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moderated Re: Jaws 2019 and desktop shortcut keys

Maria Campbell
 

You do realize that demo mode only works for 40 minutes at a time?


Maria Campbell
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On 7/27/2019 10:39 AM, David Csercsics wrote:
I have noticed many issues with JAWS, that make it nearly unusable for me. I'm just running it in demo mode, so maybe I shouldn't comment, as I doubt Freedom Scientific would like that kind of feedback. But 2 or 3 times now I have returned to my keyboard to find it unusable after the system had been idle for awhile. It also took out the braille display. I can duplicate the shortcut key problem as well, though it seems to happen randomly. Sometimes the keyboard driver will crash if I type too fast, and this is also true of the braille translator. This happens frequently enough that it can be quite annoying. I have other issues, some of which are keyboard related, but those are the ones that would be related to your shortcut issue.

moderated Re: Jaws 2019 and desktop shortcut keys

David Csercsics
 

I have noticed many issues with JAWS, that make it nearly unusable for me. I'm just running it in demo mode, so maybe I shouldn't comment, as I doubt Freedom Scientific would like that kind of feedback. But 2 or 3 times now I have returned to my keyboard to find it unusable after the system had been idle for awhile. It also took out the braille display. I can duplicate the shortcut key problem as well, though it seems to happen randomly. Sometimes the keyboard driver will crash if I type too fast, and this is also true of the braille translator. This happens frequently enough that it can be quite annoying. I have other issues, some of which are keyboard related, but those are the ones that would be related to your shortcut issue.

moderated Re: Jaws 2019 and desktop shortcut keys

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,
Yes, I get the same issue when JAWS and One Touch, a Bible software
program, are running together. I then lose the ability to use any desktop
shortcut keys. So far, this is the only time I have noted the problem.
JAWS has other issues with One Touch but the shortcut keys is the one that
is common between us.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:45 PM
To: JFW main user list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2019 and desktop shortcut keys

I've begun a conversation with Eric Damery from Freedom Scientific about the
issue I have on my home computer with Jaws 2019 blocking my use of my
desktop shortcut keys.
If anyone else is experiencing this, could you please write both Eric and
myself? At this point, I'm a loan voice on this one.
Eric's email is EDamery@...

My address is: richardturner42@...




Richard

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indistinguishable from magic."
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moderated Re: Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

Chris
 

It can be found in settings > system > focus assist

And choose the off radio button

Theres also other options you may wish to turn off

 

 

From: Steve Matzura
Sent: 27 July 2019 14:29
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

 

Right. But nobody can tell me how to turn it off yet keep things like the Actions Center active so I can read things when want to.

 

On 7/27/2019 4:05 AM, Chris via Groups.Io wrote:

I have never used this feature but As far as I can tell it focus’s on any notification that appears whilst in another app

 

I think this may be on by default so this may be your issue or it may not

 

moderated Re: Outlook and JFW freezes when saving message as text file

Richard Turner
 

Hi,

I just saved your message as a txt file running Outlook from Office 365 with latest Jaws 2019 and Windows 10 64 home build 1903.

The file name is

Outlook and JFW freezes when saving message as text file.txt and it saved with no problems.

 

Richard

 

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Gurd via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:18 AM
To: 'jfw World List' <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Outlook and JFW freezes when saving message as text file

 

Hi

Has anyone tried saving  a email message as a text file from Outlook 365 using latest version of JFW 2019? My PC locks up. It is possible this was introduced by an Outlook update as I’m sure it was working fine a week or two ago.

 

John

 

moderated Re: Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

Steve Matzura
 

Right. But nobody can tell me how to turn it off yet keep things like the Actions Center active so I can read things when want to.


On 7/27/2019 4:05 AM, Chris via Groups.Io wrote:

I have never used this feature but As far as I can tell it focus’s on any notification that appears whilst in another app

 

I think this may be on by default so this may be your issue or it may not

moderated Outlook and JFW freezes when saving message as text file

John Gurd
 

Hi

Has anyone tried saving  a email message as a text file from Outlook 365 using latest version of JFW 2019? My PC locks up. It is possible this was introduced by an Outlook update as I’m sure it was working fine a week or two ago.

