moderated Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features


Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Below is all the info about the official release of JAWS2023.2210.29 features and direct download link.
 
Direct download link:
 
 
JAWS 2023 Features
Smart Glance
 
Often, web page developers will use text or background colors, different fonts, or certain text attributes to draw attention to text on a page. For instance,
different fonts or colors might be applied to specific text that is part of a chart or dashboard to indicate the status of an option. The new Smart Glance
feature analyzes the page and ranks textual content in reverse order based upon the infrequency of its color, text attribute or font usage on the page.
Colors, fonts, or attributes used least will rank highest as potential points of interest, referred to as glance highlights.
 
When a web page first loads, JAWS now announces the number of glance highlights along with the number of links, headings, regions, and form fields. In
addition, you can configure JAWS to play a sound to indicate a glance highlight as you navigate by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, or when
reading with Say All. If a page contains glance highlights, the following new Navigation Quick keys are available:
 
list of 3 items
• Move to next glance highlight: Y
• Move to prior glance highlight: SHIFT+Y
• Display a list of all glance highlights on the page: INSERT+CTRL+Y
list end
 
Examples of glance highlights can be found on the Amazon website. For instance, if you go to Amazon.com and search for a product, the product search results
page contains several glance highlights for certain areas of the page including "Results," "More results," or "Need Help." This text visually stands out,
but since it is not an actual heading, it would not be found when using H or SHIFT+H to move by heading. You can use Y to move through the smart glance
highlights, or display a list by pressing INSERT+CTRL+Y where you can select one to move to.
 
Another example of a glance highlight can be found on the Freedom Scientific home page. If you press Y, you move directly to the text, "Call Today," where
you will find the main Freedom Scientific phone number.
 
To configure Smart Glance settings, open Settings Center (INSERT+6), expand the Web/HTML/PDFs group, and then expand the Smart Glance group. You can then
configure the following:
 
list of 3 items
• Indicate Smart Glance highlights: Lets you determine how JAWS indicates glance highlights. You can choose to have JAWS announce the number of glance
highlights when the page loads (selected by default), alert you to glance highlights as you navigate by playing a sound, indicate glance highlights both
when the page loads and as you navigate, or turn off all glance highlight indication.
• Sensitivity: Set this option to High to increase the sensitivity for determining a glance highlight. With a higher sensitivity, more results are displayed
by also analyzing smaller text segments for special text attributes.
• Include elements: Lets you choose whether or not links, headings, or form fields are included when analyzing pages for glance highlights. Even though
there are navigation quick keys for moving to these specific elements, you may want to include these so you can use a single keystroke to quickly move
to all useful elements on the page. By default, only fields marked as invalid or required are included.
list end
 
You can also press INSERT+V while on a web page to open Quick Settings and change the Smart Glance highlight indication option.
 
Notification History Improvements
 
The JAWS Notification History feature was introduced in the JAWS 2022 June update, and helps you manage the large amount of notifications that can be received
from Windows and applications on a daily basis. When you press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by N, a dialog box opens and displays a history of all notifications
received in the last 24 hours while JAWS or Fusion was running. From this dialog box, you can choose to exclude selected notifications from appearing in
the history in the future, as well as create rules specifying how future notifications should be spoken or shown in braille. For example, you may want
JAWS to announce notifications from an application only if they include specific text, or play a sound instead of interrupting you with a spoken message.
 
JAWS and Fusion 2023 offer several improvements to managing notifications based on feedback from customers. Some key enhancements include:
 
list of 1 items
• Toggle toast notification announcements: Using the new layered keystroke, INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by CTRL+N, you can toggle the automatic announcement
of incoming toast notifications, which is a type of notification used by some applications including Microsoft Outlook. For instance, if you receive a
lot of emails and you do not want JAWS automatically speaking the notification each time you receive a message, instead of creating a rule, you can use
this keystroke to quickly silence all of these announcements. Notifications will still be added to the history, so you can still review them if necessary.
Toast notification announcements remain off until you perform this keystroke again, or restart JAWS.
list end
Note: The INSERT+SPACEBAR, CTRL+N keystroke only toggles the announcement of toast notifications. It will not work for applications that use UIA (User
Interface Automation) for displaying notifications. For these applications, you can create a rule through the JAWS Notification History dialog box to mute
them, or turn them off through the settings in the application.
list of 4 items
• Clear notification history: After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, N to open the Notification History dialog box, select the new Clear history button to delete
all notifications from the Recent Notifications list.
• Review notification details: Pressing ENTER while focused on a notification in the Recent Notifications list now displays details for the selected notification.
These include the notification text, the application where it came from, and the time it was received.
• Specify a rule type: When you choose to create a new rule for a selected notification in the Recent Notifications list, you now start in the Rule Type
combo box. This new option lets you determine how the original notification text in the edit box directly after this combo box is treated. The following
choices are available:
list of 4 items nesting level 1
? Contains - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that contains specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Outlook that contains the word “Suggestion:” at any point in the notification, you could delete everything except “suggestion:” from the notification text
in the following edit box
? Begins with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that begins with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification
from Outlook that begins with the word "Suggestion:" followed by some specific text, you could delete everything except "suggestion:" from the notification
text in the following edit box.
? Ends with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that ends with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Teams that ends with the words "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join" preceded by some specific text, you could delete everything except "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join"
from the notification text in the following edit box.
? Matches pattern - Lets you create a regular expression that any incoming notification will be matched against. While the following edit box contains
the text for the selected notification, it is recommended you change it to a regular expression using elements from the notification. If you want to use
the notification text as is, or parts of it, consider using one of the other Rule Types. As an example of a regular expression, take a look at the regular
expression to capture the name of the sender from an Outlook notification: "^New Notification from Outlook, (.*?)," without the quotes.
list end nesting level 1
• Naming rules: When creating a rule for a selected notification, you can now enter a name for the rule. In addition, the Manage Notification Rules dialog
box now includes an option to rename an existing rule.
list end
 
Refer to the Notification History topic in the JAWS Help for more information.
 
Solution for Dell Waves Max Audio Issues
 
Changes were made in the Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, and Microsoft Mobile speech synthesizer drivers to fix increased memory usage issues caused by
Waves Max audio. This application is often used on Dell computers. If you previously disabled the Waves Max application to resolve these performance issues
, you can now reenable it. This is only necessary if you want your computer to automatically begin using a specific audio output device as soon as you
connect it, such as headphones.
 
Improved ILM Authorization Access
 
The file location for the JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion ILM authorization files have been moved to a location where users no longer need administrative permission
to authorize on their own system.
 
New Tables Only Option for Smart Navigation
 
Users are faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside a web browser. Our existing Smart
Navigation feature offers a more efficient way to navigate in 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. Currently, the different options for this setting are Controls, Controls and Tables, or Off. This
means that you could only activate the Smart Navigation for Tables together with Controls.
 
In JAWS and Fusion 2023, there is now a new Tables option which only enables Smart Navigation when you are focused inside a table. You can adjust the Smart
Navigation settings through the Startup Wizard, Settings Center, or Quick Settings. The new Tables option offers the same Smart Navigation experience inside
tables as it does when set to Controls and Tables while keeping our regular Navigation outside tables.
 
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, or LEFT ARROW to move from the first column in the current row to
the last column in the prior row, JAWS plays a sound to indicate the new row. When focus moves out of the table, the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW keys move by character or word like they always have.
 
ARM64 Support
 
Support for ARM64 is now officially provided in JAWS 2023. The JAWS 2023 installer will recognize if you are using a device with an ARM processor like
the Microsoft Surface Pro X, and will automatically install the ARM version of JAWS. ARM support for ZoomText and Fusion will come at a later date. Following
are a few frequently asked questions.
 
Can I use ZoomText or Fusion on my ARM64 device?
 
No. ARM64 is currently only supported with JAWS. ZoomText and Fusion (magnification software) for low vision users are not yet supported.
 
What device is required?
 
An ARM64 based device which is a computer with an ARM64 processor. An example is the Microsoft Surface Pro X.
 
What Operating System is required?
 
Windows 11 is the minimum supported Operating System.
 
What braille devices are currently supported?
 
At this time, only the Freedom Scientific Focus Braille Displays are supported. Additional braille display support will be added as we work with our third-party
partners.
 
What speech synthesizers are currently supported?
 
At this time, Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, SAPI 5x, SAPI 5x 64-bit, and Microsoft Mobile synthesizers are supported. Additional synthesizer support
will be added as we work with our third-party partners.
 
What features are currently not available?
 
The following features are still under development:
 
list of 3 items
• Citrix remote
• Convenient OCR from a scanner or camera
• Dongle authorization
list end
 
What applications are currently not supported?
 
While on ARM64 devices, JAWS does not currently support applications compiled as 32-bit ARM. At the moment, Microsoft still has a few applications that
have not yet been addressed, but we expect this to be resolved in future updates from Microsoft and Freedom Scientific.
 
The following are examples of these applications:
 
list of 4 items
• Windows Mail
• Windows Calculator
• Windows Weather
• Windows News
list end
 
What is the recommended version of Office 365?
 
