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moderated Re: Reading PDF Documents with Line Numbers

kelby carlson
 

Unfortunately my office doesn't have control over how these get printed, so I doubt I can change that. I also don't have Kurzweil 1000 on my work computer; I just have Abbyy FineReader. I've tried to look for an option to disable column identification, but haven't found it.

On Jun 16, 2020, at 11:41 AM, Alan Lemly <walemly@gmail.com> wrote:

Kelby,

I'm doubtful there is anything JAWS can do to make your document more
readable. It sounds as if whoever created the document was using Microsoft
Word to number the lines and when they saved it as a PDF file, the line
numbers were treated as a separate object from the text and placed at the
beginning of the created PDF instead of left next to their corresponding
text lines. I think you should talk to the creator of the documents and ask
them to try printing as PDF instead of saving or exporting as PDF to see if
that creates the desired results.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kelby
carlson
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 7:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading PDF Documents with Line Numbers

In my work, I frequently have to read transcripts of proceeding where each
of the lines is numbered. When I open a transcript like this in Adobe,
frequently all of the line numbers will be at the top of the page and I have
to keep arrowing down to get to the text. I know this is a unique problem,
but is there anything JAWS can do that will help with this? Right now it
takes me longer to read these documents than it should.





moderated Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

Casey <cwollner@...>
 

hi can you get the messenger app for your PC?

So that you don't have to go to the messenger web site to use it.

And if so where do you go to get it and what is the best way to install it?

On 6/16/2020 8:13 AM, JM Casey wrote:

Never tried using this feature, but you can download the messenger “app” and install that. It’s a Windows Store app. Go to

http://www.messenger.com

It has buttons to audio or video call people on your list. Not sure if there’s a way to do this from within browser or not…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: June 15, 2020 11:17 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

Anyone:

 

I looked up the instructions about how to video chat with a friend on Facebook.  The first thing it says is “Click in the upper right of the screen.”  Is there any way using JAWS that you can video chat with someone?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

-- 
Casey


moderated Re: Reading PDF Documents with Line Numbers

kelby carlson
 

I did try this, but got the same results no matter what reading option I chose.

On Jun 16, 2020, at 3:23 AM, CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@gmail.com> wrote:

I have a similar problem with the lyrics sent to me by Rock Choir, so a
solution would be much appreciated.
Alison


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kelby carlson
Sent: 16 June 2020 01:56
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading PDF Documents with Line Numbers

In my work, I frequently have to read transcripts of proceeding where each
of the lines is numbered. When I open a transcript like this in Adobe,
frequently all of the line numbers will be at the top of the page and I have
to keep arrowing down to get to the text. I know this is a unique problem,
but is there anything JAWS can do that will help with this? Right now it
takes me longer to read these documents than it should.






moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

I am a bit surprised that FS doesn't include previous builds of a particular version of JAWS on their Web site for people who feel the need to revert to a previous build within the same release cycle. While they do have previous versions this only gives you the last version for a particular release.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/16/2020 7:42 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi John,
 
Here's a direct Dropbox download link for the April Jaws 2020 installer.
 

 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09 PM
Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Mike B.
 

Hi John,
 
Here's a direct Dropbox download link for the April Jaws 2020 installer.
 

 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:09 PM
Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Mario
 

but doesn't previous versions mean the latest of earlier versions like 2019, 2018,etc, or does it allow for subversions like what John is asking?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Abraham Sweiss [mailto:abrahamsweiss8@gmail.com]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw World List <jfw@groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 7:27 PM
Subject: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?
And the freedom scientific jaws download page, there is a link to access
previous versions.

Thanks,abraham

On Jun 16, 2020, at 6:09 PM, John Gurd via groups.io
<j.gurd=ntlworld.com@groups.io> wrote:



I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried
to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and
repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before
crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019
version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I
mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

Thanks

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Abraham. John is wanting a previous release of JAWS 2020. The downloads page of Freedom Scientific will only give the June release of JAWS 2020. It will give him a version of JAWS 2019, and one of 2018. That's all.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw World List
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

 

And the freedom scientific jaws download page, there is a link to access previous versions.

