moderated problems with smart screen


Gene Warner
 

Hi everyone!

I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.

I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.

Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.

Thanks!
Gene...


JM Casey
 

Hey Gene.

I just turned it off. Just seemed like another attempt by microsoft to micro-manage (hah) your computing experience. Perhaps it's more fair to say, an assumption that most users don't know what they are doing and will break thigns if not overly protected. And hey, I suppose that might at times be true.
Still, see what you can do with this. You can control it to an extent using the settings in windows security, but not to a great extent. Maybe this'll help

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-smartscreen/microsoft-defender-smartscreen-set-individual-device


Do't know about jaws and the warning screen that pops up though. It seems like it's pretty straightforward and it should work, but I don't remember dealing with it as I think I just turned the whole thing off as soon as the first warning came up.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 10:07 AM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen

Hi everyone!

I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.

I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.

Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.

Thanks!
Gene...


Gene Warner
 

I wouldn't mind Smart Screen or reputation based protection if the (foul language) user interface worked and actually did what I wanted. As much as I don't like turning them off, I just did since either the user interface doesn't work, or JAWS support for it is broken.

It's a pity Vispero doesn't listen to it's customers. It always makes me wonder if I am getting my money's worth by keeping my SMAs up to date.

It also makes me wonder if I should just abandon JAWS and use either NVDA or Narrator instead.


Gene...

On 8/20/2022 11:35 AM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Gene.
I just turned it off. Just seemed like another attempt by microsoft to micro-manage (hah) your computing experience. Perhaps it's more fair to say, an assumption that most users don't know what they are doing and will break thigns if not overly protected. And hey, I suppose that might at times be true.
Still, see what you can do with this. You can control it to an extent using the settings in windows security, but not to a great extent. Maybe this'll help
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-smartscreen/microsoft-defender-smartscreen-set-individual-device
Do't know about jaws and the warning screen that pops up though. It seems like it's pretty straightforward and it should work, but I don't remember dealing with it as I think I just turned the whole thing off as soon as the first warning came up.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 10:07 AM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen
Hi everyone!
I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.
I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.
Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.
Thanks!
Gene...


JM Casey
 

Hmm...what did Vispero tell you, anyway?
I use an old JAWS version myself and it still works fine, but I know the only thing I'd get from tech support from them is an insistence that I upgrade. Obviously that doesn't solve all problems. In any case, I can get away with this configuration because I do use nVDA as well, and sometimes even narrator.
It seems strange that such a simple seeming dialogue wouldn't work fine with any screen-reader, but here's a thought -- just run nVDA the next time you encounter the smart screen filter, and see if you can let the file through.
Honestly though I wouldn't waste my time with this windows feature. You've already got Windows Defender and if you're worrieda bouta f ile, you can run it through virus total or something. Having microsoft block thigns based on their 'reputation", the number of times download, or whatever, just seems like the kind of attempt to manage the user base that is making me want to switch to Linux before 2025.
Luckily though we can still turn these things off. For now.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 12:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: problems with smart screen

I wouldn't mind Smart Screen or reputation based protection if the (foul
language) user interface worked and actually did what I wanted. As much as I don't like turning them off, I just did since either the user interface doesn't work, or JAWS support for it is broken.

It's a pity Vispero doesn't listen to it's customers. It always makes me wonder if I am getting my money's worth by keeping my SMAs up to date.

It also makes me wonder if I should just abandon JAWS and use either NVDA or Narrator instead.


Gene...


On 8/20/2022 11:35 AM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Gene.

I just turned it off. Just seemed like another attempt by microsoft to micro-manage (hah) your computing experience. Perhaps it's more fair to say, an assumption that most users don't know what they are doing and will break thigns if not overly protected. And hey, I suppose that might at times be true.
Still, see what you can do with this. You can control it to an extent using the settings in windows security, but not to a great extent. Maybe this'll help

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-smartscreen/microsoft-defender-smartscreen-set-individual-device


Do't know about jaws and the warning screen that pops up though. It seems like it's pretty straightforward and it should work, but I don't remember dealing with it as I think I just turned the whole thing off as soon as the first warning came up.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 10:07 AM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen

Hi everyone!

I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.

I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.

Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.

Thanks!
Gene...