Office 365 was originally installed on ARM devices as 32-bit. This 32-bit version can experience some sluggishness. For the best performance, we recommend
installing the latest 64-bit version of Office designed specifically for ARM64 devices.
 
For German braille users, is RTFC available?
 
Currently, the RTFC German braille translator is only available in X64 installations of JAWS 2023. If JAWS 2023 is installed on ARM64, the German braille
translator used in previous versions of JAWS is used instead.
 
Additional Changes
list of 12 items
• The Liblouis braille translator used by JAWS and Fusion has been updated to version 3.23.0 and is now selected by default.
• For German users, JAWS now includes the RTFC German braille translator for all contracted braille like Basisschrift, Vollschrift, and Kurzschrift (These
are the German names for Grade 0-2). This translator is the default when the JAWS language is set to German.
• The JAWS and Fusion About box now includes a System type field which shows whether you are using X64 or ARM64. This information can also be found by
pressing CTRL+INSERT+V while focused on the Desktop.
• In the Outlook Scheduling Assistant, JAWS now reads as expected in the All Attendees field when reviewing the status of meeting attendees.
• When encountering an element or entering a region on a web page that has a details relation, JAWS now says "has details" when you first move to the element.
You can then press ALT+INSERT+D to access the details.
• Addressed an issue with the JAWS Virtual Cursor unexpectedly moving back to the top of a web page on pages containing advertisements that constantly
update.
• In Edge and Chrome, resolved an issue where JAWS was not properly reading table headers defined by using the "ID" and "header" attributes. JAWS also
now properly reads the "axis" attribute. You can find examples of these types of tables on our
Surf's Up
 training pages.
• When navigating through a list where the Virtual Cursor is off, such as a list of chat messages in Teams or Slack, list items containing a lot of content
are now fully read without speech stopping in the middle of the text.
• Removed the Reuters Top News Stories Research It lookup source due to changes to the Reuters website which no longer allows us to retrieve information.
• Addressed issues using JAWS with the DVORAK keyboard.
• Resolved an issue for Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian users where you could not enter the @ symbol from a Focus braille display keyboard into a Word document.
• For Italian users, MathML content is now spoken correctly when the JAWS language is set to Italian.
list end
Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!


Hareth
 

Hi Mike,
I believe this is one of the poorest new features Jaws upgrade I've ever seen.
Man! its like next to no new features for those who has no interest of
that smart glance thingy.
Take care.

On 10/25/22, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi All,

Below is all the info about the official release of JAWS2023.2210.29
features and direct download link.

Direct download link:

https://jaws2023.vfo.digital/2023.2210.29.400/E48E86BC-C6FC-4202-B67F-58D5D86A0493/J2023.2210.29.400-any.exe

JAWS 2023 Features
Smart Glance

Often, web page developers will use text or background colors, different
fonts, or certain text attributes to draw attention to text on a page. For
instance,
different fonts or colors might be applied to specific text that is part of

a chart or dashboard to indicate the status of an option. The new Smart
Glance
feature analyzes the page and ranks textual content in reverse order based
upon the infrequency of its color, text attribute or font usage on the
page.
Colors, fonts, or attributes used least will rank highest as potential
points of interest, referred to as glance highlights.

When a web page first loads, JAWS now announces the number of glance
highlights along with the number of links, headings, regions, and form
fields. In
addition, you can configure JAWS to play a sound to indicate a glance
highlight as you navigate by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, or

when
reading with Say All. If a page contains glance highlights, the following
new Navigation Quick keys are available:

list of 3 items
• Move to next glance highlight: Y
• Move to prior glance highlight: SHIFT+Y
• Display a list of all glance highlights on the page: INSERT+CTRL+Y
list end

Examples of glance highlights can be found on the Amazon website. For
instance, if you go to Amazon.com and search for a product, the product
search results
page contains several glance highlights for certain areas of the page
including "Results," "More results," or "Need Help." This text visually
stands out,
but since it is not an actual heading, it would not be found when using H or

SHIFT+H to move by heading. You can use Y to move through the smart glance
highlights, or display a list by pressing INSERT+CTRL+Y where you can select

one to move to.

Another example of a glance highlight can be found on the Freedom Scientific

home page. If you press Y, you move directly to the text, "Call Today,"
where
you will find the main Freedom Scientific phone number.

To configure Smart Glance settings, open Settings Center (INSERT+6), expand

the Web/HTML/PDFs group, and then expand the Smart Glance group. You can
then
configure the following:

list of 3 items
• Indicate Smart Glance highlights: Lets you determine how JAWS indicates
glance highlights. You can choose to have JAWS announce the number of
glance
highlights when the page loads (selected by default), alert you to glance
highlights as you navigate by playing a sound, indicate glance highlights
both
when the page loads and as you navigate, or turn off all glance highlight
indication.
• Sensitivity: Set this option to High to increase the sensitivity for
determining a glance highlight. With a higher sensitivity, more results are

displayed
by also analyzing smaller text segments for special text attributes.
• Include elements: Lets you choose whether or not links, headings, or form

fields are included when analyzing pages for glance highlights. Even though
there are navigation quick keys for moving to these specific elements, you
may want to include these so you can use a single keystroke to quickly move
to all useful elements on the page. By default, only fields marked as
invalid or required are included.
list end

You can also press INSERT+V while on a web page to open Quick Settings and
change the Smart Glance highlight indication option.

Notification History Improvements

The JAWS Notification History feature was introduced in the JAWS 2022 June
update, and helps you manage the large amount of notifications that can be
received
from Windows and applications on a daily basis. When you press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by N, a dialog box opens and displays a history of

all notifications
received in the last 24 hours while JAWS or Fusion was running. From this
dialog box, you can choose to exclude selected notifications from appearing

in
the history in the future, as well as create rules specifying how future
notifications should be spoken or shown in braille. For example, you may
want
JAWS to announce notifications from an application only if they include
specific text, or play a sound instead of interrupting you with a spoken
message.

JAWS and Fusion 2023 offer several improvements to managing notifications
based on feedback from customers. Some key enhancements include:

list of 1 items
• Toggle toast notification announcements: Using the new layered keystroke,

INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by CTRL+N, you can toggle the automatic
announcement
of incoming toast notifications, which is a type of notification used by
some applications including Microsoft Outlook. For instance, if you receive

a
lot of emails and you do not want JAWS automatically speaking the
notification each time you receive a message, instead of creating a rule,
you can use
this keystroke to quickly silence all of these announcements. Notifications

will still be added to the history, so you can still review them if
necessary.
Toast notification announcements remain off until you perform this keystroke

again, or restart JAWS.
list end
Note: The INSERT+SPACEBAR, CTRL+N keystroke only toggles the announcement of

toast notifications. It will not work for applications that use UIA (User
Interface Automation) for displaying notifications. For these applications,

you can create a rule through the JAWS Notification History dialog box to
mute
them, or turn them off through the settings in the application.
list of 4 items
• Clear notification history: After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, N to open the

Notification History dialog box, select the new Clear history button to
delete
all notifications from the Recent Notifications list.
• Review notification details: Pressing ENTER while focused on a
notification in the Recent Notifications list now displays details for the
selected notification.
These include the notification text, the application where it came from, and

the time it was received.
• Specify a rule type: When you choose to create a new rule for a selected
notification in the Recent Notifications list, you now start in the Rule
Type
combo box. This new option lets you determine how the original notification

text in the edit box directly after this combo box is treated. The
following
choices are available:
list of 4 items nesting level 1
? Contains - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that contains
specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification

from
Outlook that contains the word “Suggestion:” at any point in the
notification, you could delete everything except “suggestion:” from the
notification text
in the following edit box
? Begins with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that begins with

specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification
from Outlook that begins with the word "Suggestion:" followed by some
specific text, you could delete everything except "suggestion:" from the
notification
text in the following edit box.
? Ends with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that ends with
specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification

from
Teams that ends with the words "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join" preceded by some

specific text, you could delete everything except "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to
join"
from the notification text in the following edit box.
? Matches pattern - Lets you create a regular expression that any incoming
notification will be matched against. While the following edit box contains
the text for the selected notification, it is recommended you change it to a

regular expression using elements from the notification. If you want to use
the notification text as is, or parts of it, consider using one of the other

Rule Types. As an example of a regular expression, take a look at the
regular
expression to capture the name of the sender from an Outlook notification:
"^New Notification from Outlook, (.*?)," without the quotes.
list end nesting level 1
• Naming rules: When creating a rule for a selected notification, you can
now enter a name for the rule. In addition, the Manage Notification Rules
dialog
box now includes an option to rename an existing rule.
list end

Refer to the Notification History topic in the JAWS Help for more
information.

Solution for Dell Waves Max Audio Issues

Changes were made in the Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, and Microsoft
Mobile speech synthesizer drivers to fix increased memory usage issues
caused by
Waves Max audio. This application is often used on Dell computers. If you
previously disabled the Waves Max application to resolve these performance
issues
, you can now reenable it. This is only necessary if you want your computer

to automatically begin using a specific audio output device as soon as you
connect it, such as headphones.