Thanks,abraham 



On Jun 16, 2020, at 6:09 PM, John Gurd via groups.io <j.gurd@...> wrote:



I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Mike B.
 


The Previous Versions page will only give you the most recent build of any of the Jaws versions.  I'll post a download link with the April, J2020.2004.66.400, installer in a few minutes.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

And the freedom scientific jaws download page, there is a link to access previous versions.

Thanks,abraham 

On Jun 16, 2020, at 6:09 PM, John Gurd via groups.io <j.gurd@...> wrote:



I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

Thanks

John


moderated Re: June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

Abraham Sweiss
 

And the freedom scientific jaws download page, there is a link to access previous versions.

Thanks,abraham 

On Jun 16, 2020, at 6:09 PM, John Gurd via groups.io <j.gurd@...> wrote:



I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

Gmail Jonas
 

Yes, I use the online one!

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 10:17 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Video Chatting on Facebook Using JAWS

 

Anyone:

 

I looked up the instructions about how to video chat with a friend on Facebook.  The first thing it says is “Click in the upper right of the screen.”  Is there any way using JAWS that you can video chat with someone?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated VMware & Windows Function Keys

Robbie Curtis
 

Hello All,

 

Recently my Hp computer died and I decided to put Windows on my MacBook using VmWare Fusion 11.5. For the most part, everything went smoothly except getting the function keys to behave normally in the Windows virtual machine.

 

So the question is how do I get the function keys to behave normally so that I can use JAWS as usual? Do I need to do this through VmWare or is there a setting in Windows?

 

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated June Update crashes continuously. How do I get back to previous install?

John Gurd
 

I just updated Jaws 2020 to the June update on my laptop. When I tried to activate the new Avoid Silence feature it crashes instantly and repeatedly. Now it won’t load for more than a few seconds before crashing. I just removed it and have gone back to the last 2019 version. Is there a way to find and install the version from April? I mean the one that didn’t break email conversion handling in Outlook.

 

Thanks

 

John


moderated Re: Inaccessibility of a website

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

I found an answer to my question about genius.com. Google Chrome will render it, whereas Edge and Firefox did not for me.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


moderated Inaccessibility of a website

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi. I used to frequent a lyrics site called Genius.com. Lately, when I go to the website, and search a lyric, I click the link, and where there used to be a lyric, I now only get an edit box. Can someone go to this website and see if they can see the lyrics to any song? The song I tried was Run for your life, the beatles

 

Has this site become inaccessible for screen readers?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


moderated Re: Jaws and synthesizers

Adrian Spratt
 

David,

A small addition to your comprehensive discussion: an external synthesizer that does not rely on a soundcard is another option.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and synthesizers

As far as I know this is not possible through one sound card audio settings although there may be mixer software that I am not aware of.
When I did some work for the RNIB years ago to solve this they provided a hardware kit, a splitter box which forced Jaws through one channel and allowed you to hear another sound input such as a telephone line through the other channel of a headset/microphone setup. This was quite efficient and I believe that this kit can still be purchased.
Jaws can be used with multiple sound cards, perhaps a USB as well as an on board sound card. In theory you could have 2 sound cards and using a splitter box force Jaws output into one channel and another card through the secondary channel with such a kit. Of course As a much cheaper Heath Robinson solution is to simply use 2 sets of tin ear earphones coming from 2 installed sound cards and simply put one earphone from each card in each ear to hear the output from both cards at once.

David Griffith.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Boston, Jason W
Sent: 16 June 2020 15:28
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws and synthesizers

Hello all,

I was wondering if there is a way to make Jaws only send output to the right or left audio channel? If not jaws, can this be done to one of the synthesizers that come with Jaws?



