moderated homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings


Ashleigh Piccinino
 

What you're suggesting would be good to put in the suggestions list for freedom scientific. Find that email where you find all your freedom scientific stuff online.

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On April 5, 2022, at 9:29 AM, Steve Nutt <steve@...> wrote:

I doubt that would work, as it would throw registry entries.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: 29 March 2022 03:08
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

 

What if you rename the folder Jaws is in, like \freedom scientific\Jaws1

and change the desktop shortcut path in its properties, to reflect it, and then install Jaws a second time, and it will get installed in \freedom scientific\jaws and then there should be two copies in \freedom scientific.

I am only speculating, but it might work.

Glenn

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

From: Mark

Sent: Monday, March 28, 2022 8:53 PM

Subject: Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

 

As mentioned, I'm not looking to create separate window user accounts. The scenario I presented is more akin to one family member sitting down to help another family member out and adjusting the JAWS settings for their comfort, after which the first family member switches the settings back for their comfort. It sounds like the only option is the import and export settings feature. I've never done that before. Do you think it is good for this sort of quick settings changes? That would include things like dictionary changes, voice profile changes, speech and sound scheme changes, etc.   


Steve Nutt
 

I doubt that would work, as it would throw registry entries.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: 29 March 2022 03:08
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

 

What if you rename the folder Jaws is in, like \freedom scientific\Jaws1

and change the desktop shortcut path in its properties, to reflect it, and then install Jaws a second time, and it will get installed in \freedom scientific\jaws and then there should be two copies in \freedom scientific.

I am only speculating, but it might work.

Glenn

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

From: Mark

Sent: Monday, March 28, 2022 8:53 PM

Subject: Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

 

As mentioned, I'm not looking to create separate window user accounts. The scenario I presented is more akin to one family member sitting down to help another family member out and adjusting the JAWS settings for their comfort, after which the first family member switches the settings back for their comfort. It sounds like the only option is the import and export settings feature. I've never done that before. Do you think it is good for this sort of quick settings changes? That would include things like dictionary changes, voice profile changes, speech and sound scheme changes, etc.   


Udo Egner-Walter
 

Hi Mark, 

the JAWS settings are saved in *.jcf files where * should be the name of the application in which you made your settings, for example Notepad.jcf should have the notepad settings. Default.jcf is the file for settings which should be used in general. If you your knowledge involves scripting languages like VBScript or you can write Batch files and similar, you can copy those *.jcf files first to a folder of your choice and the other user settings to another folder of your choice. Via the batch script you can copy those files back into the user settings folder depending on which user wants her/his settings. 

Theoretical one could make settings using JAWS script as well. The only problem is to find out which variable in the scripting language stands for the setting. 

By the way not all settings are stored in a *.jcf file (jcf = JAWS Config File). There are the settings that differ from standard settings. 

Hope this helps
Udo 



Am 29.03.2022 um 03:53 schrieb Mark <mweiler@...>:

As mentioned, I'm not looking to create separate window user accounts. The scenario I presented is more akin to one family member sitting down to help another family member out and adjusting the JAWS settings for their comfort, after which the first family member switches the settings back for their comfort. It sounds like the only option is the import and export settings feature. I've never done that before. Do you think it is good for this sort of quick settings changes? That would include things like dictionary changes, voice profile changes, speech and sound scheme changes, etc.   


NFB Lab 4
 

Yes, you can import any or all of those settings. It’s pretty easy especially when you know where that file is put

Yes, you can import any or all of those settings. It’s pretty easy especially when you know where that file is putSent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2022, at 10:08 PM, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


What if you rename the folder Jaws is in, like \freedom scientific\Jaws1
and change the desktop shortcut path in its properties, to reflect it, and then install Jaws a second time, and it will get installed in \freedom scientific\jaws and then there should be two copies in \freedom scientific.
I am only speculating, but it might work.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2022 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

As mentioned, I'm not looking to create separate window user accounts. The scenario I presented is more akin to one family member sitting down to help another family member out and adjusting the JAWS settings for their comfort, after which the first family member switches the settings back for their comfort. It sounds like the only option is the import and export settings feature. I've never done that before. Do you think it is good for this sort of quick settings changes? That would include things like dictionary changes, voice profile changes, speech and sound scheme changes, etc.   


Glenn / Lenny
 


What if you rename the folder Jaws is in, like \freedom scientific\Jaws1
and change the desktop shortcut path in its properties, to reflect it, and then install Jaws a second time, and it will get installed in \freedom scientific\jaws and then there should be two copies in \freedom scientific.
I am only speculating, but it might work.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2022 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: homes and environments with more than one JAWS users: Switching JAWS user settings

As mentioned, I'm not looking to create separate window user accounts. The scenario I presented is more akin to one family member sitting down to help another family member out and adjusting the JAWS settings for their comfort, after which the first family member switches the settings back for their comfort. It sounds like the only option is the import and export settings feature. I've never done that before. Do you think it is good for this sort of quick settings changes? That would include things like dictionary changes, voice profile changes, speech and sound scheme changes, etc.   


Mark
 

As mentioned, I'm not looking to create separate window user accounts. The scenario I presented is more akin to one family member sitting down to help another family member out and adjusting the JAWS settings for their comfort, after which the first family member switches the settings back for their comfort. It sounds like the only option is the import and export settings feature. I've never done that before. Do you think it is good for this sort of quick settings changes? That would include things like dictionary changes, voice profile changes, speech and sound scheme changes, etc.   


 

On Mon, Mar 28, 2022 at 07:14 AM, NFB Lab 4 wrote:
I think the easiest and quickest way is to have separate window user accounts.
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Amen to that!

And the need for separate settings of all sorts extends well beyond JAWS.  I was never more thrilled than when Windows introduced actual user accounts.
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NFB Lab 4
 

I think the easiest and quickest way is to have separate window user accounts. However if you don’t wanna do that, I guess you could export each persons settings to a file and then import that file every time you want to bring up that persons preferences.

I think the easiest and quickest way is to have separate window user accounts. However if you don’t wanna do that, I guess you could export each persons settings to a file and then import that file every time you want to bring up that persons preferences.
You will find the import and export of settings in the Charles utility menu Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2022, at 5:43 AM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

I'm trying to understand if JAWS has a feature to switch settings quickly for different users. Here's an example. I imagine in homes or environments where there is more than one JAWS user, folks would want different JAWS user settings, dictionaries, speech and sound schemes, etc., for each user.  Is there a way for JAWS to have settings for each user, without having to log into different Windows accounts?  For example, one user might be using JAWS with particular voices and settings, then needs a bit of a hand. So their family member sits down at the computer, quickly switches to their JAWS user preferences, dictionaries, speech and sound scheme, then helps out. When done, the first user also quickly switches JAWS back to their original settings.


Mark
 

I'm trying to understand if JAWS has a feature to switch settings quickly for different users. Here's an example. I imagine in homes or environments where there is more than one JAWS user, folks would want different JAWS user settings, dictionaries, speech and sound schemes, etc., for each user.  Is there a way for JAWS to have settings for each user, without having to log into different Windows accounts?  For example, one user might be using JAWS with particular voices and settings, then needs a bit of a hand. So their family member sits down at the computer, quickly switches to their JAWS user preferences, dictionaries, speech and sound scheme, then helps out. When done, the first user also quickly switches JAWS back to their original settings.