Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Tom Behler
 

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in Windows 7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan


David <davidwhitehead1957@...>
 

Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the search
edit within the start menu.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Tom Behler
 

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get Jaws installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan

----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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David <davidwhitehead1957@...>
 

Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Tom Behler
 

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan

----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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David <davidwhitehead1957@...>
 

Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Tom Behler
 

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook Express, which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan

----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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David <davidwhitehead1957@...>
 

Hello there;

Well, if your considering windows live mail, and your going to use a gmail
account, windows live will setup the account almost automatically.

If you need further assistance, let me know, I'll send you steps.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very
question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook Express,
which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to
synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to
get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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David <davidwhitehead1957@...>
 

The Windows7 interface


The Windows7 interface is brand new to those who are accustomed to Windows
XP but, in my opinion, it's so much easier to access and follow. If you
don't mind bearing with me, I can give you a look/feel and a overview of
how the start menu
works.



The menu consists of several elements.

. Instant Search Edit Field

. A List of frequently accessed locations

. A toolbar

. List of applications

. An "All Programs" button



Instant Search

When you first open the Start menu, focus is placed in the Instant Search
field. You can type text into this field to quickly locate a program,
document, email, website in your history and more. If you want to open
WordPad for example, type, "wordpad" without the quotes and focus is
immediately placed on WordPad. You can press ENTER to launch the
application.



Focus within the Instant search field is unique. It always has focus. Even
if you use the UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among the search results, press
BACKSPACE and you remove the last letter you typed. Press any letter and
it's added to your search term. You can use the UP AND DOWN ARROW at any
time to review the search results.



Clear the results and return to an empty Instant Search field at any time
with ESCAPE.



Take some time to experiment with this first feature and I think you'll find
it's much more intuitive than slogging through menus.



Pinning Items to the Start Menu

If you find an application you use a lot, you can pin it to the start menu.
After locating it with instant search, press the WINODWS APPLICATION KEY
and locate the option to "pin to start menu." Activate the option and the
application is appended to the top of the Start Menu. When you open the
start menu, just press UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among the items. Press
ENTER on a pinned item to launch the item.



You can unpin items in the same manner. Focus on a pinned item and open the
Windows Application menu. Activate "unpin from Start Menu" to remove the
item from the Start Menu. The item is removed but you can always find it
using Instant Search.



You can pin documents, email, applications, web sites and more to your start
menu. It's a pretty powerful feature of Windows 7.



Frequently Accessed Locations

Use TAB once from within the Instant Search Field to locate a list of
frequently used locations. Use UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among the
options. Press ENTER to launch the associated item.



Toolbar

Press RIGHT ARROW once from within the Instant Search and the shut down
option is located. Press ENTER to shut down your computer. For additional
options, press RIGHT ARROW once more. This opens a list of options that
includes lock, log off, restart and more. Press ENTER on any of these items
to activate them.



All Programs

The All Programs button is just above the Instant Search. Press UP ARROW to
focus on it immediately. Press ENTER on the option to display a list of all
the applications on your computer. Much like the original XP menu.



Press ENTER to expand a folder and review its contents and ENTER to launch
an item.



Close the list and return the instant search field at any time with ESCAPE.



Jump Lists

Windows 7 features a new feature called Jump Lists. If you have multiple
documents open in an application, you can locate these documents in the
start menu.



For example, I have word pinned to my Start Menu. If I have five documents
open in word, I can focus on Word in my Start Menu and tap the RIGHT ARROW
KEY to display a list of open documents. UP AND DOWN ARROW navigates among
the documents. I press ENTER on my choice and focus moves to the document
immediately. I like this much better than using ALT-TAB to move among all
my documents and open applications.



The Windows Taskbar also has jump lists and additional features that I find
irreplaceable and a wonderful improvement to the operating system.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of David
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:19 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hello there;

Well, if your considering windows live mail, and your going to use a gmail
account, windows live will setup the account almost automatically.

