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moderated Re: using linked in with Jaws

JM Casey
 

Sorry to be a downer, but while I know one or two blind people who have used it occasionally, the whole experience is highly unpleasant. I think even most sighted people hate the interface. I’m no stranger to persevering with something irritating if I think I’ll get something good out of it, but I pretty much threw up my hands in defeat not long after creating my linkedin account. They still send me junk mail every week. I have no tips, but, best of luck to you.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of jredlichspeaks@...
Sent: August 16, 2019 10:02 AM
To: 'To:' <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: using linked in with Jaws

 

Can anyone offer tips or a recent tutorial or podcast on using linked in with Jaws?

Thanks.

Judy

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated Re: Announcing position

Dean Martineau
 

Indeed, this gives me a chance to learn something new.

 

In the Settings Center, locate Configure Verbosity Levels, and configure the level for your current verbosity level.  The item count setting is spoken by default if you use beginner or intermediate verbosity, and not if you use advanced verbosity. 

 

When you enter the Configure Speech Verbosity dialog, the first of the check boxes you encounter is Announce Position and Count while Navigating in Lists.  Uncheck it, and activate the OK button.

 

Dean

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 2:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: Amelia Cazares <Amelia.Cazares@...>
Subject: Announcing position

 

Hello:

I am not sure if I used the correct term in my subject…

Is there anyway to stop JAWS from announcing your position when you go into a file list or the desk top?

i.e. When you go to the desk top and it will say something like “Google Chrome 14 of 21?.

Can we stop the announcement of the 14 of 21?

Any ideas will be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

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 Announcing position

John Doering
 

Hello:

I am not sure if I used the correct term in my subject…

Is there anyway to stop JAWS from announcing your position when you go into a file list or the desk top?

i.e. When you go to the desk top and it will say something like “Google Chrome 14 of 21?.

Can we stop the announcement of the 14 of 21?

Any ideas will be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

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: using facebook with Jaws

Jed Barton
 

Let me give you a hint from someone who uses fb all the time.
Absolutely use the mobile site whenever you can. It's way easier to
navigate

On 8/16/19, jredlichspeaks@... <jredlichspeaks@...> wrote:
I am using face book, but tab around a long time before finding what I
need.
This morning I created a post, but can't tell if it posted or not. Can
anyone give me some tips for easily creating a post and posting it? Also
some tips for navigating face book, too?

Thanks.

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let's connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich







moderated using facebook with Jaws

jredlichspeaks@...
 

I am using face book, but tab around a long time before finding what I need.   This morning I created a post, but can’t tell if it posted or not.  Can anyone give me some tips for easily creating a post and posting it?  Also some tips for navigating face book, too? 

Thanks.

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated using linked in with Jaws

jredlichspeaks@...
 

Can anyone offer tips or a recent tutorial or podcast on using linked in with Jaws?

Thanks.

Judy

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Kelly <kelly@...>
 

Hi,

 

Depending on the computer, you can also use the Windows Game Bar to do this recording.  From the application where you want to record, press win+g.  You may have to answer a check box saying to treat the app like a game.  Then you can use win+alt+r to start and stop recording.  There are also options to include the microphone.

 

This requires Windows 10 but it is what I use most often these days.

 

Kelly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 10:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

Camtasia is OK, but I had a lot of difficulty configuring it and making it work to the point where the video was actually usable. Either too big or too small, sometimes I recorded and got blank (black) screens, so I uninstalled it.

OBS Studio is what you need. Do you want to also record your own voice to narrate along with JAWS?Then you need a mixer to mix JAWS audio with a microphone.

 

On 8/16/2019 10:26 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:

What about Studio Recorder? I know it records audio of JAWS, or I think it does anyway. I don’t know about the pictures, though.


On Aug 16, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anders Boholdt-Petersen <english_correspondences@...> wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders

 


moderated Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Steve Matzura
 

Camtasia is OK, but I had a lot of difficulty configuring it and making it work to the point where the video was actually usable. Either too big or too small, sometimes I recorded and got blank (black) screens, so I uninstalled it.