Thanks,

Jason



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moderated Using comments in MS word

kevin meyers
 

Hello, I have an editor working on a book I wrote. They have comments on. Is there a way to turn off comments that the editor put in the book? Once turned off does that loose the comments all together? Or if I turn it back on will the comments come back? The reason I’m asking is I don’t want to here ‘comment’ at the beginning of a comment and then at the end of it. Yet I want to be able to turn it back on so I can get the next comment and see what it is refering to in the document. Thanks, Kevin


moderated Audio Ducking and JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Jessica. The reason the new setting in JAWS to keep sound cards awake is not enabled while Audio Ducking is enabled is because, while audio is being ducked, another application is running which uses the sound card. If another application is using the sound card, that application will usually keep the sound card awake, independently of JAWS.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

 

Hi,

 

I’m curious why the option to have jaws not cutoff words, is only available when audio ducking is disabled.

 

I use audio ducking all the time, but would still love to be able to take advantage of this feature.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:40 PM
To: JList
Subject: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Below you'll find the direct download link and what's new in this J2020.2006.12 release.


32 & 64 Bit download link:

 

 


What's new in this release:

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the April 2020 release and the June 2020 update.

 

Updated Braille and Text Viewers

 

For many years, the JAWS Braille Viewer has been a very helpful tool for visually displaying on screen, the textual representation of exactly what JAWS
is outputting on a refreshable braille display. This is very useful for sighted instructors, script writers, and testers who do not read braille or have
limited or no access to an actual braille device. The Braille Viewer represents the number of cells on the currently connected braille display. For example,
if a Focus 80 or Focus 14 is connected, you will see 80 or 14 cells on the screen. If a physical display is not in use, the Braille Viewer will represent
a 40 cell display including status cells.

 

In JAWS and Fusion 2020, we have made several much needed updates including improved support for displaying contracted braille, the ability to show braille
text as well as the actual braille dot patterns, and a visual connection so a sighted person can see which dot patterns are used to represent characters
and words. We have also added Layered keystrokes to simulate display panning which will really benefit sighted script writers.

 

To activate the Braille Viewer, navigate to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Braille
Viewer. You can also now press the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then B to toggle the Braille Viewer on or off. The following
braille navigation commands are also available after pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V:

 

list of 4 items
• Pan left: LEFT ARROW
• Pan right: RIGHT ARROW
• Prior line: UP ARROW
• Next line: DOWN ARROW
list end

 

The popular Text Viewer utility has also been brought over to JAWS and Fusion. This will be a welcome addition especially for those who previously used
MAGic.

 

The Text Viewer displays a continuous line of text across the top or bottom of your screen. It provides clarity and ease of reading by allowing you to
work in a live application while referencing normalized text in the Text Viewer window. You control the text formatting (font styles and colors) that displays
in the window so that it is easier for you to read documents, e-mails, Web pages, and more. This is very useful when you encounter text that is difficult
to read because of its formatting, varying sized text, and contrasting colors used in the application.

 

The text shown in the Text Viewer window follows your navigation within Windows. For example, if the cursor is moved, the text at the cursor position displays
in the Text Viewer window. Likewise, if you navigate with the mouse, the text that comes in contact with the mouse displays in the Text Viewer window.
When used in Fusion, Text Viewer eliminates the need to adjust the magnification level of the screen when trying to follow along with what Fusion is reading.
This is especially helpful when reading with Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW).

 

To activate the Text Viewer, go to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Text Viewer.
You can also press the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then T to toggle the Text Viewer on or off. The Text Viewer also provides
easy right and left line panning keystrokes. After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V to enter the Braille and Text Viewer layer, press CTRL+RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
ARROW.

 

The Braille Viewer/Text Viewer is a visual only option and the PC focus does not move to this window. Once activated, it will automatically start whenever
JAWS or Fusion is restarted. The Braille and Text Viewer window resizes your application windows to avoid covering anything someone may need to work with,
and when closed, the windows go back to full screen. You can place the windows on the top or bottom of the screen as well as customize the font, point
size, and the background and foreground colors for displayed text. The Braille and Text Viewer even works in a multiple monitor setup. To configure these
options, go to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Settings.

 

Note: Fusion must be running in Full Window Mode in order to use the Braille and Text Viewer. If a user switches to Lens or Split View while the Braille
or Text viewer is active, it will be suspended until you return to Full Window magnification.