Gene Warner
 

I'll try Narrator next time as it is already installed. Assuming I even turn Smart Screen and file reputation based reputation on again.

First Vispero wants a key stroke by key stroke guide on how to reproduce the problem, and when I give it to them they tell me they can't reproduce it, and that's the end of it. They seem to think that if they don't see it, it doesn't exist and so isn't worth their time. That's why I never bother to contact them when I have a problem with JAWS, because I know what will happen, nothing.

Gene...

On 8/20/2022 12:19 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hmm...what did Vispero tell you, anyway?
I use an old JAWS version myself and it still works fine, but I know the only thing I'd get from tech support from them is an insistence that I upgrade. Obviously that doesn't solve all problems. In any case, I can get away with this configuration because I do use nVDA as well, and sometimes even narrator.
It seems strange that such a simple seeming dialogue wouldn't work fine with any screen-reader, but here's a thought -- just run nVDA the next time you encounter the smart screen filter, and see if you can let the file through.
Honestly though I wouldn't waste my time with this windows feature. You've already got Windows Defender and if you're worrieda bouta f ile, you can run it through virus total or something. Having microsoft block thigns based on their 'reputation", the number of times download, or whatever, just seems like the kind of attempt to manage the user base that is making me want to switch to Linux before 2025.
Luckily though we can still turn these things off. For now.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 12:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: problems with smart screen
I wouldn't mind Smart Screen or reputation based protection if the (foul
language) user interface worked and actually did what I wanted. As much as I don't like turning them off, I just did since either the user interface doesn't work, or JAWS support for it is broken.
It's a pity Vispero doesn't listen to it's customers. It always makes me wonder if I am getting my money's worth by keeping my SMAs up to date.
It also makes me wonder if I should just abandon JAWS and use either NVDA or Narrator instead.
Gene...
On 8/20/2022 11:35 AM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Gene.

I just turned it off. Just seemed like another attempt by microsoft to micro-manage (hah) your computing experience. Perhaps it's more fair to say, an assumption that most users don't know what they are doing and will break thigns if not overly protected. And hey, I suppose that might at times be true.
Still, see what you can do with this. You can control it to an extent using the settings in windows security, but not to a great extent. Maybe this'll help

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-smartscreen/microsoft-defender-smartscreen-set-individual-device


Do't know about jaws and the warning screen that pops up though. It seems like it's pretty straightforward and it should work, but I don't remember dealing with it as I think I just turned the whole thing off as soon as the first warning came up.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 10:07 AM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen

Hi everyone!

I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.

I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.

Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.

Thanks!
Gene...












JM Casey
 

I get the feeling those guys at Vispero tech support are only up to working with anything that's very directly connected with JAWS. Anythign to do with Windows itself, or any other application, and it seems theyf all short. Of course this makes a certain amount of sense, but it *is* an integrated experience, so the people doing this should be able to extend themselves a little further in order to assist JAWS users.
Perhaps if they would go a little further, someone could tandem in to your system and see how the problem actaully manifests, rather than trying to reproduce it on their machines.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 01:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: problems with smart screen

I'll try Narrator next time as it is already installed. Assuming I even turn Smart Screen and file reputation based reputation on again.

First Vispero wants a key stroke by key stroke guide on how to reproduce the problem, and when I give it to them they tell me they can't reproduce it, and that's the end of it. They seem to think that if they don't see it, it doesn't exist and so isn't worth their time. That's why I never bother to contact them when I have a problem with JAWS, because I know what will happen, nothing.

Gene...



On 8/20/2022 12:19 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hmm...what did Vispero tell you, anyway?
I use an old JAWS version myself and it still works fine, but I know the only thing I'd get from tech support from them is an insistence that I upgrade. Obviously that doesn't solve all problems. In any case, I can get away with this configuration because I do use nVDA as well, and sometimes even narrator.
It seems strange that such a simple seeming dialogue wouldn't work fine with any screen-reader, but here's a thought -- just run nVDA the next time you encounter the smart screen filter, and see if you can let the file through.
Honestly though I wouldn't waste my time with this windows feature. You've already got Windows Defender and if you're worrieda bouta f ile, you can run it through virus total or something. Having microsoft block thigns based on their 'reputation", the number of times download, or whatever, just seems like the kind of attempt to manage the user base that is making me want to switch to Linux before 2025.
Luckily though we can still turn these things off. For now.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 12:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: problems with smart screen

I wouldn't mind Smart Screen or reputation based protection if the
(foul
language) user interface worked and actually did what I wanted. As much as I don't like turning them off, I just did since either the user interface doesn't work, or JAWS support for it is broken.