OBS Studio is what you need. Do you want to also record your own voice to narrate along with JAWS?Then you need a mixer to mix JAWS audio with a microphone.


On 8/16/2019 10:26 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:
What about Studio Recorder? I know it records audio of JAWS, or I think it does anyway. I don’t know about the pictures, though.


On Aug 16, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anders Boholdt-Petersen <english_correspondences@...> wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders



moderated Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

What about Studio Recorder? I know it records audio of JAWS, or I think it does anyway. I don’t know about the pictures, though.


On Aug 16, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anders Boholdt-Petersen <english_correspondences@...> wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders


moderated Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Anders Boholdt-Petersen
 

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders


moderated Re: creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

Dean Martineau
 

This depends on whether you want to use your browser's bookmark capability,
which has nothing to do with JAWS, or if you want to use JAWS to mark places
on web pages to return easily to those places. They're called place markers,
and the help system has good instruction. Briefly, Go where you want the
place marker to appear, and press ctrl+shift+K, then alt+a
To add a place marker. Complete the fields, if you have questions, I can go
into more detail. Once you're on a site where you have created a place
marker, press K to navigate to it.

If place markers isn't your question, which browser are you using?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Pearson
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

Hello list:

How do you create and use "bookmarks to navigate websites using the Jaws
screenreading program?

Sincerely,



David S. Pearson


moderated creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

David Pearson
 

Hello list:

How do you create and use "bookmarks to navigate websites using the Jaws screenreading program?

Sincerely,



David S. Pearson


moderated Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Mario
 

control+windows+alt page up or page down makes the change in rate
permanent. without the windows key in the preceeding keystroke, the
change is temporary.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:@Sieghard]
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019, 11:25 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Your problem was that you also pressed the Windows key along with Alt
and Control.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Got it now; and please don't ever ask me what my problem was...I mean
like total duh!

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Howdy Bob,

I don't know why it doesn't work for you, because it works for me on
both my Windows 7 & 10 computers with all installed versions of Jaws.
Maybe it's the sequence your pressingthe the, Control, Alt and Winkey,
with. Trying holding down the Control & Alt keys before pressing the
WinKey and see if that does any good.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob <mailto:onwardbob@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hey Mike I gave that "Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for
permanent changes"a try and couldn't get it to work. What up?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi David,

It's not the Insert key you press. Hold the,Control & Alt keys down
together and press pageup or pagedown.
Control, alt, + page up or down for temporary changes.

Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes.


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Pearson <mailto:dshawnpearson@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi:

Is the insert + pg up/dwn key presses simultaneous or done in sequence?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson
















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moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Mike B
 


Here's a couple of notes that might help.
 
There are three ways to start skim reading in MS Office Word.  
 
1. Press CTRL+INSERT+DOWN ARROW.  
 
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+INSERT+DOWN ARROW, tab to "Start Skim Reading", 
 
and hit enter.  
 
3. Press INSERT+F2, down arrow to "Skim Reading Tool", hit enter. Now, 
 
tab to "Start Skim Reading", and hit enter.  
 
You can stop Skim Reading by pressing CTRL key, or by pressing any arrow 
 
key.
 
***
 
The following will explain skim reading.
 
Skim Reading And Skim Reading With Summary
 
 How many times have you received a manual for a device or software in
electronic form only to find that important passages or phrases are marked
with bold or italic text? Even worse you have a huge document several
hundred pages long you know has important information in it but it has no
table of contents. A sighted person would simply flick the pages over or
scroll the document down the screen until a phrase or text colour or font
caught their eye. They'd then stop and read to see if it was what they were
after. For a Braille user this is harder to do but can be done with
practice. But how do you do it with speech only?
 
