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Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Cristóbal
 

File, options advanced. You can either tab forever or shift tab a few times till you get to these options.
Disable hardware graphics acceleration check box checked
Play animated GIFs check box not checked
I as you can see, also have the JIF's disabled and in general, I have pretty much anything having to do with visual indicators or animations turned off wherever I find them.
I believe there's another place in Outlook options where you can access the hardware acceleration checkbox, but this is the one I know of off hand.
Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

I was not able to figure out how to turn off the hardware accelerator despite playing around with the settings for a fir bit of time.

Best,
Rahul

On 21/04/2019, Sieghard Weitzel <@Sieghard> wrote:
You might want to try and turn off all the spell and grammar checking
as you type in Outlook.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy
Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Sounds like you are getting a heavy CPU load. If it is outlook or some
other program is the question. press start then type msconcfg.exe now
go to the services tab now tab until you hear hide all Microsoft
services and check the box. now shift tab to the list of services and see what all is running.
If you don't recognize it google it and see if you need it. If you see
things like iTunes adobe google or things like that try unchecking
them then click OK. Next open task manager with the ctrl + shift + esc
keys. ctrl
+ tab to the startup tab. now do the same thing as you did in
+ services. Now
after you disable all the junk that really doesn't need to load every
time you start your computer it should run much faster. Dont worry if
anything you do stops a program from working you can just re-enable it the same way.
If you cant find the startup tab you may have to click the more
details button to make it show up.

On 4/20/2019 2:55 PM, Rahul Bajaj wrote:
Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly
in Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled
Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my
emails in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does
not come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you
would do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul









--
--
Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford


Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Bill White
 

Hi, Rahul.

1. Open Outlook Options.
2. Arrow down to Mail.
3. Press ENTER on the Editor Options button.
4. Once you press Editor options, there are three categories: Display, Proofing and Advanced. Arrow down to Advanced.
5. SHIFT plus TAB two times past the OK button, and make sure Disable Graphics Accelleration is checked.
6. TAB to the OK button, and press ENTER.
7. That's it. Now close Outlook options, and Graphics Accelleration is disabled.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

I was not able to figure out how to turn off the hardware accelerator
despite playing around with the settings for a fir bit of time.

Best,
Rahul

On 21/04/2019, Sieghard Weitzel <@Sieghard> wrote:
You might want to try and turn off all the spell and grammar checking as you
type in Outlook.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Sounds like you are getting a heavy CPU load. If it is outlook or some other
program is the question. press start then type msconcfg.exe now go to the
services tab now tab until you hear hide all Microsoft services and check
the box. now shift tab to the list of services and see what all is running.
If you don't recognize it google it and see if you need it. If you see
things like iTunes adobe google or things like that try unchecking them
then click OK. Next open task manager with the ctrl + shift + esc keys. ctrl
+ tab to the startup tab. now do the same thing as you did in services. Now
after you disable all the junk that really doesn't need to load every time
you start your computer it should run much faster. Dont worry if anything
you do stops a program from working you can just re-enable it the same way.
If you cant find the startup tab you may have to click the more details
button to make it show up.

On 4/20/2019 2:55 PM, Rahul Bajaj wrote:
Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly
in Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled
Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails
in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does
not come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you
would do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul









--
--
Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford


Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Rahul Bajaj
 

I was not able to figure out how to turn off the hardware accelerator
despite playing around with the settings for a fir bit of time.

Best,
Rahul

On 21/04/2019, Sieghard Weitzel <@Sieghard> wrote:
You might want to try and turn off all the spell and grammar checking as you
type in Outlook.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Sounds like you are getting a heavy CPU load. If it is outlook or some other
program is the question. press start then type msconcfg.exe now go to the
services tab now tab until you hear hide all Microsoft services and check
the box. now shift tab to the list of services and see what all is running.
If you don't recognize it google it and see if you need it. If you see
things like iTunes adobe google or things like that try unchecking them
then click OK. Next open task manager with the ctrl + shift + esc keys. ctrl
+ tab to the startup tab. now do the same thing as you did in services. Now
after you disable all the junk that really doesn't need to load every time
you start your computer it  should run much faster. Dont worry if anything
you do stops a program from working you can just re-enable it the same way.
If you cant find the startup tab you may have to click the more details
button to make it show up.

On 4/20/2019 2:55 PM, Rahul Bajaj wrote:
Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly
in Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled
Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails
in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does
not come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you
would do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul








--
--
Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford


Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

 

You might want to try and turn off all the spell and grammar checking as you type in Outlook.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Sounds like you are getting a heavy CPU load. If it is outlook or some other program is the question. press start then type msconcfg.exe now go to the services tab now tab until you hear hide all Microsoft services and check the box. now shift tab to the list of services and see what all is running. If you don't recognize it google it and see if you need it. If you see things like iTunes adobe google or things like that try unchecking them  then click OK. Next open task manager with the ctrl + shift + esc keys. ctrl + tab to the startup tab. now do the same thing as you did in services. Now after you disable all the junk that really doesn't need to load every time you start your computer it  should run much faster. Dont worry if anything you do stops a program from working you can just re-enable it the same way.
If you cant find the startup tab you may have to click the more details button to make it show up.

