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moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

Curtis Delzer
 

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

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

Curtis Delzer 
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@...
On 7/19/2019 7:52 PM, Tony wrote:

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

 

Tony

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nothing is going to the computer.

 

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

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

Tony

 

 

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

 

Hi,

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Happy typing,

Sieghard

 


moderated shood I leave remote and tandem disabled

mcLeod stinnett
 

--
from, mack I found my version number, jaws 2018. while reading through the info, it says remote, disabled, tandem disabled. is it better to leave them that way for security reasons?


moderated Configuring "Next Non Link Text" in jaws 2019

Thomas N. Chan
 

Can anyone tell me where is this option?
Next Non Link Text
I would like to change the default of 25 character to a lower value.
Or can it be done in the script? Only?


--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan


moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

Tony
 

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

 

Tony

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nothing is going to the computer.

 

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

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

Tony

 

 

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

 

Hi,

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Happy typing,

Sieghard

 


moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

Tony
 

I’m not sure what I have.

 

I read there is supposed to be a USB extension cable but the cable has a funny feemaile end with feet and won’t accept a male plug.  There was no small plug-in module with the keyboard.

 

I tried the cable just in case but get no USB connect sound.  I tried it with two computers, Win 7 and Win 10.

 

I opened the second keyboard and found the same parts with the same results.

 

Am I missing something?

 

Thanks

 

Tony

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nothing is going to the computer.

 

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

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

Tony

 

 

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

 

Hi,

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Happy typing,

Sieghard

 


moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nothing is going to the computer.

 

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

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

Tony

 

 

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

 

Hi,

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Happy typing,

Sieghard

 


moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

Tony
 

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

 

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

 

Nothing is going to the computer.

 

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

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

Tony

 

 

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

 

Hi,

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Happy typing,

Sieghard

 


moderated Re: New Dropbox Navigation

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

I have found that you need to click the DB icon on the desktop (assuming you have put one there) twice. The first click just launches the program and starts it synchronizing. Then, you must wait until it is ready (up to date) as reported in its icon in the systems tray. Then, you click the desktop icon once again; which actually launches the application.

Best,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Dropbox Navigation

Hey guys.

So a question on the new dropbox app. It appears to be useless. When i run it, i don't see anything. Can anyone help?

Cheers,

Jed

On 7/18/19, Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:
No, it doesn't apply if you don't have the Dropbox app on your machine.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sharon
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Dropbox Navigation

If you don't have a dropbox account, but do download files from other
people, does any of this apply?
Sharon


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:36 PM
To: JFW List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: New Dropbox Navigation

Howdy All,

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

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

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

3. On the General tab, tab to the, Open folders in Dropbox combobox,
open this combobox and choose the, Explorer, option. With Jaws you
can open this combobox with Alt + down arrow and then up arrow to the
Explorer option and press enter to close the combobox. Now tab to,
Okay, and press enter to save and close preferences.
Note: This can act a little tricky so it might take a couple of
attempts to get the Explorer settings change to stick.
If you have a shortcut key that opens Dropbox options, after you
openDropbox up arrow to, Preferences, press enter and follow step 3
from above.



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





moderated Re: version number of jaws

Mario
 

the version also appears if one:
presses insert+j and then insert+control+v. this opens a virtual window
with the information similar to the about dialog.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:sieghard@live.ca]
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:45 AM
Subject: version number of jaws

Hi Bill,

Correct, replace the L with an A or simply press Jaws Key + J, H for
Help and then up arrow to "About".


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: version number of jaws

Hi, Milton. When I follow the steps you gave, it says Update Activation,
and it does not give the version number.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: version number of jaws

Hello,

To check your version of JAWS, follow these steps.

Hold the JAWS key and press the letter J. This will put focus on the
JAWS icon.

Press ALT + H which is the Help Menu and press the letter L. You should
then hear the version information.

Press enter to clear this.

HTH












.


moderated Re: version number of jaws

 

Hi Laura,

The problem with your method is that it only works if you run in the taskbar. Whenever I install Jaws on a new system it is one of the first things I do to set it to run from the system tray because if I press Alt + Tab to cycle through my open applications I definitely don't need to come across Jaws in that list. Running jaws in the system tray puts it out of the way, but Jaws Key + J gets me to the menus easily enough should I need to do anything there.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: version number of jaws

Hello,

Another easy way to hear the version of Jaws is to alt + tab to Jaws, then press the up arrow once and it will read the version of Jaws.

