:
hi list
MY friend who is Deafblind is having problems where her braille display goes to sleep too quickly during login. Any way how to fix this so that it give a longer time to read information? Jays 2019 pro windows vers 10
Kind regards
Michelle


--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?
John Covici wb2una
covici@...

moderated Re: Accessible Windows Server

HH. Smith Jr.
 

Thanks for the info. It just my come in handy for my Network administration courses.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robbie Curtis
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 1:45 PM
To: program-l@...; jfw@groups.io; wp4newbs@...
Subject: Accessible Windows Server

Hey Yall,


First of all I would like to thank those who assisted me in trying to fix my database connection problem for my local environment. With that being said, I posted my question to a Facebook group and was told to move from Wamp to Laragon.


I installed Laragon and my database connection problem was solved. So, I am sharing this with those of you who are looking for an accessible Windows server software. As stated, I installed it and the installation process as well as the software is accessible.


You can download Laragon at www.laragon.org.


Hope this helps.

--
Robbie J. Curtis
essence64@...
"Stay in peace, not pieces!"


---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com

moderated Re: Pinning a Message

CathyAnne Murtha
 

I'm not sure which version of Outlook you're using. I'm using Office 365 and use the Windows Application Menu.

1. Focus on a message in the message list
2. Open the Windows Application Menu (WINDOWS APPLICATION KEY or SHIFT-F10)
3. Press ENTER on Follow-up
4. Within he Follow-up menu, press ENTER on "No Date"

After setting the Follow-up, set your email arrangement to "Flag Status."

This puts your flagged messages at the top and your other messages sorted by date at the bottom.

Messages with "No Date" follow-ups are always at the top.

To arrange messages by Flag Status:

1. Open the View Ribbon (ALT-V)
2. Activate the "Arrange By" (AB)
3. Within the list, select "Flag Status" (L)



CathyAnne


CathyAnne Murtha
Access Technology Institute, LLC
cathy@...
www.blind.training
(520) 955-6611

moderated Accessible Windows Server

Robbie Curtis
 

Hey Yall,


First of all I would like to thank those who assisted me in trying to fix my database connection problem for my local environment. With that being said, I posted my question to a Facebook group and was told to move from Wamp to Laragon.


I installed Laragon and my database connection problem was solved. So, I am sharing this with those of you who are looking for an accessible Windows server software. As stated, I installed it and the installation process as well as the software is accessible.


You can download Laragon at www.laragon.org.


Hope this helps.

--
Robbie J. Curtis
essence64@...
"Stay in peace, not pieces!"


---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com

moderated Re: Windows 10 "Sign-in" versus Windows 7 "Logon" Screens

 

Hi,

They are essentially the same thing – differences in terminology. In case one creates multiple user accounts in Windows 10, users will see a list of users to choose from and asked for credentials in any number of ways – passwords, pin, picture password, fingerprint, iris scan and so on.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 9:18 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Windows 10 "Sign-in" versus Windows 7 "Logon" Screens

 

Hi!

 

I am new to Windows 10.  I am using it under JAWS 2019.  In Windows 7, there was a “logon” screen that listed the various user accounts.  In Windows 10, there seems to be a “sign-in” screen.  Right now, there is just one user for this sign-in screen - me.  So, what is the difference between the “sign-in” versus the “logon” screens?  What happens in Windows 10 when I add a couple of additional user accounts?  How does this “sign-in” screen change?  With JAWS, what is the best way to setup Windows 10 to handle logging-in?  For example, can (or should) I disable the “sign-in” screen and instead use a “logon” screen?

 

Thanks,

Richard

moderated Re: Windows 10 "Sign-in" versus Windows 7 "Logon" Screens

 

As far as their respective functions, they're absolutely synonymous.

There are now Microsoft Account linked and local Windows 10 User Accounts, and there were only the equivalent of local under Windows 7.  But, still, that doesn't change the way the Sign-in screen works, which is essentially the same way that the Log-in screen did under Windows 7 when there are multiple accounts.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer

moderated Re: Windows 10 "Sign-in" versus Windows 7 "Logon" Screens

 

If you have more than one user they also show up in Windows 10, you can tab to the one you want, press enter and it will ask for that user’s password or PIN (if you set up a PIN).

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 9:18 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Windows 10 "Sign-in" versus Windows 7 "Logon" Screens

 

Hi!

 

I am new to Windows 10.  I am using it under JAWS 2019.  In Windows 7, there was a “logon” screen that listed the various user accounts.  In Windows 10, there seems to be a “sign-in” screen.  Right now, there is just one user for this sign-in screen - me.  So, what is the difference between the “sign-in” versus the “logon” screens?  What happens in Windows 10 when I add a couple of additional user accounts?  How does this “sign-in” screen change?  With JAWS, what is the best way to setup Windows 10 to handle logging-in?  For example, can (or should) I disable the “sign-in” screen and instead use a “logon” screen?

 

Thanks,

Richard

moderated Windows 10 "Sign-in" versus Windows 7 "Logon" Screens

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I am new to Windows 10.  I am using it under JAWS 2019.  In Windows 7, there was a “logon” screen that listed the various user accounts.  In Windows 10, there seems to be a “sign-in” screen.  Right now, there is just one user for this sign-in screen - me.  So, what is the difference between the “sign-in” versus the “logon” screens?  What happens in Windows 10 when I add a couple of additional user accounts?  How does this “sign-in” screen change?  With JAWS, what is the best way to setup Windows 10 to handle logging-in?  For example, can (or should) I disable the “sign-in” screen and instead use a “logon” screen?

 

Thanks,

Richard

moderated Re: braille display going to sleep during windows login

John Covici
 

There is a sleep time in the menu of that Braille display, you can get
to it by using the thumb keys when a screen reader is not using the
display.