It's a pity Vispero doesn't listen to it's customers. It always makes me wonder if I am getting my money's worth by keeping my SMAs up to date.

It also makes me wonder if I should just abandon JAWS and use either NVDA or Narrator instead.


Gene...


On 8/20/2022 11:35 AM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Gene.

I just turned it off. Just seemed like another attempt by microsoft to micro-manage (hah) your computing experience. Perhaps it's more fair to say, an assumption that most users don't know what they are doing and will break thigns if not overly protected. And hey, I suppose that might at times be true.
Still, see what you can do with this. You can control it to an extent
using the settings in windows security, but not to a great extent.
Maybe this'll help

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/m
icrosoft-defender-smartscreen/microsoft-defender-smartscreen-set-indi
vidual-device


Do't know about jaws and the warning screen that pops up though. It seems like it's pretty straightforward and it should work, but I don't remember dealing with it as I think I just turned the whole thing off as soon as the first warning came up.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 10:07 AM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen

Hi everyone!

I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.

I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.

Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.

Thanks!
Gene...




















Gene Warner
 

It is what happens when you have bought out all the competition. You no longer have to compete so you get lazy. Vispero in a nutshell.

I'll bet it works just fine if you use a mouse!

Gene...

On 8/20/2022 1:54 PM, JM Casey wrote:
I get the feeling those guys at Vispero tech support are only up to working with anything that's very directly connected with JAWS. Anythign to do with Windows itself, or any other application, and it seems theyf all short. Of course this makes a certain amount of sense, but it *is* an integrated experience, so the people doing this should be able to extend themselves a little further in order to assist JAWS users.
Perhaps if they would go a little further, someone could tandem in to your system and see how the problem actaully manifests, rather than trying to reproduce it on their machines.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 01:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: problems with smart screen
I'll try Narrator next time as it is already installed. Assuming I even turn Smart Screen and file reputation based reputation on again.
First Vispero wants a key stroke by key stroke guide on how to reproduce the problem, and when I give it to them they tell me they can't reproduce it, and that's the end of it. They seem to think that if they don't see it, it doesn't exist and so isn't worth their time. That's why I never bother to contact them when I have a problem with JAWS, because I know what will happen, nothing.
Gene...
On 8/20/2022 12:19 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Hmm...what did Vispero tell you, anyway?
I use an old JAWS version myself and it still works fine, but I know the only thing I'd get from tech support from them is an insistence that I upgrade. Obviously that doesn't solve all problems. In any case, I can get away with this configuration because I do use nVDA as well, and sometimes even narrator.
It seems strange that such a simple seeming dialogue wouldn't work fine with any screen-reader, but here's a thought -- just run nVDA the next time you encounter the smart screen filter, and see if you can let the file through.
Honestly though I wouldn't waste my time with this windows feature. You've already got Windows Defender and if you're worrieda bouta f ile, you can run it through virus total or something. Having microsoft block thigns based on their 'reputation", the number of times download, or whatever, just seems like the kind of attempt to manage the user base that is making me want to switch to Linux before 2025.
Luckily though we can still turn these things off. For now.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 12:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: problems with smart screen

I wouldn't mind Smart Screen or reputation based protection if the
(foul
language) user interface worked and actually did what I wanted. As much as I don't like turning them off, I just did since either the user interface doesn't work, or JAWS support for it is broken.

It's a pity Vispero doesn't listen to it's customers. It always makes me wonder if I am getting my money's worth by keeping my SMAs up to date.

It also makes me wonder if I should just abandon JAWS and use either NVDA or Narrator instead.


Gene...


On 8/20/2022 11:35 AM, JM Casey wrote:
Hey Gene.

