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JAWS and Teamviewer?


James Homuth
 

Has anyone used these two together? Preferably, with the remote access options enabled? I’ll be looking for a new desktop shortly and would like to be able to access it remotely if I’m not home. For example: ducking around certain corporate firewalls. *cough* Is this doable? And, how much of a pain is it? I do have the remote access option already, but unless I feel like installing Windows 10 pro, remote desktop isn’t going to be a thing. Will this work?


Steve Matzura
 

The best approach is NVDA Remote. You just have to leave it on and connected all the time while you're away.


On 3/30/2019 2:18 AM, James Homuth wrote:

Has anyone used these two together? Preferably, with the remote access options enabled? I’ll be looking for a new desktop shortly and would like to be able to access it remotely if I’m not home. For example: ducking around certain corporate firewalls. *cough* Is this doable? And, how much of a pain is it? I do have the remote access option already, but unless I feel like installing Windows 10 pro, remote desktop isn’t going to be a thing. Will this work?



 

On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 02:18 AM, James Homuth wrote:
unless I feel like installing Windows 10 pro, remote desktop isn’t going to be a thing
Given the ubiquity and dirt cheap prices of Win10 Pro licenses on the now very active "recycled" market (see eBay, for one) if this will fill the bill I'd be far more inclined to buy a license and upgrade to Pro.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


James Homuth
 

And hope like hell NVDA doesn’t crash. That’s why I wanted to use Teamviewer. At least then if the screenreader crashes I don’t need to be local to the machine to restart it.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: March-30-19 11:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Teamviewer?

 

The best approach is NVDA Remote. You just have to leave it on and connected all the time while you're away.

 

On 3/30/2019 2:18 AM, James Homuth wrote:

Has anyone used these two together? Preferably, with the remote access options enabled? I’ll be looking for a new desktop shortly and would like to be able to access it remotely if I’m not home. For example: ducking around certain corporate firewalls. *cough* Is this doable? And, how much of a pain is it? I do have the remote access option already, but unless I feel like installing Windows 10 pro, remote desktop isn’t going to be a thing. Will this work?

 


James Homuth
 

For my own personal machines, yes. For my parents, though, probably not. And honestly, outside of RDP I don’t see a reason to upgrade to pro, and I say that now as someone still running Win 7 Ultimate.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: March-30-19 4:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Teamviewer?

 

On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 02:18 AM, James Homuth wrote:

unless I feel like installing Windows 10 pro, remote desktop isn’t going to be a thing

Given the ubiquity and dirt cheap prices of Win10 Pro licenses on the now very active "recycled" market (see eBay, for one) if this will fill the bill I'd be far more inclined to buy a license and upgrade to Pro.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Steve Matzura
 

Unless you have some useful vision, I don't know how you could verify the state of the remote computer without a screenreader. Yes, you could try going to the Desktop in various ways, which might work as long as the computer wasn't hung up on something else, and then of course you could press Alt+F4 to restart it, and heaven only knows if there might be a Windows update pending, in which case the only options on the shutdown menu are shut down or update and  restart. The good side of all of this is that TeamViewer is excellent at recovering from an operating system restart. But you'd be relying a great deal on everything being in just the most perfect of states.


NVDA's resource requirements are very low. Maybe I've been living under a bright star, but NVDA has never crashed, aborted,abended,or otherwise wrongfully terminated while I was using it. JAWS, on the other hand, has suffered from seemingly random spontaneous restarts since at least version 16 as I recall.


On 4/3/2019 2:28 AM, James Homuth wrote:

And hope like hell NVDA doesn’t crash. That’s why I wanted to use Teamviewer. At least then if the screenreader crashes I don’t need to be local to the machine to restart it.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: March-30-19 11:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Teamviewer?

 

The best approach is NVDA Remote. You just have to leave it on and connected all the time while you're away.

 

On 3/30/2019 2:18 AM, James Homuth wrote:

Has anyone used these two together? Preferably, with the remote access options enabled? I’ll be looking for a new desktop shortly and would like to be able to access it remotely if I’m not home. For example: ducking around certain corporate firewalls. *cough* Is this doable? And, how much of a pain is it? I do have the remote access option already, but unless I feel like installing Windows 10 pro, remote desktop isn’t going to be a thing. Will this work?