If you need further assistance, let me know, I'll send you steps.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very
question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook Express,
which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to
synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to
get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Marquette, Ed <Ed.Marquette@...>
 

I just played with Windows Live Mail for 10 minutes. It feels more like plain old lousy Webmail.
Is that the way it is supposed to work or have, as I suspect, the folks in our IT department brain-damaged Live Mail?

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 6:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very
question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook Express,
which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to
synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to
get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Tom Behler
 

Will do, Dave.

I may be able to get sighted assistance here if I get into a bind.

Will let you know if more help is needed.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Tom in Michigan

----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:19 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Well, if your considering windows live mail, and your going to use a gmail
account, windows live will setup the account almost automatically.

If you need further assistance, let me know, I'll send you steps.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very
question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook Express,
which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to
synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to
get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Tom Behler
 

David:

Thanks so much for this great little tutorial.

I'm sure It will be extremely helpful to me, as I get up and running in Windows 7.

Hopefully, others will benefit from it too.

P.S. For what it's worth, I am a college professor. I teach at Ferris State University in Michigan. I know it's the teacher in me here, but I just want to tell you that you do a great and very thorough job of explaining things in writing. Very refreshing! (grin)

Sincerely,
Tom in Michigan

----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


The Windows7 interface


The Windows7 interface is brand new to those who are accustomed to Windows
XP but, in my opinion, it's so much easier to access and follow. If you
don't mind bearing with me, I can give you a look/feel and a overview of
how the start menu
works.



The menu consists of several elements.

. Instant Search Edit Field

. A List of frequently accessed locations

. A toolbar

. List of applications

. An "All Programs" button



Instant Search

When you first open the Start menu, focus is placed in the Instant Search
field. You can type text into this field to quickly locate a program,
document, email, website in your history and more. If you want to open
WordPad for example, type, "wordpad" without the quotes and focus is
immediately placed on WordPad. You can press ENTER to launch the
application.



Focus within the Instant search field is unique. It always has focus. Even
if you use the UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among the search results, press
BACKSPACE and you remove the last letter you typed. Press any letter and
it's added to your search term. You can use the UP AND DOWN ARROW at any
time to review the search results.



Clear the results and return to an empty Instant Search field at any time
with ESCAPE.



Take some time to experiment with this first feature and I think you'll find
it's much more intuitive than slogging through menus.



Pinning Items to the Start Menu

If you find an application you use a lot, you can pin it to the start menu.
After locating it with instant search, press the WINODWS APPLICATION KEY
and locate the option to "pin to start menu." Activate the option and the
application is appended to the top of the Start Menu. When you open the
start menu, just press UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among the items. Press
ENTER on a pinned item to launch the item.



You can unpin items in the same manner. Focus on a pinned item and open the
Windows Application menu. Activate "unpin from Start Menu" to remove the
item from the Start Menu. The item is removed but you can always find it
using Instant Search.



You can pin documents, email, applications, web sites and more to your start
menu. It's a pretty powerful feature of Windows 7.



Frequently Accessed Locations

Use TAB once from within the Instant Search Field to locate a list of
frequently used locations. Use UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among the
options. Press ENTER to launch the associated item.



Toolbar

Press RIGHT ARROW once from within the Instant Search and the shut down
option is located. Press ENTER to shut down your computer. For additional
options, press RIGHT ARROW once more. This opens a list of options that
includes lock, log off, restart and more. Press ENTER on any of these items
to activate them.



All Programs

The All Programs button is just above the Instant Search. Press UP ARROW to
focus on it immediately. Press ENTER on the option to display a list of all
the applications on your computer. Much like the original XP menu.



Press ENTER to expand a folder and review its contents and ENTER to launch
an item.



Close the list and return the instant search field at any time with ESCAPE.



Jump Lists

Windows 7 features a new feature called Jump Lists. If you have multiple
documents open in an application, you can locate these documents in the
start menu.