I just turned it off. Just seemed like another attempt by microsoft to micro-manage (hah) your computing experience. Perhaps it's more fair to say, an assumption that most users don't know what they are doing and will break thigns if not overly protected. And hey, I suppose that might at times be true.
Still, see what you can do with this. You can control it to an extent
using the settings in windows security, but not to a great extent.
Maybe this'll help

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/m
icrosoft-defender-smartscreen/microsoft-defender-smartscreen-set-indi
vidual-device


Do't know about jaws and the warning screen that pops up though. It seems like it's pretty straightforward and it should work, but I don't remember dealing with it as I think I just turned the whole thing off as soon as the first warning came up.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Warner
Sent: August 20, 2022 10:07 AM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen

Hi everyone!

I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.

I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.

Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.

Thanks!
Gene...




















Artur Räpp
 

Hi,

Smart screen is quite annoying but accessible. At least here - Windows 11, Microsoft Edge, JAWS 2022. I remember that it Worked on Windows 10 with JAWS 2021 too.
Steps to keep the downloaded file:
After downloading the file press CTRL+J (list of Downloaded files )
Move with arrow keys to the downloaded file entry
Open context menu (SHFT+F10 or Application key)
Move in the context menu to the choice Keep or something similar, press Enter. I use a different language. Sorry if I translated it incorrectly
Tab to button More choices, press space bar
Tab to button Keep anyway, press space bar.

I hope that helped you a bit.

Artur

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:07 PM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen

Hi everyone!

I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.

I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.

Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.

Thanks!
Gene...


Joseph Machise
 

just re sent the id message

----- Original Message -----
From: "Artur Räpp" <artur1248@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2022 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: problems with smart screen


Hi,

Smart screen is quite annoying but accessible. At least here - Windows 11,
Microsoft Edge, JAWS 2022. I remember that it Worked on Windows 10 with JAWS
2021 too.
Steps to keep the downloaded file:
After downloading the file press CTRL+J (list of Downloaded files )
Move with arrow keys to the downloaded file entry
Open context menu (SHFT+F10 or Application key)
Move in the context menu to the choice Keep or something similar, press
Enter. I use a different language. Sorry if I translated it incorrectly
Tab to button More choices, press space bar
Tab to button Keep anyway, press space bar.

I hope that helped you a bit.

Artur
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:07 PM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen

Hi everyone!

I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten
any useful assistance from Vispero.

I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway.
Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very
oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from
Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to
keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have
the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it
keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I
go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a
way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the
downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the
file I was downloading and exited Edge.

Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am
wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that
is why I am having all this trouble.

Thanks!
Gene...


Gene Warner
 

I tried that in that sequence and all it did was give the same message with the keep or delete buttons.

Gene...

On 8/22/2022 10:52 AM, Artur Räpp wrote:
Hi,
Smart screen is quite annoying but accessible. At least here - Windows 11, Microsoft Edge, JAWS 2022. I remember that it Worked on Windows 10 with JAWS 2021 too.
Steps to keep the downloaded file:
After downloading the file press CTRL+J (list of Downloaded files )
Move with arrow keys to the downloaded file entry
Open context menu (SHFT+F10 or Application key)
Move in the context menu to the choice Keep or something similar, press Enter. I use a different language. Sorry if I translated it incorrectly
Tab to button More choices, press space bar
Tab to button Keep anyway, press space bar.
I hope that helped you a bit.
Artur
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:07 PM
To: JAWS support list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: problems with smart screen
Hi everyone!
I have been dealing with this problem for a long time and have never gotten any useful assistance from Vispero.
I just downloaded an audio game from Spoonbill Software, or tried to anyway. Then Smart Screen pops up and says that this file isn't downloaded very oftern and that it might harm my computer. I have downloaded games from Spoonbill in the past and never had any problems, So I tried to tell it to keep the file, but it still keeps throwing the warning and won't let me have the file, eventually I get a keep anyway button and click it but still it keeps complaining and I'm back at the keep button. And around and around I go never getting it to actually do as I keep telling it. I finally found a way around it by opening File explorrer, in the folder where I wanted the downloaded file I found an uncomfirmed download file, so I renamed it to the file I was downloading and exited Edge.
Has anyone ever figured out how to get Smart Screen to actually work? I am wondering if this is something that JAWS doesn't support very well and that is why I am having all this trouble.
Thanks!
Gene...