Improved ILM Authorization Access

The file location for the JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion ILM authorization files

have been moved to a location where users no longer need administrative
permission
to authorize on their own system.

New Tables Only Option for Smart Navigation

Users are faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms,
tables, and even applications that run inside a web browser. Our existing
Smart
Navigation feature offers a more efficient way to navigate in 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. Currently, the
different options for this setting are Controls, Controls and Tables, or
Off. This
means that you could only activate the Smart Navigation for Tables together

with Controls.

In JAWS and Fusion 2023, there is now a new Tables option which only enables

Smart Navigation when you are focused inside a table. You can adjust the
Smart
Navigation settings through the Startup Wizard, Settings Center, or Quick
Settings. The new Tables option offers the same Smart Navigation experience

inside
tables as it does when set to Controls and Tables while keeping our regular

Navigation outside tables.

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, or LEFT ARROW to move from the first column in the current row to
the last column in the prior row, JAWS plays a sound to indicate the new
row. When focus moves out of the table, the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or
CTRL+LEFT
and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW keys move by character or word like they always have.

ARM64 Support

Support for ARM64 is now officially provided in JAWS 2023. The JAWS 2023
installer will recognize if you are using a device with an ARM processor
like
the Microsoft Surface Pro X, and will automatically install the ARM version

of JAWS. ARM support for ZoomText and Fusion will come at a later date.
Following
are a few frequently asked questions.

Can I use ZoomText or Fusion on my ARM64 device?

No. ARM64 is currently only supported with JAWS. ZoomText and Fusion
(magnification software) for low vision users are not yet supported.

What device is required?

An ARM64 based device which is a computer with an ARM64 processor. An
example is the Microsoft Surface Pro X.

What Operating System is required?

Windows 11 is the minimum supported Operating System.

What braille devices are currently supported?

At this time, only the Freedom Scientific Focus Braille Displays are
supported. Additional braille display support will be added as we work with

our third-party
partners.

What speech synthesizers are currently supported?

At this time, Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, SAPI 5x, SAPI 5x 64-bit, and

Microsoft Mobile synthesizers are supported. Additional synthesizer support
will be added as we work with our third-party partners.

What features are currently not available?

The following features are still under development:

list of 3 items
• Citrix remote
• Convenient OCR from a scanner or camera
• Dongle authorization
list end

What applications are currently not supported?

While on ARM64 devices, JAWS does not currently support applications
compiled as 32-bit ARM. At the moment, Microsoft still has a few
applications that
have not yet been addressed, but we expect this to be resolved in future
updates from Microsoft and Freedom Scientific.

The following are examples of these applications:

list of 4 items
• Windows Mail
• Windows Calculator
• Windows Weather
• Windows News
list end

What is the recommended version of Office 365?

Office 365 was originally installed on ARM devices as 32-bit. This 32-bit
version can experience some sluggishness. For the best performance, we
recommend
installing the latest 64-bit version of Office designed specifically for
ARM64 devices.

For German braille users, is RTFC available?

Currently, the RTFC German braille translator is only available in X64
installations of JAWS 2023. If JAWS 2023 is installed on ARM64, the German
braille
translator used in previous versions of JAWS is used instead.

Additional Changes
list of 12 items
• The Liblouis braille translator used by JAWS and Fusion has been updated
to version 3.23.0 and is now selected by default.
• For German users, JAWS now includes the RTFC German braille translator for

all contracted braille like Basisschrift, Vollschrift, and Kurzschrift
(These
are the German names for Grade 0-2). This translator is the default when the

JAWS language is set to German.
• The JAWS and Fusion About box now includes a System type field which shows

whether you are using X64 or ARM64. This information can also be found by
pressing CTRL+INSERT+V while focused on the Desktop.
• In the Outlook Scheduling Assistant, JAWS now reads as expected in the All

Attendees field when reviewing the status of meeting attendees.
• When encountering an element or entering a region on a web page that has a

details relation, JAWS now says "has details" when you first move to the
element.
You can then press ALT+INSERT+D to access the details.
• Addressed an issue with the JAWS Virtual Cursor unexpectedly moving back
to the top of a web page on pages containing advertisements that constantly
update.
• In Edge and Chrome, resolved an issue where JAWS was not properly reading

table headers defined by using the "ID" and "header" attributes. JAWS also
now properly reads the "axis" attribute. You can find examples of these
types of tables on our
Surf's Up
training pages.
• When navigating through a list where the Virtual Cursor is off, such as a

list of chat messages in Teams or Slack, list items containing a lot of
content
are now fully read without speech stopping in the middle of the text.
• Removed the Reuters Top News Stories Research It lookup source due to
changes to the Reuters website which no longer allows us to retrieve
information.
• Addressed issues using JAWS with the DVORAK keyboard.
• Resolved an issue for Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian users where you could

not enter the @ symbol from a Focus braille display keyboard into a Word
document.
• For Italian users, MathML content is now spoken correctly when the JAWS
language is set to Italian.
list end

Take care and stay safe. Mike. Go Dodgers!






Jim L
 

Hello Mike,

 

Thanks again for your update info.

 

Am running latest Jaws 2022 and didn’t even know about Notification history insert, space and N, for some reason this aint working with my latest Jaws 2022 as it says this was introduced in the June update, am I doing  the commands wrong, I gather that its: Jaws key, Space bar and the letter N at the same time? If so aint working for me.

 

Will install 2023 in the next few days as I usually like to wait a few days for any problems.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, 26 October 2022 4:24 AM
To: j list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features

 

Hi All,

 

Below is all the info about the official release of JAWS2023.2210.29 features and direct download link.

 

Direct download link:

 

 

JAWS 2023 Features
Smart Glance

 

Often, web page developers will use text or background colors, different fonts, or certain text attributes to draw attention to text on a page. For instance,
different fonts or colors might be applied to specific text that is part of a chart or dashboard to indicate the status of an option. The new Smart Glance
feature analyzes the page and ranks textual content in reverse order based upon the infrequency of its color, text attribute or font usage on the page.
Colors, fonts, or attributes used least will rank highest as potential points of interest, referred to as glance highlights.

 

When a web page first loads, JAWS now announces the number of glance highlights along with the number of links, headings, regions, and form fields. In
addition, you can configure JAWS to play a sound to indicate a glance highlight as you navigate by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, or when
reading with Say All. If a page contains glance highlights, the following new Navigation Quick keys are available:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to next glance highlight: Y
• Move to prior glance highlight: SHIFT+Y
• Display a list of all glance highlights on the page: INSERT+CTRL+Y
list end

 

Examples of glance highlights can be found on the Amazon website. For instance, if you go to Amazon.com and search for a product, the product search results
page contains several glance highlights for certain areas of the page including "Results," "More results," or "Need Help." This text visually stands out,
but since it is not an actual heading, it would not be found when using H or SHIFT+H to move by heading. You can use Y to move through the smart glance
highlights, or display a list by pressing INSERT+CTRL+Y where you can select one to move to.

 

Another example of a glance highlight can be found on the Freedom Scientific home page. If you press Y, you move directly to the text, "Call Today," where
you will find the main Freedom Scientific phone number.

 

To configure Smart Glance settings, open Settings Center (INSERT+6), expand the Web/HTML/PDFs group, and then expand the Smart Glance group. You can then
configure the following:

 

list of 3 items
• Indicate Smart Glance highlights: Lets you determine how JAWS indicates glance highlights. You can choose to have JAWS announce the number of glance
highlights when the page loads (selected by default), alert you to glance highlights as you navigate by playing a sound, indicate glance highlights both
when the page loads and as you navigate, or turn off all glance highlight indication.
• Sensitivity: Set this option to High to increase the sensitivity for determining a glance highlight. With a higher sensitivity, more results are displayed
by also analyzing smaller text segments for special text attributes.
• Include elements: Lets you choose whether or not links, headings, or form fields are included when analyzing pages for glance highlights. Even though
there are navigation quick keys for moving to these specific elements, you may want to include these so you can use a single keystroke to quickly move
to all useful elements on the page. By default, only fields marked as invalid or required are included.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+V while on a web page to open Quick Settings and change the Smart Glance highlight indication option.

 

Notification History Improvements

 

The JAWS Notification History feature was introduced in the JAWS 2022 June update, and helps you manage the large amount of notifications that can be received
from Windows and applications on a daily basis. When you press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by N, a dialog box opens and displays a history of all notifications
received in the last 24 hours while JAWS or Fusion was running. From this dialog box, you can choose to exclude selected notifications from appearing in
the history in the future, as well as create rules specifying how future notifications should be spoken or shown in braille. For example, you may want
JAWS to announce notifications from an application only if they include specific text, or play a sound instead of interrupting you with a spoken message.

