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moderated About Windows 10 2004 from Blind Bargains

Richard Turner
 

Windows 10 2004 is Available; Narrator Gets Improved Web and Outlook Support, Even Firefox Compatibility

J.J. Meddaugh Jun 11, 2020 06:03 AM ET

 

Windows 10 version 2004, the first major update for Windows this decade, is here, and while the updates are smaller, there are a variety of new features and bug fixes included.
Let's start with kaomoji, which is apparently a word meaning Japanese emoji. Actually, this isn't anything I've ever used, so let's move on for now to more useful stuff.

Dictation support has been added for additional languages, including English variants for the UK and Australia. If you haven't tried dictation before, it works rather well out of the box, and can be toggled with the hotkey Windows+H. You will hear two ascending tones to start dictation, and two descending tones when finished. In NVDA, text, is read aloud as you dictate, so this naturally works best using headphones.

Various settings screens, including network settings, have gained a revamp. Much of this is visual, but it may provide some additional data that will be useful. If you use virtual desktops, the feature which allows you to have more than one desktop to separate your apps, you can now rename these instead of just having Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc. If you haven't tried this feature, Tangela is looking at doing a post soon, so stay tuned.

There's even some updates to Notepad, yes Notepad, including a keyboard shortcut for Save As (Ctrl+Shift+S), and to close a window (Ctrl+W).

Specifically for accessibility, there are a variety of changes included in Narrator and magnifier. For one, web page reading has been improved with a variety of tweaks, a new shortcut to read a summary of a page (Narrator+S), and even surprise support for Mozilla Firefox. This post from the Windows Experience Blog expounds further on many of these changes, including several Magnifier improvements.

You can get the update now by checking for updates in Settings, or if you are impatient, grab the free Windows 10 Update Assistant to get it now. If you had an older version of the Update Assistant on your computer, you may need to download this tool again to get the latest version. While most bugs should be squashed by now, there are some scattered reports of some trouble, especially with Lenovo Thinkpad users, so you may not want to rush into this one unless you are dying to get one of these features.

We've included some extra accessibility notes below:

Accessibility Improvements (Build 18945)

Narrator now provides a more efficient reading experience when reading messages in Outlook or Windows Mail

When the message is opened, Scan Mode will turn on automatically. This allows the user to use their arrow keys to read the message in addition to all other Scan Mode hotkeys to jump through the text of the message.

Email messages like newsletters and marketing content are often formatted using tables to visually represent the look of the message. For a screen reader user, this information is not needed while reading the message. Narrator now recognizes some of these situations and will remove the information about the table to allow you to quickly move through the text contained in the message. This lets you to be much more efficient while reading these types of email messages.

Narrator s Outlook folder reading has been enhanced for an optimal triaging experience

As you read through your emails in Outlook, such as the inbox, Narrator now reads the information more efficiently. Each line item now starts with the status of the email, such as unread, forwarded, etc., followed by the other columns, such as from, subject, etc. Column headers will be silenced and columns with no data or that have the default (expected value) will be silenced, such as normal importance or unflagged, etc. While in Outlook, headers can be turned back on by pressing Narrator + H which will toggle their reading on and off.

Text cursor indicator

Have you ever had an issue finding the text cursor in the middle of a large amount of text, during a presentation, or on the screen in an educational setting? The new Text cursor indicator will help you see and find the text cursor wherever you are at any time! Select from a range of sizes for the text cursor indicator and make it a color easy for you to see. Or, personalize the color of your text cursor indicator to your personal preference. In the Ease of Access settings, open the new Text cursor page, turn on the text cursor indicator, and never lose track of your text cursor ever again!

Other Accessibility Improvements (Build 18932)

Narrator will now automatically start reading webpages and emails: Do you want to hear the most valuable content faster? Narrator now automatically starts reading webpages when they are loaded. Narrator will start reading at the main landmark, if there is one, or will fall back to a reasonable paragraph. Narrator will also start automatically reading emails when they are opened in Outlook and the inbox Mail applications. If you find experiences that aren   t working well, please send us feedback.