On 4/20/2019 2:55 PM, Rahul Bajaj wrote:
Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly
in Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled
Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails
in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does
not come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you
would do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul



Re: I tunes

Dave...
 

Make sure your library icon is checked. That behavior changed in the last couple updates.
 
Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2019 05:50
Subject: I tunes

Hi all

 

I have been using I tunes with jaws for quite a time now  with little problems but  last night  after a update to I tunes now jaws doesn’t read any thing in the area where my albums are.

All I really need it do for now is to read the place where my albums are so I may remove them or put a new one in this area.

So any one know is the latest version of I tunes now no longer working with jaws  18 or is this another problem that as  nothing to do with jaws !!

I also have windows 10

               

 

Cheers Joe


I tunes

Joe Stinton <stintonjoe@...>
 

Hi all

 

I have been using I tunes with jaws for quite a time now  with little problems but  last night  after a update to I tunes now jaws doesn’t read any thing in the area where my albums are.

All I really need it do for now is to read the place where my albums are so I may remove them or put a new one in this area.

So any one know is the latest version of I tunes now no longer working with jaws  18 or is this another problem that as  nothing to do with jaws !!

I also have windows 10

               

 

Cheers Joe


Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Randy Barnett
 

Sounds like you are getting a heavy CPU load. If it is outlook or some other program is the question. press start then type msconcfg.exe now go to the services tab now tab until you hear hide all Microsoft services and check the box. now shift tab to the list of services and see what all is running. If you don't recognize it google it and see if you need it. If you see things like iTunes adobe google or things like that try unchecking them  then click OK. Next open task manager with the ctrl + shift + esc keys. ctrl + tab to the startup tab. now do the same thing as you did in services. Now after you disable all the junk that really doesn't need to load every time you start your computer it  should run much faster. Dont worry if anything you do stops a program from working you can just re-enable it the same way.
If you cant find the startup tab you may have to click the more details button to make it show up.

On 4/20/2019 2:55 PM, Rahul Bajaj wrote:
Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly
in Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled
Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails
in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does
not come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you
would do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul



Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Cristóbal
 

Is the hardware acceleration option unchecked?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Dan, I think plain text, but I am not sure. Could that make a difference?
Also, my laptop emits some air from the vents on the side - more than usual
- when it becomes sluggish like this.
On Apr 21, 2019, at 12:06 AM, Dan Longmore <danlongmore44@...>
wrote:

Hi,
This is a tough one. Are you using plain text or HTML to respond? I
cannot think of any Outlook options that may cause this behavior when
typing. Could it be a JAWS setting? Sorry, not much help I know.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly in
Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Outlook,
and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails in Notepad and
then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does not
come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you would do in
case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul



--
--
Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018) University of Oxford







Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Rahul Bajaj
 

Dan, I think plain text, but I am not sure. Could that make a difference?
Also, my laptop emits some air from the vents on the side - more than usual - when it becomes sluggish like this.

On Apr 21, 2019, at 12:06 AM, Dan Longmore <danlongmore44@...> wrote:

Hi,
This is a tough one. Are you using plain text or HTML to respond? I cannot think of any Outlook options that may cause this behavior when typing. Could it be a JAWS setting? Sorry, not much help I know.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly in Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does not come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you would do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul



--
--
Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford







Re: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,
This is a tough one. Are you using plain text or HTML to respond? I cannot think of any Outlook options that may cause this behavior when typing. Could it be a JAWS setting? Sorry, not much help I know.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly in Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does not come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you would do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul



--
--
Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford


JAWS Becomes Sluggish When Writing Emails in Outlook

Rahul Bajaj
 

Hi all,

I use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, Outlook 16. JAWS behaves very sluggishly
in Outlook when crafting messages. I have uninstalled and reinstalled
Outlook, and that has not fixed the issue. I currently write my emails
in Notepad and then copy-paste them which is inconvenient.

Can anyone think of other workarounds? I know that this problem does
not come up for most, but I would nonetheless like to know what you
would do in case you were facing this issue. Thank you so much.

Best,
Rahul



--
--
Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford


Re: new member.

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  Dan here from Pennsylvania.  Nice to see that you are aboard and the list has a growing world connection.

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of shankar.c@...
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: new member.

 

Hello all, greetings.

This is Shankar, from india.

Thanks to moderator for approving my subscription.

 

 


Re: JAWS WITH AN EXTERNAL SOUND CARD #advisory

Robert Logue
 

There are all kinds of low cost USB sound cards and low priced computer speakers you can connect to them.


May I make a suggestion for something even easier?


I have a Logitech s-150 digital stereo speaker. It is powered from the USB port and also shows up as a sound device. It costs about $25. It's available on Amazon.


The quality for music is not good so I use it just for screen readers like Jaws.


I have another sound card for music. Luckily, the one on my motherboard sounds good enough for music playback through powered studio monitors on my desk.


I set the onboard sound as default.  Then I set the Logitech s-150 as output for each screen reader.


This works welt most of the time but occasionally screen readers or Windows gets confused and sends the voice to the main card.


I have a couple of tricks to fix that.


One is disconnect then reconnect the USB speaker.

The other is to restart the screen reader.



Hope this helps.