 

John

 

moderated Re: Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

Chris
 

I have never used this feature but As far as I can tell it focus’s on any notification that appears whilst in another app

 

I think this may be on by default so this may be your issue or it may not

 

From: Steve Matzura
Sent: 27 July 2019 00:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

 

Focus Assist is about the only thing I haven't tried. Can you explain what it is and how it helps or hurts a screenreader user?

 

On 7/26/2019 12:56 PM, Chris via Groups.Io wrote:

I suppose you could just turn off notifications

Or turn off focus assist

Or use windows+shift+V to read the notification

Or set the affected program to be always on top if it has that option

Im sure there are other ways of getting around this issue

 

moderated Re: Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

Steve Matzura
 

Focus Assist is about the only thing I haven't tried. Can you explain what it is and how it helps or hurts a screenreader user?


On 7/26/2019 12:56 PM, Chris via Groups.Io wrote:

I suppose you could just turn off notifications

Or turn off focus assist

Or use windows+shift+V to read the notification

Or set the affected program to be always on top if it has that option

Im sure there are other ways of getting around this issue

moderated Re: PDF Acrobat Reader and JAWS 2019

John Doering
 

Thanks to both of you.

 

Regards,

 

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

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Mobile:
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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 1:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: PDF Acrobat Reader and JAWS 2019

 

It’s not Advanced Security Settings. It’s Enhanced Security Settings. Uncheck Protected Mode, and also Enhanced Security.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Malver
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 11:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: PDF Acrobat Reader and JAWS 2019

 

Look at the advanced security settings under preferences and on check boxes having to do with protected mode.


On Jul 26, 2019, at 1:11 PM, John Doering <john.doering@...> wrote:

Hello:

I just had my JAWS updated from 18  to 2019 at work.

I just opened a PDF using Acrobat Reader that I had been working on earlier and when I try to read I do not get anything.

Any help will be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

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moderated Re: PDF Acrobat Reader and JAWS 2019

Bill White
 

It’s not Advanced Security Settings. It’s Enhanced Security Settings. Uncheck Protected Mode, and also Enhanced Security.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Malver
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 11:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: PDF Acrobat Reader and JAWS 2019

 

Look at the advanced security settings under preferences and on check boxes having to do with protected mode.


On Jul 26, 2019, at 1:11 PM, John Doering <john.doering@...> wrote:

Hello:

I just had my JAWS updated from 18  to 2019 at work.

I just opened a PDF using Acrobat Reader that I had been working on earlier and when I try to read I do not get anything.

Any help will be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

Industries for the Blind & Visually Impaired accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

moderated Re: PDF Acrobat Reader and JAWS 2019

Michael Malver
 

Look at the advanced security settings under preferences and on check boxes having to do with protected mode.

On Jul 26, 2019, at 1:11 PM, John Doering <john.doering@...> wrote:

Hello:

I just had my JAWS updated from 18  to 2019 at work.

I just opened a PDF using Acrobat Reader that I had been working on earlier and when I try to read I do not get anything.

Any help will be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

Industries for the Blind & Visually Impaired accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

moderated PDF Acrobat Reader and JAWS 2019

John Doering
 

Hello:

I just had my JAWS updated from 18  to 2019 at work.

I just opened a PDF using Acrobat Reader that I had been working on earlier and when I try to read I do not get anything.

Any help will be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

Industries for the Blind & Visually Impaired accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

moderated Re: Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

Chris
 

I suppose you could just turn off notifications

Or turn off focus assist

Or use windows+shift+V to read the notification

Or set the affected program to be always on top if it has that option

Im sure there are other ways of getting around this issue

 

From: Steve Matzura
Sent: 26 July 2019 15:40
To: TechTalk; JFW
Subject: Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

 

Every time a Windows 10 notification appears that of course cannot be

read, some programs' windows become unreadable. Winamp is one of these.

Until the notification is cleared, Winamp is completely inaccessible.

There are others, but they're not very common so I won't list them. Does

anybody have any ideas, tips, tricks, suggestions, as to how to read

these notifications and get rid of them? I had one yesterday for a Java

run-time update, now today I have another one that I just can't find

anywhere. Sometimes a Malwarebytes update will display one of these

kinds of windows, too, so I looked into that. No updates pending.