 

New Option to Keep Wireless Speakers and Sound Cards from Clipping Speech When JAWS or Fusion Begins Speaking

 

Many modern Bluetooth headphones and speakers as well as some onboard sound cards shut down when no audio is received in order to conserve battery. JAWS
now includes a new option, which when enabled, keeps these devices awake by constantly playing silence. You will not hear anything, but your device will
remain active, resulting in more consistent speech. To enable this feature, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) on the number row, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load
the default settings, and search for "Avoid speech cut off when using Bluetooth headphones or some sound cards."

 

Note: The battery of your headphones/speakers could drain faster if you choose to turn on this feature. This option is also not available if the Audio
Ducking feature is enabled which lowers the audio volume of programs while JAWS speaks.

 

Other Changes
list of 13 items
• When connecting to a remote computer using remote access software (Remote Desktop, Citrix, VMware Horizon, or Amazon WorkSpaces), JAWS and Fusion can
now get its remote authorization from a license installed locally on the remote computer if it is running a work station operating system like Windows
10 Professional. For example, you have a JAWS Professional license with remote access authorization on a Windows 10 computer at your office which you sometimes
connect to from home using Remote Desktop, but you only have a Home Annual license with no remote authorization on your personal computer. When you establish
a remote connection between your home and work computers, as long as you are running the June 2020 release or later of your Freedom Scientific software,
JAWS will use the license on your work computer to enable the remote access flag.
If connecting to a remote computer running a server operating system like Windows Server 2019 which supports multiple user connection, JAWS and Fusion
will continue to only use the license on the client or a Freedom Scientific network license server for authorization.
• To address reported issues with removing ILM timed licenses, new options have been added to the License sub menu located in the JAWS Help menu. Select
Remove current activation to remove the JAWS activation key or select Remove all products activation to remove any activation keys for JAWS, Fusion, ZoomText,
or MAGic installed on your computer. If you perform a full install of the June 2020 update or later, a new Remove all products ILM activation shortcut
is also added to the Utilities folder.
• Beginning with the June 2020 release, if you perform a clean install, the option to send anonymous usage data as you use JAWS and Fusion is now enabled
by default. If you install as an update, you will be asked if you want to turn this feature on if it is not already enabled. Having this feature on is
necesary to use certain features such as Picture Smart. See our
Anonymous Data Collection Policy
 for more information about what we collect.
• When installing JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion, there is now a link to view the End User License Agreement on the Freedom Scientific website.
• In Excel, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading as expected in the Sort By combo box.
• Removed the Stock Quotes Research It lookup source as this information could no longer be retrieved due to significant changes to the NASDAQ website.
• Pressing ENTER no longer turns off Forms Mode in edit fields. Forms Mode now only deactivates when focus moves away from an edit field when using Auto
or Semi-Auto or when you press ESC or the PC Cursor command (NUM PAD PLUS or CAPS LOCK+SEMICOLON).
• The option to have JAWS and Fusion announce nesting levels for list items in web-based editors like Google Docs is now enabled by default to be consistent
with Microsoft Word. If you do not want to hear this information when reading bulleted or numbered lists, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) and turn off List
Nesting Level Announcement.
• Improved JAWS indication of ARIA group names for check boxes and list items.
• Resolved an issue using JAWS with the about:config page in Firefox which allows you to configure advanced preferences or experimental features.
• Addressed an issue where button labels were being announced twice when using INSERT+B to read the contents of some dialog boxes.
• Addressed a reported issue where JAWS was not announcing indentation in the Visual Studio Code application.
• Added a new JAWS dictionary entry for TPGi.
list end


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

 


moderated Re: keystrokes for picture smart

dennis
 

thats great thanks.