Bob

On 2019-04-19 7:32 p.m., Marty Hutchings wrote:
I am about to install JAWS on an Aser laptop with Windows 10 and I want to be able to run a media program like Winamp and not have JAWS speak through the same speakers.  Can I add an external USB sound card that I can plug speakers into for the music media and have JAWS speak through headphones plugged into the laptop's built in jack?  I currently have a Windows 7 desktop with a Sound Blaster card that I play music through while JAWS speaks through the mother board sound jack.



Re: new member.

Marty Hutchings
 

Welcome Shankar.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
 

Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:05 AM
Subject: new member.
 

Hello all, greetings.

This is Shankar, from india.

Thanks to moderator for approving my subscription.

 

 


Re: Winamp volume

Marty Hutchings
 

Both sets of arrows work for me.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
 

Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: Winamp volume
 
are you useing the numpad? That is what is called for in the article I linked. I dont have winamp so I cant test it.
On 4/20/2019 2:06 AM, Tom wrote:

Thanks to those who answered my query regarding how to increase the volume in Winamp.

 

Unfortunately pressing the up or down arrow while playing an mp3 file does not change the volume level at all.  It seems to be stuck at the one low fairly dull level.

 

Any suggestions what I can try next?

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, 20 April 2019 12:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Winamp volume

 

From the following:
keypad 8 or up-arrow increases the volume.

  • Keypad 2 or down-arrow turns the volume down.

 


Introduction

On the face of it, Winamp from Nullsoft may not seem like a terribly accessible programme. Although the interface from the keyboard is somewhat unorthodox, you’ll find that Winamp is in fact one of the most accessible of the fully featured MP3 players. This article seeks to help you understand what Winamp can do, how to configure it, and all the keyboard secrets will be revealed.

You can get a brief keyboard summary of all of the keyboard commands mentioned in this document, and a few I won’t be covering, by pressing F1 from the Winamp main window. From there, you can press Control+Tab through the multipage dialogue box until you get to the tips and tricks section. If you left click your mouse on any of the text of the edit box, this will give that read-only edit box focus, which means that you can then read the summary with your screenreader’s continuous reading feature. You can also go to the top of this edit box with the Control+home combination, press Control+Shift+end to select the entire edit box (Control+A doesn’t seem to work) and then press Control+C to copy it to the clipboard. You may then want to paste this into a word processor or text editor and save it for future reference.

Winamp is a fully featured audio player, supporting most common file formats. If a file format isn’t supported out of the box, chances are you can get a plug-in that will do the job.

It has a playlist editor allowing you to import individual files, entire directories and locations from the Internet. Files can then be randomised, or sorted by a number of criteria including song name and file name.

A graphical equaliser allows you to make major adjustments to the sound of the player. You can choose from presets, save your own settings, and even specify your own settings on a song by song basis. The ID3 editor allows you to edit MP3 tag information, which is a handy way of recording information such as the album, the artist, the year the song was released and more.

The plug-in architecture of Winamp means that fantastic add-ins are being released regularly, ranging from the support of many file formats through to pitch changers and audio compressors.

Up

Basic Winamp Operation

When you install Winamp, you are asked if you want it to be your default audio player. If you answer yes to this question, Winamp will be launched from Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer when a file that Winamp supports is encountered. The file will start playing automatically.

You can also launch Winamp by going to the Start menu, choosing programmes, then Winamp.

When in Winamp, the following commands can be used for playback. Note that some of the keypad commands listed here may conflict with your screenreader. You will need to change your screenreader’s key settings or use its bypass key if you wish to use the keypad in Winamp.

  • X or Keypad 5 will play the current file. If Winamp is paused, this command will resume playing from where you paused. If no file is loaded into Winamp, you’ll be prompted for a file name.
  • The V key stops playing. If you hold down the Shift key, Winamp fades out the currently playing song and then stops.
  • B or keypad 6 skips to the next track. You can do this either when Winamp is playing or when it is stopped. If you are playing a file when you press this key, the next song in the queue will start playing immediately. If you press the key when Winamp is stopped, the song you have now selected will show in the window title with the word “stopped” beside it.
  • Z or Keypad 4 skips back to the previous track. The same rules apply as for next track discussed above.
  • Keypad 1 will jump ten songs back in the playlist.
  • Keypad 3 jumps ten songs forward.
  • Left-arrow or keypad 7 rewinds by 5 seconds.
  • Right-arrow or keypad 9 fastforwards by 5 seconds.
  • L or keypad 0 brings up the open file dialogue. Here, you can specify the name of a file provided Winamp supports the file format. You can also specify a playlist with a .m3u or .pls extension.
  • Control+L or Control+keypad 0 lets you specify a file on the Internet. You will need the full URL of the file or playlist.
  • Shift+L or the insert key lets you specify a directory to play. All files in that directory with file formats that Winamp supports will be played.
  • Keypad 8 or up-arrow increases the volume.
  • Keypad 2 or down-arrow turns the volume down.

Up

Configuring Winamp

Winamp is highly configurable. This section seeks to help you understand how to navigate Winamp’s Preferences.

To enter the preferences, press Control+P. Winamp will present you with a treeview. As in any treeview, you use the right-arrow key to eXPand a branch of the tree, the left-arrow to close a branch, and the down-arrow to navigate through items in the tree. Once you’ve selected a section, you can use the tab and Shift+Tab keys to navigate through the various elements.