Sometimes regular old Windows Update does it; ditto, no updates pending

today. I tried restarting Windows, and still no access. This is just

maddening! And of course, JAWS says there's no window to OCR. Ditto

NVDA, just in case you think to ask. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

moderated Notifications Window Really Getting Annoying

Steve Matzura
 

Every time a Windows 10 notification appears that of course cannot be read, some programs' windows become unreadable. Winamp is one of these. Until the notification is cleared, Winamp is completely inaccessible. There are others, but they're not very common so I won't list them. Does anybody have any ideas, tips, tricks, suggestions, as to how to read these notifications and get rid of them? I had one yesterday for a Java run-time update, now today I have another one that I just can't find anywhere. Sometimes a Malwarebytes update will display one of these kinds of windows, too, so I looked into that. No updates pending. Sometimes regular old Windows Update does it; ditto, no updates pending today. I tried restarting Windows, and still no access. This is just maddening! And of course, JAWS says there's no window to OCR. Ditto NVDA, just in case you think to ask. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

moderated latest update to JAWS still saying default on default for font

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Hello all,

     I still have the latest update to JAWS, but it’s still saying, “default on default” for the font information when I press JAWS and f. do you have any ideas as to why the screen reader’s doing this/how to fix it on my own?

Thank you,

Ashleigh Piccinino

P.S. the actual font dialogue works well, speaking the font and things correctly.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

moderated Re: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

ARORA Meesha
 

Ok, no problem😊 and what is the beta version?

Thank you Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 8:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

 

Hello Meesha,

 

I think I spoke to early, it seems that this setting I mentioned was not yet part of the June release, but I’m sure it will most likely be in the next public Jaws update.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ARORA Meesha
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

 

Many thanks Sieghard. I will try it.

Thanks

Meesha

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

 

Hi Meesha,

 

Yes, unfortunately I have the same issue on one of my work PC’s, I can use any application just fine, but Jaws will not speak in the Windows search box, the start menu, the Settings app, control Panel, Calculator and other Windows applications.

I an on the Jaws beta team and know a few others have also experienced this, but it seems to be rare and an illusive issue to fix, for me this started over a year ago on this one PC and so far no Windows update, Jaws update, Windows repair or Jaws repair/reinstallation has fixed it. I am convinced that unfortunately the only way to fix this would be to reinstall Windows absolutely fresh and from scratch.

I am running the current Beta version of Jaws, but I think the June update already included an alternative way to display the start menu and for me Jaws now reads the start menu on this machine, but still not the Settings app, Windows search box or Calculator.

Open Jaws Settings Centre with Jaws Key + 6 on the number row, make sure default settings are loaded by pressing Control + Shift + D, then type “access” in the search box. Tab once and you should have 3 search results, one of them is the following:

Start menu: Access Out-of-Process not checked

Check that and tab to OK and save the new setting, then try the start menu.

Sorry I can’t provide an actual solution/fix for it, but so far I don’t think there is one except to reinstall Windows 10, then reinstall Jaws, all your applications and put back your data from backup.

 

Best regards,

Sieghard

 

In the June update of Jaws

have also

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ARORA Meesha
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

 

Hello all,

I have recently joined this group and find the information shared very informative.

Hope someone can help me with the below query…

I am trying to install JAWS 19 in my laptop with Windows home”  basic after uninstalling JAWS 2018. The problem is JAWS is silent on various items on the PC like – on the start menu, it only speaks “Cortana” and nothing else. Then it is silent when I open system settings folder or open the option to connect to a network.

I have already performed the full recovery couple of times however the problem persists.

Has anybody faced a similar issue? I would really appreciate any insights to resolve this.

Many thanks

Meesha Arora

moderated Re: New Dropbox Navigation

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Hi Curtis/all,

They seem to. I lost a vital file the other day and, since I have everything of importance on dropbox, I wanted to trace my deleted files. I went into my dropbox account, but when files turned up, I was unable to trace the “show deleted files” option, I used to find. It was frustrating, but fortunatel for me, it occurred to me that the actual file on my dropbox files, I mean the ones I access straight by entering from the desktop icon, had a rather altered name, and I thus got to it within seconds. Nothing had disappeared, but who knows if I will be able to trace the deleted files next time.