The Magnifier UI now works with dark theme and text sizing options. The image below shows two Magnifier windows. The top one is in Light theme and default text size; the bottom one is in Dark theme and the text is scaled at 125%.

Accessibility improvements (Build 18894)

Table reading improvements: Narrator is now more efficient when reading tables. Header information is not repeated when navigating within the same row or column. Entering and exiting tables is also less verbose.

Narrator web page summary: There   s a new command in Narrator to give a webpage summary! (Narrator + S). Currently this command will give information about hyperlinks, landmarks and headings.

Magnifier text cursor setting: Windows Magnifier has a new ability to keep the text cursor in the center of the screen making it easier and smoother to type. Centered on the screen is on by default and can be changed in the Magnifier settings.

Improved Windows Sandbox accessibility (Build 18855)

We have made several updates to improve Windows Sandbox accessibility scenarios. This includes:

Microphone support

Added functionality to configure the audio input device via the Windows Sandbox config file

A Shift + Alt + PrintScreen key sequence in Windows Sandbox which activates the ease of access dialog for enabling high contrast mode.

A ctrl + alt + break key sequence in Windows Sandbox which allows entering/exiting fullscreen mode

Sources

What is new in Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004 (20H1) - Windows 10 Help Forums
What s coming in Windows 10 accessibility - Windows Experience Blog
Windows 10 version 2004 is here - here's what you need to know about it - Neowin

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

moderated Re: Podcast, New Feature

Shan Noyes
 

The interesting thing is that the issue doesn’t show up on all laptops  using the Realtek  drivers.  I have a HP laptop and it is running windows 10 1909 haven’t pulled down or had the latest version pushed to me yet, but I’ve never had this sound problem.

 

But if you want to read on I’ll tell you about an issue I had with my laptop when I upgraded to windows 10 18.03 version.  It’s a weird story and the solution was insane. But it fixed my issues.  I actually worked with Freedom Scientific, and it was the accessibility folks at Microsoft the tier 3 folks who solved it.

 

My laptop is a fully loaded system 20 gb of ram 5.1 surround sound with a touch screen. 

 

Yes, I know I didn’t need some of these features like the h HG screen but the system came with dual AC wireless and I loved the keyboard action.  I’m a little picky when it comes to the keyboard and so tested out lots of systems before purchasing one.

 

Anyways, my system worked fine with windows 10 17.09.  however, after upgrading to the 18.03 release I discovered a very annoying bug.

 

The keyboard echo worked fine as long as I was working on the desktop or in a ms office product.  When you typed the characters would be spoken correctly.  Or words for that matter. 

 

However, when one launched an internet browser to go to the web suddenly the keyboard echo was insane.  When you hit a character it did not report the character properly.  E.g. hit the letter w and it might say r

 

The interesting thing was if you went back and reviewed what you had typed the characters were reported as expected.

 

I thought maybe it was a keyboard driver.  It wasn’t. Microsoft the first folks checked that.  no the driver was upto date.  We then checked the sound drivers they were up to date.

 

Note: this browser issue happened with narrator as well.

 

So the tier I folks ended up passing me to the tier 2 folks.  They checked things out as well. No good.  So they passed me back to the tier 3 folks.

 

So had to set up a time for the tier 3 folks to call me.  When they did we set up a remote session so they could come on to my laptop.  And with in 5 minutes the issue was fixed.

 

Hold it wait!!!!

 

I bet none of you will guess what the solution was.  I still shake my head when thinking about it.  But the solution just goes to show you how interrelated the windows code is.

 

The solution was to lock my screen into land scape mode.  As soon as we did this, everything worked fine.  In any web browser when a person hit the letter w it said w. etc.

 

So that’s my weird solution and story about windows10.

 

Have a good day everyone.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

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That’s very common especially with Dell laptops, but basically anything with a Realtek driver. My solution was a registry tweak. Not sure if it will survive a driver update, but I haven’t had the problem since I changed the required entries, so I’m good.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: June 11, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

Yes, what is happening is to save power some sound card drivers are putting the card into a sleep or shutdown mode and so when Jaws goes to send info to the sound card it has to wake up.  This isn’t happening to everyone.  The solution was a small program was written that continually sends something to the card to keep it active. And that way it didn’t have to wake up.