When you get to the section for selecting and configuring plug-ins, it is important to understand that after you have selected the plug-in with the arrow keys, there is often a configure button which allows you to fine-tune the settings for that particular plug-in. Normally, you need to press the tab key to find the configure button. Pressing the space bar will bring up the configuration dialogue box for that plug-in.

Up

The Playlist Editor

The Playlist Editor is one of Winamp’s less accessible features, but there is more that you can do with the keyboard than many people think. The major difficulty is that with most screenreaders, using the arrow keys in Winamp 2.x will not give you reliable information about the song that you’ve selected. I have heard that some Windoweyes users have got it to work to some degree thanks to some clever set file manipulation, but I never have.

Anyway, let’s take a look at what you can do with the keyboard. Firstly, you will want to get into the Playlist Editor. If the Playlist Editor window isn’t open yet, you will need to open it by pressing Control+E. Incidentally, once Windows such as the Playlist Editor are open, you can cycle through all open Windows with the Control+Tab combination.

  • The R key toggles the repeat function. I have always had difficulty determining the status of the repeat function from the Playlist Editor window itself, but you can also toggle the repeat function from the main Winamp Menu, which can be accessed from the main Winamp window with Alt+F, and then choosing playback options. Here, your screenreader should have no trouble telling you whether repeat is checked or not.
  • The S key toggles whether shuffle is on or off. The same applies here as for the repeat function.
  • L or keypad 0 adds a file to the playlist.
  • Control+L or Control+keypad 0 adds an Internet location to the playlist.
  • Shift+L or the insert key adds a directory to the playlist.
  • Control+N clears the playlist and lets you start from scratch.
  • Control+O lets you open a playlist you might previously have saved to disk.
  • Control+S saves the playlist you’ve been working on. You have a number of formats from which you can choose once you open the save dialogue. .m3u is probably the best in most cases, because the playlist is saved as a standard text file with one file per line. This makes it easy to edit your playlist with a text editor given that Winamp’s editing features are not screenreader friendly.
  • Alt+3 views the track information for the selected track or tracks.
  • Control+E lets you edit the names of the selected track or tracks, but keep in mind that with screenreaders, it’s quite difficult to determine exactly what is selected.
  • Control+A selects the entire playlist.
  • Control+I inverts the selection, in other words what was selected becomes unselected and vice versa.
  • The delete key removes selected files from the playlist.
  • Control+delete crops the playlist.
  • Control+Shift+delete clears the playlist.
  • Alt+down-arrow moves selected files down.
  • Alt+up-arrow moves selected files up.
  • The down and up-arrow keys move the cursor down and up respectively, but as has been discussed, you are unlikely to get reliable feedback from your screenreader because of the custom window type Winamp is using.
  • The ENTER key plays the selected file.
  • The home and end keys jump to the start and end of the playlist respectively.
  • Page up and page down move up and down by a fifth of a page.
  • Alt+delete removes all non-existent files from a playlist.
  • Control+Shift+1 sorts the playlist by title.
  • Control+Shift+2 sorts the playlist by file name.
  • Control+Shift+3 sorts the playlist by file path and name.
  • Control+R reverses the order of the playlist.
  • Control+Shift+R randomises the playlist.

Also, all playback Controls are available as they are in the main window.

Up

Graphical Equaliser

Although I have not heard of anyone being able to set up their screenreader to tell them the percentage of each band of the equaliser in Winamp 2.x, you can make changes via the keyboard and listen to the results to see how you like it. Also, Control+s brings up a list of over 20 presets that you can choose from.

First though, you will need to open the graphical equaliser if it is not open already. You can do this with the Alt+G combination.

  • The 1 and 0 keys increase their respective band of the ten band equaliser. 1 is the lowest band IE base, 0 is the highest band, IE treble. The row underneath decreases each band, from the q to the P keys. So 1 and Q turns the lowest band up and down respectively, 0 and P turns the highest band up and down respectively.
  • Similarly, the tilde and tab keys turn the pre-amp up and down respectively.
  • The N key toggles the equaliser on and off, so if it doesn’t sound like what you are doing with the number and qwerty rows is having any effect, try pressing the N key to turn the equaliser on.
  • S opens the presets menu.

The A key toggles auto-loading of the equaliser.

Up

Conclusion

I hope that this gets you started. Feel free to drop me a note with any questions, ask on the PC-Audio list, and visit the Winamp Documentation.

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On 4/19/2019 7:08 PM, Tom wrote:

Hi,

 

How can I increase the volume in Winamp?

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

 

 


Re: Winamp volume

Marty Hutchings
 

Yes, that works too.  I didn’t mean to say that the EQ Tab was the only way to get access to the volume control.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
 

From: Bill White
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: Winamp volume
 

Hi, Marty. I respectfully disagree. I have my equalizer window inactivated so that it does not open (ALT plus G). When I am in the main window, so that I can pause a track with the letter C, Up and Down arrows increase and decrease volume.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Winamp volume

 

The Up and Down arrows only work for volume when you are in the EQ Tab.  To get there, use Control Tab twice from the Play List Editor Tab.

