moderated JAWS 22 Not Reading File Names By Character In File Explorer


Mark Fisher
 

Hi - happy weekend.
I've noticed lately that JAWS 22 latest release is not reading file names in file explorer letter by letter.
Using JAWS 22 and Windows 10.
If I go to a folder in file explorer, ensure it has focus, press the F2 key to edit the name, when i left or right arrow through the name, nothing is spoken.
When I'm editing, commands such as JAWS Key+Numpad 4 or 5 or 6 are not behaving as I would expect. Highlighting the text using Ctrl+Shift+left or right arrow will read the newly highlighted text.
Any clues?
Cheers
--
Mark Fisher
Manager - People Systems
Water Corporation of Western Australia


Bill White
 

Hi, Mark. I am using

Windows 10, Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1949)

JAWS Version 2022.2207.25 ILM

 

I am not experiencing the problem you describe with JAWS 2022, and Windows 10, not reading filenames character by character in File Explorer. May I suggest a repair of your version of JAWS using the installation file that you used to install your version of JAWS. This may correct the problem.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Fisher
Sent: Friday, September 2, 2022 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS 22 Not Reading File Names By Character In File Explorer

 

Hi - happy weekend.
I've noticed lately that JAWS 22 latest release is not reading file names in file explorer letter by letter.
Using JAWS 22 and Windows 10.
If I go to a folder in file explorer, ensure it has focus, press the F2 key to edit the name, when i left or right arrow through the name, nothing is spoken.
When I'm editing, commands such as JAWS Key+Numpad 4 or 5 or 6 are not behaving as I would expect. Highlighting the text using Ctrl+Shift+left or right arrow will read the newly highlighted text.
Any clues?
Cheers
--
Mark Fisher
Manager - People Systems
Water Corporation of Western Australia


Curtis Chong
 

Hello Mark:

 

Could you provide a bit more information here? When did this problem start happening? Tell me how to replicate your problem.

 

Curtis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Fisher
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2022 7:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS 22 Not Reading File Names By Character In File Explorer

 

Hi - happy weekend.
I've noticed lately that JAWS 22 latest release is not reading file names in file explorer letter by letter.
Using JAWS 22 and Windows 10.
If I go to a folder in file explorer, ensure it has focus, press the F2 key to edit the name, when i left or right arrow through the name, nothing is spoken.
When I'm editing, commands such as JAWS Key+Numpad 4 or 5 or 6 are not behaving as I would expect. Highlighting the text using Ctrl+Shift+left or right arrow will read the newly highlighted text.
Any clues?
Cheers
--
Mark Fisher
Manager - People Systems
Water Corporation of Western Australia


Mike B.
 


Hi Mark,
 
If these are folders that are default / syystem created folders you can't do this.  The folder has to be a folder that's created by you the user in order for it to be edited.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2022 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS 22 Not Reading File Names By Character In File Explorer

Hello Mark:

 

Could you provide a bit more information here? When did this problem start happening? Tell me how to replicate your problem.

 

Curtis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Fisher
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2022 7:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS 22 Not Reading File Names By Character In File Explorer

 

Hi - happy weekend.
I've noticed lately that JAWS 22 latest release is not reading file names in file explorer letter by letter.
Using JAWS 22 and Windows 10.
If I go to a folder in file explorer, ensure it has focus, press the F2 key to edit the name, when i left or right arrow through the name, nothing is spoken.
When I'm editing, commands such as JAWS Key+Numpad 4 or 5 or 6 are not behaving as I would expect. Highlighting the text using Ctrl+Shift+left or right arrow will read the newly highlighted text.
Any clues?
Cheers
--
Mark Fisher
Manager - People Systems
Water Corporation of Western Australia


Mark Fisher
 

Hi All

These are folders and files created  by me. 
It does seem to be intermittent - this morning, all is working as you would expect.

So it might just be JAWS getting itself a little confused. I will try the repair as well just to see if that helps.
As mentioned above, the issue arises when I am in file explorer and I try to rename a file or folder that I've created. When editing the name, JAWS would not read each letter as I left and right arrowed across the name.
Anyway, I'll put it down to a problem that is hard to reproduce.

Thanks all and have a great weekend.
--
Mark Fisher
Manager - People Systems
Water Corporation of Western Australia


Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

Why press F2 to read a file name character by character? Simply press the Insert Up Arrow key twice quickly, when you’re on the file name.

 

I don’t like the F2 method, because you can change the name of a file by accident.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Fisher
Sent: 03 September 2022 02:56
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS 22 Not Reading File Names By Character In File Explorer

 

Hi - happy weekend.
I've noticed lately that JAWS 22 latest release is not reading file names in file explorer letter by letter.
Using JAWS 22 and Windows 10.
If I go to a folder in file explorer, ensure it has focus, press the F2 key to edit the name, when i left or right arrow through the name, nothing is spoken.
When I'm editing, commands such as JAWS Key+Numpad 4 or 5 or 6 are not behaving as I would expect. Highlighting the text using Ctrl+Shift+left or right arrow will read the newly highlighted text.
Any clues?
Cheers
--
Mark Fisher
Manager - People Systems
Water Corporation of Western Australia


Mark Fisher
 

Hi Steve

Agree - however, I was actually trying to change the file name and was getting no feedback from JAWS hence the question.
--
Mark Fisher
Manager - People Systems
Water Corporation of Western Australia


Steve Nutt
 

Ah, I beg your pardon, I thought you were just trying to read it.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Fisher
Sent: 07 September 2022 13:43
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS 22 Not Reading File Names By Character In File Explorer

 

Hi Steve

Agree - however, I was actually trying to change the file name and was getting no feedback from JAWS hence the question.
--
Mark Fisher
Manager - People Systems
Water Corporation of Western Australia