New Release J17.0.1539 Direct Download Links & What's New


Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
below are the direct download links & what's new in this release.
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What's New in JAWS 17 Screen Reading Software
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What's New in JAWS 17 Screen Reading Software
 
This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 17.
 
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• Download JAWS
• JAWS 17 Enhancements,
for a complete list of enhancements made in this release, including the most recent update.
• FSCast web page,
provides demonstrations of the exciting features in JAWS 17.
• Windows 10 Upgrade Information
• Read previous JAWS release notes by selecting a version from the list
Select Version
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JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and Applications
 
Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with online services such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in both
companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other co-workers
and create and store documents. The new Smart Navigation™ feature is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based applications with the
Virtual Cursor, as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word. This makes navigation
such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing the Say Character, Say Word,
or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph so you can review the text of
the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB. Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X
command to quickly toggle Smart Navigation on or off depending on the type of website you are navigating.
 
For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a tab strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like: "Home tab selected," "Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say Word (INSERT+NUM
PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly. You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move away from the
tab strip to another control.
 
Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.
 
The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. It can also be launched
at any time by selecting Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu. When the wizard starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page.
the focus will be on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and Tables
or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons that allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with
Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto or Manual. This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while
navigating with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page, and then
select Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any environments that use the Virtual Cursor.
 
Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center or Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in Firefox,
but not in Internet Explorer.
 
You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the INSERT+X command. This command will toggle Smart Navigation between Off and the Smart
Navigation option that is currently selected in the Startup Wizard. This means that if the default selection is Off, or Controls and Tables, pressing INSERT+X
will toggle between Off and Controls and Tables. If the default selection is Controls, pressing INSERT+X will toggle between Off and Controls.
 
An example of when you might use this command is if you have configured Smart Navigation to be enabled by default and you encounter a web page where you
would prefer not to use it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional navigation. JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when
focus moves away from the browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also useful if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say
Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart
Navigation when you move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just press INSERT+X again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when
you are ready. As Smart Navigation is toggled, the JAWS focus will always remain at the current location of the toggle.
 
Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout. This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear visually
on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that are visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in the virtual
document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip the entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get past it.
 
For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the
WebTrack sample form
 on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to see the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in previous versions.
 

Smart Navigation offers two modes: Controls and Tables, or Controls. Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience when navigating a web page
using Smart Navigation.
 
When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table, most web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit fields,
list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units when navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word, and Say Line
command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to character and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by character, word,
line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as the text of a button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by Controls automatically
resumes when you move to another control using TAB or UP or DOWN ARROW.
 
If focused inside a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press RIGHT ARROW
to move from the last column in the current row to the first column of the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to move from
the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the row that was
moved to.
 
When focused in a cell that contains any controls, such as a heading or an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice
quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these commands again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation. If the cell
does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and word navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or RIGHT ARROW
will switch back to the prior navigation level. For example, pressing RIGHT ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to Smart Navigation
in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you are in control navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or DOWN ARROW will
move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW from the beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by Controls and Tables.
 

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the
Tables with JAWS and MAGic
 page on the Surf's Up pages.
 
When Smart Navigation is set to Controls but focus is not in a table, navigation is the same as the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is
that if you encounter a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands (CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, T) to
navigate the table.
 
When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have JAWS announce the current Smart Navigation level.
 
New Sound Indication for Links
 
As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound if the current line contains one or more links that would generally be displayed
on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound helps you identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about
it or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from being too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is preceded
by less than five characters such as a bulleted or numbered list that contains a link directly after the number or bullet.
 
Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Website
 
In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific website domain using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you have
a particular website where you would prefer not to have this feature active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it off. Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other websites.
 
To configure website specific settings, do the following:
 
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1. Open the website where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the currently active website. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the application
list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then press DOWN ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site. For example,
if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific website, you should see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode options,
etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings Center tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR. The changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
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Now, whatever you have set for the current website should only be applied when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific website, it should be off for all other websites. This is the default unless you are
on Freedomscientific.com.
 
New Options Added to Startup Wizard
 
The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech settings,
startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and Braille settings. The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS, but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.
 
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• The page that follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms Mode.
• A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after the Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains the
following new options:
 
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• Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For example, English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
• Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The other available
options depend on the currently selected language. For example, when the language is set to English United States, the available output modes are U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1, and Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the available
modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
• Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option is always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified English
Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer Braille or Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if the selected
output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode does not support input.
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Create Domain-Specific Scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications
 
JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications, enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS users. In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run inside web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web applications
that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as collaborate with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet Explorer or
Firefox.
 
Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the JAWS scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create scripts that only load when a particular website is being accessed, so you can customize
a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if you created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for any page
opened on the Microsoft website. Domain-specific scripts are loaded on top of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts in
situations where a domain-specific script behavior is not available. This gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application for
a client at a job site, as they can create specific functionality for the application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.
 
To aid in creating domain-specific scripts, three new script functions have been added.
 
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• GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom Server for parsing using the MSXML com object.
• PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an element in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
• PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM by unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction,
leftClick or rightClick.
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Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and speak a particular heading, add  the numbers in the last row of a table and speak
the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.
 
To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample SharePoint scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do the following:
 
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1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder located at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2.  Add the following lines.
 [Domains]
 fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
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If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current domain. If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain to be recognized so that the SharePoint sample scripts load.
 
Liblouis Braille Translator Now Included for English
 
JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source Liblouis Braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and uncontracted
Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional Contracted English Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016, UEB will become the
standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis will ensure JAWS offers the latest standards for UEB translation.
 
New in JAWS: Touch Screen Support
 
Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch screens found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets. Using
one- and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common JAWS functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by providing access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to edit and
select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch screen.
 
Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard
 
JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you to write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right on
your device's touch screen if you do not have access to a physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for writing lengthy documents
or performing complex editing tasks, using the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or replying to an email, or filling out
a form on a website.
 
To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard button on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound. Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom part of the screen and
each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen to explore and locate keys. While exploring,
JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to alert you when you enter or leave the area of the screen containing the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with
the touch keyboard layout, you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard, perform another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces
"closed touch keyboard" and plays a descending sound.
 
JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:
 
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•  Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons. If alternative
                    characters are available for the current keyboard button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the selected
key. Performing a                     triple tap on any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is the
default mode.
•  Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard button.
                    If alternative characters are available for the current keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys related
to the selected                     key. Performing a split double tap on any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the panel.
 
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Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard group in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as you type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.
 
Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say nothing when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and words when using the touch keyboard.
 
Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode
 
Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically switch
to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor navigation such as an article in the News app, or the text area of an editing application
like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is activated using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph of a document, JAWS attempts
to position the cursor at the location of the double tap.
 
When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character, flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or down moves
by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph, flicking left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a line, and
flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom of the text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four fingers to move
by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These gestures also move the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a document where you
want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example, you could flick up with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to position
the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at that location.
 
Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle text selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading gestures
will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example, to move to and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text will
continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap again to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a two-finger
triple tap.
 
Other Touch Screen Improvements
 
Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text Reading
is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support this mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you explore,
you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current location by performing a split tap or split double tap.
 
If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a three-finger swipe down
then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing the name of the element. You can then use the navigation gestures described above to review this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to navigate to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window. Performing the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual Viewer.
 

Tablet Orientation Notification
 
JAWS now indicates in both speech and Braille when the screen orientation changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS says
"landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home button to the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to portrait,
JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."
 
Explore Scripts
 
A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS program
group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the folder where the shared script files are stored.
 
Script Compatibility with Prior Versions of JAWS
 
By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS. This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In order to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions, the
following line must be added to the JSS file before compiling your scripts.
 
;#pragma usePoFile 0
 
If this line is not included, scripts will be compiled using the new localization model and will only work with JAWS 17 and later.
 
Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It
 
Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores lookup
sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future once a solution is reached.
 
Merge Utility No Longer Available
 
Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process. This included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from prior versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our customers.
 
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Enhancements in JAWS 17.0.1539 (March 2016)
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 17 January 2016 release and the March 2016 update.
 
Receive Notifications from JAWS About New FSCast Episodes
 
FSCast is Freedom Scientific's podcast featuring news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products. When a new episode
is available, JAWS now displays a dialog box containing information about the episode. You can then choose whether to listen to the current episode, go
to the FSCast web page to hear the current episode as well as prior episodes, or be reminded again later. Press ESC or choose Cancel to not be notified
again until the next episode is available. This feature is especially helpful for users who do not regularly access podcasts through applications like
iTunes, but still want to know when a new FSCast is available.
 
Note: If you choose the Listen Now button, the current episode is played using Windows Media Player. If Windows Media Player is not installed, JAWS opens
the FSCast web page and places focus on the latest episode so you can download and play it using your preferred media player.
 
FSCast notifications are on by default in the English version of JAWS. Since FSCast content is only in English, this feature is off by default in non-English
versions. However, it can be enabled in Settings Center. Search in the Default file for "FS" and you will find the option.
 