 In Jaws 6.0 a function called Skim Reading was introduced which allows you
to do exactly the kind of thing sighted people can do so easily. If you're
using Jaws version 6.0 I strongly suggest you update to 6.2 to get the full
functionality of this feature. Jaws 6.2 is a free update for you and can be
downloaded from
 
 
 Skim reading will work in any word processor. It will even work in Note
Pad or on a web page. To enter the Skim Reading dialog box press Control
+Shift +Jaws Key  +Down Arrow. The Jaws key is usually the Insert on the
number pad unless you have changed your keyboard layout. If you're using the
Laptop layout it's the Caps Lock.
 
 The skim reading feature is very powerful but simple enough to operate.
When you first open the skim reading window you are on a series of 4 radio
buttons. These switch between the various ways of reading. I will discuss
them briefly below. If you keep pressing the Tab key you will cycle through
5 other options that appear regardless of the Skim Reading method selected.
 
 Skim Reading Indication
 
When checked, this will cause Jaws to produce a sound while searching for
text. This tells you that Jaws is still searching and is especially useful
in large documents if the occurrences of the text are few.
 
 Start Skim Reading
 
Pressing space or enter on this button closes the Skim Reading dialog box.
Jaws will then start to read out any text matches it finds. Pressing the
control key will silence jaws and halt the Skim Reading process.
 
 Create Summary
 
This is probably the most useful way to Skim Read. This option will go
through the entire document and dump any results into a separate window.
Each result will be on it's own line and is a link. Pressing enter on any of
these links will drop you back onto the document at the exact spot that text
occurs.
 
 Close
 
Pressing Space or Enter on this option will close the Skim Reading dialog
without any further action.
 
 Help
 
This will bring up the Jaws Help with information on the Skim Reading
feature.
 
 As stated above there are 4 ways you can Skim Read in a document using
Jaws. The first 2 really don't need any explanation:  Read First Line Of
Every Paragraph and Read First Sentence of Every Paragraph.
 
 The next 2 do need some explanation:
 
 Text Rules Apply For Reading
 
This option allows you to search for every occurrence of a string of text in
the document. Use the up and down arrow keys to select this option from the
radio buttons then press tab. The Rules history combo box is extremely
useful. Jaws actually remembers any rules you have defined in the past. Use
the arrows to select a rule if you wish to use one of the ones you created
earlier. Pressing Tab again gets you to the edit box to type in the text you
want to search for. Press tab again and select either the line, sentence or
paragraph depending on how you want the results displayed. You can then tab
to the Skim Read or Create Summary buttons.
 
 There are more advanced ways of searching for text which I won't go into
here. If you want more information on these you can download the Skim
Reading tutorial from the Freedom Scientific web site.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

This is great information!  How do you invoke the skim feature while in Word?

 

Joseph?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

 

Another possible way of doing this is using the JAWS skim reading utility. If you bring up the utility, and then go down to the fourth item, you can select colors and attributes to search for. There is then a quick nav key to go to the next item, and I believe one can also get a list of all matches.
 This is a great feature for when you get a PDF and are told to read the items marked in red. I don't think it works in excel,
but that would be cool if it did.


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Jschliff@...
 

This is great information!  How do you invoke the skim feature while in Word?

 

Joseph?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

 

Another possible way of doing this is using the JAWS skim reading utility. If you bring up the utility, and then go down to the fourth item, you can select colors and attributes to search for. There is then a quick nav key to go to the next item, and I believe one can also get a list of all matches.
 This is a great feature for when you get a PDF and are told to read the items marked in red. I don't think it works in excel,
but that would be cool if it did.


moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

You need the application called “G Hub” from Logitech and then you need sighted help since it can’t be done with a screenreader.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

                How do I program the 6 function keys?  I might like to modify Jaws scripts to have different functions available for different programs.

 

I looked on the Logitech site but couldn’t find any information.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

congratulations, Tony.

 that keyboard should give you many years of service.
Curtis Delzer 
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA
 
curtis@...

On 7/23/2019 5:50 AM, Tony wrote:

I have my audio bluetooth transmitter on top of a wood cabinet and a keyboard receiver on about 35 feet of USB cable to work in another room of the house.  It makes a real difference to get away from the computer case and my metal desk.