On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:34:03 -0400,
Richard Turner wrote:

[1 <text/plain; utf-8 (base64)>]
[2 <text/html; utf-8 (base64)>]
Well, I think she needs to either call Freedom Scientific or Humanware to figure out why it is going to sleep at that point.

That is not normal.



Humanware:

Toll-free phone (US only) 1 800 722-3393

E-mail: support@...



Freedom Scientific:

You can call the Technical Support department for all Freedom Scientific products at 727-803-8600 Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 7 PM, Eastern Time.



Richard



🖖 Live long and prosper





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



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michelle's Home Emails
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display going to sleep during windows login



hi Richard



Michelle here,



Thank you for response.

i think the lady has a humanware brailleiant 40 cell about 12 months old with Jaws 2019 pro windows 10



Hope this helps?

Michelle



On 20 Sep 2019, at 12:23 pm, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

Which braille display does she have?

What software is she using?



Richard



Always look out for #1, and be careful not to step in #2.



On Sep 18, 2019, at 10:05 PM, Michelle's Home Emails <m1stevens@...> wrote:

hi list

MY friend who is Deafblind is having problems where her braille display goes to sleep too quickly during login. Any way how to fix this so that it give a longer time to read information? Jays 2019 pro windows vers 10

Kind regards
Michelle

--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...

moderated Re: Windows Mail with JAWS beta 2020

 

Remember that anybody now can download and install the Jaws 2020 public beta and you loose nothing since it runs perfectly well and completely separately alongside Jaws 2019 or any other Jaws version you have installed.
For people who are still on Jaws 2018, Jaws 18 or, even worse, Jaws 17 which you really should not be on any more if you use Windows 10, this is a great opportunity to use Jaws 2020 for the next 5 or 6 weeks until the final release. At this point of course you could only run it in demo mode unless you have an SMA left or decide to purchase one. If you are in the US you can always opt for the annual $90/year subscription.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows Mail with JAWS beta 2020

Hi kids. Has anyone played with the mail app using JAWS 2020? Anything new? Any changes? Thanks.

moderated Re: braille display going to sleep during windows login

Richard Turner
 

Well, I think she needs to either call Freedom Scientific or Humanware to figure out why it is going to sleep at that point.

That is not normal.

 

Humanware:

Toll-free phone (US only) 1 800 722-3393

E-mail: support@...

 

Freedom Scientific:

You can call the Technical Support department for all Freedom Scientific products at 727-803-8600 Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 7 PM, Eastern Time.

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michelle's Home Emails
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display going to sleep during windows login

 

hi Richard 

 

Michelle here, 

 

Thank you for response. 

i think the lady has a humanware brailleiant 40 cell about 12 months old with Jaws 2019 pro windows 10 

 

Hope this helps? 

Michelle 

 


On 20 Sep 2019, at 12:23 pm, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

Which braille display does she have?

What software is she using?

 

Richard

 

Always look out for #1, and be careful not to step in #2. 

 



On Sep 18, 2019, at 10:05 PM, Michelle's Home Emails <m1stevens@...> wrote:

hi list

MY friend who is Deafblind is having problems where her braille display goes to sleep too quickly during login. Any way how to fix this so that it give a longer time to read information?  Jays 2019 pro windows vers 10


Kind regards
Michelle


moderated Re: Pinning a Message

Les Kriegler
 

Hi Cathyann,

When I activate the follow-up menu, the only option I see is Flag Message. This happens whether I tab to the follow-up menu and hit the space bar or by using the Shortcut Key, Alt-H followed by W. What am I missing? Thanks.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 3:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Pinning a Message

Set a follow-up for the message. Set the follow-up to “no date.”

It will stay at the top of the message list until you remove the follow-up.

CathyAnne

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Access Technology Institute
www.blind.training
cathy@...
(520) 955-6611

CathyAnne Murtha
CEO
Access Technology Institute, LLC
www.blind.training
cathy@...
Phone: (520) 955-6611



On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 9:34 PM -0700, "Rick Miller" <rm1263@... <mailto:rm1263@...> > wrote:



Dear Listers:



Using Microsoft Outlook, is there a way, using JAWS, that you can pin a message to the top of your inbox? If so, how?







Rick Miller

moderated Re: Pinning a Message

CathyAnne Murtha
 

Set a follow-up for the message. Set the follow-up to “no date.”

It will stay at the top of the message list until you remove the follow-up.

CathyAnne

---
CathyAnne Murtha
Access Technology Institute
www.blind.training
cathy@...
(520) 955-6611

CathyAnne Murtha
CEO
Access Technology Institute, LLC
www.blind.training
cathy@...
Phone: (520) 955-6611



On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 9:34 PM -0700, "Rick Miller" <rm1263@...> wrote:

Dear Listers:

 

Using Microsoft Outlook, is there a way, using JAWS, that you can pin a message to the top of your inbox?  If so, how?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

moderated Re: braille display going to sleep during windows login

Michelle's Home Emails
 

hi Richard 

Michelle here, 

Thank you for response. 
i think the lady has a humanware brailleiant 40 cell about 12 months old with Jaws 2019 pro windows 10 

Hope this helps? 
Michelle 



On 20 Sep 2019, at 12:23 pm, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

Which braille display does she have?
What software is she using?


Richard

Always look out for #1, and be careful not to step in #2. 


On Sep 18, 2019, at 10:05 PM, Michelle's Home Emails <m1stevens@...> wrote:

hi list

MY friend who is Deafblind is having problems where her braille display goes to sleep too quickly during login. Any way how to fix this so that it give a longer time to read information?  Jays 2019 pro windows vers 10


Kind regards
Michelle