On 6/16/2020 1:40 PM, Mike B wrote:

See if the below helps:
To use Picture Smart, use the layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by P.
Once the Picture Smart layer is active, the following keystrokes are
available:
 
  A.. A - Opens the Picture Smart dialog box where you can acquire an image
from a flatbed scanner or the Freedom Scientific PEARL camera and submit it
to be described.
  B.. F - Describes the currently selected image in File Explorer. Supported
images include BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIF, or PNG.
  C.. C - Describes an image associated with the current control. For
instance, a graphic on a web page or in an email message.
  D.. B - Describes the contents of the Windows Clipboard if it contains an
image.
  E.. QUESTION MARK - Displays help for the Picture Smart layer.
There is also a PictureSmart folder where you can save an image and have it
automatically submitted for analyzing and display the resulting description.
To access this folder, press WINDOWS Key+E to open File Explorer, open the
Pictures folder, and then open the PictureSmart folder.
 
To use Picture Smart, the "submit annonymous usage data" option must be
enabled in Settings Center. This sends encrypted information to Freedom
Scientific. The images from Picture Smart are then submitted to the various
services (such as Microsoft and Google) which analyze the images and returns
the descriptions back to JAWS. These descriptions are then displayed in the
Results Viewer. If you attempt to use Picture Smart and this setting is off,
a message displays prompting you to turn it on.
 
Note: Picture Smart is currently only available while in the English
Language UI of JAWS and Fusion as the services that perform the image
analysis do not currently support international languages for descriptions
of images.
 
For users of localized versions of JAWS running in versions of Windows other
than English, you must switch the JAWS UI language to English to try out
this feature. We plan to make Picture Smart available in more languages in
the future as these services continue to expand to include additional
languages.
 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.
----- Original Message -----
From: dennis
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:38 AM
Subject: keystrokes for picture smart

incert spacebar then the letter p? i'm missing something.

--
Dennis Cornelison

Virus-free. www.avast.com
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moderated Re: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

Yes this makes since. Do you use a bluetooth headset?

On 6/16/2020 2:01 PM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

 

I’m curious why the option to have jaws not cutoff words, is only available when audio ducking is disabled.

 

I use audio ducking all the time, but would still love to be able to take advantage of this feature.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:40 PM
To: JList
Subject: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Below you'll find the direct download link and what's new in this J2020.2006.12 release.


32 & 64 Bit download link:

 

 


What's new in this release:

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the April 2020 release and the June 2020 update.

 

Updated Braille and Text Viewers

 

For many years, the JAWS Braille Viewer has been a very helpful tool for visually displaying on screen, the textual representation of exactly what JAWS
is outputting on a refreshable braille display. This is very useful for sighted instructors, script writers, and testers who do not read braille or have
limited or no access to an actual braille device. The Braille Viewer represents the number of cells on the currently connected braille display. For example,
if a Focus 80 or Focus 14 is connected, you will see 80 or 14 cells on the screen. If a physical display is not in use, the Braille Viewer will represent
a 40 cell display including status cells.

 

In JAWS and Fusion 2020, we have made several much needed updates including improved support for displaying contracted braille, the ability to show braille
text as well as the actual braille dot patterns, and a visual connection so a sighted person can see which dot patterns are used to represent characters
and words. We have also added Layered keystrokes to simulate display panning which will really benefit sighted script writers.

 

To activate the Braille Viewer, navigate to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Braille
Viewer. You can also now press the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then B to toggle the Braille Viewer on or off. The following
braille navigation commands are also available after pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V:

 

list of 4 items
• Pan left: LEFT ARROW
• Pan right: RIGHT ARROW
• Prior line: UP ARROW
• Next line: DOWN ARROW
list end

 

The popular Text Viewer utility has also been brought over to JAWS and Fusion. This will be a welcome addition especially for those who previously used
MAGic.

 

The Text Viewer displays a continuous line of text across the top or bottom of your screen. It provides clarity and ease of reading by allowing you to
work in a live application while referencing normalized text in the Text Viewer window. You control the text formatting (font styles and colors) that displays
in the window so that it is easier for you to read documents, e-mails, Web pages, and more. This is very useful when you encounter text that is difficult
to read because of its formatting, varying sized text, and contrasting colors used in the application.

 

The text shown in the Text Viewer window follows your navigation within Windows. For example, if the cursor is moved, the text at the cursor position displays
in the Text Viewer window. Likewise, if you navigate with the mouse, the text that comes in contact with the mouse displays in the Text Viewer window.
When used in Fusion, Text Viewer eliminates the need to adjust the magnification level of the screen when trying to follow along with what Fusion is reading.
This is especially helpful when reading with Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW).