 

Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13

 

From: Tom

Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:06 AM

Subject: Re: Winamp volume

 

Thanks to those who answered my query regarding how to increase the volume in Winamp.

 

Unfortunately pressing the up or down arrow while playing an mp3 file does not change the volume level at all.  It seems to be stuck at the one low fairly dull level.

 

Any suggestions what I can try next?

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, 20 April 2019 12:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Winamp volume

 

From the following:
keypad 8 or up-arrow increases the volume.

  • Keypad 2 or down-arrow turns the volume down.

 


Introduction

On the face of it, Winamp from Nullsoft may not seem like a terribly accessible programme. Although the interface from the keyboard is somewhat unorthodox, you’ll find that Winamp is in fact one of the most accessible of the fully featured MP3 players. This article seeks to help you understand what Winamp can do, how to configure it, and all the keyboard secrets will be revealed.

You can get a brief keyboard summary of all of the keyboard commands mentioned in this document, and a few I won’t be covering, by pressing F1 from the Winamp main window. From there, you can press Control+Tab through the multipage dialogue box until you get to the tips and tricks section. If you left click your mouse on any of the text of the edit box, this will give that read-only edit box focus, which means that you can then read the summary with your screenreader’s continuous reading feature. You can also go to the top of this edit box with the Control+home combination, press Control+Shift+end to select the entire edit box (Control+A doesn’t seem to work) and then press Control+C to copy it to the clipboard. You may then want to paste this into a word processor or text editor and save it for future reference.

Winamp is a fully featured audio player, supporting most common file formats. If a file format isn’t supported out of the box, chances are you can get a plug-in that will do the job.

It has a playlist editor allowing you to import individual files, entire directories and locations from the Internet. Files can then be randomised, or sorted by a number of criteria including song name and file name.

A graphical equaliser allows you to make major adjustments to the sound of the player. You can choose from presets, save your own settings, and even specify your own settings on a song by song basis. The ID3 editor allows you to edit MP3 tag information, which is a handy way of recording information such as the album, the artist, the year the song was released and more.

The plug-in architecture of Winamp means that fantastic add-ins are being released regularly, ranging from the support of many file formats through to pitch changers and audio compressors.

Up

Basic Winamp Operation

When you install Winamp, you are asked if you want it to be your default audio player. If you answer yes to this question, Winamp will be launched from Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer when a file that Winamp supports is encountered. The file will start playing automatically.

You can also launch Winamp by going to the Start menu, choosing programmes, then Winamp.

When in Winamp, the following commands can be used for playback. Note that some of the keypad commands listed here may conflict with your screenreader. You will need to change your screenreader’s key settings or use its bypass key if you wish to use the keypad in Winamp.

  • X or Keypad 5 will play the current file. If Winamp is paused, this command will resume playing from where you paused. If no file is loaded into Winamp, you’ll be prompted for a file name.
  • The V key stops playing. If you hold down the Shift key, Winamp fades out the currently playing song and then stops.
  • B or keypad 6 skips to the next track. You can do this either when Winamp is playing or when it is stopped. If you are playing a file when you press this key, the next song in the queue will start playing immediately. If you press the key when Winamp is stopped, the song you have now selected will show in the window title with the word “stopped” beside it.
  • Z or Keypad 4 skips back to the previous track. The same rules apply as for next track discussed above.
  • Keypad 1 will jump ten songs back in the playlist.
  • Keypad 3 jumps ten songs forward.
  • Left-arrow or keypad 7 rewinds by 5 seconds.
  • Right-arrow or keypad 9 fastforwards by 5 seconds.
  • L or keypad 0 brings up the open file dialogue. Here, you can specify the name of a file provided Winamp supports the file format. You can also specify a playlist with a .m3u or .pls extension.
  • Control+L or Control+keypad 0 lets you specify a file on the Internet. You will need the full URL of the file or playlist.
  • Shift+L or the insert key lets you specify a directory to play. All files in that directory with file formats that Winamp supports will be played.
  • Keypad 8 or up-arrow increases the volume.
  • Keypad 2 or down-arrow turns the volume down.

Up

Configuring Winamp

Winamp is highly configurable. This section seeks to help you understand how to navigate Winamp’s Preferences.

To enter the preferences, press Control+P. Winamp will present you with a treeview. As in any treeview, you use the right-arrow key to eXPand a branch of the tree, the left-arrow to close a branch, and the down-arrow to navigate through items in the tree. Once you’ve selected a section, you can use the tab and Shift+Tab keys to navigate through the various elements.

When you get to the section for selecting and configuring plug-ins, it is important to understand that after you have selected the plug-in with the arrow keys, there is often a configure button which allows you to fine-tune the settings for that particular plug-in. Normally, you need to press the tab key to find the configure button. Pressing the space bar will bring up the configuration dialogue box for that plug-in.

Up

The Playlist Editor

The Playlist Editor is one of Winamp’s less accessible features, but there is more that you can do with the keyboard than many people think. The major difficulty is that with most screenreaders, using the arrow keys in Winamp 2.x will not give you reliable information about the song that you’ve selected. I have heard that some Windoweyes users have got it to work to some degree thanks to some clever set file manipulation, but I never have.

