[bct] Re: JAWS 7.10 Beta

  • From: "Walt Smith" <walt@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 08:44:36 -0400

Ray -

As Rick said, these should all have been reported in detail to FS. Also, 
even if you know that someone else has reported a given bug, you should 
still report it yourself, since the more people they know are experiencing 
the problem, the more likely they are to regard it as a legitimate issue and 
not a one-time fluke. The following information should be given in any bug 

* Computer make and model (i.e., Dell 8400).
* Operating system and service level (i.e. XP Pro SP2, XP Home SP1).
* Amount of RAM memory.
* Make and model of video adapter (i.e. ATI Radeon X800 SE). Also be sure 
that you have the latest video drivers installed.
* If reporting problems with a specific application, the configuration 
settings being used for that application (i.e., do you have Outlook Express 
set up to read all messages in plain text?).

The more information about your computer and the specific problem you can 
provide, the more helpful your report will be to FS in identifying the 
problem. Do not report multiple issues in a single message, since your 
separate bugs may have to be routed to different individuals for tracking 
and resolution. If you don't have the Belarc Advisor program installed, you 
should download it and take a snapshot of your computer--much of the 
information you'll need to report is contained in that report (computer make 
and model, installed RAM, video adapter make and model, etc.). You can 
download this extremely useful utility at:


You can run this program with complete confidence that it is not going to 
place any spyware or adware on your computer. Belarc is a highly reputable 
company and the Belarc Advisor program has never come under the slightest 
suspicion of doing things it shouldn't to anyone's computer.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Foret Jr." <rforetjr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:13 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: JAWS 7.10 Beta

I've noticed something weird.  When I'm in Outlook Express, and I'm deleting 
messages in a subfolder message by message, and I get to the bottom of the 
list and there's an unread message there which I haven't dealt with, Jaws 
will not tell me that the message is unread; but rather, will only tell me 
from whom the message is.  To get the status of the message, I have to arrow 
up and then down again.  Here's another weird thing.  When I press enter to 
open a message and read it, Jaws will often not start at the top of the 
window but often somewhere in the middle.  I have to press the control key 
to stop speech, then, press control+Home to get back to the top of the 
window and start reading again.  Also, When I try to do tabbed browsing with 
Jaws 7.1 beta and Mozilla Firefox, it quite simply cannot be done.  This is 
because the hotkey which causes a link to open in a new tab in the 
background so you can go to it later does not work.

Sincerely yours,
The Constantly Barefooted,

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