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moderated Re: Setting shortcut keys for apps

Dean Martineau
 

Hi.  This is all discussed in Windows Keyboard Power User Guide.  I’m not sure why you’re going to File Locations to set shortcuts, I’ve never looked there.

 

A JAWS installation will not affect any shortcut keys you’ve set in windows unless there’s a JAWS key conflict, and even then, JAWS won’t see the keystroke.

 

Perhaps give an example of a keyboard shortcut that you set before, and that doesn’t work now.  How did you set the shortcut before?  Incidentally, I know this was discussed before, but I didn’t read the thread thoroughly.

 

Thanks.

 

Dean

https://techforblind.us

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 11:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Setting shortcut keys for apps

 

Hi all,

 

Sorry, I know this was covered a couple of times before but I don’t seem to have kept the resolutions. So …

 

Like Anne, I’m finding that the shortcut keys I set aren’t working in Windows 10.

 

I went to file locations, then properties and input my shortcut keys for certain apps, but was still unsuccessful. What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks in advance for your responses, and regards

Zel


moderated Setting shortcut keys for apps

Zel Iscel
 

Hi all,

 

Sorry, I know this was covered a couple of times before but I don’t seem to have kept the resolutions. So …

 

Like Anne, I’m finding that the shortcut keys I set aren’t working in Windows 10.

 

I went to file locations, then properties and input my shortcut keys for certain apps, but was still unsuccessful. What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks in advance for your responses, and regards

Zel


moderated Re: updates

Ron Pelletier
 

Isn’t it nice that they send an update as soon as they discover a problem? Would you rather go back to the times when they updated once a year when the new version came out? Kind of a funny question to ask in this day and age!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of T. Civitello
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 7:29 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: updates

 

Why so many updates to Jaws?


moderated Re: Esoteric punctuation question.

Van Lant, Robin
 

I don’t think Vocalizer is any better.  Much of the time the pause is an acceptable level, but there are enough times when it’s almost as if there is no pause at all.  I’ll go back to see if I forgot to type a period and find one there, but Vocalizer doesn’t pause as I would hope.   I’ll play with the recommended tweaks someone posted.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Esoteric punctuation question.

 

I think that a pause after a period is largely synthesiser dependent. So some synths will insert longer ones, others won’t. By default, the 1core voices from Microsoft have what is, to me, an insanely lengthy pause between both period and the next sentence and after a comma. You can adjust this in a very well hidden and protected .ini file. I don’t think Eloquence has anything similar. Maybe reduce the general speech rate (although I know this isn’t exactly what you want), or try Vocalizer, or one of the Microsoft voices.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of fenderwal@...
Sent: August 17, 2019 7:05 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Esoteric punctuation question.

 

Hi, folks.

 

I decided to get serious about learning JFW. Lots of interesting discoveries, and, a few puzzles.

 

Here is one. I noticed that with or without punctuation spoken, JAWS kind of rushes past what I consider to be normal length punctuation pause intervals. With Window-Eyes, I was able to put a period character after char.chr dictionary entries, thereby increasing the pause interval. This does not work with the JAWS Eloquence voice, however. To my question.

 

Is there a setting in JAWS to adjust punctuation pause intervals?

 

Thank you in advance for your help,

Lou N.



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moderated Re: unselecting all desktop items

david
 

on the desktop, press,

ctrl+spacebar,

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 8:03 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: unselecting all desktop items

 

What is the Jaws key stroke to unselect everything on the desktop so I can select to alphabetize the icons?

 

Thanks,

Al           


moderated Re: unselecting all desktop items

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

Control + space

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: August 19, 2019 5:03
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: unselecting all desktop items

 

What is the Jaws key stroke to unselect everything on the desktop so I can select to alphabetize the icons?

 

Thanks,

Al           


moderated Re: updates

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

JAWS has periodic updates to make sure it’s working. Some of these might be mixes/patches for bugs found in the original version of 2019 so far. If you have an SMA (the Software Maintenance Agreement), you’ll get the updates free when you’ve purchased the latest full upgrade. Please go to the Vispero/Freedom Scientific webpage to find out how to sign up for the SMA if you’re not already using one. It’s about $120, but it’s worth it to keep your screen reader running smoothly, isn’t it?  