 

JAWS and Fusion 2023 offer several improvements to managing notifications based on feedback from customers. Some key enhancements include:

 

list of 1 items
• Toggle toast notification announcements: Using the new layered keystroke, INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by CTRL+N, you can toggle the automatic announcement
of incoming toast notifications, which is a type of notification used by some applications including Microsoft Outlook. For instance, if you receive a
lot of emails and you do not want JAWS automatically speaking the notification each time you receive a message, instead of creating a rule, you can use
this keystroke to quickly silence all of these announcements. Notifications will still be added to the history, so you can still review them if necessary.
Toast notification announcements remain off until you perform this keystroke again, or restart JAWS.
list end
Note: The INSERT+SPACEBAR, CTRL+N keystroke only toggles the announcement of toast notifications. It will not work for applications that use UIA (User
Interface Automation) for displaying notifications. For these applications, you can create a rule through the JAWS Notification History dialog box to mute
them, or turn them off through the settings in the application.
list of 4 items
• Clear notification history: After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, N to open the Notification History dialog box, select the new Clear history button to delete
all notifications from the Recent Notifications list.
• Review notification details: Pressing ENTER while focused on a notification in the Recent Notifications list now displays details for the selected notification.
These include the notification text, the application where it came from, and the time it was received.
• Specify a rule type: When you choose to create a new rule for a selected notification in the Recent Notifications list, you now start in the Rule Type
combo box. This new option lets you determine how the original notification text in the edit box directly after this combo box is treated. The following
choices are available:
list of 4 items nesting level 1
? Contains - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that contains specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Outlook that contains the word “Suggestion:” at any point in the notification, you could delete everything except “suggestion:” from the notification text
in the following edit box
? Begins with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that begins with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification
from Outlook that begins with the word "Suggestion:" followed by some specific text, you could delete everything except "suggestion:" from the notification
text in the following edit box.
? Ends with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that ends with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Teams that ends with the words "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join" preceded by some specific text, you could delete everything except "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join"
from the notification text in the following edit box.
? Matches pattern - Lets you create a regular expression that any incoming notification will be matched against. While the following edit box contains
the text for the selected notification, it is recommended you change it to a regular expression using elements from the notification. If you want to use
the notification text as is, or parts of it, consider using one of the other Rule Types. As an example of a regular expression, take a look at the regular
expression to capture the name of the sender from an Outlook notification: "^New Notification from Outlook, (.*?)," without the quotes.
list end nesting level 1
• Naming rules: When creating a rule for a selected notification, you can now enter a name for the rule. In addition, the Manage Notification Rules dialog
box now includes an option to rename an existing rule.
list end

 

Refer to the Notification History topic in the JAWS Help for more information.

 

Solution for Dell Waves Max Audio Issues

 

Changes were made in the Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, and Microsoft Mobile speech synthesizer drivers to fix increased memory usage issues caused by
Waves Max audio. This application is often used on Dell computers. If you previously disabled the Waves Max application to resolve these performance issues
, you can now reenable it. This is only necessary if you want your computer to automatically begin using a specific audio output device as soon as you
connect it, such as headphones.

 

Improved ILM Authorization Access

 

The file location for the JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion ILM authorization files have been moved to a location where users no longer need administrative permission
to authorize on their own system.

 

New Tables Only Option for Smart Navigation

 

Users are faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside a web browser. Our existing Smart
Navigation feature offers a more efficient way to navigate in 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. Currently, the different options for this setting are Controls, Controls and Tables, or Off. This
means that you could only activate the Smart Navigation for Tables together with Controls.

 

In JAWS and Fusion 2023, there is now a new Tables option which only enables Smart Navigation when you are focused inside a table. You can adjust the Smart
Navigation settings through the Startup Wizard, Settings Center, or Quick Settings. The new Tables option offers the same Smart Navigation experience inside
tables as it does when set to Controls and Tables while keeping our regular Navigation outside tables.

 

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, or LEFT ARROW to move from the first column in the current row to
the last column in the prior row, JAWS plays a sound to indicate the new row. When focus moves out of the table, the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW keys move by character or word like they always have.

 

ARM64 Support

 

Support for ARM64 is now officially provided in JAWS 2023. The JAWS 2023 installer will recognize if you are using a device with an ARM processor like
the Microsoft Surface Pro X, and will automatically install the ARM version of JAWS. ARM support for ZoomText and Fusion will come at a later date. Following
are a few frequently asked questions.

 

Can I use ZoomText or Fusion on my ARM64 device?

 

No. ARM64 is currently only supported with JAWS. ZoomText and Fusion (magnification software) for low vision users are not yet supported.

 

What device is required?

 

An ARM64 based device which is a computer with an ARM64 processor. An example is the Microsoft Surface Pro X.

 

What Operating System is required?

 

Windows 11 is the minimum supported Operating System.

 

What braille devices are currently supported?

 

At this time, only the Freedom Scientific Focus Braille Displays are supported. Additional braille display support will be added as we work with our third-party
partners.

 

What speech synthesizers are currently supported?

 

At this time, Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, SAPI 5x, SAPI 5x 64-bit, and Microsoft Mobile synthesizers are supported. Additional synthesizer support
will be added as we work with our third-party partners.

 

What features are currently not available?

 

The following features are still under development:

 

list of 3 items
• Citrix remote
• Convenient OCR from a scanner or camera
• Dongle authorization
list end

 

What applications are currently not supported?

 

While on ARM64 devices, JAWS does not currently support applications compiled as 32-bit ARM. At the moment, Microsoft still has a few applications that
have not yet been addressed, but we expect this to be resolved in future updates from Microsoft and Freedom Scientific.

 

The following are examples of these applications:

 

list of 4 items
• Windows Mail
• Windows Calculator
• Windows Weather
• Windows News
list end

 

What is the recommended version of Office 365?

 

Office 365 was originally installed on ARM devices as 32-bit. This 32-bit version can experience some sluggishness. For the best performance, we recommend
installing the latest 64-bit version of Office designed specifically for ARM64 devices.

 

For German braille users, is RTFC available?

 

Currently, the RTFC German braille translator is only available in X64 installations of JAWS 2023. If JAWS 2023 is installed on ARM64, the German braille
translator used in previous versions of JAWS is used instead.

 

Additional Changes
list of 12 items
• The Liblouis braille translator used by JAWS and Fusion has been updated to version 3.23.0 and is now selected by default.
• For German users, JAWS now includes the RTFC German braille translator for all contracted braille like Basisschrift, Vollschrift, and Kurzschrift (These
are the German names for Grade 0-2). This translator is the default when the JAWS language is set to German.
• The JAWS and Fusion About box now includes a System type field which shows whether you are using X64 or ARM64. This information can also be found by
pressing CTRL+INSERT+V while focused on the Desktop.
• In the Outlook Scheduling Assistant, JAWS now reads as expected in the All Attendees field when reviewing the status of meeting attendees.
• When encountering an element or entering a region on a web page that has a details relation, JAWS now says "has details" when you first move to the element.
You can then press ALT+INSERT+D to access the details.
• Addressed an issue with the JAWS Virtual Cursor unexpectedly moving back to the top of a web page on pages containing advertisements that constantly
update.
• In Edge and Chrome, resolved an issue where JAWS was not properly reading table headers defined by using the "ID" and "header" attributes. JAWS also
now properly reads the "axis" attribute. You can find examples of these types of tables on our
Surf's Up
 training pages.
• When navigating through a list where the Virtual Cursor is off, such as a list of chat messages in Teams or Slack, list items containing a lot of content
are now fully read without speech stopping in the middle of the text.
• Removed the Reuters Top News Stories Research It lookup source due to changes to the Reuters website which no longer allows us to retrieve information.
• Addressed issues using JAWS with the DVORAK keyboard.
• Resolved an issue for Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian users where you could not enter the @ symbol from a Focus braille display keyboard into a Word document.
• For Italian users, MathML content is now spoken correctly when the JAWS language is set to Italian.
list end

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!


Bill White
 

Hi, Jim. The command is a little different from what you described. It is,

 

JAWS key plus SPACE, followed by the letter N. The letter N is not pressed in conjunction with JAWS key and SPACE.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim L
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features

 

Hello Mike,

 

Thanks again for your update info.

 

Am running latest Jaws 2022 and didn’t even know about Notification history insert, space and N, for some reason this aint working with my latest Jaws 2022 as it says this was introduced in the June update, am I doing  the commands wrong, I gather that its: Jaws key, Space bar and the letter N at the same time? If so aint working for me.

 

Will install 2023 in the next few days as I usually like to wait a few days for any problems.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, 26 October 2022 4:24 AM
To: j list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features

 

Hi All,

 

Below is all the info about the official release of JAWS2023.2210.29 features and direct download link.

 

Direct download link:

 

 

JAWS 2023 Features
Smart Glance

 

Often, web page developers will use text or background colors, different fonts, or certain text attributes to draw attention to text on a page. For instance,
different fonts or colors might be applied to specific text that is part of a chart or dashboard to indicate the status of an option. The new Smart Glance
feature analyzes the page and ranks textual content in reverse order based upon the infrequency of its color, text attribute or font usage on the page.
Colors, fonts, or attributes used least will rank highest as potential points of interest, referred to as glance highlights.