For example, I have word pinned to my Start Menu. If I have five documents
open in word, I can focus on Word in my Start Menu and tap the RIGHT ARROW
KEY to display a list of open documents. UP AND DOWN ARROW navigates among
the documents. I press ENTER on my choice and focus moves to the document
immediately. I like this much better than using ALT-TAB to move among all
my documents and open applications.



The Windows Taskbar also has jump lists and additional features that I find
irreplaceable and a wonderful improvement to the operating system.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of David
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:19 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hello there;

Well, if your considering windows live mail, and your going to use a gmail
account, windows live will setup the account almost automatically.

If you need further assistance, let me know, I'll send you steps.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very
question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook Express,
which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to
synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to
get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Adrian Spratt
 

David will be helping a lot of people with this information, along with all
the other explanations he's given. He actually makes me want to switch to
Windows 7, a thought I've never had before. Thanks, David.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 9:24 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

Thanks so much for this great little tutorial.

I'm sure It will be extremely helpful to me, as I get up and running in
Windows 7.

Hopefully, others will benefit from it too.

P.S. For what it's worth, I am a college professor. I teach at Ferris
State University in Michigan. I know it's the teacher in me here, but I
just want to tell you that you do a great and very thorough job of
explaining things in writing. Very refreshing! (grin)

Sincerely,
Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


The Windows7 interface


The Windows7 interface is brand new to those who are accustomed to
Windows XP but, in my opinion, it's so much easier to access and
follow. If you don't mind bearing with me, I can give you a look/feel
and a overview of how the start menu works.



The menu consists of several elements.

. Instant Search Edit Field

. A List of frequently accessed locations

. A toolbar

. List of applications

. An "All Programs" button



Instant Search

When you first open the Start menu, focus is placed in the Instant
Search field. You can type text into this field to quickly locate a
program, document, email, website in your history and more. If you
want to open WordPad for example, type, "wordpad" without the quotes
and focus is immediately placed on WordPad. You can press ENTER to
launch the application.



Focus within the Instant search field is unique. It always has focus.
Even
if you use the UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among the search results,
press BACKSPACE and you remove the last letter you typed. Press any
letter and it's added to your search term. You can use the UP AND
DOWN ARROW at any time to review the search results.



Clear the results and return to an empty Instant Search field at any
time with ESCAPE.



Take some time to experiment with this first feature and I think
you'll find it's much more intuitive than slogging through menus.



Pinning Items to the Start Menu

If you find an application you use a lot, you can pin it to the start
menu.
After locating it with instant search, press the WINODWS APPLICATION
KEY and locate the option to "pin to start menu." Activate the option
and the application is appended to the top of the Start Menu. When
you open the start menu, just press UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among
the items.
Press
ENTER on a pinned item to launch the item.



You can unpin items in the same manner. Focus on a pinned item and
open the Windows Application menu. Activate "unpin from Start Menu"
to remove the item from the Start Menu. The item is removed but you
can always find it using Instant Search.



You can pin documents, email, applications, web sites and more to your
start menu. It's a pretty powerful feature of Windows 7.



Frequently Accessed Locations

Use TAB once from within the Instant Search Field to locate a list of
frequently used locations. Use UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among
the options. Press ENTER to launch the associated item.



Toolbar

Press RIGHT ARROW once from within the Instant Search and the shut
down option is located. Press ENTER to shut down your computer. For
additional options, press RIGHT ARROW once more. This opens a list of
options that includes lock, log off, restart and more. Press ENTER on
any of these items to activate them.



All Programs

The All Programs button is just above the Instant Search. Press UP
ARROW to focus on it immediately. Press ENTER on the option to
display a list of all the applications on your computer. Much like
the original XP menu.



Press ENTER to expand a folder and review its contents and ENTER to
launch an item.



Close the list and return the instant search field at any time with
ESCAPE.