 

I’ve been using the G613 for a couple of days and remember why I have been wanting a mechanical keyboard since I lost my last one in a house fire thirty years ago.  Except for the extra keys on the left, I am typing faster and really like it.

 

One of the two keyboards I ordered was damaged in shipment and Amazon has already replaced it.  With a credit I had from a previous Amazon order problem and by signing up for the Amazon Visa card, the two keyboards cost me $6 each.  I’ll probably have to wait another 25 years for Amazon to give me another deal like that.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 2:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

The extension cable is to cut down on the interference from the PC tower. You may be surprised how much better it works if you use the cable and place the receiver a couple of feet away from all the electronics.

 

On 7/20/2019 11:15 AM, Tony wrote:

Thanks.  It has always been in the external packing with other wireless keyboards I have purchased.

 

One of the keyboards I purchased had shipping damaged to several of the keys.  Amazon has already shipped a replacement.

 

The extra keys on the left are going to take a bit of getting used to butI thinkI’m going to like the keyboard.  I have wbanted a mechanical keyboard since my last one in the late 80s. but haven’t known which to buy.

 

Thanks for telling me where to find the receiver.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

it is in the battery compartment, not the packaging outside the keyboard. We've bought two of them and they were in both.

hmm to think they'd leave it out of any keyboard is unlikely.

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

On 7/19/2019 7:52 PM, Tony wrote:

I had my wife help open the the second keyboard package, there wa no receiver in it either.  She was able to plug a mail USB into the female end of the cable.  Guess I wasn’t holding it straight enough.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 9:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Did you press and hold the Lightspeed button for maybe 4 or 5 seconds, I don’t think the keyboard is factory paired with the USB receiver.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 2:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

I bought 2 of these on Prime day.  I have only opened one so far.

 

I have it turned on, the receiver plugged in, and the light speed light turns on when I press a key.

 

Nothing is going to the computer.

 

I looked on the Logitech site for documentation and, after a dowzen links, was told there was no information.

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2019 7:50 AM
To: viphone@...
Subject: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Hi,

 

I thought it would be OK to post a brief review here on the Logitech G613 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard since just as myself I assume others also are always looking for the “perfect” keyboard.

This Logitech G613 “Lightspeed” wireless mechanical gaming keyboard can connect to iOS via Bluetooth and to a PC using the supplied USB receiver which then let’s you take advantage of the “Lightspeed” 1 millisecond delay which is pretty impressive (if you connect to a PC with Bluetooth this does not apply and while it’s probably still just as good as any other Bluetooth keyboard, it sort of makes sense to make the most of this keyboard’s features).

I still use my trusty Logitech K780 at home where I have it connected to my laptop via Bluetooth as well as to my iPhone and Apple TV, but I bought the G613 for my main PC at work and I must say so far it’s getting pretty close to that perfect score.

Unlike most wired mechanical gaming keyboards this does not have all the fancy RGB lighting options which of course is fine for me. The one thing I am not super fond of are the 6 F1 through fF6 function keys in a vertical column down the left side of the keyboard with maybe half an inch of space between them and the left most keys like Control, Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, ` and Escape. But I also bought a wired Logitech mechanical keyboard and it also has them, most mechanical keyboards are designed for gamers rather than people who want a mechanical keyboard for typing. It takes a bit of getting used to not accidently pressing them. gamers can configure these keys as macro keys to perform whatever actions gamers want.

Apart from that the keyboard has a very traditional layout with nice spaces between the blocks of function keys, the inverted cursor T, the 6-pack with Insert/Delete, Page Up/Down and Home/End, of course the number pad and above that it has 4 more slightly lower media keys for Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind and Forward.

At the very top is a slider switch which locks the Windows key which apparently gamers like so they don’t accidently press it and Cortana/the search box pops up, then there are two buttons which switch between the USB Lightspeed connection and the Bluetooth connection and once the Bluetooth connection to the iPhone has been established all it takes is to press the Bluetooth button in order to switch to the phone and the USB button to switch back.