 

When a web page first loads, JAWS now announces the number of glance highlights along with the number of links, headings, regions, and form fields. In
addition, you can configure JAWS to play a sound to indicate a glance highlight as you navigate by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, or when
reading with Say All. If a page contains glance highlights, the following new Navigation Quick keys are available:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to next glance highlight: Y
• Move to prior glance highlight: SHIFT+Y
• Display a list of all glance highlights on the page: INSERT+CTRL+Y
list end

 

Examples of glance highlights can be found on the Amazon website. For instance, if you go to Amazon.com and search for a product, the product search results
page contains several glance highlights for certain areas of the page including "Results," "More results," or "Need Help." This text visually stands out,
but since it is not an actual heading, it would not be found when using H or SHIFT+H to move by heading. You can use Y to move through the smart glance
highlights, or display a list by pressing INSERT+CTRL+Y where you can select one to move to.

 

Another example of a glance highlight can be found on the Freedom Scientific home page. If you press Y, you move directly to the text, "Call Today," where
you will find the main Freedom Scientific phone number.

 

To configure Smart Glance settings, open Settings Center (INSERT+6), expand the Web/HTML/PDFs group, and then expand the Smart Glance group. You can then
configure the following:

 

list of 3 items
• Indicate Smart Glance highlights: Lets you determine how JAWS indicates glance highlights. You can choose to have JAWS announce the number of glance
highlights when the page loads (selected by default), alert you to glance highlights as you navigate by playing a sound, indicate glance highlights both
when the page loads and as you navigate, or turn off all glance highlight indication.
• Sensitivity: Set this option to High to increase the sensitivity for determining a glance highlight. With a higher sensitivity, more results are displayed
by also analyzing smaller text segments for special text attributes.
• Include elements: Lets you choose whether or not links, headings, or form fields are included when analyzing pages for glance highlights. Even though
there are navigation quick keys for moving to these specific elements, you may want to include these so you can use a single keystroke to quickly move
to all useful elements on the page. By default, only fields marked as invalid or required are included.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+V while on a web page to open Quick Settings and change the Smart Glance highlight indication option.

 

Notification History Improvements

 

The JAWS Notification History feature was introduced in the JAWS 2022 June update, and helps you manage the large amount of notifications that can be received
from Windows and applications on a daily basis. When you press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by N, a dialog box opens and displays a history of all notifications
received in the last 24 hours while JAWS or Fusion was running. From this dialog box, you can choose to exclude selected notifications from appearing in
the history in the future, as well as create rules specifying how future notifications should be spoken or shown in braille. For example, you may want
JAWS to announce notifications from an application only if they include specific text, or play a sound instead of interrupting you with a spoken message.

 

JAWS and Fusion 2023 offer several improvements to managing notifications based on feedback from customers. Some key enhancements include:

 

list of 1 items
• Toggle toast notification announcements: Using the new layered keystroke, INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by CTRL+N, you can toggle the automatic announcement
of incoming toast notifications, which is a type of notification used by some applications including Microsoft Outlook. For instance, if you receive a
lot of emails and you do not want JAWS automatically speaking the notification each time you receive a message, instead of creating a rule, you can use
this keystroke to quickly silence all of these announcements. Notifications will still be added to the history, so you can still review them if necessary.
Toast notification announcements remain off until you perform this keystroke again, or restart JAWS.
list end
Note: The INSERT+SPACEBAR, CTRL+N keystroke only toggles the announcement of toast notifications. It will not work for applications that use UIA (User
Interface Automation) for displaying notifications. For these applications, you can create a rule through the JAWS Notification History dialog box to mute
them, or turn them off through the settings in the application.
list of 4 items
• Clear notification history: After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, N to open the Notification History dialog box, select the new Clear history button to delete
all notifications from the Recent Notifications list.
• Review notification details: Pressing ENTER while focused on a notification in the Recent Notifications list now displays details for the selected notification.
These include the notification text, the application where it came from, and the time it was received.
• Specify a rule type: When you choose to create a new rule for a selected notification in the Recent Notifications list, you now start in the Rule Type
combo box. This new option lets you determine how the original notification text in the edit box directly after this combo box is treated. The following
choices are available:
list of 4 items nesting level 1
? Contains - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that contains specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Outlook that contains the word “Suggestion:” at any point in the notification, you could delete everything except “suggestion:” from the notification text
in the following edit box
? Begins with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that begins with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification
from Outlook that begins with the word "Suggestion:" followed by some specific text, you could delete everything except "suggestion:" from the notification
text in the following edit box.
? Ends with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that ends with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Teams that ends with the words "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join" preceded by some specific text, you could delete everything except "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join"
from the notification text in the following edit box.
? Matches pattern - Lets you create a regular expression that any incoming notification will be matched against. While the following edit box contains
the text for the selected notification, it is recommended you change it to a regular expression using elements from the notification. If you want to use
the notification text as is, or parts of it, consider using one of the other Rule Types. As an example of a regular expression, take a look at the regular
expression to capture the name of the sender from an Outlook notification: "^New Notification from Outlook, (.*?)," without the quotes.
list end nesting level 1
• Naming rules: When creating a rule for a selected notification, you can now enter a name for the rule. In addition, the Manage Notification Rules dialog
box now includes an option to rename an existing rule.
list end

 

Refer to the Notification History topic in the JAWS Help for more information.

 

Solution for Dell Waves Max Audio Issues

 

Changes were made in the Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, and Microsoft Mobile speech synthesizer drivers to fix increased memory usage issues caused by
Waves Max audio. This application is often used on Dell computers. If you previously disabled the Waves Max application to resolve these performance issues
, you can now reenable it. This is only necessary if you want your computer to automatically begin using a specific audio output device as soon as you
connect it, such as headphones.

 

Improved ILM Authorization Access

 

The file location for the JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion ILM authorization files have been moved to a location where users no longer need administrative permission
to authorize on their own system.

 

New Tables Only Option for Smart Navigation

 

Users are faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside a web browser. Our existing Smart
Navigation feature offers a more efficient way to navigate in 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. Currently, the different options for this setting are Controls, Controls and Tables, or Off. This
means that you could only activate the Smart Navigation for Tables together with Controls.

 

In JAWS and Fusion 2023, there is now a new Tables option which only enables Smart Navigation when you are focused inside a table. You can adjust the Smart
Navigation settings through the Startup Wizard, Settings Center, or Quick Settings. The new Tables option offers the same Smart Navigation experience inside
tables as it does when set to Controls and Tables while keeping our regular Navigation outside tables.

 

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, or LEFT ARROW to move from the first column in the current row to
the last column in the prior row, JAWS plays a sound to indicate the new row. When focus moves out of the table, the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW keys move by character or word like they always have.

 

ARM64 Support

 

Support for ARM64 is now officially provided in JAWS 2023. The JAWS 2023 installer will recognize if you are using a device with an ARM processor like
the Microsoft Surface Pro X, and will automatically install the ARM version of JAWS. ARM support for ZoomText and Fusion will come at a later date. Following
are a few frequently asked questions.

 

Can I use ZoomText or Fusion on my ARM64 device?

 

No. ARM64 is currently only supported with JAWS. ZoomText and Fusion (magnification software) for low vision users are not yet supported.

 

What device is required?

 

An ARM64 based device which is a computer with an ARM64 processor. An example is the Microsoft Surface Pro X.

 

What Operating System is required?

 

Windows 11 is the minimum supported Operating System.

 

What braille devices are currently supported?

 

At this time, only the Freedom Scientific Focus Braille Displays are supported. Additional braille display support will be added as we work with our third-party
partners.

 

What speech synthesizers are currently supported?

 

At this time, Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, SAPI 5x, SAPI 5x 64-bit, and Microsoft Mobile synthesizers are supported. Additional synthesizer support
will be added as we work with our third-party partners.

 

What features are currently not available?

 

The following features are still under development:

 

list of 3 items
• Citrix remote
• Convenient OCR from a scanner or camera
• Dongle authorization
list end

 

What applications are currently not supported?

 

While on ARM64 devices, JAWS does not currently support applications compiled as 32-bit ARM. At the moment, Microsoft still has a few applications that
have not yet been addressed, but we expect this to be resolved in future updates from Microsoft and Freedom Scientific.

 

The following are examples of these applications:

 

list of 4 items
• Windows Mail
• Windows Calculator
• Windows Weather
• Windows News
list end

 

What is the recommended version of Office 365?

 

Office 365 was originally installed on ARM devices as 32-bit. This 32-bit version can experience some sluggishness. For the best performance, we recommend
installing the latest 64-bit version of Office designed specifically for ARM64 devices.

 

For German braille users, is RTFC available?

 

Currently, the RTFC German braille translator is only available in X64 installations of JAWS 2023. If JAWS 2023 is installed on ARM64, the German braille
translator used in previous versions of JAWS is used instead.