Jump Lists

Windows 7 features a new feature called Jump Lists. If you have
multiple documents open in an application, you can locate these
documents in the start menu.



For example, I have word pinned to my Start Menu. If I have five
documents open in word, I can focus on Word in my Start Menu and tap
the RIGHT ARROW KEY to display a list of open documents. UP AND DOWN
ARROW navigates among the documents. I press ENTER on my choice and
focus moves to the document
immediately. I like this much better than using ALT-TAB to move among
all
my documents and open applications.



The Windows Taskbar also has jump lists and additional features that I
find irreplaceable and a wonderful improvement to the operating
system.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of David
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:19 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hello there;

Well, if your considering windows live mail, and your going to use a
gmail account, windows live will setup the account almost automatically.

If you need further assistance, let me know, I'll send you steps.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very
question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook
Express, which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to
synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is, What
email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free, MSoutlook 2007 or
2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird, which I no
nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit, Type in, theme,
you then will hear; Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme, You will need to use
your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should
hear a sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I
get Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through
the search edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows 7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like
to get things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

Eudora 7.1 works fine, is free, and runs under Windows 7 64-bit as well.

At 07:35 AM 8/19/2011, you wrote:
Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you
should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic,
thus taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7,
once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic,
thus taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things
through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws
performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would
like to get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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David <davidwhitehead1957@...>
 

Hello there;

Well, you can make windows live mail be a little more responsive, and, to
behave with jaws a little better by doing the folloing,

Note, if your using the latest version of WLM, you will be dealing with the
ribbon,

Anyway try the following;

1, open windows live mail,

2, press the alt key, you should most likely hear, home tab,
You can now right arrow to view,
Or? You can simply press alt+v=view.

3, now use the tab key until you hear;
"message list drop down",
Now press the spacebar,

4, you now need to,
Use the tab key, and when you hear,
One line view,
Press enter.

5, again, press alt+v=view,

6, again tab until you hear,
Reading pane drop down, again press spacebar,
Now tab and enter on, off,

There are a few more, however, lets work with these couple settings first.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:46 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

I just played with Windows Live Mail for 10 minutes. It feels more like
plain old lousy Webmail.
Is that the way it is supposed to work or have, as I suspect, the folks in
our IT department brain-damaged Live Mail?


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 6:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very
question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook Express,
which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to
synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is,
What email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free,
MSoutlook 2007 or 2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird,
which I no nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit,
Type in, theme, you then will hear;
Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme,
You will need to use your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should hear a
sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I get
Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking
the
Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through the
search
edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows
7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to
get
things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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inthane <inthaneelf@...>
 

there aren't a lot of things to fix, about the only main one that a lot of folks do is to:
deselect all items on the desktop by hitting alt and spacebar. hit the applications key, select customize, find the themes tab and select "classic theme"

and that's only if you find the fact that in the standard windows 7 themes the desktop is permanently in the alt tab sequence.
that is about all the changes it makes.

I have a collection of stuff for beginners on windows 7 on my web site:
http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com

there is a starting package with some text tutorials and a list of audio tutorial sites like blind geek zone and blind cool tech in it.

there is also my helpful hints notes that will tell you what there calling things now (such as add/remove programs is now called programs and features) and fixes for problems folks have had, and the "where did they put ...? questions we all have during the switchover.

fairly much I'd say that 90% of the questions that might be asked are in this folder, its called windows 7 helpful notes, and is the link just below the starting out kit download link.

HTH,
elf
. Moderator, Blind Access Help.
. Owner: Alacorn Computer Enterprises
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Behler" <tombehler@gmail.com>
To: "Jaws users e-mail list" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 4:04 AM
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in Windows 7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Tom Behler
 

I second your thoughts here, Adrian.

It's people like David who really make things easier for all of us.