 

In the June release of Jaws they are going to build this feature of keeping the card awake as an option that a person can turn on if they are experiencing the issue.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Podcast, New Feature

 

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Hi,

 

Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks.

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader.

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@....

 



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moderated Re: Podcast, New Feature

Douglas C. DeCamp
 

This has been a problem for me for years with a Titanium SoundBlaster card, though it doesn’t cut off words, it just causes occasional crackling or distortion.  I have been using the  Silenzio app  for some time to stop this problem. Glad to see it incorporated in JAWS.

DD

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Podcast, New Feature

 

Hi,

 

Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks.

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader.

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@....

 



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moderated Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

Richard Turner
 

Yes Mike, that is what I had to do.

It works great and since I don’t use more than 10 shortcuts really it is enough.

Anything else I can just run from the search box after tapping the windows key.  Or, of course, go to the desktop and use first letter navigation.

Its just bloody strange that Freedom Scientific nor Microsoft have an explanation for why on some systems the standard desktop shortcuts don’t work and yet on other, seemingly very similar setups they do.

Got to love those gremlins.

 

 

 

Richard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

 

Pinning the shortcut icons to the task bar never fails for me, but the drawback is that you're limited to how many you can pin to the taskbar.  These shortcuts can be accessed from anywhere on the computer.


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

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Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:05 AM

Subject: Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

 

Once you’ve created a desktop shortcut to a specific version of JAWS, try renaming it. for example, I’ve renamed JAWS 2020 as “JAWS 2020 shortcut.” This method was recommended by an FS tech support guy, and it has worked for me for several versions. Don’t ask me why.

To rename a file, place focus on the filename, then press F2 to bring up an edit field. Make the changes, then press enter.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

 

Apparently, some systems, mine included, and I'm running Windows 10 Home 64 bit; Jaws 2020 blocks the desktop hotkeys.

I worked with Eric Damery last fall after Jaws 2020 came out.

They thought the November or maybe the December update had fixed it, but they stopped working.

They work with other screen readers.

 

Later,

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

On Jun 10, 2020, at 9:50 PM, Marty Hutchings <mhutchings152730@...> wrote:

I am using JAWS 2020 with Windows 7 and have several hot keys set up to quickly open applications like JAWS, but they have stopped working.  I noticed this when I had shut down JAWS and tried to restart it with Alt + CTRL + J and nothing happened.  I later discovered that none of my hot key short cuts were working.  What would cause them to stop working?

moderated Re: Podcast, New Feature

Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES)
 

I Have tried it on two Dell laptops so this would explain things.

I Guess that if it is kept awake always, it wil decrease the battery life, that would explain that logic.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: 11 June 2020 14:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

That’s very common especially with Dell laptops, but basically anything with a Realtek driver. My solution was a registry tweak. Not sure if it will survive a driver update, but I haven’t had the problem since I changed the required entries, so I’m good.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: June 11, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

Yes, what is happening is to save power some sound card drivers are putting the card into a sleep or shutdown mode and so when Jaws goes to send info to the sound card it has to wake up.  This isn’t happening to everyone.  The solution was a small program was written that continually sends something to the card to keep it active. And that way it didn’t have to wake up.

 

In the June release of Jaws they are going to build this feature of keeping the card awake as an option that a person can turn on if they are experiencing the issue.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Podcast, New Feature

 

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Hi,

 

Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks.

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader.

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@....

 



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moderated Re: Podcast, New Feature

Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES)
 

Oh right, interesting, do you have the details on the registry changes?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: 11 June 2020 14:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

That’s very common especially with Dell laptops, but basically anything with a Realtek driver. My solution was a registry tweak. Not sure if it will survive a driver update, but I haven’t had the problem since I changed the required entries, so I’m good.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: June 11, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

Yes, what is happening is to save power some sound card drivers are putting the card into a sleep or shutdown mode and so when Jaws goes to send info to the sound card it has to wake up.  This isn’t happening to everyone.  The solution was a small program was written that continually sends something to the card to keep it active. And that way it didn’t have to wake up.