On the very top right is a large key which is a volume rocker, press the left side for down and the right side for up and beside that is a Mute button. Finally on the right side towards the back is a on/off slider switch.

The keyboard runs on 2 AA batteries and is supposed to give you 18 month of battery life.

There is a proper application key on the right side of the spacebar which works, but there is no Windows key on the right side which is something you don’t hardly see any more.

 

Logitech uses their own Romer-G switches and not Cherry MXswitches. The Romer-G are most like Cherry Brown, a nice distance of travel, but not hard to press and relatively quiet for mechanical keys.

They do take a bit of getting used to, but I quite like them. For those who want to read more about them, below is a link to a review from Tom’s Hardware:

 

Logitech’s Romer-G Switches – Are they any good?

 

The other nice thing about this keyboard is it’s relatively reasonable price, I paid $129.99 Canadian for it, believe I read that on a good deal you can pick it up in the US for as low as $70 US.

Wireless mechanical keyboards are not out there too much yet, I did find a couple more made by the company “Das Keyboard” but they are more expensive although I may order them from Amazon to test and if I don’t like them at least as much or better send them back. My other 2 computers at my store where I have a Logitech MK510 keyboard and mouse combo both start to show their wear on the keyboards and I want to see if using mechanical keyboards won’t change the fact that many of the keyboards which are mostly out there these days are typically done after 2 or at most 3 years of heavy use.

As with all mechanical keyboards keep in mind that the Logitech G613 is heavy compared to other non-mechanical wireless keyboards.

And one last thing which is nice, this keyboard has function keys which work as function keys out of the box and as much as I also like my K780, it’s a bit of a pain to have to install the not very accessible Logitech Options software just so you can change the function keys to behave like function keys instead of media keys.

 

 

Happy typing,

Sieghard

 


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Cohn, Jonathan
 

Another possible way of doing this is using the JAWS skim reading utility. If you bring up the utility, and then go down to the fourth item, you can select colors and attributes to search for. There is then a quick nav key to go to the next item, and I believe one can also get a list of all matches.
 This is a great feature for when you get a PDF and are told to read the items marked in red. I don't think it works in excel,
but that would be cool if it did.


moderated Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Mike B
 

He wanted to do that.  Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent voice rate changes.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Your problem was that you also pressed the Windows key along with Alt and Control.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Got it now; and please don't ever ask me what my problem was...I mean like total duh!

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Howdy Bob,
 
I don't know why it doesn't work for you, because it works for me on both my Windows 7 & 10 computers with all installed versions of Jaws.  Maybe it's the sequence  your pressingthe the, Control, Alt and Winkey, with.  Trying holding down the Control & Alt keys before pressing the WinKey and see if that does any good.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob <mailto:onwardbob@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hey Mike I gave that "Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes"a try and couldn't get it to work. What  up?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi David,
 
It's not the Insert key you press.  Hold the,Control & Alt keys down together and press pageup or pagedown.
Control, alt, + page up or down for temporary changes.
 
Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes.
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Pearson <mailto:dshawnpearson@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi:

Is the insert + pg up/dwn key presses simultaneous or done in sequence?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson
















moderated Latest chrome update and salesforce with JAWS #jaws

steven.fontaine@...
 

Has anyone else noticed issues with the latest chrome update when using JAWS and Salesforce. not I am not hearing JAWS announce when tabbing through Salesforce in an iFrame?  I am also not hearing JAWS announcing  theh selections as I arrow down through the options.


moderated Re: Podcast host site accessibility

Aleeha Dudley
 

PineCast is extremely accessible, and the developer is dedicated to making it more so. Head to pine cast.com for more info.
Aleeha 

On Aug 15, 2019, at 4:00 AM, Nickus de Vos <nickus.zr6jn@...> wrote:

Hi all
I'm looking for a podcast host for a podcast which I'll administer.
Does anyone have experience with podcast hosting platforms in general and can recommend a good one? Also any in particular which I should stay away from due to poor web pages in terms of accessibility?

Nickus