Tom Behler in Michigan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 9:51 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


David will be helping a lot of people with this information, along with all
the other explanations he's given. He actually makes me want to switch to
Windows 7, a thought I've never had before. Thanks, David.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 9:24 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

Thanks so much for this great little tutorial.

I'm sure It will be extremely helpful to me, as I get up and running in
Windows 7.

Hopefully, others will benefit from it too.

P.S. For what it's worth, I am a college professor. I teach at Ferris
State University in Michigan. I know it's the teacher in me here, but I
just want to tell you that you do a great and very thorough job of
explaining things in writing. Very refreshing! (grin)

Sincerely,
Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


The Windows7 interface


The Windows7 interface is brand new to those who are accustomed to
Windows XP but, in my opinion, it's so much easier to access and
follow. If you don't mind bearing with me, I can give you a look/feel
and a overview of how the start menu works.



The menu consists of several elements.

. Instant Search Edit Field

. A List of frequently accessed locations

. A toolbar

. List of applications

. An "All Programs" button



Instant Search

When you first open the Start menu, focus is placed in the Instant
Search field. You can type text into this field to quickly locate a
program, document, email, website in your history and more. If you
want to open WordPad for example, type, "wordpad" without the quotes
and focus is immediately placed on WordPad. You can press ENTER to
launch the application.



Focus within the Instant search field is unique. It always has focus.
Even
if you use the UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among the search results,
press BACKSPACE and you remove the last letter you typed. Press any
letter and it's added to your search term. You can use the UP AND
DOWN ARROW at any time to review the search results.



Clear the results and return to an empty Instant Search field at any
time with ESCAPE.



Take some time to experiment with this first feature and I think
you'll find it's much more intuitive than slogging through menus.



Pinning Items to the Start Menu

If you find an application you use a lot, you can pin it to the start
menu.
After locating it with instant search, press the WINODWS APPLICATION
KEY and locate the option to "pin to start menu." Activate the option
and the application is appended to the top of the Start Menu. When
you open the start menu, just press UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among
the items.
Press
ENTER on a pinned item to launch the item.



You can unpin items in the same manner. Focus on a pinned item and
open the Windows Application menu. Activate "unpin from Start Menu"
to remove the item from the Start Menu. The item is removed but you
can always find it using Instant Search.



You can pin documents, email, applications, web sites and more to your
start menu. It's a pretty powerful feature of Windows 7.



Frequently Accessed Locations

Use TAB once from within the Instant Search Field to locate a list of
frequently used locations. Use UP AND DOWN ARROW to navigate among
the options. Press ENTER to launch the associated item.



Toolbar

Press RIGHT ARROW once from within the Instant Search and the shut
down option is located. Press ENTER to shut down your computer. For
additional options, press RIGHT ARROW once more. This opens a list of
options that includes lock, log off, restart and more. Press ENTER on
any of these items to activate them.



All Programs

The All Programs button is just above the Instant Search. Press UP
ARROW to focus on it immediately. Press ENTER on the option to
display a list of all the applications on your computer. Much like
the original XP menu.



Press ENTER to expand a folder and review its contents and ENTER to
launch an item.



Close the list and return the instant search field at any time with
ESCAPE.



Jump Lists

Windows 7 features a new feature called Jump Lists. If you have
multiple documents open in an application, you can locate these
documents in the start menu.



For example, I have word pinned to my Start Menu. If I have five
documents open in word, I can focus on Word in my Start Menu and tap
the RIGHT ARROW KEY to display a list of open documents. UP AND DOWN
ARROW navigates among the documents. I press ENTER on my choice and
focus moves to the document
immediately. I like this much better than using ALT-TAB to move among
all
my documents and open applications.



The Windows Taskbar also has jump lists and additional features that I
find irreplaceable and a wonderful improvement to the operating
system.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of David
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 8:19 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hello there;

Well, if your considering windows live mail, and your going to use a
gmail account, windows live will setup the account almost automatically.