                                Cheers,

                                                                Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 12:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Dropbox Navigation

 

I did not ssee that option in the general menu. hmm! are they changing again, this is the 25th of July now? :)

 
Curtis Delzer 
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA
 
curtis@...

On 7/17/2019 5:36 PM, Mike B wrote:

Howdy All,

 

I just ran into an issue with Dropbox where it wouldn't let me acces my files.  Well, it turned out that it wanted to update and after downloading the installer and reinstalling Dropbox navigating the folders flat out sucked, so here's how to change the necessary setting for easier navigation.

 

1. Open Dropbox from the system tray, tab to, Access and Manage your Dropbox settings button, and press enter.

 

2. Now tab to, Preferences, and press enter.

 

3. On the General tab, tab to the, Open folders in Dropbox combobox, open this combobox and choose the, Explorer, option.  With Jaws you can open this combobox with Alt + down arrow and then up arrow to the Explorer option and press enter to close the combobox.  Now tab to, Okay, and press enter to save and close preferences.

Note:  This can act a little tricky so it might take a couple of attempts to get the Explorer settings change to stick.

If you have a shortcut key that opens Dropbox options, after you openDropbox up arrow to, Preferences, press enter and follow step 3 from above.

 

 


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!

moderated Re: Jaws 2019 and desktop shortcut keys

Richard Turner
 

Thanks,
That is what Eric Damery told me but he said none of the 100 beta testers couldn't duplicate it.
Later,


Richard

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On Jul 25, 2019, at 7:30 PM, Sieghard Weitzel <@Sieghard> wrote:

Richard, just so you know, this issue/question was put to the beta team and is being discussed/investigated.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:45 PM
To: JFW main user list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2019 and desktop shortcut keys

I've begun a conversation with Eric Damery from Freedom Scientific about the issue I have on my home computer with Jaws 2019 blocking my use of my desktop shortcut keys.
If anyone else is experiencing this, could you please write both Eric and myself? At this point, I'm a loan voice on this one.
Eric's email is EDamery@...

My address is: richardturner42@...




Richard

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moderated Re: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

 

Hello Meesha,

 

I think I spoke to early, it seems that this setting I mentioned was not yet part of the June release, but I’m sure it will most likely be in the next public Jaws update.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ARORA Meesha
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

 

Many thanks Sieghard. I will try it.

Thanks

Meesha

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

 

Hi Meesha,

 

Yes, unfortunately I have the same issue on one of my work PC’s, I can use any application just fine, but Jaws will not speak in the Windows search box, the start menu, the Settings app, control Panel, Calculator and other Windows applications.

I an on the Jaws beta team and know a few others have also experienced this, but it seems to be rare and an illusive issue to fix, for me this started over a year ago on this one PC and so far no Windows update, Jaws update, Windows repair or Jaws repair/reinstallation has fixed it. I am convinced that unfortunately the only way to fix this would be to reinstall Windows absolutely fresh and from scratch.

I am running the current Beta version of Jaws, but I think the June update already included an alternative way to display the start menu and for me Jaws now reads the start menu on this machine, but still not the Settings app, Windows search box or Calculator.

Open Jaws Settings Centre with Jaws Key + 6 on the number row, make sure default settings are loaded by pressing Control + Shift + D, then type “access” in the search box. Tab once and you should have 3 search results, one of them is the following:

Start menu: Access Out-of-Process not checked

Check that and tab to OK and save the new setting, then try the start menu.

Sorry I can’t provide an actual solution/fix for it, but so far I don’t think there is one except to reinstall Windows 10, then reinstall Jaws, all your applications and put back your data from backup.

 

Best regards,

Sieghard

 

In the June update of Jaws

have also

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ARORA Meesha
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS 19 installation on windows 10

 

Hello all,

I have recently joined this group and find the information shared very informative.

Hope someone can help me with the below query…

I am trying to install JAWS 19 in my laptop with Windows home”  basic after uninstalling JAWS 2018. The problem is JAWS is silent on various items on the PC like – on the start menu, it only speaks “Cortana” and nothing else. Then it is silent when I open system settings folder or open the option to connect to a network.

I have already performed the full recovery couple of times however the problem persists.

Has anybody faced a similar issue? I would really appreciate any insights to resolve this.

Many thanks

Meesha Arora