 

Additional Changes
list of 12 items
• The Liblouis braille translator used by JAWS and Fusion has been updated to version 3.23.0 and is now selected by default.
• For German users, JAWS now includes the RTFC German braille translator for all contracted braille like Basisschrift, Vollschrift, and Kurzschrift (These
are the German names for Grade 0-2). This translator is the default when the JAWS language is set to German.
• The JAWS and Fusion About box now includes a System type field which shows whether you are using X64 or ARM64. This information can also be found by
pressing CTRL+INSERT+V while focused on the Desktop.
• In the Outlook Scheduling Assistant, JAWS now reads as expected in the All Attendees field when reviewing the status of meeting attendees.
• When encountering an element or entering a region on a web page that has a details relation, JAWS now says "has details" when you first move to the element.
You can then press ALT+INSERT+D to access the details.
• Addressed an issue with the JAWS Virtual Cursor unexpectedly moving back to the top of a web page on pages containing advertisements that constantly
update.
• In Edge and Chrome, resolved an issue where JAWS was not properly reading table headers defined by using the "ID" and "header" attributes. JAWS also
now properly reads the "axis" attribute. You can find examples of these types of tables on our
Surf's Up
 training pages.
• When navigating through a list where the Virtual Cursor is off, such as a list of chat messages in Teams or Slack, list items containing a lot of content
are now fully read without speech stopping in the middle of the text.
• Removed the Reuters Top News Stories Research It lookup source due to changes to the Reuters website which no longer allows us to retrieve information.
• Addressed issues using JAWS with the DVORAK keyboard.
• Resolved an issue for Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian users where you could not enter the @ symbol from a Focus braille display keyboard into a Word document.
• For Italian users, MathML content is now spoken correctly when the JAWS language is set to Italian.
list end

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!


Jim L
 

 

Awesome, got it, thanks😊

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, 26 October 2022 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features

 

Hi, Jim. The command is a little different from what you described. It is,

 

JAWS key plus SPACE, followed by the letter N. The letter N is not pressed in conjunction with JAWS key and SPACE.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim L
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features

 

Hello Mike,

 

Thanks again for your update info.

 

Am running latest Jaws 2022 and didn’t even know about Notification history insert, space and N, for some reason this aint working with my latest Jaws 2022 as it says this was introduced in the June update, am I doing  the commands wrong, I gather that its: Jaws key, Space bar and the letter N at the same time? If so aint working for me.

 

Will install 2023 in the next few days as I usually like to wait a few days for any problems.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, 26 October 2022 4:24 AM
To: j list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features

 

Hi All,

 

Below is all the info about the official release of JAWS2023.2210.29 features and direct download link.

 

Direct download link:

 

 

JAWS 2023 Features
Smart Glance

 

Often, web page developers will use text or background colors, different fonts, or certain text attributes to draw attention to text on a page. For instance,
different fonts or colors might be applied to specific text that is part of a chart or dashboard to indicate the status of an option. The new Smart Glance
feature analyzes the page and ranks textual content in reverse order based upon the infrequency of its color, text attribute or font usage on the page.
Colors, fonts, or attributes used least will rank highest as potential points of interest, referred to as glance highlights.

 

When a web page first loads, JAWS now announces the number of glance highlights along with the number of links, headings, regions, and form fields. In
addition, you can configure JAWS to play a sound to indicate a glance highlight as you navigate by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, or when
reading with Say All. If a page contains glance highlights, the following new Navigation Quick keys are available:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to next glance highlight: Y
• Move to prior glance highlight: SHIFT+Y
• Display a list of all glance highlights on the page: INSERT+CTRL+Y
list end

 

Examples of glance highlights can be found on the Amazon website. For instance, if you go to Amazon.com and search for a product, the product search results
page contains several glance highlights for certain areas of the page including "Results," "More results," or "Need Help." This text visually stands out,
but since it is not an actual heading, it would not be found when using H or SHIFT+H to move by heading. You can use Y to move through the smart glance
highlights, or display a list by pressing INSERT+CTRL+Y where you can select one to move to.

 

Another example of a glance highlight can be found on the Freedom Scientific home page. If you press Y, you move directly to the text, "Call Today," where
you will find the main Freedom Scientific phone number.

 

To configure Smart Glance settings, open Settings Center (INSERT+6), expand the Web/HTML/PDFs group, and then expand the Smart Glance group. You can then
configure the following:

 

list of 3 items
• Indicate Smart Glance highlights: Lets you determine how JAWS indicates glance highlights. You can choose to have JAWS announce the number of glance
highlights when the page loads (selected by default), alert you to glance highlights as you navigate by playing a sound, indicate glance highlights both
when the page loads and as you navigate, or turn off all glance highlight indication.
• Sensitivity: Set this option to High to increase the sensitivity for determining a glance highlight. With a higher sensitivity, more results are displayed
by also analyzing smaller text segments for special text attributes.
• Include elements: Lets you choose whether or not links, headings, or form fields are included when analyzing pages for glance highlights. Even though
there are navigation quick keys for moving to these specific elements, you may want to include these so you can use a single keystroke to quickly move
to all useful elements on the page. By default, only fields marked as invalid or required are included.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+V while on a web page to open Quick Settings and change the Smart Glance highlight indication option.

 

Notification History Improvements

 

The JAWS Notification History feature was introduced in the JAWS 2022 June update, and helps you manage the large amount of notifications that can be received
from Windows and applications on a daily basis. When you press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by N, a dialog box opens and displays a history of all notifications
received in the last 24 hours while JAWS or Fusion was running. From this dialog box, you can choose to exclude selected notifications from appearing in
the history in the future, as well as create rules specifying how future notifications should be spoken or shown in braille. For example, you may want
JAWS to announce notifications from an application only if they include specific text, or play a sound instead of interrupting you with a spoken message.

 

JAWS and Fusion 2023 offer several improvements to managing notifications based on feedback from customers. Some key enhancements include:

 

list of 1 items
• Toggle toast notification announcements: Using the new layered keystroke, INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by CTRL+N, you can toggle the automatic announcement
of incoming toast notifications, which is a type of notification used by some applications including Microsoft Outlook. For instance, if you receive a
lot of emails and you do not want JAWS automatically speaking the notification each time you receive a message, instead of creating a rule, you can use
this keystroke to quickly silence all of these announcements. Notifications will still be added to the history, so you can still review them if necessary.
Toast notification announcements remain off until you perform this keystroke again, or restart JAWS.
list end
Note: The INSERT+SPACEBAR, CTRL+N keystroke only toggles the announcement of toast notifications. It will not work for applications that use UIA (User
Interface Automation) for displaying notifications. For these applications, you can create a rule through the JAWS Notification History dialog box to mute
them, or turn them off through the settings in the application.
list of 4 items
• Clear notification history: After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, N to open the Notification History dialog box, select the new Clear history button to delete
all notifications from the Recent Notifications list.
• Review notification details: Pressing ENTER while focused on a notification in the Recent Notifications list now displays details for the selected notification.
These include the notification text, the application where it came from, and the time it was received.
• Specify a rule type: When you choose to create a new rule for a selected notification in the Recent Notifications list, you now start in the Rule Type
combo box. This new option lets you determine how the original notification text in the edit box directly after this combo box is treated. The following
choices are available:
list of 4 items nesting level 1
? Contains - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that contains specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Outlook that contains the word “Suggestion:” at any point in the notification, you could delete everything except “suggestion:” from the notification text
in the following edit box
? Begins with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that begins with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification
from Outlook that begins with the word "Suggestion:" followed by some specific text, you could delete everything except "suggestion:" from the notification
text in the following edit box.
? Ends with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that ends with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Teams that ends with the words "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join" preceded by some specific text, you could delete everything except "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join"
from the notification text in the following edit box.
? Matches pattern - Lets you create a regular expression that any incoming notification will be matched against. While the following edit box contains
the text for the selected notification, it is recommended you change it to a regular expression using elements from the notification. If you want to use
the notification text as is, or parts of it, consider using one of the other Rule Types. As an example of a regular expression, take a look at the regular
expression to capture the name of the sender from an Outlook notification: "^New Notification from Outlook, (.*?)," without the quotes.
list end nesting level 1
• Naming rules: When creating a rule for a selected notification, you can now enter a name for the rule. In addition, the Manage Notification Rules dialog
box now includes an option to rename an existing rule.
list end

 

Refer to the Notification History topic in the JAWS Help for more information.

 

Solution for Dell Waves Max Audio Issues

 

Changes were made in the Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, and Microsoft Mobile speech synthesizer drivers to fix increased memory usage issues caused by
Waves Max audio. This application is often used on Dell computers. If you previously disabled the Waves Max application to resolve these performance issues
, you can now reenable it. This is only necessary if you want your computer to automatically begin using a specific audio output device as soon as you
connect it, such as headphones.

 

Improved ILM Authorization Access

 

The file location for the JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion ILM authorization files have been moved to a location where users no longer need administrative permission
to authorize on their own system.

 

New Tables Only Option for Smart Navigation

 

Users are faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside a web browser. Our existing Smart
Navigation feature offers a more efficient way to navigate in 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. Currently, the different options for this setting are Controls, Controls and Tables, or Off. This
means that you could only activate the Smart Navigation for Tables together with Controls.

 

In JAWS and Fusion 2023, there is now a new Tables option which only enables Smart Navigation when you are focused inside a table. You can adjust the Smart
Navigation settings through the Startup Wizard, Settings Center, or Quick Settings. The new Tables option offers the same Smart Navigation experience inside
tables as it does when set to Controls and Tables while keeping our regular Navigation outside tables.