 

In the June release of Jaws they are going to build this feature of keeping the card awake as an option that a person can turn on if they are experiencing the issue.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Podcast, New Feature

 

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Hi,

 

Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks.

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader.

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@....

 



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moderated Re: Podcast, New Feature

James Homuth
 

That’s very common especially with Dell laptops, but basically anything with a Realtek driver. My solution was a registry tweak. Not sure if it will survive a driver update, but I haven’t had the problem since I changed the required entries, so I’m good.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: June 11, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

Yes, what is happening is to save power some sound card drivers are putting the card into a sleep or shutdown mode and so when Jaws goes to send info to the sound card it has to wake up.  This isn’t happening to everyone.  The solution was a small program was written that continually sends something to the card to keep it active. And that way it didn’t have to wake up.

 

In the June release of Jaws they are going to build this feature of keeping the card awake as an option that a person can turn on if they are experiencing the issue.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Podcast, New Feature

 

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Hi,

 

Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks.

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader.

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@....

 



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moderated Re: Podcast, New Feature

Shan Noyes
 

Yes, what is happening is to save power some sound card drivers are putting the card into a sleep or shutdown mode and so when Jaws goes to send info to the sound card it has to wake up.  This isn’t happening to everyone.  The solution was a small program was written that continually sends something to the card to keep it active. And that way it didn’t have to wake up.

 

In the June release of Jaws they are going to build this feature of keeping the card awake as an option that a person can turn on if they are experiencing the issue.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Podcast, New Feature

 

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Hi,

 

Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks.

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader.

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@....

 



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moderated Re: Acronis image with Jaws

Chris Hill
 

Frankly, I haven't noticed any difference in the versions.  I assume it mainly shows up in the recovery environment, or maybe in the Linux versions.  The windows component seems to work the same either way, and since I have multiple computers, I've been able to fix all my problems without having to use the recovery environment with speech.



On 6/11/2020 06:54, Klaus Vielhauer wrote:

Hello Chris,


I will try it. There are  2 options:

one is graphical and the other has keyboard access. Any advice would be wellcome.

Klaus




On 6/10/2020 10:44 PM, Chris Hill wrote:

Hello.  I was talking about the program "Image for Windows" by terabyte unlimited, not the program built into windows itself.  In fact, both will allow you to restore a hard disk from an image, but the first has a lot more flexibility.  With the Terabyte Unlimited product you can do incremental and differential backups, as well as easily restore just one file if that is what you need to do, you can even view the contents of your saved image files.


The image program built into windows will allow you to restore a hard disk if and only if the drive is the same size, which makes it rather useless.  Besides that, it is likely going away in a future windows release.



On 6/10/2020 09:03, Klaus Vielhauer wrote:
Hello Chris,


the Image program that is included  in Windows does not work in case of a harddisk failure.

I am looking for a solution that also covers such a problem.

Klaus


On 6/10/2020 12:50 AM, Chris Hill wrote:
I gave Up on them five years ago for an accessibility try image for windows instead
On Jun 9, 2020, at 17:38, Klaus Vielhauer <vielhau@...> wrote:

Hello,

at the install screen there is no speech and I had to stop.

Does anyone use this program successfully?

Thanks

Klaus














moderated Re: Skype starting at boot up

John Doering
 

David:

That did the trick.

I have lived with this for 3 years and it was so simple to solve.

Just goes to  say, if you don’t ask…

 

Thanks again,

 

 

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Mobile:
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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:26 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Skype starting at boot up

 

Hi,

 

1.      Hit Windows to open the search box and type in startup, and hit enter. Make it one word with no spaces.

2.      Tab through and hit the spacebar to toggle the various apps listed on and off.

3.      Hit Alt  F4 when you are done. There is no OK button.

 

Hopefully that will fix it.

 

David

moderated Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Alan Robbins
 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al

moderated Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES)
 

This works like a charm, thanks very much!