If you need further assistance, let me know, I'll send you steps.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

It's funny you should ask this, because I am investigating this very
question as we speak.

What I have heard is that Windows Live Mail is closest to Outlook
Express, which I currently use on a Windows XP machine.

So, I'll probably start with the Live Mail option.

The trick will be synchronizing it with my personal G-mail account.

If you have any thoughts on how to gget Windows Live Mail, and how to
synchronize it with my g-mail account, that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello sir;

Not sure if you no this,
However, there's one decision you will need to make and that is, What
email client will you use, since windows 7 doesn't come with a email
client built in.

You have choice, windows live mail which is free, MSoutlook 2007 or
2010 in fact even 2003 would work, also thunder bird, which I no
nothing about.
These are just a few.



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

This helps very much, and should do the trick.

Thanks again!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

The easiest way is to,

1, go to start menu, you will hear, search box edit, Type in, theme,
you then will hear; Change the theme press enter.
Now you have landed in the list of themes,

The trick is now to find the classic theme, You will need to use
your arrow keys,

Once you hear jaws announce classic theme, press enter, you should
hear a sound, signifying the change, now alt+f4,

This is mostlikely the easier way,
This can also be done through the personalized items.
Through the desktop.

Hope this helps.




-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

David:

In your last e-mail, you wrote:

"The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle."

Can you tell me exactly how to accomplish this in Windows 7, once I
get Jaws

installed?

Thanks so much!

Tom in Michigan


----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <davidwhitehead1957@cogeco.ca>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:08 AM
Subject: RE: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hello there;

Actually?

Things should work fine right out of the box.

The only change you may want, is to set the theme to classic, thus
taking the Desktop out of the alt+tab cycle.

Other wise?
Things should work just fine,
And really no need to navigate since you can find things through
the search edit within the start menu.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
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On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:04 AM
To: Jaws users e-mail list
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7

Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in
Windows 7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like
to get things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Tom Behler
 

Thanks, Elf, and I'll definitely check out your web site.

Tom in Michigan

----- Original Message -----
From: "inthane" <inthaneelf@roadrunner.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


there aren't a lot of things to fix, about the only main one that a lot of folks do is to:
deselect all items on the desktop by hitting alt and spacebar. hit the applications key, select customize, find the themes tab and select "classic theme"

and that's only if you find the fact that in the standard windows 7 themes the desktop is permanently in the alt tab sequence.
that is about all the changes it makes.

I have a collection of stuff for beginners on windows 7 on my web site:
http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com

there is a starting package with some text tutorials and a list of audio tutorial sites like blind geek zone and blind cool tech in it.

there is also my helpful hints notes that will tell you what there calling things now (such as add/remove programs is now called programs and features) and fixes for problems folks have had, and the "where did they put ...? questions we all have during the switchover.

fairly much I'd say that 90% of the questions that might be asked are in this folder, its called windows 7 helpful notes, and is the link just below the starting out kit download link.

HTH,
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Behler" <tombehler@gmail.com>
To: "Jaws users e-mail list" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 4:04 AM
Subject: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


Hi, everyone.

Does anyone have a list of settings to optimize Jaws performance in Windows 7?

I am about to get a new work laptop with Windows 7, and would like to get things started off on the right foot if possible.

Thanks very much.

Tom in Michigan



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Morey Worthington
 

I agree with your words about David and his help. I have not used any of his help yet, but I probably will in the future. As you said, nice to have have a knowledgeable person close by, and one who wants to helpalso.
Morey Worthington


Tom Behler
 

Yes: I appreciate both David, and this list!

Hopefully, I'll be able to reciprocate by helping others someday.

Tom in Michigan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Morey Worthington" <Mossback7569@sbcglobal.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: Need Settings for optimizing Jaws in Windows 7


I agree with your words about David and his help. I have not used any of his help yet, but I probably will in the future. As you said, nice to have have a knowledgeable person close by, and one who wants to helpalso.
Morey Worthington
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