 

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, or LEFT ARROW to move from the first column in the current row to
the last column in the prior row, JAWS plays a sound to indicate the new row. When focus moves out of the table, the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW keys move by character or word like they always have.

 

ARM64 Support

 

Support for ARM64 is now officially provided in JAWS 2023. The JAWS 2023 installer will recognize if you are using a device with an ARM processor like
the Microsoft Surface Pro X, and will automatically install the ARM version of JAWS. ARM support for ZoomText and Fusion will come at a later date. Following
are a few frequently asked questions.

 

Can I use ZoomText or Fusion on my ARM64 device?

 

No. ARM64 is currently only supported with JAWS. ZoomText and Fusion (magnification software) for low vision users are not yet supported.

 

What device is required?

 

An ARM64 based device which is a computer with an ARM64 processor. An example is the Microsoft Surface Pro X.

 

What Operating System is required?

 

Windows 11 is the minimum supported Operating System.

 

What braille devices are currently supported?

 

At this time, only the Freedom Scientific Focus Braille Displays are supported. Additional braille display support will be added as we work with our third-party
partners.

 

What speech synthesizers are currently supported?

 

At this time, Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, SAPI 5x, SAPI 5x 64-bit, and Microsoft Mobile synthesizers are supported. Additional synthesizer support
will be added as we work with our third-party partners.

 

What features are currently not available?

 

The following features are still under development:

 

list of 3 items
• Citrix remote
• Convenient OCR from a scanner or camera
• Dongle authorization
list end

 

What applications are currently not supported?

 

While on ARM64 devices, JAWS does not currently support applications compiled as 32-bit ARM. At the moment, Microsoft still has a few applications that
have not yet been addressed, but we expect this to be resolved in future updates from Microsoft and Freedom Scientific.

 

The following are examples of these applications:

 

list of 4 items
• Windows Mail
• Windows Calculator
• Windows Weather
• Windows News
list end

 

What is the recommended version of Office 365?

 

Office 365 was originally installed on ARM devices as 32-bit. This 32-bit version can experience some sluggishness. For the best performance, we recommend
installing the latest 64-bit version of Office designed specifically for ARM64 devices.

 

For German braille users, is RTFC available?

 

Currently, the RTFC German braille translator is only available in X64 installations of JAWS 2023. If JAWS 2023 is installed on ARM64, the German braille
translator used in previous versions of JAWS is used instead.

 

Additional Changes
list of 12 items
• The Liblouis braille translator used by JAWS and Fusion has been updated to version 3.23.0 and is now selected by default.
• For German users, JAWS now includes the RTFC German braille translator for all contracted braille like Basisschrift, Vollschrift, and Kurzschrift (These
are the German names for Grade 0-2). This translator is the default when the JAWS language is set to German.
• The JAWS and Fusion About box now includes a System type field which shows whether you are using X64 or ARM64. This information can also be found by
pressing CTRL+INSERT+V while focused on the Desktop.
• In the Outlook Scheduling Assistant, JAWS now reads as expected in the All Attendees field when reviewing the status of meeting attendees.
• When encountering an element or entering a region on a web page that has a details relation, JAWS now says "has details" when you first move to the element.
You can then press ALT+INSERT+D to access the details.
• Addressed an issue with the JAWS Virtual Cursor unexpectedly moving back to the top of a web page on pages containing advertisements that constantly
update.
• In Edge and Chrome, resolved an issue where JAWS was not properly reading table headers defined by using the "ID" and "header" attributes. JAWS also
now properly reads the "axis" attribute. You can find examples of these types of tables on our
Surf's Up
 training pages.
• When navigating through a list where the Virtual Cursor is off, such as a list of chat messages in Teams or Slack, list items containing a lot of content
are now fully read without speech stopping in the middle of the text.
• Removed the Reuters Top News Stories Research It lookup source due to changes to the Reuters website which no longer allows us to retrieve information.
• Addressed issues using JAWS with the DVORAK keyboard.
• Resolved an issue for Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian users where you could not enter the @ symbol from a Focus braille display keyboard into a Word document.
• For Italian users, MathML content is now spoken correctly when the JAWS language is set to Italian.
list end

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!


Dave Durber
 

Jim:
 
Press JAWS/INSERT+J, for the JAWS Desktop Keyboard Layout or, CTRL+SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+J, for the JAWS Laptop Keyboard Layout, then pres the letter H, then press the letter P. If there are any updates for JAWS 2022 you do not have installed, you will be notified there is an update available. The latest update for JAWS 2022 is, 22022.2207.25
 

Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim L
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:54 PM
Subject: Re: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features

Hello Mike,

 

Thanks again for your update info.

 

Am running latest Jaws 2022 and didn’t even know about Notification history insert, space and N, for some reason this aint working with my latest Jaws 2022 as it says this was introduced in the June update, am I doing  the commands wrong, I gather that its: Jaws key, Space bar and the letter N at the same time? If so aint working for me.

 

Will install 2023 in the next few days as I usually like to wait a few days for any problems.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, 26 October 2022 4:24 AM
To: j list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features

 

Hi All,

 

Below is all the info about the official release of JAWS2023.2210.29 features and direct download link.

 

Direct download link:

 

 

JAWS 2023 Features
Smart Glance

 

Often, web page developers will use text or background colors, different fonts, or certain text attributes to draw attention to text on a page. For instance,
different fonts or colors might be applied to specific text that is part of a chart or dashboard to indicate the status of an option. The new Smart Glance
feature analyzes the page and ranks textual content in reverse order based upon the infrequency of its color, text attribute or font usage on the page.
Colors, fonts, or attributes used least will rank highest as potential points of interest, referred to as glance highlights.

 

When a web page first loads, JAWS now announces the number of glance highlights along with the number of links, headings, regions, and form fields. In
addition, you can configure JAWS to play a sound to indicate a glance highlight as you navigate by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, or when
reading with Say All. If a page contains glance highlights, the following new Navigation Quick keys are available:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to next glance highlight: Y
• Move to prior glance highlight: SHIFT+Y
• Display a list of all glance highlights on the page: INSERT+CTRL+Y
list end

 

Examples of glance highlights can be found on the Amazon website. For instance, if you go to Amazon.com and search for a product, the product search results
page contains several glance highlights for certain areas of the page including "Results," "More results," or "Need Help." This text visually stands out,
but since it is not an actual heading, it would not be found when using H or SHIFT+H to move by heading. You can use Y to move through the smart glance
highlights, or display a list by pressing INSERT+CTRL+Y where you can select one to move to.

 

Another example of a glance highlight can be found on the Freedom Scientific home page. If you press Y, you move directly to the text, "Call Today," where
you will find the main Freedom Scientific phone number.

 

To configure Smart Glance settings, open Settings Center (INSERT+6), expand the Web/HTML/PDFs group, and then expand the Smart Glance group. You can then
configure the following:

 

list of 3 items
• Indicate Smart Glance highlights: Lets you determine how JAWS indicates glance highlights. You can choose to have JAWS announce the number of glance
highlights when the page loads (selected by default), alert you to glance highlights as you navigate by playing a sound, indicate glance highlights both
when the page loads and as you navigate, or turn off all glance highlight indication.
• Sensitivity: Set this option to High to increase the sensitivity for determining a glance highlight. With a higher sensitivity, more results are displayed
by also analyzing smaller text segments for special text attributes.
• Include elements: Lets you choose whether or not links, headings, or form fields are included when analyzing pages for glance highlights. Even though
there are navigation quick keys for moving to these specific elements, you may want to include these so you can use a single keystroke to quickly move
to all useful elements on the page. By default, only fields marked as invalid or required are included.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+V while on a web page to open Quick Settings and change the Smart Glance highlight indication option.

 

Notification History Improvements

 

The JAWS Notification History feature was introduced in the JAWS 2022 June update, and helps you manage the large amount of notifications that can be received
from Windows and applications on a daily basis. When you press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by N, a dialog box opens and displays a history of all notifications
received in the last 24 hours while JAWS or Fusion was running. From this dialog box, you can choose to exclude selected notifications from appearing in
the history in the future, as well as create rules specifying how future notifications should be spoken or shown in braille. For example, you may want
JAWS to announce notifications from an application only if they include specific text, or play a sound instead of interrupting you with a spoken message.