Anyway, let’s take a look at what you can do with the keyboard. Firstly, you will want to get into the Playlist Editor. If the Playlist Editor window isn’t open yet, you will need to open it by pressing Control+E. Incidentally, once Windows such as the Playlist Editor are open, you can cycle through all open Windows with the Control+Tab combination.

  • The R key toggles the repeat function. I have always had difficulty determining the status of the repeat function from the Playlist Editor window itself, but you can also toggle the repeat function from the main Winamp Menu, which can be accessed from the main Winamp window with Alt+F, and then choosing playback options. Here, your screenreader should have no trouble telling you whether repeat is checked or not.
  • The S key toggles whether shuffle is on or off. The same applies here as for the repeat function.
  • L or keypad 0 adds a file to the playlist.
  • Control+L or Control+keypad 0 adds an Internet location to the playlist.
  • Shift+L or the insert key adds a directory to the playlist.
  • Control+N clears the playlist and lets you start from scratch.
  • Control+O lets you open a playlist you might previously have saved to disk.
  • Control+S saves the playlist you’ve been working on. You have a number of formats from which you can choose once you open the save dialogue. .m3u is probably the best in most cases, because the playlist is saved as a standard text file with one file per line. This makes it easy to edit your playlist with a text editor given that Winamp’s editing features are not screenreader friendly.
  • Alt+3 views the track information for the selected track or tracks.
  • Control+E lets you edit the names of the selected track or tracks, but keep in mind that with screenreaders, it’s quite difficult to determine exactly what is selected.
  • Control+A selects the entire playlist.
  • Control+I inverts the selection, in other words what was selected becomes unselected and vice versa.
  • The delete key removes selected files from the playlist.
  • Control+delete crops the playlist.
  • Control+Shift+delete clears the playlist.
  • Alt+down-arrow moves selected files down.
  • Alt+up-arrow moves selected files up.
  • The down and up-arrow keys move the cursor down and up respectively, but as has been discussed, you are unlikely to get reliable feedback from your screenreader because of the custom window type Winamp is using.
  • The ENTER key plays the selected file.
  • The home and end keys jump to the start and end of the playlist respectively.
  • Page up and page down move up and down by a fifth of a page.
  • Alt+delete removes all non-existent files from a playlist.
  • Control+Shift+1 sorts the playlist by title.
  • Control+Shift+2 sorts the playlist by file name.
  • Control+Shift+3 sorts the playlist by file path and name.
  • Control+R reverses the order of the playlist.
  • Control+Shift+R randomises the playlist.

Also, all playback Controls are available as they are in the main window.

Up

Graphical Equaliser

Although I have not heard of anyone being able to set up their screenreader to tell them the percentage of each band of the equaliser in Winamp 2.x, you can make changes via the keyboard and listen to the results to see how you like it. Also, Control+s brings up a list of over 20 presets that you can choose from.

First though, you will need to open the graphical equaliser if it is not open already. You can do this with the Alt+G combination.

  • The 1 and 0 keys increase their respective band of the ten band equaliser. 1 is the lowest band IE base, 0 is the highest band, IE treble. The row underneath decreases each band, from the q to the P keys. So 1 and Q turns the lowest band up and down respectively, 0 and P turns the highest band up and down respectively.
  • Similarly, the tilde and tab keys turn the pre-amp up and down respectively.
  • The N key toggles the equaliser on and off, so if it doesn’t sound like what you are doing with the number and qwerty rows is having any effect, try pressing the N key to turn the equaliser on.
  • S opens the presets menu.

The A key toggles auto-loading of the equaliser.

Up

Conclusion

I hope that this gets you started. Feel free to drop me a note with any questions, ask on the PC-Audio list, and visit the Winamp Documentation.

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On 4/19/2019 7:08 PM, Tom wrote:

Hi,

 

How can I increase the volume in Winamp?

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

 


Re: new member.

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Welcome Shankar.� Hope you enjoy the list


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On 4/20/2019 10:05 AM, shankar.c@... wrote:

Hello all, greetings.

This is Shankar, from india.

Thanks to moderator for approving my subscription.


Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

Dave Durber
 

Hello Bill:

A person does not need to restart the computer.

Once they have followed you instructions, all they need do is unload and restart JAWS.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill White" <billwhite92701@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4


Hi, Marty. Yes, it can be changed without reinstalling JAWS.
1. Just press JAWS key plus J.
2. Press the ALT key.
3. If it says JAWS Options, press ENTER.
4. If it then says Basics, press ENTER again.
5. TAB five times, and make sure Run JAWS from System Tray is checked, by
using the Space Bar.
6. TAB another five times, and press Space Bar on the OK button.
7. Now restart the computer. When JAWS comes up, it will now be running in
the system tray.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marty
Hutchings
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 8:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

Can this be changed without reinstalling JAWS?



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave...
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

James -- system tray.

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: "James Bentley" <bentleyj1952@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 00:34
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4


I hate Jaws in the task bar too. And, I'm still curious as to where Jaws
runs best.

James B



-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

If this is the case I wonder why "Run from system tray" is not checked by
default if you install Jaws on a new system.
It is always one of the first things I do either manually or in the setup
wizard since I hate having Jaws in the taskbar.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

Greetings,

Now, you got me curious. FS use to always tell users of Jaws that they will
have a better experience if they run Jaws from the system tray. What kind
of problems do you run in to if it is run from the system tray.