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 11 June 2020 12:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Morning Alison,

 

Try the following.  The steps below are for the Eloquence voice profile
1. Ppress, Jaws key + J, to open the Jaws context menu.
2. Press enter on, Options, arrow down to Voices submenu, press enter, and press enter on Voice Adjustment...
3. A. Now tab, 4 times to Voice Adjust All Contexts 1 of 5, and the setting you want is in here.
B. Tab 4 more times to, Voice upper case pitch change, and it's probably set on, 20.
C. Press your backspace key a couple of times to remove, 20, and type the number you want.  Note;  If you want a higher pitch type in a higher number than
20, and if you want a lower pitch type in a lower number.  You'll probably want to experiment with this.  I have mine set at, 27.
4. Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close.

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

----- Original Message -----

From: CJ &AA MAY

Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:46 AM

Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Is there a way of increasingly the degree of pitch change when Jaws is indicating a capital letter, as sometimes it isn’t very clear, and although your suggestion, Mike, would overcome this, I’d rather be notified by pitch change than the programme forever saying “cap”.

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 11 June 2020 05:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hi Richard,

 

Try the following to see if this setting change will help you with what you're trying to do:

 

1. While in Word press, Insert + 6, on the number row to open, Word Settings Center.

 

2. Down arrow to, Say all closed, and right arrow to open.

 

3. Down arrow to, Indicate Caps during Say All not checked, and press the spacebar to check this option.
note:  this option explained;  Select this check box to have JAWS announce capitalization when reading with Say All. JAWS announces "cap" for single capital letters, and "all cap" for capitalized words. This check box is cleared by default.

 

4. Tab to, Apply , press the spacebar, now tab to, Okay , and press enter to save / close.


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

----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Chen

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:56 PM

Subject: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hello,

 

I’m using MS Word, and I am trying to figure out if the Jaws sound schemes can be customized so that an entire word with the initial letter capitalized can be identified by pitch change or other sound? I know that the sound schemes can help you identify the first letter when a word is capitalized but when I’m proofreading documents as an attorney using “say all” I need to be able to identify if words in a sentence are capitalized more efficiently.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you

 

 



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moderated Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

CJ &AA MAY
 

Many thanks. Although your guidance quoted Eloquence, it works with Daniel, which is my chosen profile.

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of CJ &AA MAY via groups.io
Sent: 11 June 2020 12:46
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Is there a way of increasingly the degree of pitch change when Jaws is indicating a capital letter, as sometimes it isn’t very clear, and although your suggestion, Mike, would overcome this, I’d rather be notified by pitch change than the programme forever saying “cap”.

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 11 June 2020 05:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hi Richard,

 

Try the following to see if this setting change will help you with what you're trying to do:

 

1. While in Word press, Insert + 6, on the number row to open, Word Settings Center.

 

2. Down arrow to, Say all closed, and right arrow to open.

 

3. Down arrow to, Indicate Caps during Say All not checked, and press the spacebar to check this option.
note:  this option explained;  Select this check box to have JAWS announce capitalization when reading with Say All. JAWS announces "cap" for single capital letters, and "all cap" for capitalized words. This check box is cleared by default.

 

4. Tab to, Apply , press the spacebar, now tab to, Okay , and press enter to save / close.


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

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:56 PM

Subject: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hello,

 

I’m using MS Word, and I am trying to figure out if the Jaws sound schemes can be customized so that an entire word with the initial letter capitalized can be identified by pitch change or other sound? I know that the sound schemes can help you identify the first letter when a word is capitalized but when I’m proofreading documents as an attorney using “say all” I need to be able to identify if words in a sentence are capitalized more efficiently.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you

 

 

moderated Podcast, New Feature

Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES)
 

Hi,

 

Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks.

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader.

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

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moderated Re: Acronis image with Jaws

Klaus Vielhauer
 

Hello Chris,


I will try it. There are  2 options:

one is graphical and the other has keyboard access. Any advice would be wellcome.