 

To activate the Text Viewer, go to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Text Viewer.
You can also press the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then T to toggle the Text Viewer on or off. The Text Viewer also provides
easy right and left line panning keystrokes. After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V to enter the Braille and Text Viewer layer, press CTRL+RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
ARROW.

 

The Braille Viewer/Text Viewer is a visual only option and the PC focus does not move to this window. Once activated, it will automatically start whenever
JAWS or Fusion is restarted. The Braille and Text Viewer window resizes your application windows to avoid covering anything someone may need to work with,
and when closed, the windows go back to full screen. You can place the windows on the top or bottom of the screen as well as customize the font, point
size, and the background and foreground colors for displayed text. The Braille and Text Viewer even works in a multiple monitor setup. To configure these
options, go to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Settings.

 

Note: Fusion must be running in Full Window Mode in order to use the Braille and Text Viewer. If a user switches to Lens or Split View while the Braille
or Text viewer is active, it will be suspended until you return to Full Window magnification.

 

New Option to Keep Wireless Speakers and Sound Cards from Clipping Speech When JAWS or Fusion Begins Speaking

 

Many modern Bluetooth headphones and speakers as well as some onboard sound cards shut down when no audio is received in order to conserve battery. JAWS
now includes a new option, which when enabled, keeps these devices awake by constantly playing silence. You will not hear anything, but your device will
remain active, resulting in more consistent speech. To enable this feature, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) on the number row, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load
the default settings, and search for "Avoid speech cut off when using Bluetooth headphones or some sound cards."

 

Note: The battery of your headphones/speakers could drain faster if you choose to turn on this feature. This option is also not available if the Audio
Ducking feature is enabled which lowers the audio volume of programs while JAWS speaks.

 

Other Changes
list of 13 items
• When connecting to a remote computer using remote access software (Remote Desktop, Citrix, VMware Horizon, or Amazon WorkSpaces), JAWS and Fusion can
now get its remote authorization from a license installed locally on the remote computer if it is running a work station operating system like Windows
10 Professional. For example, you have a JAWS Professional license with remote access authorization on a Windows 10 computer at your office which you sometimes
connect to from home using Remote Desktop, but you only have a Home Annual license with no remote authorization on your personal computer. When you establish
a remote connection between your home and work computers, as long as you are running the June 2020 release or later of your Freedom Scientific software,
JAWS will use the license on your work computer to enable the remote access flag.
If connecting to a remote computer running a server operating system like Windows Server 2019 which supports multiple user connection, JAWS and Fusion
will continue to only use the license on the client or a Freedom Scientific network license server for authorization.
• To address reported issues with removing ILM timed licenses, new options have been added to the License sub menu located in the JAWS Help menu. Select
Remove current activation to remove the JAWS activation key or select Remove all products activation to remove any activation keys for JAWS, Fusion, ZoomText,
or MAGic installed on your computer. If you perform a full install of the June 2020 update or later, a new Remove all products ILM activation shortcut
is also added to the Utilities folder.
• Beginning with the June 2020 release, if you perform a clean install, the option to send anonymous usage data as you use JAWS and Fusion is now enabled
by default. If you install as an update, you will be asked if you want to turn this feature on if it is not already enabled. Having this feature on is
necesary to use certain features such as Picture Smart. See our
Anonymous Data Collection Policy
 for more information about what we collect.
• When installing JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion, there is now a link to view the End User License Agreement on the Freedom Scientific website.
• In Excel, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading as expected in the Sort By combo box.
• Removed the Stock Quotes Research It lookup source as this information could no longer be retrieved due to significant changes to the NASDAQ website.
• Pressing ENTER no longer turns off Forms Mode in edit fields. Forms Mode now only deactivates when focus moves away from an edit field when using Auto
or Semi-Auto or when you press ESC or the PC Cursor command (NUM PAD PLUS or CAPS LOCK+SEMICOLON).
• The option to have JAWS and Fusion announce nesting levels for list items in web-based editors like Google Docs is now enabled by default to be consistent
with Microsoft Word. If you do not want to hear this information when reading bulleted or numbered lists, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) and turn off List
Nesting Level Announcement.
• Improved JAWS indication of ARIA group names for check boxes and list items.
• Resolved an issue using JAWS with the about:config page in Firefox which allows you to configure advanced preferences or experimental features.
• Addressed an issue where button labels were being announced twice when using INSERT+B to read the contents of some dialog boxes.
• Addressed a reported issue where JAWS was not announcing indentation in the Visual Studio Code application.
• Added a new JAWS dictionary entry for TPGi.
list end