Naturally, we all want Jaws to be as effective and problem free as possible.
So, Any advice will be appreciated.

Cheers,

James B



-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Longmore
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

Hi,
JAWS in the system tray does not always respond well. Best practice in my
thought is to quit JAWS with JAWS key and F4.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

Are you not running Jaws from the system tray? If doing an insert/jaws key
plus J doesn't put you in to the Jaws options, that is telling you that all
you need to do is put Jaws in to the system tray. Then, insert/Jaws F4
will work the way you want it to.

If you can alt tab to the Jaws options menu, then go in to basics and tab to
run Jaws in the system tray and check that check box.

Good luck,

James B



-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Mladek
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

Hi,

I am using latest 2019 JAWS and Windows 10. Working for me... surely must be
a setting. Has all been accomplished with obtaining authorization? I am not
sure if this works with laptop setting Vs desktop.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of surendra
KUMAR GUPTA
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

Yes, I have already tested this one and it works as expected. I just wanted
Insert+F4 command to somehow work, but no success so far.

On 4/17/19, Rick Mladek <hmladek@...> wrote:
Hi Surendra,

When you alt tab to the JAWS screen/application, try alt F4 and see if
you get the shut down command.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:00 AM
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Subject: Unable to quit JAWS using Insert+F4

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Re: Winamp volume

Randy Barnett
 

are you useing the numpad? That is what is called for in the article I linked. I dont have winamp so I cant test it.

On 4/20/2019 2:06 AM, Tom wrote:

Thanks to those who answered my query regarding how to increase the volume in Winamp.

 

Unfortunately pressing the up or down arrow while playing an mp3 file does not change the volume level at all.  It seems to be stuck at the one low fairly dull level.

 

Any suggestions what I can try next?

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, 20 April 2019 12:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Winamp volume

 

From the following:
keypad 8 or up-arrow increases the volume.

  • Keypad 2 or down-arrow turns the volume down.

 


Introduction

On the face of it, Winamp from Nullsoft may not seem like a terribly accessible programme. Although the interface from the keyboard is somewhat unorthodox, you’ll find that Winamp is in fact one of the most accessible of the fully featured MP3 players. This article seeks to help you understand what Winamp can do, how to configure it, and all the keyboard secrets will be revealed.

You can get a brief keyboard summary of all of the keyboard commands mentioned in this document, and a few I won’t be covering, by pressing F1 from the Winamp main window. From there, you can press Control+Tab through the multipage dialogue box until you get to the tips and tricks section. If you left click your mouse on any of the text of the edit box, this will give that read-only edit box focus, which means that you can then read the summary with your screenreader’s continuous reading feature. You can also go to the top of this edit box with the Control+home combination, press Control+Shift+end to select the entire edit box (Control+A doesn’t seem to work) and then press Control+C to copy it to the clipboard. You may then want to paste this into a word processor or text editor and save it for future reference.

Winamp is a fully featured audio player, supporting most common file formats. If a file format isn’t supported out of the box, chances are you can get a plug-in that will do the job.

It has a playlist editor allowing you to import individual files, entire directories and locations from the Internet. Files can then be randomised, or sorted by a number of criteria including song name and file name.

A graphical equaliser allows you to make major adjustments to the sound of the player. You can choose from presets, save your own settings, and even specify your own settings on a song by song basis. The ID3 editor allows you to edit MP3 tag information, which is a handy way of recording information such as the album, the artist, the year the song was released and more.

The plug-in architecture of Winamp means that fantastic add-ins are being released regularly, ranging from the support of many file formats through to pitch changers and audio compressors.

Up

Basic Winamp Operation

When you install Winamp, you are asked if you want it to be your default audio player. If you answer yes to this question, Winamp will be launched from Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer when a file that Winamp supports is encountered. The file will start playing automatically.

You can also launch Winamp by going to the Start menu, choosing programmes, then Winamp.

When in Winamp, the following commands can be used for playback. Note that some of the keypad commands listed here may conflict with your screenreader. You will need to change your screenreader’s key settings or use its bypass key if you wish to use the keypad in Winamp.

  • X or Keypad 5 will play the current file. If Winamp is paused, this command will resume playing from where you paused. If no file is loaded into Winamp, you’ll be prompted for a file name.
  • The V key stops playing. If you hold down the Shift key, Winamp fades out the currently playing song and then stops.
  • B or keypad 6 skips to the next track. You can do this either when Winamp is playing or when it is stopped. If you are playing a file when you press this key, the next song in the queue will start playing immediately. If you press the key when Winamp is stopped, the song you have now selected will show in the window title with the word “stopped” beside it.
  • Z or Keypad 4 skips back to the previous track. The same rules apply as for next track discussed above.
  • Keypad 1 will jump ten songs back in the playlist.
  • Keypad 3 jumps ten songs forward.
  • Left-arrow or keypad 7 rewinds by 5 seconds.
  • Right-arrow or keypad 9 fastforwards by 5 seconds.
  • L or keypad 0 brings up the open file dialogue. Here, you can specify the name of a file provided Winamp supports the file format. You can also specify a playlist with a .m3u or .pls extension.
  • Control+L or Control+keypad 0 lets you specify a file on the Internet. You will need the full URL of the file or playlist.
  • Shift+L or the insert key lets you specify a directory to play. All files in that directory with file formats that Winamp supports will be played.
  • Keypad 8 or up-arrow increases the volume.
  • Keypad 2 or down-arrow turns the volume down.