Adobe Acrobat
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• A number of users reported issues with their systems becoming very sluggish while using JAWS with Adobe Acrobat, including when using ALT+TAB, or when
scanning to a document. JAWS was attempting to request information from Acrobat which it was not receiving and eventually both products became unresponsive.
We have made changes in JAWS to prevent this situation from occurring and we believe this issue is now resolved with this update.
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Braille
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• In response to customer feedback, if you have a line of dashes such as a separator on a web page, JAWS no longer shortens the line to one or two dashes
on the braille display.
• If you type "tri" without the quotes from the braille display, JAWS no longer inserts a triangle bullet.
• The Euro symbol (dot 4 followed by dots 1-5) and the British pounds sterling symbol (dot 4 followed by dots 4-5-6) are now displayed correctly in Contracted
English Braille.
• If JAWS is configured for Unified English Braille Grade 2 input and you type dot 6 followed by a ch-sign (dots 1-6), the proper text is now being inserted.
• When braille output is set to Unified English Grade 2, resolved an issue where a single space before and after a dash character was not being shown on
the braille display.
• In response to customer feedback, Tibetan is now correctly displayed in the list of braille languages located in the Translation group in Settings Center.
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JAWS
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• Addressed an intermittent issue where searching for a JAWS keystroke using the JAWS Command Search feature (INSERT+SPACEBAR, J) would sometimes not return
any results.
• If JAWS and MAGic are running together, addressed a customer reported issue where the CAPSLOCK+Mouse Wheel was not changing the magnification level.
• Addressed a customer reported issue with the Pitch slider in the Voice Adjustment dialog box not working as expected for Vocalizer Expressive voices.
• You can now perform the layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by Z to load the JAWS factory settings. This enables you to override your current user
settings and any customized scrips with the default settings and scripts to help troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing. Perform this command
again to switch back to your current user settings.
• If JAWS is configured to start automatically at the logon screen or after you have logged into Windows, you can now press and hold both the LEFT SHIFT
and RIGHT SHIFT keys as Windows boots, or after you have logged in, to prevent JAWS from starting. This is useful if you need to troubleshoot any startup
related issues you may be experiencing.
• Addressed an issue with the German version of JAWS where some braille displays, such as the Alva Delphi series, were not available from the Synthesizer
and Braille Manager on a 32-bit system.
• Addressed a customer reported issue with the German version of JAWS where it was not possible to enter a lower case w in the Script Manager editor.
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Web Browsers
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• JAWS now supports the ARIA-flowto property in Internet Explorer similar to how it works in Firefox. Web authors can use this on elements to specify an
alternative reading order for a page. JAWS will indicate whether an element "has flows to" or "has flows from". Pressing EQUALS moves focus to the element
related to the current element by a FlowTo relationship while pressing SHIFT+EQUALS moves focus to the element related to the current element by a FlowFrom
relationship.
• Addressed an issue in Google Sheets where pressing ALT+DOWN ARROW was moving by one cell instead of to the end of the block.
• Addressed reported issues in Firefox with JAWS not automatically announcing content changes in ARIA live regions on certain web sites.
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Microsoft Excel
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• Improved JAWS support for adding or modifying cell comments. To add a comment, press SHIFT+F2, type your comment into the edit field, and then press
ENTER. If you press SHIFT+F2 from a cell that already contains a comment, the edit field contains the text of the comment. Make any necessary changes to
the text and then press ENTER.
• Resolved an issue where entries in some drop down lists were not being spoken or displayed in braille when using Excel in Windows 8 and later.
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Microsoft Outlook
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• Resolved an issue with not being able to create a new folder in Outlook 2016 using JAWS.
• JAWS now reads as expected in the Office 365 Outlook 2016 calendar.
• When focused on a file attachment in Outlook 2016, resolved an issue where pressing ALT+DOWN ARROW to open a menu of possible actions for the attachment
was not working as expected.
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Microsoft PowerPoint
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• During a slideshow, resolved an issue where JAWS was not indicating in speech or braille when items were bulleted.
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Microsoft Word
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• Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing the wrong text after deleting in Word 2013 and 2016.
• Resolved a reported issue with the German version of JAWS where both Word and JAWS became unresponsive while navigating certain documents and a braille
display was connected.
• Addressed reported issues with opening drop down combo boxes in certain Word forms. Note that some combo boxes require you to press ENTER to access them
while others require you to press ALT+DOWN ARROW.
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Mozilla Thunderbird
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• Addressed a customer reported issue with JAWS becoming sluggish or unexpectedly closing when using INSERT+CTRL+F or F3 to search for text in a message.
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Windows
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• Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading the correct status of buttons in various Windows 10 Settings dialog boxes.
• JAWS performance in Cortana dialog boxes has been improved.
• In the Windows 10 Calculator, the value in the results field will now always be shown on the braille display so the current result is always available
no matter which button currently has focus.
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Take care.
Mike