Klaus




On 6/10/2020 10:44 PM, Chris Hill wrote:

Hello.  I was talking about the program "Image for Windows" by terabyte unlimited, not the program built into windows itself.  In fact, both will allow you to restore a hard disk from an image, but the first has a lot more flexibility.  With the Terabyte Unlimited product you can do incremental and differential backups, as well as easily restore just one file if that is what you need to do, you can even view the contents of your saved image files.


The image program built into windows will allow you to restore a hard disk if and only if the drive is the same size, which makes it rather useless.  Besides that, it is likely going away in a future windows release.



On 6/10/2020 09:03, Klaus Vielhauer wrote:
Hello Chris,


the Image program that is included  in Windows does not work in case of a harddisk failure.

I am looking for a solution that also covers such a problem.

Klaus


On 6/10/2020 12:50 AM, Chris Hill wrote:
I gave Up on them five years ago for an accessibility try image for windows instead
On Jun 9, 2020, at 17:38, Klaus Vielhauer <vielhau@...> wrote:

Hello,

at the install screen there is no speech and I had to stop.

Does anyone use this program successfully?

Thanks

Klaus














moderated Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

Mike B
 


Pinning the shortcut icons to the task bar never fails for me, but the drawback is that you're limited to how many you can pin to the taskbar.  These shortcuts can be accessed from anywhere on the computer.

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

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:05 AM
Subject: Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

Once you’ve created a desktop shortcut to a specific version of JAWS, try renaming it. for example, I’ve renamed JAWS 2020 as “JAWS 2020 shortcut.” This method was recommended by an FS tech support guy, and it has worked for me for several versions. Don’t ask me why.

To rename a file, place focus on the filename, then press F2 to bring up an edit field. Make the changes, then press enter.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

 

Apparently, some systems, mine included, and I'm running Windows 10 Home 64 bit; Jaws 2020 blocks the desktop hotkeys.

I worked with Eric Damery last fall after Jaws 2020 came out.

They thought the November or maybe the December update had fixed it, but they stopped working.

They work with other screen readers.

 

Later,

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



On Jun 10, 2020, at 9:50 PM, Marty Hutchings <mhutchings152730@...> wrote:

I am using JAWS 2020 with Windows 7 and have several hot keys set up to quickly open applications like JAWS, but they have stopped working.  I noticed this when I had shut down JAWS and tried to restart it with Alt + CTRL + J and nothing happened.  I later discovered that none of my hot key short cuts were working.  What would cause them to stop working?

moderated Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

Mike B
 

Morning Alison,
 
Try the following.  The steps below are for the Eloquence voice profile
1. Ppress, Jaws key + J, to open the Jaws context menu.
2. Press enter on, Options, arrow down to Voices submenu, press enter, and press enter on Voice Adjustment...
3. A. Now tab, 4 times to Voice Adjust All Contexts 1 of 5, and the setting you want is in here.
B. Tab 4 more times to, Voice upper case pitch change, and it's probably set on, 20.
C. Press your backspace key a couple of times to remove, 20, and type the number you want.  Note;  If you want a higher pitch type in a higher number than
20, and if you want a lower pitch type in a lower number.  You'll probably want to experiment with this.  I have mine set at, 27.
4. Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: CJ &AA MAY
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

Is there a way of increasingly the degree of pitch change when Jaws is indicating a capital letter, as sometimes it isn’t very clear, and although your suggestion, Mike, would overcome this, I’d rather be notified by pitch change than the programme forever saying “cap”.

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 11 June 2020 05:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hi Richard,

 

Try the following to see if this setting change will help you with what you're trying to do:

 

1. While in Word press, Insert + 6, on the number row to open, Word Settings Center.

 

2. Down arrow to, Say all closed, and right arrow to open.

 

3. Down arrow to, Indicate Caps during Say All not checked, and press the spacebar to check this option.
note:  this option explained;  Select this check box to have JAWS announce capitalization when reading with Say All. JAWS announces "cap" for single capital letters, and "all cap" for capitalized words. This check box is cleared by default.