Laura



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: version number of jaws

Hi again, Milton. On the other hand, if I follow your steps with one change, it does give the JAWS version information. I will outline the steps below.

Hold the JAWS key and press the letter J. This will put focus on the JAWS icon.

Press ALT + H which is the Help Menu and press the letter A. You should then hear the version information.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: version number of jaws

Hello,

To check your version of JAWS, follow these steps.

Hold the JAWS key and press the letter J. This will put focus on the JAWS icon.

Press ALT + H which is the Help Menu and press the letter L. You should then hear the version information.

Press enter to clear this.

HTH


moderated Re: version number of jaws

 

Hi Bill,

Correct, replace the L with an A or simply press Jaws Key + J, H for Help and then up arrow to "About".

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: version number of jaws

Hi, Milton. When I follow the steps you gave, it says Update Activation, and it does not give the version number.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: version number of jaws

Hello,

To check your version of JAWS, follow these steps.

Hold the JAWS key and press the letter J. This will put focus on the JAWS icon.

Press ALT + H which is the Help Menu and press the letter L. You should then hear the version information.

Press enter to clear this.

HTH


moderated Re: bookmarks chrome RE: best web browser to use with JAWS?

mcLeod stinnett
 

--
from, mack I used to think bookmarks in chrome were so important, but they are not. unless you turned it off, the predictor will suggest a site if you only type a few letters. I never need to open chrome bookmarks. as long as I know the name of the site, just type a few letters and hit enter when the site name is read back to you. it's less time consuming than searching through bookmarks.


moderated Re: Speech Cutting Out and Jaws not able to read what I Type

ben <swigjr23@...>
 

Hello Randy,

I have had this problem before, and I restarted JAWS, which seemed to fix it. If that doesn't work, you might try restarting the computer. 

I can't think of anything else to try. Good luck. 

Ben Swiggett


On Jul 18, 2019, at 10:27 PM, Randy Meyer <randymeyer@...> wrote:

Two problems happening this evening.

 

First, my speech is cutting out both when using alt-tab and shift-h.

 

When using alt-tab Jaws is not always saying the full name of the open program.  When using shift-h to jump backwards by heading in BookShare in chrome, Jaws is not always reading the entire heading, but when I h to read by heading, I am not having a problem.

 

Second problem, Jaws will not read by character or word in MS word or outlook when typing a message.  It appears to be working when reading a message I receive, but not one I am typing.

 

I had to use narrator to type, edit, and most importantly review and read this email.

 

Randy Meyer


moderated Speech Cutting Out and Jaws not able to read what I Type

Randy Meyer
 

Two problems happening this evening.

 

First, my speech is cutting out both when using alt-tab and shift-h.

 

When using alt-tab Jaws is not always saying the full name of the open program.  When using shift-h to jump backwards by heading in BookShare in chrome, Jaws is not always reading the entire heading, but when I h to read by heading, I am not having a problem.

 

Second problem, Jaws will not read by character or word in MS word or outlook when typing a message.  It appears to be working when reading a message I receive, but not one I am typing.

 

I had to use narrator to type, edit, and most importantly review and read this email.

 

Randy Meyer


moderated Resolved/Problem with the Windows key

Laura Richardson
 

Hello,

 

It turns out the problem was not the Windows key, it was the search box.  Doing a Windows update fixed this problem.  Thank you to everybody for your input.

 

Laura

 

 

 


moderated Re: New Dropbox Navigation

Mike B
 


It's sounds like it's trying to update.  If you have Dropbox showing in the system tray, what version is it?

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Jed Barton
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: New Dropbox Navigation

Hey guys.

So a question on the new dropbox app.  It appears to be useless.  When
i run it, i don't see anything.  Can anyone help?