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

 


moderated Re: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

Yes this makes since. Do you use a bluetooth headset?

On 6/16/2020 2:01 PM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

 

I’m curious why the option to have jaws not cutoff words, is only available when audio ducking is disabled.

 

I use audio ducking all the time, but would still love to be able to take advantage of this feature.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:40 PM
To: JList
Subject: JAWS2020 June Update, Build 2006.12 + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Below you'll find the direct download link and what's new in this J2020.2006.12 release.


32 & 64 Bit download link:

 

 


What's new in this release:

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the April 2020 release and the June 2020 update.

 

Updated Braille and Text Viewers

 

For many years, the JAWS Braille Viewer has been a very helpful tool for visually displaying on screen, the textual representation of exactly what JAWS
is outputting on a refreshable braille display. This is very useful for sighted instructors, script writers, and testers who do not read braille or have
limited or no access to an actual braille device. The Braille Viewer represents the number of cells on the currently connected braille display. For example,
if a Focus 80 or Focus 14 is connected, you will see 80 or 14 cells on the screen. If a physical display is not in use, the Braille Viewer will represent
a 40 cell display including status cells.

 

In JAWS and Fusion 2020, we have made several much needed updates including improved support for displaying contracted braille, the ability to show braille
text as well as the actual braille dot patterns, and a visual connection so a sighted person can see which dot patterns are used to represent characters
and words. We have also added Layered keystrokes to simulate display panning which will really benefit sighted script writers.

 

To activate the Braille Viewer, navigate to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Braille
Viewer. You can also now press the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then B to toggle the Braille Viewer on or off. The following
braille navigation commands are also available after pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V:

 

list of 4 items
• Pan left: LEFT ARROW
• Pan right: RIGHT ARROW
• Prior line: UP ARROW
• Next line: DOWN ARROW
list end

 

The popular Text Viewer utility has also been brought over to JAWS and Fusion. This will be a welcome addition especially for those who previously used
MAGic.

 

The Text Viewer displays a continuous line of text across the top or bottom of your screen. It provides clarity and ease of reading by allowing you to
work in a live application while referencing normalized text in the Text Viewer window. You control the text formatting (font styles and colors) that displays
in the window so that it is easier for you to read documents, e-mails, Web pages, and more. This is very useful when you encounter text that is difficult
to read because of its formatting, varying sized text, and contrasting colors used in the application.

 

The text shown in the Text Viewer window follows your navigation within Windows. For example, if the cursor is moved, the text at the cursor position displays
in the Text Viewer window. Likewise, if you navigate with the mouse, the text that comes in contact with the mouse displays in the Text Viewer window.
When used in Fusion, Text Viewer eliminates the need to adjust the magnification level of the screen when trying to follow along with what Fusion is reading.
This is especially helpful when reading with Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW).

 

To activate the Text Viewer, go to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Enable Text Viewer.
You can also press the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by V, and then T to toggle the Text Viewer on or off. The Text Viewer also provides
easy right and left line panning keystrokes. After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, V to enter the Braille and Text Viewer layer, press CTRL+RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
ARROW.

 

The Braille Viewer/Text Viewer is a visual only option and the PC focus does not move to this window. Once activated, it will automatically start whenever
JAWS or Fusion is restarted. The Braille and Text Viewer window resizes your application windows to avoid covering anything someone may need to work with,
and when closed, the windows go back to full screen. You can place the windows on the top or bottom of the screen as well as customize the font, point
size, and the background and foreground colors for displayed text. The Braille and Text Viewer even works in a multiple monitor setup. To configure these
options, go to the Utilities menu in the JAWS main window, open the Braille and Text Viewer submenu, and select Settings.