 

4. Tab to, Apply , press the spacebar, now tab to, Okay , and press enter to save / close.


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

----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Chen

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:56 PM

Subject: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hello,

 

I’m using MS Word, and I am trying to figure out if the Jaws sound schemes can be customized so that an entire word with the initial letter capitalized can be identified by pitch change or other sound? I know that the sound schemes can help you identify the first letter when a word is capitalized but when I’m proofreading documents as an attorney using “say all” I need to be able to identify if words in a sentence are capitalized more efficiently.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you

 

 

moderated Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

CJ &AA MAY
 

Is there a way of increasingly the degree of pitch change when Jaws is indicating a capital letter, as sometimes it isn’t very clear, and although your suggestion, Mike, would overcome this, I’d rather be notified by pitch change than the programme forever saying “cap”.

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: 11 June 2020 05:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hi Richard,

 

Try the following to see if this setting change will help you with what you're trying to do:

 

1. While in Word press, Insert + 6, on the number row to open, Word Settings Center.

 

2. Down arrow to, Say all closed, and right arrow to open.

 

3. Down arrow to, Indicate Caps during Say All not checked, and press the spacebar to check this option.
note:  this option explained;  Select this check box to have JAWS announce capitalization when reading with Say All. JAWS announces "cap" for single capital letters, and "all cap" for capitalized words. This check box is cleared by default.

 

4. Tab to, Apply , press the spacebar, now tab to, Okay , and press enter to save / close.


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

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:56 PM

Subject: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hello,

 

I’m using MS Word, and I am trying to figure out if the Jaws sound schemes can be customized so that an entire word with the initial letter capitalized can be identified by pitch change or other sound? I know that the sound schemes can help you identify the first letter when a word is capitalized but when I’m proofreading documents as an attorney using “say all” I need to be able to identify if words in a sentence are capitalized more efficiently.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you

 

 

moderated Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

Adrian Spratt
 

Once you’ve created a desktop shortcut to a specific version of JAWS, try renaming it. for example, I’ve renamed JAWS 2020 as “JAWS 2020 shortcut.” This method was recommended by an FS tech support guy, and it has worked for me for several versions. Don’t ask me why.

To rename a file, place focus on the filename, then press F2 to bring up an edit field. Make the changes, then press enter.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

 

Apparently, some systems, mine included, and I'm running Windows 10 Home 64 bit; Jaws 2020 blocks the desktop hotkeys.

I worked with Eric Damery last fall after Jaws 2020 came out.

They thought the November or maybe the December update had fixed it, but they stopped working.

They work with other screen readers.

 

Later,

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



On Jun 10, 2020, at 9:50 PM, Marty Hutchings <mhutchings152730@...> wrote:

I am using JAWS 2020 with Windows 7 and have several hot keys set up to quickly open applications like JAWS, but they have stopped working.  I noticed this when I had shut down JAWS and tried to restart it with Alt + CTRL + J and nothing happened.  I later discovered that none of my hot key short cuts were working.  What would cause them to stop working?

moderated Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

Richard Chen <richlchen@...>
 

Awesome. This works. Thanks Mike.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hi Richard,

 

Try the following to see if this setting change will help you with what you're trying to do:

 

1. While in Word press, Insert + 6, on the number row to open, Word Settings Center.

 

2. Down arrow to, Say all closed, and right arrow to open.

 

3. Down arrow to, Indicate Caps during Say All not checked, and press the spacebar to check this option.
note:  this option explained;  Select this check box to have JAWS announce capitalization when reading with Say All. JAWS announces "cap" for single capital letters, and "all cap" for capitalized words. This check box is cleared by default.

 

4. Tab to, Apply , press the spacebar, now tab to, Okay , and press enter to save / close.


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

----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Chen

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:56 PM

Subject: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hello,

 

I’m using MS Word, and I am trying to figure out if the Jaws sound schemes can be customized so that an entire word with the initial letter capitalized can be identified by pitch change or other sound? I know that the sound schemes can help you identify the first letter when a word is capitalized but when I’m proofreading documents as an attorney using “say all” I need to be able to identify if words in a sentence are capitalized more efficiently.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you