[access-uk] Re: JAWS no speech problem

Hello Ray

Jaws does have a mute command but it takes more than one key press to turn 
it on, you turn it on thus:
1    Press insert+V and then latter M until you get to mute.
2    Tap spacebar to turn it on and then press enter.

Jaws now remains silent until you press insert+V again where it will come 
straight back.  Note that this method does nothing to the soundcard.

I have never understood the mechanism by which Jaws users manage to get the 
soundcard muted but it does happen.  I don't think this is Jaws problem/bug 
but so far unreproducable sequence of events that lead to the soundcard 
being muted.  You can usually tell this is the problem because you will not 
hear the start up toen that Windows on most setups normally plays.  If you 
get no tone and no speech, it's very likely to be the soundcard mute rather 
than Jaws not loading.

If muting of the soundcard is becoming a common issue then you might want to 
try a peice of software on thw www.jfwlite.com website called Quick Mix, 
which allows you to restore at startup a pre-set group of settings for the 
soundcard, this means whatever you do to it in one sessio can be undone and 
set back by restrarting the PC, that way the problem should never occur 
again.

Hope this is useful.

Regards.

Tristram Llewellyn
Sight and Sound Technology
Technical Support
www.sightandsound.co.uk

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2005 12:24 PM
Subject: [access-uk] JAWS no speech problem


I'm asking this question here because I am not a JFW user and not subscribed 
to JAWS lists.

A friend I've helped before who does have JAWS finds he has yet again lost 
speech output.  Its weird that this keeps happening.  JAWS is configured to 
load at start-up and I prsume it is loading, but he's hearing nothing. 
Somehow I think one of the mute settings in the audio mixer keeps getting 
put to the on status.

So, just two questions:  does JAWS have a mute command, and if so, what is 
it?  Second, is there a hot key to load JAWS when its not running?

I am really puzzled as to why this keeps happening and wonder if there is a 
keystroke he is inadvertantly pressing that is causing this to happen. 
Either that or some mischievous software fairy is doing something on the 
sly.
Ray

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