 

JAWS and Fusion 2023 offer several improvements to managing notifications based on feedback from customers. Some key enhancements include:

 

list of 1 items
• Toggle toast notification announcements: Using the new layered keystroke, INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by CTRL+N, you can toggle the automatic announcement
of incoming toast notifications, which is a type of notification used by some applications including Microsoft Outlook. For instance, if you receive a
lot of emails and you do not want JAWS automatically speaking the notification each time you receive a message, instead of creating a rule, you can use
this keystroke to quickly silence all of these announcements. Notifications will still be added to the history, so you can still review them if necessary.
Toast notification announcements remain off until you perform this keystroke again, or restart JAWS.
list end
Note: The INSERT+SPACEBAR, CTRL+N keystroke only toggles the announcement of toast notifications. It will not work for applications that use UIA (User
Interface Automation) for displaying notifications. For these applications, you can create a rule through the JAWS Notification History dialog box to mute
them, or turn them off through the settings in the application.
list of 4 items
• Clear notification history: After pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, N to open the Notification History dialog box, select the new Clear history button to delete
all notifications from the Recent Notifications list.
• Review notification details: Pressing ENTER while focused on a notification in the Recent Notifications list now displays details for the selected notification.
These include the notification text, the application where it came from, and the time it was received.
• Specify a rule type: When you choose to create a new rule for a selected notification in the Recent Notifications list, you now start in the Rule Type
combo box. This new option lets you determine how the original notification text in the edit box directly after this combo box is treated. The following
choices are available:
list of 4 items nesting level 1
? Contains - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that contains specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Outlook that contains the word “Suggestion:” at any point in the notification, you could delete everything except “suggestion:” from the notification text
in the following edit box
? Begins with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that begins with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification
from Outlook that begins with the word "Suggestion:" followed by some specific text, you could delete everything except "suggestion:" from the notification
text in the following edit box.
? Ends with - Creates a rule that acts on a notification that ends with specific text. For example, if you want to create a rule for a notification from
Teams that ends with the words "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join" preceded by some specific text, you could delete everything except "Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to join"
from the notification text in the following edit box.
? Matches pattern - Lets you create a regular expression that any incoming notification will be matched against. While the following edit box contains
the text for the selected notification, it is recommended you change it to a regular expression using elements from the notification. If you want to use
the notification text as is, or parts of it, consider using one of the other Rule Types. As an example of a regular expression, take a look at the regular
expression to capture the name of the sender from an Outlook notification: "^New Notification from Outlook, (.*?)," without the quotes.
list end nesting level 1
• Naming rules: When creating a rule for a selected notification, you can now enter a name for the rule. In addition, the Manage Notification Rules dialog
box now includes an option to rename an existing rule.
list end

 

Refer to the Notification History topic in the JAWS Help for more information.

 

Solution for Dell Waves Max Audio Issues

 

Changes were made in the Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, and Microsoft Mobile speech synthesizer drivers to fix increased memory usage issues caused by
Waves Max audio. This application is often used on Dell computers. If you previously disabled the Waves Max application to resolve these performance issues
, you can now reenable it. This is only necessary if you want your computer to automatically begin using a specific audio output device as soon as you
connect it, such as headphones.

 

Improved ILM Authorization Access

 

The file location for the JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion ILM authorization files have been moved to a location where users no longer need administrative permission
to authorize on their own system.

 

New Tables Only Option for Smart Navigation

 

Users are faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside a web browser. Our existing Smart
Navigation feature offers a more efficient way to navigate in 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. Currently, the different options for this setting are Controls, Controls and Tables, or Off. This
means that you could only activate the Smart Navigation for Tables together with Controls.

 

In JAWS and Fusion 2023, there is now a new Tables option which only enables Smart Navigation when you are focused inside a table. You can adjust the Smart
Navigation settings through the Startup Wizard, Settings Center, or Quick Settings. The new Tables option offers the same Smart Navigation experience inside
tables as it does when set to Controls and Tables while keeping our regular Navigation outside tables.

 

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, or LEFT ARROW to move from the first column in the current row to
the last column in the prior row, JAWS plays a sound to indicate the new row. When focus moves out of the table, the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT
and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW keys move by character or word like they always have.

 

ARM64 Support

 

Support for ARM64 is now officially provided in JAWS 2023. The JAWS 2023 installer will recognize if you are using a device with an ARM processor like
the Microsoft Surface Pro X, and will automatically install the ARM version of JAWS. ARM support for ZoomText and Fusion will come at a later date. Following
are a few frequently asked questions.

 

Can I use ZoomText or Fusion on my ARM64 device?

 

No. ARM64 is currently only supported with JAWS. ZoomText and Fusion (magnification software) for low vision users are not yet supported.

 

What device is required?

 

An ARM64 based device which is a computer with an ARM64 processor. An example is the Microsoft Surface Pro X.

 

What Operating System is required?

 

Windows 11 is the minimum supported Operating System.

 

What braille devices are currently supported?

 

At this time, only the Freedom Scientific Focus Braille Displays are supported. Additional braille display support will be added as we work with our third-party
partners.

 

What speech synthesizers are currently supported?

 

At this time, Eloquence, Vocalizer Expressive, SAPI 5x, SAPI 5x 64-bit, and Microsoft Mobile synthesizers are supported. Additional synthesizer support
will be added as we work with our third-party partners.

 

What features are currently not available?

 

The following features are still under development:

 

list of 3 items
• Citrix remote
• Convenient OCR from a scanner or camera
• Dongle authorization
list end

 

What applications are currently not supported?

 

While on ARM64 devices, JAWS does not currently support applications compiled as 32-bit ARM. At the moment, Microsoft still has a few applications that
have not yet been addressed, but we expect this to be resolved in future updates from Microsoft and Freedom Scientific.

 

The following are examples of these applications:

 

list of 4 items
• Windows Mail
• Windows Calculator
• Windows Weather
• Windows News
list end

 

What is the recommended version of Office 365?

 

Office 365 was originally installed on ARM devices as 32-bit. This 32-bit version can experience some sluggishness. For the best performance, we recommend
installing the latest 64-bit version of Office designed specifically for ARM64 devices.

 

For German braille users, is RTFC available?

 

Currently, the RTFC German braille translator is only available in X64 installations of JAWS 2023. If JAWS 2023 is installed on ARM64, the German braille
translator used in previous versions of JAWS is used instead.

 

Additional Changes
list of 12 items
• The Liblouis braille translator used by JAWS and Fusion has been updated to version 3.23.0 and is now selected by default.
• For German users, JAWS now includes the RTFC German braille translator for all contracted braille like Basisschrift, Vollschrift, and Kurzschrift (These
are the German names for Grade 0-2). This translator is the default when the JAWS language is set to German.
• The JAWS and Fusion About box now includes a System type field which shows whether you are using X64 or ARM64. This information can also be found by
pressing CTRL+INSERT+V while focused on the Desktop.
• In the Outlook Scheduling Assistant, JAWS now reads as expected in the All Attendees field when reviewing the status of meeting attendees.
• When encountering an element or entering a region on a web page that has a details relation, JAWS now says "has details" when you first move to the element.
You can then press ALT+INSERT+D to access the details.
• Addressed an issue with the JAWS Virtual Cursor unexpectedly moving back to the top of a web page on pages containing advertisements that constantly
update.
• In Edge and Chrome, resolved an issue where JAWS was not properly reading table headers defined by using the "ID" and "header" attributes. JAWS also
now properly reads the "axis" attribute. You can find examples of these types of tables on our
Surf's Up
 training pages.
• When navigating through a list where the Virtual Cursor is off, such as a list of chat messages in Teams or Slack, list items containing a lot of content
are now fully read without speech stopping in the middle of the text.
• Removed the Reuters Top News Stories Research It lookup source due to changes to the Reuters website which no longer allows us to retrieve information.
• Addressed issues using JAWS with the DVORAK keyboard.
• Resolved an issue for Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian users where you could not enter the @ symbol from a Focus braille display keyboard into a Word document.
• For Italian users, MathML content is now spoken correctly when the JAWS language is set to Italian.
list end

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!


Melissa Sprouse
 


Hello,

I am currently using JAWS 2022, and I would like to update to JAWS 2023, however when I'm clicking on 'Check for updates' it's saying I have the latest version. I could download JAWS2023, but how do I integrate it with my license? Or do I remove my current license and install it again, thereby installing the new upgrade?

Thank you!


Loy
 


Just download it and install it. It should see your current license . After installing it you can uninstall 2022 if you wish or just keep it until you are satisfied with 2023.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: Official Release of JAWS2023 + New Features


Hello,

I am currently using JAWS 2022, and I would like to update to JAWS 2023, however when I'm clicking on 'Check for updates' it's saying I have the latest version. I could download JAWS2023, but how do I integrate it with my license? Or do I remove my current license and install it again, thereby installing the new upgrade?

Thank you!


Mike Pietruk
 

Melissa

Assuming you are authorized for Jaws 2023, the process is simple. Accept
the license agreement, decide whether or not you wish your 2022 settings
migrated to the new version, and hit install.
If you have a desktop short cut for JAWS 2022 and it begins with the
letter
J in its name, you may wish to rename or delete that shortcut.
Personally, I added a number 2 before the J in the 2022 JAWS shortcut
name.
The nice thing with JAWS is that the 2022 version remains in tact unless
you remove it yourself.
So, if for whatever reason you have an issue with 2023, you can unload it,
hit the shortcut and use 2022.


Mike Pietruk
 

Unless there is a space issue on your drive, there is really no reason to
uninstall 2022.
It's a neat security blanket if something goes wrong with 2023.
Probably 2021 can be uninstalled at this time unless one has a specific
use for it.


Melissa Sprouse
 


Thank you Mike and Loy, I will try this out!