On Aug 19, 2019, at 6:28 AM, T. Civitello <tcivi31@...> wrote:

Why so many updates to Jaws?


moderated unselecting all desktop items

Alan Robbins
 

What is the Jaws key stroke to unselect everything on the desktop so I can select to alphabetize the icons?

 

Thanks,

Al           


moderated Re: updates

Rick Mladek
 

That sure was a politically correct way to say JAWS/Freedom Scientific or whomever they call themselves now messed up and had to put out a “fix”. Feel blessed they have not begun charging for their said fixes yet.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 7:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io; jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: updates

 

Every item in the release notes accompanying each update serves as a reason for releasing the update.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "T. Civitello" <tcivi31@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, August 19, 2019 at 07:28
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: updates

 

Why so many updates to Jaws?


moderated Re: updates

Jason White
 

Every item in the release notes accompanying each update serves as a reason for releasing the update.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "T. Civitello" <tcivi31@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, August 19, 2019 at 07:28
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: updates

 

Why so many updates to Jaws?


moderated updates

T. Civitello
 

Why so many updates to Jaws?


moderated subscribe

T. Civitello
 

   
 


moderated accessible free webdesign ide for jaws

Marvin Hunkin <startrekvoyager@...>
 

Hi. Wondering, what good free, accessible web design ides would you recommend. Did have adobe cs 5.5 , dreamweaver. But don’t have that any more.

Thanks.

 


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

Richard Turner
 

I was curious about this, so I did a little searching.

I noticed that on my system, Game bar is off, so you may need to go into settings and enable the features you want, but here is an article about generic use of the Game Bar at least so far as Xbox is concerned, but it looks like you can choose to use it wherever you want.

 

https://www.polygon.com/2015/7/31/9081715/windows-10-game-bar-how-to-record-screen-video

 

HTH,

 

Richard

 

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

 

 

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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly
Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2019 5:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

Hi,

 

You can include microphone input in what you record.  I do not think you can change the audio source from the system defaults but if you were to change say your default microphone that should work.

 

I’ll try and make an audio demo of using this in the next few days.

 

Kelly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

I think maybe a short audio demo/tutorial on this would be most helpful. Is it possible, for example, to change the source of the audio, or are we stuck with whatever comes through the default Windows audio device? If this works well and is reliable, then maybe things like OBS Studio wouldn't be necessary. I would much prefer something where I can talk along with what my screenreader is saying so I can explain what's about to happen, or what is happening, as I demonstrate.

 

On 8/17/2019 7:21 AM, Kelly wrote:

The other nice thing about the Game Bar recording is that by default it records just the active window so items from other windows you might have open won’t appear.  As I said for me, it has become my go to way for making screen recordings.

 

Kelly

 


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

Kelly <kelly@...>
 

Hi,

 

You can include microphone input in what you record.  I do not think you can change the audio source from the system defaults but if you were to change say your default microphone that should work.

 

I’ll try and make an audio demo of using this in the next few days.

 

Kelly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

I think maybe a short audio demo/tutorial on this would be most helpful. Is it possible, for example, to change the source of the audio, or are we stuck with whatever comes through the default Windows audio device? If this works well and is reliable, then maybe things like OBS Studio wouldn't be necessary. I would much prefer something where I can talk along with what my screenreader is saying so I can explain what's about to happen, or what is happening, as I demonstrate.

 

On 8/17/2019 7:21 AM, Kelly wrote:

The other nice thing about the Game Bar recording is that by default it records just the active window so items from other windows you might have open won’t appear.  As I said for me, it has become my go to way for making screen recordings.

 

Kelly

 


moderated Re: Esoteric punctuation question.

David Csercsics
 

Yes, all these human-sounding voices have long comma pauses, as well as other things. It's a shame, that for those that want it, the older synths aren't still available. Even the latest eSpeak-ng with rate boost enabled has odd distortion and clipping, particularly at the beginning of utterances. Otherwise it's fast and responsive compared to other options, but it's not nearly as responsive as older hardware synths. It's sad times, really.


moderated Re: Esoteric punctuation question.