Up

Configuring Winamp

Winamp is highly configurable. This section seeks to help you understand how to navigate Winamp’s Preferences.

To enter the preferences, press Control+P. Winamp will present you with a treeview. As in any treeview, you use the right-arrow key to eXPand a branch of the tree, the left-arrow to close a branch, and the down-arrow to navigate through items in the tree. Once you’ve selected a section, you can use the tab and Shift+Tab keys to navigate through the various elements.

When you get to the section for selecting and configuring plug-ins, it is important to understand that after you have selected the plug-in with the arrow keys, there is often a configure button which allows you to fine-tune the settings for that particular plug-in. Normally, you need to press the tab key to find the configure button. Pressing the space bar will bring up the configuration dialogue box for that plug-in.

Up

The Playlist Editor

The Playlist Editor is one of Winamp’s less accessible features, but there is more that you can do with the keyboard than many people think. The major difficulty is that with most screenreaders, using the arrow keys in Winamp 2.x will not give you reliable information about the song that you’ve selected. I have heard that some Windoweyes users have got it to work to some degree thanks to some clever set file manipulation, but I never have.

Anyway, let’s take a look at what you can do with the keyboard. Firstly, you will want to get into the Playlist Editor. If the Playlist Editor window isn’t open yet, you will need to open it by pressing Control+E. Incidentally, once Windows such as the Playlist Editor are open, you can cycle through all open Windows with the Control+Tab combination.

  • The R key toggles the repeat function. I have always had difficulty determining the status of the repeat function from the Playlist Editor window itself, but you can also toggle the repeat function from the main Winamp Menu, which can be accessed from the main Winamp window with Alt+F, and then choosing playback options. Here, your screenreader should have no trouble telling you whether repeat is checked or not.
  • The S key toggles whether shuffle is on or off. The same applies here as for the repeat function.
  • L or keypad 0 adds a file to the playlist.
  • Control+L or Control+keypad 0 adds an Internet location to the playlist.
  • Shift+L or the insert key adds a directory to the playlist.
  • Control+N clears the playlist and lets you start from scratch.
  • Control+O lets you open a playlist you might previously have saved to disk.
  • Control+S saves the playlist you’ve been working on. You have a number of formats from which you can choose once you open the save dialogue. .m3u is probably the best in most cases, because the playlist is saved as a standard text file with one file per line. This makes it easy to edit your playlist with a text editor given that Winamp’s editing features are not screenreader friendly.
  • Alt+3 views the track information for the selected track or tracks.
  • Control+E lets you edit the names of the selected track or tracks, but keep in mind that with screenreaders, it’s quite difficult to determine exactly what is selected.
  • Control+A selects the entire playlist.
  • Control+I inverts the selection, in other words what was selected becomes unselected and vice versa.
  • The delete key removes selected files from the playlist.
  • Control+delete crops the playlist.
  • Control+Shift+delete clears the playlist.
  • Alt+down-arrow moves selected files down.
  • Alt+up-arrow moves selected files up.
  • The down and up-arrow keys move the cursor down and up respectively, but as has been discussed, you are unlikely to get reliable feedback from your screenreader because of the custom window type Winamp is using.
  • The ENTER key plays the selected file.
  • The home and end keys jump to the start and end of the playlist respectively.
  • Page up and page down move up and down by a fifth of a page.
  • Alt+delete removes all non-existent files from a playlist.
  • Control+Shift+1 sorts the playlist by title.
  • Control+Shift+2 sorts the playlist by file name.
  • Control+Shift+3 sorts the playlist by file path and name.
  • Control+R reverses the order of the playlist.
  • Control+Shift+R randomises the playlist.

Also, all playback Controls are available as they are in the main window.

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Graphical Equaliser

Although I have not heard of anyone being able to set up their screenreader to tell them the percentage of each band of the equaliser in Winamp 2.x, you can make changes via the keyboard and listen to the results to see how you like it. Also, Control+s brings up a list of over 20 presets that you can choose from.

First though, you will need to open the graphical equaliser if it is not open already. You can do this with the Alt+G combination.

  • The 1 and 0 keys increase their respective band of the ten band equaliser. 1 is the lowest band IE base, 0 is the highest band, IE treble. The row underneath decreases each band, from the q to the P keys. So 1 and Q turns the lowest band up and down respectively, 0 and P turns the highest band up and down respectively.
  • Similarly, the tilde and tab keys turn the pre-amp up and down respectively.
  • The N key toggles the equaliser on and off, so if it doesn’t sound like what you are doing with the number and qwerty rows is having any effect, try pressing the N key to turn the equaliser on.
  • S opens the presets menu.

The A key toggles auto-loading of the equaliser.

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Conclusion

I hope that this gets you started. Feel free to drop me a note with any questions, ask on the PC-Audio list, and visit the Winamp Documentation.

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On 4/19/2019 7:08 PM, Tom wrote:

Hi,

 

How can I increase the volume in Winamp?

 

Thanks

Tom