Cheers,

Jed

On 7/18/19, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:
> No, it doesn't apply if you don't have the Dropbox app on your machine.
>
> Bill White
> billwhite92701@...
>
> From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sharon
> Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:20 AM
> To: main@jfw.groups.io
> Subject: Re: New Dropbox Navigation
>
> If you don't have a dropbox account, but do download files from other
> people, does any of this apply?
> Sharon
>
>
> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:36 PM
> To: JFW List <main@jfw.groups.io>
> Subject: New Dropbox Navigation
>
> Howdy All,
>
> I just ran into an issue with Dropbox where it wouldn't let me acces my
> files.  Well, it turned out that it wanted to update and after downloading
> the installer and reinstalling Dropbox navigating the folders flat out
> sucked, so here's how to change the necessary setting for easier
> navigation.
>
> 1. Open Dropbox from the system tray, tab to, Access and Manage your
> Dropbox
> settings button, and press enter.
>
> 2. Now tab to, Preferences, and press enter.
>
> 3. On the General tab, tab to the, Open folders in Dropbox combobox, open
> this combobox and choose the, Explorer, option.  With Jaws you can open
> this
> combobox with Alt + down arrow and then up arrow to the Explorer option and
> press enter to close the combobox.  Now tab to, Okay, and press enter to
> save and close preferences.
> Note:  This can act a little tricky so it might take a couple of attempts
> to
> get the Explorer settings change to stick.
> If you have a shortcut key that opens Dropbox options, after you
> openDropbox
> up arrow to, Preferences, press enter and follow step 3 from above.
>
>
>
> Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
> If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!
>
>
>
>
>



moderated Re: New Dropbox Navigation

Jed Barton
 

Hey guys.

So a question on the new dropbox app. It appears to be useless. When
i run it, i don't see anything. Can anyone help?

Cheers,

Jed

On 7/18/19, Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com> wrote:
No, it doesn't apply if you don't have the Dropbox app on your machine.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Dropbox Navigation

If you don't have a dropbox account, but do download files from other
people, does any of this apply?
Sharon


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:36 PM
To: JFW List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: New Dropbox Navigation

Howdy All,

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

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

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

3. On the General tab, tab to the, Open folders in Dropbox combobox, open
this combobox and choose the, Explorer, option. With Jaws you can open
this
combobox with Alt + down arrow and then up arrow to the Explorer option and
press enter to close the combobox. Now tab to, Okay, and press enter to
save and close preferences.
Note: This can act a little tricky so it might take a couple of attempts
to
get the Explorer settings change to stick.
If you have a shortcut key that opens Dropbox options, after you
openDropbox
up arrow to, Preferences, press enter and follow step 3 from above.



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





moderated Re: Problem with the Windows key

JM Casey
 

What happens when you press the windows key, then, exactly?

Are you sure you are in fact pressing the Windows key?

I only ask this question because, in my experience, there are some people who have gotten the Windows and Applications keys confused.

Have you tried using ctrl-escape instead of the windows key? This is an alternative way of accessing the start/search. Of course it won’t work for windows key combinations like windows key + f.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: July 18, 2019 5:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with the Windows key

 

I tried that and it didn’t work.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with the Windows key

 

Have you tried to press the Windows key a second time? On my laptop I sometimes just hear “Cortana”, but the search box does not seem to come up. If I press escape and then press the Windows Key again I always seem to get the search box.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with the Windows key

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  That worked.  Fortunately, there was already an icon on the desktop …… I have no clue how to create a shortcut for the desktop.  Yes, I still have a lot to learn.

 

This list is great!  Thanks to everybody!

 

Laura

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Stevens
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with the Windows key

 

Why not simply put a shortcut for Internet Explorer on the desktop and access it that way?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Laura Richardson
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with the Windows key

 

The Windows key or the Windows key + S brings up the search box but it will not allow me to type anything in that box. 

 

Laura

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with the Windows key

 

Try and see if Windows + S brings  up the search box.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:07 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Problem with the Windows key

 

Hello,

 

I usually press the windows key, then the letter I and then enter to get on the internet.  This evening, when I press the windows key it will not allow me to type the letter I, or any other letter for that matter.

 

Using windows 10 and Jaws 18.

 

I can’t access the internet right now so any help would be greatly appreciated …… thank you in advance.  

 

Laura

 

 


moderated Re: Problem with the Windows key

 

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 05:18 PM, Laura Richardson wrote:
That didn’t work either.
If WinKey+S is not bringing up Windows Search, then you have a corruption in your Windows 10 installation.

First try:  
Definitely run both SFC and DISM, even if SFC comes back clean.  Over time I have found that running both is the best thing to do even if the initial SFC finds no issues.

If that doesn't work, then try:    
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: Problem with the Windows key

Laura Richardson
 

That didn’t work either.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with the Windows key

 

Another option is using the explicit Search keyboard shortcut, which is WinKey+S.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer

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