moderated A couple of things about JAWS 2023


Gene Warner
 

Hi all!

A couple of things I've noticed about JAWS 2023.

1. Audio ducking seems to be ducking some audio even though JAWS is not talking. I know it's because of audio ducking because when I turn it off, the problem disappears. I wonder if whatever they did to fix the Wave Max problem has anything to do with this. For now I've turned off audio ducking though I prefer it to be on.

2. In Edge, JAWS used to read the suggestions Edge would offer as I type in an address in the address bar, now it doesn't.

3. In Thunderbird JAWS would read the window title for the dialog that pops up while a message is being sent, now it doesn't.

2 and 3 makes me wonder what else is JAWS not speaking that it should be.

For now, I'm going back to JAWS 2022.

Gene...


Joseph Machise
 

hi gene every time they fix something they brake something in the next
version

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: "JAWS support list" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 9:52 AM
Subject: A couple of things about JAWS 2023


Hi all!

A couple of things I've noticed about JAWS 2023.

1. Audio ducking seems to be ducking some audio even though JAWS is not
talking. I know it's because of audio ducking because when I turn it
off, the problem disappears. I wonder if whatever they did to fix the
Wave Max problem has anything to do with this. For now I've turned off
audio ducking though I prefer it to be on.

2. In Edge, JAWS used to read the suggestions Edge would offer as I type
in an address in the address bar, now it doesn't.

3. In Thunderbird JAWS would read the window title for the dialog that
pops up while a message is being sent, now it doesn't.

2 and 3 makes me wonder what else is JAWS not speaking that it should be.

For now, I'm going back to JAWS 2022.

Gene...


Gene Warner
 

Tell me about it! Vispero aren't the only ones that do that.

I'm just very thankful that Vispero allows you to have as many version of JAWS installed you want. It's very easy to reconfigure back to JAWS 2022 to be the primary screen reader.

Gene...

On 10/26/2022 9:54 AM, Joseph Machise wrote:
hi gene every time they fix something they brake something in the next
version
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: "JAWS support list" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 9:52 AM
Subject: A couple of things about JAWS 2023
Hi all!
A couple of things I've noticed about JAWS 2023.
1. Audio ducking seems to be ducking some audio even though JAWS is not
talking. I know it's because of audio ducking because when I turn it
off, the problem disappears. I wonder if whatever they did to fix the
Wave Max problem has anything to do with this. For now I've turned off
audio ducking though I prefer it to be on.
2. In Edge, JAWS used to read the suggestions Edge would offer as I type
in an address in the address bar, now it doesn't.
3. In Thunderbird JAWS would read the window title for the dialog that
pops up while a message is being sent, now it doesn't.
2 and 3 makes me wonder what else is JAWS not speaking that it should be.
For now, I'm going back to JAWS 2022.
Gene...


Mike Pietruk
 

Gene

Yes, having as many versions of JAWS on a pc is a wonderful asset.
As an example, earlier this year, I added Brian Hartgen's Leasey script
package and, at that time, added the scripts to JFW2021 rather than to
2022 to get comfortable with them.
Switching back and forth is a great capability with JAWS.

As for Joe's complaint, I'm not a software developer but I can understand
where fixing some code can (unintentionally) mess up something else.

Actually, I'm amazed how JAWS (and any screen reader, for that matter)
work as well as they do given the moving targets they have to deal with.
Frankly, I often wonder how the guys/gals they write the programs can keep
up with all of the changes they have to deal with.


Gene Warner
 

Yeah, before I lost my vision I was a software developer so I know all about how easy it can be to break things when you add, enhance, or fix other things.

Gene...

On 10/26/2022 10:27 AM, Mike Pietruk wrote:
Gene
Yes, having as many versions of JAWS on a pc is a wonderful asset.
As an example, earlier this year, I added Brian Hartgen's Leasey script
package and, at that time, added the scripts to JFW2021 rather than to
2022 to get comfortable with them.
Switching back and forth is a great capability with JAWS.
As for Joe's complaint, I'm not a software developer but I can understand
where fixing some code can (unintentionally) mess up something else.
Actually, I'm amazed how JAWS (and any screen reader, for that matter)
work as well as they do given the moving targets they have to deal with.
Frankly, I often wonder how the guys/gals they write the programs can keep
up with all of the changes they have to deal with.