 

Note: Fusion must be running in Full Window Mode in order to use the Braille and Text Viewer. If a user switches to Lens or Split View while the Braille
or Text viewer is active, it will be suspended until you return to Full Window magnification.

 

New Option to Keep Wireless Speakers and Sound Cards from Clipping Speech When JAWS or Fusion Begins Speaking

 

Many modern Bluetooth headphones and speakers as well as some onboard sound cards shut down when no audio is received in order to conserve battery. JAWS
now includes a new option, which when enabled, keeps these devices awake by constantly playing silence. You will not hear anything, but your device will
remain active, resulting in more consistent speech. To enable this feature, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) on the number row, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load
the default settings, and search for "Avoid speech cut off when using Bluetooth headphones or some sound cards."

 

Note: The battery of your headphones/speakers could drain faster if you choose to turn on this feature. This option is also not available if the Audio
Ducking feature is enabled which lowers the audio volume of programs while JAWS speaks.

 

Other Changes
list of 13 items
• When connecting to a remote computer using remote access software (Remote Desktop, Citrix, VMware Horizon, or Amazon WorkSpaces), JAWS and Fusion can
now get its remote authorization from a license installed locally on the remote computer if it is running a work station operating system like Windows
10 Professional. For example, you have a JAWS Professional license with remote access authorization on a Windows 10 computer at your office which you sometimes
connect to from home using Remote Desktop, but you only have a Home Annual license with no remote authorization on your personal computer. When you establish
a remote connection between your home and work computers, as long as you are running the June 2020 release or later of your Freedom Scientific software,
JAWS will use the license on your work computer to enable the remote access flag.
If connecting to a remote computer running a server operating system like Windows Server 2019 which supports multiple user connection, JAWS and Fusion
will continue to only use the license on the client or a Freedom Scientific network license server for authorization.
• To address reported issues with removing ILM timed licenses, new options have been added to the License sub menu located in the JAWS Help menu. Select
Remove current activation to remove the JAWS activation key or select Remove all products activation to remove any activation keys for JAWS, Fusion, ZoomText,
or MAGic installed on your computer. If you perform a full install of the June 2020 update or later, a new Remove all products ILM activation shortcut
is also added to the Utilities folder.
• Beginning with the June 2020 release, if you perform a clean install, the option to send anonymous usage data as you use JAWS and Fusion is now enabled
by default. If you install as an update, you will be asked if you want to turn this feature on if it is not already enabled. Having this feature on is
necesary to use certain features such as Picture Smart. See our
Anonymous Data Collection Policy
 for more information about what we collect.
• When installing JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion, there is now a link to view the End User License Agreement on the Freedom Scientific website.
• In Excel, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading as expected in the Sort By combo box.
• Removed the Stock Quotes Research It lookup source as this information could no longer be retrieved due to significant changes to the NASDAQ website.
• Pressing ENTER no longer turns off Forms Mode in edit fields. Forms Mode now only deactivates when focus moves away from an edit field when using Auto
or Semi-Auto or when you press ESC or the PC Cursor command (NUM PAD PLUS or CAPS LOCK+SEMICOLON).
• The option to have JAWS and Fusion announce nesting levels for list items in web-based editors like Google Docs is now enabled by default to be consistent
with Microsoft Word. If you do not want to hear this information when reading bulleted or numbered lists, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) and turn off List
Nesting Level Announcement.
• Improved JAWS indication of ARIA group names for check boxes and list items.
• Resolved an issue using JAWS with the about:config page in Firefox which allows you to configure advanced preferences or experimental features.
• Addressed an issue where button labels were being announced twice when using INSERT+B to read the contents of some dialog boxes.
• Addressed a reported issue where JAWS was not announcing indentation in the Visual Studio Code application.
• Added a new JAWS dictionary entry for TPGi.
list end


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

 

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