JM Casey
 

I think that a pause after a period is largely synthesiser dependent. So some synths will insert longer ones, others won’t. By default, the 1core voices from Microsoft have what is, to me, an insanely lengthy pause between both period and the next sentence and after a comma. You can adjust this in a very well hidden and protected .ini file. I don’t think Eloquence has anything similar. Maybe reduce the general speech rate (although I know this isn’t exactly what you want), or try Vocalizer, or one of the Microsoft voices.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of fenderwal@...
Sent: August 17, 2019 7:05 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Esoteric punctuation question.

 

Hi, folks.

 

I decided to get serious about learning JFW. Lots of interesting discoveries, and, a few puzzles.

 

Here is one. I noticed that with or without punctuation spoken, JAWS kind of rushes past what I consider to be normal length punctuation pause intervals. With Window-Eyes, I was able to put a period character after char.chr dictionary entries, thereby increasing the pause interval. This does not work with the JAWS Eloquence voice, however. To my question.

 

Is there a setting in JAWS to adjust punctuation pause intervals?

 

Thank you in advance for your help,

Lou N.


moderated Re: Esoteric punctuation question.

Mike B
 

Hi Lou,
 
Here are a couple of things you can try to see if they help.  It's the same setting change, but 1 changes the setting per application and the other makes the say all change across all applications.

For an individual application:
1. While in the application / program press, Insert + V, to open quick settings.
2. Navigate to the, Say All options, and right arrow to open if closed.
3. Arrow down to, Say all reads by..., and here you press the spacebar to toggle through your choices.  Below are your choices.
 
Line without pauses
1 of 4
Line with pauses
2 of 4
Sentence
3 of 4
Paragraph
4 of 4
4. After making your selection tab to, Okay, press enter to save and close.
 
For all applications:
1. Open the Settings Center in either of these 2 ways.
A. Press, Insert / Jaws Key + 6, on the number row above the main keyboard.
B. Press, Insert / Jaws Key + F2, to open the, Jaws Manager, arrow down, to Settings Center, & press enter.
With the Settings Center open press, control, shift , + D, to open the Settings Center Default All Applications.
2. Down arrow to, Say All options, and right arrow to open.
3. Down arrow 1 time and you will find the same thing as in step# 3 from above, so use the steps from above to make changes.  If you make any changes tab to, Apply, press the spacebar, tab to, Okay, press enter to save and close.
 
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: Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:04 AM
Subject: Esoteric punctuation question.

Hi, folks.
 
I decided to get serious about learning JFW. Lots of interesting discoveries, and, a few puzzles.
 
Here is one. I noticed that with or without punctuation spoken, JAWS kind of rushes past what I consider to be normal length punctuation pause intervals. With Window-Eyes, I was able to put a period character after char.chr dictionary entries, thereby increasing the pause interval. This does not work with the JAWS Eloquence voice, however. To my question.
 
Is there a setting in JAWS to adjust punctuation pause intervals?
 
Thank you in advance for your help,
Lou N.


moderated Windows Keyboard Power User Guide book available

Dean Martineau
 

I want to announce the release of Windows Keyboard Power User Guide, available in both interactive MP3 and Word formats, starting at $15.

 

You can learn about it at

https://techforblind.us.

 

Dean


moderated Re: using linked in with Jaws

David Goldfield
 

LinkedIn's desktop site is mostly accessible but it may seem complex as there's a lot to the site. There may be things that they could do to improve the accessibility but I actually find it easier to navigate than the mobile app. The desktop site does, at least, make use of headings, which makes navigation a lot faster. LinkedIn is actually a very valuable networking tool. If you're interested in networking or in finding your next job I can't recommend it highly enough. Spend a lot of time building your profile with details regarding your work, skills and other accomplishments. Share interesting articles both to your timeline as well as to relevant groups of interest. Join groups which match your interest and participate by sharing articles and, when possible, by answering questions from other users. If you do these things you are bound to get connection requests regularly. Once you establish connections you can then connect with some of their connections which match your interests and aspirations. While I wouldn't promise that job opportunities will fall into your lap you may well get offers from recruiters who have discovered your profile because of certain keywords they were searching for. This is why your profile shouldn't just contain the companies you've worked for. Instead, add details about each role you've had, mentioning names of specific products you've used or specific terms regarding your duties for that particular role. I can assure you that LinkedIn, if used properly, is not a gimmick and it will not be a waste of your time.



David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified: 2019 WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 8/16/2019 3:18 PM, JM Casey wrote:

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

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